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0answers
30 views

Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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1answer
56 views

Why some web pages/files saved to NTFS can be accessed in Ubuntu but not in Windows OS ?

I'm having problem opening files which I saved in Ubuntu with Firefox web browsers "Save Page As" in a NTFS partition. The files can be viewed/accessed (using web browsers or text editors or word ...
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1answer
94 views

“unknown file system. Grub rescue” won't let me access to BIOS

So I installed Ubutu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 and after a week or so it stopped working and I couldn't figure out how to recover. I went back to windows for a little while and downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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2answers
477 views

Ubuntu files are not accessible through Windows 8 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit alongside genuine Windows 8. I can access both through Grub boot menu (Though the Windows 8 is shown as 'Windows 8 UEFI recovery'), but the problem is, when I ...
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2answers
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Create a shortcut to a folder on the desktop 13.04

I am looking to create a shortcut either in the explorer or on my desktop to the /host/users/Harry/ folder so I can access my windows partition easily, it is a hassle to go through the filesystem each ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the windows equivalent of /usr/bin, etc [closed]

This may not be the best place to post this, but my question is asking the sort of the opposite of What is the equivalent to the Windows "Program Files" folder? . I'm new to windows and am ...
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2answers
3k views

What “file system” is supported by Windows and Linux? [closed]

I'm setting up a media centre for my living room so that I'm able to watch downloaded films and TV shows on the big screen. The media centre is an old small computer which will have XBMCbuntu 12 ...
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3answers
184 views

watch the file changes in Ubuntu

I'm worried about my Windows apps modifying the files in Ubuntu, as there is software in Windows that can see and can modify files on the Linux partition. Can files or applications run normally in ...
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1answer
210 views

How to change the hard drive file type?

I installed Ubuntu OS. Then tried to install Windows 7 as dual boot. But i get error message that unknown file system. Not NTFS. Now there is no OS in System. How to change the hard drive file system ...
2
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0answers
247 views

Mounting encrypted file system on Windows

Is there a way to mount (read/write) an encrypted file system on Windows? By "encrypted" I mean whatever it is that Ubuntu does to encrypt a file system when you choose that option during formatting. ...
2
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1answer
192 views

How can Ubuntu update running applications without having to close them while Windows cannot?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit edition [ and Loving it :D] I mostly update through Terminal using sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I couldn’t understand this , That, having Firefox ...
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1answer
888 views

Can't see Windows partition in Wubi install

I installed Ubuntu as dual boot using Wubi. All seems fine, only I can't see the files on my hard drive. Do I need to do anything special to mount it, or similar? In the Nautilus file browser (top ...
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2answers
643 views

partition scheme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu? I bought a new laptop with following configuration: 640gb hard disk and 4gb RAM with pre installed windows 7. right now ...
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1answer
761 views

GUI for setfacl or other NTFS equivalents?

I would like to setup a small office network based on ubuntu machines to replace the current based on windows. One of the requirements is to setup a samba share for file sharing. The problem is that ...
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1answer
2k views

In simple terms, how do ext4 journaling file systems work?

How does a journaling file system work and why does it not fragment, like ntfs? Why hasn't Windows switched over to a journaling file system? Co.uld someone please explain this to me? Thanks.
3
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1answer
172 views

Is there a modern free-born file system working equally good in Ubuntu and Windows?

Is there a modern (I mean excluding Ext2/3 as they are obsolete for general usage when there is Ext4 today) free-born (I mean excluding FAT and NTFS) file system working equally good in Ubuntu and ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How do I access my Windows partition using the command line?

I had a problem with my Ubuntu install, and I need to uninstall it. However, I have one folder on there with an important assignment in it that I'd like to keep still. I can still get into Ubuntu with ...
15
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2answers
18k views

What filesystem for an external Harddrive (Linux/Mac/Windows)

What Filesystem should I use for an external USB harddrive (500GB), with possibility to share with a Mac and Windows systems, for example at the office. Now it is NTFS but back in the day the NTFS ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Technical differences between ways in which UNIX and Windows “mount” devices

Question from which this arose is here: What does it mean to mount something? Since asking about which is "better" or which "worse" can lead to subjective and argumentative answers, I'd like to know ...
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3answers
3k views

The best choice of linux file system and software that can be accesed from Windows

I am curently having ubuntu and win 7 dual boot and I want to delete my windows 7 and format all my partitions to use a linux file system. But I want to leave a door open in case I have any problems ...
5
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5answers
457 views

What is the best way to keep all your files when moving from Windows to Ubuntu?

I've been planning to change my OS to Ubuntu, but my hard disk contains 750GB of files (in two NTFS partitions: 250GB and 700GB). I know that it is possible to keep the larger partition and install ...
4
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1answer
414 views

Problem renaming files in a NTFS partition

I have one partition with Ubuntu and one partition with Windows XP, I have also another NTFS Partition where I share my files. I ve had many times the problem when I use Ubuntu and rename a file ...
8
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5answers
4k views

Mounting NTFS as read-only

My PC have 3 NTFS partitions (main and backups) plus Ubuntu on dual boot. I want to keep NTFS partitions available, but mounted as read-only by default, so that other users (and accidentally even me) ...
2
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2answers
855 views

Where's the best place to share files from?

I've got Samba installed on Ubuntu 10.04 and am about to configure it using webmin, but I just realized I don't know the best place to create a file share on a Linux system. I want to use best ...