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Disk partitions for Windows 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

I had Windows 7 previously. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and installed it (from USB). Actually, I created a separate 40GB disk partition for Ubuntu. But nowhere during the ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer does not recognize Windows 7

I have been struggling with this for about 10 days with no luck. So after numerous installs of both OSs I now feel I need some help. I know there are many versions of this question posted already but ...
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2answers
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windows partition deletion and adding it to ubunu

hie,I have installed ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7. I'v deleted one of my windows drive (E:) through some app "disks" in ubuntu.But as i do 'create a new partition' with type chosen as ext4.It ...
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2answers
34 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 ...
2
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1answer
81 views

How to remove Ubuntu partition from Windows 7? Which partition is it? [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here: How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?, and I've used the advice that was posted. However, I still can't figure out which of ...
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0answers
39 views

Ubuntu can't see my Windows 7 ! and the Disk Drive is UNALLOCATED?

I have a Fujitsu laptop and I can't install Ubuntu because Ubuntu cannot find the Partitions of my Disk Drive! It said "UNALLOCATED" of my Disk Drive "500 GB", and no partition appears. But I actually ...
0
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0answers
13 views

I updated from 13.04 to 13.10, and now Ubuntu won't boot at all

I think something must have gone wrong with the update process from 13.04 to 13.10, as I now have duplicate entries for each option in my boot menu when I turn on my computer. When I attempt to boot ...
0
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1answer
81 views

Windows 7 / Ubuntu dual-boot with shared data partition

I have a laptop running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on an Intel Core i5 processor. The laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 640 GB hard drive. I would like to install Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration such ...
0
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1answer
26 views

How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
0
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1answer
28 views

changing windows c drive to create more partitions

hi actually my problem is very specific. i have four primary partitions system 100mb - system which create while installing win 7 windows c drive -820 gb where my windows 7 is installed ubuntu - 90 ...
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0answers
30 views

not installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

i have latest Ubuntu with original CD.I want to install it without leaving the window 7.And it directly not appear to install the window when inserted.when i restart the laptop i pressed the ESCAPE ...
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1answer
34 views

Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
0
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0answers
7 views

Help with dual-boot partitioning [duplicate]

First off, I want to set up my laptop to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I've already backed up all the stuff I don't want to lose. I've done a clean install of Windows 7 and gotten rid of all ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Need advice installing Ubuntu on 2nd storage drive for windows 7 computer

Basically I have 2 drives on my pc. One SSD with win 7 OS and most apps it would utilize. My 2nd drive is a 1TB SATA 3 that only has basically steam apps and a few odds and ends like downloads. I ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop right now and I also want Windows 7. I want to dual boot. I am unable to partition the disk because it's not possible to shrink the hard-drive. I saw a couple of ...
0
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0answers
32 views

How to restore Ubuntu broken partition after Windows 7 install

I previously had a Windows 7 partition and a Ubuntu partition. When I formatted and reinstalled Windows 7, somehow the Ubuntu partition got corrupted. I can't open it and recover my files even with ...
0
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2answers
81 views

Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't allow me to install “alongside” Windows, just “replace”

I have a disk with 3 partitions: 100MB for Windows 7 97.56GB for Windows 7 125.91 which I want to install Ubuntu on How can I install Ubuntu on the 125.91 GB partition "alongside" Windows 7 ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda on two-drive laptop with Win7

I am using an HP dv7 computer with a 1TB drive with Win7 and a new 120GB SSD that I intend to run Kubuntu on for my physics stuff. I am having trouble installing GRUB though. I first created two ...
2
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1answer
95 views

Cannot Install Ubuntu!! No Install Ubuntu Alongside Option!

I wanna install ubuntu 13.10 alongside y Windows 7 and windows 8.1 When i boot up from the live cd, it dosent give me an option to install ubuntu alongside windows.. I tried clicking on something else ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
0
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0answers
18 views

install window in partion

2 days ago installed ubuntu12.104 on my laptop dell xps l502x .everything is all right but it make me upset in sound quality .so i want to install window along with ubuntu12.04 .clean install ...
0
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0answers
49 views

Ubuntu 13.10 Win 7 Dual boot problem

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 on a 128Gb SSD. Win7x64 is installed and happy (willing to wipe, would prefer not to) NTFS partition was created using partitioning within windows ...
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
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2answers
192 views

Ubuntu won't install on unallocated space alongside Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 (preinstalled) Dell desktop. I used the Windows Partition Manager to shrink the main partition by 400 GB. The tool froze before confirming completion, but when I re-executed it, ...
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1answer
196 views

How to install Windows and Ubuntu on the same machine? [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu on a machine having Windows OS.While installing Ubuntu I was not able to see all the partitions and I had to format the hard drive. Now the result is that I am having the ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Ubuntu installer can't recognize Windows 7

On my laptop HP Pavilion 15 I've installed Windows 7 with 3 partitions. After that I wanted to install Ubuntu in a certain partition (empty one), but when I launch Ubuntu installer it can't recognize ...
0
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0answers
144 views

Cannot install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have divided my 500Gb on my Vaio into 4 partitions: system reserved, C, D and E for Win7. When I want to install Ubuntu, it seems like that Ubuntu can not understand that my Laptop have already Win7 ...
0
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0answers
18 views

How can I have Ubuntu on the main disk and Windows 7 on the mSATA?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R SE with 3 disks : sda : 128 GB SSD SATA III sdb : 750 GB HDD SATA III sdc : 240 GB SSD mSATA III I want to have Windows 7 on sbc because it needs a lot of space. I ...
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1answer
78 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
44 views

How do I select in which OS my computer boots?

I have Windows 7 on my PC and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a separate partition but when the PC starts it goes straight to Windows 7. How can I have the option beforehand to chose which OS ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 with a 3rd partition

I would like to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7. I've got a 256GB SSD in my Laptop and I would like to create three 'main' partitions: about 50GB for the Ubuntu System about 50GB for the Windows ...
0
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0answers
24 views

How can I get the Ubuntu installer to recognise my primary partition for dual-booting?

When I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7", the only partition available is my 20 GB recovery drive. How do I get the Ubuntu installer to recognize my primary 600 GB harddrive and create a ...
0
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0answers
57 views

Installing ubuntu: No OS found

Ok, so I have some problems with dualbooting. First of all, previously when I downgraded to win7 kind of failed with partitions so had to delete all of them and install directly with win7 ...
0
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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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1answer
68 views

Having trouble with partition while dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7

So I have already made a partition of 100 GB in windows but when I loaded ubuntu 13.10 from a usb stick and tried installing it ubuntu didn't give me the option of installing along side windows. When ...
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ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 Installation as dual boot on ProBook 4430s

I have Windows 7 already installed, and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside it. During installation I faced the following problems: The option of Install Ubuntu alongside Windows was not ...
0
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0answers
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Grub Rescue Error on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a dual boot system with ubuntu and windows 7. It is an old laptop with BIOS (not UEFI). I tried to remove ubuntu from the system for experimentation. What I did was that I opened the disk ...
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0answers
33 views

Unable to install Ubuntu due to a partition error

So I tried to install Ubuntu using a USB drive. Everything went fine but in the last step where I had to do the partition, when I clicked "Install now!", a pop-up appeared saying an error occurred. ...
0
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2answers
51 views

How do I create a partition in order to dual boot Win7?

I just got a new laptop from a friend and I'm decent with computers, however, I am a HUGE noob when it comes to Linux OS (besides backtrack (; ). I downloaded gparted, but there is no way that I am ...
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1answer
106 views

Deleted windows partition from Ubuntu and now can't boot

I recently was performing a fresh install of Windows on one of the partitions on my SSD and for some reason I decided to delete the windows boot partition from within Ubuntu before cloning over a ...
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2answers
90 views

Removing ubuntu 12.04 from triple boot of windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu

so i had a dual boot PC with windows 7 and 8 with 5 partitons , i shrinked one partition and left 50 gb of space unallocated using disk mangaement of windows 7 while installing ubuntu it gave me an ...
0
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2answers
113 views

Unable to install Ubuntu, during installation the 'Install alongside windows' option is missing

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu to run beside my current Windows 7 installation. I'm installing Saucy Salamander 13.10; during installation once booted into the live CD 4 options are offered: ...
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1answer
471 views

GParted and Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows partition, but Ubuntu does

So, I'm trying to set up a dual-boot of Windows 7 Ult 64-bit with Ubuntu on my computer. The computer has UEFI firmware and originally came with Win 8. It has a 16GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I intend for ...
0
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1answer
206 views

Windows has gone missing from the grub menu

I've tried re installing ubuntu 13.10 on my PC by formating it's partition with gparted. Unfortunately, the Windows 7 option has gone missing from the grub menu. I tried boot-repair and here is the ...
0
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1answer
22 views

No Ubuntu partitions on installed dual boot system [duplicate]

I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 and dual booting. Ubuntu has 10GB of space and I'm running out of space. I want to increase this to 100GB, so I went to the Windows disk manager, it shows 100MB ...
0
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2answers
50 views

Booting from Ubuntu ISO CD - Windows 7 partitioning [duplicate]

Do I partition Windows 7 hard disk before I install Ubuntu using disk utility in Windows 7? Or do I do it with my Ubuntu ISO CD after booting? And can I choose the size of the partition using Ubuntu ...
0
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1answer
71 views

How to re-enable GRUB when installed Ubuntu system won't boot? [duplicate]

I had Windows Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual booting on my Lenovo SL300 laptop. I used a windows 7 home premium install disk to install 7 on a new partition. Then I uninstalled vista by deleting the ...
1
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1answer
148 views

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 [duplicate]

Ok, I've noticed alot of people asking this question. But none of the solutions works for me. Keep in mind I have NEVER touched Ubuntu before. I want to try out Ubuntu and get to know it. Here is ...
0
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1answer
67 views

resize Ubuntu Partition to install windows alongside [duplicate]

I wanted to install ubuntu alongside windows but it formatted the disk completely, now I want to install windows alongside ubuntu, above is the link to present status of harddisk (gparted) Please ...
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3answers
370 views

I couldn't install Ubuntu with “Something Else” option

The option Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 is not listed (I have 15GB free space in c drive). In the "Something Else" option there are 4 drives listed: 1MB drive for windows loader 100MB drive ...