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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed and, I want Windows 7 also. (I don't have any backups of Windows from when I installed Ubuntu, I have an HP deskop, also I want to boot via USB.)
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Install Ubuntu Linux in an existing empty ext4 partition

I am using Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS running from an ISO DVD. Before running Install, Disk Utility was used to set desired partitions with logical partitions of 108 GB ext4 for Ubuntu and 20 GB for ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Ran auto-updates on Ubnutu 12.04 and grub2 lost Windows 7

I have a dual boot system with two hard drives -- one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu (now 3.5.0-43). I ran the most recent Ubuntu updates and lost my Windows 7 entry in grub. I've attempted ...
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Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...
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How to make my laptop bootable to windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04?

I have a Sony Vaio Pro 13, which came pre-installed with Windows 8 and the Vaio Care/Rescue Utility. My goal was to make it dual-bootable to Ubuntu 12.04 as well. As it turns out, the Ubuntu install ...
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Windows doesn't boot after updating to 13.10

Windows 7 still appears as an option in grub but when i choose it, it does nothing and goes back to the grub selection screen. I have tried boot-repair but it's still the same issue. Here's the log ...
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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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Can we run same program or antivirus software at windows as well as on Ubuntu?

I would like to access some windows programs on Ubuntu. If at all possible I would like to access programs installed on windows like antivirus software, flash, silverlight etc. How do I do this?
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Dual-boot selector like windows

A few days ago, I've installed ubuntu 12.04, and when I load my PC, I get this menu: . What I want is to have this menu: but showing the two operating systems (Windows 8 and ubuntu). Is it ...
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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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Resolved -Dual boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.04 is not working - boot-repair did not help as well

since I heard I could have windows 8 and Ubuntu running at the same computer (using the same HD) i was really exited to test, but unfortunately i'm not being luck doing that :( My Computer details: ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu from windows dual boot

I've dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my computer and I'm having trouble uninstalling Ubuntu. I don't remember how I installed it but I've ruled some things out. Most tutorials tell me to delete ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not Detecting Windows 8 Partitions

I have a 1Tb hardisk with windows 8 installed on a 70 Gb partition the ubuntu installer wont detect my windows 8 and other partitions. inside ubuntu i can see my other disks , but the installer only ...
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Installed but Cannot Run Ubuntu 12.04.3

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Asus VivoBook S400CA alongside Windows 8 following a guide I found here. After a couple of starts and stops, I eventually was able to install Ubuntu on my ...
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DVD or USB to install Ubuntu?

My ASUS notebook K53E is currently running under Windows 7. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows and be able to choose between these two systems each time I start the computer. I ...
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I think that I installed Ubuntu over my Windows 8 partitions

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu (13.10) and I chose to do it over the old 13.10 Ubuntu because it had some problems. Now I can't boot Windows or find it in the boot menu. And Ubuntu has all partitions ...
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Win8 partitions showing up i Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Win8. The different Win8 partitions (the main partition, recovery partition and a couple of others) are showing up in Ubuntu. Now I'm wondering if they're ...
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Bootloader issue on dual-boot

First of all I would like to mention that, I'm completely aware of the duplication rule of this forum and this post has been made only after due research on the topic. Problem I dual-booted a ...
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Ubuntu dual boot PC unable to boot

Platform: AMD Athlon64 3200+ running Windows XP. With your help I managed to download Ubuntu to a memory stick and run it from that. I liked it and decided to install it alongside XP, so started ...
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Install ubuntu overwriting an old Windows8 trial partition [duplicate]

On my desktop I have two partition containing both windows8, one of them is an expired trial. I'm a windows based developer and I want to learn even some Linux development stuff, so I want to install ...
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How to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu in a Dell laptop?

I am trying to install OSX Lion on my Dell studio with Ubuntu being the current and only operating system. Is there a way to dual boot without having to delete and reinstall Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu - Destroyed my data on longside installation - Data recovery? [duplicate]

I wanted to get Ubuntu 13.10 so I downloaded it.... Firstly I tried to install it alongside my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, using Wubi. It didn't worked: No root filesystem error on ubuntu boot So I ...
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Can I change the grub default choice from Windows?

This is a weird question. I read how to set the default OS choice for GRUB (How do I set the grub timeout and the grub default boot entry?) and I did that, but since I often work from home, I'd like ...
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Problem after dual boot installation

I installed Ubuntu a while ago in a dual boot. It worked ok with Windows ; but then my windows got a bug because of a virus. Since then, I can only boot on Ubuntu, Windows just won't boot. In the ...
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Error mounting my additional partitions after editing fstab?

New user here, having an issue automounting my extra partitions. I'm dual-booting Xubuntu and Windows7, and I have a bunch of partitions: A 60gb ext4 partition for "/".. A 60gb ntfs partition for ...
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Gptsync failure on Macbook Pro 8,2, Ubuntu 13.10 dualboot

I'm having a very tough time dual booting with Ubuntu 13.10/OS X Mavericks on my Macbook Pro 8,2. Before this is closed as a duplicate, I've tried all popular solutions I could find to no avail, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't find hdds with higher clock rates [closed]

I dual boot windows 7 64-bit and ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on separate disks, and utilize some overclocking from the BIOS. Windows works fine, however ubuntu can't seem to find any hard drives, except for ...
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How do I fix boot problems after installing 12.04 alongside Windows 8?

I'm a long-time windows user trying to convert to Ubuntu. I think I messed up the installation pretty badly and I'm not sure how to fix it. I will try to be as detailed as possible: I recently bought ...
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Problems Booting Ubuntu 12.04 on Dual Boot with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside pre-installed Windows 8. It went successfully for the most part, after turning off Secure Boot and Fast Boot. For the past few days I was able to choose ...
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Make windows hdd show up in grub

I recently installed Windows 7 64 bit on a new hdd I put in my pc. Before the installation, since I knew windows installations screw up Linux partitions, I disconnected the sata of the hdd containing ...
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Program to repair grub?

I have had windows eight and Ubuntu 13.04 dual booting and working fine(using EasyBCD) I had created partition for Ubuntu of exactly 20GB. Some time later, after never using Ubuntu, I went into ...
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Restore my system to factory settings

I have SONY VAIO with windows 7 pre installed. I have installed the UBUNTU in other partition to work as dual boot. I am trying now to restore the factory settings with ALT + F10 which is not working ...
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Errors found doing diskcheck [duplicate]

I would like to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Win8 (preinstalled). I've downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 (an iso file) and made a bootable USB stick (3,8 GB) using Pendrivelinux's UUI. When I booted it I ...
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Dual boot on mac with osx system drive encrypted by file vault?

I have macbook pro and the system drive is encrypted by filevault. I would like to cut a chunk from that system drive for Ubuntu. How should I proceed? Does encryption need to be removed first and ...
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How can I install Ubuntu and Windows 7 on the same SSD, then use another drive for data storage

I have a small SSD (120gb), and a much larger drive (3TB), and want to install both OS's onto the SSD and use the 3TB one for data and gaming storage. Is this possible, and easily doable? The main ...
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How to access Ubuntu files in Windows 7 while having dual boot? [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 13.04. I have all my software dump in my Ubuntu partitions which I want to install in Windows 7. How can I access the Ubuntu partition so that I can copy ...
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Boot another OS from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 13.10.I had another two Os's installed on my HDD. avinash@avinash-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z500:~$ sudo os-prober /dev/sda1:Windows 8 (loader):Windows:chain /dev/sda8:Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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Windows hangs at grub's purple screen when dual booting in legacy boot mode

I just installed my new computer (Gainward Z87X-UD4H, i7-4770, no video card). Due to some gaming, I installed Windows 7 first. Afterwards I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now, my Ubuntu starts without ...
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grub rescue, unaware of ubuntu on my machine

i was unaware my friend installed ubuntu on my machine until now because im suddenly getting a grub rescue error. all i did yesterday was turn the machine on, check email and turn it off. Today it ...
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what's the matter with my dual system load?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04.I know what I did,that is I divided the drive considering a dual system load.But,no grub stripes lighten up as booting,that means I can't selected which system I wanna ...
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Installed Ubuntu with Windows 7

I had Windows 7 and installed Ubuntu using the Windows installer. Now when I restart the PC, it directly boots to Ubuntu. What happened to my Windows 7 and how I can make it dual boot?
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Previous OS not detected at installation [duplicate]

I've read some other threads with the same issue, not being able to solve my problem. When I try to install Ubuntu with a USB, it does not recognize the OS I have already installed (Windows 8). I ...
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Broken chainloader after cloning drive

I have a multiboot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04. I use Grub 2 to boot from the MBR to a chainloader in the Ubuntu partition, and the chainloader gives me the option of booting to XP or ...
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Time setting conflict in a dual boot system [duplicate]

My dual boot computer has Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Suggestions on this website recommend setting the time parameter for Ubuntu to manual. I did that. In fact, I changed both the ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my pre-installed windows 7 pc and I want a dual boot. I have no empty partition on my hard disk drive. I don't want to re-install windows 7 and don't want to install ...
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Dualbooting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on 2 hardisks

I have an SSD with Windows 7 on it and a 1TB HDD with 200 GB storage to be accessed by Windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu on my HDD without erasing what I have on it. I have checked some videos but ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 in vaio

everything works properly when i am booting from usb (trial mode). but when i am trying to install, it shows that it didnot find any operating system but i do have windows 8 preinstalled. when i did ...