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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 ...
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Can i transfer files using ssh?

I am using PuTTY on Windows 7 to ssh to my school computer lab. Can I transfer files from my windows machine to my user on the school machines using ssh?
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Connect from Windows 8 from home network to office Linux server

My client's office has a Linux server. Whilst I am in the client's office, I am able to connect to their Linux server from my Windows 8 laptop using PuTTY with their wifi connection. I wonder is it ...
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Equivalent of full control, modify and write in linux

What is the equivalent of assigning Full control, Modify and Write permission, in Windows, to a particular user and group, in Linux? chgrp, chmod and chown seems quite limited in this case.
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Problems with booting with Kubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7 Dual boot

So I've had Kubuntu running on my Lenovo laptop as the only operating system for most of the summer. Earlier this week, I decided to shrink the home partition in order to add a Windows 7 partition. ...
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Asus G750JH with pre-installed Windows 8 - I want to dual boot ArchLinux

I have a new Asus G759JH laptop and it has Windows 8 installed on it. I have resized and fixed the partitions in a way I thought would work (now, I'm not sure that what I've done is actually going to ...
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Zorin OS 7 - Home button

What is the name of the command that invokes the home menu? I am using linux zorin os 7 ultimate. The home button (windows button) does not bring up the home menu. It does work, its not broken. I have ...
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Learning Advice [duplicate]

I'm a Windows Administrator, and I lack any knowledge in the world of Linux, I want to change that. From your experience, what is the best way to jump into the world of Linux from a Windows ...
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configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one [closed]

I am trying to compile an application called "iPerf" in my windows environment using cygwin. Now this is my first time with cygwin but I hope my problems with cygwin would be considered valid with ...
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Advantage of symlinks over Windows style shortcuts

When I mainly used Windows, to make a shortcut, I could use a regular file detailing where it linked to, with the extension .lnk or .url Now, on Linux, I mainly use symbolic links, which are a ...
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Will Linux as a guest be able to make use of hardware support of a Windows host?

I have a Radeon HD 7790 which apparently won't work as well in Linux (haven't tried it yet). My idea is to install Windows as the host and do the Linux work in a VM (which involves stuff that needs ...
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Removing Linux from a dual-boot setup. How to recover Windows bootloader or keep GRUB?

I recently discovered that running a Linux virtual machine is both cheap (RAM/CPU-wise) and easy; it seems like there's absolutely no need to have a dual-boot Windows/Linux machine (if this is not ...
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Cannot dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 already installed from a long time ago and I have no Windows/update CD. I want to install Linux Mint. I created a partition, formatted it as Ext4 (in Linux), and labeled it E. I ...
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how os running in virtualbox effect original os speed in laptop [closed]

Suppose I want to run ubuntu on virtual box.. how it effect original windows in terms of speed ?? like we used ram for ubuntu can not be used for windows like that??
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Access VirtualBox Debian Apache Guest on Windows Host

I am running Oracle VirtualBox with Debian as guest OS on a Windows 7 host. I have installed Apache and specified the following two network adapters in VM: Bridge Host-only w/ the same IP set as ...
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How to dual boot windows 8?

I just installed debian on my computer which has windows 8 from before (has 2 hds installed debian on the storage hd), however it booted straight into windows 8 without loading grub or anything. What ...
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How do I get the creation date of a file on an NTFS logical volume?

I created an NTFS logical volume on my Linux system for Windows file storage because I want to retain the creation date of my files (I would probably zip them into an archive and then unzip them, ...
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Having error during Ubuntu installation

I have Ubuntu on a USB stick. When I boot from it (select boot from this USB), it shows some logs like usual. I also see the Ubuntu logo with 5 dots below, but then I get these: ext2_lookup deleted ...
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How can I remotely run a Windows 7 application from host on a linux guest without showing up on host?

I have Ubuntu Linux guest running on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. I am wondering if I can remotely access the application from Windows 7 on my ubuntu install and not show up on the windows 7 ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 7 with GRUB

My Vaio already has Windows 7 and I want to dual boot it with Linux. I was advised to use GRUB (non-legacy). I already created an extended partition aimed at Arch Linux. I am going to install Arch ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I have a Vaio notebook with Windows 7 64 bit. I want to dual boot it with Arch Linux. I have three primary partitions: Recovery, System reserved (Active and Boot) and the Windows C: drive. I have ...
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Issues mounting a NTFS share on Centos 6.3

We have a web server running on Centos 6.3 and we intend to mount a shared Windows drive (Windows 2008) so that we can do our daily backups on to the shared drive. This is how I am mounting the drive ...
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Debian-Windows dual boot: which one should I install first? [closed]

I have a fresh desktop with no OS that I want to run Windows 7 and Debian stable on. All guides for dual boot setups I found so far assume a pre-installed Windows (possibly because so many PCs come ...
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Can't boot Debian with windows installed first

I have Windows XP already installed on my HD and I had some space left to install Debian. After I've installed Debian, I answered yes to the Grub bootloader but when booting the computer nothing ...
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Peppermint linux issue on windows 8 [closed]

I'm running an HP 2000 computer that came preinstalled with windows 8. I have peppermint fully set up on a partition, it's installed and ready to go. The only issue is that because of the way windows ...
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scp stuck when trying to copy files from Linux to windows

I use the following scp syntax in order to transfer a lot of files from Linux red-hat 5 to windows machine (under Temp directory). SSH server is already installed on windows machine. I use this line ...
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Is Windows Linux based [closed]

Is Windows Linux based? Because I cannot find a stack exchange site for Windows. If there is not sit for Windows can anybody explain how to request a site.
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Richard Stallman compares Linux with Windows [closed]

I'm posting this here, because I really don't know any other place that could answer this. I'm curious about switching to Linux. I'm referring to this video: ...
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Which fonts preinstalled on Linux are the same as that on Windows 7+?

Which fonts are common in default Linux and Windows installation? Are there any? Do these operating systems share any identical fonts? Or all fonts are different and there are no common fonts in ...
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Why use linux, and which one should I use? [closed]

maybe this question may seem a little bit odd here, but I would like to ask it to people that actually got some knowledge and use this system. Should I use linux? If so, which one would you consider ...
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rsync: samba vs ftp for backup

I need to back up ~0.5 TB of files (about 600,000 of them) from a Windows Server 2003 machine to a CentOS 6.4 machine across a 100MB network, and update them once a night. The backup script would be ...
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Using winexe to run “wmic” commands on a Windows machine

We use winexe to execute commands on our Windows machines from Linux. For example: winexe -A authfile //syspc4.domain.com "ipconfig /all" Expectedly the above prints out the same thing as if you ...
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How to set up interchangeable VM guest/hosts

I'm looking for a way to set up a computer so that the disk is partitioned for multi-booting to two operating systems: Linux and Windows. Whichever one is booted, I want the other to be accessible as ...
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Use of different disc drives for Operating Systems

I have a desktop with Windows on it and am wanting to install Fedora on one of the other disc drives I have due to room on the current C drive which is a 60GB SSD. Is something like this possible?
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Installed Win7 after Ubuntu, Win removed Ubuntu boot option [duplicate]

Completely 100% new to Linux. I recently partitioned my drive to run Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously. Ubuntu installed fine, but then I installed Win7 and suddenly Ubuntu disappeared from the boot ...
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virt-install complains “error: no such option: --network-bridge:br0”

I was following the directions here to set up a VM in CentOS 6.4 i386/686. But I'm getting this error: $ sudo virt-install --network-bridge:br0 --name vm1 --ram=1024 --vcpus=1 --disk ...
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Samba test setup with only one physical box

I have CentOS 6.4 i386/686 installed on its own. I'd like to test out Samba 4 running as an AD DC. If I don't have another spare box to use in the lab, is it possible / does it make sense to install ...
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Virtualbox: Find Windows host DNS name on Debian guest

I have a Debian Squeeze guest system running on a Windows 7 Professional host, a notebook computer. As a web developer, I need to mount my Windows project root folder into the Debian system. ...
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putty connection works but ssh command line refuses password authentication

I'm struggling quite a lot around ssh tunnels today. First, here is my configuration: My local machine, a PC with windows XP (ip=l.l.l.l) My remote server, with a CentOs 5 installed (ip=x.x.x.x) ...
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How are drivers for peripheral hardware installed in Linux?

I have acquired a new wireless keyboard, and I've tested it out on both a Windows and a Linux box. It worked on both, but with an initial difference - Windows took a minute or two, to look up the ...
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Windows 8 ask for repair when launched from grub

I've installed Linux Mint and everything works beautifully. After installing I've used boot-repair to be able to launch windows 8 from grub (as I've read somewhere), after that I have those ...
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How to prevent Windows partition to access(read) Linux partition files?

How to prevent Windows partition to access(read) Linux partition files within one physical hard disc? Right now a couple of programs can do that. E.g. Linux Reader I want to prevent that? What are ...
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How to access ubuntu wubi installation

I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot ...