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Dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my pre-installed windows 8 Lenovo G580. But after installing Ubuntu, it's Grub doesn't show windows8 in it. Can any one help me. Thank you.
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Dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm new at Linux, and I decided to try Ubuntu. I had a Ubuntu 12 dual boot installed using the Windows installer and it seemed to work fine. Now I cannot find the same program online. I now try to ...
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How do I create a multi-bootable SD card?

I am looking to make a backup & rescue micro-SD card for Microsoft Surface Pro 2 which has a micro-SD slot built-in. I probably won't be able to choose just one solution to use as a rescue disk, ...
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How to install Windows 8 after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have 3 partitions two are NTFS and the other is EXT4 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to install Windows 8 on one of the NTFS partitions and a dual boot with Ubuntu. I got the USB drive ready to ...
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ubuntu not booting after fixing windows and vice versa!

after i installed Ubuntu 14.04 side to windows 8.1 , windows 8.1 wasn't booting then i install boot-repair to restore MBR ,after that windows 8.1 has been fixed and then Ubuntu wasn't booting then ...
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Can't access BIOS OR boot Windows (Samsung NP300E5C, UEFI install to external HDD) [closed]

Before anyone bash/trolls me let me admit first that I'm a total noob to Linux. I was looking into getting into it but apparently I jumped into the deep end of a foreign pool so to speak. I will need ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after upgrading to 14.04

I have been using Ubuntu since December, 2013. As of now I am doing good with this OS and getting acquainted with and slowly learning in-depth file structure, etc. However yesterday there was an ...
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Safe method to install Ubuntu on MBR disk with 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

That's my partitions. I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04, and I've disabled secureboot, fastboot, and all that crap. I'm trying to install it with UEFI. What do I need to do in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Blank Desktop [duplicate]

This is my first time with Ubuntu (or any Linux distro for that matter). I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. The initial install went flawlessly without any errors. After the install, I was ...
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Dual booting starting without any OS [duplicate]

I don't have any OS on my computer right now, but I have 2 500gb hard drives and would like to duel boot windows 7. I would like to have about 250gb for windows and the other 750gb go to ubuntu. How ...
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Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error messageas below. Previously I was using windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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Dual booting WIndows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with UEFI on a system that isn't preinstalled? [duplicate]

I'm interested in dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my copy of Windows 8.1. The copy of Windows 8.1 is NOT preinstalled, as I built the PC my self, and it is a retail stock version of Windows 8.1. ...
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fixing grub after removing linux [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu on a friend's computer. It had two drives - C and D, so I took D (which didn't include the system) and reformatted it with Ubuntu. After a week he has asked me to remove it. So ...
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Grub not showing after upgrading to 14.04 dual boot win8

I have Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8 both x64 on hp envy laptop with amd a10. when i upgraded to 14.04 GRUB menu did not show up and windows boots. i had the same problem before when i was ...
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UTC=no in /etc/default/rcS on a Fresh Install 14.04. Why?

I recently installed 14.04, and decided to do so as a fresh install. I wiped the only Ubuntu installation on the system, left a Windows 7 installation on, and installed over mdadm (once with /boot on ...
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How to Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu?

I have a computer which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to dual boot with Windows 8. I can not find any instructions for installing Windows after Ubuntu is already installed. I am only ...
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Investigating RAID-related issue that caused data loss while using LiveUSB

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on one of my hard drives and something went seriously wrong, resulting in 400+ GB of data being lost. Frustrated as I was, I've decided to try to find out what ...
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Cannot load Windows 8 Following Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

This may be a duplicate of question that another user has posted, but unfortunately when I try to access the question I get a message stating that the original question was removed for moderation ...
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Installation Question for a Windows XP machine [duplicate]

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a machine with Windows XP, and I was hoping to install it beside Windows and not wipe the whole hard drive clean. I read the installation instructions on ...
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What does unmounting partitions do?

Okay, so I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS once. It didn't have an option to "install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" and the advanced partitioner had no option to make a new partition. I then disabled ...
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GRUB broken 'error: unknown partition'

So, here's the story of this problem I have my work laptop dualbooted with Windows7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was doing preparations for a tutorial on openGL I wanted to do and I installed some ...
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Partitioning the hard drive with only one device

I currently run Ubuntu and I like it a lot, but I am unable to play any good games without using the Wine/PlayOnLinux or in a virtual machine. I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but I ...
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How to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8?

I have a HP Pavillion Sleekbook Touchsmart PC with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. I want to dual boot Windows 8(which came preloaded) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are 4 partitions of the hard drive as ...
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How can I replace my windows partition with another Ubuntu based distro, in a dual boot system?

If I wanted to replace my windows partition (in a dual boot system, Windows XP/Lubuntu) with another Ubuntu-based distro, how would I do it? Would I just overwrite the Windows partition using the ...
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Cannot boot off of USB Flash Drive to Install Ubuntu

UNetBootin tells me to reboot after it's done placing the contents on my flash drive. After I restart my PC, I press the DEL key to enter the BIOS. I then go to the Boot Menu and change the 1st Boot ...
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Ubuntu booting problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12 alongside Ubuntu, but when I start my PC there is no option to enter Windows 7 or Ubuntu. Please help me out. I have a lot of my university assignments. Thanks in advance.
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Grub loader booting only Ubuntu but not windows 8?

I have windows 8 installed in C drive (by default from Lenevo) & Ubuntu I have seperately installed in another partition. When I start my computer it leads straight to the Grub loader. There I can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot with Windows 8

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop with preloaded Windows 8. I have turned off fast boot and secure boot, and enabled CSM boot. Before installation, I used Windows Disk Management to shrink 15GB out of a ...
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Need to share a volume on home pc [duplicate]

I have a xp dual hard drive system - c: and d: with 2 users -my spouse and I. I have a window 7 single drive system with 2 logical partitions C: and D: Same 2 users. both are ntfs. D: drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot after installation

Here's the story, I have windows 7 on my Pc and I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, here's how I've done it: Went in Windows and made some unallocated space in order to install ubuntu there. Installed ...
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How to delete Windows and make Ubuntu use whole space, without reinstall?

I have both Ubuntu and Windows installed. My partition setup is pretty simple: After latest updates to Kerbal Space Program, Ubuntu and Steam, last reason to keep Windows installed perished. How ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks “????…”

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on FakeRAID along Win7. Win 7 has been already installed, and dmraid is running. During the installation I choose to manually partition, this is the structure: ...
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Problem with dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8

I have got a new Lenovo y510p with 8.1, When I tried to install Ubuntu, It did not detect the USB. So I changed the boot mode to legacy and selected priority to legacy first. Before that I had also ...
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Windows Boot Loader not letting GRUB be default Loader

I have a HP Laptop which I dual booted with Windows 8 and Linux Ubuntu. After the installation,Windows started automatically without any GRUB menu. However if I pressed F9 at the start I got "Boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 disappeared [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit .iso from official Ubuntu site. While installing it from a bootable USB drive I selected to replace Windows 8. The installer removed all my partitions and replaced it ...
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How to I use Androidx86 ubuntu dualboot?

I dualBooted androidx86 and ubuntu, and used the 40_custom file. So when i choose android kitkat from grub2 menu, it starts android, and it loads for ever in the page where the glossy android is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 was installed on wrong drive

Windows Vista is on my C: dive. while installing Ubuntu, somehow it installed on my other drive which is D: When I start the PC it does not recognize the D: drive after I am in Windows. Just shows C: ...
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Can't login to windows7 and ubuntu (dual boot) [closed]

it has been a week since i didn't restart my PC so i thought it would be a good idea to restart it while i was on windows. but when it restarts nothing happens. it shows mainboard screen then screen ...
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reinstall windows 7 (with ubuntu and windows7) [duplicate]

I have windows 7 already installed on my computer but I need to reinstall it. I have no data on my windows and I do not care if anything happens to the old windows, but I need to keep my ubuntu safe! ...
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The disk contains an unclean file system error when accessing drive [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 8.1 in my computer. While using Ubuntu I couldn't access the drive and shows following error while opening the drives. Error mounting /dev/sda5 at ...
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Grub Won't Even Come Up after Upgrade to 14.04 Dual Boot Win8 [duplicate]

I'm a bit of a noob, so bare with me here. I'm running a Toshiba Qosmio V1.32002. I have had a dual booted Win8/Ubuntu 13.10 traditionally, and I recently upgraded to 14.04. Now when I start my ...
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Changing the disk to partition when wanting to dual boot install

I am trying to install 14.04. The problem is quite simple: I get to the point where I must chose how much memory ubuntu should get. (The drag how much you want menu) The only drive I can chose from ...
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NTFS Freespace Issue: Disk Partitioning for Dual Boot System?

Am about to partition the 1GB HDD on my existing Win8 installation, in preparation for installing Kubuntu 14.04. Issue is that the Win8 partition program is saying that about half of the remaining ...
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Windows 7 not showing up in boot after installing Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu and upon bootup there is no GRUB, bootloader, or anything. I tried holding down Shift while booting, that brought up GRUB but it did not display Windows 7. I know that Windows ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 if I have dual boot with windows 7?

I have dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, and I would like to upgrade Ubuntu to 14.04 but still retain my windows 7, help! I have a DVD with the ubuntu 14.04 ISO
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Why is dd creating an enormous file when I try to create a backup disk image?

I've been trying to get CUDA to work on my system and in the process of messing with nvidia drivers I have broken ubuntu badly enough that I've had to reformat my drive partition multiple times. I've ...
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How to manually partition a reinstall upgrade to a dual boot

I have a Windows XP /Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit dual boot system with partitions I created manually. /dev/sda 1 21GB Windows OS /dev/sda 2 5.2GB ntfs spare unused /dev/sda 3 300MB ext 3 for grub Extended ...
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How can I create a dual boot, keeping in mind my pc boots to Ubuntu?

So I got 2 new 500GB hard drives and I installed Windows 7 first on the first hard drive and on the second I installed 12.04 ubuntu. Is there any software that I can use to make it easier to get a ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

This is my first time trying to install ubuntu. I have a flash drive that will boot to the installation. But once I egg there it says it can't find an os on the computer. What do I do?
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Retrieve data from Ubuntu

I had a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu(on two separate hard drives) that worked fine until I had to reinstall Windows 7. After the install I was unable to access the Ubuntu OS. I just need to know ...