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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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Cannot ssh using PuTTy with a valid username and password. How to make sure server and the PuTTy keyboard / terminals are same? Other issues?

[Edited: The issue was entirely due to own negligence. I was typed in an incorrect ip address. No issues logging in with the correct ip address.] Novice here looking for a solution... Problem: ...
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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Unable to create Kali Linux bootable USB with Windows10/Ubuntu

I am trying to Triple boot Kali Linux with windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Windows 10 are both already installed on my Dell-Inspiron. I was following the tutorial at this page to make the Bootable Kali ...
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Grub not showing up while booting?

I recently installed Kali Linux V2 in my PC with windows 10 already installed. But it when i tried booting up,it booted up with the usual windows 10 while the grub was supposed to show up. Any help ...
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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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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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qemu-kvm on windows, use cd/dvd drive direct access

Friend asked me to remotely (teamviewer) diagnose why CD/dvd drive on his windows laptop do not recognize (nor even eject) any CD... It is probably windows10-driver error, but reinstaling drivers do ...
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Should I dual boot Kali Linux v2. and Windows 10? [on hold]

I have an a laptop- HP Pavilion G6 - 2320 TX, and I need to install Kali Linux on it to do some pentesting on my apps. It's currently running a Windows 10 and has 4 drives- C, D, F and G internally, ...
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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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CentOS 7 grub option is missing after upgrading windows 8 to 10

My system was dual booted with CentOS 7 and Windows 8. After I reinstalled the latest Windows 10 Pro and removed windows 8, my system is only booting with Windows 10 as the Grub2 is not appearing at ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Linux equivalent of WinRun4J

Does anyone know of a linux equivalent of WinRun4J? Google isn't turning up anything. Specifically (from the WinRun4J aspect), I need the ability to pass additional/extended options to the JVM via an ...
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Clipboard doesn't work between Win7 (local) and Linux (remote)

I'm using Win7 64-bit and connecting remotely to Debian. The thing is copy/paste doesn't work even for plain text. I've tried killing this process rdpclip.exe and create again, but that didn't help. ...
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Share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer

I would like to share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer. The following URL describes how to do this procedure. ...
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How to Install Microsoft Windows OS if already have Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I have purchased a Dell laptop 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 Microsoft ...
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Can't boot from Windows USB [closed]

I have Linux Mint 16 (Petra) and 17 (Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install Windows (any version of Windows) in a new partition. I already made the partition, but I just can't ...
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How do I use a SSH tunnel as a alternative to port forwarding?

I want to use SSH as a alternative to port forwarding to use my RDP server from the outside as my ISP's router does not allow port forwarding. Here's what I have in mind: A - client connecting to the ...
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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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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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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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smbclient alternative for large files

I'm using smbclient to transfer a set of large files (80GB) nightly from a Linux system to a Windows share. Lately, for whatever reason, I've been getting I/O timeouts: cli_push returned ...
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Windows look-alike Linux/Unix

The security/privacy focused distribution Tails features a camouflage-mode, that made it look like a Windows Desktop OS. Is there a GUI/GUI-theme/GUI-extensions that makes a Linux/Unix desktop look ...
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Sharing a harddisk partition with a linux VM on virtualbox [closed]

Let me just paint the picture so you can all understand. My host OS is Windows 10. I have virtualbox installed on my windows OS, and in virtualbox I have an kali distro running. This distro and its ...
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Samba: hostname fails just shares verses hostname.domainname.com

I have an issue, only on my two Windows 10 machines, where Samba (v4.1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04) can be found fine in windows explorer with \\hostname or with \\hostname.domainnam.com, except that while both ...
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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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Why do files created via Samba get different ACL (mask) permissions depending on the client OS?

I tested this on a clean install of Debian Jessie, but I also have this problem on other machines (ex: Ubuntu 12.04). In addition to the base install, I installed sudo, samba, and cifs-utils. Shared ...
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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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Why do Unix-like operating systems shut down faster than Windows? [closed]

I've tested many different operating systems on the same machine. Windows 7, 8, 8.1, OS X, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Android x86, and Remix OS. All the Unix-like/based operating systems had in common a ...
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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 extend a Windows partition that has the swap partition right after it? [migrated]

I know there should be unallocated space to the right of this Windows partition, but the problem is that there is a swap partiton of 2Go, and the 56Go of unallocated space is at the very end. So how ...
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Screen going to sleep and then not coming back on

Recently set up a dual boot with windows 10 and linux mint 17.3 with windows 10 on an ssd and linux mint on a internal hdd. I have an ATI 7950 Raedon video card connected via miniDP to a Dell U2715H. ...
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Can I have an AD domain implemented using Samba4 trust an NT4-style domain (also running Samba4)?

I have a Samba4 server that serves an NT4-style domain. I would like to keep it for the time being, because its LDAP backend is integrated with a number of other tools and switching to a different ...
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Minimal BASH like line editing is supported

I have Fedora 23 dual boot with Windows 10. Suddenly, I'm not able to see the normal GRUB menu to go into either Fedora or Windows. I've seen the question and answer here but I'm already stuck at ...
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HDD with windows OS not connecting to linux via usb to sata adapter

I have an internal hdd from a windows computer. The computer suddenly started giving the message "No bootable device" during startup. So I would like to recover some of the data from the drive. To do ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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Determine if a graphics card is new

The 1 GB ATI/AMD dedicated graphics card of my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop failed recently and I got it repaired from a local laptop service center as the laptop is out of warranty. The service man ...
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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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How to allow users to mount windows shares

Our company uses both Windows and Linux. Each user has access to many Windows Shares, e.g. \\machine1\A, \\machine2\B, etc. In Ubuntu, how to allow non-root users accessing those shares? Is there a ...
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Attempted to dual boot linux with windows, not letting me boot into either

I was installing KALI on my computer alongside windows. My computer has 3 hard drives. One of them is a 1 TB hard drive running Windows 7. My two are 250 GBs and were both empty. I tried to install ...
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dual boot windows 8.1 and debian 8.2

Can anyone suggest among the following options which one would be the best option to install Debian 8.2.0 alongside on a system with (Windows 8.1 - booting mode UEFI on GPT disk) installed : (1) UEFI ...
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how to remove an operating system, out of many?

I have two o.s installed , Fedora 21 and windows 7 (ultimate), and there is GRUB bootloader, at the startup it shows four options to boot from Fedora21 Fedora20 Fedora recovery mode windows7 ...
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Is netstat a good tool to check for viruses connection?

My big questions is: How can we detect a virus both in Windows and Linux besides laying all our cards in Antivirus?! I know a rootkit can alter some commands like ls netstat and so on. My sister had ...
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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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Transferring executable files from Windows to Linux via WinSCP

Why file lose execute permission on Windows when it is transferred from Linux to Windows and vice versa?
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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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Installing Fedora onto Hard Drive: Error checking storage configuration

I am trying to be able to dual boot my windows laptop. In the setup process, navigating to Installation Destination -> Done with Automatically configure partitioning checked, the error message ...
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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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messed up partitions during mint installation

I was using a windows10/Ubuntu 14 LTS dual-boot, when I decided to swap out Ubuntu for Mint. I downloaded the .iso, made a Live-USB, started Mint from the USB, pressed install and the installer told ...
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Rolling Release Kali Linux repositories

My question is whether anyone using Kali Linux installed in a Virtual Box or VMware, using Windows 10 as host operating system, has fully upgraded using the Rolling Release repositories and still had ...