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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Ubuntu 14.04 Is it possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Can't restore Windows 8 after installing xubuntu 14.04

Got a new Lenovo G710 with Windows 8 on it. Followed the directions to install Xubuntu. Now I have a boot loader menu, but when I select the Windows item in it, Windows fails to boot. I read about ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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GNU GRUB version screen when I restart or turn on computer (trying to dual boot with windows 8)

I installed ubuntu today in my computer that also have windows 8. I download the image from the ubuntu site and then I burn image in a dvd. I change bios to boot from my dvd and I install ubuntu in ...
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If i Dual Boot can i transfer my personal files from Windows8 to Ubuntu? [on hold]

Can i transfer the files to the Ubuntu side and then have them removed on the Windows 8 sides so its only obtainable when im on the Ubuntu OS. If so. how?
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Clean install (or update) Ubuntu 13.04 to latest version, dual boot with Win 8.1

NOTE: This might be a repeat question, but am yet to to find a complete comprehensive and all in one sort of answer ---- I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with Win 8.1 for a couple of ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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Do I finally erase Windows [on hold]

This is a easy one. There's a way to know if the windows partition (that comes pre installed in my computer) is finally gone? I first try a dual boot but that came with a lot of troubles so i decided ...
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Problems with installation - crashes

I just installed 64 bit Ubuntu on an old HP desktop with an SSD. I am dual booting with Windows 8. Ubuntu loads correctly about 50% of the time, otherwise I have to hard reset. The rest of the ...
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invalid EFI file path on windows 8.1 alongside with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alonside with Windows 8.1 on a separate logica partition. Now, I can only log into Ubuntu. When I try to log into Windows from the GRUB menu I get an error that leads me ...
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Windows 8 not shown dual boot [duplicate]

I have a problem that apparently is very common with the dual boot windows, I have a computer that comes preinstalled with windows 8. I hate windows so i installed Ubuntu (but i want to preserve ...
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu says partition corrupted, windows says it's not

I'm attempting to dual boot my windows 7 HP laptop with Ubuntu, and I'm having partition issues. Here's the basic synopsis: HP decided that it had to use all 4 partitions apparently, so I have ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows)

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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How do I totally remove grub and install it fresh so it works? (dual boot problem)

Okay, so here it goes. I have two hard drives. One is a 1TB drive that I have Win 7 on, the other is a 250GB that I have Ubuntu on. Both installs work fine, neither is corrupted. I installed Win 7 ...
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Make Windows the default boot option in an UEFI enabled system

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use Ubuntu on my desktop. However, I don't want any menu asking to select Ubuntu or something else or that it boots ...
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Absolutely cannot get Windows 8 to boot again

I've been stuck on this for countless hours. I can't boot into Windows 8. At first, Grub didn't even display it until I added it into the 40_custom and still it refuses to boot saying that it can't ...
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Kali Linux Will Not Boot [closed]

I have an Asus X750JA laptop that dual boots Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. My BIOS is "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012" and have GRUB 2 installed for Ubuntu. I have tried with secure boot OFF ...
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How can install ubuntu13.10 in windows 7 [closed]

How can install ubuntu 13.10 in windows 7 in 64 bit given me details step by step procedure.
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i have kubuntu and want to install windows 7 in a dual boot [duplicate]

Currently I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 native on a machine with 1TB of disk space. Now I have to use a program for work which is not working in Linux nor will it run in Windows inside of a VM. ...
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problem multibooting windows and ubuntu [closed]

quick question , im running windows 8.1 from a usb drive and i want to run windows 7 and ubuntu from that same drive , obviously windows is giving me a hard time and isent allowing me to run more ...
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Don't show unallocated space during installing type?

I have been created 50 GB unallocated space using windows 8. During dual boot ubuntu can not show unallocated space in the time installing type where i will create / , swap , home directory.
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File errors on Ubuntu 12.04 OS

I am getting FPDMA READ failed errors during Ubuntu bootup. Has the hard drive gone bad? dmesg output: [ 4.912493] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x10600624 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [ 4.912509] ...
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dual booting caused problem

I install windows 8.1 in primary partition first then ubuntu 14.04 on logical volume. Now i'm able to boot ubuntu but not windows.I'm not getting any option to boot windows. Please help me out
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Working installtion of Ubuntu 14.04 now shows blank screen with a blinking cursor

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot with window 8. I was using Ubuntu 14.04 for more than 3 months without any issues. Recently, I had installed openldap on Ubuntu. Created a group named ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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Unable to load ubuntu 13.10os [closed]

I started my PC early morning and select Ubuntu os to work then it loads gnu grub screen but when i select ubuntu it shows blank page and nothing shows up earlier i was getting CMOS battery failure ...
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How to Remove Ubuntu within root?

I have installed the boot for Ubuntu using Universal USB installer within Windows 7. After which I restarted the PC to check if the Ubuntu boot menu has loaded. The process with Universal USB ...
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Install ubuntu alongside windows 7 option not coming

I am trying to install ubuntu12.04 in a system having windows7 preinstalled. While installing it is showing option as "Install ubuntu inside windows" instead of showing option "Install ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu in Chrombook

I recently installed Ubuntu in Acer C720 chromebook using instruction from the below link http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/764181-how-to-install-linux-on-an-acer-c720-chromebook it was working ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with xp?

This is probably a dupe, I know don't hurt me :p...but how do I dual boot ubuntu and xp but install windows xp after ubuntu? I can't exactly install xp first as I have a ton in my ubuntu install and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see harddrives [closed]

I am trying to dual boot with windows 7. When I go to install ubuntu after partitioning it doesn't see the hard drive. I have checked fdisk and gparted and it also doesn't show up there. Any ...
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How to cd to $RECYCLE.BIN?

I made a dualboot between Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu 14.04. I tried access the Lubuntu files with a ext2/3/4 driver for Windows. But when I went back for Lubuntu, there are in / a folder named ...
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Diskmounting problems after using windows

On mine laptop is use dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Sometimes i must use Windows cos Ubuntu does not support some of mine software (10% not), but when i boot over to Ubuntu i cant mount ...
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How to burn my original ubuntu on a DVD

i need to install windows 8.1 with Ubuntu (dual boot) but i can't because there's only one partition so i need to remove Ubuntu to delete the existing partition and make new ones.
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Resize extended partion without live CD or USB

My Gparted picture: http://i.stack.imgur.com/s6X7V.png My problem is similar to the problem described here: GParted wont resize extended partitions with the small difference that I'm not able to run ...
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Grub not loading on dual boot widows 7/ Lubuntu 14.04

I installed lubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. try to reinstall grub and this is the link it generated http://paste.ubuntu.com/8385301/ the only i see is a black screen with aalog input cannot ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...
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Dual boot not working with windows 7

I used windows 7 ultimate.Then I tried Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. Watched a video on youtube installation process goes well I guess but when I rebooted it doesn't show me any option to boot with ...
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Access storage partition from linux [duplicate]

After installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu side-by-side with a 100Gb storage partition(NTFS), I've found that Ubuntu cannot access either partition. A quick Google search told me to disable windows' ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Computer Boots to Grub after removing Lubuntu 14.0.4

Recently I tried removing Lubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows 8.1. However, I probably made an error because I tried to remove the Lubuntu partition from the Windows Disk Management interface. Now ...
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Dual Boot - Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

Hope you guys doing great. I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my pre-installed windows 8.1. I have disabled FAST boot & Secure boot, but even then the option for "Installing ubuntu alongside ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...