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How to change the hard drive file type?

I installed Ubuntu OS. Then tried to install Windows 7 as dual boot. But i get error message that unknown file system. Not NTFS. Now there is no OS in System. How to change the hard drive file system ...
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Play game on virtualbox [closed]

I would know what you think about playing games on ubuntu with virtualbox. Is it really like a windows installation ? Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Ubuntu Slow - What architecture does the Windows Installer install?

I feel absolutely limited by using Windows, and I need to switch to a Unix environment. I once installed Red Hat on my laptop (screen + external monitor setup; 4GB ram; x64) and it worked fine, but I ...
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How do I get Ubuntu terminal prompt in Windows 7 with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player on my Windows 7 PC. Now I downloaded ubuntu (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso) software from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . I installed ubuntu via the instruction at ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu and bring back Windows 7 [duplicate]

I accidently installed Ubuntu 12.10 using the option "LVM" although i've not selected erase disk and fresh install. Now my systems boots direclt into Ubuntu and I'm unable to see my Windows files on ...
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How to create a partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot? How should I create a partition in GParted so I can install Windows Vista/8 on it? ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wont boot

im new to using Ubuntu and just bought a HP Pavilion g6-2240sa with windows 8 pre installed. I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu on it and installed alsongside windows, for 2 days it worked fine, I got ...
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How to share Wifi through ethernet cable to windows pc?

I am right now using ubuntu 12.04 64bit, I have a small Ethernet net cable. I read somewhere that you can share your wifi from ubuntu to other pc by some editing in network settings. Here is what I ...
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recovery of data after installing ubuntu 12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatted and lost 6 years worth of photo memories.. any way to get this back? Installed Ubuntu over windows i had been using ubuntu paralally with windows before.this ...
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Can't find my Ubuntu partition after laptop crashed

My laptop crashed last week and as a first step, I reinstalled the hatefulness that is Windows 7. Now I can't see my Ubuntu partition but when I try to install the new version of Ubuntu, I get a ...
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is it possible for windows viruses when downloaded through ubuntu affect my windows os

I know that Ubuntu is immune to virus so there is no question of it getting infected while browsing the net.however I frequently transfer files from my pendrive (which I get from other virus infested ...
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How to access a Windows share from Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 12.04 and previous versions, I can easily install smbfs and running smb://server/share from Nautilus works! But, in 12.10, I can't install smbfs. Trying to install it from the terminal, I ...
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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 ...