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How can i share a partition (without win locking it on hibernite)

I know ubuntu can mount my win(ntfs) drives. My problem is that i always Hibernate my win (& linux), and windows locks all NTFS drives when i hibernate it. And I know i can mount locked win drives ...
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Can I safely shrink my Windows partition and expand my Ubuntu partition, and can I make the final transition to Ubuntu only in this way?

I had Windows 7 and shrunk the partition, creating a new one (plus swap) for Ubuntu, then I installed Ubuntu. I am enjoying it so much I'm considering using it a lot more than I expected. The problem ...
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Download Packages and Dependencies on Windows 8.1, then move and install them on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on an ancient PC. Its fantastic, but I don't have any sort of internet connection at home. I was wondering if It would be possible to download a package and its ...
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Windows does not load, installed in a separated HHD

I have a laptop with two hard disks: SSD with installed Ubuntu 16.04 in the standard disk slot HHD with installed Windows 10 in the optical drive slot When bot disks are present I can't boot ...
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Restore Windows loader after deleting partition

I am just install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 8.1, but while installing i deleted Windows reserved partition. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but i not sure, that windows installed in UEFI. ...
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Is there are way to read from a windows storage space from Ubuntu?

I have a windows storage space setup on my windows 10 instalation. The storage space includes only a single NTFS drive (sdb) and the drive is only used for storing media, windows is installed on a ...
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What is the correct proxy for apt-get?

apt-get can't locate any packages, most probably as I am behind a corporate firewall and need to configure a proxy. My windows machine is functioning correctly. Is it possible to determine the correct ...
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Change partition size from Windows

I've got Ubuntu installed along with Windows 7. I want to make Ubuntu's partition bigger since now it's my main OS. I lost the USB stick I used to install it, so I'm wondering if it is possible to ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing ubuntu

While i was installing ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7 ulitmate i accidentaly changed my nfts /:D partittion ot ext4 and now when i try to boot windows 7 it stays in windows logo. I will be glad ...
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Install 16.04 on dell xps 13

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell xps 13 9350 as well. I have followed the step from this link: Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows 8/10 in dual boot. But I don't see the screen ...
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How do I connect a windows machine to a Linux machine to play Minecraft with my daughter?

I have a pc with windows 7 and a laptop with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm using an ethernet cable. I can't get file sharing, networking, anything at all working except the little icon that says I'm connected ...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 or any version of Ubuntu with Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have just purchased a new laptop (an Acer Aspire E51-531) with Windows 10. As I have with my last few laptops (various models), I tried to install Ubuntu in new partition and have a dual mode ...
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Dual boot windows 10 ubuntu 16.04

Long story short , i inserted a windows 10 bootable USB deleted all partitions previously were installed , did this in command prompt : diskpart select disk 0 clean then installed a windows 10 on ...
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installing a windows driver on ubuntu

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and I am new to using it. I am trying to connect my computer to my printer but the driver for the printer is for windows, and the disc will not load. Can anyone ...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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Dual booting (Ubuntu over Windows) directly to Windows 10

Problem Case: Dual booting with Ubuntu (efi/gpt scheme) over Windows (efi/gpt scheme) and My HP pavilion is booting directly to Windows 10. Details: Previously installed Windows 10 with UEFI, fast ...
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Unable to ping hostname only IP address

I'm trying to connect to my linux server via the hostname for Samba. I'm have been able to access it with no problem then all of a sudden it stopped working. Here is what is happening. This is what I ...
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Increase disk storage [duplicate]

I can not shrink the boot drive i.e. C anymore, in order to reuse that space for the ubuntu partition which I have installed on dual boot. I want to know how to shrink the F partition and merge that ...
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Samba 2:3.6.25-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 as PDC (samba3 NT4 domain) Windows machines lost trust after USN-2950-1 update

we have problem on some of our Windows 7 Pro/ Windows 8 Pro/ Windows 2008 Server machines which are in Samba3 Domain after yesterday USN-2950-1 update to 3.6.25 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS When the user ...
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How to make my camera on my MAC work in virtual box [duplicate]

I have a built in webcam on my Macbook Pro. I have a virtual box running Windows and also another running ubuntu on it. How can I get my built in camera to work in my Windows or Ubuntu VM? No, it is ...
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RTL8723BE no module loaded after reboot

When I'm trying to install windows driver for RTL8723BE on Lenovo IdeaPad100 wlan0 disappeared. I fixed it with this: http://askubuntu.com/a/593015/531813 but after reboot I must type: sudo ...
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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...
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Problem Booting

I have two hard drives 1TB and 250GB. I installed windows on the 1TB drive and I installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on 250GB drive. My problem is it is not asking which OS to boot. Is there any thing ...
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Unable to download from software centre

I am unable to install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center. After clicking on any application it just shows "available from the Universe source". What should I do to rectify it ? I am using ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 fail to start: “Recovery your PC needs to be repaired”

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 along with my Windows 10 installation. I first changed the boot order on my BIOS as follow: CDrom Windows Boot manager Then, I chose to install Ubuntu in a "Dual Boot" ...
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Unallocated space not recognized [duplicate]

Trying to install Linux alongside a long-standing Windows installation: Unallocated space not recognized by the installer not even by gparted
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Dualboot (Ubuntu 15.10, Win 10) hibernating issue (Ubuntu->hibernate->win->Ubuntu)

I recently decided to dualboot my Win 10 Laptop (Legacy BIOS). At first i used Linux Mint however i changed to Ubuntu 15.04 (and upgraded to 15.10 afterwards) because of several issues, Ubuntu solved ...
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Bitlocker-encrypted Windows and LUKS-encypted Xubuntu in Dual Boot

Company policies instruct me to use a Bitlocker encrypted Windows 10 (No turning off Secure Boot), but I also use Linux, which has to be LUKS encrypted. Now I need to set this system up for Dual-Boot ...
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Can not dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 15.10 on uefi machine acer aspire v3-371

I own a acer aspire v3-371 with a fresh installed windows 10 version. In the bios settings I enabled the uefi mode with the secure boot disabled. In windows I disabled the hibernate and fast boot ...
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How to get Thunderbird in dual boot to work properly?

I have a dual boot machine, KUbuntu 15.10 and Windows 10. The first system installed was KUbuntu and Thunderbird was initially set up on it. Once Windows 10 was up & running I did install ...
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Remote Desktop to an SMB address from Linux Ubuntu 14

I'm trying to connect via Remote Desktop (I need to access IE browser) to an address like smb://e-xx-10000.mydomain.com from my Linux Ubuntu 14. Is there a specific software to do that? I tried to ...
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Download Windows to USB on Linux? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux on a USB right now because my Windows dist needs a reparation to work. To start the reparation I need a USB with Windows 7 installation on. So my question is. How do I download ...
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Restore to windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I was trying to dual boot Ubuntu along with windows 8.1 and by mistake I formatted everything on my hard disk and installed Ubuntu. Is it possible to restore windows?
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Google Input tools for Windows using Wine? [duplicate]

Can I install google input tools for Windows in Ubunut 14.10 using the Wine installer? My regional language is Malayalam and typing works best in that. Any suggestions please?
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...
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How to install Ubuntu GNOME on my HP Pavilion UEFI-based laptop running Windows 10

I bought this laptop over a year ago and it came with Windows 8 at the time, but I've since updated it to Windows 10 using the Insider Preview program. I would like to install Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 ...
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Cache files from a Windows share

Is there a option to cache files from a Windows share? Branch Cache for Linux/Ubuntu? I would think the best option would be in Samba, but I can't find anything. The Windows Sever would be in the ...
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How to delete ubuntu 14.04 and install windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows on my USB but when i star it in boot menu i only see black screen and ubuntu is again started help?
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Windows 10 is not showing after installing 15.04

I successfully install ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad E430, now I am facing problem that windows 10 (which was already installed on my machine) is not showing in in grub, I already tried to ...
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BURG doesn't identify Windows 10 but GRUB2 finds windows 10

Well, I really hated GRUB2 's UI. So I thought of moving to BURG. I'm using Windows 10 with Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali-Linux Triple-boot. i installed BURG though https://insanelyi.com/topic/22925-grub-...
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Does Ubuntu support old Windows games?

I wanted a alternative for the Windows XP, its crashing a lot in Vmware Workstation
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remove Ubuntu from dual-boot system

I had Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 on the same drive. I wanted to remove Ubuntu so I did following steps: go to disk manager and remove two Ubuntu partitions and add free space to windows partition. ...
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Trying to install Windows 10 on SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 on HDD, boot from SSD

I've tried a few times and have always been unsuccessful. I followed the instructions from quite a few tutorials, and I have been able to get Linux and Windows installed but Grub doesn't detect ...
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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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Final installation partition error when overwriting Vista

Installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 (32 bit) on an old Windows Vista laptop from a USB stick. I used "erase disk and install" option. I keep getting disk partition errors. The Ubuntu trial from the USB works ...
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Grub rescue after deleting linux partition

I was running both Windows and Linux, but I've decided to delete it and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR so right now I'm sruggling with grub rescue, and now every time I load I see "error unknown ...
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Removing Ubuntu with Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed (dual-boot with Windows 10) on my laptop and my PC, but I noticed that I only really use it on my laptop, so I decided to remove it from my PC and attempt to switch back to the ...
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Can't install WinUSB on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my old computer. I'm now trying to create a windows usb stick to install on a new computer I'm building. When I add the repository sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Bash on Ubuntu on Windows users

I can't seem to access my normal Windows filesystem on the Ubuntu command line in Windows, any tips? Not even sure if this is supported yet.
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Very Strange - Ubuntu messing up Windows LAN

I am helping my friend migrate to Linux from Windows. So we installed Ubuntu 15.10 on his system. His current setup is Windows 10 + Ubuntu. Everything is going well except a very strange issue. ...