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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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If I download Ubuntu, with CD, or Windows Installer, will it automatically dual-boot?

So I want to install Ubuntu, just to learn how to use Linux. Currently I'm using Windows 7 and I have ample HDD space. If I burn this OS onto a CD, or use the WI, will it erase Windows or cause ...
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Dual booting latest ubuntu and Vista - 3 problems

as the title suggests I am looking for a way to dual boot the latest release of ubuntu (but i can be flexible enough to downgrade due to resource insufficiency, maybe a suggestion as to a compatible ...
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Ubuntu does not appear in Grub Menu. Boot Repair Failed

I have a Hard-Drive with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Until a few days ago I was using Ubuntu 12.10 but after a lot of crashes errors and broken packages Ubuntu stopped booting at all. With a live DVD I ...
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problems installing on HP n096sa laptop

I have tried installing ubuntu with efi and also with it disabled. The live disk opens with a black screen giving options. (this screen is supposed to indicate EFI boot) when you choose install ubuntu ...
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Install Win7 after Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. How can I do this?
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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After Installing Ubuntu, I cannot boot to Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu using Wubi from the main page on my Windows 8.1/Windows 7 system. After the installation finished, my computer booted directly into Ubuntu, not giving me a chance to get ...
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boot-repair Does not add Widnows 7 to the grub menu

I have a laptop with Debian 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, and installed the Ubuntu partition afresh. After the re-installation, Windows 7 disappeared from ...
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broke Ubuntu with the Windows disk management tool

I initially had 3 partitions: -Windows 7 -Ubuntu -Data (no OS) I had grub2 as a boot loader. I used the default Windows disk management tool to shrink my Data partition and install Windows 8. ...
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I was running windows 7, I installed ubuntu and now am unable to access windows [duplicate]

I was running windows 7, I installed ubuntu and now am unable to access windows . Am had important data in windows drives, am not able to access them either!!! please help
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How to install Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu? I want to dual boot

I currently have Ubuntu installed and an empty partition to install windows in (NTFS). If I launch boot repair after installing windows , will it restore the dual boot functionality?
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How do I clean install windows 7 on the “other” partition? [duplicate]

I would like to cleanly install windows 7 on another partition to ubuntu 12.04. I originally had a windows 7 only machine. I subsequently installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside it by creating a partition. ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 13.10

I created a 18 GB unallocated partition for Ubuntu from Windows 7 by shrinking a drive, the unallocated space is just after the C:\ drive. I then started Ubuntu 13.10 from a Live USB, to the place ...
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Is it possible to do a dual boot for Acer Iconia W700?

I'm afraid to do this on my own, because this is my daily driver. Anyone have any instructions of a video that could guide me. Help!!! Windows is killing me....
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Having trouble with partition while dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7

So I have already made a partition of 100 GB in windows but when I loaded ubuntu 13.10 from a usb stick and tried installing it ubuntu didn't give me the option of installing along side windows. When ...
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ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Installation as dual boot on ProBook 4430s

I have Windows 7 already installed, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside it. During installation I faced the following problems: The option of Install Ubuntu alongside Windows was not ...
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Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows?

The partition table of my /sda disk got corrupted. I don't know the details of what happened exactly, but I can still read the disk, and boot into Linux, but not into Windows 8 anymore. I'm quite new ...
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Install will not proceed

OK, so I am very much new to Linux, and I have been trying for a few days to install Ubuntu alongside WindowsXP. I have tried both bootable USB and a Live System disc. Both start and run as live ...
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How can I boot back into Windows 8 after intalling Ubuntu?

So, I have a Dell Laptop, and I've been interested in Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, just because Ubuntu seems interesting and I enjoy fiddling with things. I have Ubuntu up and running, but now ...
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Consolidating hard disks into one machine leads to GRUB “A disk read error occurred” with Win7

Situation: My older Win7 laptop died (power issues). My new Kubuntu computer has an extra drive bay, so I'm trying to get dual boot to make them play nice together in the same machine. Both drives ...
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Where did Windows 8 go, can I still access it?

I just downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu 13 and am excited to be in the world of Linux and learn more about how this open operating system works. My question is now, where did Window's 8 go. I ...
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Partition problems after resizing [closed]

This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows? Here is the ...
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No boot option after dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10

I have been fighting with my pc to dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 for the past few days. I think I finally cracked it today and I'm fairly confident that everything is where it should be. ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 acer V3-571G with Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to dual boot my acer which came with windows 8 pre-installed. I tried using the tutorial here doing it the simple way but when I load Ubuntu from my transcended flash drive it says that ...
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Partitions created in Windows are not showing in Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit alongside Windows 8, so I created some free space in Windows 8. When I try to install Ubuntu using a Live USB, the free space created is not visible and the ...
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How do I do a Grub resuce?

I've had a problem with hdd space, as detailed here: No hdd space left I've since tried to make more space using GParted. I've deleted partitions I thought were not being used, and expanded my Ubuntu ...
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Lenovo Z510 Ubuntu black scrren [duplicate]

I just upgraded my laptop to a Lenovo Z510 with Windows 8.1 and I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on it via USB. To test if everything works okay I decided to boot into it live. However every time I ...
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Dual-Boot Confusion

Ok, so I recently used a lot of Windows 7 and downloaded a bunch of stuff on there that I don't want to use, so I am using a separate hard drive now with Ubuntu. But on the Linux OS, it's saying that ...
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Ubuntu for Toshiba C55-A-1N1

I want to install ubuntu whatever version, for this toshiba laptop model (Toshiba Satellite c55-a-1n1). At the moment it has windows 8.1 and it's booting in UEFI mode. Can someone help me about, if ...
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No dual boot ,windows 7 loads up

I have windows 7 ent ,and i have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from the Windows itself (Im guessing it was wubi install). It was working great via dual boot ,and i loved Ubuntu when i decided to remove ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on separate hard drives

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit installed on one hard drive and Windows 7 installed on another hard drive. I can boot into each find when only one hard drive is plugged in. With both plugged in and in ...
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no bootable devices | Win8 UEFI + Ubuntu | after boot-repair “winEFI detected, do you …”

I have a Dell Precision M6700 with Win8 preinstalled. Wanted to install Ubuntu. I am not an expert on grub/boot/UEFI stuff, so followed advice on different forums. Did the following: unchecked ...
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How to extend partition with free space that is before it using gparted?

I have my Windows partition (C), 9GB of free space and then I have my Linux partition. How do I expand my Linux partition with that 9GB of free space using Gparted and without losing everything I ...
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“physical” Windows 7 in VMware [closed]

I'm on an i5-25-something and 8 GB RAM, running ubuntu, 64 bit, 3.11.0-12 generic and want to run my windows 7 partition in a vm workstation. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to set up the virtual ...
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How do I create an bootable win 7 usb in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Iḿ Using an EEE pc and dropped my win device. I dont have a disk drive as y'all may know.. I just want to reload my windows 7 from a bootable usb, which I wanna create on ubuntu 13.04. After that I ...
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How to make a home media/file server with Ubuntu sever, next to Ubuntu 12LTS

So I'm a complete newbie. I have a PC with Ubuntu 12LTS. I would like to share files and media files with my family members in a local network (including a Sony TV). What about partitioning (swap)? ...
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How do I boot a USB-CD/DVD Drive from the GRUB?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 7 alongside it, but the BIOS is locked down and as such won't boot of a USB-DVD Drive with the Windows 7 Boot CD in it plugged in. The ...
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Adding unallocated parition to an extened parition

I am trying to extend my Ubuntu Partition. This is what my partitions looks like, So I booted to live cd and used gparted to work with the partition. My problem now is that I deleted the swap ...
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What's wrong with my partition table?

My Ubuntu OS does not recognise any external drives or devices. This started after I installed Windows XP. When I run GParted, it shows "unallocated 465.76 GiB". I ran "sudo fdisk -l -u /dev/sda" and ...
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I am not sure on whick disc ubuntu is on

I have a desktop with a dual boot, Windows XP, which I hardly ever use, and Ubuntu. Ubuntu failed me and had a back square on the right-hand top, and after lots of forums and no luck to resolve it, I ...
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Difficulty dual booting with Windows XP

I have just downloaded Ubuntu onto usb stick. When rebooting computer I get to where there is option of using Windows or Ubuntu, but cannot highlight Ubuntu. Can anyone help please?
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Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
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Windows Boot Partition was deleted after re installing Ubuntu 13.10 and can not boot into Windows

A while ago I tried installing nVidia drivers for Ubuntu and ended up completely messing up my system so I left a broken Ubuntu on my SSD and used the Windows 8 installation on my normal hard drive ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu to dual boot with Windows 8

First off, I want to apologize if this is a duplicate. I feel like I have scoured the internet and the forums here for an answer but none of the suggestions or how to guides are helping. Now, onto the ...
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Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot ubuntu problem

I am trying to have a dual boot Ubuntu with Win 7 on my laptop.I face a problem i couldn't understand.After I free a space(about 11GB) for Ubuntu installation, I couldn't find it when i try to install ...
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Can I Install Ubuntu on ATIV BOOK 4 [duplicate]

My Laptop is Samsung ATIV BOOK 4 NP450R4V-XO2, Can I Install Ubuntu On My Laptop Dual Boot With Windows 7,if Can, Please Give me Information For Install That?
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How to prevent accidentally unmounting and destroying my Windows drive from Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 and I had a question about preventing the unmounting of my windows drive. When I go into the file browser (I think it's called nautilus. It's ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a laptop with preinstalled windows 8 (UEFI) with two hard drives

I have a Samsung laptop with a 128GB SSD (that has windows 8 preinstalled along with a recovery partition) and a 750GB HDD wich I use manly for files and programs. I was wondering if I could ...