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setting up swap space on a triple boot system?

First off, OS: Ubuntu 13.10, Kali-Linux, Windows 7 Ultimate H/W: asus laptop, i7, 1tb hdd, 8gb ram Since my hard drive already had 3 primary partitions I cannot create a dedicated swap partition ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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Windows 8 Problem installing Ubuntu - Bios Setting

I have managed to install ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung 370R, it said it was successful. But whenever I try to boot it, it does not allow. I have attached couple of printscreen photos of my bios. Can ...
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Side by side Operating System

I have a PC with MS-W7 installed. It is 64 bit with a 1Tb hard drive. Its fast enough and has enough RAM to take on a side installation of UBUNTU. I understand that when I install UBUNTU, the ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows [duplicate]

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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Is it possible to hibernate Ubuntu and run secondary OS?

Is it possible to: hibernate Ubuntu, run secondary OS (say Windows 7), shut down secondary OS, resume hibernated Ubuntu, or not? Ubuntu should (AFAIK) hibernate to SWAP partition, which is not ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 aside Windows 8 fast boot

I've been looking around for mounting ntfs partition on Ubuntu with Windows 8 dual boot. I've found that the Fast Boot feature on W8 makes impossible to mount any ntfs in the same system. So, my ...
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confusion of space allocation /home and /HOME

I recently got a new W8 computer and followed this tutorial to get Ubuntu installed in dual boot. This is what my file system looks like: Device Directory Total /dev/sda6 / ...
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the dual boot is not working. ubuntu installed but startup is with win7 only [duplicate]

I have a win 7 laptop. Today I installed ubuntu 12.04 on it.. after installation, it asked for restarting the PC. I clicked on "restart". after that there should have been a dual boot option or option ...
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How do I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro 11,3 to avoid problems

I do a lot of scientific programming and data visualization. My intention is to have a Mac partition, an ubuntu partition, and a free partition should I choose to install Windows 7 later. It would ...
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Best Format For Partition

Which format should I use as a storage partition between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10? I've been trying to change the ownership and permissions and discovered in my research that NTFS partitions aren't ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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debian and ubuntu on the same machine

How can I install debian and ubuntu on the same machine, I mean multi-boot, i've tried to install debian after ubuntu and there were grub problems, also I don't know can two "different" linux systems ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on computers and sell them? [duplicate]

I want to sell second hand computers, I buy them cheap, upgrade them with parts from broken computers I get free and then sell them for a profit (not much, about 20-30 € profit). Now, I used to ...
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windows partition deletion and adding it to ubunu

hie,I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7. I'v deleted one of my windows drive (E:) through some app "disks" in ubuntu.But as i do 'create a new partition' with type chosen as ext4.It ...
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Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
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GNU GRUB black screen on boot

I have a Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot, and it has been working just fine in the past. I was working with Windows 8.1 today and chose Restart after being done and it took me to a black screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot fails to load (black screen) [duplicate]

I have a dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 system (64 bit). About a week ago, using GRUB to load into Ubuntu resulted in a freeze at the loading screen. I could still run into recovery mode, so ...
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Dual booting Windows from another hard-drive

I have an old hard-drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed which I used to dual boot from. I replaced this hard-drive recently and have only been using Ubuntu but I find myself needing to ...
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update-grub always removing windows EFI entry

My laptop (Vaio SVS1312C5E) always seems to start the Microsoft/... entry in the EFI partition if it exists. I can make ubuntu boot by mounting the EFI partition and renaming the Microsoft/ folder to ...
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Ubuntu install option “Install alongside Windows 7” is missing

I have installed Windows 7 and now I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. While doing the installation, after some steps I am not getting the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option in the ...
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Ubuntu not seeing Windows 7 in bootloader

While I was installing Ubuntu I unplugged my Windows 7 HDD so I wouldn't accidentally partition it. I installed Ubuntu, shut off my computer, plugged back the HDD, rebooted (and using the BIOS boot ...
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Boot repair: “GRUB is still present. Please try again ” message is displayed while reparing the boot having windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10

I was dual booting winodws 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10. I have updated my windows BIOS. After that i am always getting into windows. GRUB menu is not displayed. So, Using UBUNTU 12.10 live CD (But i have ...
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Restart when trying to resize partition

I am brand new to Ubuntu (and installing operative systems/partitioning/etc...) and up to know everything has been going smoothly, but now I'm having a problem that I think I can fix, but just don't ...
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No os detected after Ubuntu install

New to linux and trying to set up everything. So i had Win 7 before, i made a partition for win, it created smaller one for its data, around 100 mb. And a partition for linux that I will use later. So ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system” [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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How to prevent my Windows on the other HDD from being added to the boot menu when doing update-grub?

It seems that when sometimes I do apt-get upgrade, update-grub is automatically invoked. My problem is that I have two HDDs on my laptop/PC. Ubuntu, as well as a 64-bit Windows 8.1, is installed on ...
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Mac efi bootloader doesn't show ubuntu, and GRUB load automatically

Right now when I start my computer GRUB loads, and then I can select if I want to start either OS X or Ubuntu, and if I start the computer holding down the alt-option key to load Mac's efi bootloader ...
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How to install Grub on PC with Ubuntu 13.10_x64 from live DVD

Preface: This is my first Ubuntu install from a live DVD. I have very little experience with GNU/Linux; however I have in the past installed Kwheezy after burning an ISO without any problems. ...
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How to disable fast boot setting?

I have an Acer aspire V3-571 running Windows 8.1. I want to give Ubuntu a go. I started looking at a few dual boot guides and tried disabling fast boot and switching to legacy BIOS. When looking for ...
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Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
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Install Windows 8 (on secondary hard disk) on an Ubuntu machine (on primary hard disk)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my primary hard disk and I was not able to install Windows in that drive. So I bought a new secondary drive. How can I install Windows 8 on my secondary drive without ...
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Could my partition setup on my Hitachi Travelstar be causing SMART spinup problems?

I just purchased a refurb Samsung laptop for my girlfriend with a 500gb Hitachi Travelstar. I partitioned it and installed Win 7 (for required work related programs for her) / and 12.04 LTS (for ...
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Unable to boot into Windows after deleting Windows entry in boot menu

I was using Ubuntu 12.04. After installing Windows 7, I wasn't able to boot Ubuntu. So, I installed EasyBCD in Windows 7 and added grub2 Entry. While, playing with EasyBCD, I deleted Windows loader ...
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After boot-repair “Please install an operating system on your hard disk”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 7. Because I could only boot Windows 7 I started Ubuntu live again from the DVD and ran boot repair. Now the Computer is not able to boot anything. The ...
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gpt partitions for windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot on 4TB HDD (UEFI MB)

I have an empty HDD with 4TB capacity. I am trying to create the gpt partitions using GParted so I can install windows 7 and ubuntu. What I want is to be able to utilize the entire 4TB space. I want ...
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Uninstalling Windows XP

I have a Dell built in 2003 running Windows XP Home. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a partition on my hard drive. Now I am not able to boot with XP, only Ubuntu. (on boot up screen, when I ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB

I intially had Windows XP. Later I got Windows 7 and after that Ubuntu 13.04. Then i thought of getting rid of XP part. So I used the DiskPart utility and deleted that partition. But when i tried to ...
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How can I get Ubuntu and Windows XP to dual boot?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP Home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted to eject the CD and reboot. The result was: error: no such device: ...
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How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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Install ubuntu in dualboot with windows 7

I can't install ubuntu using an external dvd writer/reader, when I'm selecting "install ubuntu inside windows" the screen goes black and dvd is ejected from dvd tray, then if I press anything my pc is ...
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Netrunner and windows 8 dualbooted replace netrunner with ubuntu while keeping windows 8?

So i have netrunner and windows 8 (I have a normal bios no new windows 8 bios stuff, used to be a windows 7 machine) and i wanna replace netrunner with ubuntu 13.10. I have grub installed so no wubi ...
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Nautilus opens a new window [duplicate]

Every time I mount any external hard drive or other partitions and open it in nautilus, clicking on the nautilus icon again opens a new window. Can I stop this from happening? If not, is there any ...
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Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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installing 64bit 12.04 LTS along with 32bit window 7

I am facing issues with installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64 bits) alongside Windows 7 (32 bits). My machine is Intel i5. My current Windows partitions are: C: Drive of 50 GB D: Drive of 195 GB E: ...
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Issue: Time is not in sync between Ubunut and Win8 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting with Win8.1. Recently I am noticing that whenever I boot alternative OS the time is not the same i.e When I switch from Ubuntu to Windows,system time in Windows ...