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Dual boot win/kali - virtualize the linux partition

I have one HDD. 2 partitions with Kali and Windows 8. GRUB is installed. Both OS work fine. I want to remove my Kali partition, and get it as a VM in my Windows 8 partition (I'm using VMware ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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How to unpack dd file on Windows? [closed]

Is it possible to unpack files created with linux dd tool on Windows? I have tried that tool http://www.chrysocome.net/dd, but it crashes under Windows 7. Any ideas?
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How to recover the partition table (Windows, Ubuntu) of an unallocated disc?

The following screenshot shows the current state of my hard disc. The unallocated part of the disc used to contain two operating systems: Windows and Ubuntu, in this order. Windows has been ...
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Dual Booting with windows

I am trying to dual booting elementary OS with windows 7. Basically on my 160 GB HDD, i have following partitions: sda1 which is C drive having windows 7. sda5 which is D drive with data and an 10 ...
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Dual booting with Windows 7 and Fedora 20

I am creating a dual boot system for Windows 7 & Fedora 20. While installing to hard drive I get this error Installation destination Error checking storage configuration. I have shrunk my hard ...
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Unable to boot to windows

Context: Recently I've bought an SSD. Before that I had 2 HDDs; one being a 500GB drive with a W7 installation, and another 320GB Drive containing two partitions, one of which for storage (NTFS) and ...
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Simplest way of getting a bootable linux flash drive + VM in Windows

I realize tools for making a flash drive image that boots a linux system (for example ubuntu) are common enough. I'd like to get a flash drive like that that also lets me use the system inside of ...
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What precautions should I take running Windows 7 on a VM on Linux?

I'm thinking of running Windows 7 on a virtual machine on VirtualBox on top of Linux, so that Windows is sort of a "self-contained sandbox" (especially in terms of data storage) for things that ...
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office 2007 under wine: available for all user accounts?

I have succesfully installed office 2007 using Wine under 1 account on my parents computer (which now runs on linux mint 13 LTS XFCE). I installed it under 1 account and normally, when you do this in ...
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SSH tunnel to VNC on a Windows 7 system. Error: Tunnel device open failed

The system I'm trying to SSH from is Fedora 20 x86_64. The system tunneling to is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and it has Cygwin installed with TigerVNC and OpenSSH. VNC is running on Windows 7 on port ...
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How do I display a manpage with groff in/on msysgit?

I've been unable to correctly set up a MANPATH environment variable in msysgit (1.9.0; 20140217) on Windows 7 (which is not my main concern here). Every time I execute the man command, I recieve the ...
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How to run another installed system from within Linux?

I have Windows Server and Android X86 triple-booting with Kubuntu. How can I run either of them directly from within Kubuntu (without using virtual image files)?
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Installing windows from Linux mint

I have an iso of windows xp and I am currently running Linux mint 8 Helena (we don't gave a proper connection to download the latest) . Since my DVD drive isn't working I need to make a boot able USB ...
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Recommend Course of Action? [closed]

I have an Asus VivoBook that came with windows installed on it. For amusement and profit, I have been hacking away trying to to serve a website from behind a wireless router at my house. At some ...
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Why Ubuntu and Windows show different amount of free space

For all my NTFS partitions, Ubuntu always shows 1~2GB more free space than Windows. What's the cause of this? Will some of my files be overwritten just because Ubuntu thinks there is more free space ...
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Edit mp3 tags remotely from Windows

I have a Windows desktop at home. My mp3's are on a dedicated Debian server. How do I edit the mp3 tags on the Linux server from my windows PC with a GUI software? Is there a GUI software that can ...
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testing sites on current Internet explorer on mint 16

I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+. I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version. I would prefer a ...
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Fresh install Windows 7 from USB on machine with Ubuntu and Windows 7

I have a Toshiba laptop l755 S5282 with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. About a year ago, I pulled an iso file off of DigitalRivers for Windows 7. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 from USB, then ...
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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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How to make ubuntu as my default OS?

I have installed both Ubuntu and windows in my laptop. Every time I switch on my laptop I have to wait and spend some time to select one of this. Is there any option to set one of this OS as my ...
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Running bash script on a remote Windows Machine

I am planning to run a bash script on a remote Windows system from my local Linux machine. For this purpose, I will have to log in to Windows machine from the local one and then execute the bash ...
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Dual boot windows on second harddrive, UEFI/GPT system

I'd like to install linux, but I don't want to risk damaging my current windows installation as I have heard a lot of horror stories. Fortunately, I have an extra hard drive. Can I install linux ...
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How can I install Mint using Wubi on Windows 8?

I'm trying to install mint 15 on my laptop (with pre-installed windows 8.1) using mint4win. Every time I try to boot up with mint, it ends up on an error screen saying "windows failed to start. a ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu over a dual boot laptop

I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, ...
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Why does Linux have poor battery life by default compared to Windows?

Is there something inherent to Linux operating systems that makes them poor managers of battery power by default? I would have thought a light distro like Lubuntu would have a clear battery life ...
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Permissions with writing NTFS partition from Windows

I mounted my NTFS external hard disk to my Pi this afternoon, my /etc/fstab currently looks like this (I encourage any recommendations or queries made on the properties made, especially the umask - ...
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Are there any tools to recover files from a previously formatted WinNT drive?

I scratched the previous Windows NT filesystem, now I'm running Ubuntu. I've created the whole disk as EXT4. Are there any tools to locate and save some previous Windows files from the original ...
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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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Windows creates autorun.inf when mounting samba share

I'm running samba on my Linux machine. When I mount a samba share from Windows, such as my home directory, a file named autorun.inf will be created inside the mount. It seems to be a text file but ...
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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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vim how to keep cursor position while copying text

I am (having to) using gvim in windows. I was used to the linux environment where when I select text using mouse the cursor position wont change. Now , with gvim in windows, My problem is something ...
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Shell script works when saved with nano but not when saved with Notepad++

I've been working on a bash script all day and have been testing on the machine I will be using it on. When I copy the script across from Notepad++ into a new file with nano editor inside SSH and ...
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Using a minimal linux host for OSX and W7 VMs

I am a 3d artist (animation/modeling/sculpting) and I have a dream. I have licenses of zBrush the Autodesk and Adobe suites. My zBrush is a mac only licence; maya is both (I think), Adobe is for ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HDD and Windows on SSD

I am new to Linux. I have a 60GB SSD + 1TB HDD on my laptop. I want to know if I could keep Windows 8 on my SSD and install Ubuntu on HDD. Can GRUB detect both operating systems?
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How to dual-boot on a machine with PGP WDE?

PGP Whole disk encryption ("WDE") is an encryption software that encrypts all your data, and includes a bootguard. Because of this, I have been unable to successfully dual-boot, as there is no place ...
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How to run APB Infinite on Linux?

I want to use Raspberry Pi to run the APB Infinite Neverwinter bot. I cannot make in work using Wine even on Ubuntu.
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Boot Linux while running Windows

I will be traveling for a month, without bringing my computer. I might only have access to public computers running Windows in Internet cafes. While I'm traveling, I would like to SSH to my Linux ...
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Ctrl-space not getting through ssh

I am on windows 8 using GIT bash to access a remote server via ssh. When I press Ctrl+Space in emacs running locally in console (emacs -nw), everything works as expected. However, when going over ssh, ...
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Explaining how Linux shows windows/graphics [closed]

Can someone explain what packages Linux has to show windows and graphical stuff? What goes on the top of what, what are the most common options? What do the users really need to run? What is running ...
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Remote SSH Tunnel not working with certificates

I need reverse port forwarding via SSH to my server, such that on the server I can connect to a localhost port, which then is forwarded using the SSH tunnel to my local server. My local system is ...
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Accessing Windows7_OS partition from Linux on a dual-boot

Are there any limitations on accessing the Windows7_OS partition while I am booted on my Linux OS? Occasionally I like to browse files that are on my Windows partition or copy files to my Linux drive ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Widonws with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and fedora 19

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and fedora 19. I am in UEFI mode and using USB. I installed windows 8.1 and left some free unpartitioned space.. Now when fedora installation is going on I am ...
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Trying to install Fedora using Unetbootin on a windows 8 laptop

The Unetbootin does whatever it says it needs to do, and then when I restart my computer and attempt to launch it says that it cannot find ubnldr.mbr and won't launch. How can I fix this, or is ...
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Fedora 18 in VM locks the CD drive

I have windows 7 and I installed VMware (VMware-player-5.0,2-1031769) and want to put fedora 18 in it but after complete installation is done I'm getting the below error: The guest operating ...
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[AMIBIOS]Default value not getting reflected on flashing BIOS

This is my first BIOS mod. we use a AMI BIOS from our OEM (Quanmax - KEMX-2030) Currently i am trying to change the default value setting in the BIOS .For, which i use AMIBCP for editing the default ...
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I had a folder full of files, then I used “sudo mount” to mount a Windows samba share. Where did the files go? [duplicate]

I'm using a raspberry pi. I didn't think mounting a samba share to a folder full of files would do anything - I thought it would copy the files to the samba share. Now the files are gone from this ...
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Windows partition hidden? [duplicate]

(refined for ease of use) Okay, so I'm fairly new to linux, but heres what I've got so far: I'm dual booting BT5R3 and Win7. I was trying to change the grub to set Win7 as the default boot option. ...
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Samba - releasing file lock

Our (Windows) users are starting a program from a shared subdirectory on a Debian server. They use samba to access this directory. When we want to release a new version of the program the started ...