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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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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 ...
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Windows external harddrive

I'm new to Ubuntu. Not sure how everything work yet. I have an external hard drive that is entirely windows data. XP operating system. How do I connect it to Ubuntu?
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make non-ubuntu drives disappear

I am an absolute newbie with Ubuntu. Would be happy if somebody could help me here. I have a windows 8 pc with several internal hard drives. I managed to install Ubuntu 13.10 on one of those drives, ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my hard drive

i go to install ubuntu and i get to where it asks where i want to install it and it wont give me any options. If i hit the + or - signs, change, or go back it just freezes on me. I have a 500GB ...
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122 views

Merge Ubuntu and Windows partitions

On my computer there are Windows and Ubuntu (the hard drive is divided). Can I delete Windows and connect it hard disk space join Ubuntu? If "yes" => how?
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How to Use Hard Disk As RAM Like In WIndows?

There is an easy way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Windows machines. Is there a way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Ubuntu ?
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ubuntu cannot detect partitions

I have one hard disk on my computer. I had installed windows 7 on partition C. I installed ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on partition D and formatted the partition C because I didn't want it any more. Now I ...
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Successfully installed Ubunut 12 but I never saw the windows outlined by this walkthrough

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support I was never given an option to install over Windows and wipe it out. How do I do that? I am running a new Dell XPS with ...
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Moving Windows from one HDD to another

This may look more of a Windows related question rather than Ubuntu. But they are related in one way. I want to dual boot them both. But my PC has an old 80gb HDD. I am buying a new 500gb one, and ...
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Accessing portable HDD

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, but I still can't access a USB HDD as I don't have permission. I used to be able to, but now I can't change the share and I can't access the data on ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two different hard disks?

I'm planning to install both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer. I have two hard disks, one sized 250gb and one 160gb. I installed Windows 7 on the larger one first and then tried to ...
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Installing UBUNTU 13.04

I am installing Ubuntu 13.04 now. I have selected "Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu'. My question is that will my ENTIRE HDD will get erased or only the partition where i installed Win 7. thanks
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Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 2nd Hdd, now i cannot boot windows 7 which is on my first Hdd [duplicate]

Yesterday i installed ubuntu 12.04 on my 500gb hdd so i could dual boot. I have windows installed on my 128gb ssd but it does not show up in grub when i boot. Help please.
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How to Install Windows back onto machine and get rid of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to re-install windows to get rid of Ubuntu how would I do that.
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654 views

Why can't Ubuntu find any hard disks or volumes during installation?

I decided to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer. But when I try to install Ubuntu 13.04, my installation says I don't have atleast 5.3 GB disk space. In "Try ubuntu", I checked disks ...
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Change Ubuntu to Windows

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. And now I want to use Windows as Ubuntu have lots of fail and my laptop is all time is overheated. I mean by overheated that you can't touch fan postion because it's so hot. ...
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HDD makes high-pitched noise in Windows, but it is silent in Ubuntu!

I was just wondering what's different about Ubuntu that makes my HDD work more silently than in Windows. In Windows my hard disk makes a very audible high-pitch noise (no vibrations), but in Ubuntu it ...
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choose wrong option during install and lost partitions

i tried ubuntu 13.04 beta in my pc with live dvd. when i wanted to install ubuntu i choose to delete my windows wrongly!. i see the page that we must to select time location and here i realized my ...
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Windows filesystems on Ubuntu

I currently have 2 hard drives, 1 running my Windows OS and all my applications, and another for saving all my chunky media files. If I was to wipe my hard drive which holds Windows and install ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu in order to install Windows 7? [duplicate]

I can't work out how to do it. When I try to use my Windows installation disk, it won't even show a setup menu. I installed Ubuntu via a USB stick, and it is the only OS on my hard drive.
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ubuntu won't boot

So my configuration is such that my windows 7 is installed on a msata ssd drive and I am trying to install ubuntu on my regular sata hdd. Overall the windows installer copies the files but ubuntu ...
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killed windows, trying to recover data through ubuntu

windows got corrupted during a update, i am trying to access the data on the HDD to back it up to restore windows. the HDD is mounted already, but when i try and acces the HDD, it does not show any ...
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I'm dual booting win7 and ubuntu12.10 and ubuntu thinks there's no space on the hard drive

I'm dual booting win7 home premium and ubuntu 12.10 32bit (the machine is 64bit, Intel Celeron), and if I check the C:\ drive with win7, it shows about 90 gb remaining. I'm new to ubuntu, and ...
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Windows dual boot access to other hard drives

I have a custom built PC with several internal HDDs running Win8. I would like to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on a second partition on the C:. Am I right in assuming I should be able to leave the ...
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Can't mount my internal harddrive

Im trying to mount my internal hard drive. Whenever I click on my 320 gb hard disk a pop-up comes up saying "Unable to mount location , cant mount file" Thats all it says and I just got started using ...
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Did replacing Windows with Ubuntu completely remove Windows?

I booted from the Ubuntu ISO which I burned on a disk and installed Ubuntu, and chose the option to replace windows 7 with Ubuntu, now the version of windows 7 I was running was an illegal cracked ...
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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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After installing ubuntu, windows does not recognize hard drive

I installed ubuntu alongside windows on my netbook. The ubuntu install corrupted my windows. So, I formatted the windows partition in ubuntu ntfs by itself. Only now boot windows does not recognize my ...
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Help installing ubuntu

I downloaded Ubuntu ISO on my Windows computer and I made a bootable USB. When installing Ubuntu it asked if I wanted to replace windows 8 with Ubuntu and I said yes. This formated my hard drive, but ...
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Install of Ubuntu inside windows question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu installed under Windows? I installed Ubuntu inside windows with the installer. But I accidentally only picked 18 gig for the ...
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Access secondary hard disk from Virtual Machine

I have a fairly specific question. I had Ubuntu on my Laptop (for years). For a variety of reasons, I've had to switch to Windows but the computer has two hard drives. The main drive was reformatted ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu without losing any data from the HDD?

I've installed the newest version of Ubuntu but now I want to get back to my windows but when I reach the screen with Windows Boot Manager, like this... (This is a screenshot from the installation ...
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1answer
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Install Windows7 side by side with ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I had a Windows OS on my machine. One time, when I tried installing Kubuntu 12.04, I messed up the whole ...
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415 views

Can't install windows

I try to boot from the Windows XP disc and it wont let me, it says there is no Harddrive, when i do have a hard drive. I just want to uninstall ubuntu and get windows.
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1answer
572 views

Can't mount two external hard drives at the same time

This whole problem began a few months back when I tried to transfer data from my external hdd (formatted to NTFS) to a computer using Windows 7. While in Ubuntu, there is about 1 TB worth of data ...
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how to back up entire windows 7 OS [closed]

how to back up entire windows 7 OS to be used on another drive as if it were a new operating system? For example, to use both Ubuntu and Windows 7, yet have entire Ubuntu partition on the computer and ...
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Repair damaged hard drives with Ubuntu?

I have two damaged hard drives one external, and I'm running my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the other! So the problem is that I couldn't repair it , i tried GParted , mkfs and nothing helps. I saw a ...
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Why does Ubuntu or Linux for that matter mount hard disk partitions when they are opened? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? I love Linux because I get to learn things about my PC. One thing that keeps nagging me is this. I have two ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu. Have Windows installed on one HD an ubuntu on the other

I decided to put Ubuntu on my old PC that is running windows xp, I found an old HD laying around, formatted it and installed Ubuntu. I wanted to make them separate so I installed in completely ...
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How to copy a bootable NTFS partition from one physical hard drive to another with Ubuntu?

I have a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 11.10 installed that I would like to use for the following task: I have a hard drive with 4 partitions. The second one is formatted with NTFS and contains a fully ...
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How can I give Windows-installed Ubuntu more room? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install updates, low disk space on Wubi install partition I installed Ubuntu on my laptop from Windows 7 with the Windows installer on the Ubuntu website. My ...
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Installing windows on a seperate hard drive (after Ubuntu 11.10)

I have an g73jh laptop. Recently I DBan'd the whole laptop and installed Ubuntu 11.10 (on my first HDD, leaving the second one unallocated). Very happy with it, yet still need some stuff from windows. ...
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Windows on SSD; Ubuntu on HDD

In my System I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and I partitioned the HDD in 2 Partitions on for Windows programs and files. And one for Ubuntu. But after I ...
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HELP! Booting Ubuntu off Portable HDD, lots of issues with GRUB

I am new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 onto my portable hard drive. Much to my surprise, it installed half of GRUB to the PC, and half to the PHDD. The PC does not belong to me. ...
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3answers
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How to partition for dual-boot Linux/Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed and the 750GB HDD already partitioned three ways (OS, Data, ...
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473 views

Problem with External Hard Disk

I'm experiecning a problem with my External Hard Disk. When I plug my HDD in ubuntu it works. When I plug it in Windows, it also works. But when I transfer files from Ubuntu to HDD and then trying ...
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Accessing my files from Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. I have seen several guides giving me the same advice as to how to mount my harddrive with my Windows files in it in Ubuntu but it doesn't ever show my ...
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Why is my harddrive louder, when I use Windows, compared to linux?

This is something I noticed: When I use Windows, my hard drive is louder and running almost all the time. In Ubuntu on the other hand, it runs quieter and more seldom. This even applies, when I ...
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Ubuntu won't recognize my hard drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 and remove my existing Windows Installation. Ubuntu loads fine from the optical drive but then can't find a hard drive to install itself to. Both my optical / ...