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Replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion G6 and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 14.04 but what option do I choose when it comes to the installation part? I noticed it wont detect my Windows 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS broke my grub - can't load windows! [on hold]

I saw today that the new version of Ubuntu LTS was released and so I thought I'd give it a try. I freed space on my hard drive by deleting my Linux Mint partition, which I had been dual-booting ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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How can I get my Dell XPS 410 moved from Xp to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm getting flustered over making the change from XP to Ubuntu!
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Accessing windows local repository from ubuntu local machine

We have a windows LAN network with tortoise SVN repository. Now we added a new ubuntu local machine to our network. But we failed to access our windows SVN repository from our new ubuntu local machine ...
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Cannot change printer name (WERR_ACCESS_DENIED)

I am having MAJOR problems trying to network-share a printer I have connected to my Ubuntu machine (the rest of the machines on the network are all various versions of Windows). I've been tangling ...
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Reinstall Windows Vista [on hold]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it. I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
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Using Ubuntu OS as a thin client on machines for users to access and then remote onto a windows terminal server

I was wondering whether anyone had ever installed Ubuntu OS onto a VM and then used it as host system to enable users to login to a windows terminal server from it or if this is possible at all , any ...
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Complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB without installing it on Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I am new user and want to use complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 without installing it on my laptop that has Windows 7 OS so that I became acquainted with Ubuntu before switching to it. is it is ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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Using software cd compatible with windows only [on hold]

I'm trying to use the installation cd for my printer on a machine that doesn't have windows is there any way that this is possible?
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Will my specs remain the same? [on hold]

I'm new to this OS, and so far I really like it. I had a couple of questions though. .Will my specs stay the same, or does this downgrade my specs a little? .Can I run .exe files? .How do I open my ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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Install to Windows 8 - rebooting [duplicate]

I want install ubuntu with Windows 8 (dual-boot). When I choose "Install Ubuntu to Windows 8" that want reboot ok.. after nothing happend. When again chose it, same. :( Some solution ? Can be it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu install after windows 7 Crash

I am wondering why ubuntu can be installed and work well on a computer that crashes before the welcome screen using windows 7. What could be wrong with my computer? In addition, does this mean I can ...
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Dual install problems

I realize this question has been asked by others but I can't seem to find a fix to my problem. I had Ubuntu 13.10 dual-installed with Windows 8. Everything was working perfectly, until I accepted the ...
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New Samsung ATIV 9 Ultrabook; Deleting Windows 8.1 and Installing Ubuntu

I understand from reading other threads that there are some complications with adding Ubuntu to a computer that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I haven't used any of the Linux distros before. ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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Where's my Windows gone!

I installed ubuntu on my xp computer but when it starts up it just boots strait into ubuntu & I can't access xp at all.Where's it gone? I think I might have made a mistake not setting up a ...
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Delete Ubuntu and keep windows [closed]

I have dual-booted my PC Ubuntu and windows are running on the same partition I want to dele Ubuntu and keep windows without losing my data. My PC doesn't have internet I installed it from a ...
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Ubuntu freezes at login

I recently installed another OS in my laptop to have two OS, I installed Windows 8.1. When i choose Ubuntu it freezes at log in screen. What can i do to fix this? Ubuntu is my main O.S. Thanks in ...
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Windows user questioning his switch to Ubuntu [closed]

As a long time Windows user, is it worth it to install Ubuntu over Windows? Will I still be able to use all of software and other features I currently use in Windows? I am running a Laptop with a ...
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How rto use Ubuntu to install wine under Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu. After doing RESET, it displayed a screen offering me a choice of Ubuntu or Windows XP. I chose Ubuntu. But now what? Where do I get info on how Ubuntu works? I was ...
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ubuntu partition

A problem happened to my windows xp partition, I have also a ubuntu 10.10 partition. There were options to choose os when starting laptop. Because the problem is in XP partition, those options are ...
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Switching Windows and Linux Partitions

So basically I want to copy my windows partitions /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 to /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda4 I want to then move my linux partition of /dev/sda5 to /dev/sdb Basically /deb/sdb is my primary ...
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How to transfer MySQL database from Windows to Ubuntu?

I want to transfer my database from WAMP on my local machine to my Ubuntu VPS. Can I just copy the folder of the database from C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.6.12\data to /var/lib/mysql?
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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 ...
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Installing Ubuntu while keeping recovery partition

This is what I see in the Computers directory on my Windows 7 partition. This is what I see in the partitioning menu on Ubuntu, which I am running off of a 4gb SanDisk USB drive. GParted: I ...
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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 ...
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Xp to Ubuntu issues

I have an XP computer, and I am trying to setup a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu. I copied the wubi.exe to a flashdrive and copied it into a separate partition. It took several hours to install, ...
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Minecraft suddenly stops working?

So, I have Minecraft on Ubuntu 12.04. It is a Windows program, but I was able to use Wine Windows Program Loader to get it to run. Everything was working fine and dandy earlier today. But, later, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do access My Nokia Lumia 520 (Windows Phone) On Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Whenever I connect my nokia Lumia 520 Device via usb to ubuntu 12.10 , i get this error message : Unable to mount Nokia Lumia 520 (RM-914) Unable To Open MTP device '[usb:001,007]'
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Triple booting with Win8 and Ubuntu 13.10 already dual booted [duplicate]

How can I triple boot? I've already dual booted Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 but I can't find any tutorials on how to install Mac OSX after that. I could only find tutorials that work in a ...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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What is the memory limit on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm a inexperienced user on Linux and was wondering if it had any limit. Windows has limit 32bit-4GB, 64bit-128GB or so. Any help appreciated. Does the 32bit version of ubuntu have a limit?
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Boot into Windows 7 from Ubuntu

How to boot into Windows 7 (or other OS) without having to select it from the GRUB menu? Note that I am not trying to switch the order in the menu, I'm looking for a way in Ubuntu to temorarily do ...
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Ubuntu kicks Windows users from WiFi

I've some serious problems, when I start my Ubuntu laptop and connect to WiFi some (not all) other Windows-laptops loses connection from our network. Then, when they try to reconnect they'll receive a ...
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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Replace Windows when Ubuntu is already installed

I installed Ubuntu with Windows installer. Now I want to delete Windows 7, how should I do it? Thanks
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Blank screen(Black) on trying to install ubuntu 13 through ISCSI on a Windows target

I am trying to install ubuntu 13 through ISCSI on a Windows target(Windows server 2012). But after selecting the option 'Install Ubuntu'the screen just goes blank and nothing happens even after 5 ...
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What is the best video communicator for Ubuntu? [closed]

Which video calls client do you think is the best, and has compatibility for Ubuntu and Windows 8?