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1) Open the HDD in Windows Explorer 2) Grant yourself permissions to the folders you want to delete 3) Delete the folders It's not that hard...


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In my opinion I would ,go to the KALI Linux site,and use their procedure for installing Linux and win7 as a dual boot template.their procedure works and I have done it myself successfully.I personally do not recommend and duall booting. It is too much hassle to. Fix software o/s issues later...neil neil


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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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The answer is that, with NTFS, apparently, yes (see other answers). You could try with older, simpler filesystems such as FAT. But that would be a stab in the dark. I just want to add that the problem can be reproduced with virtual machines. I use VirtualBox on a dual boot machine. I've installed the VirtualBox host software in both the Windows and Linux ...


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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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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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Windows 7 DOES support GPT boot. It is possible if you use both 64bit. But the fast boot will cause the disk be (softwarelly) dirty and make windows 7 do chkdsk. You need to disable it. You're likely getting the message due to you are using 32bit.


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I am having the same problem as you. I agree that files (setup.exe for example) are being overwritten which is causing the problem. I have tried to extract Windows 8 files from the ISO to a folder in the root of the USB drive called "WIN8" and manually create a boot entry that boots WIN8/bootmgr but when I boot it up it still defaults to Windows 7 install. I ...


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Assuming its not installed as of yet (mentioned where to put grub ) 1) AT BOOT TIME look for the one time boot Boot Order / Setup Option, select the USB --side note: Depending on Windows version and config /motherboard model EFI may or may not work native. 2) it goes on the drive itself (again assuming only one Booting drive post install ) this ...


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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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Restart the Mac, when it boot press the "ALT" key The computer will start and give you the option to choose wich OS to boot into.


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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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You've booted the Windows installer in EFI mode, and your disk has a hybrid MBR. Since the point of a hybrid MBR is to make a GPT disk look like an MBR disk, it's basically doing its job. In your specific case, though, this is undesirable. Before proceeding, you need to consider two things: How is Ubuntu booting? -- With Ubuntu booted, look for a ...


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Try Boot Repair Disk. You can burn the image on a DVD or install unetbootin in Ubuntu to put it onto a usb (very easy). Boot Repair Download Link


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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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Some of your problems, such as installers not accepting the mount points you specify, are clearly distribution-specific and should be addressed as individual questions relating to them, possibly on distribution-specific forums. To the overall question of how to configure a boot manager for your complex multi-OS setup, I will first advise you to not create ...


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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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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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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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Finally I've figured it out, how to sort out this error. It is absolutely unnecessary to have GRUB to see all of file systems. You can just instruct GRUB to bypass all operations and to chain load the next bootloader (Chameleon in my case). So I ended up with this in my /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry "OS X" --class macosx --class os { insmod ...



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