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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 ...
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Windows and Linux [closed]

I am already using Linux, and really did not want to switch to windows, but as fate would have it, i need Windows for my office work. I have been working on OpenSuSE for almost 2 years and it has ...
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Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?

I have faced this problem many times. First, I thought it has something to do with laptop model and brand but later I came to know that same hardware with different OS was having different results. ...
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Make a bootable CD without ISO file but from a CD

I have a Windows XP CD which I want to install on a USB Drive. However my own CD drive is broken. I have a friend's laptop on which Windows 7 is installed (and no idea if it has a CDROM of not). ...
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Running executables on an NTFS partition?

My system configuration is the following: UEFI computer Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 Olivia I would like to be able to run Linux executables that are stored on an NTFS partition ...
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Trying to get started with Unix on a Windows laptop [closed]

I caught a cold and my brain hurts just looking at the pc screen but I wanna get started learning Unix asap. Basically, I've acquired another laptop and I want to install Unix on it so I can try it ...
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How to mount a windows/samba windows share under Linux?

Under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) I want to mount a windows share / windows partition named //winshared on the network. I do not know the IP or anything else. On one Ubuntu system, I am able to mount a ...
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Restoring EFI System Partition? [closed]

Recently I have installed Fedora 19 under EFI boot method, but I found it unable to boot because of graphic cards and stuff. Then I decided to uninstall it. I have Fedora in a different partition so ...
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/dev/sdb keeps changing to whatever disk contains Windows 7?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on /dev/sda and Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sdb. Initially I installed Windows 7 on (call it disk 1) and when I begun installing Ubuntu it said Windows 7 was on /dev/sdb. ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Connect Windows 7 domain member notebook to Samba 3.6

I have a Windows 7 notebook from work, using which I would like to map a file share on my samba NAS when at home. The NAS is meant to be fully open, and not require authentication at all: security = ...
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Installing Linux over Windows 7

I have a computer with three hard drives: SSD with Windows 7 installed HDD with Linux Mint installed HDD with no OS, formatted as NTFS drive for storing files. I have been using EasyBCD to dual ...
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Why Unix has ring like architecture , why not windows? [closed]

Unix has a architecture which looks like concentric rings, Windows has a rectangular architecture. Why is that so? Any specific reason for this kind of difference?
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Windows Changes File Permissions in Samba File Shares

I have mounted an external USB drive that is used for file shares on CentOS. All of the clients access the shares are Windows XP or 7. Within Windows, I use the "Manage your credentials" feature in ...
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Samba 2.2.12 accepts my password, but is rejecting other user accounts?

I'm using a legacy system and I'm stuck with FreeBSD 5.4 and Samba 2.2.12, trying to access it from a Windows 7 system. I've created a unix account in FreeBSD using the adduser command and added ...
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Screenshot tool Linux Mint

In Linux Mint (15) you have a screenshot tool, 'described' here You read More difficult way But sometimes - mostly in games - this shortcut doesn't work. What to do then? >You can use Take ...
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Make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup

What is the equivalent of bootsect command available in Windows, on a *nix system? Usage: In order to make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup I have to boot-up VMWare and run bootsect.exe ...
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Installed CentOS, Now There is No Windows 8 Options on Restart

I bought a new PC with Windows 8 and wanted to dual-boot linux. I shrank the partition by 50GB in windows, then installed CentOS from a live CD. CentOS is working fine, but I can't boot into ...
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Installing Linux on an external hard drive and multibooting with Windows 7/8

I want to multi boot Linux (Fedora 19) with my two machines which use Windows 7 and 8. The Windows7 is a desktop, and the laptop is a Windows 8 machine. I used my desktop to install Fedora 19 on the ...
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Removing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a dual boot setup and recovering the Windows boot manager

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop. My desire is to uninstall Ubuntu without spoiling MBR and Windows 7. I would like to emphasize that Ubuntu was installed later so I ...
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For downloading, youtube file format changes depending on OS?

Oh! its sad to see what I saw. I am downloading a file from youtube (the video is of 1 hr) using command line from Ubuntu13.04 as below: ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ youtube-dl ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a netbook, but keeping the original win7 installation in storage

I have a Samsung N210 netbook. It has windows 7, starter edition. I´ve tried the latest Ubuntu version using a pendrive and loved it so far. I would like to install it in my netbook, but I would ...
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difference between windows local admin and unix root

I am trying to understand what is a conceptual difference between unix root account and windows local admin. I am a developer and despite IT department efforts were always given local admin rights so ...
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Copy-paste between Hyper-V guest and host

My computer runs Windows Server 2008 R2. It hosts a Hyper-V virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. I want to copy text from Ubuntu and paste this text in Windows (and copy text in ...
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No boot menu with Linux Mint and Windows 7

Currently I have Windows 7 installed on my main hard drive (64gb SSD). I recently installed Linux Mint on a secondary hard disk (1TB HDD). My issue is that when I turn the PC on there is no boot menu ...
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Linux - Windows 8 - Samba - Can see dir and contents but not create

have the following setup Raspberry pi with samba installed and running Windows 8 machine that can see the samba share, access the proper DIR, see all contents In the smb.conf file, at the base of ...