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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 sounds like you need to run update-grub from within Ubuntu, and may need to install/check os-prober See this A. for a little more info, and an option to manually edit the grub.cfg config file http://askubuntu.com/a/12127/129271 After reading updated comments, it sounds like Ubuntu may not be installed correctly after all, so this may not apply...


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if you are afraid to break anything and just want to try it do the following: -mount ubuntu image on windows with daemon tools -from there run wubi.exe it will make you a ubuntu installation on your disk. reboot and voila you have side by side.


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TL;DR - any option is safe, option 1 being the easiest. When you created the virtual machine to install Ubuntu on, Virtualbox asked you to create a virtual drive. Unless you explicitly exposed your physical disks to your virtual machine (it's very unlikely you've done this accidentally), your virtual machine is constrained to that virtual disk (ATA VBOX ...


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Looks like you are using UEFI booting and GPT partitioons (the newer way). So you can ignore the message about the missing MBR. I suggest running gparted and checking if your /dev/sda2 partition has the boot flag. For some reason, that seems like a common problem. I've answered a similar question previously.


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Problem solved! I just had to disable Secure boot in the bios and now I can boot both in Linux (Lubuntu) and Windows. I still have 5 entries for Windows, some work, others don't and I don't know why... As long as it works :D.


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Physically disconnect main 1TB hard drive data cable from motherboard, connect your NEW (2nd) hard drive to system using a different data port on motherboard, and leave main disconnected, boot system from pendrive and install UBUNTU onto (2nd) hard drive, after installing UBUNTU to 2nd hard drive, REconnect main hard drive to it's original data port. If you ...


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I'm not familiar with "fast start", a windows thing that scrambles the hard disk apparently? But the general solution to NTFS problems is "Run chkdsk in windows", or maybe run chkdsk from a windows boot disk (should have some repair/recovery tools, maybe a windows/dos terminal somewhere) and probably like it suggests: Please resume and shutdown Windows ...


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(Sorry, lost in delete post) Ya fastboot and hibernation and probably Windows as well, like to know where things are. For transfering files, I either use a USB or a separate NTFS hard disk partion (to be compatible with Windows.) Anyone else?


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it's telling you whats worng, create a parition that has the size like 200 MB and has the name "Reserved BIOS boot area" and it will work. You don't have to partition it manually, you can use the option in the first menu "to install along side Windows" instead.


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For booting from CD/DVD you don't need a bootloader such a grub. You usually use the BIOS or EFI. Insert the Windows DVD and reboot your computer and press the one of these keys: F1, F2, F8, F10 or DEL. Then you get to the BIOS and EFI and you can configure your BIOS to boot from DVD or directly select you DVD-Drive to boot. After this you should reach the ...


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Ok, I think I've figured it out. I just followed the instructions on the screen that Boot-Repair prints after it's finished (I tried to post an image but don't have enough reputation). Anyway, I first tried changing the boot order and that didn't work (the only option it showed in the BIOS for HDD boot was Windows EFI boot). So, I tried the typing the ...


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Probably, your problem is orginated from BIOS preferences. Go to BIOS and do the followings: Go to BOOT label Replace Legacy BIOS with UEFI Save and Exit After you did these, I think you can do dual boot easily.



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