An operating system from the Windows NT family of operating systems from Microsoft, released in 2012 and the successor of Windows 7. Introduced UEFI as a replacement for legacy firmware/BIOS and required computer manufacturers to enable the "secure boot" feature.

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Can't install Ubuntu because I don't have enough free space

This is my first post and my first day using any Linux-based operating system. Two days ago I dropped my HP Windows 8 laptop. I got the error: Boot device not found. Please install an operating ...
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Boot from a partition (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion g7 laptop and I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04 from my flash drive just recently. Installation went as normal and I created a 50 GB partition for it. ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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VMWare Player - Unable to share folder. (Host-Win8, Guest-Ubuntu)

VM shared folder settings: What all I have tried: Reinstalling VMware tools. Uninstall, install VMware tools. Turned Windows Firewall off. Edit out /etc/fstab to include the following: ...
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having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on Windows 8 machine (HP ENVY 17t j000)

I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop. I have tried burning the .iso file to a blank DVD and have also used Universal USB Installer for the USB stick option of installation ...
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Dual Win8 + Ubuntu…now I can't put Windows to sleep

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. Ever since then, I'm not able to put my computer to sleep in Windows 8. I click sleep, and it goes black, then just turns back on. After some ...
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How can I install Windows 8 as a dual boot over an existing Ubuntu installation

I found many tutorials on how to do the opposite: Add Ubuntu onto an existing Windows Install. I can't find any that will let me install Windows 8 as a dual boot over Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!
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Mouse scroll wheel does not work for ubuntu 12.04 running under Hyper-V for Windows 8 Pro

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 lts on a Hyper-V virtual machine (MS Windows 8 Pro) and I need some help with the mouse driver. The mouse responds fine in general: the cursor's moving, left/right click works ...
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Secure boot prevents loading of Windows 8 in Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (x64) onto my Windows 8 machine. Ubuntu loads fine however, on the boot menu when I select boot Windows 8 it comes up with a series of errors: I also have ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on Sony Vaio SVF15218SN

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio SVF15218SN laptop, but I am unable to boot Ubuntu. I disabled the Secure Boot option. Please suggest some solutions.
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Linux Mint install failed, trying Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I tried to install Linux Mint 15 on a Windows 8 laptop. The install went fine, but after rebooting, all I got was a command line. After spending most of the day dealing with that unsuccessfully, I'm ...
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Question about dual-booting 13.04 and Windows 8/8.1 [duplicate]

So, after learning that in order to boot into Ubuntu from a usb drive, I had to go into my bios and change the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy, I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04. Now, when I restart ...
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How do I boot to Windows 8 from Ubuntu 13.04 on a dual-boot EFI install? (No Grub) [duplicate]

So I just got a brand new Dell XPS 13 which comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 and dual-boot. I made a bootable USB, booted up the Ubuntu installer and found that ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu on a pc with Windows 8 preinstalled. After installation Grub showed Ubuntu entries and Windows 8 Boot Manager (or something similar), selecting it I got: /EndEntire file path ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on a preinstalled Windows 8 system w/ UEFI

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.04 to work on my desktop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed and the UEFI system. Needless to say, I'm having trouble. The desktop in question is an HP Pavilion ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 I used Ubuntu Boot Repair (as usual) to reinstall the GRUB and visualize the other OS installed (ie. Windows 8). Unfortunately,this time something didn't work at all, and ...
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How do I use EasyBCD as bootloader with Windows 8 and UEFI?

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I didn't find an answer here. Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit was installed offline just a few hours ago on one ext4 partition, and a swap partition was also ...
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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 ...
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Disk error occurred

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside my Windows 8, but after that my Windows 8 is not loading. a disk error occurred it says. Then I restored the MBR using boot repair, but again it is showing the ...
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Making Ubuntu Default OS

Yes, I know this question has been asked many times, but I've read through those Q&As and haven't figured it out. I'm trying to have 12.04 boot up upon turning on the computer. As of now, ...
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Disk Check Dual boot

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu with windows 8 on a new laptop. I have sorted out the flash-drive with the iso, set up with the Universal usb installer. I have then set the laptop to boot from ...
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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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Windows 8 partition does not boot

I am unable to boot my Windows 8 partition, I have tried using boot repair several times. I no longer see the EFI folder in my Windows partition. I have tried editing the 40_custom file: ...
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It is possible to run Ubuntu alongside Windowns 8? [duplicate]

So, I´ve just bought a new laptop and it came with Win8, nevertheless I need to install Ubuntu on it, running alongside. At the Ubuntu website there is information only for Win7, none for Win8. ...
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Windows 8 will not start

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed on my i3 laptop. Suddenly, Windows 8 stopped booting. I tried sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda2 which tells me that could not wake up from hibernate
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Which version do I need to download? [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 computer, but it says I have a 64-bit OS, and I'm confused as to whether or not I need to download the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, or the 64-bit, since it says to ...
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How to get Windows booting after uninstalling Ubuntu?

I had a dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04+ Windows 8, Windows 8 being the primary system. I decided I don't need Ubuntu at the moment, so I wanted to uninstall it. Here are the steps I took. Used EasyBCD ...
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Ubuntu 32 bit or 64 bit on windows virtual pc on 64 bit windows 8?

I'd like to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows virtual pc on 64 bit windows 8. My laptop has corei7 processor, so I know that it can support 64 bit ubuntu. But I'm not sure what would be the best choice, ...
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Grub boots windows 8, but not ubuntu 13.04

So when I start my computer grub comes up just fine and I have 4 options. Ubuntu; Advanced options for Ubuntu; Windows UEFI bkgbootmgfw.ofi; windows boot UEFI loader. The Windows boot UEFI loader ...
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Make Ubuntu 13.04 visible Windows 8 Network

I have searched all over for this and have not found an answer that works yet. I am setting up a printer/file server that is running 13.04. I would like to use Samba to do this. I have gotten the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8 dual boot problem where Windows 8 doesn't boot

I will brief about the problem, that how it started. I purchased a Sony VAIO (SVE15133CNW) laptop on May-2013, with pre-installed Windows 8 After couple of days I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using USB ...
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Installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with a pre-installed Windows 8. Neither boot!

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an E-series Vaio with windows 8 pre-installed. To do so, first I shrinked windows 8 partition (using the windows software). Then I burnt a 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04 Live ...
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Wary of locked Windows 8 BIOS [duplicate]

I've been looking for a good inexpensive laptop to purchase and throw linux on, but when I was in line to purchase one, the store rep mentioned that its BIOS was locked to Windows 8, and that Linux ...
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no grub2 boot menu

i installed Ubuntu 13.04 after using windows 8 for a while. everything during installation went smooth and fine but after the reboot, i am unable to boot into Ubuntu as my computer directly boots into ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu or Windows 8 after Ubuntu 64-bit install on Samsung series 7 Windows 8 laptop, error “All boot options are tried.”

I have a Samsung Chronos 7 laptop (NP770Z5E) pre-installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it, so I can dual boot. Here is what I've done: Updated BIOS to lastest ...
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Need Help Fixing Grub after Installing Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Alongside Windows 8 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 with UEFI

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would like to run Ubuntu alongside it in a dual-boot configuration. I've spent the past week fiddling around, re-installing both ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 13.04 after installing alongside Windows 8

I've tried running boot-repair a few times with diffrent settings, to no avail. paste.ubuntu.com/5948482 paste.ubuntu.com/5948580 paste.ubuntu.com/5948657 When an option does appear in the BIOS to ...
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Running Ubuntu on PC- A Couple of Questions?

I am currently thinking about buying a new laptop, and I want to buy a PC for its good price to hardware ratio and run Ubuntu on it because I do a lot of app and web development work. My questions ...
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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. ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 32 bit in a 64 bit machine? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 64 bit machine (Asus N56VJ) and I was asked to install a 32 bit Linux OS at the university for a programming course. The main problem is that I'm not able to boot from CD (already ...
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ubuntu can't detecte windows 8 [duplicate]

I have Acer-Aspire V5-571G laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 . When I try to install Ubuntu by Wubi give me error message . So I installed it from usb while I'm installing, it doesn’t detect ...
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Reformatted Windows 8 laptop not loading Installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 [duplicate]

I have a new(er) HP Pavillion G6, and I completely wiped the hard drive to install ubuntu primarily, with a small Windows 7 partition. I created a partition for "/", the "/home" directory, a little ...
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How do I install Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

I have seen a many questions about installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8. I, however, will be installing Ubuntu 12.04 this weekend and plan on buying windows 8 sometime in the next few months. ...
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Dual boot menu with Ubuntu and Windows 8 not showing up

I know a lot of posts have been written, and I had read most of them when I encountered the problem. None of them solved the problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 on top of Windows 8. ...
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Which partition to select as device for boot loader in an EFI mode install? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (to dual boot) on my new laptop. Since there is already an EFI partition on the disk, I didn't create another one (as suggested in: ...
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Dualboot windows 8 uefi and ubuntu 13.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I am trying to dualboot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. Windows 8 is installed in uefi mode with secure boot disabled. To install ubuntu i followed this guide: ...
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Burg + UEFI + Win 8 multiboot

Intro: After some trail and error I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on my Win 8 preinstalled Lenovo Ideapad Y500. So far I've had two problems: Grub detected the windows 8 install as a ...
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Boot menu does not show up - dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04

The question I raise does not describe what troubles I am in, since there have been so many posts here discussing the same problem. I tried to make myself clearer by running Boot-Repair. And here is ...
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How to run Ubuntu 13.04 on an External Hard Drive?

I have an external hard drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on it. I have a Samsung ATIV Book 8 running windows 8. When I go to boot, I get the Grub menu and can boot into both windows or ubuntu. ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8

I am able to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 and beforehand I partitioned my harddrive and have 500gb unallocated space that I would like to use for Ubuntu. During Ubuntu installation, it does not ...