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Is it possible to have linux AND the preinstalled version of windows?

I'd like to install linux (debian or ubuntu), but keep the preinstalled Windows that came with the computer, apparently the installation files are in a hidden partition (obviously I don't have any ...
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Ubuntu 15 vs Mint 17 vs Zorin 9 vs Elementary OS (newbie) [closed]

I have always used windows but my computer is always overheating and i think i should try something new. I am going to clean it with compressed air and i am thinking of installing a linux distro as ...
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Booting the already installed Ubuntu 14 from the VirtualBox installed in Windows 7

Like the Titles says, i was wondering if there is any way to start ubuntu System in VirtualBox from Windows 7 which is already installed on harddisk
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SAMBA Specified Network Name no Longer Available

I've got a problem building a SAMBA share between two computers. One is on Windows 8, the other is on a custom Yocto made Linux. The SAMBA worked before, I don't understand why it does not anymore ... ...
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Installation of linux and windows xp

I have 80 Gb harddrive, 512 Mb RAM in my pentium 4 pc. Now the Windows XP I had got corrupted and i want to install new xp sp3 but each time I use the bootable USB it says unable to find operating ...
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Permission denied when trying to access mounted windows NFS

Full disclosure: I'm a complete noob with NFS and have very little idea what I'm doing. After hours of googling, I ended up here. I am trying to mount an NFS folder that I have set up on a WIN08 ...
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How do I allow other physical machines on my LAN to connect to a web server hosted within my local virtual box windows VM?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 within Virtual Box v4 with os x 10.6 as my host. Within Windows Server, I am running IIS and I have successfully been able to access my web server with Internet ...
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Use rsync to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu

I'm having trouble transferring files via ssh from a Windows box to an Ubuntu box using rsync and cygwin on Windows. The file transfer starts, but the newly created directories and files on the ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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Is it possible to run FreeRDP without a display for running scripts?

I am working in a very strict enviroment where I only have access to a remote computer via RDP and it is impossible for me to enable SSH or SFTP etc on the other computer. I CAN connect to the ...
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Can't mount partitions!

I have currently installed Debian in my system alongside Windows 8.1. I have a problem in mounting my other partitions in debian. When trying to open it the following error pops up: Error mounting ...
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Send network traffic via a Windows VM on the same host to use corporate vpn?

At work we have a VPN solution that will only work on windows. I personally do not run Windows at home and run Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). I used Virtual Box to setup a Windows 7 virtual machine to run ...
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Why does trying to run a python executable return ': No such file or directory' after transferring it to server via FTP? [duplicate]

I'm having an issue where when I transfer a Python file to my VPS via FTP and try to run it using ./foo.py I am returned with the error: : No such file or directory. The error seems to indicate that ...
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Samba share performance differs from Windows/Linux

I have an ubuntu 14.04 installation with a samba share. Accessing the share from Windows works totally fine - I can watch movies and copy them with around 70MB/sec. However from android devices (a ...
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Why do files created via Samba get different ACL (mask) permissions depending on the client OS?

I tested this on a clean install of Debian Jessie, but I also have this problem on other machines (ex: Ubuntu 12.04). In addition to the base install, I installed sudo, samba, and cifs-utils. Shared ...
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Can't see HD files from live debian

Windows has been crashing systematically on my old netbook, so I booted debian from a liveUSB. The reason I don't want to install it outright is that I didn't backup my files, so my plan was to do the ...
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centos 7 dual boot with windows 8.1

How do I install CentOS 7 alongside Windows 8.1 to create a dual boot machine? I did this easily enough on a Windows 7 machine using pendrivelinux. But that approach is resulting in a failure to ...
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Centos 6.6 not booting on Virtualbox on Windows host

I downloaded the QuickStart VM from Cloudera that has preinstalled Spark/Hadoop etc. I have been working on that for the last 4-5 weeks and it was running absolutely fine, but recently I had to ...
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Get Real BiosTime using CentOS 6.x and make permanentely SystemTime = BiosTime [closed]

My first SO is Windows 7, and it is synchronized with Bios Time... Later I installed CentOS, but... I want to have synchronized my CentOS with Windows and Time Bios! I was checking time (before ...
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openSUSE Live USB with windows-accessible FAT32 partition

I have a 64gb flash drive. I want to set it up so I can use it for windows-accessible Fat32 data storage while also being able to boot to it using a large (20-30gb) persistent openSUSE live USB ...
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Can I create universal recovery usb by separating partition?

I installed super grub2 disk and partitioned my usb as Model: SanDisk Cruzer Blade (scsi) Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End ...
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“xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default” for Guest CENTOS 6.6, HOST OS Windows 7 enterprise

I am getting the following errors: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm ...
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RSAT : Samba 4 Server not operational

Samba 4 now supports GPO and management through the Active Directory Windows console. But, when I open it after installation, I cannot access the server nor the domain. The message returned is that ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as ...
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Samba shares are read-only from both Windows and Linux

I'm trying to configure Samba running on Gentoo Linux to share my external NTFS drive with two other machines, one running Gentoo as well and the other running Windows 7. Previously this drive was ...
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Install OpenSuse on windows 7 without formating it

I have a netbook and I want to install OpenSuse on my Windows 7 just like installing Ubuntu in Windows 7 using wubi. Is there a software like wubi for OpenSuse to install it without losing Windows 7 ...
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Problem to Install CentOS 6.4 (Second) after that Win7 (First) - dual boot

I want to install CentOS 6.4 in my PC, this image shows my Windows 7 partition before to install it But when I was ask to select my option (mode) of install CentOs like this: Or this (really is my ...
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How to create a Samba share that is writable from Windows without 777 permissions?

I have a path on a Linux machine (Debian 8) which I want to share with Samba 4 to Windows computers (Win7 and 8 in a domain). In my smb.conf I did the following: [myshare] path = /path/to/share ...
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Windows XP virtual machine crashes installing driver for host-mapped Velleman K8090 USB relay card

I have an existing Windows XP (Win32) virtual machine running under Qemu 1.5.0 on Linux Mint 16. I wanted to test Velleman 8 channel USB relay card. There is a generic driver available, which I ...
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Mounting Windows 8.1 partition in fstab fails even when FastBoot is turned off

I'm using Arch Linux, and with this in my fstab for mounting my Windows partition: /dev/sda2 /media/windows ntfs-3g josh,exec 0 0 it panics and goes into emergency mode on boot. I turned off ...
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Giving permissions to user for samba RPI

I am using Samba to share a folder on a USB drive from my Raspberry Pi and it works except for the permissions. From my windows computer, I cannot write to the folder with the issue: I am following ...
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How to clean up bootloaders & UEFI entries from other installs?

I got a new Windows laptop, and I wanted to dual boot with Linux. I installed Fedora, before changing my mind and going back to Mint. I'd like to keep Win 8.1 and Mint. However, now my UEFI boot menu ...
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Linux distribution for a beginner Windows 7 user with good compatibility [closed]

A few days ago a friend asked me if I could install a good Linux distribution on his old PC (actually not very old: Intel Core 2, 2 GB of RAM). He's a Windows 7 user and a lawyer who uses the PC ...
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Running VNC viewer from windows 8.1 to Debian Jessie, doesn't work

I'm trying to implement a vncviewer on my windows 8.1 to remote my server running Debian Jessie with DE Gnome 3.14.1 but it doesn't work. I've verified my xstartup file and it looks like this: ...
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Can't boot Windows XP from Grub2 in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I can't boot my Windows XP OS on a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I already tried the command update-grub without improving. I can see the menu entry in Grub but when I choose Windows ...
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Windows to Linux (rsync and ssh) [closed]

I'm trying to backup the folders in Windows Pictures to a remote Linux directory. This is what I have: rsync -av ssh /cygdrive/c/users/Owner/Pictures/ blah@192.168.1.10:/var/files/ImageSync/ I got ...
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Is it possible to mask a file with a different one?

I'm trying to solve the problem that I have two OS (Windows 7/Debian) which I want to enable to share certain data from lets say Firefox/Iceweasel. My Setup Basically there's profile folder A on an ...
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Open Java programs of a linux machine on Windows with SSH?

I usually use laptop (which has Windows) to ssh to my Linux server and run stuff on it (e.g. Intellij, MATLAB). I wonder if there anyway to open Java programs (again, like Intellij) of a remote ...
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How come my Grub isn't initialised at the boot?

I am a new linux user so apologies in advance for any dumb things. I dual booted Kali next to Windows7 and after a succesfull install I rebooted to not find an option to use Kali instead of Win7 in ...
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How to use GRUB from a USB drive to boot any OS that is on the HDD?

I got two operating systems on my laptop(Win 8.1 and Kali), but i updated from win 7 and deleted the boot record. To be honest i don't want Grub on my HDD, i like booting directly into windows. My ...
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fedora 21 installation problem

I have created an unallocated partition of size 45GB in windows, now the partitions are: 200 MB 388 GB C: space 45 GB unallocated lenovo D: drive Now I tried installing fedora21 and when I log ...
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Debian 8 Jessie EFI dualboot Windows 8.1

I'm quite new with EFI as I recently got EFI-enabled laptop. 500GB SSHD -> GPT - 80GB Window 8.1 - 80GB Empty - All rest data storage Now I would like to install Debian 8 Jessie to ...
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Remove special pattern ^M from script which got appended after FTP from windows to Unix

I send a windows file using FTP to an unix system and got appended ^M wherever a new line was intended, and I just want to remove them. One method which I can opt is to run dos2unix command. Can ...
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Adding alias in /etc/hosts for Linux OVM

I have deployed a CentOS 6.6 VM (hortonwoks sandbox VM) on my Windows 7 OS. The VM publishes apache spark applications through a http url. The url's have the hostname as "sandbox.hortonworks.com" ...
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Setting environment variables with .bash_profile: only last export works properly

I am trying to export some environment variables in Unix using .bash_profile It reads now like this: export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/cuda-6.0/bin/ export ...
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Redirecting USB scanner to windows machine

We have a Linux thin client that connects to the Windows terminal server via RDP. We need to redirect USB scanner that plugged to the Linux machine to the Windows terminal server. What is most ...
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Multiple DHCP Offers - Which is selected? [closed]

I have created a testing scenario in VMWare for a man in the middle attack using DHCP spoofing. It's for a college project. Windows 8 machine bridged to host adapter Kali linux bridged to host ...
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Problems with secondary hdd in grub

I had some problems installing Linux mint and or any other Linux distribution in combination with Windows. When I booted my machine it would hang before the grub bootloader showed up. Now i have some ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...