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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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Resolving NETBIOS names from Linux

There's a Windows machine called SUSAN on my network. From a Windows VM on my Linux box I can simply: C:\>ping susan I've followed this guide (and looked at several other similar ones) for ...
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Chainload Windows from initramfs

Is there any way to chainload Windows from/within initramfs ? I am having grub on MBR. An entry in grub.conf, Will boot into the initramfs, execute some task and then boot into the windows (of-course ...
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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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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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Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7. But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a Win7 installed. I have 5 ...
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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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How can I access samba from windows 8?

I'm running samba on debian (Running on a BeagleBone Black), and I cannot access the share via Windows 8.1. It prompts me for a username/password as shown below, and won't authenticate me. When it ...
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when reinstalled windows 7 no such partition rescue mode grub>

On my laptop i have windows 7 and ubuntu,then i have reinstalled windows 7 home premium after finishing installation it went to rescue mode it says no such partition grub
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Lost Win7 boot after installing UBUNTU Vivid

I have a dual boot system (Win7 for my company) and (UBUNTU 14.10) .. My company is using Encryption for the image of Win7. After Win7 installation i installed UBUNTU 14.10 and i was able to boot ...
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“Disk space full” - Linux Mint as Dual Boot on UEFI Windows

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 in UEFI mode on an Asus PC with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. The 250GB-SSD with Windows preinstalled is /dev/sdb/. I partitioned 125GB for use with Ubuntu (Linux ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux from LiveUSB

I'm currently using Windows 7 on an AMD-A4-4000 APU - and I'm completely new to Linux. I made a LiveUSB of ArchLinux using Universal USB Writer. Now when I tried to boot from the USB Device - I got to ...
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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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Run Cygwin software on Linux

My professor has some software that he wrote that runs on Unix-like systems. Either on Windows via Cygwin or on MacOS, it uses X11 on both platforms. Is there any way for me to run it on Linux? He ...
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Why is grub showing a windows 7 option?

I've recently in installed mint 17 on my pc. $ parted -l Model: ATA PLEXTOR PX-256M5 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 256GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End ...
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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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Win7 NTFS Partition is empty using Linux LiveCD

my flatmate crashed her windows installation badly. And of course she just had 1 partition C: on it and no backup. And of course there are very important documents on the HDD. I tried to recover ...
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Persistent Virtualbox guest VM hardware configuration

I wish move to virtual Windows on my corporate laptop, rather to keep it as host OS. I will use this VM Windows on few laptops, but because this will be fully original OS version with Office and ...
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How to get SFTP on Ubuntu working again? Should I try to fix it or reinstall?

Update: Added output from two more logs, and am now only tailing the last twenty lines...so you can see the relevant lines. After six months of working perfectly, SFTP on my Ubuntu machine has ...
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External hard drive can't be mounted on linux(windows says: Format it)

I have a hard disk and I can't mount it on linux. These are information may be helpful: # fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 63 1250258624 ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Centos 7 on seperate drives

I want to create a dual boot pc with Windows 8.1 and Centos 7. But i dont want to install both OS on the same drive. I have two SSD's. I want to install windows on the first SSD and Centos 7 on the ...
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Dual-boot Stella distro in UEFI mode

I want to dual boot stella distro with windows 8.1. Stella is a desktop focused, Gnome2 based Centos 6 remix. Can i dualboot stella in UEFI mode? How can i do that? Thanks.
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Packaging Windows Application with Wine in deb and rpm format

My Question is can I package a Windows application with WINE in .deb and .rpm file ? Just like TeamViewer and Picasa for Linux. I don't have the source code of the application available with me, so ...
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grub2 cannot boot windows (EFI) - Invalid Sector Size

I've been booting my Fedora 20 / Windows 7 Home Premium system using Grub2 for quite some time now. But after updating the system after ~9 months of no updates, I can no longer boot into Windows 7. ...
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How to install OS .tig file in a Live USB using Ubuntu?

I have an Windows 7.tig extension file, and I want to install in a USB, for I create an USB Live using Ubuntu. How can I do this? Is necessary to convert before? Thanks!
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Communication between windows laptop and Ubuntu Laptop

I am trying to create a simple LAN connection between one laptop running windows 8.1 and another running Ubuntu 14.04. The purpose is to have a data stream being fed directly from windows which is ...
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How to tell which partition is for windows

So I am currently on my arch linux machine and I have forgotten which partition is for Windows 7. Is there any way for me to tell which is which? When I do: $ cat /proc/partitions I get: major ...
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how to change vsftpd user home directory to another machine directory with another os?

I have a ftp server(vsftpd) on linux distro and i want to change root directory of specific user to another directory, this directory lived on another machine with windows server on os, Is this ...
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Dual-boot ends with Dual-Bootloaders

Having just bought a new laptop out of necessity, and ending up with Windows 8.1, because I work from home and the company only supports windows, and the identical 7 machine was almost $100 more than ...
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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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Linux Mint - Windows 8.1 Boot problem

After a clean Windows 8.1 installation I tried to install Linux Mint for dualbooting using a burned DVD. My windows partitions are /dev/sd1 and /dev/sd2. I tried both using the default "install ...
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Decided to install ArchLinux, but faced a problem with Windows

I decided to install ArchLinux and the tutorial I found wanted to create the partitions in advance. So I made the ext4 and linux-swap partitions and saw in gParted my old friends - the Windows ...
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How Do I Replicate Current Grub2 Install?

I've installed Linux in the past alongside Windows 8.1, and I've had problems. I tried several times until I got Grub2 to be installed correctly and display Linux and Windows 8. My Linux Mint Debian ...
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Allowing access to samba share without setting permissions to 777

I have a linux box (Centos 6.5) joined to my windows domain that has storage attached for backups. I have a samba share so domain servers can access the storage and I only allow MYDOMAIN/Administrator ...
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Unix/Linux equivalent of Windows' Bypass Traverse Checking

Windows has a privilege called "Bypass Traverse Checking" (also known as SeChangeNotifyPrivilege). It allows the system to bypass ACL checks in parent objects so a user can [potentially] access a ...
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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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Edit a binary value in hexadecimal in chntpw?

I'm trying to edit a Windows registry entry to change the key to my Bluetooth device to be able to dual-boot with my Bluetooth keyboard. I know which registry entry to use and I can extract Windows' ...
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How can I move files on Arch Linux to a Windows Partition

So I have my Arch Linux Partion on /dev/sda1 and I have my Windows Partition on /dev/sda4 when I used Ubuntu I could easily move files from Ubuntu to my Windows system and access them however whenever ...
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Backing up Linux server to Windows domain

I'm maintaining a small Linux workstation/server in a Windows-domain-based environment. Apart from being in the same network, the Linux computer is not connected to the domain. Until now, I'm using a ...
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Execute Win32 Application with Windows Parameters without new prompt

I have to start a very small Win32 Application on my Debian Root-Server where is only SSH available. I use Wine + Xvfb and it works fine. I run this small .exe in Background executed by Cron but i ...
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Windows XP Virtualbox Not Recognising iPhone

I have set up Windows XP on Virtualbox, and it's running fine. iTunes has been correctly installed, the extensions required are installed. I have navigated to the USB settings in the settings of the ...
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How to add new line in text file in output from remote shell script using plink

From windows i am executing a remote shell script using putty plink cmd>plink.exe -ssh username@hostipd -pw gbG8qs4 /user/alice/listoffiles.sh > C:\log1.txt Shell script in remote server #! ...
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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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Wine or VirtualBox for Windows proprietary software installation?

I just bought a Windows proprietary software which appears to store license keys in their internet database right after installation. After purchasing, I was provided with 1 license key, and it is ...
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X11 confusion with windows/solaris/windows config

I am struggling with X11 forwarding .... I use a Windows 7 laptop to Putty onto a Sun T2000 running Solaris 10. I have got ssh -> X11 -> X11 Forwarding ticked but nothing in the the X display ...
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Install current windows system once replaced by Ubuntu

I would like to know if it is technically possible to virtualize a windows 8 operating system on a machine. Then completely replace windows by Ubuntu on the same machine And install the virtualized ...
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Linux with VM Windows guests in kiosk mode

We have a bunch of computers in our school, which are used by many students and some of them are really having fun in messing around with the system. However it's not possible to restrict access to ...
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access of linux and windows to same share location

I have some scenario in which I have to use windows (because of the applications), but some of the operations it is much easier to perform on Linux. Therefore, I'd like to install some machine which ...
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How to execute Windows commands remotely from Linux machine using rdesktop command?

Is it possible to run Windows commands using rdesktop tool in Linux? I tried with rdesktop -s option: rdesktop -u user -p 10.0.0.2 -s "cmd.exe" but I'm not able to open the cmd.exe using the above ...
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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 ...