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Wiped out Windows partition table

I tried to install Linux (Mint distro) on my laptop computer after recieving a secondary disk. After installing Mint, I just rebooted the system. Nothing was happening (Actually, I was getting a ...
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Trying to get started with Unix on a Windows laptop [closed]

I caught a cold and my brain hurts just looking at the pc screen but I wanna get started learning Unix asap. Basically, I've acquired another laptop and I want to install Unix on it so I can try it ...
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how os running in virtualbox effect original os speed in laptop [closed]

Suppose I want to run ubuntu on virtual box.. how it effect original windows in terms of speed ?? like we used ram for ubuntu can not be used for windows like that??
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Installing Windows On PC with Linux Mint

I recently installed Linux Mint on my computer but have decided I would prefer to have a dual boot system. I wish to re-install my Windows 7 and create a dual boot afterwards but am having trouble i ...
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After removing linux Grub error

I have a dual boot Windows & Linux system. I removed the Linux partition, but after that I am not able to go in to Windows XP. It is not booting. It gives me a GRUB error.
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What factors contribute to the expense of migrating to Linux? [closed]

People have various reasons(... and more reasons) to use Linux: Freedom Reliability Stability Security Commercial support But the question of cost is usually put aside, although Linux ...
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Does replacing Windows with Fedora still work in Windows 7 or do I need to do Dual Boot?

For the last 5 years, my procedure for setting up a Linux box has been to get the CDs (RH9, then FC11), boot the CD and just install Linux. I do not wish to have dual boot; I want it to just run ...
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setting Cygwin's $HOME to Windows profile directory

Are there any drawbacks to having Cygwin and Windows share the same $HOME directory, in this case the Windows profile directory?
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How to transfer Windows application to Ubuntu on Virtualbox?

I have Matlab on Windows 7 and I need to use it in my Ubuntu system installed on Virtualbox because I am working on files only compatible in Linux. How can I transfer Matlab into my Ubuntu system?
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Windows XP virtual machine crashes installing driver for host-mapped Velleman K8090 USB relay card

I have an existing Windows XP (Win32) virtual machine running under Qemu 1.5.0 on Linux Mint 16. I wanted to test Velleman 8 channel USB relay card. There is a generic driver available, which I ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...
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Pros and Cons of Samba and Windows as fileserver [closed]

Beyond the licenses of each one of them: what are the benefits and cons that have both Samba (Linux) and MS Windows as fileserver?
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Is there classification of Linux Server and Desktop? [closed]

In Windows world there is a broad classification: Server and Desktop edition. I do see such variations in Linux world too (Fedora Server, Desktop for example). Is this classification a mere marketing ...
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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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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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Multiple boot: Windows-10 along Linux?

On a computer running for the long term Linux Mint 17 Xfce (ubuntu 14.04) along Windows 7 I have created another two separate partitions with the purpose of installing for the short term other systems ...
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How to Install Microsoft-Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed

I have purchased a dell labtop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft-Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the ...
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Cannot load linuxmint after dual boot with windows 8.1 having efi firmware [closed]

I have acer laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 so comes with efi firmware. I dual boot Linux Mint after changing efi to legacy and set bootloader installation of Linux to efi partition. Then I ...
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Odd Cygwin netstat output

20:38:41 [setevoy@setevoy-main ~] $ netstat -anp ▒▒⨢▒▒ ▒▒▒▒▒▒祭▒▒ ▒▒▒ ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒ ▒▒▒▒ ▒▒▒譨▒ ▒▒▒▒ ▒▒▒▒ﭨ▒ I have clear installtion of Cygwin on my Win7 x64 desktop, but netstat ...
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How to transfer file from windows to Unix Machine

I am working in Windows machine I have connected to Unix Machine using Putty, I want to transfer file from my local Windows Machine to Connected Unix Machine, Please suggest what is the command,
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How to monitor network connectivity between the ports in different windows server? [closed]

I have a application hosted from one server which listens on to a specific port and listens to a service on a another server in a different port . Seeing error log between XYZ application hosted on ...
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Programming lanuage for Linux and Windows [closed]

I made a small program for work at a tech support job. Consists mostly of hotkeys to autotype out commonly used commands (Instead of typing passowrd 50 times, just press your desired hotkey) and an ...
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What does bash -l do and why can't it find ssh?

I have GitBash installed in a windows 7 box and I'm trying to figure out why running: bash -l ssh results in Welcome to Git (version 1.9.0-preview20140217) Run 'git help git' to display the help ...
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Accessing file from the Windows host in a VirtualBox virtual machine

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host runs Windows 8 (24GB). I want to access a folder of the host inside the guest. Since the source is ...
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How to create a bootable USB with Windows?

How would I go about creating a CentOS 7 bootable USB drive with Windows? I've read the howto page for it and it says that Unetbootin and Universal USB installer won't work for CentOS 7. In addition, ...
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Windows 7 not working correctly after partition resize

I resized the Windows partition from Linux in order to be able to install Elementary OS. After resizing I tried booting to Windows, however it asks to boot normally or in recovery mode. When I select ...
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Transfer all messages of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04?

How can I transfer all messages and contacts of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04? I know that have a free app called mozbackup. But it don't works with linux. There a way ...
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How to map Unix Directories to Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and an AIX 6.1 server. Now I would like to map 2 AIX folders to Windows for an application to access - The application on Windows is IBM Connect:Direct and ...
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How to recover the partition table (Windows, Ubuntu) of an unallocated disc?

The following screenshot shows the current state of my hard disc. The unallocated part of the disc used to contain two operating systems: Windows and Ubuntu, in this order. Windows has been ...
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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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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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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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Windows creates autorun.inf when mounting samba share

I'm running samba on my Linux machine. When I mount a samba share from Windows, such as my home directory, a file named autorun.inf will be created inside the mount. It seems to be a text file but ...
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vim how to keep cursor position while copying text

I am (having to) using gvim in windows. I was used to the linux environment where when I select text using mouse the cursor position wont change. Now , with gvim in windows, My problem is something ...
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Using a minimal linux host for OSX and W7 VMs

I am a 3d artist (animation/modeling/sculpting) and I have a dream. I have licenses of zBrush the Autodesk and Adobe suites. My zBrush is a mac only licence; maya is both (I think), Adobe is for ...
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Kali Linux + WIndows 8 - Cleared my master boot record, can't access Win 8

I'm not a linux power user by any measure and managed to screw up my MBR. Currently I have access to Kali linux, and GRUB is working fine (Kali installed without problems.) While installing Kali it ...
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Windows and Linux [closed]

I am already using Linux, and really did not want to switch to windows, but as fate would have it, i need Windows for my office work. I have been working on OpenSuSE for almost 2 years and it has ...
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Connect from Windows 8 from home network to office Linux server

My client's office has a Linux server. Whilst I am in the client's office, I am able to connect to their Linux server from my Windows 8 laptop using PuTTY with their wifi connection. I wonder is it ...
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configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one [closed]

I am trying to compile an application called "iPerf" in my windows environment using cygwin. Now this is my first time with cygwin but I hope my problems with cygwin would be considered valid with ...
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Use of different disc drives for Operating Systems

I have a desktop with Windows on it and am wanting to install Fedora on one of the other disc drives I have due to room on the current C drive which is a 60GB SSD. Is something like this possible?
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Windows 8 ask for repair when launched from grub

I've installed Linux Mint and everything works beautifully. After installing I've used boot-repair to be able to launch windows 8 from grub (as I've read somewhere), after that I have those ...
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Install Win8 After Ubuntu

I've read that it's best to install win8 before linux. I already have Ubuntu set up with lots of goodies so I don't really want to re-install everything. Is it possible to install win8 now that I have ...
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Fedora 18 not working on an HP Dv7

I've recently installed Fedora 18 on my brand new HP Dv7 that comes with Windows 8 and secure boot. Before install Fedora I disabled secure boot in the BIOS. I've installed Fedora 18 and all is ...
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Need telnet to connect to phone system, but not full client mode

My telephone system (fritzbox 7170) outputs log data on telnet and some form of script is needed to start it from crontab, capture all data and write anything that comes in to a log file without ...
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How to merge a Windows 8 install with a Linux Mint, two different disks, same computer

I have Windows 8 on a disk drive that I removed from my PC. I then installed Linux Mint on a new disk drive. I would like to place the Windows 8 install, from the original disk, back on to the new ...
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how to copy files from windows to linux witout password using a script or program?

I did this to copy files between Windows and Linux. C:\Documents and Settings\668340\My Documents\putty>pscp "C:\Documents and Settings\563456\abc.txt" "auto_root@10.39.5.41:/home/auto/" But it ...
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Running Linux from pendrive on Windows natively

I am trying to find a program that allows me to run some linux distribution directly from pendrive, in windows, without the need to access the bios or to have administrator permissions. I need ...
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What is a datastore especially when considering *nix systems as hosts?

Is it the .vmx files that are created on installing VMWare, does it differs across Windows and Linux platforms as hosts? How can we create or browse datastores when the host is Linux or Windows?
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ask about diskpart in windows 7 to access file in ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware 7 as ISO file through Windows 7. I am having diskpart in Windows 7 with a partition of 21GB of IDE disk. Whatever, I want to ask about disk partition code to access ...
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problem dual booting windows 7 with debian [closed]

I install windows and resize its partition. I then try to install debian in the remaining space. As it's installing the base system, it consistently gives me the following error message: "No ...