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Can't start programs in Cygwin

I'm trying to start programs in Cygwin, which I want to run over ssh from my Fedora 20 laptop, I'm trying to run the programs from Cygwin not ssh and they don't run. The system is Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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How to make a dual booting with Fedora 20 and Win [on hold]

I have installed win 8 with uefi , i really want to install fedora 20 but i need win 8 . help me.! Thanks.
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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SSH tunnel to VNC on a Windows 7 system. Error: Tunnel device open failed

The system I'm trying to SSH from is Fedora 20 x86_64. The system tunneling to is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and it has Cygwin installed with TigerVNC and OpenSSH. VNC is running on Windows 7 on port ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and LMDE

How can I dual boot LMDE2013 (64bit) with Windows 8 (64bit) on a UEFI system? I tried installing using a live USB (secure-boot off) and it showed the the installation was complete. Next time I ...
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Accessing a SMB share without a password

When accessing SMB shared that are password-protected, smbclient works just fine. But when I'm trying to access shared that have no password protection (public shares), smbclient prints: tree ...
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Windows host shares doesn't get mount when I boot into Linux guest in vmware?

I've enable network shares in vmware and I want to share a Windows folder with my Linux guest OS but I don't know where to look in my guest OS? In Linux I've looked into network shares and samba ...
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What precautions should I take running Windows 7 on a VM on Linux?

I'm thinking of running Windows 7 on a virtual machine on VirtualBox on top of Linux, so that Windows is sort of a "self-contained sandbox" (especially in terms of data storage) for things that ...
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Can the grub2 bootloader replace Windows bootloader partition?

I'm dual-booting Windows and Kali Linux on my laptop, using GRUB 2 as the bootloader. Can I remove the partition Windows 7 creates for the bootloader? It is the 100 MB partition labeled "System ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. w8 boots through grub shell, but not from menu

I have a laptop, with installations of Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 8. Windows 8 was first installed on the system, and Ubuntu was installed afterwards. During the Ubuntu installation, the installer ...
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office 2007 under wine: available for all user accounts?

I have succesfully installed office 2007 using Wine under 1 account on my parents computer (which now runs on linux mint 13 LTS XFCE). I installed it under 1 account and normally, when you do this in ...
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How do I display a manpage with groff in/on msysgit?

I've been unable to correctly set up a MANPATH environment variable in msysgit (1.9.0; 20140217) on Windows 7 (which is not my main concern here). Every time I execute the man command, I recieve the ...
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How to run another installed system from within Linux?

I have Windows Server and Android X86 triple-booting with Kubuntu. How can I run either of them directly from within Kubuntu (without using virtual image files)?
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Installing windows from Linux mint

I have an iso of windows xp and I am currently running Linux mint 8 Helena (we don't gave a proper connection to download the latest) . Since my DVD drive isn't working I need to make a boot able USB ...
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Recommend Course of Action? [closed]

I have an Asus VivoBook that came with windows installed on it. For amusement and profit, I have been hacking away trying to to serve a website from behind a wireless router at my house. At some ...
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File sharing between Windows, Linux and Android over network

I have a desktop running Windows 7, a laptop running OpenSUSE 13.1 and an Android 4.1 Tablet, all connected to the same network via a router (the desktop through a LAN cable and the others via WiFi). ...
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Why Ubuntu and Windows show different amount of free space

For all my NTFS partitions, Ubuntu always shows 1~2GB more free space than Windows. What's the cause of this? Will some of my files be overwritten just because Ubuntu thinks there is more free space ...
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How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode

I have a Dual-Boot USB I created with Multisystem for booting into PartedMagic, Ubuntu 11.10 & Windows 7 Install. Problem is Windows 7 says it cant install on a GPT partition. Googled, and found ...
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Fedora 17 Grub not finding Windows 8

I had Windows 8 installed, shrunk it and installed Fedora 17 using the free space. It now only boots into Fedora. I have these two EFI partitions: /dev/sda2 /EFI /Boot/bootx64.efi ...
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Very slow KVM in Ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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Edit mp3 tags remotely from Windows

I have a Windows desktop at home. My mp3's are on a dedicated Debian server. How do I edit the mp3 tags on the Linux server from my windows PC with a GUI software? Is there a GUI software that can ...
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testing sites on current Internet explorer on mint 16

I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+. I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version. I would prefer a ...
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Fresh install Windows 7 from USB on machine with Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a Toshiba laptop l755 S5282 with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. About a year ago, I pulled an iso file off of DigitalRivers for Windows 7. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 from USB, then ...
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Adding Windows user to Linux group; possible?

I have a NAS that runs on Linux and I connect to it from my Windows desktop. I noticed that all directory in that drive belongs to user 'root' and group 'root'. That effectively denies me the right to ...
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AIX UNIX 64 bit connecting to Microsoft SQL server 2008R2 Server

I am having AIX 64 bit Unix machine and I need to connect to Microsoft SQL SERVER 2008 R2 database. I dont have any Drivers and TDS installed in my machine. What all tools I need to install including ...
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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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SMB Mount To Windows Server Appears to Lock up. Any Ideas?

We are running CentOS 6.3 with all the latest updates. (Attempt to resolve this issue) The Server I am trying to connect to is a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. Though this applies to our old SBS'03 Box ...
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How to make ubuntu as my default OS?

I have installed both Ubuntu and windows in my laptop. Every time I switch on my laptop I have to wait and spend some time to select one of this. Is there any option to set one of this OS as my ...
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Cannot dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 already installed from a long time ago and I have no Windows/update CD. I want to install Linux Mint. I created a partition, formatted it as Ext4 (in Linux), and labeled it E. I ...
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How to Remove Windows from dual boot setup?

I originally had Windows 7 Starter and Updated to the Windows 8 90 Day Trial. 30 Days into the trial I decided I absolutely hate it and wanted to try Linux Mint. I installed Linux Mint and found out ...
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Grub 2 os prober for windows 8

I try to use dual boot with fedora 20 and windows 8. I install first windows and then fedora. And grub dedectet automatic my windows. So the default \etc\grub.d\30_os-prober for windows is this: ...
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Dual boot - Kubuntu and Windows 8 - how to?

I recently installed Windows 8 on my computer. These are the specs: Fx-8150 CPU 8 GB RAM ATI HD7870 120 GB SSD 2 TB HDD Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (rev 1.1) (only bios but EFI mode possible ...
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Running bash script on a remote Windows Machine

I am planning to run a bash script on a remote Windows system from my local Linux machine. For this purpose, I will have to log in to Windows machine from the local one and then execute the bash ...
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Windows 8.1 not appearing on grub after Linux Mint 16

I had followed a tutorial to install Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and it works perfectly fine, currently using it to post this question. But when grub loads the only 3 options I am given, are Linux Mint, ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 Dual-Boot w/Windows 7 No Longer Loads

A while back, I installed Backtrack 5 R2 to Dual Boot on a Windows 7 PC. It worked fine for a while, but now when I try to load it, the screen gets all messed up (tried to get a picture with my phone, ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions

I tried to install Fedora 17 on the same disk I have Windows 7. First I got the message, that there are no free space to create partition, even in Windows part of disk was marked as unallocated. I ...
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How do I share internet with Windows from my Linux box?

I have a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) PC connected to the internet with a Greenpacket WiMax USB modem. I want to share the Internet connection with another computer running Windows 7 Home Premium, connected ...
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How do I check if a particular hard disk is dynamic?

What commands do I have to check the dynamic or basic type disk/volumes of the Windows partitions? Topic of interest because: Warning: Don't install linux on a Windows Dynamic disk! Bug Report: ...
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Dual boot windows on second harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I'd like to install linux, but I don't want to risk damaging my current windows installation as I have heard a lot of horror stories. Fortunately, I have an extra hard drive. Can I install linux ...
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Is it possible to remove Windows 7 from dual-boot?

I have Windows 7 as primary OS with Linux Mint as secondary OS. I am just feeling comfortable with Linux and want to remove Windows from the disk. Is it possible to remove it without damaging data? ...
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Why does Linux have poor battery life by default compared to Windows?

Is there something inherent to Linux operating systems that makes them poor managers of battery power by default? I would have thought a light distro like Lubuntu would have a clear battery life ...
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How can I install Mint using Wubi on Windows 8?

I'm trying to install mint 15 on my laptop (with pre-installed windows 8.1) using mint4win. Every time I try to boot up with mint, it ends up on an error screen saying "windows failed to start. a ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu over a dual boot laptop

I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, ...
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Permissions with writing NTFS partition from Windows

I mounted my NTFS external hard disk to my Pi this afternoon, my /etc/fstab currently looks like this (I encourage any recommendations or queries made on the properties made, especially the umask - ...
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How to dual boot linux and windows 8.1?

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 and I would love to dual boot it with Linux. I am very new to Linux. I have run it in a virtual machine a few times before, but virtual machines are slow. I want ...
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How do I mount a Windows folder with cifs on Raspian

I'd like to access the music library from my desktop with my Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to do this via Samba/cifs. I did the following: Set the folder Q:\musik as a shared folder on my Windows ...
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Are there any tools to recover files from a previously formatted WinNT drive?

I scratched the previous Windows NT filesystem, now I'm running Ubuntu. I've created the whole disk as EXT4. Are there any tools to locate and save some previous Windows files from the original ...
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How to mount a windows/samba windows share under Linux?

Under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) I want to mount a windows share / windows partition named //winshared on the network. I do not know the IP or anything else. On one Ubuntu system, I am able to mount a ...
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For downloading, youtube file format changes depending on OS?

Oh! its sad to see what I saw. I am downloading a file from youtube (the video is of 1 hr) using command line from Ubuntu13.04 as below: ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ youtube-dl ...