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where to install bootloader

New to ubuntu here and am trying to set up 12.04 alongside my windows7 install. I got the iso onto a flash drive, managed to install everything just fine, but when I restart the computer after ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on UEFI Unable to Boot to Ubuntu

Here is the layout of my disk: /dev/sda1 (EFI partition) /dev/sda2 (Recovery partition) /dev/sda3 /dev/sda4 (Windows 7 partition -- boot) /dev/sda5 (/boot) /dev/sda6 (swap) /dev/sda7 (/) I have ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop about a week ago. Although Ubuntu works fine, I have not been able to boot back into Windows 8 since then. After some digging, I found something called Boot ...
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How can i save files on my hard drive

as i am new on ubuntu operating system. how can i save my files , music , photos , doc , ect. on my hard drive i got two partition each 300GB. and filesystem. when i open the partition i found in it ...
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I'm trying to get Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7

When I get to the boot loader, I select Ubuntu. It gives errors like software or hardware has recently been changed and to insert windows install disc. Any ideas on how to fix? I'm new to this, I want ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.10, but I also want to install Windows 7 and be able to dual-boot. How would I go about doing this?
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 pro dual boot - Grub can't find command 'Drive Map'

I have the following setup: Samsung 840 Series SSD drive with three partitions: EFI Boot Partition (200 MB) Linux Swap Space (2 GB) Primary Ubuntu Drive (490 GB) Crucial M4 SSD with one ...
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Windows 7 not able to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using a bootable USB (4GB) on my friend's laptop. Dell Inspiron 1510 (n series) Initially, she approached me since Ubuntu was not able to be installed on her laptop. The ...
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GRUB menu doesn't show Windows 7 option

I'm in need of help to repair my Dual OS (Windows & Ubuntu), I installed Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 but GRUB menu doesn't show Windows 7 option to select. I'm here to ask how can I make my ...
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Dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 w/ UEFI [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop, that had Windows 8 pre-installed. As Windows 8 is awful, I decided to attempt to dualboot Ubuntu. Did some research, and found out that it is not as simple ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu or unhiding partition

I have 3 disks in my machine. I installed Ubuntu in one of them (2 partitions) but it is impossible to "see" the partition where I installed Ubuntu from the other disks (sysop w7 or winxp) so I tried ...
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Do I have to partition the drive in windows before installing Ubuntu?

Very quick and simple question but just want to make sure before I go ahead and install. I understand that Ubuntu 12.04.2 comes with the necessary keys to install alongside windows 8 with UEFI and ...
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Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?

How could I setup a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 8 on my Microsoft Surface Pro with 128 GB. Note: My dual boot solution is below.
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How do I burn multiple Ubuntu isos on one DVD?

I always find it a waste putting a 790MB Ubuntu iso on a 4GB DVD, and I was wondering how to put multiple operating systems on one DVD with a grub menu. I know it is possible, but I just don't know ...
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Installing windows 7 after a kubuntu install?

I have a kubuntu 12.10 installation that I use as a primary work machine. This is a single installation (2 partition OS / Swap). I need to install windows7 and the majority of tutorials (all) ...
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Booting multiple Ubuntu's in a system

I having Ubuntu 11.10, Windows7 and Windows8 installed for now. I also want to install UbuntuStudio. I have tried installing it into a separate partition. But, that did not load. Only the Ubuntu ...
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How can I change my boot options from within Windows 7?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, however when I boot it up, it gives me graphic issues and will not proceed. I can fix it by adding nosplash nomodeset to the parameters, but I don't know how to ...
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My ubuntu partition was deleted and I can't boot from either a DVD or USB

It's my first time installing ubuntu. I have Windows 7 and 8 before in my laptop (Acer Aspire 4752z). After Ubuntu (12.04) installed in my laptop, the Windows boot loader didn't recognize my Ubuntu so ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 8?

Once I reboot it after the installation, it brings me to a screen to choose Windows 8 or Ubuntu. When I click Ubuntu it brings me to a screen with this options: Reinstall windows Change the language ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up on the boot menu

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 from a flash drive. It said it installed properly and that I needed to restart. But when I did I never got the option to boot to Ubuntu and even when I pull ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.04 after reinstalling Windows 7

I had to reinstall my Windows 7 due to some problems, before that I was running a dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, which was originally installed from Windows (via Wubi) in a separate partition. After ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 8 in SSD+Normal drives [closed]

I'm gonna setup my computer with a new HD config. I have a 320gb old SATA2 drive with Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 7. I'm buying a new 120gb SSD drive today, and my plan is as follows: SSD - 20gb ...
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GRUB doesn't see Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

So, this is my first time installing Ubuntu on my hard drive, and I'm running into some problems. Until a couple of hours ago, I had 4 partitions in my hard drive: XP Vista 7 Data partition I ...
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Install Windows on fully encrypted Ubuntu machine

like the title suggest I want to install Windows 7 beside Ubuntu for gaming purposes. Ubuntu 12.10 has been installed and completely encrypted with LUKS/LVM. Bootloader is GRUB. Hard drive is ext2. Is ...
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Ubuntu / Windows: to boot one or other I have to manually change os mode selection [duplicate]

On a new Samsung laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed I installed Ubuntu. I'm not an expert at all, I've just followed various instruction available in the web. Now, if the OS manual selection is on ...
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Dual Ubuntu Installations with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is I want to have a Xubuntu/Ubuntu dual boot, with a catch - I want the disk to be fully encrypted with the dm-crypt (native supplied) whole disk encryption. Now I know, out of the box the ...
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Fixing grub menu after migrating wubi to partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi a couple of weeks ago, and today used the script on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi to move it to a new partition. Now I'm having a bit of confusion ...
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Installing Windows 7 hide Ubuntu on my machine

I had Ubuntu installed on my laptop. I installed Windows 7 and now I can't access Ubuntu. But the partition is there. I thought I would get a choice of operating systems at the start but I don't. I ...
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windows 8 wont boot after ubuntu 12.10 installation even after boot repair

I've bought a dell inspiron 660 preinstalled with windows 8. When I install Ubuntu 12.10 and use boot repair I am able to boot into ubuntu but not windows (invalid efi file path) I have tried ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro choices for Ubuntu install. Which is better?

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Surface Pro. There are two option that others suggest. First is to install Ubuntu as the sole OS and use a restore disk every time I want to use windows. ...
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Can't access Ubuntu after I installed windows [duplicate]

So What I did to dual boot was split a partion from my Ubuntu section. And then I installed windows onto the one that was empty. And now I can't access Ubuntu. When I startup there is no option on ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A

As the title suggests, I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the 24GB integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A. I took into consideration this answer - How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be ...
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How can I recover my old windows 7 after Ubuntu installation?

My OS is/was Windows 7, and I installed Ubuntu to lean a bit about Linux systems. After the installation I booted the computer and found I had no Windows access and I fear I have lost all my Windows ...
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GRUB missing after removing drive with Ubuntu

My work laptop is an HP EliteBook with one hard drive in it. On that hard drive is a encryption program that boots up called "safeboot", you enter your username and password and then Windows boots ...
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Windows 8 no longer boots after Grub wiped out the Windows Bootsector

I was using Win8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10... There is an entry in GRUB for W8, but when selecting it - GRUB comes back again, so Windows never boot up. I can only launch my Ubuntu. /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to make a proper Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual-boot using the Metro Bootloader? [duplicate]

I'm the owner of a UEFI PC and I would like to make a new setup of windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 both in x64. I' don't know if that's possible, I've made some searches, I've followed some tutorials like ...
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HELP Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot on SSD

I want to slowly migrate my OS from the mess that's Windows 8 to Ubuntu, but I still want to have Win8 for the time being. My system is: i7 3770k, G. Skill Ripjaw X 8GB 2133MHz Ram, Crucial M4 256 GB ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installed

I installed Ubuntu on my Compaq CQ58 (pre-installed Windows 8) with the UEFI Diabled and with a LiveUSB. I did the partitions on my pc and used 100GB for Ubuntu. Ubuntu installed and said that i had ...
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Help installing Ubuntu alongside Mac in an external drive (using rEFIt)

I want to install Ubuntu on an external USB hard drive (in a blank partition already made in mac) and then use rEFIt to alternate between operating systems. The problem is that, when running the ...
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Can't resize partition during installation

I want to dual boot windows 7/ubuntu. I have installed gparted, but I can't make a partion because I can't click on the option to resize. How do I work around this? Also. Tried putting windows 7 disc ...
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Bootloader question with the default “Install ubuntu along Windows” option

After using virtual machines and wubi for the last few years I finally took the time to install ubuntu in a dual boot. I read a ton of tutorials, but they all recommended different things. So I ...
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After install ubuntu 12.10 cannot boot to windows 8 ( pre-installed)

recently I have bought a lenovo z580 with pre installed windows 8 and I have installed ubuntu 12.10 ( secure boot was enabled when I was installing ubuntu after the installation I disabled it) I can ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu from the UEFI boot options? [duplicate]

I have a Gigabyte motherboard. GA-Z77X-UD3H to be specific. I recently installed Ubuntu and deleted it again, but it still shows up on the UEFI boot option even if I removed all hard drives connected ...
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How can GParted be used to fix “partition does not start on physical sector boundary problem”? [duplicate]

UPDATED I tried to learn GParted and use it with all the risks -_- and I think that I found a solution, but I still have problem, please read my question below this is from terminal after I move ...
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Deleted the Ubuntu file in Windows, but i am still prompted to choose between Ubuntu and Windows on boot

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. I got version 12.10 32-bit. After all was done I noticed a file on my C: drive labeled Ubuntu so i figured when i wanted to uninstall this would be the file to delete. ...
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How do you install ubuntu on a pre-installed windows7 system [duplicate]

How do you install ubuntu on a pre-installed windows7 system which usually comes with the max of 4 primary partitions already used up by the windows 7 installation. As these systems do not come with a ...
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Replace Windows MBR with Ubuntu MBR(?) [duplicate]

I read that the MBR that "comes with windows" will not boot from logical partitions, and I read that other MBRs may read from a logical partition. Here it is: "need to make sure that the MBR code ...
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Removing System Reserved to use GRUB2

Today I was reading a lot about the boot process. I have win7 ubuntu multiboot, grub2 is the loader. My question is: Is it safe to delete System Reserved (BOOTMGR in it), as I use GRUB2? I mean: Does ...
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Installation problem, not showing partitions

When it comes into installing Ubuntu I really wanted to try and not break anything. I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a bootable USB and set my BIOS to make it the priority boot device, which worked ...