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if you are trying to put ubuntu and windows 7 on the same hard dis, it's a lot easier to install windows first and leave some free space on the drive. then install ubuntu. if you have already installed ubuntu it can be done if you have free space on the disk. if not you have to resize ubuntu to make some space using gparted. you have to use your ubuntu live ...


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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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You do not need to do full recovery but you will need to boot up with your Windows repair disk. In the main menu: Enter the troubleshooting options Advanced options Startup repair If you chose the boot along side option it shouldn't delete the system files but it may delete the boot files.


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If you are able to get to the login screen then you should be able to access the TTY command line by pressing Ctrl+Alt++F1 on your keyboard. From here enter your username and password to login to the TTY terminal. Now you can access your filesystem using ls -al to see the files and folders in your current path and the cd directoryname to navigate to a ...


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Windows can not mount linux partitions. You can: Create a live CD/USB Boot from live CD/USB Mount hard disk partition Delete the files Reboot from hard disk You can find description on how to create a live USB here.


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You could try typing the following into a Windows administrator command prompt: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi That tells Windows to use Grub as the bootloader. For me, this prevented the system booting straight into Windows automatically, so I could choose between Windows/Ubuntu. What is the error that Boot-Repair gives you? I ...


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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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Is secure boot turned on in your BIOS settings? Maybe you have secure boot turned on in your BIOS - it is actually a feature in UEFI based systems that keeps your boot safe from infections, editing etc. Try turn this off in your BIOS settings (On HP laptops it is usually F10 -> System configurations -> boot settings). Check this link: ...


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I did figure out what the problem was in the end and I posted some updates on the Windows 8 forums in this thread here: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/39343-windows-8-automatic-repair-loop-issue.html This was the solution that I gave in that thread: Ok, so I've marked the problem as 'solved', because I've figured out what was going on. ...


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I starting my computer and ubuntu loaded without any boot loader. So I searched in internet and the only fix I understand was with the boot repair application. I suppose this actually meant Ubuntu did not boot? After installing ubuntu, using something else option and installing it on a different disk than windows 8 , That is not a very accurate ...


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Try using super-grub http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ Just install it on a usb and boot it (you can use YUMI or Universal Usb Installer), it will automatically find the O.S. installed. Once it boots do: Detect Any OS and that's all Hope it helped


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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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PLEASE, PLEASE, READ EVERYTHING FIRST. I DO NOT WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SEVERE DATA LOSS. IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WITH MY APPROACH, DON'T ADVENTURE YOURSELF. Assuming that you have backed-up everything that is on your laptop, I would follow the following steps. Make sure your read everything clearly before proceeding. This might result in an unstable ...


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Try to install the new version of Ubuntu (v. 14.10) and you should solve the problem, because it was wirtten to fix the problem of the UEFI boot introduced with the release of Win 8. Moreover, check the model of your PC and be sure you can do that; for instance, if you own an HP/Compaq it is likely enough you cannot install 2 partitions on your PC cause of ...


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In my case you just set the legacy (bios boot) mode and turn off the secure boot and then open win 8.1 and then start the installation of Ubuntu using executable file that in the U.S.B. drive


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If this is on a surface pro, I suggest you restore the original windows 8.1 and then try again. I managed to get ubuntu running on a surface pro 2, but it involved a lot of kerfuffle. As part of that, I found it was totally possible to get the surface into a state where it would not boot anything except the restore USB from the original windows ...


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I don't have enough reputation to give three links in one answer, so I split my answer up. Windows wipes out any and all bootloaders except for its own, so to dual boot you have reinstall grub yourself. The easiest way bf doing so is using Boot Repair from Ubuntu Live CD/USB. If you have full Ubuntu installation CD/USB, it is "Try Ubuntu" option. I did ...


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You may take a look at Article for Sane People and PlayOnLinux, although I only played League of Legends using the latter.


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Just run the windows boot-repair and Windows will be the sole OS loading... Then, when you want to boot Ubuntu, go to the BIOS boot options and boot from your second drive. (I know the user hasn't been on-line for a while, but it might help others with the same problem)


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If during your original Ubuntu install you didn't select the "Something Else" option to configure a dual-boot system, the installer reformatted the drive and wiped the Win8 Recovery partition. You'll have to contact HP to determine what your options are to get a System disc set that will restore the Windows Recovery partition. This may again require ...


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Well..you got to create a partition for Windows (how much would you like? 100GB?) for that there are some tools you can use, but I like to do that on the Windows 8 installation. Before you start it, I recommend you to make a backup of your files, just in case. If you don't know how to do it: 1)Insert the CD/USB with the Windows installation files ...


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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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Yes you can triple boot Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu provided you have enough space for three OS. You have to create separate partition for Windows 7 in the unallocated space along with the remaining space available in the hard disk. If no space is available then you have to delete an existing partition to install Windows 7.


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I didn't mean updating packages on the system, or the kernel, but upgrading the OS, like moving from 14.04 to 14.10, for example.


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If you've already installed Ubuntu with UEFI enabled and it works fine, then just use any method you prefer to update Ubuntu, apt or Synaptic or Software Center or an update manager (Software Updater?). I think once Ubuntu's installed it shouldn't change from just updating software packages, UEFI or not. Changing the kernel, that may be a little different, ...


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Graphically, you can run the program Software Updater from the dash inside Ubuntu. If you are comfortable running commands in the terminal, open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade This will accomplish the same thing: Update the lists of software with the current versions, and upgrade those which can be upgraded without ...


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The best and safest way to fix it is to create a bootstick with Windows 8 installer, from which you can run Windows' boot fix. Boot Repair sometimes does strange stuff, like replacing Windows' boot loader with GRUB2. As the GRUB EFI only loads the normal GRUB2, which is located on the stick, it won't work.


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you can burn the windows.iso in liunx. and reboot and reinstall windows that way. so you boot in ubuntu, and launch brasero, burn the windows.iso and reboot. another solution may be to reinstall using an OEM partition that contains all the file to reinstall windows. I don't know how. May be use boot the windows cd and look for a recover or reinstall option ...


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The output of efibootmgr -v shows that /efi/ubuntu/shimx64.efi has been registered as ubuntu. (These new boot entries are usually added with the highest priority.) An output of efibootmgr would have help determined if the order was correct. So from my understanding, it is a matter of changing the boot order so that the entry for grub is the ...


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What you need is to boot your laptop from windows, but now that Ubuntu installation altered the windows MBR (master boot record) you are not able to boot windows. To fix this you must boot from windows boot-able USB or DVD, this can be done from this link: creating windows boot-able media After that follow the instructions on MS page.


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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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Windows never recognises linux installations; it just overwrites the boot on the disk. You need to go back to the linux install disk, restart using that to boot, and then re-write the grub system; start a terminal, & do this: sudo -s mount /dev/sda /mnt cd /mnt/ mount --bind /proc proc mount --bind /sys sys mount --bind /dev dev mount --bind /usr usr ...


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You can boot up Ubuntu? try to run sudo update-grub and check it its added windows boot Are you using UEFI-Boot? --> you should have some UEFI-Boot-Menu where there should be a Windows Boot Manager entry. Try to hit some keys during boot (F2, F10, F12 ...) to get this menu.


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From what information you provided you have three options: 1 Buy a new computer 2 Take your computer into a repair place 3 Take a USB stick to a friend with a computer and download Ubuntu into the USB stick then install on your computer. Your online asking a question so you have something to get online with, can you download and write a file to an USB thumb ...


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After a couple of research I found out a solution: sudo efibootmgr Then check what was ubuntu boot number. In my case, it was 3, and for windows boot it was 1. (there were some other options for ubuntu and windows, but those two are the important ones) Then type in a terminal: sudo efibootmgr -o 3,1


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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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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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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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Go back into Windows and in the power settings, turn off fast boot. The 8.1 upgrade turns it back on, preventing a normal boot. Also check that the INtel Rapid Start is disabled.


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I am having the same problem and I tried doing all the steps mentioned above. But to no avail. Is there any alternative? But when I type: bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi it shows an error.


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Have you checked correct settings using Recovery Center? If not, try these steps: Press Windows Key + C. Click Settings, and then Change PC Settings ->> Update & Recovery ->> Recovery ->> Get Started. Detailed diagnostic info published here.


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It will detect your device if you reboot your ubuntu 14.04 machine while your windows 8.1 device is plugged in.


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You probably need to update grub, which can be done by running sudo update-grub. This usually is caused by grub failing to recognize Windows 8.1. Worse case senario you might have to reinstall grub entirely. To do that, see this link; http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-repair-restore-reinstall-grub-2-with-a-ubuntu-live-cd


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Try using EasyBCD on your Windows System to reconfigure Windows 8 to use the classic bootloader that was used in Windows 7.That way it will no more interfere with GRUB or other bootloaders making no problem with your system.


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Windows 8 discourages to dualboot ubuntu and winodws both together. So you should have faced a lot of problems with UEFI, Legcay and BIOS modes and settings. So the problem you have now is usually seen with most people who use Ubuntu with Windows 8 or later versions.. So I prefer you to use Ubuntu as the main and the only operating system in your computer. ...


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I have a Lenovo Flex 14 (series 1), I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8. For me, the touch screen works a treat, although I am old school and never have the need to touch it during normal use, I prefer to use the mouse and keyboard. Hope that helps.


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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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That message means there is no network cable connected. It also means it's trying to boot from the Network, so either - The network card is listed before the hard drive in the boot order in the BIOS (Check boot order) The hard drive is dead/has a bad cable. (Replace the cable and/or hard drive and try again) The hard drive is disabled in the BIOS. (Enable ...


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go to windows , and open cmd.exe as administrator , execute mountvol S: /S then taskkill explorer.exe then explorer.exe then go to my computer , get in to the volume labeled as S: look for grubx64.efi or something like that and delete it


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Boot to Windows and run a: CHKDSK /F X: where X: is the drive letter under Windows... If that doesn't help, right-click on Computer, properties, advanced, swap file, re-create Windows swap file.... (Ubuntu question, Windows solution) and I would convertntfs the drive.... FAT just has too many problems. It's Windows95 technology after all... :-(



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