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How to access previous ubuntu wubi installation

I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot ...
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installing ubuntu 13.04 along side window 7 64 bit

I have a 64 bit computer with windows OS. Here are my specifications: core i3 processor 4 gb ram nvdia ge210 hard disk with 680 gb memory In my windows installation I have C: drive with 104 gb, D: ...
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I accidentally removed the Trash folder at /local/share/Trash. How to recover it?

How to recover the trash folder that I deleted from /local/share/Trash. Will it cause any problems on my system?
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Partition Alignment Confusion [duplicate]

I have a new Samsung 840 250GB SSD on the way, and I want to make sure that everything is running optimally after install. I've spent many frustrating hours on the internet trying to understand how I ...
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Dualboot (Win 8 / Ubuntu 13) is stuck at 'switching to clocksource'

for days I have been crawling the web for solutions to my problem, but couln't find any. Here it is: I got a new Laptop (ASUS Vivobook S200E) with Win 8 OEM preinstalled. I wanted to create a ...
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Transfering from ubuntu to windows

I recently bought an ssd and it is plugged in correctly, however I would like to create a dual boot on my ssd with with windows and ubuntu. The problem is my Ubuntu is already installed on my 2tb hard ...
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secure boot windows 8 issues it hates ubuntu :( [duplicate]

im running into issues with windows 8. ok so i disabled secure boot from my laptop. i tell it to launch from my USB with ubuntu installed on it and it wont boot. just simply light my screen and darken ...
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Cant recognize live usb when booting

Could somebody please help me with this? I have checked and double checked that secure boot is disable in the UEFI settings. No matter what i do, i cannot get my ubuntu live usb to be listed under the ...
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installing Ubuntu onto the same HD [duplicate]

I have XP Pro on C drive and there is plenty of room left on said drive. I read to use "Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop". It seems to create to partition but does it also install Ubuntu at the ...
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Black screen after grub screen

I've finally got ubuntu 12.04 installed as a dual boot but am having trouble getting it to start. I get to the GRUB screen and select ubuntu but it just goes to a black screen. The only thing I can do ...
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Install linux first before windows

Am i able to install ubuntu first and then install windows? I allocated ubuntu 15gb and im going to load the rest (900gb) for windows but will grub loader work? Or do i have to install windows first ...
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12.04 Booting into Terminal

To preface this, I would like to say that I am completely new to Ubuntu and have essentially zero programming experience/experience working with command line and terminal. I installed Ubuntu because I ...
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Would Ubuntu be installed with the current language of Windows 7?

If I install Ubuntu on Samsung Notebook that is Formatted for Spanish will Ubuntu be in English which is preferred ? If I install Ubuntu will I lose my pictures in Google Picasa ? I am not real ...
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Install Ubuntu in a specific partition side by side with windows 7 [duplicate]

i have one question. My computer have two partition. First is 32GB with windows 7 and the other empty space is 22Gb and i would like to install Ubuntu in it. How to do it? Because i always encounter ...
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Install Ubuntu on a seperate hard-drive in dualboot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank. However, when I go to install ...
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Changed GRUB settings now can't load Ubuntu

I changed the timer setting on GRUB to 0 seconds, this was accidental. Now my computer boots straight into Windows 8 as this was my default GRUB option. Since the GRUB menu no longer appears (as the ...
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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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Cannot bootup windows 7 after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04

I have tried boot-repair grub-update bootrec commands booting into safe mode with command prompt gets stuck with classpnp.sys file changing sata options in bios etc but windows keep throwing the ...
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Missing & Failed Folder At/and After Installation

I am new to Linux, and I've trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boot with Windows XP). I choose to add new partition (FAT32 150 GB) for the shared folder. But when I pressed the install button, ...
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Ubuntu laptop boot without USB or CD

I would like to load Ubuntu onto my old laptop but it will only boot from hard drive/SSD, FDD or LAN.Is there a way to load Ubuntu, demo or real, from the Ubuntu web site?
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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my laptop touchpad stops working during the live demo

I m completely new to all of this... I just want to install ubuntu because it is suppose to get rid of most of the virus problems, so anyway I was following online instructions to install ubuntu ...
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How to format a partition with ext3 on Windows XP for dual-boot Ubuntu-Windows XP? [duplicate]

The Ubuntu dial boot tutorial says: a GRUB boot partition 100 Mb -- formatted to filesystem type ext3 a logical partition for the / (root) folder of each planned Linux (or Mac) OS (at least ...
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OK, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4, 1.33 17". Can I partition and set dual boot mac os x? (with out losing the ubuntu)

So get this, I find lots of Dual Booting help if I install the Mac os X software first, and I even have the original bootcamp disks and such, but I have Ubuntu working perfectly on the machine as my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2: GRUB was apparently not installed [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a silly question but I'm incredibly new at all this. I'm trying to use Ubuntu 12.04. I installed it from the usb stick and it went fine, said to reboot, but after rebooting it opens ...
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How To Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in 32GB SSD

In my System I have a 32GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I want to dual Boot My Windows OS and Ubuntu OS in the Same SSD HardDisk..but i am Unable to do that...afterwards i tried to install Both the OS in my ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on separate hard drive in a dual boot? [duplicate]

I have already installed Win 7 on C drive now I want to install Ubuntu on E drive which is free partition. How to install?
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Ubuntu 12.04-2 does not install with UEFI [duplicate]

I'm in trouble to instal Ubuntu in Insipiron 14z. I've already created this question (that was wrongly marked as duplicated): First question But, the error seems to be with UEFI. If I disable ...
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picasa with xp and Shotwell on Ubuntu dual boot with shared pictures

I have picasa on win xp and I am considering using Shotwell on Ubuntu and dual booting between systems. Can both programs access same picture files or will they have conflict with each other?
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In dual boot PC, the boot/GRUB menu suddenly disappeared (Ubuntu option is not appearing anymore)

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 as my primary OS for quite sometime on Sony VAIO laptop with other OS being windows 8 (never use it). Till today, everything was fine. In the evening I had shut down ...
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Installed 12.04 / Windows XP Will no Longer Boot

Installed 12.04, can no longer boot XP. It is available as a bootable OS in GRUB, as soon as it is selected it returns to the GRUB selection screen. boot-repair did not work. I'm a noob, so I probably ...
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Grub is unable to detect Windows

I installed Ubuntu and windows 7 in UEFI mode, but Grub is unable to detect windows. I ran boot repair, and here are the contents of the boot info file
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Is it Possible to Repair Boot Record on Windows Vista Partition on Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04.02 LTS Install?

I recently successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04.02 Desktop as a "side-by-side" on an eMachines ET1641-02w PC; which before had Windows Vista; but was no longer bootable, because the boot sector somehow ...
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ubuntu doest not boot after installation of window 8

I had Ubuntu 12.04 , then I installed window 8 in another partition on my system. after installing win8 , my system is not able to boot to Ubuntu. that is when I start my system it boots to win8. i ...
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Ubuntu not booting from CD or USB, how can I make sure OS finds my drive?

I've been trying several different installation methods to install Ubuntu on my partition. No matter what kind of installation type (CD or USB), I get the same error message. At first I assumed I was ...
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Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi erase Windows? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop with 2 partitions: C: and D:, with windows 7 installed in the C: drive and D: is the Recovery partition. When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi, it only shows the C: ...
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Uninstalling Wubi [duplicate]

I installed wubi in a 30GB partition and I wanted to delete that so that I could install Ubuntu via usb with a larger partition. So I went to the control panel to find Ubuntu but it wasn’t there. I ...
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Total Newbie confused about partitions

I am totally fed up with Vista, it has 3 different keyboard settings (AZERTY QWERTY and QWERTZ) depending on the software used (or the time of day) and freezes 7 times an hour or more often if it`s a ...
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error:no such partition fond grub rescue

Before I start you should know that I am completely new to ubuntu. I have windows 7 installed on my computer as well as ubuntu 9.10. I recently deleted the ubuntu to make room on my computer for some ...
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Installing 12.04 alongside windows 7

Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 home. However when I get the installation option it says that there are already multiple os installed and it dosn't give *me the option to install ...
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“No boot device available” after Dual Boot Install Attempt with Windows 8

I was trying to install Ubuntu to my Dell Inspirion desktop that already has Windows 8 (machine is a couple months old). Here's the string of events as they played out: I followed the instructions ...
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Dual HDD; reinstalled windows and now can't go past boot screen logo

So I have a three drive set up. 1 SSD (Windows 7), 1 HDD (Windows 7 storage), 1 HDD (Ubuntu 12.04). I was not thinking and reinstalled Windows and messed it up. If I have the Ubuntu HDD disconnected, ...
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Dual boot with ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04

I have installed 13.04 on the resident 8GB memory in my Acer Aspire One netbook. I have tried to install 12.04 (LTS) on the 32GB SD card. On start-up Grub Shows Ubuntu at the top of the list and ...
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How to fix Ubuntu getting stuck at creating ext4 file partition on LivecCD?

I have an Acer Aspire One. Not sure what version. I've had it for a year or two on Windows and then suddenly, I couldn't boot Windows anymore. So I decided to use Ubuntu. I first tried Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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My computer shows 6 boot options instead of 2

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with my Windows 7 this morning. The installation was ok but there are 6 choices appearing on my boot options when I boot up. it was like this: Ubuntu (blah blah ...
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Staying in Windows, how can I know my Ubuntu version?

I installed simultaneously Win7 in a machine with Ubuntu. Now i want to enter to Ubuntu but it always gets me to the Windows side. I know I have to use a bootable USB but I don't know the version of ...
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I can't find my “WIndows 8” Partition

My girlfriend had her Dell Pre-Installed with Windows Vista when she bought it,then she upgraded it to Windows 7 and then 8.Since she wanted an Operating System which is fast and powerful i suggested ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI Mode [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8, but there is this stupid UEFI. I created a partition for Ubuntu, but when I want install Ubuntu (live-USB), it doesn't detect Windows 8 and doesn't ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, and W8 won't boot anymore

I've bought a Dell laptop with W8 pre-installed. I didn't like W8 much, so I wanted to try Ubuntu, but without uninstalling W8. So yesterday I installed Ubuntu, and it was extremely convoluted thanks ...
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Dual boot with windows 7!

I'm using windows 7 right now. I want to install Ubuntu with dual boot. Is is safe? And does the process go safely?