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How to copy windows files to ubuntu, from Ubuntu

So long story short, I can't access windows 8.1 atm and would like to transfer my files (aka school notes) from windows to Ubuntu so I don't lose them. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as a dualboot on a ...
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What is the safest way to stay current on 12.04 or 14.04, on dual boot with Windows 8?

I am using 12.04 LTS, 64bit For a while now, Update Manager has been telling me that New Hardware Support is available. When that first happened, I of course tried to install it, but encountered ...
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Cannot find Windows 8 option after dual booting with Ubuntu 12.04 in grub [duplicate]

I succeded in installing ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 but after that laptop booted to ubuntu w/o a grub selection .So I installed boot-repair to fi the problem just to find a grub menu without a ...
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16 views

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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29 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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45 views

Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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21 views

Dual boot windows 8 from a 12.04 install?

I've got a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to dual boot Windows 8 with it. Is this possible? All tutorials I can find are for the other way around.
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1answer
68 views

Grub loader booting only Ubuntu but not windows 8?

I have windows 8 installed in C drive (by default from Lenevo) & Ubuntu I have seperately installed in another partition. When I start my computer it leads straight to the Grub loader. There I can ...
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1answer
836 views

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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16 views

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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26 views

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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129 views

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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1answer
103 views

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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30 views

Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (Lenovo ThinkPad) [duplicate]

I manage to install Ubuntu on my laptop using USB drive. On installation it asked me whether to keep Ubuntu and Windows 8 both in the system and everything went well. But at the end it prompted me to ...
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1answer
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Virtual box 4.3 error not support 64 bit?

I'm using oracle virtual box 4.3.10 (64bit) and ubuntu 12.04 64bit ut in the VM it only shows 32 bit versions.how can i fix this? I have tried some options but failed. Please help me out
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1answer
49 views

Oracle VM issue + Ubuntu is not starting [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have this Virtual Machine issue when installing Ubuntu.I have done a huge search to overcome this but I failed.So please help me out. I'm using Oracle VM (Virtual Box) 4.2.14 ...
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1answer
68 views

Ubuntu 12.04 no longer boots on Toshiba Satellite after Windows upgrade

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5372, which came pre-installed with Windows 8. I succeeded to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it (intending to dual-boot), but the UEFI refused to recognize it and went to ...
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2answers
178 views

Dual boot problem Windows 8 & Ubuntu

new to Linux and am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm having problems with the boot manager, as the GRUB2 menu is not allowing me to launch Windows 8. The Windows 8 Launcher option gives me this message ...
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1answer
46 views

Get back windows 8?

So, I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, and I "lost" windows 8.I clicked the wrong button... I've tried so many things to get it back, but I have lost my hopes now. Please, I hope someone have knowledge ...
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0answers
13 views

Followed Directions to use Pendrivelinux but it does not support windows8 for usb creation [duplicate]

I am running Windows8.1 on Asus Zenbook. Wanted to test run Ubuntu 12.04LTS, but am complete nubie to Linux so want to run from usb. I formatted the usb in windows. Do I need to format it for ...
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1answer
1k views

Install Ubuntu along Windows 8 with UEFI (can't get to installation screen)

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 for three days now. I have a simple notebook with no CD/DVD drive, so I am using a USB stick for it and I used the recommended usb boot creator ...
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0answers
353 views

Dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 - getting efi disk read error

I am new to this dual booting and Linux thing. At first I got pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop with UEFI thing ( I heard its mess for dual booting ) I wanted to try Linux and its pretty cool :) I ...
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1answer
87 views

Adding grub2 menu entry, error: invalid filesystem?

So I am in a long-winded attempt to set up an ubuntu/windows8 dual boot. After running boot repair, there are 2 ubuntu entries (one is a recovery), 4 windows recovery entries, and a regular windows ...
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1answer
63 views

Cannot install Ubuntu 12 on Windows 8 machine with UEFI

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a windows 8 machine, but I'm unable to do it. After the point where the installation checks if I have enough space, an internet connection, a check box for updating the ...
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0answers
406 views

Lenovo ideapad S510p install ubuntu 12.04

I bought an Lenovo ideapad S510p. By default Win8 was installed. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with secure boot it was a little bit of trouble :) ) and all works fine but it starts really slow. Inside ...
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78 views

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows. GRUB shows Windows 8 as an option but when I select it I see the Windows logo for a minute and then the screen ...
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1answer
70 views

How to migrate from Windows Live Photogallery to digiKam?

I'm thinking about moving from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. I have been very happy with the Windows Live Photogallery application for managing my photos. I have a simple folder structure having one folder ...
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64 views

Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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40 views

Mounting usb-drive via virtual box [duplicate]

Recently I've installed virtual box and installed windows 8 on it on my ubuntu 12.04. The problem is when I insert usb drive, ubuntu can recognize it, but virtual box (windows 8) cann't! What can I do ...
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1answer
76 views

How to fix “No boot media found” on dual disk setup after UEFI Ubuntu installation?

I have desktop with Asrock 990FX with two SSD disks. The first disk is used for Windows 8.1, the second disk I would like to use for Ubuntu. I did boot a USB stick as UEFI, installation passed ...
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Unable to mount Windows usb

So I tried to make a bootable Windows 8.1 USB, when i did that and plugged the USB into the USB port I got this message: Unable to mount Windows USB Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ...
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141 views

Asus K55VD problem booting into Windows 8.1 After Ubuntu installation

Please help. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and now I'm unable to boot into my pre-installed Windows 8.1. I partitioned my hard disk into four partitions excluding that of Windows and installed Ubuntu ...
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1answer
67 views

Cannot Install Ubuntu 12.04.3LTS [duplicate]

I am having installation problem on Asus K55VD laptop.I selected Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 and after clicking to Continue it restarts my laptop and I cannot install Ubuntu.
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1answer
121 views

Ubuntu keeps restarting while installing with alongside win 8 option

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Win 8.1. I have downloaded the image and written to an usb and trying to install. I tried install Ubuntu option. I am able to reach the Install ...
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Get back Ubuntu data after reinstallation of windows

I found a similar question here, Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8? but the description of the question seems too technical for me, so apologies for posting this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer UEFI not recognizing Windows 8

As stated in the title, Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows 8 and it will not offer the "Install along with Windows" option. Only "Erase everything" or "Something else". How can I solve this? ...
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Boot loop on windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x running windows 8.1 on the onboard HDD. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive, with grub boot menu.However when I try to boot into windows 8.1, it goes into ...
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1answer
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Regarding installation of windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

I have purchased a laptop that came with an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS comes as an pre-installed OS. I want to install Windows 8 alongside with Ubuntu 12.04. How can i do that? Can i download gparted and ...
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140 views

Removing ubuntu 12.04 from triple boot of windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu

so i had a dual boot PC with windows 7 and 8 with 5 partitons , i shrinked one partition and left 50 gb of space unallocated using disk mangaement of windows 7 while installing ubuntu it gave me an ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 (no boot option)

This might be a common issue, but I cannot find any other words to describe my problem. After I uninstalled openSUSE and deleted the boot option towards this OS in order to have no trouble booting on ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu on an Asus X551CA laptop (windows 8.1) [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X551CA laptop for my son which came with Win8 installed (now updated to Win8.1). I want him to be able to dual-boot to Ubuntu as we use 12.04 on our desktop and he likes apps like ...
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Dual boot problem with Win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04, variation of other thread

I'm a new Ubuntu user, and I have the same problem as this thread, but I believe the answer is adapted to that questioner's specific set up. Could someone help me adapt it to mine? Here's the summary ...
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Dual Boot issues - Windows 8 is corupt and can't run recovery

A little help plz.. So, I bought a touch screen laptop to install dual boot with ubuntu and windows and install cloudera to do some development. I had issues with setting up dual boot and ran into ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not displaying windows 8 in grub menu

i'm new to dual boot installation of Ubuntu and Windows 8. I had first installed windows 8 and then install Ubuntu 12.04 and after completion reboot my PC. I have configured dual boot with easyBCD ...
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2answers
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Can not install ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I wanted to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside my windows 8.1 (model Asus X55c) . I followed instructions of the forums and disabled fast boot. But I didn't find any option to disable UEFI mode in boot ...
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Problem with loading ubuntu 12.04 besides windows 8 pre installed

I'm a Ubuntu newbie so forgive me when i need some time to understand your answers. I installed Ubuntu server 12.04 besides a pre-installed windows 8. When I start I get a grub interface with a ...
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366 views

Install Ubuntu on Lenovo G580

Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G580, but keeping Windows 8? How? The specs are: Prossesor: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3M Cache, 2.50 GHz) Ram: 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz OS: Windows 8 64bits ...
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1answer
130 views

Details showing unknown driver for graphic [duplicate]

I have AMD Graphics Card, which have model number Radeon HD 8450G. It is on a Notebook, HP PROBOOK 445 G1 My Ubuntu Installation worked good . It was a fresh install. In the details tab of System ...
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570 views

Boot-Repair Ubuntu 12.04.3 whilst leaving SecureBoot on

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3, and afterwards Ubuntu boots perfectly (even with SecureBoot still enabled etc), however selecting Windows 8 leads to the common errors: Secure Boot forbids loading ...
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Dual boot problem Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04 cant boot into windows

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot I get following error: error: unknown command 'drivemap' error: invalid EFI filepath ...