location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 16, 2014
Hey guys. Quick question: I have steam installed on both my operating systems: windows 8.1 64 bit and ubuntu 13.10 64 bit and had downloaded a lot of games on my windows steam. Can i use those files in my ubuntu steam without having to download them all over again? Can I just copy them over and put them in a new folder in my ubuntu partition and get it work? I'll try it out later tonight and any help would be much appreciated.
Ubuntu USB installer won't boot in HP Ultrabook Folio 9470m
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 18, 2013
I have Windows 7 Home Premium (Version 6.1 Build 7601: Service Pack 1) installed in my laptop and I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I have reserved a 60 GB hard drive partition for Ubuntu using Windows's own partitioning tool. The device manager says I have i5-3427U processors and I checked from the Intel's webpages that these processors are 64-bit. Therefore I concluded that I should install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.
I created the USB installer according to the instructions given here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...mUSBStickQuick. I checked in BIOS Boot options that the 'USB device boot' box is checked and in the 'Legacy Boot Order' list I moved USB Floppy, USB CD-ROM and USB Hard Drive on top. The computer doesn't recognize the USB installer and always goes on to boot Windows. I also tried checking the boot device options by pressing F9 but no USB devices were listed. I tried the installer in my friends laptop and it worked normally.
I have tried both
Using GRUB to install Ubuntu/Windows/etc from USB
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 8, 2009
Hey all I thought I would hit you up and ask you if you can offer me any advice to this issue I am having.
Firstly, my goal is really to have a sort of "master" install USB key just to make my life easier.
I'm just really unsure as to how to proceed. For the past few days I've been trying to do it with GRUB. Mainly because it's the only boot loader I know anything about. Also, I like that I can reconfigure parameters on boot or simply edit them at any point in the menu.lst.
One guy wrote a good piece, that I've been using as a guideline:
However not exactly what my main goal is, I'd love to have it boot into a menu like "Install Ubuntu, x86 Install Ubuntu x86-64, Install Windows Vista" Afterward, it would boot the live cd for Ubuntu, or the Vista installer, etc.
At this point with all my reading I could so easily run all these systems FROM the usb lol, but I just want a nice dynamic install usb so
Ubuntu`s Installer and SuSe`s Installer
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 10, 2006
When I didn`t have internet for a month I installed a SuSe 10 just to see how it works and I was suprised that Suse`s installer is much easyer and better then ubuntu`s.
The problem with the live cd installer is that it`s extreemly slow ,even on a PC with a 2Ghz 64 bit AMD processor.
I was thinking wouldn`t it be better if ubuntu had an installer simmilar tu Suse`s?
Help. Wubi installed ubuntu. Windows 7. NTLDR is missing
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 15, 2012
i was running a ubuntu and windows 7 dual boot
My wubi installed ubuntu 12.04 failed to boot up so i made a live usb of the boot repair disk iso. I backed up my data in a different partition and selected recommended repair.
Now i am getting the msg
"NTLDR is missing"
and i cant even boot into my windows7 and m stuck with using the live usb at the moment.
Help me before i pull my hair out.
How is CJK font support implemented in Debian/Ubuntu text installer?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2011
I was amazed when I found that the text installer of Debian supports Chinese font. Actually I discovered this when I was using the alternate CD of Ubuntu. For the unaware, I have included a screenshot to demonstrate the font. Although I have tried myself, but I'm pretty sure all CJK(that is Chinese, Japanese, Korean) fonts should work. How is this implemented? I haven't found any clue on which software it makes use of.
Trouble reinstalling Ubuntu with a UEFI laptop (having worked the first time)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 29, 2013
I recently got a new Windows 8 laptop (Asus X502C) which I would like to set up as a dual boot machine. The thing is, I initially had Ubuntu running OK on it. What I did was disable secure boot, enabled CSM and set my USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 on it to boot preference. I installed Ubuntu onto what was drive D and all went well. I was able to boot up into it when I disabled secure boot and was able to boot up into Windows 8 when I enabled it. No problems so far.
The reason I chose Ubuntu initially was that I understood it worked with UEFI (12.04.3 is supposed to support this). My laptop didn't want to boot into Ubuntu with secure boot enabled. It did show up a grub menu but wouldn't load up when I selected to boot into Ubuntu. Neither did the install option work. At this stage, I disabled secure boot and decided to install it without it. Success! It worked.
I had initially wanted to install Debian Wheezy but wasn't sure if it would work but having gone through the process and seei
Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 6, 2012
Article from ZDNET "Summary: Microsoft has made it so that Windows 8 approved PC can only run Windows 8. Fedora Linux has forged a way around it, but not everyone like their approach. Torvalds gives his thoughts on the issue. ... The fly in the soup is that by default only Windows 8 will run on these systems, so no Linux, no BSD, heck, no Windows XP for that matter. In incidentally following this story, it would appear that Microsoft is attempting to make it "impossible" to use Linux. Moreover, it is very disturbing that Microsoft, a software company (more or less), tell manufacturers how to configure thee computers (hardware) that the customer buys.
The bottom of the article contains links to other stories. In reading them, this issue only gets more depressing.
Persistent USB on windows 7 UEFI
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 24, 2013
I am not completely new to linux but definitely a beginner. I've installed and uninstalled Ubuntu many times on several systems. I just like to play around with it sometimes and try to learn. This being said it would be really nice if I could manage to make a persistent live USB but to have more than just the few GB the installers allow. I tried for 3 days by piecing together information from several sources as I could not find anything that related specifically to my system. I have an Alienware X51 running Windows 64bit in UEFI not legacy. Most of the tutorials I saw for creating a persistent live USB were older and related to old BIOS systems, not the new UEFI. Perhaps I overlooked one somewhere but I could not manage to get it right. It would always just load the live version, I could never get persistence. If anyone has any solutions or links to solutions it would be greatly appreciated. Or if it can even happen at all. I know there's a 64bit live iso that works with UEFI, I could
[SOLVED] Problems with windows installer
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 7, 2013
I'm trying to use windows installer, but I'm getting a message that says "Cannot install C:\ubuntu. There is another file or directory with this name. Please remove it before continuing. For more information, see the log file c:\users\michael\appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04.3-rev279.log.
Earlier, I was farting around with an old ubuntu cd, trying to install that way, and I think that might be the cause. Can anyone help? I'm running windows 8.1, btw.
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