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Dual Boot with Windows 7, Cannot access shared storage from windows

I just set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I set them up so they have a common storage space on an HDD, with the OS's on an SSD. When I save from within Ubuntu, the files don't show ...
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Xubuntu/Windows 7 Dual Boot - Video Issue

I recently wiped the hard drive of my Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4200 to remove the pre-installed Windows 8. Next, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via flash drive, and upon completion I was able to ...
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Unable to Boot Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 Installation. [duplicate]

I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 from live USB and after confirming that it s working properly i installed windows 8.1 from CD. Now i am unable to boot Ubuntu. Although Windows is working fine.
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System Hangs on Boot after BURG Install

I installed burg using these instructions. burg-emu worked fine, the burg interface worked great, and I can still boot windows correctly. When I boot linux (recovery or normal), I get the linux ...
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I can't find the Ubuntu installer for Windows so that I can dual boot

This question may be very naive and silly, but i was reading up on downloading Ubuntu on my Windows 7 device so that i could dual boot, and use programs on Windows 7, as well as use Ubuntu. This ...
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Boot repair : error occurred [duplicate]

We were trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new HP laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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Dual Monitor resolution doesn't work.

So here's the thing, you are my last resort, I have tried a lot of things before asking you for help, well not a lot, just two I think but I don't know that much so it's hard for me to change ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu in Acer Aspire E1-571

I am unable to boot ubuntu in Acer Aspire E1-571 (windows 7), I tried DVD iso image, and USB HDD options to dual boot into ubuntu. It did nt work. How I can boot into Acer Aspire?
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Windows 8 Dual Boot

My system is running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to Uninstall both versions of Ubuntu and then freshly install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I don't have ...
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Dual boot extend partition

I am really new to ubuntu, and I wanted to extend my dual boot Ubuntu partition, but there is no option to which I can extend it. I have run gparted, then I swapoff the linux-swap. I already have an ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 from windows7 [Dual Boot]. Without using windows 7 dvd for master boot fix [duplicate]

I have been searching for a while to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04. I will reinstall the fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 in another partition which I will be doing after few months till then I will use Windows 7. ...
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Repairing windows 8 EUFI boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with legacy

The drive containing windows 8 automatically boots to grub after installing ubuntu 14.04. I may have made a mistake when assigning which drive to install grub on, so now it has been 6 hours of panic ...
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Ubuntu refuses to boot with acpi_backlight=vendor

I bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series and dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. The brightness would not change, so I booted with kernel parameter acpi_backlight=vendor and it worked. I ...
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Completely remove windows 7 ult x64 w/o live CD?

Finally I want to ditch windows completely but after googling I found that to remove win7 from dual boot I've to use live cd/usb, But I don't want to download 700MB+ again. Is there is any other way?
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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Slow performance after wubi install of unbuntu 14 with XP

I had an old XP pc that didn't seem like a good candidate for partitioning - various unmovable files and files that couldn't be defragmented. Pentium 4, 2.79 GHz , 1 GB RAM, about 30 GB free before ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Symbolic Links to Windows and Ubuntu Programs

I am currently running a dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04) on an 250GB SSD. About 2/5 for Windows, 3/5 for Ubuntu. I also have a 1TB HDD for storage formatted in NTFS where I have symbolic ...
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Booting Problems

So, my computer decided to hate me and will not boot Linux Ubuntu but will boot Windows 7 (slowly compared to its usual, but it will). Maybe someone can help me. Begin: Running ...
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Grub boot menu not available after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on MSI GE 60

I installed Windows 8.1 on an MSI GE60 laptop; then proceeded to partition it using GParted (resized the NTFS partitions) and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS in the free space I created /dev/sda8. When ...
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Not able to hibernate Windows 7 after full installation of ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I had installed( Instal Ubuntu alongside windows) Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop running windows 7 64 bit. Everything is working fine, except that when I am in windows I am not able to hibernate. ...
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“Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7” option doesn't work

As I select the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option in the installation menu, I am asked to "remove the installation media and close the tray and then press Enter"! I did what I was asked to ...
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windows 8.1 changes boot order

I am running dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Everything works great without needing to live boot... except one problem I can't figure out. Every time I boot into Windows, it rearranges ...
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Unable to install14.04 on Toshiba Satellite L40D-B

Brand new Toshiba Satelitte L40D-B Model: PSKRGC-002001 Windows 8.1 pre installed 64 bit AMD A6-6310 APU AMD Radeon R4 Graphics RAM: 6144 MB Clock: 1.80 Ghz HDD Toshiba 686 GB Bios 1.00 English Trying ...
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Is there a way to get the Windows 8.1 grub screen when I boot?

I have dual booted Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I like the uniformity and the look as well as ease of the Windows 8.1 boot screen. Is there a way I can have that screen to choose my ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Dual booting Windows8 and Ubuntu on 2 separate drives: the allocation slider: What is left what is right

So I just added an old 120GB HDD that I scavenged from my dead xbox360 to my computer, and it works perfectly, I have used it already on windows simply to store files. Now I want to use it to dual ...
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Installation woes - dual boot not booting into Ubuntu on Win7 x64 laptop with ESI

Sorry, this is a relatively common overall story but I cannot find a solution that works for my system hence asking. I am an experienced Linux user but I seldom install. Have Win7 laptop which has ESI ...
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Ubuntu and windows dual-booted no battery warning on windows

Sorry if this may be of topic. I got windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual-booted on my ASUS x550ca. Whenever I'm booted in to Windows while I am on battery power there is no low battery warning warning. It was ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu after installation on Sony Vaio

I had Windows 8 64 bit preinstalled on Sony Vaio Model:SVF15213SNB. I then booted from the Ubuntu 14.04 USB drive and I created root,home,swap out of a 20 GB partition. On restart it then showed GRUB ...
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Update 12.04 LTS to 14.04 on dual boot laptop with win7 already installed [duplicate]

Have 12.04 LTS on laptop with win7 as a dual boot install. Want to upgrade it to latest LTS version 14.04. So what is the best process, upgrade or do a clean install? Upgrade will be long path but ...
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How to install Windows 7 on the same partition as Ubuntu 12.04 ie. dual boot?

I have a Dell Vostro 3000 Series with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed. I want to keep the Ubuntu and install Windows 7 Ultimate along with it. The partition on which Ubuntu is installed is the only one ...
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Installing ubuntu in free space of extended partition: “You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space”

Here is a picture of my hdd's partition table : I wish to install Ubuntu in the free space shown in the below picture. However I don't understand how to configure the installation. I chose the ...
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Moving GRUB from HDD to SSD - Dualboot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

Recently I acquired an SSD and decided to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on it and use my HDD as Data Storage. However, I seem to have installed GRUB onto the HDD and not the SSD, which has not ...
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Computer slowed down very much [closed]

I had a dualboot xubuntu/windows 7 running. Yesterday my Laptop suddenly got very slow (tried both OS, both very slow in opening applications, booting up and loading web pages). I run the memory test ...
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Error when I install wubi in windows 7

I have downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 for 32 bit(less than 2 gb ram) and inside iso when i run wubi installer directly showing an error showing in temp file wubi-14.04-rev286 and not ...
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When I reach the installation it says : “This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”. What do I do to make it detect windows 8?

I followed these instructions to install ubuntu on my computer which already has windows 8, I chose to burn it on a DVD. My computer is an Asus X550CC. It didn't work, my computer simply restarts ...
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I installed ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 7 and now the hibernation setting in windows won't work

I recently install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 7 and enable the hibernation setting which works perfectly. However when I choose windows as my operating system and hibernate my computer and resume ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu installer from hard drive partition?

I would like to prepare something like recovery partition on the PC hard drive. Such recovery partition should contain only Ubuntu installer, nothing more. It also should be bootable in any way, even ...
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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...
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multi boot win xp pro 32 bit, win 7 pro 64 bit, ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I'm a complete novice to Linux, so step by step instructions for me would be greatly appreciated. As the header states I'm attempting to setup those 3 OS's specifically with multi-boot. I've used ...
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Windows not booting after boot-repair

My laptop had Ubuntu pre-installed in it. I installed Windows 7 from USB by following the steps from How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Windows booted fine before I ran ...
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Ubuntu grub menu after installing CentOS?

I am currently dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, and would like to get some familiarity with linux server admin. I plan to install CentOS and maybe host a small website or something. What will ...
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I said UEFC supported, I didn't say it was chosen. My setting is (legacy and UEFI)

Having installed the i386 version successfully as dual boot, wouldn't you assume the BIOS settings are correct? My real problem right now is that if I go to the WD15EARS DEVICE, GRUB says the drive is ...
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Install Ubuntu on mSATA alongside Windows on SSD?

I just got a new laptop (HP Zbook 15) with a 128 GB mSATA SDD and a (Samsung 840 Pro) 256 GB SSD. During installation, I formatted the drives to remove any preinstalled crap and installed Windows 7 on ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 in my Toshiba Satellite pro L510

I have burned the iso to a dvd. But while trying to install it is coming till the option of install ubuntu alongside Windows. But after that it is asking me to remove the dvd from the drive and ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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start Ubuntu 14.04 with terminal

I have a system with a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 32-bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Ubuntu usually works but after I became root with the command "sudo su" and rebooted my PC it had a Black screen after ...