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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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GRUB Won't load after instaling Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 3537 [duplicate]

I bought this laptop from Amazon, which is a Dell Inspiron 3537 with a Windows 7 OS. It DID have Windows 8 before it, the company which was the supplier obviously changed the operating system. I ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Trouble after first boot GRUB in command line [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my PC. Alongside windows 8. After the install, I restarted my PC. And booted into Ubuntu and met GRUB. I don’t know how to get to Ubuntu from there.
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Long Term Experience with Dual-Boot [closed]

Currently, I am thinking about setting up a Dual-Boot Environment on my Thinkpad T410. I have a 240GB SSD and a 500GB HDD (Ultrabay). I want to split the SSD and install Windows/Ubuntu. The 500GB HDD ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8 in legacy mode

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04(32 bit) along with windows 8 pro(32 bit). My lenovo laptop came with UEFI mode enabled but I disabled it and enabled legacy mode. My laptop now boots in legacy mode ...
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How to make changes in bootloader?

Hi I have an assignment to complete and my teacher has asked me to make changes in my boot-loader so that when my system boots there is an option of "Welcome Sarah". I have dual boot set up in my ...
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Will COMODO anti virus cover both OS in a dual boot

I have COMODO installed on the XP side of a dual boot with 12.04. I see partial answer in one posting, but my question was not entirely answered. When a scan is done on the windows partition, does it ...
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Can't boot to ubuntu (14.10) on a Lenovo y50-70: Error during launch, “Premature end of file /casper/vmlinuz.efi”

I own a Lenovo y50-70 with 8gb of RAM and 2gb of vram. Windows install recently got corrupted (I think it was the boot files), and I can't access the OS. I was going to boot into Linux using an ...
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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Installing Ubuntu 1st Time, Fatal Error with Grub

I am new to Linux and this is my first time trying to install Ubuntu. Six hours in, and I have not yet succeeded. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to install Ubuntu on a ...
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How to change the default os [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu 14.04. I want to change default OS from Kubuntu to windows 8.1 I want information about Kubuntu only I searched and find out for Ubuntu not for Kubuntu
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 Dual Boot on Dell XPS 15 9530

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9530, and I have a few questions. What I've done so far: Deactivated acceleration in Intel Rapid Storage Technology Disabled Intel Rapid Start ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer E3-112 laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Acer E11 laptop (model E3-112). The installation was successful. However I cannot boot Ubuntu. It directly boots to windows and does not even shows Grub. ...
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Ubuntu does not load after successfull installation [duplicate]

I have Windows installed on my pc on partition (C), then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition. After the installation process finished successfully, Ubuntu asked to restart. Unfortunately, ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 on separate physical drives and dual-boot?

I have a PC with an OEM install of Win 8 updated to 8.1. It has 3 physical hard drives in it. The drive where Windows is installed has a LOT of partitions on it already. Can I install Ubuntu on a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system boots to black screen[using ati radeon hd 7340 video card]

So this is my third time installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8.1 system and my first time having any issues. Installation seemed to go fine but after the system restarted and tried to boot Ubuntu, it shows ...
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Can anyone suggest a detailed installation process for Ubuntu on Windows 8.2? [duplicate]

I have never used Linux based OS and looking forward to use Ubuntu. I want guidance on installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.2 as dual boot?
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 in legacy mode along with Windows

I own a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I have successfully installed Windows 7 in the legacy mode and deleted Windows 8 from my system. I also want to install ...
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windows 7 booting in background but shows the grub screen of UBUNTU 14.04 wallpaper in distorted way

I dual booted my HP Pavilion 15-n012tx (which was pre-installed with Windows 8 pro) to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Booting them was fine with no errors. Installed Windows and Ubuntu in ...
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how to access my windows xp files after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu as dual-boot with Windows XP and now I am unable to boot in to Windows XP and boots straight in to Ubuntu?
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GRUB not showing on cold boot but on warm boot

I have a dual boot between Windows 8 + Ubuntu 14.04 (UEFI), but what is happening now is I am booted directly to windows when I first start my computer or restart from Ubuntu. I can see my grub only ...
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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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Will Ubuntu format my external hard drive?

I am using a Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive on my Microsoft Windows 7 laptop. Also, I am testing Ubuntu Desktop by running it from my flash drive. I am planning to later dual boot ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 (With UEFI) and I am unable to boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1. My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, thus it has UEFI instead of BIOS. I have tried booting with secure boot and ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 Dual-Boot on RAID Acer S7 question marks installation popup error “???”

While installing Ubuntu, the option 'Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows 8.1' doesn't show up. After properly configuring the computer's UEFI settings and partition the drives, the Install ...
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Unable to find Dell factory restauration partition

I want to restore my DELL Vostro to factory setting but I am not able to find the restauration partition. I tried to restore GRUB and Windows MBR but both can't access to recovery partition. Here ...
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Remove Ubuntu installed by wubi to install Ubuntu alongside Windows? [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 7 installed on a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed via Wubi. So when I boot up I have the option to load up either WIndows or Ubuntu. I am going to install just 14.04 on its ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 7 dual booting

I have a custom build game Rig that i daul botted with Ubuntu 14.10 and win7. i installed windows first, attempted to install ubuntu after but failed due to an error whiles running the ubuntu install ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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GRUB not showing windows 8.1 already installed

Actually there is a similar question on the community before as well but what I am facing is a different problem. Also there the person has not properly posted the status of his grub. Actually I ...
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Problems installing and dual booting Ubuntu 12.4, 13.10, and 14.4.1 via pendrivelinux?

All righty, I am a bit new at this, so bear with me. I've been using windows for a long time and have a decent amount of know-how with it's interface, and I decided I wanted to try out some different ...
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Install Ubuntu/Win8.1 dual boot with UEFI and 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 in my Acer V3-572G-75CA. The partition situation is the following: A. 600MB: recover partition B. 300MB: system EFI partition C. 914GB: ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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How to fix brightness on Ubuntu 14-04 LTS installed on macbook pro 2012 13"

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 as dual boot in a macbook pro 2012 13 I noticed that all function buttons works but except those that regulate the brightness of the screen.How do I fix this problem?
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Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 on dual boot system using USB stick w/no network [duplicate]

I have an older laptop that has Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.04 installed with no network connection currently. I can boot either partition using GRUB to select which to load. Since the Ubuntu version is ...
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How shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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how to exchange unusable space to ext4 in ubuntu 14.04 installer?

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 along side with windows 8 : when I try to create an ext4 partition after creating one ext4 and swap , remaining space changed to unusable how should I prevent ...
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OS not found on sony vaio [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows 8 Sony Vaio SVE151L11W computer. Now I want to dual boot it with Windows 8 but on Live USB booting an error comes showing "Operating system not found" even ...
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Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions? [closed]

If I dual boot install both Ubuntu and Windows, is it safer to install them on two different hard drives than different partitions on the same hard drive? What risks may be involved? For example, ...
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Unable to Load Windows 8.1 After Dualbooting with Linux

I am very new to Linux and have come across this error when trying to fix the boot issues. If anyone has any advice or even the answer to my problem, please let me know so I can successfully reboot my ...
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Is there a way to boot into grub on a mac rather then OSX?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on a Mac Mini(late 2014).Now I can get to the new installation by pressingAlt > EFI BOOT to get to GRUB and selecting Ubuntu to boot the OS. My question ...
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enable trim for mounted ntfs partition on dual boot system [duplicate]

I have a dual boot that I set up following this great manual on lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony). So I have just like the author 4 sda ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and newest Ubuntu, separate HDDs, Removable HDD caddy for laptop

Okay so a few months back I bought a new HDD for my laptop and installed Windows 8.1 onto the new HDD in place of the old HDD, I then bought a caddy to use my old HDD in place of my DVD drive seeing ...
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Startup problems - Dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10

I bought a new Notebook some days ago and used to use Linux on it. As it was with an original Windows 8.1, I decided to create an dual-boot because I didn't actually wanted to lose the free license by ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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How to get OS option (dual boot) when i have two OSs on separate disks?

I have two HDDs on my PC, one has Win7 and the other, Ubuntu 12.04 (with boot). To choose which OS to use, i have to change my boot priorities from BIOS. How can I get it to ask me which OS to boot ...