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changing grub boot order

so i am triple booting Win 7 (yeah i know) Ubuntu and BT5 on my Dell Latitude e4300. it is on a single harddisc with a partition for each of the OS' as usual it is the last installed to be the first ...
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dual boot setup

I downloaded ubuntu Windows installer and when I chose to boot into ubuntu I just get command line without any gui. I downloaded ubuntu so I obviously want the gui desktop. But I don't know why I just ...
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EFI Stub Loader for Ubuntu 12.10/Windows 8 using rEFInd on Surface Pro

I'm trying to do a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on my Surface Pro and would like to use rEFInd for my boot manager. I do not want to ever install GRUB, including during installation of ...
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how to dual boot the ubuntu and windows 7 again?(after install ubuntu) [duplicate]

i have problem with dual booting windows and ubuntu... i had windows 7 then i installed ubuntu 12.4. ubuntu installed side by side windows and everything worked just fine.. then i decide to install ...
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Why can't I boot Windows 7 from GRUB when an ext-HDD is connected?

I just installed ubuntu and I really like it, even though the dual-boot configuration took me at least 2 days :p My dual-boot works fine, except for the fact my windows doesn't boot if one of my ...
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How do I remove Windows 8 from a Ubuntu 12.10 WUBI install? [duplicate]

I have used Windows all my life, but now I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 WUBI. I'm absolutely new to Linux, and although Ubuntu is installed as dual boot along with Windows 8, I only want to use Ubuntu. ...
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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How to select mount points for Windows partitions?

Can someone give me some criterias on how to select mounting points for ubuntu installation? At the moment Windows 7 is my main OS on the pc and the 250GB hdd memory is allocated this way: C:/ -Win7 ...
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Confusing Disk Space Situation

My system primarily has Windows 7 on it. A while ago, I switched from VirtualBoxing into Linux to installing Linux in its own Partition. I thought I had lots of free space. However, Ubuntu's now ...
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Problem installing ubuntu TOSHIBA Satellite P855-32U

I have a new laptop which runs win 8 (UEFI firmware), I want to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 but I cannot even make the liveUSB start booting. I have test the USB in another laptop and I know it was ...
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Intall BURG in fakeRAID UEFI system

I am currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in UEFI mode, on a system with a fake(motherboard) RAID 0 configuration. I first installed Windows 8, then Ubuntu 12.10 and used BootRepair to ...
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How to share folders inside a DualBoot? [duplicate]

I have finally decided to dual-boot my Windows 7 machine with Ubuntu. I would like to have the same documents folder in Windows and in Ubuntu. So when I create new document with Ubuntu and copy it ...
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Set Up Partition after Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Window 7

So here it's, I had downloaded Wubi.exe, and install and run it successfully. The Problem is, when I restart my Laptop, the system showed up a secure boot menu (to choose between Win7 or Ubuntu), ...
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Recovering partitioned drive [duplicate]

I have recently formatted my computer that previously had dual boot: windows 7 and Ubuntu 10, and changed my OS to windows 8. Even though the ubuntu drive was left untouched, the computer now neither ...
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Youtube video loading porblem!

Ok so yeah as the title say's my youtube vids wont load.I do have java installed, and this is for the 64-bit version of Ubuntu btw the version is 12.10, TO be even more specific the video just dosent ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu- hangs at preparation

I have read that this problem usually is in result of my partition not being clean? I believe I have a failed installation that may be causing trouble but not sure. Here is what my partitions look ...
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Installing Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.10, but I also want to install Windows 7 and be able to dual-boot. How would I go about doing this?
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Installing windows 7 after a kubuntu install?

I have a kubuntu 12.10 installation that I use as a primary work machine. This is a single installation (2 partition OS / Swap). I need to install windows7 and the majority of tutorials (all) ...
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 8?

Once I reboot it after the installation, it brings me to a screen to choose Windows 8 or Ubuntu. When I click Ubuntu it brings me to a screen with this options: Reinstall windows Change the language ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up on the boot menu

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 from a flash drive. It said it installed properly and that I needed to restart. But when I did I never got the option to boot to Ubuntu and even when I pull ...
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Can't access Ubuntu after I installed windows [duplicate]

So What I did to dual boot was split a partion from my Ubuntu section. And then I installed windows onto the one that was empty. And now I can't access Ubuntu. When I startup there is no option on ...
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After install ubuntu 12.10 cannot boot to windows 8 ( pre-installed)

recently I have bought a lenovo z580 with pre installed windows 8 and I have installed ubuntu 12.10 ( secure boot was enabled when I was installing ubuntu after the installation I disabled it) I can ...
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Unable to Extend Ubuntu Partition Size

I'm trying to increase the size of my Ubuntu partition. My partitions, overall, are sort of a mess. I don't know what the System Reserved /sda1 partition is, but I figure that's something to do with ...
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Installing Ubuntu along side windows [duplicate]

how can I install ubuntu along side my windows 7 os without wubi? I am trying to put ubuntu on its own partition. I have already shrunk my c drive and have a u drive of 140 gb for ubuntu.
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How do I remove Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows 7? [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.10. I installed Ubuntu (from a usb/cd) using the option "Install along with Windows 7". Windows 7 is installed as usual in C:\ and Ubuntu is installed in some other ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Macbook Pro Install Problems

I have a Macbook Pro (probably the newest one, but NOT the retina one) here. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on it, but I've been have many troubles. YouTube has offered me no help; same with Google. ...
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How to fresh install ubuntu 12.04 without removing windows 7

I have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my computer. I want to fresh install Ubuntu 12.04. I want to remove older Ubuntu and install Ubuntu 12.04 without any changes on Windows 7. I know I can upgrade ...
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dual boot woes and how to change the default order [closed]

I'm afraid I was assuming that Ubuntu (12.10) would be slightly easier to use and to tweak a little, however this is apparently not the case. I have a 750 GB hard disk in my Asus laptop. 600 GB for ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy4-1030us

I am having an issue I can't quite get around. I just got a new HP Envy4-1030us with Windows 7 on it, and the first thing I did was upgrade to Windows 8. So now I'm trying to partition the 500GB drive ...
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dual boot, device for boot loader

Question: where to install the boot loader? I have a system with 2 HDs, a 400GB and a 160GB. My Ubuntu installation is on my 400GB HD and currently I have Windows on my 160GB. I'd like to install ...
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install ubuntu on dell xps 8500 with preinstalled windows 8

I got a Dell xps 8500 pre-installed window 8. I installed ubuntu 12.10 and after reboot the system directly enter into ubuntu. I use boot-repair and I got the grub menu with ubuntu and windows 8. If I ...
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How do I fix the MBR of a dual boot between Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7?

Firstly, pardon the chaos. I have an Ubuntu partition that I've shrank in half to install Windows. When I ran Windows and rebooted after updates, there was no boot loader and it automatically chose ...
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GPT table error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64b on dual-boot with preinstalled W8. I already burnt a bootable USB with ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64 and configured my BIOS (EFI, secure boot disabled) to boot ...
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About to dual boot Ubuntu with currently installed Windows 7 need expert advice! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 So, I've tried this a dozen times with many a complications. I want advice on how to do this and avoid the pain. The System: Dell XPS ...
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Can i Install Windows 8 along with already dual Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?? Does it affects boot Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub? I am already having dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 in their dedicated hard disk space . Windows 7 was ...
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How to add my Ubuntu 12.10 to my windows xp boot.ini file?

I have a primary 80GB HDD which is partitioned into 3 drives (Core, Data & Extended) with Windows Xp installed in the C drive (Core - With NTFS file system). I have a secondary 500GB HDD which is ...
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Add Ubuntu installation on separate drive to grub

My current setup includes a SATA HDD, with Xubuntu 12.10 on it. I just added an old IDE drive I had lying around to my desktop, and I used a LiveUSB to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto it. When I ...
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Problem sharing Mysql data on dual boot machine

First of all let me say that this is a question following my attempt to do the solution on this post Can I share MySql database files with Windows on dual boot? . I was hit by an error and need help ...
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No boot option after UBUNTU 12.1 installation on another hard disk

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows XP SP3 GR desktop using ubuntu dvd from iso file. Operatings systems are in diferent hard disks. After the install I did not get the option of choosing ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu?

I dual booted Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) recently, everything was running fine, no errors except ubuntu crashed in unity 3d mode but worked fine with 2d. Yesterday, I was showing Windows 8 to ...
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Dual boot “Ubuntu Desktop 12.04” “Ubuntu Server 12.04” grub mess up!

I have a system with two version of Ubuntu in two hard drives, "Ubuntu Desktop 12.04" on the first one (sda1) and "Ubuntu Server 12.04" on the second one (sdb2). (first installed Desktop then ...
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Windows 8 not booting any more

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8 after this guide. Now I can't boot Windows 8 any more. When I choose it in the GRUB screen, it shows me some kind of error, and after pressing enter it ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8

I have a PC with Windows 8 on it, but I would like to install Ubuntu on it. I have created a USB Drive with Ubuntu on it using Pendrive Linux's USB Creator as it was recommended by one of the guides ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu installed

Now now, I'm sure your hackles have been raised by a very familiar question, but hear me out. I'm running Ubntu 12.04 on a Gnome Classic desktop. I would like to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ...
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Is there any way to install Ubuntu on NTFS ? Dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? Is there any way to install Ubuntu on NTFS? Because my files are in that drive, I wan't to dual boot ...
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Change from tri-boot to dual-boot

I have been tri-booting Windows 7, Windows 8 Release Candidate and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a few months now. I have decided that, since I have no touch screen, I will not purchase Win 8. I now want to ...
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How can I successfully install Ubuntu 12.10 next to windows 7

I have an installation of Windows 7 and I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 side by side. During the installation of Ubuntu GRUB comes up with an error and gives me the option to select which disk ...
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how much do i need for swap area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is SWAP and how large a swap partition should I create? i have the .iso file of ubuntu 12.10 and i mount in on my flash drive using universal usb installer,i also ...
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How to install ubuntu on HP envy 4 ultrabook?

I want to install ubuntu on my hp envy-4 ultrabook. I tried installing it through a live cd but the computer hung on the very first screen showing 2 icons at the bottom. Content of my cd shows ...
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Ubiquity doesn't see any partitions on the Disk

I want to install Xubuntu 12.10 on a system which has already Windows 7 on it. However, the Ubiquity installation program does not recognize any partitions on the system and shows it to me as empty. ...