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Usb removed too early - GUI not loading

I'm running a dual boot(13.10 and Windows 8) ... and after removing an USB stick too early(in Ubuntu), the GUI isn't loading at startup on both OSs ... I can only access the Ubuntu GUI by starting the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 makes me restart every time the Internet is down

I have Ubuntu 13.04, and the same thing happened with ubuntu 13.10. Every time the Internet is slow or down, the system is very slow. I need to restart the notebook or wait for about 15 or 20 minutes ...
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Grub rescue issue

I used my laptop (which has Windows 7 installed on the hard drive) to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a DVD to a USB stick. The operation said it completed but the USB stick would not boot. Only got a ...
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Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
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Can you 'mount' an Ubuntu Touch (nexus 4/7) device as a disk?

Is it possible to mount a Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 which is running the latest Ubuntu Touch dev preview as a disk via USB with MTP or similar? I can adb and/or ssh into these devices, no problem, but I ...
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how to boot from another disk with grub2

I bought a new disk (/dev/sdb) and decided to install Xubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 installed on /dev/sda. I used custom partitioning during installation, created 100GB partition on /dev/sdb and ...
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I am not able to view mp3 files on my sansa clip player that were previously loaded using windows

I have added the file .is_audio_player and still no luck. Any Suggestions? In Ubuntu 12.04, when I connect mp3 player, the home folder opens and I can see files that I have added to the player since ...
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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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Radio Mobile on Ubuntu

Does anyone have experience setting up Radio Mobile, on Wine, in Ubuntu? There is such little data online, I am really hoping some could help me with the installation on Wine. I tried to use the ...
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Windows XP doesn't start up dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have installed windows XP first and then Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2 or 3 times upgraded Ubuntu with newer versions. Both were working fine. No problem A few weeks ago I upgraded Ubuntu again and I ...
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killed windows, trying to recover data through ubuntu

windows got corrupted during a update, i am trying to access the data on the HDD to back it up to restore windows. the HDD is mounted already, but when i try and acces the HDD, it does not show any ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Can't mount my internal harddrive

Im trying to mount my internal hard drive. Whenever I click on my 320 gb hard disk a pop-up comes up saying "Unable to mount location , cant mount file" Thats all it says and I just got started using ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 running alongside Windows 7 (preferably without using a cd)?

I was trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my flash drive, but it installed on the computer (at a public library) that I was using (although the computer still runs Windows 7). The librarians asked me to ...
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Error when installing W7 alongside Ubuntu : “W7 can't be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.”

I can't install Windows 7 on my HDD Seagate 7200.11 (ST3500620AS) that is connected to the Dell motherboard 0TP412 in Dell Precision T3400. This computer already has a 14.04 on it. I have a BIOS, so ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7

I have ubuntu 16.04 and windows 7 installed on different hard drives, ubuntu on SATA port 0, and Windows 7 installed on SATA port 1. At this moment if I need to use windows I have to go on BIOS and ...
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How to update drivers for a device that typically comes with windows?

I just got a Dell XPS 13 Developer edition, and am having some problems. Videos are giving me extremely choppy playback, so I want to start by trying to update all my drivers and BIOS. But Dell's ...
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Enable Server-Side Indexing on Samba

So, I have an Ubuntu server sharing my Music/Video files with Windows and Linux clients using Samba. When I try to add the files to the Windows' "Libraries", it gives an error that the Network-mapped ...
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openvpn ubuntu no internet access from windows client

Having trouble getting access to the internet as well as the local domain file shares on the openvpn server here are my config files server conf file ################################################...
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suspend ubuntu on low battery but shuts down

I've already experienced this a couple of times but I am unsure if it's because I'm on low battery: I would close my laptop's lid when the battery is low and as a result, it enters into suspend mode. ...
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Real path of a cifs-mounted Windows folder

So, I am using premake4 build system (like cmake) to build my project. The executable which does this is called premake4 and is located at /home/me/Desktop. Now, to complile something, I cd onto ...
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How can I mount a network share from a computer that isn't always on?

Running KodiBuntu (Lubuntu 14 ?) and I want to mount some shares from my windows computer. I have them mounted in /media/ using fstab and it works fine as long as the Windows machine is on when ubuntu ...
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Will boot-repair ommit entry for manjaro

Recently i ran boot-repair and it worked like a charm and even kept the windows launcher. more recently i installed manjaro. it reinstalled grub2 and showed an entry for ubuntu and manjaro but not the ...
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Need Help Networking w/ Win10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LST

My Linux box does not have a wireless network card so I want to take the WiFi connection from my Win10 Laptop and run it to my Linux box so I can get internet access. My current setup (that is not ...
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fstab - Trying to access smb share hangs

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 computer with SMB shared folders, and from a Windows computer I'm able to gain access to these without problems. From this Ubuntu computer I've set the fstab so that I can gain ...
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Error-checking--

I'm new to Ubuntu. I discovered how to do error-checking on a Windows hard drive which I am certain has bad sectors - or bad blocks - on it. I have used sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda. It says this is a ...
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Dual Boot Update to Windows 10

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, dual booting Windows 7. Now I would like this Windows 7 to update to Windows 10. When I start my computer, the Ubuntu boot loader (this should be grub 2) lets me choose ...
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Libreoffice - Mismatch spacing cross-platform!

I have been using LibreOffice for quite sometimes now in win10. Recently I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 and even updated to the latest version of LO 5.1.3.2. But when I opened a document there, the ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu GNOME with UEFI

I am new to Linux in general, and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu GNOME on a Dell computer with UEFI firmware. I have managed to burn a live USB in Rufus, but now, I am not sure how to ...
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Graylog2 Windows logging from a current syslog-ng loghost aggregator

So our environment currently has a log host aggregator sending and receiving logs to 2 hosts (both linux and windows). I just introduced graylog to our environment and it doesn't appear to be ...
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Two initiators connecting to iSCSI target (file changes not recognized)

In my environment, I have multiple OS's. Currently, I have two machines connecting to my Windows iSCSI target. However, when I add/delete a file or folder on one machine, it's not recognized on the ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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How to remove from Windows 7 old kernels if I didn't manage to install Ubuntu?

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop that runs Windows 7, but the installation crashed and now I can't install it because it says the disk is full ( it isn't, I read that it's because of ...
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Grub fails “could not find ..” when restarting

I recently installed windows 10 (/dev/sda1)and Ubuntu 16.04 (/dev/sdc1). I set my boot bios to boot from ubuntu and grub recognizances ubuntu and windows fine. The problem is when I restart from ...
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UBUNTU SAMBA SHARE WINDOWS 10 FAILING AFTER FIRST GO

I have just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have set up samba, and can access the UBUNTU directory from my Windows 10 PC only ONCE, immediately after both machines have rebooted. If I ...
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Linux ACL setted folder deleted from Windows machine but not actually

I have setted ACL on my Linux server's share folder Share name is: account In account share company1 folder is present I have two user: lokesh, kamal I have given rwx permission to lokesh and rx ...
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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Laptop automatically boots into Emergency Mode

Linux newbie here. My dual-booted laptop (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) recently stopped booting normally after my brother hard reseted my laptop to use Windows. It boots automatically into Emergency Mode. I ...
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Changing back to Windows

My brother wanted to prank me by installing Ubuntu over my Windows 7, which he sadly did. I am sort of a business man so I need to use computer all the time, this bastard also erased EVERYTHING from ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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when i connect windows phone lumia 625 via usb, nothing happens, no unable to mount the device option, nothing, what should i do ?

Earlier i used to get the notification of unable to mount however after creating a new rule as follows: 21 down vote These are my steps to connect the Nokia Lumia 920 (WP8): Add the MTP file ...
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Edit “Kernal Boot Parameter” from windows to install Linux

Trying to install Linux on a new think pad and getting the error: Intel_pstate: HWP enabled Then it stops loading. It seems I need to edit the boot parameter but all instructions I can find are ...
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Is there a way to download Ubuntu straight from Windows?

For some reason the LiveUSB I got over here seems to be laughing at me and it won't let me install Ubuntu, so is there a way to install it straight from Windows to an external hard drive?
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How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest?

How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest? We trying to avoid having the Windows Sever 2008 AD domain controller host DNS at all. We want to use Ubuntu Server with ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu Dual-Boot

I assume that this very same question has been asked a number of times, but the more I read about the topic, the more confused I became, to the point that I'm having to ask y'all such a stupid and ...
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Sharing folder issue between window 7 and ubuntu 14.04

We have around 5 Ubuntu installed pc in our office and 1 windows 7 PC. There is a sharing folder in windows 7 pc which can be read/write from every Ubuntu PC. Everything was going fine until last week....
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How can I make Kubuntu access my Windows Phone?

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu. I have a Nokia Lumia 635 which is working on Ubuntu and Windows. Using Kubuntu,it gives this error:
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Not able to boot into WIN 8 after 16.04 installation

I had installed Ubuntu Studio 16.04 alongside windows 8. But now my boot menu shows options only for Ubuntu. While installing, Ubuntu has not asked to select the partition to be installed in. I am ...
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Removing the folder $Windows.BT

In my dual-boot system I have Windows 8.1 installed (next to Ubuntu 14.04.1). Now I want to remove the folder $Windows.BT in my Windows system (due to being too large, and I do not want to update to ...