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Black screen , os not booting

I have dual boot of Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to recover my write protected pendrive with diskmgr on win cmd. I failed and now can't start pc on win or ubuntu. A black screen coming before boot ...
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Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu

Background: I'm trying to dual boot with ubuntu. So, create a new partition/ree unallocated space in Windows 8 for ubuntu. But then since its a dynamic disk, ubuntu doesn't detect free unallocated ...
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local hard drive missing after installing ubuntu over win8

recently i installed ubuntu 14.04 over windows 8 [not dual boot]. Previously i had two local drives C and D. But now it seems installing ubuntu has merged my both local drive and i am missing my files ...
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I have an Ubuntu option on boot, but Ubuntu is not installed and I want to get rid of it [duplicate]

My laptop originally came with Windows 8, a while back I tried to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work so I just deleted everything. Today I did a factory reset on my laptop because I am going to sell ...
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What can do with my Windows license? [on hold]

I am considering purchasing a new Dell laptop from eBay to install Ubuntu onto. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed, but I will never be using or needing Windows. While I am aware that ...
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Removing Windows 8

I don't need windows8 any more. I do all my task in Ubuntu. How will I be able to remove the Windows8 using ubuntu? Will it harm in any files in the Hard drive? What are the possible ways?
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Shrink Ubuntu Partition And Extend Windows Partition

I read related articles but I can't found answer. (if answer was existed before, excuse me). Partitions: http://oi58.tinypic.com/28heblj.jpg I wanna shrink linux (sda5) and extend windows (sda4). ...
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Ubuntu not running on VMware

I downloaded Ubuntu x64 for desktop and then I installed it on VMware (non commercial use version). When I run it is only until to the opening Ubuntu logo. And it doesn't move forward from that. ...
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How do I use Ubuntu without removing my current operating system

Basically I want to use linux but I don't want Linux to replace my Windows 8 operating system? Please help.
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message?

At one point I tried to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a USB or a CD. It is a Windows 8 computer. It didn't work, so I eventually gave up and did it with a USB. Ubuntu works fine now, but ...
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ubuntu not shown as boot option when installed with windows 8

My laptop came pre installed with windows 7 and currently has windows 8.1 after upgradation. I installed Ubuntu on it from a usb drive by selecting a partition(not the side by side windows option). ...
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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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) [closed]

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 [closed]

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 following error: the attempt to mount a file system with type ntfs in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #4 (sda) at /windows failed. What does ...
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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 [closed]

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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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 ...