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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to mount NTFS hard drive partition “The disk contains an unclean file system”

I have dual booted ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 in my laptop. Earlier my window partition(C drive) and other NTFS partition was accessible from ubuntu. Now its giving me this error and not mounting: ...
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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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Dual booting two Ubuntu versions

I want to install two Ubuntu versions on the same system (like dual boot). I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and I also want to install Ubuntu 10. Please tell me how I might do this, as I don't know enough about ...
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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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How to share partition between Windows and Ubuntu?

I'm getting a PC with Windows and I want to dual boot using Ubuntu as my primary OS. I want to create a Home partition to store all my files and hopefully be able to access them on Windows 7 without ...
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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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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Dual boot problem with ubuntu and windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 machine. I selected to install it with Windows 7 as a dual boot. Ubuntu installed correctly but when I boot the machine it always boots Ubuntu so I do not get ...
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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 contents 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 ...