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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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Partition Scheme confusion

In this guide1, I'm following the Basic Partition scheme, it says: """ Primary Partition - 1Gb (1024Mb) of Free Space - bootstrap files, boot loaders and stuff you'll may need to run multiple ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu and Mint Dual Boot— GRUB rescue---LILO-GRUB2

I have long and interesting story to share and need desperate help. I consider myself n beginner linux user not absolutely a noob. I have dual boot system with Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 13.10. ...
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restore partition table after error

Today while my pc make some system updates, electricity in my house goes down and my pc shoutted down. When i restart it, i wasn't able to log in: Grub does not find any partition, so i couldn't ...
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1answer
46 views

Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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0answers
19 views

How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
0
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1answer
21 views

installing Ubuntu on 2nd hard drive partition

my first time installing Ubuntu never used Linux before I have two hardrive ssd which has windows installed drive c: and then I used a partition of my 2nd hardrive to install software which is drive ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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2answers
35 views

installing windows 7 after ubuntu

First I would like to note I don't have a lot of experience with Linux systems nor a lot about dual booting. I have Ubuntu studio 14 installed and I tried to install Windows afterwards. I have ...
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0answers
22 views

I am stuck at the partitioning part of installing ubuntu [duplicate]

So i have finally figured my way into the install process for Ubuntu. But i am stuck. I have windows on my SSD, then a 1 TB HDD then a 2 TB HDD that i partitioned specifically to use as a back up (1.5 ...
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1answer
27 views

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
0
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2answers
69 views

Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14 : GPT destruction with GDISK, computer no more starts

I just bought a new ASUS computer with WINDOWS 8 pre-installed (so UEFI and secure boot activated) and it is no more working since I did a mistake with GDISK: I wanted to install UBUNTU alongside ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Installing Windows 7 parallel to Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Vostro 1014. Previously there was Windows 7 installed which I have replaced with Ubuntu completely. Now, I want to install Windows 7 on it without removing ...
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30 views

Ubuntu installer not picking up Windows partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer the "Install alongside" option is not there so I clicked "something else". I have been all over Google and Youtube. When other people click ...
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0answers
25 views

Error 'Gave up waiting for root device' for ubuntu 14.0.4, after complete installation?

I have windows 8 installed in my laptop. While i was installing Ubuntu, it showed two partitions in my hard disk. I didn't knew much about the 'change' option with that + and - sign given in the ...
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1answer
28 views

Unable to access Windows partitions

dear all her is the message please help me to solve this problem I read about some Similar problem Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/momen/Partition 2: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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0answers
40 views

A loss of a 30 Gb partion while installing Ubuntu again [closed]

I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 giving Ubuntu a partition with 30 Gb. After a couple days I decided to enlarge it so I decided to reinstall Ubuntu giving it a lot more space but something ...
0
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1answer
62 views

How to install ubuntu 14.04 along side windows 8.1 using doss partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu since a long time. I used to dual-boot it with Windows XP, which was very easy to set up via Wubi. Now, with Windows 8.1, I'm unable to install on DOSS partitions. How can ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Grub rescue - Error Unknown Filesystem

I am using windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu in my home desktop. When my local disks were about to get filled up, I tried to delete the Ubuntu partition. I did it from windows. I right clicked on my ...
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0answers
73 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't detect my partitions

I'm running Win7 64-bit and I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I go into the Ubuntu installer, it doesn't display any of my partitions. I would like to mention that this is my second ...
0
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1answer
23 views

How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...
0
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1answer
27 views

rEFIt menu not identifying os

I tried to set up a tri-boot system for my mac(OSX, Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1), but rEFIt is unable to identify Ubuntu and shows unknown os icon instead. It also shows multiple icons for Ubuntu and ...
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1answer
26 views

How can Iaunch a Windows partition in VirtualBox that already exists on my machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and I would like to have a Windows session from within my Kubuntu session. I have my hard drive partitioned so as to contain both OS. However, VirtualBox seems to only ...
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1answer
36 views

Multiboot not recognizing windows 7 as installed

I'm trying to install ubuntu onto an old laptop as a second os. I've successfully done this before but yesterday the drive got corrupted and I lost everything. I'm in the process of reinstalling the ...
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3answers
68 views

How do I manually partition my hard drive correctly?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop I built. I am not an advanced user by any means so I just want to do the simple installation of "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" but when I do I get ...
2
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1answer
62 views

Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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1answer
36 views

Issue with creating partition in Windows 7 Ubuntu DualBoot

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu running on a Dual Boot in my Dell Laptop. I formatted it yesterday to do a clean install of both operating systems. I deleted all the operating system partitions. Here's ...
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1answer
61 views

Unetbootin wont boot Win 7 [closed]

I made a boot-able Windows 7 USB via UNetbbootin and when i go to boot up, it gets stuck at the UNetbootin boot menu and it cant find "Default" so it just keeps repeating the "Will boot automatically ...
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0answers
27 views

Installation of XP after Ubuntu with Ubuntu installed first [on hold]

If there is a post which handles this you may give me the link. The problem : I have an HP pavilion 15 n013tx laptop with 4GB RAM, UEFI BIOS and Windows 8 preinstalled(actually it was... now I ...
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0answers
36 views

How to install Windows 8 besides Ubuntu [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I want to install Windows 8 besides Ubuntu. But when I try to install on a NTFS partition, the installer says something like this. Windows can't be ...
0
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1answer
28 views

how to install linux leaveing my data intact [closed]

greeting , here is what I wanne do in a nutshell , I hava 2 partitions c:/ and d:/ and I want to install the latest debian as dual boot with windows basically I want to shrink my c:/ drive and ...
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2answers
58 views

Question regarding dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I know there have been many questions regarding this topic, but I am going to put a bit of a different spin on it (hopefully). So I have a 500 GB hard drive, with some 438 free GB, all through ...
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0answers
24 views

Can't make partition on ubuntu to install windows 7 [duplicate]

I tried to boot windous 7 but i can't i want on my windows 7 dvd and run "setup.exe" with wine and after a few seconds is showed me that i need to make space. see screenshot: ...
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1answer
62 views

Kali linux to be installed as a boot option

I only have the current Ubuntu 14 on my harddrive. How do I partition my hard drive so I can have a second OS such as kali linux, thus creating a dual boot-up option when i power up?
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1answer
24 views

Cannot expand Ubuntu partition even though I have 22 GB of extra unallocated space

I have shrunk my Windows partition so that I can expand my Ubuntu partition. I have the following partitions: I have booted from USB and unmounted the swap partition as well. The unallocated space ...
0
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1answer
32 views

How do I install ubuntu 14.04 in about 35 GB unallocated space? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 7 and want to run both the OS side by side. Also I do not want to lose any of my files.
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votes
0answers
21 views

How to install Windows 7 from install disk? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to re-install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 12.04. The install disk wont load when I boot the computer, and I can't seem to resize partitions from either GParted (see below) or the ...
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2answers
154 views

grub rescue -> no such partition

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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0answers
26 views

Problem with partitions

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I open GParted, I get a libparted bug found error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy. This means ...
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0answers
16 views

Am I correct that in 14.01 partman cannot move or copy partitions?

I am installing Dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a new offer of HP, an HP110-220z AMD-64 architecture. It looks to be the 2014 standard entry level Computer. The 500 GB hard drive has four partitions, but ...
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0answers
92 views

DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installation fail (dual boot with windows 7)

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 when it said it failed and it would generate a log. After some seconds it opens a windows saying it is my disk problem and I should take care of the health of it. When I ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Can I use a windows drive as '/home' for the ubuntu install?

I have a windows 7 laptop with 2 drives on HDD both in NTFS, C drive, where windows is installed, and D drive where I store all my files (everything except windows system files and softwares). I want ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Clarification on sharing NTFS and installing GRUB2 with Windows 8.1

I have a small amount of experience with installing Ubuntu (i.e. dual-booting on a Macbook and replacing Vista on an old HDD), but I am now planning on dual-booting my Asus laptop (currently running ...
0
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2answers
29 views

Can I recover data from lost partitions? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual booted. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 by deleting Windows 8, but unfortunately whole hard disk wiped. Now I have only Ubuntu 14.04 installed using whole hard disk ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Can't specify needed GRUB file location partition in boor-repair when using “Advanced options”

I had a laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 with UEFI. Then I installed Ubuntu 14. Now I'm fighting with GRUB file to get an opportunity to chose whether it's Windows or Ubuntu is ran after laptop ...
1
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1answer
42 views

What's in this 524MB drive?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot PC with windows 8.1. On Ubuntu I have seen a 524 MB drive popped up. As I take a look at it, its not swap or anything. Its content are as ...
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votes
1answer
39 views

What does the “install alongside Windows” feature do exactly?

I'm installing Ubuntu and unfortunately I haven't been able to find in detail what the "Install alongside Windows" feature will do. Here's my configuration: Drive 1: Boot partition Windows ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

The Ubuntu partition on my hard disk is not detected on Windows. What to do? [duplicate]

I had a laptop with windows and ubuntu on it on 2 different partitions. Then the laptop stopped working due to issues not related to this question. I took out the hard drive and put it into an ...
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votes
1answer
24 views

Internal HD with W8 can't boot after install Ubuntu 14.04 in External HD

I currently have 2 HD one internal with w 8.1 and a external one, and i decide to move to Ubuntu 14.04, i install Ubuntu in the external HD (1tB), i made the partitions (swap, boot, / & /home). ...