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Cannot install grub for dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

My pc already has windows 7 and I installed ubuntu on a different partition because during the installation of ubuntu i was not getting the option "To install ubuntu side-by-side". Therefore, I ...
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Installer detects more operating systems than I actually run

I've recently aqcuired a new laptop, a HP EliteBook 8570w. It has Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installed on it. I want to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. I had an old 10.04 installation CD from a friend, ...
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Dual boot with Windows 7 Ubuntu not booting

Have been working on this for about a week now and if i had any hair i would have torn it out by now! I am a noob when it comes to all things Linux but am learning fast and think i know my way around ...
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“Ubuntu” and “Ubuntu 13.10” in my Grub boot list

I have got "Ubuntu" as well as "Ubuntu 13.10" in the list of boot-able partitions when Grub appears. How can I fix this? This is what my grub looks like: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Ubuntu ...
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No multi boot after installing Ubuntu 12 with WinXP

I managed to install Ubuntu 12 alongside with my previously installed WinXP on my Toshiba Satellite C655. When the installation finished, I restarted the laptop and prepared myself to select Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not boot with enabled IDE controller

I cannot boot ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the IDE controller enabled. Similar problems (with ASUS mainboards) were described in the threads http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1662883, and ...
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Setting Up Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook for Dual Boot

I've just bought an XPS 14 Ultrabook with Windows 8 and I'd like to set up dual boot with the latest LTS Ubuntu, however i cannot figure out how to do it from a USB drive! I've seen this question but ...
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How do I install (to dual-boot) Ubuntu on this UEFI MSI GE40 2OC-218USK laptop?

I have a GE40 2OC-218USK laptop. I am trying to repartition the hard drive to have it dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. Nothing but endless problems. I've been progressively turning more and more ...
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How can I fully integrate my Windows files with Ubuntu using dual boot setup?

I am totally new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 from a USB stick. I was under the impression that doing this would allow me to access my files from within Ubuntu just as I've ...
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Partition the drive in which ubuntu is installed [duplicate]

I got a laptop(64-bit) with ubuntu installed on it.It has 320GB hard disk,but only one drive is there of all 320gb in which ubuntu is installed.I want to partition this single drive on which ubuntu is ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a HP Envy 17-j083ca

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on the laptop i am planning to by. see this website . I would like to install it as a virtual drive / operating system, reading this page. i read about the UEFI ...
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“Configuring grup-pc” what should I choose?

I have a RAID 0 (2x 300GB drives) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 (58GB ext4 partition, with 5GB swap partition) on them. I have just managed to get my dual boot working. However, as I went to ...
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Do I have Ubuntu on my computer?

Earlier I had Ubuntu and Windows in my computer. It gave an option to choose the operating system after boot. I dont remember if I removed Ubuntu when I upgraded To Windows8, but I dont get the option ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot system with 13.10 CD?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual-boot setup, across a RAID 0 (2x 300GB). When I insert the Ubuntu CD it says I can: Install alongside Get rid of both Something else When I go to ...
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How do I install and configure Grub to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows?

I have a Lenovo v570 and need to run Linux. The steps I took are: Delete the small Lenovo partition. Defragment the hard disk drive Shrink the C: boot primary partition Download Ubuntu LTS Burn ...
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What to do when boot-repair warns to change pc from legacy to efi mode?

On my dual boot machine with preinstalled Windows 8, while trying to setup boot with boot repair it returns info that EFI is detected and warns me to change my pc from legacy to efi mode. ...
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Installing OSes on Extended Partition

I've been trying to triple boot my laptop with a single HDD. An Ubuntu+Windows+Chromium OS is what I want. Now, I think my problem is a bit deep and tricky, but I'd really like you guys to help me in ...
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Partitioning hard disk by having one partiton

I have a single partition of about 465 GB with ubuntu 13.04 installed on it. Now i want to make it dual boot and want to create partitions. How to do it? Thank u.
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Unable to load Windows and unable to mount Windows partitions (probably corrupted ) [duplicate]

It is a kind of messed up situation. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Windows 8 which didn't display Ubuntu. I then tried Boot-Repair by opening Try Ubuntu without installing. Here is the URL: ...
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Boot menu does nor show any option

I have a windows 8 sony vaio computer with UEFI bios firmware. I installed Ubuntu onto my system into another partition. Everything worked except when I wanted to boot wondows 8. The grub menu does ...
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Duall Boot with two linux [duplicate]

Please give me full instrunction for dual boot of two linux one is ubuntu and second is fedora. i like ubuntu but, also fedora Thank you
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Two Ubuntu versions on the same computer

Is it possible to install both Ubuntu 12.04LTS and Ubuntu 13.10 on the same computer? I already have 12.04 32bit and just wanna try the new version. I run Ubuntu on Dell Latitude D620.
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How to remove Windows 7 if I have installed with Wubi? [duplicate]

So, I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 with a windows installer (Wubi) and I want to delete Windows 7 completely leaving Ubuntu alone. Does anyone know how to do that without having to do ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows8 Grub doesn't detect Windows and even Boot repair didn't work

I have installed windows 8 in the partition sda4 (and ubuntu 12.04 was pre-installed) - partition screenshot below - and then tried recommended repair using boot-repair. But after boot-repair, Grub ...
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How can I upgrade my Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04? [duplicate]

I currently have an Acer Aspire dualbooting with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. I would like to have the advantage of Long Term Support that 12.04 provides and would like to upgrade the Ubuntu 10.10. My ...
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Installed ubuntu but not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 installed in my HP laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I created partition with three drive, c, E and F. I started and entered boot setup and selected from Flash drive ...
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Cloning dual boot drive

I would like to make an exact copy of my old 250 gb HDD (not installed), and clone to a new 240 gb SSD (installed). The old HDD is dual booted with equal partition scheme, rEFIt booting OSX Snow ...
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Is Toshiba L50-A-1CU compatible with Ubuntu?

I am about to buy a Toshiba L50-A-1CU laptop, but unfortunately it runs Windows 8 and it is not in the official Ubuntu compatibility list. Actually, Toshiba disappeared from the list completely. ...
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Booting windows from inside ubuntu

My laptop has pre-installed Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside it. Now I want only one boot option that is - Ubuntu. I want to be able to boot Windows 8 only from inside ...
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Computer boots only to grub rescue mode

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. İ uninstalled Ubuntu, but my PC can't boot Windows 8. Instead I get an error message that says: Error: No such partition grub rescue> There are ...
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Ubuntu installation unsuccessful in Windows 8

I installed ubuntu from USB flash drive. I partitioned drives for swap, ram and home directories. I also partitioned 700 MB separate space for device bootloader. when nearing installation, I got an ...
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How can I get the option to install alongside Windows?

Prior Ubuntu Desktop Install alongside Windows Vista failed due to power failure. During installation and prior to failure, I got to the Installation Type and checked to install alongside Windows. I ...
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cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed ubuntu with a USB on my laptop which already have windows 7 I cannot boot into windows 7 . when ever i try to boot into windows 7 . i get a blank screen for a sec or two ...
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Security question. Ubuntu installation on windows PC

I am installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 because I believe Ubuntu is more secure (in terms of viruses, spyware etc). So the computer will be contain both OSs. In such a situation, is Ubuntu still as ...
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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How to reinstate dualboot after upgrading to Windows 8.1?

I had a dual-boot setup of Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my Asus Vivobook. Initially the dual-boot setup asked for some tweaking as Windows 8 insisted on being UEFI started. But it worked lateron. ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 and install Ubuntu 12.04

My problem started with Win7. it was all good till it got stuck on the windows sign and never went past that. checked the hardware but everything is in order. so i installed my favourite OS which is ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10 - effect on boot

I have a triple boot system: Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 7 & windows XP. When installing Ubuntu 12.10, following various on-line guides, I created a separate boot partition for Ubuntu so that the ...
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How do I remove Windows Vista off my Ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed as a dual boot and I no longer want Windows Vista on my laptop. What is the easiest way to remove Vista from Ubuntu?
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How can I migrate from single-partition Ubuntu to dual-booting Ubuntu/Windows 8?

I am currently running 12.04 on a single partition, no encryption. I have some Windows-only software [*] that I need to run, so I want to migrate to a 13.10 (with full disk encryption) / Windows 8 ...
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When try to boot only get `grub>`

I have an HP TouchSmart with 2 TB HD and Windows 7. Made a partion of 1 TB to locate Ubuntu and have dual boot. When I get the choice for Windows 7 or Ubuntu and run Ubuntu I only get grub>
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Deleted Windows bootmgr partition dual boot

I seriously messed up my dual boot system. I had windows 8 installed alongside Ubuntu 13.10, and everything was working fine with GRUB. I decided to get fancy and tried to install EasyBCD, but ...
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Amount of disk space needed to install [duplicate]

I'd like to create a partition where to install Ubuntu in a Dell inspiron 6000 with WinXp OS already installed. What is the minimal amount of disk space required for booting the system? Then I'd ...
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Installation stuck at xubuntu ubiquity: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed - how can I overcome this?

When trying to install Xubuntu 13.10, it always stops at xubuntu ubiquity: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.22.1+2.00-19ubuntu2.1) ... It's just stuck there. Nothing is happening, although I ...
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Is this partitioning scheme for Windows7/Ubuntu fine?

This isn't an exact copy of my previous question. I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously ...
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After dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 on SSD touch screen enabled Win8, cannot boot into Win8 anymore

Requirement: Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Win8 (hardware is i5 processor with SSD memory with touch screen - sony vaio ultrabook) Solved: Got Ubuntu 12.04.3 installed successfully. Shared ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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Formatted Partition and now I have Grub Rescue Error

I done goofed. I decided that I really didn't need Ubuntu anymore (and that I wanted to give Mint a try) so instead of doing a smart thing I went ahead and wiped the partition that Linux was running ...
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GRUB not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...