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How to dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu (2 hard drives)?

I'm sorry for being such a noob but I'm totally clueless when it comes to Linux and its distributions. I'm also not very used to command-lines but I thought maybe I could use Ubuntu and learn more ...
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Cannot boot Windows 8 after formatting Ubuntu drive

I'm unable to boot Windows 8. My Windows 8 is located on a SSD#1. Ubuntu 12.04 was located on SSD#2. I did a dumb thing and I have formatted SSD#2 via Windows (because I do not really want to play ...
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Windows 8 not booting from GNU GRUB after Ubuntu 12.04 installation

Windows 8 is installed on SSD#1. Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on SSD#2. After installing Ubuntu, I'm unable to boot from GNU GRUB to the Windows 8. When I try it, Windows logo flashes for a second and ...
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Problem Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows 8

So I got a new laptop an Asus Q501L and I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had problems booting to the LiveUSB but managed to work around the bios I ran the Boot Repair using the ...
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Display only working on Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows, and now nothing is working right. When I turn on the machine, the display appears blank until the login screen appears. No OS selection menu (which I had), ...
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install Ubuntu on a Mac book single boot

I have a Mac Book (2006) 2 gb ram 2.2 GHz processor core 2 duo (intel-based processor) 80 GB hdd loaded with Windows 7 x86 only (single boot) - I've deleted the Mac X OS completely before and I ...
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Cannot mount extended win7 drive with Ubuntu!!! Help!

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside my Win7 partition. Ubuntu runs fine, no problems there. When using win7, I used windows partition editor organize an array of older hard disks as one ...
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Windows wont boot after installing ubuntu 12.04 boot repair link provided

I tried to install Ubuntu by usb and had some issues with DMraid. I followed directions to disable that via the command prompt and it installed fine. I tried to reboot and received an error message ...
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How do I change the default boot entry wih EasyBCD and skip a extra reboot.

After installing windows I installed Ubuntu with creating a separated partition to boot. Then I have added this partition with EasyBCD software, as boot options of windows. Until here I didn't have ...
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Live CD Live USB not working in samsung Laptop

I am using samsung notebook NP305E5A-A03IN (http://www.samsung.com/in/support/model/NP305E5A-A03IN). I had both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. Somehow Windows 7 got corrupted and I ...
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Dual Boot is unsuccesful - Boot Repair not solved the issue

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit) on my PC. Windows XP installation is also present on the same hard drive, so my aim is to configure a dual boot system. Currently none of the 2 operating systems ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 x64 from grub

I am using ubuntu 13.04. And want to have windows 8 pro on a separate partition of 150 GB along side ubuntu. I did the same and installed windows 8 pro x64bit UEFI but when I try to repair grub to ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I can boot into Ubuntu 13.04 without problems, but if I select Windows 8 in the boot menu I get this error: file'boot grub i386-pc normal mod not found I used boot-repair but it did not work. (I ...
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Windows 7 Computer won't boot after Ubuntu dualboot installation

I have a Windows 7 32-bit laptop on which I installed Ubuntu alongside Win7. At first the problem was that it would boot directly into Windows without a boot menu as if Ubuntu didn't exist. I ...
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Bluetooth not working after dual boot?

I'm using a Sony Vaio VPCEG38fn laptop running Windows 8 pro recently I've dual booted it with Ubuntu 13.04. From then on wards my Bluetooth is not working in both windows and Ubuntu First i thought ...
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No previous OS detected when installing Ubuntu 13.04

I am able to try Ubuntu 13.04 using a live usb. However, when I attempt to INSTALL UBUNTU... I am told that no existing OS is detected on the hard drive. When I get a new laptop, I do intend to ...
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What files do I need for my wireless card?

I have a linksys wmp54g wireless pci card in my computer. I have internet access in windows so I can easily download any files I need to get it to work, but the card doesn't work without additional ...
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how to boot ubuntu after installing on a partition [duplicate]

I need to figure out how to boot Ubuntu when I restart my computer, I think I don't have the GRUB2 bootloader installed on my first partition. I need to figure out how to switch win 7x64 to the GRUB2 ...
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having Windows 8 boot from Ubuntu menu issues

Im very new with this dual booting stuff. But I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 lts onto an un allocated 150gb space that I shrank from my D: drive. When I boot the computer up it goes into the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu does not boot up on my PC, whether installed or from a Live CD/USB. Help?

My computer parts: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Rev1.1 Intel i5-3570k Geforce GTX 660/iGPU Corsair LP 8GB RAM A few days ago, after I had installed a new BIOS, my Ubuntu install just stopped booting. It ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows

I just built my first PC, and I am definitely getting Windows 7(or 8) however I don't have the money to just go get Windows till next week. My question is do I need to have windows first? If I install ...
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Booting back into Windows fails after Ubuntu installation. “Common fixes” did not work yet!

Today I finally made the big step and installed Ubuntu to my primary productive system. While there is still a Windows 8 "fall-back" system on sda1, Ubuntu was installed to sda5. I think installing ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a pre installed Windows 8? [duplicate]

I need some help. I'm new to the linux world, so I want to try Ubuntu, but I have a problem, I can't install Ubuntu. I tried almost everything and I don't know what else I can do. I tried with ...
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Can I let Ubuntu use the same SSD cache drive as Windows 8 which is on the same system and hdd as Ubuntu?

I got a pretty straightforward question. First let me explain the structure that I have in mind: I got a 24gb ssd which will function as a cache drive I got a 1tb HDD which will be used to install ...
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Custom partition on window 7 and ubuntu

This question is related to many question but answer was not satisfying, hence posting new one. I have 500GB HDD with 8GB ram along I5 processor in laptop[battery friendly install].I have following ...
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ubuntu 12.04 boot once every two/three times [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 in an Asus 8gbram i7 sharing drive with windows 7. tried many options as setnomode, ro, ro quiet, deleting msdos6 and replacing it with6 at set root=(hd0,6) was appearing as ...
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Windows 8 not detected in the grub menu

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop which has windows 8 pre-installed. I restarted the laptop and it doesnt give any entry for windows 8 n the grub menu. I tried it by disabling secure boot as well. ...
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How to fix graphics drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? Blank Screen (13.8 Catalyst) Beta 2

After installing the new AMD Catalyst Fglrx Beta driver for Linux (13.8), I could not boot up Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have dual boot, but all of my linux files are now missing. The only real thing I can ...
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Wiping my Hard Drive and dualbooting Ubuntu 13

I've searched far and wide, but still haven't found a way to do what I want; I want to set up a GNU GRUB dualboot with windows 7 and ubuntu 13. As of now, I am running a; Alienware M15X Purchased ...
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Accidentaly deleted ubuntu system partion during attempted windows install

During a foolish attempt at installing Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 12.10 on a separate drive, for some lab work, I accidentally deleted(not formatted) the wrong disk and immediately after realizing ...
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Ubuntu not booting as a result of choosing the third option in wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows.I have created a live-usb and in windows 7 , in wubi I choose the third option , that is helping me with ubuntu boot. When I restarted my pc, It ...
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GRUB / Boot Manager, Boot 2 Wubi

I am in the process of setting up a WUBI Installation that I will store on my computers I use. But instead of booting to the WUBI installation via the windows boot manager I want to be able to use a ...
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Install ubuntu to unallocated sapace of window 7

I want to install ubuntu 12. I have partitioned C, D, E, F, H(system) in window 7, I have shrinked the F to two parts, the first remains 77GB and the 23GB is unalocated. No in ubuntu installtion box ...
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Ubuntu can't see my second Hard Disk

I am a new Ubuntu (and Linux) user, this is my first attempt. I have a somewhat old Acer Intel Core2 Duo 2.20 GHzx2 with 3 GB RAM, I have two Hard Disks installed on it, its original 80 GB (SATA) Hard ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu are not getting along! [duplicate]

I just got my new laptop with Windows 8 installed. I used to have a laptop with both windows 7 and Ubuntu installed and loved it. So I wish to do the same with this computer. I downloaded the ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect my other OS

I have my bootable ubuntu usb stick and the installer guides me through the steps. I get to the step where I'd like to say ''install alongside windows 7'' but the installer tells me that no operating ...
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grub2 update with wrong image

I'm working on a multiboot system win7/Ubuntu/arch. When I update my grub2 config on Ubuntu with update-grub2 it detects the kernel/image from my arch system as most recent kernel/image for Ubuntu: ...
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Cant mount filesystem error on installation

I use Windows 95 as my primary operating system and tried to install ubuntu linux 13.04. When I booted the computer with USB (created using universal usb installer), I get "Can't mount filesystem" ...
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I can't install Ubuntu. Problems with my hard drive

I have a lap top HP pavilion dv6. The Windows 7 partition is of 443 GB, and I have 120 GB of free space there. I want to reduce the size of that partition so I can create a new partition of 60GB for ...
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I can't access the system: Error: “unknown filesystem. grub rescue”

i'm a fresh ubuntu user and I've installed a double boot with Wind 8 and Ubuntu 13.04, but since yesterday I'm receiving an error showing: error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> The fact is ...
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installing ubuntu with windows installer [duplicate]

if I use this method to install ubuntu on my windows 7, will I lose windows 7 or will it dual boot with windows and ubuntu
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How can I backup my Windows partition?

I dropped my laptop. The hard drive is now dead - we think; but more may be wrong with the laptop and that's what we are assuming. It is responding, but with long delays and issues. With this in ...
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How to install a windows 7 disk with Ubuntu 13.04 in a uefi computer?

I used the entire disk to install ubuntu.Now I want to install windows 7.What should I do so that I dont have to do anything to my ubuntu data.I have plenty of free space.(window's Os doesn't show up ...
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Dual booting windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 13.04 after installing Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 PC. Now, using gparted I have partitioned an ntfs file system to install Windows 7. But it seems that Windows 7 did not install any of the partition stating the selected ...
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Windows 8 not launching after grub selection [duplicate]

I recently installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my new Asus 550JV; I honestly ran into a ton of trouble but finally managed to have both OSs running properly. Or so I thought; after much tinkering ...
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Installing Ubuntu, when booting goes into BusyBox

I'm a total newbie to Linux so please be generous, but I've installed it successfully on my work desktop (on university network) using the Windows installer (Windows 7), but on my laptop (most ...
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Dual boot - windows games on Ubuntu

On my Windows XP's PC I have two partitions - local disc "C" which is made for OS and disc "D" which is made for games and programs. So here goes my question: If I install Ubuntu on local disc "D" ...
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Zenbook UX31a, install complete but can´t boot into Linux [duplicate]

first, i wanna make clear that i am not talking about the installation problem, every Zenbook-User seems to have. My Zenbook came with Win7 preinstalled but i upgraded it to Win 8 (which i dont really ...
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Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 8 installation problem

Dell 7440 256 G SSD HD 4 G RAM windows 8 I'm trying to install 12.04 side by side. I altered the BIOS, created the USB stick which allowed me to "try" with success. Installation was another story. ...
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install gives black screen after selecting side by side 12.04/8 [duplicate]

I feel like I have followed the instructions. I am using a new Dell E7440 with windows 8. I set up a usb boot stick (from which I was able to "try" ubuntu). I altered the bios (fastboot changed from ...