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What is a partition table? How is it related to Windows 8? In addition to general partitioning, it should be noted that information about partitions are stored in a partition table on the hard disk. The whole topic didn't receive much attention because DOS/Windows computers – where one would install Linux onto – just had one choice for almost three ...


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ELI5 version: You can't. Long version: If you need Windows and need to get your Ubuntu fix, you might want to try installing Ubuntu in a virtual machine using VirtualBox, or dual-booting. There might be Windows themes/hacks to make it look like Ubuntu, but it won't be the actual Ubuntu desktop.


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You can use ecryptfs-utils to encrypt a folder, and it asks for password under Ubuntu. Not sure about Windows though.


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After doing some research, I found out that the problem was with me having dual boot with windows 8.1. Found the answer on this thread. As it turned out, I already had disabled Fast boot in Windows 8.1. In addition to that, I discovered I had to fully turn off from Windows and then turn on the laptop again. Restart does not work. Marking this as the answer. ...


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I had a similar problem. My Notebook uses EFI and there are entries named HDD and Windows8 Loader. Check if Windows8 Loader has a higher priority than your HDD.


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Try with Boot Repair you can get it from here - http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/ install it on CD/DVD/USB boot from it and when it ask you for 32/64-bit session chose 32-bit if your PC is 32-bit if it is 64-bit chose 64-bit, then if it ask you for updates click No, then when it finish with scanning click Recommended repair


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I would recommend the following: Plug in the USB drive containing your Ubuntu installer. Change the boot order so that it boots from USB. Boot to the Ubuntu USB drive. Select "Try Ubuntu without installing". Open a terminal window by pressing "CTRL+ALT+T". Run the following commands (in order) to install Boot-Repair: sudo add-apt-repository ...


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This rather sounds like you tried to install Ubuntu with Wubi first and then did a real install from live media. (I don't see how UNetBootin is involved here until this point.) So you seem to have two Ubuntu installations and the Wubi one does not boot (due to relying on legacy booting were UEFI booting is done - but I don't know much about this topic and ...


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Boot in "Try Ubuntu without Install" mode. Search for and open GParted Partition Editor and create the desired partition. For creating desired partitions. This answer would help "Root file system not defined. Please correct this from partitioning menu" Ubuntu 14.04 installation problem in pre-installed win 8 laptop Then go ahead with installation ...


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I can think of two ways of doing this. While installing select erase everything and install Ubuntu as only OS. (First option) Install Ubuntu alongside Windows or create separate partitions and install Ubuntu. After installing use the software grub-customizer and delete Windows entry there. Then you can manually delete Windows files.


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If you don't want a separate /home partition Easiest First: Reboot your computer using the Live USB/DVD/CD This is the way you have installed Ubuntu. Use the same Live USB/DVD you had used before to boot your computer. Choose the "Try Ubuntu" option. Do not choose Install Ubuntu! Second" Start Gparted Click on the Dash, the gray Ubuntu icon on the top ...


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I always manually partition when I'm installing Ubuntu to make sure I know exactly what's going on. I recommend first shrinking your windows partition, generally labeled "OS C:" in Disk Management. Then start installing from your Live Media and follow this guide. Just skip "4. Free some space for Ubuntu" since you'll have already done that. While in Disk ...



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