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gpt partitions for windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot on 4TB HDD (UEFI MB)

I have an empty HDD with 4TB capacity. I am trying to create the gpt partitions using GParted so I can install windows 7 and ubuntu. What I want is to be able to utilize the entire 4TB space. I want ...
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Uninstalling Windows XP

I have a Dell built in 2003 running Windows XP Home. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a partition on my hard drive. Now I am not able to boot with XP, only Ubuntu. (on boot up screen, when I ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB

I intially had Windows XP. Later I got Windows 7 and after that Ubuntu 13.04. Then i thought of getting rid of XP part. So I used the DiskPart utility and deleted that partition. But when i tried to ...
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How can I get Ubuntu and Windows XP to dual boot?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows XP Home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted to eject the CD and reboot. The result was: error: no such device: ...
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How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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Install ubuntu in dualboot with windows 7

I can't install ubuntu using an external dvd writer/reader, when I'm selecting "install ubuntu inside windows" the screen goes black and dvd is ejected from dvd tray, then if I press anything my pc is ...
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Netrunner and windows 8 dualbooted replace netrunner with ubuntu while keeping windows 8?

So i have netrunner and windows 8 (I have a normal bios no new windows 8 bios stuff, used to be a windows 7 machine) and i wanna replace netrunner with ubuntu 13.10. I have grub installed so no wubi ...
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Nautilus opens a new window [duplicate]

Every time I mount any external hard drive or other partitions and open it in nautilus, clicking on the nautilus icon again opens a new window. Can I stop this from happening? If not, is there any ...
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Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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installing 64bit 12.04 LTS along with 32bit window 7

I am facing issues with installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64 bits) alongside Windows 7 (32 bits). My machine is Intel i5. My current Windows partitions are: C: Drive of 50 GB D: Drive of 195 GB E: ...
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Issue: Time is not in sync between Ubunut and Win8 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting with Win8.1. Recently I am noticing that whenever I boot alternative OS the time is not the same i.e When I switch from Ubuntu to Windows,system time in Windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no longer boots on Toshiba Satellite after Windows upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5372, which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I succeeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it (intending to dual-boot), but the UEFI refused to recognize it and went to ...
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Help needed with deleting a Ubuntu partition

I have a question about my partitioning. Some months ago my laptop crashed, so I decided to put Ubuntu on it. Because I had some experience with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I choose to create a dual-boot with ...
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Triple boot win7,Ubuntu,Kali [closed]

I am running window7 and Ubuntu 13.10 together. I'd like to also have Kali linux installed.Despite I did the installation of both OS , I am not a veteran in this subject , I dont know where to start ...
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Grub menu not showing up at boot

My computer shipped with Windows 8 and later I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Right now I'm trying to get Windows 8.1 to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, but the Grub menu doesn't show up at all. My computer ...
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How do I remove the Ubuntu option from the Windows 7 boot manager?

I have Windows 7 as base operating system, and I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. A few days later, my Windows 7 became corrupted. I installed Windows 7 again, but when I start the computer, there ...
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Install of Ubuntu 13.10

I am running an HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with 2 hard drives (sda, sdb). I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on sdb, at present I have Windows 7 64bit booting on sda. My question is: If I install 13.10 ...
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Cannot choose windows in GRUB

I have installed edubuntu 13.04 in one of my computers. Now I am unable to select or rather even move the selection in the GRUB during boot time. So Ubuntu is automatically loaded. I am unable to get ...
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Help with the installation of Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to download ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop which is currently running windows 7. I want to install to where I can dual boot either.
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How can I get boot menu after Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. My problem: I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on a system in my Lab but after the installation when I restarted the system it booted ...
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Brightness problem in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

I own a ACER ASPIRE5734Z that has a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz × 2. I tried this solution,but did not work out: Open terminal ( Ctrl+Alt+T ) and type: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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How to delete Ubuntu's hidden or trash files and folders (like .trash-1000) on Windows volumes, from Windows?

Previously I used have Ubuntu on my laptop, but currently I am using Windows 8. I found .trash-1000 file appearing in my drive. I knew that this is due to deleting few files while using Ubuntu. How ...
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Installing Windows alongside Ubuntu on last partition

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system.I wish to resize my /home (extended) partition and install Windows 7 in the free space. This would result in Windows being installed on the last partition on ...
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About the Dual booting [duplicate]

I am a beginner in Ubuntu, so please help me to solve this problem. I bought a new laptop with a hard disk of 500 GB. First I installed windows 7 and allocated 400 GB for that. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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Not Able To Install Ubuntu With Windows 7 [duplicate]

First of all sorry if this question seams repeated I am a rookie, I tried many links but not able to do that is not working in my case. On my laptop currently Windows 7 is installed and I want to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 boot problem with Windows 7 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 on a separate partition with Windows 7 as my Primary OS (installed first) I let Ubuntu do the distribution of the partition under the "Install Side-by-side" option When ...
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Data recovery in ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with windows 8. While I was using Ubuntu, all of a sudden my system went into a suspend mode and when I logged back in all my data was gone. It was Ubuntu in its ...
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Ubuntu one on a single computer with Windows and Ubuntu

I have a single laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8 in different partitions. All my important files are in the Windows partition so they can be accessed from both environments, and uploaded to Skydrive ...
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UEFI and “reserved bios boot area”

I purchased a new notebook, which has a pre-installed Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). Configuration: UEFI Secure Boot SSD + HDD I downloaded Kubuntu 13.10, prepared a bootable USB stick and ...
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Windows Boot on 2nd Hard Disc Drive

I have ventured into the Ubunta world. I decided to completely ditch Windows so I didn't do a Windows and Ubuntu install but just installed Ubuntu 12.04. Because I can't sync my iphone I have ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 error

I installed Wubi a little while ago to try out Ubuntu and I really like it so I decided to make a partition and install 13.10 fully. When I booted from my USB with 13.10 and tried installing it using ...
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Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug the ...
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GParted merge unallocated space to ext4 partition

Here I want to merge unallocated space to ext4 partition. But during running in Ubuntu it is not allowed. Am I right? It has key picture. I must do that Ubuntu DVD booting from it and selecting try ...
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Setting up the GRUB for future use

What I am currently working on is trying to set up my partitions/ grub to eventually dual-boot. Currently for partitions, I have: the Ubuntu partition, mounted to '/', also flagged 'boot' a second, ...
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My boot screen for Lubuntu doesn't load correctly. How can I fix that? Thanks!

This would be my first post and I am not proficient in Linux, although I do use it regularly as a layperson. I just dual-booted my old laptop with XP and Lubuntu (I have an emotional attachment to ...
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Dual booted win7 with 13.10 and seemingly I have lost the whole hard drive

I seriously need help ! I followed the instructions, and started to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside win 7. In the middle of installation, there was an error saying some file can not be copied, after ...
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directing Ubuntu install to correct device [duplicate]

Sorry to ask what must be an oft-asked question but I am not seeing another thread with the solution. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 for a dual boot setup on a system that has two HDDs on it, one ...
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Dual Boot problems (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10), Boot-repair didnt work

I have preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu that I installed a week ago on my Laptop Lenovo E530. After my first installation of my Ubuntu 13.10 as Dual Boot, I could not to log in to Windows again, ...
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Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed that it is divided into 3 sections: my antiquated floppy drive (at least, I think that is correct), the C drive, and an ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
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Will I lose my data when I install Ubuntu alongside windows?

Currently I am using windows 8.1(Trial version), but I wanted to check out Ubuntu as my trial ends within 2 months. I have 500GB HDD and half of it is filled with important Data. Now, I want to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot-repair gets in infinite loop

I am attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1, but I am unable to run a LiveUSB without turning on legacy mode first. In legacy mode I was able to install. I planned to fix the legacy ...
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Installing Ubuntu on extra HDD

I've got three HDDs in my setup, with Win7-64bit running on my main one. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu on a secondary HDD and be able to choose between it and Windows at the boot screen (while ...
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Problem reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 (Dual with Windows 8) - Black Screen

It have been a week since I use Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8. Yesterday I tried to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 from the CD, I chose the option Erase Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS and reintall, I followed the ...
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Install ubuntu as a dual boot system in mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air This is what I followed to install ubuntu as a dual system for my mac air. I have finished installing ubuntu in my mac and I can ...