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access windows file system problem [duplicate]

i'm using ubuntu 12.10 and its a dual boot.till yesterday i'v access windows through ubuntu.but today when i try to access windows through ubuntu it shows error message. here it is, Blockquote ...
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Dual Booting issues, windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10

Okay, so I've been trying to Dual Boot My computer. I already installed Windows 7, and now i want to install Ubuntu, but when i load to the disk, goes the purple screen, i select the language, and ...
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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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Install ubuntu on 24gb ssd while installing Ubuntu's programs on secondary hdd [duplicate]

What is the best approach to install Ubuntu beside Windows 8 while having a 24gb ssd and a 1tb hdd. Currently Windows 8 is installed to the 1tb hdd. I want to have Ubuntu on the ssd and I want to ...
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Loaded Ubuntu 12.10 from Disc on a Windows XP Partition and I now can't see the partition to switch to ubuntu

Just loaded Ubuntu 12.10 from a disc to a partition I had created in Windows. Followed all the instructions during install about partitioning the drive etc and got to the end of the install and it ...
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Confusing Disk Space Situation

My system primarily has Windows 7 on it. A while ago, I switched from VirtualBoxing into Linux to installing Linux in its own Partition. I thought I had lots of free space. However, Ubuntu's now ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu 64 Bit 12.10 in EFI mode on Samsung series 7 WIndows 8 laptop?

I have been reading about the issue of Samsung laptops bricking when attempted booting from live USB. I have Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C (-S02UB to be specific) laptop. It came with Windows 8 preloaded. ...
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Can't start Windows after installing ubuntu [duplicate]

First I've installed Windows 7 and then Linux Mint on another hard-drive. So when I started the PC I saw the Grub-Menu with the possibilities to start Mint or Win7. Then I wanted to install Ubuntu ...
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unable to get bootloader on Ubuntu12.04

I have dual boot Lenovo laptop g580. I have already Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit installed . I want Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit that's why I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit in place of 32 bit. ...
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Install Kernel to Other Partition

I have two Linux partitions, each running Ubuntu 12.04. One I was using as a legitimate partition for all my real computing. The other I was using as a honeycomb and a fallback partition. However, ...
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ubuntu uefi boot issues

After quite a lot hurdles I got the ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine in uefi mode but still one issue. It has created a separate boot option in uefi boot mode. So everytime I need to run ubuntu I ...
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How to I apply a patch to the kernel?

I am a bit of a linux noob, so be weary of my inept understanding certain aspects of the OS. Anyway, I just loaded ubuntu onto my desktop machine (Dual booted) and everything went fine. The only ...
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How to dual-boot Lubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8? [duplicate]

All I want to know is how to get them to dual-boot. My laptop (HP G62) does not come with Secure boot. It is 3 years old.
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Problem installing ubuntu TOSHIBA Satellite P855-32U

I have a new laptop which runs win 8 (UEFI firmware), I want to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 but I cannot even make the liveUSB start booting. I have test the USB in another laptop and I know it was ...
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GRUB hidden menu not working [closed]

The hidden menu option isn't working. I want the menu to remain hidden during boot but show up when I press a button. I have /etc/default/grub configured as follows: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 ...
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Boot Ubuntu From MSATA SSD

I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1030us, which I have a 250GB 2.5" SSD and a 32 GB MSATA SSD which was originally used for the Intel RST which obviously isn't necessary because I installed an SSD. But ...
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Dual-booting Lubuntu with Windows 8

I've got an older laptop (HP G62) that has Windows 8 as it's primary OS and I want to dual-boot it with Lubuntu. It does NOT come with Secure boot nor does it come with UEFI. I've been looking at ...
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Intall BURG in fakeRAID UEFI system

I am currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in UEFI mode, on a system with a fake(motherboard) RAID 0 configuration. I first installed Windows 8, then Ubuntu 12.10 and used BootRepair to ...
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Removing Windows [duplicate]

I've been running Precise and XP in a dual-boot on my laptop for several months now. I'd like to pull the plug on XP and reclaim that wasted NTFS space. What's the easiest way to do that?
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How to let ubuntu ignore a internal hard-drive when start up?

I am dual-booting Ubuntu(12.10) and Windows on different hard drives in my laptop. For battery life and noise issue, it is possible for me to ignore the Windows drive and prevent it from being ...
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Differentiating between the windows and ubuntu drive space [duplicate]

I am installing ubuntu for the first time. I followed the instructions online and created a usb disk for the install on my Acer Aspire One netbook. My netbook came with windows preloaded and I am wary ...
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How to clean up menu options in Grub2?

I am a complete newbie when it comes to Linix and Ubuntu. I have finally figured out how to create a dual boot system that has Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The Windows is on a completely ...
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How to share folders inside a DualBoot? [duplicate]

I have finally decided to dual-boot my Windows 7 machine with Ubuntu. I would like to have the same documents folder in Windows and in Ubuntu. So when I create new document with Ubuntu and copy it ...
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OS Uninstaller killed Windows 7, can't boot

I used OS Uninstaller started from a live cd to remove old tries to install Ubuntu and Zorin(and 2 already installed Ubuntu distros), but now when I try to boot, the PC tells me there's no boot ...
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Set Up Partition after Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Window 7

So here it's, I had downloaded Wubi.exe, and install and run it successfully. The Problem is, when I restart my Laptop, the system showed up a secure boot menu (to choose between Win7 or Ubuntu), ...
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Adding touch to Grub2?

Are there any projects out there working to add touch sensitivity to Grub2? If not what touch libraries exist in Ubuntu 13.04 that may be a possible candidates to implement this after integrating? ...
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How to load an existing windows installation as a virtual Guest inside Ubuntu

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I want to be able to virtually boot this windows installation inside Ubuntu. While trying to do this using qemu qemu -hda /dev/sda -m 2048 I am able to see ...
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How to temporarily mount a hard drive partition as read-only using Nautilus?

I hibernated Windows 7, then booted Ubuntu. When I tried to mount the Windows partition, I got this error: I'd just read that switching OSes via hibernating was OK as long as you didn't modify files ...
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EFI Dual-boot issue with Windows 7 and xubuntu 12.10

Thank you so much for reading. I'm pretty desperate for an answer at this moment. So anyways, I recently solved this issue allowing me to install xubuntu 12.10 correctly. This was a problem with the ...
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Boot Failure with Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit [duplicate]

Okay I have a Futisu likebook AH512 that came with windows 8 64 bit installed. I want to have it dual boot with ubuntu 12.10 64 bit however I get 'setup Warning Boot Failure." With a continue button ...
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Istallation ASUS Q200EBHI3T45 Error

I am have a bit of trouble installing Ubuntu on this laptop. During the installation everything seem fine and when it cam up to the dual boot screen windows and ubuntu both show up. However, when I ...
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If I repair my Windows XP installation, will it damage the dual-boot setup I have with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP SP2 alongside Ubuntu 12.04 (for legacy compatibility), but after some failed Windows updates I think my only option is to perform a Windows repair. If I do that, will (or ...
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Recovering partitioned drive [duplicate]

I have recently formatted my computer that previously had dual boot: windows 7 and Ubuntu 10, and changed my OS to windows 8. Even though the ubuntu drive was left untouched, the computer now neither ...
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Can't Resume after Suspend

Cant Log in after suspend After i click suspend my PC goes to sleep mode and everything is fine. But when i click the power button i get a black screen with all kinds of awful colored lines all over ...
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where is my ubuntu 12.10?

i have 4 partitions. 1 system part of windows. 2 windows installed(7 x64). 3 i common drive for temp files. 4 my drive for my personal data. i downloaded ubuntu 12.10 x64 shrinked my windows ...
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Youtube video loading porblem!

Ok so yeah as the title say's my youtube vids wont load.I do have java installed, and this is for the 64-bit version of Ubuntu btw the version is 12.10, TO be even more specific the video just dosent ...
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Booting Computer on Drive With Windows Shows GRUB Menu, Want to Remove the Menu & Boot Ubuntu From BIOS Disk Selection

I have Windows 7 (my primary OS) installed on my SSD, and I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 (I only use it occasionally) on a partition I made of my HDD which I also use to store files on. My BIOS is ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu- hangs at preparation

I have read that this problem usually is in result of my partition not being clean? I believe I have a failed installation that may be causing trouble but not sure. Here is what my partitions look ...
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Ubuntu running extemely slow [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my Toshiba Satellite P20 and it runs extremely slow and jerky with freezing at times. It is running along side windows 7 ultimate and it may have something to do with ...
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where to install bootloader

New to ubuntu here and am trying to set up 12.04 alongside my windows7 install. I got the iso onto a flash drive, managed to install everything just fine, but when I restart the computer after ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on UEFI Unable to Boot to Ubuntu

Here is the layout of my disk: /dev/sda1 (EFI partition) /dev/sda2 (Recovery partition) /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 (Windows 7 partition -- boot) /dev/sda5 (/boot) /dev/sda6 (swap) /dev/sda7 (/) I have ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop about a week ago. Although Ubuntu works fine, I have not been able to boot back into Windows 8 since then. After some digging, I found something called Boot ...
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How can i save files on my hard drive

as i am new on ubuntu operating system. how can i save my files , music , photos , doc , ect. on my hard drive i got two partition each 300GB. and filesystem. when i open the partition i found in it ...
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I'm trying to get Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7

When I get to the boot loader, I select Ubuntu. It gives errors like software or hardware has recently been changed and to insert windows install disc. Any ideas on how to fix? I'm new to this, I want ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.10, but I also want to install Windows 7 and be able to dual-boot. How would I go about doing this?
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 pro dual boot - Grub can't find command 'Drive Map'

I have the following setup: Samsung 840 Series SSD drive with three partitions: EFI Boot Partition (200 MB) Linux Swap Space (2 GB) Primary Ubuntu Drive (490 GB) Crucial M4 SSD with one ...
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Windows 7 not able to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using a bootable USB (4GB) on my friend's laptop. Dell Inspiron 1510 (n series) Initially, she approached me since Ubuntu was not able to be installed on her laptop. The ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show Windows 7 option

I'm in need of help to repair my Dual OS (Windows & Ubuntu), I installed Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 but GRUB menu doesn't show Windows 7 option to select. I'm here to ask how can I make my ...
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Dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 w/ UEFI [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop, that had Windows 8 pre-installed. As Windows 8 is awful, I decided to attempt to dualboot Ubuntu. Did some research, and found out that it is not as simple ...