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Making Flash Drive as a boot option

This is my issue. I just got a brand new laptop (Windows 8 Samsung). This does not have a cd drive and I wanted to do a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. I did a "install from flash drive ...
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Files saved with Ubuntu is not visible in Windows 8

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8. When I download some file via ubuntu (e.g a pdf) and save it on a windows partition(NTFS), I do not see it through windows 8. Even when I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Linux 3.5.0-39-generic has issues booting

I've been trying to get this working for days now and none of the posts I've found on this site (or any other) have been able to help me fix this, so sorry if this is a repost. I'm currently trying to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation error and data loss

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I had Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) installed onto it and it was the only OS. In Windows, my 250-GB hard disk was partitioned only into ...
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Black screen when selecting “Try Ubuntu” 13.04 on windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been trying to install ubuntu 13.04 dual-booted with windows 8 on my computer (HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC). My motherboard is UEFI supported. Following most guides, I created a LiveUSB to boot ...
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Sharing torrents between Ubuntu and Windows

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Win7. The torrents are downloaded to the same folder, but is there a way to easily share the magnet links between the two deludge installations? This would be ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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Ubuntu boots inmediatly in my dual-boot system

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. When I restart I do not have the option to go to either Windows or Ubuntu. I get a black screen witch is displayed on the top left corner : 7.691547 KVM: ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 machine (HP ENVY 17t j000)

I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I have tried burning the .iso file to a blank DVD and have also used Universal USB Installer for the USB stick option of installation ...
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Dual-boot (Win7/13.04) won't boot to Windows (no grub menu). Boot-repair didn't fix it

I installed Ubuntu using this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8X7_tYWmA But it doesn't show the grub menu when I startup, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can look in my hard drive via the File ...
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Lubuntu Dual-Boot on a MacBook?

Is it possible to Dual-Boot Lubuntu on a MacBook? If so how would I do it? I have not tried as yet as I wanted to know the proper way to do such thing.
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Trying to Dual Boot Windows 7 and 12.04 using live DVD

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having absolutely no luck getting it done. Windows 7 was pre-installed on my computer. I've crated a 90 GB partition for ...
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i cant boot into lubuntu grub wont show up

I have recently installed Lubuntu as a dual boot system with windows 8 and now it just default boots to windows. Ive tried holding shift but nothing happens. If I hold esc I can go to the boot menu ...
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How to dual boot Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 13.04 x64 as BIOS, not EFI

I wanted to dual boot Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) 64-bit, but when I installed it, it didn't boot. Only Windows was booting. I installed Ubuntu with a " / " of ...
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How to properly uninstall Ubuntu from dual boot? [duplicate]

Is there any other way than this Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader ? Don't have a windows 7 disk and my laptop won't go to recovery mode since the keys are broke on the laptop. ...
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Will the multi-touch trackpad on my Windows PC still work when i install Ubuntu?

I'm going to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot option on my Windows 8 pc. My pc trackpad has multi-touch capability (two-time scroll, etc) and I was wondering, will I still have those multi-touch ...
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Problems installing 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I have a Lenovo Y400 notebook, and I hate Windows 8. So, I tried to install and dual-boot Ubuntu. I immediately ran into problems. First of all, 13.10 won't boot. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Windows and into Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to boot into Windows from Ubuntu and into Ubuntu from Windows with grub. Can I edit my /boot/grub/grub.cfg where there's the following: # # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # # It is ...
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Dual Win8 + Ubuntu…now I can't put Windows to sleep

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ever since then, I'm not able to put my computer to sleep in Windows 8. I click sleep, and it goes black, then just turns back on. After some ...
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Can my computer handle Ubuntu 12.04?

I was wondering... Can I run Ubuntu with these specs? Windows XP SP2 (x86) Compaq Presario AMD Anthlon 64 Processor 3400+ 1.81 GHz 896 MB of RAM Could I run Ubuntu alongside this computer ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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How can I install Windows 8 as a dual boot over an existing Ubuntu installation

I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!
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Problem Booting from Ubuntu 13.04 Live USB

I have an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 and I'm attempting to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I'm following the directions to install Ubuntu in UEFI mode and have tried disabling SecureBoot ...
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Secure boot prevents loading of Windows 8 in Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (x64) onto my Windows 8 machine. Ubuntu loads fine however, on the boot menu when I select boot Windows 8 it comes up with a series of errors: I also have ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on Sony Vaio SVF15218SN

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio SVF15218SN laptop, but I am unable to boot Ubuntu. I disabled the Secure Boot option. Please suggest some solutions.
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NEW TO UBUNTU, No loggin or password! [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.4 and I can only sign in as guest. I entered the User and Password I originally chose and nothing works. I can't do anything because I don't know the root password either. I run ...
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Question about dual-booting 13.04 and Windows 8/8.1 [duplicate]

So, after learning that in order to boot into Ubuntu from a usb drive, I had to go into my bios and change the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy, I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04. Now, when I restart ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a laptop alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

I have Windows vista 64 bit with a free D: drive that has nothing on it. How do I install Ubuntu Dual Boot The drive is formatted but did I do it right? How can I tell?
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cannot boot from usb and grub! ubuntu 12.10

I have an HP ProBook 5330m with SSD, without CD, and Windows 7. I also installed ubuntu 12.10 and have been dual booting for many months now. Something went wrong and now I can't boot my laptop at ...
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VLC media player problem [duplicate]

So the controls of VLC are gone and so is the menu in the upper corner of the screen. I already reinstalled it two times: once with the Ubuntu Software Center and it didn't work, so I tried with ...
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How do I boot to Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual-boot EFI install? (No Grub) [duplicate]

So I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 which comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 and dual-boot. I made a bootable USB, booted up the Ubuntu installer and found that ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting problems probably due to nvidia

I reinstalled windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my system 2 days back. Both OS were working fine . Yesterday I Installed Nvidia Graphic card on windows 7 and I switched to ubuntu after rebooting it , ...
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After installing Lubuntu, Windows XP does not boot

I recently successfully installed and ran Lubuntu alongside Windows XP. However when I tried to boot Windows XP, I got the following error message: Windows could not start because the following file ...
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After the installation could not see any option to boot Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 64bit as dual boot with Windows 8, UEFI enabled and SECUREBOOT disabled in bios. After the installation could not see any option to boot Ubuntu. Only windows 8 boots. I also ...
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Space needed for a little more than basic Ubuntu installation

I will want my basic dual boot Ubuntu installation alongside Windows to have the following: 1. JDK 7.0 2. Android Eclipse IDE 3. Some basic video playing programs (like VLC) 4. Shell utilities (I'm ...
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Ubuntu keeps showing up in the boot even after deleting it

Heyo, Like the title says, ubuntu keeps showing up on the boot menu even after I have deleted the partition it was on (I was dual booting it with windows 8). I google'd a bit and found out I had to ...
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Prevent GRUB from recognizing Windows volume

I have a dual-boot system, that has Windows 7 with a McAfee Encrypted Endpoint volume, and Ubuntu 12.04 (3.5.0 kernel) on a totally separate (expansion bay) volume. Currently the system (a laptop) ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Dell XPS 12 9Q23 in multi booth mode stops at black scren

I have been trying this for a number of days now. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 I know it works on the XPS 12 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FWzqXYc8cc). I have downloaded the ISO file ...
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Help Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

I am experiencing difficulties to dual boot y HP laptop. I have installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 by allocating free memory to Ubuntu. Now I cannot boot to Ubuntu. Upon startup, Ubuntu is unable to ...
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Change location of System partition to install Windows on top of Linux

I was following this answer to install Windows on top of my existing Linux installation. However, while running the Windows 7 installer it complains that the partition I am installing on is not a ...
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I cannot install Ubuntu on my laptop [duplicate]

I bought a Dell Inspiron 5423 ultrabook with a 32GB SSD drive and a 500GB HDD. I tried to install Ubuntu with a live CD, but there is no drive shown on which to install Ubuntu. In my boot options I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on a preinstalled Windows 8 system w/ UEFI

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.04 to work on my desktop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed and the UEFI system. Needless to say, I'm having trouble. The desktop in question is an HP Pavilion ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 x64 won't boot [duplicate]

I have 2 Hardrives, 1TB and 500 GB The 1 TB has 4 partitions installed, Primary one having Windows 7 x64 I tried to install Linux on the second HDD, (The 500 one), and gave linux about 60GB, and it ...
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Boot Trouble: Windows 7/Ubuntu 12

I have a new laptop that has windows 7, and I wanted to dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. Just like my old one was. So, I downloaded and burned Ubuntu to disk. I then changed the BIOS setting to boot from ...
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Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8?

Apparently I can't use the grub> root(hd...) trick from a LiveCD because GRUB can't find itself. It is on /dev/hdb5. There are 3 hard-drives. One has Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13, one has Ubuntu 12, and ...
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Time zone is Kolkatta, India [duplicate]

On my system, the time zone is set to Kolkatta, India, but it is not showing the correct time on the clock, it's 5:30 hour behind actual time. In System Settings if default system country is US, even ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu & Windows Query

I have dual-booted Windows & Ubuntu 13.04 Now, after using Ubuntu for quite a long time, I am planning to switch to Linux based OS only. I wanna remove Windows & install Opensuse OS in place ...
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How do I use EasyBCD as bootloader with Windows 8 and UEFI?

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I didn't find an answer here. Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit was installed offline just a few hours ago on one ext4 partition, and a swap partition was also ...