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Mount error while installing Ubuntu near Windows

Sorry if there is same question, but I haven't found answer. Problem is with partitioning ( may be) while installing Ubuntu 14.04 near Win8. I have this hdd structure: /dev/sda: --sda1 - efi section ...
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Ubuntu Won't Boot After Install on Samsung NP915S3G

So yesterday I went ahead and bought the Samsung NP915S3G (ATIV Book 9 Lite) and installed Tahr in hope that everything would go smoothly. For the most part it; everything necessary seems to work off ...
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Does Kubuntu 14.04 support HD4870?

Does Kubuntu 14.04 support HD4870 or not? The Driver Manager doesn't find anything & all linux drivers from the AMD homepage don't work too :( P.S. Win8 won't boot after upgrade & HD4870 is ...
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu?

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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Windows removed from grub after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 flawlessly -- I'm happy with that. But when after several restart, I realized something was missing from my grub: It was my windows boot option How to make it appear ...
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How to create a Windows 8 bootable USB stick with Ubuntu?

I'd like to create a Windows 8 bootable USB stick, but I don't have a Windows machine with me to do so. So how do I do it with Ubuntu/Linux?
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Windows 7 won't boot from GRUB

I am trying to set up a machine to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Installed Windows 7 first, all seemed fine. Installed Ubuntu 10.04 (to avoid having unity installed by default, which many people ...
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Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a computer, below are the specs: RAM: 1GB DDR2 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (Ethernet) 500GB IDE HDD The computer is ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after Windows 8.1 upgrade, boot-repair doesn't fix it

I have a sony vaio duo 11 convertible, it was successfully dual booting lubuntu 13.10 and windows 8, but after the upgrade to windows 8.1 it doesn't load anything but windows. I disabled windows' ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS broke my grub - can't load windows! [on hold]

I saw today that the new version of Ubuntu LTS was released and so I thought I'd give it a try. I freed space on my hard drive by deleting my Linux Mint partition, which I had been dual-booting ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from CD/DVD or Flash Drive

I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP on it. I wanted to boot Ubuntu from a CD/DVD or my flash drive, but I can't boot it from the CD/DVD I created or the flash drive. The CD/DVD will not ...
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Replacing Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion G6 and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu 14.04 but what option do I choose when it comes to the installation part? I noticed it wont detect my Windows 8.1 ...
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Reinstall Windows Vista [on hold]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it. I was in "try Ubuntu" mode while trying to recover/reset the password, but I kept running ...
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How can I get my Dell XPS 410 moved from Xp to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm getting flustered over making the change from XP to Ubuntu!
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Accessing windows local repository from ubuntu local machine

We have a windows LAN network with tortoise SVN repository. Now we added a new ubuntu local machine to our network. But we failed to access our windows SVN repository from our new ubuntu local machine ...
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Cannot change printer name (WERR_ACCESS_DENIED)

I am having MAJOR problems trying to network-share a printer I have connected to my Ubuntu machine (the rest of the machines on the network are all various versions of Windows). I've been tangling ...
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Blank Remote Desktop 13.04

I am having an issue regarding remote desktop from a Windows 7 machine. Right now, the machine with Ubuntu 13.04 has a cracked LCD and is a paperweight until I can replace it. My KVM switch is already ...
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Using Ubuntu OS as a thin client on machines for users to access and then remote onto a windows terminal server

I was wondering whether anyone had ever installed Ubuntu OS onto a VM and then used it as host system to enable users to login to a windows terminal server from it or if this is possible at all , any ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB without installing it on Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I am new user and want to use complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 without installing it on my laptop that has Windows 7 OS so that I became acquainted with Ubuntu before switching to it. is it is ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu OS installation possible on the same computer?

I have a simple question: "If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8 PC and lets say I need/want to go back to Windows 8, could I use recovery discs to remove Ubuntu and simply reinstall Windows"? ...
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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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Why can't my machine resolve local windows hostnames?

When I ping any local windows hostname from my Ubuntu machine I get "unable to resolve host", but when I ping from a windows machine it works fine. Why would this be? OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Samba & ...
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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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Using software cd compatible with windows only [closed]

I'm trying to use the installation cd for my printer on a machine that doesn't have windows is there any way that this is possible?
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Will my specs remain the same? [closed]

I'm new to this OS, and so far I really like it. I had a couple of questions though. .Will my specs stay the same, or does this downgrade my specs a little? .Can I run .exe files? .How do I open my ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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How to install Windows on Linux

I know that there is a way in which, one can install Linux or Ubuntu on Windows easily but, what about installing Windows on Linux or Ubuntu i.e If I have a machine with only Ubuntu, how can I install ...
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Install to Windows 8 - rebooting [duplicate]

I want install ubuntu with Windows 8 (dual-boot). When I choose "Install Ubuntu to Windows 8" that want reboot ok.. after nothing happend. When again chose it, same. :( Some solution ? Can be it ...
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no root file system is defined after dualbooting [closed]

I have windows8.1 on my Dell studio with four partitions, then I dual booted ubuntu 13.04 by installing wubi.exe in a folder from my C drive. Downloading and installation gone right but when I booted ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 in one partition with windows 7? [closed]

anyone can tell me how to uninstall ubuntu which has been installed alongside with windows 7, but in one partition? I usually see wubi or ubuntu in windows 7 program list, but this doesn't happen when ...
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Program installation problems on Windows Guest

I am using Virtual Box 4.3.6 r91406 on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the guest operating systems. I have also installed the Virtual Box Guest ...
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Mathematica help window, search result frozen [closed]

I am running Mathematica 9.0.0 and I have had this problem for a long time. I have not been able to use the documentation center because the window of search result is frozen. Here is a similar ...
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Not able to connect to internet on Ubuntu

I have a dual boot on my PC. I can access Internet through Windows but cannot do it through Ubuntu. I was able to connect to Internet on both OSses till some days ago, when my brother reset my ...
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Repairing Windows 8 Installation via Ubuntu [duplicate]

My HDD is on its verge of death and I have Windows 8 installed on it. I have some pretty important files there that I need to take to the Ubuntu side. My Ubuntu installation is on its separate ...
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Ubuntu install after windows 7 Crash

I am wondering why ubuntu can be installed and work well on a computer that crashes before the welcome screen using windows 7. What could be wrong with my computer? In addition, does this mean I can ...
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Delete Ubuntu and keep windows [closed]

I have dual-booted my PC Ubuntu and windows are running on the same partition I want to dele Ubuntu and keep windows without losing my data. My PC doesn't have internet I installed it from a ...
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Dual install problems

I realize this question has been asked by others but I can't seem to find a fix to my problem. I had Ubuntu 13.10 dual-installed with Windows 8. Everything was working perfectly, until I accepted the ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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New Samsung ATIV 9 Ultrabook; Deleting Windows 8.1 and Installing Ubuntu

I understand from reading other threads that there are some complications with adding Ubuntu to a computer that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I haven't used any of the Linux distros before. ...
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Windows partition after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu on a computer with Windows 7. During installation, I chose the option to remove Windows 7. I had three partitions on my HDD: C,D and E. I thought Ubuntu would install the OS to the ...
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Where's my Windows gone!

I installed ubuntu on my xp computer but when it starts up it just boots strait into ubuntu & I can't access xp at all.Where's it gone? I think I might have made a mistake not setting up a ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows?

I need my pre-installed version of Windows 7 (or any other version of Windows), how could I install Ubuntu without erasing it?
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Windows user questioning his switch to Ubuntu [closed]

As a long time Windows user, is it worth it to install Ubuntu over Windows? Will I still be able to use all of software and other features I currently use in Windows? I am running a Laptop with a ...
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Highlights in Libreoffice Writer cannot be undone in Office Word

I am used to making highlights in texts But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet) ...
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Switching Windows and Linux Partitions

So basically I want to copy my windows partitions /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 to /dev/sda3 and /dev/sda4 I want to then move my linux partition of /dev/sda5 to /dev/sdb Basically /deb/sdb is my primary ...