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Boot issues after installing Linux Mint 17.3 Windows 10 does not boot

n my Lenovo G50-70, I am in the (painful) process of installing Linux Min v17.3 (Rosa). It's being a bumpy road up to now. The install using UEFI BIOS config did work but no multiboot option was ...
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Grub2 can't detect Windows 10, Dual boot on two harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I have two ssd which there is Windows 10 on the /dev/sda1 and OpenSuse on /dev/sda3 (/dev/sda2 is for a storage hdd). I have been installed Ubuntu on my /dev/sda3 couple months ago. But because of ...
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Vim minimize current window and make remaining of equal size

I'm trying to get a mix of CTRL-W1| and CTRL-W=. I want to keep only 2 windows and make them of equal size so that they take all available space. I'm using vertical tabs all the time, but I guess ...
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Can't solve grub rescue problem?

I installed kali 1.0.9a-amd64 a month ago on dual boot with windows 7,I created 4 partitions from it, one swap one /home one /boot and one / yesterday I wanted to free another partition from windows ...
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Install GX simulator of MITSUBISHI PLC program In a Linux machine?

I'm using the Ubuntu 14.04 release this program ** GX simulator of MITSUBISHI PLC** allows me to simulate certain functions and programing tasks of Programmable Logic Circuit of MITSUBISHI, and it is ...
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Why is Linux shell script heavy compared to Windows? [closed]

Why are so many of the GNU/Linux utilities implemented as shell scripts when comparatively, almost all of the similar windows utilities are implemented as compiled code existing in binary formats? ...
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windbind NT_STATUS_INVALID_COMPUTER_NAME

I'm tryng to join an Active Directory server with centOS. I started authconfig-tui, then I run net join -w univ-tours -S x.x.x.x -U xxxx@univ-tours. I get the following message: Error in domain ...
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can't install bootloader

So I was trying to install BBQLinux. I downloaded the ISO, put it on an USB-Stick, booted from it and used "Install BBQ Linux" on the desktop. At the end of the installation it gave me this error: ...
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Why cannot I ping 192.168.10.1, the default gateway, from an Ubuntu Linux 15.10 computer but I can do so from Windows 7?

I cannot ping 192.168.10.1, the default gateway, from the Ubuntu Linux 15.10 computer, 192.168.10.22. But I can ping 192.168.10.1, the default gateway, from the Windows 7 computer, 192.168.10.15. ...
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Recover lost ntfs partition?

I made a live USB of ubuntu to install it on my hp pavilion running win 10. Was planning to do dual boot, but accidentally reformatted my main ntfs partition into an ext4. Is there any way I can ...
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Are UEFI firmwares for different devices with same chipset and UEFI manufacturer compatible?

There are a few 2014-2015 devices with Intel Atom Z3745 chipset. Some of them run 32-bit Windows others run Android. The Windows ones have 32-bit UEFI. The Android ones have 64-bit UEFI. Is it ...
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Grub, booting to windows issue

I'm having a bit of an issue with my 'dual boot' PC in that it wont boot windows(10). I've had a look around several forums but can't seem to find anyone who has managed to screw themselves just quite ...
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How to change from dual-boot to only ubuntu

I have both Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer, and I'm having some trouble. The Windows partition doesn't actually work at all, and the Ubuntu partition is getting buggy. I'm f.ex. having ...
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Deleted grub partition from windows. Cannot enter BIOS, only shows grub terminal

I am a linux newbie. I installed elementary os freya x64 in dual boot with Windows 10 pro x64, while installing I create four partitions: /, swap, /home and biosgrub. after installation I tried ...
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Linux Ubuntu stops responding when specific website is opened

Virtual machine ubuntu would just stop responding once this site is opened >> http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/oracle-java-8-stable-released-install.html I have to totally shut down the machine and ...
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How to create a bootable Debian USB drive using Windows

I'm new to this forum so sorry if I have missed any details. I am running Windows 10 and I am starting to learn how to boot from USB devices. The following is what I want to do: I have a 16gb USB 3.0 ...
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Operating system not found (Windows 10 Kali Linux dual boot) [on hold]

I tried to dual boot my PC about an hour ago, I created a new partition out of my main C drive and started to install Kali Linux via USB on it (I'm running Windows 10 btw). My PC has some... issues. ...
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Kali-2 and Windows Dual Boot windows not showing in GRUB

I recently finished configuring dual boot for Kali-2 and Windows 7. How ever windows 7 cannot be seen when I reboot. Yes I tried sudo update-grub. The log is as follows: Generating grub configuration ...
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Running Docker under Windows/cygwin environment

I'm not sure if this is the right community to ask about my problem as I'm actually trying to launch docker within cygwin environment on windows. After Docker Toolbox install I'm trying to launch ...
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Grub not showing up while booting?

I recently installed Kali Linux V2 in my PC with windows 10 already installed. But it when i tried booting up,it booted up with the usual windows 10 while the grub was supposed to show up. Any help ...
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qemu-kvm on windows, use cd/dvd drive direct access

Friend asked me to remotely (teamviewer) diagnose why CD/dvd drive on his windows laptop do not recognize (nor even eject) any CD... It is probably windows10-driver error, but reinstaling drivers do ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Linux equivalent of WinRun4J

Does anyone know of a linux equivalent of WinRun4J? Google isn't turning up anything. Specifically (from the WinRun4J aspect), I need the ability to pass additional/extended options to the JVM via an ...
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Share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer

I would like to share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer. The following URL describes how to do this procedure. ...
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CentOS 7 grub option is missing after upgrading windows 8 to 10

My system was dual booted with CentOS 7 and Windows 8. After I reinstalled the latest Windows 10 Pro and removed windows 8, my system is only booting with Windows 10 as the Grub2 is not appearing at ...
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How do I use a SSH tunnel as a alternative to port forwarding?

I want to use SSH as a alternative to port forwarding to use my RDP server from the outside as my ISP's router does not allow port forwarding. Here's what I have in mind: A - client connecting to the ...
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Cannot ssh using PuTTy with a valid username and password. How to make sure server and the PuTTy keyboard / terminals are same? Other issues?

[Edited: The issue was entirely due to own negligence. I was typed in an incorrect ip address. No issues logging in with the correct ip address.] Novice here looking for a solution... Problem: ...
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Windows look-alike Linux/Unix

The security/privacy focused distribution Tails features a camouflage-mode, that made it look like a Windows Desktop OS. Is there a GUI/GUI-theme/GUI-extensions that makes a Linux/Unix desktop look ...
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Sharing a harddisk partition with a linux VM on virtualbox [closed]

Let me just paint the picture so you can all understand. My host OS is Windows 10. I have virtualbox installed on my windows OS, and in virtualbox I have an kali distro running. This distro and its ...
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Samba: hostname fails just shares verses hostname.domainname.com

I have an issue, only on my two Windows 10 machines, where Samba (v4.1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04) can be found fine in windows explorer with \\hostname or with \\hostname.domainnam.com, except that while both ...
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Why do Unix-like operating systems shut down faster than Windows? [closed]

I've tested many different operating systems on the same machine. Windows 7, 8, 8.1, OS X, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Android x86, and Remix OS. All the Unix-like/based operating systems had in common a ...
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Screen going to sleep and then not coming back on

Recently set up a dual boot with windows 10 and linux mint 17.3 with windows 10 on an ssd and linux mint on a internal hdd. I have an ATI 7950 Raedon video card connected via miniDP to a Dell U2715H. ...
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Can I have an AD domain implemented using Samba4 trust an NT4-style domain (also running Samba4)?

I have a Samba4 server that serves an NT4-style domain. I would like to keep it for the time being, because its LDAP backend is integrated with a number of other tools and switching to a different ...
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Minimal BASH like line editing is supported

I have Fedora 23 dual boot with Windows 10. Suddenly, I'm not able to see the normal GRUB menu to go into either Fedora or Windows. I've seen the question and answer here but I'm already stuck at ...
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Unable to create Kali Linux bootable USB with Windows10/Ubuntu

I am trying to Triple boot Kali Linux with windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Windows 10 are both already installed on my Dell-Inspiron. I was following the tutorial at this page to make the Bootable Kali ...
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How to allow users to mount windows shares

Our company uses both Windows and Linux. Each user has access to many Windows Shares, e.g. \\machine1\A, \\machine2\B, etc. In Ubuntu, how to allow non-root users accessing those shares? Is there a ...
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Attempted to dual boot linux with windows, not letting me boot into either

I was installing KALI on my computer alongside windows. My computer has 3 hard drives. One of them is a 1 TB hard drive running Windows 7. My two are 250 GBs and were both empty. I tried to install ...
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dual boot windows 8.1 and debian 8.2

Can anyone suggest among the following options which one would be the best option to install Debian 8.2.0 alongside on a system with (Windows 8.1 - booting mode UEFI on GPT disk) installed : (1) UEFI ...
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how to remove an operating system, out of many?

I have two o.s installed , Fedora 21 and windows 7 (ultimate), and there is GRUB bootloader, at the startup it shows four options to boot from Fedora21 Fedora20 Fedora recovery mode windows7 ...
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HDD with windows OS not connecting to linux via usb to sata adapter

I have an internal hdd from a windows computer. The computer suddenly started giving the message "No bootable device" during startup. So I would like to recover some of the data from the drive. To do ...
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Transferring executable files from Windows to Linux via WinSCP

Why file lose execute permission on Windows when it is transferred from Linux to Windows and vice versa?
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Installing Fedora onto Hard Drive: Error checking storage configuration

I am trying to be able to dual boot my windows laptop. In the setup process, navigating to Installation Destination -> Done with Automatically configure partitioning checked, the error message ...
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messed up partitions during mint installation

I was using a windows10/Ubuntu 14 LTS dual-boot, when I decided to swap out Ubuntu for Mint. I downloaded the .iso, made a Live-USB, started Mint from the USB, pressed install and the installer told ...
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Rolling Release Kali Linux repositories

My question is whether anyone using Kali Linux installed in a Virtual Box or VMware, using Windows 10 as host operating system, has fully upgraded using the Rolling Release repositories and still had ...
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Keyboard doesn't work GRUB after boot on Windows

I have a Razer keyboard and a dual boot (Arch Linux + Windows 7). The keyboard works fine if I just use Arch Linux. Whenever I boot on Windows my next time on GRUB the keyboard won't work anymore. ...
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Desktop Firefox to view html files in Linux VM

I have Fedora client running in Oracle VM on my Windows 7 laptop. I have putty running on local desktop to connect to terminal on Fedora VM. I have created x.html under /home/uid/bin on Fedora VM ...
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failed to save the state of the virtual machine

I keep getting the error failed to save the state of the virtual machine Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) \ in VirtualBox 5.0.12 on a Linux (Kubuntu) host with a Windows 7 guest. Why would ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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Kali Mint Fail Boot

So I am currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows. I successfully installed Linux Mint. However, I want to add on a third boot, Kali Linux, but the USB Live Stick I made does not seem to work. The ...
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Chntpw unable to open/read a hive

I'm attempting to use a copy of chntpw 0.99.5 (heard of some issues with 0.99.6, but have also tried that and has the same results) from a linux Mint live CD to recover a windows 7 password. The ...