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error: no such partition (duplicate, but none of the others helped, unless I missed one)

Hi I have a Sony Vaio VPCEJ with Windows 7 as the primary OS. I installed Ubuntu, as dual boot, a year ago for school because I had a sudden interest in programming and thought it would be fun to ...
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Secure boot not enabled + don't show disk partition in install type

i have asus Q400a, Originally came with Win8 but reformat the hard drive and now running 7 as main OS. i was able to run both Win 8 and ubuntu 12.04 along with 7 as dual boot. i uninstall the 12.04 ...
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grub rescue error

i have windows 8. i removed uefi settings(if i on uefi i cannot install ubuntu) and installed ubuntu(now if i want to use windows 8 i should on uefi).now by turning on uefi,went to window8,removed ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue> after deleting partition

For reasons that are not relevant I had two partitions of ubuntu studio on my computer, one 28Gb and the other ~900Gb. I was using only the 900Gb partition but sometimes I would accidentally boot to ...
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Create partition from free space - cannot create more than 4 partitions

I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Win 8. When I installed Ubuntu, I forgot to format a partition of 90GB. Now when I tried to create a partition (in gparted), I get this error It is not possible to ...
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windows 7 not starting after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.04. grub menu is showing both the options windows 7 and ubuntu also.but when i click on windows 7 its just showing black screen and cursor blinking for long time but windows ...
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Does installation cause exchanges…?

When I install Ubutnu, does it cause change or something else in partition where is windows?
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Reinstalling ubuntu beside win8

I have dualboot: Ubuntu 12.04.2 and Windows8 I want to reinsall Ubuntu. What should I do?
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Grub2 BootLoader not loading

I previously had Ubuntu 12.04. Then I installed Windows on another partition. Since then, the BootLoader did not start showing up when booting, and Windows started up asking me to log in. Then I made ...
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Dual boot MacBook with Ubuntu 13.04, 32-bit

Please how can I dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook running Mac OS X 10.5.8 with the following specs: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook5,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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Why can't Ubuntu find any hard disks or volumes during installation?

I decided to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer. But when I try to install Ubuntu 13.04, my installation says I don't have atleast 5.3 GB disk space. In "Try ubuntu", I checked disks ...
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cannot boot Ubuntu 13.04 64bit (dualboot Windows-8)

I was have Ubuntu before maybe 10.10 and was working fine. after I buy my new laptop AsusX401A with Win8-64bit, I was installed Ubuntu 13.04 but after restart the computer I got a black Screen. and I ...
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No GRUB promt after dual boot installation

I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win 7, which is a primary system. I downloaded, checksumed, and burned iso to DVD. Then I installed Ubuntu using general instruction, the only thing I ...
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Reboot ubuntu without a complete hardware reboot

I would like to reboot the OS as if it is pulled up from GRUB, but without actually rebooting the entire computer. This is because this machine has a bunch of different OSes on it and while a reboot ...
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Installing 13.04 on an EFI partition - Share with Windows 8?

Information I've found here suggests that for my system, I need to install 13.04 into an EFI-type partition, since it needs to boot as UEFI. I also understand it is advisable to have only ONE EFI ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 - How to partition from Windows

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8, and I'm looking for a CLEAR answer on how to conduct partitioning appropriately. I'm very new to all of this so a thorough explanation with ...
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Windows XP doesn't see a partition after removing Ubuntu. How to restore an access to it?

I have removed Ubuntu from my dual-boot machine. I just manually deleted Ubuntu partition being under Windows. I used "Disk Manager" for that operation. Then I restarted the computer with Windows CD ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 9.10 from Win XP / Wubi?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 via a disk onto a Windows XP computer. Windows is in the first partition. I later installed Ubntu 12.10 via Wubi When the compuuter boots I pick from Ubuntu or Windows ...
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OS not found :( Ubuntu / Win 7/ Kali

I had two partitions with Win 7 and one partition with Kali Linux (Debian). Everything was working great but I got into Android Dev, specifically ROM dev and along the way I figured there was more ...
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Can i store files and boot from the same External hard drive?

is it possible to run Ubuntu from an external hard drive and store files(music, movies, games) in that very same external hard drive? BTW the external hard drive i have is basically a 2.5" 200GB ...
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Install grub from live CD

I have installed my Ubuntu onto a partition on the same drive where my windows is. I would like to install GRUB, but cannot access the Ubuntu installation as Windows starts instead. I am in the USB ...
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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Quad Edition + custom mSata Plextor M5M 64GB SSD

The ssd did not come along with the laptop, so i bought one myself and physically installed it. I've booted into Ubuntu from a USB drive and my goal is to install / and /home in the SSD. (because ...
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Set up dual-boot [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu onto the same hdd where my windows is. It's on another partition. When I start my computer, windows starts up. I would like to set up a dualboot choice-screen, but have no ...
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Configuring partitions during install [duplicate]

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my computer. I have a 500GB HDD with the following partitions: (at least what the Ubuntu installer shows): / - Windows 7 (loader) - 100GB - 400GB I'd like to install ...
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How to partition a fully used hard drive

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop which when I got it I had Fedora 13 installed on it as the OS. Now I want to install Fedora 18 in a dual boot with Ubuntu. Problem is when I installed Ubuntu, I didn't ...
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Dual booting windows 8/ubuntu 12.04.2, Grub doesn't appear and machine never boot in ubuntu

i got a new ACER predator AG3620-UR308 which came with windows 8, so i wanted to run ubuntu 12.04.2 on it as a dual booting. To be honest, i've been doing dual booting for a while now so, i did the ...
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Which Windows 8 partition should I use?

I installed Ubuntu as a second operating system, and GRUB found two Windows 8 boot partitions (one of them is 350MB, which was reserved by Windows, and another where I installed Windows). Which of ...
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windows boot loader does not detect ubnutu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 7. However, after installation was complete and the computer restarted I could not see ubuntu in the operating system load choice. I had windows 7 initially ...
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Ubuntu grub disappeared after installing Windows 8.1 Preview [duplicate]

I was dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu and after installing Windows 8.1 preview two days back, I am no longer getting the option to boot into Ubuntu in the start screen. Please help! My thesis is ...
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Dual-Boot Problem

I have a HP laptop that originally had Windows 7 OS on it, I partioned the drive and allocated 100gb (est.) for the ubuntu install. the install went fine i have ubuntu and windows 7 still on the ...
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dual boot win 7 (pre installed) and ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

friends i am new to ubuntu forum. please guide me installing ubuntu alongside win 7(preinstaled). I want to run both operating system for now. Please walk me through all the steps to be carried out ...
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How to replace EasyPeasy partition with Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have acer netbook with dual boot, window 7 and Easy Peasy . I want to replace EasyPeasy partition with Lubuntu so that I have dual boot of window 7 and lubuntu. Please let me know how can do it.
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How to access previous ubuntu wubi installation

I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot ...
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installing ubuntu 13.04 along side window 7 64 bit

I have a 64 bit computer with windows OS. Here are my specifications: core i3 processor 4 gb ram nvdia ge210 hard disk with 680 gb memory In my windows installation I have C: drive with 104 gb, D: ...
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I accidentally removed the Trash folder at /local/share/Trash. How to recover it?

How to recover the trash folder that I deleted from /local/share/Trash. Will it cause any problems on my system?
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Partition Alignment Confusion [duplicate]

I have a new Samsung 840 250GB SSD on the way, and I want to make sure that everything is running optimally after install. I've spent many frustrating hours on the internet trying to understand how I ...
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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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Transfering from ubuntu to windows

I recently bought an ssd and it is plugged in correctly, however I would like to create a dual boot on my ssd with with windows and ubuntu. The problem is my Ubuntu is already installed on my 2tb hard ...
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Cant recognize live usb when booting

Could somebody please help me with this? I have checked and double checked that secure boot is disable in the UEFI settings. No matter what i do, i cannot get my ubuntu live usb to be listed under the ...
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installing Ubuntu onto the same HD [duplicate]

I have XP Pro on C drive and there is plenty of room left on said drive. I read to use "Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop". It seems to create to partition but does it also install Ubuntu at the ...
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Black screen after grub screen

I've finally got ubuntu 12.04 installed as a dual boot but am having trouble getting it to start. I get to the GRUB screen and select ubuntu but it just goes to a black screen. The only thing I can do ...
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Install linux first before windows

Am i able to install ubuntu first and then install windows? I allocated ubuntu 15gb and im going to load the rest (900gb) for windows but will grub loader work? Or do i have to install windows first ...
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12.04 Booting into Terminal

To preface this, I would like to say that I am completely new to Ubuntu and have essentially zero programming experience/experience working with command line and terminal. I installed Ubuntu because I ...
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Would Ubuntu be installed with the current language of Windows 7?

If I install Ubuntu on Samsung Notebook that is Formatted for Spanish will Ubuntu be in English which is preferred ? If I install Ubuntu will I lose my pictures in Google Picasa ? I am not real ...
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Install Ubuntu in a specific partition side by side with windows 7 [duplicate]

i have one question. My computer have two partition. First is 32GB with windows 7 and the other empty space is 22Gb and i would like to install Ubuntu in it. How to do it? Because i always encounter ...
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Install Ubuntu on a seperate hard-drive in dualboot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank. However, when I go to install ...
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Changed GRUB settings now can't load Ubuntu

I changed the timer setting on GRUB to 0 seconds, this was accidental. Now my computer boots straight into Windows 8 as this was my default GRUB option. Since the GRUB menu no longer appears (as the ...
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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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Cannot bootup windows 7 after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04

I have tried boot-repair grub-update bootrec commands booting into safe mode with command prompt gets stuck with classpnp.sys file changing sata options in bios etc but windows keep throwing the ...
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Missing & Failed Folder At/and After Installation

I am new to Linux, and I've trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boot with Windows XP). I choose to add new partition (FAT32 150 GB) for the shared folder. But when I pressed the install button, ...