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Short form file names when viewed in Windows

I realise that this is possibly more of a Windows question than a Linux one, but maybe someone knows the answer or can point me to a suitable better forum (I shall post the same on Stack Overflow), ...
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Why do Unix/Linux systems still need to depend on Microsoft?

On an Ubuntu 20.04 system on Intel hardware: # cd /boot/efi/EFI/ # file $(find . -name '*.efi') ./ubuntu/grubx64.efi: PE32+ executable …, for MS Windows ./ubuntu/shimx64.efi: PE32+ executable …, for ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint + Windows 10, IPV6 is not visible online after starting Mint

I have installed Linux Mint 20 alongside Windows 10. I have a internet cable connected to the PC. When I launch Linux, the Network Manager is correctly showing my IPv6, however when I go to http://...
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how is linux different from windows? [closed]

this question has 2 parts - how is linux / unix different from windows in firing up the gui from cui which starts by default? and can we have an operating system which by default has only a gui?
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Pairing Bluetooth LE Devices for both Windows & Linux

I'm trying to pair my Logitech G603 Bluetooth mouse with both windows 10 and Ubuntu. I followed this and this without success. I think that the problem is how the export of the Key from windows, since ...
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Dualboot: Other OS can't get DHCP lease after Windows was booted

I'm dualbooting Windows and Linux on my machine for about 2 years now and never had a problem with dhcp conflicts. After the recent Windows 20H2 update I suddently can't get dhcp on Linux to work if ...
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client Linux Mount cifs network drive on active directory with current user

In my network Active Directory server in on windows 2016 Linux works as a client with different users working on the same PC. I want to implement the automount of folders with the currently logged ...
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How can I fix crashed Cinnamon?

I get an error after logining to computer. It returns the message Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in fallback mode. Do you want to restart Cinnamon? I selected Yes, but it had still ...
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update-grub does not see my win10 installation

This question is migrated from SuperUser because I got no feedback there. I hope to have better luck here. Most likely my problem is a bit deeper than what Subject says. FOCUS: My root problem seems ...
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Why does Ubuntu / Linux tend to fully lock up when one or multiple applications overwhelm the CPU, and windows does not?

I am quite new to using Linux with a UI as a general operating system (Using Pop! OS, tried Arc Linux as well). I am happy with it, especially Pop!OS has a very responsive and fast ui, nice driver ...
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Is it possible to replace the Windows boot manager with GRUB without having Linux installed?

It's pretty much all in the header. I'm about to get a new PC and I'm planning on installing Windows on it, but I would like to know if it would be possible to get GRUB on there without a dual-boot. ...
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Start NFS server without UID and GID of Unix directory

I'm trying to setup a NFS Server on Windows to map a folder of a Unix system connected to the same network. This tutorial's step 2 (sections 4 and 5) sais to edit a registry by adding the UID and GID ...
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size vs size on disk - reported by ms-windows via samba

On my Gnu/Linux server I have a folder, according to the ms-windows popup says 1,179 files and 30 folders. This is on RHEL 7.9, with an XFS file system, and samba server is used to make it accessible ...
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Error while trying to connect my wireless adapter

I have a laptop with a built-in wireless adapter "Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Adapter" through which I can connect to my Home Wi-Fi. Weirdly, my Kali Linux machine on the Virtual Box ...
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Trying to Normalize my “D:” Partitation's state after replacing Windows 10 with Ubuntu 20.10

Good Morning, I'm trying to Normalize my "D:" Partitation's state after replacing Windows 10 with Ubuntu 20.10... it shows as Microsoft basic data and I can't touch any Folder or File in ...
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How do I remove the GNU GRUB screen?

I have a laptop with Win 10 and I had a spare external SSD, so I burned Ubuntu.iso into a USB-Drive and installed Ubuntu in my SSD. So far so good. When I have my SSD connected and power on my laptop ...
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VirtualBox - Trouble with Windows host and Linux raw disk guest

I am having some trouble creating a bootable Linux raw disk. I have two storage devices: Here is a breakdown of disk 1: Here is the output from .\VBoxManage internalcommands listpartitions -rawdisk \...
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Connecting to a Windows VPS from a Linux PC

I have a Linux PC. I also use a Windows 10 VPS. I can connect without a problem. However, I cannot hear any audio on my Linux from the VPS. The PC has sound and I know the VPS is working and has the ...
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Dual Boot not working

I had Windows 10 installed on my computer, I shrunk the partition it was installed on then installed linux on the new partition. Now when I turn on my computer I see GRUB and the only option is my ...
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Systemd Bootloader not shown (Dualboot Windows10 / Pop!_OS)

I've recently replaced my dualboot (Ubuntu/Win10) by (Pop!_OS 20.04/Win10). Now, when I start my computer, no boot menu is shown and it boots directly into windows. Here's what I've tried so far: I ...
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can't open bitlocker encrypted devices with a clear key with cryptsetup but it works with dislocker

I'm trying to open a bitlocker encryptet partition (/dev/nvme0n1p2) with cryptsetup, but it always returns the following error: # cryptsetup -v open --type bitlk /dev/nvme0n1p2 crypt0 Enter passphrase ...
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How to download sapi5 voices in Pop OS?

I made a python desktop assistant in windows which took user input and gave out output in the form of speech with the help of pyttsx3 , I used one of the male voices which comes in by default in ...
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How to access windows d-drive through Linux?

I recently shifted from windows to Linux (Pop OS) and i wanted to access my Windows D-Drive in Linux . I searched about this and found out that out that I need to mount my drive first of all , but as ...
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How to copy Windows 10 system files in Linux?

I am trying to switch from one hard drive to another. So I decided to boot in Linux, hook both hard drives up, and copy all files from one hard drive to the other. However, when I try to copy ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu installed on VHDX from Grub2?

I've done lots of researches and have read a lot of Q&As about this, but couldn't find the information I needed. I have Windows 10 installed on my SSD, and on the C drive, I have a VHDX (virtual ...
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How to make linux-formatted NTFS partition recognized by Windows?

I formatted a file system in Linux using sudo mkfs.ntfs, and ran a script that ended up generating up to a Terrabyte of information. I need to process this information in Windows. As it turns out, ...
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OpenSSL generated certs from Windows working, but not Linux

I've been configuring an MQTT broker for a customer, sadly it's Windows 10 running Mosquitto. The interesting part is when I went to generate the certs on my Pop_OS Linux machine; the clients will not ...
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Windows Command Prompts 'systeminfo' command equivalent on Ubuntu

With Windows' command prompt, I can get a simplified system hardware overview through systeminfo command. On Ubuntu I can get a lot of non GUI commands with lots of info plus verbose details. There ...
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Grub recognizing but not booting windows

I'm running Manjaro 20 installed on a M.2 SSD (nvme0n1). And Windows is installed on a separate SSD (sdb). Booting into Linux from grub works perfectly, but when I want to boot into windows from grub ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't recognize Windows 10 in SSD

I have this scene: An SSD of 500GB with Windows 10 installed inside. An Hard disk of 1TB which I have partitioned in 500GB for data and 500GB remaining free for Ubuntu 20 When I try to install ...
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File conversion canary

Is there a way to tell if a flat ASCII log file, eg. the output of a command, was converted to an office document (typically: Word, Excel, Notepad) and back to a flat text file? I know at least one of ...
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Grub starts in command line after reboot and shows Windows files

I’ve seen this post: GRUB starts in command line after reboot I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my laptop which was originally running Windows 10. I wanted to replace windows completely, not dual boot, ...
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Grub unable to boot installation windows installation, error: cannot load image

I sort of have a specific problem. I am new to dual booting, this being my second time. I accidentally installed and upgrade to my manjaro kernel which had rt at the end, which caused a lot of errors ...
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windows not booting due to grub4dos

I am a high school student and was installing Linux for study related stuffs along with windows. When installed it was not showing option to boot so i fixed with EasyBCD in which added a new boot ...
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How to enter the root PID namespace from a distribution installed on WSL?

I've been experimenting with the Windows Subsystem for Linux v2 (WSL 2) and read in their FAQ that all distributions are installed on the same virtual machine (VM), isolated using namespaces, in Hyper-...
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Error dual boot ubuntu, not show grub selection

I installed ubuntu 20.4 next to windows 10, uefi mode, but when i start the computer starts directly ubuntu, i can't select windows 10. I tried with boot-repair and i get: LegacyWindows detectado. ...
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How can I add a Windows partition to a Linux device?

There are any number of articles online describing how to turn your Windows box into a dual-boot Windows/Linux, but I can't find anything about how to go the other direction. My laptop is running ...
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Are there any alternatives to `chntpw`?

chntpw is a Linux program that can be used to change user passwords etc. on a Windows installation. It claims that it "Should handle both 32 and 64 bit windows and all version from NT3.x to Win8....
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xrdp disconnects immediately after connection from Windows10 to ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to connect with Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10 to my machine. I choose the sesman-Xvnc module in login to xrdp windows. after entering my user and password and grey windows open ...
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SSH with password from Windows Command Prompt and Execute Command

I am stuck with some shell scripting on ssh-ing into a linux/ubuntu machine and then executing a script (bash/sh). I need to do this in order to perform benchmarks. So far I can open up the command ...
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MS-Windows secondary-storage (disk-drive) not showing up from Elementary OS (2 separate drives)

Solved: I received some OS updates and noticed that on boot, grub now shows, which it didn't before (I was using F12 to change boot drives), and now the nvme partitions are showing using the below ...
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Installing Windows 10 alongside Linux with Windows Boot Manager already installed

So I'm in the unusual situation of having Ubuntu installed using Windows Boot Manager. I do not have Windows 10. Is there anyway to install Windows 10 without having to wipe the partition? I know this ...
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Has a program ever successfully run on Wine, but failed on native Windows?

This is admittedly a more theoretical question looking for objective grounds; forgive me if I chose the wrong stack for it. Wine is a compatibility layer for Microsoft Windows, allowing programs ...
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.exe file with hardware key not running in Linux

I am running a simulation software in Windows with an .exe file and inputs and I also use a usb stick (hardware key) to run the simulation. I want to do the same in Linux. I downloaded wine and gave ...
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Does linux support the functionality provided by Windows HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT URL protocol trigger?

This windows registry magic: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shotgun] @="URL:example Protocol" # <---- URL for this example is example.com "URL Protocol"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\...
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Boot from SSD not shown in BIOS, probably corrupted drive

This issue has occurred on my new 2 weeks old laptop, Lenovo ideapad L340 gaming. My setup is dual-boot Windows 10 and Manjaro. While I was playing a game on Windows, blue screen of death appeared, ...
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Deleted Unix and Grub partitions - can't boot into Windows anymore

I get prompted with the grub rescue. The partition holding windows is intact. I also have access to another computer and a USB stick. Can I boot into Windows without losing my data?
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SSD not recognized on Ubuntu though Windows sees it

I recently bought an Acer Nitro-5 and wanted to try Linux on it for the first time. I booted from a USB-Stick as usual, however the OS (Manjaro, Pop!, Ubuntu tried them all) did not recognize my SSD ...
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Open display linux with VcXsrv Windows X Server in windows

I've have been trouble with the instalation of my linux subsystem on windowns 10. I prepared my wsl2 environment and downloaded ubuntu 20.04 and VcXsrv Windows X Server in windows, but when I tried ...
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Windows host name resolution stopped working

I followed instruction on the web to get my Linux laptop to resolve Windows 7 host name: sudo apt install winbind libnss-winbind sudo nano /etc/nsswitch.conf{ updated the "hosts:" line to ...

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