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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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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I messed up my partitions and decided to do a full re-install of both Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.10 (I know that 11.10 is outdated, but I was planning to do an update to 12.04 as soon as I ...
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How to connect to internet through VM's internet connection?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a wimax connection(UH-235). I connect the device through USB. The connection must be DHCP(assigned by the service provider). Problem is, the driver+connection manager ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 11.10 through USB Stick

After I successfully unpacked to a USB drive the ISO-image and ran wubi.exe, I chose the settings there within Windows and I restarted my computer and chose Ubuntu. But this gives me the error: Try ...
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I'm missing a Windows drive - how to recover disk space?

I had installed Windows XP on C:\ drive then install Ubuntu on D:\ drive. After that I had formatted the C:\ drive and reinstalled Window XP on C:. However, now I cannot find my Ubuntu and also its ...
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Bootable ISO Disk doesn't work on Acer 1362 laptop

I have a 9-y/o Acer 1362LCi laptop that I want to convert to a Linux machine,since it is no longer useful as a windows machine. i made an iso dvd that is bootable from a win7 desktop, but it hangs ...
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Linux application to install Windows on a USB drive

There are everal applications which can install MS Windows on a USB drive, but all of these applications should be installed in a Windows environment. I am an Ubuntu user and do not have a Windows ...
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running old msdos/windows program qa4 ver 4.0 on ubuntu 13.10

Looking for more info on this because I'm not sure how to qualify my qa4 v4.0 program (symantic). It runs on ms-dos, but also runs as a windows program in win3, 98, xp. It won't run under win7. I ...
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Access Windows XP files from Ubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04, dual boot with Windows XP, and I would now like to access my Windows XP files from Ubuntu. How do I do so? My Ubuntu desktop menu does not have 'Applications', ...
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How to connect to a shared folder in windows xp?

Alright, so I am trying to access a shared folder on Windows XP (on another computer). Both are connected to the Internet and on the same network. They run in Windows Virtual machines (that came with ...
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Job spooled to Canon MP140 printer, but nothing printed

I am trying to print documents from my Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS machine to my Windows XP machine. I have a Canon MP140 printer connected to my Windows XP machine. I followed the instructions given here, and ...
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XP & Ubuntu out of order

libertie@lodewijk.de wrote: I have Windows XP running. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a ext hard disk. After installation restarting... and nothing works anymore. Ubuntu from the Live DVD or from ...
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Dual Boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04 with two drives--fine point

I have read many if not all the posts related to dual booting, but I am not absolutely clear how to avoid clobbering my XP boot record in the process using the latest version of Ubuntu. I have a ...
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How do I fix this DirectX error on Windows VMware guest?

I have VMware player 5.0.2 build-1031769 on Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (3.2.0-49-generic) and Graphic card NVIDIA GeForce 310M driver installed. When I run an application, which plays a sequence of images, ...
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Windows XP doesn't start up dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have installed windows XP first and then Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2 or 3 times upgraded Ubuntu with newer versions. Both were working fine. No problem A few weeks ago I upgraded Ubuntu again and I ...
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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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How do I connect a Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 12.04 together over the network

How do I connect a Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 12.04 together over the network. I used the networking wizard in Windows to create a networking setup. I am not sure I did it right, so maybe someone can ...
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Blank Desktop After Installing 12.10

All appeared to go correctly after installing 12.10 using the windows installer on my Windows XP computer. Chose to boot with Ubuntu and logged in without any error messages. The desktop remains ...
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cannot see windows XP os after re installing edubuntu 10.04 along side windows

Help me please! I tried to fix a problem by reinstalling edubuntu 10.04 from a live cd. I didnot partition manually. I selected " along side another operating system." After restarting no ...
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How to use USB bluetooth dongle/internal bluetooth chip on a virtual windows xp machine on ubuntu 14.04

I am able to use my internal bluetooth chip on Ubuntu (obvious). But I can't use it in a virtual machine(Windows xp) installed with Virtualbox. I also have a USB bluetooth dongle. But the problem is ...
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Installing Wine

The ubuntu 14 repository includes 3 wine packages. The third one says the first two must be removed before installing the third. Is this because they need to be installed in the correct order or is it ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 / XP - resized partitions, XP starts to load but fails to boot

On a Compaq Mini 100 I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Xp dual booting just fine. There was an NTFS partition between the Windows partition and the Ubuntu partition. I shrank the XP partition and enlarged the ...
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Boot up, Freeze up

I am trying to boot Lubuntu on an old xp box from a cd. I choose the Lubuntu option at start up. It boots but then does not function. I have used the escape key to enter into the start up options and ...
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Windows XP Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my desktop that had been running Windows XP (sp3) exclusively. In addition to the main XP partition, there was a smaller XP recovery drive. My goal was to ...
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Windows XP won't boot anymore

I'm not trying a dual boot. I plan to retire XP once I've picked a Windows version to replace it or have found that I can successfully get Linux to replace it for ALL my gaming needs. At the moment, ...
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Suddenly boot fails on a dual boot system (XP/Ubuntu)

I made my friend try Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it worked perfectly at first but after a while the computer did not boot. It showed boot error. I installed it alongside Windows XP. So I am really in trouble ...
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Upgrading a N130 XP Netbook

I have to replace XP on my aged Samsung N130 netbook,so would like to install ubuntu/kubuntu, and continue to use XP in a virtual machine. The netbook has 1 GB RAM but only one slot, so to upgrade to ...
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Failed load after installing 14.04 with Windows XP on DELL Inspierion 530

I am helping a friend and will not be able to get further information until end next week in the meantime I wish to update my own knowledge regards GRUB2 etc which is new to me if that is the required ...
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I installed Lubuntu alongside Windows Xp, How do i remove Lubuntu without harming XP

When I installed Lubuntu I didn't even think about it installing on the same partition as Windows XP. How do I uninstall Lubuntu without harming the windows xp OS or any of the documents and stuff?
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Boot repair enabled Ubuntu after multiple attempts but not XP

First two link numbers are 7229750 and 99, followed by... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229810/ ...and finally... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229947/ After several attempts (re above URLs) with boot ...
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I only want to run Ubuntu - should I partition my hard drive before I install Ubuntu?

I have an old desktop that runs XP. Since I do use this computer on an internet connected network, I feel it's best to replace that soon-to-be no longer supported version of Microsoft and look forward ...
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VM Guest Windows Xp not running Ubuntu Wubi install

So I installed Windows XP in VirtualBox, installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS within that using WUBI, but when I go to reboot, after selecting Ubuntu in MBR OS select (I believe that's the name), I get this ...
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reinstall windows xp on dual boot with ubuntu and then by mistake formatted hard disk partiton and it also get excluded ..how to get it back

i am irfan ...i have installed both ubuntu 12.o4 lts & windows xp 2 ..but when xp 2 not working properly i want re install it with xp 3 ...all things gone ok untill i go to my computer ..manage ...
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GRUB Rescue because formatted Ubuntu Drive

I have PC with Windows XP in C:\ and a week ago i installed Ubuntu 5 to D:\ Drive. Since I had older version i Formatted D:\drive. Since then it is showing GRUB. I login using "'rootnoverify (hd0,0)' ...
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Wubi issue with dualbooting from XP

Hey i used Wubi to install ubuntu on the same partition as my WinXP but when i reboot ubuntu wont load and says something about "wrong .ini or boot.ini loading c:\windows" help please?
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mouting a windows network drive in ubuntu

I'm trying to access my shared windows drive with my ubuntu laptop. In windows all I have to do is go to run and type \\computer\drive and the drive opens up. Is there a quick and easy way to do this ...
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Not able to add windows machine in samba pdc

I have configured samba pdc and I have some windows machine which I want to add in that pdc. I have created a user and set smbpasswd for that user but when I try to connect windows machine and it asks ...
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dual boot question

i have xubuntu, and xp in a separate partition on a single hard disk. xubuntu was installed first. xp shows up on the boot menu, but gives "Disk error" when clicked i know this is a very old ...
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computer stalls when wireless activated

I have an old, slow laptop that runs XP and am trying to salvage it with Linux. I'm using the ubuntu 13.04 disk that came with Linux Starter Kit, running it as a live disk on my Toshiba Satellite ...
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I have dual booted 12.04 and xp but it defaults to xp

first time seriously trying to daul boot. first time I failed I said ehhh. Now i want to actually do it and I had a clean install of XP and installed Kubuntu 12.04.3 (got the fixed wubi.exe install it ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows XP Professional 32-Bit with Ubuntu 12.04.3 32-Bit On A Dell Dimension 3100

I have Windows XP Professional 32-Bit and I want to Dual Boot it with Ubuntu. I had tried Ubuntu and generally liked it but Un-installed it because I did not have any way to get XP up again and I lost ...
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XGI Volari video card not working for Ubuntu on XP machine

I've got an old self-built PC running Windows XP professional. No onboard video card, using one that works pretty well in XP but not at all for Ubuntu. Won't boot into Ubuntu. stops without getting ...
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Dual boot(ubuntu/XP) error:no video mode activated

I can boot ubuntu without issue, though I can't boot up XP(which I had initially, with empty partitions). I get blank screen when doing reboot for installing ubuntu and need to hit enter to restart, ...
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Setting up LAN Ubuntu 13.04 and sharing files

My hardware is: * Acer Apsire labtop with Ubuntu 13.04 * Fujitsu Siemens labtop with Windows XP SP3 * A wireless router with 4 wired ports in addition * A Wired router with 4 ports * Crossed ...
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How to boot Windows XP directly via grub2 if Windows 7 has been installed?

I've been dual booting between Ubuntu and Windows XP. I recently installed Windows 7 in a spare partition, and now the only the entries I get in Grub are Ubuntu and Windows 7. After selecting Windows ...
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ubuntu/windows xp

hello I have a dell dimension 2400 running windows xp with Ubuntu on a partition. The computer would start unbuntu as a default unless I scrolled down to xp and hit enter. the computer now "hangs" at ...
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How to make a LAN between Ubuntu 13.04 and win XP sp3

I have brand new Acer Aspire e1 labtop with Ubuntu 13.04 installed. This computer is set up to speak with my wLAN. Is it possible to make a LAN between my old winXP sp3 to my new Ubuntu Acer? The ...
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What Version of Ubuntu will work on an older (2002) laptop?

I've just inherited an older laptop, and I'm hoping I can make it a faster, more functional and user friendly machine by wiping windows xp professional and installing an open source os. (Windows is ...
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13.04 LPR, Windows XP only printer, can talk to Windows LPD, but can't get printing to work

I have a system running Windows XP SP3, with a Xerox DocuPrint P8 (Windows Only printer) attached to it, which works fine as a shared printer wiht Windows XP, but I am unable to get it to print jobs, ...
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Pantech Link II, Ubuntu and Virtual XP

Okay this is my problem. I have a Pantech Link II, dmesg states: [ 896.072037] usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ 896.258562] cdc_acm 2-3:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device [ ...