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ubuntu 14.04 install error

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. Since option "install alongside" is missing there, I use "something else". Then I created 3 standard partitions (/, /home, swap), click ...
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Help with wine-1.6.2

What I have: 1 PC with windows XP (server) 1 PC with windows 7 (client 1) 1 PC with lubuntu 14.10 and wine-1.6.2 This is locale command output: LANG=es_VE.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=es_VE:en ...
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How to replace ubuntu with windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I want to get windows 8.1 back because with ubuntu you have to run like almost every app with the terminal and windows 8.1 is more user friendly. I have tried to boot from USB but after like 2 minutes ...
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Lost Windows while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I needed a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I googled and followed the steps and got it done, but the Grub was not visible, so I made a reinstall and selected the option of deleting the previous ...
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Changing Ubuntu and Windows 8 queue at dual-boot

I recently installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and i'm new to ubuntu. I was wondering if i could change the queue from ubuntu to windows. Actually, when at the boot time count down is started for ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

So I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to dual boot it with Windows 8.1 and so first I installed my Ubuntu in my laptop and it is installed successfully(I think) so it's working well now I have my Windows ...
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Trying to boot from Windows CD goes to GRUB [closed]

I am trying to boot from disk using the Windows Installation CD, and I always get the GRUB menu. Here is the boot-repair. Is there any other information you would need? Booting from a GParted disk or ...
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Network driver is very weak

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and ever since I wiped windows and installed it my wireless connection has been horrible. I have never been this frustrated with any of my computers, I pay for 12 mb/s but am ...
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Temporary Mount 2nd Windows data Drive

I have a Windows 7 system which has just had a Motherboard Failure. The System had 4 Hard drives. 1 With OS, the Others with only DATA. I want to temporarily mount the data drives so that I can copy ...
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Will my software work with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a specific software to fun my embroidery machine, and up to now has only worked on Windows XP, now that there is no longer support for this I would like to know if my software will run on ...
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Unable to open any of the disk except the one in which ubuntu is installed

I installed Ubuntu a few days back on my laptop with Windows 8 previously installed. now whenever I start my laptop I don't have any option to go to Windows and I have to use Ubuntu only. But in ...
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“Error loading operating system”, while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on windows 7 netbook with USB stick

I'm trying to get ubuntu 14.04 onto a windows 7 starter netbook. I'm trying to load it from a USB stick as it doesn't have a CD Drive and it keeps saying 'Error Loading Operating System'. I've made a ...
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How to open an application weblink with a Wine program

I have installed a Windows program (a game called the Hunter) using Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. The only way to use this game is by going to its website, create the game options and then hitting an ...
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triple boot windows ubuntu and pear linux

what impact, if multiboot more than 2, ..? I now dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10 I would like to try the pear os but I was reluctant to remove the other os, .. what i have to reformat another ...
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ubuntu not detecting any usb device

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBOX which is running on Windows. I'm using Reliance NetConnect+ [USB Internet] where it is not detected by Ubuntu. I tried Ubuntu command, Its not showing any ...
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Mounting “swap” partition containing my old windows files

Before upgrading to this wonderful Ubuntu OS, I had Windows 8.1 with 2 partitions (one for the OS and one for my data). I made myself a bootable usb using Ubuntu's instructions, plugged it in and ...
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Will Ubuntu be ok after formatting windows 7? [duplicate]

I currently have two partitions on one hard drive. Windows 7 is installed on partition C, and Ubuntu is installed on partition D. I wish to format the Windows Partition and replace windows 7 with ...
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How do I recover Windows from a lost partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, which previously ran Windows Vista, I meant to run them side by side so I could boot between the two. When i got to that point in the installer it told me Vista ...
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Libre Office can't access Windows partition [closed]

In Lubuntu, Libre Office can't open any files from my C partition (dual boot with Windows XP). Abiword on the other hand, does do the trick. Xnview and VLC player have the same problem. How is this ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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How to used windows free HD space in Ubuntu?

I have install Ubuntu. And my HD size is 360 GB. I have used 250 GB HD for windows and 110 GB for Ubuntu. My space for ubuntu is full. But I have 100 GB free space in Windows. I want to use that space ...
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No install alongside Windows option while installing ubuntu on triple boot

I am dual booting with Windows 8 and Windows 7 and I want to triple boot in third partition with ubuntu but i cannot find install alongside Windows option. Please help!
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Can't dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1

I know this isn't the first time anyone has asked this question , I have looked around but that didn't solve my problem. I recently purchased Toshiba c-50a , with preinstalled Windows 8.1. When I ...
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Installing Windows 8 Over Windows 7 when dual Booting with Ubuntu?

Ok so.. on this PC I currently have two partitions on one hard drive. Windows 7 is installed on partition C, and Ubuntu is installed on partition D. Now, I want to format Partition C and install ...
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Remove RECYCLER directory from virus infected flash drive

Before you advise me on the option of saving my files and formatting the drive using gparted, please understand that I could have done that hours back and that would have taken only a few minutes. ...
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Can't enter windows after re-installing ubuntu 14 grub

I know there are a lot of threads with this problem, but still I can't find one that can actually help me. I was running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a dual-boot with the preinstalled windows 8.1 that came ...
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Folder share in ubuntu as guest on Windows 7

I have a problem with setting Shared Folders. Using VirtualBox 4.3.10, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as gust on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit. After first attempt I was not able to see shares I set using ...
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Can I play windows game using wine and/or through steam?

When I download Wine to play Windows games, will I also be able to play those Windows games through Steam? I'm very new to ubuntu and I would need an advise in this regard.
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Accidently wiped my windows 8 OS while installing Ubuntu

Earlier today I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I had done this a couple of weeks ago alongside my Windows 8 OS but it seemed to have encountered an error and wouldn't load. I then ...
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Add space from a NTFS partition to Ubuntu

So, i installed Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8 on a 15 GB partition i took from another drive . Ubuntu splitted it into 2 partitions of 7,96 GB and 7,04 GB and i realized that it's kind of small so i ...
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Install ubuntu problem

I m trying to install Ubuntu into my windows xp 32 i have been trying the 2 ways; Cd, flash drive, so far i can't install it. For the Cd it seems like my Cd drive is broken, and when i followed the ...
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dual boot windows 7 home premium and ubuntu 14.04

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with 4 GB RAM.It has Windows 7 home premium by default.I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04.How do I do it?My laptop does not boot Windows properly and shows logon ...
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Repairing Windows 8 from Ubuntu USB boot [on hold]

My student has a Windows 8 netbook (no cd/dvd drive) which reports "No operating system" when turned on. She has has a windows 8 repair dvd (not very useful without a drive!) and a copy of that dvd ...
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Broken Windows flashdrive after sudo cp

I copied a PDF file on Ubuntu to my Windows-formatted flashdrive with sudo cp file.pdf /mnt/sdb4/ (I am not sure if /mnt/sdb4/ was the path though). Now I can't access the drive neither from ...
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Can I Dual boot Windows? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu already installed on my computer that I just bought, and I have a copy of Windows 7. I like the feel of Ubuntu, and plan on trying it out, but I have many Windows-specific applications. ...
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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Any File Manager for accessing files of linux from Windows? [closed]

Any File Manager for Windows that can read ext formatted disk?
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Replacing Windows and trying to figure out how to backup old files on Ubuntu

I'm using Windows Vista, however, the OS had numerous problems so I decided to fix it with the installation disc. Yet, I can't seem to find it so I'm planning to use Ubuntu as the OS and backup the ...
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Black grub with purple border

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 I can't get into my Windows 7 partition. The grub screen appears black with a purple border but I cannot choose anything. If I try a sudo update-grub then I get ...
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Burning .iso with Windows

i've got a problem with burning .iso file with Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and unfortunately corrupted Win 8 bootloader, it goes back to GRUB when i try to fire it up, or ...
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Ubuntu on SSHD Drive with Windows 7 VM

I'm tottaly new to Ubuntu. Only played with it in the last few days while I waited for the new drive to come (LiveUSB persistent) I'm really impressed with it (and sick of Windows' sluggishness) and ...
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Wine: How can I make Wine applications look like Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Wine and I realized the applications look terrible. I wanted the look and feel of Windows 8 on my Wine applications, how can I go about doing this? Thanks!
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How can I edit the windows registry through Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Recently I downloaded a program on windows, and I think it installed a key-logger. I quickly went to Ubuntu, and deleted the program files from there. I am quite sure that it is gone, but I must ...
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How to wipe clean an NTFS hard drive, with a hibernated Windows

I tried to wipe clean my NTFS Windows hard drive, to complete my transfer to Ubuntu. However, using the ntfs-3g command resulted in: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in ...
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Why Kerio is not working properly on Ubuntu

I have both Ubuntu and Windows on my system. Kerio works great with no problem on windows, but in Linux the story is different. Everytime I get connected to Internet (DSL connection) Kerio does not ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 dual boot [duplicate]

i wanted to ask How to install Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot . i have windows 8.1 pre-installed and i downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 and i want to dual boot them . please tell me how do i do that. please do ...
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dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu in secure uefi mode [duplicate]

Is it possible to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu in secured uefi mode.? If possible which version of ubuntu is supportive? and how?
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Using Windows programs or alternatives? [duplicate]

I am an advanced beginner who has been tempted to try Ubuntu by two friends who program. My major question is about using Windows programs. The ones I use most are Quicken, Family Tree Maker, Last ...
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How do I replace Windows XP with Lubuntu?

I am rather a noob and have never installed anything before, but I would really like to completely replace my Windows XP with Lubuntu. I have saved all my photos and music already so that is sorted. ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1

I have an Asus Q200E 64 bit laptop. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 (and the older versions) along with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for last 1 and half years. I recently updated Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. After ...