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Can I install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit alongside Windows 8 32-bit?

I am planning to dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. My Windows 8 is a 32-bit OS. Can I install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit alongside it? My processor is 64-bit capable and my laptop is a relatively new ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8

I have an issue. When I install Ubuntu, I burn it on a disk and boot it, the installer opens and everything is fine till I come to the installation location. There I can just see my hard disk name ...
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Ubuntu can't boot after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 without inserting a random remote disk/harddrive

The problem is so weird. I upgraded my laptop from 13.04 to 13.10. The upgrade went smoothly and I restarted the machine as required when the upgrade finished. After the restart, the grub menu was ...
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Removing Windows 7 from dual boot, what would be the best method out of the following options

Was wondering how I should remove windows, using gparted or reinstalling ubuntu as a single os? I have downloaded very little in ubuntu, so re-installing it wouldn't be a problem. Would this be a ...
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Purple screen on boot, iMac

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (special iMac iso found here) on the new iMac (dual boot). Installation of rEFIt was completed successfully, as well as the installation of Ubuntu itself. After the ...
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not logging in blank screen after login with system error message

when i start my pc it gets to the logon screen, then i put in the correct details. then a blank screen appears, and a message saying system error has occured, cancel or report now so i tried cancel ...
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line 7: can't open /dev/sda no medium found

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 but Ubuntu 13.04 installation hangs on this (I'm using USB) /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sda: No medium found /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: No medium found ...
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Asus G75VX / Xubuntu 13.10 EFI installation Blank Screen

I am trying to install Xubuntu 13.10 on a G75VX laptop which has Windows 8 Pre-Installed. So my installation has to be in EFI mode. I've had Xubuntu 13.10 installed in it for a while on a different ...
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New installation not letting me boot to windows

I have an HP Pavilion running Windows 7. Not wanting to make any changes to my 1TB hard drive, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a separate 40GB hard drive in the same computer. After installation, I can ...
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Ubuntu will not install with dual boot

I have a Desktop with a 1 TB HD and Win 7 installed. When I try to install Ubuntu as a dual boot system the only option it allows is to write over Win 7. I've installed dual boot versions on other ...
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“Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel” after installing Ubuntu with UEFI

I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS second system with windows 7, UEFI. Made a LiveUSB, downloaded, started the installation. The installer showed four sections, one for efi already existed ...
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Need help to sort out partitions with Mac OS X + Ubuntu Dual Boot

I have a MacbookPro8,1 with a 500GB HDD, running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. I used the Disk Utility app on Mac OS to create a new 50GB free space partition to install Ubuntu on. I installed rEFIt ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 (non UEFI)

I just want to ask.. How to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 x64 with windows 8 x64 (non UEFI installation)? And can I use default windows 8 grub? Because I like it so much. Just search for the answer ...
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I did a factory reset on windows 7 and now I can't boot into Ubuntu, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I switched over to Ubuntu about a month ago after Windows 7 was corrupted and wouldn't boot anymore. I recently decided to restore Windows 7 so I could play a game on it. Unfortunately I had no ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 installer to recognize Windows' existence?

Saw you posted this question, and comment: 13.10 and 12.04 discs say I have no Windows 7 on my hard drive Can't get it to work; similar problem. You wrote: "I was able to find a fix. the problem was ...
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Why do I have the Ubuntu OS although I uninstalled it?

When booting my PC with Windows 8 as my main OS, my Computer shows me two Operating Systems to boot either I uninstalled Ubuntu. I also can´t uninstall Ubuntu anymore and if I install a new Ubuntu ...
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Wifi home network authentication problem only with Ubuntu on laptop

I have a laptop that's currently configured as a dual-boot. The problem: I cannot connect to the Internet in the home wireless network through Ubuntu in the apartment where I currently live. The ...
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Grub-Customizer made Windows 7 disappear from Gurb2

I am running dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows7. I wanted to change the boot order in Grub2 to have Windows on top of the list. I installed Grub-Customizer on Ubuntu 12.04 using the following terminal ...
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what happens if we install two boot images in a pendrive?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 image in my 16 GB Moserbaer pendrive. i am willing to install another image in it with out losing this 12.04. i'm using Universal USB installer 1.9.4.3. Thank you.
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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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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 disabled track pad, brightness, sound on Lenovo Z570

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 using Ubuntu's software update. It seemed to go all right, however after the system restarted and booted up Ubuntu 13.10, it began experiencing several problems. Some ...
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Dual boot Win 7 Ubuntu - home and boot partitions have no mount point

After installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 laptop, running Ubuntu Disk Utility showed the following partition information; /dev/sda1 NTFS, Bootable, Filesystem, Labled: System Reserved, 105MB, ...
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Flash Drives Installer?

I know I used to be able to install Ubuntu on a flash drive, then install it on a hard drive, using the flash, instead of a CD. Its been a few years since I've had to install from a flash drive, so ...
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No partitions in Ubuntu isntallation

Today, with the new version of Ubuntu, I have decided to install it in my laptot, but running with Windows 8, which is the OS I have installed now and that I don't want to uninstall, because I need ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezing on splash screen (boot screen) after upgrade from 13.04

I just updated my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 using the built in update software. After the restart it asked me to do, the system is stuck, frozen on the splash screen (ubuntu logo with all circles orange, ...
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Get windows loader before Ubuntu Loader [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer with windows 7 on it. Most of my games are installed in windows.So I would usually load into windows. After installing Ubuntu, it is the loader of Ubuntu ...
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Dual-Booting Ubuntu and Backtrack on a external HDD

Now I would like to install Ubuntu and BackTrack on the same external hard drive. I do not want Ubuntu live, because I use it often and I need it installed. However, I don't care about BackTrack. I ...
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Help with Grub2 needed post 13.10 updgrade. Grub sees my opensuse12.3 but when selected hangs with black screen.

This happened on last upgrade and I reinstalled opensuse. I want to avoid that this time. When opensuse controlled grub the options to boot either OS worked fine. The ubuntu one will not work. Are ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer doesn't detect my Windows7 partition

I wiped out Windows8 from my Toshiba Satellite L840 and installed Windows7; While trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3, once I get to the installation type screen, I get just two options: Erase Disk and ...
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Ubuntu not installing on toshiba satellite [closed]

I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite s70 and customized it to have nvidia GEFORCE graphics card. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my old laptop and created a 13.04 and 13.10 install usbs. I jump through ...
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Will upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 affect Ubuntu?

It's a rather simple question (I hope). I currently have Windows 8 and I am dual booting it with Ubuntu 13.04. If I were to install the latest update for Windows 8, that being 8.1, will it affect ...
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Cannot install ubuntu in dual boot with Win7 (Asus UX51VZ)

I removed Win8, changed partition table from GPT to MBR and installed Win7. The problem is that I don't see the grub after I installed ubuntu and only win7 boots. Any ideas? I tried to reinstall all ...
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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stuck in grub rescue mode after installing ubuntu alongside Windows 8

I tried to install ubuntu 13.04 on my new Lenovo G500 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I shrunk the main OS (Win 8) partition and then disabled fast boot in the power options in Win 8. Then I ...
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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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Grub Rescue (UEFI Laptop)

I installed Ubuntu couple days ago and suddenly the sound stopped working, could not find the solution and since i had not setup or put too much effort into it, I decided to just go ahead and ...
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Dual Boot System: Windows 8 starts up with black screen if started from GRUB

i don't even know if this problem has anything to do with GRUB or Ubuntu. It could be just a hardware problem. my problem started after i installed my new graphics card (Radeon HD7970). Everything ...
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Resize Windows partition without affecting Ubuntu in dual-boot [duplicate]

I have installed both Windows and Ubuntu on a single hard-drive. The Windows OS is split into 2 partitions, C and D and I want to enlarge the C partition by taking 3GB from the D partition. Can I do ...
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How can I recover an unallocated Ubuntu-Installation? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu as my main OS and Windows for gaming (dual boot). After I reinstalled Windows, it has, as expected, overwritten grub. I restored grub in similar situations countless times using a live-cd ...
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ubuntu partition is nowhere to be found in dual boot system

I have a dual boot system, win7 in sdb1 and ubuntu in sdb6, the latter resides on an extended partition. well up until today, update-grub2 would not find a windows partition and today I decide to try ...
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Operating system missing

I am running windows eight alongside Ubuntu 12.04 , using the default GNU Grub (Ubuntu loads first then i used to choose Windows 8 from the list). The computer was running normally, until just now, I ...
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how to uninstall Linux dual boot with Windows? [closed]

I installed Kali Linux (Debian distro) dual boot with Windows 7 but there were some damages with the ISO file i downloaded so Kali didn't install correctly, please how do I uninstall Kali dual boot ...
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Windows 8 failed to boot - Dual boot Ubuntu

Can someone help me with this? I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ubuntu boots perfectly, but when I select Windows 8 from the grub bootloader, I get the following error message: error: ...
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How to run Ubuntu touch on Hp Slate 21 inch tablet running jelly bean [duplicate]

I have an hp slate 21 running android jelly bean that needs something like ubuntu on it to make it useful. I accept I need to root it and risk bricking it but it's not much use as it stands so not ...
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My Window 7 is not showing in booting

i am using window 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 at the same time. after update Ubuntu my window 7 is not showing in the boot loader plz help me
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How to reinstall ubuntu from flash drive

I am using ubuntu 13.04 and wish to reinstall ubuntu using a usb flash drive. Currently my computer is set up to dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu, where grub comes up when i boot the computer i ...
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I've installed Dual Boot, Windows 8 and Ubuntu, how I can select to boot Win8 on boot?

Well, now every time I boot my PC, its run ubuntu, and I need to press F8 to select Windows 8, the problem is its not only who use this PC, and I need to Windows 8 run without pressing any key or ...
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Windows is not booting any more after resizing “/”

On my machine I have two ubuntu partitions and one windows partition. Everything was fine, until I had to increase the size of the / partition of one of the ubuntu installs. I basically moved the / ...
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Error 0xc000007B after installing ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with UEFI enabled (since windows came preinstalled) and I want to keep windows. I created a partition, installed ubuntu successfully and then I repaired grub2 ...
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Ubuntu partition filesystem not detected after Win 8 install

I installed Windows 8 over an existing dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I thought, like all times, a simple grub reinstall would fix the issue. But this time something weird happened. I ran ...