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I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with Windows 8 64bit but after installation i cant boot Ubuntu?

So i have always been a windows user and this was my first time installing a linux based os to my computer. After watching a tutorial on youtbe and reading the guide on the ubuntu website the ...
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dual boot on acer chromebook

i am using an Acer Chromebook. i have switched operating systems to Ubuntu 12.04 but couldn't watch Netflix so someone told me there is a way to dual boot so wen my laptop comes on, i can choose which ...
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Have SSD with Windows 7, ubuntu 13.04 installed but GRUB does not work

I have installed Ubuntu several times and GRUB does not work. I tried using the boot repair tool and this always gives an error that is not informative. I saw when creating the drive that there was ...
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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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Ubuntu is taking way longer to load on faster computer than on slower computer. Help?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on an old computer I'm now using for a server. It worked great, and is much faster than Windows, so I decided to dual boot it on my computer that I actually use. ...
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will downloading ubuntu erase windows? And what will happen to my files (pictures, documents etc.) [duplicate]

Will installing Ubuntu erase Windows? What will happen to my files (pictures, documents etc.) What will the installation do automatically?
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Need some urgent suggestion - Windows disks inaccessible after Ubuntu installation

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop. I was doing everything according to a tutorial I've seen. At one point it asked ...
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How does the automatic installation work with free space?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) I have Windows 7 installed, so I unallocated some disk space (~20gb). I have used other versions of Ubuntu and in those versions there was an option ...
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Dual-booted but cannot access Ubuntu after boot-repair

My main OS is windows 7. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows. After successful installation everything seemed right. I could install programs and change system settings etc. However, when ...
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how can I regain access to my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7

I am very new to ubuntu. Chose the option to load ubuntu alongside windows 7 from my flashdrive. When I was prompted to set the partition, I allowed it to do it automatically (to avoid issues... so ...
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No native mode forcing panel scaling

I have Dual OS in my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Until recently, both OS were working fine, but recently, when I get the GRUB menu and choose Ubuntu, I get the following error message ...
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Dual boot Win7/Ubuntu - GRUB menu flashes; cannot select

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two separate partitions on my desktop. I used to be able to get the GRUB menu at startup when I had an older Ubuntu version (probably 10.x) but, after ...
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Grub boots windows 8, but not ubuntu 13.04

So when I start my computer grub comes up just fine and I have 4 options. Ubuntu; Advanced options for Ubuntu; Windows UEFI bkgbootmgfw.ofi; windows boot UEFI loader. The Windows boot UEFI loader ...
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stuck on grub screen ubuntu13.04

I tried installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 on my Asus K55V laptop (it came with windows 8 preinstalled) via USB, however whenever I try to boot ubuntu I just get to the command line prompt. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mousepad

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04. Originally, my laptop came with windows, and I was able to double-tap a corner of the mousepad to toggle it's functionality, however that toggle does not work in ...
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Problem with dual boot with Windows 8.

Ubuntu installs correctly, but then when I boot computer no Ubuntu boot option appears. I am not very familiar with Linux systems, but when I install Ubuntu using a USB it says that everything ...
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Can't start up pc after trying to instal ubuntu

Today i tryied to install ubuntu 13.04 x64 bit, after trying to instal it with deamon tools my pc tripped, and tried to reboot. But when it tries to boot it says: Ubuntu no such device : a long ...
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KDE Dolphin file manager: Configure Places for all users

I'm running a dual boot system with Windows 7 - so have a bunch of NTFS and FAT drives - C:, D: and E: I also have 2 more users for whom I've set up accounts I've managed to add fstab entries so ...
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Stuck on GRUB screen Ubuntu 12.04

I installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 8. After installing i restarted computer and I found my self stuck on GRUB screen(I dont know what to call that). So I press power button and restarted ...
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Removing GRUB after removing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Actually, I have done something terribly wrong. I did not want Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC anymore. I was sick of dual-booting every time the PC starts, and I wanted to return to Windows as well. (My ...
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Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 & Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows XP SP2 .Instead of using the automatic dual boot option, I installed it manually on to a custom partition .After the PC reboots at the GNU GRUB i can well ...
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Can't boot Vista after installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Vista - after Boot-Repair [duplicate]

Have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows Vista. I was able to boot either for a while but now only Ubuntu - if I select Vista from menu it returns to the menu after failing to Boot. Have tried ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 dual boot problem where Windows 8 doesn't boot

I will brief about the problem, that how it started. I purchased a Sony VAIO (SVE15133CNW) laptop on May-2013, with pre-installed Windows 8 After couple of days I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using USB ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with a pre-installed Windows 8. Neither boot!

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an E-series Vaio with windows 8 pre-installed. To do so, first I shrinked windows 8 partition (using the windows software). Then I burnt a 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04 Live ...
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New Ubuntu install onto new hard drive that I also want to use for Win 7 backups

So I have a brand new 1TB hard drive I want to partition off to install Ubuntu, but I want to use the majority of the space on it as my backup drive for Windows 7. I've got it wired up and ready to ...
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Can't see grub menu at all! Shift doesn't work!

I changed my grub timeout to 0. And now I can't access Ubuntu at all! Any help? I have no access to Windows 7. Currently I am using a USB version of Ubuntu. Shift doesn't work either I tried every ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from a dualboot (dualbooted with usbstick) Windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now I want it deleted from my computer. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick so I could dualboot my HP with windows 7 but now I want it removed. How do I do this?
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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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Dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.4 no sign of GRUB [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu several times now, but I am never able to boot in that partition. My UEFI/BIOS does not recognize it, and every boot option I have chosen leads to Windows booting. There is no ...
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Install grub2 to usb-drive in order to boot to hdd-installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in UEFI mode

I've been trying to find a way to install grub2 to a usb drive, in such a way that I can boot a PC in UEFI mode into Ubuntu, without modifying the UEFI firmware settings in any way or replacing the ...
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no grub2 boot menu

i installed Ubuntu 13.04 after using windows 8 for a while. everything during installation went smooth and fine but after the reboot, i am unable to boot into Ubuntu as my computer directly boots into ...
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Win8 not booting after dual-boot install of 13.04!

My problem seems to be the reverse of most!! Fully functional Win8/64-bit laptop, performed dual-boot install of v13.04 per instructions on LinuxBSDos.com forums. I expected the machine to boot to ...
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Ubuntu installation skips a step?

I have just changed my HDD on my pc to 500gb one. Since my motherboard has only one SATA port, i had to remove the older one. Therefore, i installed Windows XP on it first. Then, i rebooted and then ...
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rEFInd showing multiple ubuntu after update

I use rEFInd to boot ubuntu from a Macbook Pro. Ubuntu asked me to update (not upgrade), and I did. When I restarted, rEFInd was showing two entries for ubuntu (Boot boot\vmlinuz-0.2.7 vs. 0.1.9 for ...
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Problems in Installing Ubuntu through wubi.exe file [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 32-bit OS. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside it. I downloaded wubi.exe file but when I try to run it after asking for username and password details, I get an error message ...
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dual boot of ubuntu and win7

I'm intrested in installing ubuntu 12.04 parallel to windows 7(basic). I read all the posts in the forum about it, installing ubuntu alongside. I am allocating 100 Gb Hard drive space for ubuntu. ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu or Windows 8 after Ubuntu 64-bit install on Samsung series 7 Windows 8 laptop, error “All boot options are tried.”

I have a Samsung Chronos 7 laptop (NP770Z5E) pre-installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it, so I can dual boot. Here is what I've done: Updated BIOS to lastest ...
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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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No partitions showing during installation

I have a HP EliteBook 8570w with Windows7 pre-installed. when I try to install ubuntu from either a disk or a USB-stick, it skips the third step and I don't get to see any partitions at all: The ...
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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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Install ubuntu 12.04 on macbook air 6.2: refit resync partitions

I'm trying to set up a MacBook Air 6,2 to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu 12.04. I've been following these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation I'm ...
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How To Dual Boot Ubuntu And Linux Mint

Ok so I have ubuntu 13.04 and today I installed linux mint 15 alongside ubuntu by partitioning the hard drive in the setup. But now when I start my computer, it automatically boots to ubuntu with no ...
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Need Help Fixing Grub after Installing Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Alongside Windows 8 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 with UEFI

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would like to run Ubuntu alongside it in a dual-boot configuration. I've spent the past week fiddling around, re-installing both ...
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need help dual booting Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 (Ubuntu installed)

I recently replaced Windows 7 Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. I did not partition the drives to install Windows on, because I do not know how. I did the full installation of Ubuntu, meaning I did not install ...
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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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Trying to Triple Boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my MBP 7,1!

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 13.04 with little to no avail. I used a DVD I've burned to install Ubuntu and a genuine Windows 7 CD. I've ...
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How to install windows 8 along side of Ubuntu 13.04?

I brought new dell laptop which is pre-installed of 12.04, I upgraded it to 13.04. I need some work which will be only available in windows OS. So I plan to install Windows OS in my laptop as a second ...
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Can't understand which one is unallocated space in ubuntu installation?

This might seem a really stupid question. I have windows 8 in my laptop. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside it. My hard drive is supposed to have 20gb unallocated space in it to install ...
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Can't install alongside Windows 7 64-bit

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside my 64-bit Windows 7, but when I used the installation DVD the only option that showed up was to replace Windows with it. Does anyone know why the option to ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8 with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS already there in Dual Boot Settings

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 SE laptop which came with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I followed these links to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dual boot configuration : ...