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Blank Remote Desktop 13.04

I am having an issue regarding remote desktop from a Windows 7 machine. Right now, the machine with Ubuntu 13.04 has a cracked LCD and is a paperweight until I can replace it. My KVM switch is already ...
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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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How do I make Ubuntu the default partition? [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question and it was marked as a duplicate and not correctly answered. I was even referred to this link which does not address what I am questioning about... How to uninstall ...
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Run Win 16-bit Application in Wine

Xubuntu 12.04. HP Compaq nc8430. 2 GB RAM. Wine 1.4. I'm trying to run Castle of the Winds, an old 16-bit Windows application, in Wine. I've put the application in .wine/drive_c. I've added it as an ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without losing Grub dual-boot settings?

I would like to over-write the partition with my Ubuntu, without losing all my dual-boot configurations. My dual boot is (I think) configured using grub. Can I install a new version of Ubuntu without ...
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Accessing Window Files in Linux

After mounting the windows partition is the command prompt (sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /media/c) I can't see the document files. The folders shown are Boot, Dell, preload, recovery, sources, system ...
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From Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

At present, I use Windows 7. I want to delete it and replace it with Ubuntu but, how can I install Ubuntu without losing my files that exist now on partitions D, E and F? I want my hard disk to be ...
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Partition to run a Windows program

I like using Linux Ubuntu and have few problems. However, I need to run an exam marking program that will only run on Windows. How can I create a Windows partition without wiping and re-installing ...
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why doesn't my ftp transfer work?

I am working on ubuntu 11.10 i need to transfer some files to my windows 7 system on the LAN. while connecting with ftp get an error i.e ftp: connection : connection refused ftp 192.168.0.72 ftp: ...
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Program Compatibility

I just installed Fifa manager 13 on ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't work because I need to change the program compatibility before it runs. How do I do that in ubuntu??
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I need to know how to boot ubuntu on an existing Windows XP partition

I have an old PC running on Windows XP. When I got it, I partitioned the hard drive. I need to know how to install Ubuntu on That particular partition, since I have almost no space on my other ...
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Ubuntu Touch availability on Windows tablet

Can I install Ubuntu Touch on an Acer W510 tablet? I couldn't find any instructions at ubuntu.com.
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i want to remove windows 8 and windows 7 from my triple boot with ubuntu 12.04

Right now in my bootloader i have 3 OS namely ubuntu 12.04 , windows 7 and windows 8 . i have a virus in my pc and so windows 7 and 8 dont work. i want only ubuntu 12.04 on my pc right now and then ...
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System time keeps resetting to UTC [duplicate]

Edit by OP: Yes, the community is correct. The question indeed is a duplicate of this one. I missed it in my search. Thank you for pointing me there. I've been noticing a peculiar issue with Ubuntu ...
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Install 13.04 to a specific partition

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a machine that already runs Windows 7. Before installing, I shrank the Windows partition and added a new ext2 partition called /dev/sda4 using GParted. When I ...
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How to get windows look on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I like the functions of ubuntu. but I prefer the windows look. Is there some ubuntu modification that looks like windows? Ubuntu looks too cartoonish and unprofessional. Windows ist more ...
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Giving up on Windows

I have a Toshiba satellite L750D 6 months old, with a now defected windows 7 64 bit SP1 OS, a week ago MS sent 60 auto updates, after the upload it went into auto restart and never recovered, I went ...
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After installing MS fonts, the fonts are still not the same as on windows

Fonts in Firefox and Chromium are still not the same as in Windows FF and Chrome after installing ms fonts. I mean the fonts that were missing are now displayed, but they are not the same as on ...
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Trouble getting TightVNC to display screen

Whenever I open a TightVNC client on my Ubuntu box, I get this: What might cause what I'm seeing here?
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using deja dup to backup my ubuntu to a windows shared folder

I have a ubuntu 12.04 running and have certain things installed like samba,nagios and likewise-open to have my ubuntu join a windows domain. this all works correctly. I am not an expert in linux ...
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Making Ubuntu my default OS [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu, which instead of eliminating windows, it partitioned it. My question is first how to make Ubuntu my default OS? Secondly, how do I remove windows to speed up the ...
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Can I mount disc in Windows style?

I wish to use Windows mount style in Ubuntu, i.e. /C/ mount point /F/ mount point I know it is not about standards, but may ease user expluatation. Does this method have any issues from technical ...
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Cannot format flash drive due to write protection

Okay, just the other day, I was trying to install Ubuntu on an 8GB flash drive. Near the end of the installation process, the install failed. The flash drive is now entirely dysfunctional. At first, ...
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Why ASUS Q500A fails to dual boot?

I have followed several links including Ubuntu's guide to UEFI Installation and several guides on AskUbuntu but I have a unique problem: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI Installing Ubuntu on ...
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Storage server with NTFS and Linux on old machine

We have several old computers at home, and many IDE HDD drives. I would like to make a "storage server" from one. SO I want to use its storage as a shared folder. The other computers are Windows 7 / ...
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resolving windows hostname

my main host is windows and im running ubuntu on a virtual guest OS, im currently mounting a folder in windows and in ubuntu and i get this error: in /etc/fstab //Windows-PC/shared ...
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How to change NTFS ACLs on linux?

It is not about samba configuration, I want to change Windows permissions on a external NTFS drive, or another partition in my PC whose runs Windows, or even a network directory (but my PC is not the ...
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Trying to connection to a windows VPN

I'm new to VPNs in general and I'd firgue learning how to do this on ubuntu would be a great start I'm using pptd from the network manager. Whenever I try and connect to the vpn that's using Window's ...
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Running Ubuntu from a CD doesn't work for me

I have tried running the CD with the iso of Linux, but nothing happens and I get back to Windows 8. Is there something I am doing wrong? I press F12 when the prompt appears, and I choose to run from ...
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graphic problems with chicken invaders and epsxe

My windows vista keeps rebooting on the green bar load screen so i got Ubuntu 12.04 and installed it but i had trouble running my games and apps from vista until some guy on line told me to get wine ...
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install windows back [duplicate]

i recently replaced windows with ubuntu,now i want to install windows xp with ubuntu.. my laptop dosent have cd drive so i copyed the files in cd to pen drive . i dont understand how to run the ...
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change proxy username -ubuntuone on windows

ubuntuone asked for my proxy username during install, i used it for a while then the password had to be changed. now one is still using the old password. Tried to reinstall but the password dialog ...
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How do I see windows 8 files on ubuntu 12.10?

very new to ubuntu, and I think the interface is absolutely beautiful. I am using Ubuntu through the usb for now, after following this tutorial http://lifehacker.com/5504531/the-co...-a-thumb-drive - ...
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How can I install and run a medical app designed for windows server 2008 in Ubuntu?

I'm currently trying to install a windows server based app that works along with oracle database. This application normally installs folders (as any other) in the root of the system and it's executed ...
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Ubuntu installation in BIOS mode

I want to know what kind of installation is the best for me. I bought my computer with windows 7 preinstalled in it and I upgraded it to windows 8. It is in BIOS mode and I saw that i need to install ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 don't boot with Windows 7

So I just installed the Gnome, I used the Gparted to make the partitions because the basic mode to install side by side with windows was not working. Ok, I made the partitions and installed, no ...
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How to boot into Windows 8 from Grub?

I just did a 50GB partition on my laptop thaty initially had windows 8 on it, every time i try booting Windows im getting an "invalid EFI file path" I just ran a boot repair and it gave me this URL: ...
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Wubi installer stuck on 75% [duplicate]

I'm currently installing Wubi, and the installer keeps getting stuck at about 75% - I have had this problem before and I think I managed to fix it by resetting/stopping something in Windows when ...
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wanted to install the windows xp

I have installed the unbutu latest version on my laptop. then i am trying to install the windows xp as dual boot . could any body please suggest me how to do it . i have tried the following procedure ...
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where should I install windows?

here is a picture of "GParted". Where should I install windows (which partition?)? It's SDA1? I'm not sure because there are 20gb in use and I don't know why. It's possible that's the older ...
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Ubuntu and Windows7 [duplicate]

I know, this is a stupid question but I need your help. I have ubuntu 12.04 on my Computer but I need windows to play Metin2 (yes I need because I am gamemaster). Wine doesn't work because of ...
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How to install Windows 7 in VirtualBox from Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Shortly after I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 in a virtual machine. When trying to install Windows I get the following: Cannot find a driver for the ...
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The most optimal operating system to host virtual machines

I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite A505 with following features: Intel Core i3 processor 8kB L1 cache, 64 kb L2 cache, 256kB L3 cache 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD I have used many operating systems on it. ...
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unable to boot in windows 8

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't boot in Windows 8, I can only boot in the recovery. Before that, I installed fedora over a Ubuntu installation and I was having the same problem. Here is my ...
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Will “World Of Tanks” run on Ubuntu? [closed]

I play world of tanks (a Game) in windows. Will it work on ubuntu? Better, worse, same? I would like to try Ubuntu but not if w.o.t won't work.
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows8 - cannot see partition system

I got quite a problem for some time that prevents me from installing Ubuntu (finally). I got an ASUS laptop bought in late 2012, that came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I upgraded it to Windows 8 (due ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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why os x is 5GB while ubuntu is just 700 mb? [closed]

I dont understand whats in 5gb of os x and windows installation dvds when ubuntu fits on 700mb cd and just works with every hardware! I am not criticizing i am just curious. I'm expecting answers like ...
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Want to repair Grub [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 installed on my system. The main boot manager is grub, also the ubuntu and windows are installed in separate partitions. I want to install windows 7 back in place of ...
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How can I join an ubuntu 12.10 client to join a windows domain (server 2008)

In My office am using windows server 2008 recently am install ubuntu 12.10 in my offz its really awesome but Little bit am struggling about few configurations and settings... now also am struggling ...