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Grub2 doesn't show Windows 7

I did reinstall UBUNTU 14.04 after having some issues with grub, the problem is that I can't access to my windows 7 anymore as the grub menu shows only Ubuntu partition. P.S/ during the ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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change default paths of (Music, Pictures, Temples, installations, ECT)

I have my 250GB HDD split up into 3 partitions. 25GB has a windows 7 installation. 25GB has Ubuntu 14.04. 200GB is simply an empty NTFS partition. I have done in the past with windows instaltions ...
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Trying to do an Ubuntu/Windows dual install but only Windows 7 pops up

So I've been running Ubuntu without Windows. I got a Windows 7 live CD and tried to do a Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot but I couldn't get the boot to load correctly so I decided to go back to just ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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How to solve “boot in insecure mode” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my laptop. But I always get "booting in insecure mode" message and then nothing happens. My laptop has BIOS Legacy not UEFI. There's any option about security ...
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Ubuntu-gnome now alone on harddrive, how to remove multiboot menu [duplicate]

I want to remove all trace of multi-boot now and make Ubuntu boot up without grub that was installed when Windows 7 was there. Now Windows 7 is gone but not the boot menu. How do I remove this?
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boot from USB drive Ubuntu or Windows 8

As security I would like only when I have the USB drive plugged in the laptop to be ask if I would like to boot my Ubuntu desktop otherwise to boot my installer Windows 8 . Could anyone let me know if ...
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Ubuntu is not finding swap partition

I booted Ubuntu on to a new computer today. I created 3 partitions 20g for operating system 200g encrypted /home and 12g swap. But sudo swapon -s brings up nothing and when I boot it also say swap not ...
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Dual Boot Win8.1-Ubuntu 14.04 - Cannot load Win8.1 after reinstalling Ubuntu

As suggested by the title of the topic I'm having troubles with the dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.....forgive me if the post is gonna be a little long, but I guess it should be better to ...
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Help with restoring windows 7 boot from ubuntu grub

I just sold my old laptop on ebay and had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on separate partitions on the same hd. When I restored factory settings to Windows 7 I deleted the partition that Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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How can I disable Windows 8 Fast Boot if I don't have Windows 8?

I've been searching around for this for a while, but I haven't found anyone else with the same problem. Guess no one made the same stupid mistake. I have a Windows 7/Ubuntu computer that is ...
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Install windows 7 pro after a clean install of Trusty [duplicate]

Can I install Win7 Pro after after a full install of Trusty without any partitioning done before hand. I have been a Mac user since 1989 and have no windows experience or Linux. My kids want to know ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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No “Install Alongside OS X” option when installing Ubuntu

Problem I have is that when I run through the install procedure I do not get the “Install Alongside OS X” option. I have an IMac 21.5” mid 2011 running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Version of Ubuntu I wish ...
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Dual boot of windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I run windows 8.1 and I feel like having a dual boot. Every time I start installing ubuntu, my system does not recognise windows. My partition table is GPT. What should i do to use ubuntu and windows ...
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How do I remove old Ubuntu versions

I've installed 14.04 "alongside" my older versions of Ubuntu, and now I want to delete the older ones, which are taking up too much space. What is the best way to do it?
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Grub problem in uninstallation of Ubuntu in Windows 8 [closed]

I uninstalled Ubuntu by following the online instructions here. First, I addressed the command prompt to fix the boot. After typing bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot , I did not reboot my PC and ...
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Is Ubuntu destroying my internal HDD?

I have an Inspiron 3521 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu, and it was working good. But, when using Ubuntu, I heard a lot of noise from my laptop ...
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not enough space on /boot for upgrade, even after purging old kernels and clearing files

Okay, I'm a 'nix newbie, so at this point I don't really know what questions to ask, or what output would be relevant for y'all. This is also the first time I've ever posted on a forum to get help, as ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot OSX, Windows 7,and Ubuntu, which took me 2 weeks to make it work. I boot with the rEFInd and Grub2 boot menus and have now discovered I don't need Windows anymore. ...
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Bootloader location, dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 & Kubuntu 15.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. I dual boot with Windows 8.1, and now I would like to install Kubuntu 15.04 alongside all this to see if KDE Plasma 5.2 + SDDM works with nvidia-prime ...
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Backup one internal drive to another internal drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 that came preinstalled with Windows 8.1. I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows and till the last week it was working perfectly. But, since yesterday I am unable to use ...
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Windows and Ubuntu as dual boot and when partitions should be primary and logical?

I have two drives 80GB and 500GB, I want to use 80GB for Windows 8.1 and 500GB drive for ubuntu 14.04LTS. I read lot of forums/tutorials, but I am confused someone using Primary for Swap, Root and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu-Win7 does not show in Grub menu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu onto my PC. When I went to install it, there was no option to install alongside Windows, so I partitioned space for it myself. Ubuntu booted up just fine, but when I went ...
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Sony Vaio S dual boot issue

I used usb stick to boot and install Ubuntu in legacy boot option since it did not boot in UFI Install alongside windows option was not available so I install it manually everything went fine but ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu after dual-boot with Zorin and then Zorin hdd died [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04.5. A couple of days ago i install Zorin 9 lite as dual-boot with Ubuntu. Next day, for some unknown reason, the Zorin's hard disk died. Now, i can't boot the original Ubuntu. ...
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Resize partition for Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot [duplicate]

I'm dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. While installing, I gave Ubuntu 50GB of my disk space but now I'm finding that it is small for me. So is there any way I can decrease my Windows C: drive ...
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How would I go about installing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I purchased this laptop a year or so ago and immediately switched to Ubuntu since it was faster and did everything that I needed it for faster. Except now I would like to dual boot, but can't figure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 not detecting windows 7 or partitions

I know this has been asked and discussed a million times, but to be honest the more I look around for solutions, the more confused I'm getting about it. I partitioned my HDD, created a bootable USB, ...
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No dual-boot available after installation of Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows [duplicate]

After I completed the installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows I don't get the option for dual boot, it boots straight to Windows. I used an USB stick to install.
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no partition after installing ubuntu

I cannot boot back my windows 8 disk after Ubuntu install. I installed Ubuntu. Probably I selected my main disk (I wanted to used the diskonkey disk). After about 3-4 screens (selecting time zone) I ...
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Backing up Entire Ubuntu System to External Hard Drive with Windows Partition [duplicate]

I just used the windows backup utility to store a bootable image (I think..) to a 1TB external hard drive. Do I have to store the Ubuntu partition (backup) to a different sub directory in the hard ...
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Where to install bootloader for ubuntu/windows dual boot ssd+hdd

I'm brand new to ubuntu, but I've done a lot of research and I'm currently in the middle of installing ubuntu on my laptop. I looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but every answer out ...
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How to dual boot windows 8 in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm currently running ubuntu 11.04 on my macbook and I would like to dual boot both ubuntu and windows 8. There are many tutorials on how to install ubuntu while runnung windows 8 but not the other ...
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Link to Windows desktop gets broken [duplicate]

I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot ...
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Partitioning for dual boot [closed]

My motherboard is a Asus am1l-a with a uefi bios. I have a 120 gb ssd and a 3tb hdd I plan on adding another 3tb hdd. I plan on installing Ubuntu as my main os and Arch as a secondary just for messing ...
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Need to repartition a dual-boot drive [duplicate]

I have a relatively new HP laptop that came with Window 8. I created a partition and installed Ubuntu on half of the drive. Now I'm at a point where I rarely use Window, but I'm running out of space ...
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Grub not loading

About a month ago I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I did not replace the Windows 8 that I was previously using. While ubuntu has by and large been working very well, one issue is that grub ...
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Dual Boot ( Windows 7 32bit and Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64bit ) [duplicate]

I am using (windows 7 - 32bit) Please advise can I install ( Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 64bit ) as dual boot? Or should I install Ubuntu 32bit alongside. Thanks.
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I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my laptop. How can I install Windows 8.1 alongside? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my laptop. How can I install Windows 8.1 alongside? Can I dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04?
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04 lts boot problem

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside the Windows 8.1 through the installation guide provided by Ubuntu but I cannot see the grub on the screen whenever the computer boots up to select between ...
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Accidentally formatted data. Please help [duplicate]

Last night I decided to dual boot my computer. I set up partitions and got everything set up how it should, It was roughly 3 am at the time I did this and I wasnt thinking clearly, but I said to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not shown in operating system list

I had a working Ubuntu 11.04 installation, alongside Windows Vista. To avoid a triple upgrade, I decided to do a fresh install of 14.04 from a USB drive. However, after rebooting, the only OS choices ...
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Is it safe to enable fast boot in Windows 8 while mounting windows partition as read-only in Ubuntu?

It is dangerous to write on NTFS partition while Windows uses hybrid boot because there is a potential risk of data loss. So I tried to mount Windows 8 partition as read-only in Ubuntu, now I wonder ...
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dual boot with two internal hard drives

I have WINXP on my first hard drive, and have installed a second empty hard drive. When I load the Linux 14.04 installation disk and try to install, I chose to mean that I wanted to install Linux on ...
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Upgrade Win7 Home to Ultimate - will dual-boot with Ubuntu still work? / Partition access question

I had Windows 7 Home Basic installed.Then I install Ubuntu and know I have dual boot. But I want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Ultimate version.Can I update my Windows 7 installation and keep my dual ...
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Dual boot automatic boots to linux

I've decided to install elementaryOS as dual boot with Windows 8.1. I've got two partitions, one for windows one for eos. Problem is i dont have the choose OS to start windows when booting, it ...
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OS selection menu at boot time flashes and loads windows

I set windows 7 to load by default by editing grub file. I set the time to display os selection menu at 0.5 seconds. Now the ubuntu's pink os selection screen flashes away too quickly. I tried ...