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question about dual-booting/partitioning? [duplicate]

I'm looking into partitioning my hard drive between windows 8 and linux ubuntu. I've never done anything of the sort, so i'm wondering how it works. If I save files while I'm running it as Ubuntu, ...
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runing ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop, and Widows Vista already was installed on another partition. Now when I turn on the desktop it goes directly to windows. How could I make it ask which system ...
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Transfering files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu VIA partition

Is it possible to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows by creating a partition? Like a flash drive would work (mounting the partition, copying the files to it, then mounting and copying on the ...
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Install Ubuntu and upgrade Windows

I'm running Windows 7 on my laptop. I'm going to upgrade to Windows 8 and also installing Ubuntu along side. My questions: Should I install Ubuntu to my SSD ? ( I have windows 7 on HDD and can't ...
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Repairing Grub - Separate Partition - Dual Boot Windows

I am attempting to repair grub on separate /boot partition without removing Windows Boot Loader. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 after Windows 8 on 250GB SSD drive. Grub installation failed during Ubuntu ...
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How to get rid of S.M.A.R.T. warnings that dispay at boot of system, not UBUNTU [closed]

This is what displays right before Windows Boot Manager, I have dual boot: Failure predicted on Hard Disk 2: WDC WD1600BEVT -22ZCT0- (S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard ...
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Does installation cause exchanges…?

When I install Ubutnu, does it cause change or something else in partition where is windows?
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Installing 13.04 on an EFI partition - Share with Windows 8?

Information I've found here suggests that for my system, I need to install 13.04 into an EFI-type partition, since it needs to boot as UEFI. I also understand it is advisable to have only ONE EFI ...
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Windows XP doesn't see a partition after removing Ubuntu. How to restore an access to it?

I have removed Ubuntu from my dual-boot machine. I just manually deleted Ubuntu partition being under Windows. I used "Disk Manager" for that operation. Then I restarted the computer with Windows CD ...
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Configuring partitions during install [duplicate]

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my computer. I have a 500GB HDD with the following partitions: (at least what the Ubuntu installer shows): / - Windows 7 (loader) - 100GB - 400GB I'd like to install ...
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How to replace EasyPeasy partition with Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have acer netbook with dual boot, window 7 and Easy Peasy . I want to replace EasyPeasy partition with Lubuntu so that I have dual boot of window 7 and lubuntu. Please let me know how can do it.
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Missing & Failed Folder At/and After Installation

I am new to Linux, and I've trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boot with Windows XP). I choose to add new partition (FAT32 150 GB) for the shared folder. But when I pressed the install button, ...
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Uninstalling Wubi [duplicate]

I installed wubi in a 30GB partition and I wanted to delete that so that I could install Ubuntu via usb with a larger partition. So I went to the control panel to find Ubuntu but it wasn’t there. I ...
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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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My computer shows 6 boot options instead of 2

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with my Windows 7 this morning. The installation was ok but there are 6 choices appearing on my boot options when I boot up. it was like this: Ubuntu (blah blah ...
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Staying in Windows, how can I know my Ubuntu version?

I installed simultaneously Win7 in a machine with Ubuntu. Now i want to enter to Ubuntu but it always gets me to the Windows side. I know I have to use a bootable USB but I don't know the version of ...
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Run Adobe CS6 from Win7 install in dual-boot?

I've got a windows machine and recently decided to add a second hard drive with Xubuntu to run a dual-boot setup. I already have Adobe Master Collection CS 6 installed on my windows HD. Is there a way ...
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after update (13.04) ended up with a grub.cfg that grub says has invalid commands

Installed ubuntu 12.10 on a Asus vivobook (X202E, but many similar models around) by resizing the original windows8 partition, disabled safeboot, and installed in EFI mode. this is my Partition table ...
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How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...
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Partition table unrecognized on gParted, shown wrong in Disks

I had dual boot on my old laptop (2006), with win XP and Ubuntu 13.04 witch was installed after the XP, and everything worked well for me. So, as per usual, I decided to re-install my XP, witch ...
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Grub Rescue on Mac after Partition Resize

Ok, I've read a few posts about that, but either the people who wrote had a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu, or I didn't understand the solution in the end... Anyway I'm just too scared of doing something ...
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change windows boot order from within ubuntu

So I just switched over to ubuntu. I used easyBCD to choose between linux mint and windows 7 before the switch. I now have it set up for a dual boot. When the installation was finished, I logged into ...
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ASUS: K55V series Laptop dual boot problem

I have LAPTOP ASUS K55V (Windows 7 Home 64bit) (I'd like to dual boot with Ubuntu) I read all the tutorials about install Ubuntu, here's what I did: Installed old version (problem: There some some ...
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Installed Ubuntu on separate partition and now can't boot into Windows

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 7 computer. I Installed on a separate partition, all my files are still in that partition, but now I am getting the Ubuntu boot loader and it does not give ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu installed on seperate drives, get Invalid EFI message when selecting Windows at boot

I recently decided to take the plunge with Linux, by installing what I understand is the most user friendly of the distributions, Ubuntu. I had a spare HDD going, after switching to an SSD for my Win ...
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60 sec delay between BIOS and GRUB screen

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows 7 setup. Both are on the same SSD. When I installed Mint 13 a while ago it put Grub on there and I got this strange delay: after the BIOS finishes loading, a blinking ...
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The Partitioning Tool doesn't work

I've tried different ways to get the 12.04 version onto my new laptop. I'm able to boot from CD, but this is only good for the session. When I try to install Alongside Windows, the section where we ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after manual bootloader install (Windows 7 dual-boot)

This is the link I got after bootloader rapair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5743624/ Boot-loader comes up, but after selecting Ubuntu I see a black screen. My SSD has 4 partitions: dev/sda1 - ntfs 120 ...
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Can I dual boot?

I have a small laptop currently running XP(home/sp3) as my primary OS and I wanted to try Ibuntu, I downloaded and installed using the windows installer wubi.exe. it did the partiton for me and I ...
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Are we not supposed to have unallocated hard disk space during Ubuntu installation?

I've a HP Pavilion g6 2320tx laptop with pre installed Windows 8. While installing Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit from a USB created with pendrive linux, I didn't get the option to do partition like the one ...
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Can't run Ubuntu with Windows 8

This is the same issue as another user, but due to protection, I could not add to it (I am a new user and don't have 300 reputation) and none of the responses were solutions to the problem. Unlike ...
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Dual Boot Problem In Lenovo G580(20157) model

Two days before i have got this model Lenovo G580(20157) with i5 processor and nvidia 610m graphic card... I want to install Ubuntu and Windows 7 or Windows 8 in Dual boot... what i have done to do ...
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Windows 8 Installation couldn't find drives

I am trying to install Windows on Ubuntu using a bootable Windows USB stick. Basically I want to multi boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8. However, on the "Where do you want to install Windows?" ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire Ultrabook S3-391

I am new to Ubuntu and would like to buy an Acer S3-391-53314G52 with Windows 7 (has a 20GB SSD and 500GB HDD) and would like to install Ubuntu in dual boot mode. Has anybody experience with the ...
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windows 8 + Ubuntu dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8. Yes I can access both of them, but the process is kind of long. In BIOS, EFI is for Windows 8, legacy support is for Ubuntu. If I choose EFI first, the ...
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Windows XP & Ubuntu 12.10 shutdown problem

Ubuntu 12.10 for some time has not been shutting down at all. It is showing some series of numbers and call trace message (I don't know anything about this). It did not shut down even after waiting ...
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How make VirtualBox share virtual machine list in a dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu)?

I want VirtualBox on Ubuntu display the VMs I created while running VirtualBox in Windows 7, I'm working with a dual boot PC. Windows 7 partition is accessible and writable from my Ubuntu and I ...
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ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 not booting

I installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 without any problems. But when I start my system, windows 8 boots up without even asking which os I want to use. Why is this happening and how can I ...
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How can I change partition table without data loss?

I hope that I name it that right. I have a root partition a home partition and swap. All I want is to add a partition for windows. BUT my drive is full so I want to shrink the logical home partition ...
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Grub rescue unknown file system error

I formatted my partition of Ubuntu 11.04 and created a new simple volume in Windows. But when I rebooted my laptop, I got an error :no such partition. I tried nearly all commands suggested, but could ...
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Windows 7 is not shown in GRUB menu after 13.04 install

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a secondary hard drive, which has succeeded. But there is no GRUB entry for Windows 7 as an option. Boot-Repair and update-grub did not appear to help. ...
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Boot issues with dual boot windows and ubuntu

I am facing an issue when I did following. Initially my pc had Windows 7 ultimate x64 installed. Then I made it dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 x64. Everything used to work fine then. Problem started ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Boot stuck at the changing Orange & White Dots. How can I get it to work?

I had done a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 a few days ago as a dual boot with Windows. Last night since the PC was behaving a bit sluggish I tried to restart Ubuntu. The bootup reached the GRUB loader ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and then dual booted it with Windows. Now, when I boot into my system, the selection menu does not come up. Instead, it directly boots into Windows. Is there any way to have ...
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Problem in dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 (can't choose an os when boot)

In my laptop initially it was Windows 7 and 8 to dual boot.The status of the partitions are "system" for win 7 and "boot" for win 8. Then I formatted win 7 which was the system partition and installed ...
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New to Ubuntu…Installation problem…!

Downloaded ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso from official website and created the bootable pen drive using Universal USB Installer. Then I booted with it and when asked to select installation type, I ...
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updating ubuntu while dual booting win8

ive had great help from u guys and you guys are doing a gr8 job ..thanks for that i had a small doubt , i have a laptop that comes with win8 pre installed ,so the UEFI crap is there ... :( i have ...
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GRUB rescue error on installed Ubuntu 13.04 with my Windows 8 pro. I tried to merge a partition of e drive that was not my os drive [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 8 Pro of HP dv6 7012tx. When I am opening my laptop, its showing these error before showing Windows 8 logo. error : unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ...
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I have recently installed ubuntu 13.04 dual-booting with Windows 7, but can't login.

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 after installing windows 7.Installation was successful but it isn't booting while trying to start the system. System only starts windows 7 and no option for Ubuntu. What is ...
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ASUS windows 8 desktop dual boot is not working

ASUS windows 8 desktop dual boot is not working - After I download tbe ubuntu ISO file and burn onto a CD , and select the boot sequence priority as CD , it won't come up. Showing that load valid ...