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Increase size of root / ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I wanted to increase the size of my root / and /home in ubuntu. Currently my disk map looks like following : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda9 14G 9.2G 3.8G 71% / ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu in Windows 8 OEM System when USB is not detected

Ok... So I trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and Windows 8.1 Asus OEM on my laptop, and it DOES have UEFI BIOS. So, in accordance with the instructions, I disabled Fast Startup, SecureBoot, but ...
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Installing Ubuntu my HDD show 500GB withou partition [duplicate]

hi i want to install ubuntu on my pc. I've made a few partitions on my HDD but when I installed my ubuntu partition is not shown. but shows 500GB. can anyone help me?. oh and I've tried to change the ...
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Why does System Monitor show two hard drives instead of one? [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu twice; is it possible there is still some left behind data? I only have one hard drive, but System Monitor shows as if I have 2? What's with the second one?
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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 ...
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What filesystem should /boot be?

I recently decided to set up my custom built system to be Linux only and I manually set up /boot, /, and swap partitions with /boot and / being ext4 filesystem types. Upon completing installation of ...
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Two partition tables are unrecognized

While trying to installing Ubuntu 14.04 as my sole operating system, I've been encountering a number of issues (Described in more depth at Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with "???" ...
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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 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on laptop without a preinstalled OS?

(I've looked around the site and found only a few questions that could potentially be relevant, most of them downvoted and unclear, or involving computers that previously had an OS. Sorry if this is ...
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How to change my /boot/efi mount partition?

When installing Ubuntu I unknowingly set my EFI mount to the windows EFI partition. Now I need to delete windows along with its EFI partition for a fresh install. I already have another partition ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Pavillion Issues [duplicate]

For the past couple of days I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Laptop so it can Dual-Boot alongside Windows 7. I have Windows 7 pre-installed with the Laptop. Firstly I downloaded the ISO File ...
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Ubuntu installer does not see windows 8 after changing partitions

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu (and Windows 8 for that matter). Here is my story so far in case these details matter. I have a brand new windows 8 machine, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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Can't restore my gpt data with gdisk

So I have a pre-instaled windows 7 EFI boot on SSD in GPT Ubuntu installer couldn't recongize the SSD so I saw that I should try to zap the gpt using gdisk , before doing that I made a backup to a ...
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Should I create the Reserved BIOS boot area partition?

I have Asus N550JV with Windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a dual boot setup. I am not familiar with turning off "fast boot", disabling "secure boot" and enabling "launch CSM". ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EFI partition error on Asrock 970 Extreme3 2.0 mobo?

Hi I just bought 3 computers (Asrock 970 Extreme Pro 3 mobo) for work, and they are all exactly the same except one has a bigger hard drive. So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on one of them, and it ...
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Ubuntu file system questions. (EFI Partition, FAT32, VFAT)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today, I found that the EFI partition type showing on Ubuntu is VFAT, but I always heard the partition type for EFI partition should be FAT32. I returned to Windows ...
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No Partitions Recognized by Ubuntu in Trial Mode

I recently tried to dual boot my Laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I disabled the Fast Startup option in Windows 8 and Secure Boot was also Turned Off as my Model doesn't support UEFI. Now I inserted ...
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gpt partitions for windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot on 4TB HDD (UEFI MB)

I have an empty HDD with 4TB capacity. I am trying to create the gpt partitions using GParted so I can install windows 7 and ubuntu. What I want is to be able to utilize the entire 4TB space. I want ...
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Install Linux next to Window after reserved Linux SSD is broken

I have (or had) two disks in my laptop: a SSD, where I had Ubuntu installed, and a HDD, where 50% was used for Windows 8 and the other half for lvm2 used in Linux. However, unfortunately my SSD is ...
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Would Ubuntu 13.10 work on unallocated space with Windows 8.1?

I've not been able to find this answer anywhere else. Are you able to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on unallocated space? I did this with Windows 7, but I had to cover all of those ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub rescue [duplicate]

info Can anybody see what the problem is? To partition a new laptop which had windows 8. Think I do not have a partition for the boot but not sure. Used boot recovery cd and boot repair. Could it ...
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524 views

How to create EFI partition and install grub2 on second disk

I have two disks, one Win 8 and one Ubuntu. When manually partitioning the 2nd disk during the Ubuntu install, I installed the bootloader to the MBR instead of creating an EFI boot partition. So now ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit; strange boot results

I recently installed Ubuntu 64-bit on a new hard drive by first creating a FAT 32 partition for the UEFI boot partition to be installed on, and then running the install via an Ubuntu bootable jump ...
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1answer
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on a hybrid drive via LiveUSB

I have been meaning to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10/12.04 (or Linux Mint 16) along side my Windows 8.1. I have a Lenovo U410 with a hybrid drive (30 gb SSD for cache, 750 HDD). I found it really difficult ...
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How to Install Ubuntu with Only Core Packages?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop and have set up the necessary partitions like this: / EFI System Partition /var /home To create the EFI System Partition, I made a 512 MB FAT32 partition ...
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687 views

Installing Ubuntu on a laptop with preinstalled windows 8 (UEFI) with two hard drives

I have a Samsung laptop with a 128GB SSD (that has windows 8 preinstalled along with a recovery partition) and a 750GB HDD wich I use manly for files and programs. I was wondering if I could ...
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Why is fresh install of 13.10 not bootable?

My Surface Pro insists on booting into the EFI settings menu (black screen, white text, with only the "secure boot" and "tpm options) after installing 13.10 no matter what I do, and it seems like I ...
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SSD use cases / Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot with UEFI

I got a Asus S550 CM Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre installed, 24 GB SSD, 750 GB HDD and am looking at UEFI for the first time. I am a web developer and would only be using a few IDEs, My SQL and a ...
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accidentally covered UEFI partition by GRUB while installing Ubuntu with WIN8 [closed]

I have just tried to install Ubuntu and run parallel with WIN8. As I wanted to adjust the new Ubuntu partition, I used the something else option while using the USB thumb drive with the Ubuntu install ...
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UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD)

UEFI Dual-Boot - Ubuntu 12.04.3 + Windows 8.1 (One GPT HDD) Hello, I'm having trouble setting up a dual-boot (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1) in my ASUS K55VM laptop's hard drive disk (500 GB). I ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 : Cannot see partitions [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Toshiba E45t-A4300 laptop running Windows 8.1. After booting from Live USB, during the installation process, it does not take me into the screen with the ...
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1answer
113 views

Installation of ubuntu as only os on ASUS X402CA

I just got an ASUS X402CA, it has UEFI and secure boot, system specs are in here: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/X402CA/#specifications Im planning to run ubuntu as my main and only OS, i ...
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1answer
93 views

Can I restore GPT info from MBR ?

I had a problem where my ubuntu installer would not recognize my windows partition, so i looked it up, and someone suggested 'zapping' GPT from my hdd with sudo gdisc /dev/sdb followed by x, z, y, n. ...
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92 views

rollback GPT after failed 13.10 installation

Upon trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 x64 in EFI mode on /dev/sda8 over an earlier (also failed) 13.04 64bit partition, I selected the partitioning option: "Replace existing Ubuntu 13.04 installation" ...
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3TB HDD and legacy BIOS

I have new 3TB HDD and motherboard with legacy BIOS. To take advantage of full HDD capacity I have to use GPT partition table. I want to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit) from this HDD. ...
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Boot Repair Disk not running; No internet access

I was installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 from a flash drive yesterday. I had installed it next to Windows 7 before on a similar device before and had not encountered any problems. Firstly, ...
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1answer
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How to safely move/remove EFI partition

My laptop came with Win 8 preinstalled. When I installed Ubuntu originally, I had the guided install wipe out Windows for a Ubuntu-only system. However, this ignored my SSD and installed only to the ...
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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 ...
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quad boot, Windows 7,8, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Partitioning scheme questions, which boot manager?,please help, lots of questions! thnx

Dear Ubuntu Community, I have a question about how to partition my SSD in the new ultrabook i received. Please help me out so i can get started as soon as possible. (sorry for bad English). My ...
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Can I delete partitions of an SSD drive?

I have an SSD which is installed with Windows 8 and UEFI. My main concern is that GParted might not be able to get rid of the hidden partitions SDA1, 5, 6 and I'll be left with some kind of legacy ...
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1answer
93 views

ubuntu 12.04 installation errors

first of all i know there are a hundred duplicates of this question but i tried EVERYTHING that is written on these posts and the guides refrenced by them but i havnt succeeded yet. i will try to ...
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unable to boot ubuntu with window xp

I have 500gb of HDD, my partition are like this 80 GB windows (primary partition) /dev/sda1 80 GB ubuntu 12.04 (primary partition) (/dev/sda2) and remaining extended partition of >300 GB (/dev/sda4) ...
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1answer
282 views

EFI and working LVM partman-auto/expert_recipe?

I have an LVM based recipe that used to work on non-EFI based systems. How do I recreate the same recipe so that it works in EFI/UEFI mode? I have the following recipe right now (and I've tried ...
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1answer
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Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...
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1answer
431 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.04 along Windows 8 on acer predator

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside an existing Windows 8 installation. I have shrunk the existing partition where windows is installed in order to make room for Ubuntu. I booted Ubuntu ...
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1answer
662 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto a computer that already has Windows 7 Pro installed

System: ASUS P8H67-M Pro motherboard with latest BIOS update (AMI 3904, 4/27/2013); Intel Core i7-3770 CPU; Western Digital WD1001FALS-40U9B0 1 TB SATA fixed disk, where all Windows 7 related ...
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Manual Partitioning Help

I want to tri-boot my HP G6 laptop. i wana install windows, ubuntu and linux kali using UEFI.. i want to install them making manual partitions... First m installing windows...For that following ...
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any problems with this partition scheme?

I must create a new ubuntu 12.04.2 boot disk after the /boot directory on my old HDD got corrupted. The following is the partition scheme I'm planning. Is there anything wrong with this for this ...
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761 views

The disk drive for /boot/efi is not ready yet or not present

Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery and afterward partitioning with the kde partitionmanager said "there are always 4 primary partitions on this device. I ...
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1answer
263 views

Unable to boot Windows after installation

I have a Windows 8 Computer with UEFI. Here is how I tried to install Ubuntu: • Disabled Secure Boot, loaded live USB with 12.10 x64 • Created 30.0GB partition in Windows for Ubuntu • Installed ...