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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

This is my first time trying to install ubuntu. I have a flash drive that will boot to the installation. But once I egg there it says it can't find an os on the computer. What do I do?
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Accidentally removed windows when dual booting

I am not sure if this question is appropriate to be posted here but I have really no idea and I really need to fix this problem ASAP and I am so frustrated right now. I was dual booting windows 8.1 ...
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Dual Boot 14.01 with Win8 on Dell Inspirion Laptop

I have an new Dell Inspiration 7000 Laptop with an existing version of Win8 installed. Am trying to install 14.04 on it maintaining the current installation of Win8 as a dual boot. The Ubuntu UEFI ...
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How to install ubuntu 13.10 inside C drive of Windows 8.1

I have done this before in my Dell machine.There was an option to install ubuntu inside c drive in win 8.1(It consumes 18 GB of drive space of windows c drive.No need to create different partion to ...
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Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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Oracle Virtual Box: Windows 8 host, Ubuntu VM shared folder mount fails

I am really desperate - today I wanted to reinstall my Ubuntu VM on a Windows 8 host and followed exactely the same procedure as I did last time. But now I can no longer share a folder between Windows ...
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blank screen my aspire 5740 shows a blank screen after windows logo

I have an aspire 5740g running on windows 8 but I switch it on and after the windows logo its shows a blank screen the screen is on but it shows black its not really off I HAVE tried many ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8

I'm attempting to dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already had Win8 installed and have Ubuntu installed, and when booting I am given the option to boot either Win8 or Ubuntu, but when I click ...
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Why disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 when having dual booting?

Why is everybody keep mentioning to disable Fast Boot on Windows 8 if you have installed alongside Ubuntu? Is it something that is recommended only for UEFI machines or is it a suggestion for Legacy ...
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Problem in Updating Ubuntu 14.04, replaced Windows 8.1

And this is happening again. Even Last time when I have updated from Ubuntu Ver 12.x to 13.x, it has replaced the Windows 8 boot file with its own. And whatever I was doing (selecting option from ...
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How do I restore bootloader to windows?

I did a bootinfoscript, pasted at http://paste.ubuntu.com/7288803/. Only OS is windows 8. Notice on line 6 No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda Booting to windows recovery disk and ...
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dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize win8

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 in windows 8, dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 happily until I ungraded to 14.04. I got "serious errors while checking the disk drives for /." I used ...
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Files not being read when opening it on Windows!

I'd downloaded a few files to Ubuntu and then moved the files to an External HDD. When I read it on Windows 8, it could not read those files! So I performed Disk check on Windows(I read this solution ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 with dual boot Win8. I broke grub

So I'm new at this. It's the second time I messed up the bootloader. I upgraded from ubuntu 13 to 14 and when I boot the PC it shows: error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub ...
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Unable to access Internal hdd using Ubuntu 14, says unable to mount volume

dual booting windows 8 & ubuntu 14, I can access my Internal drives from Win 8 but cannot access them from ubuntu 14. says unable to mount!
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Installing Problem

Today I installed a fresh and clean windows 8.1 pro in legacy mode and the problem is when I am trying to install Ubuntu latest version (14.04) or any other version of Ubuntu, I get an option u have ...
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If I install Ubuntu from CD/USB am I able to return default windows bootscreen if for some reason I want to unistall ubuntu?

As title says. Am I able to go back to default windows 8 boot screen? Do I need Windows 8 DVD for it?
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Windows Boot Loader doesn't work after upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10 (Windows 8.1 Dual Boot)

I was already running 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 with no problems at all. I upgraded to 14.04 LTS yesterday through software updater yesterday and now the Windows boot loader on the Grub menu ...
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Retrieving files from unbootable Ubuntu drive

I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 last night and something went wrong. At first I was able to boot to the log-in screen, but it was showing a blank screen with a cursor. I used boot-repair to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade safe for dual boot?

Is it safe to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 if its setup on dual boot with windows? I recently upgraded windows 8 to 8.1 with ubuntu 13.10 on dual boot and now the performance seems degraded and ...
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dual booting windows 8 with ubuntu 13

Please I need help urgently. After using boot-repiar, I created a boot info summary, here is the link http://paste.ubuntu.com/7270145/
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Can you run windows programs normally on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am stuck between choosing Windows 8.1 and ubuntu. I like Ubuntu, but almost all me favorite games (titanfall, warframe, battlefield, etc.) and programs only run on windows (so they say). So what I'm ...
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Windows 8 w/ Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

Hello I've been having a GRUB Problem with Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that GRUB Isn't booting up Windows 8 (Not 8.1). Since when installed Ubuntu on here I'm not able to boot up to Windows 8 ...
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Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...
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Windows 8 VPN Client connecting to UbuntuVNP Server fine but http from client is not working

I have connected my Windows Client to Ubuntu VPN pptp. I am able to access all servers in the private VPN network from my Windows client, however when accessing the Internet from Windows client it ...
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How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB?

This question is similar to the answer of Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap), but Windows 8 is installed on a legacy partitioned drive. ...
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Invalid EFI File Dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu with windows 8 and now I am getting errors as: Invalid EFI File.. Please help me solving this problem. I tried to repair using boot repair but am getting an error there ...
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Windows 8 entry in grub not working

I Was using Ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 till i decided to give 14.04 a try. I used the live USB to install 14.04 in place of 13.10 keeping my windows partitions intact. After the installation grub ...
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Can't boot after Kubuntu 13.10 installation with Windows 8 Dual Boot

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 with Dual Boot Windows 8.1 via USB. After reboot i got the prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported I already tried to fix it with boot-repair, but nothing ...
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Can't see grub after running boot repair. Please Help!

I've a machine with Windows 8 and I've just upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. After this I couldn't see the grub while booting. So, I ran boot repair, but still it didn't work. ...
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Speed Up Ubuntu 13.10

Since i m new one to ubuntu. When using windows 8 OS, there are lot of ways to speed up the system performance. That is why i want to know what are the possible ways for best performance of system. I ...
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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Can't load into windows 8 after advanced boot repair

I was trying to remove grub 2. I went into advance options of boot repair and selected 'restore MBR'. Then in MBR options I selected boot windows partition. After restarting I found the grub2 menu ...
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Dual Boot Issues

I recently dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8.1, but for some reason, I can't access either. Can you guys help? Specs: HP ENVY dv7 i7 Core 8 GB RAM EDIT: I've found that it's just Windows 8 ...
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Laptop doesn't show systems menu while booting

Welcome all, I have installed Ubuntu 12.4 lts on win 8 with secureboot enabled now after installing it the PC boots directly to Ubuntu and I cannot access win 8 When use boot repair it asks me to ...
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Do I absolutely need to format my Ext HDD in order to use it to install Ubuntu?

My goal is to run Windows 8.1 on my Laptop from the factory-installed HDD, and use the same EXT USB 3.0 HDD that I use to backup my files as the location for my Ubuntu Install. I am under the ...
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Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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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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GRUB does not list an option for windows 8

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1, and after that when I boot my computer the grub menu come up and I have the option to boot Ubuntu regularly, or in safe mode, but I don't have the ...
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New Win 8.1 can't share files to Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu cannot access the shared resources on the Windows 8.1 machine. I have gotten the share to work from Ubuntu to win 8.1 but the Ubuntu system does not seem to want to allow me to sign-on to the ...
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Windows 8 Not Working After Dualbooting with Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently bought Lenovo Ideapad Z510 Laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. Now I installed Ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) in a seperate partition. After restarting the system the boot menu appears but ...
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Messing around with easy bcd, messed up MBR

So, last night i was messing around with easyBCD 2.2 trying to repair my legacy win8 MBR when i messed it up even worse. Before, when i started it it would go straight to GRUB2 and would boot into ...
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Errors after installing UEFI Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows 8 64-bit

This is a possible duplicate question, but I wanted to ask for more opinions to proceed further, because I am not exactly a linux-guru, just an average user. I have a new ASUS x550LA notebook with ...
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Does Ubuntu on my laptop still be alive on using 'reset your PC' option in windows?

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I have already tried for 'Refresh your PC' which failed. Windows got stuck in Automatic Repair loop. Does 'Reset your PC' option in Advanced options in ...
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Install Ubuntu to a 15GB partition

I know this question is quite basic, but I am really new to linux and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo Y510p laptop which already have Windows 8 installed on it. What I want to do is to ...
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Can't print with Brother MFC 440CN over network - [Returning IPP client-error-document-format-not-supported for Print-Job]

I've been trying to get my Brother MFC 440CN printer to print over the network using Linux Mint as the print server (connected via USB) with a Windows 8 computer as the client. I have been able to ...
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accidentally formatted windows 8 [duplicate]

when I am installing ubuntu 13.10 I accidentally formatted windows 8. Now I am not able to access windows. I had four partitions in windows now i have only one partitions. Will it be possible to ...
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Download and installation [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu to the hard drive (c) and it downloaded into drive (f) which I assume is a partitioned drive off (c). I have a stick memory as drive (e). When I access the ubuntu executable, a ...