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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Dual Boot - Bluetooth Pairing

I have a Dell L702X which has been enabled for UEFI via Custom BIOS and I have Windows 8 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 12.10 x64 successfully dual booting on GPT. I have named my device under Ubuntu with the ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10 Dual boot issues

I had recently bought a Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop , Which was pre-loaded with windows 8. I wanted to set up dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10 . I am having the following issues . Any help will be really ...
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No boot option after UBUNTU 12.1 installation on another hard disk

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows XP SP3 GR desktop using ubuntu dvd from iso file. Operatings systems are in diferent hard disks. After the install I did not get the option of choosing ...
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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot Menu Does Not Load [duplicate]

I've read abt the ton of complications/problems ppl are facing with UEFI when installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, but I haven't been able to find a solution to the one I encountered. I have a ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize itself [closed]

I installed Ubuntu in trial mode. Grub wasn't installed properly, so I reinstalled Windows and now it gives me the option to choose between OS. However, when I try to install Ubuntu, it says that ...
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Ubuntu not appearing in GRUB menu after installing alonside Mint

I have been using Mint May 13 for several months, but I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 also. I ran the Ubuntu Live CD and "Installed Alongside". Everything appeared to install correctly, but when I ...
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Bought a windows8 system from store, installed Ubuntu Windows Installer, but it fails to start

I bought a Windows 8 computer. I then installed Ubuntu-Windows-Installer-12.10. When I boot the system, I see a screen with two options to choose from: Windows8 (which works fine and I can start ...
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Invalid EFI when trying to boot Windows

When I try to boot into Windows I get 'Invalid EFI file path'. I can still get into Windows by going into BIOS and making my other hard drive the boot priority, which is a pain. I've since installed ...
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How do I recover my (potentially) ruined (600+GB) Windows installation?

I was installing Xubuntu onto the same hard disk that my huge installation of Windows was on and I accidentally pressed "Okay" after I chose to do my own partitioning. The last thing I saw before I ...
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Ubuntu kernel not present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted When I launch and attempt to boot Ubuntu through the Windows Boot Manager, it takes me to a grub prompt, and when ...
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Computer seems to be frozen during reboot after installation. How long should the reboot take?

I'm attempting to dual-boot my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Everything to my knowledge has gone perfectly, up until now. The installation was success. Consequently, the computer began the ...
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Ubuntu is not booting (Windows Ubuntu Installer)

Its the first time I used the Windows Ubuntu Installer (WUBI). I installed Ubuntu and everything went great, it then asked me to reboot my laptop and I kindly did , it went well, showed me the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from the Windows's bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu from a USB drive. I selected Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 and it installed. But it also installed GRUB which I don't like. I just want to make Ubuntu work in Windows's ...
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Installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows anymore

Okay, now I have a new problem... I installed Ubuntu on my new SSD today. But now Windows 8 doesn't show up in the boot loader anymore. I ran Boot Repair and it told me GPT detected. Please ...
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dualboot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD

Hi I bought an ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD running windows 8 right out of kthe box. How can I dualboot this with Ubuntu? I've understood that it is different dualbooting a pc with Windows 8 than windows 7. ...
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Ubuntu not booting after dual installing with Windows XP SP2

I have 2 hard disk in my PC (First one was divided into 3 logical drives C:\, D:\ and E:\ and the secondary Hard disk was divided into 2 logical drives G:\ and H:\ ) The former one was running Windows ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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Ubuntu where to start (newbie) [closed]

I was a hardcore windows user for years. I already tried Ubuntu 12.10 by using wubi. But in my exerpience, the wubi version is feeling a bit too much as a virtual machine version of ubuntu, and I ...
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Cannot boot into windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu with Windows 8 Boot manager I have dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.1 and Windows 8 Pro (both are x64). Before I installed Ubuntu everything worked ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wired Connection Not Working

I am a beginner to Linux and Ubuntu, and my laptop currently dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. Neither of my wired and wireless connections are working. My wired network was working, but when I ...
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Installing Ubuntu with the Windows installer

After installation of Ubuntu 12.10, during restart the Boot menu does not appear. Computer automatically loads Windows XP.
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Wireless networking features not working on 12.10 dual booting with Windows 8

Before I begin, I should probably say that I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so please forgive me if I miss something obvious. I recently figured out how to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8 on a Lenovo ...
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Dual-boot bootrec /fixboot issues while uninstalling Ubuntu

Good Day, I want to give Ubuntu more HDD space so I tried to create a new partition then merge it with my Ubuntu's. Windows is unable to create more that 5 partitions I decided to uninstall then ...
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Partition not seen, in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Windows 7, out of 500GB hard disk partition planned like: 100 GB allocated for Windows 360 GB for Ubuntu - (approx.) At the time of Windows installation: 100 GB space is used for the ...
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Is it possible to convert LVM filesystem back to normal?

My filesystem setup is an LVM setup. I'm wanting to try installing ElementaryOS Luna Beta 1 on its own partition, but unfortunately it doesn't support LVM yet. Is there any easy way to do this?
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Welcome Page not showing “Try Ubuntu” “Install Ubuntu”

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from USB, but I am stuck with following issues The welcome page does not show "Try ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" option, it just says "You may wish to read the ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, facing partition issues

I have just bought a new PC having Windows 7 installed, it has 500 GB disk space. Attached is the screen shot of the disk management C:-Installed Windows 97.5 GB D:- Kept required data 195.31 GB ...
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Why does ubuntu 12.04 freeze? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I dual booted Ubuntu on Windows 8 (Getting the dual boot right alone took 2 tries, thanks to UEFI framework). After the dual boot, ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu?

I dual booted Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) recently, everything was running fine, no errors except ubuntu crashed in unity 3d mode but worked fine with 2d. Yesterday, I was showing Windows 8 to ...
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is it possible to install ubuntu 12.04 on usb drive while retaining windows 8 on HDD?

Let me explain what I am trying to do in detail... I want to install ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10) on a 320gb usb drive, and set the boot order to boot usb first. That way, if I want 12.04 to boot, I just ...
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BURG for ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install BURG? Hey guys I just shifted from win 7 to ubuntu with dual boot. and dont like the looks of grub so would like to install burg..would like to know ...
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How can I easliy boot Ubuntu and Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 I've had various problems with Ubuntu and Windows 8 on dual-boot, how can I solve this in an easy manner without messing ...
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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Problems Booting Windows 8 with Grub 2 HELP ASAP

please help. I'm new to linux, decided to try out ubuntu. created a new partition, and replaced windows 8 boot manager with grub 2 by installing grub on the windows 8 partition now windows doesn't ...
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Move Grub Boot loader into another partition

I am dual booting mac OS X with Ubuntu 64-bit and using the alternative install, when I got to the Grub boot loader I acidently selected the wrong partition to install, I installed the GRUB on the MAC ...
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Repairing grub 2 with Ubuntu live cd

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Boot Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I'm usually using Linux but since I had to use Windows at my office, I was stuck with a Windows 8 PC ...
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Can't get dual boot to work with windows 7

I have tried numerous options but all do not seem to work. The problem is this: The standard ubuntu installer does not recognize my windows installation. When i manually create partitions, grub simply ...
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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Windows 8 removes Grub as default boot manager

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new partition. When the PC boots Grub is display, and I can choose between Windows 8 (didn't worked at the ...
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intalled ubuntu 12.10 and now cannot boot win 7

so this is my brothers pc and i finally convinced him to try out ubuntu and went about installing it... he did have windows 7 and xp installed (with 4 partitions, win7, documents partition, win xp ...
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How to maintain ssd cache with dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop. It has an 8GB SSD Cached to a 1TB hard drive using some Intel caching ...
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Accidentally set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0, cannot boot into Ubuntu now

I have a dual boot system of Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. Stupidly, I set my default boot OS to Windows 7 using this method and set GRUB_TIMEOUT=0. Now when I boot, the Ubuntu red/purple screen flashes ...
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How to deal with Windows 8 Boot Partition?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 Enterprise. I have a 160 GB Hard Disk Drive and completely wiped out all the existing partitions of this drive to create 3 new partitions in the following ...
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Freeze During a Restart on ASPIRE 4751Z [closed]

I notice this happen every time with my ACER ASPIRE 4751Z. Whenever I reboot from Ubuntu, the boot up freezes during "BIOS load". That means, the boot up menu isn't shown yet. I also have Windows XP ...
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Somehow I don't see a boot menu when trying to dual-boot with Windows 8. How to fix?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. If I turn it on it just boots to Windows 8 and does not give me a dual boot choice, as I would have expected. Like I now ...
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GRUB2 claims linux partiton is unknown filesystem

I just installed Lubuntu 12.10 on a rather old PC, dualbooting with Windows XP. The partitioning scheme looks like this: 1st primary partition: 130GB NTFS, with Windows XP 2nd primary partition: ...
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Booting from wrong HD. New Ubuntu and Grub install with dual boot with windows xp

I have x2 HD's, HD 1 with partitions for WIN XP and UBUNTU and an additional 2 partitions. I installed WIN XP, followed by UBUNTU (from CD) onto HD 1. I can boot up (into either UBUNTU or WINXP) but ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 while having Windows 7

I have Ubuntu 11.04 & Windows 7 dual-booting on my laptop and I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to know whether this upgrade will damage my Windows partition. Is it safe to do so and ...