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New to Ubuntu…Installation problem…!

Downloaded ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso from official website and created the bootable pen drive using Universal USB Installer. Then I booted with it and when asked to select installation type, I ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.04 i386 from USB, main OS is Windows 7, VAIO S Series, VPCS149FJ

I'm also one of the newbies at Ubuntu and I intend on installing Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop i386 on my USB using Universal USB Installer, with some basic information provided on ...
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Running native ubuntu installation from fusion or parallels

my intention is to buy a macbook (retina) and triple boot it, with osX, w7 and ubuntu (>= 12.04, i still have to see which one offers the best compatibility). I found guides that explain how to do it ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 7 but it loads straight into Ubuntu

As you can already tell, I am a Ubuntu newbie...trying to make the big switch from Windows to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a partition aside from Windows. I was waiting for a prompt to ask me ...
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Ubuntu can only hibernate once?

System: Lenovo Y500 running Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 For some reason, I can only hibernate 1 time after (re)booting up the system. If I hibernate after the first time, the system goes ...
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No operating system will boot after attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 on a Lenovo T530

I've had to retry this a million times, and it's doing my head in. Please help me. I resized my partitions from within Windows 8, and disabled everything I was supposed to, I installed 13.04 from a ...
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updating ubuntu while dual booting win8

ive had great help from u guys and you guys are doing a gr8 job ..thanks for that i had a small doubt , i have a laptop that comes with win8 pre installed ,so the UEFI crap is there ... :( i have ...
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I recently installed the windows installer of ubuntu (12.04) (dual boot) and it is a little buggy

For instance I go to System Settings > Mouse Settings: After Changing the mouse settings I go to close the settings and it doesn't close unless I right click on the icon and close it. I have no idea ...
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Is there a software tool / wizard to dual install ubuntu onto a pc with windows 8?

I've been using Ubuntu on a laptop which is now dead. I have a shiny new one which came with windows 8. I would like to put Ubuntu on it for dual boot. Ive been reading extensively about this, but ...
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GRUB rescue error on installed Ubuntu 13.04 with my Windows 8 pro. I tried to merge a partition of e drive that was not my os drive [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 8 Pro of HP dv6 7012tx. When I am opening my laptop, its showing these error before showing Windows 8 logo. error : unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10

I can't boot into Windows 7 from GRUB, or can't boot into Linux from Windows 7 I have 2 HDD, on 1 I have Windows 7 and on other I have Linux. Both HDD are working properly. Help me to correct dual ...
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Can I Adjust/Reduce My Partition Size for Ubuntu?

I'm a brand new user to Ubuntu and Linux for that matter. I just installed Ubuntu in a Dual-Boot setup and loaded all the updates I could get. During installation it asked me to set the partition ...
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Cannot mount NTFS partition in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

After I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I can't mount my NTFS partition. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/mrxfly/xFLyDiskData: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to increase size of partition to take up unallocated space

I have a Ubuntu installation(sda3) with unallocated space that I want to use to use to increase the space of sda5 on the following picture: The only problem is I cant resize it, gparted says im ...
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can i install ubuntu from an external hard drive/ can i run fedora and ubuntu together on one system?

hi i am a totaly new user of ubuntu. i have recently built a new system and want to install ubuntu 13.04, i have downloaded onto an external usb hard drive from a windows system that is running XP. my ...
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Dual boot- updating a folder from home partition in Dropbox or Ubuntuone?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 in perfect harmony. I have installed in windows an application so that I can mount the home (ext4) partition in windows. I am using Windows 8 ...
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I have recently installed ubuntu 13.04 dual-booting with Windows 7, but can't login.

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 after installing windows 7.Installation was successful but it isn't booting while trying to start the system. System only starts windows 7 and no option for Ubuntu. What is ...
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ubuntu alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

i just bought myself a new laptop that comes with windows 8 pre installed .. now i hate windows 8 .. i wanted to know ..if i uninstall windows 8 and install windows 7 ,will the UEFI thing go away ? i ...
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ASUS windows 8 desktop dual boot is not working

ASUS windows 8 desktop dual boot is not working - After I download tbe ubuntu ISO file and burn onto a CD , and select the boot sequence priority as CD , it won't come up. Showing that load valid ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I want Windows 8 64bit (system-builders) and Ubuntu Linux 13.04 on different partitions on the same drive in my new self-built machine. I've previously been using only Ubuntu 12.04LTS and no once my ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13 without risking damage to windows 8? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my laptop, which came with Windows 8. It also came with an empty partition, along with the three that windows 8 uses. I want to install Ubuntu on that partition. ...
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Updating Ubuntu to the latest

I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and I absolutely love it. I recently purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 5521) which is supported by Ubuntu (I checked in the certified hardware list). ...
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Multi-choice memory stick? [duplicate]

Now, with large memory sticks being cheap, I think it would be nice to have many or all official flavours available on one memory stick. That is; you boot from a memory stick and get a menu which lets ...
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Installing Ubuntu on another Hard Drive Disk (F:)

I want to install Ubuntu side by side on my Windows XP.But instead of placing it on HDD C: drive, i want to place it on a slave HDD (which would be drive F:).I already tested on a virtual machine in ...
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Can't assess grub on dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 without shutting down windows and powering on again

I have a hp envy dv6 PC on which I just dual booted Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the pre-installed windows 8. problem now is that I can't assess grub and thus boot ubuntu without having to shut down windows, ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after hard reset. (GRUB issues) [duplicate]

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Windows crashed, and I have to get a repair disk for it, so in the meantime, I'm using Ubuntu, however when I went to boot Ubuntu I got ...
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Ubuntu on Samsung series 7 Chronos. Advice please?

I just bought a refurbished Samsung series 7 (NP700Z5C). I got a great deal on it from Best Buy so that's why I went with it. My intention all along has been to remove windows 8 completely and install ...
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Won't load Windows 8 from Grub 2.0(Ubuntu 13.04)

Just installed Dual-Boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my self-built Windows 8 Pro PC, and after the installation I restarted, and once I was prompted with Grub 2.0 I tried to boot off of windows 8, and a few ...
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Installing ubuntu to a specific disk drive alongside Windows 7 on separate disk

I have deleted an entire disk drive (120 GB ssd) for ubuntu to be installed on. However, when I install ubuntu 13.04 from DVD, it never prompts me as to which disk drive to install on. ...
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Multiple OS's, several drives, need a working boot manager

Okay, so I have several drives with various operating systems on various partitions. the main drive is a 200GB sliced into a primary for Ubuntu a swap and some storage. the other drives 2x350GB are ...
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Wont load Windows 8 Pro from Grub 2.0(Ubuntu 13.04)

Just installed Dual-Boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my self-built Windows 8 Pro PC, and after the installation I restarted, and once I was prompted with Grub 2.0 I tried to boot off of windows 8, and a few ...
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Lenovo Y500 Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 8: Stuck on Purple Screen

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo y500 with nvidia geforce 750M using uefi. What I've done so far Regular install with Ubuntu disc. (through legacy) Boot repair (recommended) (through ...
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How can I upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04 using minimal cd [duplicate]

I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 from 11.10. I don't have a CPU that supports pae, and from what I uderstood, that means I have to use the minimal cd. I am running a dual boot with windows XP,and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install along windows 8 fails [duplicate]

I have a MSI FX-600 laptop with core-i3 330M, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Disk. My laptop comes with windows 7 pre-installed. I have upgraded it to Windows 8 recently. As it is with windows 7 pre-installed ...
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How do I dual boot my android ice cream sandwich tablet with ubuntu [duplicate]

I have android 4.04 ice cream sandwich as it was pre installed. I have an archos 80 cobalt. How would I dual boot with ubuntu?
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Accidentally Wiped out Hard Disk With Windows 8 while installing ubuntu 13.04, Is there any way to recover? [duplicate]

I brought my Dell Inspiron 15R (5521) laptop yesterday only, I tried to installing ubuntu 13.04 as I go along with installation (I selected first option for selecting disk) I think wiped out entire ...
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Help me find a tutorial to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 13.04

What I've got is a compatible PC with both systems ,Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 ,I've Windows 7 already installed ,now I want to install Ubuntu, and be able to choose which one I want to boot when I ...
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Is it possible to install Win8 next to an encrypted Ubuntu?

I run Ubuntu on an SDD (encrypted with systemtools since installation). So I want to install Windows 8 on a second partion on the same drive, but it is possible to do so, without chrashing anything, ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu UEFI! Can't load windows 8 anymore

I have a samsung laptop with windows 8 single language pre installed and since it was bugging so much I decided to dual boot with ubuntu following this guide : ...
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Hide ubuntu partition in win7 [closed]

I was searching forum but I didn't find solution to my problem. I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Win7 on one HDD in UEFI mode. I'm able to boot in both OS'es separately from grub (added some entries). ...
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Can I Install Ubuntu on a older laptop with a intel pentium processor (which doesn't have pae)?

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10, and I finally decided to upgrade. So I downloaded the .iso file from the site (Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit), and put it on a 2gb thumb drive. I booted from the thumb drive, and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto a Macbook running OSX without a CD or USB of Ubuntu?

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Mountain Lion presently. I downloaded the Desktop version of Ubuntu (12.04.2) which is a .iso application. I'm not amazing with computers, and am having extreme ...
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My laptop wont boot in either windows 7 or ubuntu 13.04 after dual-boot installation

I am a fan of Ubuntu products and not the newest in dealing with its Desktops and servers, but i have come across a huge problem. When Ubuntu 13.04 came out and claimed it supported UEFI, i ...
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Loading Grub2 from a different location?

Before I explain my issue, let me start by saying that I am relatively new with Ubuntu so please be patient with me ! I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot system, and everything was running ...
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invalid magic number

I want to install the UbuntuKylin 13.04 on a pre-installed win8 system. I follow the Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system But when i choose to install the UbuntuKylin ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not detecting Windows 7 during Install

I am trying to Install the latest Ubuntu 13.04 on my netbook but the installation is not able to detect any operating system installed on the machine. And asking me to either wipe out the whole disk ...
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Can I install Ubuntu?

I have HP Pavilion G4 Core i3 notebook with 6 GB RAM and 750 GB Hard Disk. I have 2 Windows with dual booting Mode windows 7 and windows 8. My question is that Am I install Ubuntu on my system as a ...
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is my harddisk fully formated during Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

Last night i installed ubuntu on my laptop which earlier had windows 7. For installation i made one 26GB partition free and install ubuntu on it.During installation i choose "something else" optin and ...
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Very strange GUI problem

I'm having a very strange problem in Ubuntu 13.04: I can only boot into the cairo-dock session and as you can see, some of the screen is missing. Another issue is that the window borders (with the ...
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cant boot Windows 7 after boot-repair

I originally have windows 7 64 bits, then I tried to dual-boot with Ubuntu 13.04. but after installation my computer was only able to boot Windows (Ubuntu was not there as option). So I boot from ...