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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 ...
0
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1answer
96 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 ...
0
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0answers
189 views

Ubuntu won't load after installation (UEFI problem?)

I just bought a new notebook, HP 250 G2, with no operating system (only FreeDOS) so I thought I could just install Ubuntu without any of the problems I had previously experienced on other machines ...
0
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1answer
102 views

Windows 8 doesn't start after installing ubuntu 13.10

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer AspireOne D255E alongside an old installation of Windows 8. After the Ubuntu install, I started Windows and Ubuntu without problems but suddenly I tried to ...
0
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2answers
920 views

Installing Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8

All I want to do is install Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as another OS on my laptop (which already has Windows 8). I realize this thread might be deemed as a duplicate of this but I don't care about back-up ...
0
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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 ...
0
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2answers
223 views

Ubuntu installation issue side by side windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 and I installed ubuntu 13.10. This is what I see - Boot Mode - [Legacy] Boot Priority - [UEFI] Issue here is when I restart my computer it doesn't ask for ...
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1answer
935 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 ...
0
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2answers
94 views

Destroyed windows 8 with damaged Ubuntu on usb

I was trying to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu get along and dual boot. Somewhere along the process of trying to boot from usb (over and over while testing different uefi settings), the usb got damaged ...
0
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1answer
49 views

formatting only windows partition and leaving ubuntu untouched

I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 13.10 and windows8. I have a 64 bit hp pavilion g6 but when I last installed my win8 I installed a 32 bit OS, and then I installed my ubuntu over my win8. Now ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 Boot Manager [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with the installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. First of all, after completing the installation process, my PC just boots into Windows straight away. I fixed this issue by ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10, unusable drive space [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1(64-bit), i want to dual boot it with ubuntu 13.10(64bit), I shrunk the C: drive by 20 GB. created a bootable pendrive and booted through it Partitions when i clicked on ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Don't get first menu where you choose between operating systems

I have just finished installing Ubuntu again. This is not the first time I have done this, but I had to restart from a computer that only had Windows on it. And I wanted to install it alongside ...
0
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0answers
102 views

dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 & Windows 8.1 problem

I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in separated HDDs. My windows 8.1 pro installation is an upgraded windows 7 home premium one, so, it's installed as the same way as windows 7. now, I installed Ubuntu ...
1
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1answer
85 views

Installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 8 already installed

I don't know that if it sounds confusing but what I want to do is that install windows 8 along with Ubuntu 12.10 (already installed). I have windows 8 previously installed as well and I want to ...
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1answer
246 views

Unable to installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

Here is a duplicate of the thread, but I need an answer so I decided to open up another question. So, here is my problem, I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I boot up the ubuntu live ...
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0answers
98 views

How do I install Ubuntu on a Pre-installed Windows 8 laptop? [duplicate]

I spent this whole weekend trying to come up with a solution on my MSI GT70. Right now, I can boot using a Live USB under legacy mode with nomodeset. However, I have trouble with booting it under ...
0
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1answer
109 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 ...
0
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0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
409 views

Is it possible to do a dual boot for Acer Iconia W700?

I'm afraid to do this on my own, because this is my daily driver. Anyone have any instructions of a video that could guide me. Help!!! Windows is killing me....
3
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1answer
258 views

Partitions created in Windows are not showing in Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit alongside Windows 8, so I created some free space in Windows 8. When I try to install Ubuntu using a Live USB, the free space created is not visible and the ...
0
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1answer
253 views

Getting just Windows 8 (no dual boot) back from Ubuntu?

My Acer v5 was originally Windows 8 but I loaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I think overwrote the Windows 8 OS. I have tried every way I could find to see if I could locate the Windows 8 or Acer eRecovery ...
0
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0answers
59 views

error when Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 (32-bit) System

i'm a Windows 8 user. recently, i wanted to use Ubuntu along with Win8. so, I downloaded WUBI and started installing it. It successfully installed and rebooted. during rebooting it asked me which ...
0
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1answer
438 views

Ubuntu Replacing Windows 8 [duplicate]

I had 3 Partition(C(150gb),D(350gb),E(400gb)) and Windows 8.1 installed on C drive. I replaced Windows 8 with Ubuntu 13.04. Now I have only one file system(900gb). Is there any way to access data of ...
0
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1answer
75 views

Can I use Ubuntu installers partition tool (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have laptop less than year old with preinstalled Windows 8 (now updated to 8.1). I'd like to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows, I have read many instructions on web and watched tutorials on ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside Windows 8 - only get to grub prompt

I tried to install ubuntu 12.4.03 (64bit) alongside the pre-installed windows 8 (64bit) from a live DVD. The hard drive is HP 110-13 EG desktop computer with intel Core i3-324oT and NVIDIA GeForce ...
0
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1answer
278 views

Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04lts Dual Boot Issues

I've searched through here and have tried to fix this issue but nothing seems to work. I recently installed Ubuntu on my HP PC that came with Windows 8 pre-installed via UEFI. I'm new to Ubuntu and ...
0
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0answers
48 views

Having trouble booting into Ubuntu: May or may not involve that “/dev/mapper/cryptswap1” issue

Complete noob here with a problem... I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto my computer (default OS is Windows 8). When I tried to boot Ubuntu, the first thing that flashes on screen is the ...
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1answer
338 views

how do you get ubuntu for android via windows 7

I personally think that ubuntu touch is a great idea, but there is a problem with it: As far as I can tell, Ubuntu for Android can't be installed unless you have ubuntu on a computer. And my PC runs ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Will installing Windows 8 remove Ubuntu?

As of now I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7. I'm planing on upgrading Windows 7 to Win8. After upgrading will Windows 8 delete my current installation of Ubuntu?
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0answers
90 views

Dual boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 : Cannot see partitions [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Toshiba E45t-A4300 laptop running Windows 8.1. After booting from Live USB, during the installation process, it does not take me into the screen with the ...
0
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1answer
575 views

Installing ubuntu to my windows 8 tablet pc

I bought a samsung tablet pc and there comes windows 8 at the beginning of my tablet pc I want to install latest ubuntu version and delete windows totally but when i am trying to install ubuntu while ...
1
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1answer
113 views

Can I install Ubuntu on this SSD? [duplicate]

I reseted my Windows 8 notebook (Lenovo U410) and reinstalled. Now W8 is installed on my C drive and nothing is on my 24 GB SSD. That mean that SSD is free and I can use it for Ubuntu install? I don't ...
0
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0answers
786 views

Ubuntu Doesn't Boot on the Toshiba Satellite C55-A

I downloaded the most recent version of Ubuntu 64 Bit on the Site (13.10 I believe), and I installed it. This laptop had Windows 8 pre installed on it. I have looked everywhere but can't seem to find ...
0
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2answers
4k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Windows 8 Install No Disc/USB

I absolutely abhor Windows 8. I wanted to install Ubuntu, so I downloaded it and it took me to a bundle of folders. I went back to read the specific instructions for the download, and the first ...
0
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0answers
50 views

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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0answers
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“Successful” install allongside Win 8.1 but not showing as option in boot

I downloaded to DVD, installed it and it gave the message that it had installed successfully but when I boot the pc (HP Pavillion G6/win8.1/8gbRAM) it does not show up as a dual boot option, like it ...
0
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1answer
200 views

Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How to install Ubuntu on windows 8.1 Pre-Installed [duplicate]

Ive been reading all of the ask ubuntu questions i can find, but im still having trouble getting ubuntu installed on my new laptop! it came pre-installed with windows 8.1 and id like to dual boot with ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Installation of Ubuntu with windows 8

I´m new on Linux and I have the Problem that i can`t install it on my PC. The PC is original with Windows 8. I don't need the Windows I only want ubuntu on the PC but I am not able to install it. I ...
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2answers
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Dual Boot: Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows8 Grub doesn't detect Windows and even Boot repair didn't work

I have installed windows 8 in the partition sda4 (and ubuntu 12.04 was pre-installed) - partition screenshot below - and then tried recommended repair using boot-repair. But after boot-repair, Grub ...
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2answers
59 views

Installed ubuntu but not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 installed in my HP laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. I created partition with three drive, c, E and F. I started and entered boot setup and selected from Flash drive ...
0
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0answers
385 views

Cannot boot to Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3

I installed Ubuntu version 12.04.3 on my desktop and after that I cannot boot Windows. The computer has two hard disks (one is 2TB, one is 1TB). Before I installed Ubuntu, I have Windows 8.1 installed ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Ubuntu 13.10 installer not recognizing my windows 8.1 partitions [duplicate]

I recently put together a computer with windows 8.1 (installed on SSD), and I wish to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. However the installer does not recognize windows 8.1 nor does it recognize the ...
1
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1answer
91 views

Can't boot after booting into windows

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Then used Boot Repair and all was fine.The Grub boot loader showed-up and had an option to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Then I booted into windows. ...
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2answers
328 views

Not Getting OS Selection menu after Boot-Repair

I had Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed on my laptop with /home partition of about 246GB (and all other partitions like / and /boot etc. with variable sizes). I shrinked the drive and made a new one of 100GB ...
0
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1answer
43 views

can I use both ubuntu and windows 8 when I download online? [duplicate]

If I download ubuntu on my windows 8 , is it going to completely replace the windows OS in the sense that I cannot use windows 8 anymore on my laptop?
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1answer
72 views

I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install windows 8

I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install windows 8 via USB. I have a bootable usb stick and boot order is set to boot from the USB stick but it takes me directly to the GNU GRUB screen instead ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Installing Ubuntu to dual boot with windows 8.1, windows not recognized during install [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with windows 8.1 on my laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z400 touch. I am getting stuck at the Install Style screen because the ...