0
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3answers
66 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
1
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2answers
33 views

Opening Ubuntu partition in Windows 7

I'm curious, is it possible to be logged on to my windows 7 partition, then from there also use Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, say through a window or something along those lines? Because I have all of ...
0
votes
2answers
168 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How to get Ubuntu 13.10 to recognise Windows 8.1 during install

Current system: I have installed Windows 8.1, and would like some guidance on installing Ubuntu so that the system is dual boot. My drive looks like the following, (after installing Windows) on ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Windows 8 doesn't start after installing ubuntu 13.10

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer AspireOne D255E alongside an old installation of Windows 8. After the Ubuntu install, I started Windows and Ubuntu without problems but suddenly I tried to ...
1
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1answer
88 views

Access Windows XP files from Ubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot with Windows XP, and I would now like to access my Windows XP files from Ubuntu. How do I do so? My Ubuntu desktop menu does not have 'Applications', ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

dual boot problem with XP64bit [duplicate]

I have just loaded Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP 64bit and on reboot it defaults to Windows only, with no sign of Ubuntu. Any ideas?
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Ubuntu 12.04 keeps freezing after dual boot with windows 8

I have successfully dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 8.1. However my problem is Ubuntu 12.04 keeps freezing, keyboard and mouse don't work. It happens when I run Ubuntu for about 10 ...
1
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0answers
28 views

I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
0
votes
2answers
131 views

Is running Ubuntu/XP duel boot safe now that XP is being pulled? [closed]

I'm new to askubuntu and I was hoping someone might be able to provide some insight into a question I have. I run a duel-boot PC with Ubuntu/WinXP and, despite XP being pulled this April, I'd like to ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
0
votes
1answer
40 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
1answer
61 views

I am running 12.04 on usb would now like to install on C: will it overwrite windows XP

I am running 12.04 on a USB stick on a machine with Windows XP and would now like to install 12.04 on my C: drive using the Windows installe. Will it run alongside my existing system?
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Windows and Lubuntu

I used WUBI to install Lubuntu on a different Partition of my Windows installed Laptop. However after installation and subsequent restart, I do not get the option to choose the OS between Windows 7 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Sharing git repo on NTFS partition between Linux/Windows dualboot

I've posted this question already stackoverflow but got no answer: click Since I'm having this problem on Ubuntu I repost my question here. I hope this is not forbidden. I'm developing an (Qt) ...
1
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0answers
25 views

After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
1
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1answer
202 views

Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

I have been using my computer with Windows 8.1 for about 2 months. Now I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows, basically to dual boot. I got myself out of Windows, and booted from my ...
1
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0answers
34 views

How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
3
votes
2answers
118 views

Installing Ubuntu without sharing a Windows partition or replacing Windows

I am quite new to Linux and the concept of using dual operating systems. I am aware that the Ubuntu installer gives the options of sharing the Windows partition or replacing Windows. I would like to ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Suspending Windows then Starting Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is a way to "pause" windows 8 then go switch over to Ubuntu. Occasionally when my laptop dies, it shuts down, but then will boot up without actually starting windows again. ...
0
votes
1answer
140 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
2answers
32 views

BIOS as bootloader

I am considering installing Windows next to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is installed on a small-ish ssd, and I would like to keep it clean. Can windows be installed on a second hard drive? Can I use the bios as ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Kubuntu Installation disabled my windows partition

I tried to install, kubuntu 12.04, i tried to install it in the same partition than windows; i aready did it with Ubuntu and everything worked well, this time, the installation of Kubuntu gave me a ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Going back to Windows, but don't know how? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and thought I dual-booted it... But I didn't, so now I wanna go back to Windows (I have a Windows 8 CD) but when I insert the disk into CD/DVD drive and change my boot menu it ...
0
votes
0answers
316 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x86, I burned the .iso image on a DVD after I had downloaded it. I restarted my computer, and I booted from the DVD. When I click on "Installing Ubuntu", first it ...
0
votes
5answers
571 views

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2

My case is quite different from other and I can't find a solution. I had windows 7 (64bits) and Ubuntu 13.10(32bits) installed on my laptop ASUS N53S. Unfortunately, a blue screen appeared on Windows ...
1
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2answers
242 views

Should I choose to Install alongside windows 8 or something else

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu ( dual boot ) as I might like it but I'm not sure whether I should choose to install alongside Windows 8 or something else. I do have 100 GB unallocated already ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Windows 7 home premium not loading after installing ubuntu 13.10

I have a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows 7 home premium being the default OS.After installing Ubuntu 13.10 i am not able to boot into Windows 7 home premium.Whenever I open Windows 7,it tells that there ...
0
votes
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 ...
1
vote
2answers
331 views

Install Win7 after Ubuntu 13.10 (dual boot)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to set up a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. How can I do this?
1
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0answers
169 views

Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

How do I clean install windows 7 on the “other” partition? [duplicate]

I would like to cleanly install windows 7 on another partition to ubuntu 12.04. I originally had a windows 7 only machine. I subsequently installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside it by creating a partition. ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

dual installing windows 8.1: can't boot from windows dvd

I'm trying to get my Ubuntu to dual boot Windows 8.1. I modified the partitions, but now when I try to boot the Windows dvd, it just goes straight to Ubuntu. I tried setting my boot priority to dvd ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Where did Windows 8 go, can I still access it?

I just downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu 13 and am excited to be in the world of Linux and learn more about how this open operating system works. My question is now, where did Window's 8 go. I ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How can I create a bootable *Windows* usbstick from a Windows .iso [duplicate]

Much as I hate it, I have to install Windows on my System. I have an .iso file from Dreamspark, but no writable DVDs or thelike. Apparently, there are ways to make bootable Windows setup sticks from ...
0
votes
1answer
181 views

“physical” Windows 7 in VMware [closed]

I'm on an i5-25-something and 8 GB RAM, running ubuntu, 64 bit, 3.11.0-12 generic and want to run my windows 7 partition in a vm workstation. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to set up the virtual ...
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
0answers
228 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
votes
0answers
141 views

Unable to boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu(invalid efi error)

I was attempting to have my laptop dual boot into both Win7 and Ubuntu but messed up partitioning the hard drive during the installation, couldn't tell which size was going to be used for what. ...
-1
votes
1answer
81 views

Would like to dual boot - Ubuntu Windows 8.1 - Advice please [closed]

There is some Windows software that I really need to use which will not run under WINE. Therefore I am seriously thinking of a dual boot machine. In order to accomplish this I am planning on ...
0
votes
1answer
648 views

How to install Windows 7 to dual boot AFTER ubuntu 13.10 stand-alone Install [duplicate]

I have a current working install of Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit that I am very happy with. I need to install Windows 7 as a dual-boot, to give me the option of a launching Windows at boot time. All the ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

2 hard disks for 2 systems [duplicate]

Can I have 1 hard disk for Ubuntu and another for Windows. I have to use software for both systems. I know Virtual Box can do the same thing, but it is very slow for my computer. So is it possible. If ...