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dual Os and partitioning

I have a 150 gig hard drive with Ubuntu 12.10 currently installed what I want to do is format the hard disk and make three separate partitions. A 30 gig partition for windows 7, a 4 gig partition for ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with un-activated version of Windows XP?

My sister wants to install Ubuntu on her Toshiba Satellite, which is a few years old. Problem is, her copy of Windows XP is not activated, and whenever she tries to activate it, she is told by that ...
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Not dual booting with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS 2 [duplicate]

I had a distro of linux on my computer, I decided to install windows but once I did i was no longer able to access my linux distro anymore. I made sure when doing the process in the beginning that ...
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How to install windows 7 or dual boot windows 7 from existing ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

How do I install windows 7 or dual boot windows 7 from my existing install of ubuntu 12.04? Currently using ubuntu 12.04 and need to access windows 7 for gaming purposes since linux doesnt have easy ...
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Installing 12.04.2 on one hard drive with Windows 7 on another

I have a workstation with Windows 7 Professional. Following is system summary: OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 Other OS Description Not ...
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Ubuntu Partition on Windows 8 Machine

I have an ASUS Q400A, running Windows 8, and would like to add an Ubuntu 12.04 partition to the hard drive. However, each time that I select the "Install Ubuntu" option from the boot menu, the screen ...
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Dual booting issue with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu along side with my Window 8, after installation of Ubuntu completed and when I click on restart, it doesn't restart. When I manually shut down my PC and start it, it directly ...
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Install alongside Windows 8 is not working

I really want to try out and become a full time user of Ubuntu on my laptop so for the moment I have setup a dual boot on my Windows 8 HP Envy M6 Laptop. To do this, I shrank my Windows 8 partition to ...
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How can I boot in Ubuntu or remove Ubuntu from my system

I am a newbee to Ubuntu. Well this might happen to be a repeated question of a sort but I would like to ask it here as I could not find the answer for my exact case. I am trying install Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot windows 7 partition is not shown properly

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 in my system along with Windows 7. I selected TRY SOMETHING ELSE while installing Ubuntu. I have 1TB HDD, partitioned to 4 drives but Ubuntu displays only 2 (700GB and ...
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Installing Windows 7 seperate from Ubuntu

I have three different HDDs. /dev/sda/ is my Ubuntu OS, which is 12.04 LTS by the way. I am a gamer, and although I can play a decent amount of games on Ubuntu, I would like to reinstall Windows 7 on ...
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ubuntu 12.04 won't boot normally

After I select Ubuntu on the grub I get a backlit black screen for a couple of seconds but then the screen goes completely black (unpowered, unlit) screen. The computer is still on because i can see ...
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The backup GPT table is corrupt

I'm having an issue when trying to format a pen drive using Gparted. I am trying to create a bootable OS X installation, and for doing so I'm formating a usb drive with GPT and then creating 2 ...
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Please help an idiot defeat UEFI [duplicate]

Short version: I am clueless about this uefi guff and am looking someone to tell me where i'm going wrong Loooong version... I just bought a new laptop, windows 8 (not by choice), uefi secure boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 disk fails to boot : failure reading sector 0x60100 from cd01

I wish to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 to see if I can now, after five years of switching to Ubuntu and finding it doesn't have everything I need, finally make the transition from a Windows to ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 64x after installation alongside win7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version alongside Windows 7 64bit from DVD following the instructions on THIS page. The entire installation went as described and there seemed to be no problems ...
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What Does Installing Ubuntu “Alongside” Windows Entail?

I recently posted a question about an error I was receiving trying to access Ubuntu from the boot menu. I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.x (I THINK because I haven't accessed it in over a year due ...
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After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Not able to see options for Windows 8 and Ubuntu at Start Up

Today i installed Ubuntu along with Windows 8 on my HP laptop using DVD Drive (Boot from Internal DVD). During installation it said something like "You need to have space of 1 MB or so for booting ...
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Windows not loading after ubuntu installation?

At first i have windows7 on my lap on C: drive after then i installed Ubuntu(along side windows), then Ubuntu not appeared in boot menu , i updated grub then Ubuntu coming but windows is not loading ...
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Unable to reinstall Ubuntu any version

WUBI.EXE will not run on my computer. I uninstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot reinstall it. Windows 7 Pro.
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File systems and Image Properties

The other day I went to print my photograph from USB drive. The image is a JPEG file. I copied it to the USB drive which was formatted in FAT-32 format. I didn't realized this and proceeded with the ...
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Install 13.04 alongside windows 8 is not there [duplicate]

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8, but when I go to install Ubuntu from USB the option to install alongside windows 8 is not there. Even if I make my own partition in windows 8 and ...
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Corrupted Ubuntu on boot menu after Windows restore

I have Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 7. I wanted a fresh start for my Windows OS and restored it back to factory settings. I hadn't used Ubuntu in a while because of a program I had for school ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu in Toshiba Satellite L850-1RZ

Hello to everyone and thanks to anyone who answers this for his/her time. Well, I have the computer that I mention on the title and I found that after booting the live CD up (with EFI), when the ...
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Unabe to install windows on a ubuntu only machine [duplicate]

I am new here and this is my first post. I have an HP laptop (Pavilion dv6000) While I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu, I was unable to install it correctly and the setup broke in the middle leaving ...
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Help with dual-booting Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to dual-boot with Windows 8 on my Lenovo y-500 recently, but I gave up because there were so many difficulties. Couple hours ago I decided to try again, but I'm running into some ...
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Ubuntu compatibility with new Apple Mac Pro hardware

Apple's new Mac Pro is being released this Fall. The hardware specs look great, but I also don't have enough understanding of hardware, hardware drivers, and linux kernel to make an educated guess as ...
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I tried booting up Ubuntu but it automatically booted into GRUB. How can I get onto my computer from there?

I have my hard drive partitioned with Windows so I can get on windows but Ubuntu automatically brings me to GRUB 2. Does anyone know how I can just get onto Ubuntu? I don't want to mess with too much. ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (GPT bios disk) and Win 7 (MBR disk) [SOLVED]

I have a new MSI motherboard (UEFI), being used in UEFI+legacy mode, with two disks, one Ubuntu ( primary disk - GPT with bios_grub flag on ) and Windows 7 in the 2nd disk (MBR partition). And I'm ...
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Cloned over /dev entry for Linux Partition. How do I recover?

I have a dual boot Windows and Lubuntu I was cloning a USB stick and accidentally set it to clone over my Lubuntu partition rather than onto another stuck (duh...). A few seconds into doing this, ...
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cant boot ubuntu

Okey this is quete a long story. But i had running ubuntu on my laptop dual boot with windows vista(wubi). But the partition i installed it on became too smal. So i bootet into a livescd/usb of mint. ...
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How to point to GRUB instead of windows loader?

I am relatively new to ubuntu and just installed 12.04.2 on my machine alongside the pre-installed windows 8. I created a new ext4 partition near the beginning of my disk, ran boot-repair from a live ...
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I wont to diable windows 8 option in booting and directly start with ubuntu 12.04

First i have windows 8 and i was installed ubuntu 12.04 from windows 8. now when i start the system it shows screen with 2 os names for booting selection. But i wont to directly boot the ubuntu ...
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Installing 13.04 on Lenovo v570 via LiveUSB and UEFI?

Ok so I created a few Live USBs for 13.04 and I'm trying to install it on my v570, but when I try to boot from the USB it just loads a black screen and doesn't do anything. I've heard that there is a ...
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I want to install Ubuntu 13 on the last drive, along side Windows 7 via USB stick

I know exactly how to install Ubuntu by Wubi alongside Windows 7, but actually as have free space and want to install it on the last drive, how can I tell Ubuntu to be installed on drive "i", means ...
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Ubunto 13.04 Installed but no GUI components except for desktop screen [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Gateway computer running an Intel processor with 1GB Ram. It is dual booting along with Windows XP. It seemed to install OK but after the install and a reboot, it ...
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can Ubuntu Touch be made dual boot with windows 8 Tab?

Can I install Ubuntu Touch in Windows 8 Tab (Acer Iconia with Intel Atom Z2760)? I have downloaded the Touch Image and installation instruction. But nothing mention about the compatibility.
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Setting up an Ubuntu partition on a Mac

Look, I'm trying to set up a Linux partition on my Macbook Pro. I did exactly like what everybody says: I partitioned the hard drive, Downloaded rEFit, and installed that. Then, I burned Ubuntu to ...
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Is my Dual Boot leading to problems

I am running a stock Hp Pavailion dv6. Problem: My laptop will not boot either OS. It makes it to the Windows logo, then powers off and restarts. On the Ubuntu side it makes it to the the choose OS, ...
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dual-boot: Ubuntu + Windows8 on Samsung 530U (500GB+24GB)

I have Samsung 530U (model NP530U3C-A06CZ), which has HDD 500 GB + SSD 24 GB. I would like to have dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS + Windows8, but I dont know, how can I make it. According to my ...
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How to boot back into windows 8 after deleting its boot path?

I recently Booted into ubuntu 12.04 for the first time and with great difficulty at that. In the process I may have deleted the boot path back to windows 8... Im not sure I just really wanted ubuntu ...
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Will AWLL6077v2 Wireless N 300 USB Adapter

Will AWLL6077v2 Wireless N 300 USB Adapter work with ubuntu running in dual-boot on a Macbook pro OSX 10.8? The embedded chipset in AWLL6077v2 is Realtek RTL8192SU I can get support driver for Unix ...
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System freezes Ubuntu 12.04 12.10 and 13.04 [duplicate]

I've tried several distro's but finding that the system freezes quite often on all of them, almost always when a browser is open. First mouse movement slows down, then system becomes unresponsive ...
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Install linux to hard drive from live partition [duplicate]

I was thinking that I could make a small 4GB partition on my 320GB hard drive. This small partition could be used as a live install partition. What i would do is I would make the partition, boot from ...
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Can i install ubuntu without disturbing any files, without dual boot?

I have been googling for a while, and it seems that what i read says ubuntu deletes the files on the partition i install it. I want to install it on the c drive, but i dont want to lose its current ...
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Ubuntu installation not detecting existing OS

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 but whenever i reach the part where you have to select "Install alongside windows 7" its showing "your computer doesn't have a installed OS,erase the ...
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Cursor/touchpad freeze on ubuntu 13.04 boot. (dual boot windows 7, which works fine)

I have had previous versions of ubuntu with windows 7 on my laptop. And after 13.04 install it worked great for a while. Then I believe after an update when I rebooted Ubuntu now boots up in what ...
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Explanation Needed: Installing Ubuntu in EFI mode

I am not very good with Linux and EFI, but I wish to dual-boot Ubuntu and Pre Installed Windows 8 on my laptop. Windows 8 is definitely installed in EFI mode, and I boot ubuntu from my flash drive in ...
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Unable to access ubuntu in dual -boot, even after installation

I am using a VAIO SVE14123CNB LAPTOP with: BIOS Version R0160D7 EC Version E0160D7 ME Version 8.1.0.1248 I am using 64-bit Windows and I tried to install UBUNTU 64-bit 13.04, but nothing worked, ...
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problems while running ubuntu with preinstalled win 8 [duplicate]

how to make Ubuntu 12.04 run with windows 8 preinstalled ? Windows can't able to recognize the partition at the starting of windows .