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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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Ubuntu not booting any more after a clean windows 7 shutdown

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 using wubi.exe. For more than 8 months It was running fine. Today I booted into windows 7 then I shut it down properly and tried to boot Ubuntu. I started ...
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When installing installion type is blank (No options)

When i am trying to install Ubuntu it goes good int ill i get to the step Installation type step and when i am there i get no options and i know even before that i should get a option to duel boot and ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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problem installing and dual booting ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8 on dell inspiron 3537

I recently bought a windows 8 pre-installed dell laptop. I created a boot-able USB using LiLi bootable USB creator with 13.04 iso file for 64-bit (amd64) downloaded from ubuntu official site and ...
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Dual booting latest ubuntu and Vista - 3 problems

as the title suggests I am looking for a way to dual boot the latest release of ubuntu (but i can be flexible enough to downgrade due to resource insufficiency, maybe a suggestion as to a compatible ...
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Installation as dual boot on ProBook 4430s

I have Windows 7 already installed, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside it. During installation I faced the following problems: The option of Install Ubuntu alongside Windows was not ...
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no bootable devices | Win8 UEFI + Ubuntu | after boot-repair “winEFI detected, do you …”

I have a Dell Precision M6700 with Win8 preinstalled. Wanted to install Ubuntu. I am not an expert on grub/boot/UEFI stuff, so followed advice on different forums. Did the following: unchecked ...
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How do I boot a USB-CD/DVD Drive from the GRUB?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 7 alongside it, but the BIOS is locked down and as such won't boot of a USB-DVD Drive with the Windows 7 Boot CD in it plugged in. The ...
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Cannot start ubuntu

I just finish installing Ubuntu on my windows 7 computer. When I restart my computer, it does not give me the option to boot up Ubuntu, it automatically start windows7. What should I do to start ...
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“Problem booting GPT Grub2 on a BIOS based System” How to resolve?

I have an Intel D945GCCR Board with a 2GB Ram having discontinued support.Similarly I have an 500GB HDD with triple boot Windows XP, Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04. Well the other day I came across the ...
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Ubuntu start up problem

I have a relatively fresh install of Saucy Salamander, however I'm experiencing quite some difficulty when starting up my computer. My computer seems to crash / freeze more often than not between the ...
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how to point $HOME/.dmrc to new partition preserving 644

have mint and windows dual booted however when I attempt to point mint (or ubuntu 13.10 for that matter) to the ntfs common /home I get $HOME/.dmrc ignore error how to fix or is there another ...
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error while booting ubuntu 13.10 , “mismatch in gmch_pfit.lvds_border_bits”

I'm new user of ubuntu and I just installed it using a usb stick. I did a double-boot with windows 7 and Ubuntu but when I start Ubuntu it shows this error: [drm:intel_pipe_config_compare] *ERROR* ...
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Black screen when booting Ubuntu after GRUB

So I installed Ubuntu 13.10 as the primary OS on my laptop. I installed Windows 8 in another partition and set up GRUB to be the boot loader. Eventually I updated Windows and it became a black screen ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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error code 0xc0000225 after installing dual boot linux

When I try to boot to Windows 8 I get error code 0xc0000225 ever since I installed ubuntu. I was using windows 8 developer preview so I don't have an installation disk disk to do a recovery. ...
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problems after installation in a windows 8 preinstalled computer

When i am installing ubuntu 13.10 it did not find any operating system in my computer,so i did the installation using something else by creating (ext4 \ for 30gb),(ext4 \boot for 200mb)and(swap area ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Not able to boot after upgrading to 12.10 in Sony laptop

I am using Windows 7 Home basic and Ubuntu 12.04 on my SONY laptop, Ubuntu is default boot OS, today upgraded to 12.10, after this not able to boot latest version of Ubuntu and previous versions also. ...
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trying to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have been trying to install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ( 64 Bit ) on a Lenovo twist notebook. I have now installed Windows 8 ( with UEFI, secure boot disabled ) and I am following the instructions ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a computer with two hardrives

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a desktop computer with two hard drives. The first hard drive, has all the main Windows XP files while the second is data storage. When running the Ubuntu live usb, ...
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Replace ubuntu boot menu (iMac)

I have a 21.5" iMac (Intel based), and I recently installed Ubuntu on a 90GB partition. After I installed Ubuntu, I noticed that whenever i boot my machine I get GRUB where I can select my OS (Mac or ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit yesterday and now I can't boot my Windows 7. What can I do now ?
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“Missing Operating System” - Dual boot, 12.10 on MacBookPro4,1

I followed these instructions for installing Ubuntu Dual-Boot with OSX Lion, but when I finished and restarted it said "Missing Operating System". I restarted a few more times and I got the same ...
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How can I repair the GRUB using Windows 8?

I am running on a HP Envy DV6 laptop with an AMD A8. It has windows 8. I installed Ubuntu from a LiveUSB that I created, but it wont give me the option to boot into it. I disabled secureboot and ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu with windows 8 on machine with SATA ssd cache controller ( DELL XPS )

System info: Dell XPS 8500 SE with 2TB HD and 32GB SSD SATA RAID cache I have been at this project for a couple days now and have hit a brick wall on researching the issue. I can't find an instance ...
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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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Boot issues with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 - BIOS Setup lost!

I got a new laptop (a Vaio S series) which came with Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows, so I used a Ubuntu CD, booted from it and installed Ubuntu. Installation finished ...
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windows 8 wont boot after ubuntu 12.10 installation even after boot repair

I've bought a dell inspiron 660 preinstalled with windows 8. When I install Ubuntu 12.10 and use boot repair I am able to boot into ubuntu but not windows (invalid efi file path) I have tried ...