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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 ...
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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 find a file on Windows in linux using the terminal

I have a .java file in Windows that I need to access in linux because it is a requirement of a homework project of mine to submit it to the school's linux server. In the past, I've copied and pasted ...
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Linux - Kali - Grub menu issue

im just here because iam now desperate after all what i have tried ! please if someone can help , reply ? i have official windows 8.1, uefi , with secure mode off. I did a dual boot with it ( kali ...
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Asus dual booting (w8.1 uefi + elementaryOS csm enabled)

I disabled fast booting from windows 8.1 for being able to easily boot to BIOS menu with f2 keystrokes. Then from the BIOS I disabled secure boot, rebooted BIOS, and enabled CSM and pxe oprom (I don’t ...
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Vim visual selection method differs between Windows & Linux?

In Linux vim and gvim, I can make a visual selection by pressing V (e.g., v VISUAL or Shift+V VISUAL LINE), releasing it, and using movement keys (e.g., arrows) to highlight the desired text. In ...
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Sharing MySQL data between Windows and Linux?

I'm trying to share my MySQL database files between a Windows and a Linux distro (Mint). I have a dual boot plus a separate data partition (NTFS). I've tried mounting the partition with ownership on ...
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Making an exact copy of a Windows instalation

My goal is pretty simple: I need to make an exact copy of a windows partition. Then I can wipe it down, play with it and when I'm done, I can re-copy the partition back and have everything back in ...
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I would like to install Linux Mint on a separate hard drive than my windows installation on the same computer [closed]

As the title says I would like to install Mint on an empty hard drive on my computer that has Windows 7 installed on it as the main drive. It would seem that this is not difficult but having tried ...
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Dual boot windows and linux

I have Windows 7 installed, and I have just installed Linux Mint 17. The PC automatically boots into Linux now. How can I get a dual boot startup screen with Windows 7 and Linux? Are there any UI ...
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linux boot stick being ignored on windows 7

I am trying to install CentOS server on a machine that also runs Windows 7. Towards this end: 1.) I created a 100GB "Unallocated" partition using the Disk Management tool in windows 7. 2.) I ...
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Can't boot into Windows after adding Linux as dual-boot

Okay, so I just added Linux as a dual boot and now I can't boot back into Windows. Basically, I had one hard drive which was installed with Windows 7 and booted that. I recently got a second hard ...
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Can't Create Win 7 VM with RHEL 6.5 VMM

I have a server running RHEL 6.5 that I primarily run VMs on it. The VMs I run on it are all Linux, with the exception of one that runs Server 2008 R2. Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 7 as ...
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Can't boot Windows on UEFI after installing Linux Mint

Okay, so I just put a second hard drive into my computer and installed Linux Mint onto it. Now trying to boot back into Windows I can't, I've tried both the drives from the boot menu and haven't done ...
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Dual booting Kali Linux and Windows

I need to dual boot my pc. Kali & Windows. I have Windows installed. I just created a 50 gb partition for the linux install and when I get to the partitioning section of the Kali installation, it ...
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Configuring pulseaudio for receive mode

I am working on a project where I'll be running PulseAudio in receive mode on my raspberry pi. As for the server side, we've been writing a custom application on windows that will send an RTP audio ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Can I share a Virtual Machine between Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I have a Ubuntu Server virtual machine configured on Windows 7 which has a NAT and Host-Only network adapter configured. I have ports forwarded on the NAT connection in order for my host (W7) to ...
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Tried triple boot and Windows 7 no longer boots

I had a system with 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium installed and I installed first Fedora 64-bit alongside it. Then I decided I can do triple boot and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit using manual ...
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How to connect to a Windows server on Ubuntu?

At work I usually run Windows 8 but I'm looking to use Linux since I'm mostly a Linux user. How do I connect to it usually? I just type //MIKE-SERVER then hit ENTER key in address bar of a file ...
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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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Samba 4 has high CPU usage when accessing mapped drive through Windows

I have noticed that when I access my Samba share from Windows, the smbd daemon will always use aprox 10-20% CPU - no matter if the share is used or not from Windows. Even if I close the share/window, ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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Converting unix command to windows [closed]

I have been provided a command to use in unix, however, I want to perfrom the same operation in windows. Is it possible ? It's a network configuration command that apparently interacts with a server ? ...
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Dual boot Fedora and Windows 8 gives error: you need to load the kernel first

While there seem to be a lot of questions regarding dual booting Windows and Linux, I did not see one that seemed to cover this problem. That said, I believe a lot of the problems may be fixed in a ...