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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
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Installed Ubuntu on Windows 8 from USB drive, now I can't remove it and need to have it in to boot to Ubuntu

I've see other answers to this issue: When to remove USB stick after install? They say to do some sort of grub-install to the boot device with Linux installed on it. However when I do: sudo fdisk -l ...
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Is it safe to Defrag Windows 8 while dual booting Ubuntu?

I have owned my laptop now for about 8 months a feel its slightly slowing a bit and I think it is time for a Defrag. Should I be worried about windows 8 effecting the Ubuntu partion part of my ...
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Asus K55VD problem booting into Windows 8.1 After Ubuntu installation

Please help. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and now I'm unable to boot into my pre-installed Windows 8.1. I partitioned my hard disk into four partitions excluding that of Windows and installed Ubuntu ...
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Grub rescue after installing Ubuntu 13.10 next to window 8

I try installing Ubuntu 13.10 next to windows 8 on my laptop, but I was all the time booting on windows 8...so I execute a boot repair from a live USB... and since then I'm getting a nice black screen ...
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Connecting Ubuntu to internet using Windows 8 as bridge?

I have a Dell Inspiron 660s running Windows 8.1, and I just did a full boot of Ubuntu 13.10 onto a Dell Optiplex 330 that was previously running Windows XP. My goal is to connect to the internet by ...
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Installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 8 already installed

I don't know that if it sounds confusing but what I want to do is that install windows 8 along with Ubuntu 12.10 (already installed). I have windows 8 previously installed as well and I want to ...
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Unable to installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

Here is a duplicate of the thread, but I need an answer so I decided to open up another question. So, here is my problem, I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I boot up the ubuntu live ...
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Is it possible to pull data off a linux hard drive using windows 8.1?

My Ubuntu laptop died recently and I've pulled the hard drive out of it. I'm trying to read the data on it from a windows 8.1 laptop but I don't think its recognizing the file system. I've tried ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Pre-installed Windows 8 laptop? [duplicate]

I spent this whole weekend trying to come up with a solution on my MSI GT70. Right now, I can boot using a Live USB under legacy mode with nomodeset. However, I have trouble with booting it under ...
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Attempted to dual-boot, when I select Windows 8 loader, GRUB says “unknown: drivemap”?

Last night I booted Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB, and selected the install alongside Windows 8 option. I'm able to boot Ubuntu now with no issues, however, now I cannot access Windows 8! When I select the ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu 12.04.3LTS

I am having installation problem on Asus K55VD laptop.I selected Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 and after clicking to Continue it restarts my laptop and I cannot install Ubuntu. Please help. ...
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Ubuntu keeps restarting while installing with alongside win 8 option

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Win 8.1. I have downloaded the image and written to an usb and trying to install. I tried install Ubuntu option. I am able to reach the Install ...
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Get back Ubuntu data after reinstallation of windows

I found a similar question here, Is there any easy way to get Ubuntu back after reinstalling windows 8? but the description of the question seems too technical for me, so apologies for posting this ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 in a dual boot set-up but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would and now I would like to remove it. I have read over steps to do this ( restoring MBR ...
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problem installing and dual booting ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8 on dell inspiron 3537

I recently bought a windows 8 pre-installed dell laptop. I created a boot-able USB using LiLi bootable USB creator with 13.04 iso file for 64-bit (amd64) downloaded from ubuntu official site and ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 Wifi Isn't Working Properly on Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed a Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot on my Asus UX32VD with Windows 8.1. Everything in Ubuntu works perfectly, except for the wifi. It can connect to the network initially, and it says that ...
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Windows 8 does not boot

I have a Samsung laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. Today I tried to install Ubuntu 13. 04. I chose the option "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" and it worked well. After finishing the ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a network drive for Windows 8.1 File History?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP Mini, place it next to and connect it to my TV and use it as a file and media server. I also want to use it for backup, using the new File History feature in ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition in Windows 8.1 PC with UEFI firmware [duplicate]

I had purchased a new ASUS G55V Laptop, that comes with installed Windows 8. A few months ago, I tried to install Ubuntu on a separate partition. However, things went haywire and my laptop was ...
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I cannot dual - boot windows and ubuntu 13.10

Disk Information: I have 10 partitions on my disk currently. Here is the gparted image of my disk. PARTITION--FILE SYSTEM--MOUNT POINT--LABEL--SIZE--USED--UNUSED--FLAGS 1. ...
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Cant boot from windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

i installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a dual boot on my samsung series 5 (NP353U4C) which came with windows 8 pre-installed. The problem is that i can't boot from windows 8 (loader) any longer, it just give me ...
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Intalled Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 and it goes only to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS without turning off Fast Startup in Windows 8.1 as I was unaware that this needed to be done. I've installed Ubuntu many times before, but this was my first time with ...
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Installed Ubuntu (dual boot) and now Windows 8 doesn't boot

It shows this whenever I try to boot windows from grub error: can't find command `drivemap'. error: invalid EFI file path. Press any key to continue... I've tried the automatic boot repair and that ...
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No operating system found - Windows 8 retail install

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside my current Windows 8 installation. I have already deactivated Fast Startup and have confirmed that my laptop does not support UEFI. I can successfully ...
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create recovery disk for win8 from ubuntu using Recovery partition files

I have a HP ENVY dv6 which came with win8. I deleted win8 from the computer when I was installing ubuntu 12.04. I didn't delete the recovery partition though. Now I want to go back and get the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer UEFI not recognizing Windows 8

As stated in the title, Ubuntu installer does not recognize Windows 8 and it will not offer the "Install along with Windows" option. Only "Erase everything" or "Something else". How can I solve this? ...
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Removing Windows 8 and keeping Ubuntu

I now dual boot with Windows8 and Ubuntu. I've decided to junk Windows forever. Is it better to format my entire drive before I reinstall Ubuntu?
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Multiboot not working after Windows 8 / Ubuntu “something else Installation type”

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 last night on a HDD that already has windows 8 on it by choosing "something else" as an installation type. sda1 might be a primary NTFS partition (not sure because Windows 8 ...