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Partitioning dual-booted (with Win7) disk with shared partition

I want to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop, which already has Windows 7 installed (I want to dual boot the two), and I'm a bit confused about the disk partitioning. I've tried ...
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Boot menu not showing

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit alongside Windows 7 32 bit, from official DVD image. Ubuntu installer asked me to allocate ~80 GB space on my HD, which finished successfully same as whole installing ...
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Do not show GRUB loader after Truecrypt login and remove windows from list

I have a dualbooted laptop running Windows 7 and Kali. Kali has an encrypted partition (LVM) holding all my data and a boot partition. I recently installed TrueCrypt on my Windows computer. So I ...
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Ubuntu on windows without separate OS

I wanted Dolphin on my windows 7, so I installed http://download.kde.org/stable/kdewin/installer/kdewin-installer-gui-latest.exe.mirrorlist Now I have the whole KDE on my windows computer, nice ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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Triple booting Ubuntu 14.04 caused 6 primary partitions

Before, I could only create 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition on my machine because it had an MBR structure. I created empty space in another logical drive within my extended partition. I ...
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How to enable Minimed CareLink usb in VirtualBox with Win7?

I have a Medtronic CareLink usb, to analyze the data from my insulin pump. The provided software works with Windows 7. I have a PC running Ubuntu 13.04 with Win7 in VirtualBox. But the usb is not ...
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Remove Edubuntu from Triple Boot

I have a computer that has Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04, and Edubuntu installed together. I would like to know how to remove Edubuntu from this configuration and then add the unallocated data to Windows 7 ...
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Wiping Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to wipe my Windows 7 partition (and then re-install W7)?? I already have 14.04 installed and whilst I still want to have Windows on my machine, I have all my data backed up and I ...
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Restore GRUB from Windows or from USB

I had a dual boot Win XP - Ubuntu. I deleted XP and I installed Win 7. Now, GRUB doesn't exist anymore. I made a live usb with ubuntu to repair grub, but usb doesn't boot(i used it in past to install ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 missing option to install alongside windows 7 ultimate x64

I followed the following steps in a tutorial on how to dual-boot ubuntu and windows 7: 1. back-up 2. shrink my partition D: and create 30gb unallocated empty space on my HDD 3. create a bootable usb ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD [duplicate]

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on the same partition? [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron 1525, and it has already installed Windows 7. The problem is that the disk can't be partitioned, and I wanted to install ubuntu without uninstalling Windows 7. Is it possible ...
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Can I install Windows after Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about if Windows can be installed after Ubuntu like a Dual Boot thing... Please tell me if its possible.. without losing any Ubuntu files Anyway I'm a new to Ubuntu
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Windows XP problems booting though GRUB

On my PC I've just installed Windows XP along Win 7, Lubuntu and Debian (Windows and Linux are on separate HDDs) after sorting out some boot issues I tried to load Windows though GRUB 2 (Debian ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new to using Ubuntu and I've been trying to dual boot my computer with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I currently have windows 7 running on my laptop. My laptop is an HP envy 15t. When I go to dual ...
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Unable to get back Windows 7 partition entry in Grub2 Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system along with Windows 7, running perfectly. Then I upgraded to 14.04 and many things in many things went wrong so I decided to format just my Ubuntu partition ...
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Insert ubuntu OS next of the windows7 in boot order [duplicate]

I usually work with windows 7 and just using Ubuntu for work with some special software I want to insert Ubuntu OS next of the windows 7 entry to have auto boot with windows 7 if I do not choose one ...
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OS (Windows7) not detected when installing

When I try to install the latest version of Ubuntu and I have to choose the type of installation it appears a message in the top of the screen that says I have no OS in the PC, but I have Windows 7 ...
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how to install other operation systems without live cd

recently i have problem that not letting me installing windows 7 or even windows xp on my laptop . it always end up with bsod . i try from dvd disk and pendisk . try to changes the iso source but ...
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Windows 7 Ubuntu Dual boot broken

I once had a working dual boot working on my computer. I had windows 7 and ubuntu running and I only had to select which system to start when starting my computer. After updating ubuntu though, the ...
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File corrupted/not found after copying from 14.04 to Win 7

So I copied a file (.mp4) to watch under windows in a directory on the NTFS partion, from Ubuntu. When I boot Windows and try to open the file, it appears corrupted, no player can open it. Now when I ...
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Triple booting Windows 7, 8 and ubuntu with a common media partition

I want to be able to run Windows 7, 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a single PC with a single hard-drive. I need a partition to keep my common files on: Movies, Windows games, Dropbox folder. However, Windows ...
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Ubuntu says partition corrupted, windows says it's not

I'm attempting to dual boot my windows 7 HP laptop with Ubuntu, and I'm having partition issues. Here's the basic synopsis: HP decided that it had to use all 4 partitions apparently, so I have ...
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Unable to boot grub/Ubuntu directly after removing Windows partition

At first I kept my Windows 7 partition(s) to be on the safe side but I removed the partition(s) now because I never used Windows any more. The result is a machine that won't boot into grub/Ubuntu any ...
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How do I totally remove grub and install it fresh so it works? (dual boot problem)

Okay, so here it goes. I have two hard drives. One is a 1TB drive that I have Win 7 on, the other is a 250GB that I have Ubuntu on. Both installs work fine, neither is corrupted. I installed Win 7 ...
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can't install 14.04.1 from usb flash drive

I am trying to install ubuntu in a machine running windows 7. No luck until now. Many different error messages at the moment of booting. I have tried changing iso... to sys.. names as posted ...
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Install ubuntu alongside windows 7 option not coming

I am trying to install ubuntu12.04 in a system having windows7 preinstalled. While installing it is showing option as "Install ubuntu inside windows" instead of showing option "Install ubuntu ...
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How do you install Windows XP on a computer that has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed?

I had a PC with Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and I wanted to Install Windows XP on it. I installed it and then used boot-repair to repair the bootloader; I thought that I would get a screen asking ...
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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Dual boot not working with windows 7

I used windows 7 ultimate.Then I tried Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot. Watched a video on youtube installation process goes well I guess but when I rebooted it doesn't show me any option to boot with ...
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Grub no longer recognizes Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

Yesterday I installed Windows 7 (on /dev/sdb1) and Windows 8.1 (on /dev/sdb2). "Of course", my existing Ubuntu 14.04 (on /dev/sdb3) was therefore rendered unbootable. I fixed this with the Boot ...
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Dual boot w7/ubuntu 14.04 seperate ssd's upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 now windows will not boot

So today I decided to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I had a dual boot setup with W7 and ubuntu. The OS's where on seperate SSD's. I chose to remove 12.04 and install 14.04. At first I had some ...
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Extended Ubuntu partition taking more than it should [closed]

Consider the following picture, As I understand from my research, partition 0 is an extended partition which doesn't exist physically, but it's only a partition that includes more logical ...
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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unable to create usb stick for windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04

I followed the same process which mentioned in below link to create USB stick for windows: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? But WinUSB throws following error while syncing: ...
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My Windows 7 option is not listed in GRUB

So this happened to me in July>But, Now I wan my Windows 7 back.Here's exactly what happened. 1)I had my Win7 installed on Drive C and Ubuntu on Drive E.Then I reformatted my Windows 7 and installed ...
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Recover Windows 7 boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a HP dv6000 laptop which originally (5 years ago) came with Windows Vista. The 250 GB hard disk is divided in 3 parts. One partition carries only data (A: 140 GB). Other partirion has Windows ...
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Boot problem Ubuntu-Win7

I am new to Ubuntu, my only limited experience with Linux so far had been with PuppyLinux on EeePC and another laptop with a dead HDD. I tried to install Ubuntu alongside my existing Windows 7 ...
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Can software written for windows be used on linux? [duplicate]

we have programs at work that I would like to use on my linux laptop, is there a shell program i can run to be able to use them or must i have a dual boot system, limited HD space. Regards Gavin
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows *CANT BOOT INTO WINDOWS AT ALL

I've recently been stuck on ubuntu for a while now. I tried formatting and removing the partions but the only error i got was BOOTMGR was missing... Could someone give me some help?
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Can't install Windows as dual boot after Ubuntu

I've a quite complicated problem related to dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. At first I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop but then when I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04, I somehow ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 without dual boot? [duplicate]

How can I install Windows 7 and remove Ubuntu 14.04? I do not have dual boot or anything, when I first installed Ubuntu on my "experiment desktop", I formated my entire harddrive. Any help with this ...
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How do I fix base system device driver problem

I have kubuntu as my linux, have Windows 7 32 bit running in Virtualbox 14.3.10 open the device manager for Windows and it shows "base system device" under other devises, click on it and it says the ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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How to install Ubuntu on dell laptop which already have windows 7

I have Dell-Vostro 1540-amd64 architecture-500 GB Laptop. Had two partitions with 270 GB for Windows 7 and remaining is unallocated. Successfully installed Windows 7 on 270GB partition. I want to ...
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Can't boot to windows after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

If this is not the right place, please tell me where to ask this. I tried to remove ubuntu from windows, and I deleted the partitions. after starting up windows, I executed in command line: bootrec ...
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Help install ubuntu w/o cd,dvd or usb

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 64-bit to my Windows 7 32-bit PC. I have the ISO, but I have no CD's, USB Sticks, or DVD. I've tried UNetBootIn and wubi but that didn't work. So what do I do?
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Boot-repair error on dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Both OS were installed on UEFI mode and are 64 bits. Ubuntu 14 was installed using the upgrade option from Ubuntu 13.10. After the ...