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Installed Ubuntu on one drive and left windows 7 on the drive, now can't boot to win7

Here is my boot-repair report: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1460148/ I want to be able to dual boot win7 and ubuntu. When I boot my machine, I see options for ubuntu in grub but no win7. Do i need to ...
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windows not showing Ubuntu files in D drive which i installed ubuntu

i installed ubuntu in D drive but it only showing installation files but it cant showing the ubuntu files that means ubuntu files of my system homefolder and desktop files etc.can you help for this ...
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Installing Ubuntu: Dual-boot repartition exisiting Windows 7

I have been using Ubuntu for 5 years now and had no problem with dual-booting with Windows XP. I got a new laptop with preinstalled Windows 7 partitions. The problem is that although there are plenty ...
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How “Install along side Windows” option works

I have created an unallocated space of 10gb on my HDD through Windows. I want to know how does the option "Install along side with Windows" of Ubuntu 12.10 work? Will it use the unallocated space or ...
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Windows not loading from either grub or burg?

I'm very sorry if this has been asked before, but I cannot find a relevant post that could help me. Here's the problem: Windows 7 seems to be able to boot from it's own HDD and bootloader, but then ...
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How to boot from CD using GRUB?

so I have this dualboot config in my pc with ubuntu precise and win 7 running alongside. I need to reinstall win 7 since its acting a bit strange lately; but during bios my keystrokes are not ...
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Changing ubuntu one installation folder in windows

I changed my windows default programs(x86) folder to another partition, I have all my programs installed there, it's in D:, but the automatic ubuntuone installation puts the program in C:, obviously, ...
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What is the windows equivalent of /usr/bin, etc [closed]

This may not be the best place to post this, but my question is asking the sort of the opposite of What is the equivalent to the Windows "Program Files" folder? . I'm new to windows and am ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
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Remote desktop from Windows to Ubuntu

The only monitor I have is one of those crt huge dinosaurs. I want to access my ubuntu machine from my windows laptop. I have tried a few VNC programs already and I cant get it to work. Any tips? Or ...
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Why can't I get to a shared folder from Windows

I want to access a folder on my new Ubuntu 12.10 box from any machine on my network without the need to provide credentials. My machine name is Ubuntu1 I have a 2TB disk that formatted NTFS that ...
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Can I set Ubuntu 12.10 to automatically reboot to Windows once only?

Is there some way when I'm in Ubuntu 12.10 that I can set it to reboot automatically to Windows just once, so that when I'm in Windows I can reboot and it will automatically boot back into Ubuntu? I ...
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Does installing Ubuntu overwrite windows bootloader? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to boot Ubuntu using the Windows bootloader? So there's the question. I want to preserve my original Windows 7 Loader.
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How do I test if a Windows share exists and is ready to be mounted?

How do I test if a Windows share exists before I attempt to mount the share? Regards Hendre
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boot problem with ubuntu and windows 8

i have a hp dv6 system. on which i was having the windows 8 installed. as i was interested in downloading the ubuntu 12.10 along with windows 8(not inside) .i have made separate partition in ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on windows starter

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday from a usb, but it only boots into Windows unless the usb is in, then it boots into the Ubuntu loader where I can choose Ubuntu vs. Windows. What's the problem? ...
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Changing ubuntu to windows xp on netbook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I have a problem, because lately I installed ubuntu on my netbook and I ...
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Bluescreen after Ubuntu 12.10 installation, after recommended boot repair “no filesystem found” please help!

After I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 into my Windows 7 a black screen came up and nothing happened for over five minutes. So I force shutdown my computer and started again on the linux CD. I ...
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How to modify partitions after install?

I wanted to have Ubuntu with full disk encryption on one big partition, and Windows on a small one. In 12.04, only the Server Edition installer has full disk encryption, so I used that and then ...
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Ubuntu won't appear on laptop startup

I've recently installed Ubuntu along with Windows Vista. So normally when the laptop is starting up it shows two options whether I want to log on Windows or Ubuntu. One day I shut down the laptop and ...
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“Ubuntu One” authentication Failure in Windows 7

I just updated the Ubuntu One client on my Windows 7 machine today. When I try to sign in, I receive the "authentication failed" error message, even though the same credentials work on the Ubuntu One ...
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How to run/install Adobe's Illustrator cs6 and Photoshop and Flash and InDesign on Ubuntu? [closed]

Okay, let me begin by saying that I love the Ubuntu experience. It's so amazing. On the other hand, I am a graphic design professional and animation enthusiast. PROBLEM! I cant install my favorite ...
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on 12.04 & XP dual boot system, howto upgrade xp to win 7? [closed]

I have system with XP installed first, followed by Mint 12 and then Ubuntu 12.04. I now wish to remove Win XP and install Win 7 in the Win XP partition. How do I go about this? Thanks for any help in ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.10 on a laptop with windows 8 pre installed, such that bootloader of windows 8 is used [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system How do I install Ubuntu 12.10 on a laptop with windows 8 pre-installed, such that the bootloader of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 8 dual OS [duplicate]

I have gone through several answers listed and had a look at quite a few forums already. I understand that the root cause is the Windows 8 GRUB. When I check msconfig, it does not populate UBUNTU. My ...
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Ubuntu installed on windows, formatting

currently I have ubuntu "installed on windows" and I was thinking about formatting and installing windows 8, but I want to keep my ubuntu OS. So my question was what could be done so I don't lose the ...
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How to remove GRUB Rescue prompt after deleting Ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

I had a Windows 7 pc dual booting with Windows XP and then i got hold of Ubuntu 12.10 and I installed it alongside Windows 7 and after installing on boot i got GNU GRUB interfering in my bootloader ...
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VirtualBox: Start Firefox in Ubuntu via a Windows script?

I am using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest in a Windows 7 host. I would like execute a command in Windows that will launch Ubuntu's Firefox. I tried VirtualBox's VBoxManage guestcontrol ...
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How to get rid of Windows

I think the answer must be very simple, but I still don't know it. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Windows 7 laptop. After installing Ubuntu and started using it I decided to restart my laptop. ...
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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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How to run Ubuntu after extracting the zip file to USB pen drive

I want to install Ubuntu in my USB pen drive. My current OS is Windows 7 enterprise. I downloaded Ubuntu as zip file (using torrent) and I extracted the files to my USB pen drive. Now what should I do ...
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How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?

I have this external hard drive, and I used it in windows, now that I use it on Ubuntu, and it is kind of annoying to see files like System Volume Information, so how can I make it hidden? Or how can ...
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Documents queue to shared printer but won't print

I have an HP Desk Jet 3650 printer on a Windows 7 laptop, which is shared with my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. The Ubuntu machine can see the printer and sends files to it, but the files only queue and won't ...
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Can't boot in 12.04 after formatting the entire drive [closed]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 by formatting the drive that had windows 7. The installation went fine but after I rebooted It asks me for a windows 7 disk repair disk and doesn't even look to recognize any ...
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Will I keep my programs, like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, iTunes, etc?

I am seriously considering installing Ubuntu, it looks cool, the tour felt nice and it's a really smooth program. But what if I decide later on in life that I would like to go to Windows again, could ...
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Can't replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 and wanted to replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), but when I was booting and starting installation of Ubuntu I chose to replace Windows on my SSD, and it saw this ...
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Could not display "smb:// [closed]

I'm trying to mount a Windows share in Ubuntu 12.10 and Pinguy 12.04 with Nautilus. I'm getting the typical "Could not display "smb://192.168.0.7/groups" error message. The share's name is Groups, ...
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Create Windows Share shortcut

I can easily connect to a windows share with the follow path on my Windows machine by using the Dash Home search function: smb://dextrousdave-pc/users/DextrousDave/Google%20Drive Now problem is, i ...
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Task manager like windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where’s the “task manager”? Is there a way to make it similar, I like knowing what is going on with my hard drive and system resources.
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How do I re-install Samba?

I recently followed a guide to configure Samba but I couldn't get it configured properly. After realizing that the guide was six years out of date I thought I should start again. I reinstalled samba ...
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Installation troubleshooting

i have installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop to a folder named ubuntu in C drive. However the OS does not show up in the initial boot sequence. Do i need to change the file location/ convert it into a ...
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How to make ubuntu understand a windows-style folder path as a folder on windows partition?

I have ubuntu and Win7 on dual boot. On windows, a use a program that is set to save things on a given windows folder (like "D:\some folder"). On ubuntu, I can run this exact same program (it's not a ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10

This is my First time so please help/ Steps I Followed : Install windows 8 pro with media centre On my asus k55vm, i7 ,8gb. windows boots fine and is in perfect condition. booted into Ubuntu live ...
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My partition table is facing limitations; having problems creating more partitions

I first noticed an issue when trying to install Linux Mint 14 as a third OS alongside Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 - I was unable to create another partition to install Mint to. Poking around, I ...
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Highlights in Libreoffice Writer cannot be undone in Office Word

I am used to making highlights in texts But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet) ...
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LAN chat b/w ubuntu and windows [closed]

Two users on the LAN running empathy can see each other under 'People Nearby' (telepathy-salut implementing link-local XMPP protocol). Is there a chat program in Windows that can see ubuntu users on a ...
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I think my bootloader is not loading my Window 7 but boot my grub

Below is my boot-repair info : http://paste.ubuntu.com/1403448/ it could load ubuntu in the grub loader but not the window. What should I do?
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 using a usb pen drive

I downloaded the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and installed it in my computer with the "Universal Usb Installer". I restarted the computer and the computer automaticaly ran the Ubuntu ...
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Help connecting to Windows Shares on 2003/2008 server Ubuntu 12.04

Can anyone help me , I'm really struggling to connect to Windows shares via Nautilus using the Connect to server command - anyone know the correct Syntax to use for user names and domain names or work ...
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Virtual USB bus using TCP

I have a router that a printer can be attached to to print wirelessly to. It appears that the software for Windows uses a virtual USB bus using TCP. This allows the printer to appear as if it was ...