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Setting up an Ubuntu partition on a Mac

Look, I'm trying to set up a Linux partition on my Macbook Pro. I did exactly like what everybody says: I partitioned the hard drive, Downloaded rEFit, and installed that. Then, I burned Ubuntu to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows 8 drive using Truecrypt, without messing up the bootloader?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a fresh SSD that is currently not encrypted. My current system contains (among others) an SSD, fully encrypted using Truecrypt on which Windows 8 is installed. How ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on Samsung 530U (500GB+24GB)

I have Samsung 530U (model NP530U3C-A06CZ), which has 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD. I would like to have dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 8, but I don't know how I can do it. According to my information ...
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Failed to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 8

I had 7 or 8 tries in the past two days to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I encountered a series of problems and I found some of them exist in other versions (such as ...
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Problem with Ubuntu instalation [duplicate]

Well, I will try to describe my problem minutely: I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a long time ago, but I didn't do it by booting the pc with the burned DVD, I installed it like a normal aplication, in ...
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Problem detecting Wifi on Asus A74A with Ubuntu 13.04

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 as double boot with Windows 8 into my new Asus X74A. Everything works fine, expect the Wifi! although it recognizes the ESSID (see below), it does not switch ...
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How to boot back into windows 8 after deleting its boot path?

I recently Booted into ubuntu 12.04 for the first time and with great difficulty at that. In the process I may have deleted the boot path back to windows 8... Im not sure I just really wanted ubuntu ...
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Will AWLL6077v2 Wireless N 300 USB Adapter

Will AWLL6077v2 Wireless N 300 USB Adapter work with ubuntu running in dual-boot on a Macbook pro OSX 10.8? The embedded chipset in AWLL6077v2 is Realtek RTL8192SU I can get support driver for Unix ...
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Once ubuntu is installed, can I still update other operating systems?

Right now, I am a newbie almost ready to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my laptop soon, and have gone through most of the things I need to plan. Lately, I noticed that Microsoft is preparing ...
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Run Ubuntu Concurrently with Windows 7

I already have a Windows 7 installed on my PC... What I did was I Shrink the entire Volume out of my unified Hard disk which was of 750 GB. Now I am getting a "Simple volume" as indication in my disk ...
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Install linux to hard drive from live partition [duplicate]

I was thinking that I could make a small 4GB partition on my 320GB hard drive. This small partition could be used as a live install partition. What i would do is I would make the partition, boot from ...
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Partitioned external hard drive: where are my files?

I recently upgraded my laptop hard drive and did a fresh install of 12.04.3. I stuck my old hard drive into an external enclosure to use as an external - but first, I need to get all my data off it. ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu and grub from pre-installed windows 8?

I am about to install ubuntu to dual-boot on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop. Before I do, I really need to know how to uninstall ubuntu safely if I don't like it, or if I have to for some reason. ...
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Dual Boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04 with two drives--fine point

I have read many if not all the posts related to dual booting, but I am not absolutely clear how to avoid clobbering my XP boot record in the process using the latest version of Ubuntu. I have a ...
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Can i install ubuntu without disturbing any files, without dual boot?

I have been googling for a while, and it seems that what i read says ubuntu deletes the files on the partition i install it. I want to install it on the c drive, but i dont want to lose its current ...
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Unable to use super grub disk [duplicate]

I have a lenovo z500 with dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. Recently I deleted the Linux partition (from windows disk manager) but did not remove the boot loader.Now the next time I booted it gave ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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Explanation Needed: Installing Ubuntu in EFI mode

I am not very good with Linux and EFI, but I wish to dual-boot Ubuntu and Pre Installed Windows 8 on my laptop. Windows 8 is definitely installed in EFI mode, and I boot ubuntu from my flash drive in ...
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Help installing Dual-Boot Ubuntu *.*.* with pre-installed Windows 8 with windows boot manager. HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook 15 [duplicate]

I have recently bought an HP laptop (HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook 15), pre-installed with Windows 8. I do like windows 8, but I wish to also have the functionality of ubuntu on my laptop. I do ...
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how to get rid of dual booting and only use ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu from Wubi and it automatically made it dual boot but I want it to only boot from Ubuntu. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want to ruin my computer.
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How to boot Ubuntu after installing Windows 8 on another partition? [duplicate]

Ubuntu was my first OS. After that, i created another 2 partitions in my HDD and set up Windows 8. Now Windows 8 is running automatically. There is no dual boot option left. Is there anyway to get my ...
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How to either install Ubuntu correctly without affecting Win 8 or remove it safely?

My PC is HP Pavilion P6-2390. I am a beginer in Ubuntu. So explain it simple and as detailed as possible (with pictures if you can). So here is what I did. Made a Live USB like shown on Ubuntu ...
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How to Install Kubuntu over Lubuntu?

I have a Windows 8 computer set to dual-boot with Lubuntu. I want to make the computer dual-boot Kubuntu instead of Lubuntu. How can I install Kubuntu over Lubuntu? I don't want to loose Windows 8. ...
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Can't install ubuntu inside windows 8, facing a lot of problems [duplicate]

First of all my wubi.exe won't start up. I've tried everything but can't get it to work. secondly, I have 3 partitions on my drive. since the wubi.exe didn't work. I burned my iso file to a disk. I ...
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Reinstall Windows 8 in a Dual Boot Setup?

I am currently using Lubuntu in tandem with Windows 8 in a dual boot setup. Windows 8 is getting sluggish, so I want to do a clean install of it. In addition, I want to go from Lubuntu to Xubuntu (my ...
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How to install Windows 8 in Ubuntu machine? [duplicate]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to dual boot Windows 8. Is this possible without harming the Ubuntu installation? Everywhere I have looked said to install windows 8 first. Thanks ...
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What is the difference between grubx64 and shimx64?

I'm new to Linux. I loaded Ubuntu on my Mac and I'm booting it with rEFInd. I see two choices: EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi They both boot into Ubuntu. What's the difference ...
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Windows 8 not booting

I have a dell inspiron laptop, with windows 8 pre-installed. I upgraded it to windows 8.1 preview. A few days later i tried to install ubuntu 13.04 (via usb), it got installed (separate partition ...
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ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my brother's Windows 8 computer. The computer is brand new and came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I partitioned his C: and installed Ubuntu manually, as the ...
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New to Linux, having problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 to brand new laptop

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new laptop (currently a Windows 7 OS) with a LiveCD, using 64-bit (Since the computer is only a few days old, and if it's newer than 2010, the 64-bit ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto a computer that already has Windows 7 Pro installed

System: ASUS P8H67-M Pro motherboard with latest BIOS update (AMI 3904, 4/27/2013); Intel Core i7-3770 CPU; Western Digital WD1001FALS-40U9B0 1 TB SATA fixed disk, where all Windows 7 related ...
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How do I make sure my partition returned to my primary OS after uninstalling Ubuntu

I tried installing Ubuntu (On a new computer that came with Windows 8) so I would have a system running Unix for my school assignments. I installed it using wubi.exe (this one: ...
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Computer won't boot after installing Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit and I just tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit along side of it. The install was successful, yet when my computer starts, it gets to where I should see ...
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How can I use microsoft windows xp or 7 and ubuntu lts on same computer? [duplicate]

I want to use windows xp and ubuntu lts on same pc. How can I do it? and is ubuntu free os or we have to purchase it for proffesional or for best use?
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Deleting Windows after Installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop using the Windows Interface installer and it works just fine but now I want to get rid of Windows 7 permanently because it is simply a burden and uses up 50GB of ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu and Lubuntu so that their basic programs are separate but they share programs installed after the main installation?

I was wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu and Lubuntu so that their basic programs are separate but they share programs installed after the main installation of them both and they share a ...
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After downloading the .iso file, what do I do?

I'm trying to download Ubuntu to be run alongside my current windows 8 platform . I downloaded the 64-bit version. What do I do now? Thanks
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Installing 13.04 with Windows 8 - Secure Boot Failed

I have a Sony laptop with UEFI, SecureBoot and Windows 8. I read Ubuntu UEFI recommendations, then freed some 35 gb on system hdd and installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit in EFI mode, keeping Windows 8. ...
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Why does Grub report two items for Windows 7?

I did a clean install of Windows 7 on the same hard drive. I followed the instructions at: http://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot/ I followed the terminal ...
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How do you install 13.04 on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I currently run Windows 7 on my 1 TB hard drive, but also have a spare 320 GB hard drive. I have a USB with Ubuntu 13.04 loaded on it, and my goal is to have Windows 7 on the 1 TB hard drive and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop with 3 primary and 1 extended partition existing already?

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1985 23975935 11986975+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sdb2 * 23975936 24180734 102399+ 7 ...
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grub rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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Windows 8 Install - USB

I am trying to create a bootable USB to install Windows 8 using Ubuntu 13.04. I tried using WinUSB but it was showing an error saying that the USB is set to readable, which is weird since WinUSB was ...
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Can I change between OSes?

Sorry if this is a noob question, but I'm new. I'm running on OS X so, if I download and install Ubuntu and I start using Ubuntu, but for some reason I want to use OSX for a while to see something, ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7. Having problems

I was running Ubuntu 12.10 alongside my Windows 7 Home Premium using WUBI. I was not able to figure out how to upgrade to 13.04. Then after I found out WUBI had been discontinued and it might cause ...
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windows loading instead of ubuntu

I have a windows 8.1 preview (upgraded from 8) on my system. I have one HDD or 1 TB, with one drive 228 GB for ubuntu. I downloaded 13.04 (64 bit) from ubuntu's site. used pendrivelinux to create a ...
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I don't have the option to install ubuntu alongside windows 7; which partition can i delete?

I have a lenovo ideapad running Windows 7 and I want to install ubuntu option. I already installed ubuntu on my parents desktop using a boot dvd. When I run to the installation process on my laptop I ...
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Ubuntu not showing in Windows 7 boot Manager

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with a USB Flash Disk since I did not have a DVD Disc. I chose Install alongside Windows 7 and followed the process. After it had the popup screen with Continue Testing and ...
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Battery Drains very fast

I am using hp pavillion notebok with windows and ubuntu dual boot, whenver i shutdown my laptop and start the ubuntu after some time, i founds that the charging is reduced very much. I have tried the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...