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Where should I install grub?

I formatted my laptop due to messing up GRUB and MBR. And I don't want that to happen again, so... Where is the correct partition that I should install GRUB? My partitions are System Reserved ...
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Update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 13.04 without losing dual boot

This is my first question and i hope that some one could help please. So i have a dell laptop given by my school, with grub dual boot. I have windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I would like to know if i ...
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Dual Boot with Two Different HDDs?

have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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Is it safe to dual boot? [closed]

I used to use Ubuntu on an old laptop a few years ago, now that laptop is dead, and I want Linux for developing (Windows doesn't really like Python), so I'm considering dual booting on my main ...
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What version of Ubuntu supports installing alongside Windows 8?

I have a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to install Ubuntu alongside, but the last time I tried, there was 12.04 and it did not recognize Windows 8, and therefore did not let me install ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13

I have install ubuntu and then resize ubuntu partition and install windows 8 Now I can't boot into windows and GRUB dont't find windows on /dev/sda4 partition What do I need to do? bootinfo: ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo U410 alongside Windows 8

I successfully installed 12.04 on my Lenovo U410 64-bit Windows 8 machine after several failed attempts, and I would like to share my solution to this problem with you: First, get the live disc for ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 on same partition

I am new to ubuntu and obviously I like it. I have been a windows user for very long and am a bit skeptical to shift completely on to ubuntu. I want to know if it is safe to install ubuntu on the ...
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How can I backup my pre-installed Windows 8 before I install ubuntu?

I'm really new to Ubuntu, and I want to install it (Ubuntu 13.04) alongside my Windows 8 pre-installed laptop (Toshiba L850/046). I wanna be able to pick between the two at startup, because as much as ...
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Boot-repair won't install “unable to locate package”

My computer won't boot so I am trying to install boot-recovery using the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. The initial command runs fine: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Partitioning in Dual Boot of Ubuntu and windows 7

I have HP Pavilion laptop with 640 GB HDD, and have 4 drives C,D,E,F. I have installed windows 7 in C drive and now want to try Ubuntu in dual boot. Can i install Ubuntu in same C Drive in which ...
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How to point to GRUB instead of windows loader?

I am relatively new to ubuntu and just installed 12.04.2 on my machine alongside the pre-installed windows 8. I created a new ext4 partition near the beginning of my disk, ran boot-repair from a live ...
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Problem with Time & Date [duplicate]

I have two hard disks in my PC (160 GB & 80 GB). The 160 GB hard disk has Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it while the 80 GB hard disk has Windows XP. I added the 80 GB hard disk just a few days ago, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Merging Extended partition with Unallocated Space: Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 which is on a dual boot with Windows 7. I initially had 30 GB for Ubuntu ,but I decided I need more , now I booted Ubuntu from its Live CD ,used GParted , shrunk Windows ...
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How do I install 13.04 alongside windows on an Intel Raid 5?

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu I run into issues. All the live CD's don't display the Intel raid 5 and show multiple drives. When I tried the 12.04 alternative, And the Raring Minimal ISO. The raid ...
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Dual Win8 + Ubuntu…now I can't put Windows to sleep

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ever since then, I'm not able to put my computer to sleep in Windows 8. I click sleep, and it goes black, then just turns back on. After some ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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How can I install Windows 8 as a dual boot over an existing Ubuntu installation

I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!
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VLC media player problem [duplicate]

So the controls of VLC are gone and so is the menu in the upper corner of the screen. I already reinstalled it two times: once with the Ubuntu Software Center and it didn't work, so I tried with ...
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Started W8/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot but got scared. How can I make sure to just run Windows again like always? [duplicate]

I have a pre-installed W8 laptop, and since I had always had no trouble dual-booting Ubuntu with my older laptops, I saw no reason why I'd have trouble now. However, I see that W8 is giving Linux ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu Ideapad Y400

Before this, I always dual boot ubuntu alongside with windows. Im also helping my friend to do it. But my old laptop Dell Latitude D635 had been replaced with Lenovo Ideapad Y400. Below is the spec : ...
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Ubuntu can't see windows 7 partition when installing 13.04

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 ...
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Install Ubuntu from scratch

I have windows installed on my 500 GB hard disk which contains of 5 partitions. One for system drive and rest four for data. I want to format and remove all the 5 partitions and convert that to ...
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Deleted Ubuntu, then Windows 7 , now Windows is not booting from cd [duplicate]

I installed a dual operating system (Ubuntu 9 and Windows 7). Unknowingly I deleted Ubuntu partition. Then there comes the grub rescue error. After that I again installed Ubuntu from live cd and ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 10 to 13.04 while maintaining Windows 7 dual boot

I have installed windows 7 and I have overwritten the GRUB with Ubuntu 10's GRUB. When I attempt to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04, it presents me with two options: 1. Remove Ubuntu 10 2. Upgrade ...
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Dual boot WIndows next to Ubuntu

I have some windows games/programs that won't run using Wine. So I want to install windows next to Ubuntu, without (of course) deleting Ubuntu. I know that Mac has such a thing as Bootcamp, but how ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 13.04 after installing alongside Windows 8

I've tried running boot-repair a few times with diffrent settings, to no avail. paste.ubuntu.com/5948482 paste.ubuntu.com/5948580 paste.ubuntu.com/5948657 When an option does appear in the BIOS to ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two drives

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 on my aspire S7. I have two SSDs and I installed Ubuntu first on one then Windows 8 on the other after a while. I can boot into either OS by entering the ...
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GRUB RESCUE Limbo… with a twist?

gang. I am in a bit of a pickle. I can only boot into GRUB RESCUE, even if I attempt to boot from a USB stick. And: All the commands I have tried in GRUB RESCUE (i.e. "help" "halt" "reboot" "insmod" ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 Preview to test on a hard drive where Ubuntu is installed, then remove windows when done?

Well, recently I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an portable hard drive to run certain programs on that don't run fast on Windows 8 (Minecraft). I have really started to like Ubuntu, but I also want to test ...
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Appropriate Partition size for dual booting Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows XP MCE

I own an old HP Pavilion a1220in PC. The problem is that it came with just 80gb SATA. I have Windows XP MCE SP2 pre-installed on it. But I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 13.04. I checked online for ...
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Temporarily reboot into Windows while suspending Ubuntu

Is it possible reboot into Windows while suspending (or hibernating) Ubuntu, as opposed to choosing Shut Down, followed by Restart, if I have dual boot? More precisely, I would like to be able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation on Lenovo U410 dual boot with Windows 8

I've just bought an Lenovo U410 and want to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 (or the LTS, not that worried) and the included Windows 8. I've seen that previously the SSD cache/Raid arrangement of the U410 ...
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Can I install wubi ubuntu 12.04 in a partition (D:) other than Windows Partition (C:)?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi. I already have Windows xp in my system. I want to add Ubuntu (Wubi) for dual boot. My system is like this: Windows (C:) 19 Gb (free=2GB) Drive 2 (D:) ...
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Windows XP won't load after installing ubuntu 12.04

I am a newbie and just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Instead of using the automatic dual boot option, I installed it manually on the partition made for it, but now only Ubuntu loads up with no option to ...
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Installing crunchbang (grub) alongside WUBI

Is it possible to dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7, and crunchbang? I have Ubuntu installed with WUBI, so there is a virtual drive inside my C:/ drive. If I were to install crunchbang normally ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows

Is that possible to upgrade ubuntu to never versions when it is installed alongside windows? Now it is currently 12.04. Is that upgradable to 13.04 and future?
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how to dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my PC, but I think I need a little help since this is the first time I do any dual booting. I'm following the instructions from ...
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two operating systems on 2 hard drives [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone has done this before. I was planning on installing a second hard drive in my computer and was wondering if i could install Ubuntu seperate on that drive and not the Windows 7 ...
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how to boot into Windows XP?

I am not finding a way to boot into Windows XP in my PC. This is the sequence of installation I have done in my PC. Ubuntu 13.04 Windows XP(formed Dual-Boot) Windows 8 installed( Not formatted ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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Better Way to Convert Partition From Ext4 to Ext2? (including encrypted home)

So I ran into a situation the other day. I needed to revert my ext4 Ubuntu installation to a ext2.This is because I am using TrueCrypt and an alternative boot loader than grub2. I have later been ...