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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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Reverting the problem of unusable disk partition

While trying to install Ubuntu aside windows 8, I made a partition for my C drive and that is shown as unusable. How do i revert that? Now instead of 100 GB ,I'm able to use just 50 GB.
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Can't access my Windows 8 files on Ubuntu 14

Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/shaswat/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda8" "/media/shaswat/New Volume"' ...
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Installing 2 versions of Ubuntu on same hard drive?

I have a dilemma and I don't know what to do. Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit installed along side Windows 7 64 bit and everything works wonderfully. I recently started a course about ...
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on unbootable XP

I hope you can help me because I'm getting really frustrated here. I've decided to turn to Ubuntu since I'm fed up with a BSOD my XP is giving me for a few days now, but I can't get through the ...
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problem in installing ubuntu14 along windows7

I have installed Windows 7 Now I want to install ubuntu 14 along windows7 But when I select option install along windows7 The next I see please remove any installation media and then press enter ...
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Triple boot with Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 [closed]

I have dualboot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. But I want add Linux Mint 17. I have downloaded Linux Mint 17 .iso file, burned it on DVD and runned it for testing. But ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Issues

I know tons of people have issues dual booting Linux with Windows 8 machines because of all the UEFI garbage. In fact, I had a similar issue last year. After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.4 from External Drive Stopped Working [closed]

As of a few days ago, I had a working installation of ubuntu 13.4 running on a toshiba external hard drive. I used rEFInd to successfully boot into it from my Macbook Pro. However, then my Macbook ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Xubuntu on a Macbook 11,1

I have a 13" Retina Macbook Pro (11,1) and I'm trying to figure out a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 and Xubuntu (OSX is the only OS I don't need lol). I have Windows 8.1 running, and when I go ...
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installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside win 7 problems

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS successfully alongside win 7 but Ubuntu is not booting up properly ! I get through the log in screen then desktop appears but I'm unable to make any sort of input ...
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Need to deploy Windows 8 and Ubuntu to multiple machines

Is there a tool that will carry out the deployment of Windows 8 and Ubuntu on about 20 machines, maybe a lot more, including the disk operations as well? I need to be able to specify the percentages ...
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harddrive not opening [duplicate]

i am new to Linux,i have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.Problem is when i boot into Ubuntu,my hard drives are not opening...it shows an error messege. *I have already done a disk ...
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Boot to Ubuntu if specific USB is inserted

I have a Windows desktop machine that I share with my wife. I've been using Ubuntu for some time on my laptop but the motherboard died so I'm stuck with the desktop PC. I'd like to dual boot the ...
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Dual boot menu not showing up (Windows 8 and elementary os) [closed]

I've installed elementary os on my Sony Vaio Pro alongside Windows by selecting the "Something Else". I have tried this guide (tried disabling secure boot too): ...
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how can i reinstall windows 7 through ubuntu [closed]

I need to reinstall windows 7 after screwing up the administrators and removing all of my permissions with no way of getting them back. Using Ubuntu, how can I reinstall windows 7 using boot-repair or ...
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Can I reinstall Ubuntu from an ext HDD image after loading Win7 onto the formerly Ubuntu laptop, and get a working dual boot system? If so, how

I want to set up a dual-boot Win7 + Ubuntu system on a current Ubuntu Linux DELL laptop The Windows 7 Ultimate disk I have is a DELL reinstall only disk, so it will wipe any existing OS on the ...
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Install Ubuntu but still boot into Windows 7 (No GRUB screen)

EDIT: Nothing was required my end, I have picked the best answer (Which I was going to do anyway) Thanks for the suggestions First of all I want to boot Windows only, I'm not having a duel-boot ...
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Troube DualBooting Ubuntu 14.04 after install on windows 7 disk [duplicate]

I have spent countless hours over the past week following all kinds of tutorials to get Ubuntu 14.04 to run on my laptop alongside Windows 7, both x64. After systematically trying every seemingly ...
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Can I Dual Boot Ubuntu from a Virtual CD drive?

My Comp Sci professor told me to dual boot Ubuntu on my computer to get some experience with the Linux OS. However, my DVD drive is broken and my BIOS will not boot from a USB. My professor is telling ...
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Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
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Installing Ubuntu, I need a walkthrough for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop [duplicate]

Okay, so I followed some tutorials, but I could not get it to work still...... I just need a walkthrough or something for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop.
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I can not install 32 bit windows in a partition which is more than 4G far from the HDD MBR, can I? [closed]

I used to practice to install 2 OSes(Linux, Windows) in the same machine. I divided my HDD into Partition#1 (nearest to the MBR) and Partion#2. a) Install windows to partition#1, linux to partition#2: ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a few problems with Ubuntu 12, so i installed Ubuntu 14.04. I had a problems with booting (Ubunut didn't start). I repaired Ubuntu boot with boot-repeair, but i think i destroy Windnows 8.1 ...
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Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...
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Dual boot Windows stuck at logging off

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL Inspiron N4050 laptop, Windows 7 was already installed. For some days, when I tried to open Windows 7 it was stuck at Logging off and now in the boot ...
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I can't boot into windows: error: unknown command 'drivemap'; invalid EFI file path [duplicate]

I had Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu and all worked well. After a problem with my video configs I decided to unistall Ubuntu and I made a fatal mistake: deleted the Linux partition. After that I ...
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Dualboot with fast startup [duplicate]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. I know that if we try to use Ubuntu without disabling fast startup in Windows, the changes we made on the shared partition will get lost when we boot from Windows. ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB device

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V7. I've created a bootable USB on Windows (with Universal USB installer), turned off FastBoot and SecureBoot, yet when ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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Boot into windows using grub1.99-21ubuntu3.14

I had a working grub menu list, till I activated express ssd on my ultrabook with both windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 Now i get a screen showing the minimal CLI mode which Im clueless about. Did try ...
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install windows 7 as dualboot [duplicate]

I have an hp pavilion g6 laptop that have ubuntu as operating system , and I had no other OS on it. but now I need to install win7 with ubuntu. and I cant do it. can anybody help me with this
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot won't work [duplicate]

At first, Ubuntu ran fine for me after finally configuring my options to on my Windows 8 to run on non-EFI settings. However Windows would not boot. I used the boot-repair utility in hopes of fixing ...
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trying to log on using Linux or Windows 7 [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 originally installed on my Dell Inspiron (upgraded to Win8). I just installed Linux beside my Windows partition knowing that the selection would allow me to access it and no data would ...
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Partition Scheme confusion

In this guide1, I'm following the Basic Partition scheme, it says: """ Primary Partition - 1Gb (1024Mb) of Free Space - bootstrap files, boot loaders and stuff you'll may need to run multiple ...
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Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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Installer hangs on “Detecting File Systems…”

I managed to completely screw up my system while trying to install Windows 8. I decided to reinstall and only format my / and /usr partition to keep my data. My installation is now hanging on ...
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restore partition table after error

Today while my pc make some system updates, electricity in my house goes down and my pc shoutted down. When i restart it, i wasn't able to log in: Grub does not find any partition, so i couldn't ...
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Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load while dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 07/19/2014

I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fails to live boot

Back story, skip I recently had a problem where my Windows 7 somehow shut down mid update. I almost never shut down my PC and Windows decided to update itself. Windows 7 was completely dead with no ...
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How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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windows7 and ubuntu 14.04 problem on Asus N550JV DB71 laptop

I have Asus N550JV DB71 laptop. I want to use both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Firstly I turn off PC's UEFI mode. That is, I switched off/disable Secure boot and Fast boot choices from bios ...
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installing Ubuntu on 2nd hard drive partition [closed]

my first time installing Ubuntu never used Linux before I have two hardrive ssd which has windows installed drive c: and then I used a partition of my 2nd hardrive to install software which is drive ...