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remote access a duel boot OS?

I've had problems with Virtual box in the past, and i feel more comfortable running a duel boot with ubuntu and windows 8, but it can be tiring having to turn off the computer when i need to skype or ...
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Ubuntu update deleted entries from grub

My computer currently has Fedora, Ubuntu, and Windows installed. I just updated Ubuntu 12.04, and on restarting, the Fedora entry was gone from GRUB. Ubuntu and Windows remained, though. I have ...
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How to share the home folder with windows on a dual-boot system

I dual-boot Ubuntu Quantal and Windows 7 and even though I rarely use Windows, when I do, I want to be able to have access to my home folder. I tried setting the /home mount point on a separate NTFS ...
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how much do i need for swap area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is SWAP and how large a swap partition should I create? i have the .iso file of ubuntu 12.10 and i mount in on my flash drive using universal usb installer,i also ...
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How to install ubuntu on HP envy 4 ultrabook?

I want to install ubuntu on my hp envy-4 ultrabook. I tried installing it through a live cd but the computer hung on the very first screen showing 2 icons at the bottom. Content of my cd shows ...
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Windows 7 doesnt boot after installing Ubuntu 12.10 (Asus Zenbook Prime / UEFI problem)

Today I installed Ubuntu and since then i cannot boot into Windows anymore. I used the "standard" option (didnt change any partitions manually, just entered the size) but used the UEFI-mode. At first ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire One 756

I have used Ubuntu before, in virtual machines, but today I decided to make the leap and I bought a netbook to install Ubuntu as a "real" OS alongside Windows. The netbook I bought is an Acer Aspire ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and dual Boot with Windows 8 uefi on Sony VAIO SVS1512 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.10 UEFI Secure Boot install I've spent the whole day trying to get windows 8 to dual boot with ubuntu on my Sony Vaio SVS1512Z9EB. I tried boot-repair as mentioned in ...
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How to make ubuntu understand a windows-style folder path as a folder on windows partition?

I have ubuntu and Win7 on dual boot. On windows, a use a program that is set to save things on a given windows folder (like "D:\some folder"). On ubuntu, I can run this exact same program (it's not a ...
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Ubiquity doesn't see any partitions on the Disk

I want to install Xubuntu 12.10 on a system which has already Windows 7 on it. However, the Ubiquity installation program does not recognize any partitions on the system and shows it to me as empty. ...
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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Need help connecting to the internet but the option to connect to networks is not even listed

I have an Acer Aspire running windows 7 and Ubuntu. I am new to Ubuntu so treat me like i know nothing. I decided to install ubuntu so I installed it as a separate operating selectable on startup. ...
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Xubuntu is not seeing my Win8 OS in the installer

When I install Xubuntu, I get the message "This computer currently has no detected operating systems. What would you like to do?". I just did a fresh install of Win8 yesterday, and I guess it used EFI ...
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Dual boot to windows 7

i just installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7 but now my computer automatically boots to ubuntu. i want windows 7 as my default operating system. when i start up my laptop it shows me no settings ...
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WUBI install, reinstalled Windows, can't work with Ubuntu now

I had installed Ubuntu in Win OS under different partition (E:) and then formatted my windows (C:), now I am not able to see the partition that had the wubi virtual disk on it (E:) and I do not get ...
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Black screen using dedicated graphics

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I also have win 7. the thing is I can only boot into both when I change graphics settings in the BIOS menu and I have to make it integrated. If I have it on ...
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Windows wubi installer

So while installing windows on my system a few months ago I left ~40 GB to install ubuntu later and now I wanna do it,so is there any way I can use the Windows Installer to install ubuntu on that ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu 12.10

Below given are the steps which I followed to install ubuntu 12.10 with existing windows 8 in my machine. I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 into my disk and made it bootable from my usb by selecting that ...
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Dual boot 10.04 and Windows 7

Before downvote, please this is not a duplicate I read the related questions and couldn't solve my problem. I bought a new laptop that originally had Win8 installed, I formatted it, installed Windows ...
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Error while trying to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I recently purchased a new Toshiba Ultrabook that comes pre-installed with Windows 8. I'm trying to dual boot 12.10 with it and I have run into a problem with the installer. When I get to the page to ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot - Share files between OS

Well I have a netbook, so I can't play games on windows either, no problem. But I'm getting a new desktop PC with better hadware and it will be able to run the most popular games and I want to have ...
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Ubuntu installed along side Win 8 but not shown in boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful Actually the question says it all, but let me tell you what I did, so u may find exactly what might have went ...
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Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use?

I have old notebook with BIOS (not EFI) installed with Windows 8 RTM, want to install Ubuntu 12.10 by booting to a LiveCD. Doing some research, I found method either to choose Something Else or ...
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can't boot the Live DVD in my pc (UEFI, windows 8 dual boot)

I have a Dell XPS 8500 pc, with windows 8, and UEFI, I want a dual boot with windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10(64 bits) .. then I was reading the next tutorial: http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI but ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

So I hava a TOSHIBA laptop (64 bit) with Windows 7 Home Premium. First I downloaded wubi.exe and I installed it to my laptop. The only problem with this when I start Ubuntu I always get an error: ...
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Ubuntu uninstalled, cannot access Windows partition. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I gave my dad my old laptop which had Windows dual booted with Ubuntu 12.04, he did a Windows recovery and chose the option ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu on HP ENVY Ultrabook 6t-1100

I plan to buy HP ENVY Ultrabook 6t-1100 which comes with Windows 8, 32GB SSD and 500GB Hard drive. I however want to Dual boot it with Ubuntu. Any issues? Furthermore, would it be possible to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu as the primary OS on multi-boot system

I was thinking of downloading this to my netbook since I love the operating system. How do I install it to override all my other operating systems so I just have ubuntu.
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Any benefit of /home Ubuntu partition

I want to have dual OS of Win8 & Ubuntu 12.10. Provided that Ubuntu can access ntfs partition of Windows but same can't be said about Windows this leads to a question mark on the significance of ...
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How to “un-automount” external harddrive?

So I dualboot 12.10 and Win7. Both OSs are on the primary SSD while all commonly used data (documents, movies, music, profiles etc) is on a secondary NTFS-formatted HDD. Since I needed the NTFS ...
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Windows 7 not booting from Ubuntu 12.10 boot menu

Am having windows 7 in one hard drive. I installed Ubuntu in second hard drive. Am configured BIOS to boot second hard drive first (Ubuntu OS). and then i updated grub, so its shows windows 7 in the ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - thinkpad x230 [duplicate]

I am having problems getting grub to load Windows 8 properly after installing Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 on a solid state drive. Here's what I did: Fresh install of Windows 8 using USB recovery ...
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I wanna partition more space for Ubuntu! (dual booting w/ Windows 7)

So, I bought this computer recently, and immediately dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with it. The other day, unfortunately, I ran out of the mere 20 or so gigs alloted to me (out of about 700). I'd like ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)

I bought a computer with Windows 8 Pre-Installed, but I didn't like Windows 8, so I decided to install Ubuntu as a second operating system. I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for ...
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Recover Ubuntu after MBR recreation

Initially I had Windows 7. After installing Ubuntu I was not able to boot into Windows. Therefore I recreated MBR from Windows Repair bootrect /fixmbr. I am not experience in those things therefore I ...
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“Misaligned partition” - Should I do repartition (how?)

Tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 from USB-stick alongside the existing Win7 OS 64bit, and now I'm not sure if install was completely successful: Disk Utility tool claims that the Extended partition ...
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Apache 'You don't have permission to access / on this server'

I just install apache2 on ubuntu,the default www directory is /var/www/ ,I use ln to link it to '/media/Software/Program Files/wamp/www/' at the windows directory,but the apache shows 'You don't have ...
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Dual boot windows 8 ubuntu

I finally managed to installed ubuntu. But I cannot boot win 8 now. I searched on the forum and tried everything without any luck. Here is the log from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1389617/ ...
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Help understanding the migrate wubi documentation?

I'm looking at the MigrateWubi page but I'm not sure if I need to change the partition directories to the ones I created, and if so, I'm not too sure which ones I need to change. Here are the ...
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Installing BURG on 12.10

A while back I was dual booting win 7 and 12.04 and had BURG running just fine. A couple months later I messed up my 12.04 partition and decided the easiest way to fix the problem would be to install ...
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Installing along side of Windows 8

It appears as though many people are having problems installing Ubuntu along side Windows 8. My problem, however, seems to be sufficiently different to be unique among such problems. I can't get the ...
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How to diagnose and fix Kernel Panic Fatal Machine Check error?

I have got a new Samsung Series 7 laptop with dual boot setup for Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10. A fine machine comparable to a Macbook Pro. The Ubuntu installation was quite a hassle, but with the help ...
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How can I set up a triple boot with encrypted system partitions and shared /home?

I wanted to run 12.04 (32 bit), 12.10 (64 bit) and Windows 7 with full system encryption on either one of the Ubuntu installations and preferably a shared /home partition (at least the data with ...
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Grub errors during UEFI dual boot for Windows 8 (can't find command 'drivemap')

I have got a newly bought ASUS N56V with Windows 8 preinstalled. I needed to install Ubuntu so i partitioned the disk and after having disabled the Secure Boot option from Windows 8 i successfully ...
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Windows 8 fresh install and 12.10 dual boot

I have a question concerning Windows 8 and dual booting with Ubuntu 12.10. I've researched answers here, but haven't seen a question that resembles mine exactly: Ubuntu install and dual Boot with ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 on Samsung NP900X3D-A01BG

I tried to install Ubuntu on a brand new Samsung NP900X3D-A01BG. It has 128GB SSD with many different partitions, many of them have the name recovery in them. One partition is for drive C and it is ...
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How to clone two hard drives into one

Lately when running SMART tests of my hard drives above shows many errors I read a good number of sectors so I decided to buy a new one. The problem is I do not want to have to reinstall my operating ...
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Dual booting 12.10 and Win 7 - boots directly to Win 7

and thank you kindly for you help! I'll preface this with saying that I realize this is a common problem, with lots of trouble-shooting guides available online; however, after multiple attempts with ...
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Two different Ubuntu versions dual-boot problem

I have 2 Ubuntus installed: 12.04 and 6.10 After I installed the second one - 6.10, the first one (12.04) became invisible in grub. Then I booted from the 12.04 live cd and followed this ...
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grub2 - Finding an encrypted Debian

I have a Triple-Boot-System, with Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10 and Crunchbang (a Debian derivative - unstable Debian at that). I am trying to get all encrypted: Windows with TrueCrypt FDE, chaining grub ...