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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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Error: operating system not found after installing 13.10

So here's the story: I have a Vaio Fit 15E (full spec: SVF15218gb) which has restricted boot enabled by default! I mounted the iso file of Ubuntu 13.10 on a flash drive and tried restarting the ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 8

I have a laptop that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, on which I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It was successfully installed and when I restart it and select Ubuntu it boots to Ubuntu and ...
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Win 8.1 corrupts UEFI grub loading on restart

When I restart (or shut down) Windows 8.1, it always corrupts the grub UEFI partition. Next time I boot, GRUB says: GRUB Loading stage1.5. GRUB loading, please wait... Error 17 I have ...
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Would like to dual boot - Ubuntu Windows 8.1 - Advice please [closed]

There is some Windows software that I really need to use which will not run under WINE. Therefore I am seriously thinking of a dual boot machine. In order to accomplish this I am planning on ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 and Kali Linux

I have Windows 7 installed initially and then I installed Kali Linux using the GRUB bootloader on my system. I want to triple boot these with Ubuntu 13.10. How do I do this?
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How do I create a partition in order to dual boot Win7?

I just got a new laptop from a friend and I'm decent with computers, however, I am a HUGE noob when it comes to Linux OS (besides backtrack (; ). I downloaded gparted, but there is no way that I am ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition when installing Ubuntu from USB

I've prepared a PC for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. These are the steps I've taken: Shrunk the C: drive to create 60GB for Ubuntu. The Disk Management utility confirms that ...
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How do I configure the entries that appear in the BURG menu?

I am experimenting with BURG to make the boot menu look a bit nicer (I am dual booting W7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I managed to install BURG and selected my chosen theme, but I can't find a way to ...
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boot degradation trying to install ubuntu

I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my portable DELL Inspiron. I have been through problems, which, everytime I tried to solve, brought other bigger problems... First, I ...
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Grub installed over refit after installing ubuntu 12.04 on imac7,1

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old imac7,1. The first thing I did was install refit from OSX. After that, I installed ubuntu from a liveCD and all went apparently fine. The problem is that GRUB ...
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Ubuntu not installing, please help

I bought Lenovo laptop couple of days ago, it comes with original windows 8. I formatted the entire hard disk and installed windows 8.1 pro instead and made 4 partitions file systems - primary. c - ...
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After Ubuntu 12.04.3 instal disc disappears a grub menu not appear

i am new with Linux. A was using Win7, now i instaled Ubuntu 12.04.3 on the second HDD (i used "something else" option, create swap drive with 4 GB and Primary Ext4 with rest of the space). But after ...
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Grub issue after update from ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04

Hi I have updated my dell T7500 desktop to Ubuntu 12.04 and when I tried to reboot I got grub rescue mode. I have booted to live cd and used boot repair as instructed here: ...
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Boot from an existing VHD with Ubuntu installation

I'm currently using Window 8 as host operating system and Ubuntu from a Virtual Box VHD. So my Ubuntu is running as virtual machine just fine with a few programs and development tools. But I now need ...
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GRUB will show only on MANUAL BOOT but not on REBOOT (dual boot windows 8.1 ubuntu 13.10)

Here's my problem: I have a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 on my laptop and I get the grub menu only when I shutdown and boot again MANUALLY. If I try to simply reboot from ...
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Cannot start ubuntu

I just finish installing Ubuntu on my windows 7 computer. When I restart my computer, it does not give me the option to boot up Ubuntu, it automatically start windows7. What should I do to start ...
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2 hard disks for 2 systems [duplicate]

Can I have 1 hard disk for Ubuntu and another for Windows. I have to use software for both systems. I know Virtual Box can do the same thing, but it is very slow for my computer. So is it possible. If ...
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Can I use Ubuntu installers partition tool (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have laptop less than year old with preinstalled Windows 8 (now updated to 8.1). I'd like to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows, I have read many instructions on web and watched tutorials on ...
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Trouble with Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

So I've been trying to get a dual boot set up. The problem is that Ubuntu doesn't detect Windows 8 during installation making my only options erase the whole drive or partition manually. I sectioned ...
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How to make Ubuntu 12.04 Server bootable again?

I just began taking a Digital Forensics course on campus, and thought having Kali Linux would be a good tool to familiarize myself. My computer has two separate hard drives, one for Ubuntu Server ...
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Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside Windows 8 - only get to grub prompt

I tried to install ubuntu 12.4.03 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8 (64bit) from a live DVD. The hard drive is HP 110-13 EG desktop computer with intel Core i3-324oT and NVIDIA GeForce ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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GRUB menu doesn't render properly

I just dual-booted my windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 12.04.03 on UEFI. No problems. The only thing is that the GRUB menu doesn't render properly. The text is all jagged up. Here's what I see: What do I ...
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Clean install of Xubuntu over Ubuntu: will GRUB continue to work?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago, and had to use boot-repair to get dual boot (with Windows 8.1 on a computer with UEFI) working properly, setting up GRUB and all that. But I kind of don't like ...
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Preparation for dual boot installation

I am working on installing Kubuntu to dual boot on a WinXP laptop. I have 86MB Unallocated, (C:) 73GB NTFS (System), Files (D:) 175GB NTFS, and I have created 50GB Unallocated (unformated) space at ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 Dual Boot GRUB options/problems

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (which was factory installed). I have the options to turn off both UEFI and Secure Boot. The insall worked fine and I am able to use both operating ...
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Can I temporarily keep my Windows partition to recover data?

I want to install Ubuntu onto a machine with windows but the amount of backup data is too large for me to transfer without bringing in another computer. Can I install Ubuntu as a dual-boot with a ...
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bios_grub partition in the way of resizing Ubuntu partition

I tried to grow the ext4 partition by shrinking sda4 and then adding the unallocated partition to the ext4 partition, where Ubuntu lives. The selected partition, sda6 (see image), contains the ...
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Triple boot OSX, Win7, Linux - broke my Win 7 install [closed]

Note, this is not really an Ubuntu question but I expect there are lots of smart Linux gurus here that may know the answer - so please excuse my posting here: I'm desperately needing help: I've had a ...
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after installing ubuntu windows is not showing in grub

Recently for one project I installed 64-bit Ubuntu (initially it was Ubuntu 32-bit) in my college lab machine. But the problem is after installing 64-bit it is not showing me the windows in grub ...
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Grub don't find windows 7 loader. Can't boot to windows after installing linux Help

Last week i installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my windows 7 System and now I am trying to boot into windows and i can't do it. I installed GRUB-2 and i tried to boot to Windows from there but i can't see the ...
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Lost all my old partitions while i installed ubuntu in win 8.1 [duplicate]

I had win 8.1 in my computer and I had installed ubutu without dual boot mode and now my win 8.1 partitions and files of win 8.1 i cant see .HOW to get all the files and partitions i back
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Deleted windows partition from Ubuntu and now can't boot

I recently was performing a fresh install of Windows on one of the partitions on my SSD and for some reason I decided to delete the windows boot partition from within Ubuntu before cloning over a ...
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Is there specific install instructions, or Ubuntu version for install to a flash drive?

What version of Ubuntu can I install onto a USB 3.0 flash drive so that I can boot directly from it and take no chance of affecting, in any way, my Windows XP/Windows 7 multi-boot (its boot sector or ...
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dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu on seprate hdd

i have a question on dualbooting windows 8 and ubuntu. my pc has an 8gb ssd that has windows 8 on it and a 1tb hdd for data.I just want to know how this will affect dualboot. can i just split my 1 tb ...
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How do I make my system to prompt me for Windows and Ubuntu, instead of directly booting to Ubuntu?

I have new Lenovo laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I was facing issues installing Ubuntu l2.04 LTS, so following a thread I made some changes, created some ext4, swap, bootloader partitions and ...
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Can't boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu12.10 on a dual boot computer

My computer suddenly shut down a few times when I was using Ubuntu and then I couldn't even boot into Windows or Ubuntu. It's a dual boot computer and I installed Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi. When ...
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I can't seem to understand how partitions work, and I don't know how much is dedicated to each OS in my computer

I recently fell in love with Ubuntu, and installed it in my computer. A laptop that had a special discount because it was associated with the school or something. Anyways. It came with 2 OS: Windows ...
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Extending my Root Paritition

I've Win8/Ubuntu Dual boot. I already have 4 partition so i cannot create a new partition and mount it elsewhere. So, this (How can I increase a partition's size?) question did not help. Here's a ...
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How do I safely remove Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a dual-boot with Windows 8?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, and ran into a few problems (Windows not booting..) However, I think I fixed that by booting windows 8 in 'UEFI recovery' (or something like that) - there is no ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 From USB

I formatted my PC and installed Win7. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 with a 8gb USB stick. After I burn the iso file with "iso to usb", restarted and I get this error: BOOTMGR is missing ...
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WinXP isnt on the boot screen

I tried to boot into Windows XP and noticed that it wasn't in the boot menu. Any suggestions on how to fix it?
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Can't get any of the OSs to boot after installing ubuntu

I installed the latest version of ubuntu on my sony vaio e series machine which came with win8 64 bit pre-installed.I recently updated to 8.1 though. Since the machine comes with secure boot and ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. Where to put the grub

can anyone help me with getting this to work ? I have two physical SSD drives(Samsung and Kingston) - on the Samsung one I have Windows 8 installed , Kingston is free and formatted and It's ...
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Re-configure GRUB to directly boot to Ubuntu on dual-boot

I'm curently Dual-booting between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 both are 32-bit I'm installing it on a HDD with Ubuntu Bootloader installed on an external Pendrive (So if i want to boot Ubuntu i must ...
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Windows 8.1 repeatedly corrupts GRUB UEFI boot manager

I am trying to get a dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Precise installation. My laptop is a Sony SVT1313Z9ES. It seems to have a buggy UEFI implementation that always looks for ...
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Install Ubuntu dualboot with android 4.1 on any tablet [duplicate]

Can i install Ubuntu dualboot with android 4.1 or 4.2 on ASUS MEMO pad 8 ?
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Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would also like to run Linux, but I do not want to remove Windows, as many of the programs I use for school are only ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, installer ignores one of the logical drives

On my PC, where I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside existing Windows 7, there is a single physical drive consisting of: System Reserved / 100 MB NTFS / System, Active, Primary Partition C: / ...