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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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2answers
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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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1answer
18 views

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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0answers
17 views

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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0answers
16 views

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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0answers
13 views

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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44 views

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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1answer
37 views

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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1answer
80 views

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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10 views

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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25 views

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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2answers
52 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
50 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
56 views

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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0answers
33 views

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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1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
54 views

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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0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
40 views

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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1answer
47 views

When I reach the installation it says : “This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”. What do I do to make it detect windows 8?

I followed these instructions to install ubuntu on my computer which already has windows 8, I chose to burn it on a DVD. My computer is an Asus X550CC. It didn't work, my computer simply restarts ...
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2answers
32 views

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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20 views

Create New Dynamic disk in Windows 8 for Ubuntu [duplicate]

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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28 views

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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1answer
47 views

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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0answers
61 views

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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0answers
12 views

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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0answers
136 views

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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19 views

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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83 views

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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3answers
130 views

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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40 views

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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36 views

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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0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
25 views

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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1answer
103 views

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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1answer
99 views

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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1answer
152 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
60 views

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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1answer
74 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
28 views

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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0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
48 views

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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0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
68 views

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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2answers
97 views

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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0answers
9 views

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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1answer
40 views

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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1answer
51 views

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 ...