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Dual-booting Ubuntu with un-activated version of Windows XP?

My sister wants to install Ubuntu on her Toshiba Satellite, which is a few years old. Problem is, her copy of Windows XP is not activated, and whenever she tries to activate it, she is told by that ...
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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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Installing Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 13.04

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop (64-bit) and when I installed ubuntu on it I made a huge mistake and removed windows 8 and every file with it. What done is done.. I've been running ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Boot-repair won't install “unable to locate package”

My computer won't boot so I am trying to install boot-recovery using the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. The initial command runs fine: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Installing Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 already installed

Thank you for paying attention and replying to my requests. I am in need of having to use Windows XP, and I was wondering which methods could you provide me in order to sucessfully install Windows XP ...
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Is dual booting the answer, or separate OS per device?

I have a laptop I have been using for about 2 years now. Works decent for gaming, but I am going to hopefully build a PC soon for much better gaming performance. For school, I am taking classes which ...
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Ubuntu 13 Boot CD Won't Load from BIOS [closed]

I'm running a Dell I15RV-477BLK laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, and I'm trying to dual-boot Linux based on the joyous experience I had with my previous laptop. However, I've hit some problems. ...
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Install alongside Windows 8 is not working

I really want to try out and become a full time user of Ubuntu on my laptop so for the moment I have setup a dual boot on my Windows 8 HP Envy M6 Laptop. To do this, I shrank my Windows 8 partition to ...
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dual boot: Windows 8 session lost after Hibernate/Sleep

The problem I'm experiencing is losing the Windows 8 session after sleep/hibernate. When resuming the session I would expect to load directly into Windows, however the GRUB bootloader displays. At ...
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The backup GPT table is corrupt

I'm having an issue when trying to format a pen drive using Gparted. I am trying to create a bootable OS X installation, and for doing so I'm formating a usb drive with GPT and then creating 2 ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 lts. No option for Windows 7, already multiple OS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB flash drive. I went into BIOS and changed the boot order to prioritizing USB, just to try it out Live. Afterwards, I decided to take the plunge and install Ubuntu as a ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 64x after installation alongside win7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version alongside Windows 7 64bit from DVD following the instructions on THIS page. The entire installation went as described and there seemed to be no problems ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Not able to see options for Windows 8 and Ubuntu at Start Up

Today i installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8 on my HP laptop using DVD Drive (Boot from Internal DVD). During installation it said something like "You need to have space of 1 MB or so for booting ...
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How to write two install .iso (for example windows and linux) on one flash?

How to write two installer .iso images (for example Windows and a Linux system like Ubuntu) on one USB flash drive?
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How do I resize my partition in Ubuntu?

I had Windows 8 installed on my system, which I screwed up, and now I run Ubuntu 12.04. While installing, Ubuntu used all the 461 GB of HDD space (one partition). Now I want to make a new partition ...
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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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Dual boot problem with ubuntu and windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 machine. I selected to install it with Windows 7 as a dual boot. Ubuntu installed correctly but when I boot the machine it always boots Ubuntu so I do not get ...
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Unabe to install windows on a ubuntu only machine [duplicate]

I am new here and this is my first post. I have an HP laptop (Pavilion dv6000) While I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu, I was unable to install it correctly and the setup broke in the middle leaving ...
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Partitioning in Dual Boot of Ubuntu and windows 7

I have HP Pavilion laptop with 640 GB HDD, and have 4 drives C,D,E,F. I have installed windows 7 in C drive and now want to try Ubuntu in dual boot. Can i install Ubuntu in same C Drive in which ...
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Help with dual-booting Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to dual-boot with Windows 8 on my Lenovo y-500 recently, but I gave up because there were so many difficulties. Couple hours ago I decided to try again, but I'm running into some ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (GPT bios disk) and Win 7 (MBR disk) [SOLVED]

I have a new MSI motherboard (UEFI), being used in UEFI+legacy mode, with two disks, one Ubuntu ( primary disk - GPT with bios_grub flag on ) and Windows 7 in the 2nd disk (MBR partition). And I'm ...
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Missing files on shared NTFS partition [duplicate]

I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu. I have set my laptop up with a dual boot win8/ubuntu 12.04 each with their own partition and a third empty data partition with the intention of working on files between the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 in a different partition than Windows

I need help installing Ubuntu 13.04 to my computer. I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) and burned it to a DVD. I test drove the new distribution and it worked great, but installing it poses a ...
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How to point to GRUB instead of windows loader?

I am relatively new to ubuntu and just installed 12.04.2 on my machine alongside the pre-installed windows 8. I created a new ext4 partition near the beginning of my disk, ran boot-repair from a live ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Server 12.04 without losing my Windows 7 files? [duplicate]

I have 3 partitions on my Compaq Presario CQ 57 in which: Partition 1 has 55 GB (it has Windows 7). Partition 2 has 225 GB with no data stored Partition 3 has 18GB free. So, I want to install ...
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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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I wont to diable windows 8 option in booting and directly start with ubuntu 12.04

First i have windows 8 and i was installed ubuntu 12.04 from windows 8. now when i start the system it shows screen with 2 os names for booting selection. But i wont to directly boot the ubuntu ...
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I want to install Ubuntu 13 on the last drive, along side Windows 7 via USB stick

I know exactly how to install Ubuntu by Wubi alongside Windows 7, but actually as have free space and want to install it on the last drive, how can I tell Ubuntu to be installed on drive "i", means ...
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Problem with Time & Date [duplicate]

I have two hard disks in my PC (160 GB & 80 GB). The 160 GB hard disk has Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it while the 80 GB hard disk has Windows XP. I added the 80 GB hard disk just a few days ago, ...
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Triple boot Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Elementary OS Luna

I want to try Elementary OS using a real installation (not via a VM). I currently have a dual boot set-up already with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Is it possible to do so? If so, please help me with ...
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Why can't I type in my search bar of my Ubuntu app?

I am following a YouTube tutorial (here: Creating Your First Ubuntu App) for creating my own Ubuntu app. However, when I get to the part where I add a text bar, I save to then run and try to type in ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 along Windows 8 on acer predator

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside an existing Windows 8 installation. I have shrunk the existing partition where windows is installed in order to make room for Ubuntu. I booted Ubuntu ...
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Setting up an Ubuntu partition on a Mac

Look, I'm trying to set up a Linux partition on my Macbook Pro. I did exactly like what everybody says: I partitioned the hard drive, Downloaded rEFit, and installed that. Then, I burned Ubuntu to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows 8 drive using Truecrypt, without messing up the bootloader?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a fresh SSD that is currently not encrypted. My current system contains (among others) an SSD, fully encrypted using Truecrypt on which Windows 8 is installed. How ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on Samsung 530U (500GB+24GB)

I have Samsung 530U (model NP530U3C-A06CZ), which has 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD. I would like to have dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 8, but I don't know how I can do it. According to my information ...
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Failed to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 8

I had 7 or 8 tries in the past two days to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I encountered a series of problems and I found some of them exist in other versions (such as ...
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Problem with Ubuntu instalation [duplicate]

Well, I will try to describe my problem minutely: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a long time ago, but I didn't do it by booting the pc with the burned DVD, I installed it like a normal aplication, in ...
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Problem detecting Wifi on Asus A74A with Ubuntu 13.04

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 as double boot with Windows 8 into my new Asus X74A. Everything works fine, expect the Wifi! although it recognizes the ESSID (see below), it does not switch ...
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How to boot back into windows 8 after deleting its boot path?

I recently Booted into ubuntu 12.04 for the first time and with great difficulty at that. In the process I may have deleted the boot path back to windows 8... Im not sure I just really wanted ubuntu ...
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Will AWLL6077v2 Wireless N 300 USB Adapter

Will AWLL6077v2 Wireless N 300 USB Adapter work with ubuntu running in dual-boot on a Macbook pro OSX 10.8? The embedded chipset in AWLL6077v2 is Realtek RTL8192SU I can get support driver for Unix ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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Run Ubuntu Concurrently with Windows 7

I already have a Windows 7 installed on my PC... What I did was I Shrink the entire Volume out of my unified Hard disk which was of 750 GB. Now I am getting a "Simple volume" as indication in my disk ...
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Install linux to hard drive from live partition [duplicate]

I was thinking that I could make a small 4GB partition on my 320GB hard drive. This small partition could be used as a live install partition. What i would do is I would make the partition, boot from ...
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Partitioned external hard drive: where are my files?

I recently upgraded my laptop hard drive and did a fresh install of 12.04.3. I stuck my old hard drive into an external enclosure to use as an external - but first, I need to get all my data off it. ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu and grub from pre-installed windows 8?

I am about to install ubuntu to dual-boot on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop. Before I do, I really need to know how to uninstall ubuntu safely if I don't like it, or if I have to for some reason. ...
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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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Can i install ubuntu without disturbing any files, without dual boot?

I have been googling for a while, and it seems that what i read says ubuntu deletes the files on the partition i install it. I want to install it on the c drive, but i dont want to lose its current ...
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Unable to use super grub disk [duplicate]

I have a lenovo z500 with dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. Recently I deleted the Linux partition (from windows disk manager) but did not remove the boot loader.Now the next time I booted it gave ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...