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Adding grub2 menu entry, error: invalid filesystem?

So I am in a long-winded attempt to set up an ubuntu/windows8 dual boot. After running boot repair, there are 2 ubuntu entries (one is a recovery), 4 windows recovery entries, and a regular windows ...
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Dual Boot Problems Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with Windows 8 pre- installed. But when selecting Windows 8 to boot i get following error. error: unknown command ´drivemap'error: invalid EFI filepath I ...
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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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Ubuntukylin Desktop 13.04 wouldn't boot after changing Windows 8 bootloader settings [closed]

Yesterday I installed Ubuntukylin 13.04. Everything was fine until today I changed Windows 8 metro bootloader settings to Ubuntu as default and waiting time 5 seconds. Now when I boot into Ubuntu, ...
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invalid signature error while entring in window dualboot with ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 so it works perfectly. But after I enter on Windows 8 it shows this: ERROR: INVALID SIGNATURE What should I do to run my Windows OS with ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't restart unless Windows 8.1 is first started and then shutdown

This is very strange. I have an Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 8.1 dual boot set up on my Asus N56VZ laptop. After shutting down Ubuntu, I can't restart it unless I first start and shutdown Windows 8. I'm not ...
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Dual Boot - Windows 8/Ubuntu

I bought a new Desk top AMD x64 PC. It came pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed the latest stable version of Ubuntu with no problems. I now find that I can't access Windows 8 because there is no ...
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Installing Ubuntu under windows on windows 8 [duplicate]

Is it possible to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 and Windows 8, both 64bit?
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How do I get my laptop back to windows 8 from Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

So I thought it would be fun to try a new OS. I tried to pair Ubuntu with my Windows 8 ASUS laptop. For some reason it didn't work, so I downloaded the usb boot version(I think it is 12.10). After ...
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how to forward ethernet internet from ubuntu pc via wifi stick to windows 8 laptop

This is my setup: Ubuntu PC connected via Ethernet connection to a LAN that has internet connection has a WIFI stick, (the router does not have WIFI support) Windows 8 Laptop with ONLY WIFI (no ...
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Windows 8 crashed after ubuntu 12.04

Windows 8: I had windows 8 on my laptop - lenovo G500 essential, 1TB hard disk. I shrinked C drive and obtained 435GB as unallocated space. BIOS: I disabled secure boot and enabled uefi. Installing ...
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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. i cant for the life of me see on my windows machine these shared drives. ive also had the netbois name equal my workgroup name. ...
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I installed ubuntu from wubi alonside win8 can i get the gnu grub insted of the win8 bootloder

hi i have successfully installed Ubuntu alongside win8 (using wubi). I installed Ubuntu on a separate hard drive but the win8 bootloder is slow. Can i get grub in some way? I have attempted booting ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12 on Windows 8 machine with UEFI

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a windows 8 machine, but I'm unable to do it. After the point where the installation checks if I have enough space, an internet connection, a check box for updating the ...
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Installing ubuntu over windows8.1 [duplicate]

I have windows 8.1 pre-installed in my laptop. But I really didn't like it. Ubuntu is much better. I don't have much knowledge related to how things are done. I want to install Ubuntu in place of ...
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How can I read the Windows 8 licence key with Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu on my Laptop. Is it possible to read the Windows licence key under ubuntu? (I guess it is hidden in the Windows registry somehow)
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Battery drain after dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 and Sleep problem in windows

New to the forum here, had hoped for a better beginning to the open source world then this. I had never installed Ubuntu before until a week back, followed all the precautions so that I didn't fall ...
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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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repair windows 8 bcd/mbr

I was working on a dual boot and my windows BCD Is gone. I need it to run windows (clearly) I acquired a live CD for Ubuntu but I don't know the terminal command to restore boot data. So any and all ...
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Ubuntu took my windows username, kindof

i used a program that will put an iso on a usb stick. so thats what i did with ubuntu. i installed it through windows onto another drive. when doing it this way, its asks for you to give ubuntu a ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 dual boot [duplicate]

How can I use these both OS on my laptop, without having to reinstall one? For my personal use I always had Ubuntu installed (13.10 32bit) as my single OS. Then for my new job I needed to install ...
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Lenovo ideapad S510p install ubuntu 12.04

I bought an Lenovo ideapad S510p. By default Win8 was installed. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with secure boot it was a little bit of trouble :) ) and all works fine but it starts really slow. Inside ...
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I am considering changing to Ubuntu from Windows 8.

Will I still be able to use Yahoo mail and Google Chrome if I switch?
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VM Player 6.01 on Win 8.1. Ubuntu on VM, internet connect fail

How do I connect to Internet on Ubuntu 12.04 installed in a VM Player on a Win 8 machine?
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Windows 8.1 clock time always wrong

I am using dual boot operating systems on my Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. The time in Windows remains correct while I keep using it. But when I log into Ubuntu and ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows 8 - Kernel panic unable to mount root fs

I've attempted to follow several guides including this guide that links to this video. No matter what I do, I always get this error come up AFTER the grub menu and I click either Try Ubuntu or ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 Boot Manager [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with the installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. First of all, after completing the installation process, my PC just boots into Windows straight away. I fixed this issue by ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

I am looking to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. While installing Ubuntu from Live CD, I see the whole hard disk as free space even though Windows 8 is already installed and there are 3 ...
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VM Loading Windows 8.1 dual-boot partition

I just decided to try out Ubuntu (I'm new to Linux, so bear with me please). I had Windows 8 installed and want/need to keep it. Is it possible to load my Windows 8 partition in a VirtualBox, or any ...
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Boot manager fails to start [duplicate]

I'm dual booting Ubuntu from a laptop that originally had Windows 8. Having installed Ubuntu using Wubi I now get this error when I try to boot Ubuntu: Windows failed to start. File: ...
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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 and can no longer boot into Windows. GRUB shows Windows 8 as an option but when I select it I see the Windows logo for a minute and then the screen ...
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How to migrate from Windows Live Photogallery to digiKam?

I'm thinking about moving from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. I have been very happy with the Windows Live Photogallery application for managing my photos. I have a simple folder structure having one folder ...
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Dual boot with windows 8 and heating

I have a laptop, model: HP dv6 6116tx. Its an entertainment laptop. It works with Windows 7 but I upgraded to Windows 8. Now I am willing to use Ubuntu for my final year project as it is easy to do ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win 8 problems [closed]

Before I begin : I have read many of the questions and solutions available here and on other sites to no avail. I hope I am not asking a duplicate question, but I am an admitted Linux novice. My ...
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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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Problemas Particiones ntfs

Buenas mi problema es que tengo una laptop con windows 8 pre instalado y le instale ubuntu en un dual boot todo funciona de maravilla excepto que la partición que deje para datos cuando intento ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu 12.04 Windows 8.1

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 earlier. I tried to install another Windows 8.1 OS HDD into my computer. The system made a boot menu automatically with Win 8.1 Entry, but it does not work. I get error ...
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Can I erase Windows 8 and install Ubuntu instead? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new laptop computer and have been unable to install Ubuntu alongside the Windows 8 operating system. I used to be able to install Ubuntu alongside a Windows OS but with Windows 8 ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8 randomly shuts down after installing Ubuntu dual boot

The title says most of it. I believe this is a BIOS issue. Upon startup I have several options to boot into, including: Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 33.11.0-15-generic ...
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Upgrading dualboot to Win 8.1

I have my Ideapad Y400 dualbooting Ubuntu 13.10 and Win8, both in EFI. I don't honestly know how I managed it. Is there any chance that updating Win8 to Win8.1 via the Microsoft Store would break my ...
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I want to boot Ubuntu from a old PC internal HDD with USB adapter

i have an HDD with Ubuntu from my old, broke notebook, i have a HDD2USB adapter and i need to boot it from this external HDD. If i take of the Win8 HDD and place the ubuntu's one, all work's fine, ...
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dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 & Windows 8.1 problem

I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 in separated HDDs. My windows 8.1 pro installation is an upgraded windows 7 home premium one, so, it's installed as the same way as windows 7. now, I installed Ubuntu ...
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Mounting usb-drive via virtual box [duplicate]

Recently I've installed virtual box and installed windows 8 on it on my ubuntu 12.04. The problem is when I insert usb drive, ubuntu can recognize it, but virtual box (windows 8) cann't! What can I do ...
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Overheating and Windows 8 won't load

I'm using an Acer Aspire v5-471 PG Touch. Specs: Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz System Bios V2.13 NVIDIA GeForce GT NVIDIA Optimus Windows 8 pre-installed I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it ...
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“You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible”

You have installed on Sda7 a Linux version which is not EFI-compatible. It is probably incompatible with your computer. Please install an EFI-compatible system. For example Linux-secure-remix-64bit ...
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Unable to mount Windows usb

So I tried to make a bootable Windows 8.1 USB, when i did that and plugged the USB into the USB port I got this message: Unable to mount Windows USB Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ...
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how to run ubuntu 13.10 along windows 8?

i cannot dual boot between 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 ,could anyone have the solution? after i tried to install Ubuntu in a part ion i cannot see the dual boot menu.now i cannot use 8.please help