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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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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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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
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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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186 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
106 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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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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Did I install Ubuntu correctly?

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
49 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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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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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
74 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
44 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
114 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
243 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
66 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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29 views

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
90 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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49 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
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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
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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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59 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 ...
0
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1answer
27 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
143 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 ...
0
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1answer
546 views

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
67 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 ...
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0answers
38 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 ...
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2answers
237 views

Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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2answers
222 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 ...
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1answer
922 views

Recover zapped GPT

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 beside Windows 8, and was having some problems with the installer not detecting Windows 8. I followed the suggestions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/287862/118240 ...
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1answer
184 views

Restore HP Envy dv6 to factory settings

I bought a HP Envy dv6 and tried to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04. Since I couldn't get it to work, I figured out that I could do it with Windows 7. The thing is that the wifi drivers aren't available, ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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2answers
63 views

Dual boot Ubuntu with Win8 with only 1 HDD and 1 partition

I'm wondering if its possible to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on a computer with only one hard drive (HDD, 750GB) which has only one partition (there are some additional small recovery partitions). ...
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1answer
53 views

Parallel access to NTFS system from Windows and Ubuntu

I have the Windows 8.1 as a host system and I'm using the VMware with Ubuntu 12.04 for work. The virtual machine's disk is a physical partition on my SSD disk. I wonder if is possible to have other, ...
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1answer
240 views

Install alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my new laptop. The option mentioned in the install guide to "install alongside Windows" does, however, not appear in the install wizard. When I select "Something ...
0
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1answer
267 views

Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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0answers
253 views

Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu in SSD/HDD system

I have a recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128GB (46 GB free space) and a HDD of 1TB (350 GB free space). Currently, I have installed windows 8 on the SSD (C drive) and I use the the HDD (D ...
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0answers
37 views

Can I dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu [duplicate]

Can one partition a Windows 8.1 hard drive and reserve, say, a 100 GB partition to install Ubuntu and successfully dual boot.
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2answers
75 views

[I get different partitions on Gparted and Windows]

Ive been trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with my previous installation of Windows 8. Please note that my notebook is 4/5 years old, came with Windows 7 on it. The thing is that in windows ...
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2answers
307 views

No previous OS detected when installing Ubuntu 13.04

I am able to try Ubuntu 13.04 using a live usb. However, when I attempt to INSTALL UBUNTU... I am told that no existing OS is detected on the hard drive. When I get a new laptop, I do intend to ...
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1answer
74 views

Where is my Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 using the iso file from official website. In Ubuntu 12.04, I used wubi to install and then it was clear that Ubuntu was installed in Windows. I installed ...
0
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1answer
157 views

Partitioning on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop. In said laptop I have windows 8.1 and 4 partitions. My partitions list are as follows: System Partition - Size:350 MB - simple driver Driver C (My windows 8.1) - Size:150 GB - ...
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0answers
64 views

Ubuntu Partition on Windows 8 Machine

I have an ASUS Q400A, running Windows 8, and would like to add an Ubuntu 12.04 partition to the hard drive. However, each time that I select the "Install Ubuntu" option from the boot menu, the screen ...
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1answer
362 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.04 along Windows 8 on acer predator

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside an existing Windows 8 installation. I have shrunk the existing partition where windows is installed in order to make room for Ubuntu. I booted Ubuntu ...
1
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1answer
73 views

How do I make sure my partition returned to my primary OS after uninstalling Ubuntu

I tried installing Ubuntu (On a new computer that came with Windows 8) so I would have a system running Unix for my school assignments. I installed it using wubi.exe (this one: ...
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0answers
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I'm trying to download Ubuntu using Unetbootin but it's imperative that win 8 (my current OS) stays as well [duplicate]

Before I reboot with Unetbootin. Is there anything I should do to ensure that I will still have a dual boot option. My hard drive does not have any partitions.