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How can I install ubuntu in VMware workstation in windows 8?

I bought a new sony vaio laptop. I found that I cannot dual boot in this system (model sve15136cns). When I try to use it on a Virtual machine (VMware) it suddenly shuts down.
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Why can't I boot into Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 8?

Once I reboot it after the installation, it brings me to a screen to choose Windows 8 or Ubuntu. When I click Ubuntu it brings me to a screen with this options: Reinstall windows Change the language ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installation not detecting pre-installed windows 8

I've done a lot of searching for an explanation to this. I have a new computer with Windows 8 pre-installed. This was my procedure: partition the hard drive from windows 8 to make room for ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu / Windows: to boot one or other I have to manually change os mode selection [duplicate]

On a new Samsung laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed I installed Ubuntu. I'm not an expert at all, I've just followed various instruction available in the web. Now, if the OS manual selection is on ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro choices for Ubuntu install. Which is better?

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Surface Pro. There are two option that others suggest. First is to install Ubuntu as the sole OS and use a restore disk every time I want to use windows. ...
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How to mount a Windows 8 partition [duplicate]

I am not able to mount my Windows 8 partition. Trying to do so leads to the message: Error mounting /dev/sdb2 at /media/josh/Windows 8: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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During an installation typed sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda, now windows 8 cannot start

During my installation of Ubuntu from a USB drive it couldn't detect my hard drive. I researched and learned that if I deleted my raid (or whatever sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda does) then Ubuntu would ...
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Windows 8 no longer boots after Grub wiped out the Windows Bootsector

I was using Win8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10... There is an entry in GRUB for W8, but when selecting it - GRUB comes back again, so Windows never boot up. I can only launch my Ubuntu. /dev/sda1 * ...
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HELP Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot on SSD

I want to slowly migrate my OS from the mess that's Windows 8 to Ubuntu, but I still want to have Win8 for the time being. My system is: i7 3770k, G. Skill Ripjaw X 8GB 2133MHz Ram, Crucial M4 256 GB ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installed

I installed Ubuntu on my Compaq CQ58 (pre-installed Windows 8) with the UEFI Diabled and with a LiveUSB. I did the partitions on my pc and used 100GB for Ubuntu. Ubuntu installed and said that i had ...
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After install ubuntu 12.10 cannot boot to windows 8 ( pre-installed)

recently I have bought a lenovo z580 with pre installed windows 8 and I have installed ubuntu 12.10 ( secure boot was enabled when I was installing ubuntu after the installation I disabled it) I can ...
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Can I delete windows after Ubuntu using wubi? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, and it works great. I need storage space, and would like to stop using Windows 8, so can I delete Windows and keep using Ubuntu? Since I installed Ubuntu using ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB? [duplicate]

I bought a Compaq pc with Windows 8 a few months ago and now I want to install Ubuntu but still keep Windows 8. I tried Webi but when my pc restarts it read ERROR 0x000007b. I know that Windows 8 has ...
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Error PXE-e61 after instaling Ubuntu 12.04(x64) in a pre installed Windows 8 Machine

AFter following the steps that are presented here(Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system), I could not boot the pc, even back to windows 8. I partitioned the Hard Drive, ...
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Installing ubuntu on uefi enabled PC

Wait. this is not just another question on running ubuntu alongside windows 8! I have asus n56VJ notebook that comes preinstalled with windows 8. My final aim is to have ubuntu with windows 8,which ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on HP Envy dv4-5220us (pre-installed Windows 8)

I just bought a new HP Envy dv4 5220us laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. The first thing I did was format the HD remove all secure boot/UEFI options in the BIOS and - after a futile attempt at ...
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Installer (LiveUSB Ubuntu 12.10 ) don't detect windows 8 preinstalled Acer Aspire V3-571G-9686 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Acer Aspire V3-571G-9686, this but I've not been able to do it. Becuase the installer do not detect any operative systems previously installed (in my case Windows 8) ...
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Any known problems installing 12.10 x64 on an SSD with Windows 8?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus G73JW. It has an SSD with Windows 8. After a few scary installs in the past, I was hoping I could check in here and see if anyone knows of any potential ...
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Cannot get windows 8 to boot after ubuntu 12.10 install (different hdds)

I just took the plunge into Linux, with Ubuntu 12.10. Not knowing if I would like Ubuntu enough for it to become my main OS, I installed it alongside of my existing OS, windows 8. When installing ...
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Windows 8 Dual Boot on standard bios (Without UEFI)

I am using old computer standard phoenix BIOS, it does not have UEFI. I was installed Windows 8 first, then Ubuntu. When grub installed, I can't access Windows 8 anymore. update-grub can't find my ...
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Invaild EFI file path - can't boot into windows 8

I have installed Ubuntu on my lenovo ideapad Y580 ( with win 8) Ubuntu works great, but when I use grub to select windows , error can't find commend 'drivemap' invaild EFI file path what does it ...
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want to put ubuntu on a samsung 700z3 running windows 8

Wy question is: I want Ubuntu on my laptop and get rid of Windows. I had Ubuntu before and I love it. How can I bypass the UEFI so I can get Ubuntu on this laptop so I can be back on what I love? ...
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UEFI boot results in a black screen [duplicate]

I recently bought a new Dell ultrabook with UEFI active. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 so that I can dual boot between them. So I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on USB drive. After ...
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Install Windows 8 alongside with Ubuntu

I used Windows 8 before install Ubuntu. I left 40GB space to install Ubuntu alongside with Win 8. I manage to install Ubuntu 12.10 and I created 4GB space for swap partition and rest of them for the ...
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Wubi's Ubuntu files

Can I access to Wubi's files from Windows? I saved a few files on my Ubuntu desktop and I'd like to access them even when I'm running Windows. Any help?
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Ubuntu 12.10 on Intel Atom tablet

I have an Intel Atom n2600 tablet which was running Windows 8, but got excited about Ubuntu and decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 on it. It detected all necessary hardware (camera, WiFi, bluetooth etc) ...
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Wubi after upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8

I've seen a lot of questions about Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a new machine with Windows 8 pre-installed and that UEFI stuff, but nothing useful about upgrading from win7 to win8 and Ubuntu. I have a ...
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networking Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8

When I had Windows Vista on one machine and Ubuntu 11.04 one another machine both on the same router (Sagecom modem/router) I could access the files files in both direction on either machine. Now ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 grub error

I recently purchased a new HP Laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed in it. Then I installed ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable usb-stick. Now when I restarted my Laptop, instead of showing grub menu in which ...
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Wubi installer for Windows 8 [duplicate]

Will it format the drive, I install it to? Like if I install it to C:, will it format C:?
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Catch-22: No Ubuntu to install AMD driver for initial Ubuntu install through Win8. [duplicate]

Without going into unnecessary detail, I purchased a laptop with Win8 pre-installed, spent a couple days troubleshooting/learning how to get Ubuntu 12.10 to load up from both a flash drive and a ...
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rdp windows 8: can the resolution on the remote machine be higher than the native windows 8 resolution?

I am running ubuntu 13.04 and installed windows 8 via KVM (libvirt). Unfortunately, the resolution in windows 8 is very low, it's 1024x768. As far as I can tell windows 8 and higher resolutions are ...
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Unable to find Boot Screen to install Ubuntu , with windows 8 installed

I am trying to install Ubuntu, with Windows 8 installed on my system. But I am unable to get the GRUB boot screen to select the Operating System, as it is UEFI secure boot protected. Can anyone help ...
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Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10 on an Ideapad U510 [duplicate]

I have (very) recently purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad U510 with a 24 gb SSD, and was quite disappointed with Windows 8. So I am considering replacing it with Ubuntu 12.10. I have some experience in ...
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The Ubuntu installer can't see the Windows 8 partition during installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, but when I get to the installation type screen I don't have any option for installing alongside Windows 8. Ubuntu says I have no other operating ...
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How to switch between windows 8 and Ubuntu?

I have been using Windows 8 pro previously then I installed Ubuntu with the Windows installer. The installation was successful but when I start my computer it doesn't ask me which OS to boot and it ...
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Ubuntu on USB is not consistent between computers

I'm very new to Ubuntu (second day using it) so I may not know all the terms of what I'm trying to say. I set up Ubuntu on a 32GB USB drive with a 25GB partition to save all my data on. This works ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from a USB on my Windows 8 laptop

Yesterday I set up Ubuntu on a 32GB Sandisk flash drive. I booted it up on my Windows 7 PC, and it works flawlessly. I haven't had any problems getting it to boot with USB priority on that machine, ...
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should I write over windows 8 efi

Am dual booting ubuntu 12.04.2 and pre installed windows 8. I don't want to mess with the windows efi as I don't have the disk and don't know what will happen. I could not determin from ...
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wubi said files is missing after selecting UEFI and csm [duplicate]

After installing ubuntu using wubi and selecting UEFI and csm UEFI as disabled in samsung series 5 with window 8, wubi said files is missing. Do i need to install with wubi again? i read the ...
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How to change from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

SO, I have been trying to get ubuntu linux on my windows 8 pre-installed VAIO laptop. The USB stick containing the ubuntu boot wasn't working right, so I went into the BIOS and changed UEFI boot to ...
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how to get back windows 8 after 12.10 installation

The UEFI thing screwed my head a bit while trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 in Dell 7520, I made separate partition in Windows 8, installed Ubuntu via liveUSB it went well, but Ubuntu didn't load. So, I ...
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Dualboot with windows 8? Problems with partitions

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on a sony vaio that runs windows 8 natively. After booting from cd I arrive at the point where I have to choose the partition: First of all, I come to a page where ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.10 instead of Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop (4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel core i3 2.4 GHz) with 2 Partitions: one For data and one for windows 8 x64. Actually, I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 instead of Windows 8 but keeping Data ...
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General Advice on Ubuntu [closed]

I am interested in installing Ubuntu as an additional operating system, but I am not sure, yet. Before reaching a final decision, there are some things I need to know about Ubuntu: Where can I ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 12 with Windows 8 and use Secure Boot? [duplicate]

I have Asus G46vw notebook pre-installed with Windows 8 and Secure Boot. I want to dual boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12 and use Secure Boot. In order to actually have the BIOS recognize the USB drives ...
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XPS 13 Dual Boot New 1080p Edition 2xUSB 3.0

I just got the newest version of the XPS 13 yesterday. Has anyone managed to get an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot figured out? I tried all of the step-by-step instructions listed here: ...
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Ubuntu is not there after installation

After a lot of trouble with the UEFI-BIOS, my new ASUS 2220, running Windows 8, accepted booting from a live-USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. Even better: installation of Ubuntu ran without any ...
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window 8 installation with already using dual boot window 7 and ubuntu

i am already using windows7 and ubuntu as a dual boot with EasyBCD software. now i have a another seperate drive for windows 8 installation. ( i try to directly installation in different drive but ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 12.10 and windows 8 Dell Inspiron 15 r

I purchased a new Dell 15R laptop which came with pre installed windows 8 64 bit and ueifi boot. I made a ubuntu 12.10 dvd and loaded it. When i started installing my installer could not recognise any ...