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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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Problems Booting Windows 8 with Grub 2 HELP ASAP

please help. I'm new to linux, decided to try out ubuntu. created a new partition, and replaced windows 8 boot manager with grub 2 by installing grub on the windows 8 partition now windows doesn't ...
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Repairing grub 2 with Ubuntu live cd

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Boot Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I'm usually using Linux but since I had to use Windows at my office, I was stuck with a Windows 8 PC ...
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Can't get dual boot to work with windows 7

I have tried numerous options but all do not seem to work. The problem is this: The standard ubuntu installer does not recognize my windows installation. When i manually create partitions, grub simply ...
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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Windows 8 removes Grub as default boot manager

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new partition. When the PC boots Grub is display, and I can choose between Windows 8 (didn't worked at the ...
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intalled ubuntu 12.10 and now cannot boot win 7

so this is my brothers pc and i finally convinced him to try out ubuntu and went about installing it... he did have windows 7 and xp installed (with 4 partitions, win7, documents partition, win xp ...
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How to maintain ssd cache with dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop. It has an 8GB SSD Cached to a 1TB hard drive using some Intel caching ...
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Accidentally set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0, cannot boot into Ubuntu now

I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. Stupidly, I set my default boot OS to Windows 7 using this method and set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0. Now when I boot, the Ubuntu red/purple screen flashes ...
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How to deal with Windows 8 Boot Partition?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 Enterprise. I have a 160 GB Hard Disk Drive and completely wiped out all the existing partitions of this drive to create 3 new partitions in the following ...
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Freeze During a Restart on ASPIRE 4751Z [closed]

I notice this happen every time with my ACER ASPIRE 4751Z. Whenever I reboot from Ubuntu, the boot up freezes during "BIOS load". That means, the boot up menu isn't shown yet. I also have Windows XP ...
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Somehow I don't see a boot menu when trying to dual-boot with Windows 8. How to fix?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. If I turn it on it just boots to Windows 8 and does not give me a dual boot choice, as I would have expected. Like I now ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 while having Windows 7 [closed]

I have Ubuntu 11.04 & Windows 7 dual-booting on my laptop and I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to know whether this upgrade will damage my Windows partition. Is it safe to do so and ...
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Recovering files/not booting on Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

My friend installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Laptop, and now I can't boot windows and all my work files are gone. So 1.) How can I uninstall Ubuntu? 2.) How can I recover all my work files [my job is ...
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Dual Booting Pre-installed Windows 8

I've recently purchased a Lenovo T430, and sadly when configuring it, I forgot all about the Linux UEFI Fiasco, and kept the default option of pre-installing Windows 8. I'm able to disable ...
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Stuck on extremely low resolution 800x600; Native Resolution 1680x1050

I know this has been touched on by a lot of different threads by a lot of different people, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to fix it. I'm on a duel boot Windows 8/Ubuntu system and ...
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Dual boot “Ubuntu Desktop 12.04” “Ubuntu Server 12.04” grub mess up!

I have a system with two version of Ubuntu in two hard drives, "Ubuntu Desktop 12.04" on the first one (sda1) and "Ubuntu Server 12.04" on the second one (sdb2). (first installed Desktop then ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 boot issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit in a new partition alongside windows 7 in my laptop with a swap ...
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Locked out of admin account; but the password is right in shell; password changed too!

I have a dual boot, win 7 and the latest lts 12.xx. I tried logging into my regular account but it keeps refusing to open. There is no message saying anything was incorrect, but that message still ...
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Why I am taken to grub4dos when selecting Ubuntu from the windows boatloader menu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 64x alongside Windows 7(32bit) (Ubuntu after Windows 7) on my PC. Ubuntu installed properly without any errors. I installed grub on sda5 logical drive (one mounted ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue

I had a Windows XP on my 64GB IDE SSD. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, bit it did not worked: I could choose Ubuntu from the boot menu, but it did worked. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Problem installing GRUB with dual boot Win7 on RAID

I use Linux at work and am pretty happy setting up and installing to new machines in several configurations, however I have to admit, this time I'm stumped! I have a nice new PC with an SSD Raid in ...
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Installing Ubuntu, dual boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu, having looked at it on CD, without any success. First attempt at install didn't give me any options where to install it, and it wiped out one of my Windows XP disks and ...
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Upgrading to Win 8 on a computer with windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my laptop, where I had installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. Now, I would like to, if I can, upgrade to Windows 8 without any formatting. How would that affect ...
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Boot to specific OS depending on power-on button

I have both Ubuntu and Windows installed on my computer. On my previous Ubuntu install turning the computer on by pressing the normal power-on button would boot the system directly to Ubuntu ...
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Is the Disk Image Installation Efficient Enough?

I was just wondering, is it efficient to have the entire Ubuntu file system on a Windows file. Currently I am using the option to directly boot from Ubuntu, as opposed to running it as an application ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap)

Hello after a successfull installation of Ubuntu 12.10 amd64, I am now unable to boot Windows 8. Here are my actions: Made room (15 GB) for Ubuntu from Windows 8 Computer Managment Boot Ubuntu ...
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How do I get 10.04 to load with rEFIt?

I installed 10.04LTS on my 2007 iMac (which already has BootCamp and Windows XP) according to the instruction listed: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on a Samsung Series 9 laptop?

I have a Samsung Np900X4C which came with Windows 8 installed. My goal is to have a dual-boot setup. I followed pretty much the answer at Samsung series 9 np900x4c-a03us Dual boot windows 7, namely: ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on HP p7-1449 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system So I recently bought a HP p7-1449 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to dual boot the system with Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Windows 8 not booting any more

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8 after this guide. Now I can't boot Windows 8 any more. When I choose it in the GRUB screen, it shows me some kind of error, and after pressing enter it ...
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Windows 8 doesn't recognise Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 installed Ubuntu 12.10 boots straight to Windows 8 I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer. The BIOS recognises it, the Live USB recognises there's ...
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Ubuntu install removed BIOS option

Two days ago I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a liveCD. for some reason, the installation changed or deleted the option to enter the BIOS screen, and also changed the boot options so the only OS the you ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8

I have a PC with Windows 8 on it, but I would like to install Ubuntu on it. I have created a USB Drive with Ubuntu on it using Pendrive Linux's USB Creator as it was recommended by one of the guides ...
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Dual Boot On Galaxy Note 2 ? ( Android / Ubuntu )

I want to buy a Galaxy Note 2 tablet/phone and I just wanted to know: how can I have both of these OS's on it at the same time? If there is a way, how can I do it? Is there anyone who can help me? ...
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Dual boot Windows with Ubuntu 12.10 UEFI

I have recently bought a Lenovo thinkpad edge with Windows 8 preinstalled on it, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I mostly followed the instructions under 'General instructions' here: ...
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Does not boot ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I had Ubuntu installed. When I installed ubuntu I completely formated the hard disk and then I ...
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grub boot order problems after update

My grub menu went through rather extensive changes after the last update. It started booting to my old 12.04 entry by default. Where this gets confusing is that there is no longer a 12.10 entry in ...
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If we create an EFI partition, Will itstop Windows 8 from Booting?

Im trying to setup dual booting. The laptop came with Windows 8 pre installed and UEFI and quick Boot enabled. In the Ubuntu UEFI documentation it tells us to create a EFI partition in the beginning ...
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How do I set my clock in Windows to UTC / localtime?

I have a dual boot and a I configured windows to use UTC with a registry fix as explained in here: Ubuntu 12.04 clocktime is off by 4 hours Now, I need to come back to localtime again, and I have no ...
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No access to the entire drive on which Ubuntu was installed

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 for the first time on my laptop that was shipped with Windows 8. Since my laptop has a dual storage, it has the following drives: C: 128G SSD D: 750G HDD. I ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after ubuntu 12.04 installation

I just got my new notebook with windows 8 pre installed. After installing ubuntu 12.04 when I try to boot windows 8 it says "Automated Recovery in Progress" which fails afterwards and shuts down the ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu installed

Now now, I'm sure your hackles have been raised by a very familiar question, but hear me out. I'm running Ubntu 12.04 on a Gnome Classic desktop. I would like to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ...
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Can't access Ubuntu 12.04 (no grub screen) after erasing and reinstalling Windows partition

I erased a Windows XP partition and installed Windows 7 on it. I have no grub screen now and the computer boots straight to Windows. What can I do to reinstall grub? EDIT: I tried this sudo ...
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Installed Ubuntu for dual-boot only Windows comes up (tried boot-repair)

On my computer I have a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu was just installed from a USB flash drive. After the installation finishes, my computer boots straight to Windows without any ...
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Installed Ubuntu on one drive and left windows 7 on the drive, now can't boot to win7

Here is my boot-repair report: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1460148/ I want to be able to dual boot win7 and ubuntu. When I boot my machine, I see options for ubuntu in grub but no win7. Do i need to ...
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dual boot issue : ubuntu has stopped working after installing win 7

I've had Windows 7 (64bit) and Ubuntu 12.10 installed and running fine for a couple of weeks ,due some reason I needed to reinstall windows 7 but since reinstalling windows 7 I'm completely unable to ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu - wubildr.mbr is corrupted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu I have a PC with Windows 8 preloaded, now I want either to replace Windows with Ubuntu or run both with dual Boot, so I installed it with ...
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dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 (partitioning scheme)

I would like to ask for help on dual booting because it's my first time to try dual booting and a novice on Ubuntu or any Linux distribution. I have 2 partitions on my hard disk: Windows 7 C:\ ...