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Which version of Ubuntu is the most stable in a dual boot with Windows 8?

I am running a laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I had been running with the dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, but had a disc failure (unreleated to linux) and have had to start over. I had some problems ...
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OS selection option in grub goes in a flash

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 in dual boot.recently a problem started to occur,sometimes when I switch on my laptop the grub screen to select the OS comes and goes in a flash wwithout giving ...
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Dual Boot with WUBI Installer - reinstalling Windows

I have installed Ubuntu using a Windows installer - Wubi - as a dual boot with Windows 7. Now I would like to reinstall Windows 7. Is there any chance to retain Ubuntu? Any tweak available to make it ...
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My laptop gets heated when I use ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z 5423. intel i5 3rd, 4GB ram, 32GB SSD. I use 2 OS on dual boot Windows 8 & Ubuntu 13.04. When I use Ubuntu my laptop gets heated, but that is not the case when I use ...
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Disk error occurred

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside my Windows 8, but after that my Windows 8 is not loading. a disk error occurred it says. Then I restored the MBR using boot repair, but again it is showing the ...
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How can I boot Linux and Windows with grub?

After installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, booting from hard disk option leads to loading of grub. All I see is the following: grub> I don't know what to do, even with the "help" option. I don't ...
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iMac keyboard not connecting to GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu on my late 2011 iMac 27'on a separate partition to OSX Mavericks and found after accidentally disabling Bluetooth in Ubuntu and rebooting, my keyboard not being recognized ...
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How to restore grub after deleting it from Windows 8 disk manager?

I deleted 2 partitions from Windows 8 disk manager. It turned out one of them is the grub partition. Now the laptop directly goes to grub rescue mode. I used F12 to select the system I want to boot ...
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Dual-boot system stopped booting to both SO

I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.10 (or 04, can't remember right now) and Windows 8 working perfectly for almost 6 months. But yesterday the laptop was in Windows 8 and I put it to ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu (13.04) + Windows 8 in EFI mode. Can't see dualboot screen (screen completely black) or BIOS screen, among other problems

I recently attempted to dualboot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8 in EFI mode on a Lenovo Ideapad U510. The installation went unhitched, but after restarting, I ran into a couple of problems. 1) The ...
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Completely remove Ubuntu and partitions from Mac OS X Lion [duplicate]

I couldn't make the WiFi work on Ubuntu 12 after installing alongside OS X for a try. I tried everything and nothing worked, now I'd like to completely remove it since it's too complicated, is it safe ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I have searched everywhere on the internet and I cannot seem to find a solution to this problem. I have an Alienware Aurora and with it came Windows 7. Recently, I inserted an additional HDD and ...
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Disk Check Dual boot

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu with windows 8 on a new laptop. I have sorted out the flash-drive with the iso, set up with the Universal usb installer. I have then set the laptop to boot from ...
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Disk read error. click Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart. Windows 7, Ubuntu dual boot

I have Windows 7 on my system and recently I installed Ubuntu 12.10 as dual boot, both worked fine. One day I created some shortcuts to Windows folders in Ubuntu. After that, when I am logging in to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS suspension and hibernation do not work (possibly solved for the hibernation,0 size of swap partition)

I have had a problem with suspending my computer, since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS a month ago, dual boot with a Windows 7 system.The "suspend" function does not work.Whenever I suspend my system ...
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Gigabyte z68ap-d3 and ubuntu [closed]

Basically, I've been trying to install ubuntu to dual boot alongside windows 7. However, I've had strange outcomes. I first tried to install ubuntu 13.04. After problems with it, I tried ubuntu ...
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Missing install file, any other way to get it?

I've been trying to get my computer to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu for a few days now, and after a lot of troubleshooting and a lot of painful restarts, I've found the error. I have been using the ...
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Ubuntu can't see windows 7 partition when installing 13.04

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 ...
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Cannot Boot Into Windows 8 after Deleting Ubuntu 13.04 Partition (no Windows 8 install disk) [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition on my Windows PC and I'm stuck on the GRUB boot screen. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I do not have a Windows 8 Installation CD with me ...
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dual booting driver issue

I would like to dual boot Ubuntu with the already installed windows 7. I have enough space on my hard drive for Ubuntu, but i have four primary partitions already factory made in my computer. This ...
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Remove Ubuntu 13.04 from triple booted computer

I have a triple-booted desktop computer with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I plan to permanently keep Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 but I want to switch Ubuntu 13.04 to another operating ...
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Windows 7 won't hibernate, after installing Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot

I have had this little problem, since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 recently, dual booting alongside Windows 7. Sleep and waking up (with the data maintained on RAM) is working fine on Windows 7, since ...
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GRUB not showing on startup

I have a laptop dual booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13. When the computer boots, it goes straight to windows. The only way I can get to grub is to reboot windows into advanced boot mode with ...
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I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 to dual boot with Windows 7, but upon startup, the grub menu does not appear and boots into Windows 7

I am running a single SSD. My motherboard has UEFI bios, though I'm not sure that helps. I've tried holding shift on multiple startups without success.
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Windows 8 partition does not boot

I am unable to boot my Windows 8 partition, I have tried using boot repair several times. I no longer see the EFI folder in my Windows partition. I have tried editing the 40_custom file: ...
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How to uninstall the deleted ubuntu from Windows 8? [duplicate]

I bought a Windows 8 PC but then realised need of Ubuntu so I installed it using wubi But then I accidentally formatted the Partition of Ubuntu, now I find that I am unable to uninstall Ubuntu from my ...
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How do I dual boot Windows given that I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04?

All the literature I can find about dual booting Windows and Ubuntu suggests that Windows be installed first, then Ubuntu, since the Ubuntu install software has an option that streamlines this whole ...
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Install Unbuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Pro - No option

I'm a newb to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows XP Pro from a DVD. I've read the installation guide but I don't have an option for installing alongside Windows. I have: ...
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Ubuntu on Dell 6430u 256 SSD

I am new to Ubuntu and looking for a suitable Laptop to run it. Could anyone give me his/her experience with a Dell Latitude 6430u Intel Core i3 256 SSD and Ubuntu 12.04? I would like to run it in ...
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'No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed' after using Boot-Repair (Windows 8/Ubuntu dual-boot)

I've recently bought a Packard Bell imedia S 2870 with Windows 8 on. After manually installing Ubuntu 13.04 ('something else' option), the PC would boot straight to Windows. I tried to reinstall the ...
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I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with Windows 8 64bit but after installation i cant boot Ubuntu?

So i have always been a windows user and this was my first time installing a linux based os to my computer. After watching a tutorial on youtbe and reading the guide on the ubuntu website the ...
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dual boot on acer chromebook

i am using an Acer Chromebook. i have switched operating systems to Ubuntu 12.04 but couldn't watch Netflix so someone told me there is a way to dual boot so wen my laptop comes on, i can choose which ...
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Have SSD with Windows 7, ubuntu 13.04 installed but GRUB does not work

I have installed Ubuntu several times and GRUB does not work. I tried using the boot repair tool and this always gives an error that is not informative. I saw when creating the drive that there was ...
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Install Ubuntu from scratch

I have windows installed on my 500 GB hard disk which contains of 5 partitions. One for system drive and rest four for data. I want to format and remove all the 5 partitions and convert that to ...
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Ubuntu is taking way longer to load on faster computer than on slower computer. Help?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on an old computer I'm now using for a server. It worked great, and is much faster than Windows, so I decided to dual boot it on my computer that I actually use. ...
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will downloading ubuntu erase windows? And what will happen to my files (pictures, documents etc.) [duplicate]

Will installing Ubuntu erase Windows? What will happen to my files (pictures, documents etc.) What will the installation do automatically?
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Need some urgent suggestion - Windows disks inaccessible after Ubuntu installation

This is my first time using Ubuntu. I wanted to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Inspiron 5521 laptop. I was doing everything according to a tutorial I've seen. At one point it asked ...
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How does the automatic installation work with free space?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) I have Windows 7 installed, so I unallocated some disk space (~20gb). I have used other versions of Ubuntu and in those versions there was an option ...
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Dual-booted but cannot access Ubuntu after boot-repair

My main OS is windows 7. Today I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows. After successful installation everything seemed right. I could install programs and change system settings etc. However, when ...
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how can I regain access to my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7

I am very new to ubuntu. Chose the option to load ubuntu alongside windows 7 from my flashdrive. When I was prompted to set the partition, I allowed it to do it automatically (to avoid issues... so ...
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No native mode forcing panel scaling

I have Dual OS in my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Until recently, both OS were working fine, but recently, when I get the GRUB menu and choose Ubuntu, I get the following error message ...
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Dual boot Win7/Ubuntu - GRUB menu flashes; cannot select

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two separate partitions on my desktop. I used to be able to get the GRUB menu at startup when I had an older Ubuntu version (probably 10.x) but, after ...
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Grub boots windows 8, but not ubuntu 13.04

So when I start my computer grub comes up just fine and I have 4 options. Ubuntu; Advanced options for Ubuntu; Windows UEFI bkgbootmgfw.ofi; windows boot UEFI loader. The Windows boot UEFI loader ...
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stuck on grub screen ubuntu13.04

I tried installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 on my Asus K55V laptop (it came with windows 8 preinstalled) via USB, however whenever I try to boot ubuntu I just get to the command line prompt. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mousepad

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.04. Originally, my laptop came with windows, and I was able to double-tap a corner of the mousepad to toggle it's functionality, however that toggle does not work in ...
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Problem with dual boot with Windows 8.

Ubuntu installs correctly, but then when I boot computer no Ubuntu boot option appears. I am not very familiar with Linux systems, but when I install Ubuntu using a USB it says that everything ...
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Can't start up pc after trying to instal ubuntu

Today i tryied to install ubuntu 13.04 x64 bit, after trying to instal it with deamon tools my pc tripped, and tried to reboot. But when it tries to boot it says: Ubuntu no such device : a long ...
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KDE Dolphin file manager: Configure Places for all users

I'm running a dual boot system with Windows 7 - so have a bunch of NTFS and FAT drives - C:, D: and E: I also have 2 more users for whom I've set up accounts I've managed to add fstab entries so ...
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Stuck on GRUB screen Ubuntu 12.04

I installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 8. After installing i restarted computer and I found my self stuck on GRUB screen(I dont know what to call that). So I press power button and restarted ...
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Removing GRUB after removing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Actually, I have done something terribly wrong. I did not want Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC anymore. I was sick of dual-booting every time the PC starts, and I wanted to return to Windows as well. (My ...