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I have Windows 7 on a 1TB HDD and I have installed UBUNTU on 240GB OCZ SSD

Boot Info Script I run boot-repair as I cannot boot up Ubuntu. It suggested using Gparted? I want to be able to boot up my computer and choose either Windows or Linux everytime. I used EasyBCD to ...
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Install Ubuntu while running Windows 8

I am trying to install ubuntu onto my secondary HDD (F). I have windows 8 installed on my primary ssd (C). I have an iso file of the 64 bit ubuntu installation on a usb. My question is can I install ...
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Grub and easy bcd

I have installed Windows 7 over Ubuntu 12.04 (on a different partition) and since I have installed Windows 7 as the last step, GRUB did not start and Windows 7 booted automatically. In order to ...
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How do I get the touchpad working on a Toshiba P850?

The synaptics touchpad is not working after a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Toshiba P850. It works fine under windows 8 (it's a dual boot machine). It appears to be recognised OK in ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 affecting other systems

I'm quite new to using Ubuntu. I have a dual-booted computer, running Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10. I'm planning to get an upgrade to 13.04. In terminal, I know the command is "do-release-upgrade". ...
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Failed to mount /boot/efi

I just downloaded the lastest Version of Ubuntu13.04 from the official website(of course it is amd64)and my Computer is the ASUS-A45V Laptop.I used the universal usb installer to creater a boot usb ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in rEFIT (Mac dual boot)

I've been trying to get the dual boot to work for a few days now. I installed rEFIT and then installed Ubuntu, when installing I selected the option to put the grub loader on the ubuntu partition. ...
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Disabled Secure Boot and Enabled UEFI for dual-boot on Acer?

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop, which comes preinstalled with Windows 8, so it has this new UEFI stuff. To get the Ubuntu LiveDVD running, I had to disable the UEFI completely and switch to legacy ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - dual boot problem - unable to mount windows 8 partition [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 and almost everything works fine (dual boot for both windows 8 & ubuntu 13.04 is working great). but when i try to access my windows 8 partition via ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 will not boot from Live CD

When I try to boot up Ubuntu 13.04 from a live cd be I send to the normal boot (Windows 8 ) This is what I got after I run the repair-boot dvd: http://paste2.org/cj0K8pbF I have a HP Pavilion ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 13.04 64 Bit

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04 64Bit using a bootable usb. After installing I click restart and my laptop boots into windows 7 without asking me to select OS. My boot menu is a traditional one ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after Windows 7 installation?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my hard drive, then decided to install Windows 7 alongside on a 25 gb partition. I shrank my Ubuntu install by about 25 gb with a GParted Live USB. Ubuntu booted ...
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unable to mount windows partition

I can't mount the windows 8 partition. I have shut it down properly. When I try to open up in devices, it gives me the following error: Unable to mount 413 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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First time using Ubuntu not sure the installation is correct

So I got fed up with Microsoft and decided I was going to start using exclusively open source products. Very little experience outside the Windows OS environment so I picked Ubuntu which I thought ...
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Dual boot in ubuntu with pre-installd windows 8 in hpg6-2301ax [duplicate]

I have a hp laptop with windoows 8 pre-installed. I installed ubuntu-12.10 with wubi.exe, I got screen about about OS selection. But when i choose ubuntu, it crashes saying wubildr.mbr file missing. ...
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What do i do to fix this dual boot ?error: out of disc grub rescue>

I just instaled ubuntu 10.04 to my old computer that has windows xp sp3 and a new hardrive.at the end it said it need to reboot and when it did i got this. error: out of disc grub rescue> How do i fix ...
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How to remove Windows from Grub menu? [duplicate]

My setup is GnomeShell Remix 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot. Now everything works fine, however, I rarely ever boot Windows and I would like to remove the Windows entry from my Grub menu completely and ...
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install CD hangs

Trying to install 32bit x86 xubuntu on sdb. sda has grub, W2000 and Fedora-3. Install CD live session works like a charm (this is why I chose xubuntu based on previous experience with it on usb stick ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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Repartition HDD to give Ubuntu more space

My Laptop came installed with Windows 7 and 320 GB of hard drive space. A few weeks ago I decided to try Ubuntu for a change, and created a 30GB partition for it. Now, I want to give more space for ...
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After installing ubuntu 12.04.2, I can't load windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with in-built windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit via the method shown on this Ubuntu page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI After use boot-repair, in GRUB menu it shows ...
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I have installed ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit, but it still not opening after installation [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 alongside Windows 8 (pre-installed,default in laptop). After installing and restarting, only Windows 8 opens, I don't see Ubuntu.
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Problems with GRUB install

A few days ago I did install Ubuntu with 3 partitions, swap / and /home, then I disconnected the hard drive and I installed Windows 7 on another hard drive. The problem is: I don't get the GRUB menu ...
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Can not install Ubuntu on Samsung Ultrabook Series 5 (Win 7!)

I have a Samsung Ultrabook Series 5 with Windows 7 (which I want to keep)... I can boot from a USB stick without a problem and ubuntu work fine, but when I want to install it, the installation ...
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Ubuntu Installation on Lenovo Ideapad G780

I am not new to Ubuntu however, I'm having trouble installing it on a new Lenovo Ideapad laptop model G780. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8. When I install Ubuntu, it's fine but at dual-boot it ...
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Windows 7, Xubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 triple-double boot :)

I currently have Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12.10 and that is working fine. Now I want to make some free space out of Windows partition and install Ubuntu 13.04 on it. So my question is: Would that be a ...
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Ubuntu hangs on start on system that have Windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Live-USB stick on a system that have Windows 7 in Asus 1025ce, but after selecting Ubuntu in boot menu, system not started in first time and these messages ...
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problem with ubuntu 12.10 as it is not showing up in boot menu

i installed ubuntu 12.10 alongside windows 7. I alloted 25 GB for it. It installed well but when i restarted again I dont get to select Windows 7 or Ubuntu. It directly boots to Windows. When i put ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple screen after upgrading from 12.04?

I'm new to the whole linux world. I had Windows7, so in order to not to lose it I made a new partition for Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation everything was good except a huge problem, my lapto has ...
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Where I should install GRUB bootloader, and chainloading bootloader?

I wanted to install Ubuntu Studio, and I'm confused where I should install GRUB. I wanted to chainload bootloader (because I want to dual-boot) and keeps Windows Bootloader, because I'm using EasyBCD. ...
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Installation from Live USB doesn't find my partitions

I have a Sony Win8 ultrabook. When I boot from a live USB, Ubuntu 12.10 will access my partial SSD to access data. But when I go to install it, it gets to the point of changing partitions, but shows ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12 in place of Fedora 18 while preserving my dual boot windows 7 installation?

I have installed Win7 first, then I did install Fedora 18 and now I boot through the Fedora's boot loader to either of the systems. What I want now is to replace Fedora 18 by Ubuntu 12 without ...
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Ubuntu booted from live USB freezing on boot message [duplicate]

This is my first time really getting to know Linux. I'm booting Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP G65 Notebook, which is pre installed with Windows 7 64 bit, from a live USB. The HP loads just fine and proceeds ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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Ubuntu installation failed every time after choosing “install ubuntu alongside window 7”

I want to install Ubuntu with window 7 as a dual boot PC. After Booting from pendrive when I choose "intall ubuntu on Hard disk" , then installation window comes, I choose "do not connect to wifi ...
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How to write Ubuntu in boot.ini?

I have windows xp. It has ntldr and boot.ini on multi 0 disk 0 rdisk 0 partition 1 and load Windows from multi 0 disk 0 rdisk 0 partition 3 I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on second hard drive and I ...
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Grub not showing windows partition

My mom has a windows partition and a ubuntu 12.04 partition on her laptop, and we wanted to set grub to automatically load windows for ease of use. To do this I used steps from this question: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have windows 8 (32 bit)in my PC. I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and wanted to install it using a bootable USB stick. Now, when I clicked "restart to continue" to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, my PC ...
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Windows 8 doesn't allow Ubuntu start-up [duplicate]

Scenario Recently I build up my own desktop and decided to install as first OS Windows 8 (why did I do that...) as always I have both, Ubuntu and Windows, I though that installing Windows first would ...
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Dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu Studio

I have experience failed to boot system after installing Ubuntu, and I won't that happens again. I wanted to install (again) Ubuntu, but this time Ubuntu Studio. So I just ask a few questions: ...
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Installing Ubuntu with preloaded Windows 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu as a Dual Boot with my preloaded Windows 7. I have a 1 TB hard disk. Primary Partition for windows is limited at 80gb and the rest of the space was unallocated and i ...
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No dual boot option, no boot priority order

I installed Ubuntu yesterday. I partitioned my C: when it was asked to give memory allocation to Ubuntu. The version is 12.04. I was able to install Ubuntu completely: Ubuntu is successfully ...
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Triple Booting - Windows, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio

I've Windows and Ubuntu, and wanted Ubuntu Studio, so I downloaded Ubuntu Studio 12.04 dvd file, and I wanted to have triple-booting on my laptop. Here is the snapshot of disk management. image ...
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Purple screen after installing to external hard drive

I have Windows 7 64 on my laptop (MSI GX660). I downloaded the 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 install onto a 1GB USB drive, rebooted, and installed onto a 1TB USB external HDD. I followed this guide I then ...
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How do i use another hard drive? and dual boot

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and updated on my external hard drive, and I want to be able to access my internal hard drives via Ubuntu. One of the internal hard drives has windows 7 on it and the ...
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Grub fails to boot windows 7, no such partiton error

My dual-boot windows 7 / ubuntu 12.04 has been working fine for months, but suddenly i'm unable to boot to windows. i've tried fixing this using boot-repair (i.e. purging and reinstalling grub), but ...
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Laptop connecting to wifi, but not internet. Only on home wifi, school wifi works fine

Just recently installed ubuntu on my vaio VPCS11X9E. The wifi works fine on windows, and wired works fine on both. The wireless also works perfectly with my school's wifi, but when connecting to my ...
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Hard Disk Formatting Error

so here is the situation.. I installed Ubuntu, pretty sweet.... all was going well till i tried to install an application " LPCXpresso IDE for ARM micro controllers" now the PC hung up as soon as the ...
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Ubuntu installer not seeing free space on hard disk (dual boot)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (12.10) on a laptop on a 240 GB Intel SSD drive already containing a Windows 7 installation. I have the disk partitioned as follows: 1500 MB, NTFS, system partition, ...