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How to boot multiple OS from one external hard drive?

I have a Western Digital external hard drive that has plenty of space for more than one OS. I currently have three partitions one 250 GB for backups one 100 GB with Ubuntu and 500 GB or so ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux?

What are the steps to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux, universal USB installer exactly?
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How to access Ubuntu Files from Windows on a dual-boot machine

I am running a dual-boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu has Open Office as part of the install. Occasionally, when using XP, I need to work on a spreadsheet or other Open Office document ...
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How to restore Windows 7 loader

I have this situation: I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside it. The installation was successful and I'm able to have a dual boot, Windows 7 and ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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Windows 7, Windows 8 entries missing after reinstalling grub

I originally had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. After I installed Windows preview on a logical partition, the Windows boot loader showed only Windows 7 and Windows 8, there was no option to ...
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Access Windows 7 Files from Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to Ubuntu, so can any of you give me a guide of how I can access my windows 7 files from my Ubuntu 12. I installed it using Wubi. Looked around everywhere but failed.
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Dual Boot issues with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'm finding myself in a rather unique situation. I've read through just about every resource I can find about this and while things have helped me understand some background, I haven't yet been able ...
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Partitions for dual boot install with Windows

Following is the layout of the current partitions of my single hard drive viewed from Windows 7: C: has Windows 7 system files and my personal data; Q: for Lenovo recovery; SYSTEM_DRV: for Windows ...
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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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Multi-choice memory stick? [duplicate]

Now, with large memory sticks being cheap, I think it would be nice to have many or all official flavours available on one memory stick. That is; you boot from a memory stick and get a menu which lets ...
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In setting up dual Boot with Windows and Ubuntu, which OS do I install first?

I'd like to install both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP on a Dell laptop, and I was thinking about using a dual boot structure, and using the bulk of my hard drive as empty hard drive space to share ...
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Triple boot Win 7, Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 16

I have an HP with a 160GB SSD Primary drive and a 500 GB Secondary drive. I shrank the 500 GB partition to create space to install Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 16. I started by following this tutorial ...
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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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Ubuntu won't boot with Windows7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a hard drive, and after that on a different partition on the same hard drive with windows7. In both cases, after Ubuntu finished installing, the computer reboots, and ...
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Dual boot menu not showing after installation of Ubuntu 12.04

Before installing Ubuntu 12.04, Windows XP with three drives were there. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit in of the three drives which I've mentioned above, installation went fine but after ...
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How do I use the same drive partition for both windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10 documents folders?

I'm running a dual boot of both Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. I have two hard drives, and three partitions: Windows 7 on a dedicated SSD, Ubuntu on the second hard drive, first partition, and then a ...
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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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Live USB for Ubuntu 13.10 does't recognize Windows 8 OS

I have created a Live USB for Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.4 I have restarted and booted from the USB; tried Ubuntu without installing. Everything works fine there ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu and grub from pre-installed windows 8?

I am about to install ubuntu to dual-boot on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop. Before I do, I really need to know how to uninstall ubuntu safely if I don't like it, or if I have to for some reason. ...
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Updating to Windows 8 on dual boot with Ubuntu

I dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Vista on separate partitions. I want to update Vista to Windows 8, but I'm worried that it will mess something up. How should I prepare for the update? How can I ...
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How to enable booting multiple Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to use both Ubuntu Wubi 11.04 and Ubuntu Wubi 12.04 so that the boot menu will displays 3 options: Windows, Ubuntu 11.04 & Ubuntu 12.04. My current approach is to only use either of them, ...
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Why can't I access Windows from Grub after installing Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and just installed it on my HP Compaq nx5000. I dual-boot installed with Windows XP. When I boot, it goes to the grub bootloader. At the bottom of the Grub list it says boot Windows ...
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Switch between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Is it at all possible to switch between Windows and Ubuntu by press of a button, on a system with Windows 7 - Ubuntu 11.10 dual boot set up?
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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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How to Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu?

I have a computer which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to dual boot with Windows 8. I can not find any instructions for installing Windows after Ubuntu is already installed. I am only ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 - no operating system found

I am struggling to finalize my attempt to run Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 on my new Sony Vaio Pro. After long hours of research I feel I am stuck. I was booting from a USB, let me outline what ...
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How to access previous ubuntu wubi installation

I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot ...
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Ubuntu boot option does not appear while booting; installed Ubuntu with Windows 8

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a separate disk , (that previously was unallocated space ) following the link: Link to the installation guide Running the installer from Try Ubuntu option. ...
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Can you triple-boot safely?

I would love to triple-boot Windows XP Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, and Backtrack 5 R3, but is this safe for my harddrive/other OSs on the computer?
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Installing ubuntu with windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I already have windows 8 installed and wish to installed Ubuntu and continue using both windows 8 ...
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How to Repair Grub while dual booting ( win7 / ubuntu 11.10)

I've installed windows 7 and then Ubuntu 11.10, and then set up everything on easyBCD. When I select Ubuntu on the boot menu, I end-up in grub prompt (like "grub>" in a black screen) instead of ...
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How to use gparted to resize hdd?

I installed Gparted as I used to in 7.10 and was going to resize my partion when I saw that I can't resize my Ubuntu OS partion. I used to do it in 7.10 to dual-boot with Windows. But I'm locked out ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7

I am planning to install Ubuntu along with Win7 on my system. I have 2 different drives C: and E:. E: drive is created after shrinking the Windows C: partition. Can I use my E drive for installing ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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Whole disk unallocated? Gparted error or partition overlapping?

Story: Yesterday I wanted to make my Ubuntu partition bigger so I ran Windows (Dual boot) and decreased size of my D drive size. It wanted me to reboot computer, when it was starting up it done ...
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dual boot win 7 and ubuntu 14.04

i did dual boot with win 7 & ubuntu 14.04. i get both ubuntu and win 7 in boot menu but cant boot win 7. The primary drive where win 7 was configured now shows to be logical drive with all files ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 WITHOUT Recovery Disk/USB - HELP NEEDED URGENTLY! [duplicate]

I am dual booting Windows 8 & Ubuntu and I want to safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8. 2 Questions 1) How do I safely uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 8 without a recovery disk/USB?: Can I not ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' after using Boot-Repair (Windows 8/Ubuntu dual-boot)

I've recently bought a Packard Bell imedia S 2870 with Windows 8 on. After manually installing Ubuntu 13.04 ('something else' option), the PC would boot straight to Windows. I tried to reinstall the ...
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Dual boot menu with Ubuntu and Windows 8 not showing up

I know a lot of posts have been written, and I had read most of them when I encountered the problem. None of them solved the problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 on top of Windows 8. ...
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file error /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod trying to repair boot, live dvd install probleml

I have seen that there are a lot of threads about this problem. I had Windows 8 installed on my series 3 samsung i5 computer and I tried to install ubuntu 13.04. This is what I did: Because of the ...
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Can't boot Windows Vista after installing Ubuntu

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have come to this point that I can't boot back to my Windows Vista anymore. I thought that I would get some kind of dual boot in the beginning when booting my computer, ...
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After installing Ubuntu I can't boot Windows 8 anymore

I just bought a new laptop (a lenovo ideapad Z500) and it came installed with Windows 8. I wanted to have Ubuntu on it too, therefore I resized the Win8 partition from the control panel and installed ...
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Dual Boot Installation with Win7 - Install Ubuntu in New Partition

Under Win 7 I created a new 100 GB disk partition (L:) to install Ubuntu 12.04. I then rebooted from the Ubuntu install CD, selected "Install side by side" and now I'm stuck. I end up at the ...
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Windows 7 entry missing from grub after 12.04 installation

I've read several answers to related questions here, but have not found one that matches my situation. I assisted a colleague to reinstall Windows 7 from a recovery partition. We then booted into ...
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Is there a better option other than NTFS for a shared HD between Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I have a PC with dual-boot, and I have installed Xubuntu (always newest version) and Windows 7. I have a new HD and I would like to be able to access it from both OS. I suppose NTFS would work since ...
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What is the use of /boot (lvm based) in partitioning?

As separate /home partition helps in easy reinstallation/upgrade. Does having /boot help while dualbooting with windows? I mean is it useful for normal desktop/notebook users or it is advanced ...