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How can I set up a triple boot with encrypted system partitions and shared /home?

I wanted to run 12.04 (32 bit), 12.10 (64 bit) and Windows 7 with full system encryption on either one of the Ubuntu installations and preferably a shared /home partition (at least the data with ...
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Grub errors during UEFI dual boot for Windows 8 (can't find command 'drivemap')

I have got a newly bought ASUS N56V with Windows 8 preinstalled. I needed to install Ubuntu so i partitioned the disk and after having disabled the Secure Boot option from Windows 8 i successfully ...
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Windows 8 fresh install and 12.10 dual boot

I have a question concerning Windows 8 and dual booting with Ubuntu 12.10. I've researched answers here, but haven't seen a question that resembles mine exactly: Ubuntu install and dual Boot with ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 on Samsung NP900X3D-A01BG

I tried to install Ubuntu on a brand new Samsung NP900X3D-A01BG. It has 128GB SSD with many different partitions, many of them have the name recovery in them. One partition is for drive C and it is ...
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How to clone two hard drives into one

Lately when running SMART tests of my hard drives above shows many errors I read a good number of sectors so I decided to buy a new one. The problem is I do not want to have to reinstall my operating ...
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Dual booting 12.10 and Win 7 - boots directly to Win 7

and thank you kindly for you help! I'll preface this with saying that I realize this is a common problem, with lots of trouble-shooting guides available online; however, after multiple attempts with ...
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Two different Ubuntu versions dual-boot problem

I have 2 Ubuntus installed: 12.04 and 6.10 After I installed the second one - 6.10, the first one (12.04) became invisible in grub. Then I booted from the 12.04 live cd and followed this ...
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grub2 - Finding an encrypted Debian

I have a Triple-Boot-System, with Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10 and Crunchbang (a Debian derivative - unstable Debian at that). I am trying to get all encrypted: Windows with TrueCrypt FDE, chaining grub ...
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12.10 on Elitebook 8560w w/ WUBI

I am trying dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Elitebook 8560w via WUBI. Between Microsoft and HP they used up all my primary partitions so I decided WUBI was the best way to go. It all goes ...
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Install 12.10 on Macbook 6,1

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 besides MacOSX 10.6 on my Macbook 6,1. I found some instructions like here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook/TripleBoot But these are pretty old and I'm not ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after installing Ubuntu, 'device format invalid'

I had Windows 8 installed on a partition. Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on another, it works fine, but when I try to boot Windows 8, it says error: device format ...
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How to change grub-bios to grub-efi

So a while ago I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook. I had to reinstall it because something in the update manager messed up. Not to concerned about that but for some reason after the installation Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7), doesn't boot after I deleted some files from Windows. What can I do?

The Ubuntu 12.04 I have installed (in Dual-Boot with Windows 7) using WUBI worked perfectly for over a month. Then it informed me that I ran out of space on the hard drive and I assumed it was because ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu Server Edition and Windows 7 Professional

I've dual booted Ubuntu desktop edition with windows but id now like to dual boot Ubuntu Server Edition with Windows 7; I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and I'd like to install ubuntu server ...
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I can't make my Windows 8 boot loader to run Ubuntu or even ask me which OS to run as dual boot!

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as secondary OS on my laptop. The primary OS I have is Windows 8. So I have partitioned drive where NTFS is for Windows 8 and other partition is EXT4 for ...
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Can't restart from Ubuntu 12.10

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Pro. Both run seamlessly but I've had the persistent issue of not being able to restart my machine properly from Ubuntu. If I am on Ubuntu and hit the ...
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How can I fix my dual-boot machine that now fails to load Windows?

My start-up process: Start computer loads bios loads grub- now i can essentially make two choices load Ubuntu or load windows xp I choose to load Ubuntu and everything is fine I choose to load ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu menu of Windows Boot Manager?

I have an ASUS K55VM and it came with DOS, and then Windows 7 was installed. I am planning to install Ubuntu on it. My computer had 4 partitions: 240GB, 230GB, 230GB, and 230GB, and I changed this to ...
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Cannot run Windows XP from GRUB (returns to GRUB)

GRUB had an error, but by using Boot repair I fixed it. Here is the boot info script output. I have the system selection screen in violet, but I cannot run Windows XP. Only Ubuntu. When I press ...
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Add folders to 'libraries'

I am dual-booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10. Now I have all my documents and media files in the windows partition/windows library. In windows, for example, in the documents library we can add a ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu after windows upgrade

After my lastest update for Ubuntu and Windows XP, I got a Grub error on booting the next day. ls lists the following (without () ): sd0 sd1, msdos sd2 sd5 sd6 When I tried to get into one with ...
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How do I Dual Boot Windows 8 UEFI and Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I have got a new Samsung Series 7 laptop with Windows 8 where I tried to install Ubuntu. It is a 64-Bit system which uses UEFI and has "Secure Boot" switched on in the BIOS by default. After I ...
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Dual OS onHDD. Standard Linux boot hangs. Safe boot option to retry standard loads fine. what's up?

New install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from disk from Linux User magazine. Standard boot hangs. Safe boot displays option to retry standard boot and when selected loads fine. Have updated OS. Any ...
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Triple Boot Question

I have successfully set up a a win7,win8 and Ubuntu 12.10 system. Windows 8 and Ubuntu are located on the same SSD, while windows 7 is located on another SSD. All went great and I can continue playing ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system I have been having a tough time getting a new computer (Lenovo h430) that came with windows 8 to dual boot with ...
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Bootloader Problems Grub Won't Load Windows 7

I sent this to boot.repair@gmail.com, still no response thought I could get a faster solution here. I am running Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on separate partitions. The message is sent is: ...
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Is there anything I should be careful with when reinstalling Ubuntu on a multiboot system?

I have a Win 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 multiboot system on my laptop. I am planning to upgrade Ubuntu, but I'd like to do it with a CD and make a new installation. I am wondering if there is anything I need ...
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How can i safely remove extra GRUB installs?

I am using a Macbook Pro 6.2. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. I Re-sized my partitions (to make more space for Linux) and of course messed up GRUB. This is fine. I corrected the ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 7 without touching my existing dual boot Ubuntu installation?

I have dual boot configured with Windows 7 (32bit) and Ubuntu 12.04(64bit). I installed Ubuntu after windows, now my windows is corrupt due to some virus and I need to reinstall it. Currently when I ...
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Does the Windows Installer partition your hard-drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? And if it doesn't, how does it deal with memory, etc.?
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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? So firstly I tried to install Ubuntu, from the website to run alongside Windows. Went through Wubi etc. Asked me if ...
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Wubi uninstallation and partitions question

I downloaded the wubi.exe file and before I install ubuntu, I want to make sure of some stuff first. I have two hard drives in my computer C: (which have windows 7 on it) 950 GB and D: which is ...
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Fresh install of 64 bit 12.04 over 32 bit 11.10 alongside Windows 7

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit and Windows 7 dual boot in separate partitions. I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (mistakenly installed the 32 bit 11.10 a little while ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot windows 7 not working

When i install ubuntu, and the computer restarts it doesn't show the boot managaer so it always boots in windows 7. I tried to change the default os, and ubuntu wasn't even listed in it. Then I read a ...
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Installation with WUBI is asking to boot from live CD?

I installed 12.04 with WUBI along side my Windows 7, When I did a reboot, there is a choice to choose between "windows" & "ubuntu", but when I selected ubuntu, WUBI doesn't seem to read the ...
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How do I delete Windows after an Ubuntu install?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP installed. I now have a neat dual-boot system, but I want to get rid of the XP OS and keep Ubuntu as my only OS. How do I do ...
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How to change the hard drive file type?

I installed Ubuntu OS. Then tried to install Windows 7 as dual boot. But i get error message that unknown file system. Not NTFS. Now there is no OS in System. How to change the hard drive file system ...
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Wubi, Windows 8, Truecrypt, UEFI, and a big headache

So, I have a fresh install of Windows 8... Here's the issue. When I first installed W8, the Wubi loader would launch just fine, no issues, no fuss... At the time, I elected to avoid installing ...
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Must go through Windows Boot Loader to get to Grub

I just installed a fresh copy of Precise alongside Windows 7. I have to separate 750GB hard drives; /dev/sda holds the Windows partitions and /dev/sdb holds the Ubuntu partitions. Other than that, ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine with 1 HDD but it's starting to get very slow. So I decided to buy some new stuff (mobo, CPU, memory, SSD and 2 HDD). Now I would like to make it a dual boot ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 Dual boot, grub menu not showing!

I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 alongside with Windows 7. Everything is fine until i want to enter windows 7. When I start my PC, after normal boot, there is no Grub or OS Selection menu, and my system ...
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Need help for installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu? Im going to install ubuntu 12.04.1 with my current operating system which is windows7 Im going to use dual boot. i partitioned my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not recognized after installing Windows 8

I used to dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell XPS 15, now I installed Windows 8 Pro and now Ubuntu does not appear during Boot. There was a similar question asked in some other forum and ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 12.04: UEFI and Legacy

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10) with Windows 8 on a new Sony Vaio, but have run into some problems :) Specifically, my problems seem to come from choosing UEFI or Legacy as the ...
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cant get ubuntu to work with windows 8

ive been trying to dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 but so far I haven't been able too. the laptop im using is a HP Pavilion g6-2240sa pre-installed with windows 8. ive made the bootbale USB with ...
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12.10 Weird graphical artifacts

Installed 12.10 everything went well, until after I login. I get weird graphical artifacts and can't do anything. The plus side is that I still have Windows 7 running well. I am extremely new to ...
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I can't boot into Ubuntu “Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No ang0” Error Message

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7. It was working fine but now when I try to boot with ubuntu after the operating system choice screen I get this. Boot Error Message Try ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI laptop

I have a notebook pre-installed with Windows7 and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it following the standard installation steps in the installation image. The only problem is that on reboot the machine ...
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How to fix GRUB on dualboot with Windows7 and Ubuntu?

I am a relatively recent user of Linux. I had several releases of Ubuntu installed on my laptop working in dual-boot and never had any issues. Recently, I installed openSUSE because I thought it ...