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1answer
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How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message?

At one point I tried to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a USB or a CD. It is a Windows 8 computer. It didn't work, so I eventually gave up and did it with a USB. Ubuntu works fine now, but ...
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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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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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Dual boot menu not showing up (Windows 8 and elementary os) [closed]

I've installed elementary os on my Sony Vaio Pro alongside Windows by selecting the "Something Else". I have tried this guide (tried disabling secure boot too): ...
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1answer
90 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 ...
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0answers
40 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 ...
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2answers
80 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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2answers
80 views

Is disabing Secure Boot needed for Ubuntu 14.04 dual-boot with Windows 8 UEFI

I've read some guides on dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows 8, but all of the guides I have read are about older versions of Ubuntu. They recommend disabling Secure Boot because there is a bug in the ...
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2answers
55 views

Is my windows booting in UEFI Mode or Legacy Mode?

I want to Install Ubuntu beside Win8 (by this guide),but I don't know if my windows booting in UEFI Mode or Legacy Mode(and it's important to this guid(in the "DUAL BOOT ISSUES" subtitle). so.. how do ...
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0answers
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Error while installing windows 8 along xubuntu on uefi [duplicate]

I was installing installing xubuntu when I accidentally deleted my pre-installed windows 8. To reinstall windows 8 I changed the boot mode to CSM (as windows doesnt show up in efi menu). On clicking ...
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1answer
51 views

HP ProBook 4740s - Win8 OEM + Ubuntu 14.04

Is it even possible to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win8 OEM on this laptop? When I set UEFI hybrid and disable SafeBoot I'am able to boot from DVD with Ubuntu, and install, but I haven't found a ...
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1answer
43 views

Windows 8 not available in GRUB

I tried to install Ubuntu next to windows 8 (because I really don't like windows 8) but ubuntu lacks some of the things I need that I had on windows 8 for a class I am taking right now. Ubuntu is ...
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1answer
59 views

Problems recovering Ubuntu OR Reinstalling Ubuntu alongside Win8

I am trying to get linux back running on my laptop that has Win8. It used to run before I upgraded to Win8.1 but now, whenever I choose Linux in the boot menu it just returns some messages saying ...
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2answers
52 views

Update Windows 8 broke my GRUB

Any update W8 broke my GRUB. Normally, the boot-repair all repaired, now can not cope. Details: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7612713/ Can you advise something?
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1answer
366 views

Lenovo G500 how do I turn off secure boot to install Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 8.1. I have gone through the manuals in the internet and in "askUbuntu" but I have found no solution. I have turn off "fast boot" option in Windows as ...
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0answers
69 views

Windows 8.1 blocking Ubuntu's access to my HDD

So I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Ideapad that comes with Win8.1 and the moment I start the setup I see that the HDD is inaccessible, neither from the install app or from Nautilus. The ...
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0answers
44 views

How do I replace Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I understand this is an Ubuntu forum so it might be a little weird to ask how to install over Ubuntu, but I thought this might be a good place to ask. I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu and Windows ...
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0answers
316 views

Error in boot repair after installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I`ve installed Ubuntu 14 in my note following instructions from some tutorials in the internet, I had to enable legacy mode to boot from pen drive. Basically, I created the following 4 partitions in ...
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3answers
427 views

Dualbooting Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04(Current OS)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 64-bit laptop. I had Windows 8.1 on it. While installing Ubuntu 13.04, I accidentally selected the option to erase everything on the disk and install Ubuntu, and as a ...
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1answer
117 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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0answers
129 views

Running Ubuntu on t300la [duplicate]

I recently got a Asus Transformer Book 13 inch (t300la) and would like to install ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 install. I was able to turn on CSM and boot my live usb with ubuntu 14.04 on it, ran ...
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4answers
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How to fix dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio?

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio that came pre-installed with Windows 8 in (I understand) UEFI mode. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. I already tried most of the ...
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1answer
142 views

manually installung Grub2 after Windows8.1 update 1

After boot-repair failed to install (both with secure boot disabled and enabled), I decided to try running grub-install manually using the following command. sudo grub-install ...
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4answers
652 views

Cannot load Windows 8 Following Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

This may be a duplicate of question that another user has posted, but unfortunately when I try to access the question I get a message stating that the original question was removed for moderation ...
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0answers
539 views

Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu Problem (UEFI)

I just installed new Ubuntu 14.04 in my Laptop. (Lenovo IDEAPAD Y410P). In installation process Ubuntu advice me to create a bios_boot partition. So I made it. Once the ubuntu installed, the grub is ...
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2answers
85 views

Problem with dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8

I have got a new Lenovo y510p with 8.1, When I tried to install Ubuntu, It did not detect the USB. So I changed the boot mode to legacy and selected priority to legacy first. Before that I had also ...
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0answers
209 views

Disable Quickboot? Dual Boot 14.01 with Win8 on Dell Inspirion Laptop

I have an new Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop with an existing version of Win8 installed. Am trying to install 14.04 on it maintaining the current installation of Win8 as a dual boot. The Ubuntu UEFI wiki ...
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1answer
311 views

Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8

I'm attempting to dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already had Win8 installed and have Ubuntu installed, and when booting I am given the option to boot either Win8 or Ubuntu, but when I click ...
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1answer
3k views

dual boot ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 not working [duplicate]

so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop. the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown. i tried following this: ...
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0answers
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Dual-Boot Lost after Windows 8.1 Upgrade [duplicate]

I had a UEFI dual-boot setup of Ubuntu Saucy + Windows 8. After the 8.1 upgrade the machine boots straight into Windows. I can't even seem to boot from the live USB drive even though I've disabled ...
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2answers
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UEFI install UBUNTU 14.04 Along Windows 8 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I have a preinstalled windows 8.1 with secure boot on. i installed ubuntu 14.04 in uefi after which it showed the boot menu for first time, then i booted into windows and then when i started the pc ...
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1answer
445 views

How to boot Windows 8 from a legacy MBR partition in UEFI mode via GRUB?

This question is similar to the answer of Dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8 (GRUB - error: can't find command drivemap), but Windows 8 is installed on a legacy partitioned drive. ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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1answer
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Dual Boot problems 13.10

my windows 8.1 loads up fine if I turn on secure boot but for me to load up ubuntu I have to change my settings to legacy mode and the reason I installed it this way was because it wouldnt display the ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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Ubuntu will not boot after trying to install Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am running the last version of Ubuntu. I was trying to install Windows 8 to do a dual boot with Ubuntu. The only disk I had was a Windows 8 recovery disk. The disk ran for a while, then the message: ...
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0answers
24 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 via USB with UEFI [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a bootable USB drive, and it shows up in the boot menu, but when I try to select the USB to boot from that and install ...
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1answer
119 views

How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but I can't do the partitioning because Ubuntu does not recognize Windows 8.1. Everything was OK in Ubuntu, but when I shut down Ubuntu and booted to ...
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0answers
163 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 ...
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1answer
845 views

Acer aspire V3-571 UEFI and fast boot issues

I have windows 8.1, and I want to give ubuntu a go. I started looking at a few dual boot guides and tried disabling fast boot and switching to legacy BIOS. When looking for fastboot setting, i went ...
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1answer
149 views

Grub chainloader doesn't work with Windows 8 [duplicate]

What should I enter below to run Windows 8 from the Grub menu? I'm a total newbie, and it doesn't work from the beginning somehow. Ubuntu works perfectly fine, but Windows gives me some error message ...
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1answer
65 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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0answers
23 views

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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2answers
624 views

Can't boot to Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

First of all, I know a lot of people has asked this question, but after revising a lot of questions, I didn't find my answer so I ask here because I'm desesperated and I need a solution... Here's my ...
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2answers
509 views

System BIOS doesn't show Ubuntu as boot option after installation?

After trying and failing many times to create a bootable USB, I finally managed to create one using Universal USB Installer from PenDriveLinux.com. I created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit ...
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0answers
44 views

Ubuntu/Windows 8 Dual Boot Issues

Recently I was able to dual boot my pre-installed Windows 8 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04; however, I had to delete the Ubuntu partition. Because of this I had to restore my laptop to factory settings. ...
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1answer
577 views

Installing Ubuntu GNOME dual boot on Sony VAIO Pro, EFI problems

I recently bought a Sony VAIO Pro 13 and after witnessing the horror that in Windows 8, I decided to attempt to install Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 as a dual boot option. During the install process I ...
0
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1answer
176 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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2answers
188 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
768 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 ...