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Unable to installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

Here is a duplicate of the thread, but I need an answer so I decided to open up another question. So, here is my problem, I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I boot up the ubuntu live ...
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Installing 13.10 alongside preinstalled Windows 8

I followed this guide to a T: http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html However, when I get to step 6, I just see my /dev/sda and it says it's completely ...
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Is there a LiveCD (not DVD) for Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I am working on a computer that does not have a DVD drive, and can read but not boot from USB. However, it does have internet access. Is there any super minimalist version of Ubuntu 13.10 that can be ...
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Ubuntu Server on a 32- bit Non PAE Machine

I would like to install any version of Ubuntu Server on a fairly old machine to both test out Ubuntu Server and have a bit of fun. The problem I have encountered is that the machine does not have PAE ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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Setting-up Beetel BG64 3G USB modem in ubuntu 13.10 [How-To]

I have just bought a Beetel BG64 usb modem. This modem is working fine on Win 7 but not in ubuntu 13.10 (saucy). I have tried a lot, but still not working.I have posted the output of lsusb & usb-...
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Windows won't boot after 12.04 install on slave drive [duplicate]

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I added a slave drive to my desktop that has Windows Vista on master HD. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on slave drive and now Vista won't boot from master drive only on slave HD that ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 7 not working

I just recently downloaded ubuntu linux, and then burned it to a dvd. I just installed it, and not when I go to boot it, it auto boots windows 7, and doesn't give me an option to dual boot it. What is ...
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“Oracle JDK 7 Is NOT installed” error?

I'm trying to install JDK7 on ubuntu 12.4. In the first try, the power has gone and the laptop shutdown in the middle of downloading JDK7 using terminal as I was using the next terminal commands ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Pre-installed Windows 8 laptop? [duplicate]

I spent this whole weekend trying to come up with a solution on my MSI GT70. Right now, I can boot using a Live USB under legacy mode with nomodeset. However, I have trouble with booting it under ...
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Install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS with EXT4FS [duplicate]

I have a problem to install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS in my computer. My Computer is DELL(CPU: P4, 3GHz RAM: 1GB HDD: 20GB). I downloaded Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS and installed this by using wubi. Then it was ...
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change directory during Install of deb packages for libreoffice 4.2 producing no file found cmd line

I am sure I am missing something simple here so apologies in advance if I missed the answered somewhere else. I am relatively new to linux, have had ubuntu 12.04.4 lts installed for about 2 years ...
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Computer failing to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3, “Operating System not found”

I've been trying now for 3 weeks to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Sony Vaio laptop. I've learnt a fair bit but am not very knowledgeable compared to a lot of people on here so please bear that in mind. ...
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Using LVM with two hard drives, 1 Solid State

I am setting up Ubuntu and just got to the option about using LVM to partition the hard drives. My understanding is that if I do this Ubuntu will be able to treat the two drives as one. That's great, ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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Ubuntu keeps restarting while installing with alongside win 8 option

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Win 8.1. I have downloaded the image and written to an usb and trying to install. I tried install Ubuntu option. I am able to reach the Install ...
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dual boot reinstall problems

My Ubuntu installation crashed during updating and will now not boot fully. I have tried reinstalling as from a previous answer on here suggested but the option to wipe my original Ubuntu installation ...
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Unable to install any software or packges on ubuntu 13.10

hey i am new on Ubuntu i am trying to install flash plugin , packages and other software etc but finding these errors. rabia@rabia-N150P-N210P:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras [sudo] ...
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Grub Rescue - no such device found

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my external hard using a USB. After the installation completed and it restarted it started showing a message error: no such device: 0dd88aed-3b49-45d7-308a0ca22934 ...
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sudo apt-get install is giving me strange results

i was trying to install code blocks! this is what it gives me after sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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want to install ubuntu and keep ms word

I have win xp sp3 and two HD partitions: C - 30GB - installed windows and applications - 11GB free D - 46GB - my documents - 34GB free I want to install ubuntu, but I'm rather confused what is the ...
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Why is the size of update manager different from time to time?

At the first time, I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop and ran the update manager. At that time, the size of the update is about 168 MB. Then I did something wrong on device installation, so I ...
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Ubuntu cannot be booted from external hard disk on another computer

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a external hard disk by using a Windows 8 laptop. I wanted it to be accessible from any other computers. But I found that there were 2 "Ubuntu"s at the boot ...
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my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop

my installer crashed while installing ubuntu on to my laptop, I received a messages saying that I can file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. I attempted to close the window in ...
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failed to install grub Ubuntu 12.0.4

During the Ubuntu 12.0.4 installation I have a failed to grub-install error. Attemp to boot from HDD failed. I'm read a numerous topics about grub installation failed error. I'm boot from Live CD and ...
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Cannot open Adobe Reader

I have installed Adobe Reader a few times, but it will not open on its own when clicked, nor can I open it when I download a file and open with Adobe Reader. Nothing happens, not even an error ...
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Installation interrupted 12.04, usb method

I am very new to linux operating systems, and I recently tried to download ubuntu on my girlfriends computer using a usb drive. However, when the installation process was close to being complete, my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 64 bit [duplicate]

I have an HP pavilion g7 running windows 7 64 bit. I have 3.48 gigs of usable ram and 185 gigs of free hard drive space. I downloaded oracle's virtual box for windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. ...
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Speed of Ubuntu within Window

Just a quick question about performance within Windows of Ubuntu. After getting hold of a fairly old laptop, to test my websites created on a mac, and being subjected to endless pause and freezes I ...
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Really messed up my MBR

Pretty sure i've messed my MBR up. May not be the case, i'll give the evidence and let you decide. I was attempting to setup a dual boot system. I have: 60 GB SSD with windows 7 on it 2 TB raid to ...
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How to boot from my Windows installation disk?

Here's a Reddit thread detailing my problem a bit more. I can provide more information if needed. Hi! I've installed Ubuntu as my OS because I needed a working OS to get a new Windows disk. I've ...
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Previously installed 12.04 alongside Windows, would like to install over Windows

About 8 months ago I installed 12.04LTS via wubi, then chose to fully install and I selected for it to install alongside windows Fast forward to today, and I really hate Windows 8 (it previously had ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP mini HP2133

I wanted to install Ubuntu on a HP mini (HP 2133). I created an USB bootable stick (1.9Gb) with Ubuntu desktop 13.10 32-bit version using Universal USB installer 1.9.5.2 (I also checked the box to ...
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Error when Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

Ok, so I have a problem here. I'm currently running windows 7 and decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu. So I made a different partition (by referring to a tutorial). The disk management window looks like;...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1

I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8 but when I run the installer, in my bootable flash the installer does not recognize my windows partitions. It shows my hard drive as one ...
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cannot create hadoop cluster

I have installed hadoop inside /usr/local/hadoop/bin directory and when I try executing the bash script start-all.sh; system gives below error; start-all.sh: command not found Also I don;t see ...
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Setting up a local repository: need help

I am attempting to set up a local Ubuntu repository following this, but I need some help. To test if I did everything correctly, I tried sudo apt-get install chrome or sudo apt-get install nodejs but ...
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Issue with partitioned disk while trying to install ubuntu 13.10 along with Windows 8

I have an installed windows 8 OS on my C drive and looking forward to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot alongside Windows 8 OS. I have the following partition set up, System reserved: 100 MB C: 60 ...
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Boot ubuntu from USB option not available?

So I followed the steps here and downloaded Ubuntu onto my 32gb usb drive and I am trying to figure out how to boot up from the USB. When I go to my boot menu on my laptop I get boot from notebook ...
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Repartitioning alternatives?

Out of the 320gb of hard drive space my computer came with, only 33 GB were partitioned to Ubuntu, with the rest of the space (288 GB or so) going to windows NTFS. Of those 33 GB, 11 GB are allocated ...
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Running Ubuntu on HP Compaq Presario CQ58 AMD E-300 1.3GHz 4GB Ram 320GB HD

Is anyone out there running Ubuntu on HP Compaq Presario CQ58 Notebook PC? If so what version and are there any issues I need to know about? Can I dual boot with Windows 8 currently running? ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the pre-...
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Boot Manager Multiple Entries

I have 2 SSDs, one 256gb and one 24gb. On the 256gb drive I have Windows 8 installed. On the 24gb I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I hit F12 on my keyboard during startup, I am taken to the boot ...
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Why doesn't ubuntu install applications similar to mac? [closed]

I used a macbook a little while ago and was quite amazed at how easy it was to install applications. This method seemed easier to use than both windows and all other unix based operating systems I've ...
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How do I make my native Windows 8 Lenovo laptop boot grub?

I like to think I'm not a novice on this issue but this situation is proving me wrong. I've been trying for about two days to figure out a way for my Lenovo S415 to install Ubuntu. I have disabled ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04.03 32bit from usb boot

I have loaded Ubuntu on a USB following the Wiki instruction. I can select the USB as a bootable device. After I start it up, the problem appears when I select any of the options to either try Ubuntu ...
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install packages.....
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from external hard disk on both uefi and bios?

External Hard Disk Details, GPT, 150GB partition of Ubuntu 13.10. Ubuntu Newbie here please be kind. Firstly, What I would like to do is that ubuntu is able to boot in uefi computers as well as old ...
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Windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu doesnt find Windows 8.1 partion

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 on my PC. When i get to step of the installation process where i should be able to choose the installation type, the dual boot option is not there and ...