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I can't boot windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I'm using a HP desktop with Windows 8 pre installed . I turned off fast boot and secure boot and have installed Ubuntu. I can boot into Ubuntu without any problem however I can't boot into windows. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot windows 8- Problem

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in EFI mode on my dell inspiron 15z successfully. When I boot my laptop in UEFI mode with secure boot off, I get blank ubuntu screen- I got no activity on hard disk LED ...
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Install Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 using UEFI boot and third boot as Backtrack 5r3 and grub to select OS at startup

I have HP g6 Pavilion Laptop... And i have install windows 8 using uefi boot and ubuntu 13.04 too using uefi boot too.. While installing Ubuntu it didn't detect Windows 8...so i installed it it doing ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Unable to open Windows 8

I got bored with the Windows 8 and tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had trouble installing it and looked for help. I learnt that I had to make the root as "/" and format the drive as Ext 2 or 3 or ...
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How to Install multiple Ubuntu Operating Systems with Shared Boot Partition

I have a computer (laptop) and a hard disk to which I have already created partitions for my Operating Systems and a Boot partition, which has Grub2 and the /boot files. What is the proper way to ...
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Best partition layout for specific setup

I work at a webdevelopment company and we're all getting new PC's. Our plan is to run a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8. I've setup a few of these systems so I know the how of it, ...
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I can't start ubuntu [duplicate]

I can't start ubuntu, which is weird because I have it for months already and there was no problem, but now I select it from the bootscreen and it shows an ubuntu screen, then turns black and stays ...
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bootmgr is missing [duplicate]

How do I setup the file system and partitions to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? Bootmgr is missing, and the OS cannot be found. I've looked at a few utilities, like UBCD, but they are somewhat ...
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Grub Rescue set on partition that doesn't exist

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I downloaded 12.04 LTS ISO and created a bootable USB stick. I booted into Ubuntu on my laptop and installed Ubuntu, choosing the 'side by side' ...
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Windows 8 on SSD, Ubuntu 12.04.3 on HDD, EasyBCD not working here, how to boot into Ubuntu?

I have Windows 8 on an SSD, and I put Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a partition on my hard drive. Since the boot order is set to read from the SSD first, I had to change something. I read some related threads on ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 not showing [duplicate]

Trying to install ubuntu 13.04 64 bit with windows 8 64bit .. but its not show win 8 .. just laptop harddisk without any window's options update .. I have installed windows 8 64bit but when i try to ...
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What is the best way installing Ubuntu on an 1 SSD + 2 HDD combination?

I have installed, already, ubuntu (latest) on SSD OCZ Vertex 4 (everything, home, tmp, /, swap, etc). I have two other HDDs. One is just Windows (used by my wife, only) and one is used to just store ...
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How to boot from Windows 7 installation USB and install it after Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my HP Pavilion PC, and I am able to boot from Ubuntu live USB, but when I try to install Windows 7 from USB my computer boots to Ubuntu. My Windows installation USB ...
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How do I install 13.04 alongside windows on an Intel Raid 5?

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu I run into issues. All the live CD's don't display the Intel raid 5 and show multiple drives. When I tried the 12.04 alternative, And the Raring Minimal ISO. The raid ...
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Can I use Grub only for windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu and now I want to get rid of it because I hardly use it. I deleted the Ubuntu partitions, but that also broke Grub. I reinstalled Ubuntu and then repaired Grub, but I still want to ...
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Making Flash Drive as a boot option

This is my issue. I just got a brand new laptop (Windows 8 Samsung). This does not have a cd drive and I wanted to do a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. I did a "install from flash drive ...
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Files saved with Ubuntu is not visible in Windows 8

I have dual booted my laptop with ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8. When I download some file via ubuntu (e.g a pdf) and save it on a windows partition(NTFS), I do not see it through windows 8. Even when I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Linux 3.5.0-39-generic has issues booting

I've been trying to get this working for days now and none of the posts I've found on this site (or any other) have been able to help me fix this, so sorry if this is a repost. I'm currently trying to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation error and data loss

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I had Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) installed onto it and it was the only OS. In Windows, my 250-GB hard disk was partitioned only into ...
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Black screen when selecting “Try Ubuntu” 13.04 on windows 8 [duplicate]

I have been trying to install ubuntu 13.04 dual-booted with windows 8 on my computer (HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC). My motherboard is UEFI supported. Following most guides, I created a LiveUSB to boot ...
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Sharing torrents between Ubuntu and Windows

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Win7. The torrents are downloaded to the same folder, but is there a way to easily share the magnet links between the two deludge installations? This would be ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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Ubuntu boots inmediatly in my dual-boot system

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. When I restart I do not have the option to go to either Windows or Ubuntu. I get a black screen witch is displayed on the top left corner : 7.691547 KVM: ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 machine (HP ENVY 17t j000)

I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I have tried burning the .iso file to a blank DVD and have also used Universal USB Installer for the USB stick option of installation ...
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Dual-boot (Win7/13.04) won't boot to Windows (no grub menu). Boot-repair didn't fix it

I installed Ubuntu using this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8X7_tYWmA But it doesn't show the grub menu when I startup, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can look in my hard drive via the File ...
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Lubuntu Dual-Boot on a MacBook?

Is it possible to Dual-Boot Lubuntu on a MacBook? If so how would I do it? I have not tried as yet as I wanted to know the proper way to do such thing.
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Trying to Dual Boot Windows 7 and 12.04 using live DVD

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I'm having absolutely no luck getting it done. Windows 7 was pre-installed on my computer. I've crated a 90 GB partition for ...
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i cant boot into lubuntu grub wont show up

I have recently installed Lubuntu as a dual boot system with windows 8 and now it just default boots to windows. Ive tried holding shift but nothing happens. If I hold esc I can go to the boot menu ...
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How to dual boot Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu 13.04 x64 as BIOS, not EFI

I wanted to dual boot Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) 64-bit, but when I installed it, it didn't boot. Only Windows was booting. I installed Ubuntu with a " / " of ...
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How to properly uninstall Ubuntu from dual boot? [duplicate]

Is there any other way than this Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader ? Don't have a windows 7 disk and my laptop won't go to recovery mode since the keys are broke on the laptop. ...
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Will the multi-touch trackpad on my Windows PC still work when i install Ubuntu?

I'm going to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot option on my Windows 8 pc. My pc trackpad has multi-touch capability (two-time scroll, etc) and I was wondering, will I still have those multi-touch ...
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Problems installing 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I have a Lenovo Y400 notebook, and I hate Windows 8. So, I tried to install and dual-boot Ubuntu. I immediately ran into problems. First of all, 13.10 won't boot. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Windows and into Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to boot into Windows from Ubuntu and into Ubuntu from Windows with grub. Can I edit my /boot/grub/grub.cfg where there's the following: # # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # # It is ...
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Dual Win8 + Ubuntu…now I can't put Windows to sleep

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ever since then, I'm not able to put my computer to sleep in Windows 8. I click sleep, and it goes black, then just turns back on. After some ...
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Can my computer handle Ubuntu 12.04?

I was wondering... Can I run Ubuntu with these specs? Windows XP SP2 (x86) Compaq Presario AMD Anthlon 64 Processor 3400+ 1.81 GHz 896 MB of RAM Could I run Ubuntu alongside this computer ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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How can I install Windows 8 as a dual boot over an existing Ubuntu installation

I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!
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Problem Booting from Ubuntu 13.04 Live USB

I have an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 and I'm attempting to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I'm following the directions to install Ubuntu in UEFI mode and have tried disabling SecureBoot ...
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Secure boot prevents loading of Windows 8 in Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (x64) onto my Windows 8 machine. Ubuntu loads fine however, on the boot menu when I select boot Windows 8 it comes up with a series of errors: I also have ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on Sony Vaio SVF15218SN

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio SVF15218SN laptop, but I am unable to boot Ubuntu. I disabled the Secure Boot option. Please suggest some solutions.
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NEW TO UBUNTU, No loggin or password! [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.4 and I can only sign in as guest. I entered the User and Password I originally chose and nothing works. I can't do anything because I don't know the root password either. I run ...
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Question about dual-booting 13.04 and Windows 8/8.1 [duplicate]

So, after learning that in order to boot into Ubuntu from a usb drive, I had to go into my bios and change the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy, I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04. Now, when I restart ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a laptop alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

I have Windows vista 64 bit with a free D: drive that has nothing on it. How do I install Ubuntu Dual Boot The drive is formatted but did I do it right? How can I tell?
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cannot boot from usb and grub! ubuntu 12.10

I have an HP ProBook 5330m with SSD, without CD, and Windows 7. I also installed ubuntu 12.10 and have been dual booting for many months now. Something went wrong and now I can't boot my laptop at ...
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VLC media player problem [duplicate]

So the controls of VLC are gone and so is the menu in the upper corner of the screen. I already reinstalled it two times: once with the Ubuntu Software Center and it didn't work, so I tried with ...
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How do I boot to Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual-boot EFI install? (No Grub) [duplicate]

So I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 which comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 and dual-boot. I made a bootable USB, booted up the Ubuntu installer and found that ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting problems probably due to nvidia

I reinstalled windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my system 2 days back. Both OS were working fine . Yesterday I Installed Nvidia Graphic card on windows 7 and I switched to ubuntu after rebooting it , ...
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After installing Lubuntu, Windows XP does not boot

I recently successfully installed and ran Lubuntu alongside Windows XP. However when I tried to boot Windows XP, I got the following error message: Windows could not start because the following file ...