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grub rescue no such partition

Single HDD, one partition with Win10, second with Debian (installed with dedicated /boot, main and swap) and a large shared NTFS partition. Windows required refresh, so I booted into the Windows ...
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Qemu disk virtio performance on Windows 10 guest

Is this speed normal? Host: 64-bit archlinux Guest: WIndows 10 64-bit Education Edition with redhat virtio stable driver, raw disk format, 32GB size, virtio enabled, kvm enabled. start command: ...
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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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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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Arch Linux - Arch/Win7 Dual boot with GRUB

I'm looking at dual booting Arch Linux with Windows 7 where each OS is on a separate hard drive. I mostly understand how to do it except for one thing I am unsure of. On this Arch Linux webpage for ...
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MySQL server on Ubuntu fails to start after changes made to my.cnf in Windows

I have MySQL 5.5 running on Ubuntu Server 12.10. When I run /etc/init.d/mysql restart, I get the following: mysql start/running, process 2754 However, when I open /etc/mysql/my.cnf in Windows via a ...
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WebDAV + davfs — error copying large files

I am using Apache on server, with WebDAV. On client Linux, I have davfs2 mounted folder. When I try to access small file, everything works fine. When I try to access image file size of 2Gb, I am ...
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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 icon,...
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How would one run windows applications in Linux that are already Installed in a Windows Environment?

Basically, what I'm looking to do is as simple as the title suggests. There are two drives, one with a Windows installation, and one with a Linux installation. I would like to be able to run the ...
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VNC server on Arch with i3 and VNC viewer on Win 7

I have a laptop with Arch and i3 installed and a desktop with Win 7 installed. My goal is to run a VNC server on the laptop and connect to it from my Win 7 desktop via VNC viewer and be able to use ...
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Got only Microsoft reserved and Microsoft basic data partition ? How can I boot into Windows 10 from grub2?

I only got these partitions: Disk /dev/sda: 55,9 GiB, 60022480896 bytes, 117231408 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (...
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Pass fastboot USB device to VirtualBox Windows VM from ArchLinux

I have a Xiaomi android phone and I want to unlock its bootloader. The official way is using a Windows tool, so I booted up my Windows VM and tried to pass the USB device form the devices menu, but it ...
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Linux Mint not recognising free space created by Windows 10 shrink

Hoping someone may be able to help. I have Windows 10 installed on my HP laptop, and since I'm starting to do some programming, I decided I'd like to get Linux on it too by creating a partition. I ...
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unable to login into Windows 10 and also my Linux

i tried to login into one of the OS but failed.it stays at the login screen and doesn't notify any error(its like continuous loop...enter the password but comes back to login prompt).this is happening ...
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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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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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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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Can I connect to Windows machine from Linux shell?

I can connect to Linux machines from Windows using PuTTY/SSH. I want to do the other way round - connect to a Windows machine from Linux. Is this possible?
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Windows partition not appearing when installing 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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Windows 10 vs. Mac OS as a hypervisor [closed]

I am a developer working with GNU/Linux. However I am required by my workplace to have either a Macbook running OSX, or an a Lenovo running Windows 10 as my work-station. The sole use for those will ...
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Force-Mount windows hibernated partition in Read/Write mode

I have a dual boot system with an NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17. There is also another NTFS partition (E:) which I would like ...
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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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Printing to ubuntu client via network, using php that reside in windows 7 webserver [closed]

I plan to change my windows 7 client to ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The client has a local printer (Epson LX-310) that is used to print an invoice in web app environment built using apache with php (the web ...
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Will transferring an SVN repository dump form Linux to Windows cause EOL problems?

I want to mirror an SVN repository on my local Windows system, but in order to save bandwidth I will have to do an svnrdump onto remote Linux system, zip it up and download it onto my Windoww system. ...
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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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Unable to boot from a bootable USB drive on a machine where Win 10 is installed already to be able to start installing Linux

I'm trying to replace win 10 with Arch. Now only Windows 10 is installed. I've created a bootable usb: # dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync Then I ...
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How to create a bootable partition with an ntfs file system that is compatible with a Windows 8.1 boot USB drive

I've been trying to use fdisk and gparted and I believe that I have a suitable partition on /dev/sdb1. Here is my command list: fdisk /dev/sdb1 n (I filled the whole drive with a new ...
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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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convert windows path to unix path inside wine application command line

I'm running a windows application in wine, which executes configurable commands to run external applications (e.g. an diff editor to show differences between two source files). So these commands are ...
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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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Why Unix has ring like architecture , why not windows? [closed]

Unix has a architecture which looks like concentric rings, Windows has a rectangular architecture. Why is that so? Any specific reason for this kind of difference?
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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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Samba 4 has high CPU usage when accessing mapped drive through Windows

I have noticed that when I access my Samba share from Windows, the smbd daemon will always use aprox 10-20% CPU - no matter if the share is used or not from Windows. Even if I close the share/window, ...
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problem with Debian dual boot

I'm trying to install Debian stable as a second OS. Windows 10 is already installed. During Debian installation, Grub doesn't recognize Windows 10 and tells me any already installed OS will become ...
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Learn the base of security and defend myself from external attack [closed]

i would like to learn and work on internet security, because thia is a world that is in continuos change and id like to improve myself on it..anyone can help me linking site or PDF where i can study ...
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Trouble Joining an Active Directory Domain

I'm trying to join an Ubuntu 14.04 server to a Windows 2003 R2 domain. My admin says that from the controller side, it is part of the domain. But SSSD can't seem to start and DNS update fails. I've ...
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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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How can i make incremental backup?

I have a linux based HOST system with KVM. And a GUEST system using Windows Server 2012R2 on a lvm partition. How i can make an incremental backup of this lvm set? Or better yet, how can I make a ...
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Replacing Ubuntu 14.04 with Arch Linux on a dual boot Windows 10 configuration

I want to migrate to Arch Linux. I have read all about the installation process on Arch Wiki and got a fair idea about the process. But I have a doubt on how will the GRUB installed by Ubuntu behave ...
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Linux Mint touchpad not working on dual boot with windows 10

The touchpad is not working on Linux Mint. My touchscreen is working perfectly however. The computer is an Inspirion 13 7000 series, dual booting with Windows 10. dmesg | grep mouse && dmesg ...
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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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Installing Lubuntu on Old Computer

I am trying to revive an old computer of mine. It is a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. I am using unetbootin with Grub to install Lubuntu, however when I try to install after restarting the ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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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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Can't boot Fedora from Kali's Grub

I've had Windows 10 and Fedora 24 installed, dual-booting, and it has been fine, but I just installed Kali in the remaining 200 GB, and the bootloader it installed can't boot Fedora. If I go into my ...
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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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How to boot tablet from usb [migrated]

I need to boot my tablet from usb stick where my windows 10 install files are stored. There are no boot settings, I can access only UEFI shell see: That usb is blk0 and blk1 (when i unplug they ...
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Trouble mounting a centos NFS export on Windows 2012 R2

Hoping somebody can help me out here. Have been struggling with this for a while now. I have a Centos 6.7 box which has NFS installed. I have an export/share configured; my exports file is like so.....
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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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Bushound alternative for Linux for SCSI logging

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good solution to logging specific SCSI device traffic on Linux? Does anyone knew of a comprable Linux alternative to Window's Bushound? I have looked at already ...