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Installing Windows 7 after Ubuntu on MacbookPro 8,2

I have an extremely long troubleshooting narrative, but here are what I believe to be the most crucial features. I own a MacbookPro 8,2. Currently running Ubuntu exclusively. I attempted to ...
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grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 on master hdd with windows 7 on slave

Hi folks I recently made the switch over completely to ubuntu 12.04 since this version has the long term support, I would like to stress first of all I am tech savvy however I am a complete noob with ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu full disk encrypted but Windows untouched

I have been dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 for a while now. In the past, I have used the "encrypt home folder" option to add (some) security to my installation (ie. now no one can easily steal my ...
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Installation instructions for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows

I've completed a new build and I would like to make it a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot system. I am brand new to Linux and, while I have done a lot of research into ways to partition my drives and so ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...
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Install Win 7 over XP on second hard disc drive

Before I get myself into serious trouble I thought I should ask some people who may know. I have researched this but still think I will get into some troubles. A few weeks ago I bit the bullet and ...
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Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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Ubuntu boots and hangs on black loading screen (paste code provided)

I have researched several other solutions and tried many of them. I recently just tried boot-repair which helped me get past the 'first' black screen. Now, I am currently stuck at the 'second' black ...
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Failed Ubuntu install - installing newer version

I have been using 12.04 for the last couple of months and just tried to update to 12.10 ( via the update manager). After the update & reboot I get to GRUB (Machine dual boots with Windows 7) and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer does not recognize Windows 7

I have been struggling with this for about 10 days with no luck. So after numerous installs of both OSs I now feel I need some help. I know there are many versions of this question posted already but ...
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After Dual Ubuntu Installation the boot screen doesn't updated?

Today I tried to install lubuntu13.10 on ubuntu10.04 by creating a separate partition(/dev/sda3). But after installation the boot screen doesn't updated. ie it only shows ubuntu10.04... While ...
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Wubi dual boot grub rescue issue

I was running a Wubi-installed 13.04 on a optical driveless laptop. I got a trojan on computer so decided to reinstall Win 7 from erecovery (Alt+F10 at startup). Fine. Then when it finished when ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
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Asus g60 vx laptop with oridginal hd with 7 and add an sdd with ubuntu 12.04lts to keep separate

I dual booted 13.10 to a partition on an asus g60vx and it worked great for a a month . It then crashed and I couldn't even get to bios. With help I got back 7 with dvd and mirror. Laptop has space ...
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A broken Wubi has been detected. Ubuntu is unable to boot from hard disk

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.04 alongside my Windows XP from USB, but it won't boot from hard disk, only from the USB. I suspect that the reason is because I am unable to change BIOS to boot from ...
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How can I get a file before logging to any OS?

This is my problem: "no such device". I have been trying and searching all day with no success. I have the ubuntu.iso file somewhere on my internal hard disk. Is there any way I can get it and copy ...
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setting up swap space on a triple boot system?

First off, OS: Ubuntu 13.10, Kali-Linux, Windows 7 Ultimate H/W: asus laptop, i7, 1tb hdd, 8gb ram Since my hard drive already had 3 primary partitions I cannot create a dedicated swap partition ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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Windows 8 Problem installing Ubuntu - Bios Setting

I have managed to install ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung 370R, it said it was successful. But whenever I try to boot it, it does not allow. I have attached couple of printscreen photos of my bios. Can ...
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Side by side Operating System

I have a PC with MS-W7 installed. It is 64 bit with a 1Tb hard drive. Its fast enough and has enough RAM to take on a side installation of UBUNTU. I understand that when I install UBUNTU, the ...
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Install Ubuntu on Second Internal Drive fully seperate from Windows

Let's say I have Drive C:, and Drive D:. Drive C: has Windows 7 on it, and Drive D: is currently completely empty. I would like to install Ubuntu on Drive D: without adding a bootloader/GRUB to the ...
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No GRUB menu After Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu. After the successful installation, when computer restarts then Windows start directly without giving me any option. I then used this application to ...
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Grub Problem while Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to dual boot Windows 8 with a Linux OS.When i tried installing Ubuntu 12.04. The Installer worked fine until at the end when it gave an error saying that a package GRUB cannot be ...
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Is it possible to hibernate Ubuntu and run secondary OS?

Is it possible to: hibernate Ubuntu, run secondary OS (say Windows 7), shut down secondary OS, resume hibernated Ubuntu, or not? Ubuntu should (AFAIK) hibernate to SWAP partition, which is not ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 aside Windows 8 fast boot

I've been looking around for mounting ntfs partition on Ubuntu with Windows 8 dual boot. I've found that the Fast Boot feature on W8 makes impossible to mount any ntfs in the same system. So, my ...
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confusion of space allocation /home and /HOME

I recently got a new W8 computer and followed this tutorial to get Ubuntu installed in dual boot. This is what my file system looks like: Device Directory Total /dev/sda6 / ...
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the dual boot is not working. ubuntu installed but startup is with win7 only [duplicate]

I have a win 7 laptop. Today I installed ubuntu 12.04 on it.. after installation, it asked for restarting the PC. I clicked on "restart". after that there should have been a dual boot option or option ...
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How do I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro 11,3 to avoid problems

I do a lot of scientific programming and data visualization. My intention is to have a Mac partition, an ubuntu partition, and a free partition should I choose to install Windows 7 later. It would ...
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Best Format For Partition

Which format should I use as a storage partition between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10? I've been trying to change the ownership and permissions and discovered in my research that NTFS partitions aren't ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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debian and ubuntu on the same machine

How can I install debian and ubuntu on the same machine, I mean multi-boot, i've tried to install debian after ubuntu and there were grub problems, also I don't know can two "different" linux systems ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on computers and sell them? [duplicate]

I want to sell second hand computers, I buy them cheap, upgrade them with parts from broken computers I get free and then sell them for a profit (not much, about 20-30 € profit). Now, I used to ...
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windows partition deletion and adding it to ubunu

hie,I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7. I'v deleted one of my windows drive (E:) through some app "disks" in ubuntu.But as i do 'create a new partition' with type chosen as ext4.It ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 unable to detect windows 7 installed partition

I know this is being asked again and again, but it seems like there is no way out. I'm really losing it now! So here it goes: I built this below average rig yesterday : core i3 4130 3.4Ghz [64bit] ...
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I have Ubuntu on my flash drive but it will not boot when I start my PC

I have Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on my flash drive, and it is not detected by my PC's BIOS. Can anyone help? I really want to get Ubuntu back. (I recently deleted its partition and reset Windows 7's boot ...
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How can I restore boot access to Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13.10?

I never thought I would end up here after having dealt with Windows and Ubuntu and dual booting and Grub and BUrg(because it's pretty) in the past year. But right now I am completely baffled. So what ...
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files are hiding automatically in between Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8

I have installed both windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, in separate drives. i am using 2 other drives commonly between 2 OS to store the data. if i copy or use those files with Ubuntu,later if i tried to ...
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onscreen messages prior to boot up and after logout 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on an XP netbook. Just before booting I get the following message - Try(hd0,0):NTFS5: error:"prefix" is not set - On logging out, when screen goes black I get (a ...
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Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
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GNU GRUB black screen on boot [not a duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot, and it has been working just fine in the past. I was working with Windows 8.1 today and chose Restart after being done and it took me to a black screen ...
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Why DO the People who can help answer a question question the OS [migrated]

I don't understand why distros that are not official flavors of Ubuntu are off-topic. If a distro is using the Ubuntu OS 13.10 or 12.04.4 but OS has a different name, it is still the Ubuntu OS. The ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot fails to load (black screen)

I have a dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 system (64 bit). About a week ago, using GRUB to load into Ubuntu resulted in a freeze at the loading screen. I could still run into recovery mode, so ...
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How to add ubuntu 13.10 to windows boot manager when easyBCD will not work?

Basically I am having difficulty adding Ubuntu to my windows boot manager. I have downloaded easyBCD and followed the steps to add it yet it insists that the files are not there. Here are the steps ...
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problem making a dual boot

I'm trying to add ubuntu as a dual boot along with my current WinXp Pro SP3. When I'm installing ubuntu, it does not find any other operating system on my computer. If I pull the usb and restart, ...
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Dual booting Windows from another hard-drive

I have an old hard-drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed which I used to dual boot from. I replaced this hard-drive recently and have only been using Ubuntu but I find myself needing to ...
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update-grub always removing windows EFI entry

My laptop (Vaio SVS1312C5E) always seems to start the Microsoft/... entry in the EFI partition if it exists. I can make ubuntu boot by mounting the EFI partition and renaming the Microsoft/ folder to ...
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Ubuntu install option “Install alongside Windows 7” is missing

I have installed Windows 7 and now I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. While doing the installation, after some steps I am not getting the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" option in the ...