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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Active Directory Domain with SAMBA or Other Tool

Can I create a domain using SAMBA and set up Active Directory with SAMBA on it? And by this I mean no windows servers involved. I would also like to be able to log in from a Windows machine. ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Windows with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Kali linux installation issue

I have tried to install kali linux on my pc like a thousand times(10 times really) without success. I have a HP 15 laptop, 4GB RAM, 2.16ghz, 500GB HDD with intel pentium processor. The installation ...
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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 to rename boot options with dual boot

I have Ubuntu and Windows 10 installed side-by-side, and the BIOS tool that's installed on the computer is called "Aptio Setup Utility". How can I rename the boot options, not just for the OS I'm ...
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Windows safe characters from Linux

I've been copying large amounts of files from a Linux backup to a NTFS partition. The purpose is to have all files accessible from Windows. From this experience I've learned the following. NTFS ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in Ubuntu. I have a CentOS7.2 laptop, which I run an Ubuntu VM from, and from that VM I run VMWare Horizon View to run a ...
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After reinstalling Linux Mint, Windows 7 does not boot

Final edit: I tried each and every single fix on the question, but I ended up just restoring an image I made a year ago of the freshly installed system using clonezilla. After that, I ran rescatux to ...
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How to create bootable windows iso image in linux

I have to insert the "Autounattend.xml" file into a windows2008 iso image to make the iso install automaticly. My system need to run on linux and only could use linux shell command, so ISO tools on ...
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Updating drivers in Windows 10/Ubuntu 14.04 dualboot

I have just recently installed Ubuntu onto my Win10 Laptop on a HP Probook 4530S. Both seem to be working fine with GRUB as the bootloader. I was trying to install an upgrade to the Intel Chipset on ...
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How to access windows file server from linux

We have a windows file server with an address like this: \\bioinf-filesrv2.mycompany.fr\cluster15 How can I access it from Linux? On a Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to access this through nautilus, but it ...
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How to install/run windows 8.1 app on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to install and run a Windows 8.1 app on Linux(currently using Ubuntu 16.04, but not opposed to installing a different distro). I know that WINE is supposed to ...
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Which ports to open in ufw for Windows in QEMU

I'm running Windows 7 in QEMU under Debian using bridge-networking. However when i have ufw enabled and start Windows i can not connect to the Internet. As soon as i disable ufw the virtual ...
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Access VirtualBox Debian Guest on Windows Host

I am running Oracle VirtualBox with Debian as guest OS on a Windows 7 host. I have installed Apache and specified the following two network adapters in VM: Bridge Host-only w/ the same IP set as ...
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Windows backup, bootable recovery media, and bootable ubuntu media on same flash drive

I'm going to install Ubuntu side-by-side with windows 10 and I'm seeing lots of advice to back up windows onto a system image. Moreover, it looks like to be able to restore that image if something ...
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Tried installing Mint 17.1 64bit, deleted Windows 8.1 boot partition when I overwrited it with the Linux boot

As the title says, when live-usb installing linux mint 17.1 64bit, I chose the windows 8.1 bootup partition as the bootup for linux, so when the boot menu appears and I try to run windows 8.1, it ...
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Why do files created via Samba get different ACL (mask) permissions depending on the client OS?

I tested this on a clean install of Debian Jessie, but I also have this problem on other machines (ex: Ubuntu 12.04). In addition to the base install, I installed sudo, samba, and cifs-utils. Shared ...
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/usr/bin/gnuplot.exe: error while loading shared libraries: cyggd-2.dll: cannot open shared object file

I am trying to run Octave under Windows and to run graphics plotting routine under it. It requires Cygwin and X/Cygwin. When I trying to run any plotting routine, the following error appears: ...
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How to mount a encrypted MS Windows 7 partition in Linux?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. In Windows 7 I have 2 partitions, 1 for the system (C:) and another for data (D:). The data partition was encrypted with Bitlocker. I can use it in Windows ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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How do I uninstall Fedora 23 (dual boot with Windows 10)? [migrated]

This is the Disk Management on Windows 10. I have no idea what to remove. I don't have the installation disk as Windows 8 came pre-installed with my laptop. Please help me with this.
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Dual boot windows 10 and Kali Linux unusual problems

So I just made a 70GB partition on my 1TB ssd by using the Kali Linux live CD. After I installed everything, the system booted into Kali just fine, with no problems. Although, when I try to restart ...
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Copy files from Linux Server to Windows - bash script

i am trying to automate a simple process, but i m new and stuck. I have a number of bash scripts that when ran, zip and move files to specific directories on the linux box. I want to create a bash ...
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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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Determine if a graphics card is new

The 1 GB ATI/AMD dedicated graphics card of my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop failed recently and I got it repaired from a local laptop service center as the laptop is out of warranty. The service man ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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having troubles booting yumi multiboot on my windows 10 pc with a sandisk ultra usb 3.0 flash drive

I have been trying to multi-boot Linux distros on my MSI WS60 Windows 10 pc with a new 64gb Ultra 3.0 SanDisk flash drive. I have tried to troubleshoot the fast boot with Windows 10 and format the ...
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Installing Fedora 23 alongside Windows 10; EFI partition “not valid”

I have successfully installed Windows 10 on a 3-disk (hardware) RAID 0 setup, in a 150GB NTFS partition. As part of that, and because I booted my installation media in UEFI mode, the Windows installer ...
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Mount windows share

I've just literally spent about 2 hours trying to simply mount a windows share on linux. Mounting with cifs causes deadly hangs as discussed here. So I tried to mount via nfs as discussed in this ...
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How to install Debian Jessie as a persistant install on my 16GB usb from Windows 7 OS?

Sir, I am a complete newbie. I have never used Linux extensively in my entire life. I use Windows 7 32 bit but my system supports 64 bit architecture and I want to switch to Debian linux 64 bit. ...
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Can't delete files using SSHFS on windows

My problem is that i can't delete any fails from any folder using my windows sshfs client. Even though i'm logging in through root account, it still says that i do not have enough permission to ...
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Fedora 23 Server 64-bit install fails to complete on virtual machine in Windows 10

While attempting to install Fedora SERVER from an iso: Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-23.iso the installation stalls completely on Creating ext4 on /dev/sda1. I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player ...
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Force-Mount windows hibernated partition in Read/Write mode

I have a dual boot system with an NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17. There is also another NTFS partition (E:) which I would like ...
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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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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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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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Centos 7 and Windows 10 Dual Boot Grub Not Saving Last Choice

I have a dual boot system with CentOS 7 and Win10. My install was totally vanilla (CentOS then Win10) and went fine. Everything is great except that grub does not appear to save my "last" choice ...
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Linux Mint installation showing entire Windows disk unallocated

I'm trying to install Linux Mint next to my install of Windows 10, but there's a problem. Mint is saying that the entire hard drive is unallocated "free space", though in the file explorer you can ...
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SAMBA Specified Network Name no Longer Available

I've got a problem building a SAMBA share between two computers. One is on Windows 8, the other is on a custom Yocto made Linux. The SAMBA worked before, I don't understand why it does not anymore ... ...
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Recover lost ntfs partition?

I made a live USB of ubuntu to install it on my hp pavilion running win 10. Was planning to do dual boot, but accidentally reformatted my main ntfs partition into an ext4. Is there any way I can ...
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Linux - Kali - Grub menu issue

im just here because iam now desperate after all what i have tried ! please if someone can help , reply ? i have official windows 8.1, uefi , with secure mode off. I did a dual boot with it ( kali ...
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Problems using NTFS file system with kali linux

Using kali linux 1.0 in dual boot with windows 8. I have an NTFS partition (D: on windows) I usually mount it on both OS. I face the following problem Windows disk repair utility keeps on reporting ...
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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...
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virt-install complains “error: no such option: --network-bridge:br0”

I was following the directions here to set up a VM in CentOS 6.4 i386/686. But I'm getting this error: $ sudo virt-install --network-bridge:br0 --name vm1 --ram=1024 --vcpus=1 --disk ...
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Unprotected Windows Shares Still Requiring Password in Linux Mint

I am trying to access my windows shares from linux mint. I have 2 windows computers (both Win 10) and my laptop on Linux Mint. My office PC is password protected and can access those files from my ...
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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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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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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...