For questions regarding the installation of two or more operating systems on a single computer.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
9k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
50k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
18k views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
343 views

My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
8k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
972 views

GRUB Help and Reinstalling Ubuntu

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 10 Netbook edition (on my netbook, yes, obvious). My battery died literally, while I was using Ubuntu. Now, when I restart the computer, it seems that GRUB has ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
834 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
190 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
771 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
8k views

How do I remove ubuntu from a windows 7 machine without the recovery disk?

I have a computer that originally came with windows 7. I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) on it. Now, I want to remove it from the computer while keeping windows. Unfortunately, I don't have ...
1
vote
3answers
757 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
219 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
185 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
760 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

'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 ...
0
votes
2answers
16k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
769 views

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, ...
0
votes
5answers
15k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
15
votes
4answers
901 views

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 ...
7
votes
8answers
26k views

Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
5
votes
2answers
12k views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
17k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
46k views

Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
6
votes
4answers
12k views

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, ...
5
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
7answers
17k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
18k views

How to restore Windows XP menu entry in GRUB?

I'm using Lubuntu with WinXP in dual boot for several weeks. Today I've ran update and GRUB now does not show WinXP menu entry in GRUB. sudo update-grub didn't found Windows. /boot/grub/menu.lst - ...
4
votes
6answers
7k views

Unable to recognize and create partitions for Ubuntu Installation on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520

When I run the setup for 14.04 using the live USB and select "something else" for manually creating partitions on my hard disk, for some reason Ubuntu isn't able to detect other partitions and assumes ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
12k views

How to access Ubuntu files in Windows 7 while having dual boot? [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. I have all my software dump in my Ubuntu partitions which I want to install in Windows 7. How can I access the Ubuntu partition so that I can copy ...
3
votes
2answers
21k views

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.