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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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Mounting/accessing other encrypted home directories at boot on triple-boot system

I am looking to triple boot, windows 8 (for legacy stuff), ubuntu 13.10, and a 2nd, light linux distro. Older computer, VM for 2nd distro won't cut it) I want to use encryption but can get by with a ...
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Boot another OS from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 13.10.I had another two Os's installed on my HDD. avinash@avinash-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z500:~$ sudo os-prober /dev/sda1:Windows 8 (loader):Windows:chain /dev/sda8:Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Move bios_grub Partition to Assign Unallocated Space

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside OSX and now I want to assign more space to the Ubuntu partition. I booted from a live CD and used gparted but I encountered the following problem : Between ...
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Ubuntu and Sony VAIO Issue

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and am trying to install it on a external hard drive. When I do install it and try to run it on my computer on start up it gets either ignored or if it recognizes ...
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windows 8 not able to boot along with ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 8. Ubuntu works fine, but when i try to open windows 8 from grub loader the screen turns black and within 3 seconds the same grub loader appears again. How ...
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How can I avoid wrecking Dell recovery partitions when installing Ubuntu?

Newbie here. :-) I've tried reading questions and answers about installing Ubuntu on a SECOND hard drive, and although I haven't done it yet, it looks straight forward and I expect to install Ubuntu ...
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How do I remove unnecessary entries from rEFInd?

I recently replaced Linux mint with Xubuntu. I'm using the rEFInd boot loader installed from Windows 8. The problem is that after I removed Mint, I can still view an entry in rEFInd with Mint's icon ...
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Windows 8 not showing up in ubiquity for Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to dual-boot a laptop with Win8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. I can get it to boot to the live USB easily, but on the part in ubiquity where you select what to do with existing OS's, it does not ...
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line 7: can't open /dev/sda no medium found

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 but Ubuntu 13.04 installation hangs on this (I'm using USB) /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sda: No medium found /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: No medium found ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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Display won't turn on after trying to use Ubuntu live CD

I have a dual boot desktop running Windows XP and Windows 7 64-bit (each OS on separate hard drives). My graphics card is a EVGA Nvidia GeForce GT 630 (DVI and HDMI). I popped in an Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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My Window 7 is not showing in booting

i am using window 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 at the same time. after update Ubuntu my window 7 is not showing in the boot loader plz help me
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update-grub does not detect windows although os-prober does

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, then windows 7, and then fixed grub with gparted livecd. now i am in ubuntu, and when i type sudo update-grub, i don't see windows detected, i see that instead: ...
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What is the recommended way of dual booting multiple Linux system using GRUB 2?

Currently I am dual booting Kubuntu 13.04 and Kubuntu 13.10 Beta 2. I set this up by installing Kubuntu 13.04 with separate /boot and /home, with GRUB installed to the MBR. When I installed Kubuntu ...
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Can't get initial boot options after installing Ubuntu 13.04 x64

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 from disk and it needed to restart after completion. If I am correct, I am supposed to get a menu at boot to select various Ubuntu boot options and a windows 8 boot ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 irst, ubuntu not booting (black screen)

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 on amy new Asus Zenbook U500VZ with 2x 128 GB ssd in raid0 using Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Windows preloaded). After a bit of trial and error ...
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Cannot get into Mac OS from Ubuntu start up screen

I have my iMac dual booted with Ubuntu 13.04, now when I start the computer I get the purple screen asking me to select which OS I want to go into. When I click Mac OS 64bit I get an Error about an ...
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After successful install of 12.04 on Win7 system, boots to grub cmd line

I have installed 12.04 x64 on a second hard drive in a system which already has Win7 installed on the first drive. When the installation process completed, I was prompted for a restart. I restarted ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I attempted installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.04 after adding an additional hard drive

I've installed both Ubuntu and Windows7 on my laptop, I've replaced my internal hard drive with ssd, and it worked well (both Ubuntu and Win7). However the space is just not enough so I put my hard ...
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Ubuntu Touch wont boot after install

Ubuntu Touch wont boot after install on Nexus 7. It starts and then reboots and goes back to google screen. I don't get any errors but it just wont load. I am using multirom and android 4.3
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Black screen whenever I try to boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Dual Graphics

I'm currently using a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p with SLI Dual Graphics [2 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m cards]. My computer has a UEFI BIOS and Windows 8 pre-installed on the EFI HDD. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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After failed partition resize, Ubuntu won't boot. It just keeps rebooting again and again

So, here's the thing. I was moving a partition with gparted and I stupidly clicked something that crashed the program. Now when I turn on my computer and select ubuntu 12.04 recovery (with linux ...
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Dual Boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04 with two drives--fine point

I have read many if not all the posts related to dual booting, but I am not absolutely clear how to avoid clobbering my XP boot record in the process using the latest version of Ubuntu. I have a ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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Windows 7 won't hibernate, after installing Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot

I have had this little problem, since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 recently, dual booting alongside Windows 7. Sleep and waking up (with the data maintained on RAM) is working fine on Windows 7, since ...
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Ubuntu is taking way longer to load on faster computer than on slower computer. Help?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on an old computer I'm now using for a server. It worked great, and is much faster than Windows, so I decided to dual boot it on my computer that I actually use. ...
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Dual boot Win7/Ubuntu - GRUB menu flashes; cannot select

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two separate partitions on my desktop. I used to be able to get the GRUB menu at startup when I had an older Ubuntu version (probably 10.x) but, after ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mousepad

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04. Originally, my laptop came with windows, and I was able to double-tap a corner of the mousepad to toggle it's functionality, however that toggle does not work in ...
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Trying to Triple Boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my MBP 7,1!

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 13.04 with little to no avail. I used a DVD I've burned to install Ubuntu and a genuine Windows 7 CD. I've ...
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I can't log in to Ubuntu 13.04

For some reason when I restarted my PC dual-booted with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8, whenever I go into Ubuntu and I get to the lock screen and I put in my password, it will load, the screen will turn ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell with windows 8 for dual booting

I realize many such questions have been asked and answered. BUT the answers are STILL above most peoples heads (at least mine!) I'm new to this and when the prompt says no OS detected that is where ...
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Why won't Ubuntu 12.04 LTS boot? (Dual install Win8/Ubunut 12.04LTS GRUB is appearing)

I have a laptop that I have been dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu on for over a month now, but for some reason Ubuntu has stopped booting. Upon powering up the computer GRUB shows up and displays the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dualboot withpre-installed win8 on acer v5 171

This is my first time working with Ubuntu as I want to learn more about it, i hope anybody can help with the following: After reading online and this forum I finally got to this point that I see in ...
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Triple booting on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to triple-boot a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. However, after attempting to install rEFit (the boot screen never appears), I booted directly onto my Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu on seperate HDD using GRUB2

I have a new Windows 8 tower. I installed my old HDD in the tower so I could install Ubuntu and have a dual OS system for fun and development. I am have a problem with GRUB2 running a dual boot. It ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Dropped my Dell dual boot Vista /Ubuntu 12.04 Vista will not boot, only Ubuntu

I was looking to purchase a new computer Lenovo Essential G780 Laptop - 59381095 - Dark Brown: DOORBUSTER http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g780/ I have started to do video ...
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Suspend doesn't work on dual boot ubuntu 13.04 and Mac OS X

I have dual booted by MacBook Pro Retina Display with Ubuntu 13.04, using EFI boot manager rEFInd. It works great, except for the suspend function which is broken in both Mac OS and Ubuntu. If I click ...
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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Installed 12.04 / Windows XP Will no Longer Boot

Installed 12.04, can no longer boot XP. It is available as a bootable OS in GRUB, as soon as it is selected it returns to the GRUB selection screen. boot-repair did not work. I'm a noob, so I probably ...
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Samsung recovery solution corrupted

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my samsung laptop with windows 7 pre installed, I cant access my samsung recovery solution, I need to factory reset my windows 7. Any help?
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No dual boot menu after Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8, and it boots me to Ubuntu directly without showing any boot menu. I tried to repair it using rEFInd, but rEFInd failed to install. Here is my ...
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Windows won't boot after using chown on windows partition

I was following this: Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner to be able to use permissions with my NTFS partitions without having to change owner to "root". I did what the ...
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No sign of a dual boot after installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7..everything went well, and it said that I had to restart the system. I restarted & took out the USB, but it booted directly to Windows 7. I ...
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Boot issues after attempting dual-boot setup with Windows 8

(I did quite a bit of messing around before asking for help, which in retrospect was a mistake, so the BootInfo might be more useful than my retelling of the events: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5659500/) ...