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Dual Booting 2x Linux Distros - LVM Confusion

I currently have Lubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed w/LVM. I'm trying to install another Lubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). It's an HTPC and there are some retro gaming emulators that will only run on 32-bit. ...
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Is it safe to move the beginning of an Ubuntu partition?

I am currently dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. My hard drive is split into two partitions: one containing windows (~350 GB) and one containing Ubuntu (~150 GB), in that order. I would like ...
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Ubuntu install crashes using Live-USB made in Win7

I'm having some troubles installing Ubuntu from a Live-USB, it keeps crashing duing installation. Here is some back ground information: My current PC has Win7 installed and that is what I'm using to ...
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Dual Boot: running both Win8 and Ubuntu

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. If I am in the Windows OS and the laptop hibernates, I can load into Ubuntu if I then turn the laptop back on (and vice versa). If I hibernate the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting allocated partition on windows 8.1 laptop

I've brought new Lenovo Z5070 laptop with preinstalled FreeDOS. Afterward, I've installed Windows 8.1 on it with Legacy BIOS enabled. I have to use Ubuntu in dual boot with it. I've shrink my C: ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTSon window vista but I can't find it and I don't the option to choose [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on windows vista and after i restart it, there is only one operation system is showing and no option to choose for Ubuntu, but when i reinstall it again it showing me that in ...
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Ubuntu Partition deleted and got i386 file not found error

My query might be looking similar to others which are already posted here and in other forums. But i didn't see exact problem what i am facing. Here we go, My mistakes: Tried to install windows ...
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Gparted + dual boot - no ability to install windows on a partitioncreated with it

I am at day 4 of trying to dualboot. I have used Gpart to create a windows partition as per this article: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1627197 However when I load windows, it ...
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No Windows Boot Option In Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu, but I didn't give it enough space. It started acting weird, so I restarted the computer. Afterwards, it just had a black screen after it started up. I tried the Windows ...
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Windows can view directories but not ubuntu

Ok. I know i messed up by hibernating one OS and working in other. As i remember i hibernated the Ubuntu. Now a lot of directories are not showing up in ubuntu. But shows up & works in Windows. ...
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Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?

Before, I dual installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. They shared a Windows ntfs partition by mounting the partition under Ubuntu. I don't remember if the symlinks created under Ubuntu could be ...
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Grub not finding Windows partition

I recently had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1, separated by partition. I had to do a clean install of Ubuntu on the partition with Ubuntu on it due to some problems I had with ...
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UEFI dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V15 notebook (model V3-572G-76EM) which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. My goal is to be able to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. However, I am stymied at this ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 stuck

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my system. I have used boot repair tool in Ubuntu to fix the grub. Now the boot menu is showing( Before it was not showing). I am also able to boot to Ubuntu. ...
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how to change the os ubuntu 14.04 to windows completely? [duplicate]

when i try to install windows 8.1 o.s to my laptop.it shows that the required cannot be selected showing something like drive 0 cannot be installed.i my Ubuntu o.s is in u.e.f.i mode.and the entire ...
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Dual boot issue “Reboot and select proper device”

took a look around could not locate similar issue. I amtrying to dual boot Ubuntu (latest) with Windows 7. I followed these instructions. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot They are ...
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No boot device found press any key to reboot machine - dual boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows OS in UEFI and Ubuntu in Legacy. After some time I got an error when I tried to boot in Ubuntu. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ grub rescue> I solved this ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Grub Issue

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 (3TB hard drive) and Ubuntu 14.04 (1TB hard drive). I already have windows installed and am trying to install Ubuntu, however, the option to install Ubuntu alongside ...
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GRUB “no such partition” Dual boot

I tried to set up a dual boot for my Windows 7 and Ubuntu using live USB, but I get a no such partition error when I try to load from my hard drive after the installation. Tried using the ...
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Replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8 while on dual boot

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64b alongside . I just want now to remove "7" and install Windows 8.1 . Should I just insert Windows 8.1 CD and start installation as I would do on "normal" ,non ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

After being away from Linux based machines for a long time, I've recently come into possession of an ASUS X551MA running an Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GM HD. I decided that I ...
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Installation inside Windows 7 fails [duplicate]

As with many others, it appears, I'm running into a fatal problem with installing Ubuntu from DVD alongside Windows 7 - black screen, disk eject, no messages, no noises, no smoke coming out of the ...
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Ubuntu can't mount my NTFS external hard drive with Windows installed on it [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive with Windows 8 installed on it. Ubuntu cannot mount this drive. Failed to mount '/dev/sdb5': Operation not permittedThe NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please ...
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My windows 8.1 is installed through legacy (I can't use UEFI) what are the steps to dual booting with Ubuntu?

All the guides I have seen involve UEFI, however my Windows 8.1 has been downloaded in Legacy mode. How exactly do I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have set a 100GB empty partition. I have downloaded ...
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Moving space from windows partition to Home directory

I Have Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted and I want to take some space from my Windows partition and move it to my Home directory, Can I do this without deleting my home Directory and making a new ...
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Issues with lost / damaged GRUB - cant rebuild. Need help

Im looking for some assistance, as somehow i managed to kill my GRUB settings, and now i boot into the rescue mode. My system is not the best layed out, as I have Win 8.1 on a UEFI loader, and when i ...
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How to disable Secure Boot in Asus Z97i Plus to dual boot Ubuntu / Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.1, I created a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I've installed ubuntu on a partition of the SSD drive. Win 8 is installed on a different partition of that SSD. Problem: the ...
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triple boot to Windows without loosing xubuntu and kali linux [duplicate]

I am using a Lenovo laptop I removed Windows and using Xubuntu xfce and Kali Linux on my system for many years. I have enough free space on my disk to reinstall Windows. Since I don't have Windows ...
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No permission to copy files (live CD)

I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and a solution I have come accross requires me to do some copying and pasting to get grub to appear. (My problem is that grub never shows up). Here are ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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A few questions about flashdrive ubuntu [duplicate]

What is the main difference between having ubuntu downloaded on the computer and using a flashdrive to boot it on a computer? Can I still save things to the flashdrive like files or is it like a ...
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PC does not boot into Windows, but Ubuntu still works well; how to recover?

I installed 7 operating systems in my PC. All worked very well. (Ubuntu 11, Ubuntu 14, EduBoss, Redhat6, Nodezero, Windows 8, Win 7). I frequently used Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14 last 6-7 months, I enjoy ...
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After installing ubuntu facing issues while starting windows8.1

I have successfully installed Ubuntu14.04.2 on my laptop (LENOVO B50-70) alongside windows 8.1 which was pre-installed. After installation I am able to use ubuntu but am unable to use windows. It says ...
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How to re-size partitions without space directly in font of them?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 along with Windows 7. The problem is that when I first installed Ubuntu I didn't really expect it to become my main operating system so I gave it small partitions naively ...
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Grub never shows, always boots to Windows 8.1 - Sony Vaio

I hope this won't be marked as a duplicate as I've tried almost all answers to similar questions I could find on this site. My Sony Vaio runs Windows 8.1 and I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on it. ...
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No boot loader option after install [duplicate]

Hello I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to dual boot with Windows 7. So far I manage to install the Ubuntu and upon reboot no boot loader option to select the OS I want to load. Here is my ...
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Delete all Ubuntu partitions and reinstall again

I have messes up ubuntu twice, and reinstalled it again after that. THis has created two ubuntu partions on my drive. Is it safe to remove all these partitions from windows, and then reinstall using a ...
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Continous humming kind of sound from speakers after dual boot

I have just dual booted my system (added ubuntu over windows 8.1) and I have heard that there might be few hardware malfunctions after dual booting. My speakers just work fine in ubuntu (new os) but ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...
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Issues with GRUB and Windows

I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my ...
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Help! Dropped computer! Grub showing up! How to bring back Ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a qosmio x875. I had my laptop in my backpack and the backpack fell out of my car. When I opened it much later I found that one of the back plates was ...
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Copy system to new fresh install

I want to wipe my entire hard drive and install a fresh dual-boot Windows7/Ubuntu system, but want to put the entire Ubuntu system as it is now back onto it. The install is located at /dev/sda10. I ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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dual boot whit Ubuntu and fedora [duplicate]

I have decided to install fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.04 along side. Here I have two question: 1) how should I partition my disk so I can reinstall or change each distro without affecting other one? ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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Attempted dual boot Ubuntu on two separate drives

Is there anybody out there that can give me the straight answer of how to set up ubuntu 14.04.02 on a separate drive in my home built tower in which I've already installed windows 8.1 Pro on a ...
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Can I stream media from a Windows partition?

I have Windows 7 installed on my desktop. I have 2 hard drives. My operating system is on one and the other is media storage (NTFS). My family regularly streams media (using PLEX) to multiple devices ...
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ubuntu 12.4 dualboot installation problem

I have a little problem. I want to install ubuntu with win7. When I start wubi, this is picture that I see. If I try option full instalation ("Probna i puna instalacija" on Serbian), I see the second ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB HDD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Hard Drive from my USB stick. So I went through a few similar questions on the website. However, I have a few special requirements. I don't want any changes ...
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Flashing cursor on system boot

today I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu using a usb stick. I had Windows 7 running normally when I installed Ubuntu. I created a primary-swap and logical-ext4 ( / ) partitions for ...