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Help creating a partition for 14.04 next to XP for dual boot

I was installing 14.04 and the only options I got were replace xp completely or something else. I choose something else. Partitions come up. Problem is I can't figure out how to create a new partition ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't install on boot SSD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it doesn't detect the boot SSD. I have an alienware m14x. I exchanged the HDD for a 120GB SSD and then replaced the disk drive with the original 750 HDD ...
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removing windows 7 after ubuntu installation

i intend to install ubuntu 14.04 into my toshiba c855d laptop, windows7, with a dual boot option. i want ubuntu to sit side by side with windows7, not within it. then, at a later date, when i am ...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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Where can I find the refind.conf configuration file?

I'm in the process of installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS on macbook pro 13inch retina display with the end goal of having a dual boot setup with OS X. I'm using reFind as my boot manager, and since I have ...
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Black screen with blinking cursor after dual boot install 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my toshiba laptop along side Windows 7. When the menu comes up to choose which OS to boot into, I can easily boot into Windows 7. I cannot successfully boot into ...
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How do I boot into Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my PC. I tried to install it alongside my windows 7. I have a total of 500GB hard disk and I separated 25 GB for Ubuntu. Now, I cannot access my windows and every time I ...
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Old Dell Inspiron 531 w/ XP. Can I run 14.04?

I had an old Dell Inspiron 531 laying around and wanted to do something with it. I decided to make it into a HTPC/DVR and light gaming rig(iRacing) mainly. I was able to find a Dual core AMD64 XII ...
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where went ubuntu(installed along side windows) after reinstalled windows?

i had installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7(ultimate) creating a disk partition of 10 G. I had some problem with windows, i had to format and reinstall it. I used the same partition for windows ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 8.1, what partitions should I create on HDD and SSD?

I've never used any OS other than windows, but have decided to try ubuntu 14.04. I have 30GB of free space on the SSD and 200GB on the HDD. Now what partitions should I create? I really have no idea ...
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I want to know how to create a multi boot DVD with all the Ubuntu flavors (Kubuntu, lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I am a computer teacher. I am introducing my students to Linux, and I wish to create a multi boot live-DVD (single layer, 4.5GB) with all the Ubuntu flavors (Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu 14....
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When I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop I'll have to erase all my data. “Alonge side windows” doesnt apppear [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu from a Usb drive. It says I have to erase all my data but I want to install it along side Windows 8. The ""Install alongside windows" option doesn't appear. What appears ...
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Failed install of 14.04 which has resulted in error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_colour' not found

After an attempt to install 14.04 over 13.04 (which was working fine), I have the error msg at start up error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found. grub rescue> I have tried to re-install ...
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Ubuntu File System Partition gone Unallocated

I decided to install Windows 7 next to my Ubuntu setup and started to follow this instructions. Currently i'm on the third step. But when i try to mount the file system that i noted down, it says "...
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Kubuntu 14.04 install crashes when reaching GRUB

I've been trying to install Kubuntu 14.04 on my desktop PC alongside my Windows 7 (I want to make a dual boot system), but the istallation always crashes at the point when the installer tries to set ...
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Will installation of *BSD break my Ubuntu? And what about swap and bootloader mess up?

I have Windows 8 on my hdd(with it's system and boot partition), an Extended partition(D under Windows) from which I extended 2 more partitions - the one for Ubuntu(which is primary) and one for swap. ...
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Not showing option to boot from thumb drive in GRUB

I have a TAILS Thumb Drive. I used it with Windows but I can't figure out how to get GRUB to boot from the Thumb Drive when I have it installed. My boot menu only gives me the options to run GNOME or ...
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How do you repair a non-booting Windows 8.1 installation after updating to Ubuntu 14.04?

I have dual boot set-up with Windows 8.1(original OS) and Ubuntu 14.10. Recently, Windows stopped booting. I am presented with a 'Recovery' screen with the Error Code: 0xc0000225. Windows stopped ...
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Can't extend partition on xubuntu

I have xubuntu remix and xubuntu dual booted. How do I remove xubuntu and fix boot? Can I also extend xubuntu remix to take whole disc? screenshot of gparted
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Dual boot Win8 with Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu installer says “No other OS found”

I wanted to dual boot Win8 alonside Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I boot from USB stick, the display screen shows that "No other OS found" and hence I cannot install Ubuntu alonside Win8. The only ...
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Dual boot w/ UEFI and LUKS - What do I need to know/do?

I want to rebuild my mobile workstation (HP EliteBook 8560w) to dual boot CentOS 6.5 and Ubuntu 14.01LTS. I would like to protect both instances with LUKS. In my research I have come across a few ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see that Windows is already installed

I have this very weird problem. I installed Windows 7 Professional first on my machine ( But I didn't select all the memory space, so I left about 500GB for ubuntu), and I was able to install windows ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later Wubi installer be returing

will Wubi Instaler ever be returning in ubuntu 14.04 or later i have a friend that really wants ubuntu and is upset becuase he cant figure out how to create a partition on his hp pavilion g6 64bit ...
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Replacing Windows XP with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I wish to create space on my computer, deleting XP permanently from my harddrive. I have only 2 partitions! due to the dualboot I installed without knowing exactly what I was getting into! I cannot ...
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Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 but continues to restart laptop

I've been trying to run ubuntu 14.04 off a usb on my Win 8.1 laptop. I get the dual boot OS selection screen on startup but each time I select ubuntu, the system restarts. I got the same result trying ...
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Trying to add Windows 7 to grub2

So I just got a SSD that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on. I did this by using a disk. For some reason it would not allow me to install it from windows 7. So right now I have to go into my BIOS to switch ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Refind from an external hdd on a MacBook Pro

I'm dual-booting a late-2013 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic) and OSX 10.9.2 with Refind. This worked well after I installed Refind's ext4 driver. I also have the hard-...
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Bricked my computer, is there any way to get it back?

I recently installed Ubuntu, but grabbed the 32-bit by accident so I went back to Windows, and was like better remove the Ubuntu files, so I deleted that partition. I downloaded the 64-bit version and ...
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Lost Windows while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I needed a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I googled and followed the steps and got it done, but the GRUB was not visible, so I made a reinstall and selected the option of deleting the previous ...
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Changing Ubuntu and Windows 8 queue at dual-boot

I recently installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i'm new to ubuntu. I was wondering if i could change the queue from ubuntu to windows. Actually, when at the boot time count down is started for ...
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Why can't I boot?

I get this when I try to boot after installing from CD: GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu 3.14 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command ...
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Windows 7 dual boot, tried installing ubuntu on top of another ubuntu installation

So I had windwos 7 running fine and decided that I want to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded the image and made bootable usb drive. I then went ant clicked install ubuntu, it loaded for quite a ...
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Installation, dual operating systems [duplicate]

I'm about to switch my OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu on an HP laptop, primarily for internet use. Is there an "idiot's guide" anywhere here that I can print up before I try it? The plan is to put the ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

So I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and so first I installed my Ubuntu in my laptop and it is installed successfully(I think) so it's working well now I have my Windows 8....
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ubuntu along side windows 7

I downloaded from the official website. I burned correctly the dvd with ubuntu, i restart my computer and just like the installation instructions says i saw the welcoming screen, my problem is: ...
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Dual boot 14.04 alongside Win8 [duplicate]

So I'm running a fresh install of Win8 on a 60gb SSD with a another 300HDD for storage. I have set a 20gb space for the installation of Ubuntu alongside Win. The issue is when I run the DVD with ...
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how do I get my computer to boot a specific partition?

My computer has an interesting setup... I have a partition layout that goes like this: 30gb ext4 that I want to boot from, 130gb part ext4 with corrupted drivers (mouse and network are completely ...
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Got HP 255 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre installed - how to add dual boot with Mint Debian?

I'm a newbie to Linux. I installed Mint on an old computer and liked it, I would like to dual boot my HP 255 Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with it if possible. As a complete noob when it comes to doing this, I ...
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dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu (Partition not detecting)

I have installed Windows 8 and disabled secure boot. when trying to install Ubuntu in "something else" option of disk partition. It shows only one hard disk with full free space (500 GB) , no windows ...
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Dual boot failed can no longer boot into windows

So I tried to dual boot windows 7 and unbuntu on my dell laptop. I set up all the partitions etc. went into the live CD of ubuntu and installed ubuntu on a seperate unallcated space and finished the ...
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malware migrating beetween partitions

If I run Ubuntu and Windows on a single machine in separate partitions, will viruses and other bad migrate between the two operating systems? In other words, will bad stuff under one OS infect the ...
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Can't install dual boot with Windows 7

I know this is a duplicate, sorry, I have looked through all the questions and answers, as well as other sources on the web, tried to follow what was suggested, but still I am unable to install Ubuntu ...
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Unable to access the Windows drive in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to open the E(called New Volume) drive of windows in Ubuntu 14.04 and it gives me this error message Error mounting /dev/sda5 at /media/nisarg/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How to access and modify files from my Windows installation?

I recently setup my system to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows (keeping Windows only to game...an addiction I just can't break.) Anyway, I noticed the /opt and /usr directories were taking up a lot of ...
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Cannot find grub to boot Ubuntu after installation

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop (UEFI) and I tried to dual boot 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 on it, along side with Windows 8. I have two hard drives and /dev/sdb is a SSD so I want to install Ubuntu on it (Windows ...
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Xubuntu showing up as Ubuntu in GRUB

I decided before I commit 100% to a distro that I would dual boot Ubuntu and Xubuntu and see after some time which "feels" better to me. Well, after restarting the computer for the first time I saw ...
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Can't boot after power loss

I am duel-booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. I was booted into Ubuntu when I lost power and now when I try to boot into Ubuntu it freezes on a black screen. However I can still boot into Windows just ...
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How to convert Linux swap drive to windows readable format [duplicate]

Okay so I'm rather new to linux but I my laptop has 2 drives. One 64gb msata that i use for my windows boot drive and a terrabyte hdd that i use for all my other files. I decided to create a new ...
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Trying to run recovery of grub

Hi I'm following this: How to install the Boot-Repair tool in an Ubuntu live disc? but i get the following error at the end. #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true # Uncomment to disable generation of ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on windows 7 without affecting the recovery facility of windows 7?

I have windows 7 homebasic and now i want o install ubuntu 14.04 over it, i want to keep both (dual boot) . Windows 7 has recovery facility , will ubuntu installation affect the recovery of windows 7 ...