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Is there a Unix equivalent of the Windows environment variable PATHEXT

I am wondering if there is a Unix equivalent for the Windows environment variable PATHEXT. For those with no Windows background: Adding a file suffix to PATHEXT allows me to execute a script without ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8. w8 boots through grub shell, but not from menu

I have a laptop, with installations of Ubuntu 12.10, and Windows 8. Windows 8 was first installed on the system, and Ubuntu was installed afterwards. During the Ubuntu installation, the installer ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 Dual-Boot w/Windows 7 No Longer Loads

A while back, I installed Backtrack 5 R2 to Dual Boot on a Windows 7 PC. It worked fine for a while, but now when I try to load it, the screen gets all messed up (tried to get a picture with my phone, ...
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Centos 7 and Windows 10 Dual Boot Grub Not Saving Last Choice

I have a dual boot system with CentOS 7 and Win10. My install was totally vanilla (CentOS then Win10) and went fine. Everything is great except that grub does not appear to save my "last" choice ...
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Installing Fedora 23 alongside Windows 10; EFI partition “not valid”

I have successfully installed Windows 10 on a 3-disk (hardware) RAID 0 setup, in a 150GB NTFS partition. As part of that, and because I booted my installation media in UEFI mode, the Windows installer ...
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How to install Debian Jessie as a persistant install on my 16GB usb from Windows 7 OS?

Sir, I am a complete newbie. I have never used Linux extensively in my entire life. I use Windows 7 32 bit but my system supports 64 bit architecture and I want to switch to Debian linux 64 bit. ...
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Linux Mint installation showing entire Windows disk unallocated

I'm trying to install Linux Mint next to my install of Windows 10, but there's a problem. Mint is saying that the entire hard drive is unallocated "free space", though in the file explorer you can ...
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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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Recover lost ntfs partition?

I made a live USB of ubuntu to install it on my hp pavilion running win 10. Was planning to do dual boot, but accidentally reformatted my main ntfs partition into an ext4. Is there any way I can ...
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Linux - Kali - Grub menu issue

im just here because iam now desperate after all what i have tried ! please if someone can help , reply ? i have official windows 8.1, uefi , with secure mode off. I did a dual boot with it ( kali ...
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Problems using NTFS file system with kali linux

Using kali linux 1.0 in dual boot with windows 8. I have an NTFS partition (D: on windows) I usually mount it on both OS. I face the following problem Windows disk repair utility keeps on reporting ...
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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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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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Operating system not found (Windows 10 Kali Linux dual boot) [on hold]

I tried to dual boot my PC about an hour ago, I created a new partition out of my main C drive and started to install Kali Linux via USB on it (I'm running Windows 10 btw). My PC has some... issues. ...
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Unprotected Windows Shares Still Requiring Password in Linux Mint

I am trying to access my windows shares from linux mint. I have 2 windows computers (both Win 10) and my laptop on Linux Mint. My office PC is password protected and can access those files from my ...
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Grub 2 os prober for windows 8

I try to use dual boot with fedora 20 and windows 8. I install first windows and then fedora. And grub dedectet automatic my windows. So the default \etc\grub.d\30_os-prober for windows is this: ...
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Accessing a SMB share without a password

When accessing SMB shared that are password-protected, smbclient works just fine. But when I'm trying to access shared that have no password protection (public shares), smbclient prints: tree ...
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What Linux should I use for my old XP laptop? [closed]

I recently got an old Windows Vista laptop, and I didn't have the password, so I figured it'd be better to just get a fresh Linux installation on it. I've never used Linux before, but I made bootable ...
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Accidental deletion Windows 10 partition and now cannot boot Arch Linux

I inadvertently deleted my Windows 10 partitions on /dev/sda, and as /dev/sda2 was my UEFI partition I can no longer boot Arch Linux (which I was booting using systemd-boot). I cannot figure out how ...
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Editing windows system files from linux boot disk [closed]

Could you explain to me why I can't edit Windows system files by just booting from a live OS? What protects the files, and why is it that I can format the drive but can't edit particular segments of ...
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What is the best way to setup 3 HDDs with 3 OS on one computer?

I am building a new PC, I am a developer of whatever people want me to make, but I personally like to code games. To do this, I have a simple set of requirements: Machine must run Windows 7, to run ...
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Difference in proper configuration for Windows UART VS Linux UART

Core question: How does UART connection on *nix differ from UART connection on Windows ? What settings need to be kept in consideration for proper data transmission and reception ? Context for asking ...
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How to execute Windows commands remotely from Linux machine using rdesktop command?

Is it possible to run Windows commands using rdesktop tool in Linux? I tried with rdesktop -s option: rdesktop -u user -p 10.0.0.2 -s "cmd.exe" but I'm not able to open the cmd.exe using the above ...
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Delete Linux installation from Windows [closed]

I currently have an openSUSE Tumbleweed partition which abjectly refuses to boot the GUI or web-browser. At the moment it just boots to a blank screen with a cursor I can move around and nothing else, ...
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How do you make samba follow symlink outside the shared path

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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Windows 8.1 and Debian dualboot EFI problems

I am following the instructions described here and here My EFI-partition is /dev/sda2, but the following command does not work: mount /dev/sda2 /boot/efi It says it cannot find the mount point. I ...
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Active Directory Domain with SAMBA or Other Tool

Can I create a domain using SAMBA and set up Active Directory with SAMBA on it? And by this I mean no windows servers involved. I would also like to be able to log in from a Windows machine. ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Windows with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. ...
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how to dual boot arch with win 10?

I was working on my arch linux for like two months and everything was fine until i had to install windows 10 to use some softwares, after installing windows 10 i couldn't enter my arch! there was no ...
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Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions

I tried to install Fedora 17 on the same disk I have Windows 7. First I got the message, that there are no free space to create partition, even in Windows part of disk was marked as unallocated. I ...
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Instaling Linux Mint with Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Mint with Windows 8.1. So far I formatted disk with fdisk in windows cmd and then installed Windows. Now I am trying to install Mint but mint and even gparted don't see ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Under guest virtual machine, Debian hangs when loading initial ramdisk

I am new to Linux, and recently installed Debian 8 to a guest virtual machine running under Virtual Box on a Windows 8 laptop (Asus x552cl). When I try boot up the Debian system, the virtual machine ...
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I am stuck with the next step to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and Arch Linux

I am trying to configure my laptop so as to be able to dual boot Windows 7 (64Bit) and Arch Linux. The laptop on which I want to do that came pre installed with Windows 7. The installation consisted ...
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is there any open source software for linux programming with system calls?

i am currently working with Ubuntu GCC compiler and i run it on VMWARE .but i am looking for a open source software that can run on windows 8 or 8.1 platform which can code ,compiling ,run programs ...
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Using cups to print to windows domain with password in a separate file

Every guide I've seen so far that explains how to print to a Windows print server from CUPS, indicates to put the username and password, in plain text, in the Device URI either in the web interface ...
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Need permission for Windows client to access linux NFS [closed]

I have a linux NFS the /etc/exports is like below: /opt/nfs 10.8.0.0/20(no_root_squash, rw, sync) I can r/w files from other linux machines. However, I only have read permission on Windows client. ...
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Kali linux dual boot with win 8 64 bit is not working

I have Windows 8 64-bit installed on my Lenovo Ideapad. I tried to install Kali Linux to dual boot with Windows by downloading Kali Linux 1.0.5 32-Bit ISO and then burning it into my USB stick using ...
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Tried installing Mint 17.1 64bit, deleted Windows 8.1 boot partition when I overwrited it with the Linux boot

As the title says, when live-usb installing linux mint 17.1 64bit, I chose the windows 8.1 bootup partition as the bootup for linux, so when the boot menu appears and I try to run windows 8.1, it ...
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Why Linux can boot from GPT partition type on systems BIOS?

Why Linux can boot from GPT partition type on system with either BIOS or EFI firmware but windows or OSX can't? What's the concept behind this?
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't detect Win10 partitions

I've installed Win10 and I want to install Linux Mint 17.3. When I'm installing Linux Mint, it doesn't see Win10 partitions. It's just showing whole disk size. By the way, I'm installing Linux Mint ...
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VNC Server Centos7 VNC client Windows 10

I am trying to access my Centos 7 server's desktop so I installed ... [plankton@localhost ~]$ rpm -q --info tigervnc-server Name : tigervnc-server Version : 1.3.1 Release : 4.el7_2 ...
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Able to SSH from Windows, but not through Kali

I was trying to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B over Ethernet to my netbook(running Kali from a bootable USB). After a lot of struggle that the RPi automatically assigned an IP to itself when ...
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Issue when integrating Windows AD with Redhat Linux

I use Windows server 2012 R2 - AD and DNS server and Linux machine Redhat 7. I need to integrate Windows AD and Linux authentication. kinit setup have been setup and klist show the AD user name ...
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How to add Windows to GRUB

I have my encrypted Archlinux installed on my SSD. Now I have one HDD with Windows installed. But in my GRUB just Archlinux is shown (no Wonder, because I just installed Windows on the other HDD, GRUB ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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I want to increase the size of the close button on the openbox

I am using in the OPENBOX X- window. Was subjected to increasing the size of the title bar, it is the relatively small size of the close button. Can I file through rc.xml adjust the size of the ...
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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: ...