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Do you have long-term experience with such a dual-boot setup and can recommend it? Yes and yes. I started using Dropbox just after it started and have been using the same disk space for Windows and Ubuntu. This setup will be my daily driver so it should be reliable. I had some bad experience with dual-boot so I wanted some confirmation that it will ...


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Follow these steps from Ubuntu : Open terminal by pressing Crtl + Alt + T Or Search 'Terminal' in Dash. Enter the following command in Terminal : sudo gedit /etc/default/grub (This will open grub configuration file in gedit.) Edit the file and change following options as and save the file : GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 ...


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Before Installing Ubuntu Disable Secure Boot in BIOS setting and Disable Fast Shutdown in Windows. Note : Read step 10 carefully, the image of step 10 doesn't show what is written Follow these steps : Step 1 : Download ubuntu 14.04 from here Step 2: Create a bootable usb stick on windows (Click here for guide) Step 3: Attach external HDD to USB (if not ...


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Ubuntu Wubi is not longer supported since 12.04 version and actually it is practically unuseful. You can observed Wubi.exe into the newer iso images of Ubuntu but it doesn't work because you can not install it or Wubi crash when you try to actualize it a newer versions. It's highly recomended that you install Ubuntu in a different partition of your hard disk ...


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Plex can use your local computer as a media server. Your details sounds like you are already running Plex under Windows which is serving the media from the attached drives. You can do the same thing if you install Plex to Ubuntu. Ubuntu will be your server. The devices is unaware of the server operating system. It just receives the media streams from ...


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You can partition it in various ways: Atleast 30% of the disk for a root partition (containing /boot and other stuff), the rest for each OSs home partition (you can share home partitions and some swap (for a suggestion for the size of the swap, you can try this) Similar to the above but a extra partition which is shared Half the disk for each OS's root ...


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Looking at the specs, the qosmio x875 has the option of a 2nd disk, which I assume you have (not just a single drive partitioned for Windows and Linux). The fact that the system booted to Ubuntu initially indicates the Linux drive isn't (or wasn't) dead. The only (normal) Windows program which would acknowledge the Linux drive would be Disk Management ...


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Try this - in the terminal type: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/10_lupin This opens the text editor. Then find the line that looks like linux ${rel_dirname}/${basename} root=${LINUX_HOST_DEVICE} loop=${loop_file_relative} ro ${args} and replace ro with rw, then save (you need sudo for the save part) then you need to rebuild your grub file so (again in the ...


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Solution: Want to keep all your data?: You should install Ubuntu on a separate partition. The most important thing is you should create a separate partition for Ubuntu manually, and you should select it while installing Ubuntu. First create a separate partition for Ubuntu while running Windows (like a partition with more than 10 GB). Also create a ...


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You could try to disable the graphical grub spash. Edit /etc/default/grub (as root) and uncomment # GRUB_TERMINAL="console" (remove the #) after that, run sudo update-grub and see if it helped.


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Make a bootable USB-stick To create a bootable USB drive the tool that I advocate using is the Universal USB Installer from www.pendrivelinux.com. Partition Windows takes up the whole of the drive when it is first installed. In order to install Ubuntu you will need to make space for it. Press the "super key" (Windows key) on your keyboard and click the ...


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Yes you can install ubuntu on a different drive. but you need to know something before you proceed. new EFI systems these days (or UEFI) has Fastboot/General-optimization option. that makes the PC boot faster. but if you turn this ON and install ubuntu on a different drive, you will get the grub prompt saying "no such device" error. Reason is that ...


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Windows can't access files on an ext4 partition which Ubuntu uses by default unless you install third party software on Windows to access files on ext4 partitions. For more information see How to read ext4 partitions on Windows? and Does an ext4 writer for Windows exist?. Even if you took the trouble to install third party software to read/write ext4 in ...



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