2
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1answer
80 views

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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0answers
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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 ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Win8 Booting problem copied partition [closed]

I had two HDDs, one for windows, and one for linux. Now I have a bigger one, and I installed a linux, and I created a partition for windows, but I don't want to install windows again, so I copied the ...
0
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0answers
18 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
49 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
165 views

Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
1
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0answers
56 views

Cannot load operating system

I am trying to make the big move from Windows to Ubuntu. I have encountered an error while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I have Windows XP SP3 installed as well as another version of ...
0
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2answers
214 views

Why Windows 8 is a lot faster than Ubuntu 13.10 on the same laptop?

I am not a Windows fan. I don't like Windows. But, for my curiosity, I temporally installed Windows 8 on my machine (a Samsung NP300, Intel Core i3, 4GB Memory). I observed that it's a lot faster ...
0
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0answers
68 views

Installed Win8.1 installer with error to /dev/sdc1 Grub is removed and nothing boots [duplicate]

I installed Win 8.1 Enterprise trial installer to /dev/sdc1. Lubuntu 14.04 is on /dev/sdc2. The Windows USB/DVD Download Tool showedUnable to Run bootsect to Make The USB Device Bootable Error at ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Unable to boot into windows after installing ubuntu alongside

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside my existing windows 7. But I do not get any option to boot into windows 7. I have tried to install a grub such that I now have a boot menu in which I ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Changing boot default to Windows [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu, it automatically boots into Linux when I start my computer. When i checked the boot order Windows does not appear there. How do I add it or fix it so that Windows boots first? ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
0
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0answers
22 views

Grub not showing up?

The Grub boot menu isn't showing up when I turn on my computer. I have a Dell computer with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. My BIOS no longer shows Windows Boot Manager; it just shows Ubuntu. I held ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Reinstalling Windows after a Ubuntu uninstall [duplicate]

So a couple weeks ago I installed Ubuntu as the sole operating system on my desktop. It wouldn't let me set it up as a dual boot, so I didn't worry about it. I quickly realised that Ubuntu was not for ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Help with my poblems creating usb from windows.

I have a computer with windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.4 onto my usb stick, so I can boot from it and use Ubuntu. I have so far downloaded the desktop version download on the website ...
0
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1answer
136 views

can't boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6901378/ here is how my boot looks like can someone help me please I have tried boot repair auto repair but it didn't fix the issue. I'm kinda of a windows guy and don't ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Problem loading Windows over Ubuntu - not reading boot usb on reboot

I'm new to Ubuntu, I had been wanting to try it for a while. My hard drive on my HP Envy m6 crashed, so I had to get a new one outside of warranty. I didn't want to pay for windows discs, so I decided ...
1
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1answer
142 views

Problem booting into Windows 8.1 after using Ubuntu live cd 12.04

I have a Lenovo laptop tha came with Windows 8 64bit pre-installed. I recently decided to pop in an Ubuntu Live CD 12.04 and I was messing around with it and I decided to try to erase the Windows ...
1
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1answer
294 views

New PC with Windows 8 Needed nomodeset to get Ubuntu to load

Apparently I need to accrue 10 reputation to post more than 2 links - so reposted everything I learned in trying to install Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 machine with a new graphics card on my blog: ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

How to boot from my Windows installation disk?

Here's a Reddit thread detailing my problem a bit more. I can provide more information if needed. Hi! I've installed Ubuntu as my OS because I needed a working OS to get a new Windows disk. I've ...
0
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0answers
53 views

Lost Boot From USB/CD options

I recently installed Ubuntu, trying to put it in another partition and it overwrote my entire windows drive. I want to install windows 7 again now, however, I have no options in my boot menu now to ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
0
votes
2answers
179 views

Installed Ubuntu 13.1 on Laptop beside Win7 - no option to boot into windows - have run boot-repair

As my title explains. After running Boot repair, my log is at http://paste.ubuntu.com/6784795/ I still get no option to boot into windows I would appreciate if someone could run an expert eye over ...
0
votes
0answers
218 views

WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
0
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1answer
57 views

GRUB menu doesn't render properly

I just dual-booted my windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 12.04.03 on UEFI. No problems. The only thing is that the GRUB menu doesn't render properly. The text is all jagged up. Here's what I see: What do I ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Not able to upgrade 9.04 [duplicate]

I made the mistake of trying to install Windows in place of my Ubuntu 11.04 . I neglected to think ahead and create a boot cd. I found an old cd I had with version 9.04 on it and installed on my pc. ...
0
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0answers
94 views

Cant boot from USB. USB device not show up in boot options menu

I installed Windows 8 on a USB so i could boot from there then install windows over Ubuntu. But the USB isnt showing up on the boot menu. I used this tutorial (How to create a Windows 8 bootable USB ...
0
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1answer
138 views

Issues with dualbooting after installing windows 8 (boot-repair not working!)

I used to dual boot ubuntu and windows 7 before I decided to format my windows partition and install windows 8 instead. As always, my grub went missing (only windows loading) and I run ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Cannot boot windows after installing ubuntu 12.04 on windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I attempted ubuntu 64 bit installation on a windows 8 machine, using a separate parition for ubuntu. New Ubuntu installation works fine, but there is no option to boot windows 8 now, though I could ...
0
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0answers
53 views

How to make a bootable Windows 8 USB from Ubuntu 13.10? (Solved) [duplicate]

I have been trying to create a bootable usb for windows 8.1 on my ASUS Notebook. I have tried many things like formatting it to NTFS and copying the contents of the ISO into the drive, but the option ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Why can't I install Ubuntu (via usb) on my machine after upgrading to Windows 7?

My legacy Pentium 4 computer ran Windows XP Professional 32-bit a few months ago, which I later tried (and succesfully) duel-booted with Ubuntu as the second OS. I then cleared both operating systems ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

making a triple boot pc win xp win 7 and ubuntu

OK I am starting all over with a 1TB HD I want to triple boot my pc win xp win 7 and ubuntu 12.04 and also have a left over partition for the gb left after I am done can this be done tripleboot
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0answers
148 views

Ubuntu Boot Issues

The first thing I did was go to Ubuntu.com/downloads, and downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Next I extracted the file onto my desktop in its own folder (and then extracted onto a disc also). Finally I ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Bring Windows XP to the last option instead of first option

Is there any way to install XP after installing Lubuntu 13.10 and bringing Ubuntu to the first position in the Grub menu as I am using XP only for my School Work and I am using Ubuntu for all my work. ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

“Ubuntu” and “Ubuntu 13.10” in my Grub boot list

I have got "Ubuntu" as well as "Ubuntu 13.10" in the list of boot-able partitions when Grub appears. How can I fix this? This is what my grub looks like: Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Having trouble repairing window xp that is dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.10

I had been successfully using Windows XP dual-booted with Ubuntu, for over 2 years. Then, out of the blue, something happened to the Windows boot file that made it impossible for me to get into ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

cannot boot into windows 7 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed ubuntu with a USB on my laptop which already have windows 7 I cannot boot into windows 7 . when ever i try to boot into windows 7 . i get a blank screen for a sec or two ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8, but now when I boot the PC (a Toshiba C885-1U4) it will automatically boot Ubuntu without letting me choose, for I am afraid I installed the Ubuntu boot ...
0
votes
1answer
131 views

Cant Install ubuntu on my HP laptop!

Ok so I am trying to install Ubuntu either side by side with windows 8 or completely remove windows 8 because I hate it! I have disabled Secure boot, and I have tried making a USB bootable device, ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Help Installing Linux W/ Ubuntu onto a Usb stick to boot from another computer From a Linux Machine [duplicate]

Im tryng to boot my computer with Linux w/ Ubuntu through a Usb stick/flash drive. I know how to do it from a windows computer but not from another linux machine...Help?
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Is it possible to boot the same ubuntu sometimes as a virtual machine, and sometimes on the physical pc?

Is it at all possible to have the same ubuntu with the same updates and installed apps, sometimes boot in a vmware/vbox/or-similar inside windows, and sometimes be able to boot it on the startup of ...
1
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1answer
51 views

Multiple OS's already installed - Only have Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 to my USB drive and i reboot my computer and choose boot from USB drive and all is fine and dandy. I click install, connect to wifi, and then when you are prompted to select ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after boot repair

I've done a clean install of ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP ProBook 4540s. I've done it several times, but now there was something different. I had windows 7 on it, which I've removed by formating the ...
0
votes
0answers
228 views

I cant boot UBUNTU DESKTOP 13.10 on windows 8.1

I have a TOSHIBA Satellite L755D, im running Windows 8.1 on it right now with no problems. I have downloaded the International Live USB installer and added Ubuntu 13.10 to a 4 GB USB. Heres the ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

How to Dual Boot Windows XP Professional 32-Bit with Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-Bit On A Dell Dimension 3100

I have Windows XP Professional 32-Bit and I want to Dual Boot it with Ubuntu. I had tried Ubuntu and generally liked it but Un-installed it because I did not have any way to get XP up again and I lost ...
0
votes
1answer
519 views

Dual boot with windows 7 no boot options

I used a live cd to install ubuntu 12, it went well and told me to remove the install device and reboot. But it just boots win7, i get no option to launch ubuntu. If there are more informations ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Tried Ubuntu Live; now cannot boot Windows 7?

Earlier today, I placed an Ubuntu 12.04 disk in my computer to boot into Ubuntu Live. I pressed Esc to get into the boot order setup and chose to boot from the CD-Rom. Everything went smoothly and I ...
3
votes
3answers
272 views

Dual-boot selector like windows

A few days ago, I've installed ubuntu 12.04, and when I load my PC, I get this menu: . What I want is to have this menu: but showing the two operating systems (Windows 8 and ubuntu). Is it ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I change the grub default choice from Windows?

This is a weird question. I read how to set the default OS choice for GRUB (How do I set the grub timeout and the grub default boot entry?) and I did that, but since I often work from home, I'd like ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Newly installed Ubuntu will not boot?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I have a Windows XP computer. I recently used the Windows installer to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows). After the ...