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2 OS's at once on the same computer? [duplicate]

Is it possible to run Windows Vista on one hard drive and Ubuntu 14.04 on the other using the same computer?
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Grub rescue - Error Unknown Filesystem

I am using windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu in my home desktop. When my local disks were about to get filled up, I tried to delete the Ubuntu partition. I did it from windows. I right clicked on my ...
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Not getting option to install next to windows during installation process

I have Windows 8 installed on a new computer and want Ubuntu 14 installed next to it. I used UNetBootin to make a Ubuntu usb stick and rebooted from that. During the installation process however I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't detect my partitions

I'm running Win7 64-bit and I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I go into the Ubuntu installer, it doesn't display any of my partitions. I would like to mention that this is my second ...
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Is it possibly to install Ubuntu without making partitions?

I'd like to make dual-boot (Windows 8 + Ubuntu) for my pc, which has a second HDD. Is it possible to simply install Ubuntu on the second one (which is empty) without making any shrinks/partitions? ...
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Run update-grub now can't boot ubuntu, windows, or cd [closed]

I have a dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 11.04 desktop. I wanted the default os to be the last one that I booted so I edited the grub file in /etc/default/grub. I changed the line GRUB_DEFAULT=0 to ...
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Win8 won't open after instaling Lubuntu 14.04; infinite loop in GRUB

On my HP laptop with windows 8, I installed Lubuntu as a dual boot from a live CD. At first, I could only access grub through hitting F9-ubuntu, so I tried Boot Repair to no avail. Then I tried ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
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How to configure grub

Hi Friends Myself Mukesh and I want your help to solve my problem. I have installed Ubuntu 14 on my HCL desktop with legacy BIOS support. It was working fine till yesterday when I installed windows 8 ...
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Unify Windows and Ubuntu boot managers

I ran into some trouble trying to start Ubuntu 14 in a new laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. However, the booting process is kind of uncomfortable now. When I start the laptop first I can see the ...
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I can't access windows 7 dual boot with 12.04

I'm hoping it's not all gone. I have tried boot-repair -- http://paste.ubuntu.com/7780801/ I had a windows recovery partition, but I can't access that. Only Ubuntu in grub. GParted screenshot: ...
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rEFIt menu not identifying os

I tried to set up a tri-boot system for my mac(OSX, Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1), but rEFIt is unable to identify Ubuntu and shows unknown os icon instead. It also shows multiple icons for Ubuntu and ...
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HP laptop Kubuntu/Win8 dual boot loader not working

I'm very new to Linux and this has been my first real experience with it aside from comp-sci classes. I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 alongside the stock Windows 8. To start, my laptop is an HP 2000 with ...
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How to dual boot my laptop with Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu?

I have some important files and software in my HP Windows notebook. How can I get Ubuntu to dual boot in my notebook without loosing any data?
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http://askubuntu.com/questions/489794/cant-boot-xp-only-ubuntu [duplicate]

I ran boot-repair and TestDisk trying to repair bootup. Now I get grub recovery> and running my istallation disk for Ubuntu gets to the Ubuntu window with the five moving dots and locks up. I have ...
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Having problem in Installation

I am a Windows 7 user. I downloaded Ubuntu. I took the whole file in my usb. When I tried to install it by clicking on application file named 'wubi', it showed an installation window. Then i started ...
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What should i use as boot manager?

Hi im Ruben and I'm trying to dual boot my ubuntu with mac mountain lion but i was wondering what boot manager i should use and whats the link and how to install it ;) in currently got Grub Manager, ...
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How can Iaunch a Windows partition in VirtualBox that already exists on my machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and I would like to have a Windows session from within my Kubuntu session. I have my hard drive partitioned so as to contain both OS. However, VirtualBox seems to only ...
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Multiboot not recognizing windows 7 as installed

I'm trying to install ubuntu onto an old laptop as a second os. I've successfully done this before but yesterday the drive got corrupted and I lost everything. I'm in the process of reinstalling the ...
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I'm using the 64 bit ISO of Boot Repair to deal with UEFI. What do I do in Advanced Options to continue?

I followed this: Boot repair asking for 64 bit iso - what do I do with it? And I was able to do almost everything in it. I'm stumped at this point: "you have to give the partition where EFI files ...
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How do I manually partition my hard drive correctly?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop I built. I am not an advanced user by any means so I just want to do the simple installation of "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" but when I do I get ...
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error messages upon installation of new ubuntu 14

1) I have a link to ubuntu (for previous version) on the boot menu. However when I click on that link I get a black screen (no writing). My guess is that ubuntu crashed and disappeared, since I can ...
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Cant find hard drive in Ubuntu

So my computer already has Windows installed on a 1 TB hard drive and just purchased a 120 GB SSD that I believe is correctly installed. Last night I set the BIOS to automatically start to the SSD ...
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Ubuntu Installation not displaying full HDD

I am not sure how to best word my question, but I'll try my hardest. When going to install Ubuntu 14.04 (Alongside Windows 8), when I get to the part where it asks me to set the amount of space for ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1

I have a Sony Vaio SVS13A1S9ES. I installed Windows 8.1 in my computer and now I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I've installed grub in sda6, which is my "/" partition. The problem is that when I boot, ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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Dual Boot:Disk changes made in Ubuntu will be reverted when opened in windows

I have a dual boot system using windows and Ubuntu. Recently, if I make some changes in Ubuntu in the disk,whenever I boot into windows all these changes in the disk is reverted. In the sense that the ...
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can't locate storage. dual boot system

I am new to ubuntu. I am dual booting my system w/ windows 8. I have the os on a ssd I have 4 1 terabyte hhd for storage. they are set up in windows under a storage pool. when I am ubuntu the drives ...
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Issue with creating partition in Windows 7 Ubuntu DualBoot

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu running on a Dual Boot in my Dell Laptop. I formatted it yesterday to do a clean install of both operating systems. I deleted all the operating system partitions. Here's ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu with windows 7 [duplicate]

I already have Ubuntu and I want to dual boot windows alongside this beautiful operating system. Can I get a tutorial from someone where I don't have to re-install Ubuntu and start from scatch? Thank ...
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Massive download speed reduction after fresh 14.04 install on dual boot Mac

After a weekend of pouring through how-to's, I have successfully installed and booted Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) along side Mac OS X Mountain Lion, on my Macbook Pro. It was a small victory. For the ...
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Unetbootin wont boot Win 7 [closed]

I made a boot-able Windows 7 USB via UNetbbootin and when i go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it cant find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot automatically ...
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Is disabing Secure Boot needed for Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot with Windows 8 UEFI

I've read some guides on dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8, but all of the guides I have read are about older versions of Ubuntu. They recommend disabling Secure Boot because there is a bug in the ...
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Dual boot Install of Trusty Ubuntu on an HP with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported)

Yes, I have read, many times, "Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)," and I have read the "UEFI" piece with the subtitle "Installing Ubuntu Quickly and ...
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Why grub-reboot stays at the boot-once system?

I have two Linux systems installed on one machine. They share one /boot partition and are pretty much the same. From one system (A), I use grub-reboot to boot to the other system (B), or vice-versa. ...
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Dualbooting HP8570w with ssd cache

I have a question regarding dualbooting my HP 8570w with a ssd-cache. I want to dualboot this laptop, but I don't want to lose the ssd-cache functionality for my windows (I prefer it working for both ...
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How to install GRUB2? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8 (dual-boot), and I want to set GRUB(2) to boot first. How do I do that? EDIT when trying boot-repair I got the following error: sudo apt-get update ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 w/ SSD in Raid 0 won't install bootloader (Asus UX301)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my brand new Asus UX301 to no avail no matter what I try. I am always not able to install the bootloader on any partition. This does not matter whether I boot ...
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Installation of XP after Ubuntu with Ubuntu installed first [on hold]

If there is a post which handles this you may give me the link. The problem : I have an HP pavilion 15 n013tx laptop with 4GB RAM, UEFI BIOS and Windows 8 preinstalled(actually it was... now I ...
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How to install Windows 8 besides Ubuntu [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I want to install Windows 8 besides Ubuntu. But when I try to install on a NTFS partition, the installer says something like this. Windows can't be ...
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how to install linux leaveing my data intact [closed]

greeting , here is what I wanne do in a nutshell , I hava 2 partitions c:/ and d:/ and I want to install the latest debian as dual boot with windows basically I want to shrink my c:/ drive and ...
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Dual boot data lost possibilities

DiskDrive has 4 partitions C: D: E: F: C: drive has Windows Xp and D: drive is completely free. How I can install UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on D: drive and which partition and mount type I should use ,so will ...
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Question regarding dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I know there have been many questions regarding this topic, but I am going to put a bit of a different spin on it (hopefully). So I have a 500 GB hard drive, with some 438 free GB, all through ...
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winUSB install error

While trying to install windows 7 to a usb stick I get this error during (or after) the syncing stage of winUSB I can't post an image so here is a link http://imgur.com/dNquuee It looks like the ...
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Cant access to Windows 8 drive [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/alex/E4C60176C60149EE: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda3" ...
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When installing Grub to a windows 7 install USB I get this error

I followed everything correctly but when executing the last command I get this error grub-install: error: cannot find EFI directory. So far I have followed these steps Format your USB drive as ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot error, UEFI system

First - yes, there are a bunch of similar questions. Trust me, if any of them had fixed this, I wouldn't be here. Alright. So I built my own PC, installed Windows 7 on it. I've been wanting to ...
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How to upgrade ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in Dual boot?

I am using dual operating systems (windows 7 ultimate + Ubuntu 12.04) now i want to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.04.can i directly boot again and replace the old version.i am trying to update from update ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Windows will not load - Loops prepairing to repair windows) Asus ROG G750JW

I have windows 8 on my first drive which is 1 TB and Ubuntu on the secondary drive which is 500 GB. I attempted installing grub2 and updating. (See pictures below to see partitions) I followed this ...
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How to enter firmware setup tool after installing in legacy mode

I installed ubuntu following the steps in the linked question below except I used a live CD rather than a USB drive: stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8 Now I am ...