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How to Re-Add Windows XP to grub menu after Ubuntu 11.10 Re-install

Basically, I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 inside Windows XP

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP. Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site (version for RAM less than 2GB). Burned to USB stick using LiLi USB Creator. Booted laptop using that pen ...
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Which desktop environment should I use with Ubuntu 16.04 on a computer with 1,024mb of ram? [closed]

I've used Windows all my life and I've been researching Linux today. I'm on XP and I'm seriously considering switching over to Linux for a boost in both security and speed. Here are my specs: ...
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App to shrink Windows partition on WinXP

I have a WinXP machine that I'd like to make dual-boot with Lubuntu. The standard advice is to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows as Windows is fussy. The problems I'm running into are ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate HDDs

So got a new PC (Dell 3847) and swaped the 400w power supply from old system to replace 300 W one and picked up a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphix card. I would like to use the 1 TB HDD in my old PC (...
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SAMBA — Cannot access Samba share from XP

Cannot access SAMBA share on Ubuntu 12.04 box from XP box. SAMBA is up and running on the Ubuntu box. smb.conf has the correct windows workgroup name in it, and I can see the Ubuntu box from the XP ...
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Ubuntu acting slow. Does size of partition affect performance? If yes how do i make the partition bigger. If no then how do I make it less laggy [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows XP and it is acting really slow. Before I installed, I made the partition 20 gigabytes. Does the size of the partition affect the performance? If so, how do I ...
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Black screen when installing 16.04

When I try to boot I Ubuntu 16.04 for the first time from a USB drive, a black screen with a single, lonely cursor shows up. That's it. This is on a Dell m170 running xp service pack 3. Thanks.
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Trusty 14.04.2 samba 4 windows xp join error

In the past year I made many installation of ad dc server with samba on ubuntu 14.04 lts server amd64. Every installation with same (or very similar) configuration with bind backend and level 2003 (...
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Virtual Box won't allow me to enter base memory

I'm trying to install virtual box in my Ubuntu 15.04 machine. I specifically want to use Windows XP for some project. I used sudo apt-get install virtual box to install Virtual Box. After that I ...
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Connect to Windows XP via VMWare

Is it possible to connect to the command line on Windows XP running on VMWare, from inside of Ubuntu?
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ubi-partman failed with exit code 10 during 12.10 fresh install

ive been trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my acer aspire one 534h,using an iso from the official site and a 16gb flash drive using unetbootin. my aa1 is running factory settings (xp). it will boot ...
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Make Ubuntu/XP dual boot and WIN7 istallation on separate hard drives work + SATA socket issue

I have an old functioning dual boot Ubuntu/ Windows XP on a 2TB hard drive. I recently installed Windows 7 on another 1TB hard drive. (both are properly sub partitioned accordingly) The 2TB drive ...
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Undo Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I Installed Ubuntu on a Windows XP computer (completely installed not side by side) I have 1 gb of RAM with a Pentium 4 processor Ubuntu version is 15.04 it runs as slow as heck is there any way to ...
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Ubuntu 15 xRDP from Windows XP - breaks connection

I installed Ubuntu 15 and made the steps described here: XRDP – Installing XRDP on Ubuntu 15.04 then I was able to connect and use remote desktop from Windows XP using usual "Remote desktop ...
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How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?

I have run out of space on my WinXP virtual machine, which I only gave 10 GB space for when I created it. Is there an easy way to increase it to, say, 20 GB? I can't see any obvious option in ...
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Grub fails on fresh install

I've used Ubuntu for some years (and set up) a dual boot Win7 laptop. No issues on updates or upgrades or grub. Yesterday I decided to dual setup my desktop also. And yes, first I did a full data ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows XP on VirtualBox

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit and Windows XP in VirtualBox. The virtualization start but in Windows XP there is no connection. In Wbuntu I'm using the Ethernet connection from Vodafone Station. The ...
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VirtualBox gives “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted” error

I have VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.10 and some programs don't work on Wine, so I wanted to use a Windows XP SP3 ISO (for basic programs) and it gives me the error "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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Vostro 1000 Dell Wont Boot from Usb

I have installed ubuntu on my HP Stream using the live usb method and it worked. This time Im trying on my dads old Vostro 1000 laptop. I downloaded the Lunbuntu OS and the pendrive thing. After that ...
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Ubuntu download for XP [duplicate]

Is Ubuntu a free download. I have a friend who is sick of XP and I want to put this on her computer.Will Ubuntu work on an old XP laptop ?
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Wifi disconnects when Ethernet connected

I'm using a WiFi connection on Ubuntu 12 and connecting to XP directly via Ethernet cable. I've set the ipv4 settings of the Ubuntu wired connection to: share with other computers and restarted. ...
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MateNu Python Installation help

I really want some info on what version of Python to install for MateNu, and how to install all the add-ons quickly. Here is the list from the readme itself: python, python-xdg, python-cairo, python-...
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reboot now doesn't work in Ubuntu installtion CD/USB

I am currently using Window XP 64bit and trying to install ubuntu by clicking "reboot now" option in Reboot Required under Demo and full installation button in Ubuntu menu of CD/USB ( I tried both ...
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Ubuntu caused my machine to boot to a blank screen!

Tested the most recent Ubuntu 32bit on my old Windows xp desktop from the DVD I burned. Everything ran smoothly, so I rebooted. My aim was to extract the last handful of files off the drive before ...
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Connect Timex Ironman GPS Global Trainer in Ubuntu 14.04.3

Is there any way for download the data inside the watch? I tried connecting it via USB but it doesn't appear connected ~$ lsusb Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching ...
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Remove Windows XP after installation of Lubuntu

So thanks to this excellent forum I've got Lubuntu installed alongside Windows XP on my old laptop. When I decide to completely remove XP, should I simply reinstall Lubuntu from my image file? Or is ...
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Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed that it is divided into 3 sections: my antiquated floppy drive (at least, I think that is correct), the C drive, and an ...
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Installation Question [duplicate]

Can I download Ubuntu using my Windows 10 laptop and burn it to a CD? I'll then use the CD to install Ubuntu on my older Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win XP, home edition. Thanks for your advice.
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't install fro USB

I'm a newbie to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.03.3 LTE on an old XP laptop that would otherwise be discarded. I thought I would erase the old hard drive and do a clean install, but first I ...
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Kernel panic - can't install Ubuntu on old Windows xp desktop

I have an old desktop running Windows xp. Several years ago I installed Ubuntu on it using wubi. It ran really well but I uninstalled it for some reason. The computer's been sitting in the basement. I ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot, using Windows XP?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB. Now there is no option to choose Linux or Windows, because the boot-loader is missing. Can I repair this using Windows XP, without using Ubuntu or a virtual ...
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MacKichan for ubuntu

I am actively using (working on Windows) MacKichan Scientific Work Place (SWP). The absence of its version for Linux is the only thing that stops me to switch from Windows to, say, Ubuntu. Is there ...
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Share files - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 - one network - password not accepted

I ask this question in SuperUser but no one helps me. I hope to get more attention here. I have three computers connected in one network by modem. I want to share files in this network in the most ...
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64 bit Ubuntu on 32 bit windows xp by daemon tools

I am currently using a 32 bit processor with xp and wanna dual boot it with Ubuntu. Should I download 32 bit Ubuntu or 64 bit Ubuntu? I also wanted to ask if I can use daemon tools instead of burning ...
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Installing Ubuntu within XP

Recently my laptop with Ubuntu installed on it, finally gave up. I have removed the HDD and mounted it in an external casing and plugged it in to my desktop which runs WinXp. On my Ubuntu machine I ...
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Trying to install Lubuntu on Windows XP but I need to define a root file system?

I have a big problem with Ubuntu for laptops (Lubuntu), in that I need to define a "Root File System". I am completely new to the Ubuntu family, and thus, I come to you for help. How do I access the ...
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How to do I connect a VMWare guest to the internet?

I use WinXP on VMware inside Ubuntu 12.04. Need connect VMware XP box to internet with some reliable algorithm through Host-only, NAT, or with Bridged connection. Please suggest me any right way ...
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Is it possible to ripping a CD via another computer?

I have multiple computer on my local network. Some of it use Windows OS. On one of Windows system, it had one CD drive. I'm also have Ubuntu system on another computer. This's the scheme: +---------+...
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Removing Windows XP after installing Ubuntu by liveCD netinstall [duplicate]

I'm new to linux OS so forgive my noobiness. I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Windows XP computer as a dual partition using the netinstall mini.iso burned to a cd-r. I had issues with unity desktop ...
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Trouble with computer finding DVD or USB drive to boot from on windows xp system

I am trying to install Ubuntu while uninstalling windows xp. I have downloaded the 14.04.2 Ubuntu file to the desktop of another computer and burned it to a DVD. next I changed the computer bios to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my Desktop parallel to Windows XP

I have a desktop which is running on Windows XP SP3. I want to install Ubuntu so that I can use either of the OS. This is mainly to learn and get acclimatized to using Ubuntu before fully converting ...
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Ubuntu can't access the internet

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I tried installing my 3G modem USB stick but that didn't work. After days of unending trials and Google searches, I finally found out I could run a Virtual Machine ...
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kubuntu / Windows xp partition- want to upgrade to windows 7 but keep kbuntu

I have dual boot: Windows XP and Kubuntu. I want to upgrade to windows 7 but naturally want to keep Kubuntu. If i do a clean installation of windows 7 will that delete the Kubuntu partitions on my HD ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 replacing 12.04 / XP dual boot [duplicate]

I have an Asus Eee pc with W XP and Ubuntu 12.04 installed as dual boot. I want to delete XP entirely and install Ubuntu 14.04. I created a USB installer, but when I boot from the USB drive, it ...
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How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?

I have installed VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows XP pro as the virtual machine. Now I want to have a shared folder which can be accessed on both, my host Ubuntu machine, and my WinXP guest ...
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can't install xp in virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04LTS?

I am trying to install winxp in virtual box, but was stopped here so, hope anyone who can help me figure out this problem! what can I do next?
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How do I run Autocad 13 (not 2013, but #13) on Ubuntu?

Do I try to get Ubuntu to run it or is there a compatible CAD program for Ubuntu that sees Autocad files? When I try to install, it is asking for a 32bit system. I last had it running in XP
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Can Ubuntu install alongside on Win XP computer?

Can Ubuntu install alongside on Win XP computer? My XP computer crushed after trying to install Ubuntu. The installer say that it cannot find HDD and installation stops. It cannot install Ubuntu or ...