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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
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How to add the entry for Windows 8 to grub [duplicate]

Thanks for your time. I have ubuntu 12.04, and reinstalled windows 8 for a few exclusive programs that work with products I have bought. I reinstalled grub-efi on my UEFI system. Everything works ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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Reverting the problem of unusable disk partition

While trying to install Ubuntu aside windows 8, I made a partition for my C drive and that is shown as unusable. How do i revert that? Now instead of 100 GB ,I'm able to use just 50 GB.
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Where to install the bootloader? Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

So I have decided to attempt to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 Lenovo E545. I was following this guide http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-8-ubuntu.html. I was looking at my ...
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VirtualBox Error - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine LinuxEmulator [on hold]

So I'm trying to run Linux on Windows 8 and Cygwin didn't offer all the functionality I wanted. I decided to install a VirtualBox to create a Linux Operating System to allow me added functionality for ...
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Recognize Windows 8.1

The new Ubuntu 14 point something doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 in the installation process. I would like to install it side-by-side, but since the backdoor way includes creating my own partitions on ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Issues

I know tons of people have issues dual booting Linux with Windows 8 machines because of all the UEFI garbage. In fact, I had a similar issue last year. After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I ...
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Dropped Laptop, Need Help Fixing Bad Sectors In HD [on hold]

So here is the situation. I dropped my brand new 2 month old laptop on the ground. I did a reboot and I am not stuck in a Win 8 infinite repair disk loop. I have no access to a dvd/cd drive and the ...
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Dual boot menu not showing up (Windows 8 and elementary os) [on hold]

I've installed elementary os on my Sony Vaio Pro alongside Windows by selecting the "Something Else". I have tried this guide (tried disabling secure boot too): ...
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Installing Ubuntu, I need a walkthrough for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop [duplicate]

Okay, so I followed some tutorials, but I could not get it to work still...... I just need a walkthrough or something for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop.
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Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...
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Cannot access Windows OS [duplicate]

I'm new to linux. I have partitions (first time heard this word, anyway) for Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. After I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows, I was not able to access my Windows anymore. When ...
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Trouble booting from USB Windows 8 [on hold]

I have a Toshiba Satellite p75-A2000 laptop. I have created a live usb Stick with netbootin . I already disabled secure boot and made USB the number one boot priority. However my laptop just loads ...
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Dualboot with fast startup [duplicate]

I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. I know that if we try to use Ubuntu without disabling fast startup in Windows, the changes we made on the shared partition will get lost when we boot from Windows. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot won't work [duplicate]

At first, Ubuntu ran fine for me after finally configuring my options to on my Windows 8 to run on non-EFI settings. However Windows would not boot. I used the boot-repair utility in hopes of fixing ...
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Installer hangs on “Detecting File Systems…”

I managed to completely screw up my system while trying to install Windows 8. I decided to reinstall and only format my / and /usr partition to keep my data. My installation is now hanging on ...
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Boot device not found after installation of Windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.0.4

After earlier problems with a dual boot setup with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 I decided to start with a clean install of windows 8.1 and installed ubuntu after that. After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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bind9 DNS works predictably for OSX machines but not for Windows machines

I have set up s DNS server using bind9. The purpose is to create a zone so that developers can browse to their work at something.dev.di where something could be anything as long as there is a matching ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load while dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 07/19/2014

I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo ...
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Clean re-installation. Keep Windows

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot with GRUB2. How do I perform a clean re-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 without disrupting Windows 8.1. I'd like to keep Windows 8.1 the way as it is. And ...
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How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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Ubuntu installation - the attempt to mount a file system failed

When installing Ubuntu, right after partitioning, I get the error "the attempt to mount a file system with type ntfs in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #4 (sda) at /windows failed. What does this mean and ...
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Can I Access Hard Drive Files from Ubuntu?

Here's the thing. My windows computer is giving my a hard time getting to use my OS and my files stored. I am planning on install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Flash and then I will try to get access to my ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 issue

I have installed window 8.1 after cleaning my hard disk..and then installed ubuntu 14.04 with the help of ubuntu forum directions.. But after installing both, window 8.1 sometimes start and sometimes ...
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Can't see partitions and there is no windows 8 in grub

I had windows 8.1 on my laptop. I have installed Ubuntu 14 04 and then when I restarted the computer there was no grub. and an automatic Ubuntu loading. Then I tried boot-repair. After that there was ...
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Can't access Windows 8.1. in dual boot

Windows 8.1 pro was running on my PC. I booted Ubuntu 14.04. LTS for making dual boot. Everything was perfect while installing ubuntu but at the end when I restarted my comp it didn't ask me which OS ...
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Virtualbox - Vm can`t open usb

I have installed Windows 8 on Virtual Machine. At first it could not recognize any USB I tried the solution in How to set up USB for Virtualbox? and now the system can understand that I connected a ...
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Bios stuck on system start

When I press the power button to start my laptop stucks at black screen. To exit from this situation I have to wait about 10 sec to press CTRL + ALT + DEL and then my laptop reach at the grub ...
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Black screen after accidentally deleting the `.Trash-1000` folder [on hold]

I dualboot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 on my machine. I accidentally deleted the .Trash folder and all data inside. Booting back into Ubuntu I only get a black screen, but i can access to guest account ...
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No boot option after installing Ubuntu

I just got a new ASUS laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. When I installed Ubuntu, everything went smoothly but when I restarted it, it booted into Windows. I checked the boot options in the UEFI BIOS ...
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Install BIOS on former Windows 8 Toshiba Laptop [closed]

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04LTS on my Toshiba Satellite S885-S5378, I selected the option to erase the hard drive contents and let Ubuntu run the show. problem: I haven't figured ...
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How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2?

How to add windows 8 boot entry to Grub2? I had windows 7 installed on my primary(and active) partition and windows 8 installed on partition 2 which is logical and not active. Now I installed Ubuntu ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 - Ubuntu 14 : GPT destruction with GDISK, computer no more starts

I just bought a new ASUS computer with WINDOWS 8 pre-installed (so UEFI and secure boot activated) and it is no more working since I did a mistake with GDISK: I wanted to install UBUNTU alongside ...
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NTFS Partion still gets reset in Win8 after having changes done in Ubuntu

I already turned off the "Safe Boot" and "Fast startup" (described here). Still. I returned after several month of not using windows at all and my whole NTFS partion was completly reset to the status ...
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Windows boot option gone?

So I have had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu running side-by-side for the last couple of months, and both on separate hard drives. Today I turned on my computer and the option to boot into Windows was gone, ...
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how can i access to windows 8.1 safe mode page in ubuntu boot

I installed windows 8.1 before, and lately i have been installed ubuntu 14 too, and my boot menu were changed to ubuntu mode. Today my windows 8.1 get registry error and not coming up. i tried to ...
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Win8 won't open after instaling Lubuntu 14.04; infinite loop in GRUB

On my HP laptop with windows 8, I installed Lubuntu as a dual boot from a live CD. At first, I could only access grub through hitting F9-ubuntu, so I tried Boot Repair to no avail. Then I tried ...
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HP laptop Kubuntu/Win8 dual boot loader not working

I'm very new to Linux and this has been my first real experience with it aside from comp-sci classes. I've installed Lubuntu 14.04 alongside the stock Windows 8. To start, my laptop is an HP 2000 with ...
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Router cannot see the Ubuntu server VirtualBox on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 os on my computer with a VirtualBox Ubuntu server 14. Windows has access to the Internet and is visible on the router as an attached device 10.0.0.x. The Ubuntu server has access ...
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Grub Rescue Windows 8 & Ubuntu Dual Boot [closed]

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now, I am unable to boot my PC. The error showing is "no such partition" and a Grub Rescue command prompt appears. I do not have Windows 8 installation CD ...
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I am unable to see Windows 8 partition

I've installed Windows 8 on my Pavilion g6 laptop . Secure boot is disabled. I am able to boot from Ubuntu but unable to see the Windows 8 partition. I am able to see the whole HDD as available ...
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Is disabing Secure Boot needed for Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot with Windows 8 UEFI

I've read some guides on dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8, but all of the guides I have read are about older versions of Ubuntu. They recommend disabling Secure Boot because there is a bug in the ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have tried many methods to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 but none of the methods worked. I receive the error message that says "no operating system detected".
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Uninstall-Ubuntu.exe doesnt start win8

I started to install ubutu 14 and then installition wasnt response so i closed my computer.Then i tried to install it again but it keep sayin that previous installition was detected remove it before ...
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How to install Windows 8 besides Ubuntu [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. I want to install Windows 8 besides Ubuntu. But when I try to install on a NTFS partition, the installer says something like this. Windows can't be ...
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Is my windows booting in UEFI Mode or Legacy Mode?

I want to Install Ubuntu beside Win8 (by this guide),but I don't know if my windows booting in UEFI Mode or Legacy Mode(and it's important to this guid(in the "DUAL BOOT ISSUES" subtitle). so.. how do ...
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Reading Windows 8.1 files from the Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to do these steps: http://www.wikihow.com/Access-Windows-Files-in-Ubuntu but it didn't work. Then i read here that deleting the hiberfile.sys will help, but it didn’t also. Instead, when ...
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Can't install windows 8.1 still goes to Linux [duplicate]

So I just brought Windows 8.1 full version and I can't boot into it I go to the boot menu and click CDROM but it still boots me into Ubuntu.