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Booting Win7/12.04 — what do I need for EasyBCD?

I've tried installing 12.04 about three times now into a 150GB partition on the same HD as Win7. No luck so far -- the install always seems to work, but I never get a boot option. The 12.04 live CD ...
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Cleaning up and changing the EFI boot order permanently using eifbootmgr

Alright, so after a few days of figuring out how to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, I made rEFInd my default bootloader. My problem now lies in my EFI setup: Ubuntu (ST1...don't feel like ...
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Installing the bootloader [duplicate]

I have a new Lenovo idea pad (U410) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've partitioned the hard drive and I'm able to install Ubuntu without errors. I've done this a couple times, but I'm not sure where ...
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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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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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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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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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Can anyone tell me what I had to be careful with and how I can reinstall grub?

I might install a 2nd linux system on my HD. I was told that I would have to reinstall grub to make the 2 system appear after I turn on my laptop. I also have widows installed...so it might get a bit ...
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Dual booting windows 8/ubuntu 12.04.2, Grub doesn't appear and machine never boot in ubuntu

i got a new ACER predator AG3620-UR308 which came with windows 8, so i wanted to run ubuntu 12.04.2 on it as a dual booting. To be honest, i've been doing dual booting for a while now so, i did the ...
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dual boot win 7 (pre installed) and ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

friends i am new to ubuntu forum. please guide me installing ubuntu alongside win 7(preinstaled). I want to run both operating system for now. Please walk me through all the steps to be carried out ...
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In dual boot PC, the boot/GRUB menu suddenly disappeared (Ubuntu option is not appearing anymore)

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 as my primary OS for quite sometime on Sony VAIO laptop with other OS being windows 8 (never use it). Till today, everything was fine. In the evening I had shut down ...
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Will installing Ubuntu using Wubi erase Windows? [duplicate]

I have an HP laptop with 2 partitions: C: and D:, with windows 7 installed in the C: drive and D: is the Recovery partition. When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Wubi, it only shows the C: ...
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error:no such partition fond grub rescue

Before I start you should know that I am completely new to ubuntu. I have windows 7 installed on my computer as well as ubuntu 9.10. I recently deleted the ubuntu to make room on my computer for some ...
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Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 Resources

I am planing to switch operating systems (I'm currently using Windows 7 x64) from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My main reason why I am switching to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is to try my luck with it. ...
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How to update Ubuntu on a dual boot system without internet connection?

I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.4 on my Lenovo G580. I want to upgrade my Ubuntu to 12.04 without removing windows is it possible? Just to add WIFI/LAN do not work with Ubuntu 10.4 on my laptop due ...
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Install 13.04 to a specific partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine that already runs Windows 7. Before installing, I shrank the Windows partition and added a new ext2 partition called /dev/sda4 using GParted. When I ...
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What command launches the UEFI shell?

I'm trying to set up a UEFI boot system, and I've gotten all sorts of wonderful things done, except I can't figure out how to launch the UEFI shell. efibootmgr didn't work for me, so I need to run a ...
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Wubi is downloading file but I have full ISO [duplicate]

I have "ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso" and my PC has Windows 8 installed. In my previous windows i.e "Windows 7" I used Wubi to install ubuntu 12.04.2 and installed and work correctly. Now I try to ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8: Windows doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu with dual boot to a preinstalled windows 8 on a Lenovo E-135. I disabled fast start in windows 8 before installation and shrank the partition to give place for Ubuntu. All went ...
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Install windows on the same drive as ubuntu

I have a drive with ubuntu 12.04 currently on it. Can I and if I can then how, install Windows 7 on that same drive without removing the ubuntu installation? (being able to use both) Please notice ...
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No operating system will boot after attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 on a Lenovo T530

I've had to retry this a million times, and it's doing my head in. Please help me. I resized my partitions from within Windows 8, and disabled everything I was supposed to, I installed 13.04 from a ...
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Very strange GUI problem

I'm having a very strange problem in Ubuntu 13.04: I can only boot into the cairo-dock session and as you can see, some of the screen is missing. Another issue is that the window borders (with the ...
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cant boot Windows 7 after boot-repair

I originally have windows 7 64 bits, then I tried to dual-boot with Ubuntu 13.04. but after installation my computer was only able to boot Windows (Ubuntu was not there as option). So I boot from ...
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Dual Boot - Grub2 not detecting Ubuntu Server (10.4, 64 bit) after installing Ubuntu Desktop (12.04)

Requirement I have a computer which runs Ubuntu 10.4.3 (64 bit server) installed over LVM and /boot filesystem and I wanted it to dual boot to Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop, 32 bit). Completed Successfully: ...
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Partition size for dual boot with Win 8 (UEFI) and Ubuntu (latest desktop version)

If I create a partition on my hard drive for Ubuntu so it can run alongside Win 8 is it possible to alter the size of that partition later? Does the installation DVD for 13.04 come with a partition ...
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13.04 Will not boot on custom PC

I put in the DVD I just burnt of 13.04 in my disc drive and when I go to the boot menu, I click on UEFI and it says "Secure Boot not enabled." Then it loads up to a black screen with the text ...
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Installing Ubuntu with preloaded Windows 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu as a Dual Boot with my preloaded Windows 7. I have a 1 TB hard disk. Primary Partition for windows is limited at 80gb and the rest of the space was unallocated and i ...
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Laptop connecting to wifi, but not internet [closed]

Just recently installed ubuntu on my vaio VPCS11X9E. The wifi works fine on windows, and wired works fine on both. The wireless also works perfectly with my school's wifi, but when connecting to my ...
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How to remove ubuntu partitions and use them to install windows

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, but would like to install windows for the purpose of gaming (Hallelujah). But I haven't left any unpartitioned parts of the HDD so now I am stuck on (How to ...
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i installed Ubuntu 11.10 along with win7 and win8.., but it shows me 3 Ubuntu os's in the boot(in startup)

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 along with win7 and win8.., but it shows me 3 Ubuntu OS in the boot (in start up). But it shows me all Ubuntu OS's are at the same drive itself, when I selected those ...
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Why does my computer only boot into Windows XP?

I installed Ubuntu from a usb, but when I rebooted my computer after the installer finished, my computer booted into Windows XP. I didn't see any menu for selecting the operating system during boot. ...
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ubuntu uefi boot issues

After quite a lot hurdles I got the ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine in uefi mode but still one issue. It has created a separate boot option in uefi boot mode. So everytime I need to run ubuntu I ...
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where is my ubuntu 12.10?

i have 4 partitions. 1 system part of windows. 2 windows installed(7 x64). 3 i common drive for temp files. 4 my drive for my personal data. i downloaded ubuntu 12.10 x64 shrinked my windows ...
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12.10 won't allow Windows partition to boot

I upgraded to 12.04.2 and my windows partition wouldn't boot any more. I tried 12.10 and I still have the same problem. Here is the url generated when Boot Repair attempted fixing the issue. It ...
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Blank screen after grub when booting from live CD

I'm trying to install kubuntu to dual boot with windows 8 on my laptop from a CD I burned, but selecting any option from the grub menu causes a blank screen, and the CD drive stops after a short ...
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Will Ubuntu do any damage to my files installed on windows?

I have one drive on my computer which has windows 7 on it, I wanna try Ubuntu to see what Linux is like but I am worried about my stuff I did on windows.
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Setting up Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 screwed up GRUB

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire M5-581T that came with Windows 8 preloaded. After several attempts at trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, I finally managed to boot from a LiveUSB and install ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8 and now Windows can't read the disk on which the Ubuntu Partition is on

My current setup involves a OCZ vertex 120 GB SSD with Windows 8 (label OS) on and and an 1 TB Seagate HDD on which I hold data and the User Profile directory of Windows 8 (label data). I created ...
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Boot issues with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu, how to fix from terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I just put Ubuntu 12.10 on my brand new laptop, and my display driver did not work correctly. When I tried to fix the ...
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What to do after changing the dual-boot OS?

So I have Windows Vista & Ubuntu 11.10. Everything is ok, but I want to change change Vista for Seven. What do I need to do in order to get the grub menu to keep working correctly? Edit a file? ...
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How to prioritise dual-boot to Ubuntu over WIndows?

As the titles suggests, I have no idea how to change the dual-boot to making ubuntu load over windows, any help would be appreciated
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EasyBCD, Windows 8 Bootloader, and GRUB2 Help?

Basically I've dual booted windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 using this guide: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/11/05/dual-boot-windows-8-and-ubuntu-12-10-on-uefi-hardware/1/ It all works perfectly but there ...
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Can't boot Windows Vista after installing Ubuntu

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and have come to this point that I can't boot back to my Windows Vista anymore. I thought that I would get some kind of dual boot in the beginning when booting my computer, ...
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grub broken and wont boot

i had ubuntu 12.10 running allongside with windows 7 (dual boot, 1 hdd). when installing ubuntu i accidentally gave it too much room. so i decided that i would remove it and reinstall it but this time ...
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Ubuntu not appearing in GRUB menu after installing alonside Mint

I have been using Mint May 13 for several months, but I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 also. I ran the Ubuntu Live CD and "Installed Alongside". Everything appeared to install correctly, but when I ...
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Ubuntu where to start (newbie) [closed]

I was a hardcore windows user for years. I already tried Ubuntu 12.10 by using wubi. But in my exerpience, the wubi version is feeling a bit too much as a virtual machine version of ubuntu, and I ...
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Why does ubuntu 12.04 freeze? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I dual booted Ubuntu on Windows 8 (Getting the dual boot right alone took 2 tries, thanks to UEFI framework). After the dual boot, ...
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Bootloader Problems Grub Won't Load Windows 7

I sent this to boot.repair@gmail.com, still no response thought I could get a faster solution here. I am running Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on separate partitions. The message is sent is: ...
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Can I dual boot two Linux distros with common boot partition?

Can I dual boot two Linux distros with common boot partition? The reason I'm asking this is because I have a LVM setup with only one primary partition for /boot.