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Dual Booting 12.10 2 Separate HDD Windows 7

First let me say sorry for another one of these threads. My situation is unique or after five days of reading and trying I cant figure this out, but I am very dangerous. So if i missed it i am sorry ...
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Dual booting 12.04 on windows 7, partion i made for ubuntu is not showing up on windows explorer

I made a 400 GB partition for Ubuntu. Why isn't the partion showing up in Windows Explorer? Should I be worried or is this normal?
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EasyBCD removed all boot menus

I recently tried to use EasyBCD to edit some things and apparently ended up corrupting it some how. I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Windows boot manager pops up, now, and says: Windows failed ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 boot problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer that had Windows 8 pre-installed. I used the instructions on this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI l After following the instructions through ...
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How to restore boot from HDD when boot-repair fails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manually fix a partition table ? I can't boot to anything on my HDD, neither Windows nor Ubuntu. I can, however, run Ubuntu from a LiveCD. I tried using ...
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Dual boot with primary Windows

I've installed Lubuntu on my computer, but I let to be Windows primary. How do I get to Lubuntu? I have no offer list while booting Windows, Windows is booting automatically without chance to change ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot after Windows crash

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 home version. I installed it on November 3, and it has been working fine, sans some screen freezes that I've learned are a common issue. Last night, I ...
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UEFI Boot Loading Problems… can't load Windows 8 OR Ubuntu! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I got a new DELL XPS 8500 with Windows 8. I understand that it has UEFI (as opposed to traditional ...
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Boot from USB woes

So I've gotten my dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but I've found that I might have underestimated the amount of space I need on my Ubuntu partition. I wouldn't have any trouble using either ...
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No such Partition - grub rescue

I have a dual bootsytem on my laptop. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. While working in windows i deleted a small and (what i thought to be) a very non important partition of 100MB. Now when i restarted ...
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About to dual boot Ubuntu with currently installed Windows 7 need expert advice! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 So, I've tried this a dozen times with many a complications. I want advice on how to do this and avoid the pain. The System: Dell XPS ...
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Dual-booting my system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu and booting the same Windows OS into a VM while running Ubuntu?

0 down vote favorite 1 So essentially I would like to be able to physically boot from either W7 or Linux on start-up, but I would rather remove the hassle of having to shut down everything I'm doing ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (pre-installed) laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I bought a new Sony Vaio laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I want to install ubuntu and dual boot ...
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my ubuntu 12.10 cannot update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC and all efforts to update the system have not been ...
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Using Windows 7 after Ubuntu 12.1 restarts Windows and signs me into a guest account

I have very little experience with Ubuntu, and I just spent all weekend trying it out and installing it finally on my laptop. After I installed it and ran it for awhile because I couldn't find my old ...
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Can i Install Windows 8 along with already dual Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 ?? Does it affects boot Menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub? I am already having dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 in their dedicated hard disk space . Windows 7 was ...
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Ubuntu and Debian & Windows 8 Loader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with Windows 8 Boot manager Is it possible to use Windows 8 loader to choose what I want to do next: to start Windows 8 or to chainload ...
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How to dual-boot Ubuntu on a separate drive?

I want to install Ubuntu on a separate drive with Windows 7 64-bit on the primary drive. How do I do this?
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Remove USB dual boot Ubuntu 12.10?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto my USB. But on boot, even though my USB is not in the computer, I still have the option to select Ubuntu. When I select Ubuntu, I can ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...
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How can I move grub (“multiboot”) from usb to hard drive

I am new to linux. I installed xubuntu using a usb live disk. It installed correctly however grub (the multi os loader) is on the usb. When I boot without the usb it only loads windows. The ...
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Grub problem with Windows 8

I had Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7 in dual-boot. I made the update for Win8, and the Grub was ok. I just loggedin on Ubuntu and made an update in grub with Grub Edit (decrease the waiting time for 2 ...
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Won't boot, blinking cursor after power-outage

I dual-booted my Mac with Ubuntu and it was running fine, I wen't out the office but continued to use it via VNC just to set up my environment, this obviously caused a lot of updates that wanted me to ...
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Repair Windows 8 after install ubuntu using Install alongside windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop. I knew that installing using the option install alongside windows 8 will screwup windows's bootloader. But I ended up installing it in that way because I was ...
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Deleting GRUB2 which is placed in sda? And how to fix two Ubuntu entry in EFI Boot selector?

I have EFI Windows 8 in my Asus K55V laptop. EFI partition is sda1. I tried to install Ubuntu in EFI mode and created/selected separate boot partition for Ubuntu boot loader. Ubuntu installed ...
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Dualboot install failed? Locked out of Windows

You can't imagine how happy I am after I finally managed to install Ubuntu for the 1st time today. But I still need some help to know how to boot into the other side of my schizophrenic computer, i.e. ...
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Grub2 does not have entry of ubuntu 12.10 at boot menu in UEFI system?

I have UEFI based computer (I dont know the UEFI in detail but I guess it is a replacement of BIOS). In the Grub2 boot list there are 3 different Windows entry but none Ubuntu 12.10 entry. I m booting ...
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EasyBCD, Windows 8 Bootloader, and GRUB2 Help?

Basically I've dual booted windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 using this guide: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/11/05/dual-boot-windows-8-and-ubuntu-12-10-on-uefi-hardware/1/ It all works perfectly but there ...
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How to boot Ubuntu-based Distros with Custom Casper Folder Location

I've searched for the last hour or so for this, and haven't had any luck. I've extracted the BackTrack 5 ISO to my usb, and put all the file in the folder "bt5r3-gnome-64". I have already installed ...
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How to add my Ubuntu 12.10 to my windows xp boot.ini file?

I have a primary 80GB HDD which is partitioned into 3 drives (Core, Data & Extended) with Windows Xp installed in the C drive (Core - With NTFS file system). I have a secondary 500GB HDD which is ...
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I installed Ubuntu and I can no longer boot win 7 or ubuntu. Can someone help me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 doesn’t boot after Ubuntu install I installed Ubuntu and I can no longer boot win 7 or Ubuntu. Can someone help me? I tried 3 ISO boot boot fixes and none ...
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Acer V3-571 came pre-installed with Windows 8: possible to install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I recently got an Acer V3-571 which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu on ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two SSDs with UEFI

I recently built a new system with (Asus)UEFI and two SSDs for boot drives, and an HDD for storage. I installed Windows on the first SSD through the UEFI, and it works fine, I've been using it for a ...
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Can't boot from Live CD and can't find /boot/grub - next option?

I managed to break my installation of Ubuntu. The system crashed either while trying to adjust partitions or adjust the boot order (while in Windows) - not sure which as it was a while ago (the system ...
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ext4 partition ubuntu lost after Windows 7 installation

I've got this problem: I have one hdd and use ubuntu 12.10 on this hdd with several partitions(one nfts, two ext4 and one unallocated). today after windows 7 installation, and booting with live usb, ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot breaks keyboard in WIndows 7

I have a HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC. Main OS is WIndows 7 pro. I tried to install Ubuntu (from Windows with dual boot) several times and the result is the same. Ubuntu works fine but there is a ...
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How to bypass Windows Vista from power up on dual boot system

I've been using the dual boot system with ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows Vista. I no longer want to use Windows but wish to keep all files. How do I make Ubuntu be the sole OS without wiping out ...
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Add Ubuntu installation on separate drive to grub

My current setup includes a SATA HDD, with Xubuntu 12.10 on it. I just added an old IDE drive I had lying around to my desktop, and I used a LiveUSB to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto it. When I ...
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How do I TRY Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro?

Well, I've heard that Ubuntu is a Great Operating System, and I'd LOVE to try it. I have a MacBook, and don't want to replace OS X Mountain Lion. How do try Ubuntu without uninstalling OS X?
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot with Nvidia drivers geforce GT525m?

I have a toshiba satellite L750 laptop with a video card "Nvidia geforce GT525m" on. I would like to "dual-boot" my pc with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (windows is already on). I saw from an ...
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How do I get my HP laptop to boot into grub from my new efi file?

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 laptop that I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with the original windows 8. I used boot-repair to get set up to boot into grub. My issue is that I have not ...
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Installed Ubuntu on another drive, got rid of the drive, and dual boot screen is still coming up

EDIT: I am not asking how to uninstall Ubuntu. The drive it was installed on is now gone. I did not uninstall it before I pulled it out. On start up the dual boot screen is still showing up and asking ...
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12.10 hangs on splash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? This is driving me crackers, and means I am currently having to work on Windows, which is just horrible compared to my familiar ...
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Cannot find Windows 7 in Grub Customizer

Once again, I find myself back to the "anywhere, Anything" forum of Ubuntu... Just awesome I say... Any ways, After I installed the Grub Customizer 3.0.(1)? I ran it and I am not seeing Windows7. I ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in such a way that files are readable by both Ubuntu and Windows?

I am installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, choosing the dual-boot option. I do not want to do a Wubi installation. I want a full fledged installation. I want to share files between Windows and Ubuntu. ...
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Will my Ubuntu installation be damaged if I upgrade my Windows partition?

Bought my laptop in September 2009. Does this mean that UEFI with secure boot will not be present? If that's the case then there would not be any problems to the linux/ubuntu installations while ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04/Windows8 grub

I installed Ubuntu on 12.04 on my Samsung laptop alongside Windows 8. To install Ubuntu I disabled the bios security and enables CSM OS. The installation went fine and Ubuntu works great. The problem ...
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Want to uninstall Ubuntu but can not boot into Ubuntu, only windows

I installed Ubuntu onto an old work laptop a while ago and of course I love it, however I will have to hand this laptop back into work at sometime as it has become pretty old now, so I want to ...
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Can't get bootloader to work using easyBCD

When rebooting the computer, only Windows 8 will be visible in bootloader. Computer: HP Envy 17 OS 1: Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit OS 2: Windows 8 64 bit Disk partitions on system: (data from windows disk ...
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ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with windows 8 on two hdds

i am attempting to install ubuntu 12.10 on a machine in dual boot with windows 8. the machine has two hard disks - each about 2TB in size. i install windows 8 on /dev/sda and this works fine - windows ...