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Ubuntu not showing as boot option in BIOS

I'm having loads of problems using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a machine with Win8 preinstalled. I have tried installing it 3 different times, using different configurations. The one i'm with now has a ...
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Windows 8 Ubuntu Installation

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu on my desktop via the desktop installer iso. Windows 8 is my current OS, could anyone help me install Ubuntu, as Windows 8 is stopping me from doing so?
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Neverending issues with grub (ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS with Win8 dual boot)

This is the most frustrating issue I have ever run into using Ubuntu and Windows in the same machine. I have an ASUS K46CB, 6GB RAM and preinstalled Windows 8.1 64-bits. I have successfully ...
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How do I give Ubuntu 14.04 more space? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 for the first time yesterday, and I thought I would give it 75GB of space from my C: however, I didn't know I had to use 50GB for the installation and 16GB ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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Recover windows partition in Mint [on hold]

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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install Ubuntu parallels with windows 8.1 in acer laptop [duplicate]

I have acer aspire E1-570 laptop with 2 GB RAM with 32 bit Windows 8.1 OS. Whether I can install Ubuntu parallels with windows 8.1 on my laptop.Is there any problem?
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Unable to mount disk in ubuntu 13.10.Please give me a solution [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/rahul/Shrinkable: mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" "/media/rahul/Shrinkable"' exited with ...
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Failed ubuntu-windows8 dual boot: Is uninstalling ubuntu the answer?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-472G with windows 8.1 So after installing ubuntu, something went wrong and I could not boot into windows8.1 and I cannot access my files in any drive except for my ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 with Windows 8.1 x64 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have some questions around this: How can I install Ubuntu, so I keep the pre-installed Windows? In case I ...
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I accidentally formatted my ubuntu partition and can't get to Windows [on hold]

From Windows, I accidentally formatted my ubuntu partition that had it already installed. I am getting to the grub rescue thing but with ubuntu gone I'm not sure what I can do. If I could get back ...
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Mathmod source for windows [on hold]

i m from Argentina and I m working on a physic project and i would like to join the comunity of develloping add in to mathmod, how do i register and get the source code of mathmod for working on qt ...
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Can't access drive

So long story short... I removed windows 8 from my computer and installed Ubuntu. When I went to open up my secondary Drive (contains all my files from when I had windows 8) I get this error in ...
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Dual boot fails after updating Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual boot machine with windows 8 on Toshiba Machine

Last year i purchased a Toshiba machine with Windows 8 preinstalled. After hard time, i managed to have dual boot on both OS. But accidentally, i updated Ubuntu and now i can not get the dual boot ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 not in boot menu

I cannot access Windows 8, but the files are all there. It just does not appear in the boot menu. I tried to dual boot. I did not use the run along side Windows 8 when installing, I used "something ...
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Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
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Can someone please ELI5 how to install the Unity desktop onto my Windows 8.1 install? [closed]

As much as I'd love to, I can't use Ubuntu for everything, but I want to at least make Windows look like my favorite OS. I have no idea about the whole software architecture behind Unity/X, so I ...
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installation problem don't know what to do [duplicate]

I have a problem in installing the Ubuntu on my machine that runs Windows 8. I downloaded this file (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and when I started installing it I got two choices. I selected the ...
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Boot-Repair Broken Windows Boot

I have a HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I recently added a second hard drive and installed Ubuntu on it, but GRUB wouldn't display its usual GUI, just a command prompt, and I couldn't access ...
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Win8 + Ubuntu 12.04: Grub loader menu is not shown any more

I am sorry if this is a duplicate. Several months ago I managed to get Ubuntu 12.04 working on my laptop together with preinstalled Windows 8. It was quite a complicated procedure and this forum ...
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Sound not working in laptop speakers. Headphones fine

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Dell Inspiron. I have hda-intel soundcard. For quite a few days now, my laptop sound is not coming from the speakers, and only from headphones. I have tried selecting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside with Windows 8.1 but the system boot directly to Windows once I logged into Windows and restart

I was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC. I was able to have the dual boot of the system. GRUB menu works fine, i.e. it shows both Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, and the ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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Problem boot from secondary disk (dual os instalation)

i have an asus notebook with two hard drive (ssd and hdd). The first one with windows 8, and the second with my documents. Yesterday, i install ubuntu int he second disk (creating all the 4 partitions ...
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Partitioning and installing Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

My Dell laptop came with Ubuntu 12.04, with a single, ext4, 455Gb filesystem. I would like to install Windows 8.1 on it allowing me to dual boot, but I am not sure what to use to create the partition ...
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Installing Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu UEFI Mode [duplicate]

I've explored the internet looking for a simple way to match my needs, but couldn't actually find something that fitted. I have a portable computer, a Asus N750JV with UEFI and I recall using GPT. I ...
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Folder Lock in Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Is there any way i can password protect or lock folder in ubuntu that can also be opened in windows 8?? I am using windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba U940-101 with Windows 8 preinstalled. The install tool doesn't give an 'install alongside Windows' option and also doesn't show the existing partitions. ...
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Does upgrading window 8 to window 8.1 will affect ubuntu

i have a window 8.1 update to my laptop.But am afraid that after updating window 8 it will affect the grub menu and i wont able to boot into ubantu..is it safe to upgrade to window 8.1 ??
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Ubuntu to W8 Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I made a liveUSB on ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to boot Windows 8 from a flash drive and I get this message. I see the conversion for the linux. Is there one for the windows?
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How to make a bootable W8 flashdrive?

I am currently trying to reinstall W8 on my home laptop that came with W8 that I removed and have installed UbuntuGnome 14.04 on. Turns out I need W8 for some school and work related stuff. Any idea ...
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How do I reinstall VPN from Windows 8?

I have VPN private internet access; I saved it onto my hard drive when switching from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. The file is VPNinstallerWIN.exe. I downloaded Wine and have set up the configuration ...
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How to set up GRUB after 14.04 and Windows 8.1 are installed?

I have installed Ubuntu x64 bit on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. If I turn off the UEFI boot and change to CSM boot, Ubuntu will load. If not, Windows loads like normal which is fine. My other ...
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Cut-n-paste problem

I am using VM Player 6.0.3 ,Ubuntu 12.04-64 bit on Win8.1 (64 bit) host. The cut-n-paste functionality between guest and host mostly does not work (but sometimes it does). It does not matter what ...
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windows 8.1 not available in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have win7, win8.1 and Ubuntu installed, each one in a separate partition (win 8.1 is in a separate hard drive). windows 7 and Ubuntu are booted in Grub but not win8. before installing Ubuntu, secure ...
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Ubuntu crawls in virtualbox

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in virtualbox, and every action (from opening applications to alt-tabbing from terminal to desktop) crawls. I'm in Windows 8 which works fine, but it just seems like Ubuntu is ...
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a sony vaio laptop, bought around june 2012 with Windows 7 pre-installed. My BIOS is a InsydeH20 rev 3.7. I'm using Ubuntu alone for a long time now, I would like to install a dual-boot with ...
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Boot repair - no luck

I was trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new Acer laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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lockdir.exe open in linux

I have locked my files using lockdir.exe in my external hard drive when I had Windows 8 in my lap top. I know the password. But now I am using linux 14.04 and now I need to get those file but I cannot ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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how to install windows 8 in ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot option?

I had a win 8(pre installed) in my laptop I installed ubuntu. By mistake I installed it in my full HDD I would like to install win 8 again. I have my product key but do not have any installer/set up. ...
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OneKey recovery with a different OS installed

I am ready to make the switch to Ubuntu I think. Windows is nice, but it's time to assume control of my system. I have a Yoga 11s and am installing Ubuntu 14.04. Before I do though, in case anything ...
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Boot repair : error occurred

We were trying to Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8.1 UEFI in my new HP laptop. The installation of Ubuntu was finished successfully. But when I rebooted (with secure boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04

I am using hp ENVY m6 with windows 8. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. Can any one show me the way with images??
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Repairing windows 8 EUFI boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with legacy

The drive containing windows 8 automatically boots to grub after installing ubuntu 14.04. I may have made a mistake when assigning which drive to install grub on, so now it has been 6 hours of panic ...
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Raw file system in Windows8 on dual boot system

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 along side windows8. Everything works fine but the F: drive(487MB) is shown as RAW file system in Windows disk manager. Also every time I boot into ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Karbonn S11 (win8) Tablet

I've recently bought a win8 Karbonn s11 Tablet PC and now i want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The point is that the BIOS (windows calls it UEFI [?!], but it's certainly BIOS up to me) doesnt see the ...
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Dual booting Windows8 and Ubuntu on 2 separate drives: the allocation slider: What is left what is right

So I just added an old 120GB HDD that I scavenged from my dead xbox360 to my computer, and it works perfectly, I have used it already on windows simply to store files. Now I want to use it to dual ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu after installation on Sony Vaio

I had Windows 8 64 bit preinstalled on Sony Vaio Model:SVF15213SNB. I then booted from the Ubuntu 14.04 USB drive and I created root,home,swap out of a 20 GB partition. On restart it then showed GRUB ...
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Screwed up Partitioning, Can't boot into live session, Grub installed wrong

I am kinda a novice to the Whole Ubuntu thing so I'll try to explain my best here. I recently got a Lenovo E545 laptop (I love it by the way), with Windows 8. having no Idea that its impossible to ...