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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 (...
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Installing Wine 1.8 on Debian not working

I followed this link http://tecadmin.net/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-debian/# to install Wine on Debian 7.9 Wheezy but to no avail. When I reached step sudo ./configure --enable-win64 it asked for "...
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Fedora 23 legacy BIOS dual boot installation

I recently bought a computer Lenovo z40-70, installed Windows 10 on it. But I'd much rather make a partition for coding with Fedora, I decided to install Fedora 23 in order to try out the new ...
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Access folder created in windows

Is it possible to access the folder created in windows, through unix operating system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) that is installed on a virtual machine on windows? If yes, what is the process to access the ...
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Access directory on Linux machine from a Windows 7 machine over WAN

I want to access a directory ON a computer with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 installed as OS, FROM a computer with Windows 7 installed as OS, IN Windows Explorer. In case both computers have Linux Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint touchpad not working on dual boot with windows 10

The touchpad is not working on Linux Mint. My touchscreen is working perfectly however. The computer is an Inspirion 13 7000 series, dual booting with Windows 10. dmesg | grep mouse && dmesg ...
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Determine if a graphics card is new

The 1 GB ATI/AMD dedicated graphics card of my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop failed recently and I got it repaired from a local laptop service center as the laptop is out of warranty. The service man ...
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grep -f failing on a file edited in Windows

I just want to share a problem I had this morning using grep -f to obtain the patterns to match from a text file. Symptom $ echo 'sandbox/test/script.py' | grep -G '^sandbox/' sandbox/test/script.py ...
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(32bit or 64bit) Linux distro with !32bit! (U)EFI support?

Is there a Linux distribution that supports 32bit-(U)EFI? If so, which one and where do I find a bootable ISO? I'd like to find a Linux distro for my HP Envy X2 which has an Intel Atom CPU and ...
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Can I contect a Ubuntu Linux laptop to a Windows 10 laptop via ethernet cable

I read a lot of articles and watch videos on How people can connect two computers with a ethernet cable but a lot of the instructions was more / windows to windows/mac to mac /windows to mac/ but yet ...
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Booting problem after trying to dual boot fedora 23 and windows 8.1 [SOLVED]

I tried to install fedora 23 on dual-boot with an usb stick today, I followed this video tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOP_FtP1e9U I'm in UEFI mode, so I installed fedora and everything ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot

I just got a new PC with Windows 10 on an SSD. With my previous PC I had two hard drives, one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with Windows 7. I dual booted flawlessly with that setup. Now, I have moved these ...
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Windows loader not loading after dual booting with Kali Linux

I have an HP ProBook with Windows 8.1 (Enterprise Edition) preinstalled. I decided to dual boot it with Kali Linux. After a lot of tutorials, I managed to install it like this. First I created a disk ...
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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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How to install Windows 7 if Kali linux already installed?

I have just installed Kali Linux (I am a novice but wish to learn hacking tools). I installed Kali linux with LVM encryption. And now I wish to install Windows 7. I have the required Windows in USB ...
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cifs-mount with multiple shared folders on windows server

I'm having a windows server winserv with several shared folders share1, share2, etc. and would like to cifs-mount them all in the terminal by just addressing the server and not each shared folder ...
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Is it possible that X11 can be forwarded through a SSH tunnel

I communicate with the server via a ssh tunnel, configured via Putty. Recently, I'm trying to forward the X11 through it, but it doesn't work. Is there any one work this way? Searched with google,...
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Linux as personal desktop [closed]

Around the world, most of the times, Windows user use fake serials to use the OS (and related software) for free. What are the reasons that they do not try to adopt Linux which is available at no cost?...
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Corrupted text file readed from Windows Share from debian

I have an issue with a file shared by Windows. My configuration contains two servers, one on Windows 7 professional and another on Debian Squeeze. The Windows server generates a log file. This log ...
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How to properly set up a cross-compiling environment for Windows?

I'm working on an application written in C that's supposed to run on at least Linux and Windows. I usually work on Linux, so I'd like to be able to cross-compile my application for Windows. My ...
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Install Debian safely without destroying Windows

I'm very newbie to Linux and Debian. I have Windows 7 running perfectly. I want to have both Debian and Windows, So what I want is dual-boot. I just almost installed Debian Jessie 8.2, but I had to ...
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Accidentally installed Linux Mint over Windows/Ubuntu. How do I recover data (SSD)?

I had Ubuntu and Windows installed on this 480Gb drive (on my laptop) and decided I'd like to try Linux Mint. One of the options given in the Linux Mint installation Wizard was to delete Ubuntu 15....
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Windows doesn't boot after Kali installation on another HDD

I have two drives in my PC. One is an SSD that Windows stopped detecting a while back after a power shortage (no idea why, it works fine), and the other is a regular hard drive on which Windows is ...
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Unable to shutdown Windows after installing GRUB

(Hope this is the right place to ask this) I've a Asus ROG laptop that came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, I upgraded it to Windows 10 and then I wanted to install Bunsenlabs Linux as dual boot. The ...
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Windows 10 and Archlinux Dualboot from encrypted drive

A few days ago I bought a new notebook without an operating system. I am planning to install Arch Linux and Windows 10, because sometimes at university you get software you have to use which can only ...
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Access a Windows 2008 server HDD from Centos 6.7

One of my co-workers has a hard drive with Windows 2008 server that does not boot all and we need to access certain files in the OS so then it can boot properly. Does anyone know how can I access ...
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How do I access a static IP based Unix server from my home internet? [closed]

I have a UNIX static IP based server running RHEL 5.11 and want to access it via Putty/Command Line and via WinSCP over the internet from my home computer. As my home internet doesn't has a static IP ...
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Removing OEM version of Windows, and re-installing in VM [closed]

I just ordered a new Lenovo X1 with Windows 10 for work. There will be times I'm required to run Windows, though I prefer to use Linux (Mint, currently) for most day-to-day tasks. Question: If I ...
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How can I read a linux hard disk from Windows?

I have a PC with Ubuntu (I think it's 14.4). Pretty recently it completely broke down (motherboard (again)). I want to get rid of it, but on the hard disk there are a lot of photos I want to keep. I ...
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What (type of) partition is needed to install Fedora alongside Windows

I've been trying to install Fedora on my laptop since ... last night. I tried the instructions from this page. But I got an error saying local variable 'e' was referenced before... ( my memory ...
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Installing a dual boot environment of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows 7

While installing Ubuntu "along side" my current Windows 7 OS, from a USB drive, all went well until "Allocating Drive Space". I used the default allocations of Windows Recovery Environment: 11.3 GB ...
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Ubunto Network configuration seting and windows

When I set static ip in different place (means different networks) i have to replace static ip all the time for correponding nework in windows but in ubunto there are different configuration for ...
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Using Guake in a Linux VirtualBox on a Windows host

Does anyone know if it's possible to load my guake terminal from a windows host? I use Linux, xUbuntu, in a VirtualBox guest machine installed on Windows. I just discovered the Guake terminal ...
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windows 8 mounted on a usb not displaying on linux mint boot menu!

I mounted windows 8 iso file on a usb using a windows PC and the microsoft iso mounting software and plugged it on a linux mint machine, it displays that the usb has been plugged in and it contains ...