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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo y510p?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu (64bit) onto my Lenovo y510p. I partitioned 150GB of space, created a UEFI boot device with my flash drive, and was able to load into a live version of Ubuntu. My ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu next to my Windows 8.1 OS

So i tried to install Ubuntu on my HP Envy 17 following the steps showed on this link: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html the problem i got is: the ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows Server 2012 and Ubuntu 14.04?

Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows Server 2012? I already installed Server 2012 and left a free partition to install Ubuntu. When you boot the Ubuntu installation you do ...
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Dual Boot EFI Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu

Grub 2 works fine with the Ubuntu entry, but I'm missing the Windows 8 entry. Windows 8 is on /dev/sdb with 2 partitions (sdb1, sdb2), Ubuntu is on /dev/sda. http://paste.ubuntu.com/9442112/ Any ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS On Other HDD

Please Help Me Hello and Good Evening, 1st... I had a Computer With 80 GB SATA HDD. So I recently Upgrade to ubuntu 14.4LTS. But Somehow My PC is Going to be Shutdown. 2nd I bought a New Computer ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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Remove ubuntu 14.04 from dual boot, resize partitions and reinstall

When I first installed ubuntu I remove enough space from my windows partition for both ubuntu and a shared storage partition. The way that the partitions are set up, I believe my only option to make ...
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Dual-boot Install 14.04.1 in EFI mode on iMac 13,2 with Fusion Drive

I want to learn whether or not I will be able to install ubuntu on the subject system. I installed rEFInd successfully (as reported in the terminal) but it does not work. Through lots of reading it ...
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After Windows 8.1 update, I can't boot into ubuntu

Whenever I start my computer, it boots directly to Windows 8.1 without giving me an option to boot into ubuntu. Grub was working fine, but after a minor update to Windows, now it doesn't even show up ...
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fakeRaid 5 with dual boot

I am wanting to use my MoBo raid to set up raid 5. I am going to have win 7 and win 10 also installed. The OS's will be on a different non raid hard drive. The raid 5 will just be for data storage. ...
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Win7 won't resume from sleep/hibernation [closed]

I read many posts about this problem, but most of them consider the user a linux expert who knows what he's talking about :/ I would really appreciate it if someone can solve this problem for a ...
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Windows disappeared after installing Ubuntu encrypted

My problem is I lost Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04, because I reinstalled Ubuntu using encryption. From the beginning: 1) When I bought this laptop Windows 8 was already installed. 2) I ...
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How to install windows 8.1 , when I have a windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 running side by side?

Here is this , I use ubuntu and love ubuntu. So when I bought a DELL PC with pre-installed windows 8, in which I couldn't install ubuntu in every possible way I tried, I deleted the genuine windows ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook (Dualboot) [duplicate]

I am using Mac-book. But I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Give some guidance so that I can install Ubuntu on my Mac book.
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Dual boot Xubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on dynamic disk?

Is it possible to install Xubuntu to a partition on a dynamic disk, dual-booting with Windows 8.1? I've read that it was impossible to install Xubuntu to a dynamic disk, but has that changed with the ...
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Why BIOS-booted Ubuntu detects Win7 while EFI-booted doesn't?

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a computer (not mine) which already had Windows 7 installed. When I tried to boot the Live USB in UEFI mode, the installer as well as os-prober both ...
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Unallocated space as unused space

I am using Windows 7 with a total of 500 GB hard drive space(distributed equally in the three drives ie. C drive, D drive and E drive and a 100MB system drive). I have nearly 150 GB unallocated space ...
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Dual boot Windows will not load after installing wireless driver

On a new machine, I partitioned the hard drive equally, and installed Windows 8.1 on one partition, and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other. Both OS's booted successfully from grub. Now, my wireless adapter is ...
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in dual boot not able boot into windows

i have a dual OS (windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04) when i switch on my comp it directly boots into ubuntu, the OS selection menu is shown but it only shows ubuntu.How to boot into windows 7?
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on another partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a system that is not solely mine so I want to install Ubuntu alongside the existing Windows system. I already tried to "Alatnen" [unclear to the editor] but I erased ...
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Failed Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14 - No operating system found

Please help, my situation is as below: I decided to give a try to dual boot windows 8.1 (Preinstalled with VAIO S on RAID0 (Intel RST)) and Ubuntu 14. However, all my boot entry on efi boot (left ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 Over windows 8.1 i'm unable to boot from my DVD Drive

Fun story, i had Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 both installed on my pc. When attempting to re install it detected Ubuntu and said if i wanted to replace that i was like ooh nice, now i don't have to change ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot [duplicate]

I want to ask if it is possible to install Windows 8.1 on a Ubuntu machine making it dual boot ? If yes, please also tell the procedure. If no, please tell any workaround for installing latest high ...
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ubuntu removes my recovery partion hp notebook

my laptop model is hp-15 R004NE it has windows 8 pre installed .few days ago i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and for some problem while intaling my laptop turned off and installation remain un ...
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How to add Windows 7 to an encrypted Ubuntu installation

I'm trying to partition my hard drive on Ubuntu 14.04 - I installed the OS about a week ago and wanted to go ahead and get a dual boot OS of Windows 7. I was looking to partition the hard drive but ...
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Win8.1 and ubuntu dual boot - make windows the defualt

I just got my new computer with win8.1 and I installed the 14.04.01 LTS ubuntu as dual boot. I work on ubuntu but I prefer that the windows will be the default operation system. How can I do that? I ...
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unable to boot win7 after installing ubuntu

hello i am new to Ubuntu and Linux too, Recently i replaced Ubuntu with win7 after that when i tried to install win back for using both OS i got a problem. its not installing win7 or other versions of ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0 problem

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed.Then I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 Firstly in grub,windows 8 was not shown.Then I have updated GRUB and it shows the windows 8 but whenever I try to launch it.It gives ...
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unable to boot ubuntu grub menu appears [duplicate]

12.04 LTS with Windows 7 dual booted. I installed Ubuntu from windows 7 via WUBI so that I can dual boot both. When I try to boot Ubuntu the grub menu appears and I am not able to boot Ubuntu I ...
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Dual-boot, linux doesn't see windows [duplicate]

i bought a new computer and I would like to install Ubuntu (or Mint) next to Windows 7 (64-bits). But I have a problem. In BIOS i have Legacy boot, not UEFI (but this option is available). When I try ...
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GRUB loader malfunctioning

I have upgraded Windows 8 to 8.1 after having installed Ubuntu 14.04. As usual this led to a problem with Ubuntu GRUB loader. My main problem is that none of the solutions I've found so far work for ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Air 2013

I have tried referring to the steps given at Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but once it finishes writing the ISO into the USB, I get the following message instantly: ...
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Can't install 14.04 (32bit) dual boot with Windows 7

I've made a Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit install DVD. When I boot it on my Lenovo laptop I don't get the dual boot option, only 'Replace' or 'Something else'. Help! I chose 32 bit because the laptop is a 32 ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 8.1 after “Trying Ubuntu” from a USB stick

I'm a student who wants to get his feet wet in Linux so I thought I would try Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu site and created a USB stick with it. I also disabled fast boot in ...
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GRUB slow respond to key press

So, I new into Linux, Ubuntu and that stuff, but I think I like it. My problem is, the first key pressed after GRUB shows up, GRUB needs really long (about 2-5 seconds) to show any respons, after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed legacy on windows 8 prepackaged laptop (asus)

Here is the rundown... Windows 8.1 came preinstalled on unit, disk manager confirms it was installed with EFI Asus bios 209 will not boot from USB unless secure boot disabled and CSM (legacy ...
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sudo reboot… but do it from another partition

Is there a way to reboot indicating at the same time a partition from where to boot? As if I were in /dev/sda1 and I wanted to reboot from /dev/sda2 saying "sudo reboot /dev/sda2". I suppose this ...
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wifi issue on Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 13 running 14.10 dualboot Win 8.1

Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot Intel N7260 WiFi adapter Driver module: iwlwifi Kernel version: 3.1.0-25-generic firmware version: 25.222.99.0 I'm getting a solid WiFi connection on Windows ...
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How do I restore my system back to windows 8.1 (from ubuntu 14.04)?

Not knowing what I was doing I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS over my windows 8.1, technically erasing everything off the hard drive and replacing it with linux. (I was trying to set up so I can dual boot ...
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Drive missing issues when INSTALLING WINDOWS from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hello i recently installed windows 8.1, i had windows 7 installed, but one of the updates from windows 8.1 corrupted my system and it was UN-fixable so i decided to format my hard drive and start from ...
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Dual-boot not working

I have installed Ubuntu in my notebook, used it by the first time for a few hours and then turned off the computer. But when I turned it on again, my Windows loaded automatically. In the System Setup, ...
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Boot Ubuntu, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview with Grub

I originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, using grub to give me a selection of operating systems to boot to when it starts up, and that works fine. I decided I wanted to try the Windows 10 ...
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Partitions doesn't appear right way during installation

Previously I tried to install Ubuntu on my Laptop And selected install it longside Windows 7 and click install, then I shocked when I saw that all data of HDD has been deleted and become one partition ...
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Thunderbird profile on Ubuntu and windows 7

I am trying to use the same profile on Ubuntu and Windows 7. I moved the profile to a partition accessible by both systems. I can load it on windows 7 without any problem. Idem in Ubuntu. If I boot on ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 14.04

Of course, I know my question is very similar, but I tried some ways and it didn't work. Here is my problem: I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Ultimate. When at choosing partition for ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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Different initramfs problem

I'm installing Ubuntu alongside a windows 7 for the first time. And I'm seeing an initramfs prompt at every boot. As I have seen, I have to do something like: sudo fdisk -l to know which device ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 8 System [duplicate]

Good day, I wish to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8 system. I've about 100 GB left on my SSD and would like to keep aside 30 GB for ubuntu. I've looked around the forums, and there seems to be ...