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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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; --- ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after trying ubuntu 14 on hp 1000

It all started when I made my harddisk drive bootable and uses C (where my windows 8) was installed to boot ubunt, I used unibootein software for it. It worked fine for me every time on start up I ...
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ubuntu installation probs

i am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS......i booted via usb .....when i start the installation process, i select the language,then tick for "download third party appications" and "check for ...
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Solved-Install Ubuntu on Yoga 2, first windows 8 install

So, I recently just got a Yoga 2, and found this guide to installing ubuntu on it https://datainfer.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/install-ubuntu-on-ideapad-yoga-2-pro/ My question is, In the guide, it ...
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Visualizing linux GPT partition (EFI) from Windows Host

I created a rescue grub.iso using the following script. This code worked for me when I using Windows 7, Ubuntu 12, MBR: #!/bin/sh set -e wk_dir=$(mktemp -d "${TMPDIR:-/tmp}/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX") mkdir -p ...
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Repair GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and everything worked superb. Then as I booted my PC GNU Grub rescue popped up and told me, that it couldn't find my SSD. But as I booted into the ...
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Boot in UEFI mode

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on a pendrive in legacy mode. I can use it to boot my desktop and tablet in legacy mode, but not UEFI. Is there any way to make it bootable in UEFI mode? For example, ...
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Black screen and restart after grub menu

So looks like this question gets asked a lot, but it is after ubuntu is installed it seems. I haven't messed with a Linux distro in awhile, but I am sure I am doing it right. I have tried installing ...
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Ubuntu14.04 and windows 8 problem with sound system

I found that if I make the volume zero in ubuntu then windows 8 is getting no sound. Is it normal? if not please help me if any. I am using windows 8 pro and ubuntu 14.04 i368 version with dual boot ...
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Copying files from hard drive to external hard drive, GPT Partition got in the way

I am trying to copy files off my laptop to an external hard drive because Windows is corrupt, and I need to reinstall it. I was going to use dd, but when I start the process ...
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How to repair grub to prompt for Windows or Ubuntu?

http://paste.ubuntu.com/10583474/ I've pasted the link into this email that Boot Repair spit out to me. I believe that I've successfully partitioned my hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 / Windows 7 Pro dual boot can't connect to wired internet after Windows boot

Wired internet works fine in Windows 7 Pro and "Try Ubuntu" 14.04.2 LTS booted from disk and in the installed Ubuntu, but stops working after booting Windows and then Ubuntu. I've seen numerous ...
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system directly boots in Ubuntu

I've some how installed Ubuntu on my laptop tried to dual boot alongside windows 8.1 .But I am not successful dual booting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 . . Even in Ubuntu some features like software ...
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Update grub to remove old installations of Windows and Linux?

I know you are gonna say this question is already asked but all i could find in searching is answers on how to update grub to remove old kernels and/or installations of linux. My question is a bit ...
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Windows 8.1 is not booting with Ubuntu

I have an Asus Q200E 64 bit laptop. I had a pre-installed Windows 8.0 which I updated to Windows 8.1. I recently updated Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. After updating ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows any ...
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Upgraded ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 but can't access in windows 8.1

I have upgraded ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10 but I cant access to the windows 8.1.I was using Easy-BCD for dual boot.Now I can't find the boot menu option.Please give your suggetions
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About Ubuntu distros

I have a 500Gib hard disk with Ubuntu 12.04. There is a free space of 80 Gib. I would like to install there some light distro of Ubuntu. Which one do you recommend? Pentium4 2Gib RAM 4 Ghz If you ...
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What is the changes to be made in the BIOS settings to show OS options before booting?

In my laptop I have installed two operating System(OS) Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu in different partitions. When I switch on my lap it was not showing any options for choosing OS, automatically windows ...
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fix error: no such partition. grub rescue WITHOUT cd drive

I'm trying to completely remove UBuntu from my Asus Eee PC 1015PEM because I'm giving it to a relative. I thought it would be as simple as deleting the partition it was stored on using Windows Disk ...
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Win7 nor Ubuntu 14.10 will not boot after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu the computer now just boots to a black screen. I booted to the Live USB stick and attempted a boot-repair and they said to paste this link for help ...
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Dual Booting 2x Linux Distros - LVM Confusion

I currently have Lubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed w/LVM. I'm trying to install another Lubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). It's an HTPC and there are some retro gaming emulators that will only run on 32-bit. ...
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Is it safe to move the beginning of an Ubuntu partition?

I am currently dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. My hard drive is split into two partitions: one containing windows (~350 GB) and one containing Ubuntu (~150 GB), in that order. I would like ...
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Triple Boot Yosemite Bootcamp Ubunutu 14.04.2 Blank Screen

Installed Ubuntu to MacBook 2009 running Yosemite and using rEFInd. I managed to get Ubuntu to boot successfully once, straight after install. However, after a few minutes it locks up. Upon reboot, I ...
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Ubuntu install crashes using Live-USB made in Win7

I'm having some troubles installing Ubuntu from a Live-USB, it keeps crashing duing installation. Here is some back ground information: My current PC has Win7 installed and that is what I'm using to ...
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Dual Boot: running both Win8 and Ubuntu

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. If I am in the Windows OS and the laptop hibernates, I can load into Ubuntu if I then turn the laptop back on (and vice versa). If I hibernate the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting allocated partition on windows 8.1 laptop

I've brought new Lenovo Z5070 laptop with preinstalled FreeDOS. Afterward, I've installed Windows 8.1 on it with Legacy BIOS enabled. I have to use Ubuntu in dual boot with it. I've shrink my C: ...
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system directly boots in to Windows

I have a HP laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 OS . I have installed Ubuntu as dual boot but now the system directly boots in to Windows? I've tried re-installing Ubuntu.
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTSon window vista but I can't find it and I don't the option to choose [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on windows vista and after i restart it, there is only one operation system is showing and no option to choose for Ubuntu, but when i reinstall it again it showing me that in ...
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Ubuntu Partition deleted and got i386 file not found error

My query might be looking similar to others which are already posted here and in other forums. But i didn't see exact problem what i am facing. Here we go, My mistakes: Tried to install windows ...