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Cant find hard drive in Ubuntu

So my computer already has Windows installed on a 1 TB hard drive and just purchased a 120 GB SSD that I believe is correctly installed. Last night I set the BIOS to automatically start to the SSD ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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Best Dual Boot Setup

My professor told me that partitioning hard drive is not recommended. It is better to have two separate drives, especially for dual boot system. Now, I will have one SSD and one HDD in my laptop. ...
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1answer
93 views

Dual booting Windows 7/Ubuntu and partitioning on a 220GB SSD / 1TB HDD

I am not a technical user and am not familiar with any of these linux/unix/ubuntu terms - I'm looking for an easy to follow, non-technical guide for setting up my system - please tell it to me like ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop can hold dual HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on one HDD and Ubuntu on the other HDD. Installation went fine, but Windows 7 needs CSM on to boot. and Ubuntu needs UEFI on to boot. Is there ...
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accessing Windows files on a separate hard drive (14.04)

I've found information on accessing Windows partitions on the same drive that ubuntu is installed on, but not on a totally separate drive with two partitions. the drive doesn't show up in my ...
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restoring deja-dup backups from HDD on windows (individual files ore a collection of files)

This question has been asked before but not in way that answered my question okey doley so with the details I have backed up all my files using deja DUP (aka default backup application in Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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2answers
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How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
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1answer
580 views

Dual boot on seperate hard drives - Windows 7 MBR and Ubuntu GPT

My question is simple. I currently have Windows 7 (64-bit) installed on a SSD MBR partition. I also have a 3TB HDD that I am splitting between extra Win-7 storage and what will hopefully be an Ubuntu ...
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1answer
919 views

Windows 7 Computer won't boot after Ubuntu dualboot installation

I have a Windows 7 32-bit laptop on which I installed Ubuntu alongside Win7. At first the problem was that it would boot directly into Windows without a boot menu as if Ubuntu didn't exist. I ...
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1answer
298 views

Custom partition on window 7 and ubuntu

This question is related to many question but answer was not satisfying, hence posting new one. I have 500GB HDD with 8GB ram along I5 processor in laptop[battery friendly install].I have following ...
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470 views

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 13.04 won't detect my Windows 7 partition?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a 250GB hard drive alongside Windows 7, which is already installed and working fine. In Windows, I created 50GB of unallocated space on that hard drive. After ...
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Ntfs hard drive not recognized by Ubuntu

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7. Everything is working great except for one detail. One of my hard drives is not recognized at all. I've tried every method I could find online to ...
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Partition(s)/Folder(s) recognized but can't load

I have a dual boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu system. It has been working beautifully for about a month now. Then, quite suddenly, every time I click on the Files icon or one of the Hard Drives, I just ...
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2answers
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two operating systems on 2 hard drives [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone has done this before. I was planning on installing a second hard drive in my computer and was wondering if i could install Ubuntu seperate on that drive and not the Windows 7 ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to diagnose hard drive or RAM problems in Windows?

This may be a crazy question, but here goes... My brother suggested that I could somehow use either a Ubuntu Live Boot CD or Flash drive or Kubuntu as a way to diagnose issues I'm currently having ...
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1answer
27 views

Transfering from ubuntu to windows

I recently bought an ssd and it is plugged in correctly, however I would like to create a dual boot on my ssd with with windows and ubuntu. The problem is my Ubuntu is already installed on my 2tb hard ...
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1answer
78 views

Dual HDD; reinstalled windows and now can't go past boot screen logo

So I have a three drive set up. 1 SSD (Windows 7), 1 HDD (Windows 7 storage), 1 HDD (Ubuntu 12.04). I was not thinking and reinstalled Windows and messed it up. If I have the Ubuntu HDD disconnected, ...
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1answer
461 views

Install Ubuntu can't see my second hard drive

When installing Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, It doesn't show my second hard drive as an installation option. I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on another hard drive. Windows 7 sees my second ...
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1answer
363 views

Windows doesn't recognize external hard-drive after installing Ubuntu (on internal hard-drive)

I have installed ubuntu on my internal hard-drive using windows ubuntu installer and everything worked perfectly. I am able to run both windows7 and ubuntu. I also have an external hard-drive which I ...
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1answer
311 views

Can Ubuntu access files within an old operating system on an External Hard Drive?

My laptop is dying (motherboard issue) and I'm due to receive my new laptop tomorrow. I'm considering converting the current hard drive (SATA, 350GB) into an external hard drive using a SATA-to-USB ...
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1answer
461 views

Repartition HDD to give Ubuntu more space

My Laptop came installed with Windows 7 and 320 GB of hard drive space. A few weeks ago I decided to try Ubuntu for a change, and created a 30GB partition for it. Now, I want to give more space for ...
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1answer
139 views

Using Windows 7 to access files on a Ubuntu PC

I have a laptop that I'm currently using to dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Works great... no problems with that part. I've recently been given a couple of old hand-me-down Dell PCs with moderately ...
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1answer
60 views

how to network in ubuntu client on windows host?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my windows7 on Vbox. Is it possible to access disks and folders from the windows host like system C drive or D drive? Or maybe networking between both machines to ...
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1answer
1k views

detecting corrupted files in ubuntu

I had windows7 on my HDD. When I tried to start my laptop it hangs at a blue screen after the starting windows screen. I then tried to reinstall windows with CD but the installation hangs too. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox -> Not enough storage

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox. I allowed 20GB of space for the virtual computer and when I tried to install it, it said that I don't have enough space, which I have over 100GB. ...
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1answer
115 views

Dual booting 12.04 on windows 7, partion i made for ubuntu is not showing up on windows explorer

I made a 400 GB partition for Ubuntu. Why isn't the partion showing up in Windows Explorer? Should I be worried or is this normal?
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...
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0answers
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Can I install Ubuntu with a new blank Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I am planning to install a new blank hard drive on my computer but i cannot find the windows iso ...
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1answer
783 views

how to format a external HDD in Fat32 to swap between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Have a 750 gig external HDD. Have format it in Ubuntu 12.10 using FAT32 since I have to switch between windows, linux and osX. Used quick format option when doing this. Have named drive but Ubuntu ...
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1answer
190 views

Ubuntu shows disk volumes as one partition

When I was installing Ubuntu(12.04 and 11.10) showed 2 partitions, whereas I have 4 partitions on Windows 7: C(70GB),D(300GB),E(300GB),F(30GB). Ubuntu is only 2 disks: one is 70GB, the latter is ...
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2answers
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Getting windows 7 to boot from external hard drive. Using Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS as my current operating system, and I have a Windows 7 iso on a disk. I'm using an external hard drive because my internal hard drive has become damaged. I need to get Windows ...
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2answers
358 views

Windows7 Gone after Ubuntu dual boot install

I had a very hard time to dual boot install Ubuntu 12.04 Apparently, Ubuntu has restriction of 4 partitions and I already had 4, so it just couldn't recognise my partitions. This was something I ...
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1answer
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How do I encrypt a dual boot system?

I have a dual-boot laptop with four partitions - Windows, swap, Ubuntu (OS) andUbuntu /home. I need to do full disk encryption on it. Ubuntu is running 12.04, Windows is Windows 7 Home Premium.
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How can I hide a windows drive?

I have a partition with system files, boots etc. (I have Lenovo G570, and it came with this partition. It is 200 mb partition, without a letter). On the window OS, it hides all this drive, so I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 doesn't recognize the hard drive Ubuntu is on

I have two hard drives, one that my Windows 7 install is on and another that I have my data is on. I had set aside 100 GB on the data drive to install Ubuntu, which has worked fine in the past when I ...
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2answers
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how to back up entire windows 7 OS [closed]

how to back up entire windows 7 OS to be used on another drive as if it were a new operating system? For example, to use both Ubuntu and Windows 7, yet have entire Ubuntu partition on the computer and ...
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1answer
155 views

C drive partitoning/ formating simple volume [closed]

My C Hard drive is a simple volume and will not split. Wondering if i can format or change my C drive to a primary partition (so it will split) or if i can install ubuntu straight onto my C Drive and ...
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1answer
204 views

How to make a backup of windows OS

How to make a complete operating system backup of windows without anything missing, to switch it to a different hard drive? A complete personal usable backup without using untrusted software, exactly ...
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1answer
1k views

check hdd for errors and repair

My boot in windows is damaged, i've tried several things and every time (even when i'm trying to format with a clean installation of windows 7, repair disc win7 doesn't work either) i try it gets to a ...
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2answers
321 views

Save to Hard Drive instead of bootable USB

I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website on how to put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB and make it a bootable USB stick for windows. It worked fine and I can boot up and run Ubuntu, but every time I ...
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1answer
580 views

Why is my dual-boot Ubuntu partition showing up as a peripheral “root.disk”?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, which I had been booting from a usb key, as a dual-boot on my machine running Windows 7. From what I had read online while researching, I was prepared to have to ...
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1answer
575 views

New HD - Can't get USB boot working to install Ubuntu

Here's my setup: -Windows 7 (legit) - Acer Revo Nettop (it's my htpc) -Hard drive is failing - Followed this article: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows - When i take ...
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2answers
3k views

Can I retrieve data from a hard drive running Ubuntu from a USB drive?

My hard drive has been on the fritz recently, but I don't think it's too far gone yet. The computer still registers the drive, but Windows 7 is being stubborn and refuses to boot. I'm new to the Linux ...
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2answers
378 views

Is there a way to delete Windows 7 from my harddisk without having to completely reinstall Ubuntu?

I had Windows 7 installed on my machine, then installed Ubuntu completely separate (didn't use Wubi), and now I would like to remove Windows without erasing my harddisk and reinstalling Ubuntu. Is ...
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3answers
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Will long-term use of ubuntu via wubi harm my PC?

I do see a part of my question being discussed already. The specific answer I'm looking for is, will LONG-TERM use of Ubuntu via Wubi harm my PC (i.e cause irrevocable h/w failure or damage my ...
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2answers
565 views

Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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2answers
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How can I recover data from a 2TB hard drive?

I have a Western Digital 2TB External Hard Drive. I basically use it to keep all my movies and videos. Its file system is NTFS, and currently I'm using 1.4TB. One night I turn it on and copied a 4GB ...