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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 ...
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Installing Windows On PC with Linux Mint

I recently installed Linux Mint on my computer but have decided I would prefer to have a dual boot system. I wish to re-install my Windows 7 and create a dual boot afterwards but am having trouble i ...
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Can I test Debian from its live USB being with Windows installed on my machine?

For example, I can run test Ubuntu from USB. They explicitly say in their tutorials that I can do it, that the Windows may be installed on my machine but I safely for my Windows can run and see and ...
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Linux Mint 15 Doesn't detect Windows with update-grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15, but update-grub doesn't detect Windows: $ sudo update-grub Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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How to mount software RAID-5 created by Windows under Linux?

At our university we have a Windows FTP server that was implemented with software RAID-5 technology, but we decided to migrate to Linux. How can we mount and modify it under Linux?
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Changing drives in FTP

I am using RHEL6 and I connect to FileZilla FTP Server in Windows 2008 Server which has more than 10 drives. I have access to all of them but for my user C:\ is Home Directory. I want to change to ...
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Viewing hostnames in network

Is there Linux command equal to Net View in Windows, that shows hostnames in your network? I am in a VPN network and want to see computer names in my network.
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How can I solve the issue about mounting my Windows 8 NTFS partition on Linux Mint?

I used Ubuntu for long even along Windows and SOMETIMES I got this problem for mounting the corresponding NTFS partition at the beginning, however with a pair of command lines to the console I got it ...
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Locating and Installing a program (Heroku Toolbelt)

I'm new to Linux and Heroku. I downloaded the Heroku Toolbelt into my CentOS/VirtualBox setup using the following command: wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install.sh | sh However, according ...
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Windows 7 to Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive

Update Sorry, Question has multiple parts see below for details: I have been using Windows for many years and only used Linux from the command line, but want to shift after realizing Windows is ...
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Custom Linux Timezone

I believe rdesktop 1.7.1 is sending Linux timezones (For example "EST") to the Windows client I regularly connect to (I am yet to find a way of seeing what Windows receives in the way of RDP settings ...
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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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Is it safe to run everything from VirtualBox?

E.g. I install Ubuntu as my main system without anything else but VirtualBox and maybe some programs that need to be installed to run VirtualBox. Then I install within VirtualBox Windows 7 (because I ...
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Install Win8 After Ubuntu

I've read that it's best to install win8 before linux. I already have Ubuntu set up with lots of goodies so I don't really want to re-install everything. Is it possible to install win8 now that I have ...
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coLinux strange networking trouble

Installed coLinux, Debian, sshd inside, pcap-bridged networking, and I can connect to ssh service from coLinux console and from LAN. Now, the strange part: I cannot connect to Linux guest ssh service ...
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How to copy data from Linux Server to Windows Server

I need to copy from Linux server to Windows. To copy between Linux servers we can use multiple options like scp, or rsync but how to copy data if I have to copy on windows Server from Linux Server. ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD after installation

I've installed FreeBSD on my system along with Windows 7 using this tutorial. When I turn on my PC the screen says something like this: F1 FreeBSD F2 Win F3 ? F6 PXE Boot: F1 _ Pressing F2 ...
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CUPS Color & Black and White [closed]

Yesterday I set up CUPS to turn a USB printer into a network printer. All of the print jobs are being sent to the server from windows and it's working great except for one problem. When I set the ...
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How to Remove Windows from dual boot setup?

I originally had Windows 7 Starter and Updated to the Windows 8 90 Day Trial. 30 Days into the trial I decided I absolutely hate it and wanted to try Linux Mint. I installed Linux Mint and found out ...
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Fedora 18 not working on an HP Dv7

I've recently installed Fedora 18 on my brand new HP Dv7 that comes with Windows 8 and secure boot. Before install Fedora I disabled secure boot in the BIOS. I've installed Fedora 18 and all is ...
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Is it Safe to write to linux Partition from Windows?

I do tasks some of which require Windows while some require Ubuntu and thus I sometime need to access linux from windows, though the reverse is easily possible. So, I searched in google and got an ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Linux Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04)

I've searched a lot for my problem but couldn't be sure what should I do in my case. I bought my Asus N56VZ several months ago, and it came with Windows 7 and bunch of bloatwares that I don't like, ...
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How-to diff distributions?

I am using a Raspberry Pi. There seem to be all kinds of linux distributions, all in .img Format that I use Win32DiskImager for to burn to SD-card. How do I find out, which files were changed(some ...
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How to install GNU/Linux on a Windows PC without the BIOS password?

I want to install a GNU/Linux based operating system on a computer with Windows preinstalled, but unfortunately, the BIOS is set to only boot from the harddisk, and there is no way to boot from ...
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How to build a live Debian CD/USB in Windows, bootable in EFI mode?

I tried to install the latest stable Debian release (Debian 7.0 "Wheezy") using the Debian Multi-arch netinstall (AMD64) "debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso" on my laptop. My laptop has a SecureCore ...
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Unable to Boot into F17

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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Cent OS 6.4 UEFI Dual boot

i'm really a beginner to Linux trying to study for RHCSA certification here. I have Windows 8 installed on UEFI BIOS. When i installed Cent OS, installation went smoothly and then after restarting, ...
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CentOS 6.4 as VirtualBox guest under Windows 8 host, fullscreen mode causes unresponsive cursor

I apologize in advance if this is an inappropriate place to post this question. I've installed VirtualBox 4.1.26 in Windows 8 6.2 (I don't think I have Pro) and got CentOS 6.4 installed with Guest ...
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Can I use partitions made by Windows 7 in Linux?

I am planning to leave Windows and get to Linux (yet do not know which one, but it is not the question). I was using Windows 7, I have 2 partitions (C:198 GB, D:488 GB). And I have a lot of documents ...