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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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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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Make a bootable CD without ISO file but from a CD

I have a Windows XP CD which I want to install on a USB Drive. However my own CD drive is broken. I have a friend's laptop on which Windows 7 is installed (and no idea if it has a CDROM of not). ...
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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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Why is grub showing a windows 7 option?

I've recently in installed mint 17 on my pc. $ parted -l Model: ATA PLEXTOR PX-256M5 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 256GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End ...
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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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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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How to dual boot linux and windows 8.1?

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 and I would love to dual boot it with Linux. I am very new to Linux. I have run it in a virtual machine a few times before, but virtual machines are slow. I want ...
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Win7 NTFS Partition is empty using Linux LiveCD

my flatmate crashed her windows installation badly. And of course she just had 1 partition C: on it and no backup. And of course there are very important documents on the HDD. I tried to recover ...
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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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Persistent Virtualbox guest VM hardware configuration

I wish move to virtual Windows on my corporate laptop, rather to keep it as host OS. I will use this VM Windows on few laptops, but because this will be fully original OS version with Office and ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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How to get SFTP on Ubuntu working again? Should I try to fix it or reinstall?

Update: Added output from two more logs, and am now only tailing the last twenty lines...so you can see the relevant lines. After six months of working perfectly, SFTP on my Ubuntu machine has ...
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USB booting to installing Linux on a new Lenovo laptop

I recently got a Thinkpad T440s with Windows 8.1 for my job, and since most of my work is done under Linux I am going to install Ubuntu on it, so that I can dual boot. The problem is that it won't ...
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SMB Mount To Windows Server Appears to Lock up. Any Ideas?

We are running CentOS 6.3 with all the latest updates. (Attempt to resolve this issue) The Server I am trying to connect to is a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. Though this applies to our old SBS'03 Box ...
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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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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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External hard drive can't be mounted on linux(windows says: Format it)

I have a hard disk and I can't mount it on linux. These are information may be helpful: # fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 63 1250258624 ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Centos 7 on seperate drives

I want to create a dual boot pc with Windows 8.1 and Centos 7. But i dont want to install both OS on the same drive. I have two SSD's. I want to install windows on the first SSD and Centos 7 on the ...
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Windows doesn't boot after removing Ubuntu: grub black screen [migrated]

I had Ubuntu and Windows installed in dual boot. I wanted to remove Ubuntu and, following suggestions online, I eliminated Ubuntu partitions. When I restarted PC I got this on black screen: "GNU ...
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Dual-boot Stella distro in UEFI mode

I want to dual boot stella distro with windows 8.1. Stella is a desktop focused, Gnome2 based Centos 6 remix. Can i dualboot stella in UEFI mode? How can i do that? Thanks.
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Packaging Windows Application with Wine in deb and rpm format

My Question is can I package a Windows application with WINE in .deb and .rpm file ? Just like TeamViewer and Picasa for Linux. I don't have the source code of the application available with me, so ...
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grub2 cannot boot windows (EFI) - Invalid Sector Size

I've been booting my Fedora 20 / Windows 7 Home Premium system using Grub2 for quite some time now. But after updating the system after ~9 months of no updates, I can no longer boot into Windows 7. ...
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Can the grub2 bootloader replace Windows bootloader partition?

I'm dual-booting Windows and Kali Linux on my laptop, using GRUB 2 as the bootloader. Can I remove the partition Windows 7 creates for the bootloader? It is the 100 MB partition labeled "System ...
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How to install OS .tig file in a Live USB using Ubuntu?

I have an Windows 7.tig extension file, and I want to install in a USB, for I create an USB Live using Ubuntu. How can I do this? Is necessary to convert before? Thanks!
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Communication between windows laptop and Ubuntu Laptop

I am trying to create a simple LAN connection between one laptop running windows 8.1 and another running Ubuntu 14.04. The purpose is to have a data stream being fed directly from windows which is ...
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How to merge a Windows 8 install with a Linux Mint, two different disks, same computer

I have Windows 8 on a disk drive that I removed from my PC. I then installed Linux Mint on a new disk drive. I would like to place the Windows 8 install, from the original disk, back on to the new ...
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How to tell which partition is for windows

So I am currently on my arch linux machine and I have forgotten which partition is for Windows 7. Is there any way for me to tell which is which? When I do: $ cat /proc/partitions I get: major ...
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How to improve Windows perfomance when running inside KVM

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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how to change vsftpd user home directory to another machine directory with another os?

I have a ftp server(vsftpd) on linux distro and i want to change root directory of specific user to another directory, this directory lived on another machine with windows server on os, Is this ...
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Advantage of symlinks over Windows style shortcuts

When I mainly used Windows, to make a shortcut, I could use a regular file detailing where it linked to, with the extension .lnk or .url Now, on Linux, I mainly use symbolic links, which are a ...
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Dual-boot ends with Dual-Bootloaders

Having just bought a new laptop out of necessity, and ending up with Windows 8.1, because I work from home and the company only supports windows, and the identical 7 machine was almost $100 more than ...
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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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How to Install Microsoft-Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed

I have purchased a dell labtop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft-Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the ...
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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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Decided to install ArchLinux, but faced a problem with Windows

I decided to install ArchLinux and the tutorial I found wanted to create the partitions in advance. So I made the ext4 and linux-swap partitions and saw in gParted my old friends - the Windows ...
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Linux Mint - Windows 8.1 Boot problem

After a clean Windows 8.1 installation I tried to install Linux Mint for dualbooting using a burned DVD. My windows partitions are /dev/sd1 and /dev/sd2. I tried both using the default "install ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu cannot access the Windows drive that it was installed on with wubi

I had Widonws 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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Kali Linux + WIndows 8 - Cleared my master boot record, can't access Win 8

I'm not a linux power user by any measure and managed to screw up my MBR. Currently I have access to Kali linux, and GRUB is working fine (Kali installed without problems.) While installing Kali it ...
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Why did Ubuntu 14.04 installation removed my Windows?

I was required to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual-boot Lenovo laptop. During the install I choose the option 'remove Ubuntu 14.04.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04' which in the end removed my Windows ...
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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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Grub not starting on recently Debian install

i recently install Debian 7.4.0 on my laptop. The problem is when i reboot my system it start on Windows 7 by default, i tried to boot again the Debian installer and my surprise was the boot USB load ...
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How Do I Replicate Current Grub2 Install?

I've installed Linux in the past alongside Windows 8.1, and I've had problems. I tried several times until I got Grub2 to be installed correctly and display Linux and Windows 8. My Linux Mint Debian ...
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Replace Windows+Ubuntu(installed with Wubi) with Ubuntu 14.04 [migrated]

I currently have Windows 8 installed on my machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of years ago using Wubi and eventually just started using Ubuntu. A couple of weeks ago, I learned that Windows on ...
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Allowing access to samba share without setting permissions to 777

I have a linux box (Centos 6.5) joined to my windows domain that has storage attached for backups. I have a samba share so domain servers can access the storage and I only allow MYDOMAIN/Administrator ...
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Unix/Linux equivalent of Windows' Bypass Traverse Checking

Windows has a privilege called "Bypass Traverse Checking" (also known as SeChangeNotifyPrivilege). It allows the system to bypass ACL checks in parent objects so a user can [potentially] access a ...
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Cannot load linuxmint after dual boot with windows 8.1 having efi firmware [closed]

I have acer laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 so comes with efi firmware. I dual boot Linux Mint after changing efi to legacy and set bootloader installation of Linux to efi partition. Then I ...
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Windows 8.1 not appearing on grub after Linux Mint 16

I had followed a tutorial to install Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and it works perfectly fine, currently using it to post this question. But when grub loads the only 3 options I am given, are Linux Mint, ...
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Access Windows's data on a dual-boot computer

I installed Ubuntu by making a partition in my PC. I want to access my data that is present in the Windows OS (Windows 8) in my laptop through Ubuntu. How can this be done? My windows OS is showing ...
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Edit a binary value in hexadecimal in chntpw?

I'm trying to edit a Windows registry entry to change the key to my Bluetooth device to be able to dual-boot with my Bluetooth keyboard. I know which registry entry to use and I can extract Windows' ...