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If I boot Ubuntu, restart and then Boot Windows, it will give an error in the boot loader

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop. If I boot into Ubuntu and then reboot and try to boot into Windows 8, in the Windows 8 boot screen (With a light blue background) I will get an error ...
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How to resize Ubuntu & Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I've set my grandson's laptop to be able to dual boot (Vista and Ubuntu). I'd like to give as much space as possible to Ubuntu as Windows isn't used much. I'm pretty noob to Linux and have no real ...
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“No root file Found error while installing ubuntu 14.10 in windows 7 PC”

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 through iso file...on my windows7 pc, While installing .am getting an error dialog box saying "No root file Found " Check the partition Menu"" But it wont allow ...
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Insallation Help - Input/Output Errors when Trying to Install [closed]

Well, I'm not very good at computers, but my Acer Windows 8.1 CPU has had it's partition or hard drive deleted. I tried resetting my computer with a windows boot usb, tried refreshing and I kept ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Running program which requires Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5

I installed Windows application that needs .net framework v3.5 . I also installed mono but when I run application using wineHQ it does not start. Is there anything else that I have to do to configure ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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How to enable USB in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 as host and in VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, how can I make it to see the USB sticks in VirtualBox? I found lots of tutorials but all are for Ubuntu as host and Windows ...
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How to install windows on Ubuntu Installed drive which i formatted using GParted Live CD

By mistake i formatted the drive in which Ubuntu 14 was installed by using GParted Live CD. Now i want to install Windows to it, but nothing is booting up. I tried DVD and USB. All my pc showing up is ...
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How to I get WIndows 8 back?

SO yesterday I was complaining about Windows 8, and my friend told me to download Ubuntu, get a blank disk, do that stuff then he got me to just restart PC and do that(no idea what I was doing he just ...
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winusb gives me the error “cannot move file to a subdirectory of itself”. How do I debug and fix?

$ sudo winusb --install win7-pro-x64.iso /dev/sde1 Mounting... mount: block device /media/Ubuntu-Data/ISOs/win7-pro-x64.iso is write-protected, mounting read-only Copying... mv: cannot move ...
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Running .Net 4.0 application with Wine

I'm attempting to run a simple program in Wine, under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, however it complains that fixme:mscoree:parse_supported_runtime sku=L".NETFramework,Version=v4.0" not implemented ...
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Windows 8 preinstalled + Ubuntu - not working [windows 8 directly launched]

Windows came pre-installed on my machine, and I got Ubuntu installed as well. The problem is that the system boots into Windows, and won't let me boot into Ubuntu. Here is my boot info.
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Change remote windows file permissions on Windows Share using SAMBA

I am using XUbuntu 13.10 as a workstation in a mainly Windows enrivonment. I have several shares accessible via SAMBA which I can read and write to as per normal using either Windows or XUbuntu (using ...
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Recover Windows 8 files using Ubuntu 14

So Windows 8 just completely crashed on me out of the blue... Figures. I cant even explain what happened. Most of my files are on backups as I don't store anything on my computers. All resides on ...
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Installing windows xp on ubuntu system [closed]

i got a dell inspiron 15R and the OS is Ubuntu. I want to install Windows, unfortunately it is not working. I tried different ways but no use. Error messages are bios are not supported, but i dont ...
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Windows Installation Disk Not Running After Erasing Disk And Installing Ubuntu [closed]

I Recently Got Ubuntu And Liked It But Since I Started Online Classes I Need Software That Will Only Run On Windows. Anyways When I Try To Boot From My Windows Installation DVD It Doesn't Want To Run ...
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How is ubuntu better than windows? [closed]

Hi I'm new to ubuntu and I want to know how ubuntu is better than windows?sorry for asking such a generic question..still want to know the differences from askubuntu
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How to delete hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys from windows 7 partition in my SSD by booting Ubuntu 14.10 from USB? [duplicate]

How to delete hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys from windows 7 partition by booting Ubuntu 14.10 from USB? I have tried but fails. I am not able to delete files or add new files to C drive. I can browse ...
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I am trying to download Ubuntu to use in VirtualBox but every time I try to download it, it fails? [duplicate]

I have tried downloading Ubuntu many times just to have the download fail about halfway through. Any help?
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Performance difference NTFS Linux and NTFS Windows

I need to format a disk to install Windows 8 on it (single boot). I cannot do it from Windows (I have only Ubuntu for now). So my questions are: Will the disk formatted to NTFS with Ubuntu be slower ...
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Installed Ubuntu on windows, cant access windows back after restart

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on windows 8.1 (upgraded from windows 7) (BIOS - Legacy and not UEFI). I tried to install by putting of the secure bios power button ad pressing sift key. Ubuntu got ...
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Keeping GRUB Intact When Reinstalling Windows 7

My Windows 7 install got corrupt. I'm going to need to repair or re-install it. If I were to go about it normally, Windows would overwrite GRUB and I wouldn't be able to access Ubuntu. How do I go ...
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i have completely removes windows from laptop and installed ubuntu and now i want to get back to windows again. please help? [duplicate]

i am completely novice in using ubuntu. I accidentally while installing ubuntu removed windows completely and even erased recovery partition . not i really need to get back to windows how can i do so ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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Installing for i386-pc platform Winusb

So I began installing my windows.iso onto my flash drive, and the entire process was fine for the beginning. Now the window just reads installing for i386-pc platform, and the orange bar just keeps ...
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Ubuntu, ElementaryOS and Windows Grub Broken

The other day, I decided that, in addition to Ubuntu, I'd like to try ElementaryOS. So, I made another partition, and installed on that partition (sda5). In the installer, there was a box that said to ...
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Error installing Ubuntu within Windows 7

I have tried to install Ubuntu within Windows 7 and it was not possible. I have downloaded from Ubuntu site the Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit). I have extracted the files from the archive and I have run ...
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Encrypted Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14 on separate SSDs

I've found many questions concerning dual booting Windows/Ubuntu on separate drives, but I'm not sure about doing it when the Windows 8.1 drive is encrypted with BitLocker. How would I go about ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path What does it mean? How to ...
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Partitioning scheme for fresh installation

I've tried to search this, and before you link me to some other threads (I've found quite a lot of them, like standard partitioning scheme for ubuntu home user (even that one seems to be a duplicate) ...
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Ubuntu Windows Dual boot on the same drive problem

I installed ubuntu along with windows . How can i see the files downloaded by ubuntu o.s in windows o.s
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After installing Ubuntu 14.04 over 12.04, it boots straight to Ubuntu

even though I have windows 8.1 installed on separate partition. how can I boot to windows, or preferably, how can I be able to choose which OS to boot via grub? Lenovo Y580 EDIT: i wasn't updating ...
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Windows 8.1 not coming up in boot options?

So I made a 200gb partition out of my 2tb HDD for ubuntu 14.04.1 and followed ALL the instructions listed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOz66FC0pWU Yet when I reboot I only get the ...
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Mac OS X VM originally from Windows running on Ubuntu

I have a Mac OS X 10.9 Virtual Machine that was originally installed on Windows (using VMWare), I installed VMWare player on my Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run this same VM, but it just hangs on the ...
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How to synchronise an Ubuntu and Windows desktop

I'm total newbie about Ubuntu. Some time ago I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution of Ubuntu. At my university I have seen Linux configured with Windows so that they use the same of ...
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Dual boot problem with Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 - Only Ubuntu boots

I install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1 after install ubuntu I reset system so system boot in ubuntu directly and I can not boot in win 8.1 :( How I can repair boot for having two options ...
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How to make Windows Partitions or Drives visible [duplicate]

in Ubuntu I only can see (and execute) the windows partitions wich are on the same drive as ubuntu 14.10 is installed. My datas are on seperate drives on the computer, but I can't see them anymore. ...
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Windows+arrow equivalent on linux

In Windows if you are in a program and press WIN+Left for example the program would take up half of the left side of the screen. Extremely useful when wanting two programs to sit side by side. WIN ...
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How do I make files copied over the network from my Windows computer be owned by me?

I have a drive on my Ubuntu machine shared over a network, and one of the computers that can access it is a Windows 7 computer. Whenever I am on my Windows computer and I copy a file to the Ubuntu ...
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Can't access my Windows 7 Hard Disk from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Alright, so I really need help now. I am not gonna tell the story about how my Windows broke, but what I need is to transfer some of my files which I had on Windows through Linux to a USB Flash ...
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Display switcher indicator

Is there a display switcher indicator for Ubuntu like on Windows when I hit the button for the display switching? I hit the button accidentally sometimes, therefore it would be cool. windows display ...
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automatically organizing windows on large monitor

I have 27" monitor running ubuntu 14.04. When I work, I usually have more than 5 to 6 application (windows) open, which I organize in such a way that some part of that window ( application ) is just ...
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Virtualization drivers for Windows guest

My idea is to run Windows 8 64-bit as a guest on a KVM platform. There's guest additions (actually drivers) for Windows so I can integrate some features (like networking) between Windows and KVM. Suse ...
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Is there any way to get my laptop's fingerprint scanner to work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS/14.10?

I currently have a HP Envy Touchsmart 15 notebook PC, and I recently completely switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (I'm on 14.10 now though). Anyway, since I switched, my fingerprint ...
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Cannot Boot from Windows Install/Repair CD

My computer currently has only Ubuntu (14.10) installed on it, and no other operating system. I want to restore Windows. So I put in a Windows 7 install CD, and turn on the computer. There a black ...
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Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
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When I hibenate my windows 8.1, after a while it will boot up in Ubuntu and drains all of my laptop battery. what should I do?

I have Windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. When I do hibernation in Windows and close the lid, it will boot on ubuntu and stay there till my battery gone! What should I do to prevent this?
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Replace laptop pre-installed with windows with ubuntu and install windows on virtual box as genuine windows

I was always wanted to try this. I want to purchase laptop with windows(win 8.1 as latest) pre-installed. And then dual boot into ubuntu where I would like to install same copy of windows into virtual ...
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how do I set up network interfaces with Virtualbox

I'm running Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (4.3.12) VM from Windows. Bridge adapter mode does not work. Currently, my interfaces file looks like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback how do I need to ...