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You have a couple of options. Live CD You could use the Live CD to do this, but each time you change something on the Ubuntu (like settings) it will be lost, which may get frustrating. It's up to you if you would be happy with this. Install on USB It is possible to install onto a USB and use that - as it will have persistent changes. It uses ...


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I had to do three steps: Install Virtual Box extension pack in host http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.28/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.28-100309.vbox-extpack Activate shared clipboard in menu http://askubuntu.com/a/438204/245048 Install Virtual Box guest extensions in ubuntu guest sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms ...


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It doesn't matter if you install windows 7 or 8 with ubuntu. Regarding Installation of Windows ( including reinstalling windows after crash) after Ubuntu, you can restore GRUB using Boot Repair. The only thing you need to do is after Windows installation, Use Ubuntu Live CD or USB and install Boot Repair. It will automatically repair your bootloader and all ...


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As far as I know both Windows 8 and Windows 7 are same. If you re-install Windows they simply refuse to boot to Ubuntu (any Linux OS). If you haven't formatted the partition where you installed Ubuntu (any Linux OS) while installing Windows (7 or 8) then there is always hope. Install EasyBCD 2.2 and add entry for Ubuntu as GRUB 2 and leaving other fields as ...


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Have you tried to use gparted from an ubuntu stick or dvd? You should be able to see the partitions, note them, mount them, and check for data. If it doesn't recognize windows during the ubuntu install prompts, Ubuntu hasn't overwritten it, yet. It might be a grub issue. gparted will search and report what OS is where. if the Windows disk manager is used, MS ...


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You might need to try booting manually into linux by opening the BIOS boot menu, probably F2 key right after startup (just press it repeatedly until you get that. Use a different key if that's not it). Once you're in linux, you will have to run sudo update-grub That should do it. You may also have to change the default boot device to the partition ...


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As long as you do an In place Upgrade using the procedure suggested in the WIKI. You should be fine. However as a general recommendation you must always backup your data Unless you are 100% sure that whatever you are doing is not going to break your system. I recommend backing up the Data first, Only then attempt an upgrade. You could also do a clean ...


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Your boot repair log looks a lot like the log for an unformatted disk, therefore a simple boot repair will not suffice... Therefore I would just restore my back-up. If you don't have a back-up, you should start making them after the following steps: Buy a new disk (not too expensive as this will be a back-up disk) Boot an Ubuntu LiveCD Create an exact ...


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Well your first problem is attempting to use a windows application in Ubuntu. The Adobe Flash Plugin can be installed for firefox from the Ubuntu Software Center. The major issue with Adobe's flash player is that it will never receive another update for linux. Otherwise I'd recommend installing Google Chrome as Adobe Flash Player comes pre-bundled with ...


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Yes, your first drive (/dev/sda) should be set as the device for the boot loader installation. Make a full system backup before proceeding! (You've been promoted to user type 4)


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As temporal solution, you can add these lines into /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs set root='(hd0,msdos3)' chainloader +1 } then sudo update-grub.


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Windows will try it's best to nuke grub if you install it after Ubuntu. Install Ubuntu after Windows https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot A Windows OS should be installed first, because its bootloader is very particular and the installer tends to overwrite the entire hard drive, wiping out any data stored on it. If Windows isn't already ...


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Since you are installing on separate SSD's, it shouldn't really matter. However, I HIGHLY recommend disconnecting the SSD (and all other hard drives) from your motherboard that you are NOT going to currently install anything on, it will drastically decrease your chances of error.


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Yes, I myself answered the same question for about ten times. But no problem: I'll answer again! After you install Ubuntu, you have to update GRUB (Ubuntu's boot manager) so it will recognize all the OSs in your HD. For this, open a terminal emulator (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command: sudo update-grub Insert your password (it will not be showed) ...


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If you did everything fine, yes, Windows is still there but GRUB (Ubuntu boot manager) does not recognize it. Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run: sudo update-grub This will make GRUB search for OSs in all of your partitions. After update-grub command is done, reboot and you should see Windows as an option at GRUB menu.


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Firstly, Install Windows 7 and then instead of installing it from the live cd. Install it from within windows using wubi installer on a NTFS partition. First change UEFI to legacy in BIOS.


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The way you're describing your issue makes me believe grub hasn't been installed properly. If your ubuntu install is completely new, then you could just reinstall it. But here when you choose how you want to install ubuntu, make sure to select "something else". This will prompt a menu where you can select specific drives and also a location for your boot ...


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Okay, it works just I as tought! Go to and copy C:/Users/Username/Appdata/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/nameofprofile.default Copy your file you retrieved from Windows partition to /home/user/.mozzilla/firefox open profiles.ini and modify to something like: [General] StartWithLastProfile=1 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=avjdkb26.default ...


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To import your firefox bookmarks: Go to the bookmar menu/icon and select show all bookmars to open the bookmar manager. Select the import/backup option and Import the bookmarks, copy them to Ubuntu. Open firefox in your Ubuntu install and do the same except you select import now.


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OK, so all I needed to do was to press 'del' at the Asus screen after startup which took me to BIOS? I first did something in the 'GRUB options' in 'Advanced options' of Boot-repair disk, where I disabled the boot of sta2. And at the boot menu I just 'disabled' legacy (EFI was already enabled). Then I started Boot-repair disk and a totally new screen ...


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Does can your computer even get to the bootloader (I assume you're using a bootloader and not just swapping drives)? If so, then you may have a messed up kernel. If not, it sounds like you may have a bad BIOS. If you never get to the bootloader, try powering down your machine, unplugging it, removing the BIOS battery, and wait 10 minutes. Then replace ...


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For future readers of this post (I found this post top of my Google search when I had the same problem), xrdp no longer seems to work with Ubuntu-2d in Ubuntu 14.04. Instead you must install xfce sudo apt-get install xfce4 Then add the line xfce4-session to your ~/.xsession file instead of the gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d line


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try using Boot-Repair, it's a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues.


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With the help of ron i have found solution to the unassigned partition problem. This is how I solved it Made a live persistent USB disk of ubuntu Opened Gparted from dash in live USB gparted showed sda7 and sda9 file system as unknown Deleted sda7 and sda9 and automatically those space were assigned as unallocated Selected ubuntu partition ie sda8 and ...


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Try using EasyUEFI in Windows. It's a GUI tool for managing EFI boot loaders, and it should enable you to set Windows as the default boot option. If you wanted to do the same thing in Ubuntu, you'd use the efibootmgr program: Type sudo efibootmgr to see the options, then use the -o option to set the boot order as desired.


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Run sudo update-grub from the terminal.


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Had the same problem, disappeared after I used gparted to properly format partitions (root, swap, & home in an extended partition). I followed this dedoimedo's tutorial: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dual-boot-windows-7-xubuntu.html I also followed dedoimedo's advice not to take the automatic setup, but chose the 'something else' option. Good ...


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The solution is very simple ... Install EaseUs partition in technician mode ... Then go to HDD menue then click with right and chose convert to basic HDD ... There is a risk to loose your files but I have not loss them ... Then you will install ubuntu alongside windows ...


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Boot into a Ubuntu LiveUSB/CD. Open Gparted and shrink your /dev/sda2/ to have enough space for the Windows installation. Create NTFS storage partition if necessary. Now restart and boot into a Windows installation media in UEFI mode. Assuming that you have a UEFI based system, it would be better to install Windows to an unallocated disk partition. So ...


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No need of commands, use EasyBCD for adding grub again to boot menu. 1.Install windows 7 on a separate drive (Ubuntu previously installed on another drive) After windows installation Ubuntu will not boot. PC will boot into windows automatically. 2.Enter into windows and install EasyBCD for windows 3.Open EasyBCD and select add boot entry. 4.Select grub2 ...


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No need of commands, use EasyBCD for adding grub again to boot menu. Install windows 7 on a separate drive (Ubuntu previously installed on another drive) After windows installation Ubuntu will not boot. PC will boot into windows automatically. Enter into windows and install EasyBCD for windows Open EasyBCD and select add boot entry. Select grub2 Give any ...


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As documented in Ubuntu Help! First Run Ubuntu Live CD If internet connectivity available, open a terminal and run these commands: sudo apt-get install lilo sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr If no Internet connection: recent versions of Ubuntu include the file /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin which is 440 bytes in length and simply needs to be written to the beginning ...


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Try to use: http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html Windows 7 lasts 4.5 on battery, Ubuntu lasted only 2 hours at best... later I installed TLP and Im at 5 1/2 - 6 hours (with Intel GPU in use instead of NVIDIA) Not to mention the fact, that this has been discussed a lot of times...else I wouldnt know about this


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First install Gparted if you have not already by: sudo apt-get install gparted and resize your 230GB windows partition (NTFS) to make unallocated space (you can decide the size of this partition). Do not make any changes to Ubuntu partition while you are logged into Ubuntu. If you have live CD or USB with ubuntu boot from this and run Gparted from there. ...


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Fundamentally, the issue is not the partition table type (GPT vs. MBR); it's the firmware type and boot mode (EFI/UEFI vs. BIOS/CSM/legacy). Windows ties them together quite tightly -- Windows may boot in EFI/UEFI mode only from GPT disks, whereas it may boot in BIOS/CSM/legacy mode only from MBR disks. Because of this, if you boot the Windows installer in ...


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In the global section of your /etc/samba/smb.conf, add the following lines in: [global] usershare owner only = false unix extensions = no follow symlinks = yes wide links = yes ntlm auth = no lanman auth = no client ntlmv2 auth = yes Hope this helps.


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There is no problems with windows 7 installation. You just press and hold Shift during loading grub. For permanent change edit your /etc/default/grub file and place a # at the start of the line GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. Save changes and run sudo update-grub to apply changes. Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2


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Thanks for the responses! I'll look into Wubi abd I did partition 25 GB of my hard drive using windows, but my system crashes before I can get to the installation point to choose the partition to install Ubuntu on. And also I've seen online that Wubi only works for earlier versions of Ubuntu. Not sure if I am posting this correctly


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Run these commands: VBoxManage list usbhost ## command 1 VBoxManage list vms ## command 2 With the information from these two commands, run the following: VBoxManage usbfilter add 0 -target <vmsnumber> -name <[0000]> -action hold -active yes -vendorid <0x0000> -productid <0x0000> replacing the <> items with their ...


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If you do not have any experience on Linux before, I suggest you to try Wubi. You can install Wubi in your windows 7, just like any other software that you install. Wubi automatically does everything for you. After installing Wubi, at starting up your computer, you will find out a selection of two operating systems (Windows and Ubuntu). If you want to ...



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