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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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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. http://colans.net/blog/how-mount-windows-file-...
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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 [closed]

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 ...
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Change User Permissions from windows to a shared folder by OpenIndiana

I have a problem with OpenIndiana, I am migrating a server that works with Napp-It. But, once migrated the Hipster Realease Napp-it not support that OS. I am trying to find out how can I do by ...
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Windows won't boot from hd1

I've added a second Disk to my system and copied my linux-installation + grub on it. My system contains 2 disks now: hd0: sda5: linux hd1: (old system with dualboot) sdb2: windows sdb5: linux If ...
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Easiest *non-networking* method of communication between Linux host and Windows guest [closed]

I'm writing application software for Ubuntu which needs to communicate with another application running in a Windows Virtual Machine via Qemu on the same machine. I have full control over the source ...
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Can not see windows share list in linux

I have a little network in my house and I have shared a folder on Windows. On other Windows computers I can see the list of Windows share list but none of the linux devices can do so. when i click on ...
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Dual boot pre installed Kali 2

Salutations - I have Kali Linux 2.0 (jessie) installed as main OS. I want to install Windows 8.1/10 on dual-boot. The problem I am facing is in every tutorial, Windows is the pre installed OS. What ...
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IOCTL() Library for Windows [closed]

I am trying to cross compile my c code from debian linux to a windows platform. I have worked out most of the kinks but I am struggling with ioctl(). Windows doesn't seem to have a ioctl() equivalent ...
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How to enable wifi in Kali Linux (dual boot with Windows 10)?

I have installed Kali Linux 1.0.4 64-bit alongside Windows 10. The problem is that Kali is showing only wired connections but not the wireless connection when I enter ifconfig in the terminal. Is ...
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Adding SSD to my HDD setup with dualboot, what GRUB problems can I expect?

Currently, my setup contains one HDD, with Windows 10 and Linux Mint systems installed on it. What I'm planning to do is to buy an SSD drive. Thing is - I want to clone only my Windows partition, so ...
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grub2-mkconfig doesn't show Windows

After recently having installed Fedora on the same HDD as Windows, Boot manager no longer shows up in Grub2. When trying to repair what I've done by running grub2-mkconfig, it doesn't find Windows. ...
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Why can't I install CentOS 7 in dual-boot with Winows 8.1?

I need to build something under Apache Cloudstack. As for now I don't know exactly what, it needs to be some kind of application/project that would shows up some of the most relevant peculiarities of ...
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Issue when trying to boot Windows partition (Linux Mint/Windows 10 Dual Boot)

I recently partitioned my hard drive with about 22 GB of space for Linux Mint and the rest for Windows 10. From the GNU GRUB menu, I'm able to properly boot into Linux Mint by selecting the menu ...
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Store Windows print driver on Samba for a CUPS print server

I'm trying to setup a (Debian) print server for both my Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) workstations. What I aim to have: Printers are configured on print server's CUPS. Queue are created and managed (...