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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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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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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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1answer
25 views

Clarification on sharing NTFS and installing GRUB2 with Windows 8.1

I have a small amount of experience with installing Ubuntu (i.e. dual-booting on a Macbook and replacing Vista on an old HDD), but I am now planning on dual-booting my Asus laptop (currently running ...
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1answer
32 views

Recovery Partition in Windows 8 hogging space

Ok, I am trying Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. I have used Ubuntu briefly when I had Win7 but that was many many years ago, and went by a lot easier. The issue I'm having is that Windows 8.1 has a ...
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1answer
56 views

How to install Windows 7 in a PC running Ubuntu 14?

I moved to Ubuntu 14 and love everything about it, that is of course until I recently got a job. It has a strict Windows 7 eco system. they do everything there and I personally am saddened but I need ...
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2answers
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Too many Partitions on drive, can't dual boot ubuntu alongside win8 on Thinkpad

I have a Thinkpad S431 with Windows 8. It has a 128gb SSD, and My partitions are WINRE_DRV, Windows8_OS, Lenovo_Recovery, 7gb Hibernation Partition. I also have allocated 20gb for Ubuntu. When I ...
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0answers
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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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1answer
61 views

Ubuntu '/home' mount point in subfolder of shared partition?

I have a dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 machine. Currently, I have one ext4 partition that is being used as my '/home' mount point in Ubuntu, and one NTFS partition that I am using to redirect ...
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136 views

New laptop, Windows 8.1, attempting dual install. Ubuntu installer doesn't 'see' existing OS

Though I've used Ubuntu for a few years, I'm new to installation. Previously I had help and now I'm doing it alone (moved across the world). Windows 8.1 came preinstalled on my new laptop (Toshiba ...
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1answer
76 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installer won't recognize free spaces

I use disk management in windows 8 to free some spaces(50 GB). In the installing there was two options: 1-replace Ubuntu 2-Something else. I choose something else but it shows two drives but I have ...
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45 views

Ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot gpt

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed and I want to install windows8.1 . I have created a partition for windows . I have a separate boot partition but I heard I needed a EFI partition.I still have 300mb ...
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1answer
60 views

Make a link for a folder located inside windows 8.1 disk (ubuntu 14.04)

I want to make a link on my desktop for a folder located in windows 8.1 disk ,every time I make a link to that folder it just doesn't work after a reboot
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1answer
113 views

Ubuntu installer does not see windows 8 after changing partitions

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu (and Windows 8 for that matter). Here is my story so far in case these details matter. I have a brand new windows 8 machine, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. ...
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3answers
459 views

Failed to access Windows 8.1 NTFS partition from ubuntu 13.10, even after disable fast startup

I am using ubuntu 13.04 32 bit and Windows 8.1. When I try to mount Windows 8.1 NTFS Partition it is showing this error messageas below. Previously I was using windows 7, but I have no problem to ...
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1answer
49 views

NTFS Freespace Issue: Disk Partitioning for Dual Boot System?

Am about to partition the 1GB HDD on my existing Win8 installation, in preparation for installing Kubuntu 14.04. Issue is that the Win8 partition program is saying that about half of the remaining ...
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2answers
554 views

Boot-repair can't complete a repair under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my computer. The installation program wouldn't recognize my Windows 8.1 installation, but it could see the NTFS-partitions. I figured that I could make the ...
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2answers
64 views

Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
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1answer
87 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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39 views

accidentally formatted windows 8 [duplicate]

when I am installing ubuntu 13.10 I accidentally formatted windows 8. Now I am not able to access windows. I had four partitions in windows now i have only one partitions. Will it be possible to ...
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0answers
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Install Linux next to Window after reserved Linux SSD is broken

I have (or had) two disks in my laptop: a SSD, where I had Ubuntu installed, and a HDD, where 50% was used for Windows 8 and the other half for lvm2 used in Linux. However, unfortunately my SSD is ...
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1answer
47 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside, 13.04. Potential boot loader issues

Below is an image of my hard drive partitions as they exist currently. /dev/sda4 is Windows 8 /dev/sda9 is Ubuntu 13.04 /dev/sda5 is where I plan to install 13.10 as I am currently not using it ...
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Windows 8.1 Uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

Im am very new to Ubuntu (and linux in general). I downloaded it onto a CD to use on a different computer, and now i want it off my main computer. When I started it up, i was prompted with the ...
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2answers
529 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 ...
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1answer
171 views

Would Ubuntu 13.10 work on unallocated space with Windows 8.1?

I've not been able to find this answer anywhere else. Are you able to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on unallocated space? I did this with Windows 7, but I had to cover all of those ...
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303 views

I don't get this message: “If you have Linux installed, please reinit its boot loader”

I just used Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition 2014 on my Windows 8 to transfer space from one of my Windows logical partition to my Ubuntu Linux partition (I have only one partition for Ubuntu). ...
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0answers
54 views

Did I install Ubuntu correctly? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives. The first has Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10 on the second drive, a SSD. I wanted to put GRUB on this drive, so that I didn't have to touch or mess with ...
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2answers
59 views

Partition Deleted Switching from Win8 to Ubuntu

I have freshly switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.10 right now. But to my surprise the whole hard disk is a single partition and I can not see my old data. I used the Option ' remove w8 blah blah ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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3answers
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Is it safe to Defrag Windows 8 while dual booting Ubuntu?

I have owned my laptop now for about 8 months a feel its slightly slowing a bit and I think it is time for a Defrag. Should I be worried about windows 8 effecting the Ubuntu partion part of my ...
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2answers
81 views

Intalled Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 and it goes only to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS without turning off Fast Startup in Windows 8.1 as I was unaware that this needed to be done. I've installed Ubuntu many times before, but this was my first time with ...
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No operating system found - Windows 8 retail install

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside my current Windows 8 installation. I have already deactivated Fast Startup and have confirmed that my laptop does not support UEFI. I can successfully ...
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1answer
49 views

broke Ubuntu with the Windows disk management tool

I initially had 3 partitions: -Windows 7 -Ubuntu -Data (no OS) I had grub2 as a boot loader. I used the default Windows disk management tool to shrink my Data partition and install Windows 8. ...
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1answer
189 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 ...
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1answer
399 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 ...
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1answer
71 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 ...
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files missing on ntfs partition [closed]

I have the following setup Samsung series 5 ultrabook, i5 (3rd gen), 1TB HD + 250GB SSD, NVidia 620M graphics card with optimus, Windows 8.1 (single lang), Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have three primary ...
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2answers
125 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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56 views

accidentally covered UEFI partition by GRUB while installing Ubuntu with WIN8 [closed]

I have just tried to install Ubuntu and run parallel with WIN8. As I wanted to adjust the new Ubuntu partition, I used the something else option while using the USB thumb drive with the Ubuntu install ...
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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 ...
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0answers
106 views

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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0answers
70 views

Cannot format HDD after Windows 8

I've just installed ubuntu 13.10 on my SSD, and I want to format HDD, where previously Windows 8 was located, but I cannot do that using standard Disk application in ubuntu (It gives error: "Failed to ...
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1answer
44 views

Ubuntu installation shows used space as free

I wanted to dual boot ubuntu and windows 8. I followed instruction found in Internet to create unallocated space from Disk Management in windows 8. But, I cannot see that space in my ubuntu ...
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2answers
157 views

After trying to get ubuntu 13.10 to recognize windows 8 install windows 8 won't boot

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 using a LiveUSB but when attempting to install Ubuntu, it didn't recognize my Windows 8 install. I did a couple things trying to get it to ...
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1answer
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Created Partition but not showing up on install wizard - dual booting ubuntu 13.10 on WIndows 8

I know there are dozens of similar questions and sorry for asking another one, but I can't find an answer that tells me about my problem. I created a 10gb partition in windows 8 which is now ...
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1answer
74 views

install ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8

I recently bought a AUSUS N550 notebook with windows 8 preinstalled. Now I wanted to install ubuntu 13.04 LTS along side window8, but not able to do it. I found lots post that say to disable secure ...
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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 ...