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(SOLVED) If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu 13.1 from XP computer [duplicate]

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu 13.1 on my XP computer. Now I have to uninstall Ubuntu, and I read several help comments on the web. So I installed easyBCD on the XP computer for rewriting the MBR ...
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Share files - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 - one network - password not accepted

I ask this question in SuperUser but no one helps me. I hope to get more attention here. I have three computers connected in one network by modem. I want to share files in this network in the most ...
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How to Re-Add Windows XP to grub menu after Ubuntu 11.10 Re-install

Basically, I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...
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What does CPU#0 stuck mean?

I tried loading a live disk of Ubuntu 12.04 on my XP computer and it keeps repeating "CPU#0 stuck for x seconds." Can someone please help me?
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I can't even make a CD of 12.04

I have an old Dell tower that is 13 years old. It has XP Home on it. I have never worked with anything but Windows systems. So I'm basically a total greenie A CD is just under 700 MB. I used the ...
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Sound and wifi card not seen by XP when dual booting ubuntu/XP

So I bought this old INTEL R52 which had XP sp3. All working well (sound, wifi, all). I install Ubunu, but I think I didn't leave enough space to let XP run properly. Re-installed XP, can boot either ...
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I changed to Ubuntu, lost my files. How do I get them back?

So as you guys will probably know, the support for Windows XP will be removed. I decided to change to Ubuntu and I already love it! However, I have found a major issue, and have lost all of my ...
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How do I uninstall Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu using a USB drive. It is dual boot. I want to get back to just Windows XP. I don't have the disk for XP though. Is there any way to do this? Please keep in mind that I'm almost ...
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How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?

I have installed VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows XP pro as the virtual machine. Now I want to have a shared folder which can be accessed on both, my host Ubuntu machine, and my WinXP guest ...
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SAMBA — Cannot access Samba share from XP

Cannot access SAMBA share on Ubuntu 12.04 box from XP box. SAMBA is up and running on the Ubuntu box. smb.conf has the correct windows workgroup name in it, and I can see the Ubuntu box from the XP ...
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 during 12.10 fresh install

ive been trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my acer aspire one 534h,using an iso from the official site and a 16gb flash drive using unetbootin. my aa1 is running factory settings (xp). it will boot ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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Installing in USB: “force” bootable USB, is it bad?

This is what I meant. I want to make sure that the C drive is not bootable and my USB is bootable by changing the settings in Windows. If you guys still don't know what I meant: I open the Computer ...
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Unbuntu 12.4 HDD files can't be seen by XP in external USB drive

Due to a powersupply malfunction I rescued the hard drive and placed it into an external USB storage box and plugged it into an XP professonal O/S computer to recover emails, music etc but XP cant see ...
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How to share the wi-fi connection with guest OS on Vitualbox

I am running windows xp as guest OS. How does one share the wi-fi network with the guest OS. I am using a proxy to connect to the internet.
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After Installing Win XP, could not able to load Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My System was having Windows XP in C: drive, then I installed Ubuntu in F: Drive. Everything was going fine. But I re-installed Windows XP due to some reasons and I did take care of F: Drive where ...
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Replace Windows XP with linux (preferably Ubuntu)

I have an OLD Dell Inspiron laptop with a 1.60GHz Pentium, 500MB RAM and a 75GB hard drive. It has a CD read and write drive (will it even play an 800MB CD?), it does NOT have a DVD drive, it has 2 ...
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HP Compaq Mini 110 OS questions

Ok guys my Windows OS makes my netbook go terribly slow so I've though of changing to linux. The netbook: HP Compaq Mini 110 I've seen a lot of the other questions asked and I would like you to: ...
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What happened to my Windows XP drive

I'm updating my new server, during that update, I need to update my old Intel E5200, Dual Core, 2 GB, dual 250 GB drives, Windows XP Pro SP3. Tired of Microsoft I decided to explore Linux (Ubuntu 14). ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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For old PCs, could we install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS even is in its end of life? [duplicate]

I have an old desktop PC Pentium 4 with 1 GB of RAM, and it really sucks with Windows XP or even with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and exactly when I want to watch videos or films, I ...
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Dual boot (Ubuntu and Windows XP) - Error: No such device XXXXXXX

I am completely newbie on Linux. Some years ago I installed Windows XP and Ubuntu on my notebook, in a same HD, properly partitioned. Today I reinstalled Windows XP, but now I got this error message ...
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VirtualBox gives “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted” error

I have VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.10 and some programs don't work on Wine, so I wanted to use a Windows XP SP3 ISO (for basic programs) and it gives me the error "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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Ubuntu vs Windows : Virus definition

Does Ubuntu gets a virus?? i think it doesn't but then if it doesn't then why so?? what separates Ubuntu and Windows that viruses can not be defined for Ubuntu??
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 inside Windows XP

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP. Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site (version for RAM less than 2GB). Burned to USB stick using LiLi USB Creator. Booted laptop using that pen ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows XP [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along windows XP. I am having an 80 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 20 GB as C: Drive, 20 GB as D: Drive, 20 GB as E: Drive and remaining as F: Drive. ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Testdisk only detected 1 folder of 98 folders after I replaced Windows with Ubuntu

So it is not possible to recover the other 97 folders with all the files in it using only testdisk? Do I abandon this and start recovering with Photorec each of the 36000 files mising? The disk had a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 won't boot correctly after a fresh instalation

Okay, due to some unfortunate events, I was left with 3 broken computers. Luckily, I was left with 2 dead hard drives and one working one. So I decided to just swap em' out and get a working computer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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I can't Boot into Ubuntu after deleting windows partition

I started out just with Ubuntu on my computer in a 200GB partition. I wanted to install windows xp. I booted up into the xp installation disk and created a new partition for xp. After it was installed ...
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virtualbox not recognising existing machine in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have install windows xp in Ubuntu host.I was working fine but suddenly when I restarted my computer virtualbox manager does not recognise my machine.I had reinstall,updated kernel and tried to ...
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How do I use Unetbootin to make a bootable Windows USB installer?

it says missing bootmngr or something like that. I'm on ubuntu 12.04 or whatever, the newest one using the gparted to format to NTSC and then unetbootin to install the bootloader, and the iso, then ...
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Installing windows xp on ubuntu system [closed]

i got a dell inspiron 15R and the OS is Ubuntu. I want to install Windows, unfortunately it is not working. I tried different ways but no use. Error messages are bios are not supported, but i dont ...
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Instakk and Run Ubuntu on Win' XP 32bit

I Have a Win' Xp 32bit OS. I'd like to install on my current OS Ubuntu ,so I'll be able to execute Ubuntu from my Win' OS. Could you please provide me the proper download link ? Thanks in advanced
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XP to 14.04 migration [duplicate]

my puter: 2.3 ghz sempron, 4 g ram, 500gb hd, nvidia 6100 nforce405 chipset/gt240 gc, win xp. I want to know if i can run 14.04 64 bit ubuntu.
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Tripple boot with Ubuntu, Installer doesn't recognize Windows XP

I am running a dual-boot system with Windows 7 on one hard disk and XP on another. I want to install Ubuntu on XP disk but the Ubuntu installer does not see either system. So I un-plugged my seven ...
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Have dual XP and Ubuntu. Want to uninstal and the reinstal XP and keep Ububtu [duplicate]

I have both systems right now. I have installed Ubuntu from CD. My XP is divided in two parts (system and local disc). I would like to uninstall XP and install it again fresh. There is no option to ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu

I have tried many times to install Ubuntu, each time that I do I get an error stating that, Cannot install into C:\Ubuntu. There is another file or directory with this name. Please remove it before ...
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Windows XP won't boot anymore

I'm not trying a dual boot. I plan to retire XP once I've picked a Windows version to replace it or have found that I can successfully get Linux to replace it for ALL my gaming needs. At the moment, ...
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I can't open secured PDF in Ubuntu (open password), but can in Windows XP

I can open a certain PDF in Windows XP like any other, but I can't open the same PDF in Ubuntu because I get asked for "open password". In XP Foxit reader shows that the file is secured for all ...
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apt-get update stuck on “Waiting for Headers” when using Windows XP ICS

I'm setting up a Maverick server on a spare PC. The install completes fine and the system boots up into the shell. However, when I try to do a apt-get update , apt hangs on almost every entry with the ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate HDDs

So got a new PC (Dell 3847) and swaped the 400w power supply from old system to replace 300 W one and picked up a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphix card. I would like to use the 1 TB HDD in my old PC ...
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Partition not found Grub Rescue [duplicate]

I had installed ubuntu on a different partition. When i deleted that partition, it also deleted my 3 logical drives and i am only left with C drive containing XP Professional and another drive D. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on unbootable XP

I hope you can help me because I'm getting really frustrated here. I've decided to turn to Ubuntu since I'm fed up with a BSOD my XP is giving me for a few days now, but I can't get through the ...
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I need help reverting an old laptop frrom ubuntu back to windows, please help [duplicate]

i have only ubuntu on this laptop from what i believe and i would like to get it back to windows if possible using a 16gb flash drive. any help is appreciated