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I'm curious about installing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed and have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a bout a year and a half now, and I am quite happy with it. My only problem is that a lot of games are not supported. I would use WINE for ...
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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all instruction here : ...
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ubuntu installer is not detecting windows and existing partitions

while instlling ubuntu 12.04/13.04 the installer doesnt detect my partitions and my windows 7 OS, so I cant install them side by side. I create through windows tool the partition D but i cant see it. ...
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How do I boot to Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual-boot EFI install? (No Grub) [duplicate]

So I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 which comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 and dual-boot. I made a bootable USB, booted up the Ubuntu installer and found that ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on another Hard Drive Disk (F:)

I want to install Ubuntu side by side on my Windows XP.But instead of placing it on HDD C: drive, i want to place it on a slave HDD (which would be drive F:).I already tested on a virtual machine in ...
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Windows 8 doesn't allow Ubuntu start-up [duplicate]

Scenario Recently I build up my own desktop and decided to install as first OS Windows 8 (why did I do that...) as always I have both, Ubuntu and Windows, I though that installing Windows first would ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Dual boot UEFI Windows 8 Preinstalled ACER [duplicate]

I have read so many tutorials here on other places, but never see an instruction that is suitable for me. I have tried to boot secureboot in UEFI boot all seems fine in the installation, but after the ...
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Can't resize partition during installation

I want to dual boot windows 7/ubuntu. I have installed gparted, but I can't make a partion because I can't click on the option to resize. How do I work around this? Also. Tried putting windows 7 disc ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /Windows7 dual boot with ssd and hdd - partitioning & setup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and Win7 64 bit in dual boot. In few days I'm planing to use SSD 128GB and my current 500GB HDD to dual boot and have no idea how to set this up. There's lot of ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two SSDs with UEFI

I recently built a new system with (Asus)UEFI and two SSDs for boot drives, and an HDD for storage. I installed Windows on the first SSD through the UEFI, and it works fine, I've been using it for a ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu on Windows 7 from E:// drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I am planning on installing Ubuntu 12 on top of Windows 7 as a dual-bootable system. I have completely emptied the ...
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Unable to Boot into Ubuntu after re-installing Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 and everything worked well. But a problem arose where I had to reinstall Windows 7 so I did. But after the install, I am no longer able to boot into Ubuntu, ...
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Installing Ubuntu along with windows 7 on shrunk partition

I am new to Ubuntu OS and ask Ubuntu community. First this is not a duplicate question. Actually this a question which is a summery of all solutions and questions were posted in this community, ...
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Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?

Hey guys I'm a new linux user, I figured it would be the best for the laptop I just purchased because it's said to be faster than Windows 7. I'm currently dual-booting with Windows 7 Professial and ...
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Unable to boot OS X after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MB (aluminium late 2008). After installing Ubuntu I am unable to boot into OS X. Sequence of events: Install reFit on OS X Install Ubuntu on a partitioned drive. I ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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Computer boots to Grub command line

I've three hard drives with Windows 8.1.1 installed on the first SSD and then Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on the third HDD. In BIOS I've chosen to launch 1. ubuntu 2. ubuntu 3. Windows Boot Manager 4. Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem With Windows 7 boot menu

I have asked a question previously here, regarding installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7. But the answer was Ubuntu install inside option is having various errors. So I decided to install Ubuntu along ...
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How to make a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 as dual boot?

I am planning to go for a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 which comes along with Windows 8.1. Now I need to install Ubuntu (Linux) on it. So how do I go about making the system dual boot? Which version of Ubuntu ...
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How to dual boot Win8/Ubuntu using UEFI and two HDDs

I'd like to know what are the proper steps to have a working dual boot configuration which would allow me to have an SSD drive with an Ubuntu install, and an HDD drive with a Windows install. I can't ...
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Old Dell Inspiron 531 w/ XP. Can I run 14.04?

I had an old Dell Inspiron 531 laying around and wanted to do something with it. I decided to make it into a HTPC/DVR and light gaming rig(iRacing) mainly. I was able to find a Dual core AMD64 XII ...
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How to customize GRUB menu entries (e.g. the name)?

I want to change the names of my os's in my grub and i want to change the default os... my grub version is "GNU GRUB1.99-21ubuntu3.14" I also want to know about any bugs that affect this GNU GRUB... ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a hp envy dv7 with windows 8 installed from factory and recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. I have dual booted windows and ubuntu on my last windows 7 laptop, but now I can´t figure it out. On ...
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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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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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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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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. ...