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ubuntu 12.04 cant install dual boot on raid0, installer cant detect windows7 [duplicate]

I just downloaded the .iso and launched it on a live USB. Im actually writing this from the live session. I want to install ubuntu 12.04 along with my windows 7. I have my system set up with 2x1TB ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? Can you explain, How can I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I'm using Windows 7 and I want to install 12.04.
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu but I don't have Win 7 CD to fix MBR, work around?

I installed ubuntu 11.10 but it doesn't work properly, when I choose ubuntu after I turn my pc on it just shows me a purple screen and I can never enter ubuntu. I want to delete it and instead ...
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How much minimum space Ubuntu 12.04 installation requires

I have a Windows installation and only one partition in my hard disk AS IN there is only C drive. I want to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside it but i am not sure how much disk space i must allocate for ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux?

What are the steps to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux, universal USB installer exactly?
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Can't boot into Win7 since Update to 12.04

I had dual boot, Win7 64bit, and Ubuntu 11.10 I updated to Ubuntu 12.04 Now I am not met with the prompt asking which OS to boot into (setup via EasyBCD in Windows while I had Ubuntu 11.10) Is ...
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How do I Fix Grub Error 15 on New Dual Boot Install

I just installed 12.04 to Dual Boot (separate partitions) with an existing Win 7. Upon reboot after install things freeze after Grub 1.5 with a Grub Error 15 message. Is there any easy way to fix ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 had been installed but bootstrapper only loaded Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with DVD, i used "something else and divided hardisk into 2 partition, linuxwsp and / (root). I installed in / and in the last installation, Ubuntu required to eject the disk, ...
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Dual OS goes into infinite reboot

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Laptop. For some reason, windows had an error, so it started the repair tool. This was taking a while and so I cancelled it. Now my GRUB screen ...
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Replacing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with 12.04 on dual boot?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop installed with the option to boot windows vista when I want to. How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS exaclty where I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS now without ...
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Lost Windows 7 when loading Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows 7 following the step on the installation. Ubuntu works fine, and Windows 7 appears as an option on the boot menu, but when selected, hangs. I was ...
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How to enable booting multiple Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to use both Ubuntu Wubi 11.04 and Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 so that the boot menu will displays 3 options: Windows, Ubuntu 11.04 & Ubuntu 12.04. My current approach is to only use either of them, ...
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How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu, a full install removing the prior OS. I was forced to remove Windows 7 from my HP dv6 because of the max four partitions already being there. I didn't lose anything, all ...
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grub2 loopback booting ubuntu server iso

I've got usb-keys setup to multi-boot different linux images using grub2 loopback. The standard ubuntu release isos boot fine, however when attempting to use the server iso it will fail to install ...
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“BOOTMANAGER is missing” error when trying to dual boot

Trying to use 11.10 boot manager to load windows 7. I get the message that BOOTMANAGER is missing (for win 7 i suppose). both os on same sda: U on sda7, win on sda2. win was installed first, then U ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual boot, Grub not showing! [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 7. Everything is fine until i want to enter Ubuntu. When I start my pc, after normal boot, there is no Grub or OS Selection menu, and my system loads ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 next to Win7 - No boot menu

I have installed Windows 7 today and right after installed Ubuntu 12.04 next to it. Now after rebooting the machine, it goes right into Win7 without asking me anything at the boot menu which OS to ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. Dual boot with SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD I am currently trying at get an dual boot computer work, where the Ubuntu 12.04 system is spread over two ...
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Grub rescue problem after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have dual boot with Window 7 And Ubuntu 11.10. Yesterday I tired installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , by Manually removing all Ubuntu 11.10 partitions, creating new partitions and installing Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Is it possible that dual booting could destroy my hard drive?

I noticed that any time I install Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04 alongside my Windows 7 OS, the Windows partition runs very slowly and the hard drive always seems busy in Windows 7. I have had a hard drive ...
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Cannot install ati/amd graphics through wubi on MacBook Pro [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 through Wubi on my Windows dual boot on a late 2011 MacBook Pro. Everything seems to be in working order, except when I try to install the ATI/AMD graphics drivers; it fails ...
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Triple-booting Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I'm currently dual-booting Windows 7 and 8 (Consumer Preview). If I install Ubuntu, will I be able to switch between all three operating systems?
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Windows “Problem” after installing Ubuntu, what is it?

I saw Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and decided to install it. First I went to the BIOS, then selected Security> I / O interface Security> New interface card and set it to locked. This is the only way I ...
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Uncertainty involving installing GRUB and multiple hard drives

My desktop computer has multiple hard drives. Here's how they're currently set up: Note the Windows 7 loader on the XP drive. My plan for 12.04 was to install it over my XP/Wubi set up and dual boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I've installed Windows on half of my hard disk space. Only one partition. I would like to install Ubuntu into my free disk space. The question: In Ubuntu Installer, when I choose "Install Ubuntu ...
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issue with dualboot 12.04 and windows 7 (with w7 loader)

i have windows 7 installed (i install it first because for me it was always easier to have dual boot working) and i want to install 12.04 (i've tried 11.10 and 11.04 and i have the same problem) but i ...
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Easiest way to accomplish dual boot goal

Here's the situation: I've got a 64 bit dell inspiron 15 that currently dual boots ubuntu 11.10, and backtrack 5r2. I've backed up all the data I need on both of these operating systems, and heres ...
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How to Install fresh 12.04 install to a PC with dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu11.10?

My laptop is already dual booting with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 11.10, with Ubuntu GRUB bootloader. I would like to go fer a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, without disturbing the Windows 7 boot record ...
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Dualboot windows and Ubuntu but automatically boot in Ubuntu

I sometimes need Windows for some school projects. So I was thinking is there anyway to have both Windows and Ubuntu installed but automatically boot in Ubuntu but if i pressed F12 or just something ...
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dual boot-ubuntu and windows partition problem

i just bought a laptop with ubuntu pre-installed.Because my linux skills are not good at all i prefer to have both OS on my computer.My trouble is:when i try to boot the windows installer, i always ...
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can i use windows boot manager to boot into ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? i want to use windows boot manager instead of Grub to boot into ubuntu 11.10 1.Grub looks something like ...
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Windows 7 and 11.10 side by side from scratch what am I doing wrong?

I have tried everything I can think of at this point and I'm at a total loss. I have a 2TB drive I want to install Windows 7 and 11.10 (both are 64 bit) side by side, but once I install Windows it ...
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How to set up GRUB to triple boot: Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Joli OS? [duplicate]

I've a laptop with Windows 7 preinstalled. I shrunk Windows drive to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live USB. But after installation, I am not seeing the GRUB menu. How to fix this? Also I will be ...
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Can't find the files i had on Windows 7 in Ubuntu 11.10 with Dual Boot

I did a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. I had a lot of files in the same partition I installed Ubuntu in. I can't find them now. Newbie here. First time with any OS other than Windows.
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Easy BCD Help: Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 11.10 — “Add new Entry” for Ubuntu

I first had Ubuntu 11.10 installed on a single partition on my 750GB hard drive. I then partitioned the hard drive to 500GB (for Ubuntu) in ext4 format (what it already was from the clean install of ...
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Does Ubuntu's bootloader support native virtual machine booting?

I'm still fairly new to Linux and I was wondering if the Ubuntu boot loader can be configured to boot natively to a virtual machine similar to Windows7/Server 2008 "vhd with native boot" feature? ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook Air?

How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook Air? I want it to dual boot, is it possible? Do I have any benefits by install Ubuntu or Linux? Since OS X has Unix tools like bash, isn't is the same?
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Tried Several Install Methods… None Work [closed]

First let me start off by saying that I am new to Linux so please attempt to keep any Linux specific jargon to a minimum or explain the terms :-D. I am attempting to perform a dual install with ...
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Dual Boot Default Question (W7 & Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I just installed Ubuntu 11. on my computer but the default is Ubuntu. How do I change it so that ...
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Triple boot Windows Vista, Ubuntu 11.10, Kubuntu 11.10

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 from Windows Vista using Wubi, on my secondary hard drive. I want to install Kubuntu 11.10 in addition to Windows and Ubuntu on this secondary hard drive. It has 1 ...
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Set boot option to hotkey in GRUB?

I want to set GRUB to boot up a particular option (eg, A different kernel version, different OS) when a certain key is pressed (eg, W to boot up windows with Ubuntu as default and L for Lubuntu). Is ...
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Make bootable Win8 USB on and for Ubuntu MacBook

(Some time ago, I bought a new HDD for my MacBook 2,1. I put it in and installed Ubuntu on it, using a CD. Everything went fine, didn't have to setup any special Apple stuff, didn't need to bless my ...
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Partition installation issues.How to install ubuntu on 3TB drive with pre-installed Windows 7.

3TB drive partitions: ntfs (100mb) - reserved by Windows 7 ntfs (70Gb) - system partition for Windows 7 unallocated 100Gb for Ubuntu ntfs (385Gb) common files -deocs.. etc... as suggested by 1 mil ...
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Two SSD in Thinkpad W520 and Internal RAID - Not Enabled

Looking for some suggestions: I have bought a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with a SSD of 160 GB. windows 7 came as a default OS. My Storage subsystem has "Internal RAID Not Enabled". I want to replace my ...
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How well does a HP Pavilion dm1-4013nr work?

I have an HP Pavilion dm1-4013nr. Has anyone installed Ubuntu on this computer? What sort of problems can I expect? I would like to set it up as a dual boot with Windows 7.
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Ubuntu won't boot in dual boot even after reinstall [closed]

I had dual boot ubuntu 11.10 AND WIN 7. My boot loader used to be windows WUBI, yet after lousy partitioning error by me, my ubuntu crashed and wouldn't start at startup and says somthing about ...
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(11.10) Install Windows on Logical/Extended Partition — Dual-Boot

I have 3 Primary/Basic partitions: sda1. Ubuntu 11.10 root drive (40G) sda2. FreeBSD root (20G) sda3. Windows XP root drive(4G) I have a Logical/Extended Partition sda4 of 234GB, divided into 5 disks ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 alongside Win 7 64, now Ubuntu won't start

Two previous threads brought this up but both seem unresolved. I have a 64-bit Windows 7 system and am looking to install 64-bit Ubuntu as dual-boot. I have no experience with Ubuntu or Linux, this ...
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Trying different flavors of Ubuntu from a USB drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a dual boot of different Ubuntu versions? X K L M E U Since only 1 gig of space is recommended you should be able to have 8 possible version on a 16 gig flash drive. Cause I ...