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Ubuntu and windows boot issue

I am new to Ubuntu, just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I installed it in same hard drive (1 TB) in which i had installed windows but in a different partition, each has 500gb of space...but now am not ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 Installation: Partition Sizes for 32Gb of Free Space

I'm fixing to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.1 on my ASUS X551-MAV-EB01-B and so far I've cleared away 32Gb so that the free space is for a full installation (alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1). ...
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How can I Switch from Ubuntu back to Windows after installing Ubuntu on dual mode? [duplicate]

So, I wanted to use Linux instead of Windows and chose to install it in dual mode so I can switch back. Linux suddenly stopped recognizing wifi and is on airplane mode, even if I turn it off it keeps ...
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I cant install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1

I have a computer running windows 8.1, and I want to install ubuntu along side of it. However, my computer has some corrupted system files on it when I bought it, so I took it into a local store to ...
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How to fix “doesn't look like an EFI partition” with WinUSB?

Using WinUSB I get this error. I would appreciate any help as I'm trying to put Windows back on computer to please th' wifey, then dual boot so i can still use Ubuntu. Installation failed ! Exit ...
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Making a dual boot from two single boots

I have a laptop which I have two different HDs (SATA-II 2.5"), one for Vista (i know) and the for Ubuntu 14.04. Ordinarily, I actually swap over the drives in the laptop's internal bay when I want ...
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No Grub menu on boot. windows's blue screen with error code0x0000225

ITs LONG BUT PLEASE READ!! I recently got rid of windows8.1 and installed ubuntu 14.04lts.(in c partition and i have kept all my other ntfs partitions untouched) which was successful and i had ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu OS problem. D Drive lost.

I just installed Ubuntu on my system which already has Windows 7 alongside. After installing the OS, I cannot see the Disk D partition on my Windows OS. I tried "changing the drive letter and paths", ...
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What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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Can't boot into an operating system

I Dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7 today. Windows 7 first then Ubuntu. And now when my computer starts it doesn't asks what operating system to boot. It just sits there doing nothing. I was able to ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu 14.04 and freeBSD 10?

Currently I am Using Ubuntu and Windows 7. Recently I Tried freeBSD in virtual machine and I loved FreeBSD. Can I triple boot? ie. Ubuntu, Windows and FreeBSD?
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Boot failure - goes to BusyBox - 'gave up waiting for boot device'

G'Day all Have tried installing 14.04.1 LTS on its own partition, then emptying the whole HDD and putting on and having similar results - 'gave up waiting for boot device' ...
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Dual boot no ubuntu option

So recently I installed Ubuntu along side my already installed Windows 7. I installed Ubuntu on a unallocated volume which I shrinked from my main volume. Now on boot up I get no boot up option for ...
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Duel boot yoga 2 pro

I want to duel boot Ubuntu on my Yoga 2 pro but Device manager will only let me shrink my main volume by 9 GB and i need 75 GB. I have 115 GB of free space and I'm not sure what to do now?
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Windows installed on one hard drive, Ubuntu on 2nd, how to choose between on boot?

I'm a Linux noob who had an extra 250GB Hard Drive lying around. I have Windows installed on my main 1TB Hard Drive, and I'm going to install Ubuntu on the second 250GB Hard Drive. What I want to ...
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Boot menu not showing

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit alongside Windows 7 32 bit, from official DVD image. Ubuntu installer asked me to allocate ~80 GB space on my HD, which finished successfully same as whole installing ...
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partition harddisk in already installed windows to dual boot windows/ubuntu without reformat

Is it possible to partition my hard disk on my already installed Windows, and yet not reformat my hard disk in order to do so? And then still being able to install ubuntu to the second partition so ...
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New install with unknown error (??? ???)

I have a brand-new (Shuttle) computer. I have tried installing Ubuntu three different ways so far. Each time, at the point it creates mount points (whether I do it manually or let it create them ...
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Unable to access windows 8.1 Hard Drive in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Touch-pad dosen't work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [Dual boot with Windows 8]

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro computer with a pre-installed Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu so I can run dual-boot. Everything works fine now except my touch-pad that isn't working in ...
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Slow Boot Times — “gave up waiting for root device” error

I just installed Ubuntu this past Sunday. This afternoon after my laptop battery was drained, I plugged it in and started to boot into Ubuntu (I have a dual-boot setup along with Windows 8.1). I was ...
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ubuntu dual boot with windows 8

I have a windows 8 hp laptop with windows 8 pre installed. I installed ubuntu 12.04 lts alongside windows 8. The grub menu to choose the os to boot did not appear. So I downloaded and installed easy ...
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Cannot boot on Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire X3995 (if it is relevant) following the steps described there and there. For my Windows, which I want to conserve, there are already two small reserved ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu from a partition and reuse the partition for another distro?

Ubuntu has been giving me a lot of trouble with frequent freezing and I can't seem to fix it so I wanted to remove Ubuntu and try another distribution. I was thinking of either Elementary OS or Linux ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot install with windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 on C: drive and i want to install Ubuntu14.04 on D: drive and i will be extending D: drive with E: what i want to know is ,is it fine if i select install "Ubuntu alongside windows" ...
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GUI mode not loading

I have a HP ENVY 15z with Windows 8 pre-installed, and I've set part of the HDD for Linux, so I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in dualboot. Problem is, Ubuntu no longer boots, Windows boots just fine but ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and 13.10 (64 bit) along-side Windows 7 and windows 8 from USB

I use laptop Acer Aspire 4738. I try many solutions: First: I have Windows 7 - 64 bit, want install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso, use USB creat tools: ...
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Problem when downloading ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was trying to install 14.04 on my computer (dual boot). I am new to Linux and I really don't want to loose my windows OS. Any advise would be appreciated. I got this error message "no root file ...
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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Adding another Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu to my computer with the install DVD. I have 2 hard drives - (1) 500 GB with windows 7, and (1) 160 GB with nothing. I installed Ubuntu to a 40 GB partition on the secondary drive. ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows 8 [duplicate]

So I've been looking around for an answer, and I can't seem to find anything resolved in terms of the problem I'm having. Here's the deal, I have an ASUS laptop that has Windows 8 preinstalled on it. ...
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Cant install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS alongside Win 7

I m trying to install Ubuntu on my hp laptop which he has Win 7. I followed the steps for installing but got some problems now, like I don't have the option to "install-alongside-windows ". Also I ...
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How to format unallocated space in ubuntu?

I was installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 on my laptop. I installed Ubuntu and during installation by mistake formatted my D drive. I installed ubuntu but now I have the remaining free unallocated ...
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Complications With Dual Boot Of Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

I have been all over the entire askubuntu.com trying to find a solution to my present issue but none has brought any joy, so I gave up and just had to post this. I have an HP Envy M6 pre-installed ...
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Windows is protecting himself

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. It is dualbooting alongside with windows 8. The computer is a VAIO SVE151G17M and they are booting from the EFI partition. Now the problem: When I start my ...
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Restore GRUB from Windows or from USB

I had a dual boot Win XP - Ubuntu. I deleted XP and I installed Win 7. Now, GRUB doesn't exist anymore. I made a live usb with ubuntu to repair grub, but usb doesn't boot(i used it in past to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure on 2012 MBP - Missing Operating System

everyone. This is my first time posting on AskUbuntu, and I'm really hoping I can get some help. Background: I had a dual boot partition of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8 on my 2012 Macbook Pro. I've ...
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Adding an additional hdd to my PC in addition to SSD and external hdd

I've installed Win 7 on internal 128-gb SSD; Next I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on 1 TB external HDD with dual boot. Now I want to add one 1 TB internal HDD and install Ubuntu 14.04 on it with dual ...
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'Windows boot manager' option on Grub

I wanted to try ubuntu on my laptop without installing it, so I thought that installing the “ubuntu CD boot helper” would be useful; I installed it on windows 8 and, after that, everytime I turned the ...
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After installing ubuntu my pc still boots straight to windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything went fine with the installation. I followed this guide ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Dual Boot - no choice on boot, only Windows 8 booting

I've installed 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8, but there is no possibility to choose Ubuntu when it starts. Windows 8 is directly started. Can you help me ?
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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Installing windowsxp alongside dual boot system already having ubuntu and windows 7

I already have a dual boot system with a grub boot loader. I want to install a windowsxp os. How do I modify grub boot loader after installing windows xp in a partition.... So that grub includes ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new to using Ubuntu and I've been trying to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I currently have windows 7 running on my laptop. My laptop is an HP envy 15t. When I go to dual ...
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Unable to get back Windows 7 partition entry in Grub2 Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system along with Windows 7, running perfectly. Then I upgraded to 14.04 and many things in many things went wrong so I decided to format just my Ubuntu partition ...
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Dual booting; Boot drive

I am about to buy a laptop with a 128GB msata (upgrade possible) and a 1TB hdd. My question is if i partition the msata 64/64 (win 8/ubuntu) and split the hdd in half as the storage for the 2 ...
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Is there any way to run executable programs on windows in ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system comprising of u untu 14.04 and windows. Now when I log into Ubuntu I have access to my windows files and folders as well. Some of the files like documents and images work ...