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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 ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Windows 8, Motherboard Settings inaccessible

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8 preinstalled with 1 Terabyte Hard Drive and 4Gb RAM. Now the thing is, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit version via a flash drive and status on the that moment was ...
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“Windows Installer Ubuntu” from Windows 8/8.1

There was an easy "Windows Installer" that I remember using several times long time ago. I almost sure there is NOT a "Windows Installer" for WINDOWS 8. Is there a way to create the project or see ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 13.10 on Lenovo G510

I recently got a Lenovo G510 laptop with windows 8 pre loaded. I wanted to dual boot ubuntu with this windows and was stuck at trying to understand secure boot. Right now I know of these steps to ...
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how to dualboot with Windows 8.1, for the comically inept

So I have a Lenovo Laptop (1TB, 4 GB RAM, AMD) running windows 8.1, and I've basically spent the past day trying to get Ubuntu dual-boot up-and-running on my laptop (I need it to run programs for ...
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Boot loop on windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x running windows 8.1 on the onboard HDD. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive, with grub boot menu.However when I try to boot into windows 8.1, it goes into ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 8 causes Realtek audio problem

For a long time I thought it was Windows which randomly caused the headphone audio jack to not work randomly but finally I found out the source of the problem. I have a dual boot, windows 8 and ...
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efidisk read error w/ dual boot Ubuntu 12.04.3 in asus n56j

I'm installing Ubuntu in my asus n56j machine. The idea is that I would have a dual boot machine between Windows 8 and Linux Ubuntu. I've followed this steps in the bios system, encountered here ...
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Invalid signature error while booting Windows 8

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 get my Windows back?
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Replacing Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I am trying to wipe out Ubuntu 13.10 from my laptop and install Windows 8.1 instead. I formatted my hard drive and deleted the old partition. Now when I try and boot I get this error: error: no ...
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Can't see windows 8 in grub after installing ubuntu

Let me preface by saying I'm new to this whole scene of installing a second OS on a partition, as well as operating and navigating Ubuntu, so I need the simplest explanations you can offer. I just did ...
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broke Ubuntu with the Windows disk management tool

I initially had 3 partitions: -Windows 7 -Ubuntu -Data (no OS) I had grub2 as a boot loader. I used the default Windows disk management tool to shrink my Data partition and install Windows 8. ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu? I want to dual boot

I currently have Ubuntu installed and an empty partition to install windows in (NTFS). If I launch boot repair after installing windows , will it restore the dual boot functionality?
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grub rescue no file error

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8 it works fine. When I just use Ubuntu only but once I restart and use Windows and then switch off and again switch on something error displays with grub ...
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Is it possible to do a dual boot for Acer Iconia W700?

I'm afraid to do this on my own, because this is my daily driver. Anyone have any instructions of a video that could guide me. Help!!! Windows is killing me....
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How can I boot back into Windows 8 after intalling Ubuntu?

So, I have a Dell Laptop, and I've been interested in Dual Booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, just because Ubuntu seems interesting and I enjoy fiddling with things. I have Ubuntu up and running, but now ...
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Wifi not getting connected in Windows 8 but getting connected in Ubuntu. How is this possible? [closed]

I have Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I first installed Windows 8 and then Ubuntu 12.04 OS (through wubi.exe. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows) in my system. The problem ...
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Wifi not getting connected in Windows 8 but getting connected in Ubuntu. How is this possible? [closed]

I have Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop. I first installed Windows 8 and then Ubuntu 12.04 OS (through wubi.exe. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-with-windows) in my system. The problem ...
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Installing Ubuntu (black screen error when trying to use live USB) [duplicate]

I've been trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8 on my new laptop. I've download the latest version of Ubuntu (13) I then used this as a guide to help me. I did everything they said. When I got ...
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Partitions created in Windows are not showing in Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit alongside Windows 8, so I created some free space in Windows 8. When I try to install Ubuntu using a Live USB, the free space created is not visible and the ...
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no bootable devices | Win8 UEFI + Ubuntu | after boot-repair “winEFI detected, do you …”

I have a Dell Precision M6700 with Win8 preinstalled. Wanted to install Ubuntu. I am not an expert on grub/boot/UEFI stuff, so followed advice on different forums. Did the following: unchecked ...
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Can't view files on Windows 8 partition

I seem to be having a problem with Windows 8 on my desktop PC (not able to boot), so I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu to see if I can use it to access my hard disk and hopefully recover at ...
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Getting just Windows 8 (no dual boot) back from Ubuntu?

My Acer v5 was originally Windows 8 but I loaded Ubuntu 13.04 and I think overwrote the Windows 8 OS. I have tried every way I could find to see if I could locate the Windows 8 or Acer eRecovery ...