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Can't install Ubuntu Dual Boot

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 and it's not intalling .Before i got a black screen witha blinking cursor.I added nomodeset and now the problem is I'm have a grub menu and after i click ...
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Ubuntu installation in BIOS mode

I want to know what kind of installation is the best for me. I bought my computer with windows 7 preinstalled in it and I upgraded it to windows 8. It is in BIOS mode and I saw that i need to install ...
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Missing vmlinuz and initrd.img in 13.04

I am attempting to set up a new MacBook Pro as dual boot OSX Mountain Lion/Ubuntu 13.04, using rEFInd as the boot manager, and the most recent 64-bit Mac image from here. According to all the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 don't boot with Windows 7

So I just installed the Gnome, I used the Gparted to make the partitions because the basic mode to install side by side with windows was not working. Ok, I made the partitions and installed, no ...
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dual booting ubuntu without affecting recovery disk

I bought a new laptop with genuine windows 8 with a recovery partition built in. I need to install ubuntu without affecting to the current configurations. This is how my partition table looks in ...
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Time changes when rebooting kubuntu

I have installed a dual boot system with windows 7 and kubuntu but every time i reboot my system; time changes in my kubuntu. Initially frequency of time changing was less but now its changing every ...
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ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 not booting

I installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 without any problems. But when I start my system, windows 8 boots up without even asking which os I want to use. Why is this happening and how can I ...
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Would like to install Ubuntu on secondary hard drive within my computer

Okay, so here's the story. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. I currently have a 2TB drive in my computer where Windows 7 boots from, and a secondary 500GB drive that also has a bootable ...
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grub rescue…delete ubuntu…windows 8…purple screen [duplicate]

Okay so I noticed I am basically screwed and have been working on this for hours. I tried to dual boot my windows 8, but I am still a beginner and failed. I am at the point where I delete ubuntu, get ...
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Installing Ubuntu help

I have a PC with 2 HDDs, and want to install Ubuntu 13.04 . Unfortunately, my active partition is not on my Windows XP partition. I assume my drive list when boot from LiveUSB similar like this: ...
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Easiest way to stop using a separate partition for /boot?

I have an older machine that I originally set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 and Lubuntu. Part of that setup was establishing a small partition for /boot. The partition is 89 MB, and with recent ...
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invalid EFI file path on windows 8

I installed ubuntu 13.04 on my new notebook (that came with windows 8 installed) and now when I try to load windows 8 appear the error: impossible to find command 'drivemap'. (this is in ...
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wanted to install the windows xp

I have installed the unbutu latest version on my laptop. then i am trying to install the windows xp as dual boot . could any body please suggest me how to do it . i have tried the following procedure ...
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Time clock dual boot win 8 ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I finally have dual boot working great with ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8. The only thing I cant figure out is why the time of day clock is 4 hours off between the 2 OS's. I can set the time on win8 and ...
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Can I dowload Ubuntu and quickly change back to Windows 8? [duplicate]

but I also like the Windows 8 that is already on my computer. I'm not really technologically inclined, so my question to the world is if there is an easy way to switch back and forth between Ubuntu OS ...
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Grub issue in 12.04: “Booting in blind mode.”

I just turned on my PC where I'm dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 and I had the following message at startup: Invalid video mode 'text' Booting in blind mode Fortunately for me the laptop booted ...
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secure boot not enabled

I have Q400A Asus laptop, which was running windows 8 when I bought, I installed Windows 7 as the main OS for the system and Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 running on side. I wanna try 13.04 so i ...
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Unable to extend ubuntu partiton

I'm trying to expand my Ubuntu partition, I booted up my LiveCD, opened GParted and freed some space. But when I'm trying to expand the partition, it doesn't show any free space. It does this only for ...
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GRUB2: When I choose Windows 8, error invalid EFI file path

I had a problem with install Ubuntu 13.04 next to Windows 8. I have a Dell inspiron 15 notebook with UEFI. In Boot-setup I changed to Legacy Boot on and switched UEFI boot off. Then I installed ...
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How can I change partition table without data loss?

I hope that I name it that right. I have a root partition a home partition and swap. All I want is to add a partition for windows. BUT my drive is full so I want to shrink the logical home partition ...
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Grub rescue unknown file system error

I formatted my partition of Ubuntu 11.04 and created a new simple volume in Windows. But when I rebooted my laptop, I got an error :no such partition. I tried nearly all commands suggested, but could ...
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Deleted ang0 and ang1

I accidentally deleted ang0 and ang1 from my PC. I was dual-booting ubuntu with Windows 8 as default. How do I repair it? I installed ubuntu with UNetBootIn.
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grub2 C/H/S value error on Laptop Second hard drive (ODD)

I was living happily with my one hard drive in laptop then I installed a SSD as my first (hd0) then installed the old drive in laptop's second hard drive caddy in CD/DVD drive bay. now I can't boot ...
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binary is whitelisted installin from live-cd win8

i'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04.2 64bit on a asus k55n running a preinstalled win8. the bios (of uefi o this computer) are set to load from UEFI usb device, the fast boot is disabled and the ...
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Ubuntu and Windows7 [duplicate]

I know, this is a stupid question but I need your help. I have ubuntu 12.04 on my Computer but I need windows to play Metin2 (yes I need because I am gamemaster). Wine doesn't work because of ...
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How to boot into Linux on a regular basis with a grub that has Windows as the default?

In a PC using Windows, I'd like to schedule a boot into Linux every x days (alternatively every x bootstraps). Is there a way to have Grub2 make this timed, cron-like, boot?
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Would I benefit from switching to Lubuntu or Xubuntu?

I just settled down with my ideal setup, a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but for some reason Ubuntu's running slow for me. I heard that Ubuntu was pretty small and resource light, but should I ...
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I was able to run Ubuntu from the LIVE CD on an ASUS Windows 8 Touch screen Laptop. However when I take the CD out I am not able to boot into Windows

I used this method Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system. I followed the process as described by Luis The Live CD installation works, I can see the my data that was ...
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Partitioning issues with easeUS how do i proceed

Ok I installed EaseUS to set up a partition for Ubuntu. My laptop automatically has 4 primary drives: *:SYSTEM C: D: Recovery *: HP_TOOLS I have an HP laptop. I read online that HP_TOOLS is a back ...
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After installing ubuntu 12.04 amd 64 bit alongside windows 8, i can't load ubuntu nor no option for dual booting

i had windows 8 installed in partition C (I had 4 partition). i installed ubuntu 12.04 amd 64 bit. after completion, i had to restart it. after restart i can't see the dual boot option. i try to ...
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I Want To Install Ubuntu 13.04 On Windows 8 With Dual Boot [duplicate]

Laptop: HP Probook 4520s Windows: Windows 8 x64 This is what I want I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 When my computer starts, I want it to give me option to choose to load Windows 8 or Ubuntu As ...
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(U)EFI > Ubuntu vs Windows 8 - problems with booting Windows [duplicate]

I have a problem with a screwed dual-boot of ubuntu 13.04 and windows 8 on a new DELL XPS 12 (EFI/grub2) System not loading windows8 at all,... here is a story: I've got a new DELL XPS 12 System with ...
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Why is Ubuntu running very slowly on my laptop?

I installed Ubuntu on on a Toshiba Laptop and although it installed without any problems, it's running very slowly. I would like help diagnosing why Ubuntu is running so slowly. It takes a long time ...
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Windows 7 is not shown in GRUB menu after 13.04 install

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a secondary hard drive, which has succeeded. But there is no GRUB entry for Windows 7 as an option. Boot-Repair and update-grub did not appear to help. ...
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Fixing Windows 8 after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu (successfully) on my Windows 8 machine so i could develop in c and it worked decently for a while. I did this without wubi. However, I later got a virtual machine to run ...
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How do you sucessfuly use the uninstaller for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I tried Ubuntu, and I find that I am not using it. I would like to use the uninstaller provided by the installation program but I cannot seem to get it to work. I am not a programmer and have limited ...
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Boot issues with dual boot windows and ubuntu

I am facing an issue when I did following. Initially my pc had Windows 7 ultimate x64 installed. Then I made it dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 x64. Everything used to work fine then. Problem started ...
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Change GRUB2 boot device

I have a MacBook Pro, and I use rEFIned to dual-boot Ubuntu and Mac OS X. In case I ever messed anything up, I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive. However, I messed up the setup so I installed ...
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Reinstall ubuntu dual boot windows xp [duplicate]

I got a ubuntu 10.10 dual booting with windows XP. Everything was working fine, but since 10.10 is no longer supported, i want to upgrade it to 12.10 or 12.04. In the past i have had loads of problem ...
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Problem with installing ubuntu on Windows 8

So I have set up the Ubuntu installer by installing it onto my memory stick using the USBInstaller. I am then faced with a problem. The Ubuntu Installer loads up and I start going through it making ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?

I had done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago as a dual boot with Windows. Last night since the PC was behaving a bit sluggish I tried to restart Ubuntu. The bootup reached the GRUB loader ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.04 conclusively support TRIM? [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to install (dual boot) Ubuntu, but I have heard conflicting information on how well supported TRIM is. I'm solely using an Intel 330 and would not install it if I don't know whether ...
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Grub wont load. cant boot either OS

I'll start by saying I'm not the very tech savvy, so I'll really need help with this! Problem: I cannot load either my Ubuntu OS OR my Windows 8. when i start my computer, a few lines run saying ...
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How can I dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 7 Home Premium? [duplicate]

I have a nice impression to Ubuntu before and I want to dual boot it with my Windows OS. (I'm a total newbie in this field :D ) I have downloaded the latest Universal USB Installer and the Ubuntu ...
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UEFI mode problem with windows 8 on sony vaio

This is Manorath. I tried all the options explained in the help page regarding uefi mode when I boot my sony vaio which already contain windows 8 in uefi mode when I am using the ubuntu cd as my first ...
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Windows 8 Legacy BIOS mode and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual boot

I have fresh installed Windows 8 on my laptop and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS(64 bit). My BIOS Mode is Legacy. I want to know is their any issues with dual booting, I just want to ...
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No sign of a dual boot after installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7..everything went well, and it said that I had to restart the system. I restarted & took out the USB, but it booted directly to Windows 7. I ...
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Bootloader help [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I am sure if I searched enough I could figure this out but, I keep running into the same issue. I have just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I unfortunately have only one ...
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Boot issues after attempting dual-boot setup with Windows 8

(I did quite a bit of messing around before asking for help, which in retrospect was a mistake, so the BootInfo might be more useful than my retelling of the events: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5659500/) ...
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Wubi is downloading file but I have full ISO [duplicate]

I have "ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso" and my PC has Windows 8 installed. In my previous windows i.e "Windows 7" I used Wubi to install ubuntu 12.04.2 and installed and work correctly. Now I try to ...