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Asus G75VX / Xubuntu 13.10 EFI installation Blank Screen

I am trying to install Xubuntu 13.10 on a G75VX laptop which has Windows 8 Pre-Installed. So my installation has to be in EFI mode. I've had Xubuntu 13.10 installed in it for a while on a different ...
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dual boot: Windows 8 session lost after Hibernate/Sleep

The problem I'm experiencing is losing the Windows 8 session after sleep/hibernate. When resuming the session I would expect to load directly into Windows, however the GRUB bootloader displays. At ...
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How do I dual boot Windows given that I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04?

All the literature I can find about dual booting Windows and Ubuntu suggests that Windows be installed first, then Ubuntu, since the Ubuntu install software has an option that streamlines this whole ...
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Cleaning up and changing the EFI boot order permanently using eifbootmgr

Alright, so after a few days of figuring out how to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, I made rEFInd my default bootloader. My problem now lies in my EFI setup: Ubuntu (ST1...don't feel like ...
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How to update Ubuntu on a dual boot system without internet connection?

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.4 on my Lenovo G580. I want to upgrade my Ubuntu to 12.04 without removing windows is it possible? Just to add WIFI/LAN do not work with Ubuntu 10.4 on my laptop due ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04.02 in uefi mode [duplicate]

I've got a new laptop with pre-installed windows 8 and since the beginning of the week I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 without success. Today, after turning off UEFI (using "Compatibility ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Making Laptop super hot

Hello I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows.) The laptop is getting really hot and fan starts running wildly on Ubuntu even if no applications are open.Windows 7 is running absolutely ...
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No Grub and Can't Boot into Windows 8 After installing Ubuntu 12.10

First, I installed Windows 8 in my desktop PC. (Not pre-installed... I did it by myself). Then I booted the Ubuntu dvd in UEFI mode (Did the same with Windows 8) and installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up on the boot menu

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 from a flash drive. It said it installed properly and that I needed to restart. But when I did I never got the option to boot to Ubuntu and even when I pull ...
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I can't make my Windows 8 boot loader to run Ubuntu or even ask me which OS to run as dual boot!

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as secondary OS on my laptop. The primary OS I have is Windows 8. So I have partitioned drive where NTFS is for Windows 8 and other partition is EXT4 for ...
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Upgrade-grub and boot-repair fails. Unable to boot one of my linux systems, is there a way around?

I have three Linux and two windows systems on one computer. After updating the kernel on one (archlinux) and running update-grub on the default (BIOS) boot disk (Xubuntu 12.04), the boot menu does ...
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12.04 refuses to install with Windows 7

I have a desktop computer with windows 7 installed on it. Recently I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned the ISO image on a new blank DVD. After successfully burning DVD, I booted from the DAD. Ubuntu ...
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Resize partition without affecting other OSes in dual-boot

I wanted to resize (increase or decrease the partition size) the existing Ubuntu partition without affecting it and the other OS(es) installed in the machine.
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Can't login to windows7 and ubuntu (dual boot) [closed]

it has been a week since i didn't restart my PC so i thought it would be a good idea to restart it while i was on windows. but when it restarts nothing happens. it shows mainboard screen then screen ...
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How can I protect my data when lending my computer to someone?

I'm going to lend an old PC with dual boot (Ubuntu and Win XP) to a friend for few days. Ubuntu contains a lot of data that I want to keep confidential. I have protected my session with a strong ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installing Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Recently I reinstalled Windows XP on my laptop which also have Ubuntu 9.10 installed, but after ...
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Fedora login gone after Ubuntu updates on a dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu does not put Fedora into GRUB menu After a software update for Ubuntu, my dual boot with Fedora will not show Fedora in the start menu. It just boots into Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with Windows7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a hard drive, and after that on a different partition on the same hard drive with windows7. In both cases, after Ubuntu finished installing, the computer reboots, and ...
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How do I boot to a windows recovery partition from GRUB on a Toshiba computer?

This should be simple but I cannot figure out how to do it. I've been dual booting Ubuntu and Vista for a while. About 8 months ago, I realized my windows partition got corrupted and wouldn't boot. ...
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Is dual booting the answer, or separate OS per device?

I have a laptop I have been using for about 2 years now. Works decent for gaming, but I am going to hopefully build a PC soon for much better gaming performance. For school, I am taking classes which ...
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Which side indicates the Ubuntu partition in Automatic partition resizing window in Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In the installer, when splitting an existing partition, which side is which? I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I get to the "Automatic partition ...
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Windows XP Dual boot removal

I've had Ubuntu dual booted with Windows XP for awhile now and I think it's time to get rid of windows. How do I do this correctly so I don't mess up my hard drive?
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Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13

I keep a windows partition on my laptop for the occaisional bit of Photoshop work. A while ago I noticed that Windows had disappeared from my grub boot menu and when I try to mount the windows ...
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laptop cannot boot without external drive after installing GRUB there

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an external drive, Grub too. Now I cannot boot my laptop without that external device. Could there be a way to choose between Windows 7 bootloader and grub at the same ...
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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (also tried 14.04.1 LTS) on my 2009 Macbook Pro 5,2. I have installed rEFInd, I have made a bootable USB as instructed on the Ubuntu site. I can get to the grub ...
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Adding another Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu to my computer with the install DVD. I have 2 hard drives - (1) 500 GB with windows 7, and (1) 160 GB with nothing. I installed Ubuntu to a 40 GB partition on the secondary drive. ...
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How to set up GRUB2 password in an easy way?

I need to setup password for GRUB2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64. The setup I am trying to reach is to have [e]dit and [c]onsole options protected by password, but booting of operating system entries ...
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Dual-boot fresh re-install ubuntu 14.04

Ok guys, I have a dual booting laptop that has both windows 7 on it and ubuntu 14.04. I was messing around on ubuntu and did some stuff with the nvidia drivers that Im not quite sure how to fix. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu with “something else”

After having some trouble with Ubuntu installation, I think I've finally figured out what needs to be done. My system's current partition setup is like this: SYSTEM 200MB primary, C: 670GB primary, ...
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Dualboot (Win 8 / Ubuntu 13) is stuck at 'switching to clocksource'

for days I have been crawling the web for solutions to my problem, but couln't find any. Here it is: I got a new Laptop (ASUS Vivobook S200E) with Win 8 OEM preinstalled. I wanted to create a ...
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Ubuntu not booting after installing in external hard disk

I have Lenovo z570 laptop with 750GB HDD, 6GB RAM, Intel i5 Processor and Windows 7 installed in it. I also have an external portable USB hard-disk of 1TB. My aim was to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto the ...
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How to deal with Windows 8 Boot Partition?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 Enterprise. I have a 160 GB Hard Disk Drive and completely wiped out all the existing partitions of this drive to create 3 new partitions in the following ...
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How to fix insta-crash on dual booting Windows 8 from separate drive [closed]

I've had Ubuntu as the sole OS on my desktop for a couple years. Updated it to Precise soon after it came out. Today I decided to try dual booting to Windows 8. I bought a new, separate hard drive ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

When my computer loads the Grub menu shows up and gives the option to either boot to ubuntu or to Windows 7, however when I click on Windows 7 it writes some lines and then brings me back to the grub ...
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Why can't Mint boot my cloned Ubuntu partition? (UUID issue)

I've been running Ubuntu 10.04 and just installed Linux Mint 13. I may go with Linux Mint full-time, but for now I wanted to install it to the first partition, but keep Ubuntu bootable. Device ...
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Grub doesn't show both Ubuntu installations

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed as the main OS. The other day I installed Ubuntu-Studio (version 12.04) into another partition on the machine. The installation went great and when the ...
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(11.10) Install Windows on Logical/Extended Partition — Dual-Boot

I have 3 Primary/Basic partitions: sda1. Ubuntu 11.10 root drive (40G) sda2. FreeBSD root (20G) sda3. Windows XP root drive(4G) I have a Logical/Extended Partition sda4 of 234GB, divided into 5 disks ...
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Would dualbooting Windows mess up GRUB?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 as my main OS, but have been thinking of doing some dualbooting, would making a partition specifically for Windows and installing it to that partition mess with GRUB? or Would it ...
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How to remove a second Ubuntu install?

I installed Windows XP in dual-boot with Ubuntu to play Skyrim and that ended up breaking GRUB. After trying zillions of things to fix it (including using boot-repair), I installed Ubuntu in a new ...
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Grub won't load Windows 7 (unknown file system)

I recently installed 11.10 on a new partition on my Windows 7 PC, and it works perfectly. But when I want to boot Windows 7 from the grub boot menu, it just says unknown file system, grub rescue. ...
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How to create Grub boot disk?

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the ...
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What's the difference between dual booting and a virtual installation?

I just want to know, what are the disadvantages of using Ubuntu in VMware rather than then dual booting it? Does Ubuntu get restricted somehow under VMware? And suppose if I install Code::Blocks for ...
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After boot repair laptop boots straight to windows 8 without grub - no solution for a week now

This is a repost because my original post was marked as having a solution/duplicate somewhere else and I read those solutions before and tried them countless times with no success. I followed the ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error messageas below. Previously I was using windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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GParted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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First Boot Not Happening [ 7.471657] Adding 4041724k swap on /dev/sda7 Priority :-1 extents: 1 across :4041724k FS

I have been trying to get Ubuntu up and running in dual boot, this is the first time I have tried to install linux. Everything was going well with the install, the progress bar had reached the end of ...
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Ubuntu based distros wont install [duplicate]

Not really sure if I should be asking this here and I know I certainly don't have enough information for the community's help but I am going to let it fly. I have a Lenovo v570 laptop, plenty of ...
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Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows?

The partition table of my /sda disk got corrupted. I don't know the details of what happened exactly, but I can still read the disk, and boot into Linux, but not into Windows 8 anymore. I'm quite new ...
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Can I have two distros on the same partition using btrfs?

I'm using btrfs successfully and have luckily separate home and system partitions. Using Ubuntu 13.10 and wanting to test 14.04, how can I do this using the btrfs file system? The system has an EFI ...