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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 share a CUPS printer with a Windows VirtualBox guest?

I'm currently using Ubuntu but I have printing set up with CUPS. Is it possible to share a CUPS printer with a VirtualBox Windows guest? Or, namely Windows 2000.
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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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Use SSH on RedHat installed on Oracle Virtual box

I have installed Oracle Virtual Box and RedHat on it. Can I use SSH or PuTTy from my local PC (Windows 7) to access RedHat locally? If yes then what will I enter in field of Host name? And if no then ...
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how can I delete the remnants of windows from a new CentOS 7 server?

I recently installed CentOS 7 on a new computer that came shipped with Windows 8.1. The BIOS no longer shows windows as a boot option. But my initial analysis of the file system is hard to ...
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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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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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Win 8.1 guest on VirtualBox 5 running on Wayland 1.8 freezes after login

I'm testing GNOME 3.16.3 wayland (1.8) session on ArchLinux 64bit. Everything seems to work fine so far except for VirtualBox 5.0.2. If I run windows 8.1 as guest, after entering the password on the ...
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replacing windows 8.1 with CentOS 7

A new computer came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. It is an Acer Aspire T desktop. I would like to completely erase windows 8.1 forever from the machine, and replace it with CentOS 7. How can I ...
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How to connect from one VM Guest instance to another to another VM Guest instance

I have Windows 7 as my Host OS and I have a VM guest instance of CentOs 6, now I have created a more Instance guest Centos 6 via Vagrant. All are working fine and I am able to do a ssh/ping from ...
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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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USB drive not working on Windows after connecting it to Fedora

When I connect my USB with FAT file system to Fedora and after that when I try to connect it to my Windows 8 machine, it says that drive is "corrupted or data is unreadable". This error does not ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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Dual Boot Configuration with SSD and HDD

I'm very new to Linux. I have been using Windows/Mac during my whole life, but now I have decided to use Linux. So I'm trying to configure a dual boot system with Windows 10 and CentOS 7. I already ...
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CentOS 7 and Windows 2012 multiboot from SAN

We would like to create multiboot configuration for our workstations. Workstations are equipped with Qlogic BR-825 HBAs that work in BIOS mode (not EFI). SAN presents to HBAs three LUNs: LUN0 - boot ...
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Grub 2 broken installation.Cannot boot Funtoo/Windows 8.1 [closed]

I bought a new laptop which came with installed Windows 8.1. I wanted to put Funtoo. I had to reboot after grub is installed. It said it was but after trying to boot it says GNU GRUB version 2. ...
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Redirecting USB scanner to windows machine

We have a Linux thin client that connects to the Windows terminal server via RDP. We need to redirect USB scanner that plugged to the Linux machine to the Windows terminal server. What is most ...
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GRUB unable to detect Windows 10 using Boot-Repair

I have been using Windows 8.1 and Kali Linux 3.14 for a while. But upgrading to Windows 10 resulted in installation of MBR instead of GRUB. As I usually do, I used the Boot-Repair Bootable USB to ...
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Setting environment variables with .bash_profile: only last export works properly

I am trying to export some environment variables in Unix using .bash_profile It reads now like this: export PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/cuda-6.0/bin/ export ...
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How can i distribute a software package to workstations on the same network?

I want to distribute a software package from my Linux server automatically to the windows workstations on the network. I'm doing it manually at the moment, and I want to do it automatically from the ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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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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Windows 10 not loading after installing Fedora as a dual boot [closed]

Recently i upgraded my pc with windows 10 and after its installation I planned to have a dual boot with Fedora. But after installing fedora windows 10 is not loading. I think its boot loader is ...
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Why isn't rxvt-unicode launching with perl extensions enabled by default even though I built it with '--enable-perl' and even '--enable-everything'?

I'm trying to get 'clipboard' perl extension for urxvt to work. I installed the script, it didn't work, and after some searching around I discovered that Cygwin's rxvt-unicode package is built with ...
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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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Ubuntu 15 vs Mint 17 vs Zorin 9 vs Elementary OS (newbie) [closed]

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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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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Is there a way to salvage a partition table that was automatically edited by windows?

I tried upgrading to windows 10 and expected it to overwrite the bootloader, but it screwed up the partition table as well. So I'm wondering if there's any way to recover the linux installation. ...
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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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Data recovery best approach [duplicate]

My computer is in the process of being dual-booted windows 8.1/Arch. I have two drives: a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I also have the SSD reserved strictly for Windows, (because of recent mistakes made ...
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Why does Linux have poor battery life by default compared to Windows?

Is there something inherent to Linux operating systems that makes them poor managers of battery power by default? I would have thought a light distro like Lubuntu would have a clear battery life ...
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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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Graphical access to windows over ssh

I have a chromebook with kubuntu on and a desktop computer at home which is quite powerful running windows 10. Since the chromebook has limited memory/hd space I would like to be able to access my ...
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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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Shell script error (: not found [No such file or directory]) [duplicate]

I'm using following script on linux server. And which is giving: : not found [No such file or directory] This is the script: # ------------------------------------------------------------------ # ...
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how to install window 10 with CentOS

If one have CentOS. How can I make dual boot with Window 10. I want to use window 10 with centOS. any solutoin
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Is it possible to make ls ignore Windows hidden files?

I'm using the GnuWin32 libraries on a Windows 7 machine. Everything is working fine except that the ls command is showing all of the NTFS hidden files. The solutions I've found for this so far all use ...
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VirtualBox problems since Windows 10 update

I've been having so many different errors with Virtualbox, one after another, since I installed Windows 10, that I don't know where to start. I usually use the latest Linux Mint KDE, 64 bit, but ...
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How can I change the name of one partition called sdaX to sdaY?

When I use a pendrive with two partitions on a Windows system, it only recognizes the first partition that I've created in that pendrive. I have a pendrive with two partitions: an ext4 and a ntfs ...
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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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Is this a valid setup for tracking file ownership using Samba share and managing rights?

Just need someone to look over my shoulder and tell me if this setup will work without any big problems down the road after I start adding users. Current setup: Ubuntu 14.0.4LTS Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu ...
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Can't boot Windows on UEFI after installing Linux Mint

Okay, so I just put a second hard drive into my computer and installed Linux Mint onto it. Now trying to boot back into Windows I can't, I've tried both the drives from the boot menu and haven't done ...
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How to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 7 easily?

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 alongside of Windows 7. I found this tutorial, but it is very long and have millions of steps: How to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 7 Are there any tool(s) ...
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Computer shows no grub after failed installing debian

I have a laptop with windows 10, and I always have been working with one partition with Microsoft's windows, and another one with some linux OS. This time I wanted to try Debian, but when I was ...
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Remove Windows Boot manager?

I have two drives an SSD boot drive and a storage drive. I needed a temporary install of windows so I put it on my storage drive while leaving Linux on my boot drive. When I installed it windows ...
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Can Ubuntu detect Windows 10 for dual-boot?

I am trying to dual boot Windows 10, so I went on the Internet to find out if Ubuntu will detect Windows 10. Some sites say it does, while others say it doesn't... Which answer is correct?
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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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How to restore data from Ubuntu if it doesn't load?

I have a notebook with two installed OS, Ubuntu 14 and Windows 10. Recently notebook had fallen, and I've stucked with problem with my hard drive. Each time when I try turn on notebook, I have 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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Create shortcut in Windows to launch xterm on remote server via SSH and X11 Forwarding

I am not sure if this should go in Windows, but I figured the Unix section would know more about this. I am running a CentOS VM on my Windows 7 host and would like to have the ability to simply ...