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Trusty Tahr upgrade problem

I want to upgrade from saucy to Trusty Tahr.I made a bootable DVD of Trusty.But when I boot from the DVD the installation gives me these options A dual boot win7 and ubuntu 13.10 detected. 1.Remove ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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Got error 'GRUB installation failed' while installing ubuntu 12.04 lts on windows 8

I have Sony vaio with Windows-8. I also want Ubuntu 12.04 as my second OS. I created 50GB root partition and 4GB swap-area partition. But after some time(about 2 minute) while installation I got ...
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Elementary OS will only boot into demo version from USB, won't install the full version

I previously had Linux Mint Petra and Windows 7 installed on my Asus UX31a. This worked fine until I ran into some Wi-fi issues after messing around with NetworkManager. I decided since I didn't have ...
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Lost Windows 7 in GRUB after installing Ubuntu 14.04

So today I've decided install the new 14.04 (64bit) on top of the 13.10 (32bit) Ubuntu that I used to have dual boot with Win 7. So it gave me number of options to install the 14.04, one of them was ...
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What partitions I need to create, and where, in my SDD and HDD with Windows 8 already installed?

My laptop comes with an SDD and a HDD. When I installed Windows 8 I deleted everything, created a big partition with some free space for Ubuntu and Windows created all the existing partitions in both ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 — grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install into /target/

I have HP Pavillion 14-n009tu laptop (i-5, 4GB) with Windows-8 OS installed on it. I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot OS on Windows8. I have disabled fast boot and secure boot options ...
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Upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 broke Grub

I have a dual boot Ubuntu + Windows 8 on an UEFI system. Everything was ok until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Now what I get when I boot the pc is a grub rescue screen like this with the ...
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Laptop wont' boot up after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop runs Windows 7 and I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my usb drive. And my boot loader is on usb drive. But after I update to Ubuntu 14.04, I can't boot to Windows, it said 'error : no such device ...
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resizing ubuntu partition via fresh install

![enter image description here][1]I have ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on a partition on an XP machine. Ubuntu is running out of space so I'd like to increase the size of the partition. However, having ...
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Installing Problem

Today I installed a fresh and clean windows 8.1 pro in legacy mode and the problem is when I am trying to install Ubuntu latest version (14.04) or any other version of Ubuntu, I get an option u have ...
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How do I Install Ubuntu on an iMac running OS X Lion on a SSD and Windows 7 on a HDD?

How do I Install Ubuntu on an iMac running OS X Lion on a SSD and Windows 7 on a HDD? I once successfully triple booted when I ran Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. Now how can it be done with 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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Kubuntu 14.04: i686 version to run on Win8 64bit laptop?

Am existing Kubuntu user. I am about to install Kubuntu 14.04 on a new(ish) Dell Inspirion 17 7000. Its currently running Windows 8.0 64bit, so I presume its in UEFI mode. I'd like to keep Win8 on it ...
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Ubuntu keeps showing up in the boot even after deleting it

Heyo, Like the title says, ubuntu keeps showing up on the boot menu even after I have deleted the partition it was on (I was dual booting it with windows 8). I google'd a bit and found out I had to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04.4 installer not seeing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 64 bit on a Lenovo G500s machine. I have tried installing both 13.10 and 12.04.4 and I am having the same problem with both versions. When I get to the installation ...
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Installing BURG: ppa not working

I'm trying to install BURG to substiture Grub, on Ubuntu 14.04 (I need dual boot with Windows 7) I've tried to install burg-manager, to install burg from there. It seems all ok, it doesn't give ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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Windows Boot Loader doesn't work after upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10 (Windows 8.1 Dual Boot)

I was already running 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 with no problems at all. I upgraded to 14.04 LTS yesterday through software updater yesterday and now the Windows boot loader on the Grub menu ...
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GRUB menu not showing for Ubuntu 12.04

This is the first time I installed Ubuntu(v12.04). I have a HP laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I installed it alongside Windows and the installation was successful. But after the customary ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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I really wanna use ubuntu on my dell venue 8 pro

I am using dell venue 8 pro. but I think windows8.1 it is not that good on tablet. it is just allowed touch input system. but i think ubuntu is working well on tablet. so i searched a lot in google ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu 12.04 detect windows 7 (dual boot)

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7. I only have one hard drive (1TB), and I first installed window 7 on one partition. Now there are about 500GB unlocated space on the disk, ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 upgrade, boot-repair doesn't fix it

I have a sony vaio duo 11 convertible, it was successfully dual booting lubuntu 13.10 and windows 8, but after the upgrade to windows 8.1 it doesn't load anything but windows. I disabled windows' ...
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OSX Mavericks and Ubuntu 13.10

First off, I am almost new to Linux and this is my first time installing as a dual boot. So I followed the ubuntu walk-through but used the rEFInd tool. It seems to be working ok but its not as nice ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
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how to multiboot Ubuntu 14.04LTS, Windows 7 Ultimate & Windows 8.1 Pro

i am fairly new to the Ubuntu community so please kindly excuse my imprecisity, lack of knowledge or unawareness regarding the very specifics firstly, to begin off, my Laptop came factory preinstalled ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade safe for dual boot?

Is it safe to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 if its setup on dual boot with windows? I recently upgraded windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 on dual boot and now the performance seems degraded and ...
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dual booting windows 8 with ubuntu 13

Please I need help urgently. After using boot-repiar, I created a boot info summary, here is the link http://paste.ubuntu.com/7270145/
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 dual-boot menu missing

i shrinked my E: drive and made a free space, i choosed "install ubuntu alongside windows 7", it installed on the free space, installing finsished but i dont have the grub menu, but ubuntu is ...
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Do I have to partition the drive in windows before installing Ubuntu?

Very quick and simple question but just want to make sure before I go ahead and install. I understand that Ubuntu 12.04.2 comes with the necessary keys to install alongside windows 8 with UEFI and ...
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Installing Ubuntu after CentOS — how to handle partitions

Apologies first of all. I'm a newbie, and I'm sure it will be obvious there are many things I don't understand. I'd like to install both Ubuntu and CentOS on a new machine. Ubuntu is what I am used ...
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Ubuntu does not see my hard drives and will not install

I have tried to install Ubuntu a few times and when I couldn't install it I tried other versions of linux to no avail. I have an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z mother board. I am trying to make a dual ...
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Dual boot with mouse support on OS selection

I have dual booted in the past, so I am quite clued up with installation and using Grub2. I have an issue with my keyboard not registering on anything before the operating system, that is, it will not ...
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Installing Ubuntu in shrinked unallocated space

I have installed UBUNTU in my laptop and now I want to install ubuntu in my PC also but there are four partition in my windows so I can't use install ubuntu alongside option. So my plan is to shrink ...
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Grub rescue after removing ubuntu in Windows 8.1

I could install ubuntu 12.04.4 alongside with Windows 8.1 only when the BIOS configuration was changed to "legacy support" and "legacy first" as well as "Boot Secure disabled" using live USB. When ...
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14.04 Boot takes over an hour

I have a Windows 7 64bit professional dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo b570, i3 with 8 GB of ram and over 100 GB free space on the 1 HD. Everything worked well until 2 days ago when both OSs ...
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ubuntu don't show my total hard disk partitions [duplicate]

after installing Ubuntu several time, last time i installed Ubuntu during installation using something else option , i didn't see the windows partition nor other private partitions it only show the ...
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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot Problems?

How do I get drivers for my Compaq CQ45 laptop, I need lan drivers and i have already fixed wifi on both partitions. Also how do I get the options to select ubuntu and W7, it automatically boots to ...
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Grub not showing on startup for Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 13.10 Dual boot

Ok, so I'm such a newbie to Ubuntu and I bought a Windows 8 pre-installed laptop last month. I updated to Windows 8.1 and then I thought about installing Ubuntu as a dual boot so I could mess around ...
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Black screen after choosing to Install Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I am very new to Ubuntu. I have only tried it on some of my friend's computers. I decided that I wanted to give it a try to download it. I installed it onto a flash drive and changed the boot order ...
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Dual Boot ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on two separate SSDs with UEFI

With the following setup I get a blinking cursor after installation: Windows 7 64bit installed in first SSD (not UEFI, using MBR) Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit on gpt partioned disk seems to ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04 be uninstalled on a dual-boot (Windows 7) machine without the Windows OS disc? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB via the Pen Drive Linux Installer. At this time, my only use for this OS is to complete homework assignments for a college class on programming/systems development. I ...
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Boot repair problems?

I have a windows 8 laptop (Compaq CQ45) I uninstalled 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. But know I installed windows 7. I cant get it on start-up to ask me what I would like to do. How can ...
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Windows 8 entry in grub not working

I Was using Ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 till i decided to give 14.04 a try. I used the live USB to install 14.04 in place of 13.10 keeping my windows partitions intact. After the installation grub ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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Question about dual-booting 13.04 and Windows 8/8.1 [duplicate]

So, after learning that in order to boot into Ubuntu from a usb drive, I had to go into my bios and change the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy, I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04. Now, when I restart ...