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unable to find a medium containing a live file system internal hdd [duplicate]

I am trying to load ubuntu 13.10 on an internal hdd in my tower. I reformatted the drive and made it an exfat format. then used the universal usb installer to load my iso. i went into bios and ...
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Windows 7 cannot start

I had recent problems installing Ubuntu in my pc, sharing the disk with Windows 7. Mouse and keyboard weren´t recognized during the installation in 64 bit. I partially solved the problem when I found ...
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First Boot Not Happening [ 7.471657] Adding 4041724k swap on /dev/sda7 Priority :-1 extents: 1 across :4041724k FS

I have been trying to get Ubuntu up and running in dual boot, this is the first time I have tried to install linux. Everything was going well with the install, the progress bar had reached the end of ...
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Looking to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Vista (Vista installed first) on Toshiba Equium A210-1AS

First things first, I already have a partition to install Ubuntu on. The laptop is a Toshiba Equium A210-1AS with Vista and Windows 8.1. I want to take 8.1 off and install Ubuntu instead. I know how ...
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I installed ubuntu from wubi alonside win8 can i get the gnu grub insted of the win8 bootloder

hi i have successfully installed Ubuntu alongside win8 (using wubi). I installed Ubuntu on a separate hard drive but the win8 bootloder is slow. Can i get grub in some way? I have attempted booting ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 13.10 wifi problems

My dual boot W7 & Ubuntu 13.10 system with ASUS PCE-N15 wireless card (on channel 1) will connect to Verizon Mifi 2200 while in W7 but not in Ubuntu. Software requests password but after entering ...
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Dual boot Android + Ubuntu on Nexus 4 (no sound & where to get apps?)

I have installed ubuntu dual boot on Nexus 4, but mobile sound is not working when i boot my mobile with ubuntu. Also let me from where i can get applications for ubuntu. Thanks
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Uninstall a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 to replace it with dual boot of Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10

My Dell Inspiron 15 came with a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04. Now I want to remove that and replace it with Windows 8.1 (Enterprise) and Unbuntu 13.10. I have created two bootable USB sticks for both of ...
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Will erasing a parallel OS (using OS-uninstaller) free up the whole drive or do I need to adjust partitions? [Solved]

I'm planning on removing windows 7 from my lenovo t500 and sticking with Ubuntu 12.04. I'll use OS-Uninstaller to do the job. I'm wondering if it will automatically delete the partitions and give all ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a blank dvd/cd/disk problems

I would like to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer alongside windows Vista. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website. Then I formatted my empty / blank disc, and ...
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I Successfully Installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit side by side with Windows 7 32 bit and have no boot option on startup

I have Installed Ubuntu 12.04 to run along with Windows 7 32 bit. It says installation was successful, however when I restart the computer I do not get an option to select Ubuntu, the computer ...
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Battery drain after dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 and Sleep problem in windows

New to the forum here, had hoped for a better beginning to the open source world then this. I had never installed Ubuntu before until a week back, followed all the precautions so that I didn't fall ...
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how to boot from ubuntu 12.04 CD [duplicate]

I purchased a laptop which was pre installed with Ubuntu 13.10. With whole drive of 350 GB as a one partition (there is an extended swap partition of 2GB) I want to install windows 7 with dual boot ...
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Unable to boot UBUNTU from USB in windows 8.1

I could not able to dual boot ubuntu from USB. I am using windows 8.1 and the system was preinstalled with it.my model is lenovo u430p. I disabled the secure boot option and checked it but it didn't ...
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Windows and Lubuntu

I used WUBI to install Lubuntu on a different Partition of my Windows installed Laptop. However after installation and subsequent restart, I do not get the option to choose the OS between Windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot issue Ubuntu and XP

I partitioned a drive and loaded Ubuntu 13 on an XP machine. I am learning about the operating systems and trying to make them play together. My current boot executes as follows: System powers up, ...
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Does grub need to update/refresh after install windows into another hard drive? [closed]

i have a pc with two physical disks: one of them with debian wheezy; and the other one has one logical partition with several data and some free space. The thing is, if i install windows 7 x64 in this ...
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If I have windows on hibernate, and I start ubuntu, will my computer lag?

I have my computer set to dual boot, and it runs ubuntu and win 7. I normally don't shut my computer down, because I use it frequently, so I normally put it on hibernate. When I press the power ...
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Sharing git repo on NTFS partition between Linux/Windows dualboot

I've posted this question already stackoverflow but got no answer: click Since I'm having this problem on Ubuntu I repost my question here. I hope this is not forbidden. I'm developing an (Qt) ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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Cannot boot from USB - HP Envy

I'm having a little bit of a problem right now... I am trying to install Ubuntu, whether it be the 12.04LTS or 13.10, but I can't seem to get my PC to even run into my bootable USB. I am trying to ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot [duplicate]

How can I use these both OS on my laptop, without having to reinstall one? For my personal use I always had Ubuntu installed (13.10 32bit) as my single OS. Then for my new job I needed to install ...
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After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
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Skipping rEFInd menu after Option+Command+P+R and going straight to grub

I used Option+Command+P+R to try and fix a sleep issue in OSX. From there I'm a little confused about what happened but I ended up in a mac recovery mode (offering to reinstall OSX), which I tried to ...
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How to edit grub for many entries of previous kernels with multiple ubuntu installations?

I have a laptop on which I have installed total 4 operating systems. Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Lubuntu 12.04 64 bit one other variant of Lubuntu(customized by and customized for some users) Windows My ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 13.10 on Legacy BIOS machine

Sorry for my bad grammar, but i need help to install new ubuntu on my PC.I've a Lenovo Z570 Laptop with following specs: Intel i5 2430M 4 GB RAM Nvidia 520M (optimus) - switchable with Intel HD 3000 ...
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Unable to boot to Ubuntu after installation

Pardon my ignorance. I have been to install Ubuntu for hours. No matter what I do I can not boot to it after installation. I have tried the method of 'Along side windows' where it makes a partition ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu: last step problem with EasyBCD

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop that had pre-installed Windows 7. The computer has one hard drive (1 TB SSD), which contained the following partitions: 2GB = system partition, (no letter ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am looking to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. While installing Ubuntu from Live CD, I see the whole hard disk as free space even though Windows 8 is already installed and there are 3 ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

I have been using my computer with Windows 8.1 for about 2 months. Now I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows, basically to dual boot. I got myself out of Windows, and booted from my ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes during boot [duplicate]

I recently partitioned my hard drive to create an empty 43 GB drive on my Windows 7 64-bit Compaq Presario. After the partition was complete, I used the Windows Installer from the Ubuntu website ...
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VM Loading Windows 8.1 dual-boot partition

I just decided to try out Ubuntu (I'm new to Linux, so bear with me please). I had Windows 8 installed and want/need to keep it. Is it possible to load my Windows 8 partition in a VirtualBox, or any ...
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Why can't Ubuntu recognize my parititions?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual-boot with Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite p55-A5200. I downloaded it and installed the boot-helper , because my startup showed no menus. It then ...
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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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Dual Booting Linux with Windows using Plop

I want to dual bot any Linux with my Windows xp in an old pc. My problem was that my BIOS Don't support USB Booting. And can't burn a dvd (DVD-RW not available). the only way i found was to Boot with ...
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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows. GRUB shows Windows 8 as an option but when I select it I see the Windows logo for a minute and then the screen ...
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Installation doesn't detect Windows 7

My laptop came with Ubuntu. I removed it to install Windows 7 64-bit. I don't remember if I did anything special, I just formatted the entire hard drive. Now I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu with UEFI in a correct way?

I decided to migrate from Ubuntu 13.10 to 12.04 LTS, so I have downloaded .iso image and wrote it to my USB-stick. During the installation, on a stage of partitioning hard drive, I met one problem. I ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win 8 problems [closed]

Before I begin : I have read many of the questions and solutions available here and on other sites to no avail. I hope I am not asking a duplicate question, but I am an admitted Linux novice. My ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10, unusable drive space [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1(64-bit), i want to dual boot it with ubuntu 13.10(64bit), I shrunk the C: drive by 20 GB. created a bootable pendrive and booted through it Partitions when i clicked on ...
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no detected operating system [duplicate]

i am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows8 but while trying to do so it was showing as"This computer currently has no detected operating system" can i know whats wrong with this?? please help me ...
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dual boot w7 with 12.04 with gpt table and uefi

i have a lenovo z570 with 4gb ram and 700gb hdd with w7 x64. i want to dual boot ubuntu alongside w7 but during installation, there is no install ubuntu alongside w7 option. i have tried all the ...
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Hardisk driver is not found?

I'm currently using ubuntu 13.10. I am trying to make my laptop dual boot with win 8, but in the win 8 set up, the driver of my harddisk is not found. I've tried to download the driver from the acer ...
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Dual OS setup on a bootable flash drive?

I know how to create a bootable flash drive with an operating system, but i would like both ubuntu 12.04 and linux mint 16 cinnamon to be bootable from one flash drive. Is this possible, and if so how ...
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How do I choose Ubuntu install size on Mac?

When I chose to install Ubuntu alongside my Mac OS I saw no option to choose how big I wanted my install to be. It installed it and booted from the installed Ubuntu, and It looks fine, but how can I ...
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Cannot get windows 7 to dual boot with ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo y510p with Hybrid Drive

I have a Lenovo y510p laptop that came pre installed with windows 8. After some shenanigans I ended up having to completely wipe everything off of it. So now I have a blank hard drive and a usb disk ...
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Using Texlive installed in Windows for Ubuntu

I have both Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I use Texlive 2012 with Texmaker in Win7. Is it possible to use it (Texlive) in Ubuntu so I won't have to download 2Gb again! I hope it was clear. (I'm newbie in ...
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Installing ubuntu on Lenovo Thinkpad T440s

I just received my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s. I would like to install Ubuntu on it. I would like to keep the option of using Windows through a VM on my system. Here are my questions a) Lenovo did not ...
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Installing Ubuntu without sharing a Windows partition or replacing Windows

I am quite new to Linux and the concept of using dual operating systems. I am aware that the Ubuntu installer gives the options of sharing the Windows partition or replacing Windows. I would like to ...
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How do I configure grub so it doesn't try to run if the drive its installed on is disconnected

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0 something in my PC where I upgraded my previous version 12.10. Nothing is wrong with Ubuntu itself. It's grub, that's the problem. I keep my Ubuntu on a separate ...