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Making Live USBs won't work on Windows

I am teaching a C++ class for high schoolers. The students bring their own computers, and to standardize things I'm making everyone boot from a LiveUSB of Ubuntu with persistence storage. I had ...
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Can I use a CD instead of a USB for boot-repair

Am I capable of using a CD instead of a USB for using boot-repair to fix my grub boot loader after upgrading to windows 10?
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Ubuntu and Windows boot trouble with work laptop…HELP

I'm pretty new to linux and have only had a little exposure to it. From what I've seen I really like it. What I've done is I have a laptop from my employer that I take with me on business trips. ...
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Is double-booting with Windows 7 viable with Ubuntu 14.04? Or does on have to be wiped, (Windows not pre-installed.)

My mom's old i5 Ultrabook's Hard Drive died a year ago and now I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu so I can run MS Office (I prefer it to LibreOffice.) And Steam. I also want to keep Ubuntu ...
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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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Why dependency problems in ubuntu [duplicate]

I never faced a dependency problem In Windows(I don't mean windows is better...) . Why can't ubuntu install some libraries without removing others libraries or previous versions of libraries?(this is ...
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Bootable USB for Windows and Linux Installation [duplicate]

I just got a new 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I want to be able to install the various flavors of Windows and Ubuntu from that flash drive. The Windows USB Tool only installs the different versions ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu dual boot with windows 10 as both are in same drive [duplicate]

I have inatalled ubuntu 14.04LTS dual boot with windows 10. Problem is that ubuntu and windows 10 is in the same drive. Please help me to uninstall ubuntu without loosing my windows.
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make samba share visible in Windows “Network”

tl;dr Shared files are accessible, but server isn't visible in Windows listing. I've got printers and some directories shared via Samba, but they do not appear in the listing when a Windows user ...
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where to place UNetbootin

I am in the process of downloading Ubuntu. I want it in a bootable flash drive. To do this I am told to add UNetbootin to make it Live. My present OS is Windows 10. Which UNetbootin should I use ...
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How to remotely control which OS Grub boots?

Consider the following dual-boot setup: Grub is installed to /dev/sda /dev/sda1 is mounted as /boot /dev/sda6 is mounted as / Windows 10 is installed to /dev/sdb2 As it stands now, Grub selects ...
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Grub2 is not being installed within installation of Ubuntun 14.04.3 and Win 10 set before

hope you can help a beginner. I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. After that I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 and successfully installed it; For that I made several partitions; One for Windows 10 ...
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Windows 10 update on dual boot, can't boot into ubuntu

I decided to update my windows 7 install to windows 10, after which my grub was lost. So I used an ubuntu live usb with boot-repair and it found my win10 install. But I no longer have the option to ...
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Which is better, running Linux on Windows or vice versa [closed]

 am thinking about buying the newly launched Lenovo P50 machine. What will be better, installing Windows as host machine and running Linux inside a virtual machine or other way round??? What are the ...
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Windows took my Grub [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my pc on one partition. Later, on the other partition I installed a Windows OS. Now, when I turn on my PC the are no boot options. GRUB is gone. I tried booting ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on win 10 PC

I want to install ubuntu on PC already running windows 10. I downloaded linux and made a bootable USB drive but on startup the system directly boots win 10. Also i dont get option for selecting my ...
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A question about softwares coming from a compleye newbie

I am almost sure that this will be flagged as a duplicate but I really need some organized answers. In Windows apps come in .exe type. Simple. In Ubuntu, I've seen 3 types. Apps I download from ...
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Dell Win 8.1 64bit Unbuntu 14 VirtualBox ACPI PCC Boot fail

On Win 8.1 pro with 64bit I5 3.1 GHZ Dell with terabyte of storage using VirtualBox 5.0 and Ubuntu 14 lts desktop iso image. When i start the instance created I receive ACPI PCC probe failure and ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu, no dual boot, can't access Windows

Basically I installed Ubuntu following the partition tutorial and everything seems fine except I seemed to have lost Windows. I can still see it in GParted, but there is no dual boot menu + I can't ...
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How to uninstall Fedora OS from Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Ubuntu,Fedora and windows OS in my laptop.I want to remove Fedora OS only.How can i uninstall it ? Kindly suggest any good ideas.
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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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How do I get Windows to showup on my boot menu?

I'm sort of new to all this, and am not quite sure what I did. I somehow managed to delete the boot menu from my computer, so when it starts it automatically goes into Ubuntu. I got the boot menu ...
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START PXE IPv4 OVER

Hi, Awhile back my hard drive crashed, I replaced it and installed Ubuntu onto the hard drive instead of windows. I now want to go back to windows and I am running into a problem. I have made a ...
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Would like to install Windows 8.1 (dual boot with 15.04) , but need to shrink encrypted partition first

Disgusted by MS's Windows 10 privacy problems, I decided to give Ubuntu another go. I backed up, formatted the drive, and installed Ubuntu 15.04 only. I love it, it's great, but I do need a Windows ...
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Unable to load Windows(8.x) Partition in Ubuntu

I have a HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 installed and there seems to be some problem with the hard disk, due to which Windows never boots up. It just hangs at start up. I'm trying to recover some ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 & Windows 8.1 Dual Boot - Boot directly into Windows

Background: Windows 8.1 was installed in BIOS mode on a RAID 1. I removed RAID and went to AHCI so I have 2 individual drives. Removed all partitions on drive 1. Drive 0, Windows 8.1 boots OK. ...
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Dual Boot cause Ubuntu and Windows to crash

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer, dual booting with Windows 8.1. Now, I am unable to use either system. When it boots and I select Ubuntu, the login in page flashed and then turns to black ...
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What will be the effect on other Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu alongside with my Windows 7. Currently i have 6 partition with Windows 7 as C:, D:, E:, F:, G: and H:. My Windows files reside in C: drive. What will be the effect on other ...
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Windows 7 Install USB Won't Boot into after Ubuntu install? [duplicate]

Please help, I have just put together the hardware for my own gaming PC, I had a Ubuntu 12.04 live CD so I popped it in and installed it while my Windows ISO downloaded on another computer. I got the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 10 today, but after restarting my laptop

After Choosing Windows Boot Manager(on/dev/sdb2), its says "could not load image" or something like that. I am new to Ubuntu and Installing it, and could this be happening because i did not create the ...
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Recover lost data when install Ubuntu from Windows?

I was used Win 8.1 with UEFI booting. So when i try to use ubuntu live on usb and install in dual mode. My data in all disk is fine. But when i install ubuntu alone from win 8.1 which format the C ...
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Norton Products (on Ubuntu/Linux) [duplicate]

Do I need to use an anti-virus software with Ubuntu such as Norton?
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Can i install ubuntu touch on my windows 8.1 toshiba encore 2 tablet?

Can i install ubuntu touch on my windows 8.1 toshiba encore 2 tablet ? Please ? I just won this tablet and i want to install android or ubuntu touch in it ! Please tell me how . I tried to create a ...
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How to fix windows or dell recovery on vostro after installing Ubuntu

In the begin of this year I have acquired a Dell Vostro 5470 and installed Ubuntu on it. I didn't tried to boot Windows 8 until then, but now I need to, and I can't. (As I am aware now, due to UEFI ...
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Software Deployment for Windows Computers?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my workstation. I was given the task to deploy an .msi package to 12 computers and needs to be run silently. I want to replace SCCM, PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory ...
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Windows update on VirtualBox [closed]

I've got the latest Ubuntu LTS a couple of weeks ago and I've installed VirtualBox on my machine recently. I've created two VMs on VirtualBox (Win7 and Win8), but none of those machines can get any ...
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Edit dual boot menu

I have currently installed Ubuntu 14 and windows 10 alongside. For some reason, in the boot loader it shows of course Ubuntu, ando 2 entrys that say Windows 7. Both of them take me correctly to my ...
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Multiwindow screen

I want to create ./console, which will show four screen splitted vertical and horizontal. How can I do it? I tried: screen -rD s1 screen -S s1 -X split but it doesn't split. Why? CTRL-a and :split ...
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How can i recover files from hdd dedicated to unbootable OS with Ubuntu on USB?

I am using Ubuntu on a USB, and i want to recover the data from my hdd because Windows wont boot. I am new to Ubuntu and don't want to screw up the data on my hard drive. back story: I installed ...
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Upgrading to windows 10 [duplicate]

hi so I bought windows 10 and I’m using Ubuntu, and i want to just use windows now and get rid of Ubuntu. I have no clue how to do this or how I can even start, I have the .iso file and I’m ready to ...
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Can You dual boot windows and Ubuntu for a 2in1 system?

My friend is looking at purchasing a Dell 2in1 laptop. His hopes are that he could possibly dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu so that he could have a windows and Ubuntu 2in1 experience. What I mean is ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after editing Windows loader partition with GParted [closed]

I made the uninformed decision to add a label (and nothing else) to my windows loader partition with GParted. The GParted entry is: ( /dev/sda1 | fat32 | [no mount point] | [new label] | 900.00 MiB | ...
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How to install Ubuntu in parallel with Windows 10?

How to install Ubuntu in parallel with Windows 10? The wubi installer doesn't work and even the Boot from USB when trying to install does not process
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Is there any Ubuntu 14.04 theme to make it look like Windows 10?

I used windows 10 in virtual box for a few days and i fell in love with its beauty. Is there a ubuntu theme to make it look like windows 10?
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Is there any way to add a “Boot to Ubuntu/Windows” icon?

Is there a way to make an icon that would allow you to reboot the computer to a certain OS? I am not sure if a program like this exists yet, but theoretically would this work with Grub 2 or some other ...
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Windows logon scripts failed to run after ubuntu server is turned on

I recently teaching myself how to set up an ubuntu + samba file server in a Windows domain. Things seem to be running fine except if a user logon a workstation after ubuntu server is on, those windows ...
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New to Linux, want to try to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu but having trouble installing both [duplicate]

kinda new here to this forum but I recently got my new PC up and running and I've wanted to try to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu, I've never tried Linux on a computer but I tried after a friend ...
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Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know if when I install Ubuntu and keep Windows I can Delete windows later. My English is not the best one, so I´ll be grateful is you use easy words.
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How can i use a driver software that was written for windows ?

My xiaomi mini portable wifi usb router has a driver for windows. i can't run it on ubuntu 14.04 . I tried wine to use the given driver software, but it didn't work. what can i do ?