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Extended Partition (Partition 4) does not start on physical sector boundary for a dual boot system

I have recently installed both windows and linux (64 bits). Upon typing sudo fdisk -l I get the out put below. Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 ...
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Make Linux and Windows share localhost (webserver) files and database

I'd like to have ubuntu and windows share my htdocs and mysql databases for local development. This isn't a web-facing site, just for personal development use. Is there a way to do this? Is this a ...
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Install Ubuntu Single Boot (Without Windows)

I'm a scientist who must use Linux, because this OS is free (open source), and I want change from Windows to Ubuntu. The problem is, how make my PC (Laptop) just have one OS (Linux) without Windows ...
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Multiple booting with Windows 7, 8.1 and Ubuntu

I am a beginner when it comes to Ubuntu and linux in general so please bear with me a little :) I have a laptop with 2 hard disks. On 1 I have the Windows 8.1 installed and on the other Windows 7. I ...
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Partition of windows causing problem after installing and not shown in grub

I recently installed windows 7 to my computer. After installation my ubuntu partition was converted into unallocated space. used testdisk to recover it. After that i ran boot-repair recommended ...
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Dual-boot with UEFI borked. Help!

I first installed Windows 8.1 on my machine, and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This is what my partition table looks like: The problem is that when I boot the machine, I see no boot loader ...
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Verifying Pool DMI Data

I have a HDD with Windows 8, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have a CD with Ubuntu on it and a USB as well. When I choose to boot from CD or USB, my BIOS stops at Verifying Pool DMI ...
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Ubuntu OS selection screen doesn't Load

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP notebook laptop with preloaded Windows 8. Initially I was prompted to select an OS at boot but after 4-5 days it now doesn't give me this choice and automatically ...
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Using a Physical Hard Drive Pariition as a VirtualBox VM and as a Bootable Partition

Is it possible to install Ubuntu OS with VirtualBox using physical Hard Drive Partition and then make it bootable? What I want is the Ubuntu OS that I've installed in VirtualBox can be accessed and ...
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Problem loading Zorin after install [migrated]

I have tried to install Zorin.To install the OS I went to my UEFI BIOS turned off fast boot and Disabled secure boot option. After that I loaded my USB and installed the OS. Everything went perfectly ...
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How to load Ubuntu boot option after hiding it in Windows?

I've installed Ubuntu, and I had it set so that whenever I turned on my laptop, it would load a purple screen that would allow me to pick from Ubuntu or Windows. Well, I screwed with a setting in ...
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dual-booting now have 2 grub-menu's

I have a Dell Inspirion laptop stock with Windows 8.1, I have added Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu install went perfect, rebooted came to the regualar, grub2 menu, (I say regular because it's the same one I've ...
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How to install debian on ubuntu 12.04 without uninstalling ubuntu? [closed]

I am doing mcs and I am not able to install Debian on Ubuntu. Can anybody help me to do this? I want to do this without uninstalling Ubuntu.So please give me the answer in steps.
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How to restore GRUB and Ubuntu 14.04 after choosing a wrong partition?

First of all, i tried finding previous questions, didn't find anything that quite matches my case. I have Windows 8.1 as well as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot. In the grub OS list at boot, I ...
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Lost GRUB after reinstalling windows 8.1 prior had dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Dual boot was working fine with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 but I had to reinstall windows 8.1 (some reason) now my PC directly boots into windows 8.1 without showing GRUB. You might want to say ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu from USB on a Mac: “Loop not found” and “Load Kernel First” Error in GRUB

I have the Mac version of Ubuntu loaded onto a USB, booted using ReFINd with an EFI partition. All runs until I select the Ubuntu EFI Boot in reFINd. Once loading begins, I get a "Loop not found", ...
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Error occurred while mounting an NTFS partition

Beforehand I'd like to thank your support to this question and hope you understand it. I made 3 main partitions in my 500 GB hard drive to assign 40 GB for Windows 8.1, 40 GB for Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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grub menu does not show windows 8 option after installing kubuntu 14.04

I recently installed kubuntu 14.04 on my machine that had windows 8.1 pre-installed.However, after restarting the system the grub menu does not show windows 8 option. I've already tried updating the ...
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Ubuntu reinstallation side by side with Windows XP

Here's the issue: my partition table is a mess: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 126435960 63217949 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 ...
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Unistalling dual boot ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought DELL Inspiron 7547 that came with Windows 8.1. I then decided to use Linux(dual boot) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (what a mistake!). After few days, grub failed to show Windows on ...
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Triple boot Windows partition no longer works after Yosemite upgrade

The problem: After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, my triple boot through rEFInd no longer works as it did before. Specifically, I can boot into OS X and Ubuntu, but not Windows. Furthermore, the way I ...
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Unable to mount Windows 8.1 partition in Ubuntu

I have to install Windows 8.1 on a new laptop and it works O.K. I installed Ubuntu on the same lap and also works O.K. There is only one problem: Ubuntu can't mount the windows partitions and an ...
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Need help installing on raid 0 [duplicate]

I hope you al are doing fine. I have always wanted to use ubuntu as my main os but has always failed to install it on my fake raid 0. I have been using ubuntu via a virtual machine when it should be ...
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Setup FakeRaid Raid1 for data only for Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 7

I want to create a FakeRaid RAID1 array of two hdd's that are being used only for data, no OS's on them. My OS's are Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 7 which are each on seperate hdd's. Almost all of the ...
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problem started from nvidia driver and now cant even boot using windows (dual boot system)

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. A few days ago I installed driver for nvidia graphics card. i had installed it using additional driver from setting and had selected "version ...
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PC in dual boot can't resume after suspend

I'm new to this site, I hope I made a good choice in posting about my problem here. I've bought a laptop (Lenovo G50) where Windows 8 was pre-installed and then, following more or less the steps ...
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Windows 8 lost after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on secondary drive

I had two hard drives with windows 8 on one and data on the other. I built the PC and installed windows 8 on it two years ago. I had intended to set it up as dual boot but got put off by the UEFI ...
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Kubuntu cannot start, I'm thrown into busybox

What I did Changed the HD from my previous sony lap to a Lenovo P580, added the Windows drivers required and that worked, I did not check Kubuntu at this time but Grub2 was working. Several months ...
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how to Dual boot win 7 and ubuntu? [duplicate]

i am currently using win 7 and am planning on installing ubuntu alongside win7 but i have unable to do so. Previously i used to install ubuntu inside win using wubi but this time i wanted it as a ...
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Cannot boot both windows and ubuntu anymore due to wrong partition processes. How do i fix this?

Here is my story: I have decided to format my windows 8.1 with "onekey recovery" button of my Lenovo Ideapad Z510. When completed, i have no problems about windows, however grub2 have been lost. Then ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntu Linux from Secondary Drive?

this question might seem pretty basic and straightforward but I wanted to make I do it properly without data loss. I have two drives. My primary being windows 8. My secondary is partitioned with one ...
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How to Correctly Set up Dual Boot windows 7 and ubuntu on 120Gb SSD drive with UEFI

For as long as i have had my Alienware M17xr4 Laptop i've been trying to set up dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode.. I have a 120 SSD Drive partitioned to 80GB for the Windows 7, ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on packard bell imedia S2185 with win 8 previously instlled [duplicate]

I was following the guide at: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I changed the BIOS to show the boot menu and selected the 14.04 installation USB ...
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Hackintosh on a already dual OS sytem

Hello and thanks for answering here (if you do) in advance. So here it goes... I already have an 128GB SSD with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I would like to install a Mac OS too on this PC ...
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Installation order for using Ubuntu as a boot manager + emergency OS

I require, for development purposes, a PC which can dual boot a Windows XP (32 bit) and Windwos 8 (64 bit). As I understand that Microsoft doesn't fully support it, I intend to use a Linux system to ...
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Install Ubuntu 8.04 in triple-boot with Unbuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 [closed]

No, this isn't the typical duplicate question about dual Ubuntu (12+) with Windows 8. I am way past that, dual booting beautifully Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Windows 8.1, thanks to this excellent answer ...
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Ubuntu/win 7 dual boot only boots to minimal grub prompt?

I was having trouble with my ubuntu dual boot so I ran the boot repair usb and was able to boot normally once. I tried to boot again and a screen with minimal grub bash 1.99 came up. I tried the boot ...
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install/boot in black screen

I have a Windows 8 on my computer Lenovo IdeaCentre-K and decided to install Ubuntu along side with Windows. As it was written I turned off security boot, fast boot and so on. I downloaded 64bit ...
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Ubuntu and Dual Graphics Cards

I've been following the development of dual graphic card support. I see that there are articles here: Community Help Wiki / Hybrid Graphics and here: Hybrid Graphics The newer article states ...
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Dual-boot for System76 Ubuntu computer

I'm planning to buy a system76 desktop computer this year. These systems come pre-installed with Ubuntu. I know I might be forced sometimes to use Windows. I don't want to touch anything from the ...
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How to start installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on Dell XPS 15 (along Windows 8.1)?

I recently bought a XPS 15 with Windows 8.1 on it and I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.10 along the side. I've copied the .iso file on a USB stick and registered it as a boot option in the BIOS/UEFI. ...
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Grub rescue, No access to BIOS and all linux partions have been deleted

I think I screwed up my computer. I used to have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu (not sure which version) and Ubuntu wasn't working so I decided to delete Ubuntu and have a crack at Mint. So in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 format support

i was installed ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows 7) in my laptop and yesterday i successfully format it to choose Uninstall Program and Disk Managment option in Windiws 7.But when I restart my ...
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Silent dual boot (no boot menu) [duplicate]

Having both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 on the same disk will result in a boot menu on each boot, asking for a choice. How to hide the boot menu, and: Run Win7 if nothing has been done after 2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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(Solved) Can't boot Ubuntu anymore

I'm running a homebuild PC, Intel i5-4670K on a msi Z87-G41 motherboard with 2 HDD:s. The systems runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.10 (formerly 14.04 when the problem first occurred). On one of the ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu on last partition with legacy boot mode

I have following scenario and want to install Ubuntu 14.10. 1 TB Hard Drive 150GB Win 8.1 Partition 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 200GB NTFS 120GB NTFS 68GB Unallocated I want to install Ubuntu ...
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NVidia CUDA install: unable to open a terminal

After installing NVidia CUDA, I received the message [ hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate usb device on port 6] and am not able to open a terminal any more. How should I proceed?
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Rebuild Windows RAID 0 for permanent use in Ubuntu 14.04

My old PC (Core i7 920, Asus P6T-SE, 6GB RAM) recently suffered a motherboard hardware fault. The 2TB RAID 0 array containing the Windows installation and mostly media library was no longer ...