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How to dualboot Ubuntu on Asus Zenbook UX32VD?

I have just purchased a Asus Zenbook UX32VD and it will arrive on Monday. However, I do not know how to dualboot Ubuntu on this, because of two reasons: It is a hybrid 500GB HDD + 30GB SSD, ...
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The Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot NIghtmare

I have done some research as to how to go about this dual-boot, and I am close, but I need some guidance with booting into Windows 8 (Ubuntu is installed). I have a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I will go ...
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Un-raiding a two-disk fakeraid array

I have a system with two disks in a bios-configured RAID-1 array, currently dual-booting Win7 and Ubuntu 10.10. I opted for fakeraid, rather than softraid, so that the raided disk could be seen from ...
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Dual Boot. Broken Windows 7 MBR and Grub

At the beginning I have been Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. After that I have installed Ubuntu in /dev/sda7 and set Grub partition to /dev/sda1. Which broked down Windows 7 boot. Ubuntu have booted normally ...
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Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed. If I wanted to install Windows 8 and triple boot with Grub running the show, how difficult would it be? Installing another OS is the easy part. It's the ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 7 while keeping my dual boot configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I have dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 32 bit and I want to format my windows 7 partition to put ...
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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grub2 loopback booting ubuntu server iso

I've got usb-keys setup to multi-boot different linux images using grub2 loopback. The standard ubuntu release isos boot fine, however when attempting to use the server iso it will fail to install ...
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How can I Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8

I was wondering how can I dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 without any problems or errors. I am on windows 8 build 8400.
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Why can't Ubuntu find any hard disks or volumes during installation?

I decided to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer. But when I try to install Ubuntu 13.04, my installation says I don't have atleast 5.3 GB disk space. In "Try ubuntu", I checked disks ...
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Make Ubuntu first option when dual booting

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed. When rebooting I always have to choose between those 2.How can i make Ubuntu become the first option when i boot my computer?
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Dual-booting Lubuntu with Windows 8

I've got an older laptop (HP G62) that has Windows 8 as it's primary OS and I want to dual-boot it with Lubuntu. It does NOT come with Secure boot nor does it come with UEFI. I've been looking at ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15 r

I purchased a new Dell 15R laptop which came with pre installed windows 8 64 bit and ueifi boot. I made a ubuntu 12.10 dvd and loaded it. When i started installing my installer could not recognise any ...
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How to know the partition where grub is installed

I am Dual Booting Maverick with Natty. I want to know which partition has Grub installed. I want to make sure that grub is installed in the maverick partition not in natty, so that when I remove the ...
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How to remove dual boot menu?

I used to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7. I got rid of Windows and also deleted the partition where it was installed. Now, in the dual boot menu Windows 7 is still available, and listed as first ...
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Dual boot Windows with Ubuntu 12.10 UEFI

I have recently bought a Lenovo thinkpad edge with Windows 8 preinstalled on it, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I mostly followed the instructions under 'General instructions' here: ...
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“A Disk Read Error” while starting Windows after Ubuntu upgrade + Boot Repair

I just upgraded to 12.10. After installing the files and rebooting I had come across following problem: error file not found grub rescue> _ This problem was easily solved by repairing the boot ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot) on Mac

I'm actually running ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook by DVD. But when I try to install only 2 settings appear: Replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu Something else while I was expecting for Install Ubuntu ...
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GRUB menu missing after installation

I am running windows 7 64 bit on my comp and just installed ubuntu 11.04 64 bit after partitioning the hard drive to give ubuntu 50gb of space. I used a usb drive to try it out first and then i ...
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GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
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Why is Ubuntu offline (except torrents) while Windows is online?

I am using a static wired connection. Everything was perfect. But suddenly from few hours back I can't access any website. Dropbox, Ubuntu One also can't connect. Ping request is also unsuccessful, ...
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No grub menu after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB from inside Windows. When I restarted the PC there was no grub menu. How to fix this?
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How to remove a duplicate Ubuntu Installation without ruining OS boot menu

I have a dual boot setup: windows vista and ubuntu. But, I actually have a duplicate Ubuntu install that I setup a long time ago to get my bootmenu back... (my computer at one point could not find ...
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What's in this 524MB drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot PC with windows 8.1. On Ubuntu I have seen a 524 MB drive popped up. As I take a look at it, its not swap or anything. Its content are as ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 with live USB on dual boot system

I have dual boot Win7/Ubuntu 12.10. I have a 13.04 live USB. How can I upgrade the 12.10 install from the live USB? I read previous questions here that answer this question - they all say that the ...
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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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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
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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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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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Replacing Windows with Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am working on the best way to eliminate Windows XP from my older desktop and replace it with Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as my sole operating system. I've done a dual boot alongside Windows to get used ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 - How to partition from Windows

I plan to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8, and I'm looking for a CLEAR answer on how to conduct partitioning appropriately. I'm very new to all of this so a thorough explanation 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 ...