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Installing the bootloader [duplicate]

I have a new Lenovo idea pad (U410) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've partitioned the hard drive and I'm able to install Ubuntu without errors. I've done this a couple times, but I'm not sure where ...
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Can't boot windows after installing Ubuntu

Okay, so today I installed Ubuntu. At the start of the installation, the installer didn't recognise Windows so I had to choose 'Something else' and create swap and root partitions. I then installed ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
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The Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot NIghtmare

I have done some research as to how to go about this dual-boot, and I am close, but I need some guidance with booting into Windows 8 (Ubuntu is installed). I have a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I will go ...
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Windows xp wont load after installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu alongside with xp. But the standard dual boot wasn't allowing me due to several partitions. So I installed it manually using the do something else option. Now everything said and ...
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Windows XP won't load after installing ubuntu 12.04

I am a newbie and just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Instead of using the automatic dual boot option, I installed it manually on the partition made for it, but now only Ubuntu loads up with no option to ...
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Install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

Currently I am using Windows 8 in my dell N4050 machine. It has 4GB of RAM, 320GB HDD. Now I want to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows. I tried several times after reading some blogs. But every ...
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How should I partition my drive for my Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

So firstly I'm going to dual boot windows and Ubuntu (Windows already installed) and am wondering how I should partition my other drive, which is completely empty. Do I just need one massive ...
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uninstall ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

i installed wubi on my windows 8 pc two days ago and when the installation was complete i rebooted my pc but ubuntu did not ran so deleted ubuntu folder in drive c where windows 8 was already ...
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Dual boot for a windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot my laptop with windows 8 and linux. Can someone supply me with instructions of an easy way to do this? Thank you.
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Loosing my Win 8 loosing my Ubuntu this is the problem! [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu with Win 8 but at first step it blocked my Win8! Unfortunately I had to reinstall my Win8 & all of my program. I've search your site so it seems the problem is because of ...
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How can I give windows permission to one of my EXT3 partitions in ubuntu?

I have an ext3 partition I would like to share with windows. I have the ext2fsd driver for windows, which works great. I can view all of my ubuntu files from windows. The only problem is that I ...
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Installed 12.04 dual boot with 10.04, fails to boot 10.04

I installed 12.04 alongside of 10.04 this evening, not an upgrade, just a side by side install. After doing a few updates, I re-booted to access 10.04. Scrolled down in the grub menu and selected the ...
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Chosing OS on Boot with broken enter key

Summary: enter button unavailable when choosing OS (either ubuntu or windows7) Today I have installed ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows7. When BIOS asks which OS to run I am unable to select other than ...
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Partition Concerns - Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on New Laptop

I plan to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Samsung NP540 laptop. I do, however, have two concerns. The first issue is that Samsung have decided that it is necessary to manipulate the BIOS in order to ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 while having win-7 and linuxmint installed

The complete question is, I have Windows 7 installed as primary/default OS on my PC and i have installed linuxmint using wubi under windows. And now I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can start ...
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Status 0xc000007b [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, I burned it to a disk and everything went perfectly, answered the install questions, then it said it was installed and reboot to start it. So I rebooted ...
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Can the dual boot start be changed from grub to something else?

Could the dual boot be changed from the usual Grub menu to making a selection with the keyboard? The idea is to select between, say, Windows and Ubuntu with a key instead of having Grub to ...
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Installing crunchbang (grub) alongside WUBI

Is it possible to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7, and crunchbang? I have Ubuntu installed with WUBI, so there is a virtual drive inside my C:/ drive. If I were to install crunchbang normally ...
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error: grub rescue> [closed]

Had dual boot with Ubuntu 12.0 and windows XP. Windows partition got corrupted so I tried to reinstall XP by bootable disk. But after formatting of C: when setup copied files for installation then ...
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My Ubuntu installation (triple booting Ubuntu 13.04, WinXP and Win7) made my Win7 impossible to boot

I really hope this question is appropriate for this place, since I have absolutely no idea who to ask, or what to do. When I first tried to install Ubuntu (well, second time, but the previous time ...
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Install Ubuntu on efi machine with windows 8 preinstalled (possibly remove windows 8)

I read Alvarado's tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on an EFI machine with preinstalled windows 8 from Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported). That's a nice ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot on a dualboot system

I started up Ubuntu and everything went fine till it locked up, so I restarted the tower, and upon reboot, I selected Ubuntu from Window's bootloader, but the boot failed with an error message and ...
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Replace windows 8 with windows 7 [closed]

Yesterday, I got my windows 8 BSoD on boot (reboot repeatedly) for "system thread exception not handled" so I can't do anything thus I installed ubuntu 12.04. still, I prefer windows for ...
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Please help me fix my Ubuntu installation and the bootloader issues

My situation is the following I have no Linux experience. I have a hard disk with two partitions. One used to have Windows 7 on it, the other one was recently formatted in preparation for an Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu on Mac cannot locate via OSX or boot it throught rEFIt…

... it comes up with Operating system not found. What do i do? I recently installed Ubuntu along side OS X (Snow Leopard) and when I rebooted my macbook and choose Ubuntu, I got a message saying ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows

Is that possible to upgrade ubuntu to never versions when it is installed alongside windows? Now it is currently 12.04. Is that upgradable to 13.04 and future?
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Purple screen after booting into single user mode.

I have used Ubuntu for two days now when my Synaptics touchpad stopped working. It would still be able to click, but not move/tap. I then went to activate additional drivers as it told me I needed to ...
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recover windows after deleting ubuntu partion drives [duplicate]

i had both ubuntu and windows 7 installed on my sony-vaio laptop. i was trying to uninstall ubuntu. so for that i tried to format my system using the internal hard disk recovery on my system. but when ...
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Ubuntu Partition/Dual-Boot HELP!

I recently got a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed. It has a 1TB HDD and 24GB SSD. So I decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu, using the simple method ("Install Ubuntu beside W8"). However, the only disk ...
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How to dual boot on Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop preinstalled with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 3521 (15”, Intel i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, A07 BIOS from InsydeH2O) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I expected to be able to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 from ...
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unable to dualboot win XP with Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus Zenbook UX32a

I recently bought an Asus Zenbook UX32A. Now I'm trying to dualboot it with XP and Ubuntu 13.04. Both OS's seem to have installed correctly but I just can't boot into grub to let me choose wich OS I ...
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how to dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my PC, but I think I need a little help since this is the first time I do any dual booting. I'm following the instructions from ...
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Windows 8 OS not detected, 12.04 install (new computer build, UEFI/Secure Boot enabled)

I recently built a new computer with the intent to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I first installed Windows 8, and elected to do so in UEFI mode with Secure Boot enabled. My understanding is ...
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Wacom Tablet in 13.04

I've been scanning the forums looking for a straight answer. I'm planning on buying a Wacom Intuos5 large for graphic design and art work but would like to know if Ubuntu has enough decent support for ...
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Installing ubuntu (DUAL BOOT) [duplicate]

I HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 AND WINDOWS XP ON MY c: AND d: DRIVES OF 50 GB EACH RESPECTIVELY. NOW i WANT TO INSTALL UBUNTU ON MY e: DRIVE OF CAPACITY 50 GB. HELP ME PLS WITH THE THINGS I NEED ...
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Can't install ubuntu.

I tried installing 13.04 as a dual boot. I get the "Use the Live CD to install!" thing. Not having a live cd, I try to use a live usb. All my efforts so far seem for naught. I did this, ...
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two operating systems on 2 hard drives [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone has done this before. I was planning on installing a second hard drive in my computer and was wondering if i could install Ubuntu seperate on that drive and not the Windows 7 ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Ubuntu but there is no GRUB

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits alongside Ubuntu 13.04 32 bits. After booting my computer, I expected the GRUB to choose between them, but there is no GRUB.. what can I do know? Here you have the ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 and BackTrack 5 R3

Does anyone have instructions as to how to dual-boot Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 and BackTrack 5 R3. I have Ubuntu already installed and would like to install BackTrack alongside it. I have found guides online ...
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Unity launcher and top panel disappeared after use of boot repair application [duplicate]

I have installed UBUNTU alongside Win7. This morning when I turned on PC, noticed that UBUNTU was not in list. Then I booted PC with UBUNTU Live DVD and rapaired boot menu with Boot rapair ...
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how to boot into Windows XP?

I am not finding a way to boot into Windows XP in my PC. This is the sequence of installation I have done in my PC. Ubuntu 13.04 Windows XP(formed Dual-Boot) Windows 8 installed( Not formatted ...
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Installed it wrong and cannot uninstall ubuntu

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8 but dual boot isn't working. It doesn't appear in control pannel to simply uninstall. I have 2 HDD and there are 20GB on the second one (first one is for ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04?

My question isn't actually about dual-booting them. I have a dual-boot set up and running perfectly. There is only one flaw I was looking for an answer to. Since I haven't had any success through ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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Why is my Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after GRUB? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of similar issues, but none have quite answered my question. To elaborate, I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. I am using a linux usb creator to boot linux. I ...
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Grub Problems (but actually way more than just that)

I have an old XP machine that I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on as a dual boot. Eventually I decided that I no longer needed Ubuntu (Wasn't compatible with Remote LogMeIn), and tried to remove Ubuntu using ...
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Completely messed up booting. Can't even boot from DVD

I'm so sad I did such things, but about two weeks ago a got a new Lenovo u510 laptop. Of course that's not the problem :D. I wanted to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Everything was quite ...
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How can I make changes to the boot options?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now when I start the computer I am presented with the new boot options where I can choose whether I want to boot into Windows or Ubuntu. I would like to keep ...
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What do I get rid of to install Ubuntu when I have 4 primary partitions? [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so any advice is appreciated. I am following the "Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony" tutorial on Lifehacker to do exactly that. This is ...