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Dual boot Ubuntu14.04/WIN7 separate disks

posting this question after three days searching online and trying various things. I have two physical drives (each a 480GB SSD), one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with WIN7. I would like to get a choice ...
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Can I access windows 7 documents, pictures, music, etc while using Ubuntu on a dual boot machine?

I installed Ubuntu but kept my Windows 7 (dual boot machine). When I logged in the first time, into the Admin account, I could access all of my old Windows files (docs, music, pictures, etc). I then ...
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Connecting to windows 7, mount.cifs error(115)

I'm trying to share a "Share" folder located in my Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop with my Windows 7 computer through my local wireless using: sudo mount.cifs //WindowsPCname/Users ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Can I have Windows on my laptop and Ubuntu on SSD?

I have a laptop with 500GB of HDD and Windows 7 installed. I also have virtual machine with Ubuntu installed, because I need Ubuntu for my school work, but it works way too slow. The idea is to ...
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Windows 7 can't view files after interacting with them on Ubuntu

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a second ext4 partition alongside my Windows 7 partition. The dual-boot works fine, and my Windows 7 behaves perfectly normal. In my Ubuntu, I've been using ...
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changing from xubuntu to windows 7 through mounted file

My win 8 Acer crashed a few days ago and I have since installed Xubuntu over it. I intend to install windows 7, as windows 8 just doesn't work and I know linux isn't the best for video games. I don't ...
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Windows 7: No internet connection after installing Ubuntu via Dual-boot

Today I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 7, like dual-boot. So, it Ubuntu works perfectly for now on - connects to an internet and discovers the network IP. The huge problem is in Windows ...
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Virtualbox guest additions installation fails for shared folder support!

I am trying to setup Ubuntu guest OS on a Windows host system.After creating the new virtual machine, I am trying to install the guest additions and I am running sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run but ...
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Problems with partitions installing net verison Ubuntu alongside Win 7 Home Prem

I'm stuck installing Ubuntu 14.04 with the partition part of the install. I am downloading and using the net install since I can't burn DVDs, so I just downloaded the mini.iso and burned it to disc ...
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Can't Boot Window7 at grub2 menu

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same partition as windows 7. I shrunk the win7 partition expecting that that will allow me to install Ubuntu ( which it did ). When I start up my computer it ...
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BOOTMGR missing [on hold]

I had a dualboot Ubuntu + Windows 7 and I decided to delete Windows 7. I deleted Windows 7 with the help of gparted, then restarted the PC and everything was good. Next time I turn my PC on i got the ...
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Installing Windows7 after Ubuntu 14.04, other recommendations not working

I know this questions has been asked hundreds if not thousands of times, and I've actually successfully done this before, but I've tried several things on this system, and nothing has worked yet. ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside Windows 7

I have read tutorial after tutorial and seen almost ever questions answered on here about how to dual boot ubuntu with windows, and nothing is helping. I partitioned my hard drive in windows. I made ...
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Ubuntu partitioning doesn't see my windows partitions correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on the same disk. From Windows I shrunk 2 drives to free 80+ gb in order to use the space for the ext4 and swap. I also deleted a primary ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with “Something Else Option”

As per my previous question, I finally could dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 7 (Old School way, Not Alongside Windows 7)- so as I thought I had done it. But it was if not a huge, was disaster. ...
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“Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'” when MD5 hash is valid

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows by following the steps given here. Steps followed: I have written the iso to a usb and booted my PC using the pen drive where I select ...
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windows 7 bootloader repair, i guess [on hold]

-1 down vote I have following problem: the bootloader on windows 7 seems to be broken and i want to use grub instead. there hasn't been a ubuntu installed on it yet. i tried reconfiguring SAM and ...
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Cant install ubuntu alongside win 7 (had Win 8)

I have read many many posts and tried to find my problem in one of them some back story, my laptop came with win 8 I re install it with win 7 I allocated some space from win 7 disk manage then run ...
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How to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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Dual Boot-Ubuntu along with Win 7, ubuntu not detecting the partitions on HDD on which Win 7 is currently exist as sole OS

I recently (19.03.2015) purchased Dell Insp 15 3543 (Ubuntu OS). As I wanted to Dual Boot Ubuntu along with Windows 7, I did not complete the Ubuntu installation (Pre-provided with Laptop, & ...
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How to triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 14.04, and ubuntu 14.10 (keeping windows loader if possible)

I want to be able to play around with drivers and updates without putting my primary work in danger so I want to add ubuntu 14.10 to the possible OSes I can boot into. I already have windows 7 and ...
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i've lost my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.02

I've lost my Windows after installing Ubuntu with my flash-drive. When I start my notebook it directs boots in to to Ubuntu ,I also did a boot-repair, but I am unable to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows ...
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Installing ubuntu with windows 7 Disk error load

I'm new using Ubuntu my life was going great after i installed alongside with Windows7 that's where problem happens. :) I see that this issue is extremely common but I didn't find any properly ...
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Samba 4.1.6 Segfaults on 14.04 LTS

My Samba network folder disconnects on my Windows 7 boxes whenever I use Windows Explorer to open a file. The folder icons grey out for a minute or so, before becoming available again. However the the ...
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Can't connect folder between Ubuntu and Windows 7

(sorry for my poor English) I have Ubuntu 12.04 in my desktop, and Windows 7 in my laptop. I've got to have a share folder between them. So, I do this: Let Ubuntu as host, I created a ...
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GRUB2 booting raw hdd disk image via loopback

First of all, i tried to google, but only found how to's for booting iso files with grub via loopback. Im running linux mint 17.1 64, up to date. i have a complete dd image of a 128GB SSD with ...
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unmet dependencies for mate-desktop

I need to RDP from my Windows machine into my ubuntu machine. I'm using this tutorial to do that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ay7toiJ6k It recommends to go to run the following from ...
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After removing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from single boot, Win7 working for at most 5min

Well, I installed Ubuntu a few days ago. But then I made a Start up Disk so that I can use Ubuntu with my thumb drive. Then I installed back Windows 7 Ultimate. While Installation, I was unable to ...
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Cloning a Git Repo from a Windows Dropbox Server

I've set up a git repo on my Windows desktop successfully, but I'm having a little difficulty cloning the repo onto my Ubuntu laptop. I use TortoiseGit on my Windows desktop, but I want to start ...
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Problem with my Windows Desktop during Ubuntu-Windows 7 dual operating system

So, I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 for almost a year now. So far, everything was fine, until today. I was using Ubuntu and I copied a file from the Windows' desktop to Ubuntu. Now, when I boot with ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
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boot linux on separate drive from xp (not dual boot)

Please bear with me as I am fairly new to Ubuntu and this may be long-winded. So I have an old PC with BIOS. It came preinstalled with XP on one drive. I installed Windows 7 on a 2nd drive. I have a ...
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Recover Windows files

I was trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I stupidly ejected the live CD during the installation, and now I cannot boot back into Windows 7. I've browsed some questions on this site, but ...
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Problem Lenovo G780 Windows 7 + Ubuntu does not work

I am using Windows 7 in my laptop Lenovo G780 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot. Windows 7 works correctly, so I created a partition in my hard drive, changed the bios (I know there is ...
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Repair GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and everything worked superb. Then as I booted my PC GNU Grub rescue popped up and told me, that it couldn't find my SSD. But as I booted into the ...
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How to access mutiple drive os

I have three drives on my computer. Two of them have Windows 7 and one has Ubuntu. I also have a floppy drive which I need for downloading pictures from an older camera. The format is not recognized ...
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Win7 nor Ubuntu 14.10 will not boot after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu the computer now just boots to a black screen. I booted to the Live USB stick and attempted a boot-repair and they said to paste this link for help ...
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I Had a Backdoor Mal Ware on W7. Will it Pass on to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

October 15, 2014, I got hit with a team of revenge hackers. They are working for my ex-father-in-law. He has been proxy stalking me since 2004 but since that has no effect on me anymore, he decided to ...
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Ubuntu install crashes using Live-USB made in Win7

I'm having some troubles installing Ubuntu from a Live-USB, it keeps crashing duing installation. Here is some back ground information: My current PC has Win7 installed and that is what I'm using to ...
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Ubuntu Partition deleted and got i386 file not found error

My query might be looking similar to others which are already posted here and in other forums. But i didn't see exact problem what i am facing. Here we go, My mistakes: Tried to install windows ...
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Windows can view directories but not ubuntu

Ok. I know i messed up by hibernating one OS and working in other. As i remember i hibernated the Ubuntu. Now a lot of directories are not showing up in ubuntu. But shows up & works in Windows. ...
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Windows 7 load from GRUB 2.02 beta, Fatal System Error [migrated]

So, I have a dual boot pc, with Ubuntu on one disk, and Windows 7 on another, in a separate partition. A couple of days ago, I tried to log in to Windows, and have been getting this message ever ...
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Shifting from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

First of all I know that there are many questions like this, same topic, but I have some confusions, I will explain them in details my computer ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Grub Issue

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 (3TB hard drive) and Ubuntu 14.04 (1TB hard drive). I already have windows installed and am trying to install Ubuntu, however, the option to install Ubuntu alongside ...
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Replacing Windows 7 with Windows 8 while on dual boot

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 64b alongside . I just want now to remove "7" and install Windows 8.1 . Should I just insert Windows 8.1 CD and start installation as I would do on "normal" ,non ...
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Installation inside Windows 7 fails [duplicate]

As with many others, it appears, I'm running into a fatal problem with installing Ubuntu from DVD alongside Windows 7 - black screen, disk eject, no messages, no noises, no smoke coming out of the ...
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triple boot to Windows without loosing xubuntu and kali linux [duplicate]

I am using a Lenovo laptop I removed Windows and using Xubuntu xfce and Kali Linux on my system for many years. I have enough free space on my disk to reinstall Windows. Since I don't have Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not support Windows TrueType(Symbol) fonts?

I've been trying to copy "Symbol.ttf" font from my Windows 7 laptop to my Ubuntu desktop. I know, I know, EULA probably does not allow me to do that, and I could browse the pages I need via my ...