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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - CIFS mount via fstab very slow. 10x faster connecting in GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine as a VM on an ESXi 5.5 server. I have two different CIFS mounts, one on a Windows 2008 R2 server and one on a Windows 2012 R2 server. I have the mounts set in ...
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Grub boot probelm

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my first HDD (500GB) with a second drive(1TB) as a backup (500GB), and the rest(500GB) non allocated. I needed to run a windows based only program for school so ...
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Install Windows 8.1. with BIOS unaccessible

I've got really annoying problem and can't seem to figure out how to work it through. Recently I cleared my hard drive and installed JUST ubuntu 12.04 and of course upgraded to 14.04. Now I need ...
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ntfs-3g Failed to decompress file

For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with: Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g[483]: ntfs_attr_pread error reading ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1 Cant Boot

I am new to ask Ubuntu and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop using this guide. When I turn on my computer it boots directly into windows. I went to my UEFI Firmware settings to make sure ...
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Will a Ubuntu install disk made on Windows run on a Mac?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac, as a second OS, I know how to do it, but will a DVD burned on Windows work on my Mac?
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Why couldn't I see grub when first dual-booting with Windows 8? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu. When I rebooted the PC Windows 8 was starting automatically. I thought that "Install alongside Windows 8" meant, that I could directly use the dual-boot, but I had to use ...
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Connect to School's Print Control System [closed]

I want to connect my university's print control system but school's website express connect method for only windows. For Windows operating systems: Click on the [Start] icon and go to ...
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Unable to boot into windows 8.1 after installing on seperate partition (not preinstalled)

I have decided to give Ubuntu a try, so i decided to install it alongside my Windows 8.1 (not preinstalled - It was delivered with win7), though i had to make a custom install (had the "no system ...
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Problem with my Windows Desktop during Ubuntu-Windows 7 dual operating system

So, I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 for almost a year now. So far, everything was fine, until today. I was using Ubuntu and I copied a file from the Windows' desktop to Ubuntu. Now, when I boot with ...
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I can't find my windows 7 after installing ubuntu 14.04 , i need my data any how

I have searched on net and got i have lost my old data can some plz provide the steps to recover the old data . i need data only it is must to have that data. scenario in which i lost my data; --- ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition - No Windows Recovery Disk

I shrunk my Windows partition. I took the unallocated space and installed Ubuntu on it. Upon installation and updating, I realized I did not give myself enough space in the Ubuntu partition. So, I ...
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Cannot access NFS shares, prompted for credentials

The problem is resolved, possibly kerberos related as DC had wrong time. After changing time and rebooting ubuntu things worked I had a server go down overnight, I have my BDC backup (Windows 2008 ...
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fix error: no such partition. grub rescue WITHOUT cd drive

I'm trying to completely remove UBuntu from my Asus Eee PC 1015PEM because I'm giving it to a relative. I thought it would be as simple as deleting the partition it was stored on using Windows Disk ...
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cross-compiling with clang using mingw

I was trying to compile under linux for windows. I have installed binutils multilib for linux and w64-mingw. If I compile with x86_64-w64-mingw-gcc everything work, but if I use clang with -target ...
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No Windows Boot Option In Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu, but I didn't give it enough space. It started acting weird, so I restarted the computer. Afterwards, it just had a black screen after it started up. I tried the Windows ...
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Ubuntu won't recognize windows install disc/USB

I have a confirmed working windows 8.1 install disc (Used it to completely install windows 8.1 on another computer with a corrupted windows Vista installation, on which I am typing this question) and ...
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Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?

Before, I dual installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. They shared a Windows ntfs partition by mounting the partition under Ubuntu. I don't remember if the symlinks created under Ubuntu could be ...
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Good to share /home with guest Windows in VirtualBox?

I mount shared folders in Ubuntu host as drives in guest Windows. Is it good to share the /home partition or a directory on it which stores all of my data on Ubuntu with guest Windows in VirtualBox? ...
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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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OpenVZ - Ubuntu 14 trying to install Windows [duplicate]

I'm following these steps http://freevps.us/thread-2789.html In second step, when I run this command: sudo apt-get install libICE.so.6 libImlib.so.1 libORBit-2.so.0 libSM.so.6 libX11.so.6 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside windows 8, now windows 8 won't boot at all

I tried Boot repair, rEFInd, and almost every other option that was presented in these questions that were already answered, but Windows 8 won't boot at all. When I select Windows 8 upon booting, it ...
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Switching to boot manager

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm liking it very much so far. I'm using a Lenovo G580 and i recently started running Ubuntu alongside windows 8 but now i cant seem to switch back to windows 8 I need help fast ...
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Remote access via GUI

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I currently access using SSH. I'd like to know if there's a way to remotely access via GUI from a Windows OS, because I would like to access my Ubuntu box when I'm ...
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No boot device found press any key to reboot machine - dual boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows OS in UEFI and Ubuntu in Legacy. After some time I got an error when I tried to boot in Ubuntu. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ grub rescue> I solved this ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

After being away from Linux based machines for a long time, I've recently come into possession of an ASUS X551MA running an Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GM HD. I decided that I ...
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Is it possible to play simcity4 on Lubuntu?

I would like to play simcity4 on lubuntu is that possible. I tried to play it pressing execute but that did not work. This came is really meant to be played on windows XP. Can some one help me. I am ...
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My windows 8.1 is installed through legacy (I can't use UEFI) what are the steps to dual booting with Ubuntu?

All the guides I have seen involve UEFI, however my Windows 8.1 has been downloaded in Legacy mode. How exactly do I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have set a 100GB empty partition. I have downloaded ...
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How do I run a dot net exe (Uva Arena) on ubuntu?

Last 2 days, I was trying to run Uva Arena on ubuntu. It is based on .net 2.0 as well as .net 4.0. I searched on google, and found some result, and tried to apply them. I was trying mono and wine with ...
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Delete all Ubuntu partitions and reinstall again

I have messes up ubuntu twice, and reinstalled it again after that. THis has created two ubuntu partions on my drive. Is it safe to remove all these partitions from windows, and then reinstall using a ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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Ubuntu Gnome vs. Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I tried to install Ubuntu by using a flashdrive on windows, I didn't get a dual installation option. I could either replace windows, or click something else. So I clicked something else, and made ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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Ubuntu 14.04 DHCP client not updating Windows DNS

We have a set of Windows 2012R2 domain controllers which provide DNS and DHCP service for the network. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server which is getting addresses via DHCP. This works correctly. In the ...
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Ubuntu Touch Emulator for Windows?

The Ubuntu Touch Emulator has any release for Windows computer?
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How to get available wifi network that scans within windows 7 on VMware workstation running in host system ubuntu 14.04?

In my ubuntu 14.04 64 bit host machine running windows 7 64 bit on VMware 10.0.1 build-1379776. I don't see the list of available wifi network. I tried all possible ways using network settings like ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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Samba Annon Access

I trying to configure my samba so anyone can access it without any form of password or password prompt. Everyone needs to get full read/write access straight in. It is essential to work from a ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Can I restore windows 8?

If I install Ubuntu over windows 8, and have a backup restore point or something, is it possible to go back to windows 8? I have a netbook, and it's not quite big enough to dual boot, and I don't want ...
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Ubuntu Installation and Partition [duplicate]

I have windows 7 already installed and I am trying to install ubunutu using USB installer. I am unable to find available partition , i have read many forums saying i can have only 4 partition , I am ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Backup ubuntu completely, reinstall os and then restore it exactly the way it was

I recently got a new graphics card and I want to have windows on my computer to play windows only games in my steam library. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 install and perfectly configured and has all ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...