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Swap on Ubuntu: No primary partition

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on a system with 4GB RAM, dual booting with Windows Most people say that it is good to have swap on a system, and results in speed, so I used it with my previous ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 8.1 disappears from start up menu

I'm very new to Ubuntu (12.10), so I apologise if I'm not clear at any point! I had a Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1) and was fed up with it, so I converted to Ubuntu 12.10. I'd hoped to Dual ...
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Chromebook dual boot issue

I have my Acer C710 Chromebook duel-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the command line to switch the boot order from Chrome-OS to Ubuntu is not having any effect I will enter the command in the ...
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No such device = Grub Rescue 13.10

Noob here. I just installed 13.10 yesterday And it booted up for me several times and all was well. Then this morning when I went to boot I received a "No such device" error and a "grub rescue" ...
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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all instruction here : ...
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Installer doesn't recognise windows 7 install

I will start off saying I searched a bit for this problem with little success. You see, I am an utmost noob when it comes to Ubuntu and Linux based OS (hence why I want to install it and discover it) ...
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ubuntu 13.04 upgrade to 64 bit

I have ubuntu 13.04 dual booting wit MS windows. It is a 32 bit version but the pc is a 64 bit. When I use the 64 bit install DVD it sees the two main partitions and gives several options but I ...
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removing ubuntu from a laptop (corrupted ubuntu)

I wanted to update my (very old) Ubuntu installation on my dual boot laptop. The other OS is win7. However, when I tried to boot into it I got: \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr cannot be loaded. Status ...
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How do I move ubuntu to my unallocated free space in the installer in order to run ubuntu with windows 7?

I have partitioned out space for ubuntu and cannot seem to figure out how to install ubuntu on to the unallocated space. I have never done this before so I don't know much. I have looked up you tube ...
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quad boot, Windows 7,8, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Partitioning scheme questions, which boot manager?,please help, lots of questions! thnx

Dear Ubuntu Community, I have a question about how to partition my SSD in the new ultrabook i received. Please help me out so i can get started as soon as possible. (sorry for bad English). My ...
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Ubuntu13.10 64 bit installed alongside windows 7 32bit doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu 64-bit alongside windows 7 32-bit. (Windows installed first.) The installation was successful, but when I restart it just goes directly to windows 7 without any sign of ...
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Installing Ubuntu in EFI mode Cant go beyond GRUB Menu

I created a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS using Pendrive Linux. Created a separate 30GB partition using Windows 8 Disk Management Disabled Secure Boot (Didn't find an option to disable EFI boot) ...
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uninstall wubi from a bad drive

I used wubi to install Ubuntu on its own hard drive. That drive seems to have died and I can no longer boot to Ubuntu. I tried to uninstall Ubuntu from the control panel in Windows 7 and received the ...
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Ubuntu alongside Windows8, grub doesn't show up and ubuntu nonexistent in boot menu

I have had a fight with my computer for 2 days now. After running boot-repair multiple times in different ways, it always comes down to this. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6382341/ Also this seems to be ...
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How to apply TRIM to an NTFS partition on an SSD drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. How can I apply TRIM to this partition?
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How to boot into Ubuntu after installing into a pre-installed Windows 8 pc?

I recently just installed Ubuntu 13 from a USB drive. I have/had Windows 8 64 bit on my desktop computer. When I restart and boot my computer, there is not an option that allows me to choose Ubuntu, ...
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Which ubuntu for win 8? [duplicate]

I really want ubuntu 12.04 for the LTS but am I able to dual boot it on windows 8? I have already tried 12.04 and a few others.
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Install ubuntu and partation issue

I have a windows vista in my desktop. C drive has 320 GB size. I wanted install an ubuntu on it as well. So I installed it from ubuntu LiveCD, The screen asked me to partition a default size. Roughly, ...
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Finding my ubuntu partition

I have dual booted windows and Ubuntu 12.10 but Windows boot loader takes over grub and I can't boot ubuntu. I tried following instructions here: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after ...
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Help with partitioning

I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows with one hard drive running all of the Ubuntu partitions including grub, and the other running all of windows and the native boot loader for them ...
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Windows dual ubuntu startup 12.04 [duplicate]

Using windows XP. Used dual boot. It got stuck at startup. Got error message 255 memory for 256mb required. I went ahead anyway. Using a gateway with 256 memory. Do I need to install more memory for ...
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How can I install windows while Ubuntu is already on my system? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my system and I want to install Windows 7. I tried it but Ubuntu was not found on the system anymore so I had to install Grub. When I installed the Grub menu on Ubuntu, Windows ...
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How do I add the unallocated space to my ubuntu installation after deleting the Windows XP Partition?

I just deleted the Windows XP partition in the Ubuntu Live CD because I don't use windows xp anymore, now I have this I want to add the remaining space to my ubuntu installation and make ubuntu boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't boot up once in a while

I realize my question has been asked before, usually phrased as "sometimes Ubuntu doesn't boot", but after reading some of the other questions and answers, I think my situation is a bit more ...
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How to get rid of 'grub rescue'? [duplicate]

While logged into Windows, I deleted a disk partition which was containing Ubuntu. When I restarted my pc, it is showing 'grub rescue' command prompt. How to boot windows now? I no longer require ...
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How to install Win7 with dual boot in my ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 and want to install win7 with dual boot because mi CLARO modem (Argentina) doesn`t work with ubuntu. How I do it?
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Install alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new laptop. The option mentioned in the install guide to "install alongside Windows" does, however, not appear in the install wizard. When I select "Something ...
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delete xp without removing ubunutu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 over Windows xp through wubi.exe because i have tried installing ubuntu through usb but it seems like my laptop usb is not supporting it though it shows ...
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How to get the 'Install alongside Windows' option, i only see 'Install inside Windows'? [duplicate]

I created a bootable USB Stick with Ubuntu 13.10 and when i boot from it and try to install it i only get the option "Install inside Windows" and the button in the bottom right corner says "Restart to ...
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Windows 8 OEM on Dell Desktop, Installed Ubuntu on partition, reboot to see only 'grub >'

I have a dell desktop with windows 8 installed (OEM). I shrunk the windows 8 partition to 200gb and installed ubuntu on the remaining 1.8 tb of space. During installation, I picked /dev/sda6 as my / ...
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How to configure grub to boot an OS based on key press?

I'm total new to Linux / Grub but not new to changing configurations. I play much with configs and i like to try out many things and what is possible. So I will try now Linux. I have now different ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 13.10 Dual boot

Ok, so I'm such a newbie to Ubuntu and I bought a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop last month. I updated to Windows 8.1 and then I thought about installing Ubuntu as a dual boot so I could mess around ...
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have dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 8.1

I have a Win 7 SP1/Ubuntu 13.10 Dual-boot, I'm so bored with Windows 7 after years and now i want to install Windows 8.1. My question is: Is it possible to install windows 8.1 to dual-boot with ...
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I cannot boot to Ubuntu when I upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04 [duplicate]

My notebook pc has Windows7 and Ubuntu13.04(ubuntu installed after win7),and use EasyBcd to manger the multi-boot。 Now,I cannot boot to Ubuntu when I upgrade to 13.10 and restart pc. It stop at a ...
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Windows 8 dual boot problem

I have Windows 8 on a Dell XPS 12. I just reinstalled Windows 8 and have legacy boot, not longer UEFI. I used Wubi and installed Ubuntu. The laptop restarts. I chose Ubuntu and the screen turns purple ...
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No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
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What are the appropriate mount options for a shared NTFS partition on an SSD in a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows setup?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. What is the optimal way to mount this NTFS ...
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Multi-Boot with WindowsXP, Windows7 and Ubuntu. Boot problems

What I've been trying to do is partition my 600GB harddrive 4 ways and install three OS. Partition 1, 16GB: WindowsXP x32 Partition 2, 16GB: Ubuntu 12.04 Partition 3, 30GB: Windows7 x64 and ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 12.04 install on Windows 7 image

For work many of our programmers are using ubuntu 12.04 for their systems. All of our computers however are required to run Windoze 7 for our encryptions software. When Installing ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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Using boot-repair offline? [closed]

Hey guys just a quick quevstion, I have 14.04 installed currently alongside W8. As usual W8 became the default boot. I'm trying to get grub to be the default boot. I've seen lots of recommendations ...
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How are /dev/sda and /dev/sdb chosen?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on /dev/sda but whatever drive I install Windows 7 on becomes /deb/sdb. I havent changed any boot priorties in the BIOS. Could someone please help me understand how ...
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Dual Boot 2 separate SSD drives? [duplicate]

So right now I only have 1 SSD in my computer. It is 120 GB Samsung SSD. I boot windows directly from this SSD. I would like to buy another totally separate SSD and install and boot Ubuntu from ...
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optimizing Ubuntu dualbooting from pendrive (running from RAM and virtual swaps)

What I want: I want to install Ubuntu on a USB pen drive completely independent of the Windows partition schemes, but i want it to run fast. Ie: When pdrive is not inserted, boot windows and nobody ...
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How do I install Ubuntu and Windows 7 on different hard drives, so that Win 7 can still hibernate?

I currently hard two hard drives, the first-booting drive with grub/Ubuntu (12.04) and the second drive with Win 7. However, Win 7 doesn't like being the second drive (it expects to be the first) and ...
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After installing ubuntu, all my partitions are gone. Boot-repair log

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook that came with windows 8 pre-installed. I had trouble dual booting after installing ubuntu, so I disabled safeboot on bios and proceeded to try boot-repair, nothing ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Partitoning to install Ubuntu but already have 4 main partitions [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside of Windows, but there's a 4 primary partitions limit. So there's: BIOS_RVY (10GB) System (100MB) (Windows) (C:) Windows (D:) Data I'm not sure what to do in ...
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How to install or run Ubuntu on Windows 8 using WUBI?

Okay, so I have a Windows 8.1 PC, an ASUS X202E-DB21T. It has 500 GB of HDD. I want to use Ubuntu so that I can build a Firefox OS build, but Windows is not supported. I don't want to install Ubuntu ...
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Cant Open Ubuntu after installing windows 8

I do not have much experience with the inside workings of Windows or Ubuntu but this is my problem. I updated my Windows to Windows 8 on my computer which was previously running Ubuntu and Windows ...
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Lost windows Partition Reinstalling Ubuntu

I updated Ubuntu 13.10 and my wireless and ethernet connections stopped working. After trying to get it sorted to no avail I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I did have a dual boot with windows 8, but it ...