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NX Client (win) fonts not rendering after Ubuntu Upgrade

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and No Machine NX Server (3) etc. I've gone home, and have discovered that the windows nx client (3.5) will not display fonts for graphical applications. The same ...
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Is there a way to install Windows 8 as a dual-boot starting with Ubuntu?

Is a way to dual-boot With Ubuntu and windows 8 with going from Ubuntu? I'm kind of stumped, I tried to do it earlier and it overwrote the grub so, I had to go in a live disc and fix the grub from ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 running in windows 7 (wubi) AND on a separate partition

I am in a very strange situation and need some help: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 through Wubi a while back so that I can use it alongside Windows 7. I was running out of space on my disk when trying to ...
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File Sharing With Ext4 Partition

I tried googling this problem but I haven't received a definitive answer. This is my situation, I have a 3TB external hard drive connected to my server via esata. I plan on sharing this drive over a ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows installer on Windows 8 machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have a Windows 8 Ultrabook. I downloaded Ubuntu (release 12.04) and installed using the Windows ...
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Can I send a 'waitfor' signal to Windows?

The waitfor command in Windows can be used to either wait for or send arbitrary signals over the network. It's useful for synchronizing scripts across multiple machines. Can I generate one of these ...
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Instant Messenger for Ubuntu and Windows

Does anyone know if there is an instant messenger that can (easily) be installed and work on both Windows (7) and Ubuntu?
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How to increase my Ubuntu disk space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. During Ubuntu installation, I shrinked the Windows drive 10GB and Ubuntu installed in this ...
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failure: DOES_NOT_EXIST, Ubuntu One, high CPU usage, no syncing

over the weekend I updated my computer to Windows 8. So far Ubuntu One was running smoothly, but ever since the update (clean, new install) Ubuntu doesn't sync any more. In Windows 7 it would start ...
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Is there way to boot from Windows by default?

When the computer loads up, it shows a list of what to boot from. Is there a way to hide this and automatically boot from Windows unless a key is pressed?
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Installing Ubuntu v12 on computer running Windows ME

I want to put Ubuntu on a computer running Windows ME.I have the Ubuntu CD that I purchased, but my computer will not boot to this disc. I can see the disc on my "D" drive and when I click on the ...
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Failed to partition my drive for installing dual boot Windows

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 as my operating system. I tried to install Windows 7 along with Ubuntu. To do so I inserted the Windows CD and booted. When it asked for partitioning the drive, I clicked ...
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rebooting from dvd but keeps starting windows 7

I have created the ubuntu dvd but when i choose to boot from dvd drive on start up it automaticallt loads windows 7. Please can you help??
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“invalid EFI file path” while booting Windows [closed]

I just got my new working notebook with Windows 8 pre-installed. After installing Ubuntu 12.10 the grub menu says that there is an "invalid EFI file path" and it won't boot Windows. Ubuntu works ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to reinstall Windows from a recovery disk?

I have a laptop that won't boot into Windows 7 64-bit due to a bad update. It also won't boot from the recovery disk. I can get into the setup options. If I install Ubuntu from the Live Disk, can I ...
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Cannot replace Ubuntu with Windows (CD/DVD gives up on booting Windows)

I've been trying for hours to remove Ubuntu which is the only OS on my laptop. I don't have a Windows installation there. I've followed various bits of help, including trying to get boot-repair to ...
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How to download windows 8 on ubuntu? [closed]

I want to switch back to windows, and they have a deal to download it from the website for $40 When I click that button it brings up a windows 8 assistant that downloads, but when I click on it ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

My laptop has two hard drives, one 320GB HDD and a 30GB SSD. I installed Windows 8 on the HDD and Ubuntu on the SSD. However, after I installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 did not appear on the boot list. I ...
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Will upgrading Windows 7 to 8 affect Ubuntu installation (dual-boot)?

I'm posting this question because I have the intention to update my Windows 7 (damaged installation) to Windows 8 but I don't know if this process may affect my Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have 220 GB ...
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How do I burn Ubuntu to DVD? errors on Mac and PC

Trying to make a Ubuntu 12.10 boot CD. On my PC - The selected disc image file isn't valid. On my macbook - (not recognized)
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Characters missing in console

I am working on implementation of an SIC-XE assembler with my friends. Those guys are using windows and codeblocks while I am using ubuntu 12.04 and codeblocks(both using version (10.05). This is a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in Wubi boots fine, but GRUB does not show

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) directly from the Windows installer. When I start up and select Ubuntu from the Windows boot manager, it correctly passes the command to GRUB, but the GRUB menu does ...
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How do I run the equivalent of 'mstsc' from a Ubuntu machine?

How to run the equivalent of mstsc from a Ubuntu machine (i.e. do a remote login into a Windows EC2 instance)
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Dual boot-windows 7 and ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I have windows 7 installed on my laptop, i want to install ubuntu 12.10 without losing windows. is it possible that ...
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Mount the directory / HOME directory located on a remote Windows 2008 R2

I am currently working on the integration of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Linux on an Active Directory domain in Windows 2008 R2. I have managed to integrate my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to AD 2008, my user ...
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Installing Ubuntu in C drive of windows, delete files from other drives?

I have 5 partitions of which c: is the windows partition which has nothing but windows installed. Other drives contain important files. So will installing ubuntu on C: drive and replacing windows, ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-boot bootrec issues

So on my laptop I am currently planning on uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04 so I can upgrade my Windows 7 partition to Windows 8, then install Ubuntu 12.10. My issue being that when I boot the Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu recognises other partitions but does not show the contents

I hold up my hand to confess I'm an immigrant from Microsoft and I use the computer as a tool, not a hobby. Ubuntu (12.10) recognizes the partitions used for Windows, e.g. my docs but not it's ...
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EFI - GPT dual-boot quantal AMD64 - impossible boot windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu Quantal AM64 on a EFI - GPT notebook (asus X501U) in dualboot. Ubuntu works fine, but i can't boot windows anymore. HDD is partitioned in this way: sda1 0.2 Gb ...
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Installing Windows 7 on System76 [closed]

I've seen the new All-In-One of System76, but I'm worried about a lot of enngineering software that is not compatible with Linux, such as Matlab, Solidworks, AutoCad, Autodesk Inventor, Altium ...
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Uninstall Windows after Installing Ubuntu WITH Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? Would it be possible to somehow uninstall Windows after installing Ubuntu with wubi.exe? So I ...
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how to improve performance of Ubuntu 12.10?

My Dell have 3GB RAM. In Windows 7, I can easily get 22-25 mbps copying speed but here in Ubuntu I am getting only 7-8 mbps. I even installed zRam. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/zram sudo ...
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Windows not shown in Grub after installing 12.10

I just installed 12.10 alongside Windows 7. I split my partition into two because disk reader during the installation didn't recognize Windows 7 as being installed on the computer. It installed ...
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New 12.10 Install, Windows Not in Boot Menu

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my new computer alongside my previous Windows 7 installation. Upon booting for the first time (post install) my boot menu only lists Ubuntu. I installed using a ...
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is it necessary to format windows XP OS to do partitioning for Ubuntu, and how do I do it properly to then install Ubuntu from disk

is it necessary to format windows XP OS to do partitioning for Ubuntu, and how do I do it properly to then install Ubuntu 10.10 from disk, and would it work from 10.10 to get 12.04 updates? Thank you ...
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Trouble opening Disk Manager in Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have two disks, a SSD with my Windows 7 installation and a mechanical disk with my Ubuntu 32-bit installation. After deciding to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside my Windows 7 installation I opened ...
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Installed Ubuntu over windows

I need to get those windows files. Please let me know whether there is any procedure to get those windows files
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 along Windows XP and Windows 7

I have Windows XP installed on C: drive and Windows 7 installed on F: drive. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows (keeping both XP and 7) in drive G: without losing any data stored in the ...
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How to install Window theme on Ubuntu without sudo privileges?

I want to install a theme but, I need sudo! Im running Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome 3). The theme in question is called "notxp theme". I don't have sudo privilege on my machine. Is there a way to install the ...
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how to setup Internet connection and access windows partitions in ubuntu? [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 12.10, so could you please say me how to connect to internet (wired and wireless) or else is I need to install any drivers. In parallel I have windows 8 so is it possible to ...
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ubuntu 12.10 grub doesn't appear efi mode

After a number of failed attempts on installing Ubuntu and Linux in the hybrid-gpt of Windows, in which I wanted different partitions by gparted, I ended up creating againg a conventional partitions ...
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Create a bootable image on a Mac OSX to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine

Title says it all - as you can imagine, searching for the answer I have here is utterly impossible to find anything online...I tried this: ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT?

My family might be buying a Windows Surface tablet with Windows RT (Nvidia)? I was wondering if I can run Ubuntu or WUBI on it for my homework?
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no aparece grub con gpt windows/ubuntu [closed]

I have an asus k55VM. The problem is that after installing Windows 7, and then Ubuntu 12.10, grub does not appear. Created the partition table with gparted, I did it in msdos format, but later ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 Network: Network password doesn't work

Look: http://youtu.be/W3J_C4wCt7k When I try to access my Windows 7 pc, it ask for a password, I typed in the same password of the "Home Group" in Windows, but it doesn't work... How do I fix this? ...
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How to connect to Windows PC in graphical mode?

My basic desktop PC uses Ubuntu 12.04. However for work I need a few programs (like Hec-Ras) that I didn't succeed to run trough wine or play on linux. I thought of easy solution: to connect Windows ...
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Using Linux as guest on vmware and sharing connection with windows vista

I've been trying for weeks with vmwware player, now d/l vmwware work station 7, I have a laptop with one built in modem and a usb modem I bought, It works great switching it over from host to use in ...
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Windows Repairs Itself After Ubuntu Boot

I have a custom built computer in my home which was running Windows 7 primarily. After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded to 12.10, Windows 7 has to perform startup repair after every Ubuntu boot ...
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How to minimize or maximize windows from the Unity panel?

In the Unity panel, when you left-click on an application that has multiple windows or instances open, it displays the Spread Mode, but when you left-click on a solitary application, it does ...
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Installed Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12 and grub isn't there?

I had Ubuntu first, installed Windows later, and for a short period of time I could choose the OS to boot into from the Windows boot, and now it doesn't even give me a choice, just boots right into ...