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Need to share a volume on home pc [duplicate]

I have a xp dual hard drive system - c: and d: with 2 users -my spouse and I. I have a window 7 single drive system with 2 logical partitions C: and D: Same 2 users. both are ntfs. D: drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after installation

Here's the story, I have windows 7 on my Pc and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, here's how I've done it: Went in Windows and made some unallocated space in order to install ubuntu there. Installed ...
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How to delete Windows and make Ubuntu use whole space, without reinstall?

I have both Ubuntu and Windows installed. My partition setup is pretty simple: After latest updates to Kerbal Space Program, Ubuntu and Steam, last reason to keep Windows installed perished. How ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks “????…”

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on FakeRAID along Win7. Win 7 has been already installed, and dmraid is running. During the installation I choose to manually partition, this is the structure: \...
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Problem with dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8

I have got a new Lenovo y510p with 8.1, When I tried to install Ubuntu, It did not detect the USB. So I changed the boot mode to legacy and selected priority to legacy first. Before that I had also ...
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Windows Boot Loader not letting GRUB be default Loader

I have a HP Laptop which I dual booted with Windows 8 and Linux Ubuntu. After the installation,Windows started automatically without any GRUB menu. However if I pressed F9 at the start I got "Boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 disappeared [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit .iso from official Ubuntu site. While installing it from a bootable USB drive I selected to replace Windows 8. The installer removed all my partitions and replaced it ...
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How to I use Androidx86 ubuntu dualboot?

I Dual Booted Android x86 and Ubuntu, and used the 40_custom file. So when I chose android Kitkat from the Grub2 menu, it started Android, and it loaded for a long time in the page where the glossy ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 was installed on wrong drive

Windows Vista is on my C: dive. while installing Ubuntu, somehow it installed on my other drive which is D: When I start the PC it does not recognize the D: drive after I am in Windows. Just shows C: ...
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Can't login to windows7 and ubuntu (dual boot) [closed]

it has been a week since i didn't restart my PC so i thought it would be a good idea to restart it while i was on windows. but when it restarts nothing happens. it shows mainboard screen then screen ...
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reinstall windows 7 (with ubuntu and windows7) [duplicate]

I have windows 7 already installed on my computer but I need to reinstall it. I have no data on my windows and I do not care if anything happens to the old windows, but I need to keep my ubuntu safe! ...
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The disk contains an unclean file system error when accessing drive [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8.1 in my computer. While using Ubuntu I couldn't access the drive and shows following error while opening the drives. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /...
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Grub Won't Even Come Up after Upgrade to 14.04 Dual Boot Win8 [duplicate]

I'm a bit of a noob, so bare with me here. I'm running a Toshiba Qosmio V1.32002. I have had a dual booted Win8/Ubuntu 13.10 traditionally, and I recently upgraded to 14.04. Now when I start my ...
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Changing the disk to partition when wanting to dual boot install

I am trying to install 14.04. The problem is quite simple: I get to the point where I must chose how much memory ubuntu should get. (The drag how much you want menu) The only drive I can chose from ...
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NTFS Freespace Issue: Disk Partitioning for Dual Boot System?

Am about to partition the 1GB HDD on my existing Win8 installation, in preparation for installing Kubuntu 14.04. Issue is that the Win8 partition program is saying that about half of the remaining ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 if I have dual boot with windows 7?

I have dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, and I would like to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.04 but still retain my windows 7, help! I have a DVD with the ubuntu 14.04 ISO
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Why is dd creating an enormous file when I try to create a backup disk image?

I've been trying to get CUDA to work on my system and in the process of messing with nvidia drivers I have broken ubuntu badly enough that I've had to reformat my drive partition multiple times. I've ...
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How to manually partition a reinstall upgrade to a dual boot

I have a Windows XP /Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit dual boot system with partitions I created manually. /dev/sda 1 21GB Windows OS /dev/sda 2 5.2GB ntfs spare unused /dev/sda 3 300MB ext 3 for grub Extended /...
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How can I create a dual boot, keeping in mind my pc boots to Ubuntu?

So I got 2 new 500GB hard drives and I installed Windows 7 first on the first hard drive and on the second I installed 12.04 ubuntu. Is there any software that I can use to make it easier to get a ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

This is my first time trying to install ubuntu. I have a flash drive that will boot to the installation. But once I egg there it says it can't find an os on the computer. What do I do?
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Retrieve data from Ubuntu

I had a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu(on two separate hard drives) that worked fine until I had to reinstall Windows 7. After the install I was unable to access the Ubuntu OS. I just need to know ...
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Not showing terminal in FAILSAFE mode

Pressing ALT CTRL F1 doesn't open the terminal when I'm trying to boot from my hard drive. There's just this black screen. When I do it from a LIVEUSB the terminal opens but executing the commands ...
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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What to do if Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect Windows 7 during installation

I am now facing a problem in installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside windows 7. First of all, here is my pc configuration: Intel desktop board DB75EN, Intel i-5 3450 processor, 1 TB Western Digital ...
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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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What is the safe way to replace Ubuntu 12.04 (installed in dual-boot with W7) with OpenSUSE 13.1?

This question is related to: How can I remove Ubuntu from my dual-boot and replace it with another distribution? Laptop: DELL XPS L502X, 64-bit Existing OS: Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 (in dual-boot) ...
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Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot) with MAC OS 10.9.2 [duplicate]

Can anyone could point me in the right direction for installing Ubuntu (the latest version...14.something) to dual boot alongside my existing MAC OS 10.9.2? I just want to make sure I do it right. ...
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I need advice on partition sizing/placement, please

I have installed 14.04 lts in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. HD size is 500 GB. Before installing Ubuntu I used gparted to get approximately a 250 GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. ...
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I want to delete a partition [duplicate]

I want to dual boot windows 8 and linux so, i need to create a separate partition for linux. All i wanted on the new partition is 15gbs. My computer wont let me "shrink volume" to create the partition....
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Delete Ubuntu files after Windows installation

Yesterday, I installed Windows 64bit over Ubuntu because I had troubles with syncronising my devices. So today i will install Ubuntu as a Dualboot, I just want to make sure, that all Ubuntu files are ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Boot To Black Screen after updating Chromium?

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for 64 bit systems on a dual boot custom computer with Windows 7. It was functioning normally for at least 3 days before I noticed that Youtube videos were flickering ...
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Problem while Dual booting windows 8 pro with Ubuntu 13.10

I have a HP Pavilion-15-n004tx laptop. It supports UEFI. However when i installed Windows 8 on it, i disabled the UEFI and installed the Windows in Legacy BIOS mode. I wanted to dual boot it with ...
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Recover Ubuntu installation

I'm in a problem..I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ( I had Grub to manage the boot ) and now I reinstalled Windows and now I can't access Ubuntu any more..I don't get an option to boot Ubuntu and no dual ...
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Unable to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I bought a laptop few months ago which came ubuntu preinstalled. i installed windows on it and tried to recover grub using boot repair disk, but still no luck, i am not even gettin g option to choose ...
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Completely messed up grub/efi/gpt dual boot

I seem to have almost entirely screwed up my machine. I was attempting to install an ubuntu liveusb to my external hdd, but in the process I messed up my internal setup. The external one works ;) It'...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8

I'm attempting to dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already had Win8 installed and have Ubuntu installed, and when booting I am given the option to boot either Win8 or Ubuntu, but when I click ...
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Can't boot in windows 8 after upgrade to 14.04

As advised I am asking here about my problem. After upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 I can't boot in windows 8.1. Right away after upgrade I noticed that few of my previous options are missing in grub. Then I ...
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Lost Windows 7 boot entry after installing Grub customizer

The title says it all. I installed grub-customizer, made some changes to the GUI, and lost my Windows boot entries. I've tried running sudo update-grub, but it didn't detect Windows. How can I recover ...
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Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu Installation on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520

When I run the setup for 14.04 using the live USB and select "something else" for manually creating partitions on my hard disk, for some reason Ubuntu isn't able to detect other partitions and assumes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 new install on Dell laptop

I managed to burn the latest version to DVD and installed it on a Dell Latitude laptop having Windows XP Pro. End result is the laptop will not reboot to either OS! After Ubuntu was done installing I ...
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Can I install Windows 7 after Installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I already installed Ubuntu ; I'm attempting to install Windows 7 but I cant because my hard drive is a different file system format. Steps I've Tried I attempted to format part of my disk to make ...
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Installing Ubuntu with “something else”

After having some trouble with Ubuntu installation, I think I've finally figured out what needs to be done. My system's current partition setup is like this: SYSTEM 200MB primary, C: 670GB primary, ...
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dual boot windows 7SP1 & ubuntu desktop

My machine is a dual boot PC with win 7 SP1 (C:) and win 8 (D:) , both are 32 bit system. I want to replace win 8 (on D:) with the latest ubuntu dekstop, so my dual boot PC will be win 7 SP1 (C:) and ...
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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: http://...
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Unable to locate package linux

Started boot-repair on live-usb, removed grub, and then was instructed to write in terminal sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda5" apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-pc linux but I get: Reading package ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loads to purple screen on Lenovo G505s. nomodeset wont work

I have a lenovo g505s graphics card is Amd radeon hd 8550g with windows 8.1 pre installed (not my favorite os). I disabled secure boot, changed uefi to legacy mode. Then I loaded and successfully ...
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Can't boot in Windows and can't run boot-repair after update to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After update to 14.04 I can't boot in Windows 8 and in GRUB I have only 3 options instead of 7 I had previously. Also I tried to repair boot but I can't. Running: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...