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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 ...
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How to access Win7 on a dual boot machine?

I've been dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu for about 4 months and I got on it today to change the default boot on grub, because my girlfriend kept getting locked out when it reboots and, by default, goes ...
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File sharing between Windows, Linux and Android over network

I have a desktop running Windows 7, a laptop running OpenSUSE 13.1 and an Android 4.1 Tablet, all connected to the same network via a router (the desktop through a LAN cable and the others via WiFi). ...
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Which Linux can I install from Windows? (but not Ubuntu)

I have an old laptop, currently running Windows, but extremely slowly. I want to install Linux on it, probably a distro like Puppy, which plays well with low resources. But just about any distro ...
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Want to install windows software in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon [closed]

I have some software that I run under windows XP but now XP will no longer have support after April 2014, I'd like to run it in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. If there is no Linux Mint version of the ...
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Problems using NTFS file system with kali linux

Using kali linux 1.0 in dual boot with windows 8. I have an NTFS partition (D: on windows) I usually mount it on both OS. I face the following problem Windows disk repair utility keeps on reporting ...
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Windows 8.1 not appearing on grub after Linux Mint 16

I had followed a tutorial to install Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and it works perfectly fine, currently using it to post this question. But when grub loads the only 3 options I am given, are Linux Mint, ...
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How to back up and restore(linux mint) all softwares and files from C drive when windows 7 boots but stops at black screen

I have Windows7(32 bit) and Linux mint 16(64 bit) dual boot computer. Windows 7 boots but stops at the black screen. But I can boot normally from mint and can access windows7 files through mint . Now ...
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How do I check if a particular hard disk is dynamic?

What commands do I have to check the dynamic or basic type disk/volumes of the Windows partitions? Topic of interest because: Warning: Don't install linux on a Windows Dynamic disk! Bug Report: ...
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Linux-AD Integration

I currently have this domain with about 25 PCUS running with AD and Windows Server 2008 R2. We are currently thinking of adding some Linux PCUS instead of more Windows PCS because of financial ...
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Can't access Windows drive: “Windows is hibernated, refused to mount”

I'm using Fedora 20 along with Windows 8. However, I'm unable to access the contents of the drive in which Windows 8 is installed. It shows: Error mounting /dev/sda2/ The NTFS partition is in unsafe ...
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Kali Linux + WIndows 8 - Cleared my master boot record, can't access Win 8

I'm not a linux power user by any measure and managed to screw up my MBR. Currently I have access to Kali linux, and GRUB is working fine (Kali installed without problems.) While installing Kali it ...
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Open Source OS alternative for Windows Server 2003 [closed]

I know this is not a forum to ask for suggestions like this, but i am desperately looking for solution on the problem. Problem I am using Windows server 2003 SE. And as heard Microsoft will not ...
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Windows 7 guest fails to boot on Fedora 20 host

In virt-manager Windows boots (in safe mode) up to loading classpnp.sys. CPU usage then stays at 100%. In VirtualBox I get a blue-screen-of-death right after loading classpnp.sys and then it reboots. ...
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Kali linux dual boot with win 8 64 bit is not working

I have Windows 8 64-bit installed on my Lenovo Ideapad. I tried to install Kali Linux to dual boot with Windows by downloading Kali Linux 1.0.5 32-Bit ISO and then burning it into my USB stick using ...
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Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions

I have installed Windows 7 SP1 in my laptop. I have 4 partitions: System reserved (Primary partition): 100mb C (Primary partition): 70GB D (Logical partition): 150GB E (Logical partition): 175GB I ...
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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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Grub 2 os prober for windows 8

I try to use dual boot with fedora 20 and windows 8. I install first windows and then fedora. And grub dedectet automatic my windows. So the default \etc\grub.d\30_os-prober for windows is this: ...
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Wiped out Windows partition table

I tried to install Linux (Mint distro) on my laptop computer after recieving a secondary disk. After installing Mint, I just rebooted the system. Nothing was happening (Actually, I was getting a ...
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Fedora and Samba on VirtualBox

I have Linux Fedora 18 installed as a VM Guest. Trying to share directories from the Linux VM Guest box to the Windows 7 Host. (NOTE: VirtualBox is installed on Windows 7, and the Linux virtual ...
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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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Arch Linux and Windows

I know this place maybe isn't the best place to ask for help with this specific question, but I guess you can help. I have a UEFI system with partitions arranged as follows: #  # /etc/fstab: static ...
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Accessing Windows Box from Linux Terminal SSH

I am familiar with accessing linux from windows, but how can I go about accessing files on a windows box from a linux terminal via ssh? I'd like to stay away from RDP and just grab files via the ...
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Different ARP results between host and virtual machine

Recently, using VMWare Player, I have configured a Linux virtual machine on a Windows host. I set the network adapter to be a bridged network with the Replicate option checked. The IP address was on ...
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Virtualize Windows on Fedora and let Windows see real hardware

My question may be weird. I want to know if there is some virtual machine that lets me install Windows 7 under Linux and lets Windows use, as a virtual device, the same device that is really installed ...
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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 ...