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Repair Windows 8 after install ubuntu using Install alongside windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop. I knew that installing using the option install alongside windows 8 will screwup windows's bootloader. But I ended up installing it in that way because I was ...
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Can't Find Windows's partitions in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access Windows partition? I have made dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Preinstalled given by manufacturer on Laptop). I am not able to find my windows ...
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12.04 Installer is not recognizing current OS

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y570, which already has Windows 7 on it. In the installer, it says that no OS is currently installed on my computer, and it only gives me two ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10

I have 300 GB hard-drive and I already installed Windows 7 on 35 GB partition + 100 mb for its boot files Now I want to partition my hard-drive for ubuntu Is this table ok? 10 GB for / 60 GB for ...
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Advice on triple/quadruple-booting?

I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop. I would like to install more than one Linux distro, IN ADDITION TO Windows 7. How do I go about this, what do I need to be careful and ...
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Install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using UEFI boot and third boot as Backtrack 5r3 and grub to select OS at startup

I have HP g6 Pavilion Laptop... And i have install windows 8 using uefi boot and ubuntu 13.04 too using uefi boot too.. While installing Ubuntu it didn't detect Windows 8...so i installed it it doing ...
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Dual boot problem Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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Can't boot in Ubuntu after windows upgrade

After my lastest update for Ubuntu and Windows XP, I got a Grub error on booting the next day. ls lists the following (without () ): sd0 sd1, msdos sd2 sd5 sd6 When I tried to get into one with ...
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Ubuntu will NOT load, any method that I try

I tried windows installer, did not work. USB Drive, did not work. LiveLinuxUSB, nothing. CD-ROM, I got somewhere with this actually. By using the other three methods above, a colorful screen would ...
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How to create or recover Windows Bootloader after deleting Ubuntu boot drive

I have a computer that dual-boots (or tri-boots) Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 12.04. Grub boots between Windows 8 and Ubuntu; for which I use primarily. Recently, I decided to ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi installer, but I couldnt boot to it. So I uninstalled it on the Control Panel. Then I tried the full installation wherein it boots to the Ubuntu environment. After ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from my dual boot system with Ubuntu?

Hello can someone give me short tutorial how to: Remove Windows 7 from my dual boot system (Ubuntu/Windows7) Let me use free space as new partition for data (so I dont need to extend ubuntu itself ...
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Ubuntu installation does not detect Windows 7

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with an installed Windows 7. I was following all steps on page, but it just simply does not gives me option to click Install them by side. It just tells that ...
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How to make Windows boot first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I want to know how to make Windows the default boot OS in Ubuntu 11.10, how to make Windows boot first on ...
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Copy a Ubuntu install?

So short story is that I am wanting to grab my ubuntu install, back up to an external disk, delete everything from my hdd, repartition my hdd, put my ubuntu install back. Long story is. I finally ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 dual boot problem where Windows 8 doesn't boot

I will brief about the problem, that how it started. I purchased a Sony VAIO (SVE15133CNW) laptop on May-2013, with pre-installed Windows 8 After couple of days I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using USB ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.10 not detect my Win7 partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 on my ASUS laptop and I'm new to all of this. I'm using the Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit ISO burned onto a CD. The first time I tried to install it, ...
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How do I create a multiboot environment using LVM for your *buntu operating systems on a GPT formatted system drive, in a UEFI based system?

My reason for using LVM is that I reinstall, upgrade and generally mess around with my OS installs so much that I have found that LVM gives me fantastic flexibility in moving, expanding, cloning and ...
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How to dual boot with Windows 7 on an Ubuntu-only system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? Well basically, I have a 500GB hard drive with Ubuntu 12.04 installed (Only OS at the moment). I plan to ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook Air?

How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook Air? I want it to dual boot, is it possible? Do I have any benefits by install Ubuntu or Linux? Since OS X has Unix tools like bash, isn't is the same?
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Booting Ubuntu with GRUB2: how to add boot entry to GRUB2?

Last night, I decided to take the plunge, and install Ubuntu as complimentary part to my dual boot system (with Windows 7). Unfortunately, the entire process has been a struggle uphill, namely with ...
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Triple Boot Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X ML on Macbook Pro (9,1)

Ubuntu 12.10 came out today, and ever since I got my Macbook, I haven't really been able to try Ubuntu again (I got it in September and have been using Ubuntu since 8.04). I have Mac OS X Mountain ...
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Would dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 work succesfully on a Sony VAIO e series laptop?

Can anyone please tell me if the Sony Vaio E series or any other series (T or S) would work fine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot configuration? I am planning to buy a SONY VAIO E ...
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Are Sony Vaio S series or T series laptops compatible with both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot installation

I am planning to buy a new laptop which is suitable for both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 in dual boot configuration. I am looking for Sony Vaio two models with configurations: 13.3" S series ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual boot, Grub not showing! [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 7. Everything is fine until i want to enter Ubuntu. When I start my pc, after normal boot, there is no Grub or OS Selection menu, and my system loads ...
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Can 64-bit be dual booted with 32-bit Windows?

I'm currently running 64-bit Ubuntu on a computer that came with windows XP 32-bit. Is it possible to dual boot windows 32-bit with Ubuntu 64-bit?
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Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda5' failed. This is a fatal error

I apologize in advance for my bad english. I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 11.10, and i get this error 'Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda5' failed. This is a fatal error.'. every time ...
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Dual Boot: Windows 8 is fine, Ubuntu is fine, but will only boot when dvd is in the disk drive

I have a new computer with Windows 8.1 and have gone to work at dual-booting with Ubuntu 12.04.3. I can boot Windows 8 from the grub menu just fine, and Ubuntu appears on the menu and I can select it, ...
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How can I boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC with an EFI bootloader? [duplicate]

I just bought a Lenovo ideaPad Z400. I installed the ubuntu 13.04 without problem. Now, I cna't boot the windows 8. Eaither in secure boot mode enabled or disabled. I am frustrated. this is my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 after installing Windows 8

I have made a BOOTABLE USB installation of Ubuntu 13.04 using pendrive linux. I also have Windows 8 on separate partition. After I finished installing Ubuntu 13.04 from the USB, it went straight to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 12.10 from dual boot with Win 7?

I have dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7. I wanted to uninstall Ubuntu. So as per an answer for one of the related questions on this site I did the following: Deleted the Ubuntu Partition through ...
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How do I hide an entry from grub?

I dual boot with windows xp and ubuntu 12.04 lts. I rarely use windows. I want to remove the windows entry from grub menu. I don't want to remove windows, i just want to remove the entry. The purpose ...
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Ubuntu is not booting (Windows Ubuntu Installer)

Its the first time I used the Windows Ubuntu Installer (WUBI). I installed Ubuntu and everything went great, it then asked me to reboot my laptop and I kindly did , it went well, showed me the ...
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Step by step instructions to install dual-boot ubuntu 12.10 with windows 7

Everytime I try to install ubuntu, I end up messing up something :( I have a windows 7 machine. I want to dual boot this with ubuntu on it. 600 GB for windows ( I play games ;) ) and 400 GB for ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

My laptop has two hard drives, one 320GB HDD and a 30GB SSD. I installed Windows 8 on the HDD and Ubuntu on the SSD. However, after I installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 did not appear on the boot list. I ...
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I cannot install Ubuntu on my laptop running Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso) to my 4GB USB Sandisk drive so that I ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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Windows 7 Pro won't load after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit using the DVD. I followed LinuxBSDos guide for dual booting Windows 7 (first installed) and Ubuntu 12.04 (second install) on 2 Separate Hard drives. I had ...
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How do I dual-boot Windows by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I am new to Ubuntu, but have used Macs and PCs for years. I am referencing the idea of how on a Mac, and ...
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How much minimum space Ubuntu 12.04 installation requires

I have a Windows installation and only one partition in my hard disk AS IN there is only C drive. I want to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside it but i am not sure how much disk space i must allocate for ...
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How to replace GRUB with Windows NT Bootloader?

I'm not really a big fan of GRUB (I had a bad experience), nor very knowledgeable about Linux, so how do I remove GRUB, and replace it with Windows NT Bootloader, yet keep the same list/number/entries ...
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Partitions not showing while installing (K)ubuntu 14.04

Im trying to install Kubuntu 14.04 along-side Windows 7 x64 but there are problems in Disk Setup section, installer does not show my drives properly as they are, i left drive empty to install Kubuntu ...
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System BIOS doesn't show Ubuntu as boot option after installation?

After trying and failing many times to create a bootable USB, I finally managed to create one using Universal USB Installer from PenDriveLinux.com. I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit ...
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Dual boot with Windows 8.1 on Toshiba Sattelite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot on a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 After learning how to disable Secure Boot and switch from UEFI boot to CSM boot I managed to boot UbuntU ...
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Should I choose to Install alongside windows 8 or something else

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu ( dual boot ) as I might like it but I'm not sure whether I should choose to install alongside Windows 8 or something else. I do have 100 GB unallocated already ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade destroyed my Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

I had Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 peacefully coexisting on a Toshiba Portege Z935. EFI mode, Grub2, secure boot off, had to use "recommended repair" on Boot-Repair tool to get the boot working after ...
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could not write bytes broken pipe 12.04

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 along with windows vista as dual boot.It was working fine. But ubuntu was having some issue with the mousepad. So I installed and removed some pakages unknowing what they ...
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How do I resize my partition in Ubuntu?

I had Windows 8 installed on my system, which I screwed up, and now I run Ubuntu 12.04. While installing, Ubuntu used all the 461 GB of HDD space (one partition). Now I want to make a new partition ...
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Ubuntu installation (multiboot)

I have a windows 7 Computer. I want to install ubuntu. I know if I install to the unallocated it will set up the multiboot like it should. However, I want to set the partitions up manually, I want ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize existing Windows partitions in a GPT disk

I just built a new computer and installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) on it. Other than verifying that the Windows install completed successfully, I have done absolutely nothing ...