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Trying to clean Install windows 8 after Ubuntu has been successfully installed onto my system [duplicate]

Hello to all Ubuntu users. I am posting this message as my last resort to try and solve some issues I am having with my system. Here is some technical info: My laptop is Lenovo G500s Notebook, 8gb ...
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Ubuntu not showing as boot option in BIOS

I'm having loads of problems using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a machine with Win8 preinstalled. I have tried installing it 3 different times, using different configurations. The one i'm with now has a ...
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Neverending issues with grub (ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS with Win8 dual boot)

This is the most frustrating issue I have ever run into using Ubuntu and Windows in the same machine. I have an ASUS K46CB, 6GB RAM and preinstalled Windows 8.1 64-bits. I have successfully ...
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Windows 8 Ubuntu Installation

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu on my desktop via the desktop installer iso. Windows 8 is my current OS, could anyone help me install Ubuntu, as Windows 8 is stopping me from doing so?
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Install problem on UEFI, Windows 8 new desktop

I just bought an HP desktop, p6-2326s, which has windows 8 installed. I have tried booting a Ubuntu live disc but the machine won't boot it. When I bring up the UEFI boot menu it offers a selection ...
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How do I give Ubuntu 14.04 more space? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 for the first time yesterday, and I thought I would give it 75GB of space from my C: however, I didn't know I had to use 50GB for the installation and 16GB ...
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Preinstalled Windows 8 Not showing up on Grub 2, Ubuntu 12.10

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1522276/ Hi There, I've scoured everywhere & I'm still all very confused. Since I'm a total noob, I don't really want to touch too many files... I have an Acer M5 with ...
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Can't Reboot into Windows 8.1 from Ubuntu

I am newb in Ubuntu. Currently I am using an Acer V11 laptop with a pre-intalled Windows 8.1. I follow some guideline ...
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Recover windows partition in Mint [on hold]

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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install Ubuntu parallels with windows 8.1 in acer laptop [duplicate]

I have acer aspire E1-570 laptop with 2 GB RAM with 32 bit Windows 8.1 OS. Whether I can install Ubuntu parallels with windows 8.1 on my laptop.Is there any problem?
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Unable to mount disk in ubuntu 13.10.Please give me a solution [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/rahul/Shrinkable: mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" "/media/rahul/Shrinkable"' exited with ...
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Failed ubuntu-windows8 dual boot: Is uninstalling ubuntu the answer?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-472G with windows 8.1 So after installing ubuntu, something went wrong and I could not boot into windows8.1 and I cannot access my files in any drive except for my ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 with Windows 8.1 x64 and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have some questions around this: How can I install Ubuntu, so I keep the pre-installed Windows? In case I ...
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Win8 + Ubuntu 12.04: Grub loader menu is not shown any more

I am sorry if this is a duplicate. Several months ago I managed to get Ubuntu 12.04 working on my laptop together with preinstalled Windows 8. It was quite a complicated procedure and this forum ...
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Is there a way to get Broadcom 802.11ac WiFi (43b1) working on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have a dual boot of Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.10 on an ASUS G75VX with Broadcom 802.11ac Network adapter device 43b1. It seems that there exists no drivers for this adapter. I have done all of the ...
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Disabled Secure Boot and Enabled UEFI for dual-boot on Acer?

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop, which comes preinstalled with Windows 8, so it has this new UEFI stuff. To get the Ubuntu LiveDVD running, I had to disable the UEFI completely and switch to legacy ...
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I accidentally formatted my ubuntu partition and can't get to Windows [on hold]

From Windows, I accidentally formatted my ubuntu partition that had it already installed. I am getting to the grub rescue thing but with ubuntu gone I'm not sure what I can do. If I could get back ...
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How to work remotely on Windows 8 from Ubuntu 10.04

How can I work remotely on Windows 8 machine from my Ubuntu 10.04 PC? Is there any guide how to set up remote desktop and VNC this way? (I don't want to use TeamViewer).
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Mathmod source for windows [on hold]

i m from Argentina and I m working on a physic project and i would like to join the comunity of develloping add in to mathmod, how do i register and get the source code of mathmod for working on qt ...
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Can't access drive

So long story short... I removed windows 8 from my computer and installed Ubuntu. When I went to open up my secondary Drive (contains all my files from when I had windows 8) I get this error in ...
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Dual boot fails after updating Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual boot machine with windows 8 on Toshiba Machine

Last year i purchased a Toshiba machine with Windows 8 preinstalled. After hard time, i managed to have dual boot on both OS. But accidentally, i updated Ubuntu and now i can not get the dual boot ...
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Sound not working in laptop speakers. Headphones fine

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Dell Inspiron. I have hda-intel soundcard. For quite a few days now, my laptop sound is not coming from the speakers, and only from headphones. I have tried selecting ...
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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, Windows 8 not in boot menu

I cannot access Windows 8, but the files are all there. It just does not appear in the boot menu. I tried to dual boot. I did not use the run along side Windows 8 when installing, I used "something ...
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windows 8.1 not available in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have win7, win8.1 and Ubuntu installed, each one in a separate partition (win 8.1 is in a separate hard drive). windows 7 and Ubuntu are booted in Grub but not win8. before installing Ubuntu, secure ...
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Can you please provide step-by-step guide to dualbooting windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've currently got only Ubuntu installed but I'd like to dualboot it with windows 8.1. I've got the installation discs for both so that's not a problem. Yesterday I had win 8.1 and I followed a ...
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How to fix dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio?

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio that came pre-installed with Windows 8 in (I understand) UEFI mode. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. I already tried most of the ...
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Problem Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows 8

So I got a new laptop an Asus Q501L and I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8. I had problems booting to the LiveUSB but managed to work around the bios I ran the Boot Repair using the ...
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How do you mount a partition locked by Windows hibernation without dual boot [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu on a friend's laptop, completely replacing Windows 8. He has a backup ntfs partition that I left untouched after the operating system was replaced. I get an error in Nautilus ...
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Can someone please ELI5 how to install the Unity desktop onto my Windows 8.1 install? [closed]

As much as I'd love to, I can't use Ubuntu for everything, but I want to at least make Windows look like my favorite OS. I have no idea about the whole software architecture behind Unity/X, so I ...
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installation problem don't know what to do [duplicate]

I have a problem in installing the Ubuntu on my machine that runs Windows 8. I downloaded this file (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and when I started installing it I got two choices. I selected the ...
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Boot-Repair Broken Windows Boot

I have a HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I recently added a second hard drive and installed Ubuntu on it, but GRUB wouldn't display its usual GUI, just a command prompt, and I couldn't access ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside with Windows 8.1 but the system boot directly to Windows once I logged into Windows and restart

I was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my Windows 8.1 pre-installed PC. I was able to have the dual boot of the system. GRUB menu works fine, i.e. it shows both Ubuntu and Windows Boot Manager, and the ...
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problem after installing Ubuntu 13.04 on windows 8

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 os on my windows8. after restarting the machine, i provided the user name and passowrd, But its in the command prompt only. Its not going to show my desktop like windows. ...
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Partitioning and installing Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 12.04

My Dell laptop came with Ubuntu 12.04, with a single, ext4, 455Gb filesystem. I would like to install Windows 8.1 on it allowing me to dual boot, but I am not sure what to use to create the partition ...
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Problems to boot ubuntu partition after updating BIOS from my windows partition

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop L50-B-18E. So, one day the toshiba center asked me to update the BIOS, and I did. But now the menu that asks me what system do I want to start doesn't appear ...
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Problem boot from secondary disk (dual os instalation)

i have an asus notebook with two hard drive (ssd and hdd). The first one with windows 8, and the second with my documents. Yesterday, i install ubuntu int he second disk (creating all the 4 partitions ...
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Grub EFI entries and Boot-Repair

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with OEM Windows 8 on it. At first, my Grub menu didn't show at all, so I changed the /etc/default/grub file commenting the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. After ...
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Installing Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu UEFI Mode [duplicate]

I've explored the internet looking for a simple way to match my needs, but couldn't actually find something that fitted. I have a portable computer, a Asus N750JV with UEFI and I recall using GPT. I ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Win 8 Tablet - Acer Iconia w3

I am Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Win 8 Tablet, Acer Iconia w3. I have tried to boot from USB and DVD via USB drive. Any help would be appreciated. I am looking to wipe Windows 8 completely ...
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Folder Lock in Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Is there any way i can password protect or lock folder in ubuntu that can also be opened in windows 8?? I am using windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu to W8 Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I made a liveUSB on ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to boot Windows 8 from a flash drive and I get this message. I see the conversion for the linux. Is there one for the windows?
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Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba U940-101 with Windows 8 preinstalled. The install tool doesn't give an 'install alongside Windows' option and also doesn't show the existing partitions. ...
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Does upgrading window 8 to window 8.1 will affect ubuntu

i have a window 8.1 update to my laptop.But am afraid that after updating window 8 it will affect the grub menu and i wont able to boot into ubantu..is it safe to upgrade to window 8.1 ??
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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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How do I reinstall VPN from Windows 8?

I have VPN private internet access; I saved it onto my hard drive when switching from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04. The file is VPNinstallerWIN.exe. I downloaded Wine and have set up the configuration ...
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How to set up GRUB after 14.04 and Windows 8.1 are installed?

I have installed Ubuntu x64 bit on my Toshiba Satellite laptop. If I turn off the UEFI boot and change to CSM boot, Ubuntu will load. If not, Windows loads like normal which is fine. My other ...
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How to make a bootable W8 flashdrive?

I am currently trying to reinstall W8 on my home laptop that came with W8 that I removed and have installed UbuntuGnome 14.04 on. Turns out I need W8 for some school and work related stuff. Any idea ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu Live CD on preinstalled Windows 8 laptop

I bought a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 yesterday. I want to install Ubuntu, (latest version), alongside Windows. There is an assist button on the laptop to enter the boot option menu, (otherwise, ...