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Windows 7 to Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive

Update Sorry, Question has multiple parts see below for details: I have been using Windows for many years and only used Linux from the command line, but want to shift after realizing Windows is ...
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Is swapping enabled by default on common operating systems?

As a result of this question, I was a bit confused. After some research I found that swapping is enabled by default on Mac OS X. Swapping was furthermore introduced in Windows 3.0, so I believe it is ...
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Running executables on an NTFS partition?

My system configuration is the following: UEFI computer Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 Olivia I would like to be able to run Linux executables that are stored on an NTFS partition ...
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centos 7 dual boot with windows 8.1

How do I install CentOS 7 alongside Windows 8.1 to create a dual boot machine? I did this easily enough on a Windows 7 machine using pendrivelinux. But that approach is resulting in a failure to ...
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Can a Linux install be moved from one computer to another?

split to here I have a 16gb flash drive which I want to contain a portable Linux install. If I could just install Knoppix onto the flash drive, and have that work on any computer, I could do that. ...
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In a Virtualbox VM how do I set the filesystem permissions?

I have a virtualbox VM with arch Linux running on my windows PC (which I unfortunately have to use for work). I use this to work on my windows PC with a Linux environment as an alternative to Cygwin. ...
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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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How would one run windows applications in Linux that are already Installed in a Windows Environment?

Basically, what I'm looking to do is as simple as the title suggests. There are two drives, one with a Windows installation, and one with a Linux installation. I would like to be able to run the ...
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Windows won't boot from hd1

I've added a second Disk to my system and copied my linux-installation + grub on it. My system contains 2 disks now: hd0: sda5: linux hd1: (old system with dualboot) sdb2: windows sdb5: linux If ...
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Linux - Windows 8 - Samba - Can see dir and contents but not create

have the following setup Raspberry pi with samba installed and running Windows 8 machine that can see the samba share, access the proper DIR, see all contents In the smb.conf file, at the base of ...
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Mount a Windows network drive

I want to mount a netword drive on the server (SBS2008). I have two options: Either using a fedora which already mounts on a CentOS server or directly on the CentOS server. Here is the command I tried ...
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How can I boot back into Windows after “installing” live CD to hard drive partition?

I wanted to boot a Mint 17 live CD, but I did not have a blank CD lying around so I "installed" the live CD on a newly created partition. Now my laptop always boots into Mint, but I want to boot back ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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Permission denied when trying to access mounted windows NFS

Full disclosure: I'm a complete noob with NFS and have very little idea what I'm doing. After hours of googling, I ended up here. I am trying to mount an NFS folder that I have set up on a WIN08 ...
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Remove special pattern ^M from script which got appended after FTP from windows to Unix

I send a windows file using FTP to an unix system and got appended ^M wherever a new line was intended, and I just want to remove them. One method which I can opt is to run dos2unix command. Can ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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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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Invalid port number while changing current directory through PuTTY in VBScript [closed]

I am using VB Script in QTP to connect to a UNIX server via putty. I need to list all files in the current directory, but am getting an "invalid port number" error when I run the script below: Set ...
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How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user? [closed]

I've been using linux full time for about 8 years. Now and then I help someone else migrate from windows to linux. Because I don't often use windows, I often find myself forgetting some of the ...
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Overwrote Windows bootloader with Mint: how to restore? [closed]

I have encountered serious problem while experimenting with Ubuntu/Mint. A few days ago I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on my SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD I decided to ...