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Install Ubuntu x64 over x32 on a multi-boot system

Can I do a fresh install of Ubuntu x64 (I currently have Ubuntu x32 bit installed) on a multi-boot system (Win XP/7/8)? Will I run to any problems as far as booting up to my other O/S'es?
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Add a drive - install windows - dual boot? [duplicate]

I am running the latest Ubuntu. I would like to add a new drive from which I can dual boot Windows 8. Is this possible without re-installing Ubuntu? Dedicated Ubuntu drive, existing Ubuntu install, ...
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Script to edit program launch command in terminal

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04/Win7 pc. I have all my music in my Windows drive (D: drive). If I need to play from library in rhythmbox, I have to first open/mount my D: drive, so that rhythmbox ...
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Ubuntu Live USB stuck after booting

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 (dualboot). I have created a live USB using Universal USB Installer (and later on also tried Unetbootin, which still failed) and did all the ...
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How to recover documents from an HDD with Ubunutu 14.04 installed?

Not as simple as the question states. I will try and cut a long story straight...: Dell Latitude E6410 with Ubunutu 14.04 Installed. Motherboard crapped out on me. Luckily was able to be repaired ...
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dd confuses grub (and gparted)?

The initial problem was this: I wanted to test the installer I was creating for my app, but of course every time I run the installer it modifies the system, and I needed a way to reset the system to a ...
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Installing Multiple OS and prepare the Partitioning

1-I want to install Unbuntu 14.04 or Mint 17 along side with Windows 7 and also I want to install Fedora 20 on my HDD so it will be 3 operating systems, is that possible ? 2-How I can prepare the ...
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Cannot mount GPT Windows partition

I had a Windows 7 machine with 167GB. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I shrank the partition into 111GB and 56GB. Afterwards I installed Ubuntu 14.10 32-bit in the newly created 56GB partition. ...
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Grub not recognizing Windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I've spent the last two days trying to get grub to recognize my Windows 7 installation, to no avail. The situation is as follows: I wish to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate 120 gb SSDs ...
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install Multiboot ubuntu touch on sdcard. XperiaultraZ [duplicate]

I want to be able to dual boot android and Ubuntu touch on my xperia ultra Z phone. I want Ubuntu to be installed on sdcard space and my phone to dual boot between android on device memory and Ubuntu ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate SSD than windows and swap drive to use both

I have windows 8 laptop whose hard drive could be swapped easily. From my previous dual boot experience, working with windows 8 and ubuntu at the same time could cause some trouble. Also, I am using a ...
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system directly booting to windows without showing grub menu

I have hp pavillion 15 n203tx preinstalled with windows 8.1. I installed ubuntu 14.04 in it. and then it use to show a grub menu everytime I turn my system. the menu was- 1). ubuntu 2). advanced ...
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Problem mounting ntfs partition to /media

I'm fairly new to linux and I've been trying to synchronise my music on my dual boot system (windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04). I have tried manually editing fstab and using the disks program, but no ...
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How to partition to dual boot alongside Windows 8 installed on a 128GB SSD?

I've never done any partitioning before, and I want to dual boot Ubuntu along with Windows 8. My problems is that Windows itself is installed on an 128GB SSD, while everything else (the documents ...
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HP windows 8 preinstalled and ubuntu 14.10

i'm trying to make a dual-boot n my HP ENVY 4 with windows 8 presintalled and ubuntu 14.10, Actually i have partition my disk like that : /dev/sda1 , ntfs, WINRE, /dev/sda2, fat32, /boot/efi, ...
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cannot boot into Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Here is url of boot-repair's "recommended repair": http://paste.ubuntu.com/8941902 During installation process Ubuntu couldn't find that Windows is already installed so I did "other install". ...
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Is asus X550LD--xx064d supports dual boot

I am trying to dual boot windows and ubuntu. but while installing ubuntu it can't detect other os windows7/8. also not detecting Hard Disk partitions. Steps I followed: 1. Install windows 8.1 and then ...
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Installation Trouble with the Ubuntu 14.04 iso

I burned the disk with the Ubuntu 14.04 iso image, booted up from that disk, and started the installation process when prompted to. But as soon as I got to the part where it asked about the ...
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Where is my Win 8.1? Installing dual boot of Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I am not the most experienced in installing Ubuntu, and I have heard that installing Ubuntu on ASUS Vivobook is problematic. Is anyone here has experience in doing this? I tried to follow the ...
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows XP

I have installed Arch Linux yesterday on /dev/sda1. I used a Live Ubuntu USB to update GRUB, because after I installed Arch, GRUB says: "out of range". So I updated GRUB and all things were fine, but ...
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bcdedit does not wubildr.mbr file location

I have dual boot on my system (64 bit) , Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 .I use GParted to increase the partition, I resize windows partitions. Now when I restart the system and select Ubuntu it gives the ...
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Can't access Windows after installing 14.04

I have a system where I have my windows OS on a 500 gb hard drive and then Linux on an 80gb drive. I'd previously had 13.04 Ubuntu installed on said 80 gb hard drive. While updating to 14.04 via a ...
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cannot boot window 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

At first, i had two operating system 1>window 8 pro 2>window 7 ultimate(installed by OEM) I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and made my usb drive bootable for ubuntu. After pressing F12 in boot ...
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Dual-boot loads Windows 8.1 first, and Ubuntu occasionally completely crashes

The title says it all really, but to give you some context, I only recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Flex 15D laptop, which came with Windows pre-installed. I've still been using Windows ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after deleting Windows partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a year ago using Wubi, and was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu until today when I decided to use Ubuntu alone. I used Gparted to delete the Windows partition and then ...
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Retina display woes with Ubuntu

it seems I got just about everything working on my Retina MacBook Pro, save for the display issues and possibly Intel graphics. Even with scaling, programs look blown up and just plain bad. I don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro 11,3 rEFInd boot issues

Last night in installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBookPro 11,3 (Mid-2014 rMBP) and I used rEFInd as the bootloader, it worked, I installed wifi drivers, fixed my touchpad (I believe), and so on. Now, it ...
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Computer is really messed up, need to know how to salvage ubuntu after hard reset during 14.10 installation

So I bought my Lenovo T520 back in 2011, and for a while I had no problems, but then I decided to install Windows 8 (a few times, the first few times were unsuccessful because it was an unofficial ...
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problem with boot, grub-repair not help

Hello i want install ubunntu 14.10 (64biit) i already have orginal windows 8.1. I turn off secureboot in bios, and fastboot in windows. Installation ubuntu is no problem but i don't see grub after ...
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Accidentally deleted my Windows 8 boot entry from dual boot with EasyBCD

I installed Ubuntu with a live USB and it's running great, but I had one problem, Windows was always booting. I tried to set up a dual boot with EasyBCD, but I deleted my Windows 8 boot entry. ...
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Transitioning to Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot option alongside Windows 8. I have a 120GB SSD and have allocated 50GB to the Ubuntu partition. Things are running fine but I want to make the full ...
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error no such partition, entering rescue mode, grub rescue, dual boot windows xp

I have installed ubuntu 14 on my netbook alongside with windows XP. I then thought that lubuntu was best suited to a small netbook with 1GB ram and wanted to remove ubuntu in order to install lubuntu ...
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grub rescue prompt

After 3 days of research and questioning the original owner of the Toshiba Satellite I have come to the conclusion I probably should give this up for something else, my son installed Ubuntu 10.4 on ...
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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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Reinstalling ubuntu: too many primary partititions

I wanted to reinstall ubuntu. Lauched the usb ubuntu iso, pressed wanna install ubuntu, went for the option where the setup deletes current ubuntu install and reinstalls it, then it said too many ...
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7

Since the last couple of days I've been struggling with getting Windows 7 and Ubuntu to co-exist and have encountered issues one after the other. I have a Windows 7 system where I decided to install ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7, the latter boots into a black screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 7737 laptop. It came with Windows 8.1 installed. I installed Windows 7 Enterprise edition instead. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 (had to use FixPart to clear an entry that ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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Reinstalling grub changes the grub.cfg but not the actual GPT/MBR

The problem in short is: I have two Ubuntu 14 installed. After installing the second Ubuntu I am only able to modify the grub from it. I use the first as main and I frequently update the kernel which ...
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Persistent windows 8.1 in boot priority

just a few days ago I intalled Ubuntu Gnome on my computer, I inhabilitated UEFI and quick boot. When I used Ubuntu it al went well, but then I entered to Windows 8.1. To my surprise when I booted my ...
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Problems installing and booting Ubuntu/Grub

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, with it being on an external hard drive. My windows installation is on an internal SSD. I've gone through the installation but I get this message toward ...
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After installing and uninstall Ubuntu 14.10 I have less disk space

After installing Ubuntu and finally uninstalling it I don't have the same amount of disk space. How can I get my disk space back? I installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1. Everything was going ...
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Dual booting thwarted by rogue keyboard presses?

End goal: successfully dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both are already installed and working. I just can't get to the bootloader (I think it's called) to choose to go back to my Windows ...
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Windows 7 not in GRUB menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14 alongside Windows 7. After installing the ext4 partition through the Ubuntu installer and getting it running, Windows 7 appeared in the grub2 menu at boot but did not load ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS user tty1 no graphics and only black screen text command how can I have normal ubuntu back?

I had ubuntu running well after upgrading to trusty had some problems with grub, fixed that Then I had problems with Ubuntu Now on startup I have new grub menu with boots enabled on every drive Going ...
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after fixing GRUB dual boot not working

I use ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my HP laptop. I just made some hard disk partitions and after then faced grub rescue. After fixing GRUB I got: way to boot (grub rescue> set ...
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Problem In Recovering Unallocated Partition

I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP 15. I decided to dual-boot Win7 & Kubuntu. However, on installation process of Windows 7 after I deleted the empty partition it said "Unable to install on ...
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2010 Macbook dual boot freezing

I have installed an ubuntu dual boot on a 2010 macbook via USB and it is randomly freezing when I do things, when I boot up instead of showing the ubuntu loading screen, it shows a graphical mess of ...