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Slow performance after wubi install of unbuntu 14 with XP

I had an old XP pc that didn't seem like a good candidate for partitioning - various unmovable files and files that couldn't be defragmented. Pentium 4, 2.79 GHz , 1 GB RAM, about 30 GB free before ...
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Install Ubuntu, but still boot into Windows 7 (no GRUB screen)

First of all I want to boot Windows only, I'm not having a duel-boot problem I want to install Ubuntu on my Laptop after Windows has really become slow and even the live CD boots faster, the main ...
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Is there a way to easily switch operating systems on a duel install?

Currently using Ubuntu and Windows 7 duel install. I am wondering if there is an easy way to switch operating systems without having to keep shutting down my computer and turning it back on.
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Win8 won't open after instaling Lubuntu 14.04; infinite loop in GRUB

On my HP laptop with windows 8, I installed Lubuntu as a dual boot from a live CD. At first, I could only access grub through hitting F9-ubuntu, so I tried Boot Repair to no avail. Then I tried ...
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Can I use a windows drive as '/home' for the ubuntu install?

I have a windows 7 laptop with 2 drives on HDD both in NTFS, C drive, where windows is installed, and D drive where I store all my files (everything except windows system files and softwares). I want ...
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Is there any way to install Windows 8 without touching Ubuntu partitions?

Recently I bought too many Windows games so I decided to get back my Windows 8 just for fun. But then I discovered that it can't be installed into Ubuntu partitions since they're not NTFS and the only ...
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Removed a partition with GParted. Ubuntu still tries to mount it

This is my problem. When I installed my Ubuntu 14.04 partition coming back from Windows 7, I decided to leave my Games partition alone and have it be there. I then realized having a root partition, a ...
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How to make a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 as dual boot?

I am planning to go for a Lenovo Ideapad Z510 which comes along with Windows 8.1. Now I need to install Ubuntu (Linux) on it. So how do I go about making the system dual boot? Which version of Ubuntu ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8

I have a pre-installed Windows 7/8 and I want to install Ubuntu alongside that. When I try to install I do not have an Install ubuntu alongside windows 7/8 option during the installation (it's ...
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I can't dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7!

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system (Toshiba Satellite Pro S500), with partitions as below (all on one HDD) Extended partiton 1.1 Ubuntu 14.04 OS, mounted at / (root dir) FS ext4 200GB ...
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Windows installation on top of Ubuntu [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of questions on askubuntu and info on the web on how to install Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot, but everywhere Ubuntu is installed afterwards. I would like to install Windows ...
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GRUB2 not working after installing xubuntu 14.04

I have a vaio laptop and it used to have installed windows 8 and Xubuntu 13.04 in dual boot, everything was working fine. I decided to update my version of xubuntu 14.04 LTS mainly because the ...
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How do I remove my Windows 7 setup from a Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot?

Previously my OS was Window 7 and some day it began to show problems with booting and finally it didn't boot at all. I tried to repair it but it didn't get repaired. Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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Unable to see ubuntu partition on windows [duplicate]

I have dual-booted windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I can browse files stored in windows partition in ubuntu os but I cannot browse or see ubuntu partition in 'my computer' in windows. Please ...
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What happens if I keep both Windows and Ubuntu operating system? [duplicate]

I'm now trying Ubuntu live from a flash drive. I kind of like it, but at the same time I paid a lot for my Windows 7. Can someone explain me what will cause/happen if I keep both of them? I heard ...
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Got HP 255 with Ubuntu 12.04 pre installed - how to add dual boot with Mint Debian?

I'm a newbie to Linux. I installed Mint on an old computer and liked it, I would like to dual boot my HP 255 Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with it if possible. As a complete noob when it comes to doing this, I ...
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Replacing Windows and trying to figure out how to backup old files on Ubuntu

I'm using Windows Vista, however, the OS had numerous problems so I decided to fix it with the installation disc. Yet, I can't seem to find it so I'm planning to use Ubuntu as the OS and backup the ...
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How do I prevent one of my partitions messing with Lubuntu Grub entries?

I recently deleted my Windows XP partition in my dual boot machine (Lubuntu/Windows XP), replacing it with Bhodi Linux. Everything went smoothly, but now I have a problem: Bodhi Linux is messing with ...
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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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Recover Ubuntu installation

I'm in a problem..I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu ( I had Grub to manage the boot ) and now I reinstalled Windows and now I can't access Ubuntu any more..I don't get an option to boot Ubuntu and no dual ...
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Removing partition by reinstalling Ubuntu

My laptop was running on Windows XP. Then I decided to try Ubuntu. (It's fast and sleek, btw) I chose the dual-boot option. Days later, I decided to fully commit to the latter. At first, I tried to ...
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remove 12.04 which installed by wubi and install 14.04

I have windows seven also I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. I haven't had any problem with my 12.04. Now I downloaded 14.04 32 bit and I make my flash boot able with this guide also I uninstall my ...
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14.04 - grub rescue: no such device

I have decided to retry installing Ubuntu when 14.04 came out... and I doomed my computer again. I have Windows 7 installed, and I followed this guide to dual boot. After installation, I see the GRUB ...
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Wubi or Live DVD?

I want to install Ubuntu on this machine. Is there any benefit to installing With live dvd compared to Wubi?
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How do you open a terminal? [duplicate]

I was given the advice to open a terminal & type in some commands to try & repair my computer but don't know what a terminal is.Can someone explain please?
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Install Ubuntu to a 15GB partition

I know this question is quite basic, but I am really new to linux and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Y510p laptop which already have Windows 8 installed on it. What I want to do is to ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...
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Best Format For Partition

Which format should I use as a storage partition between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10? I've been trying to change the ownership and permissions and discovered in my research that NTFS partitions aren't ...
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Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed that it is divided into 3 sections: my antiquated floppy drive (at least, I think that is correct), the C drive, and an ...
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Can't boot to Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

First of all, I know a lot of people has asked this question, but after revising a lot of questions, I didn't find my answer so I ask here because I'm desesperated and I need a solution... Here's my ...
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installing ubuntu and windows 8 dual boot

so i have windows 8 pre installed i have shrunk my original c: which was 700 gb in two equal halfs. i have also disabled the secure boot and enabled legacy support. now when i boot into ubuntu and ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reinstall windows 8.1

The title pretty much sums up the question. I'm using windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04 in dualboot and now something in windows 8.1 broke and by the looks of it I may have to refresh/reinstall it. ...
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Is running Ubuntu/XP duel boot safe now that XP is being pulled? [closed]

I'm new to askubuntu and I was hoping someone might be able to provide some insight into a question I have. I run a duel-boot PC with Ubuntu/WinXP and, despite XP being pulled this April, I'd like to ...
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Ubuntu Installation 12.04.4

I have 2 separate Hard Drives. One is SATA the other IDE. Windows 7 is installed on SATA drive and the other is a blank IDE hard drive. How can I install Ubuntu on the second IDE hard drive without ...
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Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop right now and I also want Windows 7. I want to dual boot. I am unable to partition the disk because it's not possible to shrink the hard-drive. I saw a couple of ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
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boot removed after installing windows

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my computer (D:\ or sda2) via Wubi installer, but recently I have removed my windows and installed windows 8 instead and that removed the option to boot to Ubuntu. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a blank dvd/cd/disk problems

I would like to install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer alongside windows Vista. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website. Then I formatted my empty / blank disc, and ...
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Does grub need to update/refresh after install windows into another hard drive? [closed]

i have a pc with two physical disks: one of them with debian wheezy; and the other one has one logical partition with several data and some free space. The thing is, if i install windows 7 x64 in this ...
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How to customize GRUB menu entries (e.g. the name)?

I want to change the names of my os's in my grub and i want to change the default os... my grub version is "GNU GRUB1.99-21ubuntu3.14" I also want to know about any bugs that affect this GNU GRUB... ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...
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Partition problems after resizing [closed]

This might be quite the hopeless case, so I posted another method that is simpler, but still need some help with. Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows? Here is the ...
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How do I do a Grub resuce?

I've had a problem with hdd space, as detailed here: No hdd space left I've since tried to make more space using GParted. I've deleted partitions I thought were not being used, and expanded my Ubuntu ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with UEFI/secure boot enabled. Dualboot with win 8.1

First of all: I am well aware of the following the existing thread on UEFI, as well as the guide by Rod Smith, and I have read on the problem on various forums for maybe 10 hours (2 days), but could ...
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Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside Windows 8 - only get to grub prompt

I tried to install ubuntu 12.4.03 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8 (64bit) from a live DVD. The hard drive is HP 110-13 EG desktop computer with intel Core i3-324oT and NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Triple boot OSX, Win7, Linux - broke my Win 7 install [closed]

Note, this is not really an Ubuntu question but I expect there are lots of smart Linux gurus here that may know the answer - so please excuse my posting here: I'm desperately needing help: I've had a ...
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How to run installed Windows 8 along Ubuntu, after installing Ubuntu in Legacy mode?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with pre-installed Windows 8.1 In order to install Ubuntu I disabled secure boot and changed boot mode from UEFI to Legacy. This allowed me to install Ubuntu and the grub ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 automatically boots, no GRUB menu

I have a Dell Inspirion 531 running Windows 7 and I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot side-by-side setup, but it boots directly into Ubuntu 12.04. I have run the Ubuntu boot repair disk, but with no ...
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Dual boot Win 8.1 - Xubuntu 12.04 problem

I have a asus s56 with preloaded Windows 8 and I've recently upgraded to Windows 8.1. During the installation of Xubuntu I've selected custom partitioning (something else): I've formatted in ext4 ...