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(I) For dual-boot systems with ONLY ONE hard-drive and assuming you prefer MBR (as GPT are a REALLY BAD way to handle your partitioning): a) Three PRIMARY Partitions: - sda1 -> C:\ NTFS [minimum size 50 GB, max size 100 GB] - sda3 -> /boot ext2 [300 MB] - sda4 -> / ext4 [minimum size 20 GB, max size 40 ...


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The answer to your problem is to disable Fast Boot on Windows 8. To disable it - All Control Panel items -> Power Options -> System Settings Click on the 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' link to make the Shutdown options available and Untick the Turn on fast startup option. The reason for this is explained below with content from this ...


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It is safe to have a triple boot setup as long as you have enough empty hard drive space. Make sure you backup before partitioning. You can use the same Swap partition since it is used only while the OS is running. But do not hibernate one OS and then boot in another OS, because when you go back to the first one, it will not be able to wake up from ...


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Your problems probably mitigates from using the default Ubuntu with Unity. I'd advise to move away from that distro since you have such low specs and move toward Lubuntu or Xubuntu. The problem occurs because you have such low RAM and Unity is a RAM hog. I don't think your problem will be solved if you move to a 32-bit version. You can change this from your ...


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Installing Lubuntu (http://lubuntu.net/) or Xubuntu (http://xubuntu.org/) instead of Ubuntu will reduce the amount of memory consumed. Neither of them use as much RAM as the Unity desktop which comes w/ "regular" Ubuntu. If you can install more RAM I would do that, as well.


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In recovery mode, Select resume start up. If you are booted into Linux Terminal, Then probably , your previous installations has messed up you GUI Unity. Try re-installing ubuntu desktop via apt $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop Then Reboot. Hope this helps



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