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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 ...
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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notepad++ adds \r to shell scripts [closed]

I noticed notepad++ adds characters when writing bash scripts. For example a simple wait script written in notepad++ it adds \r breaking the script. The standard windows notepad does not have this ...
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Linux mount nfs disk from windows machine

I want to mount a disk from a Windows machine (D:) to an Oracle Linux machine. How can I do this? I know a command but it is wrong. mount -t nfs ipadressOfWindows:/D:/ /u02/
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Kali linux installation issue

I have tried to install kali linux on my pc like a thousand times(10 times really) without success. I have a HP 15 laptop, 4GB RAM, 2.16ghz, 500GB HDD with intel pentium processor. The installation ...
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grub2 gone everytime I boot Windows 10

I installed Windows 7 on a SSD and upgraded it to Windows 10. Then I installed Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon and had the following partitions: The boot menu was showing Linux Mint and Windows 10 and I ...
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Windows boot partition missing after Kali Linux installation.

[Windows 10 User Installed Kali 2.0] This seems to be the issue of many beginner users of Kali Sana. Installing Kali and either formating their windows partitions not making windows bootable any more ...
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In Linux I have different color for the same thing than in Windows

The colors in Windows are much less saturated. Why is that? The fonts are much more crisper. I have installed msfonts in Ubuntu and it's better, but still the Windows fonts are different. Check the ...
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Linux Mint fails to boot if unable to mount (shared) device listed in fstab

I have a dual-booted system of Mint and Win7, both of which share an external drive storing non-essential files. I listed the drive in /etc/fstab/ UUID=693E145023EB681E /media/External_HDD ntfs-3g ...
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Is it a good idea to set file permissions to 640 on windows partition?

I run both Arch Linux and Windows 10 on my computer. When I cd onto the Windows partition (which uses NTFS), I notice that all files and folders have 777 file permissions. I want to run $ chmod 640 -R ...
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How do I handle Linux RAID0 and Windows striped dynamic volumes on the same set of hard disks?

I recently got a 1TB disk to supplement my two 500GB disks, and I decided to use some form of RAID on the latter. I divided the 500GB disks into two partitions each. Then, I created a RAID0 using the ...
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What is happening with the Linux swap partition data when running Windows via dual-boot

Hmm, I would like to know what is happening with the data on the Linux swap partition when the Linux system is turned off and by the next start the Windows operating system via GRUB2 will start. 3 ...
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How to solve adapter does not support AP (master) mode problem?

I have intel centrino N1000 wireless card. I am able to setup "wifi hotspot" with windows 7. But I am not able to setup "wifi hotspot" in ubuntu though I am able to connect to other wifi devices and ...
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Setuid does not work for my windows program hosted on a Linux server [closed]

I compiled ExpressI.exe on a Windows system with Visual C++. The file ExpressI.exe resides on a share mounted from Linux. I need to permit only the program ExpressI.exe to access the test folder ...
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Experience issues with rdesktop and Windows 8.1

For many sad reasons I have been combining my Linux desktop with a Windows session. I have been using a Windows Terminal Server with Gnome2/Mate and rdesktop like this: rdesktop [...] -a 24 -x l -D ...
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How does one costumize Wingpanel in Elementary OS Freya and Dock?

Is there a way to costumize the wingpanel in eOS? Also how can I alter the dock so that I can get a windows style Taskbar?
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Grub doesn't recognize Win10 after first installing Win10 and then LinuxMint

So I was trying to set up a dual boot Win10/LinuxMint on my HP Pavilion by doing the following: -Installing Win7 fresh from an HP Recovery Partition. -Upgrading it to Win10. -Installing LinuxMint ...
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Connect to Ubuntu Server through SSH over the internet

I have a ubuntu server that I access locally through ssh, but I need to configure it to be able to access it through ssh from the internet. I connected eth1 to the internet and configured the ...
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Dual boot windows 10 on mSATA and keep ubuntu on the HDD, on a Dell Inspiron 17r 5720

I currently am running ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron 17r 5720, on a 1th HDD. It's a great computer, but I really could use another storage drive, and solid state drive, and windows OS( for school ...
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Disk space in windows not representing actual qcow2 image size

The disk space shown in Windows running in KVM does not represent the actual disk space available for the qcow2 disk image. The Windows Management Console shows there is 100 GB for the drive, but ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
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Computer froze, now no OS will start

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I was using elementaryOS. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the ...
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How to backup the data of my Linux system if I want to retrieve it in other operating systems?

I am a basic Linux user and would like to backup my data (my home directory to be precise) in an external hard drive (EHD), but would like to be able to retrieve this data in other operating systems ...
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Windows->RHEL->RHEL X11 Forwarding?

I know this question might have been asked a lot but couldn't find anything that worked. From a windows machine 'A' I can only SSH into Linux server 'B' from where I can SSH into another Linux server ...
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WebDAV + davfs — error copying large files

I am using Apache on server, with WebDAV. On client linux, I have davfs2 mounted folder. When I try to access small file, everything works fine. When I try to access image file size of 2Gb, I am ...
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Cannot boot to windows after deleting Linux Partition(s). Stuck with grub rescue

I just updated my PC to Windows 10, and deleted my Linux partitions. After a restart, it came up with grub rescue. I've tried booting from a Windows recovery disk and doing bootrec /fixmbr bootrec ...
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Can't install Linux (dual boot): 0 Bytes available when selecting SSD with 170GB of free space

I am having difficulties installing Red Hat. Allow me to explain: I have set up several systems now in a dual boot configuration with Windows and some distro of Linux. I thought I was pretty good at ...
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uniq showing duplicate lines

$ grep home american.txt | sort | uniq A home and a country should leave us no more! ...
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How to have time synchronization work on localtime?

The Arch wiki suggests Time standard Recommended: Set both Arch Linux and Windows to use UTC, following Time#UTC in Windows. Also, be sure to prevent Windows from synchronizing the time ...
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Debian create live persistence through Windows

I have installed Debian Live onto a USB drive and am wondering how to now create a persistence so that updates and other file are not wiped at reboot. I have looked at How to create a Debian Live USB ...
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How to create CentOS 7 USB disk on Windows 8? [duplicate]

How to create CentOS 7 x64 USB disk on Windows 8? this is my question.
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Samba AD DC not showing printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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Dual boot from windows 10 and antergos doesn't work

I've installed the Antergos linux right now for x2 or x3 times.... On every time after I've finish the installation and I reset the PC.. It enter on Windows 10, every time... So, know anyone how can I ...
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Setting Windows 7 to active partition

Currently, I have grub as my bootloader. Windows runs on a slave hard drive and Ubuntu is on the master. I need to set Windows to be the active partition because it requires this for the installing ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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Creating Windows Shortcuts in Linux

Is it possible to create a Windows shortcut file (.lnk) in Bash? No, I'm not talking about symlinks... I need to place some Windows shortcuts in my Samba share.
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Cannot cd into /Windows/System32/config/ from Kali Linx

I have tried to reset my windows 7 password using kali linux which is dual booted with windows 7. I read a few pages and have followed the following steps: cd /media/448AF1848AF172B2 cd ...
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Will linux terminal understand this path structure

I am trying to create a script that will run on Linux. This script is supposed to query a database on another machine and the query returns paths formatted in windows. However if I make the script and ...
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Can't get into windows/system32

I've Been trying to reset my windows 7 (32 bit) password using Kali Linux. I have read a few pages on doing this. My method: cd /media/448AF1848AF172B2 cd /Windows/System32/config (After this I ...
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Multiple problems setting up Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.03 dual boot

I´m already trying to install Ubuntu next to Windows 10 for dual boot for 3 days. Now I´m really stuck and kinda frustrated, hope you guys can help me! Current status: Coming from Ubuntu, ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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Set Grub2 boot loader as a default boot loader

I have windows 8 and CentOS 7 on my machine, Every time I'm booting my computer with Windows 8, It sets it's boot loader as a default and whenever I boot from CentOS it sets it's boot loader as a ...
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Windows users can see my samba shares and list folders but can't access them

I configured samba (Arch Linux 64 bit) to use usershares and I wanted to share some folders with my Windows 10 laptop. I can see my Arch computer on Windows, access it, list folders but I can't access ...
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Connect to Computer-to-Computer wireless network created in Windows

I've recently installed Fedora 22. And I need to connect to the computer-to-conputer network with the shared Internet, created in windows 7. I was able to connect another Windows 7 laptop so ...
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After reinstalling Arch, the windows bootloader no longer works

Okay, so I'm fairly new to Arch (I installed it a few days ago) and installed it alongside Windows. It worked well, but unfortunately, the next day my arch distribution was unable to find any ...