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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 ...
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Reading Windows 8.1 files from the Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to do these steps: http://www.wikihow.com/Access-Windows-Files-in-Ubuntu but it didn't work. Then i read here that deleting the hiberfile.sys will help, but it didn’t also. Instead, when ...
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Ubuntu failed to load - black screen

Mine was a dualboot Ubuntu/Windows desktop. Just then there was a black screen which appear after loading up the "Ubuntu" symbol. Then the screen prompted "No Input, entering sleeping mode". I wait ...
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Can't make partition on ubuntu to install windows 7 [duplicate]

I tried to boot windous 7 but i can't i want on my windows 7 dvd and run "setup.exe" with wine and after a few seconds is showed me that i need to make space. see screenshot: ...
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ubuntu 14.04 error: no such partition

I deleted the Ubuntu partition from my dual boot PC. Now every time I start my PC the error appears ("no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue"). I can't even boot from my Windows disc or ...
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Can someone help me finish installing Ubuntu on my partitioned hard drive? [duplicate]

I currently have windows 8.1 and I had someone partition it for me and let me to download the newest Ubuntu and install in on the partioned drive D: everything installed right, then after rebooting ...
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Blank screen with GRUB

While working on dual bootable with windows xp & Ubuntu, windos xp got corrupted. Now every restart, computer halts with blank screen with a display of single word "GRUB" . KINDLY SUGGEST ME ...
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Dual boot win7 ubuntu: win7 gone!

Recently I installed Ubuntu 64 after Win7 64. I used 'Try Ubuntu' to set the disk partition with ext4 and swap. But after I installed the Ubuntu, my windows system is gone. Even I used Boot-repair, I ...
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I am new to ubuntu and have some questions way beyond a first timer

Back story is I was given a desktop with ubuntu 12.04 installed and the guy could not remember any of his setup(u/n pass) info. He told me to just install what os i wanted over his. When i did this ...
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Kali linux to be installed as a boot option

I only have the current Ubuntu 14 on my harddrive. How do I partition my hard drive so I can have a second OS such as kali linux, thus creating a dual boot-up option when i power up?
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Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
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How do I install ubuntu 14.04 in about 35 GB unallocated space? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 and want to run both the OS side by side. Also I do not want to lose any of my files.
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Can't acess windows files and folders after delete crash report[dual-boot 7 & 14.04]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 successfully. And I did access windows files and flowers from Ubuntu(i.e I can see every drives from 14.04). Few days ago I got problem that is ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 14 .04LTS [duplicate]

I'm currently using Windows Xp need to keep it on and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS can I keep both OS on one HDD dual boot?I wouldn't with virtual box.
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How to install Windows 7 from install disk? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to re-install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. The install disk wont load when I boot the computer, and I can't seem to resize partitions from either GParted (see below) or the ...
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Burg bootloader Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I'm a relatively new ubuntu user and I'm having some trouble with the burg bootloader. The issue is that when I choose the ubuntu option it works 1/3 of the time without any trouble but ...
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I cannot boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I partitioned my Windows 8 hard drive and installed Ubuntu in one of the partitions. Now I can’t boot to Windows, in either legacy or UEFI mode. What has gone wrong?
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Learning material for boot configuration [closed]

I really need a comprehensive, yet clearly explained reference regarding how all the boot configuration, structure and execution comes together in Linux and how it is compared to Windows and all the ...
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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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Error while installing windows 8 along xubuntu on uefi [duplicate]

I was installing installing xubuntu when I accidentally deleted my pre-installed windows 8. To reinstall windows 8 I changed the boot mode to CSM (as windows doesnt show up in efi menu). On clicking ...
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Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system Vaio Windows [duplicate]

When I tried to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 OS, it showed me the message 'Unable to find a medium containing a live file system'. My laptop is a Vaio E Series VPCEH36EA. I'm new to the ...
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Accidentally Delete Ubuntu installation

I have win 7 on my machine and installed Ubuntu as Dual boot. While cleaning up some unwanted files I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu installations as well. Now every time I boot my machine, I still ...
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Toshiba won't install Ubuntu [duplicate]

Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows 8, I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. I set the Boot mode to CSM boot, turning off secure boot. The computer boots up on my USB stick to the Ununtu menu, but ...
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Am I correct that in 14.01 partman cannot move or copy partitions?

I am installing Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a new offer of HP, an HP110-220z AMD-64 architecture. It looks to be the 2014 standard entry level Computer. The 500 GB hard drive has four partitions, but ...
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Grub not working after Windows 8.1 update on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I do understand that this is a common problem, and I have read few of the threads. Here is synopsis of my problem. Logged on to window 8.1, windows installed updates and now grub2 doesn't work ...
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Problems with the drivers, mouse and display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 in my laptop. These are the issues I am facing after the installation: 1- I am not able to change the brightness of the screen. 2- The cursor keeps ...
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Installed more ram /boot/efi not found… How to fix?

So, I just installed more RAM. Now I can't boot (properly) into xubuntu. When booting I'm greeted with something along the lines of "Failed to load /boot/efi, press S to continue or press M to ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot.

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have Windows 7 on my PC. I plan on doing a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. According to what I have read so far, by simply following the instructions on the Ubuntu ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu/Grub on a Windows 8 Laptop

I have tried to uninstall Ubuntu on my dual-booted Windows 8 laptop and seem to be having issues with removing the GRUB startup thing. When it starts up, the GRUB "menu" just says, "GNU GRUB version ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on ubuntu PC [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows 8 along side it. But I can't boot from any live Cd or pendrive. My laptop goes into network boot and says- insert proper boot device and press any ...
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dual boot problem Ubuntu14.04 and Windows 7 - windows won't start

I have problem with Ubuntu's bootloader. Ubuntu works fine, but when I try loading Windows, my screen goes half-black, half-purple with some semi-horizontal white lines, or just purple with those ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on same HDD as windows 7, Windows 7 won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive as my Windows 7 (different partition ofcourse) Edit: Windows wouldn't boot and after trying to fix mbr with windows recovery console windows isn't recognized ...
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Ubuntu not detecting my Windows Partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu [ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64] as Dual-boot in a my Windows 8.1 pro x64, through USB installation. But, ubuntu is not detecting the partitions which I've made for the ...
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wubi installation and standard ubuntu installation together?

I have installed ubuntu through wubi in my machine. Now I want to install ubuntu in the normal way (maybe through live CD or bootable pen) and I don't want to uninstall my wubi ubuntu at this moment. ...
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Install Grub on USB drive / Vaio Pro 13

I'm somewhat inexperienced with Linux. I'm having quite a hard time booting Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows on my Vaio Pro 13. I've tried using every method I've found on forums but no matter what, I ...
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Windows 7/ Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot. Ubuntu not booting

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my formatted and partitioned external hard drive M: while Windows is my primary OS on C:. It said my installation was successful and it prompted a reboot of ...
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Ubuntu DVD doesn't boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu along-side Win7. After burning the ISO an a DVD, I tried booting from DVD. Ubuntu says "remove media from tray, close tray and hit enter", which I do, but my laptop then ...
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Switch between Ubuntu and Windows in every restart to boot

Is it possible with/without edit Ubuntu Grub boot file or any way that select another OS to boot from it in every restart? I mean when I boot from Ubuntu/Windows for first time and I restart ...
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HP ProBook 4740s - Win8 OEM + Ubuntu 14.04

Is it even possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win8 OEM on this laptop? When I set UEFI hybrid and disable SafeBoot I'am able to boot from DVD with Ubuntu, and install, but I haven't found a ...
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Problems with BURG on Ubuntu 14.04

i have installed Buc, Burg Manager and Burg works fine. When i reboot my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 & Win 7), i get the Burg default display (nearly the same like grub). If i install and change a theme ...
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Dual Booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I got the dual boot to work well for about 2 months, but am now getting an EFI error "Inability to find 'drivemap'" on the windows side. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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14.04 does not find my windows 8 partition

I am trying to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 and 14.04 does not find my windows 8 partition it only finds my 12.04.