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Installed ubuntu alongside Windows 8, interface is very small

Here is a picture of the problem: http://imgur.com/ID2NKnG I have had this problem before on windows after I had it plugged into the TV via HDMI. When I unplugged it the same thing happened (where ...
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Install 14.10 or 14.04 “Back” and “Continue” button greyed out during disk partition setting for dual boot. HELP!

This seems like a common issue for Ubuntu install. My problem is very much like this: "Back" and "Install Now" buttons grayed out in 14.04 installer However I'm not sure the ...
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...
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I reinstalled Ubuntu, and I can't see my windows 8.1 anymore, where is my Windows files?

Previously I unsuccessfully installed Ubuntu at the end of installation it told me that could install bootloader. So I loaded windows from my USB drive and decided to reinstall Ubuntu with out any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Problem with windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 in my PC and want's to install Ubuntu with it. When i run the setup and boot to that point where it ask for different options, i choose Install inside windows 8.1. It said reboot is ...
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Reinstallation of GRUB fails

I have installed W7 as a second OS with dual boot on my notebook which was already running Ubuntu 14.10. W7 was installed on the HDD. For Ubuntu the /home and /usr/share are installed on the HDD and ...
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Install Ubuntu in dual boot on an encrypted partition

I'm totally new to Linux and I'm trying to achieve something, but I don't know if my plans are okay. I would like to have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu in dual boot. Windows is on my RAIDed SSDs, and I ...
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Ubuntu14.04 Installer Crashes

I have been trying desperately to install one of the linux distros but I'm not having luck. Usually, the reason is GRUB not installing. Now, I'm not a linux guy and I rely on help from others. One of ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 my windows partition is having an invalid signature

I had a dual boot computer with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04. I had grub with the option to jump into windows 7 at any time. Now today I was in Ubuntu and I decided to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04. After ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Is it possible to resize/move root and encrypted home partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data? [duplicate]

There seems to be quite a few pages on how to re-partition a hard-drive without lead to loss of data. There are also pages that state that it is not possible with encrypted drives, and other stating ...
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Passing Disc space from Linux to Windows

I have to OS installed: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and MS Windows 7 Pro. Linux system: 1) System Partition 50GB, 30GB free 2) Home Partition 100GB, 60 GB Free 3) Swap Partition 8GB Windows 7: 1) There is ...
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Can't boot after deleting EFI boot- and Windows-partition

I got an HP Split x2 with Windows 8 pre-installed. I deleted it, and installed Ubuntu. However, I was wanting to play a few games that didn't work too well on wine, so I created a NTFS partition and ...
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Swap partition not working

Ubuntu gives me an error on boot saying it can't find my Swap partition. I ran free -m and this was the result. It says I don't have any swap memory. I can't post any images but these were the ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: No working init found - also Windows7 dual boot failure after second install!

Installation is on an MSI-7680 MB, with i7-2660 processor, 8G, and 1 TB disk. Procedure followed is per instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows using the ...
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Turning 3 Ubuntu installations and one windows7 installation to one Ubuntu installation and one windows7 installation

I currently have 3 Ubuntu installations (one 32 bit 14.04, one 32 bit 14.10 and a 64 bit 14.10) and a windows7 installed on my system. I want just one windows7 installation and one 64 bit 14.10 ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub [duplicate]

I've been trying to install a dual boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 but whenever i try to boot my computer to Ubuntu via live USB it leads to the GRUB2 command prompt. I was wondering how I ...
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Ubuntu is not detected after installing with window 7

I have windows 7 installed in my laptop already then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the option of "separate partition". Installation was successful but when system restarts, it didn't detect Uubuntu. ...
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I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 but it shows that “no operation systems are detected”?

I turned some 140gb as un-allocated space through EaseUs Partition Master and I tried to install ubuntu 12.04 by booting through usb. But every time I boot, I get only two options to install ubuntu ...
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Accessing Windows C: drive from Ubuntu 14.01 [duplicate]

I was able to access my Windows 8 C: drive from Ubuntu 14.01 when i first installed it, but now its inaccessible. It keeps telling me to go back to window 8 and shutdown before running Ubuntu, after ...
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Unable to copy files from Windows partition into Lubuntu

I'm running Lubunto OS right now, navigated to the Windows 7 partition using the file manager, navigated further into the wallpaper folder in the Windows partition, copied a wallpaper file. Next, I ...
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OS selection screen not showing on startup

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard disk twice. First time I put the boot loader on sdb but it goes straight to Windows 8.1 on startup. So I installed the second time with boot loader on sda ...
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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 ...