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Is Toshiba L50-A-1CU compatible with Ubuntu?

I am about to buy a Toshiba L50-A-1CU laptop, but unfortunately it runs Windows 8 and it is not in the official Ubuntu compatibility list. Actually, Toshiba disappeared from the list completely. ...
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Booting windows from inside ubuntu

My laptop has pre-installed Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside it. Now I want only one boot option that is - Ubuntu. I want to be able to boot Windows 8 only from inside ...
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Computer boots only to grub rescue mode

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. İ uninstalled Ubuntu, but my PC can't boot Windows 8. Instead I get an error message that says: Error: No such partition grub rescue> There are ...
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Ubuntu installation unsuccessful in Windows 8

I installed ubuntu from USB flash drive. I partitioned drives for swap, ram and home directories. I also partitioned 700 MB separate space for device bootloader. when nearing installation, I got an ...
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How can I get the option to install alongside Windows?

Prior Ubuntu Desktop Install alongside Windows Vista failed due to power failure. During installation and prior to failure, I got to the Installation Type and checked to install alongside Windows. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not recognizing my windows 8.1 partitions [duplicate]

I recently put together a computer with windows 8.1 (installed on SSD), and I wish to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. However the installer does not recognize windows 8.1 nor does it recognize the ...
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cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed ubuntu with a USB on my laptop which already have windows 7 I cannot boot into windows 7 . when ever i try to boot into windows 7 . i get a blank screen for a sec or two ...
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Security question. Ubuntu installation on windows PC

I am installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 because I believe Ubuntu is more secure (in terms of viruses, spyware etc). So the computer will be contain both OSs. In such a situation, is Ubuntu still as ...
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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How to reinstate dualboot after upgrading to Windows 8.1?

I had a dual-boot setup of Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my Asus Vivobook. Initially the dual-boot setup asked for some tweaking as Windows 8 insisted on being UEFI started. But it worked lateron. ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 and install Ubuntu 12.04

My problem started with Win7. it was all good till it got stuck on the windows sign and never went past that. checked the hardware but everything is in order. so i installed my favourite OS which is ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10 - effect on boot

I have a triple boot system: Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 7 & windows XP. When installing Ubuntu 12.10, following various on-line guides, I created a separate boot partition for Ubuntu so that the ...
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How do I remove Windows Vista off my Ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed as a dual boot and I no longer want Windows Vista on my laptop. What is the easiest way to remove Vista from Ubuntu?
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How can I migrate from single-partition Ubuntu to dual-booting Ubuntu/Windows 8?

I am currently running 12.04 on a single partition, no encryption. I have some Windows-only software [*] that I need to run, so I want to migrate to a 13.10 (with full disk encryption) / Windows 8 ...
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When try to boot only get `grub>`

I have an HP TouchSmart with 2 TB HD and Windows 7. Made a partion of 1 TB to locate Ubuntu and have dual boot. When I get the choice for Windows 7 or Ubuntu and run Ubuntu I only get grub>
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Deleted Windows bootmgr partition dual boot

I seriously messed up my dual boot system. I had windows 8 installed alongside Ubuntu 13.10, and everything was working fine with GRUB. I decided to get fancy and tried to install EasyBCD, but ...
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Amount of disk space needed to install [duplicate]

I'd like to create a partition where to install Ubuntu in a Dell inspiron 6000 with WinXp OS already installed. What is the minimal amount of disk space required for booting the system? Then I'd ...
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Installation stuck at xubuntu ubiquity: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed - how can I overcome this?

When trying to install Xubuntu 13.10, it always stops at xubuntu ubiquity: Setting up grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.22.1+2.00-19ubuntu2.1) ... It's just stuck there. Nothing is happening, although I ...
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Is this partitioning scheme for Windows7/Ubuntu fine?

This isn't an exact copy of my previous question. I have an ASUS K53U laptop with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I want it to dual-boot with Ubuntu (Linux-Secure-Remix, preferably). I have previously ...
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After dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 on SSD touch screen enabled Win8, cannot boot into Win8 anymore

Requirement: Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS alongside Win8 (hardware is i5 processor with SSD memory with touch screen - sony vaio ultrabook) Solved: Got Ubuntu 12.04.3 installed successfully. Shared ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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Formatted Partition and now I have Grub Rescue Error

I done goofed. I decided that I really didn't need Ubuntu anymore (and that I wanted to give Mint a try) so instead of doing a smart thing I went ahead and wiped the partition that Linux was running ...
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GRUB not booting correctly after dual boot install

I followed these instructions to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) I was successfully able to install ubuntu. But then I ...
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I installed linux and replace with window 7 ? how to recover drives data back [duplicate]

i just installed LINUX in my laptop.i had window 7 , i replace UBUNTU with window 7. the drives data(D:, E:) in window is not showing in LINUX. how to recover my drives data. i didn't use LINUX yet. ...
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Multi OS Windows along with ubuntu [duplicate]

i have just heard about Ubuntu..I am totally new to it...But I am impressed by the os features..but I have windows 7 installed in my Toshiba laptop...I have some questions to be answer before ...
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ubuntu with win7

I have ubuntu 13.04 installed on my computer. Ubuntu on 130gb partition. Ubuntu swap on 10gb separate partition. In addition 300gb partition for data. now i want to: resize the data partition from ...
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Not Getting OS Selection menu after Boot-Repair

I had Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed on my laptop with /home partition of about 246GB (and all other partitions like / and /boot etc. with variable sizes). I shrinked the drive and made a new one of 100GB ...
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Partitioning basics

I'm trying to wipe my laptop and install both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on it. My gf is not comfortable with Linux yet. I just need to know if there are any non-technical advise here? I am on the ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Win7 in Dual booting mode

I have a Toshiba satellite series laptop with win7 loaded. In the HDD there is a Un-partitioned space of 50gb, I want to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on that un-partitioned space with dual booting mode. ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 on Toshiba P50 - black screen

I know this problem has been posted before but none of the possible solutions I found worked for me. I just bought a Toshiba Satellite P50-A-11L laptop, reformated hdd, got rid of God-awful Windows 8 ...
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Installing xubuntu over ubuntu (dual boot with windows)

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10 installed dual-boot with Windows 7. I want to install Xubuntu 13.10 over Ubuntu 13.10 without messing up with Windows and without losing my data in Ubuntu so: is there a ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 with a USB drive. The installation seemed to work fine (I installed Ubuntu on my third hard drive). Now how do I boot to Ubuntu?
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Can I recover data from a corrupt partition?

My system is a dual boot, windows 8 (Originally windows 7, if it matters)/Ubuntu. The other day, I shrunk my Windows partition, to extend my linux partition. It's not the first time I've done it, but ...
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Unable to boot on windows after installing ubunu

I just intalled ubuntu(the real one) and now i am unable to run on my previous win7. As far as i know I didn't overwrite the windows partition. If I try to launch windows it breaks down directly(with ...
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Is Norwegian language supported?

Can I get Norwegian language support in Ubuntu? I don't want to get an operating system that doesn't support my language. I also wonder if I can type in Norwegian, can I do that? Can I install Ubuntu ...
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Can the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool read Linux partitions?

I have a PC that I can dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I use the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to scan the PC for viruses (by booting from the Norton CD), will then Norton also scan the ...
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Viewing NVIDIA Geforce card control panel from Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 7

I have dual-booted Ubuntu using Wubi from win7 in a separate G: drive. Now where can I find my NVIDIA control panel that is installed in Windows 7? Or do I have to install it again in Ubuntu? If yes, ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Vostro 3460

I trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Vostro 3460, Intel Core i7-3632QM, 1TB SATA + 32GB SSDR mSATA. My goal is to install dual boot (Windows 8 is already installed). After I boot from Ubuntu ...
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problem in finding the lsystem file drive in ubuntu 12.04

am new to linux/ubuntu. mayb finding it difficult to access all the features . i have dual booted ubuntu 12.04 along with windows 7 using WUBI.the installation is done in separate drive G: where the ...
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Are there any issues with installing Ubuntu Linux on a portable hard drive under UEFI Secure Boot?

I just purchased an HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC 17-e055nr. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a Western Digital 120 GB (WD1200U017-001) portable hard drive, while leaving the Windows 8 installation on the ...
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Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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How to set Ubuntu as default OS, XPS 15?

I dual boot on XPS 15, the only problem is when I start it up, it defaults to Windows. I have to shut it down again, start it up while holding F12, select Ubuntu, and select Ubuntu at the grub screen. ...
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Kernel Panic, unable to mount root [duplicate]

I have recently dual booted to ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8. I have windows 8 before having ubuntu, I had to do a boot-repair so I can choose which to load, it all went fine, no problem. But then ...
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Ubuntu is installed, but computer just boots to windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I properly(i think) installed ubuntu along side with windows 8.1 which is my computers first OS. I have done the "Try ubuntu without installing" option and then trying to install and it tells me that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is stuck at startup after upgrading, now I wanna install a new copy of 13.10

I installed 12.04 as a fresh copy which made grub as my default bootloader and windows 7 loader became 6th option in this bootloader. Now My Query is, If I install a fresh copy of 13.10 in the same ...
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Ubuntu-Windows 7 dual boot, windows broken

And I'm considering reinstalling windows 7, should I remove ubuntu beforehand? ...
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Ubuntu and windows not working.

My computer says "error, no such device found grub rescue>." how do I fix it? I have an HP Pavillion desktop pc. It was running Windows 7 yesterday when I selected to install some "important" ...
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Can I set Grub to not boot a default OS?

I'd like the computer to wait at the Grub screen for me to make a choice, rather than picking one option and running with it. Is there a way to have no default operating system in Grub?
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problems after installation in a windows 8 preinstalled computer

When i am installing ubuntu 13.10 it did not find any operating system in my computer,so i did the installation using something else by creating (ext4 \ for 30gb),(ext4 \boot for 200mb)and(swap area ...