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Dual boot with windows 7!

I'm using windows 7 right now. I want to install Ubuntu with dual boot. Is is safe? And does the process go safely?
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 as dual boot on a pre installed Windows 8 gives internal error

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 (amd 64 bit) iso to install it as a dual boot on my Sony Vaio SVT14116PN. It has a pre-installed Windows 8 Pro with Secureboot enabled. Here are the steps I followed: ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora

I'm thinking about dual booting my current ubuntu 12.04 OS with fedora 18. My question is when I shrink the current ubuntu partition, which takes the whole disk (with Gparted) will I be able to share ...
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How do I take Win 7 off a dual boot mini [duplicate]

I have an HP mini with dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7. I am VERY green at Linux and would like to take the Win 7 off and have a Linux only mini. No CD drive so it would have to be done with a jump ...
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downloaded 13.04 on inspiron 3520, at start it gives me two icons windows and ubuntu, windows works great, ubuntu gives error message

Recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 on my windows desktop. It downloaded and partitioned automatically, after restart, two icons emerged, for the dual boot one for windows 8 the other for Ubuntu, Windows ...
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Black screen after select installing on a Dell Inspiron 14z

I'm trying to do a dual boot on my Dell Inspiron 14z notebook, but I always get a black screen after selecting Install Ubuntu. I've tried to add nomodeset and acpi_osi="Linux" to the boot options, ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 but automatically loads Windows, doesn't let me choose

I installed Ubuntu without a problem, but when I turn on the computer it automatically loads Windows without asking which one I want to load. I have an Acer Aspire V5-531 running Windows 7 Home ...
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Mac Book Air runnign Mac OS, Windows8, and Ubuntu

I hear of people installing Ubuntu side by side with Mac OS but I must have Windows 8 too for my work. Is it possible to boot all three OS's in a Mac Book Air? Thanks!
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm running a new system with 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8, I've created a 75GB partition on the SSD for the windows and installed it. On the HDD, I've created an NTFS ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC and the installation completed well. But now the problem is I am unable to boot Windows 8, in GRUB menu it shows both options, If I choose Ubuntu, it boots ...
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Run Adobe CS6 from Win7 install in dual-boot?

I've got a windows machine and recently decided to add a second hard drive with Xubuntu to run a dual-boot setup. I already have Adobe Master Collection CS 6 installed on my windows HD. Is there a way ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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Error Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 [duplicate]

evebody... today, I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 X64 in my ASUS X45A notebook. I prefer X64 cuz in the notebok's Driver CD, it say's "Support with Windows 7 64 bit only!" and i'am afraid something ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04 on windows 8

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 on my DELL E4310 Notebook it is currently running windows 8 and I want to dual boot but the Ubuntu won't install :( I have prepared the USB correctly and ...
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after update (13.04) ended up with a grub.cfg that grub says has invalid commands

Installed ubuntu 12.10 on a Asus vivobook (X202E, but many similar models around) by resizing the original windows8 partition, disabled safeboot, and installed in EFI mode. this is my Partition table ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu not see partitions 1 [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8 and then installed Ubuntu .The PC directly runs Ubuntu, it does not ask which system should it run. Ubuntu is the latest version. It runs in too slow; if I open any ...
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How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...
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Missing File - Unable to install alongside windows 8 or on own on Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook

I currently have a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook 128GB SSD and 8GB of ram. I have been trying to install Ubuntu to run alongside windows but I cannot get it to work properly. I tried disabling secure ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.04 along side Windows 8 on Dell Inspiron 3521

I bought a new laptop - Dell Inspiron 3521 which came preloaded with windows 8 and GPT partitioning. As usual, My first step after buying a new laptop is to install Ubuntu. Hence followed this guide ...
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Windows 7 Slow bootup after installing Ubuntu

my initial machine was Windows 7 x64. then I decided to try Ubuntu 12.04. so as of now Ubuntu 12.04 is installed in another partition and it really boots fast. however when I select Windows 7 as my ...
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No boot screen(dual screen and dual boot)

When my computer starts the bios posts I get into the windows boot manager. There I select ubuntu. My screen goes black but with the backlight still on. Until after half a minute it turns white and my ...
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Is windows still running in the background?

Running 13.04 on a dual boot, Is windows 7 still live and hackable from the outside world? I put 13.04 on a separate 'drive'
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Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 Resources

I am planing to switch operating Systems(currently using windows 7 x64. from windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) My main reason why I am switching to ubuntu 12.04 lts is to try my luck with it. currently ...
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Partition table unrecognized on gParted, shown wrong in Disks

I had dual boot on my old laptop (2006), with win XP and Ubuntu 13.04 witch was installed after the XP, and everything worked well for me. So, as per usual, I decided to re-install my XP, witch ...
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GRUB not launching

When I start up my machine it does not go into the boot loader instead I get a black screen which displays this: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Atheros ...
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Grub Rescue on Mac after Partition Resize

Ok, I've read a few posts about that, but either the people who wrote had a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu, or I didn't understand the solution in the end... Anyway I'm just too scared of doing something ...
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change windows boot order from within ubuntu

So I just switched over to ubuntu. I used easyBCD to choose between linux mint and windows 7 before the switch. I now have it set up for a dual boot. When the installation was finished, I logged into ...
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How do I make Ubuntu the default partition? [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question and it was marked as a duplicate and not correctly answered. I was even referred to this link which does not address what I am questioning about... How to uninstall ...
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ASUS: K55V series Laptop dual boot problem

I have LAPTOP ASUS K55V (Windows 7 Home 64bit) (I'd like to dual boot with Ubuntu) I read all the tutorials about install Ubuntu, here's what I did: Installed old version (problem: There some some ...
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Installed windows 8 and it replaced BURG bootloader [duplicate]

Hey guys I was using Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.10 and not installed windows 8 on the same partition as windows 7. But its replared my BURG bootloader and now its just loading windows 8. So what can I ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 terminates every time

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop alongside Windows 7 as a dual boot PC. After selecting the option Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, a black screen comes up showing the message ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without losing Grub dual-boot settings?

I would like to over-write the partition with my Ubuntu, without losing all my dual-boot configurations. My dual boot is (I think) configured using grub. Can I install a new version of Ubuntu without ...
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Grub2 ERROR: no such partition on boot 13.0.4

---Update--- So I discovered something odd. If I select SDA4 in reffit, I get an error no partition found error described below. If I use PLOP boot manager in the DVD drive and select SDA4 then I ...
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Cannot start windows

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 LTS and I had made a partition in Windows, and I booted from a live CD and tried to install on that partition. The installation didn't work, so I checked the file, and ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Seperate Partition and now Can't boot Into Windows

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 computer. I Installed on a septate partitions , all my files are still in that partition, but now I am getting the Ubuntu boot loader and it does not ...
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How to update Ubuntu on a dual boot system without internet connection?

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.4 on my Lenovo G580. I want to upgrade my Ubuntu to 12.04 without removing windows is it possible? Just to add WIFI/LAN do not work with Ubuntu 10.4 on my laptop due ...
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GNOME 2 does not start in Ubuntu Linux 12.04 after login though installation is complete

I have a pc with only 512 mb RAM. Ubuntu Linux has installed successfully. Instead of the default Unity desktop I need to use the GNOME desktop. I have done the installation of the desktop and logged ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 from Grub 2 Menu

I originally had Windows 7 installed in my system then decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it. When the system boots I get the grub menu but when I select Windows 7 the Grub menu just reappears ...
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Samsung recovery solution corrupted

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my samsung laptop with windows 7 pre installed, I cant access my samsung recovery solution, I need to factory reset my windows 7. Any help?
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Installing ubuntu 12.04.02 in uefi mode [duplicate]

I've got a new laptop with pre-installed windows 8 and since the beginning of the week I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 without success. Today, after turning off UEFI (using "Compatibility ...
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windows XP doesn't go up after unubtu installation,

I must first admit that I'm pretty new to this whole "Linux" environment, so give me some slacks. :) I'm using win XP, with Acronis true image. After I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 version, the Linux is ...
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Installed 64-bit ubuntu on 32-bit windows vista [duplicate]

I am not very knowledgeable about computing, so pardon me if I am asking a stupid question. I installed ubuntu on my 32-bit windows vista via http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer ...
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ubuntu 13.04 installation alongside win 7 [duplicate]

I have Win 7 already installed and I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it. I read over the net how to do so. Now while installing when I select something else in the install Ubuntu menu, there ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu installed on seperate drives, get Invalid EFI message when selecting Windows at boot

I recently decided to take the plunge with Linux, by installing what I understand is the most user friendly of the distributions, Ubuntu. I had a spare HDD going, after switching to an SSD for my Win ...
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I really messed up my installation / wrong size for encrypted root partition

I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I made a huge mistake while installing. While installing, the setup asked me to allocate drive space. I have a ~650GB hard drive that shows up as :C and :D in ...
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GRUB Issues Acer Aspire v5-513

OK, this laptop is pissing me off. I did a dual-boot install of Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 13.04. I've done this many times on other systems, and never had a problem. I am now. The installation went ...
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Does restoring dd image override whole disk?

I have a PC running ubuntu 12 (dedicated) that I have created a dd image from, and another laptop with ubuntu as dual-boot with windows 7. What I have done is I have taken that image from the PC, and ...
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60 sec delay between BIOS and GRUB screen

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 setup. Both are on the same SSD. When I installed Mint 13 a while ago it put Grub on there and I got this strange delay: after the BIOS finishes loading, a blinking ...
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Choosing bootloader (dual boot)

I have removed Ubuntu on My Laptop Because I hate the way of GRUB bootloader. I completely prefer windows8 bootloader instead of Ubuntu (grub). I want to Install Ubuntu again when I know how to ...
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how do i get ubuntu option after installtion on windows 7 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu along side windows 7. After restart i got a blank screen. There after i restarted it manually now i do not understand how to select ubuntu os. my laptop directly turns on ...