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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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Are there any tools to edit the initrd file in Windows?

Currently I am running on a Windows machine. I would like to modify a Linux ISO before installing it. For this I need to change a package inside initrd. Is there a way to do this from Windows?
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Windows 10 to blindly write over MBR [on hold]

I dual boot openSUSE 13.2 with Windows 7 because unfortunately I am forced to use Windows for Altium. My Windows box is set to upgrade to Windows 10 any day now, and I am curious how the Microsoft ...
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How do I restore grub on a uefi boot after a windows update wiped it?

Until yesterday I had a dual boot debian / win8 with grub that worked like a charm. Yesterday a stupid windows update totally wiped grub and I'm now unable to boot in linux. I installed linux a year ...
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Cannot dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 already installed from a long time ago and I have no Windows/update CD. I want to install Linux Mint. I created a partition, formatted it as Ext4 (in Linux), and labeled it E. I ...
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Why are RDP clients on Linux much slower than on Windows?

I have a Windows 8.1 remote PC, to which I am connecting using RDP from Windows 7 and Linux clients. I noticed that the performance e.g. when scrolling is much better on Windows than on any Linux ...
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Does Windows recognize Linux's symbolic links?

I was just wondering how a Windows system handles symbolic links. My best guess is that it will not recognize them, but I'm not entirely sure. Also, what do Macs do when confronted by one?
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How and when is keyboard data encoded from keyboard to application? [duplicate]

I hope this is not the wrong place to ask this, if it is, please point me in the right direction. As the title says, how and when is keyboard data encoded? I just wanna know in basic terms the ...
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Mount 'hibernated' windows partition, ciphered with bitlocker

My windows 8.1, ciphered with bitlocker, was damaged during system update process somehow. Now it boots only to recovery mode and I can't use password for bitlocker drive unlocking. I lost my recovery ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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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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Preinstalled windows 8.1 not booting after installing Linux mint 17.1

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 on my machine and its a uefi enabled machine. I installed linux mint 17.1 on this by the side of windows 8.1. As I was unaware about the approach to install linux ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb [migrated]

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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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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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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Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer

I use Clonezilla with success for many years to make images from partitions that host Windows 7 or smaller and Ubuntu and other operating systems. Making images and restore them was easy for me. But ...
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SSH tunnel to VNC on a Windows 7 system. Error: Tunnel device open failed

The system I'm trying to SSH from is Fedora 20 x86_64. The system tunneling to is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and it has Cygwin installed with TigerVNC and OpenSSH. VNC is running on Windows 7 on port ...
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racoon IPSec/L2TP Client

I try to configure a racoon IPSec/L2TP client to connect a Windows 2003 server. The server is originally intended to be used with Windows XP clients (successfully tested with Windows XP SP3 but ...
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TFTP times out when connecting to Docker server

I'm trying to install FOG in Docker (via boot2docker for Windows) at my workplace as a bit of a learning exercise. FOG has a handy little script that installs everything for you, and that works great ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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If dual boot Linux with windows 8 will I still be able to upgrade to windows 10

So I am planning to dual boot Linux will Windows 8 and am wondering if I will still be able to get the Windows 10 upgrade. According to this article it sounds like I might not be able to: Microsoft's ...
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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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Turn MBR disk partition to GPT to install Fedora on it

I have windows 7 and want to install side by side Fedora 22. To install it I need to create GPT memory space. To do so, I open Start>Computer>Management>Disk management. I have only one disk present ...
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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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404 Not Found. File exists (mounted)

First off, I will update this post with any information you may need, but since I have no idea where to begin, I will try to summarize the issue. Just ask if you want to see something. I'm having ...
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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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Working on UNIX/Linux for C programming on Windows 8.1 [migrated]

Do I need to download any UNIX / Linux software for starting C programming on Windows 8.1?
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How to add new line in text file in output from remote shell script using plink

From windows i am executing a remote shell script using putty plink cmd>plink.exe -ssh username@hostipd -pw gbG8qs4 /user/alice/listoffiles.sh > C:\log1.txt Shell script in remote server #! ...
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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 does my scp cap at 8MB over local network transfers?

Is there a reason scp caps at around 8MB when transferring files from one computer to another, over a local network? I'm transferring a couple hundred GB of data (movies and such), and have ran the ...
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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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Windows XP Virtualbox Not Recognising iPhone

I have set up Windows XP on Virtualbox, and it's running fine. iTunes has been correctly installed, the extensions required are installed. I have navigated to the USB settings in the settings of the ...
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How can I access the Windows registry from Linux?

I have a dual boot system. The need arised to look into the Windows registry on the Windows partition without prior rebooting. How can that be done?
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KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin

I just installed Cygwin a few days ago. Now when I want to explore it, I can't run KDE-Openbox. I haven't tried anything else, except compiling Mplayer which did work. Last time I had Cygwin ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system. Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Issues if Ubuntu and Windows 7 is installed in dualboot

I wondered if there are any known issues when Ubuntu and WIndows 7 are installed in Dualboot. I figured out that Ubuntu sometimes runs a bit slow.
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Is it possible to have linux AND the preinstalled version of windows?

I'd like to install linux (debian or ubuntu), but keep the preinstalled Windows that came with the computer, apparently the installation files are in a hidden partition (obviously I don't have any ...
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Ubuntu 15 vs Mint 17 vs Zorin 9 vs Elementary OS (newbie)

I have always used windows but my computer is always overheating and i think i should try something new. I am going to clean it with compressed air and i am thinking of installing a linux distro as ...
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Booting the already installed Ubuntu 14 from the VirtualBox installed in Windows 7

Like the Titles says, i was wondering if there is any way to start ubuntu System in VirtualBox from Windows 7 which is already installed on harddisk
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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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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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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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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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Installation of linux and windows xp

I have 80 Gb harddrive, 512 Mb RAM in my pentium 4 pc. Now the Windows XP I had got corrupted and i want to install new xp sp3 but each time I use the bootable USB it says unable to find operating ...
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Permission denied when trying to access mounted windows NFS

Full disclosure: I'm a complete noob with NFS and have very little idea what I'm doing. After hours of googling, I ended up here. I am trying to mount an NFS folder that I have set up on a WIN08 ...
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Mount windows share

I've just literally spent about 2 hours trying to simply mount a windows share on linux. Mounting with cifs causes deadly hangs as discussed here. So I tried to mount via nfs as discussed in this ...
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How to install Windows after installing and deleting Linux [migrated]

After installing Linux Mint I formatted my HDD (using the bootable usb linux mint's partition manager Gparted) (ntfs formatted). The reason was that I want to install windows. I have my bootable ...
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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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How do I allow other physical machines on my LAN to connect to a web server hosted within my local virtual box windows VM?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 within Virtual Box v4 with os x 10.6 as my host. Within Windows Server, I am running IIS and I have successfully been able to access my web server with Internet ...
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Use rsync to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu

I'm having trouble transferring files via ssh from a Windows box to an Ubuntu box using rsync and cygwin on Windows. The file transfer starts, but the newly created directories and files on the ...