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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot problem

I have Asus X550C laptop which came with FreeDOS on it. I installed Windows 8.1 on it and then Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Then when I rebooted the system only Ubuntu was booting up. I updated grub using sudo ...
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2answers
47 views

How to install Ubuntu in my Windows 8.1 (pre-installed genuine) computer?

I run Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion computer. I have not partitioned my hard-disk yet. I want to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. Can anyone help me with step-by-step procedure?
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Can't install windows 8.1 still goes to Linux [duplicate]

So I just brought Windows 8.1 full version and I can't boot into it I go to the boot menu and click CDROM but it still boots me into Ubuntu.
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2answers
47 views

I have a CD to upgrade to windows 8.1. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I brought a CD to upgrade my windows 7 to 8.1 pro, I use windows 7 alongside ubuntu on my PC. So if I proceed with the upgrade will the GRUB get damaged or only the windows 7 erases and 8.1 gets ...
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0answers
27 views

can't boot back into Windows 8.1

i have ubuntu 14.04 lts installed on a live usb (well drive) Local Drive (E:) and i can get to try ubuntu no problem. but whenever i try to get to my real os (windows 8.1) it will just go to ubuntu. ...
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3answers
64 views

Easiest way to move from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

For my study next year, my computer has to run Windows. It's a requirement. Right now, I want to get used to it a little more, so I plan on installing Windows preemptively. I'm currently running ...
2
votes
2answers
95 views

i installed ubuntu but i want to go back to windows 8

My laptop had windows 8 preinstalled and then i installed ubuntu 14.04. But now I want to reinstall windows 8 and dual boot the two but I don't know how to get my product key or get the windows 8 iso ...
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0answers
25 views

How to safely remove a Ubuntu-Windows dualboot? [duplicate]

I tried to do this one time before, but it completely failed. I wiped all of it's partitions, and reclaimed the partitions within Windows, however, that messed up GRUB and I couldn't get back the the ...
1
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1answer
38 views

Add space from a NTFS partition to Ubuntu

So, i installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 on a 15 GB partition i took from another drive . Ubuntu splitted it into 2 partitions of 7,96 GB and 7,04 GB and i realized that it's kind of small so i ...
1
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1answer
64 views

Repairing Windows 8 from Ubuntu USB boot [closed]

My student has a Windows 8 netbook (no cd/dvd drive) which reports "No operating system" when turned on. She has has a windows 8 repair dvd (not very useful without a drive!) and a copy of that dvd ...
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1answer
139 views

Wine: How can I make Wine applications look like Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Wine and I realized the applications look terrible. I wanted the look and feel of Windows 8 on my Wine applications, how can I go about doing this? Thanks!
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2answers
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How to Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu?

I have a computer which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to dual boot with Windows 8. I can not find any instructions for installing Windows after Ubuntu is already installed. I am only ...
0
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0answers
40 views

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 ...
0
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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 ...
0
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1answer
97 views

Ubuntu 'disappeared' on Windows 8.1 update

As I have a very poor internet connection, I have only recently been able to update to Windows 8.1. Up until then I had been using a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (13.04) where I was givent the ...
0
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1answer
99 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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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. ...
0
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1answer
43 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 ...
0
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2answers
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Why Windows 8 is a lot faster than Ubuntu 13.10 on the same laptop?

I am not a Windows fan. I don't like Windows. But, for my curiosity, I temporally installed Windows 8 on my machine (a Samsung NP300, Intel Core i3, 4GB Memory). I observed that it's a lot faster ...
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1answer
571 views

Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. I can't for the life of me see on my Windows machine these shared drives. I've also had the netbios name equal my workgroup ...
0
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2answers
148 views

Dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have a laptop that had Windows 7 previously installed but now has Windows 8.1. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. But I was curious on how to do this properly and in the case that GRUB messes up ...
0
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1answer
420 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 ...
2
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1answer
75 views

Accidentally departitioned in Ubuntu installation - now boot manager doesn't work

OK, I've spectacularly failed at the Ubuntu installation process, and my new computer is now unusable. I realize that this is somewhat of a specialized case, but I'd really be extradinarily grateful ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Grub does not load up even after running boot-repair

I had a successfully running computer with dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 until I made the drastic decision to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 was fine but I discovered ...
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votes
1answer
39 views

Installing from the windows intaller, does it erase my other OS? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on Windows with windows installer but it does not ask if I want to install it on a partition, so I assume they are going to erase my old OS, Will this happen?
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0answers
782 views

GRUB not appearing at WIndows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 after Windows 8.1 and GRUB is not appearing. I tried what is in this topic, but it doesn't work for me. Can you help me?
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1answer
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Windows 8.1

I have a laptop with installed Windows 8.1 x64. I want to intstall Ubuntu 13.10 (x64 of cause) in dual boot with it. I've made bootable USB stick (using unetbootin) with Ubuntu and tried to boot with ...
0
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1answer
63 views

I cannot get ubuntu to boot up on windows 8

I have set the priority to USB drive, turned off fast boot, turned off secure boot. I have tried multiple times and ways. I am fairly new but from what I understand is ueif or such is different. What ...
0
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1answer
111 views

Lost windows Partition Reinstalling Ubuntu

I updated Ubuntu 13.10 and my wireless and ethernet connections stopped working. After trying to get it sorted to no avail I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. I did have a dual boot with windows 8, but it ...
2
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0answers
339 views

sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
0
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0answers
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Ubuntu On Windows 8 On HP 2000 Notebook PC [duplicate]

I have been trying to follow guides all through internet for installing Ubuntu, but Windows has hijacked my system in such a way that I am unable to install Ubuntu even after 2 months of purchasing ...
0
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3answers
906 views

Rollback to Windows 8.1 From Ubuntu 13.04

while trying to install Ubuntu I accidentally wiped out the HDD and now my Windows 8 is gone and I'm trying to install it back whether alongside with Ubuntu or alone. I downloaded the windows 8.1 ISO ...
0
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0answers
47 views

Trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, there is no option for it, it just says there is no OS detected.
0
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2answers
734 views

How Do I Reset my Ubuntu Password on a Laptop That Came with Windows 8 Pre-installed? [duplicate]

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed and uses UEFI (the successor to BIOS) by default. It has been working fine for me for a few months. I decided to install Ubuntu with the goal of a ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Can I keep Windows 7 [duplicate]

A friend in my college introduced me to ubuntu It looked nice but I also love the Windows 7 OS, and if i Did download Ubuntu and install it, he said that when I boot my system it gives me a option to ...
0
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2answers
357 views

Is it safe to dual boot? [closed]

I used to use Ubuntu on an old laptop a few years ago, now that laptop is dead, and I want Linux for developing (Windows doesn't really like Python), so I'm considering dual booting on my main ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How can I backup my pre-installed Windows 8 before I install ubuntu?

I'm really new to Ubuntu, and I want to install it (Ubuntu 13.04) alongside my Windows 8 pre-installed laptop (Toshiba L850/046). I wanna be able to pick between the two at startup, because as much as ...
0
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2answers
716 views

Ubuntu files are not accessible through Windows 8 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit alongside genuine Windows 8. I can access both through Grub boot menu (Though the Windows 8 is shown as 'Windows 8 UEFI recovery'), but the problem is, when I ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Fuzzy/Blurry fonts on Ubuntu compared to Windows 8 (sample screens included) [duplicate]

Just comparing a few websites/links opened on both, Ubuntu and Windows 8. As you can notice, the fonts in Ubuntu are a bit blurry. Please help me fix it. http://imgur.com/a/RAn7B Note- Can't post ...
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2answers
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Which version of Ubuntu is the most stable in a dual boot with Windows 8?

I am running a laptop with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I had been running with the dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04, but had a disc failure (unreleated to linux) and have had to start over. I had some problems ...
0
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2answers
953 views

GRUB not showing on startup

I have a laptop dual booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13. When the computer boots, it goes straight to windows. The only way I can get to grub is to reboot windows into advanced boot mode with ...
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0answers
474 views

WIN8 dual boot ERROR : can’t find command drivemap invalid EFI file path

I clicked "Reset BCD" in EasyBCD in Windows 8, as I thought it would reset the EFI and I'll be able to install Ubuntu. At that time, Ubuntu installation would stop and throw error grub dummy error ...
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1answer
193 views

switching from windows 8 to Ubuntu. A few questions to ask before hand

I have the microsoft office applications and am wondering if I will still be able to use these. If I want to switch back to windows will I be able to do so? I have an Acer ultrabook with a 30gb ssd. ...
0
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0answers
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Clean install on hard disk drive [duplicate]

I got the 64-bit version of ubuntu 12.04.2 desktop and I burned the .iso onto a CD-R, turned the computer off, changed, in the BIOS, for it to try and boot off the DVD drive first. The computer did ...
0
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1answer
793 views

How do I hide GRUB entries?

I recently followed this guide to dual-booting OEM Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and now I've got an awful GRUB menu full of redundant entries. All I want are two entries: one for Ubuntu, and one for Windows. ...
0
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1answer
143 views

unable to boot in windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't boot in Windows 8, I can only boot in the recovery. Before that, I installed fedora over a Ubuntu installation and I was having the same problem. Here is my ...
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5answers
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How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...
0
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1answer
496 views

Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu more official way

I Know that there are more questions about dual booting windows and ubuntu. However mine is a little different. I did my research but I did not find any solution at my problem at this group. I have ...
0
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3answers
6k views

Installing Ubuntu, on a Windows 8 laptop, without a CD. Can it be done? And what is the normal time for download? [duplicate]

I have a Aspire laptop, Windows 8 pre-installed with 8 GB of ram. I have tried to download via thumb drive but it won't download. So I wanted to know there were any other ways to download it without a ...