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Delete or move OEM partition on ASUS laptop

I bought an ASUS laptop (S550C) and I was planning to install Linux alongside Windows 8 (Win8 comes preinstalled) in dual-boot. The laptop has two hard drives and they come partitioned in the ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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0answers
42 views

Repairing UEFI Windows 8 Boot with Linux

I got my laptop a few months ago, and it's just stopped booting. I don't know if it's the Bootloader but I'll give a boot repair a try. It just freezes with the Windows 8 boot loading spinner and the ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Burn Windows 8 image to a DVD using linux

I dont know why, but when i try to boot Windows 8 install from flashdisk, i get stuck on logo, nothing else happens. So, i've got an idea, that will be better burn iso to a DVD. I tried to burn that ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Windows 8 doesn't show up in my grub menu

I have two HD's, one with Fedora 20, and the other with Windows 8. I can choose at start up which drive to boot from, and choosing the one where I installed windows does make it start, but I would ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Samba net command to shutdown Windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi for home automation, and I want to be able to shutdown my Windows 8.1 workstation using a command from a bash shell. Of course I've Googled before asking here. And I found; ...
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1answer
155 views

Does a Windows 8.1 OEM license key work on a Windows 8.1 pro install?

My laptop (Lenovo Y510p) came with Windows 8.1 normal edition. I have a desktop installed with a copy of 8.1 pro that I bought. I accidentally messed up some partitions while installing Linux and wish ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
0
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2answers
257 views

How to create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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1answer
119 views

Installing Linux on a Windows 8.1 laptop

I would like to clean install a Linux distribution as Ubuntu etc. My laptop runs Windows 8.1. I have two options in mind. Clean install or dual boot. My technical question is: My laptop have a 8GB ...
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135 views

Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
0
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0answers
48 views

No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting

No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting.. I'm currently running Windows 8 on a new laptop with Intel Haswell and Nvidia Maxwell architecture. Also the system has 8 ...
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0answers
56 views

How to boot Windows 8 after an Ubuntu specific partition install?

I have an EFI based laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot, started from the Windows boot manager. I shrinked a Windows partition, booted Ubuntu from a USB ...
1
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1answer
52 views

Require password for installing Windows applications on Admin account

I am trying to emulate some of the security I've noticed on Linux onto my Windows 8 machine. I really like that on my Ubuntu install, any time that I change anything potentially harmful (install ...
0
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1answer
181 views

Windows (7 or 8) does not detect SSD during installation, Linux does

Since a few days I'm trying to install Windows (tried 7 and 8) on a new SSD (Crucial M550). However, the disk is not listed in the target device selection, nor is it listet when using diskpart -> list ...
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3answers
48 views

Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host

Assume a box with both Linux and Windows installed on real hardware. Is there any way of booting the Linux and starting the Windows system via VirtualBox or some other virtualization framework from ...
0
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1answer
69 views

How to recover windows from an LVM encrypted ubuntu install

I was trying out ubuntu 14.04 and I chose the option of using a LVM encrytion, Now I cnat load windows or even access them from ubuntu, I have looked all over the internet for tutorials but none of ...
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0answers
126 views

Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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2answers
99 views

Why must I install Ubuntu in EFI mode if my other OS is installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot system on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI ...
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2answers
94 views

Can I install 2 operating systems on 2 different hard drives?

I have 2 SATA hard drives that I want to use in my system. One has Windows 8, and the other I want to install Linux. Can I install Linux on the second drive without disturbing my Windows 8 ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Shared Clipboard is not working

I have VirtualBox installed and shared-clipboard is enabled as bi-directional. But it does not work at all. How can I get it working?
0
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1answer
348 views

Can't install Linux on my laptop (HP envy 15), weird shutdown all the time

My HP laptop came with Windows 8. After several days of self-study, I already know how to reinstall Windows 8 or install windows 7. But I tried to install Linux such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint and came ...
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0answers
40 views

Manjaro screensaver onto Win8.1

I used Manjaro before changing to Windows a while back. I really liked the screensavers that came with Manjaro, and I want to have them on my current Windows installation. Is this achievable? If so, ...
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2answers
52 views

Automatically boot into Fedora instead of Windows 8

I have installed Fedora on a machine that has Windows 8 on it. Everything is fine except for the fact that it boots straight into Windows and I need to hit esc and pick Fedora if I want it to load up. ...
0
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1answer
607 views

How to set default entry in GRUB2 on EFI with FEDORA 20

I have Windows 8 dual booting with Fedora 20. Linux is the first one Windows is the third. I want windows to be the default. I am using instructions from GRUB 2. grep "submenu\|^\menuentry" ...
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0answers
125 views

'executing grub install dummy failed' how to fix this?

I want to dual-boot my Win8.1 PC(HPpavilion17) together with Linux Mint 16.(x64) I've tried to install Linux several times but each time it says 'executing grub install dummy failed'. I tried both ...
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2answers
3k views

Fedora: Create windows 8.1 bootable USB

I tried everything and nothing works I have 2 brand new USB keys 3 more packaged. I have 3 valid Windows 8.1 ISO files and yet no approach works. I tried Unetbootin takes forever to copy 4.3GB to ...
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3answers
62 views

Full backup of a HDD with NTFS and EXT partitions using Windows

Windows can't read EXT, there are some apps to do it but are very limited and I need to do a full backup including the OSes (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) on the disk so it can be run from VirtualBox or ...
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0answers
104 views

NTFS drive recognized by Linux, not by Windows

I have a 2TB NTFS formatted USB drive attached to a Raspberry Pi which I use as a NAS. I can access the drive through the Linux terminal and see all the files, and I can also access all the files from ...
0
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0answers
14 views

How to repair the Windows 8 bootloader [duplicate]

I was using a system that was running on Windows 8. After installing Ubuntu in my system, now I can't use both Windows and Ubuntu. When booting Windows "A disk read error" is shown and I can't boot to ...
0
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0answers
52 views

After Ubuntu installation Windows 8 cannot be loaded from GRUB menu

After 3 weeks of trying, today I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my system. My system was already running on Windows 8 Pro. I installed Ubuntu by manually selecting a drive. The installation was ...
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2answers
66 views

Is it possible to delete sda1 or sda2?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. I tried to install many times, but when the page of installation to choose the partition comes every time I get confused. 4 partitions are shown ...
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3answers
46 views

Is there a tool that could help me use my Linux scripts in Windows? [duplicate]

I am new here. I would like to know if there is a tool that would help me use my Linux scripts in Windows? I am more comfortable with Linux commands than Windows. I also tried to download a software ...
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1answer
2k views

Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Dualboot troubles with Linux Ubuntu and Windows8

I dont know how to dualboot the system. I can only change the boot option in BIOS and then boot either windows or linux. When I have set a Linux boot option and after starting a computer i choose to ...
0
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1answer
126 views

Secure boot validation failure loading ext4_x64.efi

My setup: - Lenovo U510 with preinstalled Windows 8 - UEFI and Secure Boot enabled - Fedora 20 installed on a new ESP partition Having two ESPs I wasn't able to boot Windows with grub, so I ...
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0answers
98 views

Cannot access BIOS on Lenovo Z580

Probably because of Windows 8 installation some time ago. I know it is a common issue, however I am running Arch now and therefore cannot use most solutions. I have access to Multiboot menu but when ...
7
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1answer
353 views

Files copied to NTFS partitions in Ubuntu get deleted by Windows 8

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 installed, both 64-bit (dual boot). Whenever I create or copy files to any of the NTFS partitions from Ubuntu, these files get deleted once I login to Windows. When ...
2
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1answer
302 views

Windows 8 won't boot after rewriting partition table

I was recovering a deleted partition using Testdisk to rewrite the partition table. However after that, windows 8 refused to boot up. On boot, I am presented with an blue screen saying that there was ...
0
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1answer
128 views

Common partition for Windows 8.1 and Linux

Which filesystem should I use in order to be able to mount the partition in Windows 8.1 and in Linux? This partition should be used to exchange files between two operating systems. This mean that I ...
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0answers
935 views

Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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2answers
1k views

Install Linux error: Could not allocate requested partitions - not enough free space on disks

I'm using Windows 8.1, now for education purpose, I try to install Oracle Linux 6.5 as dual boot on my computer. At the Disk Partition section, I found that I cannot create a Partition, both with ...
0
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1answer
79 views

How do I install Linux mint OS on my desktop?

I'm using windows 8 64 bit with 8 GB ram, 500 GB hard disk, and an i5 3rd generation processor. I have recently downloaded Linux Mint and many others OSs like Fedora and Ubuntu as iso files. ...
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1answer
306 views

Full disk encryption with Windows 8 and OpenSuse 13.1 on Lenovo B5400

I have Lenovo B5400 laptop and im trying to use full disk encryption with ability to use Linux next to Windows. Im following this article but unsuccessfully because at some point truecrypt shows h t ...
0
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1answer
158 views

Linux Messenger program to communicate with Windows 7/8 MSG.exe utility

I have found out that NetSend has been taken out of Windows 7/8 and replaced with Msg.exe. This is great and all, but if I want to send a message from Linux with smbclient to Windows without the ...
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0answers
90 views

Windows fails to detect file system on Linux CD-ROM iSCSI Target

I'm attempting to mount the CD-ROM drive on a machine running Linux to a machine running Windows 8 via iSCSI. tgtd is configured on the Linux machine and the Windows iSCSI Initiator succesfully ...
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1answer
122 views

Does Windows 8 not support path longer than a certian length such as 256 characters?

Does Windows 8 not support path longer than a certian length such as 256 characters? Such path is created under Linux, because Linux doesn't have such limitation. Thanks!
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SWF file from website crashes computer on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS but not Win 8

If I visit the website (with Firefox 26.0 or Chrome) http://betway.com/sports-betting then on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (on a brand new Lenovo S540, Haswell i7, 8Gb RAM, 10gb linux swap-drive), and use ...
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0answers
42 views

Win7 / Linux Dual Boot: Add Win8

Right now I have Win7 and Mint 15 xfce installed on a SSD. The SSD is set up as the first boot device in the BIOS and has GRUB on it. So far this works fine, but now I want to add Win8 to the picture. ...
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0answers
57 views

unable to see windows partition from diskpart

I installed Opensuse 12.2 some months ago in a computer where there was Windows 8 but something went wrong and the windows EFI data in the windows partition disappeared. Now I'm trying to recover ...