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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't show existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. I have a 500 GB hard disk split into 3 partitions. I am installing Ubuntu from a live USB drive. But I am stuck at the "Installation type" ...
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Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu, W7 does not boot

Dual boot W7 64bit + Ubuntu installed. Ubuntu appears to work fine, but W7 will not boot. I downloaded boot repair and did the recommended repair. That did not work. I now have 6 partitions: ...
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2answers
93 views

How can I make a bootable partition to run XP.iso from USB stick in Linux?

I have a 16GB USB stick, and I am on Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I want to place XP.iso into one of the partitions and then use it to install XP from within USB stick. I searched for the web but I didn't find a ...
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0answers
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How to Tripple boot on Windows and ubuntu 13 installed system

I have installed windows8 first, then Ubuntu 13 on separate partitions. Both are running normal with "No issue". Now, I want to install windows xp as a third OS on the third partition.(I have three ...
0
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0answers
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Installing new OS on laptop from bootable USB/DVD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 from a bootable USB drive (created using unetbootin). After setting the boot priority and booting, the screen shows: SYSLINUX 3.63 debian..... boot: ...and then ...
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2answers
224 views

Install Windows XP alongside Windows 8

I have a 64-bit CPU, but my computer has 32-bit Windows 8 installed. Could I somehow trickily install another Windows XP 64-bit alongside that? I want to do this because I almost never use the ...
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2answers
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What is the best way to make a flash drive with many bootable things

I want to make a flash drive with lots of bootable things on it, a toolkit of sorts. The list of things that I want to boot on it so far it Hirens Boot Disk Backtrack Linux Knoppix STD Ophcrack XP ...
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2answers
357 views

How to install win 7 on a iMac on Ubuntu as main OS

Hi im kind of new to ubuntu but im really enjoying the benefits i currently own a iMac 27" 11.1 Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Processor Type: Core i5 (I5-750 I did a complete wipe out of the hd i try to ...
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1answer
958 views

Install Debian stable linux ISO from USB to dual boot Windows

I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space Have a 16GB USB drive Downloaded ...
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1answer
157 views

Debian and Windows Dual Boot without partitioning

I know there has been similar posts here, but it did not make me feel that it is answering my question. Background I have done dual-boot installation previously with Debian. What I did was used an ...
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1answer
97 views

Installing Ubuntu alongside complicated Windows 8 setup

I just bought an Asus computer with Windows 8 on it, and I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside it. To begin with, I went in to disk management to shrink the main OS partition to make room for ...
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1answer
227 views

No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu' 13.04

I just got Ubuntu 13.04 to my USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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122 views

Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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3answers
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How to install Windows 7 alongside Windows 8?

I bought a new laptop (HP 4540s) and also a Windows 8 DVD. I installed Windows 8 but it's not user friendly. Now I want to install Windows 7 on the same laptop while keeping Windows 8 also (multiboot) ...
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1answer
668 views

Installing Debian on existing encrypted lvm

I have a dual-boot machine, where I already set up Ubuntu in an encrypted lvm. I want to use the same lvm for Crunchbang (a debian derivative), since I designed that lvm with two root-Volumes, a ...
0
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2answers
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Partition/install issues

I am new to Ubuntu and tried to install 10.1 as dual boot option from a USB. At first I encountered the error when in partition dialogue of installation process that cannot find root directory. I did ...
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3answers
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Windows 8 installer: Something Happened

My school provides Windows 8 through MSDN. My system specs seem to fit the minimum system requirements for Windows 8. I ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, and it seems to indicate that my computer ...
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1answer
314 views

Dual boot after a new installation on the primary partition. Will it still work?

My current set-up: Master Boot Record: Grub installed, parametrized by Ubuntu 10.4 First Primary Partition : Windows Boot Loader, and Windows Vista Second Primary Partition : Windows 7 Third ...
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1answer
75 views

Booting Win7 from flash on a machine with dual boot

I wanted to re-install Windows 7 and created a bootable USB (using command prompt I restarted my PC and selected primary boot device as USB-HDD (my BIOS also gives options USB-ZIP USB-CDROM and ...
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2answers
206 views

How to install multiple OS's on a clean HDD

I want to install multiple OS's on my clean harddrive. It will consist of Win 7, Ubuntu, and LinuxMint. I've heard about problems with the boot sequence and such, so is there a standard operating ...
0
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1answer
571 views

Initial partition layout on the brand new laptop Dell Inspiron n1510

I have a brand new laptop and want to instal Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04. When I started to install Windows, I have discovered 2 partitions on my HDD as you can see on the picture below: /dev/sda1 ...
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4answers
2k views

Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7. Now, I need to install Ubuntu 11.04 to the my laptop, but I want to keep Win7 as well. I'm planning to use a dual boot system; I want to install Ubuntu on separate partition. I ...
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2answers
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Linux installation says unallocated space is unusable

I have 3 primary partitions, 1 extended already. Here's how my current disk management looks like: As you can see, I have WinRE(F), System Reserved, C:, and D: (where all my installers, music, ...
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2answers
141 views

About install Windows alongside Ubuntu

My situation is: I have 1T harddisk. I used first 300G for Ubuntu. And remain 700 has nothing on it now. Right now. I want to install a win8 preview version on spare space. BUT, I have bad ...
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0answers
237 views

Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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2answers
407 views

Install Windows 7 on Mac mini with CD mounted on Windows Vista

I plan on buying a Mac mini of the new generation without an external DVD drive if possible. I do have a few PCs running Windows Vista or different Linux distributions but no Mac. I know that it is ...
4
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1answer
255 views

How to transfer my system to a new laptop harddrive?

So I bought a brand new 500GB SSD Hybrid drive for my laptop. I would like to start using it. How do I go about mirroring my current 200GB hardisk on to there in such a way that I can just swap out ...
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3answers
125 views

Installing Windows 7 on an XP/Ubuntu dual boot machine

My machine has Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. I now want to install Windows 7 by removing Windows XP. Is it possible to do this without affecting my Ubuntu installation?
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1answer
173 views

Simple way for installing multiple operational systems and boot between it?

I need to install Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and CentOS on a single computer. I am aware of virtualization but it would be better for my situation to install each OS and just switch between ...
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3answers
220 views

How do I make a USB stick from which to install different OS's?

Recently, I have made a number of USB sticks to install OS's (several Linux flavors, BSD, Windows) from, on machines that didn't have CD drives. Now, I would prefer to not overwrite the install USB ...
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2answers
729 views

Arch Linux on External HDD

I would like to put Arch Linux on my 500 GB HDD. How would I do this, and is it possible to configure the install so that I only have to boot from the external disk on the target computer's BIOS? I ...
2
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2answers
551 views

How can I have a multi-bootable USB KEY that has installers for many different OS's?

I own 4 different computers which I often shuffle the primary OS's around on. I specifically use Windows 7 Enterprise (work laptop) Windows 7 Ultimate (my primary desktop) Windows XP (my old laptop) ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit side by side with Vista by using a bootable USB drive. What now?

What happened I decided to install Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit side by side with Vista Home Premium (I guess on another partition) with a USB stick. I found instructions on how to do this here: ...
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1answer
840 views

cdrom device not found during Linux installation on Macbook Pro

I'm trying to have a dual boot Debian / Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro. I boot on the Debian install CD, the first steps are fine until "Detect and mount CD-ROM". It seems that the installer cannot find ...
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5answers
232 views

Which is the better way of dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu 9.10?

I'm a Linux enthusiast, who is eager to try Ubuntu in a full installation. Which of the following ways would you suggest (& why) for Dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu: Installing them side by ...
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2answers
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Can I make USB drive bootable and install multiple OSes from it?

Is it possible to have USB drive bootable and place multiple ISOs like Windows 7.iso WindowXP.iso Ubuntu.iso RHEL.iso so that I can choose which OS to install?
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2answers
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu

I've Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 installed in my HDD. My parents can't get used to it, so I must install Windows 7. I'm afraid of this: Windows boot must be on the first hard disk/partition in order to ...
0
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1answer
119 views

Dual boot windows 7 with RC and XP?

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 RC and Win XP. I want to install the RTM version on a new drive. What will happen to my dual boot menu? Will it: A) Show 3 boot options (XP, RC & RTM)? ...
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Installing Ubuntu on dual boot: prepare partitions window (step 4 of 7) is empty and grey?

I want to install Ubuntu 9.10 on a PC which already has Windows 7 installed. I have set up an unformatted primary partition with GParted and Ubuntu live: During the installation I choose language ...
0
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1answer
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Can Windows 7 be installed on an extended partition?

I think on my notebook computer, it has one primary partition of 160GB with Vista on it and another primary partition of 83GB, and this is divided into 2 extended partition -- one is 67GB and one is ...
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1answer
502 views

Installing Open Suse11.2 on a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Currently I have installed in a dual-boot setup, Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Grub2 is the loader. I want to install openSUSE 11.2 without wrecking havoc on my Windows 7 installation and getting rid of ...
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XP installation after Vista

I installed XP on my laptop after having already installed Vista and I can't boot from Vista any more. How to solve this problem?
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3answers
765 views

Replace dual-XP installs with single-XP install and repartition drive?

The Current Situation I have a hard drive that currently is split up like so: Primary Partition C: 9.77 GB NTFS Healthy (System) with XP Pro (in Polish) installed ...
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1answer
661 views

Dual boot 32 bit and 64 bit Windows

I plan on leaving XP professional on my C drive...then installing Windows 7 professional on my D drive....therefore having a dual boot system...Can I install the Windows 7 as a 64 bit operating system ...
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2answers
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Removing old Vista partition, but it's the active, system partition

I originally had Vista installed on my laptop and installed Win7 as a dual boot option. Now I've moved everything from Vista, I have removed the dual boot option via msconfig.exe. Finally, I want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu after hard-drive re-formating: The partitioner won't work

When I get to the part where you partition your disk, no disks are shown. How do I fix this? Do I need to shrink one of my partitions so I have some free (unallocated) space?
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Installing second OS on TrueCrypt encrypted disk

I have a machine running Vista 64bit and disk with three partitions fully encrypted with TrueCrypt. I want to install Windows 7 as my second OS, but i'm not sure if this would work because of disk ...