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Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu 14.04 on Second hard Drive

Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on one hard drive, and I'd like to install Windows onto a second hard drive. I've read that I need to boot into a LiveCD, usually I'd use my memory stick for ...
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How to give boot priority to grub2 on HP Envy 15 notebooks?

Yesterday I installed xubuntu 14.04 on an USB3 ultrafit pendrive just to avoid modifying the partition table of my new HP Envy 15 jxxx. Everything works fine, xubuntu do perfectly this job... but ...
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Boot-repair failed with Ubuntu 14.04.1 & Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop with pre-installed windows 8. Its a 64 bit machine with dual boot. I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10. I installed by creating three partitions ...
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Grub navigation with volume key and windows key on surface pro

I recently dual booted my surface pro with ubuntu 14.04 (and upgraded to 14.10). Everything works fine (since I upgraded to 14.10). There is one little problem. i don't have the windows clip on ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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How do I speed up how fast GRUB starts/hands off to OS?

After the BIOS finishes its POST, grub starts but the time between the BIOS finishing and seeing the Ubuntu startup screen takes maybe 3 or even 4 seconds, and when I set it to take 5 seconds to ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 after Windows (dual-boot) - Windows now no longer boots up

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 after several failed attempts at other distributions running alongside Windows 8.1. I have managed to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows 8.1 ...
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Dual Boot - Machine restarts before installing

I am trying to create a dual boot. I tried installing ubuntu from a pen drive with Install alongside windows option. After I press install, the system just restarts with windows. I used ...
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after installing second distro, seperate grub2 installs

I was googling a lot, but couldn't really find any solution. I installed Kubuntu 14.04 (sda2) with seperate home partition (sda4) in EFI mode. Then I decided to install a second distro (Ubuntu Studio ...
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Setting up boot loader (ubuntu and Win7)

I have two physical drives. One of them contains my ubuntu (14.04) which I am using currently and the other one comes from different PC and has Win7 on board. My question is: is it possible to place ...
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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Partition and file system scheme for Win 7 and Ubuntu 14 dual boot with UEFI and GPT [closed]

After looking through a lot of different guides and information on this site and others, I have a basic idea of a partitioning scheme to use for a dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 machine but I'm not so clear ...
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core.img cannot be found

I get this after trying to reinstall grub using boot-repair: Grub2 (v1.99-2.00) is installed in the MBR of `/dev/sda` and looks at sector 778209992 of the same hard drive for `core.img`, but ...
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Installed 14.04 LTS dual boot with Win 8.1, now network not detected by either

Had to turn off secure boot and install Ubuntu in Legacy mode. I can boot to windows with boot option "OS Boot Manager", boot to Ubuntu using "Notebook Hard Disk" option in "Boot Optons" menu. First ...
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Unallocated space partition to Ubuntu Partition

I have a dual boot machine (Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04). My situation is this one: sda1 and sda2 are of Windows sda6 is my ubuntu partition. I would like to extend this one. I searched on the ...
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No operating systems found after attempting dual boot

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed. I was trying to make it dual boot with ubuntu 14.04. I selected the option "Install ubuntu inside windows 7." However not sure why the installation crashed ...
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How do i make a stand-alone hard drive partition?

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows. But I don't want my Windows files to be accessible from Ubuntu and vice-versa. I want to work as if I am on two different systems ...
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Macbook Air 6'2 installation issues (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm trying to install 14.04 through a USB stick. I plugged the usb stick in and got all the way through the installation process but after I rebooted and tried to load in through Grub I got just a ...
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wont see windows7 in grub after moving drives to other pc

i have moved 2 hard drives to new pc, repaired grub, ubuntu was detected successfully however windows wasnt detected, i did use BootRepair few times here is Boot Info Summary, its quite a mess ( as i ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu

Friends! i met with a strange problem. its a bit lengthy. i created a bootable pendrive of ubuntu 14.04. when i started my pc and opened boot menu and choosed the device which contains ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu installation failure - Unable to install GRUB

Lately I bought a new laptop - Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro 13" - Intel i5-4210U, 256 SSD. I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 using this guides: Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro ...
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [on hold]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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Windows after ubuntu. Crash

I had my friends laptop, which had ubuntu one already installed in one partition. He insisted that I install windows on it. So, instead of over riding the ubuntu partition, I installed windows on ...
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reboot or select proper boot media

I shrunk my windows 8.1 partition and was able to successfully install Ubuntu 14.04. The only problem was my touchpad wasn't working anymore in Ubuntu, just in windows. I found this article online ...
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Ubuntu and windows boot issue

I am new to Ubuntu, just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I installed it in same hard drive (1 TB) in which i had installed windows but in a different partition, each has 500gb of space...but now am not ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 Installation: Partition Sizes for 32Gb of Free Space

I'm fixing to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 on my ASUS X551-MAV-EB01-B and so far I've cleared away 32Gb so that the free space is for a full installation (alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1). ...
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getting error while wubi installation, please help me

I am using windows 7, but I want install Ubuntu along side with that, so I tried installing it with Wubi. I downloaded and ran Wubi, and it prompted me to reboot. When I did, it gave me this error ...
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How can I Switch from Ubuntu back to Windows after installing Ubuntu on dual mode? [duplicate]

So, I wanted to use Linux instead of Windows and chose to install it in dual mode so I can switch back. Linux suddenly stopped recognizing wifi and is on airplane mode, even if I turn it off it keeps ...
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I cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I have a computer running windows 8.1, and I want to install ubuntu along side of it. However, my computer has some corrupted system files on it when I bought it, so I took it into a local store to ...
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reinstall grub, but ubuntu option missing

So, I just installed Windows 7, after installing ubuntu 14.04, and as I have read I should repair the boot loader for ubuntu, which I did... I followed some steps from here: ...
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How to install Ubuntu in HP Elite 850 G1 [duplicate]

I just got a new HP Elite 850 G1, I am trying to install ubuntu 14.0using live USB but its showing the message install ubuntu inside linux, rather than along side. Kindly help me to know the excet ...
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Dual boot win 7 and ubuntu

I tried dual booting ubuntu 14.04 alongside of win 7. My boot menu shows ubuntu and win 7 (sda 01), but i cant boot win 7 even thought files are still there.
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How to fix “doesn't look like an EFI partition” with WinUSB?

Using WinUSB I get this error. I would appreciate any help as I'm trying to put Windows back on computer to please th' wifey, then dual boot so i can still use Ubuntu. Installation failed ! Exit ...
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Grub2 not running on startup, computer boots straight to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on a new partition next to an already existing windows partition on the same disk. I set the new partition as "/", but installed the boot to sdb (windows is sdb1, Ubuntu is sdb2, ...
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Usb Boot Drive works on laptop but not desktop

Weirdest thing, I'm currently running win764 on my main dev build and wanted to dual boot ubuntu 14.04 (I have two hard drives one for each os) but whenever i would boot from the flash drive i would ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu from usb on HP 650 Notebook PC

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10/14.04 on my HP 650 Notebook PC along-side windows 7 Home basic but my system does not detect the bootable USB . Secure boot disabled in BIOS. Legacy boot is ...
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Making a dual boot from two single boots

I have a laptop which I have two different HDs (SATA-II 2.5"), one for Vista (i know) and the for Ubuntu 14.04. Ordinarily, I actually swap over the drives in the laptop's internal bay when I want ...
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No Grub menu on boot. windows's blue screen with error code0x0000225

ITs LONG BUT PLEASE READ!! I recently got rid of windows8.1 and installed ubuntu 14.04lts.(in c partition and i have kept all my other ntfs partitions untouched) which was successful and i had ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

I just installed Ubuntu on my system which already has Windows 7 alongside. After installing the OS, I cannot see the Disk D partition on my Windows OS. I tried "changing the drive letter and paths", ...
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dual boot - ubuntu 14.04 not able to change boot from legacy support to UEFI, preinstalled windows 8.1 lenovo flex 15

Mistakenly I installed ubuntu 14.04 on legacy support and my laptop has pre-installed windows 8.1 on UEFI system. To switch bewtween operatin systems I have to first switch bios. Also, I am not able ...
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reinstall windows 8 on dual boot with Linux elementary os [duplicate]

days ago i crashed windowds 8 giving the error UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. Since i have a dual boot with elmentary i try to acces the w8 partition disck but it was imposible for me (it freezes Linux) ...
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What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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Files written by linux in NTFS partition needs admininstator rights

I have dual boot linux (mint, but you know it's a fork of ubuntu) and Windows 8.1 with a shared NTFS partition. If I create a file in that volume in linux and then goes back to Windows, it asks me ...
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Can't boot into an operating system

I Dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7 today. Windows 7 first then Ubuntu. And now when my computer starts it doesn't asks what operating system to boot. It just sits there doing nothing. I was able to ...
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Can't boot Windows 7

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a dell inspiron which had Windows 7. Ubuntu is running fine. During the installation, the install alongside windows 7 option wasn't available so I used the ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu 14.04 and freeBSD 10?

Currently I am Using Ubuntu and Windows 7. Recently I Tried freeBSD in virtual machine and I loved FreeBSD. Can I triple boot? ie. Ubuntu, Windows and FreeBSD?
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Boot failure - goes to BusyBox - 'gave up waiting for boot device'

G'Day all Have tried installing 14.04.1 LTS on its own partition, then emptying the whole HDD and putting on and having similar results - 'gave up waiting for boot device' ...
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Partitioning dual-booted (with Win7) disk with shared partition

I want to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop, which already has Windows 7 installed (I want to dual boot the two), and I'm a bit confused about the disk partitioning. I've tried ...
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Dual boot no ubuntu option

So recently I installed Ubuntu along side my already installed Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu on a unallocated volume which I shrinked from my main volume. Now on boot up I get no boot up option for ...