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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04.2 on Windows 8 in legacy mode, no partitions detected in gparted?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Windows 8 is installed in legacy mode (not UEFI). When I use a Ubuntu 12.04.2 cd to install, it does not detect Windows 8. If I click on custom ...
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Running out of space on a Wubi install with a non-functional Windows OS

My Ubuntu installed through Wubi is running out of space: I have about 4 GB free. If I partition the part of my hard drive that has Windows on it, will I lose Ubuntu? I'm fairly sure I will and if ...
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GRUB not working MBR broken

I have a laptop with Windows XP Professional SP3 on it, later on i dual-booted the machine with ubuntu 13.04. I used a program call AOMEI partition assistant for the partitioning. Windows 8.1 preview ...
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how to install Ubuntu on oem Win 8 [duplicate]

I have an ASUS Q500A 64bit notebook with oem installed Windows 8. I am preparing to install Ubuntu 13.04 to dual boot. Any basic install advice would be nice, will Win8 secure boot, uefi, interfere ...
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Installing windows with ubuntu

Ive made about 50 bootable flash drives and every time i try to install xp, 7 or even 8 i get missing BOOTMGR errors. I have tried all fixes i have found and none seem to work. i have come up with 2 ...
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Is clean formatting a pre-installed Windows 8 system and dual booting Windows and Ubuntu in Legacy worth it?

I have a pre-installed Windows 8 system and I have been trying to get it running with Ubuntu since a long time, but problems keep coming up. I recently got a retail version of Windows 8 from my laptop ...
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Triple booting on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to triple-boot a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. However, after attempting to install rEFit (the boot screen never appears), I booted directly onto my Ubuntu ...
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Installing Windows when using Ubuntu 12.04

I have got Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 8. But I can't install Windows 8 as my hard disk is in FAT32 format and Windows 8 needs NTFS. I tried to format my hard disk (there are no ...
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How to get Windows 8 boot menu in a Windows 8-Ubuntu dual boot? [duplicate]

I have a dual-booted Windows 8-Ubuntu 13.04 system. As usual, by default, the Ubuntu grub menu comes up as soon as we boot. Similar questions have been asked before, and the reply to each of them was ...
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runing ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop, and Widows Vista already was installed on another partition. Now when I turn on the desktop it goes directly to windows. How could I make it ask which system ...
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How to fresh install Win7 under grub boot loader?

I am new with Linux and my laptop has Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7/64bit. Grub boot loader makes me choose which to boot at startup. I want to clean re-install of Win7 without changing configuration of GRUB ...
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problems with reinstalling windows vista [closed]

I want to dual boot (windows vista and Ubuntu) and i only have Ubuntu now, i also have an installation CD for windows vista, which i can start through PlayOnLinux. My problem is that it says the ...
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Dual Boot 64 bit Windos 7 and Ubuntu

64 bit Windows 7 is in the machine. I Download 64bit iso file and make a CD. I set the BIOS, let the CD Drive as the first Boot option. When I tried to Install Ubuntu, it starts the process as normal. ...
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Cannot boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 13.04

So I boot up my computer after installing Ubuntu 13.04. Grub correctly shows me all available boot options and I am able to boot to Ubuntu. However, when I try to boot into Windows 7, grub hangs at a ...
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GRUB installed on /dev/sda1, “no such partition” after image restoration

My partition setup is: [Win7] [Ubuntu] [extended [logical partition]] (in that exact order) The bootloader installed in the MBR is a non-standard one that allows you to chainload a secondary ...
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WUBI error after installation on Windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

I try to install Ubuntu on a Laptop which actually runs with Windows 8. After the Installation and restart, it´s this Error: \ubuntu\wubildr.mbr staus: 0x0000076
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu on seperate HDD using GRUB2

I have a new Windows 8 tower. I installed my old HDD in the tower so I could install Ubuntu and have a dual OS system for fun and development. I am have a problem with GRUB2 running a dual boot. It ...
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I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't boot it from the USB

My Windows 8 is 64 bit version and the Ubuntu ISO that I downloaded is the 32 bit version. The problem is that downloading it took a long time because of my slow connection. Is there a way I could ...
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Dual booting ubuntu 12.04 and windowa 7 on different drives

I am trying to figure out how to get ubuntu and windows 7 to work in harmony. In essence I want to be able to choose which OS I want to boot. the 2 OS's are currently installed on different hard ...
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installing ubuntu along with windows 8 [duplicate]

sir unfortunately my copy of windows8 was not genuine and i am unable to install Ubuntu 12.01 version if the formatting is the way i lost most of my data so my query is thier any possibility of ...
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I cannot get to install Ubuntu

Every time I try to install Ubuntu I get errors. I get the same error: Invalid argument The versions which I've tried so far are: 11.04 12.04 13.04 I don't have CD's so I have mounted the ...
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Transfering files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu VIA partition

Is it possible to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows by creating a partition? Like a flash drive would work (mounting the partition, copying the files to it, then mounting and copying on the ...
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Install Ubuntu and upgrade Windows

I'm running Windows 7 on my laptop. I'm going to upgrade to Windows 8 and also installing Ubuntu along side. My questions: Should I install Ubuntu to my SSD ? ( I have windows 7 on HDD and can't ...
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What should I do at “Installation Type” step in the Ubuntu installation?

I have put 12.04 onto a USB drive and I am attempting to install Ubuntu this way. I'm using Windows 8 (I upgraded from Windows 7 myself). I don't know what to do when I get to "Installation Type" step ...
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Repairing Grub - Separate Partition - Dual Boot Windows

I am attempting to repair grub on separate /boot partition without removing Windows Boot Loader. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 after Windows 8 on 250GB SSD drive. Grub installation failed during Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu on Zenbook UX32VD

I bought a Zenbook UX32VD the other day, and I upgraded it with a 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. I installed Windows 7 on the SSD, and partitioned it so there was 40GB for Ubuntu and the rest for Windows. ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Is any instance/part of Windows running while Ubuntu Desktop on Wubi is running?

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 to dual-boot using Wubi, so the system files are inside C:\ubuntu and, on boot, I can choose which OS to use. Since the system files are located in the ...
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Wubi: request not supported when Installing to a partition, 13.04 [duplicate]

When I use wubi.exe to install Ubuntu to a partition on another HDD I get this error (http://pastebin.com/PvF4md1k): 07-06 20:23 DEBUG WindowsBackend: modify_bcd Drive(A: hd 129914.515625 mb free ...
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How to get rid of S.M.A.R.T. warnings that dispay at boot of system, not UBUNTU [closed]

This is what displays right before Windows Boot Manager, I have dual boot: Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2: WDC WD1600BEVT -22ZCT0- (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard ...
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How to get rid of S.M.A.R.T. Warning that displays at boot? [duplicate]

This is what displays right before Windows Boot Manager, I have dual boot: Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2: WDC WD1600BEVT -22ZCT0- (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your ...
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Dual boot encrypted Ubuntu 13.04/12.04(option on installation CD) and Win7

Really sorry if someone had already asked this question, but I searched on this topic for a long time and only came up with the ones that used truecrypt. So, is it possible to do the following: With ...
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ubuntu Wubi SSD Windows 7 - New Linux instalation

My system: CPU: Intel i7 Windows 7 16 GB Ram Disks: 1 TB HDD - Partitioned for Windows 240 GB SSD primary Windows disk 40 GB SSD - not in use - I thought I would install Ubuntu here. 2 TB HDD New ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 partition not showing up in partitioning tools

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I only gave the partition about 15 gb of space, as I installed it through the installation GUI. I wanted to add some more space to it's ...
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Dropped my Dell dual boot Vista /Ubuntu 12.04 Vista will not boot, only Ubuntu

I was looking to purchase a new computer Lenovo Essential G780 Laptop - 59381095 - Dark Brown: DOORBUSTER http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g780/ I have started to do video ...
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Having trouble installing ubuntu 13.04 on lenovo y500

I'm trying to dual boot ubuntu on my new lenovo y500 with windows 8. Using an external hard drive I downloaded the 64 bit version of ubuntu 13.04, and used the recommended tool to put ubuntu on to the ...
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Dual Boot PRoblem Ubuntu 11.10 +Windows XP [closed]

I have aldready installed the Ubuntu 11.10 version.Now i want to install windows xp .I partitioned my disk through ubuntu live cd and i created a partition of 50 gb.When i boot from windows cd ,after ...
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Missing operating system message after installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Initially, I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 running on the same system.(dual boot). And I wanted to install Ubuntu for my work. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it on a disk and installed it. While ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 13.04 on HP p2-1334 desktop PC(preinstalled windows 8) - Blank screen/hang

Problem: [I get a text mode menu from GRUB that ask me if I want to install, After selecting to Install, the screen goes black-blank and lastly PC hangs, no more actions or noises] Steps I've done: ...
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error: no such partition (duplicate, but none of the others helped, unless I missed one)

Hi I have a Sony Vaio VPCEJ with Windows 7 as the primary OS. I installed Ubuntu, as dual boot, a year ago for school because I had a sudden interest in programming and thought it would be fun to ...
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Secure boot not enabled + don't show disk partition in install type

i have asus Q400a, Originally came with Win8 but reformat the hard drive and now running 7 as main OS. i was able to run both Win 8 and ubuntu 12.04 along with 7 as dual boot. i uninstall the 12.04 ...
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grub rescue error

i have windows 8. i removed uefi settings(if i on uefi i cannot install ubuntu) and installed ubuntu(now if i want to use windows 8 i should on uefi).now by turning on uefi,went to window8,removed ...
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error: no such partition grub rescue> after deleting partition

For reasons that are not relevant I had two partitions of ubuntu studio on my computer, one 28Gb and the other ~900Gb. I was using only the 900Gb partition but sometimes I would accidentally boot to ...
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Create partition from free space - cannot create more than 4 partitions

I am dual-booting Ubuntu and Win 8. When I installed Ubuntu, I forgot to format a partition of 90GB. Now when I tried to create a partition (in gparted), I get this error It is not possible to ...
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windows 7 not starting after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.04. grub menu is showing both the options windows 7 and ubuntu also.but when i click on windows 7 its just showing black screen and cursor blinking for long time but windows ...
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Does installation cause exchanges…?

When I install Ubutnu, does it cause change or something else in partition where is windows?
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Reinstalling ubuntu beside win8

I have dualboot: Ubuntu 12.04.2 and Windows8 I want to reinsall Ubuntu. What should I do?
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Grub2 BootLoader not loading

I previously had Ubuntu 12.04. Then I installed Windows on another partition. Since then, the BootLoader did not start showing up when booting, and Windows started up asking me to log in. Then I made ...
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Dual boot MacBook with Ubuntu 13.04, 32-bit

Please how can I dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook running Mac OS X 10.5.8 with the following specs: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook5,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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Why can't Ubuntu find any hard disks or volumes during installation?

I decided to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer. But when I try to install Ubuntu 13.04, my installation says I don't have atleast 5.3 GB disk space. In "Try ubuntu", I checked disks ...