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Cant Open Ubuntu after installing windows 8

I do not have much experience with the inside workings of Windows or Ubuntu but this is my problem. I updated my Windows to Windows 8 on my computer which was previously running Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Lost windows Partition Reinstalling Ubuntu

I updated Ubuntu 13.10 and my wireless and ethernet connections stopped working. After trying to get it sorted to no avail I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I did have a dual boot with windows 8, but it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 'Saucy Salamander' on L75D-A7280 hangs on a black screen

Trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 to work and it will not. Seen that somebody is having a similar problem, some things failing then it just hangs on a black screen (after pressing F1 to see what it's doing). ...
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A rather long question about installation/uninstall

Ok so here's the deal guys, last week I decided I want to install Ubunutu again because I really missed it. (Last time I had an ubunutu was 7.somehting) I downloaded 12.04 and isntalled it via ...
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Boot Ubuntu from a bootable USB hangs on purple screen [duplicate]

I recently bought a laptop (Lenovo Y410P) with Windows 8 pre-installed and I'm trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.0. I created a bootable usb using Pendrive. Then I changed the Boot Mode to ...
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How can I stop my computer from automatically booting into Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and after rebooting my computer does not go into grub and just straight up boots into Ubuntu. I am currently dual-booting windows 7 with Ubuntu, so I would like to know how I ...
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How to dual boot my laptop with windows 7 having preloaded ubuntu 12.04?

Basically I want to install Windows 7 on a preloaded Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. How can I dual boot it? I want to keep my Ubuntu safe and also want to roll back the changes after some months. I have tried ...
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remove ubuntu from duel boot

I have two instances of ubuntu installed in my machine. They are installed in separate partition respectively, so it is a dual boot. I want to remove one of the instance of the Ubuntu. Can I just ...
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Advice on triple/quadruple-booting?

I am currently running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop. I would like to install more than one Linux distro, IN ADDITION TO Windows 7. How do I go about this, what do I need to be careful and ...
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cant boot with graphics in uefi

I really searched for information to this problem but none of the guides or threads on forums have helped, either i cant search or this havent come up. No nomodeset, forcevesa, turning brightness up ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Windows troubleshooting menu after dual boot menu

I just installed Xubuntu 12.04 along with Windows XP on my desktop (I know, XP is darn old, but I don't think Windows 7 will run smoothly on my 1 GB of RAM). The installation process was without any ...
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Configuring Grub to dual-boot across two discs?

I'd like to have my Windows 7 on one disc and my Ubuntu on a second disc. Windows 7 is already installed- how should I go about configuring grub to treat the two discs with two operating systems? ...
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Linux can see all of my WIndows 7 partition?

Is it normal for my Windows 7 partition to be completely visible from Ubuntu? When In Windows 7 it cannot see any of the Linux partition, just its own partition. I am a little worried something hasnt ...
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How to prevent GRUB from appearing after selecting Ubuntu from Windows' Dual Boot menu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual-boot. I have been trying to figure out a way to make Windows boot menu the only boot menu that comes up. I used EasyBCD to add an option to boot into Ubuntu ...
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Question about Partitioning

I am looking to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I have been using windows for work and school for over a year, and have about 100 gig of stored files (backed up of course) and some paid ...
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Dual Boot on XPS 15

I am considering purchasing a Dell XPS 15 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=dncwx16bw7&model_id=xps-15-l521x) Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM processor NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M with 2GB GDDR5 ...
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Possibly to boot an already installed Ubuntu into windows?

This may be answered elsewhere but most of the questions seem to concern a normal dual boot scenario. I have a standard windows 8/ubuntu 13.10 dual boot, I'm wondering if I can boot Ubuntu from ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Samsung NP300EC5 running Windows 8.1 after disabling "Secure Boot" After installation no Windows items appeared in grub menu. I ran BootRepair, that told me "everything ...
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Get rid of Mac OS X partition on Dual boot

First time posting on AskUbuntu. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and I have a MacBook Pro. I have finally got the dual boot to work. My laptop is a little older so it only has a 250Gb hard drive. I am ...
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Running with Virtual Box

I recently purchased a new laptop and I am currently dual booting windows 7 and the latest Ubuntu package, my question is there a way that i can run that my Ubuntu in Virtual box? Until now i've only ...
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Low Disk Space message, but disk usage says 377GB available

Ubuntu keeps popping up with a low disk space message But when I click examine, it shows that I have 377GB available. I'm running a dual boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows 7 machine. When I set up the ...
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GParted- how to increase size of partition near start of drive?

My drive looks something similar to this (from start to end of drive): /dev/sda1 100 MB ntfs System Reserved /dev/sda2 21.48 GiB: extended /dev/sda5 13.68 GiB ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and UEFI

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Sony Vaio with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to have a dual boot setup. If boot is set to UEFI mode, I cannot boot from the LiveCD. So I set it to Legacy ...
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Ubuntu Installation Root partition

I have decided to install Ubuntu for office, programming and GFX along Windows 8. I have made a USB - Bootstick and so on, created a 100GB partition for Ubuntu, so I wanted to install it on this ...
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After re-installing ubuntu 13.10, stuck at GRUB Rescue, Boot-Repair didn't work!

Because i could not get the WiFi login work, i thought i will reinstall ubuntu, with internet connection to have updated drivers for wireless & graphics etc. I have deleted earlier linux ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 8.1 Professional and Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 Professional on my Lenovo Y500 (with Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD). I have Windows all set up and running normally. I am trying to dual boot Windows ...
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cannot boot neither of my dual-boot OS

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10, along side my Windows, as dual-boot. But then the installation threw error. Apparently the installation file was corrupted when making the USB bootable. Anyway, I ...
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How to put windows 7 iso file on dvd

I am a Linux user who switched from Windows (still had dual boot) but during Ubuntu 13.10 install something went wrong, because the windows partition volume was corrupted. In the end after trying many ...
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Can't access from ubuntu to windows 8 drives that install along side it

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 but when I want to access Windows drives I see this error massage: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/xalid/3A56A42656A3E0BD: Command-line `mount -t ...
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Fix Grub Boot Loader after partition [duplicate]

I have a system with dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The system uses Grub as its boot loader. But, today by mistake, i shrank the Windows Volume and created a new Volume and all worked fine, ...
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ubuntu 12.04 with windows 8 dual boot not booting

I followed the procedure mentioned at Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) on toshiba satellite laptop. also tried the boot-repair and logs @ ...
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My Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot won't boot windows after updating to v 8.1 [duplicate]

I've searched the internet for similar problems, but I couldn't find an answer. Thus, my question is: After upgrading my windows 8 to 8.1, I am no longer able to boot windows from the GRUB menu. ...
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How do I restore a lost grub boot option on Ubuntu 12.04

Ok, there are probably tons of questions asked related to myproblem but I'm in a delicate situation so I do not dare to experiment... Background: I have installed and setup a (Ubuntu/Windows7) dual ...
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Windows 7 will not boot after installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My HP desktop will not boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I ran Boot Repair and it said it was successful but still it just boots Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I also updated grub as well and ...
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No operating system found with liveUSB

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 for my studies on my Asus F75V with Windows 8 preinstalled. After many tries, I finally manage to boot on my liveUSB but... the only message I got is "No operating ...
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grub-efi-amd64-signed failed on LUKS encrypted disk

Am I doing something wrong installing using LUKS in dual boot? I've got a dual boot system with Win 8 installed, I'm re-installing ubuntu 13.10 along side to enable full disk encryption, following ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu to recognize Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop and then wanted to go and install Ubuntu 12.04 afterwards. When I installed Windows 7 I created a couple of spare partitions. I then used the Ubuntu USB boot ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8

What I have: Sony Vaio laptop (SVE1512E6EW) with preinstalled Windows 8. I disabled Secure Boot some time ago in BIOS. I already had Ubuntu (previous version) installed on it, but removed it some ...
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Verify if root is encrypted or just home -

Can I verify/check if a partition (root and home) is encrypted? If it's not encrypted, can I encrypt after installing, or do I need to install again? I want to have root and home partitions ...
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How to upgrade from rEFIt to rEFInd

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server (12.04.3) on a MacMini1.1... The MacMini already had OSX (Leopard) on it and I wanted to keep it, so after much research, I used the gpart and fdisk within an ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Ubuntu 12.04 - How do I change boot

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Ubuntu 12.04 The system still boots up 12.04 How do I boot up 13.10?
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Is it possible to run four os's on a single laptop with 1TB HDD AND 8GB RAM [duplicate]

I want to install Kali linux on my laptop which was preinstalled with windows 8,windows 8.1,Ubuntu 13,04. Windows 8 installed on dev/sda1Windows 8.1 installed on dev/sda6Ubuntu 13.04 installed on ...
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“Install Ubuntu with the Windows installer” is not working on windows8 [closed]

I have followed alll the steps given in "Install Ubuntu with the Windows installer" following link : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows Everything as per given step ...
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Why am I having so many problems installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Vista?

I am trying to setup my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows Vista. I get as far as the drive table and it either freezes up or I get an error saying "unable to satisfy partition parameters" ...
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After Apple upgrade I'm unable to boot into my ubuntu 13.10 via refit partition [duplicate]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 on a minimac through a refit partition (500gb mac - 1.5 tb linux). Today I took an apple upgrade to OSX Maverick which was fine and when I tried to boot back into ...
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Trying to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 8.1 on my laptop however ubuntu installer doesnt pick up windows 8.1

I have my bootable USB, my secure boot turned off, and have managed to boot into 'trying ubuntu' and begin the install process. however when I reach the tab that asks how i would like to install for ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't reboot with additional hard drive attached

I have a fresh Dual Boot system (UEFI, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04). Ubuntu boots fine (from a SSD on SATA Port 3). However, once I connect a hard disk (to SATA Port 1), Ubuntu will boot only once ...
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Windows 7 disappeared in list of Grub while loading

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside the Windows 7 two weeks ago. Initially haven't any issues with that. day ago installed updates on Ubuntu and after restarting the system found the absence of Win7 in ...
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hp envy 4 - dual win 8 with ubuntu

I have win8 on my envy 4 ullttrabook and i want to dual win8 with ubuntU. I download the instulation and run it throw usb. But, the installision does not recognize my hard disc ,while im in it, throw ...