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Installing Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac G4 Powerbook

I recently got 3 powerbooks from a friend of mine, only one of which I intend on using. I installed Lubuntu dual boot with OSX and restarted. When the Powerbook restarts, I hear the beep, and then I ...
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Not getting into Grub anymore after running Boot-Repair

I've had a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) on my notebook for quite a while and today when I started it I got into grub rescue instead of the regular grub menu and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot Problems Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre- installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot i get following error. error: unknown command ´drivemap'error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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Double boot-up alongside Windows 8 and my hard-drives are not showing in windows [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8. For that, I had to convert all of my hard drives from dynamic to basic. However, I did not face any problem in installing Ubuntu and it got successfully ...
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Can't switch between OS

I want to remove Ubuntu from this PC. When I restart the computer and try to arrow down to Windows 8, I am unable to use the keyboard. It just doesn't work. I need to be able to select Windows 8 to ...
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invalid signature error while entring in window dualboot with ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 so it works perfectly. But after I enter on Windows 8 it shows this: ERROR: INVALID SIGNATURE What should I do to run my Windows OS with ...
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Add space on existing ext4 ubuntu partition

I have ubuntu 13.10 installation on a 30Gb ext4 partition dual booting with windows 7 taking the rest of the disk space of 320Gb HD. My ubuntu partition is full and I get 'no space left' error on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't restart unless Windows 8.1 is first started and then shutdown

This is very strange. I have an Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 8.1 dual boot set up on my Asus N56VZ laptop. After shutting down Ubuntu, I can't restart it unless I first start and shutdown Windows 8. I'm not ...
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Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
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Installing a 3TB storage hdd with dual boot Windows 7x64 and Ubuntu 12.04ltsX64

I am in the middle of a build and ran into a problem with the GPT format of a 3TB hdd. The build is: ASUS a55bm-e motherboard. AMD A10 processor black 7850 (I think). Seagate 1TB with Ubuntu and ...
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I am running 12.04 on usb would now like to install on C: will it overwrite windows XP [duplicate]

I am running 12.04 on a USB stick on a machine with Windows XP and would now like to install 12.04 on my C: drive using the Windows installe. Will it run alongside my existing system?
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Cannot Install Ubuntu!! No Install Ubuntu Alongside Option!

I wanna install ubuntu 13.10 alongside y Windows 7 and windows 8.1 When i boot up from the live cd, it dosent give me an option to install ubuntu alongside windows.. I tried clicking on something else ...
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How do I get my laptop back to windows 8 from Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

So I thought it would be fun to try a new OS. I tried to pair Ubuntu with my Windows 8 ASUS laptop. For some reason it didn't work, so I downloaded the usb boot version(I think it is 12.10). After ...
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How to change free space to unallocated?

I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 therefore I have shrunk one of my logical partitions (D:), but the new partition instead of unallocated is free space. Now if I choose the option to install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot installation with Win 7 problems [closed]

Well, I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install it alongside with Windows 7, but when restarted my PC with the DVD in and appears the installation menu, there's no dual boot installation option. ...
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Windows 8 crashed after ubuntu 12.04

Windows 8: I had windows 8 on my laptop - lenovo G500 essential, 1TB hard disk. I shrinked C drive and obtained 435GB as unallocated space. BIOS: I disabled secure boot and enabled uefi. Installing ...
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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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boot removed after installing windows

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my computer (D:\ or sda2) via Wubi installer, but recently I have removed my windows and installed windows 8 instead and that removed the option to boot to Ubuntu. I ...
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Installed Ubuntu ; can't acess Windows any more

I have windows vista, and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it onto a blank cd disk. I then went through the installation process by clicking install Ubuntu on the menu that popped up after booting ...
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unable to find a medium containing a live file system internal hdd [duplicate]

I am trying to load ubuntu 13.10 on an internal hdd in my tower. I reformatted the drive and made it an exfat format. then used the universal usb installer to load my iso. i went into bios and ...
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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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First Boot Not Happening [ 7.471657] Adding 4041724k swap on /dev/sda7 Priority :-1 extents: 1 across :4041724k FS

I have been trying to get Ubuntu up and running in dual boot, this is the first time I have tried to install linux. Everything was going well with the install, the progress bar had reached the end of ...
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Looking to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Vista (Vista installed first) on Toshiba Equium A210-1AS

First things first, I already have a partition to install Ubuntu on. The laptop is a Toshiba Equium A210-1AS with Vista and Windows 8.1. I want to take 8.1 off and install Ubuntu instead. I know how ...
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I installed ubuntu from wubi alonside win8 can i get the gnu grub insted of the win8 bootloder

hi i have successfully installed Ubuntu alongside win8 (using wubi). I installed Ubuntu on a separate hard drive but the win8 bootloder is slow. Can i get grub in some way? I have attempted booting ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 13.10 wifi problems

My dual boot W7 & Ubuntu 13.10 system with ASUS PCE-N15 wireless card (on channel 1) will connect to Verizon Mifi 2200 while in W7 but not in Ubuntu. Software requests password but after entering ...
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Dual boot Android + Ubuntu on Nexus 4 (no sound & where to get apps?)

I have installed ubuntu dual boot on Nexus 4, but mobile sound is not working when i boot my mobile with ubuntu. Also let me from where i can get applications for ubuntu. Thanks
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Uninstall a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 to replace it with dual boot of Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10

My Dell Inspiron 15 came with a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04. Now I want to remove that and replace it with Windows 8.1 (Enterprise) and Unbuntu 13.10. I have created two bootable USB sticks for both of ...
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Will erasing a parallel OS (using OS-uninstaller) free up the whole drive or do I need to adjust partitions? [Solved]

I'm planning on removing windows 7 from my lenovo t500 and sticking with Ubuntu 12.04. I'll use OS-Uninstaller to do the job. I'm wondering if it will automatically delete the partitions and give all ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a blank dvd/cd/disk problems

I would like to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer alongside windows Vista. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website. Then I formatted my empty / blank disc, and ...
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I Successfully Installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit side by side with Windows 7 32 bit and have no boot option on startup

I have Installed Ubuntu 12.04 to run along with Windows 7 32 bit. It says installation was successful, however when I restart the computer I do not get an option to select Ubuntu, the computer ...
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Battery drain after dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 and Sleep problem in windows

New to the forum here, had hoped for a better beginning to the open source world then this. I had never installed Ubuntu before until a week back, followed all the precautions so that I didn't fall ...
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how to boot from ubuntu 12.04 CD [duplicate]

I purchased a laptop which was pre installed with Ubuntu 13.10. With whole drive of 350 GB as a one partition (there is an extended swap partition of 2GB) I want to install windows 7 with dual boot ...
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Unable to boot UBUNTU from USB in windows 8.1

I could not able to dual boot ubuntu from USB. I am using windows 8.1 and the system was preinstalled with it.my model is lenovo u430p. I disabled the secure boot option and checked it but it didn't ...
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Windows and Lubuntu

I used WUBI to install Lubuntu on a different Partition of my Windows installed Laptop. However after installation and subsequent restart, I do not get the option to choose the OS between Windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot issue Ubuntu and XP

I partitioned a drive and loaded Ubuntu 13 on an XP machine. I am learning about the operating systems and trying to make them play together. My current boot executes as follows: System powers up, ...
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Does grub need to update/refresh after install windows into another hard drive? [closed]

i have a pc with two physical disks: one of them with debian wheezy; and the other one has one logical partition with several data and some free space. The thing is, if i install windows 7 x64 in this ...
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If I have windows on hibernate, and I start ubuntu, will my computer lag?

I have my computer set to dual boot, and it runs ubuntu and win 7. I normally don't shut my computer down, because I use it frequently, so I normally put it on hibernate. When I press the power ...
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Sharing git repo on NTFS partition between Linux/Windows dualboot

I've posted this question already stackoverflow but got no answer: click Since I'm having this problem on Ubuntu I repost my question here. I hope this is not forbidden. I'm developing an (Qt) ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Cannot boot from USB - HP Envy

I'm having a little bit of a problem right now... I am trying to install Ubuntu, whether it be the 12.04LTS or 13.10, but I can't seem to get my PC to even run into my bootable USB. I am trying to ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot [duplicate]

How can I use these both OS on my laptop, without having to reinstall one? For my personal use I always had Ubuntu installed (13.10 32bit) as my single OS. Then for my new job I needed to install ...
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After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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How to edit grub for many entries of previous kernels with multiple ubuntu installations?

I have a laptop on which I have installed total 4 operating systems. Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Lubuntu 12.04 64 bit one other variant of Lubuntu(customized by and customized for some users) Windows My ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu after installation

Pardon my ignorance. I have been to install Ubuntu for hours. No matter what I do I can not boot to it after installation. I have tried the method of 'Along side windows' where it makes a partition ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu: last step problem with EasyBCD

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop that had pre-installed Windows 7. The computer has one hard drive (1 TB SSD), which contained the following partitions: 2GB = system partition, (no letter ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am looking to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. While installing Ubuntu from Live CD, I see the whole hard disk as free space even though Windows 8 is already installed and there are 3 ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

I have been using my computer with Windows 8.1 for about 2 months. Now I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows, basically to dual boot. I got myself out of Windows, and booted from my ...