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How to access Win7 on a dual boot machine?

I've been dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu for about 4 months and I got on it today to change the default boot on grub, because my girlfriend kept getting locked out when it reboots and, by default, goes ...
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Windows Changes File Permissions in Samba File Shares

I have mounted an external USB drive that is used for file shares on CentOS. All of the clients access the shares are Windows XP or 7. Within Windows, I use the "Manage your credentials" feature in ...
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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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Creating Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script

Does a tool exist (preferably packaged in Debian) to create Windows self-extracting executables that can auto-run a script in the archive once the extracting is done? I've been toying with NSIS but I ...
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UBS-Stick with Arch is no longer bootable after Win8 has been booted

CS student but Linux newbie here. I bought an Acer Aspire S7 and wanted to try an Arch Installation on an USB-Stick. I followed the Beginner's Guide. I also set up disk encryption using dm-crypt+LUKS ...
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Samba - releasing file lock

Our (Windows) users are starting a program from a shared subdirectory on a Debian server. They use samba to access this directory. When we want to release a new version of the program the started ...
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Shorewall “ERROR: Ordinary users may not start the /etc/shorewall configuration” in Cygwin

I am using Cygwin on Windows 7 and I have installed Shorewall 4.5.21.5. When I try to start shorewall in Cygwin, it gives me error: $ shorewall start ERROR: Ordinary users may not start the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 & Linux Fedora 19 (BootLoader Error)

I installed Win 8.1 in first drive C: and then attempted to install Fedora 19 in D: but after install, all packages in bootloader installation Fedora show the following error: An unknown error has ...
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Connect Windows 7 domain member notebook to Samba 3.6

I have a Windows 7 notebook from work, using which I would like to map a file share on my samba NAS when at home. The NAS is meant to be fully open, and not require authentication at all: security = ...
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Installing Linux over Windows 7

I have a computer with three hard drives: SSD with Windows 7 installed HDD with Linux Mint installed HDD with no OS, formatted as NTFS drive for storing files. I have been using EasyBCD to dual ...
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Make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup

What is the equivalent of bootsect command available in Windows, on a *nix system? Usage: In order to make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup I have to boot-up VMWare and run bootsect.exe ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a netbook, but keeping the original win7 installation in storage

I have a Samsung N210 netbook. It has windows 7, starter edition. I´ve tried the latest Ubuntu version using a pendrive and loved it so far. I would like to install it in my netbook, but I would ...
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putty connection works but ssh command line refuses password authentication

I'm struggling quite a lot around ssh tunnels today. First, here is my configuration: My local machine, a PC with windows XP (ip=l.l.l.l) My remote server, with a CentOs 5 installed (ip=x.x.x.x) ...
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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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coLinux strange networking trouble

Installed coLinux, Debian, sshd inside, pcap-bridged networking, and I can connect to ssh service from coLinux console and from LAN. Now, the strange part: I cannot connect to Linux guest ssh service ...
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CUPS Color & Black and White

Yesterday I set up CUPS to turn a USB printer into a network printer. All of the print jobs are being sent to the server from windows and it's working great except for one problem. When I set the ...
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Unable to Boot into F17

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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How do I get Linux on my sat nav?

I have a Clarion MAP680 navigation system, with some version of Windows CE on it. Is there any way I could hack it to get my beloved Linux on it? It seems to have a 1 GB flash drive or something, and ...
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Samba and Active Directory limitations

I was wondering if somebody could help me with a question on a networking assignment I have do do with Active Directory and Samba working together (I chose SAMBA). I understand using a Samba domain ...
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Making a Linux audio recording device available on a Windows 7 PC over network

I would like to use my headset's microphone both on my Linux laptop and a Windows 7 PC simultaneously, for different VoIP applications. I'm currently running Ubuntu with PulseAudio on the laptop to ...
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Linux Mint 13 can't detect SSD &/or Windows 7

I'm a newcomer to Linux OSes in general. I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon alongside Windows 7. Linux Mint can't seem to see/detect either of my SSDs and because of that, it can't ...
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Unable to access Linux share from a Windows machine with NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME error

On the Linux machine I changed the smb.conf like this: [john] path = /root/john/downloads available = yes valid users = john read only = no browsable = yes public = yes writable = yes The path ...
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Unable to add ubuntu to windows domains? using centrify

I'm using this guide to add my linux (10.04 lucid) ubuntu machine to domain. First I tried using likewise, but couldn't do this apparently due to some compatibility issues with 10.04 kernel. I had ...
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How to efficiently use Console2 with screen/tmux/byobu?

I'm using Console 2 and msysgit's bash to SSH into my Linux machines. There, I'm using screen (but considering tmux and/or byobu), but currently simply with one single-terminal session per ...
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How to recover a multiboot configuration after having installed Windows 7?

I've installed Windows 7 and XP on my laptop. After that, I installed RedHat 5. Now the problem is that I'm not able to load my RedHat. What should be done to fix this problem?
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How to make titlebars in XFCE bigger?

No matter how big font I set for titlebar, the height of the titlebar is not changed at all. I don't see any editbox where I could enter the desired height of titlebar. So far, I only found ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and fedora 19

I am trying to dual boot windows 8.1 and fedora 19. I am in UEFI mode and using USB. I installed windows 8.1 and left some free unpartitioned space.. Now when fedora installation is going on I am ...
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Trying to install Fedora using Unetbootin on a windows 8 laptop

The Unetbootin does whatever it says it needs to do, and then when I restart my computer and attempt to launch it says that it cannot find ubnldr.mbr and won't launch. How can I fix this, or is ...
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[AMIBIOS]Default value not getting reflected on flashing BIOS

This is my first BIOS mod. we use a AMI BIOS from our OEM (Quanmax - KEMX-2030) Currently i am trying to change the default value setting in the BIOS .For, which i use AMIBCP for editing the default ...
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How to back up and restore(linux mint) all softwares and files from C drive when windows 7 boots but stops at black screen

I have Windows7(32 bit) and Linux mint 16(64 bit) dual boot computer. Windows 7 boots but stops at the black screen. But I can boot normally from mint and can access windows7 files through mint . Now ...
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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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Windows 7 guest fails to boot on Fedora 20 host

In virt-manager Windows boots (in safe mode) up to loading classpnp.sys. CPU usage then stays at 100%. In VirtualBox I get a blue-screen-of-death right after loading classpnp.sys and then it reboots. ...
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How to mount a flushed hard disk in Xubuntu

I want to recover data from an internal hard disk with Windows Vista. I`m using a live CD of Xubuntu. But when I write: sudo fdisk -l I obtain only the USB disk in which I have Xubuntu live. How ...
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/dev/sdb keeps changing to whatever disk contains Windows 7?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on /dev/sda and Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sdb. Initially I installed Windows 7 on (call it disk 1) and when I begun installing Ubuntu it said Windows 7 was on /dev/sdb. ...
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Problems with booting with Kubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7 Dual boot

So I've had Kubuntu running on my Lenovo laptop as the only operating system for most of the summer. Earlier this week, I decided to shrink the home partition in order to add a Windows 7 partition. ...
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Zorin OS 7 - Home button

What is the name of the command that invokes the home menu? I am using linux zorin os 7 ultimate. The home button (windows button) does not bring up the home menu. It does work, its not broken. I have ...
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Issues mounting a NTFS share on Centos 6.3

We have a web server running on Centos 6.3 and we intend to mount a shared Windows drive (Windows 2008) so that we can do our daily backups on to the shared drive. This is how I am mounting the drive ...
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run Kde4's panel on remote machine

I am trying to get KDE4's panel (menu, task list and system tray) running from a remote machine and I can't figure out the command I need. If I run plasma-desktop I get the panel but I also get a ...
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WINEXE + is it possible to run winexe without set the domain name in winexe syntax?

background - Winexe program — remotely executes commands on WindowsNT/2000/XP/2003 systems from GNU/Linux I run the winexe on my linux machine red-hat 5.1 , linux machine connected to WIN XP PC ...
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Attempting to boot from Windows 7 Live CD on external HDD, PC ignores it and goes to GRUB

I apologize if this is the wrong location, but it seemed the most applicable. I run Fedora 18 and Windows 7 dual booted. I just put a Windows 7 64 bit SP 1 live CD onto an external HDD, formatted ...
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Transfer speeds through PPTPD VPN are throttled

In an effort to improve my understanding of Linux, I decided to setup a VPN for myself to route my internet traffic through. After about 8 hours, I finally had a Debian Squeeze VPS setup with pptpd ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD after installation

I've installed FreeBSD on my system along with Windows 7 using this tutorial. When I turn on my PC the screen says something like this: F1 FreeBSD F2 Win F3 ? F6 PXE Boot: F1 _ Pressing F2 ...
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Cent OS 6.4 UEFI Dual boot

i'm really a beginner to Linux trying to study for RHCSA certification here. I have Windows 8 installed on UEFI BIOS. When i installed Cent OS, installation went smoothly and then after restarting, ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 & Broadcom Compatibility

I have windows 8 pre-installed and also want to use Ubuntu (13.04) as my secondary OS. I had problems regarding Broadcom STA wireless drivers in 12.10, but the drivers work fine on older versions. How ...
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I have replicated partition after I delete it using diskmgmt

I'm a linux newbie, and I messed my partition. I have 5 partition in my 500GB HD, Windows 7, Data, Data, Linux Mint and Lubuntu. I accidentally deleted Lubuntu partition using diskmgmt in Windows 7. ...
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Install/Boot problems after dual boot of Linux Mint on HP Ultrabook (Envy 14 1030us)

I have followed steps to install Linux Mint (as dual boot) on an HP Envy 14 ultrabook (1030us) as detailed by Raphink (on askubuntu "Dual boot Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on HP Ultrabook ENVY-4 ...
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How to merge a Windows 8 install with a Linux Mint, two different disks, same computer

I have a Windows 8 on a disk drive I removed, then installed Linux Mint on a new disk drive. I would like to place the Windows 8 back as dual boot... is this possible? The problem was, I could never ...
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How to mount Windows shared folder on Redhat

Case:: I have to mount the windows shared folder on redhat directory /mnt or anywhere elese. This is the Windows shared folder Path D:\Analytics\Data\DownLoad This path will be mounted on Redhat so ...
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Partition wiped out possibly due to the partition table changed by Windows, malicious software, or …?

When the data loss problem occurred: My Lenovo laptop has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. There are two ntfs partitions shared between the two OSes: one for Windows 7 installation ,and the other for ...
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ArchBang dual boot with Windows: HowTo

I have been reading up on ArchBang, and I am quite interested to try it. My netbook does not have a CD/DVD drive, so I created USB installation stick using numerous Windows tools, like LiLi, and Linux ...