Tagged Questions

Microsoft's Windows operating system(s). Questions with this tag should relate to Ubuntu to be on-topic for this site. If your issue is with a specific version of Windows, please check windows-8, windows-7, etc.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
1answer
2k views

GRUB could not find Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu - RAID 0

I just purchased a new computer with two 256 GB SSDs configured in RAID 0. It came pre-installed with Windows 7, but I wanted at least one Linux distribution installed as well. So, I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
427 views

Opening Windows Encrypted Partition using Ubuntu and TrueCrypt

Let's say your Windows System Partition is encrypted using TrueCrypt. Then you run Ubuntu via a USB Stick. I understand that it is possible to mount a TrueCrypt encrypted partition on Linux, but is ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

How to install linux without affecting my original OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu? How can I install ubuntu linux 12.04 without affecting my original windows 7 OS? I just want to try using linux for a ...
11
votes
4answers
1k views

How do I integrate my Windows filesystem with Ubuntu?

I recently got a new Windows computer and would like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I don't really want to have 2 separate file systems (with mounting) but would like to integrate the two, if it is ...
2
votes
0answers
491 views

Getting an error while installing 12.04 via WUBI

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA HDD and a 2.60 GHZ Intel Dual Core processor. I want to use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Being a complete Linux newbie, I ...
2
votes
1answer
435 views

How do I show grub when resuming from suspend?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, that came pre-installed with Windows 7. I resized the windows partition, then set up a dual boot scenario with Ubuntu. I've noticed that when I run Windows and put the ...
0
votes
2answers
118 views

Installed Ubuntu using WUBI due to lack of CD Drive

I have installed 12.04 via WUBI because my computer does not have a CD Drive. Is there any way that I can delete Windows 7 from my computer and use the whole HD for Ubuntu? I ask this question because ...
1
vote
1answer
316 views

Need to switch back to windows 7. and remove this error to resolve grub: Panic occured, Switching back to text console

I am having Acer aspire 4755. I initially had windows7. But tried Ubuntu 12.04. It was working fine. But when I tried to install Windows 7, i got this grub error. I am sure, I must have screwed up the ...
0
votes
2answers
664 views

Triple Boot Windows 7/ Windows 8 RTM/ Ubuntu

What is the best way to triple boot Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Professional RTM, and the latest version of Ubuntu? I already have Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed. I am currently downloading ...
0
votes
2answers
141 views

Installed Ubuntu and Wine and now Windows BSODs

Quick facts: I installed Ubuntu and was following directions on this site to get Wine to work (it wasn't working properly) and changed a few things on my Windows partition from within Ubuntu. After ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

unity 12.04 full screen

If I set a shortcut to 'toggle fullscreen mode' in settings->keyboard->shortcuts->windows->toggle fullscreen mode, the shortcut works in unity 2D, but not unity 3D. The same shortcut can be modified ...
1
vote
1answer
706 views

Can't mount two external hard drives at the same time

This whole problem began a few months back when I tried to transfer data from my external hdd (formatted to NTFS) to a computer using Windows 7. While in Ubuntu, there is about 1 TB worth of data ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Cant install Windows programs with Wine

I am trying to install a couple Windows programs. I have tried Wine itself, PlayOnLinux & Crossover. No matter which one I try, I get the same error message: "access denied" I tried logging in as ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

Stuck on black pixelated screen while trying to install 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I put Ubuntu onto a DVD after downloading it from the website. When I boot from the DVD I can ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

How do I resize a Wubi partition (Ubuntu installed by Windows)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows I wanted to add more space to the Ubuntu partition, but only two partitions appear, /dev/sda1 is 100mb ...
2
votes
0answers
378 views

Mounting encrypted file system on Windows

Is there a way to mount (read/write) an encrypted file system on Windows? By "encrypted" I mean whatever it is that Ubuntu does to encrypt a file system when you choose that option during formatting. ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Mounting external HDD via windows/Virtualbox

I have a windows 7 laptop with a VM running Ubuntu 12.10. I have an IDE HDD that I'd like to access, which is a USB HDD. I have plugged this into my windows machine, but it is not showing up as a ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

NTFS filesystem not being read on my Windows Dualboot

I formatted my entire disk except my Windows partition and made two partitions. One for Ubuntu and one for personal stuff. My Ubuntu partition is in ext4 so Windows doesn't recognize it. But my ...
0
votes
1answer
778 views

How do I install 12.04 after mounting the ISO in Windows?

I would like to turn my Windows 8 desktop into a server. I downloaded the Ubuntu Server 12.04 server ISO and mounted it in Windows, but I don't get the option to install it? How can I load up or ...
2
votes
2answers
142 views

Can I use Ubuntu and Windows 7 simply by using the windows installer on ubuntu.com?

When i'm done using Windows/Ubuntu, can I just reboot and select the other from the boot menu?
1
vote
3answers
259 views

Do I need an additional hard drive to install Ubuntu on Windows 7?

I have a recently built a PC w/ Windows 7 64-bit and I want to run a second drive with Ubuntu on it. I have a 1TB drive. I'm going to install in my computer. Can I install Ubuntu on the 2nd drive? ...
0
votes
1answer
366 views

How to create bootable USB from ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a live usb for Windows in Ubuntu I want create bootable USB stick with windows7. But ubuntu want to accept windows .iso file and create it. Please help :(
2
votes
1answer
423 views

Can I execute an application built with Quickly (python - pygtk) on MS Windows?

I am working with QUICKLY, using Python and PyGtk. I know there is an option for packaging; so I can create a .DEB file. This is for Ubuntu. I was reading about PyGTK and it seems that PyGtk runs on ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

How do I add my network drive to Wine to use applications from there?

I am a new Wine user. I have a Windows PC that is sharing files to my Linux machine. I can see the stuff that I shared from my network directory but in Wine I want to be able to use those exe's that ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

C program runs well in Windows but when run on Ubuntu it is not asking for string?

My simple code for getting info from user & print the same works fine with Windows OS (on Dev C++) but But its not asking for string when run on Ubuntu (tried Terminal/Dev C++ via WINE/Code ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Installing 12.04 to dual boot: partitions not labeled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am installing 12.04 from a CD on a computer with an existing Windows XP installation, ...
1
vote
1answer
864 views

I cannot run windows-based games I download from a site called big fish games [closed]

The program (a windows- based seek and find game), will download into firefox, but will not run. They have something called a game manager stub that is to install, but is not compatible, apparently. ...
0
votes
1answer
679 views

Deleted ubuntu, grub was accidentally deleted and windows recovery cd not working. Help! [closed]

I deleted ubuntu as it stopped working and I couldn't find a solution on the internet. I planned to deleted ubuntu for now and reinstall it when I find my installation cd. However, I didn't think ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

12.04 64 bit and Windows 7 Dual boot

I am trying to install 12.04 alongside my existing install of Windows 7 on my Lenovo IdeaPad laptop. I decided to go for the 64-bit version since I have 6 GB of RAM. I've followed this guide to make ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

how to back up entire windows 7 OS [closed]

how to back up entire windows 7 OS to be used on another drive as if it were a new operating system? For example, to use both Ubuntu and Windows 7, yet have entire Ubuntu partition on the computer and ...
2
votes
1answer
274 views

Windows computers cannot see my Ubuntu machine?

Well I have a Windows machine and also a Ubuntu laptop, my Ubuntu laptop can see everything in the network, but Windows cannot see Ubuntu. Please remember that I am an absolute beginner to Networking ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Problems with installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7

Despite others, the installation shows "Install alongside Windows 7" option but when I select that option, it asks to remove the installation drive and close the tray if any and press Enter. After I ...
5
votes
1answer
221 views

What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts?

I did have used Microsoft Windows since Windows 98 to Windows 7. I have found lots of security vulnerabilities by myself about how viruses, worms, spyware etc. compromises the system. Microsoft ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Can't boot to Windows anymore after removing Grub on a Netbook [duplicate]

Today I decided to try out Fedora by booting it from USB. I liked the OS, and decided I wanted to install it to my hard-drive. I couldn't complete the installation because I needed to free up a ...
2
votes
1answer
331 views

Ubuntu and Windows 7 on 1 Tb hard [closed]

Can' someone please tell me which is the best method of partitioning a Samsung 1TB SATA-II 7200RPM 32MB rpm SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ Hard disk given that in Windows 7 I need a primary partition between ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Can I (if so how) uninstall windows after completely installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB boot drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? I have successfully installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 of my computer with the USB boot method. When I installed Ubuntu, I selected ...
0
votes
1answer
259 views

Wireless problem when turned off on Windows 7

I'm having little problems with wireless connection on my Ubuntu 12.04. It works, but when booting on Windows 7, then turning the wireless off(FN + F5, in my case) then rebooting to Ubuntu, it just ...
1
vote
1answer
695 views

Completely uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Then after testing it, I decided to uninstall it. I went to control panel and uninstalled Ubuntu. When I restarted my computer is still had the dual boot option to ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

“system reserved” windows partition showed on ubuntu 12.04. Not installed using wubi

windows "system reserved" can be mounted on ubuntu "system reserved" windows partition showed on nauilus ubuntu 12.04. No any other problems. I've sda1 system reserved sda2 windows ...
1
vote
2answers
274 views

How I do remove windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to I remove windows but keep Ubuntu? I have installed Ubuntu onto my laptop and I am happy! Great stuff. How do I do away with (uninstall) Windows XP altogether ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Create partition for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I have a full ubuntu installation on my hard drive. But im in need of windows 7 too now. I found this guide ...
-2
votes
2answers
834 views

Install ubuntu from usb when there is only win 8 on computer

Now there is only single win8 OS on my laptop. How I create usb with ubuntu installer, but after reboot win 8 with sytem repair and nothing ubout ubuntu installation. I have cheked BIOS settings: usb ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Windows wubi installer and windows 8

I want to dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu using Wubi, but I'm a bit confused. Do I need to partition my drive as for a Installation drive? It shows me drive C 198 GB, which is my main ...
1
vote
1answer
230 views

Windows dual boot with Ubuntu as native OS

I want to put Windows 7 on my machine but I'm already using Ubuntu 12.04- most tutorials and advice I can find only describe how to dual boot using Windows as the native OS, which I do not want to.. ...
0
votes
1answer
789 views

Error: no such partition after installing Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 as I have already installed Windows 7 and want to go for dual boot. The problem is it doesn't shows me the boot menu. This is what I get: Error: no such ...
0
votes
2answers
835 views

How do I fix panic occurred error after installing dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win 7?

I first attempted to install Ubuntu on my USB drive. That worked just fine, but for reasons that weren't obvious to me then, it worked unbearably slow. So I instead attempted to install Ubuntu ...
-1
votes
1answer
477 views

how to install ×32\86 using windows installer

when I install ubuntu using windows installer it can install only ×64.how can i install ×32\86 using windows installer?
4
votes
5answers
925 views

Will removing Windows also remove Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? I installed Ubuntu via Ubuntu Windows Installer 12.04, but now I want to remove Windows on my ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Will I be able to install Ubuntu on Windows 8 Laptops/Ultrabooks?

I already know that ARM devices with Windows 8 will not allow to install another OS. What about ultrabooks and laptops with Windows 8, will the secure boot prevent me from installing Ubuntu? I ...
0
votes
2answers
273 views

Ubuntu Suddenly Won't Load

I was using the computer and I went back to Windows and it launched in start-up repair. Now when I try to start Ubuntu this screen comes up that says something about grub files and talks about giving ...