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Windows 8 offers to format Linux partition [duplicate]

I installed Windows 8 and Linux dual boot on UEFI system. Windows 8 recognizes Linux (btrfs) partitions as unformatted D: and E: and offers to format them when I accidentally click on them. I'm used ...
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Install VMware Player image as a dual boot OS?

Ok so I have Ubuntu installed on VMWare in my Win 8 PC. Now, I want to dualboot it with Ubuntu but with the exact same configs, apps and data as on my VM. How do I do that? Is there any way I could ...
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I tried a dual boot install and obliterated my OS install and my bootloader. What can I do to fix it?

Here's a short explanation of my last 12 hours: Needed to learn Ruby on Rails Attempted to do so on my machine (factory installed windows 8 dell laptop, 7720 SE) Ruby doesn't like Windows, so I ...
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Multiboot 32GB flash drive (Windows + Linux + Tools)

I am searching and testing various methods for days now, and I haven't found any straight forward guide on how to make Multiboot USB flash drive that is capable of booting following: Windows 8 ...
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Bios Boot Selection Menu?

I have two HDDs, one with Windows 8 installed on it, and one with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it. Seeing as Ubuntu is not installed alongside Windows, I can only assume that Windows doesn't even see ...
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EFI Win 7 and 8 two HDs secure mode

How can I create a 2 hard-drive dual boot system with Windows 8 and Win 7 64bit in UEFI secure mode? I want to be able to choose which hard-drive with F12 (like with non-UEFI systems). Will I see ...
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How to have an Ubuntu installed first, then have a Hidden Windows Operating System?

How to have an Ubuntu installed first, then have a Hidden Windows Operating System using TrueCrypt or something else? I have tried twice, but just didn't come up with what I'm expecting. Currently, I ...
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Windows 8 won't install on Lenovo E430

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. Today I downloaded Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional (yes, really, read on) from DreamSpark. But when I boot ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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How do I fix dual boot startup for Ubuntu installation on Windows 8 Laptop

I have a Lenovo laptop with preinstalled windows 8 64bit- I did an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 - however after installation I was faced with the GRUB loader. From the Grub loader if I try to start up ...
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How to boot an existing OS/disk from a virtual machine?

I have a dual boot with Windows 7/Linux and I want to be able to boot the Windows 7 from a virtual machine (VMware Player) without converting the real machine to a virtual machine. How to boot an ...
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Pre installed Windows with separate boot partition. Is it safe to format boot?

I have bought a PC with pre-installed Windows 8. When I booted to Parted Magic I see windows uses a separate boot partition. Is it safe to format it to ext2 and install grub there? Will chainloader ...
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GRUB2 on USB with Ubuntu and Windows 8 Recovery

I have a Surface Pro. I have moved my recovery partition off of the Surface Pro onto a USB flash drive. I have also installed GRUB2 on the flash drive with Ubuntu Live/Persistent (I backed up the ...
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Trouble booting from usb (Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor)

I have been trying over the last few days to boot from a bootable usb pen drive on my Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor desktop PC so I can dual-boot, but to no avail. The pen drive contains Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
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Install ubuntu with Windows 8 secure boot issue

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo laptop alongside Windows 8 which was already preinstalled. I chose Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It went smoothly until I got a message: Installation ...
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Windows 7 cannot boot to disk or usb

I have a Toshiba laptop that was a Windows 8 OEM. I recently reinstalled Windows 7 onto the laptop using the boot to disk option within the windows 8 recovery screen. I am now trying to dual boot ...
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Dual boot of windows and archlinux with syslinux bootloader

I have seen many answers to this , however all of them is related to the grub bootloader . Can anybody help me with the basic partitioning of the disk with gdisk . I can handle the rest from there . ...
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Make Windows 7 hibernate C:\ partition only

I have 3 partitions: /dev/sda: /dev/sda1 Windows 7 (C:\) /dev/sda2 Shared NTFS partition (D:\) /dev/sda6 Ubuntu 13.04 I will hibernate Windows 7 then boot to Ubuntu, it works fine, but ...
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While moving partitions, 2gb of unallocated space lost

While I was moving a partition to the right, I clicked on something and crashed GParted. When GParted started up again, the 2gb of unallocated space was gone, and it said that my harddrive was 2gb ...
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Dual Boot At the Same Time

Assume I have a Linux host, with Windows-7 installed in a partition on the same drive. Is it possible to boot into Linux, save its state to memory (Hibernate, essentially) then boot up Windows right ...
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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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Does second os harm my recovery partition?

i've bought Asus N56VZ recentyl but pre-installed Windows 8 didn't cover my expectations so I've decided to install higher version of Windows 8 on my hdd's second partition but i'm wondering about ...
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Are partitions to the inner/outer edge significantly faster

Some linux dual/multi-boot tutorials / general partitioning tutorials say that the inner side of a hard disk is faster than the outer side so partitions towards the outside tend to be slower while ...
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Dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 with EFI. Got “error: unknown filesystem” and grub rescue prompt

This is a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5381. Windows 8 was already installed and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside it. During this process I was informed to make sure to turn off Windows fastboot ...
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Changing processor and motherboard but keeping same Operating System setup,etc [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my Processor and Motherboard but I want to keep the OS setup(dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows7) intact. Is it possible? What are the problems faced, if any?
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Unable to install Ubuntu along with Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed, when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10 I can't dual boot. Today I download Ubuntu 13.04 and installed it but it wasn't able to boot either. What am I doing wrong? Can ...
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Can't choose which HDD to boot

I have DELL Inspiron N7110 and recently bought Caddy Module Tray Adapter and placed it into my laptop. When I turn my computer on everything works fine, but it boots from the hard drive that came with ...
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Problems booting onto Windows 7 (Dual-Boot Linux / Windows)

I have an Acer Aspire 5742G laptop, with Dual-Boot Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7. This installation was created as following: First I installed Windows 7 with all the drivers and all the programs ...
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How do I add Windows 7 to GRUB 2?

I am having trouble adding Windows 7 to my GRUB 2 boot menu. I know similar questions have been asked and answered on this site and others, but none of the answers seem to work for me. My setup: Two ...
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Create a bootable hard disk drive containing multiple OS

I have a portable 1 TB hard disk drive. It contain various folders and it also contain the setup for windows 7 x86 and x64. I also plan to download Ubuntu and backtract later. I also have other files ...
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install ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop

Is it possible to install ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop? dual boot is fine if it is doable This is my laptop environment. UPDATE: I ended with installing vmware player It works great for me. I ...
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How to create WinXP style multi-boot for WinXp and Slackware 14.0 on a single harddisk?

I want to create a multi-boot boot loader for Windows Xp and Slacware 14.0 that will look like a Windows Xp boot loader. After Slackware installation I was unable to install lilo an HDD because the ...
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Windows 7 cannot boot after Ubuntu install

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a unassigned partition but Windows 7 cannot reboot after choosing saying Windows Boot Manager Error. File:\Boot\BCD Status:0xc000000f Info: An error occurred ...
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Install Linux on existing multiboot system without messing up drive letters

I've finally gotten my multi-boot development system (WinXP, Win7x86, Win7x64) booting properly so that no matter which OS boots, it boots as if OS is C: and there is a D: for scratch / sharing ...
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Filesystem for use on Linux/Windows dualboot

I have setup the following disk configuration Windows 7 boot partition ; NTFS ; Windows 7 and its drivers is stored here ; - ; C: Linux boot partition ; ext3 ; Boot files required by linux ; ...
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Kali Linux & Windows 7 : Switching Grub to MBR

I'm trying to install Kali Linux (i386) alongside Windows 7 (x64). I have prepared suitable free disk space and placed Kali there. The last thing done by installation was to prepare GRUB. whole kali ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I keep running into a problem. I have created a primary partition for the new OS, have downloaded the 64-bit .iso file (my ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu 13 via Windows 7?

My Disk Manager: I installed XP on the first partition. (Drive D) I installed Windows 7 (64 bit) on the second partition. (Drive C) I installed EasyBCD 2.2 on the Windows 7 At this point my daul ...
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Drive letter disappeared on triple-boot install

I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Windows XP installed. I first installed Windows 7 than Ubuntu and than Windows XP. My Windows 7 is on C drive, Ubuntu is on a logical drive in my extended partition and ...
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Is it Possible to mount windows partition on Linux automatically when system starts?

I have a Dualbooted PC, windows 7 64 bit and a Debian wheezy distro, I have all my music and documents on windows. When on Linux I have to manually mount windows filesystem partition on Linux. This ...
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Is it possible to make a EFI file to boot Yumi USB flash drive?

2 days ago I've bought an HP Envy laptop, which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. Before that I were using Yumi USB flash drive with a dozen of boot options to set-up the computers (e.g. ...
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Windows 8: Can't clear boot selection

So the problem is that I see "OpenSUSE (LOCAL) installer" every time I boot up to Windows 8. What I've tried: bootrec.exe /fixboot bootrec.exe /rebuildbdc or how ever it was written (I wrote it ...
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Disabling Windows Boot Manager And Using Grub2

All, I'm in a wierd situation, I would like to use grub2 to boot my Ubuntu, Windows 7 (old) and Windows 7 (new). I purchased an SSD and installed Windows on it. My old Window installation still ...
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recover original installed os list

I have a PC with Ubuntu and windows7 installed on it. Normally before booting, I'd get a list showing the two OS installation and let me chose what I want to boot into. However recently had issues ...
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How to know if windows is installed in EFI mode or not? [duplicate]

I've just got new laptop with Intel Atom N2800 on the board (wiki says that it is 64 bit) from shop with preinstalled Windows 7 starter 32 bit, and I want to install ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (exactly 32 ...
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How to make an HFS+ partition bootable on Intel Macs

I'm curious about the installation procedure used when you Dual Boot two versions of OS X. From what I understand, when you install a fresh OS X system the installer copies all the required files ...
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Dual Boot: booting freeze / hang up

I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my system and decided to replace Ubuntu with Linux Mint. In the linux mint installer, I lazily chose the first choice which is to install over ubuntu, ...
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Ran the OpenSUSE iso image within Windows 8. Now the option's showing at boot 100% of times

The problem is that I double-clicked on the OpenSUSE iso image and saw the graphical interface/installer. It said I should restart the computer. I was going to install a dualboot on the brand new ...
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Removed Syslinux by Accident Cannot Properly Setup Dual Boot Win8 + Archlinux

by accident I removed initial sector and could not boot neither system. Now I`ve setup a grub where I can at least boot windows. I still have the config files from syslinux in: /dev/sdb5 Grub and ...