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I accidentally formatted my hard disk containing ubuntu partition

I accidentally formatted my hard disk containing ubuntu partition. I also run a windows vista. I formatted my 2nd hdd, the ubuntu partition. after I reboot I'm getting a message error:no such ...
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Dual-booting -> how to install Ubuntu by sharing separated /home partition of first linux os?

I have a little question about home partition. For example: I’ve had a Fedora installation with separate HOME partition. After some time I decided to try Ubuntu. So after the Ubuntu installation I ...
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grub rescue toughies

I booted a custom distro from a Live CD. I decided to dual boot with WinXP, so I created a small partition and installed the OS. There was a little incompatibility with the processors that I fixed, ...
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Failed to boot Window 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.04: invalid EFI file path

I just installed Ubuntu alongside window 7 by following the instructions on the internet . I can use Ubuntu successfully. But I failed to boot Window 7. I got this error: invalid EFI file path. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 Dual boot UEFI Windows 8 Preinstalled CX21903W Ultrabook [duplicate]

Hi i have a problem trying to install ubuntu. The machine is a CX Ultrabook model CX.21903W Intel I5 with 500GB hard disk, 8 GB ram and 32 GB SSD. From Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 ...
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Help to decide the partition to install ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a PC running with windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version with 4 gig Ram. I have a 320 gig hard disk , in which I have allocated 120 gig for windows 7, 100 gig for NY files(named ashwin in windows) ...
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How do I install Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

I have seen a many questions about installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. I, however, will be installing Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and plan on buying windows 8 sometime in the next few months. ...
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Is my Laptop compatible for a dual boot? [duplicate]

I have an asus laptop, windows 8 is the current OS. I am trying to install ubuntu as a dual boot, so far I have tried downloading it from the ubuntu website however a message error showed when I tried ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu with Windows 7 without losing my files? [duplicate]

I downloaded the Ubuntu-13.04-Desktop-i386.iso (794.00Mo) file and burned it into a DVD of 4.7GB with a very low speed of burning. Anyway the OS was bootable when I put the DVD the Ubuntu Installer ...
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Problem booting (Ubuntu/Windows 8)

Here's the problem (suddenly appeared). I turn on my pc tries to boot... The underscore blinks for some time, screen goes black and starts over again. Goes on for some time and after a while i get: ...
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trouble installing ubuntu 12.10 on asus windows 8 ultrabook

since ubuntu insists on only distributing the OS with unity (when I prefer gnome) I decided that since the company i work for got us new laptops, I was going to install backtrack. However it turns out ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 13.04 to recognize my pre-installed windows 8 OS?

I am completely new to installing Ubuntu. I really wanted an easy install however it seems that is impossible. I am familiar with using ubuntu though and I would like to be able to have it on this ...
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Dual boot menu with Ubuntu and Windows 8 not showing up

I know a lot of posts have been written, and I had read most of them when I encountered the problem. None of them solved the problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 on top of Windows 8. ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two drives

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 on my aspire S7. I have two SSDs and I installed Ubuntu first on one then Windows 8 on the other after a while. I can boot into either OS by entering the ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in bootloader menu

I'm not too sure what to google to find an answer, so I came here. My computer had Windows 7 on it, then I installed Ubuntu 13.04. Then I created a separate partition and installed Windows 7 on it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed via Wubi failed to boot problem

I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO file from the internet and I mounted the ISO image via daemon tool and ran the wubi.exe to install Ubuntu on a newly partitioned hard drive in Windows 7. It installed ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu with SSD and HDD

So I have an Acer laptop that has both an HDD and SSD. I have been having trouble dual booting Ubuntu with Windows. For some reason Ubuntu does not recognize Windows and I do not want to wipe out ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after installation

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop which currently has Windows 7 installed on it as well. Somehow when I first rebooted my laptop after installation, it seemed like it failed to boot. After that ...
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When I am trying to install ubuntu for a dual boot the drive i pick is showing more gigs than it actually is

I am trying to make my laptop dual boot Ubuntu and windows 7. I have read several tutorials out there and once dabbled with Linux distros years ago before there really was any tutorials, guides, etc. ...
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GRUB RESCUE Limbo… with a twist?

gang. I am in a bit of a pickle. I can only boot into GRUB RESCUE, even if I attempt to boot from a USB stick. And: All the commands I have tried in GRUB RESCUE (i.e. "help" "halt" "reboot" "insmod" ...
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After Ubuntu Installation : No Option to choose Ubuntu OS | Always start with Windows 8 [duplicate]

Today I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8 (option was first, without making partition). Everything was Ok but when the system restart there was no option to choose Ubuntu. By default it always ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 Preview to test on a hard drive where Ubuntu is installed, then remove windows when done?

Well, recently I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an portable hard drive to run certain programs on that don't run fast on Windows 8 (Minecraft). I have really started to like Ubuntu, but I also want to test ...
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Appropriate Partition size for dual booting Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows XP MCE

I own an old HP Pavilion a1220in PC. The problem is that it came with just 80gb SATA. I have Windows XP MCE SP2 pre-installed on it. But I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 13.04. I checked online for ...
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when installing windows its cut 100 MB for system reserved from my other drive ext4 file system .may be hard disk dameged

I have 1-One SSD 128 s596 turbo on /dev/sda 40G ubuntu and remaining for windows to play game 2-One 2TB on /dev/sdb 3-One 2TB on /dev/sdc 4-One 3TB on /dev/sdd imaging what happend to me : ...
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Temporarily reboot into Windows while suspending Ubuntu

Is it possible reboot into Windows while suspending (or hibernating) Ubuntu, as opposed to choosing Shut Down, followed by Restart, if I have dual boot? More precisely, I would like to be able to ...
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slight issues with Ubuntu

So not to long ago I got a second hard drive to install Ubuntu. I installed it perfectly with Windows being on my other original hard drive. When I was first running Ubuntu it was fine. Then as soon ...
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Is Linux Swap really needed? Accidentally Deleted

My DELL laptop has a 500 GB hard-disk. I planned to install dual OS in it, so I re-sized the disk using Gparted and my primary OS is Ubuntu 12.10. While resizing my disk, it displays an error only for ...
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How Do I Switch From Dual Boot to VM?

My computer is currently dual booted with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. I'd like to just have Ubuntu installed, and run Windows in a virtual machine. What would be the best way to do this without losing ...
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How to change the default directories used by Nautilus default bookmarks (Documents, Music, etc.)?

My computer came with an Windows OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:). I placed all my default Documents, Music, Photos, Videos, etc. folders in the D:\ partition. How can I integrate the same ...
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Dualboot windows 8 uefi and ubuntu 13.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I am trying to dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. Windows 8 is installed in uefi mode with secure boot disabled. To install ubuntu i followed this guide: ...
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Dual boot system [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04. Can I install windows 7 and use it as a dual boot system. When I tried this earlier windows doesn't detect ubuntu.Is there any solution for this.
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Burg + UEFI + Win 8 multiboot

Intro: After some trail and error I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my Win 8 preinstalled Lenovo Ideapad Y500. So far I've had two problems: Grub detected the windows 8 install as a ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation on Lenovo U410 dual boot with Windows 8

I've just bought an Lenovo U410 and want to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 (or the LTS, not that worried) and the included Windows 8. I've seen that previously the SSD cache/Raid arrangement of the U410 ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows XP [duplicate]

I want to Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along windows XP and I have 80 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 20 GB As C, 20 GB As D: Drive, 20 GB As E Drive and Remaining As F: Drive. I have ...
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Boot menu does not show up - dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

The question I raise does not describe what troubles I am in, since there have been so many posts here discussing the same problem. I tried to make myself clearer by running Boot-Repair. And here is ...
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GRUB2 - recovering Windows Recovery Environment

I've got an issue with Windows Recovery Environment after the Ubuntu installation, in particular after the installation of GRUB2. On sda1 I've got a Windows 7 installation thing (bootable, something ...
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Unable to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 (boot-repair corrupts the installation) [duplicate]

I've been struggling with installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (I believe it's Asus N56VZ). I'm running on pre-installed Windows 8 and even though I'm able to install Ubuntu (13.04) and boot it by ...
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ubuntu 13.04 does not appear it loads windows 8

Hello I have installed ubuntu 13.04 from a pen drive but now I am trying to boot it and it just loads windows 8 without giving me any choice like before (i have w7 computer and this never happened it ...
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Computer goes directly to Windows after installing Ubuntu

Last night I installed Ubuntu using the online Windows installer Wubi.exe, my hard disk has 3 partitions, disk C: with Windows OS, disk D: where Ubuntu was installed and disk E: everything went smooth ...
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Can I run Ubuntu 12.04 concurrently with Windows 7? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop. Will i be able to install it without removing the windows 7 OS. I would like both of them.
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Wubi shows error

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi and it just doesn't work, every time, without fail. I had the following scenarios: 1. I downloaded only wubi.exe and ran it. The wubi installer started ...
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How to remove Windows and GRUB problem

At the moment I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed on my hard drive. Since I don't want to split my memory I want to remove Windows, but I have no idea how to do it since I am new to Linux. Another ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 w/ Win 7

I just got a new solid state hard drive (Samsung SSD 840 Pro) and am trying to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I'm coming across the known issue of Ubuntu not recognizing the Windows partition, ...
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file error /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod trying to repair boot, live dvd install probleml

I have seen that there are a lot of threads about this problem. I had Windows 8 installed on my series 3 samsung i5 computer and I tried to install ubuntu 13.04. This is what I did: Because of the ...
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Refresh install on dual boot system - Grub2 question

How does grub2 work on existing dual boots? On a 2 disk system, with a dual boot with windows, I want to do a new install of 13.04 to refresh the current one. In the install, if I put a grub2 boot ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Dell with windows 8 for dual booting

I realize many such questions have been asked and answered. BUT the answers are STILL above most peoples heads (at least mine!) I'm new to this and when the prompt says no OS detected that is where ...
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Should I use complete partition for a Wubi Install?

I have a completely free partition of 19.5 Gb (Windows is installed in another partition.) When I start Wubi, it suggests that I use about 12 Gb for Ubuntu. The question is: Should I go with Wubi's ...
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Triple-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04/OpenSuse/ 12.2 [duplicate]

I own a Toshiba Qosmio F60-11H, with features listed here http://www.toshiba.it/discontinued-products/qosmio-f60-11h/ to which I add that the card integrated DVB-T is produced by Yuan High ...
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windows xp not working from dual-boot menu

I have installed ubuntu desktop 13.04 alongside windows xp. At boot up, I get a option for windows but, when I select it, it simply goes back to the same menu. The partitions and files seem to still ...