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I would not recommend using the WUBI installer in Windows 8, I have had issues with the equivalent in Linux Mint. To install from a Live USB/DVD use these steps: Download an ISO from this page (64 bit or 32 bit depending on your flavor) Download a ISO burning program I recommend UNetbootin or Rufus. Instructions for use can be found on both of their ...


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I have had the same problem and you can make a virtual drive whit an virtualmachine VM whit windows 8 whir pre installed ubuntu, and then run boot-repair. and it might work fine this way.


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Having a dedicated Swap partition is good but 16 GB of space just for swap is a serious waste of space since most modern systems come with 4 GB of memory so for day to day use, you're very very unlikely to run out of memory. As Rinzwind mentioned, you don't need more than even 15-20 GB of Ubuntu partition to use it on daily basis. So as you've asked to get ...


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Maybe you must go to bios option, and configure advance boot option, change boot mode from CSM boot to EUFI boot option, save setting and restart.


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Hmm I had some issues with secure boot being on. However, try removing the option to view boot manager from Windows. Windows cannot handle more than one boot record on UEFI, no matter what you do. You can change the boot order via MoBo BIOS by selecting the UEFI option under your boot system menu. you should see something like an onboard PXE IPv4 and ...


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As far as I can tell, you have two options: You run a boot-repair via live media and it fixes everything. You uninstall Ubuntu, insert a Windows recovery disc, and use it to repair your booting problem.


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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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Best is to reinstall GRUB in EFI mode (boot installation/repair media always using UEFI booting!) You can also try "rEFInd" - pretty good EFI boot manager. To install rEFInd in Windows: a) map EFI System partition using "mountvol" command to say z: b) copy downloaded rEFInd files to z:\refind, add boot entry for rEFInd c) reboot selecting rEFInd as ...


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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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Please use the following 4 commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-trusty.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && (boot-repair &) Source: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair


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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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A possible solution, is the one boot-repair uses, which is to rename the windows bootloader to a backup name, and copy in the ubuntu bootloader (grubx64.efi , unsigned, without secure boot) in place of the /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi. Windows tends to rewrite the boot order, no fix for that. You should stay in UEFI mode to continue to boot Windows ...


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Try the following : Boot into Ubuntu using the Ubuntu CD and select Try Ubuntu without installing Once Ubuntu starts, open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run these commands to install (and run) boot-repair : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-trusty.list sudo ...


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According to the official Ubuntu documentation and everything I've read so far, you have to use the grub bootloader and not the windows boot manager, sorry. install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI installing-ubuntu-on-a-pre-installed-uefi-supported-windows-8-system


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Unfortunately you can not keep secureboot activated during installation, and fast boot you can not use at all as it bypasses any bootloader altogether. As to using the windows bootloader, I have tried and attempts to chain load out of it have consistently failed miserably. Overall my recommendation is that you use a small usb stick with grub installed on an ...


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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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It will overwrite the grub bootloader as you fear, but with a livecd you can run a sudo update-grub command on the disk and it will resolve it


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Live USB will not support create windows boot USB from Ubuntu. It allow to create only Linux boot USB from Windows. Try winusb, sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight sudo sh -c "sed -i 's/trusty/saucy/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/colingille-freshlight-trusty.list" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install winusb With winusb you can do your ...


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Download the boot repair cd, boot from it and just accept the default settings. Thats how i fixed grub in my ubuntu and windows 8.1 setup.


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I used the link bellow and had complete success, including Grub options on every boot: Guide To Install Ubuntu 14.04 In Dual Boot Mode With Windows 8 Or 8.1 UEFI Hope it helps!


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Try using Wine to open lockdir.exe. See How can I install Windows software or games?


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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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Firstly backup you /home directory and test the disk or use to ensure it will recover your data. You may still have the recovery option, by say pressing f4 at the point in the boot sequence where you would press that key to access bios settings. This like all options will crap all over your ubuntu making it irretrievable to people of my or your skill level. ...


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When you boot from LiveCD, before doing the installation, run utility called GParted. It will show you the real configuration of your disk. Prbably you will see that Windows resides on two patition, not one (a 200Mb one and a big one) and that there is a recovery partition after them and before data partition.


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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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I was unable to find any obvious errors in the log you attached, although admittedly I'm not that familiar with boot-repair. But I think the following might solve your problem, as it did for a friend who also had a UEFI HP laptop skipping grub: Boot into windows and open a command prompt as an administrator Execute the following: "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} ...


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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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Delete all of the Ubuntu partitions that were created when you first installed it. Start the install again and get to where you re-partition your drive. Set up your partitions how you like them. Before going on, towards the bottom of the window, choose to install the bootloader to the EFI system partition. Continue with the install normally. When you ...


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Not a direct answer, but that's too much to put in comment. You can read more on all of these popular threads. Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? Why don't I ...


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First of all, you can't do something to HDD that Live USB/CD stops working. Try to give it some more effort. They should work. Next, Win8 means EFI. In EFI, it does not matter where you install grub, it anyway goes to special EFI partition. I suspect that you booted your medium in non-EFI mode when installing first time. Read manuals on how to install Ubuntu ...


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I see that you have somehow managed to enable "Legacy Boot" in UEFI, since you probably got here: So, what I'd like you to do, is disable it and go back to the previous state. If you UEFI boot with a 64-bit Ubuntu image (DVD), you ought to see a GRUB menu like in this question (the OEM option won't be present, but Try Ubuntu and Install Ubuntu will be.): ...


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Have you tried installing BURG? if I'm not mistaken it works better in this kind of situations.


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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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You can create USB Boot disk in either Startup Disk Creator or Unetbootin: Startup Disk Creator Note: Startup Disk Creator is included to Ubuntu, so you need either run Ubuntu (on other computer) or boot any machine from USB or CD/DVD Live. Unetbootin Unetbootin exists for Linux, Windows, Mac


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It was asked and answered so it's recommended to be aware of Dual Boot approaches and follow these threads generally: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? Why ...


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For a proper diagnosis, more information is needed: Boot an emergency Linux disc (like the installer in its "try before installing" mode) and run the Boot Info Script. This will produce a file called RESULTS.txt with lots of output. Post it to a pastebin site and post the URL to your document here. Without a proper diagnosis, there are two shot-in-the-dark ...


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Go to Try Ubuntu (start live distribution), start GParted, make new partition table (i recommend 2GB linux-swap, 40GB linux, 250GB ntfs) and file system set ms-dos (not GPT). Go to install Ubuntu (40GB and bootloader to sda), next windows (250GB) and check it. (sorry for my english)


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Boot your windows 8. Go to control panel search for disk partation. That D drive must be hidden. Or its be unmounted after the install check the partation and give it mount location D:/ and you are done.


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If you can have the Windows product key you can sell it. You can download windows iso from microsoft website with a product key and selecting install later by creating iso. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only For product key http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGhU57CHp04 ...


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Welcome to askubuntu. Use windows8 cd or live usb and go to windows repair. Select repair using cmd or command prompt. At command prompt type the below commands. Bootrec/fixmbr Bootrec/fixboot Restart windows normally.


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I have been using my V5-122 in over a year now, no problem. from 13.4 via 13.10 now running 14.4 you have tu use the graphics-drivers from amd.


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Okay, believe it or not I fixed it. I re-ran boot-repair several times until it actually worked... There's a few lines that boot-repair has you copy and paste and one of those lines was failing. I separated the commands into individual lines rather than strung together and it errored out less... and then Grub loaded just fine... Thanks for all the help!


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Just don't mount Windows, get rid of /windows and proceed, or quit the installer and start again. This worked.


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Your screen shot mostly obscures the partition table list, but it's clear that you've already got at least partitions 2, 3, and 4, and probably partition 1. On an MBR disk, that means that you either can't create more partitions (if they're all primary) or that you'll be able to create nothing but logical partitions (if one of the existing partitions is an ...


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The primary/logical types are the notions related to the old MBR partitions. Windows 8 uses GPT, so no need to worry about it.


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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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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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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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Based on your Boot Repair output, and in particular the efibootmgr output it shows, it should be working now. (One caveat: There's no evidence of any EFI boot loaders on your ESP; but the fact that Windows is booting means that this must be a Boot Repair omission, so I'm discounting that evidence.) The fact that it's not working strongly suggests you've got ...


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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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