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Change boot priority in Grub

I installed Precise on my friend's computer to use it, but it automatically boots into Precise. He has Xp and wants it to boot into Xp automatically. How can I set Windows Xp to be the primary boot ...
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Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7

how do i get USB install of 12.04 installed? how do i change the BIOS? how do i partition the disk for dual boot? Web instructions for USB ISO bootable image were confusing. Series 9 has new, ...
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How to fix mistake specifying partition sizes during installation alongside other OS?

I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. When it asked me to allocate the partition size I by mistake dragged the panel. I was unaware of that it will allocate that size for Ubuntu. And I had ...
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Disk space management problem

I have my pc with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a a partition of 62 GB on which I created a Virtual Hard Disk Image using VirtualBox from within Ubuntu and Installed Joli OS. After I ...
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How to setup whole-disk encryption with dual boot on a MacBook Pro (generation 9,2 with 12.04)

I can install Ubuntu 12.04 on the MacBook when using the "noapic" kernel boot option, using the alternate amd64+mac image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ ). But after ...
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Cannot choose windows installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.4 and XP on Seperate Drives, Dual Boot, How? I've never used Linux before in any form, but was always intrigued, so after a while of deciding whether to risk ...
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Installation of Windows 7 from within Ubuntu

My Laptop is installed with Ubuntu 12. Now I want to install Windows 7 along with. Is it possible to keep Ubuntu and Windows in one partition? As in my Laptop computer there in only one partition of ...
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os-prober fails to identify a linux system so I need to write a custom grub2 menu entry as a workaround, how?

I want to add a custom menu to grub2 like this (as /etc/grub.d/40_custom): #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries ...
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What is the best way to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with windows 7 but I am having some problems. I installed GRUB in the MBR (as it is often recommended) and so GRUB was the boot-loader that appeared ...
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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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Ubuntu And Windows Dual Booting Problem

Today I'm Dual Boot My Computer, First I'm Install Windows 7, After I'm Install Ubuntu 12.04. Install Completed, I'm Login To Ubuntu, After Few Minute, I'm Restart Computer And Trying to Login to ...
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Time differences between windows and ubuntu partition?

I'm running a tri-boot setup with Windows 7, ubuntu 12.04, and Backtrack 5 all running on separate partitions. When ever I boot into windows after linux the time is all messed up and I have to ...
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Help with migrating WUBI to it's own partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? Ok i really need help now. I've began building android from source code, but i'm using a wubi installation. And sadly, ...
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Are Sony Vaio S series or T series laptops compatible with both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot installation

I am planning to buy a new laptop which is suitable for both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 in dual boot configuration. I am looking for Sony Vaio two models with configurations: 13.3" S series ...
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Is it easier/more reliable to install a Windows partition over Ubuntu; or backup, install Windows fully then install an Ubuntu partition?

I'm starting an Open University Maths degree soon. I'm being sent Mathcad as part of the course. It relies on .NET so doesn't seem to work in Wine. I'm therefore going to buy Windows 7 and dual boot. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Latitude D610 along with Windows 7

I have a Dell latitude D610 laptop with faulty screen so I use it as a desktop with its original dock. I have installed Windows 7 which is running fine. Hardware specs are as follows Intel Pentium ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot) on Mac

I'm actually running ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook by DVD. But when I try to install only 2 settings appear: Replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu Something else while I was expecting for Install Ubuntu ...
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How to boot multiple OS from one external hard drive?

I have a Western Digital external hard drive that has plenty of space for more than one OS. I currently have three partitions one 250 GB for backups one 100 GB with Ubuntu and 500 GB or so ...
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Dual Boot Issue

I have Ubuntu installed along with Windows XP through Clone CD VCD Demon. Earlier it was working fine but after 2 months, i'm not getting the Dual Boot Option ( OS Selection Screen ) therefore i'm not ...
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Should I choose exFat or NTFS for a “shared” partition in a dual-boot system?

I have a new laptop which I am setting up as dual boot Windows/Linux. I would like to access files from both Ubuntu and Windows 7. Should I create a separate NTFS partition?
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Does the alternate installer (12.04) allow dual booting in Windows (resizing partition)?

I can not use the Desktop 12.04 CD on a laptop with Windows. I can use the Alternate CD (12.04) on this computer, but I am unsure if the alternate CD allows re-partioning the hard disk allowing a dual ...
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Need help triple booting laptop with JoliOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set up GRUB to triple boot: Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Joli OS? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7 without wubi) on a disk partition of only 20 GB. No ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot installation failed

I basically used a LIVEusb I had made of Ubuntu 12.04 to try and dual boot both OS'. but it crashed at the partitioning stage and now Windows 7 won't boot. g Parted shows the same partitions that ...
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How do I make GRUB appear at startup without holding shift? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the time for OS selection menu in GRUB? I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Whenever I start my computer it will go straight into linux unless I hold ...
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I installed Windows 7 after Ubuntu, how do I get the Grub menu back?

I want to install Windows7 on my system with pre-installed Ubuntu 11.10 to play some games in my relax time. But after installing Windows7 over Ubuntu my computer doesn't show OS chooser (GRUB) in ...
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grub is not detecting my partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tried to boot Ubuntu, but the GRUB rescue shows up instead I have following partition in my HDD /sda1 ntfs 14gb /sda2 ntfs 14gb boot(windows7 installed here) /sda3 ...
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Can't boot from Live CD to fix Grub problem

I have a dual boot of Win7 and Ubuntu on my HP laptop. I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 today and on restart I got a different black Grub screen instead of the usual purple one. (GNU GRUB version ...
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How do I install Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad running 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot? How do I install windows 7 enterprise on a Lenovo Thinkpad running ubuntu 12.04
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12.04 LTS won't boot. No boot option. Installed along side vista 64 ultimate

I installed 12.04 LTS on my computer that already had Vista 64 Ultimate. Installation said that reboot was necesarry to use the new installation. Well, it just boots right into vista without giving ...
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How to boot into Live USB/CD with UEFI on latest Vaio S series?

I am unable to boot from USB/CD into a live Ubuntu session to proceed with install. Esc or F12 didn't work and I can't seem to be able to enter the bios settings. Sony Vaio S w/ Ivy Bridge (just one ...
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How do I dual-boot Windows by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I am new to Ubuntu, but have used Macs and PCs for years. I am referencing the idea of how on a Mac, and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an HP laptop with four primary partitions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My HP laptop already has 4 primary partitions: how can I install Ubuntu? I have a HP Pavilion g6 laptop. My drive already has 4 partitions on it, stock. I made a new 70 ...
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How do I install Ubuntu and Windows on separate hard drives?

I just re-built my desktop. I have a brand new 2TB drive and I'm also re-using a 250GB drive with Windows XP installed. The problem is that the XP drive has a virus that was causing the computer ...
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Dualboot Asus n56v (ubuntu / win 7 x64) - ubuntu doesn't detect partition table made by windows

I have an Asus n56v and I've got troubles installing Ubuntu 12.04 x64. I already have installed Windows 7 x64! The hard drive is: Hitachi HTS547575A9E384 My problem: The installation program ...
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Dual Boot Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 hd0 out of disk error

I've got an Acer Aspire 5750-6866 (8gb internal memory), dual booting Ubuntu/Win7. The other day I started getting hd0 out of disk error and a boot screen that is completely different than what I was ...
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Problem in multi booting Ubuntu 12.04 with existing Windows XP, 7 and 8 in 500GB HDD with 5 Partitions

Here's my case. I have 500GB HDD with 5 Partitions with XP, Windows7 and Windows8 RP in the first three. As per one of the instruction I've seen in this forum, I did shrink my 4th Partition to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot at all for the first time

So I tried installing Ubuntu for the first time today, and it installed all well, but then it froze at the 'Preparing to run Ubuntu for the first time...' screen. I then proceeded to restart my ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (with Windows 7 on another partition)

I just installed Ubuntu on my desktop which had Windows 7 installed on it. When I restart the machine after completing the installation, It directly loads windows, I don't see the grub menu. I tried ...
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/boot partition is NTFS on dual-boot Win7/Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire laptop. Windows 7 Home Premium edition was installed on the main drive. I booted to the Ubuntu 12.04 Installation environment and selected the option to Install ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04 - Acer Aspire 5750G

I have a Acer Aspire 5750G. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bit as a dual boot onto my C: Drive using wubi (or whatever its called) but I couldn't load windows after it and formatted my laptop (later ...
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secure is Installation of ubuntu or should be dual with windows?

I have used ubuntu for almost 6 months full time at home while using windows for almost 6 years,so I previously used ubuntu on separate hard drive while I have one attached hard drive with partitions ...
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impossible to boot my laptop

I look on internet a lot of answers but no one can fix my problem... I can't chose anyone of my OS (ubuntu, w7 & w8) because by mistake I chose the recovery system of my acer S3 without cd drive. ...
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Can I dual boot this all-in-one PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? We are thinking of buying this particular all-in-one PC, which comes with Windows 7. However, my father-in-law has ...
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Dual boot with windows xp

Now I'm using windows xp,but i just planned for ubuntu.Configeration of my pc is pentium 4 with 1gb of RAM.Is it good for dual boot? Another thing is now I'm not able to play any hd Videos.After ...
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How can I replicate the LiveUSB boot-experience using GRUB2?

As far as I know, ubuntu live usb versions use syslinux as bootloader whereas, when installed, the default is GRUB2. This makes replicating the boot experience a bit more involved than just copying ...
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Desktop doesn't load after install/restart (dual boot)

I've just finished installing Ubuntu and Windows for dual boot on separate partitions. I installed Windows first because it's pickier about partition style (MBR) and that went fine. I shrank the disk ...
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Dual Boot Installing Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 (64) on a non UEFI system

I cannot seem to install the correct boot loader for a non-UEFI firmware system. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 (64) which are technically compatible with GPT but for windows only if ...
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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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Ubuntu installer asks if I want to install Ubuntu INTO Windows, but that's not what I want!

The Ubuntu installer gives 3 options. Install Ubuntu INTO Windows. Erase everything and install Ubuntu. Manually install Ubuntu. What happened to the "resize the Windows partition and setup a dual ...
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Can I have a computer with 2 physical HDs, & Dual boot option, one for Windows & one for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot. Install 2nd OS on separate drive What I would like to do is buy 2 HDs. Then I can have one formatted for Ubuntu 12.04 and install Windows XP Pro SP1 on the ...