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Dual Booting issue

I dual booted my new computer build with ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8. Now my ubuntu boots up but my windows will not. It sites and invalid EFI path error. Can some help? I've tried to use a boot repair ...
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Sharing dualboot volumes space-efficiently

I plan to dualboot my system [Ubuntu|Windows] using a small SSD. What are the options to save space? What I want is to have a either a \home as small as possible or a \home that I can use for both ...
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Unable to mount Windows partition - fast boot is already off - still get the problem [duplicate]

i have installed windows 8.1 and ubuntu on my new computer, and get the following error when i try to mount the device. I already googled and turned all the hibernation / fastboot options off, but i ...
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After re-installing wubi/ubuntu and use old root.disk , I get thrown to Grub shell

My wubi files were corrupted and i had to re-install ubuntu (through wubi) again. Before i un-installed the old ubuntu i saved the old root.disk in external drive.After i installed i tried to boot ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a hp envy dv7 with windows 8 installed from factory and recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. I have dual booted windows and ubuntu on my last windows 7 laptop, but now I can´t figure it out. On ...
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Installing Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 8.1, windows not recognized during install [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with windows 8.1 on my laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z400 touch. I am getting stuck at the Install Style screen because the ...
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installing ubuntu i have problem with unallocated space [duplicate]

I had 2 drives(c=100GB,e=150GB) in my windows 7, now i want to install Ubuntu as dual boot. For that I shrink my one of the drive and made some space(40 GB) to install Ubuntu as unallocated space, but ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade destroyed my Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

I had Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 peacefully coexisting on a Toshiba Portege Z935. EFI mode, Grub2, secure boot off, had to use "recommended repair" on Boot-Repair tool to get the boot working after ...
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Windows 7 Computer Will Not Boot from Ubuntu USB Stick

My computer will not boot from an Ubuntu USB stick (12.04.3 64-bit). It goes straight from the motherboard splash screen to Windows 7's "Starting Windows" screen. Then to Windows 7. I've tried ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 Installer does not detect Windows 7 or any partitions & black screen during install

I know this question has been asked numerous times and has been answered; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604074&page=4&p=10022223#post10022223 Why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How to restore Windows boot option in grub2

I used to have two harddrives sda (Ubuntu 12.04LTS) and sdb (Window 7). I used grub2 to boot between both of them. Then, I did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.10 on sda replacing the old Ubuntu version. ...
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Will gdisk zap erase my disk?

My Ubuntu install is not detecting my Windows 7. Some say I need to convert it from MBR to GPT or the other way around. So when I try to zap my drive with gdisk through the terminal, it gives me a ...
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Missing Operating System (ubuntu installation error)

I am a novice user of Ubuntu. I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8 dual operating system side-by-side before in two separate Hard drive (one SSD and other HDD). But My Windows crashed and I decided to ...
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Will I lose my data is I “write MBR partition table to disk and exit” in Gparted?

I've never used Ubuntu before and I'm trying to install it. Apparently Ubuntu thinks I don't have Windows 7 installed, so I don't have the option to install it alongside Windows. I found a tutorial ...
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Can't boot into Windows 8 after boot repair

I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop and managed to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting. But then after grub was updated, I had to run boot-repair and now I can't boot into Windows. When the computer ...
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Boot Repair Disk not running; No internet access

I was installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 from a flash drive yesterday. I had installed it next to Windows 7 before on a similar device before and had not encountered any problems. Firstly, ...
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Having many issues trying to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7

I am currently trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along with Windows 7 on my computer, but am running into a problem. Ubuntu installer cannot seem to see my Windows 7. These are the only choices I ...
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Want to install pre existing ubuntu OS into parallels on windows 7

My question is, is it possible? I don't have an external hardrive, or anyway to back up my existing ubuntu OS. I thought of copying my ENTIRE ubuntu file system directly over to my Windows side, since ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win 8 on Asus S400CA

I recently got my new laptop and right away installed ubuntu 13.10 by mounting \ onto the 24gb SSD cache of my machine while \home onto 150000 Mb of the HDD and swap onto 8gb of the HDD. I installed ...
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Restore HP Envy dv6 to factory settings

I bought a HP Envy dv6 and tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04. Since I couldn't get it to work, I figured out that I could do it with Windows 7. The thing is that the wifi drivers aren't available, ...
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Are there are alts to Yumi multiboot creator tool for ubuntu 12.04?

i downloaded the .deb file for yumi from the pendrive website and went the software center opens the file, it says it cant install because the dependencies are not satisfiable : gambus3-runtime. it ...
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Unable to get grub after upgrading to windows 8.1

I have ubuntu along with windows8. Recently I upgraded to windows8.1. After that I am not getting the grub, which i used to get with windows 8. But i can access ubuntu 13.04 by pressing F9 while ...
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How to restore Windows 7 loader

I have this situation: I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside it. The installation was successful and I'm able to have a dual boot, Windows 7 and ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after formatting ubuntu partition and reinstalled ubuntu

I had ubuntu 12.04 lts, and windows 8, dual boot was working fine..but i had lots of problem with my ubuntu, so one day, out of frustration , i formatted ubuntu drive from my windows, now, i am not ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after updating time

I have a laptop that is a dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I recently noticed that while in Windows, my system time was off. I tried to change it from within Windows but it reset every time I ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu or Windows 7 after install Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on a HP Z620 workstation, which is originally installed with Window 7. However, after I installed Ubuntu, I cannot login into both systems, and the startup ...
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Unable to restore ubuntu grub or reinstall ubuntu after installing windows 8.1

I was dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 then I installed windows 8.1, but now I can't login to Ubuntu. I tried boot repair to restore the grub. After clicking on recommended repair it shows that ...
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Can't detect WIFI

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and just dual booted 12.04 LTS with Windows 8.1 I can connect to WIFI with Windows; however, it doesn't allow me to with Ubuntu. It doesn't detect any wireless networks ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and Windows 7 Ultimate N x64?

I'm having trouble installing alongside my Win 7 Ubuntu 13.10. It's not the first time I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows but this time, during the installation, when I get to where you'r supposed to pick ...
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ubuntu boot issue

So I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my laptop that already has Windows 7 x64 (a dual boot installation) and after restarting my laptop i get the following message. error: no such partition ...
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Ubuntu taken total unallocated disk space in dual mode

I've installed window 7 with 2 partitions and kept nearly 100gb unpartitioned to install Ubuntu 12.04. While installing Ubuntu it has not been asked "how much swap space should be allocate", it simply ...
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Having Trouble adding UEFI entry using efibootmgr

I am trying to rename the boot label of ubuntu. In order to rename the label, I have to delete the entry and create it again. However efibootmgr seem to not recognize the correct partition. Here is ...
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I'm curious about installing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu

So, I installed and have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a bout a year and a half now, and I am quite happy with it. My only problem is that a lot of games are not supported. I would use WINE for ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu - dual environment with Raid

My new desktop has the following configuration (1 SSD with windows 7 installed) and a 2TB pair of Raid 1 disks. Windows is installed on the SSD (120Gb) which includes a boot partition. I have split ...
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Making ubuntu installation with mac terminal

I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB ...
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How install Ubuntu on already existing Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

I have a laptop running Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 but I have issues with installing programs in Ubuntu and the only option is to reinstall. I do not want to format my laptop, i.e. my Windows 8 should ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 on 2 Separate SSDs

I've searched every link in AskUbuntu, as well as Google. Many of my findings "kind of, sort of" get close to answering my questions, but not fully. Hopefully I can find help here. I'm building a ...
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When I boot, I get a GRUB boot error: no such device, and then grub rescue> what should i do?

I've just installed Ubuntu on my external HDD, during the installation it also installed GRUB boot loader since I’m also running windows 7 on my internal HDD. After the I installation though, I got a ...
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Dual boot - Installing ubuntu on pre-installed windows 8… then lost dual boot

I have an acer laptop, aspire M It came with a pre-installed windows 8. I've made a boot usb key with ubuntu 13.04, created a 4gb swap partition, and an ext3 partition for ubuntu. Then on the ...
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Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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Unable to start Fedora from USB

I already installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Fedora. I created Live USB with command: sudo dd if=Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-1.iso of=/dev/sdb1 But I am not able to boot ...
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Keyboard and mouse dead after rebooting from live cd to windows

Ubuntu 13.04 live CD was trying to disconnect all USB devices while shutting down and suddenly my power went off.Now when I booted to Windows 7, my usb keyboard and mouse are not working.I tried ...
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Boot-Repair Error [closed]

Hi I have a boot report here. I need to know what settings to turn on. Default repair does not work, there is a /boot partition under sda7, but turning on that setting alone, makes it so the grub ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 LTS runs on my computer? I need help [duplicate]

I'm learning on my school about operating system's installation, Ubuntu looks so beauty and fast, even on that old computers. I have an Emachines L4030, originally with Windows XP Starter Edition, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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Dualboot Windows 7 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed and, I want Windows 7 also. (I don't have any backups of Windows from when I installed Ubuntu, I have an HP deskop, also I want to boot via USB.)
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Install Ubuntu Linux in an existing empty ext4 partition

I am using Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS running from an ISO DVD. Before running Install, Disk Utility was used to set desired partitions with logical partitions of 108 GB ext4 for Ubuntu and 20 GB for ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Ran auto-updates on Ubnutu 12.04 and grub2 lost Windows 7

I have a dual boot system with two hard drives -- one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu (now 3.5.0-43). I ran the most recent Ubuntu updates and lost my Windows 7 entry in grub. I've attempted ...
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Increase/extend (resize) OS X partition with GParted

I have a Mac and am dual booting Ubuntu. I booted from a USB and used GParted to shrink the Ubuntu partition leaving me with about 100G of free space. I want to use this to increase the OS X ...