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That's the option I had to choose to create a dual-boot, so I can install Kubuntu on the partition which was the whole partition for Window$ (951Gb or a similar size), I halved it.

I think the problem is something to do with the partition which has the MBR on ( i know NEVER to touch the MBR). But where does Kubuntu place the GRUB file. I've turned off fast-boot and enabled legacy, so, what could the problem be?

Just checked and the partition name is still blank, but saying that, I'm sure I saw that 10Mb had been used, so Kubuntu might have been installed.

So, any idea what's wrong?
How do I solve the issue of GRUB not being written?

It's MY thread and I'm having problems installing Kubuntu as a dual-boot with Window$.
The first hurdle I had was with UEFI/Legacy stopping the USB stick from installing Kubuntu.
Now, I am getting this;

Unable to configure GRUB
Executing 'update-grub' failed
This is a fatal error.

I don't know exactly where in the installation process GRUB is installed, I'd guess near the end, so assuming that, Kubuntu was installed but GRUB wasn't. I will submit this post then go and check on the partitions to see if one is named Kubuntu.

When I installed I went to something else in the install menu and installed from there.

What do you mean as there is nowhere else to go in the insyall menu of Kubuntu.
My laptop gave me the option where to install the boot file so I put it on the same partition as Linux.

I thought GRUB and other boot files had to be on the same location. On a dual boot, the same location as a Window$ boot file.

It was all going so well...
That was until I got an error message...

Unable to configure GRUB
Executing 'update-grub' failed
This is a fatal error.

What do I need to do?

I *MAY* have solved the problem, I have found GParted LIVE - A USB executable ISO.
I just hope it will let me resize the Window$ partition...

I managed to sort out the UEFI/Legacy boot and was greeted with the Kubuntu desktop.
I booted to Kubuntu and then tried to resize the Window$ partitin but in the installation of Kubuntu, the 'resize' option is greyed out.
I even tried using KDE Partition Manager but that also had the resize option greyed out.
I cant install GParted as I'm running Kubuntu from my USB Stick.

I'm stuck at what to do now!!!

Thanks for the help there Paul.

Mark, I noticed this in Paul's post; HERE
Which version of Mint are you trying to install ?

If it's Mint 12 that won't work .. your PC has UEFI so requires a distro that supports it.

Only 64bit versions of Mint from 17 onwards support UEFI

Does that go for Kubuntu 14.04 too?

I did try and piece together other peoples forum posts on dual-booting with Window$ & Ubuntu but got lost.

I have an HP Pavilion Intel Core i5-7200U 2.50Ghz 2.71Ghz

I have created a Multiboot USB stick and I'd like to make my laptop a dual-boot with Kubuntu 14.04.
My HD is 1Tb and the OS is on a partition sized at 917Gb, the rest is used for recovery.

What should I do first?

Shared FileSystems / Re: Filesharing between Linux & Window$ - HOW
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:49:48 pm »
I have a screenshot for you, Mark, if it will help.

Not got it working properly yet, it's downloading the screenshot instead of opening it in a browser window

Screenshot Here

It's working OK now.

Could you recommend a good online storage that is free and will let me display the image in a forum rather than open another page like I'm currently using. I did use Imageshack but they went to subscription only.

Shared FileSystems / Re: Filesharing between Linux & Window$ - HOW
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:05:55 pm »
I decided to Google the problem and found THIS.
I Haven't attempted to set up sharing from Window$ to Kubuntu yet, so the problem is HALF solved.

Shared FileSystems / Re: Filesharing between Linux & Window$ - HOW
« on: February 07, 2017, 04:10:43 pm »
'Fraid I don't even know where to start.

I entered
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall vlc-nox libvlccore7 vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse vlc
And got;

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies.
 libvlccore7 : Depends: vlc-data (= 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.2) but 2.2.4-3ubuntu2~ubuntu14.04.1york1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Shared FileSystems / Re: Filesharing between Linux & Window$ - HOW
« on: February 06, 2017, 03:38:56 am »
samba kdenetwork-filesharing was already installed
And, yes, there IS a 'Share' Tab.

What next? (I'm just being cautious).

Shared FileSystems / Re: Filesharing between Linux & Window$ - HOW
« on: February 04, 2017, 10:19:30 pm »
So what exactly is the problem ?

In your file manager if you go to "network" (network:///), is the network not browsable ?

Have you actually shared any folders in either Windows or Linux) ?

I don't know how to go about setting up sharing between Win & Ubuntu

I typed in 'network///' and I got a message 'You'll need a new app to open this network'
(If you've not figured, I'm using Window$10)

No, that's why I am asking for help.
and where does UEFI come into this ?

If you read what I wrote correctly, you will see why I mentioned UEFI. It has NOTHING to do with the networking problem, after the first paragraph, I wrote;

I know this is 'Shared Filesystems' forum but that was just a little history.
I've created a new thread for that problem.

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