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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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“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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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" (e.g....
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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=${PATH}:/usr/local/cuda-6.0/bin/ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/local/...
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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 ...
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How to use SSH to move a file from Ubuntu to Windows?

I am logged onto a windows machine. I am using Putty to login to an Ubuntu machine on the same network. Now I'm trying to move a .c file from the Ubuntu machine, to the Windows machine, edit it there, ...
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File transfer from AIX to Windows - CR and LF issues (Control Characters)

I have an issue transferring files between Unix(AIX) and Windows. I use the following mount command to mount a Windows folder on Unix. mount -v cifs -n /admin/@dmin -o file_mode=775,dir_mode=775,uid=...
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Mount linux mount in windows (without ftp)?

I successfully mounted my external hard drive (ntfs) to /mnt/seagate. I'm using debian and the server is connected over LAN to my PC. So how can I mount my hard drive in my windows explorer without ...
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Separate NTFS harddrive on Linux system

I am new to linux and am going to be installing Linux Mint for the first time (after first having used it for a few weeks via a bootable usb). I will now be overwriting my windows installation and ...
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Why port forwarding does not work in QEMU? [closed]

How to redirect port 5555 of Host OS to port 80 of Guest OS? Host OS: Debian Jessie 64-bit Guest OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit I'm using the following commands: qemu-system-i386 -enable-kvm \ -name '...
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Getting “Protocol Error” when trying to create a symlink in Docker

I'm trying to setup a symlink, using the command ln -s /var/www/data/cache/widget/overlay/ /var/www/public_html/images/overlay but it outputs ln: failed to create symbolic link '/var/www/...
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Pros and Cons of Samba and Windows as fileserver [closed]

Beyond the licenses of each one of them: what are the benefits and cons that have both Samba (Linux) and MS Windows as fileserver?
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Long POST time fixed by Linux. Why? [closed]

I was recently given a Gateway MT6723 laptop (Intel 2310 1.43 MHz, about 8 years old) that had a two minute POST time and the DVD wouldn't work. After trying to reinstall the factory Vista factory ...
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Partitioning problem in Kali Linux installation

I'm trying to install Kali Linux dual boot with windows 8.1. During installation, only two partitiones: while I have 3 different partitions . Please help.
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Is there classification of Linux Server and Desktop? [closed]

In Windows world there is a broad classification: Server and Desktop edition. I do see such variations in Linux world too (Fedora Server, Desktop for example). Is this classification a mere marketing ...