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How shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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how to exchange unusable space to ext4 in ubuntu 14.04 installer?

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 along side with windows 8 : when I try to create an ext4 partition after creating one ext4 and swap , remaining space changed to unusable how should I prevent ...
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Problem with dual-booting with Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. When starting my machine I see: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I am ...
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How do I remove Grub without a USB or Recovery DVD? [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 and I want to know how I can remove Gnu Grub and have it go straight to the default Windows bootloader. I do not have a recovery DVD and the USB drive I'm ...
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OS not found on sony vaio [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8 Sony Vaio SVE151L11W computer. Now I want to dual boot it with Windows 8 but on Live USB booting an error comes showing "Operating system not found" even ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [on hold]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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How to partition Ubuntu for future Windows install?

I'm installing Ubuntu for a laptop, where there is a possibility for a future Windows install for a multi-boot setup. I heard many stories what can go wrong if I go with this order and not Windows ...
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Can't dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

So I have a Lenovo Ideapad p3000 laptop and I have followed all the common procedures prescribed to have a dual boot but Windows still boots directly. Grub will not load on my laptop. I have even F12 ...
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Unable to Load Windows 8.1 After Dualbooting with Linux

I am very new to Linux and have come across this error when trying to fix the boot issues. If anyone has any advice or even the answer to my problem, please let me know so I can successfully reboot my ...
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REturns to win7 after reboot @ubuntu install

So I thought it be cool to give a try at Ubuntu. Did a clean install first of Win7 onto my new SSD. I than partitioned 40gigs for Ubuntu. I made an USB drive with Ubuntu on it, booted from it. ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu even after trying Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an sony vaio pro 13 laptop via USB flash drive. Installation was successful. But my laptop still starts Windows, and there is no way to boot to Ubuntu even I did try ...
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How to get back on windows 8? [duplicate]

I have tried to install Linux Mint, but my laptop doesn't allow it. It is a Toshiba laptop. Firstly I tried to install ubuntu, but it didn't accept the install. Then windows 7, and after that ...
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enable trim for mounted ntfs partition on dual boot system [duplicate]

I have a dual boot that I set up following this great manual on lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony). So I have just like the author 4 sda ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and newest Ubuntu, separate HDDs, Removable HDD caddy for laptop

Okay so a few months back I bought a new HDD for my laptop and installed Windows 8.1 onto the new HDD in place of the old HDD, I then bought a caddy to use my old HDD in place of my DVD drive seeing ...
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Startup problems - Dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10

I bought a new Notebook some days ago and used to use Linux on it. As it was with an original Windows 8.1, I decided to create an dual-boot because I didn't actually wanted to lose the free license by ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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How to get OS option (dual boot) when i have two OSs on separate disks?

I have two HDDs on my PC, one has Win7 and the other, Ubuntu 12.04 (with boot). To choose which OS to use, i have to change my boot priorities from BIOS. How can I get it to ask me which OS to boot ...
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Grub not coming up when laptop starts

I had dual booted my laptop with windows and ubuntu 14.04 and it was running fine only until my windows was infected by virus and so I had to refresh it. After refreshing when I restarted my laptop my ...
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Kernel Panic block (2,0)

This is my first question here and I'm trying to give as much information as possible: I tried dualbooting Linux Ubuntu (first Gnome then regular Ubuntu) with windows 8 on my Lenovo U310 Ideapad. I ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 with mac os Yosemite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot on mac Yosemite. I installed refind, I created a bootable pendrive with Universal USB Installer. After running Ubuntu from menu refind, a black ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 laptop and monitor problem

I meet with this problem second time. I'm using a laptop with dual boot. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7. I have a 21,5" monitor plugged with HDMI cable to my notebook. I did this: my laptop was turned ...
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triple-boot pc: move grub and unify partitions

I have a triple-boot pc with following partitions: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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installation stuck at detecting file system

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 (i386-32 bit) dual boot with Windows 7 (home premium 64 bit). I created a USB stick correctly, Checked for md5sum. After manual option, I created swap, /, /home ...
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How to dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 7 a couple of years ago, now install Ubuntu for academic purposes, partition the disk and perform other procedures in the installation. But when I restart the computer I can ...
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Windows7 Not Selected As Default On Boot Up (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I have successfully done dual boot on my HP 248 G note book. Ubuntu on SDD caddy Windows on HD. When I start the notebook it starts with ubuntu first. Is there a way I can set Windows to boot ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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Can not boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am having problems for booting windows in latest ubuntu 64 bit which boots normaly, its a laptop and never had windows installed and uses UEFI and Legacy modes. This is part of the ...
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Dropbox indexing is much slower in Ubuntu than in WIndows

I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 with a shared NTFS storage partition. My dropbox folder is on this shared partition. First, I notice that whenever I switch back and forth between the two OSes, ...
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Grub2 doesn't show Windows 7

I did reinstall UBUNTU 14.04 after having some issues with grub, the problem is that I can't access to my windows 7 anymore as the grub menu shows only Ubuntu partition. P.S/ during the ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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change default paths of (Music, Pictures, Temples, installations, ECT)

I have my 250GB HDD split up into 3 partitions. 25GB has a windows 7 installation. 25GB has Ubuntu 14.04. 200GB is simply an empty NTFS partition. I have done in the past with windows instaltions ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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''Radio device: ideapad_acpi' is a huge battery drain on my Lenovo Ideapad U410. Running Ubuntu 14.04

So just a few days ago I installed Ubuntu for the first time ever on my laptop - Lenovo Ideapad U410. I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Although since the beginning I've been fixing many ...
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fdisk /dev/sda fail, possible to restore?

I'm new here, so I hope I post this in a place where someone is able to help me. Earlier today I was messing around with fdisk to be able to run my windows partition through a VirtualBox. At a point ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 not booting to Win partition [closed]

How to do a Network installation of Win 8 or Win 10 from Unbuntu 14.10 on Idea Pad S-103?
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How to solve “boot in insecure mode” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my laptop. But I always get "booting in insecure mode" message and then nothing happens. My laptop has BIOS Legacy not UEFI. There's any option about security ...
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Ubuntu-gnome now alone on harddrive, how to remove multiboot menu [duplicate]

I want to remove all trace of multi-boot now and make Ubuntu boot up without grub that was installed when Windows 7 was there. Now Windows 7 is gone but not the boot menu. How do I remove this?
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boot from USB drive Ubuntu or Windows 8

As security I would like only when I have the USB drive plugged in the laptop to be ask if I would like to boot my Ubuntu desktop otherwise to boot my installer Windows 8 . Could anyone let me know if ...
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New Notebook Medion Akoya E7416 (MD 99460) Linux compatible? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu and would like to know, if this notebook with Intel Core i5-5200U will work with Linux. OS is Win8.1. I tried to start Linux from a stick, that failed. On other machines it ...
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Ubuntu is not finding swap partition

I booted Ubuntu on to a new computer today. I created 3 partitions 20g for operating system 200g encrypted /home and 12g swap. But sudo swapon -s brings up nothing and when I boot it also say swap not ...
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initramfs problem with Installing Ubuntu from USB on ASUS N61Jv

I struggle with the installation from USB. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and then formatted the USB and burnt the iso. The checksum was OK. I removed the ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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Is it bad to use ubuntu and windows on same machine? [closed]

I am dependent on some of application like Photoshop and illustrator. I know these apps has alternative at ubuntu. But these has not enough feature like Photoshop and illustrator. In that case I am ...
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Help with restoring windows 7 boot from ubuntu grub

I just sold my old laptop on ebay and had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on separate partitions on the same hd. When I restored factory settings to Windows 7 I deleted the partition that Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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Minor problem with Grub entry for Windows 8.1 - Only Windows Boot Manager shows

I have done the seemingly impossible. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a machine that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Yes, it took some tweaking. But I finally got Grub to load up when my ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...