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Transfer Windows installer to a partition [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu for a while from the Windows installer version. So the data resides within my windows partition. I need to re-install windows for other reasons, but I don't want to loose my ...
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No install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 option available in the installer. Why is that?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on my laptop, though I can't. For some reason it won't give me the option. I have used a guide I have found here to remove GPT structures with gdisk and I ...
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Cannot find install windows 7 alongside

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10 from a USB disk, but it doesn't find my windows 7. It says it has no other operating systems. I am having Samsung NP550P5C - S05IN. I tried many methods of your forum, ...
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Play on linux wine menu builder not found

Can anyone help with this? after running TSoT with play on linux, the following is shown in debug mode. [POL_Wine] Message: Running wine-South Park: The Stick of Truth.exe wine: cannot find ...
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Copying files between Ubuntu and WIndows partitions [closed]

Are there any particular problems associated with transferring files between Ubuntu and Windows (via Nautilus) or procedures that should be followed? I use a windows partition for using a scanner, ...
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dual boot problem with XP64bit [duplicate]

I have just loaded Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP 64bit and on reboot it defaults to Windows only, with no sign of Ubuntu. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu 12.04 keeps freezing after dual boot with windows 8

I have successfully dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Windows 8.1. However my problem is Ubuntu 12.04 keeps freezing, keyboard and mouse don't work. It happens when I run Ubuntu for about 10 ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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Home network with Ubuntu and Windows computers

I have 2 computers: Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. Both of them wired to router. Ethernet connection on Ubuntu: IPv4 Settings. Method: Automatic (DHCP) IPv6 Settings. Method: Automatic Windows ...
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Get back windows 8?

So, I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, and I "lost" windows 8.I clicked the wrong button... I've tried so many things to get it back, but I have lost my hopes now. Please, I hope someone have knowledge ...
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Is running Ubuntu/XP duel boot safe now that XP is being pulled? [closed]

I'm new to askubuntu and I was hoping someone might be able to provide some insight into a question I have. I run a duel-boot PC with Ubuntu/WinXP and, despite XP being pulled this April, I'd like to ...
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Why Windows 8 is a lot faster than Ubuntu 13.10 on the same laptop?

I am not a Windows fan. I don't like Windows. But, for my curiosity, I temporally installed Windows 8 on my machine (a Samsung NP300, Intel Core i3, 4GB Memory). I observed that it's a lot faster ...
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Complicated genisoimage HYBRID for MAC/Linux/Windows

I need to create an ISO with a folder that is common on all OS and with OS specific folders&files. The OS specific folders&files need to be visible only on that OS. So the MAC user should not ...
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Installed Win8.1 installer with error to /dev/sdc1 Grub is removed and nothing boots [duplicate]

I installed Win 8.1 Enterprise trial installer to /dev/sdc1. Lubuntu 14.04 is on /dev/sdc2. The Windows USB/DVD Download Tool showedUnable to Run bootsect to Make The USB Device Bootable Error at ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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Can't boot to windows after ubuntu install

I've installed ubuntu, but now i can't boot to windows. Here is my boot repair output. How can i solve this problem?
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What options do you recommend for running an emulation of the windows 7 operating system on the ubuntu os?

I realize there are several available but am unsure which are capable of running the win7 os in a virtual machine. You're opinions are greatly appreciated.
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Is it a good idea to scan external HDD with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an external hard disk drive, and it may have some viruses in it. I don't want to connect it to Windows, so when I have to copy something from it, I do it in Ubuntu. Now I have to install a ...
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UBUNTU for Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I would like to install your OS into my laptop (gaming x64bits ) that currently uses Windows 8.1 Pro And I would like to know if this will remove Windows or have both OS and if this will keep any of ...
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How do I launch windows if I have installed Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu, and when I switch on PC it doesn't show me a screen of choosing OS. how could I make it appear?
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How to remove Ubuntu 12.04 lts [duplicate]

This is a PC with no prior OS, I slapped Ubuntu on temporarily. I do prefer Ubuntu but it's (unfortunately) just not well optimised for games ;_; Anyway I'm pretty computer illiterate when it comes to ...
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Unable to boot into windows after installing ubuntu alongside

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside my existing windows 7. But I do not get any option to boot into windows 7. I have tried to install a grub such that I now have a boot menu in which I ...
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Remote desktop client for windows with sound support [closed]

Please advice windows client to connect to ubuntu remotely. I need to have audio support also. I used x2go but there were problems with audio. Is there anything else to try? Thanks, Alexey
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Why do fonts look bad in some applications?

My Eclipse IDE looks horrible ever since I installed Xubuntu. This question was never answered, but it's exactly what I have trouble with: Fonts look bad in Microsoft Office using Wine My ...
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Antivirus for ubuntu [duplicate]

Have heard that we do ot need antivirus for UBUNTU and its is less vulnerable to Virus attack. Is this true? What makes Ubuntu more secure than windows?
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Problem with Removing Grubx64 with Windows 8.1 UEFI

Everytime I boot up my computer I am encountered with the grub rescue shell and an error saying "no such device xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxx" The windows is preinstalled and is in EUFI mode most ...
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Why I cannot format the partition with Ubuntu?

I have a problam with formating my Ubuntu partition. I installed Ubuntu yesterday, after the succesful instalation i noticed that i have lost every data on my disk. Today I try to reinstall windows ...
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How do i mount my internal hard disk when in “Try Ubuntu” mode?

I am running the "Try Ubuntu" mode and I want to clear some of the data on the hard drive to install Ubuntu, but I cant access the hard drive at all, the hard drive works though. I am new to Linux and ...
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Ubuntu on windows

I am looking for Ubuntu to run from the USB on windows. I am NOT looking for a bootable USB. My university has computers running on windows and I need to work on ubuntu. I was looking for something ...
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Where do I get packages via windows? [duplicate]

I need packages, man. I can't find them. I can find 'source clones'. Are those packages? I'm not connect to the Internet in Linux, so I need to download the packages on my Windows system. Where ...
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Change newline character in gedit [duplicate]

So basically there is 3 types of newline characters according to operating system: Windows, MAC and Linux. Gedit is using Linux by default, but I'd like it to use Windows, so I can open the same text ...
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Ubuntu wireless only connects to some networks

I have dual-booted my windows 8 machine with Ubuntu. No matter which version of Ubuntu I had installed, I was able to connect to my home network on both windows and Ubuntu, but when I got to school ...
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Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout?

Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout? I know KDE does this, but would like Unity to remember what applications were loaded and to restart them in the appropriate ...
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I can't tell which dev/sda/ file is my external hard drive to install xubuntu on

I want to install Xubuntu onto my external hard drive, but I cannot tell what partition to use. Here is what it shows dev/sda dev/sda1 ntfs dev/sda2 ntfs dev/sda3 ntfs dev/sda4 fat32 sda1-3 ...
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Dumping a windows hibernation in ubuntu

For future reference and saving me a bunch of time, I would like to know how to dump a windows hibernation on its physical partition, so I can mount it's volume as rw without having to reboot my rig, ...
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I am running 12.04 on usb would now like to install on C: will it overwrite windows XP

I am running 12.04 on a USB stick on a machine with Windows XP and would now like to install 12.04 on my C: drive using the Windows installe. Will it run alongside my existing system?
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Sharing Ubuntu disk to Windows over the network

I have got a HP Prolient mini sever in which I have added 2 additional 2TB Drives setup as a RAID 1 to give redundancy with the view to using it as a central repository for storing photos etc. I could ...
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Changing boot default to Windows [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu, it automatically boots into Linux when I start my computer. When i checked the boot order Windows does not appear there. How do I add it or fix it so that Windows boots first? ...
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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. i cant for the life of me see on my windows machine these shared drives. ive also had the netbois name equal my workgroup name. ...
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Switching between active RDP's via Reminna (How-To)

I often use RDP to remotely connect Windows servers & SSH to linux distro(s). As the subject explains; I always wondered how to to switch between active RDP windows. I'm using the default client ...
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Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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Windows and Lubuntu

I used WUBI to install Lubuntu on a different Partition of my Windows installed Laptop. However after installation and subsequent restart, I do not get the option to choose the OS between Windows 7 ...
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Grub rescue with windows xp [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my computer. I restarted my computer and then tried to enter windows again but I got this line that said error:unknown file system. Grub rescue> and it won't let me proceed from ...
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Sharing git repo on NTFS partition between Linux/Windows dualboot

I've posted this question already stackoverflow but got no answer: click Since I'm having this problem on Ubuntu I repost my question here. I hope this is not forbidden. I'm developing an (Qt) ...
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Delete Ubuntu & allocate space back to Windows?

So after fighting with Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows and UEFI for far too long, my patience has finally run out... I have been unable to get everything working properly, and thus the kids exclusively use ...
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Install windows 7 onto another hdd

This is my current hdd set up sd0 -- ext4 storage drive sd1 -- ext4 storage drive sd2 -- ext4 boot drive sd3 -- NTSF Drive that I want to boot windows 7 whenever I put in my cd and decide to ...
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How to open NTFS partition on Ubuntu without Windows' hidden files?

My computer is dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8, but when I open NTFS partition in Ubuntu, crap files like: System Volume Information $RECYCLE.BIN appear. How can I get rid of these files?
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After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
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Grub not showing up?

The Grub boot menu isn't showing up when I turn on my computer. I have a Dell computer with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. My BIOS no longer shows Windows Boot Manager; it just shows Ubuntu. I held ...