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Mount directory for non-admin users on a dual boot setup

I have a dual boot PC (Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome, windows Vista) and admin uses all drives, including the C drive of windows. I would like to allow standard-privileged users to be able to read (not ...
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Dual Boot with Two Different HDDs?

have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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How Do I Reset my Ubuntu Password on a Laptop That Came with Windows 8 Pre-installed? [duplicate]

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed and uses UEFI (the successor to BIOS) by default. It has been working fine for me for a few months. I decided to install Ubuntu with the goal of a ...
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Forced to boot into Windows 7`

Just posted 1 there trying to get a Ubuntu and Windows dual boot working. I have installed like I was advised but now no matter which HDD I chose to boot from it always loads up windows, and GRUB ...
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Can Not Boot to Ubuntu - Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dual Boot

I will try to make this as quick as I can, while still being as in depth as possible. I have a Gateway laptop running Windows 8. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 side-by-side with Windows, and I can ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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Removing Ubuntu, Please Help

I had the wubi.exe in my 16gb usb drive. When attempting to install it, I mistakenly selected my USB drive as my installation drive. After installing, I formatted my USB drive, meaning the uninstaller ...
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Is it safe to dual boot? [closed]

I used to use Ubuntu on an old laptop a few years ago, now that laptop is dead, and I want Linux for developing (Windows doesn't really like Python), so I'm considering dual booting on my main ...
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Error during installation from try ubuntu

I'm currently using Windows 8 64-bit OS and I want to use ubuntu alongside it. But while I try to install, I'm always stuck on an error message No root file system defined I've even tried to use ...
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how to dual-boot ubuntu-touch with android

I have been following the progress of the ubuntu-touch, mostly via blog posts, and YouTube(am loving every video of it). But, as far as i can tell, popular apps like WhatsApp, Viber, etc... are yet ...
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How to Re-Add Windows XP to grub menu after Ubuntu 11.10 Re-install

Basically, I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...
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Unencrypted /boot partition can be infected from windows on dual-boot system?

I have dual-boot with windows 7 and ubuntu. /dev/sda1 ext4 (/boot) /dev/sda2 ntfs (windows partition) /dev/sda5 ext4 (root encrypted) I don't have any concern of adversaries gaining ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't start after boot menu, but gives startup sound

As said, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot with my previous Windows Vista on my laptop. I run the boot repair, and did Recommended Repair. I can get into Windows, but not Ubuntu. Although I can ...
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Selecting any of the UEFI entries in GRUB keeps me booting Windows 7, what to do?

Little problem with a newbie here, after a bunch of reinstalling, I've managed to make 7 + 8 + Ubuntu not crash on my new T430. 8 (pre)installed first, then 7, then Ubuntu (bootloader installed onto ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install gone wrong: no GUI in ubuntu and CANNOT boot into Windows 8

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had shrunk the Windows partition 21 GBs, and did not format it. Then, I disabled fast boot and secure boot from the BIOS, and made the UEFI: ...
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Difficulty dual booting with Windows 7

So I've had kubuntu running on my lenovo laptop as the only operating system for most of the summer. Earlier this week, I decided to shrink the home partition in order to add a windows 7 partition. ...
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Error need help /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod not found

I'm really frustrated! I bought me a new laptop a half year ago, with windows 8 pre-installed. Then I installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a dual boot, but after a short time of using my Laptop, software-center ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 (raid)

I know there are quite a lot of other posts like these, but I really read all of them and I still couldn't solve my problem. I recently got a dell with a 1TB hdd disk and a 32gb ssd disk (using RAID) ...
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Will installation of Ubuntu 13.04 overwrite installed Ubuntu 11.04 and keep Windows XP? [closed]

I want to replace Ubuntu 11.04 with Ubuntu 13.04 and keep Windows XP. Perhaps I should put this question on hold because a 2nd comment on my message suggested that I may not need to do the graduated ...
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Windows does not appear in the GRUB list

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and I want to add Win7. My problem is that the win7 disk is not recognized or not loaded after I restart, so I cant even start the installation. The grub gives me the usual ...
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Install Ubuntu on Windows UEFI [duplicate]

I have Sony VAIO computer having Windows 8 64-bit installed (in UEFI mode) on it. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Steps I followed: Disabled Fast-Startup Disabled Secure Boot Inserted ...
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dual boot problems, grub 2 fails to install

I have a laptop with a pre installed Windows 8. It uses UEFI firmware. I tried to install Ubuntu 12 alongside Windows 8 and got an error: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target. The ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 using bootable USB alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 using a bootable USB? S I have a laptop, this is dual boot, Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. I want to upgrade to 13.04 using bootable USB.
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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Install alongside “them”? Even though I only have 1 OS? Should I move forward? WIN7/UBU 12.04

I am at a slight problem right now, and I have searched keywords on this forum, but I don't find anyone with the exact concern. While trying install 12.04 Lts on my machine as a dual boot option, ...
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How to access efi boot partition as read-write?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 (efi mode) and now I want to go to a read-write access of the efi boot partition. For secure boot to work, I installed the Linux Foundation's ...
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What version of Ubuntu supports installing alongside Windows 8?

I have a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to install Ubuntu alongside, but the last time I tried, there was 12.04 and it did not recognize Windows 8, and therefore did not let me install ...
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Removing entries from UEFI menu with efibootmgr

I would like to find out how to remove OSes (distros) from UEFI boot menu when you have entries with letters and asterisks. I'd try it myself before asking but I'm not too techy and fixing the mess ...
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How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I attempted installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start ...
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Why doesn't the ubiquity installer offer me to install ubuntu alongside other linux distros?

We've got an Asus X501A laptop (dec 2012) which has this UEFI thing. If I boot from an USB it only offers me to wipe the entire hard disc and install the new distro, or manual partitioning which I ...
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How do I enable dual boot after Windows 7 Reinstall with no cd?

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu via the internet. No CD was involved. After I reinstalled Win 7 due to issues with it, my dual boot disappeared. I do not have the option of using Live CD or ...
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Installing Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13

I have install ubuntu and then resize ubuntu partition and install windows 8 Now I can't boot into windows and GRUB dont't find windows on /dev/sda4 partition What do I need to do? bootinfo: ...
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Why does Ubuntu 13.04 fails to start showing a purple screen and on restart shows a blank(black) screen with blinking cursor? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 from my USB and straight away I got problems. I've Windows 7 installed in my PC. Therefore I've chosen ubuntu installation along side Windows 7. The problem I'm facing is ...
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Trying to do dual boot install: The test of the file system with type ext4 in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0, 0, 0) found uncorrected errors

My Ubuntu computer crashed recently, and I did recover the important things and put them on a USB drive, but I'd still rather not wipe everything off my computer, so I thought I'd do a dual ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu 12.04 after adding an additional hard drive

I've installed both Ubuntu and Windows7 on my laptop, I've replaced my internal hard drive with ssd, and it worked well (both Ubuntu and Win7). However the space is just not enough so I put my hard ...
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Computer no longer asks which OS to boot from [duplicate]

My computer came with Windows Vista, and I later dual-boot installed Ubuntu. Recently, I upgraded Windows Vista to Windows 7, and since then, the computer no longer asks which operating system I want ...
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Unable to boot into ubuntu 13.04

My pc has ubuntu 13.04 alongside window 8. Last time I used my pc (in ubuntu) is 5 days ago and it was fine. Today I tried to boot into ubuntu but failed. Normal boot seems to stuck forever at the ...
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12.04 Dual Boot w/ Windows 8 hangs at purple screen. Black screen in recovery. Please help!

I recently installed 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my ASUS laptop. I ran boot repair after the install in order for grub to show up and let me have a choice between windows and ubuntu. However, upon ...
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Grub Power Down If Idle

So, I have reign over 200 PCs at my work place, which are all dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu. We want to encourage usage of both OSes, so there is no timeout to the GRUB screen. GRUB will remain on screen ...
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will installing Ubuntu convert my hard disk to a dynamic disk?

I have 3 partitions in windows 8, and I want to install Ubuntu ,and I know Ubuntu will need at least 2 partitions,so in total it will be 5 partitions in the hard disk, so will this convert my hard ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu 12.04 lts while having windows 7 already on laptop

I already have windows 7 on my laptop, and I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on that too.When I am installing Ubuntu its asking for restore full hard drive. How do I install both?
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kernel panic - not syncing. No ini found. Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 dual boot

I was able to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 from a live usb and do an installation on my HP NE56R31u which came with Windows 8 pre-installed, but which I since got a tech to change to Windows 7 instead. ...
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Ubuntu not getting installed

I downloaded ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit version. Laptop already has windows 7 and installed along side windows 7. After installation, it is not showing up in boot menu. Instead it is directly booting to ...
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Knowing how my Ubuntu is installed

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using a USB stick and universal Ubuntu installer. I now want to know whether my disk has been partitioned, or whether Ubuntu is installed within ...
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Ubuntu wont boot from usb (12.04.3)

So, for a first time try with a USB boot drive, i used the recommended Ubuntu 12.04.3 version. After using the pen drive Linux USB installer to install Ubuntu onto it, I restarted my PC and changed ...
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Add back USB boot option in BIOS

I have a samsung notebook. It came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I was able to do dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 using USB installation. I had some issues with the boot, so I ran boot-repair and everything ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo U410 alongside Windows 8

I successfully installed 12.04 on my Lenovo U410 64-bit Windows 8 machine after several failed attempts, and I would like to share my solution to this problem with you: First, get the live disc for ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 on same partition

I am new to ubuntu and obviously I like it. I have been a windows user for very long and am a bit skeptical to shift completely on to ubuntu. I want to know if it is safe to install ubuntu on the ...
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Boot off of Ubuntu 12.04 using old kernel

Here's the thing, I was resizing my partition and gparted crashed (I was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows XP SP3 dual boot), so now my computer won't boot. I wanted to try and use the PPA ...
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How can I backup my pre-installed Windows 8 before I install ubuntu?

I'm really new to Ubuntu, and I want to install it (Ubuntu 13.04) alongside my Windows 8 pre-installed laptop (Toshiba L850/046). I wanna be able to pick between the two at startup, because as much as ...