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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
0
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1answer
20 views

How to fix ubuntu boot alongside windows 7

In the beginning I had only Ubuntu on my pc. After I installed Win 7 in another partition. Then Ubuntu boot doesn't starts anymore? I need dual boot: how can I fix it?
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1answer
57 views

How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Dual boot intermittant issue using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Is it necessary to backup data before installing second OS?

I have Windows installed on my computer. I wish to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. Wherever I've read the instructions to do this, backing up the data is mentioned everywhere. I was wondering if it ...
0
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0answers
20 views

GRUB2 - Allow guest access on certain OSes Installed

I have found a few articles that guide me through configuring GRUB2 on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS box so that it requests a user name and password at boot, so that I can restrict certain items in the OS ...
0
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1answer
70 views

How to log into Windows if I have deleted the EFI partition?

I've run into a problem while experimenting. I deleted my EFI partition while installing Ubuntu. I had Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ubuntu runs fine. But there are no ...
2
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1answer
64 views

Problems with starting windows after installing new ubuntu os on multiboot pc

Before I recently upgraded my ubuntu OS, I had a multiboot with windows 7, windows xp and ubuntu. When I started the computer, the grub bootloader would usually show the options: -windows 7 and ...
0
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1answer
159 views

Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...
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0answers
28 views

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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1answer
81 views

Reinstall Windows 8.1 on PC with Ubuntu dual boot

On my PC I already have a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Now after a while, Windows is acting a bit sluggish and I want to reinstall it. I have a lot of data which I don't want to lose, so I ...
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1answer
38 views

Why Windows is not booting from the disk

After Ubuntu 13.10, my Windows 8 was not loading properly. So I decided to repair Windows by booting from the disk. When I starts my system it ask to press any key to boot from CD or DVD. When I press ...
0
votes
1answer
295 views

Windows8.1/Ubuntu Dual Boot from HDD/mSATA

I know that there are a lot of posts dealing with this issue; unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked for me. here is my problem: I would like to set a dual boot for Windows8.1 installed ...
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3answers
629 views

Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
0
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0answers
50 views

Suspend and hibernation don't work

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 (dual boot with Grub). On Windows When I suspend or hibernate, in both cases the screen goes black about a minute before the fans stop. When I try to resume ...
0
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1answer
287 views

Configured boot loader with EasyBCD, screwed up Windows

I have a particularly challenging issue with my windows boot loader on my Dell Latitude e6520. I have two drives, an internal HDD and a SSD installed into the system device bay in a caddy. Here's my ...
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2answers
4k views

Installed/Updated Windows 8 UEFI after Ubuntu - Restore GRUB

So, I had a laptop with Windows 8 OEM copy obviously installed in UEFI configuration with GPT partitioning. A little while ago I installed Ubuntu 13.xx(the latest one) alongside it and GRUB ...
0
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1answer
311 views

Dell xps 15 (l521x) Dualboot with windows 8.1 and ubuntu

My dell xps 15 has 1TB HDD and 32G SSD. I've installed newest ubuntu on SSD (before that I've disabled Intel Smart Response Technology by setting ATA operation to AHCI in BIOS) and after that I've ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Windows and Ubuntu dual boot

I am trying to run Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 both on a same machine. But when I first installed Ubuntu, I was unable to boot Windows 7. There was an error coming up saying: disk read error. Later I ...
3
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1answer
667 views

Install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit without CD, DVD or USB

I am trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 onto my laptop, but do not have a CD, DVD or USB drive at hand. When I had this problem previously, I used UNetbootin, however when I tried doing that this time I ...
0
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1answer
182 views

Dualbooting Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - FAILURE 0xc0000098

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu on my laptop for some time now, but every time I try I get this message when I boot after installing Ubuntu: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or ...
0
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0answers
70 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
170 views

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 unable to see partitions

I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu next to my current Windows 8 installation using the following instructions: ...
0
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2answers
637 views

Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my pre-installed windows 7 pc and I want a dual boot. I have no empty partition on my hard disk drive. I don't want to re-install windows 7. How should I do it? ...
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1answer
291 views

Windows 7 won't boot from any bootloader except for Windows Boot Manager after partition resize

I have a triple boot system on a single SSD: OSX, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. I use Chimera (basically another version of Chameleon) as my bootloader. Usually I can boot all 3 OSs without any issue, but ...
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1answer
567 views

Make a bootable USB drive that can install both Windows XP and Ubuntu

I have ISO images for both Ubuntu and Windows XP. I want to host both of them on a USB drive so that I can install either without needing installation CDs (I don't have a CD drive). How can I do that? ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit + Windows 8 64 bit dual boot [duplicate]

Please don't close this question if you find similar questions elsewhere. If I am duplicating, please guide me to the right path and I will close this question by myself. I have tried a lot of ...
0
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1answer
271 views

Does UEFI prevent dual-booting/Ubuntu not to recognize Windows 7?

Installed Windows 7 on a laptop with UEFI. Then went to install Ubuntu on another partition- Ubuntu cannot see the Windows 7. I have done this many times before and it works fine. Would this be ...
0
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3answers
726 views

VMWare vs Dual Boot

I have a Lenovo Y510p having 8GB of Ram, 4th Generation Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB, and 1TB of HDD. It has Win8 on it. I need to use Ubuntu also. So i am thinking of dual booting ...
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1answer
92 views

Dual-boot more than two operating systems

I currently run Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual-boot system. I need Linux, but Ubuntu freezes at least once a day. So I want to replace it with another distribution like Debian or LMDE. On the ...
0
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0answers
74 views

how to restore my system to factory settings

I have sony vaio with default win 7 and a recovery partition. I have installed ubuntu in other partition. How do I recover the system to factory settings now. The default alt+f10 is not working ...
0
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0answers
125 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
160 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
439 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
181 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
953 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
146 views

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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0answers
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windows drive is shown as free space whie installing ubuntu

My problem is I have this Lenovo G580 with default OS as Ubuntu. I formatted this recently to freshly install Windows 8 and Ubuntu. Windows 8 is installed and when I run Ubuntu live usb, at the ...
0
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0answers
159 views

Ubuntu VirtualBox dual boot native win 7 partition

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 dual boot. Using VBoxManage Internal commands I created a vmdk file from my win7 partition and then I used that vmdk file to create a virtual machine. My ...
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1answer
282 views

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 ...
5
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5answers
786 views

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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4answers
2k views

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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1answer
92 views

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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2answers
64 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
225 views

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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2answers
202 views

Not able to connect to internet on Ubuntu

I have a dual boot on my PC. I can access Internet through Windows but cannot do it through Ubuntu. I was able to connect to Internet on both OSses until some days ago, when my brother reset my ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Dual-boot AND Virtualize Both Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Dual-booting Windows and Linux is well-documented, as is running one of the bootable OSes as a VM inside the other (ex, dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu; in Windows, host Ubuntu in a VM using VMWare ...
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1answer
268 views

re-install windows 8 into a partition on a OEM machine for dual boot (ubuntu)

I have a queation, that I considered rather "simple" until I just didn't get to fix it :/ Since I'm assuming there will be more people facing this problem in the future, I'll just ask here. I bought ...
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2answers
327 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 ...