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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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Partitioning problem in Kali Linux installation

I'm trying to install Kali Linux dual boot with windows 8.1. During installation, only two partitiones: while I have 3 different partitions . Please help.
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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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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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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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mount the shared files on coreOS to windows through nfs [migrated]

I opened the NFS service on coreOS and windows. The mount command on Windows is successful, but the shared file system is not available: C:\> mount \\(machinename)\ z: z: is now successfully ...
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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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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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Tried to replace Ubuntu with Elementary and lost GRUB

I already had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I wanted to replace my Ubuntu install with Elementary Freya, so I deleted the Ubuntu and "installed Freya alongside Windows". When I ...
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How can I prevent Windows from overwriting GRUB when using a dual-boot machine

I've been reading a lot about dual-booting, and it seems as easy as loading Windows and then loading Linux with GRUB, but everybody says that Windows loves to trash GRUB when it gets the opportunity. ...
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Is there classification of Linux Server and Desktop? [closed]

In Windows world there is a broad classification: Server and Desktop edition. I do see such variations in Linux world too (Fedora Server, Desktop for example). Is this classification a mere marketing ...
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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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Installed Windows 8.1 not Booting from Internal HDD

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux installed on my internal HDD. Windows is installed first, it worked fine and later I installed Linux through live USB stick. After restarting nothing happened...my ...
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Create a Bootable (UEF GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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How to access VPN network from Linux machine? [closed]

This is my case How to access the VPN from the Host machine? VPN is connect to the Windows VM.
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Windows cannot access disk mounted on linux boot

I do have a NTFS files partition that I use both in linux (LXLE 14.04 which is Lubuntu based) and windows (8.1). While back, I added and entry in /etc/fstab in order to mount the files partition ...
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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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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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Boot problem with Fedora and truecrypted Windows

I have 2 systems on 2 hard drives: truecrypted Windows and Fedora. When I try to press esc during password check from truecrypt nothing happens. In theory truecrypt bootloader should find Linux ...
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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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The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state

I try to mount a NTFS partition in nautilus, and it refuse to mount it and suggests resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), the problem is that I have already disabled ...
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Install Debian on ONE partition

My plan was to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian. Currently I have Windows installed. My disk can only have 4 partitions. One is system reserved. I want to give both OS their own 64GB partitions, and ...
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Encrypted FileSystem in VirtualBox

I'm looking for any information regarding how secure an encrypted Linux file system is when contained in a VirtualBox virtual drive on a Windows host? Specifically I'm looking for answers to the ...
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Tool to generate TCP traffic

I want to generate a TCP traffic starting from the port 0 to the port 65535. 1 tcp packet for each port with 1ms between 2 packets. The generator should not care if there is a TCP ACK or not. Are ...
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Files copied from Win7 to Linux ext4 are empty/corrupted

Problem: User on Win7 machine. Copy a simple text file from Win7 local drive, through samba, to Linux ext4 dir. The content of copied file on ext4 dir is empty when user open it. Only 1 user has ...
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Best way to use a shell with Cygwin in Windows 7

I installed Cygwin, to be disappointed that bash by default runs within "cmd.exe". I googled around and found Console2. It's not a particularly well-designed application, as doing adjustments is ...
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Cygwin compilation error in ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file

While i am executing the below command in cygwin in ffmpeg source directory ./build_android.sh Here is the for ffmpeg in android I am getting this error message ...
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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 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 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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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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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with win 8.1 and just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1 but I can't boot from it, I' ve done a bit of research but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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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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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 Complete Backup [migrated]

I'm looking to try Linux. How do I completely backup my Windows computer and put it into something like an ISO so I can boot from it later if I ever want to switch back from Linux to Windows? Will ...
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Kali linux dual boot with win 8 64 bit is not working

I have Windows 8 64-bit installed on my Lenovo Ideapad. I tried to install Kali Linux to dual boot with Windows by downloading Kali Linux 1.0.5 32-Bit ISO and then burning it into my USB stick using ...
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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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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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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 ...