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no root file system is defined after dualbooting [closed]

I have windows8.1 on my Dell studio with four partitions, then I dual booted ubuntu 13.04 by installing wubi.exe in a folder from my C drive. Downloading and installation gone right but when I booted ...
-2
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0answers
13 views

How to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 in one partition with windows 7? [closed]

anyone can tell me how to uninstall ubuntu which has been installed alongside with windows 7, but in one partition? I usually see wubi or ubuntu in windows 7 program list, but this doesn't happen when ...
0
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2answers
37 views

Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
1
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1answer
81 views

Impossible to install Ubuntu alongside windows - no solution found

So here's the deal : I can't install Ubuntu alongside windows 8, the option doesn't show. Now before you redirect me to some other answer, please keep reading as I've done my own research and already ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu on a computer with Windows 7. During installation, I chose the option to remove Windows 7. I had three partitions on my HDD: C,D and E. I thought Ubuntu would install the OS to the ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Ubuntu don't recognize windows7 partitions [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and I have installed windows7 64bits: "C" partition: Windows7 64bits; "D" partition: NTFS for Data; Free space to install Ubuntu 14.04; The problem is when I try to install ...
0
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1answer
36 views

Destroyed windows partition

My sister was trying to install ubuntu on her laptop, on partitioning time she chose the automatic resize option, the problem is that now her windows partition is lost. I'm not sure of the options ...
1
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2answers
33 views

Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
0
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0answers
45 views

How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
1
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1answer
88 views

Access Windows XP files from Ubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot with Windows XP, and I would now like to access my Windows XP files from Ubuntu. How do I do so? My Ubuntu desktop menu does not have 'Applications', ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Transfer Windows installer to a partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while from the Windows installer version. So the data resides within my windows partition. I need to re-install windows for other reasons, but I don't want to loose my ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

Copying files between Ubuntu and WIndows partitions [closed]

Are there any particular problems associated with transferring files between Ubuntu and Windows (via Nautilus) or procedures that should be followed? I use a windows partition for using a scanner, ...
1
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0answers
28 views

I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How to remove Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

This is a PC with no prior OS, I slapped Ubuntu on temporarily. I do prefer Ubuntu but it's (unfortunately) just not well optimised for games ;_; Anyway I'm pretty computer illiterate when it comes to ...
0
votes
3answers
141 views

I can't tell which dev/sda/ file is my external hard drive to install xubuntu on

I want to install Xubuntu onto my external hard drive, but I cannot tell what partition to use. Here is what it shows dev/sda dev/sda1 ntfs dev/sda2 ntfs dev/sda3 ntfs dev/sda4 fat32 sda1-3 ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
1
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1answer
28 views

Install windows 7 onto another hdd

This is my current hdd set up sd0 -- ext4 storage drive sd1 -- ext4 storage drive sd2 -- ext4 boot drive sd3 -- NTSF Drive that I want to boot windows 7 whenever I put in my cd and decide to ...
1
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2answers
73 views

How to open NTFS partition on Ubuntu without Windows' hidden files?

My computer is dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8, but when I open NTFS partition in Ubuntu, crap files like: System Volume Information $RECYCLE.BIN appear. How can I get rid of these files?
0
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2answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
304 views

Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Kubuntu Installation disabled my windows partition

I tried to install, kubuntu 12.04, i tried to install it in the same partition than windows; i aready did it with Ubuntu and everything worked well, this time, the installation of Kubuntu gave me a ...
1
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2answers
238 views

Should I choose to Install alongside windows 8 or something else

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu ( dual boot ) as I might like it but I'm not sure whether I should choose to install alongside Windows 8 or something else. I do have 100 GB unallocated already ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Removing windows from the same partition as ubuntu [duplicate]

Okay so i installed ubuntu with Wubi, and now ubuntu and windows vista is on the same partition?? I want to remove windows from the partition, or create a new partition and put ubuntu there and remove ...
1
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1answer
57 views

Can not access partition after mounting

After I managed to mount one of my windows partitions I worked with it for some time without any problems. After restart I can't access any more the partition, meaning the folder I mounted it on, ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

How do I clean install windows 7 on the “other” partition? [duplicate]

I would like to cleanly install windows 7 on another partition to ubuntu 12.04. I originally had a windows 7 only machine. I subsequently installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside it by creating a partition. ...
0
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0answers
35 views

partitions not do delete when erasing windows

After using linux for a while I decided to get rid of win7 using brute-force. I choosed to simply erase the windows partitions. Unfortunately I am a bit surprised by the amount of unknown partitions ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 in new partiton created in windows 7

I created a new 60GB partition in windows7 using its default partition manager. Now I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in this newly created partition. The list of drives displayed by ubuntu ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

Trouble with Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

So I've been trying to get a dual boot set up. The problem is that Ubuntu doesn't detect Windows 8 during installation making my only options erase the whole drive or partition manually. I sectioned ...
0
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0answers
239 views

installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 doesn't recognize old windows

i have seen this problem thousands of places but can't really figure out what is wrong. i have a 2 year old Asus g74sx laptop which came with windows 7 preinstalled, now i have installed windows 8 ...
0
votes
1answer
315 views

How To uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 from pc having no other OS and Install Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 in C drive and windows 8.1 in D drive. But I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the system got formatted. I wanted to have 3 OS. But lost the other two. I didnt make any partitions.Now I want ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

dualboot win8.1 and ubuntu13.10 already have 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-150 and I would like to install Ubuntu without erasing my Windows8.1 Installation. The Problem is I have four primary Partitions on my Laptop which are: -msftres ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 (using something else) and now I cannot boot windows 8 [duplicate]

Hello everyone I'm new to Ubuntu so I probably messed something up. When I installed Ubuntu on my windows 8 hp laptop it did not give me the option to install Ubuntu alongside windows so I installed ...
2
votes
2answers
20k views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 5520 (8GB Ram, 1TB HDD) and I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 on it. I want to install Ubuntu and dual boot Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu but I can't (my problem isn't the dual booting ...
1
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0answers
96 views

Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

How to partition Ubuntu 13.10 in order to install windows 7? NO DUAL BOOT [duplicate]

I have been using ubuntu for almost a year now, and it is just not working out for me. I would like to switch back to windows. I have both a Windows 7 installation dvd, and a windows xp installation ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Unable to boot Windows after making the system dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3.Windows 7 was preinstalled. When I was resizing the ntfs partition, an error ocurred,and windows 7 doesn't boot anymore! I have windows xp cd, runned chkdisc but it ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Make a new storage spot and install windows [duplicate]

My question is how to make a new storage spot and install windows 7(64 bit). Couse its a lot of games available for Windows but not Linux. P.S with gparted
0
votes
1answer
124 views

Best way to partition Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7 on 1 Terra HD. (with priority for Ubuntu) [closed]

I have a new laptop without OS. I want to install Windows 7 (and give it a small space) just in case I need it for a specific software or game. In parallel I'm a Ubuntu user so I want to give it the ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Which partition can I delete? [duplicate]

I currently have a machine running Windows 7 on it and would like to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu (14.03). The computer is an all-in-one and therefore came preassembled and preinstalled with the OS. ...
2
votes
0answers
102 views

Used Gparted to shrink a windows partition, can I restore it?

Firstly, now I really understand how stupid it is to shrink a NTFS Windows 7 partition with Gparted when the windows partition manager wont let me shrink as much as I want but... too late! So, I have ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Having trouble repairing window xp that is dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.10

I had been successfully using Windows XP dual-booted with Ubuntu, for over 2 years. Then, out of the blue, something happened to the Windows boot file that made it impossible for me to get into ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Multiple OS's already installed - Only have Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to my USB drive and i reboot my computer and choose boot from USB drive and all is fine and dandy. I click install, connect to wifi, and then when you are prompted to select ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

Why did the installation option to Remove Ubuntu and Reinstall remove Windows partitions?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 a couple days ago. Today I tried to set up l2tp following some complicated tutorial on the web, messed up some configuration files, and since it was a ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Cannot allocate NTFS/Windows partition in Ubuntu

What happens is that Windows will not let me partition so partition from the live cd from a USB and formatting do not select anything other unit remained well but after installing ubuntu did not see ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Ubuntu USB won't boot - “Missing Operating system”

I have an ASUS G75VW with UFEI. Since I bought it, it has been a pain in the ass to get Ubuntu working beside Windows. I finally made it but this week I decided it was time for a new install and after ...
0
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2answers
78 views

Making a link to a folder on windows?

sorry but I am just very new to ubuntu and i can't get the answer via search or google, because there are too many options and nothing seems to help me with my problem. I have one hard disk in my ...
0
votes
3answers
144 views

No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

How do I uninstall Windows XP from my NTFS if I have Ubuntu installed there as well [duplicate]

Hello I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP, Now that I never use Windows XP and I have almost no space for Ubuntu (I literally only have 136mb left) I would like to uninstall it from my NTFS ...
0
votes
1answer
225 views

After installing ubuntu, all my partitions are gone. Boot-repair log

I have an HP Pavilion Sleekbook that came with windows 8 pre-installed. I had trouble dual booting after installing ubuntu, so I disabled safeboot on bios and proceeded to try boot-repair, nothing ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

How to run WoW?

Actualy I'm new with WINE I just need more time to get it, but unitl this day come I want to play on World of warcraft on Ubuntu, but the problem it's the folder containing wow is not with windows ...