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How to get Ubuntu installed, when my laptop restarts without installing?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from USB flash. So I boot from it and the install begins. It works until it ask me which type of instillation I want. I choose alongside with Windows 7 and then it the ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu ISO from Windows 8

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Laptop/Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. It doesn't have a CD/DVD Drive. I read another question that was similar to mine, but it involved using a Live CD, ...
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Cannot Boot Ubuntu 12.10 (No wubildr / Cannot find GRLDR)

I'm new to using Ubuntu and installed it using Wubi.exe on Windows 8. I created the partition, booted Ubuntu and everything was fine. I shutdown my laptop for the night and when I attempted to boot ...
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Pc acting weird since dual-boot setup

I just came to think of something I've noticed recently when rebooting my PC. If I reboot my PC from within an OS, after installing software or something, it get's stuck on the absolute first screen ...
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Triple booting Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8

I need to try out Win 8 and learn it, and I want to triple boot it (because I'm only going to use it when I have to) with Ubuntu and Windows 7 already installed. The current boot loader is Windows' ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 on a system already having Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I have a system Having hard disk of 300 GB. I have 4 partitions i.e C://(40GB), D://(80Gb), E://(90GB), F://(90GB). I ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8 and now Windows can't read the disk on which the Ubuntu Partition is on

My current setup involves a OCZ vertex 120 GB SSD with Windows 8 (label OS) on and and an 1 TB Seagate HDD on which I hold data and the User Profile directory of Windows 8 (label data). I created ...
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What did I do wrong? Why isn't Ubuntu loading?

Something went wrong when I installed Ubuntu onto my Dell Inspiron laptop, preloaded with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi, and then restarted my computer. When it restarted, I got an ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu, how to fix from terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I just put Ubuntu 12.10 on my brand new laptop, and my display driver did not work correctly. When I tried to fix the ...
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How do I fix the MBR of a dual boot between Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7?

Firstly, pardon the chaos. I have an Ubuntu partition that I've shrank in half to install Windows. When I ran Windows and rebooted after updates, there was no boot loader and it automatically chose ...
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How to remove grub2 in favor of another linux installation grub

I'm using Arch Linux Windows 7 And Ubuntu on the same machine, I installed first Windows 7 Then Arch Linux and Then Ubuntu. The problem is that the grub 2 on Ubuntu is not recognizing my arch Linux ...
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Grub can see windows 8 but not ubuntu 12.10

GRUB can see windows 8 but cannot see ubuntu 12.10. Until recently I was using my laptop with my preinstalled windows xp on it. I bough a new one (lenovo S430) with windows 8 and decided to try ...
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What's the best way to add native-looking links to my NTFS data partition?

I have many documents, backups, movies, photos which I have in a Windows data partition (D: drive) that is on the same box as my Ubuntu installation. I want to be able to use this from Ubuntu, with ...
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working with window 7 files

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday with a dual boot with windows 7. I did a full Ubuntu install (not wubi). I have just noticed that I can mount my files from windows 7 when I am booted to ...
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GPT table error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64b on dual-boot with preinstalled W8. I already burnt a bootable USB with ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64 and configured my BIOS (EFI, secure boot disabled) to boot ...
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Unable to dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I can boot into either Ubuntu or Windows by manually selecting them from the BIOS and I boot with no trouble into Ubuntu from GRUB but when I select "Windows 8" from GRUB I am greeted with the ...
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What to do after changing the dual-boot OS?

So I have Windows Vista & Ubuntu 11.10. Everything is ok, but I want to change change Vista for Seven. What do I need to do in order to get the grub menu to keep working correctly? Edit a file? ...
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How to change the default OS in grub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I currently have a dual boot set up with Windows and Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu is the default. I'm looking ...
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Windows 8 Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10 with UEFI broken Windows boot manager

Brand new Asus U500VZ, Windows 8 preinstalled. I removed the fakeraid, turned fastboot and secure boot off, and set the SATA to AHCI and deleted all existing partitions on both SSDs. Purchased ...
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Unable to dual boot windows 8

I've tried to create a bootable USB using my Windows 8 OS. When I boot from the USB it brings me to a gns GRUB menu. Its a black screen which tells me to Try Ubuntu or Install, or to check for disc ...
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How can I dual boot with an Asus G55VW?

I just bought a new Asus G55VW ROG notebook. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8 without success. I tried several different things: I installed from Windows using wubi. Now ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 cannot detect windows 8 in uefi mode when installing

I've installed Windows 8 64 bit on UEFI . Now I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI too. I used a usb flash drive to boot in UEFI mode and started install, but in "installation type" screen, it was ...
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Version 12.04 takes forever to boot into kernel 3.2.0-36 [duplicate]

As you can see from the title, I am having trouble with booting into the newest kernel of Linux (3.2.0-36) from the grub. I am dual-booting Windows 7 Pro with Ubuntu 12.04 and running Ubuntu as my ...
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Why do I get no option to boot either Ubuntu or Windows after UBUNTU 12.1 installation for a dual boot (PC automatically loads windows xp sp3)?

I've just Installed Ubuntu 12.10. When asked to remove dvd to restart there was no boot option menu and PC started to load windows. Checkdisk ran and displayed multiple messages, eg. Deleting orphan ...
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How to prioritise dual-boot to Ubuntu over WIndows?

As the titles suggests, I have no idea how to change the dual-boot to making ubuntu load over windows, any help would be appreciated
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Ubuntu 12.10 Black Screen When Trying to Install

I am currently using Windows 8. I tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 through the Windows Installer however upon restart of my computer when clicking on Ubuntu in GRUB I am told that Windows could not start ...
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Kernel Panic While installing Ubuntu 12.04 from burnt CD

I'm having problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my laptop. I once had it installed on my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, but LightDM got weird so I was forced to erase the ...
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Dual Booting 12.10 2 Separate HDD Windows 7

First let me say sorry for another one of these threads. My situation is unique or after five days of reading and trying I cant figure this out, but I am very dangerous. So if i missed it i am sorry ...
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Dual booting 12.04 on windows 7, partion i made for ubuntu is not showing up on windows explorer

I made a 400 GB partition for Ubuntu. Why isn't the partion showing up in Windows Explorer? Should I be worried or is this normal?
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EasyBCD removed all boot menus

I recently tried to use EasyBCD to edit some things and apparently ended up corrupting it some how. I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Windows boot manager pops up, now, and says: Windows failed ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 boot problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer that had Windows 8 pre-installed. I used the instructions on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI l After following the instructions through ...
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How to restore boot from HDD when boot-repair fails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manually fix a partition table ? I can't boot to anything on my HDD, neither Windows nor Ubuntu. I can, however, run Ubuntu from a LiveCD. I tried using ...
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Dual boot with primary Windows

I've installed Lubuntu on my computer, but I let to be Windows primary. How do I get to Lubuntu? I have no offer list while booting Windows, Windows is booting automatically without chance to change ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot after Windows crash

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 home version. I installed it on November 3, and it has been working fine, sans some screen freezes that I've learned are a common issue. Last night, I ...
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UEFI Boot Loading Problems… can't load Windows 8 OR Ubuntu! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I got a new DELL XPS 8500 with Windows 8. I understand that it has UEFI (as opposed to traditional ...
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No such Partition - grub rescue

I have a dual bootsytem on my laptop. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. While working in windows i deleted a small and (what i thought to be) a very non important partition of 100MB. Now when i restarted ...
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About to dual boot Ubuntu with currently installed Windows 7 need expert advice! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 So, I've tried this a dozen times with many a complications. I want advice on how to do this and avoid the pain. The System: Dell XPS ...
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Dual-booting my system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu and booting the same Windows OS into a VM while running Ubuntu?

0 down vote favorite 1 So essentially I would like to be able to physically boot from either W7 or Linux on start-up, but I would rather remove the hassle of having to shut down everything I'm doing ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (pre-installed) laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I want to install ubuntu and dual boot ...
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my ubuntu 12.10 cannot update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC and all efforts to update the system have not been ...
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Using Windows 7 after Ubuntu 12.1 restarts Windows and signs me into a guest account

I have very little experience with Ubuntu, and I just spent all weekend trying it out and installing it finally on my laptop. After I installed it and ran it for awhile because I couldn't find my old ...
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Can i Install Windows 8 along with already dual Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?? Does it affects boot Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub? I am already having dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 in their dedicated hard disk space . Windows 7 was ...
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Ubuntu and Debian & Windows 8 Loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with Windows 8 Boot manager Is it possible to use Windows 8 loader to choose what I want to do next: to start Windows 8 or to chainload ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu on a separate drive?

I want to install Ubuntu on a separate drive with Windows 7 64-bit on the primary drive. How do I do this?
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Remove USB dual boot Ubuntu 12.10?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto my USB. But on boot, even though my USB is not in the computer, I still have the option to select Ubuntu. When I select Ubuntu, I can ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...
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How can I move grub (“multiboot”) from usb to hard drive

I am new to linux. I installed xubuntu using a usb live disk. It installed correctly however grub (the multi os loader) is on the usb. When I boot without the usb it only loads windows. The ...
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Grub problem with Windows 8

I had Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7 in dual-boot. I made the update for Win8, and the Grub was ok. I just loggedin on Ubuntu and made an update in grub with Grub Edit (decrease the waiting time for 2 ...
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Won't boot, blinking cursor after power-outage

I dual-booted my Mac with Ubuntu and it was running fine, I wen't out the office but continued to use it via VNC just to set up my environment, this obviously caused a lot of updates that wanted me to ...
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Repair Windows 8 after install ubuntu using Install alongside windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop. I knew that installing using the option install alongside windows 8 will screwup windows's bootloader. But I ended up installing it in that way because I was ...