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I can't acess my windows drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/hduser/D036F56236F54A4C: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1002,gid=1002,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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Can't boot anything

I'm selling my laptop, so i decided to erase my Ubuntu partition, so i got the grub screen, at that point i could still access the boot menu trough initrd, but after following a tutorial in how to fix ...
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Scanner for Windows Malware [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu PC, and would like to copy some files to a windows PC. Before I do this, I would like to scan these files for malware, which works in windows. Is there an Ubuntu virusscanner for ...
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Ubuntu partition merge with windows partition [duplicate]

I had 2 partitions more or less 225GB each one. In the first partiton I had installed Windows 8 and in the second I have installed Ubuntu 14.0 2. My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu in the ...
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cant boot into windows 8.1 after ubuntu 14 [duplicate]

I followed a tutorial to install ubuntu 14 on windows 8.1. When i tried to shrink the space on windows before installation my C drive showed that 0 space was available after shrinking. I went ahead ...
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Emulate Windows pathes on Ubuntu

I started to work with new project on new job. There is a few Windows things that hardcoded in to the projects. For example somewhere in the code I see Windows pathes like : "C://Common//resources". ...
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How to change window border styling gnome shell

I'd like to change the window decoration for certain applications. Specifically, I'd like to remove the title bars entirely. I have a keybinding for dragging windows around, so the title bar is just ...
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Installing Ubuntu destroyed everything [duplicate]

I'll try to be short and simple. I had Windows 8.1 (came with the computer) I tried to install Ubuntu I accidentally clicked continue with "erase disk and install" selected. Now everything is ...
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I dual booted Ubuntu 14 with Windows 8.1, now I can't boot into WIndows 8.1 in GRUB.

I tried using boot repair, it didn't work, and my only option on the GRUB is Ubuntu. Here is the link to my boot repair if it helps. http://paste.ubuntu.com/10239509/
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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How would I go about installing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I purchased this laptop a year or so ago and immediately switched to Ubuntu since it was faster and did everything that I needed it for faster. Except now I would like to dual boot, but can't figure ...
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Backing up Entire Ubuntu System to External Hard Drive with Windows Partition [duplicate]

I just used the windows backup utility to store a bootable image (I think..) to a 1TB external hard drive. Do I have to store the Ubuntu partition (backup) to a different sub directory in the hard ...
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Link to Windows desktop gets broken [duplicate]

I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot ...
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Replacing old OS will format entire hard disk?

I am new to Ubuntu. My laptop is currently running Windows 7 with C, D partition as virtual disks. Now, I want to have a laptop that runs clean and fresh Ubuntu, and nothing else. All old system ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu from live USB on Surface Pro

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu (14.10), and I want to continue using windows (8.1) so I'm following this tutorial on dual booting Ubuntu on my surface pro: Dual boot Surface Pro with ...
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Windows local network access to apache virtual hosts on a ubuntu DNS domain

I have set up a Ubuntu Server machine (14.04) with LAMP, and I have set up a static domain name with bind9 at http://webserv.dev. That domain is showing up when I try to access it from a Windows ...
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Ubuntu stuck on load screen after installation [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my acer aspiron 13 laptop in dual boot mode alongside Windows 8.1 on the day I got it using a USB, however I failed to get past the Ubuntu loading screen (the ...
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Recover encrypted files or folders in Windows using Ubuntu?

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to recover encrypted files and folders in Windows 7 using Ubuntu, is that possible? I don't want to follow this and this tutorial, I want ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot in dual-boot UEFI mode

My question is, how do I know that I have to disable secure boot or turn legacy mode on before installing Ubuntu on a laptop running windows 8.1 . As I installed Ubuntu on two different laptops ...
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I cannot boot into Ubuntu. No boot manager

I installed Ubuntu desktop along side 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Now when I reboot the pc automatically boots to Windows. No boot manager so I cannot boot into Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu won't boot after replacing windows 8 with it

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 by wiping windows 8 partition. Now I get a recovery screen for Windows even though it's gone. Any tips to fix? I tried Boot Repair in Ubuntu live. No luck.
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ubuntu doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7.I'm installing from a dvd, But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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how to boot widndows 8 uefi fromngrub command line?

I have an emergency,I wanted to remove ubuntu from my pc, and I deleted the partitions of ubuntu, but now after a reboot, I'm stock in the grub command line I need to enter to my windows 8 partition, ...
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Dual Boot - How to access Windows partition without having to shut down Windows [duplicate]

Currently, when I restart from Windows to Ubuntu, or if I hibernate Windows and boot Ubuntu, I can't access my Windows partition. I have to restart from Ubuntu to Windows, then shut down Windows, ...
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Run Windows Java program in Ubuntu 12.04 without Wine

If a Windows program (*.msi) was written in Java, is there a way for me to extract the contents and install it taking advantage of Java's cross-platform capabilities? I'd like to install it bypassing ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 on an acer timeline x

Managed to get the DVD to run Got as far as install inside windows7 System then asks me to remove dvd then the system reboots and returns to windows I have created a partion on the HD I made it ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup because resize partiton

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 beside Windows 8.1 on my laptop with UEFI bios. Everything works fine. One day I wanted to extend my ubuntu partition: I loaded laptop to windows, removed some not using ...
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How to Remote Desktop from Windows to Lubuntu [duplicate]

I have tried to use the xrdp to remotely connect from Windows to Lubuntu. I have tried several ways and have followed several guides but nothing worked. When trying to connect from Windows I am asked ...
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Tried to simply install Linux to an external hard drive, ended up wiping every drive. Need to recover single file [duplicate]

So I recently wanted to install Ubuntu to give it a shot. I'm not too familiar with this kind of stuff, but I figured it can't be too bad. I followed a simple tutorial, and ended up creating 3 ...
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have windows and ubuntu on same disk

I can't boot Ubuntu. I have tried pressing and holding down ESC after start and the options menu does not pop up. What should I do?
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Dual boot problem win8.1/ubuntu14.4 [duplicate]

I need to know how to get to Ubuntu directly without opening Windows 8.1 Then i have to go to Metro screen and press Power icon and holding Shift key and clicking on Restart Choose, I want to know how ...
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Recover data from a formatted windows hard drive [duplicate]

dont know if its right to post on here but i have a bit of problem. I had a windows 8 laptop and partitioned it into 4 partitions. Now i had reserved one partition for a linux installation. I had a ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Infra-Red Remote control on Ubuntu

I've just got a new computer (Fujitsi-Simens Amilo Xi 3670). It came with a remote control for windows Vista. Is there any way to make it work with Ubuntu 14.10?
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I use Windows and Ubuntu together. I want to uninstall Windows

I use Ubuntu and Windows together but now I want to uninstall Windows. OS uninstaller and gparted were recommended to me. Do any files or documents in Windows C: hard disk get harmed or deleted? ...
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Direct Keyboard Input from Linux Laptop to Windows Pc

So, every once in a while I sit with my Laptop right in Front of my Desktop Pc with the PC-Mouse next to it (which means I can still use it) but the keyboard is behind the laptop. It so happends I use ...
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Mono runtime and system version

I try to load up a Windows application with Mono Runtime, but when I do it gives me the message saying; Please upgrade your system. Windows XP and older are not supported. how can I change the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 router, Windows computer connects on boot, if ethernet is unplugged and replugged DNS error

When I boot up the Ubuntu server the windows computer that is connected to the ETH1 via ethernet cable is assigned an IP and connect to the internet. If I unplug the ethernet cable and then plug it ...
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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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Mouse scroll in VBox

As most of you know, Ubuntu, unlike Windows, has a handy feature that allows you to scroll with two fingers on a touch pad. I am running Ubuntu from virtual box on windows and of course that does not ...
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Which windows version is best compatible with wine?

I am applying to do some online consulting work with a company that states "having a computer with Windows OS" as a requirement. I don't have Windows but I hope to use their software under Wine. In ...
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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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HP Compaq Mini 110 OS questions

Ok guys my Windows OS makes my netbook go terribly slow so I've though of changing to linux. The netbook: HP Compaq Mini 110 I've seen a lot of the other questions asked and I would like you to: ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Repartitioning Linux for Windows

I have Linux installed on my computer, but I need Windows for some things that I can't do with Wine, so I wanted to use a dual boot. I haven't done this before, but I just installed Linux so I don't ...
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VMWare WindowsHost + Ubuntu Core + Docker + Ubuntu Unity?

I am new to Docker, and until now I didn't need it in fact. Recently, I bought WindowsTablet, SurfacePro2, and I want to keep using WindowsOS for the hardware compatibility and optimization. ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...