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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't recognize 20 GB partition in Windows 7

So I've used Ubuntu before, maybe a few years back and I don't remember it being this difficult to install. Anyway I put Ubuntu 14.10 on a flash drive with pendrivelinux, that part is done, no issues. ...
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Access to superceded system

I have installed ubuntu. It has replaced widows 7. I was hoping to have access to both systems but I have lost the original and many documents, music, pictures, etc. Can I get these back?
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu, 256GB SSD, partitioning scheme

I would like to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu(both x64) on a one 256 GB SSD. I need 3 partitions, 2 for systems and 1 shared(NTFS?) for data accessible by both OSes. '/root' and '/home' will be on ...
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Change apps directory?

I have recently installed ubuntu linux 14.04 on my system (Its a dual boot with windows 8.1). Everything went good. But, now when I installed some apps (google chrome for example), the app is getting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't load onto an empty hard drive

I have 2 HD's; 40 GB,Ch0 master with Win XP; 160 GB,Ch0 slave with Ubuntu 12.04. I used Parted Magic to repartition the 160 GB drive and I changed the jumpers to reverse the master/slave position. Now ...
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How to Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.10

As a new user to linux, I thought I would start off with the latest version of Ubuntu (14.10) since it is the only one I'm familiar with. After trying numerous times, changing UEFI settings and ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8 Problem [duplicate]

To begin with I am new in Ubuntu and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC. I have a Sony Vaio VPCF24P1E. I have read many questions and answers about the same topic and I still cannot find a ...
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have an MSI X79A-GD65 motherboards with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card. I am not sure if it is the UEFI BIOS (which I'm not sure why I can't find the option to disable) or the video card ...
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How do I properly access Windows software RAID 0?

I am a new Ubuntu user with a fresh installation, and am eager to get started with it. However, all of my important data is on Windows software RAID 0 array, and I need it to stay there as I'm also ...
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What happened to my Windows XP drive

I'm updating my new server, during that update, I need to update my old Intel E5200, Dual Core, 2 GB, dual 250 GB drives, Windows XP Pro SP3. Tired of Microsoft I decided to explore Linux (Ubuntu 14). ...
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dual boot problem. error: unknown command 'drivemap'. error: invalid EFI file path

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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Will wubi work in HP Pavilion G6

Because i want to install xubuntu on HP Pavilion g6 but will the wi-fi work (and bluetooth) and the touchpad. (and black screen). I want to ask you guys before i install Xubuntu Thank you for every ...
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Issue with installing Ubuntu 14.1

I used universal usb installer on a 8gb flash and booted ubuntu 14.1 but when I try to install ubuntu 14.1 inside windows 8.1 it just reboots and does absolutely nothing. My pc specs Intel core i5 ...
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Operating system not found; can't dual-boot

Been using Ubuntu since 2012, dual booting Win7 on my Aspire 4750G. But in early 2014, Ubuntu 13.04 started booting slow (was not able to list down error messages), until it simply would not boot. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 32-bit on two separate HDDs

I am having issues installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 32-bit on two separate drives, one is a HDD and the other is a SSD. Currently Windows 7 32-bit is installed on the SSD (Disk 1), ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS installer does not recognize Windows 7

I'm installing ubuntu and it seems I cannot get it to recognize windows 7. My laptop is a dv6tqe-7000 purchased approximately December of 2012. I have ubuntu's iso file burned onto a DVD which boots ...
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after Kubuntu crash all settings lost

After I forgot to stick in the power supply of my laptop the fresh installed kubuntu 14.04 system crashed and after rebooting all settings were gone. For example there is no shutdown or restart button ...
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I suddenly don't see launcher and I can't even start terminal [closed]

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a year now, and everything worked just fine. Suddenly, after turning my lap top on, I didn't see the launcher, and I can't find the way to start the terminal. Thanks ...
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Choose one off boot option in GRUB

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 : Windows dual boot. My USB keyboard is not responding in the boot menu so it is just timing out to my default OS (Ubuntu). I am sure there is a way to make GRUB boot into a ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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bcd path dual boot Windows/ubuntu

Liking ubuntu (studio), but I do not like how grub takes over the boot process. had a dual boot and reformatted the Windows partition. Reinstalled Windows. have a bcd program on Windows to dual ...
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Will dual booting make a laptop slower?

Will dual booting make my laptop's performance speed slower than it was before? I have previously installed Ubuntu 14 in my desktop along with Windows 7. I thought it might be the reason for my pc to ...
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How can I merge free space partition with primary ntfs partition using Gparted in Ubuntu 14.04?

I need help partitioning my hard drive properly. An image of my gparted is here: My goal is to merge a free space partition into my primary ntfs partition which has Windows 7 on it so i can ...
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Want Ubuntu and Windows both on My Laptop

Some days ago i used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 2 weeks and loves it. On that time i had completely install Ubuntu on my laptop. Now the problem is i also has to developed .Net applications. So i need both ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10?

How can I create a bootable USB Stick for windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.10? I have tried using startup disk creator but it doesn't show windows os.
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Is Windows 8 clean after dual boot?

I am following this tutorial and the first step I’ll need to do is delete the Linux partitions. Do I have to remove any of these non file extension parts? I would like to delete the Linux partitions ...
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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 8, now I can't run windows 8

When I power on my Asus laptop an I go to the GNU GRUB area where I have the option to select Windows 8 and Windows recovery environment, but whatever i choose it gives an error. the error is ...
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How do you make Ubuntu load on to the empty second hard drive

How do you make Ubuntu load on to the second (empty) hard drive?
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Dual Booting 14.04 and Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio Tap 20

I have been toiling away the last week trying to get 14.04 to dual boot on my Sony Vaio Tap 20. This is the method I used to install: Disable fast boot, disable secure boot LiveUSB install of ...
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Drive isn't recognized

So that few days I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my external hdd (I have two and have tried installing on both of the them). As soon as the installation is done it says I have to restart ...
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Ubuntu crashed for no apparent reason, unsure of how to get it back

I am running the up-to-date version of Ubuntu, set up on an Acer 64 bit machine with a Kingston solid state hard drive, with a set-up that allows me to boot into either Ubuntu (where I do about 95% of ...
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Dualbooting Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 on SSD with Data HDD [duplicate]

here's the deal My system currently has a 128gig SSD and a 2TB HDD. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 on the SSD and using the HDD as a data drive for most of my games/programs/data/video etc I'm ...
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Install partition is too small

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS next to my current OS Win 7. I made an USB installer, and on boot i went for Try and install. I got the followin error meassage Note first time i went for ...
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Boot-repair Boot Info: dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

I cannot boot Ubuntu installed alongside with Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI (Sony SVP1322R4RBI). I followed the instructions on dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, tried Boot-Repair with ...
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cannot find ubuntu in grub menu [duplicate]

I had dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 14.10. I installed windows 7 on the partition where my old windows was. now I cant find any options for selecting OS,windows loads automatically. I tried ...
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Didn't getting option to choose booting options for dual boot Ubuntu with win 7

I had installed win7 in C: drive and then installed Ubuntu in G: drive from win7. So I was getting Win7 & Ubuntu in booting options and both are working smoothly. But then after win7 get crash ...
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Bios won't accept boot from usb

I have a x64 tablet running win 8.1. I am trying to install different Linux distro's. Unfortunately I am having trouble booting up from live usb. I got all set up in bios, turned off secure boot, ...
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Ubuntu dual boot Yosemite issues

I'm running a dual boot (mac os/ubuntu-12.04) on my mac book pro. Yesterday I upgraded to Yosemite and the boot loader went to pot. I used rEFInd to reinstall using the following ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot connect to my wi-fi on ubuntu

just yesterday I installed a copy of Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows 8.1. I was at my relative's house yesterday, and the Wi-Fi there worked on both Windows and Ubuntu. Now I'm home and I cannot ...
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Lubuntu hangs on “Preparing to install Lubuntu”

To give some background details, my computer runs 64-bit, I'm installing Lubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I can sucessfully boot into Lubuntu's CD, and I reach the requirements to install Lubuntu, and I ...
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Not given Windows Boot Manager option

Hello I have a minor problem that I cannot find a fix for. I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives with no problem running with an extra Hard drive for storing. The problem is that on ...
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Chown-ed windows partition

I need some help, if you could have a look. I have a laptop dualbooting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I was trying to share some files on my home network, both from my external hard drive, and from ...
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Regarding reboot problem

I have been installing Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 8.1. after completion of whole the process of installation, I was not able to find "dual os selection" dialog. Every time it show normal booting ...
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Boot Windows 7 from separate drive

I have been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop for a year now. Today, I got Windows 7 and installed it on a separate drive with the Ubuntu drive removed. Now I can boot each OS by interrupting the ...
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Asus x200ma dual boot windows 8.1 and elementary OS. UEFI [closed]

I just downloaded Elementary OS Luna on a flash drive and booted it in windows using this tutorial https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=46FtBpv6Bjk . I made a 20 GB recovery for windows. A 4GB swap partition ...
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Windows 7 Pro/Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation issues

I wonder if someone can help me figure out why I can't set up a Windows 7 laptop for dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS? I have been trying for a couple of weeks now. The problem is seems to be that ...
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Is it usable to install ubuntu over laptop Dell Latitude E5420 already installed with Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 on Dell Latitude E5420 and I am interested to give a try to Ubuntu. So to use Ubuntu efficiently, whether would I need to remove Windows and then install Ubuntu or can install ...
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Ubuntu not booting on SSD

I have an SSD which I installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I installed Ubuntu I allocated 500 MB to /boot and the rest of the Ubuntu partition to /. The installation completed and now ...
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windows option missing after installing ubuntu

I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have a HP Envy laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 I have created a Ubuntu bootable usb drive and installed Ubuntu successfully. After installation, I am ...
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Burg boot loader themes are not working

My Burg Boot Loader in Ubuntu 14.04 , isn't showing themes. I have Tried Installing Burg Many Times by different methods . but the themes are not working at all They are not shown up on burg-emu nor ...