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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reparing grub/boot

I just got my Laptop back from the support center and now I got problems get it back to booting again. Although they did not change anything and the HDD and SDD are still there and the data seems to ...
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How to debug NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER when mounting cifs share?

Mounting cifs share exported by one host (hostx) works ok: [piotr@demon ~]$ sudo mount -t cifs //hostx.intranet.local/pdobrogost /home/piotr/remote/hostx/ --verbose -o ...
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Grub 2 - attempting to boot into “Windows bootloader” boots me back into grub

I've managed to dig myself into a bit of a hole. When I boot, I am given the option to boot into Ubuntu or into the Windows bootloader. When I attempt using the windows bootloader, the result is that ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load on my dual boot laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (Linux) and just installed it on my laptop which has already Windows 8.1 on it. I can't use windows anymore. Below is my configuration for the Windows 8.1 booty loading. The link ...
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Recovering windows partition in Mint (testdisk fails)

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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Create NTFS partition (in Linux) for dual-boot into Linux/Windows 7

I have installed Linux (Debian) onto my computer (which is not partitioned). Want I want to do is to create an NTFS partition so that I can install Windows 7 onto my computer, so I can dual-boot into ...
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Samba 4.1.9 returning “access denied” trying to change share perms from Win client

UPDATE: version mismatch seemed to stop happening for some reason, although not sure why/at what point. Have a "public" (within LAN...like this) read-write share on a CentOS 6.4 box running, ...
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ssh from an unix server to a windows server (running Sysax) fails

We are doing a sFTP from an Unix server to a Windows server and also a ssh, from the Unix server to the Windows server, to execute a file present on the Windows server. These 2 steps worked well. ...
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Open ports for local samba server with iptables

I can't seem to connect from Windows 7 to my network share on Ubuntu (Samba). Why won't this work? Heres a bit of information, that would perhaps be useful. user1@computer:/etc$ sudo iptables -L ...
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Windows 8 not showing in Grub

Windows 8 not showing in Grub fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 1465149167 732574583+ ee GPT and here's what I see in gparted ...
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How to dual boot linux and windows 8.1?

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 and I would love to dual boot it with Linux. I am very new to Linux. I have run it in a virtual machine a few times before, but virtual machines are slow. I want ...
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UBS-Stick with Arch is no longer bootable after Win8 has been booted

CS student but Linux newbie here. I bought an Acer Aspire S7 and wanted to try an Arch Installation on an USB-Stick. I followed the Beginner's Guide. I also set up disk encryption using dm-crypt+LUKS ...
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Shorewall “ERROR: Ordinary users may not start the /etc/shorewall configuration” in Cygwin

I am using Cygwin on Windows 7 and I have installed Shorewall 4.5.21.5. When I try to start shorewall in Cygwin, it gives me error: $ shorewall start ERROR: Ordinary users may not start the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 & Linux Fedora 19 (BootLoader Error)

I installed Win 8.1 in first drive C: and then attempted to install Fedora 19 in D: but after install, all packages in bootloader installation Fedora show the following error: An unknown error has ...
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How to mount a flushed hard disk in Xubuntu

I want to recover data from an internal hard disk with Windows Vista. I`m using a live CD of Xubuntu. But when I write: sudo fdisk -l I obtain only the USB disk in which I have Xubuntu live. How ...
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Connect Windows 7 domain member notebook to Samba 3.6

I have a Windows 7 notebook from work, using which I would like to map a file share on my samba NAS when at home. The NAS is meant to be fully open, and not require authentication at all: security = ...
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Installing Linux over Windows 7

I have a computer with three hard drives: SSD with Windows 7 installed HDD with Linux Mint installed HDD with no OS, formatted as NTFS drive for storing files. I have been using EasyBCD to dual ...
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Make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup

What is the equivalent of bootsect command available in Windows, on a *nix system? Usage: In order to make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup I have to boot-up VMWare and run bootsect.exe ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a netbook, but keeping the original win7 installation in storage

I have a Samsung N210 netbook. It has windows 7, starter edition. I´ve tried the latest Ubuntu version using a pendrive and loved it so far. I would like to install it in my netbook, but I would ...
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Problems with booting with Kubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7 Dual boot

So I've had Kubuntu running on my Lenovo laptop as the only operating system for most of the summer. Earlier this week, I decided to shrink the home partition in order to add a Windows 7 partition. ...
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putty connection works but ssh command line refuses password authentication

I'm struggling quite a lot around ssh tunnels today. First, here is my configuration: My local machine, a PC with windows XP (ip=l.l.l.l) My remote server, with a CentOs 5 installed (ip=x.x.x.x) ...
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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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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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coLinux strange networking trouble

Installed coLinux, Debian, sshd inside, pcap-bridged networking, and I can connect to ssh service from coLinux console and from LAN. Now, the strange part: I cannot connect to Linux guest ssh service ...
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Unable to Boot into F17

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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Cent OS 6.4 UEFI Dual boot

i'm really a beginner to Linux trying to study for RHCSA certification here. I have Windows 8 installed on UEFI BIOS. When i installed Cent OS, installation went smoothly and then after restarting, ...
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Samba and Active Directory limitations

I was wondering if somebody could help me with a question on a networking assignment I have do do with Active Directory and Samba working together (I chose SAMBA). I understand using a Samba domain ...
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Making a Linux audio recording device available on a Windows 7 PC over network

I would like to use my headset's microphone both on my Linux laptop and a Windows 7 PC simultaneously, for different VoIP applications. I'm currently running Ubuntu with PulseAudio on the laptop to ...
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Linux Mint 13 can't detect SSD &/or Windows 7

I'm a newcomer to Linux OSes in general. I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon alongside Windows 7. Linux Mint can't seem to see/detect either of my SSDs and because of that, it can't ...
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Unable to access Linux share from a Windows machine with NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error

On the Linux machine I changed the smb.conf like this: [john] path = /root/john/downloads available = yes valid users = john read only = no browsable = yes public = yes writable = yes The path ...
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Unable to add ubuntu to windows domains? using centrify

I'm using this guide to add my linux (10.04 lucid) ubuntu machine to domain. First I tried using likewise, but couldn't do this apparently due to some compatibility issues with 10.04 kernel. I had ...
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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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ArchBang dual boot with Windows: HowTo

I have been reading up on ArchBang, and I am quite interested to try it. My netbook does not have a CD/DVD drive, so I created USB installation stick using numerous Windows tools, like LiLi, and Linux ...
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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 upgrading from Windows 8 to latest Windows 10 progrub is over written by Windows MBR. How do I reinstall grub on my system.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...