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'Windows boot manager' option on Grub

I wanted to try ubuntu on my laptop without installing it, so I thought that installing the “ubuntu CD boot helper” would be useful; I installed it on windows 8 and, after that, everytime I turned the ...
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After installing ubuntu my pc still boots straight to windows 8.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 and everything went fine with the installation. I followed this guide ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Dual Boot - no choice on boot, only Windows 8 booting

I've installed 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 8, but there is no possibility to choose Ubuntu when it starts. Windows 8 is directly started. Can you help me ?
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I don't understand this problem when I try to mount my NTFS data partition in Ubuntu 14.04, please help me mount it [duplicate]

I am a new user to Ubuntu Linux. My data which I saved using Windows in a separate data partition which is in the NTFS file system, is not mounting properly in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The error message ...
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Installing windowsxp alongside dual boot system already having ubuntu and windows 7

I already have a dual boot system with a grub boot loader. I want to install a windowsxp os. How do I modify grub boot loader after installing windows xp in a partition.... So that grub includes ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new to using Ubuntu and I've been trying to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I currently have windows 7 running on my laptop. My laptop is an HP envy 15t. When I go to dual ...
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Unable to get back Windows 7 partition entry in Grub2 Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system along with Windows 7, running perfectly. Then I upgraded to 14.04 and many things in many things went wrong so I decided to format just my Ubuntu partition ...
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Dual booting; Boot drive

I am about to buy a laptop with a 128GB msata (upgrade possible) and a 1TB hdd. My question is if i partition the msata 64/64 (win 8/ubuntu) and split the hdd in half as the storage for the 2 ...
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Is there any way to run executable programs on windows in ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system comprising of u untu 14.04 and windows. Now when I log into Ubuntu I have access to my windows files and folders as well. Some of the files like documents and images work ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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how to install other operation systems without live cd

recently i have problem that not letting me installing windows 7 or even windows xp on my laptop . it always end up with bsod . i try from dvd disk and pendisk . try to changes the iso source but ...
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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Stuck on GRUB repair in Ubuntu 13.10 Windows 8.1 dual boot [closed]

I am trying Ubuntu 13.10 Windows 8.1 dual boot. I'm done installing Ubuntu but stuck on boot repair. On booting from the boot repair disk, it shows two options in the boot menu: 1.EFI Device which is ...
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Cooperative running of Ubuntu and Windows

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop (i7, 16 GB RAM) and I am thinking about migrating to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I will still need Windows for years or even for ever as Windows is the working ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual boot broken

I once had a working dual boot working on my computer. I had windows 7 and ubuntu running and I only had to select which system to start when starting my computer. After updating ubuntu though, the ...
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Dual boot pc boots directly to ubuntu instead of showing grub menu

I installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop (which came with freedos), I later tried to dual boot the pc with ubuntu 14.04 (with legacy mode). I didn't get an option to install alongside windows 8 so I ...
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How do i install dual boot on Computer from USB stick? [duplicate]

as the question says... My disc drive is broken and wont open at all so i want install/dual boot Windows8 and Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick , how do i acomplish this?
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 7.1, unexpected shutdown happens

I'm trying to setup a webserver on an old MacBook Pro to be able to securely, and remotely, manage our home network stuff. The end goal is to be running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, running an apache2 ...
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WIll ubuntu use my full ram in dual boot [duplicate]

When I run ubuntu in dual boot will I still be able to use my full 4 gb ram If i am not running Win 7 at the same time?
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Ubuntu 14.04 Is it possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Can't restore Windows 8 after installing xubuntu 14.04

Got a new Lenovo G710 with Windows 8 on it. Followed the directions to install Xubuntu. Now I have a boot loader menu, but when I select the Windows item in it, Windows fails to boot. I read about ...
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Problem while installing ubuntu with dual boot windows 7. GPT Partition error

Problem - I can't install ubuntu linux or any other Linux on asus G75VW laptop with dual boot with windows 7 on my windows system drive even it has 250 GB Raw Free space. I have provided images to ...
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Ubuntu 14 / Win 8.1 Install Problem

I'm trying to return to Ubuntu on a new(er) computer after I had to switch to Mint on my old machine due to performance issues. The new machine is an HP pavillion G4 w/ 4gp memory and a 500GB HD. I ...
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Gparted says I have no space on partition, Ubuntu says I do. Need to split partition in two [duplicate]

My main partition appears full in Gparted despite having only 3.9% used. I need to split this partition in half to dual boot with another OS and I am at a loss as to what the problem is, what I could ...
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Problems with installation - crashes

I just installed 64 bit Ubuntu on an old HP desktop with an SSD. I am dual booting with Windows 8. Ubuntu loads correctly about 50% of the time, otherwise I have to hard reset. The rest of the ...
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invalid EFI file path on windows 8.1 alongside with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alonside with Windows 8.1 on a separate logica partition. Now, I can only log into Ubuntu. When I try to log into Windows from the GRUB menu I get an error that leads me ...
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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Unable to access windows (error mounting/dev/sda4/media/ubuntu/windows) [duplicate]

Hey guys so the other day my laptop updated to 8.1. After install it required a restart, i clicked yes and now its been stuck in an infinite preparing start up repair. So i installed ubuntu to USB ...
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How do I totally remove grub and install it fresh so it works? (dual boot problem)

Okay, so here it goes. I have two hard drives. One is a 1TB drive that I have Win 7 on, the other is a 250GB that I have Ubuntu on. Both installs work fine, neither is corrupted. I installed Win 7 ...
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Make Windows the default boot option in an UEFI enabled system

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use Ubuntu on my desktop. However, I don't want any menu asking to select Ubuntu or something else or that it boots ...
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i have kubuntu and want to install windows 7 in a dual boot [duplicate]

Currently I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 native on a machine with 1TB of disk space. Now I have to use a program for work which is not working in Linux nor will it run in Windows inside of a VM. ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows [duplicate]

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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How do I remove an entry from Windows Boot Manager through Lubuntu

So I have a laptop that I got through work: it had one half of the HDD partitioned to their own version of Windows Enterprise (so no cmd unless you have admin rights) and the other half partitioned to ...
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How to cd to $RECYCLE.BIN?

I made a dualboot between Windows 8.1 and Lubuntu 14.04. I tried access the Lubuntu files with a ext2/3/4 driver for Windows. But when I went back for Lubuntu, there are in / a folder named ...
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Diskmounting problems after using windows [duplicate]

On mine laptop is use dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Sometimes i must use Windows cos Ubuntu does not support some of mine software (10% not), but when i boot over to Ubuntu i cant mount ...
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How to burn my original ubuntu on a DVD

i need to install windows 8.1 with Ubuntu (dual boot) but i can't because there's only one partition so i need to remove Ubuntu to delete the existing partition and make new ones.
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Dual boot not working with windows 7

I used windows 7 ultimate.Then I tried Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. Watched a video on youtube installation process goes well I guess but when I rebooted it doesn't show me any option to boot with ...
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Computer Boots to Grub after removing Lubuntu 14.0.4

Recently I tried removing Lubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows 8.1. However, I probably made an error because I tried to remove the Lubuntu partition from the Windows Disk Management interface. Now ...
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Ubuntu partitioning and dual boot install on Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, which has secure boot and uefi. I have minimized the Windows 8 partition to 100 GB. What I need to know is: 1) Should I move the free space to the end of the ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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I have two harddrives, there's windows 7 installed on the main one, and ubuntu on the other one

Evening, as the title says I have two HDD, I have windows installed in one and Ubuntu on the other one, both are SATA, After I finished installing ubuntu I restarted my computer, and it instantly ...
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Is there any possibility to load the Ubuntu Touch image at your destop instead of the uTouch dual boot app?

I just wondered if I can download the Ubuntu Touch image at my destop instead of at the phone. Would be much faster in my case. Thanks for every answer
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I accidentally deleted windows 8.1 while while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, i started using Ubuntu just two months ago and it's been really awesome until last night when an annoying problem came up, Ubuntu graphics fails when booting, sometimes comes ...
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Network disappears from list, disconnects, others remain

and Ubuntu, with my first question. I have Ubuntu installed on three machines alongside Win7, so they are all dual boot. I have encountered a WiFi connection problem on one, a Compaq CQ62. The unit ...
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partition size for Linux [closed]

I have got 1 TB of HDD and 4 GB of RAM and I want to install Linux alongside Windows. What is the best partition size to make for linux.