For questions regarding the installation of two or more operating systems on a single computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
28 views

Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 won't start with Windows 8 hibernating

I've been trying to start my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 when my Windows is in hibernation mode but it never starts. I receive two kinds of error, sometimes Ubuntu says: SpamAssassim Mail Filter Daemon: ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How can I use ubuntu alongside windows xp [duplicate]

How do I set up a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu?
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Dul booting ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

What is the step by step process to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1? I have been referring various sites and have got the basic idea. Would like if it where explained in detail as I am new to ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Shut down time is too long for around ten minutes

I have recently installed ubuntu with the recommendation of one my friends. Is is cool and work great. But unfortunately the shut down time is around 10 to 15 minutes which is quite very unexpected ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

problem in dual boot [duplicate]

I have recently dual booted ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside window 7 in my dell laptop from live usb flash drive. the dual boot was working until I deleted empty partition(not ubuntu or window partition) ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Live not working on newer toshiba satellite

I am trying to get live to work on a Toshiba satellite c75d-b7304. It has an AMD A6 quad core with r4 graphics. It has 4gb of ram. I have made a usb disk from 14.04.2 desktop-amd64 using live ...
0
votes
2answers
66 views

Dual Booting Ubuntu Alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

So I had Windows 7 and tried to dual boot and ended up writing over my Windows 7 bootloader, but I really wanna try to dual boot with Ubuntu. I now have Windows 8.1 and want to try dual booting with ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How to triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 14.04, and ubuntu 14.10 (keeping windows loader if possible)

I want to be able to play around with drivers and updates without putting my primary work in danger so I want to add ubuntu 14.10 to the possible OSes I can boot into. I already have windows 7 and ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Removed MBR of Windows 8.1 in dual boot [closed]

I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. While installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, I used EasyBCD to create partition for Ubuntu, but during this by mistake I removed the MBR of ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Sound (speakers) doesnt work neither in windows nor Ubuntu (dual-boot)

Im not really good when it comes to computer maintenance and driver installs.My brother messed up the sound on my system. I have 2 SSDs(dual-boot). On one I have win 7 installed(x64) and on the other ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to allocate more space to Lubuntu [duplicate]

I used Wubi on an old PC of mine just so I could test out Lubuntu. I set it as dual boot so now I can flip between Windows 7 and Lubuntu but while I was setting up Lubuntu I didn't locate near as much ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

i've lost my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.02

I've lost my Windows after installing Ubuntu with my flash-drive. When I start my notebook it directs boots in to to Ubuntu ,I also did a boot-repair, but I am unable to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Ubuntu - Vista (32 Bit) — Share Windows Hard Drive / Partition for All Users

I'm dual-booting Windows Vista (32 bit) with Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). The C drive normally accessed in Vista was automatically mounted for me when Ubuntu was first installed and can be accessed ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

How to dual boot Ubuntu with some other distribution?

My laptop initially had Windows 8.1 with UEFI firmware but now I have replaced Windows with Ubuntu 14.04. Now I want to install Kali Linux alongside Ubuntu. How can I do that?
2
votes
0answers
46 views

liveCD Doesn't See Unallocated Space In My Hard Disk

First time here, hoping to get some help. I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer. I have Windows 7 installed and shrunk my main partition to leave a roughly 250 Gb gap (Unallocated). ...
1
vote
2answers
98 views

Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

not able to boot any OS windows 7 or Ubuntu

My problem is that i can't boot to Ubuntu but i have Ubuntu installed. The problem is that by default is booting for Windows7 that is not working. And so i can't run any OS. My question is using ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Installing ubuntu with windows 7 Disk error load

I'm new using Ubuntu my life was going great after i installed alongside with Windows7 that's where problem happens. :) I see that this issue is extremely common but I didn't find any properly ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Windows 8 not showing up in GRUB

Initially my computer was going straight to BIOS and I couldn't even get to GRUB. I've ran boot-repair using a live session from a DVD, here was the output : http://paste.ubuntu.com/10615351/. After ...
-1
votes
0answers
15 views

not able to sync time in dual boot? [duplicate]

i am facing quite weird problem. i have win 8 and ubuntu 14.10 both on my pc but i am facing a problem in syncing their times. if i sync the time in ubuntu with the internet or manually change it, it ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

System boots directly in to Windows

I have installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion dv6 notebook but I am trying to dual-boot with Windows for the last couple of days without any success. The installation CD is ejected after installing Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

I have 2 SSDs one for windows the other for ubuntu. No gurb on sda

I installed Windows 8 on sda and I installed Xubuntu on sdb, but I don't like using Ubuntu grub to change sda mbr. I like to use a simple F12 solution for dual boot. How can I remove grub on sda and ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Dual boot giving boot priority to Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI based)

I will install ubuntu in a computer with pre-installed Windwos 8, this summarize all procedures (Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)), but something very ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

After Boot-Repair, Windows 8 (10)not showing up

OK, I know there are other questions like this, but I'm posting this because mine is slightly different. I have Windows 10 installed (shows as Windows 8 in boot menus) and I installed Ubuntu just as ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Ubuntu installed on a pendrive - bootloader issue [duplicate]

In my PC I have a HDD and SSD. On my SSD I have installed Windows 8.1, and my HDD's sole purpose is to hold some data. I needed access to Ubuntu, so I installed in on a pendrive and it's working fine ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

GRUB2 booting raw hdd disk image via loopback

First of all, i tried to google, but only found how to's for booting iso files with grub via loopback. Im running linux mint 17.1 64, up to date. i have a complete dd image of a 128GB SSD with ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

GRUB not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 and it was working fine until I ran the CHKDSK command in windows now when I restart the PC, there is no GRUB screen and the PC boots directly into ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

I have a laptop with a 500 GB HDD and windows 7.I wanted to install Ubuntu on it.it normally has a "c" partition as ntfs that is labelled in Ubuntu as sda3 and is 50 gb (this is where I have windows ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

Attempted Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 UEFI, Confused about booting in UEFI, Legacy Mode

I followed this Askubuntu Post to install Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows 8.1 pre-installed as(UEFI),but I am not able to dual-boot and tried Boot-Repair I first burned an Ubuntu ISO on a blank ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Vista won't boot w/ Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu for dual boot on my windows vista laptop. When I select vista during boot-up it fails and reboots ..... over and over again. I need vista. If this can't be fixed I'll have to ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Installing 12.10 on the drive where 14.10 is installed

I have a Dell laptop with 64 bit architecture. I installed 14.10 and windows 8.1 as dual boot. Later I tried to install 12.10 on the same drive(/sda6) as 14.10. The installation was successful but ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Why couldn't I see grub when first dual-booting with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu. When I rebooted the PC Windows 8 was starting automatically. I thought that "Install alongside Windows 8" meant, that I could directly use the dual-boot, but I had to use ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
-1
votes
0answers
64 views

Add VeraCrypt bootloader to GRUB/GRUB2/BURG?

Its my first question so i hope i did everything right ;-) This is my situation: I have 2 Harddrives, one with windows 7, one with ubuntu 14.04 and burg bootloader. I had my bios set up to boot from ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Dual-boot not working after turn of year 2014-15

I have 5 computers, all with matching Lubuntu 14.04 OS's. After the turn of the year (This year 2015) The Dual boot on two of my comps (only 2 have dual-boot) suddenly quit. I could boot Linux, but ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Cannot boot to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu

The issue is fixed, I had forgotten to change boot mode and boot priority in BIOS to UEFI and UEFI First, and also 'Optimize for' from 'other OS' to 'Win8 64bit' First of all, sorry if this question ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Extending my Ubuntu partitions space on an OS X dual boot system

I recently set up a dual boot Ubuntu/OS X set up on my Mac. I now want to primarily use Ubuntu and allocate more space for it. I have a 256 GB SSD with 177 for OS X and 56 for Ubuntu. In OS X I can't ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

Install Ubuntu onto an SSD with Windows on another SSD

I recently got a new SSD (512GB Samsung 850 EVO) to replace my old one (128GB Samsung 830). My intention is either to partition the new SSD into two 256GB partitions and to install Windows 7 on one ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Efficient partitioning for installing ubuntu?

i am installing ubuntu first time alongside windows 8. So my comp is new. I have 5 partitions from manufacturer: EFI, 2 recovery partitions and C and D as NFTS. Windows is on C, D is empty.I am going ...
-1
votes
0answers
33 views

Can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 (missing initrd?)

I'm fairly new to Linux. I started by dual booting my Windows 7 laptop with Linux Mint, and then decided to switch to Ubuntu. So I deleted the Mint partitions and rebooted from a live USB. I was able ...
-2
votes
2answers
89 views

Dual boot ubuntu-gnome 14.10 and windows 8.0 on sony vaio note [closed]

I had many problems to fix the grub on my Ubuntu Gnome 14.10. In my case, I formatted both Linux and windows, but this can help if you only format your Ubuntu. Go to the BIOS interface, disable ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Booting Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8 stops working on installation of nvidia drivers

So I've built my own PC, and I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 alongside each other onto a 3 disk RAID5 array. The PC also has a fairly beefy video card (a Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Problem with my Windows Desktop during Ubuntu-Windows 7 dual operating system

So, I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 for almost a year now. So far, everything was fine, until today. I was using Ubuntu and I copied a file from the Windows' desktop to Ubuntu. Now, when I boot with ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Disk shown invalid after ubuntu installed with windows 8.1

I have recently installed Ubuntu with windows 8.1. It worked fine but one day it crashed my windows boot-loader. In diskpart section of windows troubleshooter (cmd) my disk is shown invalid and I ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Installation of Ubuntu on other HDD

My Desktop configuration is Intel i5-2320,4GB RAM,Nvidia GeForce 520 GPU.I have two hard disks in my system. One is 500GB and other one is 1TB. I have dual-booted Windows XP and Windows 7 on 500GB ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Problem Lenovo G780 Windows 7 + Ubuntu does not work

I am using Windows 7 in my laptop Lenovo G780 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Windows 7 works correctly, so I created a partition in my hard drive, changed the bios (I know there is ...