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Issues with Ubuntu/Win7 dual boot

Hi I'm a newbie to Linux and have been interested in trying it out. My wife has no interest in it so I'm forced to create a dual OS situation but I've really run into a brick wall here. I've done as ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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Partition Scheme Questions in Dual Boot Ubuntu/Windows installation

I just got a new laptop with Windows 8 and I am ready to install Ubuntu. I see the hard drive already has quite a few partitions, most of which seem related to Windows recovery. See capture: I am ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

So I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer. So I created a live USB and it does work. I selected the dev5 for the installation (Dev 5 is ext2 and have a enough space.) Magically my computer ...
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Install Ubuntu along Windows 8 with UEFI (can't get to installation screen)

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 for three days now. I have a simple notebook with no CD/DVD drive, so I am using a USB stick for it and I used the recommended usb boot creator ...
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I don't get this message: “If you have Linux installed, please reinit its boot loader”

I just used Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition 2014 on my Windows 8 to transfer space from one of my Windows logical partition to my Ubuntu Linux partition (I have only one partition for Ubuntu). ...
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Ubuntu Installation 12.04.4

I have 2 separate Hard Drives. One is SATA the other IDE. Windows 7 is installed on SATA drive and the other is a blank IDE hard drive. How can I install Ubuntu on the second IDE hard drive without ...
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Ubuntu partition resize help

Here's what my current partition table looks like: Now, I'd like to increase the size of my Ubuntu partition (/dev/sda8) to, say, 20 GB. But it seems to me there's no way to do that other than ...
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Destroyed windows 8 with damaged Ubuntu on usb

I was trying to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu get along and dual boot. Somewhere along the process of trying to boot from usb (over and over while testing different uefi settings), the usb got damaged ...
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I can't access ubuntu 13.10 after installing windows 8.1

I was using Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu Studio 13.10 along with windows 7,and then I installed windows 8.1 in place of the Windows 7. Now the PC(Toshiba Satellite L855) directly boot into windows 8.1 with ...
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OS-Uninstaller saying I will need to update my bootloader?

I am following these instructions to remove Ubuntu 13.10 from my system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller But when I run os-uninstaller instead of just saying it will remove the ...
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Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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extending win partition in win7 or shrinking ubuntu while in ubuntu?

I have dual boot win7 and ubuntu 12.04 Is shrinking linux partition with gparted somewhat less risky than extending windows partition in windows? http://postimg.org/image/5qdgafggt/ I would like to ...
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How to boot windows 8 with ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new at ubuntu i have a Sony notebook whit pre. Installed windows 8, and ubuntu studio 13.10, and can only boot ubuntu i put up the grub to sda3, and mount the windows 8 partition to boot whit g ...
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problem installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 [closed]

i have windows 7, i ran ubuntu live cd mode, after asking for try or install, i clicked install. Tick the both check box of update and third party software. After a while it gotto next step. i ticked ...
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How to restore windows 7 from boot on grub2

I have posted previously regarding a similar problem but now I've managed to get a bit further following various tutorials and solutions of others, not being sure of what's really going on though or ...
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Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop right now and I also want Windows 7. I want to dual boot. I am unable to partition the disk because it's not possible to shrink the hard-drive. I saw a couple of ...
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Key combination for Acer erecovery doesn't work after installing ubuntu

Initially, I had 3 partitions: 15G recovery 100M boot 950G Windows 7 I downsized the windows partition and installed Ubuntu 12 into the free space. Grub 2 found the recovery partition and added it ...
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problem about dual boot

first of all i am a beginner...so please bear me..... i have installed ubuntu 14.04 while windows 7 already installed at this point everything is ok but problem begin when i installed windows 8.1; now ...
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formatting only windows partition and leaving ubuntu untouched

I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 13.10 and windows8. I have a 64 bit hp pavilion g6 but when I last installed my win8 I installed a 32 bit OS, and then I installed my ubuntu over my win8. Now ...
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How to make GRUB menu for two different already installed OS in two different hard drive?

The desktop has two different hard drive; 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I have Ubuntu 13.04 already installed in SSD and I partitioned HDD as 500GB, 750GB and 750GB. I used 750GB partitions to store files so ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu after repartitioning

Having successfully dual-booted my system, I decided to attempt to triple-boot Kali-Linux (legacy), Windows 8 (UEFI), and Ubuntu 13.10 (UEFI). I freed up some disk space (5 gb if I remember correctly) ...
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dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu on a hybrid ssd/hdd

I am in the process of building a computer with this type of set up. 1 500 GB ssd and 2 hdds one 4TB and one 1 TB My goal is to use the ssd for the actual operating systems and favourite applications ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual-boot correctly?

My computer has two HDDs, one has 2T(Disk 1) while the other one has 500G(Disk 2). First I installed Windows 8.1 on disk1 and everything went well. Next I installed Ubuntu 13.10 desktop by a USB ...
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How to boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on Aspire One 765 [duplicate]

I can't seem to get Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 installed properly alongside Windows 8 on a netbook Acer Aspire One 765. First thing I tried was with a live usb/bootable usb. This failed after disabling ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Acer V5-122p computer

I have problems installing Ubuntu on my Acer V5-122p. Where can I find tutorials how to do this?
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What is the UUID of my swap drive?

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS Windows 8 with an SSD (but not on the SSD). I configured it when installing to use a swap drive, but it doesn't seem to be using it since I get this message ...
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Error when installing ubuntu

I've tried to google for it but I couldn't find a solution. I have Windows on my disk and I'm trying to install Ubuntu with dualboot but when I install ubuntu on SSD or HDD I get this error: The ...
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What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive?

What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive? I want partitions to be like this: => Primary: 325 GB Windows 7 x64 ...
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Dual Booting Samsung ATIV 9

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Samsung ATIV 9 and I'm running into some problems with the BIOS. I've followed the guides saying to disable SecureBoot, select CSM (Compatibility ...
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Why can't I boot into Windows boot manager from GRUB?

I just recently, recently being last night, installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop for school. I really want to learn about Ubuntu and how to use it. The main problem I am having is trying to start into ...
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Dual boot not available after upgrading to Windows 8.1

As per title, I cannot boot to Ubuntu 12.04 after upgrading from W8 to W 8.1. I have read several topics on this forum, but I don't seem to be able to solve the problem. I have tried first with ...
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Restore Windows [duplicate]

I wanted to remove Ubuntu and get back to Windows. I had both Windows and Ubuntu running on my system. To remove Ubuntu I just deleted the partition and unmounted the live CD and now I am getting this ...
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Dual-boot problems, installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hello here is my system, Currently running on windows 8.1 Created new partition -> installed ubuntu on there (When installing the Ubuntu, I cannot see any options that has "... install along ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after LAMP install

After following the suggestions of my friends I have finally decided to use ubuntu. I downloaded the windows installer and installation was really a breeze. However what followed was a disaster. I ...
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Installing Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac G4 Powerbook

I recently got 3 powerbooks from a friend of mine, only one of which I intend on using. I installed Lubuntu dual boot with OSX and restarted. When the Powerbook restarts, I hear the beep, and then I ...
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Not getting into Grub anymore after running Boot-Repair

I've had a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) on my notebook for quite a while and today when I started it I got into grub rescue instead of the regular grub menu and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot Problems Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre- installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot i get following error. error: unknown command ´drivemap'error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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Double boot-up alongside Windows 8 and my hard-drives are not showing in windows [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8. For that, I had to convert all of my hard drives from dynamic to basic. However, I did not face any problem in installing Ubuntu and it got successfully ...
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Can't switch between OS

I want to remove Ubuntu from this PC. When I restart the computer and try to arrow down to Windows 8, I am unable to use the keyboard. It just doesn't work. I need to be able to select Windows 8 to ...
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invalid signature error while entring in window dualboot with ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 so it works perfectly. But after I enter on Windows 8 it shows this: ERROR: INVALID SIGNATURE What should I do to run my Windows OS with ...
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Add space on existing ext4 ubuntu partition

I have ubuntu 13.10 installation on a 30Gb ext4 partition dual booting with windows 7 taking the rest of the disk space of 320Gb HD. My ubuntu partition is full and I get 'no space left' error on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't restart unless Windows 8.1 is first started and then shutdown

This is very strange. I have an Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 8.1 dual boot set up on my Asus N56VZ laptop. After shutting down Ubuntu, I can't restart it unless I first start and shutdown Windows 8. I'm not ...
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Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
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Installing a 3TB storage hdd with dual boot Windows 7x64 and Ubuntu 12.04ltsX64

I am in the middle of a build and ran into a problem with the GPT format of a 3TB hdd. The build is: ASUS a55bm-e motherboard. AMD A10 processor black 7850 (I think). Seagate 1TB with Ubuntu and ...
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I am running 12.04 on usb would now like to install on C: will it overwrite windows XP [duplicate]

I am running 12.04 on a USB stick on a machine with Windows XP and would now like to install 12.04 on my C: drive using the Windows installe. Will it run alongside my existing system?
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Cannot Install Ubuntu!! No Install Ubuntu Alongside Option!

I wanna install ubuntu 13.10 alongside y Windows 7 and windows 8.1 When i boot up from the live cd, it dosent give me an option to install ubuntu alongside windows.. I tried clicking on something else ...
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How do I get my laptop back to windows 8 from Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

So I thought it would be fun to try a new OS. I tried to pair Ubuntu with my Windows 8 ASUS laptop. For some reason it didn't work, so I downloaded the usb boot version(I think it is 12.10). After ...
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How to change free space to unallocated?

I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 therefore I have shrunk one of my logical partitions (D:), but the new partition instead of unallocated is free space. Now if I choose the option to install ubuntu ...