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Ubuntu installer not picking up Windows partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer the "Install alongside" option is not there so I clicked "something else". I have been all over Google and Youtube. When other people click ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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No PARTITIONs found while installing, dual-boot Win8/Ubuntu 14.04

SOLVED: See OP's Answer below I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I have a laptop that has been through various dual-boot configs. At one point, I was only running Linux Mint. ...
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1answer
40 views

Installing ubuntu alongside windows 8 without partitioning

My disk partitions are as follow: c:6.88/49.1GB d:159/270GB e:239/292GB f:164/319GB Windows 8 is running from c: The problem is that windows doesn't allow me to partition my disk ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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2answers
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Can't read Ubuntu partition on Windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with a Live CD, and it seemed to work. However, when I boot into Windows 8, it shows up as Unallocated space. When I use Gparted, it shows up properly. I wanted to use a ...
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Weird Ubuntu Desktop Boot Partition On External Hard Drive

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 7. Last time I installed an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot, Windows was never same after and regularly got corrupted so this time, I installed Ubuntu on a separate external ...
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1answer
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Installing problems with 14.04 alongside Windows 7

I've tried to install 14.04 with a DVD. First the 64-bit version. It went all fine until I was asked how I wanted it installed. I chose alongside Windows 7, and it asked me to remove the installation ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect partition on Win7 (Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk!) [duplicate]

I tried to look it up on the forum but I can't find a solution. I just got a PC laptop (I come from Mac…) installed Win7 and partition my hd in 3 parts, one for Win7, one unformatted for Ubuntu, and ...
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Problem when trying to install Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to dual a new PC I just got that comes with an Asus motherboard. First thing I done was disabled secure booth and fast booth . Then I shrunk the partion in Windows 8. Then I went to ...
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2answers
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sharing FAT partition on external SSD setup with windows

I am having a problem getting some storage space. Let me start by saying I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a external Solid State hard drive so I can access my work from multiple computers. I ...
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Is there a way to recover even some files from a windows partition which has been replaced with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows and when I tried to install ubuntu alongside with windows it accidently replaced windows and I lost all my ntfs partitions. But using testdisk I could retrieve my partitions except ...
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157 views

NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...
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3answers
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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113 views

Lost Windows while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I needed a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I googled and followed the steps and got it done, but the Grub was not visible, so I made a reinstall and selected the option of deleting the previous ...
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4answers
78 views

Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
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0answers
15 views

Mounting “swap” partition containing my old windows files

Before upgrading to this wonderful Ubuntu OS, I had Windows 8.1 with 2 partitions (one for the OS and one for my data). I made myself a bootable usb using Ubuntu's instructions, plugged it in and ...
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2answers
46 views

Libre Office can't access Windows partition [closed]

In Lubuntu, Libre Office can't open any files from my C partition (dual boot with Windows XP). Abiword on the other hand, does do the trick. Xnview and VLC player have the same problem. How is this ...
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1answer
27 views

Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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36 views

Windows 7 partitions lost after installing [duplicate]

There was a system with dual boot Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. I chose option "purge Ubuntu 12.04 and install Ubuntu 14.04 over" or something like this. Then i can't see any partitions with Windows ...
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1answer
41 views

Installing a partition of Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu

I originally had a laptop with Windows 8, but I wiped it and installed Strictly Ubuntu. However, I am realizing that there are some tasks that are better suited towards Windows. I was looking to Dual ...
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0answers
23 views

Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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2answers
63 views

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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1answer
38 views

Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu on a computer with Windows 7. During installation, I chose the option to remove Windows 7. I had three partitions on my HDD: C,D and E. I thought Ubuntu would install the OS to the ...
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24 views

Ubuntu don't recognize windows7 partitions [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and I have installed windows7 64bits: "C" partition: Windows7 64bits; "D" partition: NTFS for Data; Free space to install Ubuntu 14.04; The problem is when I try to install ...
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1answer
102 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 ...
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34 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 ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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1answer
145 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', ...
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0answers
14 views

Transfer Windows installer to a partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while from the Windows installer version. So the data resides within my windows partition. I need to re-install windows for other reasons, but I don't want to loose my ...
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2answers
53 views

Copying files between Ubuntu and WIndows partitions [closed]

Are there any particular problems associated with transferring files between Ubuntu and Windows (via Nautilus) or procedures that should be followed? I use a windows partition for using a scanner, ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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1answer
41 views

How to remove Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

This is a PC with no prior OS, I slapped Ubuntu on temporarily. I do prefer Ubuntu but it's (unfortunately) just not well optimised for games ;_; Anyway I'm pretty computer illiterate when it comes to ...
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3answers
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I can't tell which dev/sda/ file is my external hard drive to install xubuntu on

I want to install Xubuntu onto my external hard drive, but I cannot tell what partition to use. Here is what it shows dev/sda dev/sda1 ntfs dev/sda2 ntfs dev/sda3 ntfs dev/sda4 fat32 sda1-3 ...
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0answers
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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1answer
31 views

Install windows 7 onto another hdd

This is my current hdd set up sd0 -- ext4 storage drive sd1 -- ext4 storage drive sd2 -- ext4 boot drive sd3 -- NTSF Drive that I want to boot windows 7 whenever I put in my cd and decide to ...
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How to open NTFS partition on Ubuntu without Windows' hidden files?

My computer is dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8, but when I open NTFS partition in Ubuntu, crap files like: System Volume Information $RECYCLE.BIN appear. How can I get rid of these files?
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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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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
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1answer
34 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 ...
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2answers
406 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 ...
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0answers
25 views

Removing windows from the same partition as ubuntu [duplicate]

Okay so i installed ubuntu with Wubi, and now ubuntu and windows vista is on the same partition?? I want to remove windows from the partition, or create a new partition and put ubuntu there and remove ...
1
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1answer
77 views

Can not access partition after mounting

After I managed to mount one of my windows partitions I worked with it for some time without any problems. After restart I can't access any more the partition, meaning the folder I mounted it on, ...
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2answers
155 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. ...
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0answers
41 views

partitions not do delete when erasing windows

After using linux for a while I decided to get rid of win7 using brute-force. I choosed to simply erase the windows partitions. Unfortunately I am a bit surprised by the amount of unknown partitions ...
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0answers
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 in new partiton created in windows 7

I created a new 60GB partition in windows7 using its default partition manager. Now I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in this newly created partition. The list of drives displayed by ubuntu ...
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2answers
44 views

Trouble with Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

So I've been trying to get a dual boot set up. The problem is that Ubuntu doesn't detect Windows 8 during installation making my only options erase the whole drive or partition manually. I sectioned ...
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0answers
392 views

installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 doesn't recognize old windows

i have seen this problem thousands of places but can't really figure out what is wrong. i have a 2 year old Asus g74sx laptop which came with windows 7 preinstalled, now i have installed windows 8 ...
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1answer
405 views

How To uninstall Ubuntu 13.10 from pc having no other OS and Install Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 in C drive and windows 8.1 in D drive. But I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the system got formatted. I wanted to have 3 OS. But lost the other two. I didnt make any partitions.Now I want ...
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0answers
18 views

dualboot win8.1 and ubuntu13.10 already have 4 primary partitions [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-150 and I would like to install Ubuntu without erasing my Windows8.1 Installation. The Problem is I have four primary Partitions on my Laptop which are: -msftres ...