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Partition wiped out possibly due to the partition table changed by Windows, malicious software, or …?

When the data loss problem occurred: My Lenovo laptop has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. There are two ntfs partitions shared between the two OSes: one for Windows 7 installation ,and the other for ...
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How to recover a multiboot configuration after having installed Windows 7?

I've installed Windows 7 and XP on my laptop. After that, I installed RedHat 5. Now the problem is that I'm not able to load my RedHat. What should be done to fix this problem?
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grub2 Windows doesn't boot anymore

Hi. I had a Windows/Ubuntu 11.04 dual-boot setup and suddenly Windows stopped booting. I mean it doesn't even appear on the boot list. The files look fine and Ubuntu boots fine. I was trying to write ...
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Debian 8 Jessie EFI dualboot Windows 8.1

I'm quite new with EFI as I recently got EFI-enabled laptop. 500GB SSHD -> GPT - 80GB Window 8.1 - 80GB Empty - All rest data storage Now I would like to install Debian 8 Jessie to ...
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Are the keyboard layouts in X.org actually called the X.org layouts or what?

Just need to know it, semantically. So most Linux/BSD systems using the X windows manager are using these layouts. For example, the "US International with dead keys" is quite different in X from the ...
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Triple Boot - Mac, Windows, Backtrack

This was the closest stackexchange site I could find to something of this nature. Currently, I own a Macbook Pro with a Bootcamp Partition (Win7), a Mac Partition (OS X Lion), and the Recovery ...
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Linux Mint 15 Doesn't detect Windows with update-grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15, but update-grub doesn't detect Windows: $ sudo update-grub Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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How can I create a Windows XP installation USB drive? [closed]

There are two partitions on my hard disk, one is Linux Mint and one is newly formatted. (a simplification) I have Windows XP installation disks and iso files, however my optical drive isn't working. ...
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Linux distribution for a beginner Windows 7 user with good compatibility [closed]

A few days ago a friend asked me if I could install a good Linux distribution on his old PC (actually not very old: Intel Core 2, 2 GB of RAM). He's a Windows 7 user and a lawyer who uses the PC ...
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shell script edited on windows displays unexpected error message [duplicate]

I am having some trouble running a script to ssh to a remote server. If I simply ssh from the command line I have no trouble reaching the server, but when I run a script to do this I get an error, ...
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Can't mount partitions!

I have currently installed Debian in my system alongside Windows 8.1. I have a problem in mounting my other partitions in debian. When trying to open it the following error pops up: Error mounting ...
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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 ...
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A reliable and free way to use Linux on Windows, multiprocessor and x86_64

I need a reliable and free virtual machine to run Linux on Windows, multiprocessor and x86_64. I need a good environment to compile and run ffmpeg and libvpx. I have used Mint Debian under Virtual ...
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Can I test Debian from its live USB being with Windows installed on my machine?

For example, I can run test Ubuntu from USB. They explicitly say in their tutorials that I can do it, that the Windows may be installed on my machine but I safely for my Windows can run and see and ...
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copying files from unix to windows?

Is there any way to automate the process of copying the files between windows and unix without doing it manually, using tools such as winscp. I need to copy files from unix to windows such by ...
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Want Windows to boot instead of Grub

So when I turn my computer on, Grub rescue boots up. I have finally figured out how to get into Windows, but now I want to skip the step of entering the information into Grub to get into windows. How ...
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Graphical access to windows over ssh

I have a chromebook with kubuntu on and a desktop computer at home which is quite powerful running windows 10. Since the chromebook has limited memory/hd space I would like to be able to access my ...
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File transfer from AIX to Windows - CR and LF issues (Control Characters)

I have an issue transferring files between Unix(AIX) and Windows. I use the following mount command to mount a Windows folder on Unix. mount -v cifs -n /admin/@dmin -o ...
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I had a folder full of files, then I used “sudo mount” to mount a Windows samba share. Where did the files go? [duplicate]

I'm using a raspberry pi. I didn't think mounting a samba share to a folder full of files would do anything - I thought it would copy the files to the samba share. Now the files are gone from this ...
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Open Source OS alternative for Windows Server 2003 [closed]

I know this is not a forum to ask for suggestions like this, but i am desperately looking for solution on the problem. Problem I am using Windows server 2003 SE. And as heard Microsoft will not ...
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Locking Desktop just Like Windows

Whenever I am at work, I would like to lock the computer so my desktop isn't accessible to others. In windows it's trivial, press the Windows+L key. Is there something similar available in Linux, ...
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What is the best procedure for setting up a triple-boot system?

I have a machine that I wish to install 3 operating systems on. The systems are, in no particular order, Windows 8, Ubuntu, and Backtrack Linux. Is there some document or step-by-step guide to the ...
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Remove Windows Boot manager?

I have two drives an SSD boot drive and a storage drive. I needed a temporary install of windows so I put it on my storage drive while leaving Linux on my boot drive. When I installed it windows ...
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If dual boot Linux with windows 8 will I still be able to upgrade to windows 10

So I am planning to dual boot Linux will Windows 8 and am wondering if I will still be able to get the Windows 10 upgrade. According to this article it sounds like I might not be able to: Microsoft's ...
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How to remove Linux permissions on files for emailing to a Windows user

A friend needed some help with LaTeX so I created some files, zipped it and mailed it. My friend (who is running Windows 8.1) could open but not edit the files I sent, due to write-permissions. I ...
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linux boot stick being ignored on windows 7

I am trying to install CentOS server on a machine that also runs Windows 7. Towards this end: 1.) I created a 100GB "Unallocated" partition using the Disk Management tool in windows 7. 2.) I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Centos 7 dual boot: Windows gone from boot menu

I had in my mind that I cannot do much wrong when installing Linux (CentOS 7) after Windows (Server 2012 R2) to get all OSs as boot options. So, after installing Server 2012 R2 nicely, I installed ...
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Can a file be corrupted by copying from NFS to CIFS?

I have Linux RedHat 6.x, and I mounted a Windows 2008 R2 NFS share. If I copy data from my Linux machine to Windows, that doesn't seem like any harm. But if I take that file that is in my exported ...
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How to mount the `D:\` disk of Windows in linux mint? [closed]

I am unable to mount the D:\ disk of windows in linux mint. What to do?
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Access Windows File System From Linux OS

My sister's computer has stopped working. I am not entirely sure what the problem is, but I think it is a Windows/software issue. She really just wants to retrieve the pictures off it. I am ...
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Dual boot win/kali - virtualize the linux partition

I have one HDD. 2 partitions with Kali and Windows 8. GRUB is installed. Both OS work fine. I want to remove my Kali partition, and get it as a VM in my Windows 8 partition (I'm using VMware ...
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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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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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Is it possible to have linux AND the preinstalled version of windows?

I'd like to install linux (debian or ubuntu), but keep the preinstalled Windows that came with the computer, apparently the installation files are in a hidden partition (obviously I don't have any ...
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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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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 ...