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How to run installed Windows 8 along Ubuntu, after installing Ubuntu in Legacy mode?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with pre-installed Windows 8.1 In order to install Ubuntu I disabled secure boot and changed boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. This allowed me to install Ubuntu and the grub ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 automatically boots, no GRUB menu

I have a Dell Inspirion 531 running Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot side-by-side setup, but it boots directly into Ubuntu 12.04. I have run the Ubuntu boot repair disk, but with no ...
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Dual boot Win 8.1 - Xubuntu 12.04 problem

I have a asus s56 with preloaded Windows 8 and I've recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. During the installation of Xubuntu I've selected custom partitioning (something else): I've formatted in ext4 ...
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No multi boot after installing Ubuntu 12 with WinXP

I managed to install Ubuntu 12 alongside with my previously installed WinXP on my Toshiba Satellite C655. When the installation finished, I restarted the laptop and prepared myself to select Ubuntu ...
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Two Ubuntu versions on the same computer

Is it possible to install both Ubuntu 12.04LTS and Ubuntu 13.10 on the same computer? I already have 12.04 32bit and just wanna try the new version. I run Ubuntu on Dell Latitude D620.
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How can I migrate from single-partition Ubuntu to dual-booting Ubuntu/Windows 8?

I am currently running 12.04 on a single partition, no encryption. I have some Windows-only software [*] that I need to run, so I want to migrate to a 13.10 (with full disk encryption) / Windows 8 ...
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Making ubuntu installation with mac terminal

I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB ...
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Unable to start Fedora from USB

I already installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Fedora. I created Live USB with command: sudo dd if=Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-1.iso of=/dev/sdb1 But I am not able to boot ...
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Boot-Repair Error [closed]

Hi I have a boot report here. I need to know what settings to turn on. Default repair does not work, there is a /boot partition under sda7, but turning on that setting alone, makes it so the grub ...
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dual boot install windows7 after ubuntu12.04

cannot install windows7 (dual boot) after installing ubuntu12.04. I want to install windows7 currently i have ubuntu12.04. I want to dual boot unetbootin does not work. I have ubnutu12.04 currently ...
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How to dual boot Black Box Linux with Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to dual boot Black Box 3 along with Ubuntu 12.04. How do I go about achieving the same?
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How to Thunderbird emails on a Windows Drive (Dual Boot)

I have a dual boot Windows-Ubuntu Laptop. I want to use Thunderbird as my email client but I want to store all the emails to Windows Drive as my Ubuntu Partition has low space. Is there a way I can ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and UEFI

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Sony Vaio with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to have a dual boot setup. If boot is set to UEFI mode, I cannot boot from the LiveCD. So I set it to Legacy ...
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cannot boot neither of my dual-boot OS

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10, along side my Windows, as dual-boot. But then the installation threw error. Apparently the installation file was corrupted when making the USB bootable. Anyway, I ...
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Verify if root is encrypted or just home -

Can I verify/check if a partition (root and home) is encrypted? If it's not encrypted, can I encrypt after installing, or do I need to install again? I want to have root and home partitions ...
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Windows 8 BIOS - Boot Ubuntu from External HDD

My laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8 64-bit (only storage device is a 128 GB SSD). Since it is my school laptop/I've heard creating a Linux partition alongside Windows 8 is not very wise I ...
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grub menu problem in windows 8 dual boot

after install ubuntu 13.04 in pre installed windows 8 ,ubuntu is successfully installed but every time i start the system windows boot loader show both the os, in that windows 8 works perfectly ...
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Recommended setup dualboot EFI

Let me firstly update you on my current situation: HDD 1: solid state drive (GPT) with Windows 8.1 in EFI setup (no secure boot, has EFI partition) HDD 2: regular hard disk (MBR) with Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Windows 7 won't boot or recover after Ubuntu 13.04 installation

I'm completely new to linux and ubuntu and have gotten in over my head very badly. I want to dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu, so I had a fresh install of windows 7, everything worked fine, then I ...
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installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 on lenovo e420

I have lenovo E420, windows 7 preinstalled on my laptop the first time I bought the laptop. Then I installed windows 8. Now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 8. I google and ...
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I want to install Ubuntu [Any version greater than or equal to 12.04] from my windows OS

I want to install Ubuntu [Any version greater than or equal to 12.04] from my windows OS , with no pendrive and no CD. Is it possible ? By downloading an ISO , mount it to a drive and boot from ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second non-empty drive

My computer has a small SSD and a large regular HDD. I've got Windows on the SSD, and I've managed to take up nearly the whole thing, so I'd like to install Ubuntu on my larger HDD where I currently ...
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How to remove other OS to free space?

I have installed Ubuntu on my Mac (dual boot). I find that I've not used the Mac OS at all in the last year. I need more space now and wish to delete my Mac OS. How can I do this? Thanks!
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will reinstalling ubuntu mess with grub?

My computer has windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual boot with grub, and I want to upgrade to 13.04 with a fresh install and grow the partition. the method I want to follow is this one: Go to the ...
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Where did my Windows go?

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I was trying to dual boot my Windows 7 PC. SO, I made a bootable USB and proceeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 I am aware that during installation there are three options: 1. ...
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will installing Ubuntu convert my hard disk to a dynamic disk?

I have 3 partitions in windows 8, and I want to install Ubuntu ,and I know Ubuntu will need at least 2 partitions,so in total it will be 5 partitions in the hard disk, so will this convert my hard ...
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Installing Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 13.04

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop (64-bit) and when I installed ubuntu on it I made a huge mistake and removed windows 8 and every file with it. What done is done.. I've been running ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Installing Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 already installed

Thank you for paying attention and replying to my requests. I am in need of having to use Windows XP, and I was wondering which methods could you provide me in order to sucessfully install Windows XP ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 64x after installation alongside win7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version alongside Windows 7 64bit from DVD following the instructions on THIS page. The entire installation went as described and there seemed to be no problems ...
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Unable to use super grub disk [duplicate]

I have a lenovo z500 with dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04. Recently I deleted the Linux partition (from windows disk manager) but did not remove the boot loader.Now the next time I booted it gave ...
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After downloading the .iso file, what do I do?

I'm trying to download Ubuntu to be run alongside my current windows 8 platform . I downloaded the 64-bit version. What do I do now? Thanks
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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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Install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using UEFI boot and third boot as Backtrack 5r3 and grub to select OS at startup

I have HP g6 Pavilion Laptop... And i have install windows 8 using uefi boot and ubuntu 13.04 too using uefi boot too.. While installing Ubuntu it didn't detect Windows 8...so i installed it it doing ...
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What is the best way installing Ubuntu on an 1 SSD + 2 HDD combination?

I have installed, already, ubuntu (latest) on SSD OCZ Vertex 4 (everything, home, tmp, /, swap, etc). I have two other HDDs. One is just Windows (used by my wife, only) and one is used to just store ...
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Can my computer handle Ubuntu 12.04?

I was wondering... Can I run Ubuntu with these specs? Windows XP SP2 (x86) Compaq Presario AMD Anthlon 64 Processor 3400+ 1.81 GHz 896 MB of RAM Could I run Ubuntu alongside this computer ...
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'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' after using Boot-Repair (Windows 8/Ubuntu dual-boot)

I've recently bought a Packard Bell imedia S 2870 with Windows 8 on. After manually installing Ubuntu 13.04 ('something else' option), the PC would boot straight to Windows. I tried to reinstall the ...
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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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Boot menu does not show up - dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

The question I raise does not describe what troubles I am in, since there have been so many posts here discussing the same problem. I tried to make myself clearer by running Boot-Repair. And here is ...
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Booting Win7/12.04 — what do I need for EasyBCD?

I've tried installing 12.04 about three times now into a 150GB partition on the same HD as Win7. No luck so far -- the install always seems to work, but I never get a boot option. The 12.04 live CD ...
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Cleaning up and changing the EFI boot order permanently using eifbootmgr

Alright, so after a few days of figuring out how to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, I made rEFInd my default bootloader. My problem now lies in my EFI setup: Ubuntu (ST1...don't feel like ...
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Installing the bootloader [duplicate]

I have a new Lenovo idea pad (U410) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've partitioned the hard drive and I'm able to install Ubuntu without errors. I've done this a couple times, but I'm not sure where ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04?

My question isn't actually about dual-booting them. I have a dual-boot set up and running perfectly. There is only one flaw I was looking for an answer to. Since I haven't had any success through ...
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using ubuntu on a flash drive in windows 8

I have a new HP pavilion G6 2240NR with 64 bit AMD6and a factory install of windows8 and would like to run Ubuntu from a flash drive without installing it and be able to switch back a forth.Has ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 8 UEFI - Ubuntu/GRUB Being Bypassed

I recently got a Dell Inspiron 13z with Windows 8. I decided to dual boot Ubuntu. After install, it was booting straight into Ubuntu, with no GRUB menu showing up. No problem. I just ran boot repair ...
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Triple boot Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have got a new computer and I want to install Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on it, In which order should I install them?? I tried installing Windows 7 first then Windows 8 and finally Ubuntu ...
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Got stuck with dual boot installation

I purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop in which Windows 8 operating system is preinstalled. I got my project a project which needs unix as an operating system. Hence i started trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Can anyone tell me what I had to be careful with and how I can reinstall grub?

I might install a 2nd linux system on my HD. I was told that I would have to reinstall grub to make the 2 system appear after I turn on my laptop. I also have widows installed...so it might get a bit ...
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Dual booting windows 8/ubuntu 12.04.2, Grub doesn't appear and machine never boot in ubuntu

i got a new ACER predator AG3620-UR308 which came with windows 8, so i wanted to run ubuntu 12.04.2 on it as a dual booting. To be honest, i've been doing dual booting for a while now so, i did the ...
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dual boot win 7 (pre installed) and ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

friends i am new to ubuntu forum. please guide me installing ubuntu alongside win 7(preinstaled). I want to run both operating system for now. Please walk me through all the steps to be carried out ...