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Install Ubuntu over Suse without affecting Windows

I have Windows XP and Linux Suse 11 installed on my laptop for some time. I want to replace my Suse installation with Ubuntu and would like to know if it is possible to do that without affecting the ...
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Something to convert a makefile.am to project in Visual Studio (2005)

I'm interested in porting a library to Windows so that I can contribute to this library's project. This library has a Makefile.am, and I can sort of figure out how the library should be built (but I'm ...
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What preparations should I make before reinstalling windows?

Since Windows still does not offer means to skip rewriting the MBR, what can I do before reinstalling Windows to get Grub2 back into the MBR as easy as possible? (I'll also appreciate it if the answer ...
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Windows Domain Server on FreeBSD

Is it possible (and if it is, could you point me in the proper direction) to set up a Windows Domain server (active directory and all that stuff) on a FreeBSD machine? I do understand that I need to ...
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Sharing Linux Printer to windows

I want to share the printer connected to Linux with Windows machine, so that windows-user can print to this Linux printer. How can I do this ? P.S. I followed the ...
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Allowing user to read only parts of NTFS filesystem

After installing ntfs-3g I have an option in nautilus to mount a Windows directory but I need to give root password. While I have no objection to giving root password I would prefer to be restricted ...
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rsync via ssh from linux to windows sbs 2003 protocol mismatch

I am trying to backup my linux webserver to our local windows sbs 2003 server in the office. I have set up ssh and cwrsync on the windows server and have confirmed that the linux server can reach the ...
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Long time Windows user starting to use Linux - what is the essential knowledge I should learn? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Introductory resources for linux I've been a Windows user since forever. I touched linux here and there, but my next job will have me use linux as my desktop ...
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What's the name of the technology that instantly boots to Linux from within Windows?

I once had some package that you could run to instantly replace a running Windows instance with a running Linux instance. I'm not talking about virtualization or coLinux. I'm talking about the moral ...
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wubi pros and cons

Do you have experience using Wubi and if so, what are the major pros and cons ? I am of course particularly interested in potential problems.
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Which filesystem to use for a partition shared with a parallel windows instalation?

On my new PC I want to install both Linux and Windows, each on their own rather small partition, and put the big rest of the 1 TB HDD in a further partition (plus swap). Which filesystem should I use? ...
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Make samba follow symlink outside share

This is ubuntu server 10.04 64 and samba 3.4.7 I have a shared directory /home/mit/share and another one /home/temp that I link into the shared one: ln -s /home/temp /home/mit/share/temp But on ...
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How do I choose between Unix / Linux and Windows in a Server environment?

I need a server, and I'm used to windows at home and in the office, but it seems that Unix / Linux is an option, but I don't really know what it is. I don't know which one to get, how do I choose? ...
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Gnome - windows always open top left

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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renaming a fat16 volume

What's the easiest way to rename (change the volume label of) a fat16 volume (e.g. on a USB drive) from linux? It seems like mlabel from the mtools package is meant to do this, but the documentation ...
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How to add SLED 11 system to windows domain

I have a small Windows domain, contains DHCT, DNS, Active Directory, CA etc. I'm trying to connect a SLED 11 to the domain according to found-by-Google-search guides but all what I've found was ...
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From Ubuntu 10.10, how do you connect to a Windows 7 share without a password setup?

I have: Ubuntu 10.10 Windows 7 in virtual box (let's call this vbox) Then another Windows 7 machine (let's call this remote) in the network When I'm on vbox and browse (\ip.of.remote) I'm able to ...
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Query DHCP server leases from Perl script

I have a Windows 2003 server and need to poll the DHCP lease information from it with a perl script that is running on a Ubuntu server. Then I need to analyze & store the information in a mysql ...
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What files should I copy from Windows into Wine?

As far as I understand Wine runtime does better if some libraries are copied from MS Windows, but some Windows system libraries really are not to be used with Wine (some can even make it stop working, ...
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back-up database in Linux partition from windows partition!

Hello I am in a very embarrassing situation, I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and while updating I forgot to put my laptop on charger and the battery ran out. Since ...
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Mount windows Users directory as /home in linux virtual machine

I'm setting up a laptop for a friend and I'm going to put linux on it in a virtual machine and I want to make it as seamless as possible. I've mounted the \Users\Username directory in a VM before and ...
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Killing a running process in an Ubuntu machine remotely from a windows machine which is in LAN

Is it possible to kill a process running in an Ubuntu machine from a Windows (XP) machine remotely connected via LAN? I can kill the process in a windows machine from a remote windows machine (in ...
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Step-by-step guide for installation of 2 different Linux OSs and Window OS - on the same computer

Is there any existing step by step guide instructing how to install 2 different Linux OSs (say, Red Hat and SUSE), and Windows OS on the same machine? (When tried it I entangled with the partitions ...
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sending & receiving files with windows

I have some movie files on my Ubuntu computer that I would like to send to my XP laptop. Using a USB is too much hassle. Is there any other way of achieving this? Something like the scp command would ...
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How can I force codepage/locale (different from my Linux system locale) for non-Unicode Wine applications?

I prefer using English locales for my system, but have to use some old Unicode-unaware Russian and Czech applications. In Windows I could set a locale for such applications in a separate Control Panel ...
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Setting up a development environment in Ubuntu

I'm a long time Window user. Recently, I learned JavaScript/PHP/mySql and considered that Ubuntu Server will be the choice. I'll still work on Windows XP/7, though. Here's my idea Development ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot + Virtualization under Ubuntu 10.04?

Question: I currently have a dual boot: Win 7 x64 Pro & Ubuntu 10.04.1 x64. Is there a way to boot Win 7 as a virtual machine under Ubuntu without reinstalling anything, in addition to ...
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Linux as virtualisation host and client performance under Core i7?

(to skip the details, jump to last paragraph) A few months ago I built what I thought was a beefed up box with an AMD Phenom II X4 955, 8 GB DDR3 1333 mHz RAM plus a nice motherboard (can't remember ...
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Connect Windows printer to Linux machine via samba

How can I connect my Windows printer to a Linux (RHEL5) box via samba? I'm looking for a clear configuration file
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File sharing with Windows

I have a small home network consisting of two computers. One is running Windows 7 and the other Ubuntu 10.04. Neither computer is permanently on. I am trying to set up file sharing between the two. ...
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Does installing and using Wine open up your Linux platform to windows virus'?

Just wondering if installing wine might open up a fairly solid linux desktop to the world of windows virus'. Any confirmed reports about that? Would you then install a windows antivirus product ...
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alternatives to wine

Is there some alternative to Wine ( the windows "emulator" ) which is more stable and more likely to work with my Windows games?