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Can I install 32 bit Ubuntu on dual boot with 64 bit windows 7?

I'm asking this because I've downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit ISO, burned it to a CD and tried to install it on my PC but the installation screen never shows up. When I start the CD I choose ...
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I think I deleted Windows 7 when trying to install Ubuntu 11.10

What happened is I attempted to download and install the operating system Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer. I had planned to choose which operating system to boot, but there were a few options on the ...
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11.10, get purple screen, hybrid graphics related?

After spending countless hours (patience running), I am now at a loss. I freshly wubi installed 11.10, optimized it with almost everything running perfectly. Did several reboots, in between Windows ...
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How do I set up a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu?

I currently have Windows 7 on my computer and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows safely. Could someone please provide a good tutorial? Thanks!
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Triple boot Ubuntu, Windows and Mac problem

I run on an intel core 2 duo late 2009 imac 21.5" I have rEFIt installed which changes boot camp (efi or w.e) to show a triple os boot, mac, windows, and linux. I want to install to my WD Elements ...
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Wubi installation won't start

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 via wubi. Everything was going ok, but all the sudden it started going slow, freezing during file operations and then complete freeze. I restarted the PC an now it ...
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Enlarging ubuntu partition after installation

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on same hard drive on different partitions. Windows has about 550GB and Ubuntu only 50GB. I had installed Ubuntu just to test for first so I chose this ...
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How do I set windows to boot as default in the boot loader? Unable to locate theme engine?

Using this how-to How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I was able to get as far as here, however when I try to type in gksu gedit /etc/default/grub I am given 4 lines ...
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How can I resolve a 'Windows Backend: Object has no attribute iso_path' error while installing with Wubi?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi in Windows XP Professional SP3 32bit. After running wubi I receive an installation error. "Windows backend" object has no attribute 'iso_path' ....For more ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader

I have a Win/Ubuntu 11.10 dual-boot setup, where I am running the OSes on separate partitions of my laptop HDD. I assume the best method of uninstalling is 'simply' a matter of deleting the Ubuntu ...
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There is no “Install Ubuntu side by side” option

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my notebook parallel to windows vista. But instead of three options, I could only choose between "replace windows vista" or "change 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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Install Ubuntu side by side with Windows 7 on existing RAID 5 array

I've got Windows alreay installed on Raid5 array with 3x1TB HDD. I want to install Ubuntu on one partition in this array, but Ubuntu Setup doesn't recognize the array. All that I have found is ...
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GRUB fatal installation of Ubuntu 11.10 - Dual boot for Win7

I have win7 installed in my system and I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I formatted my drive as follow : C:\ - For Win7 - 55G D:\ - Data - 40G E:\ - Unallocated space - 55G -> This is where ...
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dual booting with custom kernels [closed]

so I am trying to dual boot mint and arch linux, so I installed mint and then I installed arch skipping the boot loader. Then I compiled a kernel in mint and ran update-grup. Everything went well up ...
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How can I acess all Windows 7 files from a Wubi Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Windows partition inside Wubi I don't want to install any programs or anything. I just want to know if its possible. If so, how? I am dual booting, using WUBI ...
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System Unable To Boot

So I was in the process of restarting the system last night and it seemed to lock up at the Ubuntu logo that normally appears when restarting or shutting down. So after waiting an hour or so to ...
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Dual Boot problem

I have Windows 7 install already an later on I installed Ubuntu but after installation and reboot it wasn't showing dual boot option. I'm a totally new user can anyone guide me quickly on this.
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Dual booting Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16 [ problem partitioning ]

I have 320 gb hard drive. It already has a drive each for Ubuntu installation, Home, an NTFS drive and swap partition. With the space that is left over, I want to try Fedora 16 too as it has some ...
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Installing Ubuntu 11.10 x64 alongside Windows 7 x64 doesn't boot into Ubuntu

It appears that there are lots of "Ubuntu alongside Windows" posts, but I couldn't find my answer. My PC's only OS was Windows 7 x64. All of my 750 GB HDD partitions were in NTFS format. Yesterday I ...
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No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10

I had Dual boot with windows xp and Ubuntu 10.4 on my PC. I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the Ubuntu 10.4. After restart it is directly entering into Ubuntu 11.10. There is no menu at start up for ...
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Navigating windows folder on Ubuntu partition

I have a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu LTS. I can "see" all my Win7 files on a mounted directory "OS" via the filemanager. I want to navigate this directory through the command line. I tried but I'm clueless ...
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Fix partition tables - Dual Boot Ubuntu and Leopard

Even though I have been able to install and run Ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot in a MacBook Pro 5.1, it seems there is still something to fix: rEFIt gives me two icons to log into Ubuntu. Right now when I ...
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Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed. If I wanted to install Windows 8 and triple boot with Grub running the show, how difficult would it be? Installing another OS is the easy part. It's the ...
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Partition is misaligned by 3072 bytes… Pavilion DV7-6199US

I bought a new HP Pavilion DV7-6199US. In the past on all my computers I have always used Ubuntu primarily and I keep a version of Windows in case I need something that I can't do easily in Linux. I ...
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Dual Boot: access Mac OS HD folders from Ubuntu

I did it!!! I'm right now writting from Ubuntu 11.10 installed in my MacBook Pro using Dual Boot!!! THe only thing is, how can I now access my Mac folders? From Ubuntu if I try to open Music, ...
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Ubuntu Grub Screen Problems

I'm running Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 as a dual boot, however, at the grub screen, the only way to boot Ubuntu is to select recovery mode and then select resume normal boot. If I select the proper ...
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Problem with Ubuntu installation alongside WindowsXP

I tried to install Ubuntu on my WindowsXP machine as a second OS. I do not get the option "Install Ubuntu alongside them" when I go through the guided installation process from the Live-CD. Any idea ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu from “uninstall-wubi.exe”

I tried to uninstall ubuntu with easybcd and forgot to uninstall it from uninstall-wubi.exe. When I tried to unintsall it from that file, got an error: I have Windows 64bit installed as well and I ...
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11.10 dual boot no grub menu

I have installed Windows 7 and then Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer but no grub menu came up on reboot and it went straight into Windows. I then removed the Ubuntu created partitions and tried Fedora 16 ...
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How can I make the Wubi installation partition bigger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to extend the disk space available to a wubi install? I'm on Ubuntu 11.10, I just want to make the Wubi installation partition bigger. Is there any way? I ...
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dual boot truble

I am having trouble setting up a dual boot. I can make ubuntu work, or I can make windows work I can't get them to dule boot. I had windows installed on a new computer, partitioned the drive and ...
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How do I take my playlists from Banshee and put them on Itunes and my Ipod?

So I have a dualboot with Windows and keep all my music on a shared partition that neither OS's use. I want to know how I would import my Banshee onto Itunes. I also can't sink playlists with my Ipod ...
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BURG Installation errors

Yesterday, when I booted my computer I got the Grub loading screen, then my BIOS in an infinite loop. I was able to use boot repair to fix this and boot into both OSes. Today I decided to install ...
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Error: No such partition. Grub rescue> [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 11.10, alongside windows 7, when PC restart automatically first time, I got this message, just below the table, PCI Device Listing, Error: No such partition Grub Rescue> ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10

I have 300 GB hard-drive and I already installed Windows 7 on 35 GB partition + 100 mb for its boot files Now I want to partition my hard-drive for ubuntu Is this table ok? 10 GB for / 60 GB for ...
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Running full installation of Ubuntu // full instalation of windows 7 in one PC

I must admit I'm a total noob in this. I've been running ubuntu 11.10 in windows 7 using Wubi installation, and I love Ubuntu. I would like to make a full dual boot instalation of Ubuntu on my ...
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Is it possible to completely and safely remove Ubuntu 11.10

I have got Windows XP and by dual-boot method installed Ubuntu 11.10. I do not want, to un install Ubuntu, but I'm interested. Is it possible to completely and safely un-install Ubuntu from ...
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How to uninstall Windows from a Dual Boot system?

I installed Ubuntu in the dual-boot configuration so that I can still boot up in Windows. But I just want to get Windows off of the machine. Anyone know how to do this without having to go through ...
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How do I access a WUBI install after installing a third OS alongside Windows?

I have never got my head around the boot loaders and stuff. I have three partitions C:, D: and E. I installed Ubuntu inside Windows (wubi) on the second drive D:. Yesterday I made an another ...
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I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot [closed]

I have a macbook pro 8,1 running ubuntu 11.10 on it. Before I wiped osx clean off it, i was running osx lion. This computer was shipped with snow leopard on it so i know it will work on it, but ...
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dual boot ubuntu installation mishap

I have Windows 7 pc ,where i had 2 partitions, a c drive for my system files and a d drive for my data. I decided to install ubuntu 11.10 a couple of days ago and thought of install it in a separate ...
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Dual Boot not working (Windows XP)

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside my existing XP operating system. When I startup I get a message that display is not optimal resolution and then it automatically boots into Ubuntu. Any ...
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How can I make Windows boot first and Ubuntu second? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How can I make Windows boot first?
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Can't boot Ubuntu from Grub after installing Slitaz

After installing Slitaz today I wanted to create a dualboot with Lubuntu I had installed before. Somehow the Grub doesn't load Lubuntu (error 15). I've added a screenshot of the current menu.lst Can ...
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Safe remove of grub and lilo instead?

lenovoZ570, i7 x64,8GB, 700GB, Nvidia Optimus+intel, 1366x768, win7+11.10 ubuntu+kubuntu. Until now nvidia isn´t installed or used. Some problems, which may relay one on another or interact: * two ...
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Safe removing of startup (manager)

lenovoZ570, i7 x64,8GB, 700GB, Nvidia Optimus+intel, 1366x768, win7+11.10 ubuntu+kubuntu. Until now nvidia isn´t installed or used. Some problems, which may relay one on another or interact: + after ...
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grub multiboot wont start 2nd windows installation [closed]

I'm new to Linux - please help I havent found an answer in the forums yet I have 2 HDDs The BIOS reports the HDDs in the following order: Third IDE Master = 200Gb drive Fourth IDE Master = ...
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Ubuntu Install 11.10 doesn't recognize Windows 7 installation with new HDD [closed]

Replaced my crashed HDD with a Seagate 2TB Sata (bought from a company who pulled it from a working computer, OS unknown) and did a fresh install of Windows 7. Windows shows 100MB boot partition ...
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Installation problems on Windows7

On a brand new Dell XPS 64 bit Laptop with Windows home premium pre-installed I have installed UBUNTU 11.10. I have down loaded the Image from Ubuntu.com and burned that on a CD. Using this CD I ...