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Can I connect to Windows machine from Linux shell?

I can connect to Linux machines from Windows using PuTTY/SSH. I want to do the other way round - connect to a Windows machine from Linux. Is this possible?
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Postgres 9.0 linux command to windows command conversion [closed]

i am working on an application using delphi 7 as the front end and postgres 9.0 as the back end. I have to upload images to the server so i use \lo_import and \lo_export for inserting images on the ...
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pipe Windows windows to Xserver on my linux host

Is it possible to pipe a native graphical Windows application to Xserver? I would like to run a virtual machine on my Linux host and access the application directly. (Something like the seamless ...
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Getting Linux computer integrated with Windows domain

I've tried to figure it out for several months, with no success. I have a Windows 2008R2 domain, and one Linux server (first it was Fedora 15, then 16, and now it's Centos 6.2). I am trying to make it ...
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Tmux border split in rxvt

I'm attempting to connect to my Arch server running tmux from my work Windows PC. I've found that while Console2 does a decent job with most things, it's not perfect, and I get all sorts of graphical ...
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How to make titlebars in XFCE bigger?

No matter how big font I set for titlebar, the height of the titlebar is not changed at all. I don't see any editbox where I could enter the desired height of titlebar. So far, I only found ...
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Is the process of backing-up a database and sending the generated CSV to a remote server easier on Windows or Linux? [closed]

My employers currently use a Windows IIS Database server which I am trying to change to Linux. But I need to convince them. There is a requirement to automate a process of backing-up the database ...
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Grub not installing properly with two seperate discs

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Windows 7/ Ubuntu 11.10 I have 3 drives Linux - sda1 Swap - sda5 Windows - sdb1 Media - sdc1 I installed Windows first so that it didn't muck up my GRUB loader. ...
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How to install windows 7 after fedora 16

I have Fedora 16, but I want to play games, and I´m considering installing Windows 7. I need to be able to dual boot these two OS. Is there something special I´m supposed to do, or it will work like ...
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What other distributions provide the option to install inside Windows?

I mean installing with something like wubi? Can Fedora do this?
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smbclient alternative for large files

I'm using smbclient to transfer a set of large files (80GB) nightly from a Linux system to a Windows share. Lately, for whatever reason, I've been getting I/O timeouts: cli_push returned ...
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Creating Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script

Does a tool exist (preferably packaged in Debian) to create Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script in the archive once the extracting is done? I've been toying with NSIS but I ...
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Where can I look for backup script?

I want find out where the backup script of a Fedora 8 server is. I haven't found it so far ( my Linux knowledge is very spare). I looked with crontab -l and I only can find a tempdelete.pl. Than I ...
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Printing from Linux guest with Windows host

I have a wireless printer set up on my Windows host, and I want to use it from my Linux guest. I got a "add a printer" window open, but when I click on "New", I get a few options, e.g. set up via ...
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Linux user's guide to windows? [closed]

I am a grad student who recently found out that I will have to switch to a Windows box for my research (despite my pleading). I know there are lots of guides out there for Windows users switching to ...
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Can a Linux install be moved from one computer to another?

split to here I have a 16gb flash drive which I want to contain a portable Linux install. If I could just install Knoppix onto the flash drive, and have that work on any computer, I could do that. ...
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ssh tunnel on ssh tunnel between Windows and two Linux machines

I have the following configuration and want to establish a tunnel on a tunnel. I read already the following topic: How to put a tunnel in a tunnel? My configuration: Notebook --> Linux Server A ...
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Overwrote Windows with Linux, how can I recover data?

While installing Ubuntu 11.10 (ext4) I accidentally chose a wrong partition and it overwrote my Windows 2003 installation (ntfs). How can I recover files? So far I tried photoRec and it recovered ...
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Altering the default boot option on CentOS

I recently installed a copy of CentOS onto my main hard drive (I now have Windows 7 and CentOS). Whilst installing CentOS, I accidentally set it to be the main boot option, so when I start my PC I ...
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Create a Bootable (UEF GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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Does replacing Windows with Fedora still work in Windows 7 or do I need to do Dual Boot?

For the last 5 years, my procedure for setting up a Linux box has been to get the CDs (RH9, then FC11), boot the CD and just install Linux. I do not wish to have dual boot; I want it to just run ...
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How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode

I have a Dual-Boot USB I created with Multisystem for booting into PartedMagic, Ubuntu 11.10 & Windows 7 Install. Problem is Windows 7 says it cant install on a GPT partition. Googled, and found ...
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Avoid issues with Fedora and Windows by installing on separate hard drives?

I just built my first Linux machine (Fedora distribution) and love it. For my professional work, having access to Windows would help tremendously, and I'd like to be install Windows and have a choice ...
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A reliable and free way to use Linux on Windows, multiprocessor and x86_64

I need a reliable and free virtual machine to run Linux on Windows, multiprocessor and x86_64. I need a good environment to compile and run ffmpeg and libvpx. I have used Mint Debian under Virtual ...
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Using cygwin and rsync — “password file must not be other-accessible”

I've finally got an old computer of mine running as a backup server with Ubuntu 11.10. I'm planning on using it to backup my Windows 7 machine weekly using rsync. I've got cygwin installed, and rsync ...
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Allow Windows file share through a Linux Firewall

I'm struggling to enable NTFS share between two Windows (XP and 7) hosts through a Linux firewall. Here's my setup: [XPMachine-LAN1]---------->[LINUX FIREWALL]---------->[Win7-LAN2] What I ...
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How to share files between Linux and Windows?

I am wondering, is there any way to easily share a folder between Linux and Windows?
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Mount a Windows network drive

I want to mount a netword drive on the server (SBS2008). I have two options: Either using a fedora which already mounts on a CentOS server or directly on the CentOS server. Here is the command I tried ...
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Getting Samba on suse to work with NTFS drives [closed]

For a server with samba. I've just added (to the server, just shoved it in) an ntfs drive with some stuff and I want to access it through win7 (home edition). After a small struggle I've managed to ...
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Linux Mint 11 won't connect to Windows 7 Wireless Ad Hoc

I apologise if this question has been asked before, but I am not exactly sure what I should be looking for, hence my reason for posting a new question. I am a newbie to Linux and have been using ...
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How to get list of computers similar to what is shown under “Network” in Windows

In Windows 7 when I click on Network I get a list of computers with the same workgroup of mine. But in Fedora when I click on Network I just get a single item Windows Network and I can't see the ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 11 dual boot plus VM?

I have installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 machine, and can now happily dual-boot. What I'd like to do is retain this set-up but be able to use the same Ubuntu set-up as a virtual machine within ...
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Use Linux to backup a MSWindows network?

Is it possible to use a Linux machine to backup everything on a Windows network? I would like to backup MS databases and also drives, so if a database record needs restoring, it can be done easily, ...
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setting Cygwin's $HOME to Windows profile directory

Are there any drawbacks to having Cygwin and Windows share the same $HOME directory, in this case the Windows profile directory?
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grub2 Windows doesn't boot anymore

Hi. I had a Windows/Ubuntu 11.04 dual-boot setup and suddenly Windows stopped booting. I mean it doesn't even appear on the boot list. The files look fine and Ubuntu boots fine. I was trying to write ...
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Backup a Windows PC to a Linux Machine

What is a good backup strategy to backup a Windows 7 box to a Ubuntu box that are on the same network? The solution I am thinking would be to mount a Windows folder to Ubutnu then use rsync. But I'm ...
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Has my Debian installation disabled hibernate in Windows 7, on my dual booting machine?

Installing Debian on dual boot terms has disabled hibernate in Windows 7. The solution according to this thread is to make use of Grub's "makeactive" option. I don't understand. What is the poster ...
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How to copy files from linux to windows using winscp from a folder which contains millions of files

I need to copy files from a linux machine to a windows machine where the only ports which can be open are for SSH (22). I can connect to the linux machine using WinSCP but the problem is once I try to ...
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When is exFAT coming to Linux? [closed]

It seems that exFAT is to be the next standard filesystem for removable media. The problem is, it is designed by Microsoft and made proprietary. However, it is the standard FS for the upcoming SDXC ...
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Safest HardDrive Format for Archiving/Media Storage Data?

What is the safest hard drive format (NTFS, HFS+, XFS, ZFS, ...) for archiving or/and storing media (data)? I'd prefer to have the data not corrupt and be relatively safe (From corruption, ...) and ...
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Dual boot install (Windows after Linux)

Most of the faqs/how-to for dual booting assume windows is installed with 'nix being installed in unpartitioned space. I need to go the other way, i have wheezy installed and need to install xp, so, ...
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Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) viewer for linux

Is there such a thing as a Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) viewer for Linux? I understand that BCD files are 'like registry hives' and tools exist to read registry hives for Linux. Is there a ...
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How to get dual booting to work when using burg and two hard drives?

I have arch linux on one 250GB hard drive and windows 7 on another. I can boot into ArchLinux just fine, and I can boot into windows if I unplug the hard drive with Arch. But when I boot with both ...
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How to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu on Virtualbox?

How should I transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu installed on Virtualbox? When I plugged in a USB, it only pops up in Windows. How can I see it in Ubuntu?
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How to transfer Windows application to Ubuntu on Virtualbox?

I have Matlab on Windows 7 and I need to use it in my Ubuntu system installed on Virtualbox because I am working on files only compatible in Linux. How can I transfer Matlab into my Ubuntu system?
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How should I install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk and configure booting?

I want to install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk. I have Windows XP installed in internal HDD. When USB HDD is attached to my PC, it should ask me to boot from Win XP or Linux. ...
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grub-update in GRUB Legacy (0.97)

I have reinstalled grub, because I have done an install of Windows 7. The problem is that grub doesn't see Windows. I know, that in grub2 I can run grub-update and it will find all my systems. But I ...
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Red Hat and Windows 7 dual boot system

I am looking for the best way to create a dual boot on my Red Hat system. This is a Red Hat 5.3 System for scientific use, and we need to run some Windows software on it for visualization purposes. ...
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How to partition my hard-drive to be used for dual OS?

I'm using HP G42 laptop with 320GB hard-drive and 4 GB memory. I'm pretty sure that, it can be used for dual OS(Windows 7 & fedora) Currently, I'm using only Windows 7, but, I need to install ...
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Dual monitors and panels

I have a question with regard to a multiple monitor setup. I'm currently primarily a Windows user, but I've been running Ubuntu in dual boot to get a feel for it. The one thing I find lacking that ...