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How to install Windows 10 alongside with ubuntu 14.04

I just wanted to ask is it possible to install window 10 beta alongside with ubuntu 14.04 or there will be some problem(boot related). If its possible will the procedure be exactly same as installing ...
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Installing Windows 10 alongside with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am asking this question to start a discussion about the possibilities of installing Windows 10 alongside with a currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and to share the experiences that can be useful to ...
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Mac OS X and Ubuntu Dual Boot without USB or disc?

I am currently following this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ I ahve downloaded rEFIt and I'm at the step where it wants me to insert a USB ...
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Messy GRUB after upgrade to windows 10

I was a bit unconfortable with GRUB when upgrading to windows 10. First of all, before upgrading I was dual booting Ubuntu/Windows 7. For the reason everybody know, we have two lines (sda1 and sda 2) ...
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Help with botched 14.04 LTS dual boot install/Auto-boot grub fails to get into windows 8.1

First-time poster here, sorry if the title isn't written well(suggestions welcome) System specs(if helpful): AMD 750k processor Asrock FM2A55M-HD+ mobo Seagate 1TB SSHD(hd0) WD 320GB HDD(hd1) 8gb ...
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GRUB is not letting me switch to Windows 8. Dual boot process. Ubuntu 15.04

So today I just tried to do a Dual Boot with my Windows 8 desktop computer. I followed these instructions At the start, I made a 200Gb partition from my 1TB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 15.04 by ...
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Dual boot not working (unable to load Windows) on ubuntu

I am new to linux(ubuntu) and have installed it while following different blog posts and stuff to keep my Windows installed and I hope it is. I selected Something else option while installing but now ...
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Security of dual boot with W XP [on hold]

2 Questions: Concerned about no antivirus for XP. Is my router firewall enough security so I don't get a virus? Or do I need additional protection like virtualbox or dual boot? I don't want to kill ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a second hard drive [on hold]

I am wanting to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2. I have a custom built PC, that I built with 2 hard drives (500 GB w/ Ubuntu 14.04 and a 250 GB that will have Linux Mint on it) and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB installation drive not recognized during boot(Dell Latitude D630)

Ubuntu 14.04 USB flash drive isn't recognized during boot. I have had a bunch of hardware failures this week and I am down to a hybrid image laptop harddrive with mint 12 installed on it to boot as ...
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Have localhost with dual boot (Windows/Ubuntu) share htdocs & mysql databases with XAMPP

I just got a new machine with dual boot Ubuntu+Windows 8.1 and set up a localhost using XAMPP in a way that allows me to edit and preview the files on both OSes (so htdocs and mysql databases have to ...
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Will windows 10 screw up windows 8 Ubuntu dual boot?

The approach of Windows 10 is getting close and I am curious as to whether the upgrade will screw up my dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu? Should I just wait until it comes out?
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Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
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Lenovo z510 ubuntu + windows [duplicate]

I need to install ubuntu on my windows 8.1 and I need so I can load at startup or windose laptop or Ubuntu, so I tried it already seems to me it is not correctly installed, and download it into my ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub and boot-repair doesn't help

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 on my partitioned laptop that has Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Grub no longer appeared on boot so I ran boot-repair from an Ubuntu liveUSB. This didn't ...
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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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How to fix/diagnose this problem: outlook.com does not load in Linux (all browsers)?

Same machine. If boot with Windows 7, outlook.com loads, any browser, I use Firefox most of the time. If boot with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits), outlook.com does not load, blank page, no error ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7 on UEFI

I have an Acer pc and it is running Win7. Because I'm having problems with that OS I wanted to do what the title suggests. And everything works great after the install. But everytime I try to restart ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu on External HD, Switching Boot Order on Windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10. Smashing. Since there are some privacy things I don't like about Windows 10, I wanted to install Ubuntu as well for a sort of Dual-Boot setup to learn ...
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I get several “broken file” errors when creating my boot stick

While creating my boot stick I get 199 separate errors during the ISO extracting process that all say data error in (insert file name here) file is broken then it sticks on 99% of the ISO extraction ...
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ubuntu no longer starting in secure mode

I had a working dual boot system, Kubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 - after an update 3-4 weeks ago, Ubuntu wont boot when secure mode is enabled. I get an error message "Invalid Signature Detected. Check ...
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time problem in dual boot in windows 7 while ubuntu 14.04 shows correct time

i am using dual boot..windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04.earlier i hav a time problem in both ubuntu and windows but in ubuntu i did UTC=no in edit /etc/default/rcS.after this ubuntu shows correct time while ...
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Trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 10, last one not detected

I have a laptop, and I'm going to install Ubuntu (I have experience, and I have successfully installed Arch Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Manjaro Linux, etc.), but installing ...
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No audio with newest model HP Spectre x360 (4101-dx)

I dual-booted Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 10. There is a known issue with the audio in linux on this computer: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1441852 The older models that ...
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Cannot delete partition in GParted

I created a new partition (/dev/sda4) in GParted which was going to be for Ubuntu, alongside Windows7 (/dev/sda3). When I clicked apply all operations I cancelled it half way through and the partition ...
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How to partition hard drive for ubuntu?

All the help/tutorials out there tell me that I should get an option to partition the hard drive for me. This didn't happen and so I'm using the 'try ubuntu without installing' option and using ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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Windows 10 upgrade lead into grub rescue

I was dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu on my desktop, and today is the day they gave out free Windows 10 upgrades. How exciting! I got the update, and it was installing, and I left to go take ...
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Dual boot with windows 10 (upgrade from Win 8.1 OEM)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15.04. Windows came as a OEM with the laptop so I didn't delete it as I paid for it and I am not using it though. I want to know if I do the ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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How to add Kali linux as third Os (to triple boot) over Ubuntu and Win8 [on hold]

Currently im having a dual boot PC. i installed ubuntu 'alongside' windows 8 and now im using its grub for swap. Now i want to install Kali linux as third OS and i want to make a triple boot with ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 affect my dual boot?

I'm currently running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I would like my Ubuntu to be untouched. How do I go about it?
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Ubuntu installations

I have win 8.1 preinstalled.I installed ubuntu in a drive.but during the booting it is not asking which os is to boot and autometically win is booting.please help me.I am using hp laptop with ...
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Install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (unable to boot from USB)

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R SE with Windows 8 (64 bit) pre-installed (UEFI supported). I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 8. I tried to follow all these instruction and these ...
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How to create a separate /boot partition after installation when dual booting?

I dual boot Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I have the following partition setup: Here sda1 is where Ubuntu is installed, Arch on sda2. New Partition #2 is the proposed /boot. sda4 is a common home for both ...
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Windows 7 wont boot from grub

Just installed ubuntu mate on my machine at work, as a dual boot. (was planning on keeping windows, as i have to occasionally write c#) although I'm a Linux user. Grub will boot into ubuntu fine but ...
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Facing problem in dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with window 8.1 on my leptop of lenovo G500 BIOS based

I buy a laptop of Lenovo G500(4GB ram, 500GB HDD and quick heal total security licence antivirus) of BIOS mode. I install window 8.1 crack version and i want to install Ubuntu as dual boot. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

I have Windows 8 pre-installed and then installed Grub with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not my thing so now I want to remove it along with grub. From what I have learned, with UEFI, Grub does not overwrite the ...
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Solving Grub Rescue! Error: no such partition

This problem was due to resizing my windows partition. #I some how solved this problem by doing set root=(hd0,msdos3) prefix=(hd0,msdos3)/boot/grub insmode normal normal but the problem is ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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USB 3.0 PCI-e card not working

I looked around but I couldn't really find a fix for this. I have this pci-e card, it works perfectly fine in Windows 8.1 (which I am dual booting with Ubuntu 15.04 -both are 64bit-). However in ...
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Dual boot windows 8 - ubuntu ; upgrading to windows 10

I decided to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 10. During the installation process, the computer rebooted and I got into the grub console, without having my usual menu. I was able to proceed to the ...
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Windows 10 and Grub not working properly

I recently decided to test Winodows 10 on my HP dv6 laptop with Ubuntu 14 installed. I was able to get Windows up and running without any problems but getting Ubuntu and Windows to boot properly has ...
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Can't access BIOS and installing a windows hard drive

Built new computer: AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor × 8 9.7 GiB RAM Graphics GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST/PCIe/SSE2 Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit Desktop Computer 1 TB HardDrive BIOS Type, UEFI BIOS ...