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Ubuntu + Windows 8 -> Dell 14z 5423 AHCI / ISRT

I just bought a Dell 14z 5423, which uses UEFI/GPT and Intel Smart Response on the Windows 8. I have been researching and studying how to use it as Dual boot. Thanks to this forum I was able to ...
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Merging Extended partition with Unallocated Space: Error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 which is on a dual boot with Windows 7. I initially had 30 GB for Ubuntu ,but I decided I need more , now I booted Ubuntu from its Live CD ,used GParted , shrunk Windows ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot!

I installed ubuntu ver. 13.04 from a flash drive. I already partitioned my drive which has windows. I selected ex4 and formatted the disk space. It installed correctly. Then it asked to restart. When ...
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Ubuntu does not boot once after switching from Windows 8 with dual boot

I seem to have a weird issue with dual-booing Ubuntu and Windows 8 (UEFI mode). Whenever I use Windows 8, restart the machine and then boot Ubuntu (13.04) with grub boot-loader, Ubuntu freezes during ...
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Installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been using Windows and ubuntu alongside each other for quite some time. Till Windows 7, things were fine. I installed Ubuntu inside Windows and all was fine. At startup, I would be asked if I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 installation problem on HP desktop [closed]

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 on an HP desktop machine. I made a partion of 20 GB in Wndows 8 and created a installation USB and installed it. After that when I reboot I couldn't get to GRUB. So I ...
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Dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu is low on disk space. What can I do?

Right now, my available disk space on Ubuntu is very low, and I want to increase it. My main drive has several partitions on it. I have a main partition for windows, a 900mb partition which I believe ...
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What version of Ubuntu to install on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Machine

Hey, what version of Ubuntu can I install on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11" machine? And can I run it with windows installed on Windows 8 RT garbage that is previously on this machine
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Ubuntu is installed but not booting.I am using a windows 8 pre-installed laptop

Ubuntu is installed but not booting and is appearing in OS choice but when i choose Ubuntu it shows cannot find file ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr I am using a windows 8 pre-installed laptop. I ...
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How can I fix “The creation of swap space in partition #6 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed” while installing Ubuntu?

Edit: Updated my question with screenshots I have a 500 GB built-in hard disk. I have 3 primary partition. C: - 100GB - Primary Partition - Windows 7 installed D: - 150GB - Primary Partition E: - ...
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How to do a fresh re-installation of Ubuntu safely on dual boot?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 installed on different partitions. I want to do a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 when it comes out. But for that I would have to remove Ubuntu 13.04. I want to ...
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I can't boot windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I'm using a HP desktop with Windows 8 pre installed . I turned off fast boot and secure boot and have installed Ubuntu. I can boot into Ubuntu without any problem however I can't boot into windows. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot windows 8- Problem

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in EFI mode on my dell inspiron 15z successfully. When I boot my laptop in UEFI mode with secure boot off, I get blank ubuntu screen- I got no activity on hard disk LED ...
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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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Installed Ubuntu, Unable to open Windows 8

I got bored with the Windows 8 and tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had trouble installing it and looked for help. I learnt that I had to make the root as "/" and format the drive as Ext 2 or 3 or ...
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How to Install multiple Ubuntu Operating Systems with Shared Boot Partition

I have a computer (laptop) and a hard disk to which I have already created partitions for my Operating Systems and a Boot partition, which has Grub2 and the /boot files. What is the proper way to ...
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Best partition layout for specific setup

I work at a webdevelopment company and we're all getting new PC's. Our plan is to run a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8. I've setup a few of these systems so I know the how of it, ...
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I can't start ubuntu [duplicate]

I can't start ubuntu, which is weird because I have it for months already and there was no problem, but now I select it from the bootscreen and it shows an ubuntu screen, then turns black and stays ...
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bootmgr is missing [duplicate]

How do I setup the file system and partitions to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? Bootmgr is missing, and the OS cannot be found. I've looked at a few utilities, like UBCD, but they are somewhat ...
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Grub Rescue set on partition that doesn't exist

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I downloaded 12.04 LTS ISO and created a bootable USB stick. I booted into Ubuntu on my laptop and installed Ubuntu, choosing the 'side by side' ...
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Windows 8 on SSD, Ubuntu 12.04.3 on HDD, EasyBCD not working here, how to boot into Ubuntu?

I have Windows 8 on an SSD, and I put Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a partition on my hard drive. Since the boot order is set to read from the SSD first, I had to change something. I read some related threads on ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 not showing [duplicate]

Trying to install ubuntu 13.04 64 bit with windows 8 64bit .. but its not show win 8 .. just laptop harddisk without any window's options update .. I have installed windows 8 64bit but when i try to ...
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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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How to boot from Windows 7 installation USB and install it after Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my HP Pavilion PC, and I am able to boot from Ubuntu live USB, but when I try to install Windows 7 from USB my computer boots to Ubuntu. My Windows installation USB ...
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How do I install 13.04 alongside windows on an Intel Raid 5?

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu I run into issues. All the live CD's don't display the Intel raid 5 and show multiple drives. When I tried the 12.04 alternative, And the Raring Minimal ISO. The raid ...
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Can I use Grub only for windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu and now I want to get rid of it because I hardly use it. I deleted the Ubuntu partitions, but that also broke Grub. I reinstalled Ubuntu and then repaired Grub, but I still want to ...
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Making Flash Drive as a boot option

This is my issue. I just got a brand new laptop (Windows 8 Samsung). This does not have a cd drive and I wanted to do a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. I did a "install from flash drive ...
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Files saved with Ubuntu is not visible in Windows 8

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8. When I download some file via ubuntu (e.g a pdf) and save it on a windows partition(NTFS), I do not see it through windows 8. Even when I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Linux 3.5.0-39-generic has issues booting

I've been trying to get this working for days now and none of the posts I've found on this site (or any other) have been able to help me fix this, so sorry if this is a repost. I'm currently trying to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation error and data loss

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I had Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) installed onto it and it was the only OS. In Windows, my 250-GB hard disk was partitioned only into ...
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Black screen when selecting “Try Ubuntu” 13.04 on windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been trying to install ubuntu 13.04 dual-booted with windows 8 on my computer (HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC). My motherboard is UEFI supported. Following most guides, I created a LiveUSB to boot ...
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Sharing torrents between Ubuntu and Windows

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Win7. The torrents are downloaded to the same folder, but is there a way to easily share the magnet links between the two deludge installations? This would be ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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Ubuntu boots inmediatly in my dual-boot system

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. When I restart I do not have the option to go to either Windows or Ubuntu. I get a black screen witch is displayed on the top left corner : 7.691547 KVM: ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 machine (HP ENVY 17t j000)

I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I have tried burning the .iso file to a blank DVD and have also used Universal USB Installer for the USB stick option of installation ...
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Dual-boot (Win7/13.04) won't boot to Windows (no grub menu). Boot-repair didn't fix it

I installed Ubuntu using this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8X7_tYWmA But it doesn't show the grub menu when I startup, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can look in my hard drive via the File ...
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Lubuntu Dual-Boot on a MacBook?

Is it possible to Dual-Boot Lubuntu on a MacBook? If so how would I do it? I have not tried as yet as I wanted to know the proper way to do such thing.
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Trying to Dual Boot Windows 7 and 12.04 using live DVD

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having absolutely no luck getting it done. Windows 7 was pre-installed on my computer. I've crated a 90 GB partition for ...
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i cant boot into lubuntu grub wont show up

I have recently installed Lubuntu as a dual boot system with windows 8 and now it just default boots to windows. Ive tried holding shift but nothing happens. If I hold esc I can go to the boot menu ...
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How to dual boot Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 13.04 x64 as BIOS, not EFI

I wanted to dual boot Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) 64-bit, but when I installed it, it didn't boot. Only Windows was booting. I installed Ubuntu with a " / " of ...
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How to properly uninstall Ubuntu from dual boot? [duplicate]

Is there any other way than this Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader ? Don't have a windows 7 disk and my laptop won't go to recovery mode since the keys are broke on the laptop. ...
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Will the multi-touch trackpad on my Windows PC still work when i install Ubuntu?

I'm going to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot option on my Windows 8 pc. My pc trackpad has multi-touch capability (two-time scroll, etc) and I was wondering, will I still have those multi-touch ...
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Problems installing 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I have a Lenovo Y400 notebook, and I hate Windows 8. So, I tried to install and dual-boot Ubuntu. I immediately ran into problems. First of all, 13.10 won't boot. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Windows and into Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to boot into Windows from Ubuntu and into Ubuntu from Windows with grub. Can I edit my /boot/grub/grub.cfg where there's the following: # # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # # It is ...
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Dual Win8 + Ubuntu…now I can't put Windows to sleep

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ever since then, I'm not able to put my computer to sleep in Windows 8. I click sleep, and it goes black, then just turns back on. After some ...
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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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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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How can I install Windows 8 as a dual boot over an existing Ubuntu installation

I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!