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install LVM dual boot with Windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu dual boot with windows. I have about 150G free space in may machine and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 there. My machine has this partition structure Partition 1 ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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Trouble Uninstalling GRUB

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu after having dual-booted Ubuntu and Windows. Now when I boot normally, I reach a screen that simply gives me a grub prompt. I can get to Windows by booting, pressing F11, ...
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Issues booting into ubuntu

So, I cannot get ubuntu to boot on my laptop. What happens is I put in my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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I don't get into GRUB Menu [on hold]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8. My PC boots directly into Windows 8, but I can't get into the GRUB Menu to select my operating system. I also use the live version. What can I ...
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Windows Dual Boot Attempt, No bootable Device

I have a problem For a long time I have had windows 8 (followed by 8.1) and ubuntu on the same disk but booting directly to windows as my grub boot files were too far from disk start. I could access ...
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Dropped my Dell dual boot Vista /Ubuntu 12.04 Vista will not boot, only Ubuntu

I was looking to purchase a new computer Lenovo Essential G780 Laptop - 59381095 - Dark Brown: DOORBUSTER http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g780/ I have started to do video ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot my old PC (an Acer extensa e264) currently running Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I choose to install alongside Windows and continue, the installation CD is ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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I can't resize/partition my disk in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. A week ago I installed Ubuntu and by mistake I installed it in the Windows partition. What I did was that I deleted all the files from Windows and only installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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Ugh, can't get Grub to load after using Boot repair

I have windows 7 64bit, installed on pc, installed ubuntu 14.04lts, everything looked and worked great, until I went to load windows, and would just get a purple window. I found the information to ...
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dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7 ultimate

6 months ago I formatted my 320GB hard disk drive and changed the partition table to GPT, then I installed windows 8.1. With gparted I formated my whole hard disk and changed the partition table to ...
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Wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu using WUBI. I followed this tutorial and when I select Ubuntu from Windows boot loader, it says wubildr.mbr is missing or corrupted. Then Windows boot manager appears again. ...
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Can't boot my Windows on Ubuntu machine

I've finally decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I made a dual boot option, with I think has no problems, but now when I turn on my laptop, it goes straight to Ubuntu, and no way to ...
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How to recognize and delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 Dual Boot Machine?

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 side-by-side with Windows 8. A few weeks later I updated it to 14.04 (only so I could stop seeing the "available updates" message) and I updated my Windows 8 ...
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Ubuntu Live USB stuck after booting

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 (dualboot). I have created a live USB using Universal USB Installer (and later on also tried Unetbootin, which still failed) and did all the ...
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Looking to add osx to ubuntu 14

I just recently switched from windows to ubuntu and i love it so far. I just want to know if anyone knows how to also create a partition with mac os on it. My laptop had a core 2 duo 2.53ghz and 4gb ...
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How to clean up partitions when partition that 'does not start on physical sector boundary' is not listed in gparted?

Currently my disk setup is as follows: sda1: boot sda2: An older Fedora installation sda3: I don't know.. willing to format this. Trying to mount this yields /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device ...
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Installing on a MSI GS60 2QD - Bootloader and wifi drivers question

I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up ...
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I get only a GRUB terminal after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. How do I fix this?

I attempted to load Windows 8 and Ubuntu alongside each other and it was working well until my Ubuntu installation completed and I restarted the computer. Now I can't get past this error: Minimal ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I know there are plenty of simillar threads, but i went through them and didn't find any working solution to my problem... I have 2 drives (256gb SSD , 1 tb HDD) . On SSD was installed windows 8.1 , ...
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grub does not show Windows 8 installation

I have a triple boot Ubuntu14.10/MacOSX/Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows does not show up in grub, only MacOS and Ubuntu show up. I tried a few things from other similar questions but ...
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Enter BIOS from Ubuntu 14.04 (Ideapad Yoga 13 - Novo Button)

I changed the BIOS settings in my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga13 running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY. Later Ubuntu ...
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How to install ubuntu

I'm Thu and i'm from Viet Nam.This is my problem: My computer was setup dual the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 So how can i install ubuntu in my computer. Thank!
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OEM Windows 8.1 — cannot successfuly manipulate Windows Boot Manager

None of the previous questions or guides have been successful for me after a long day of trying. My laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed and is UEFI. I installed Ubuntu alongside it and can get ...
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After Installing Win XP, could not able to load Ubuntu 14.04

My System was having Windows XP in C: drive, then I installed Ubuntu in F: Drive. Everything was going fine. But I re-installed Windows XP due to some reasons and I did take care of F: Drive where ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Grub 2.0

I know this question may have been asked hundreds of times before but there doesn't seem to be one answer to how to solve it. I upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 13.10 and my computer was low on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8GB of ram

I've been dual-booting my laptop for about six months now, on one side Ubuntu 14.04 and on the other Windows 7. When I bought this computer two and a half years ago, it had 8GB of ram. My Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 black screen / freeze

I am running: Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit 990FXA-GD80 (MS-7640) AMD FX 8150 Eight-Core Processor x64 Two AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 32 GB RAM I have installed Windows on primary HDD. I ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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Change from GRUB

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. At start up, I can choose between the two in the GRUB menu. The menu is Ugly and doesn't allow me to do much like booting windows in safe mode. How do I ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu in my computer that is already running windows 8. When I rebooted my computer directly after installing ubuntu, it worked fine. When I tried to switch to windows and back ...
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A couple of questions reguarding ubuntu [on hold]

I have four problems using Ubuntu which are really important. I have sorted them in order of help 1) When I try to play a video on a website such as daily motion it automatically buffers two seconds ...
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I dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. If I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Technical Preview, will that overwrite my Ubuntu partition?

I just want to make sure before I begin the installation process of the Windows 10 Technical Preview that when it's installed, it will limit itself to overwriting my Windows 7 partition, not my Ubuntu ...
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lost data while creating partition

I found a similar Q&A, but mine is a little bit different. Today is a bad day: I lost my all collection of movies, images, everything :( What I did: I have Windows 8 in my pc I planned to ...
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Will Ubuntu work with my mac book pro I7, 8gb ram, and 500gb hard drive?

I bought a used Mac Book Pro laptop. I think it's about a 2011 or 12 model. Anyway, coming from a PC World, I didn't know (until I contacted online Apple Support) that the other guy that sold it. I ...
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Can't boot LiveUSB in Windows 8.1

I am attempting to dual boot my HP machine that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu Gnome 64-bit version. So far, I have disabled fast startup from Control ...
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Shrink volume of Primary Partition

I currently run windows 8.0 and have 4 partitions. I will like to shrink the volume of my primary partition containing the win 8 OS so I can have more space to install ubuntu 14.04. My question is ...
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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space ...
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How to delete and merge old version of Ubuntu with latest 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on window boot of already dual booted system, but it still boot in start from old Ubuntu. full explanation. I had dual boot of window 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. ...
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Ubuntu wireless got disconnected when far from router

I finally did install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus notebook. Now, my laptop is on dual-boot Windows7 and Ubuntu. All is working well, however, after getting the updates sudo apt-get update and setting up ...
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How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition

I had installed two OSs, Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I installed a preview of Windows 10 in place of Windows 8 and wanted to delete Ubuntu. I deleted Ubuntu partitions using diskmgmt.msc, but that space ...
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Dual-boot partitioning

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 installed and I'm planning on installing Ubuntu 11.10 for a dual-boot. Here's my rather basic problem : I have a 750go hard drive, pretty much partitioned ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”- Ubuntu 14.04 install Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I disabled secure boot and made sure UEFI was enabled and moved the DVD above Windows Boot manager in the boot order. But the Ubuntu installation still ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.10 inside windows 7 SP1 Ultimate

Well, I searched for a while and I didn't found the exact problem or question which I am trying to resolve. I used windows 8.1 for about a year. Now, learning that Ubuntu can't be installed inside ...