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Put windows boot cd on grub partition

Is it possible to mount a bootable windows installation image to a grub partition. My situation is the following, I want to install windows but I don't have a big enough usb drive, so I was ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 problems

I have what I thought to be a successful dual boot of ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. I just found out that I've completely lost windows. I have been trying for days to install windows from usb ...
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No option to install alonside windows [duplicate]

I created an ubuntu install disk on my flash drive, and i put it in and booted it up, but when i got to the installer, there was no option to run alongside windows. I only have the options of ...
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grub and wipe hard drive

I recently deleted the ubuntu partitions from windows 8.1 . After this action each time I start my laptop there is a grub error 'No such partition'. I wonder... if I completely remove everything from ...
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Need help in Installing Ubuntu on Laptop with Secureboot

I just purchased HP G049AU whose configuration is : - AMD A8 - 4 GB RAM I checked that secureboot is enabled. I want to completely remove Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 I would like to know : Can ...
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Windows shared HP DJ 4180 installed OK but will not print

I can install a windows shared HP DJ printer all OK. On Unbutu the print process seems to go all OK and sends to the windows printer. The printer starts (making some I'm about to print noises) but ...
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Ubuntu for Windows

My son had UBUNTU on his laptop. He now needs Windows also, so we had to uninstall Ubuntu. The HDD was formated. He needs to install both win and ubuntu, but now laptop (Toshiba Stellite) cannot ...
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Create partition or install windows on the external hdd

I'm trying to install windows on the external hard drive, but nothing I have found until now didn't work (some of the instructions I didn't understand..) so I decided after a half of day to install ...
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WinUSB Doesn't detect my flash drive

I need to install Windows for my new computer I just built. WinUSB won't detect my flash drive that is it...
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Cannot install ubuntu along with windows7

I recently bought a laptop Lenovo S510p and installed windows 7 on it.Now I am trying to dual boot it with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I did not want to manually create a partition on my hard disk in windows ...
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Dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 - can not load Windows

Good evening, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot with till now working windows 7, I can not boot windows. When I try to, a black screen appears and tells me to insert the windows ...
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How do I recover Windows 7 on my Grub menu, Ubuntu 14.04

I duel boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (Windows being installed first) and a couple days ago I jumped on to Ubuntu to check for updates and after it updated, I found that the Windows option had ...
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some ubuntu steam games use more RAM than windows version

Why some steam games (as XCOM Enemy Unknown) need more RAM memory on Linux than on Windows? Minimum requirements for Windows are: Windows Vista / 2GB RAM and for Linux are: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and ...
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Removing Ubuntu and installing Windows [duplicate]

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. But I want my Windows back. I've seen so much tutorials but they are all different. Can someone explain how I can remove Ubuntu completely and install Windows ...
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Samba - shared CUPS printer not printing

Hello fellow StackExchangers, I tried running CUPS+Samba on a 12.04 to share a printer (Canon MP550) with a couple of windows clients. CUPS is showing the printer, not indicating any trouble. The ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 UEFI

I'm on an ASUS F550L with Windows 8.1 I can see from windows : partition C: and D: of about similar size But from gparted Ubuntu 14:04 LTS I can see: /dev/sda unknown /dev/sda1 efi ...
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Cannot connect to a Windows 98 share from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I cannot connect to a Windows 98 share from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can navigate to the share via Nautilus. Here is the command I am using: sudo mount //192.168.0.2/UNISERV /tmp/uniplus/ -o ...
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Can ubuntu be compromised?

My main reason for switching over here from Windows was because with the release of Windows 10, the VP of Microsoft wrote in the ToS (Yes, I read this with my very own eyes while installing it) that ...
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Why can I not access my Samba shared folder?

I just upgraded from a non-LTS Ubuntu to 12.04 LTS; this was a complete fresh install. Now I am trying to set up 3 storage hard drives as Samba shares. But for some reason they do not show up on other ...
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Better OS for Hadoop setup: Windows or Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Windows 7 as an Host OS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a guest OS. I am trying to learn Hadoop and for that purpose I am planning to setup it. I want to ask you, in which OS will it be more beneficial ...
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Launch my windows recovery bootable partition

I need to get my computer as i got it from the shop. For that i get a bootable recovery partition on my hard drive. And i just don't know, how to launch it at the start of the computer... (don't get ...
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Not a Ubuntu question, but a Linux query in general: MS-DOS like OS for Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux OS that runs fully through the terminal, kind of like MS-DOS. I'm using a 100 Mb device that I intend to use for only basic functions like transfer files from various drives ...
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How do I just install Ubuntu, and not Grub? [duplicate]

I just personally don't like the grub boot manager, and I still want Windows to be my main operating system. I tried using the "Wubi" installer, but unfortunately, I had all these errors. I also don't ...
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Installing ubuntu on a different drive

I have a computer with windows 7 already installed on drive C. The problem is that C drive has 1 GB left. Is there a way to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. As there is only 1 GB left in C drive ...
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Operating System Not Found when creating Windows install USB [closed]

I'm currently on Ubuntu 14.04 and am trying to reinstall Windows. I've tried just about everything. Universal USB Installer, Unetbootin, using the dd command in terminal, nothing has worked. I have ...
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Windows in Ubuntu vs Ubuntu in Windows vs Dual-Boot [on hold]

I can't take Windows anymore. Developing is just a huge pain. That is why I finally want to switch over to Ubuntu. Sadly, there are some programms that only work on Windows, like the Adobe CS, some ...
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Install Windows 7 Alongside Lubuntu 14.04 with old machine? [on hold]

I basically want to install Windows 7 Alongside my Lubuntu 14.04 install on a Dell Dimension 4600, it should support it, I searched up the hardware specs online, and they almost match, the machine has ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1+Ubuntu12.04 - can't boot on windows

I got a Toshiba Sattelite S70-b-110, with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I partitioned my HDD into 4 : C:/ (Windows install) ; P:/ (Windows Data and installed programs) ; Ubuntu install (/) ; ...
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need to boot back into windows 8 [duplicate]

i don't know exactly what topic i should read, but i thought it would be better to just post this. i have an acer laptop, and i was locked out of the bios. i wanted to try something new and installed ...
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Two “Windows 7 loaders” in Grub2 screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the same hard drive(sda) which already has Windows 7 OS installed on another partition of this hard drive and I also have a second hard drive(sdb) which is just for ...
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Can Ubuntu use C and D partition?

From Ubuntu I can see C and D partitions of Windows and I can look, change, delete and create anything in those partitions. Because I have a small HDD on my laptop (120 GB) I would make Windows ...
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Wubi installation issue alongside windows for Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have tried many times and ways to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my windows 8 laptop using wubi.exe All the time the installation process comes till the end and stops saying that permission is denied, ...
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User cant access samba from windows 8.1

[Open_Share] path = /home/brady/open_share available = yes guest ok = yes valid users = brady read only = no browseable = yes public = yes writable = yes force user = brady create mask = 0640 ...
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How do I access my window's files? [duplicate]

I recently replaced the Windows by Ubuntu and I have any files in my Disc. When I had Windows. How Can I Do to access $ sudo fdisk -l to I to recover my disc?
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Restoring previous Windows 7 data after a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Sorry if this has been asked before. Hope you'll bear with Linux newbie.... Fairly new to Ubuntu. Installed it on my desktop previously running win7. I backed up my data in the C partition and ...
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I need help reverting an old laptop frrom ubuntu back to windows, please help [duplicate]

i have only ubuntu on this laptop from what i believe and i would like to get it back to windows if possible using a 16gb flash drive. any help is appreciated
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/etc/fstab mount multple shares from same server

What I am trying to do may not be completely possible, as I have found no solutions via Google searches. But if someone knows a way to do this, I could really appreciate the help. I have a Ubuntu ...
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Updating from win 8 to 8.1 removes dual boot [duplicate]

I got a message to update to 8.1 so I did and now I can no longer see the screen allowing me to chose between starting windows or Ubuntu when I turn on my computer. Is there an easy way to restore ...
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How do I reinstall Windows? [duplicate]

A short while ago I installed Ubuntu and hoped to dual-boot with Windows 8.1, but it couldn't detect Windows. I skipped it and erased Windows to add Ubuntu, but now I want Windows back on (I heard ...
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How do i make a stand-alone hard drive partition?

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install Windows. But I don't want my Windows files to be accessible from Ubuntu and vice-versa. I want to work as if I am on two different systems ...
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“Bootmgr is missing” - while trying to install windows xp [closed]

I've tried a lot of the answers suggested here on askubuntu.com but none of them seem to work, so I decided to ask my own question. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS and I'm trying ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Replacing Win 8.1 & Clearing Hardrive

I'd like to completely remove all files from my drive (factory reset, basically) and also uninstall Windows 8.1 from my machine. How would I do this, and if there are multiple ways to do it, what ...
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Windows not showing in Grub

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my second HDD, alongside with Windows which is on my SSD. When booting I can only see Ubuntu in the Grub list. I've tried most of the things I've found on forums and on ...
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How do you uninstall Dualboot from Windows XP And Ubuntu 14.04

I just want to uninstall Ubuntu from my computer because it's really, really sluggish. I searched Google for answers, but I couldn't find the perfect solution. I want to uninstall Ubuntu without a Win ...
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What tools can resize the partition where Windows7 resides?

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 installed on /windows-c, and my partitions / and /windows-d are running low. How can I arrange more space for these two partitions from /windows-c? Gparted output: ...
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Can't boot Windows 7

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a dell inspiron which had Windows 7. Ubuntu is running fine. During the installation, the install alongside windows 7 option wasn't available so I used the ...
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Unable to connect to server: Starbucks wifi and newly installed Ubuntu

Ok, so last night I went ahead with adding Ubuntu to my yoga thinkpad along side Windows 8.1 I love it. Wifi works at home but I decided to drive over to Starbucks today to get some writing work ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Technical Preview

I currently dual boot on my computer Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on their own partitions, I have an additional partition containing data backup which I can copy to an external hard drive, since ...