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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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How do i boot a windows 7 usb on a ubuntu computer? [on hold]

so I have a windows 7 bootable flash drive and when I go into my set up settings it dosent give me the option to go into the boot sequence just the grub thing help.
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I want Windows 7 [duplicate]

I bought this desktop (Dell Optiplex 360) from a public library for $27. It is running Xubuntu 14.04, and what I'd like to do is go back to what I'm used to, Windows 7. I've tried to download things, ...
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cd rom boot device not deteced

i was considering going back to windows to play games that i bought earlier that is for windows only, when i insert my windows CD disc and i restart my computer. i press f9 during boot to select boot ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...
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Linux - Windows Folders Compatibility - Ownership [on hold]

Happy New Year, since it's my first post for 2015! I am experiencing the following problem. I plug my 1TB External HD on my ubuntu laptop. I create a folder or I move a folder from my laptop to the ...
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How to know if a file in a CIFS network drive is locked from Ubuntu

I've mounted the following network drive in Ubuntu: //192.168.1.11/shared /media/shared cifs credentials=/home/guest/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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Application doesn't get of the “show application” after removing

I've installed a .exe with crossover and even after I uninstalled it the icon kept appearing in the "show application" menu in the Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Tried to uninstall the crossover but it didn't ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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Formatting windows 8 partition without loosing data on ubuntu

How to format Windows 8 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 without loosing my data on Ubuntu? Can I change the size of partition for each OS too?
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Conflicting Issues with Windows and Ubuntu dual booting 14.10 ( i386 32bit) [on hold]

I notice data storage with Windows files on them do not take kindly to Linux files UBUNTU 14.10. What causes this conflicting issue between the two different operating systems? Would it be worth ...
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Windows7 Not Selected As Default On Boot Up (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I have successfully done dual boot on my HP 248 G note book. Ubuntu on SDD caddy Windows on HD. When I start the notebook it starts with ubuntu first. Is there a way I can set Windows to boot ...
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Sharing Printer to Windows Client

My Desktop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Canon MP490 printer connected. I am wanting to share the printer to a Gateway laptop running Windows 7. The printer prints fine from the desktop. The laptop ...
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Will installing Xubuntu wipe the whole HDD?

I'm new to Linux and I've been trialing Xubuntu 14.04 via USB Flash. I'm about ready to install it on to an older computer (X86, 32bit, 1.28Gb RAM, Intel 'Celeron' 2.3Mhz CPU, 80Gb HDD). My question ...
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Can I transfer a raided hard drive that is currently on a Windows 2008 R2 server to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 without loosing content?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I am using as a file share. The W2k8R2 server and the Ubuntu server are separate VM images. What I would like to do is unmap the raw mounted hard drive ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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I can't acess my windows drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/hduser/D036F56236F54A4C: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1002,gid=1002,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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Scanner for Windows Malware [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu PC, and would like to copy some files to a windows PC. Before I do this, I would like to scan these files for malware, which works in windows. Is there an Ubuntu virusscanner for ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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cant boot into windows 8.1 after ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial to install ubuntu 14 on windows 8.1. When i tried to shrink the space on windows before installation my C drive showed that 0 space was available after shrinking. I went ahead ...
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Emulate Windows pathes on Ubuntu

I started to work with new project on new job. There is a few Windows things that hardcoded in to the projects. For example somewhere in the code I see Windows pathes like : "C://Common//resources". ...
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How to change window border styling gnome shell

I'd like to change the window decoration for certain applications. Specifically, I'd like to remove the title bars entirely. I have a keybinding for dragging windows around, so the title bar is just ...
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Installing Ubuntu destroyed everything [duplicate]

I'll try to be short and simple. I had Windows 8.1 (came with the computer) I tried to install Ubuntu I accidentally clicked continue with "erase disk and install" selected. Now everything is ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu 14 with Windows 8.1, now I can't boot into WIndows 8.1 in GRUB.

I tried using boot repair, it didn't work, and my only option on the GRUB is Ubuntu. Here is the link to my boot repair if it helps. http://paste.ubuntu.com/10239509/
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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How would I go about installing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I purchased this laptop a year or so ago and immediately switched to Ubuntu since it was faster and did everything that I needed it for faster. Except now I would like to dual boot, but can't figure ...
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Backing up Entire Ubuntu System to External Hard Drive with Windows Partition [duplicate]

I just used the windows backup utility to store a bootable image (I think..) to a 1TB external hard drive. Do I have to store the Ubuntu partition (backup) to a different sub directory in the hard ...
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Link to Windows desktop gets broken [duplicate]

I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot ...
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Replacing old OS will format entire hard disk?

I am new to Ubuntu. My laptop is currently running Windows 7 with C, D partition as virtual disks. Now, I want to have a laptop that runs clean and fresh Ubuntu, and nothing else. All old system ...
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Dual Boot - Boot menu Entry Issue

I have Installed ubuntu 14 latest version by creating a separate partition in windows 8.1 preinstalled in Sony VAIO by using various tutorial in this community. For the first time ubuntu worked well ...
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The Ubuntu installer didn't recognize my preexisting Windows 8.1 [closed]

EDIT: I eventually succeeded in installing a dualboot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04! Really nice. It was thanks to the help offered by the user ldfcldfcldfc in this post ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu from live USB on Surface Pro

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu (14.10), and I want to continue using windows (8.1) so I'm following this tutorial on dual booting Ubuntu on my surface pro: Dual boot Surface Pro with ...
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Windows local network access to apache virtual hosts on a ubuntu DNS domain

I have set up a Ubuntu Server machine (14.04) with LAMP, and I have set up a static domain name with bind9 at http://webserv.dev. That domain is showing up when I try to access it from a Windows ...
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Ubuntu stuck on load screen after installation [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my acer aspiron 13 laptop in dual boot mode alongside Windows 8.1 on the day I got it using a USB, however I failed to get past the Ubuntu loading screen (the ...
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Recover encrypted files or folders in Windows using Ubuntu?

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to recover encrypted files and folders in Windows 7 using Ubuntu, is that possible? I don't want to follow this and this tutorial, I want ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot in dual-boot UEFI mode

My question is, how do I know that I have to disable secure boot or turn legacy mode on before installing Ubuntu on a laptop running windows 8.1 . As I installed Ubuntu on two different laptops ...
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I cannot boot into Ubuntu. No boot manager

I installed Ubuntu desktop along side 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Now when I reboot the pc automatically boots to Windows. No boot manager so I cannot boot into Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu Dual boot with Ubuntu

Im new here, and this is my first question, hope i will get an answer :) i had first ubuntu (U1) installed on my laptop and i installed after that Windows 7 So i notice that i can no longer access ...
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cant log in when i installed ubuntu in windows with an installer [closed]

i have installed ubuntu 13 in my windows using an installer, and it asked me for a username and a password, i gave it to him but then i am not able to log in with that exact things. I've tried ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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ubuntu doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7.I'm installing from a dvd, But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Cant replace Ubuntu with Windows 8.1?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-111 and it doesnt have a CD drive. It had Windows 8.1 preinstalled on it and I wanted to dual boot it with Ubuntu. So I made a bootable USB stick and installed Ubuntu, but I ...
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how to boot widndows 8 uefi fromngrub command line?

I have an emergency,I wanted to remove ubuntu from my pc, and I deleted the partitions of ubuntu, but now after a reboot, I'm stock in the grub command line I need to enter to my windows 8 partition, ...
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Dual Boot - How to access Windows partition without having to shut down Windows [duplicate]

Currently, when I restart from Windows to Ubuntu, or if I hibernate Windows and boot Ubuntu, I can't access my Windows partition. I have to restart from Ubuntu to Windows, then shut down Windows, ...
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Run Windows Java program in Ubuntu 12.04 without Wine

If a Windows program (*.msi) was written in Java, is there a way for me to extract the contents and install it taking advantage of Java's cross-platform capabilities? I'd like to install it bypassing ...