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how to boot into Windows XP?

I am not finding a way to boot into Windows XP in my PC. This is the sequence of installation I have done in my PC. Ubuntu 13.04 Windows XP(formed Dual-Boot) Windows 8 installed( Not formatted ...
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Installed it wrong and cannot uninstall ubuntu

I installed ubuntu alongside windows 8 but dual boot isn't working. It doesn't appear in control pannel to simply uninstall. I have 2 HDD and there are 20GB on the second one (first one is for ...
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Dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04?

My question isn't actually about dual-booting them. I have a dual-boot set up and running perfectly. There is only one flaw I was looking for an answer to. Since I haven't had any success through ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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Why is my Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after GRUB? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of similar issues, but none have quite answered my question. To elaborate, I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. I am using a linux usb creator to boot linux. I ...
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Grub Problems (but actually way more than just that)

I have an old XP machine that I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on as a dual boot. Eventually I decided that I no longer needed Ubuntu (Wasn't compatible with Remote LogMeIn), and tried to remove Ubuntu using ...
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Completely messed up booting. Can't even boot from DVD

I'm so sad I did such things, but about two weeks ago a got a new Lenovo u510 laptop. Of course that's not the problem :D. I wanted to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Everything was quite ...
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How can I make changes to the boot options?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now when I start the computer I am presented with the new boot options where I can choose whether I want to boot into Windows or Ubuntu. I would like to keep ...
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What do I get rid of to install Ubuntu when I have 4 primary partitions? [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so any advice is appreciated. I am following the "Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony" tutorial on Lifehacker to do exactly that. This is ...
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Windows 7 freezes on 'Starting Windows' screen after installing Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7. I have done exactly this before, but my hard drive had to be replaced (unrelated reasons) and I had to start again. Install went through smoothly, I ...
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I cant make a partition for Ubuntu

I am running windows 8 and I want to dual boot with ubuntu 13.04. According to this post: Installing on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 System (UEFI Supported) I should make the partition for Ubuntu in ...
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Errors with GPT and installing Ubuntu alongside Windows7

I have a brand new Dell laptop with a 512e hard drive using GPT. Ubuntu 12.04 in Live CD mode does not recognize the presence of Windows 7 or any partition for that matter: it shows a completely blank ...
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Ubuntu Install doesn't see Windows 7

I have researched this and tried the suggested solutions and haven't been able to fix it in my case. I have a Dell Inspriron 15 R SE. It came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I booted into the BIOS and ...
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using ubuntu on a flash drive in windows 8

I have a new HP pavilion G6 2240NR with 64 bit AMD6and a factory install of windows8 and would like to run Ubuntu from a flash drive without installing it and be able to switch back a forth.Has ...
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having trouble installing ubuntu studio 13.04 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu Studio 13.04 along side Windows 7. When I boot into the USB stick, I make the proper selections and it reboots. When I boot into Windows 7 and open wubi.exe, ...
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Reducing amount of primary partitions

Hello I'm trying to create room to install windows on a pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. I'm using Gparted and currently my partitions look like this Obviously I'm over 4 primary partitions and ...
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Ubuntu takes complete hard disk for installation without considering pre-existing partitions

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop with 320 GB HD. Then, I made a partition so now I have 2 primary and 3 logical partitions (all NTFS). I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 so I used ube and ...
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Ubuntu installing issue

I've tried two ways to install Ubuntu! The one that I used more times, is via bootable usb drive! I've downloaded the iso from the authorized site! I have a 500 GB HDD and I've partitioned it ...
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EasyBCD can't find Ubuntu?

I tried to install win7 + ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron 17R, win7 first ubuntu second using U disk. At first I installed win7 and ubuntu under ATA and AHCI mode and successfully created entry for ...
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Still can't access Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from boot after installing twice in two different ways

I have been trying to figure out on how to solve my problem for nearly 20+ hours, and I still can not seem to figure out the solution. If anyone has suggestions please do tell me! Also as a side ...
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Windows failed to start when trying to intsall ubuntu from a dvd I burned

As the title says when I select unetbootin as my OS I get an error saying that Windows failed to start. It advises me to repair using my Windows disc. Then I get this on the screen: File: \ubnldr.mbr ...
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Dual Boot with Windows 8 UEFI - Ubuntu/GRUB Being Bypassed

I recently got a Dell Inspiron 13z with Windows 8. I decided to dual boot Ubuntu. After install, it was booting straight into Ubuntu, with no GRUB menu showing up. No problem. I just ran boot repair ...
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Better Way to Convert Partition From Ext4 to Ext2? (including encrypted home)

So I ran into a situation the other day. I needed to revert my ext4 Ubuntu installation to a ext2.This is because I am using TrueCrypt and an alternative boot loader than grub2. I have later been ...
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Remove Windows 8 bootloader from another drive

I have deleted the partition of Windows 8 and resized the Ubuntu partition to cover the whole disk. Now I don't want Windows to show up in the boot menu. I ran sudo update-grub. It shows up Found ...
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Triple boot Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have got a new computer and I want to install Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on it, In which order should I install them?? I tried installing Windows 7 first then Windows 8 and finally Ubuntu ...
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Got stuck with dual boot installation

I purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop in which Windows 8 operating system is preinstalled. I got my project a project which needs unix as an operating system. Hence i started trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu to 13.04 from 12.10 on dual-boot laptop [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 ? I booted from the 13.04 installation CD but I couldn't do the upgrade (no upgrade option was displayed). I have a laptop with a Windows 7 ...
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Dual Booting Problems [duplicate]

Okay so i decided earlier today to try out ubuntu, i didnt want to get rid of windows as i still have games i want to play so i decided to dual boot. I made a LiveCD from a thumb drive and instaleed ...
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Partitioning hdd

I want to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8. I have already installed Ubuntu and am trying to partition my hdd for Windows but it wont allow me. I attached a picture of my current hdd ...
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don't have permission to access mac HD on dual boot MBP

I've tried changing the sharing permissions in OSX to allow my ubuntu 12.04 to access the mac hd, but it still says i don't have permission to do so while on the ubuntu boot. I also tried to find out ...
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What is the recommended way to chainload separate Ubuntu /boot partition

I want to have dual-boot two different Ubuntu distributions on the same hard drive. I've installed the first, with external /boot partition (e.g. /dev/sda2). Then I've installed the second ...
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Access Windows directories with dual boot

I'm using both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 on the same computer. Normally on Ubuntu I can access anything on drive Q,so I usually use that drive as a share platform between the two OS because I switch ...
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How do I fix problem with trying to install Ubuntu? Black screen appears

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 13.04(x64) on a Desktop computer already running Win8 I'd like to dualboot. The system is 64-bit with UEFI. When I attempt to install Ubuntu from a burned DVD, I ...
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blank purple screen on boot [duplicate]

I have installed a windows 8/ubuntu 13.04 dual boot. Grub2 seems to have been installed allright and I can boot windows 8 from it without a problem. Ubuntu booted allright the first time (right after ...
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Windows 7 & Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to download Ubuntu on Windows 7 and dual boot the two but before I do there is the question, can i dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? And if I do, does it work and is it safe for the OS? What is ...
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Why won't Ubuntu 12.04 LTS boot? (Dual install Win8/Ubunut 12.04LTS GRUB is appearing)

I have a laptop that I have been dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu on for over a month now, but for some reason Ubuntu has stopped booting. Upon powering up the computer GRUB shows up and displays the ...
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Question about drives (Partition does not start on physical sector boundary) [duplicate]

I have been reading this site quite a bit getting my first ever Ubuntu box running and had a question, Currently my drive has partitions showing like this /dev/sda1 * 2048 31459327 ...
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Ubuntu 13 and Windows 7 are not friends

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64. I wanted to install it to dual boot with windows 7 64 bit. The computer is a HP dv6 with Intel i7; 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB HDD. I tried for days to install Ubuntu but ...
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Can't get back into Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.10

I had Windows 8 on my laptop and dual booted Ubuntu 13.10 on it using a flashdrive. Something happened with my Windows 8 loader and it doesn't work anymore. It shows up on the grub menu, along with ...
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can't boot windows 7 after ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation

I installed Ubuntu, but the installation was primitive and probably the wrong edition. It was suggested it may have been the server edition. When I tried to re-install the proper edition, the ...
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Is there any possibility of data loss when dual booting Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7?

I am already using Windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 along side Windows 7 in a partition that I already made in one of my hard drive but I am worried about losing the data on my drive. Is ...
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Removing win8 ubuntu dual-boot and using just ubuntu

I just bought an asus notebook. It had no OS-s installed so I did the following to it. I installed win8 in uefi mode. I then added ubuntu to the mix. I installed it in uefi mode too using the guide ...
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Ubuntu on external HDD accessed from mac and windows

I have an external 2T HDD, an iMac intel, a windows laptop and a router (Airport Extreme). I'd like to install ubuntu on the ext HDD and have access to it either from the iMac or windows machine ...
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Dual Booting HP Pavilion G6 [duplicate]

I'm a Windows 8 user. I was wondering if there's any way to dual boot my HP pavilion G6 2237ez with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I just wanted to try Ubuntu and see for myself what's so special about Ubuntu. ...
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How can I see where Ubuntu has been installed on my HDD?

I have a dual boot PC with Windows XP & Ubuntu which I recently installed. I can't see any of my Ubuntu files in XP. Where is Ubuntu installed on my computer? While installing Ubuntu, I used the ...
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Setting up Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot with preinstalled Windows 7 without Windows CD

I don't have the Windows CD with me, and I don't mind making and using the Ubuntu CD, but Windows 7 is already installed on my computer. Now I want to get Ubuntu so that I can have the Ubuntu + ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize existing Windows partitions in a GPT disk

I just built a new computer and installed a clean copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) on it. Other than verifying that the Windows install completed successfully, I have done absolutely nothing ...
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Choosing the OS when dualbooting [duplicate]

I've just finished installing Ubuntu, and now have Ubuntu in one partition and Windows 8 in another. I was under the impression that when my computer starts, I would be able to choose from a menu ...
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Replacing Windows with Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am working on the best way to eliminate Windows XP from my older desktop and replace it with Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as my sole operating system. I've done a dual boot alongside Windows to get used ...
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Required space for dual boot

Will a 128 gig solid state drive be big enough to comfortably run a dual boot of ubuntu and windows 7?