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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 ...
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Unable to access windows 8.1 Hard Drive in Ubuntu 14.04

Before somebody wants to mark my question as duplicate I'm letting you know that I read a lot of alike questions and their solutions but none of them describes the same symptoms and their answers ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Samba - Windows Network

I was recently checking my network and realized Samba was installed. When I go to "browse network" in the file explorer I see that there is "windows network" and my home folder is located inside. My ...
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Hidden file visible

Okay. So on one of my friends computer, which runs Windows 8, I needed to password protect a folder. I did it using command prompt on windows by running: E: attrib +s +h I then made the batch file ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and 13.10 (64 bit) along-side Windows 7 and windows 8 from USB

I use laptop Acer Aspire 4738. I try many solutions: First: I have Windows 7 - 64 bit, want install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso, use USB creat tools: ...
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Deleted Windows Boot files

I have a reasonably simple problem, but finding the answer proves quite difficult, so I hope you guys can help me. I had a system with three drives: one with Ubuntu, one with Windows and another one ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS not showing up in boot menu, Windows 8

I have Ubuntu on a flash drive and when I try to boot it my only option is the windows boot manager.
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Fifth partition

I'm trying to install to my Dell Latitude E6540 ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. The problem is that I want to make a fifth partition for storage. The 1st partition is for ubuntu os. The 2nd is for ...
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How to make a bootable USB on Mac? [duplicate]

Hope you guys are doing well. I want to ask one question to you guys. Please help me out. I am using Macbook pro. I have a friend who is using Windows 7 but wants to switch to Ubuntu Operating ...
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How can you edit and remove unwanted search toolbar?

Recently "ASK" toolbar got onto my computer. When using Windows I could go to control panel and edit/remove programs. How do I do this in Ubuntu Please?
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Mounting issues with harddisk

I receive below written message every time i open my storage. It was working fine previously after installation but recently these messages popup while opening storage. I did complete shutdown of ...
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Windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot doesn't connect to internet

Just built my own gaming pc, my first build. I initially used ubuntu but decided to dual boot with windows 7.1. Booting in ubuntu still runs as expected, and I can connect to the internet through a ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Have read all the questions posted here, as well as tried for 3 days now

I'm really sorry to bother everyone. I almost always find my answer on these forums, but it's been 3 days now and I've read dozens of askUbuntu posts and tried all sorts of different things to no ...
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Linux User Group in Ventura County, CA [on hold]

(I hope this webpage allows me to ask this...) Anybody in Ventura County, CA (93010) can come if they want to, to the Linux User Group in Camarillo. Jsut contact me at troysweeney@programmer.net or ...
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Unable to access “1000 GB Volume”

I'm very new to Linux, and I have just installed it. I got it all working good, but when I go to open the files on my external 1TB hard-drive, Linux gives me this error: Error mounting /dev/sdb3 at ...
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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Can't mount SMB share Mint [migrated]

This has been driving me nuts for a while I am trying to mount a SMB share on a windows 2012 server. The share is there but every time that I try to mount it I get the following error ...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu app running on Windows? (specific - hamster indicator)

I use Hamster indicator. It's great tool for people like me. I know, that for some other people it would be extremely useful. I'm discovering Ubuntu, now I'm full on Ubuntu, but not everybody is. So, ...
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WIll ubuntu use my full ram in dual boot [duplicate]

When I run ubuntu in dual boot will I still be able to use my full 4 gb ram If i am not running Win 7 at the same time?
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Ubuntu can't detect network, and display is blurry [closed]

I run Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem. It's like in safe mode in Windows. Can't detect my network, the display is little blur..What caused this to happen cause I don't remember I chaged a setting. ...
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Do I finally erase Windows [closed]

This is a easy one. There's a way to know if the windows partition (that comes pre installed in my computer) is finally gone? I first try a dual boot but that came with a lot of troubles so i decided ...
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Windows 8 not shown dual boot [duplicate]

I have a problem that apparently is very common with the dual boot windows, I have a computer that comes preinstalled with windows 8. I hate windows so i installed Ubuntu (but i want to preserve ...
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Make Windows the default boot option in an UEFI enabled system

I have admin rights on my Windows desktop, and I want to install Ubuntu on it, as I use Ubuntu on my desktop. However, I don't want any menu asking to select Ubuntu or something else or that it boots ...
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Can Ubuntu really run all Windows programs?

I recently stumbled over the Ubuntu for Tablets video, where Mark Shuttleworth presents how Ubuntu is going to look on tablets. However, he said one thing that struck me at: ...
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problem multibooting windows and ubuntu [closed]

quick question , im running windows 8.1 from a usb drive and i want to run windows 7 and ubuntu from that same drive , obviously windows is giving me a hard time and isent allowing me to run more ...
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Wrong ubuntu installation does not recognizes windows

I had a dual boot installation ubuntu+windows that work just nice, but i messed up with ubuntu so much that i needed to reinstall it, and for some other reasons too, reinstallig was a good idea, so I ...
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problem reinstalling windows 8

So I have a laptop that have Ubuntu on it, previously I had it on dual boot windows 8.1/Ubuntu but now only Ubuntu is on it. But now I want to reinstall a legit copy of windows 8 on it but I have no ...
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Can I use Windows executable files in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Translation according to translate.google.com: Hi, I want to know that executables law ubuntu and windows if you read the file. Why I would like to switch from Windows to Ubuntu because I feel much ...
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Hardware Preventing Install? [duplicate]

So this is basically related to my previous question, of which is still present. I thought I'd dig around and try to find an answer, and have had no luck. History of Issue I have been trying - to ...
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How can I recover files and partitions in Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently was trying to recover my files from my an unknown filesystem partition with testdisk. But when I wanted to recover suddenly in Testdisk I chose write in windows partition and the partition ...
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Dual Booting (rEFInd)

I am new to dual booting on my own. I successfully dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 (via live usb) and Windows 8.1 on a UEFI system I have attempted to replace grub2 with refind. I installed rEFInd via ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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Safely removing USB to prevent dialog in Windows

Whenever I remove the USB stick from Ubuntu, umounting properly by clicking the arrow, then in Windows I always get this message: How can eject the USB in Ubuntu so Windows doesn't complain ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Windows 7 installing cd boot helper error

I am trying to install ubuntu from a virtual disc I have mounted in windows 7. It all seems to work fine till the end of the installation ('checking installation files') when it says: "an error ...
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How to make ubuntu like windows 8 or 7?

I want to know how to make ubuntu like windows desktop 8 or 7 ?
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation error from wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS via wubi on windows 7 system. after downloading is complete, in the end I am recieving the error. 09-18 15:06 ERROR root: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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I accidentally deleted windows 8.1 while while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, i started using Ubuntu just two months ago and it's been really awesome until last night when an annoying problem came up, Ubuntu graphics fails when booting, sometimes comes ...
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Ubuntu to Windows [duplicate]

Can anyone on earth tell me how to get back to windows. I have tried everything. I am running ubuntu 11.4 with grub 2. I cant get any disc to boot not even a ubuntu disc to be able to get to fdisk. ...
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Ubuntu fail to install

I`m trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as a second OS on my HP Pavilion 15 laptop. After the grub popping up, I choose to install Ubuntu. And the purple screen with ubuntu logo and the dots coming, ...
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How to know whether Ubuntu is installed in Win or next to Win?

How can I figure out how was a Ubuntu operating system installed, i.e., inside Windows or next to Windows, assuming I don't have any knowledge about the time of installation and the process ...
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How to install windows on a partition of a secondary hard drive? [closed]

I have two hard drives, one of which (sda) is a 30 GiB SSD, the other (sdb) is a 930 GiB HDD. I have some unallocated space at the end of sdb that I want to install windows to. Here is a picture ...
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Unable to open Windows 8 partition

Some days ago my windows 8.1 stopped working. The only thing I was able/forced to access was that problem-solving menu of windows offering me options to do a full wipe or restore some recovery files. ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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How to repair grub menu?

first I install Ubuntu 14.04.then I install windows 8.1.now only boot windows.How can I repair my grub menu to choose Ubuntu to boot?
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Download Desktop Ubuntu- Corrupted File Warning?

I am new to open source OS, and I am trying to install Ubuntu. I've heard it's pretty user-friendly and is a good OS in general. I searched for a while on different OS, and this was the one I wanted ...
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Cant start Windows OS after Ubuntu installation crash

I recently bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX301 series with windows 8. I then updated to Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu before, and have had it installed through VirtualBox on my macbook for over a year ...
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Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 clock not right - again

I know this question have been answered before but the fix isn't working anymore. The usual fix on Ubuntu/Kubuntu is edit the /etc/default/rcS file and be sure to have UTC=no then save and reboot ...