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Fedora 23 legacy BIOS dual boot installation

I recently bought a computer Lenovo z40-70, installed Windows 10 on it. But I'd much rather make a partition for coding with Fedora, I decided to install Fedora 23 in order to try out the new ...
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Access folder created in windows

Is it possible to access the folder created in windows, through unix operating system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) that is installed on a virtual machine on windows? If yes, what is the process to access the ...
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Access directory on Linux machine from a Windows 7 machine over WAN

I want to access a directory ON a computer with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 installed as OS, FROM a computer with Windows 7 installed as OS, IN Windows Explorer. In case both computers have Linux Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint touchpad not working on dual boot with windows 10

The touchpad is not working on Linux Mint. My touchscreen is working perfectly however. The computer is an Inspirion 13 7000 series, dual booting with Windows 10. dmesg | grep mouse && dmesg ...
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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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grep -f failing on a file edited in Windows

I just want to share a problem I had this morning using grep -f to obtain the patterns to match from a text file. Symptom $ echo 'sandbox/test/script.py' | grep -G '^sandbox/' sandbox/test/script.py ...
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(32bit or 64bit) Linux distro with !32bit! (U)EFI support?

Is there a Linux distribution that supports 32bit-(U)EFI? If so, which one and where do I find a bootable ISO? I'd like to find a Linux distro for my HP Envy X2 which has an Intel Atom CPU and ...
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Can I contect a Ubuntu Linux laptop to a Windows 10 laptop via ethernet cable

I read a lot of articles and watch videos on How people can connect two computers with a ethernet cable but a lot of the instructions was more / windows to windows/mac to mac /windows to mac/ but yet ...
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Booting problem after trying to dual boot fedora 23 and windows 8.1 [SOLVED]

I tried to install fedora 23 on dual-boot with an usb stick today, I followed this video tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOP_FtP1e9U I'm in UEFI mode, so I installed fedora and everything ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot

I just got a new PC with Windows 10 on an SSD. With my previous PC I had two hard drives, one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with Windows 7. I dual booted flawlessly with that setup. Now, I have moved these ...
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Windows loader not loading after dual booting with Kali Linux

I have an HP ProBook with Windows 8.1 (Enterprise Edition) preinstalled. I decided to dual boot it with Kali Linux. After a lot of tutorials, I managed to install it like this. First I created a disk ...
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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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How to install Windows 7 if Kali linux already installed?

I have just installed Kali Linux (I am a novice but wish to learn hacking tools). I installed Kali linux with LVM encryption. And now I wish to install Windows 7. I have the required Windows in USB ...
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cifs-mount with multiple shared folders on windows server

I'm having a windows server winserv with several shared folders share1, share2, etc. and would like to cifs-mount them all in the terminal by just addressing the server and not each shared folder ...
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Is it possible that X11 can be forwarded through a SSH tunnel

I communicate with the server via a ssh tunnel, configured via Putty. Recently, I'm trying to forward the X11 through it, but it doesn't work. Is there any one work this way? Searched with ...
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Linux as personal desktop [closed]

Around the world, most of the times, Windows user use fake serials to use the OS (and related software) for free. What are the reasons that they do not try to adopt Linux which is available at no ...
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Corrupted text file readed from Windows Share from debian

I have an issue with a file shared by Windows. My configuration contains two servers, one on Windows 7 professional and another on Debian Squeeze. The Windows server generates a log file. This log ...
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How to properly set up a cross-compiling environment for Windows?

I'm working on an application written in C that's supposed to run on at least Linux and Windows. I usually work on Linux, so I'd like to be able to cross-compile my application for Windows. My ...
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Install Debian safely without destroying Windows

I'm very newbie to Linux and Debian. I have Windows 7 running perfectly. I want to have both Debian and Windows, So what I want is dual-boot. I just almost installed Debian Jessie 8.2, but I had to ...
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Dual-boot: windows10 with linux ubuntu

I was trying to create a dual boot system with both linux-ubuntu and windows installed in it. After creating a empty space on hard drive in windows 10, I inserted my usb with Linux image into the ...
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Accidentally installed Linux Mint over Windows/Ubuntu. How do I recover data (SSD)?

I had Ubuntu and Windows installed on this 480Gb drive (on my laptop) and decided I'd like to try Linux Mint. One of the options given in the Linux Mint installation Wizard was to delete Ubuntu ...
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Windows doesn't boot after Kali installation on another HDD

I have two drives in my PC. One is an SSD that Windows stopped detecting a while back after a power shortage (no idea why, it works fine), and the other is a regular hard drive on which Windows is ...
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Unable to shutdown Windows after installing GRUB

(Hope this is the right place to ask this) I've a Asus ROG laptop that came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, I upgraded it to Windows 10 and then I wanted to install Bunsenlabs Linux as dual boot. The ...
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Windows 10 and Archlinux Dualboot from encrypted drive

A few days ago I bought a new notebook without an operating system. I am planning to install Arch Linux and Windows 10, because sometimes at university you get software you have to use which can only ...
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Access a Windows 2008 server HDD from Centos 6.7

One of my co-workers has a hard drive with Windows 2008 server that does not boot all and we need to access certain files in the OS so then it can boot properly. Does anyone know how can I access ...
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How do I access a static IP based Unix server from my home internet? [closed]

I have a UNIX static IP based server running RHEL 5.11 and want to access it via Putty/Command Line and via WinSCP over the internet from my home computer. As my home internet doesn't has a static IP ...
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Removing OEM version of Windows, and re-installing in VM [closed]

I just ordered a new Lenovo X1 with Windows 10 for work. There will be times I'm required to run Windows, though I prefer to use Linux (Mint, currently) for most day-to-day tasks. Question: If I ...
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How can I read a linux hard disk from Windows?

I have a PC with Ubuntu (I think it's 14.4). Pretty recently it completely broke down (motherboard (again)). I want to get rid of it, but on the hard disk there are a lot of photos I want to keep. I ...
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What (type of) partition is needed to install Fedora alongside Windows

I've been trying to install Fedora on my laptop since ... last night. I tried the instructions from this page. But I got an error saying local variable 'e' was referenced before... ( my memory ...
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Installing a dual boot environment of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows 7

While installing Ubuntu "along side" my current Windows 7 OS, from a USB drive, all went well until "Allocating Drive Space". I used the default allocations of Windows Recovery Environment: 11.3 GB ...
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Ubunto Network configuration seting and windows

When I set static ip in different place (means different networks) i have to replace static ip all the time for correponding nework in windows but in ubunto there are different configuration for ...
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Using Guake in a Linux VirtualBox on a Windows host

Does anyone know if it's possible to load my guake terminal from a windows host? I use Linux, xUbuntu, in a VirtualBox guest machine installed on Windows. I just discovered the Guake terminal ...
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windows 8 mounted on a usb not displaying on linux mint boot menu!

I mounted windows 8 iso file on a usb using a windows PC and the microsoft iso mounting software and plugged it on a linux mint machine, it displays that the usb has been plugged in and it contains ...
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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notepad++ adds \r to shell scripts [closed]

I noticed notepad++ adds characters when writing bash scripts. For example a simple wait script written in notepad++ it adds \r breaking the script. The standard windows notepad does not have this ...
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Linux mount nfs disk from windows machine

I want to mount a disk from a Windows machine (D:) to an Oracle Linux machine. How can I do this? I know a command but it is wrong. mount -t nfs ipadressOfWindows:/D:/ /u02/
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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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grub2 gone everytime I boot Windows 10

I installed Windows 7 on a SSD and upgraded it to Windows 10. Then I installed Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon and had the following partitions: The boot menu was showing Linux Mint and Windows 10 and I ...
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Windows boot partition missing after Kali Linux installation.

[Windows 10 User Installed Kali 2.0] This seems to be the issue of many beginner users of Kali Sana. Installing Kali and either formating their windows partitions not making windows bootable any more ...
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In Linux I have different color for the same thing than in Windows

The colors in Windows are much less saturated. Why is that? The fonts are much more crisper. I have installed msfonts in Ubuntu and it's better, but still the Windows fonts are different. Check the ...
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Linux Mint fails to boot if unable to mount (shared) device listed in fstab

I have a dual-booted system of Mint and Win7, both of which share an external drive storing non-essential files. I listed the drive in /etc/fstab/ UUID=693E145023EB681E /media/External_HDD ntfs-3g ...
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Is it a good idea to set file permissions to 640 on windows partition?

I run both Arch Linux and Windows 10 on my computer. When I cd onto the Windows partition (which uses NTFS), I notice that all files and folders have 777 file permissions. I want to run $ chmod 640 -R ...
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How do I handle Linux RAID0 and Windows striped dynamic volumes on the same set of hard disks?

I recently got a 1TB disk to supplement my two 500GB disks, and I decided to use some form of RAID on the latter. I divided the 500GB disks into two partitions each. Then, I created a RAID0 using the ...
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What is happening with the Linux swap partition data when running Windows via dual-boot

Hmm, I would like to know what is happening with the data on the Linux swap partition when the Linux system is turned off and by the next start the Windows operating system via GRUB2 will start. 3 ...
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How to solve adapter does not support AP (master) mode problem?

I have intel centrino N1000 wireless card. I am able to setup "wifi hotspot" with windows 7. But I am not able to setup "wifi hotspot" in ubuntu though I am able to connect to other wifi devices and ...
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Setuid does not work for my windows program hosted on a Linux server [closed]

I compiled ExpressI.exe on a Windows system with Visual C++. The file ExpressI.exe resides on a share mounted from Linux. I need to permit only the program ExpressI.exe to access the test folder ...
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Experience issues with rdesktop and Windows 8.1

For many sad reasons I have been combining my Linux desktop with a Windows session. I have been using a Windows Terminal Server with Gnome2/Mate and rdesktop like this: rdesktop [...] -a 24 -x l -D ...
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How does one costumize Wingpanel in Elementary OS Freya and Dock?

Is there a way to costumize the wingpanel in eOS? Also how can I alter the dock so that I can get a windows style Taskbar?
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Grub doesn't recognize Win10 after first installing Win10 and then LinuxMint

So I was trying to set up a dual boot Win10/LinuxMint on my HP Pavilion by doing the following: -Installing Win7 fresh from an HP Recovery Partition. -Upgrading it to Win10. -Installing LinuxMint ...
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Connect to Ubuntu Server through SSH over the internet

I have a ubuntu server that I access locally through ssh, but I need to configure it to be able to access it through ssh from the internet. I connected eth1 to the internet and configured the ...