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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 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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Restore windows boot manager in grub command line

So I installed GRUB2 and Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windwos 8.1. I am on an Acer laptop, which does not have a cd drive. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in windows 8.1 through the integrated disk manager, ...
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Which format in office libre writer to choose in order to omit problems when opening in word on windows ?

I have written a document in Libre Office Writer, it is crucial to me to keep the documents format. Now I am clueless in which format to save it, since there is a plethora of options, even different ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Im using Whonix, How to set Directory where I upload my website to on local machine

Im using whonix Gateway and Workstation. I have them installed correctly and I can access the tor through them. Im trying to publish an .onion website. I have a website written in Ruby Rails. How ...
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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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Why are my USB flash drives not working well under Linux and Windows?

Let me explain my question better: I am a Linux user (Fedora 20) and regularly need to use USB flash drives to carry files I will need to open in Windows computers in College, and the other way ...
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Issues with saving Linux and Windows folders on the same USB?

I'm wondering if folders work differently when set up by Linux than they do when set up by Windows. Here's what I want to do: Go into Linux Mint, plug in a brand new USB stick, and create a folder ...
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Is swapping enabled by default on common operating systems?

As a result of this question, I was a bit confused. After some research I found that swapping is enabled by default on Mac OS X. Swapping was furthermore introduced in Windows 3.0, so I believe it is ...
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Download updates from peer computer over LAN

As you may have heard, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will allow you to download updates not just from their servers, but from multiple sources using peer-to-peer over LAN and the Internet. My ...
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exit out of all SSH connections in one command and close PuTTY

Is there a way to back out of all SSH connections and close PuTTY in "one shot"? I work in Windows 7 and use PuTTY to SSH to various Linux hosts. An example of the way I find myself working: SSH to ...
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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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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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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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Can't access Windows drive: “Windows is hibernated, refused to mount”

I'm using Fedora 20 along with Windows 8. However, I'm unable to access the contents of the drive in which Windows 8 is installed. It shows: Error mounting /dev/sda2/ The NTFS partition is in unsafe ...
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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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Grub is unable to find physical volume with Windows 7, in dual boot with Archlinux. LDM problem?

When I boot my system I get into the nice menu with Arch-linux, its settings and windows vista (loader) as possibilities. Windows fails to boot when selected with a message identical to the output of ...
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Changes to be commited half green half red [migrated]

Last time I used git add . and git status after I got this output: Why is the output colored this way, and why are the paths ordered so oddly? For example: ...
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Multiple Windows recovery image deployment via Linux PXE server?

Is the following scenario feasible: A laptop repair workshop currently using multiple, physical hard disk caddies containing various Windows 7 / 8 recovery images for repairing various laptop models ...
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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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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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No space left on device, with 320 GB free

I'm a bit lost. I have a 500 GB external hard drive with its original filesystem still in place. The last command (dd writing to a file within this filesystem) failed with "no space left on device". ...
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After reinstalling Linux Mint, Windows 7 does not boot

Final edit: I tried each and every single fix on the question, but I ended up just restoring an image I made a year ago of the freshly installed system using clonezilla. After that, I ran rescatux to ...
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I installed Ubuntu instead of Windows. Where are my files from D drive?

I'm quite new in Linux. I have had a Windows and two drives: C and D. Windows was on C. Then I installed Ubuntu instead of Windows, and I expected my files on D will stay. But I can't find it. As far ...
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CentOS 7 No package … available [duplicate]

(CentOS 7 64 Bits) Following these steps: http://freevps.us/thread-2789.html I get errors, anyone can help me please? STEP 2, running this command yum install libICE.so.6 libImlib.so.1 ...
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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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FTP straight to directory, rather than making it relative to FTP users home directory?

I've set up an FTP server using vsftpd on a Centos 5.10 machine. This is my target directory on the server: /var/www/supercoolstuff I can connect from a Windows XP machine using WinSCP then ...
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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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How to set up persistence on kali linux live USB while booting from it

I have a kali linux live USB and I want to set up persistence on it. Unfortunately, I do not have another device running linux and the only way for me to access linux is while booting through the USB. ...
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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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Execute a .exe on a samba share

I have a linux machine and a windows machine, the linux machine has a samba share with a .exe file on it. I can read and write files from the windows machine to the samba share, but I cannot execute ...
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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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Unable to start ubuntu after installing updates - Stuck at 'Try (hd0,0)'

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on the same hard drive as my Windows 8.1 OS, on its own partition. The installation went without any hickups. After that I used EasyBCD on my windows system to ...
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How to set up samba sharing with libvirtd

I'm using QEmu with a Windows 7 guest on my (Arch) Linux system. I'd like to use the samba to share a directory on my host system with the Windows guest. I can do this from the terminal with a command ...
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How to create multi-bootable OS from USB drive in Mac OS X

While Googling and tried with some instruction from many website introduction including Youtube and also been get through this article http://apple.stackexchange.com/q/130221/116741 but still can't do ...
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How to migrate an IDE VM to a virtio VM?

On my KMS host I installed a windows server 2012 guest a few months ago. The VM runs raw using IDE (HDD). I would like to improve the performance by using virtio. I performed these actions: ...
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Cant boot to Kali linux [duplicate]

have installed the operating system successfully on my laptop that has Win 8.1 pre-installed. (With this guide) After restarting the computer, windows 8.1 loaded instead of grub bootloader, so I have ...
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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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Create Symbolic Link for Windows Machines

I currently operate a SMB file server for my network and, like a lot of you guys, don't touch Windows myself. I need to create a symbolic link that will work on my user's Windows machine to ...
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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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Setting Kali Linux as default system instead of using VirtualBox? [duplicate]

so I'm a complete noob and I just installed Linux using VirtualBox. Is there any method to set Linux as my default system and get rid of the current one (win7)? Or is it neccessary to delete both and ...
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Samba Tuning (Very low data transfer rates)

I have been trying to tune my Samba server for a while now and have had very little luck. At first I thought it could have had something to do with my router but recently purchased a new one with ...