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I have done this from an application in the Windows 7. It should be in win 8 also. We can shrink the size. Afterwards "Ubuntu"can be installed with C.D. This C.D can be created by down-loading an Image file(nrg)and running a virtual drive/burning Disc. 'How to create a virtual drive' may be known from Internet.But we should be careful not to lose Windows ...


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I managed to fix it by following the instructions at http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20864-mbr-restore-windows-7-master-boot-record.html So basically, if you have this problem, download PowerISO, format a USB drive, click Create Bootable USB drive, select the Windows Recovery Disc (you can download it online), boot from USB, click command prompt, and ...


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As I am not able to comment because of less reputations I am commenting here. In Windows 8 there are 2 types of boot from which Secure boot is responsible for starting Windows 8 (by default). Go to BIOS settings and disable Secure boot, then Restart .You will get an option now. If still not working change the priority of boot from BIOS settings and keep it ...


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Well, have you disabled the PXE boot too? You most probably have an option in the boot menu for pxe boot. You should go there and disable it, just like u did with the 'secure boot'. To enter boot menu press f12 when at startup or when the logo (if there is a logo) of toshiba pops up.


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Ubuntu can be installed on UEFI systems without the need to instruct EFI to boot into Legacy Mode. For a complete guide others can use the following post which describes the installation procedure for installing Ubuntu server Edition http://www.bytelinux.com/install-ubuntu-14-10-server-with-custom-partition-layout-using-lvm-on-uefi-systems/ in case they need ...


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Your notebook use UEFI? If yes, you must change setting in BIOS to Legacy boot. After that just install Ubuntu from CD or Bootable USB


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Test this: Boot your pc from the HD. Extract the usb drive. Open a terminal. CtrlAltT. Run it: sudo -i apt-get update apt-get install reinstall grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub-common grub-install /dev/sda grub-install --recheck /dev/sda update-grub reboot This procedure is for non-UEFI bios. For UEFI procedure is: sudo -i apt-get update apt-get install ...


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Go back into Ubuntu Recovery Mode. Look for an option "Drop to root shell prompt" and do that. By default it read only so we need to fix that mount -o remount,rw / Now that we're mounted rw and in a root shell add ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa (assuming your card is in there - Source just scroll till you get to Nvidia drivers. If you find card, add ppa) sudo ...


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If the Win8.1 is 64bit I understood (reading results from a Google Search) that you need at least 8GBs. And obviously NTFS, not FAT. Indeed, I quote an excerpt From the help: $ winusb --help winusb usage Install a windows ISO on an NTFS partition and edit MBR of the device [...] And from the CLI you can also ask for the verbose mode, maybe you can have ...


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Always take a full system back-up before starting. Read this article why. Yes Depending on the set-up of your machine's BIOS/UEFI and the setup of Windows 8: maybe


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You may have to format it as ntfs. Do sudo apt-get install gparted (skip this step if you already have it installed) then format it as ntfs.


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You have to select your dvd drive in your UEFI boot menu or give it higher priority in your UEFI boot order. Then it will boot. To find out which key to press, watch your screen instantly after switching your pc on. And grub might still have the old entry although the system is already gone. Running sudo update-grub should fix this. But maybe it is still ...


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In some laptops namely HP after you install Ubuntu os while it boots go press F9 for selection of boot device. It will show you some options e.g. os manager, USB stick and Netbook hard drive. Select Netbook hard Drive there it will show you os list for ubuntu.


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First, mbr is a small program that gets loaded after the BIOS finishes. Its job is to load the operating system. Windows OSes installs mbr in the first sector of the hard disk. A lot of people have problems getting an external drive to boot their computer, and I don't know enough to help with that issue. Ubuntu uses either ext3 or ext4 format for the ...


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try to use rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ will make usb with uefi mode ( GPT Partition )


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if you installed Linux on a different partition, you can try to boot into the other partition by pressing a specific button while booting (it depends on your motherboard, but usuall it's something like F8) Alternatively, you can check the boot-order in your bios (press del during startup to enter your bios). If you formatted your harddrive during install, ...


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Looking at your question, you've probably deleted your Windows recovery partition by now. The best you can do now is to boot your Windows recovery CD/DVD. If you don't have one, but still have your product key, download it from Microsoft. If you don't have your product key, turn your laptop upside down and look for it there. Furthermore, here on ...


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I installed easyBCD, added a new entry for linux and option for ubuntu appeared! ps: easyBCD is free for individuals


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For a smooth transition to another host for Virtual Box virtual machines the following should be considered: In case we had Guest Additions installed prefer to run the VM in the same or higher Virtual Box version release. If we had installed the Extension Pack we should install this on the new host too. Latest (and older) Virtual Box application releases ...


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Yes. First, enable the multiverse repository (which contains VirtualBox). Enable Multiverse (Graphically) Open "Software and Updates": Make sure Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse) is enabled. Enable Multiverse From Terminal (Alternative) If preffer command line, enable multiverse from terminal (open with Ctrl+Alt+T) ...


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If I understand you right, you do not have a full win installation cd/dvd, because win was preinstalled when you bought the machine? Maybe you would like to clone your current hdd with windows onto a separate drive (second internal hdd or usb hdd for example)? This way you keep exact the same system with all programs and data you have now. You just would ...


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I am not sure that any damage has been done, but I don't see how powering off your device could make it worse at this point. You will need to reinstall Ubuntu though. Install it in the 17G partition, which should be formatted as ext4 and with / as the mount point. The bootloader should also go on the disk (not the partition) to let you choose the OS. The ...


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If you want to start from scratch, you will need to reinstall Ubuntu. In the black screen, type in your username and password Then at the prompt, type: startx This will open the Ubuntu GUI. You can restore gnome-specific settings with the following commands in terminal: rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity Additionally you can verify that ...


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Boot into Windows Recovery Enviroment (http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN207399/EN) then lunch CMD by going Troubleshooting > Advanced Options and run command prompt then execute this bootrec.exe /fixmbr This should uninstall grub (Ubuntu bootloader) and replace with Windows bootloader.


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Easiest way is to burn a copy of the install ISO to a DVD and just have that handy. Your product key should be on your laptop somewhere.


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However, I'm not sure if 40GB will be enough if I would install a lot of additional software (would it?). I have yet to get over 10Gb for all software I installed and that includes Apache and MySQL (with the database on a 2nd partition). Excluding my personal data since I keep that on another disk. There will not be any data there as I will put it ...


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First install windows in another partition than ubuntu. then run the ubuntu iso cd as Test Ubuntu. There install Boot repair. Instructions can be found here >> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Hit Recommended repair. Reboot. If everything went well you will have grub asking to choose from ubuntu or windows!!


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Wubi is no longer supported by Canonical. See the forums recommendations Ubuntuforums Staff WUBI Recommendations You can still install to another device (USB stick or disk), run Ubuntu in a virtual machine, or shrink a partition to make room for more Ubuntu partitions. Adding partitions is only tricky if the Vendor has already used the 4 allowed Primary ...


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I solved the problem, it was very simple! Ubuntu has a program, named Disks, that can mount / dismount any partition type. Ubuntu was RIGHT ! Windows 8.1 is an unsafe partition, it acts as an ADWARE. If you try to install a program and Microsoft AppStore has some version of it, you will receive an advice and the AppStore will be automatic installed in your ...


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You've got two GRUB instances; one of the (boots first) is broken, the other one is OK. Two possible scenarios. Each of HDDs has GRUB installed. System firmware trying to boot from one HDD (order usually defined by firmware settings), but it's GRUB installation is broken (you got just GRUB shell). After you exiting (typing exit) this GRUB instance, ...


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You can find extensive help on this topic here.


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To backup data you need to mount your Windows partition because Ubuntu do not mounts it by default. Here the answer for your problem. I recommend you: Backup your data. Wipe whole drive. Install Ubuntu. Make partitions. Install Windows alongside. Or you can choose your own order read more about Windows Dual Boot


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UEFI is often on Windows 8.1 pre-installed laptops, and it tends to make a lot of things more complicated, and some settings may need to be changed to get anything different to boot. If a live cd/dvd/usb just boots without any fiddling then you may be in luck & your external HD may just boot too after it has Ubuntu installed. And installing Ubuntu to ...


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I advise you to install Ubuntu 12.04 without bootloader by running ubiquity --no-bootloader in terminal on live-cd and then add it to grub manually using this instructions http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#Multi_002dboot-manual-config


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Your computer tries to tell you that you still have Ubuntu 12.04 It will can be found below your regular (newest) Ubuntu in the grub-loader, try taking a closer look. By default the Kernels are not overwritten, but a new one added. This comes in very handy if the new kernel are having trouble with some particular hardware. After a couple of weeks these ...


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Try to boot into Windows, shut down or restart the laptop/PC normally. Don't force shut down (by pressing power button for 5 seconds). After a clean shut down/restart, the access to NTFS partitions in Ubuntu should be fine. No need to press s for skip mounting just like normal boot. One more thing: don't hibernate the laptop/pc when you boot into windows. ...


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This is not ideal but may help someone not overly familiar with Ubuntu such as myself. I disconnected the secondary drive and booted up as normal This gave me a prompt grub rescue> I followed this guide Insert win 8 installation CD. Boot from the CD Select Repair PC Automatic Repair, next I tried system restore, then command prompt At the ...


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I was using universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3 to create the boot usb stick. The default persistent storage on the app is 0MB. I increased it to 1.1GB and Ubuntu live booted off the USB device.


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First check if your Windows 8 partition is there and its EFI partition,if it is you can try installing http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ otherwise you need to rebuild MBR and possibly grub afterwards.


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When you log in to windows 8, it tries to index some data. After working with your windows for a while, the data will become bigger and bigger and it cause a high and noticeable disk usage. Ubuntu is not as optimal as windows 8 in resource managing. In addition, there can be a problem with your GPU driver. If you didn't install that, take a tour here. It ...


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Unfortunately your windows is gone for sure. No matter what option you selected after you rebooted using LiveUSB you were doomed to lose your Windows. I have seen guides out there for installing windows after Ubuntu, but I am not sure they applied to Windows 8. Honestly, if it were me, since you are on a fresh install of Ubuntu anyways, I would just use ...


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I might have great news for you. It is possible, although not likely, that your windows installation actually survives and that you in fact have THREE installations, two of which are 14.04. The way to find out is to load Disk Utility the next time you are booted to ubuntu and count how many NTFS and EXT4 partitions you have.


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The question is mostly vague, not giving us most of the details of what the exact problem is. Here are some suggestions: If you have a computer with Windows 8 pre-installed, chances are that you need to disable secure boot If you think you successfully installed it, but can't boot at all, try using Boot Repair


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You can create a bootable usb stick of windows 8 using Winusb. It offers a simple GUI for creating the bootable usb stick. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/utopic/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/colingille-freshlight-utopic.list" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install winusb



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