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That, my friend, is a Kernel Panic. This type of thing happens when you don't disable FastBoot in Windows 8.1, before installing linux. The only way you're going to be able to restore your PC is with the help of a Windows 8.1 Installation DVD, USB or HDD, or the OEM restore disks. Windows 8.1 Installation DVD/USB/HDD: Clean Install. Once Ubuntu screws up a ...


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As far as I understand, I can install one Windows system on each drive, because Windows need to create an EFI boot partition (and an MSR, whatever that is). A second installation will refuse to install if there is already an EFI boot partition. That shouldn't be the reason. It is quite normal to share a single EFI system partition across several ...


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What you want to do is possible; I've seen posts from people who've done it. I've not done it myself, though. As grawity says, your error message is a result of your first installation being in EFI/UEFI mode and your (accidentally/mistakenly) booting the second installation in BIOS/CSM/legacy mode. You must learn the procedure to force your system to boot ...


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If you haven't replaced the HP_Tools partition (IE, you only deleted it and did nothing more), you might still be able to recover the partition. If you're familiar with the command line, you can use the parted rescue command (type info parted Using Command rescue for this info on the command-line). Assuming your deleted partition is at the very beginning of ...


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If @Ramhounds approach does not work, you could use Linux for this. A tool to use would be the Gparted live CD (it can also be used as a usb stick). Please be aware that you should reboot Windows twice after resizing. PS: all these operations can damage your data, which should be backed up before


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The reason why it doesn't allow you to shrink more than 800MB is because on Windows you have mandatory file lock. I.e. you can't move/delete a file on the disk when it's opened. So if any of the system files (which are loaded when Windows runs) happens to be at the end of your partition, it will prevent shrinking beyond that part because Windows will be ...


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I have two hypotheses. The first is that the error message you report isn't actually a Windows message, but just something that's formatted in a style similar to what Microsoft uses. You haven't quoted it exactly or presented a screen shot, so it's impossible for us to judge precisely what it is. My second hypothesis is that when you installed Ubuntu on the ...


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Theoretically, you might have some impact if the swap drive is physically located near the linux partition. It would reduce the head movement, which is one of the slower parts of the hard disk read/write cycle. In reality, it probably doesn't make a significant difference. Still, I would recommend placing the swap space immediately after the ext4 partition.


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Your message states "Windows is hibernated. Refuse to mount". This says it all. Mint has detected that you did not shut down windows. Instead you either hibernated it or used windows fastboot. This means that windows may know the current state of its NTFS volumes. If you mount those and change the content from Mint, and then return to window there will ...



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