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Cannot run CD with ubuntu OS

hi i think this topic has been talked about but as a newbie i cant understand them well enough, i was using windows my whole life and wanted to try out ubuntu linux so i got a live cd 14.04 and ended ...
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How to switch preinstalled Ubuntu from Windows 8?

I have ubantu preinstalled in my pc and I have installed Windows 8 afterwords. Now I want to use ubantu but don't know how to open it. Please help!
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Ive Install Ubuntu Along Side with win7 but ubuntu wont boot!

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on an Asus x401A notebook along side of windows7 but when It prompts You to restart it boots back to windows and no option to boot into Ubuntu. I'm about ready to BOOT my ...
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How can I recover my old windows 7 after Ubuntu installation?

My OS is/was Windows 7, and I installed Ubuntu to lean a bit about Linux systems. After the installation I booted the computer and found I had no Windows access and I fear I have lost all my Windows ...
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Download Speed: Windows 8.1 vs Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I am facing a curious case: I have 2 PCs, one Windows 8.1 and one Ubuntu 14.04 machine (both single boot only). I can't figure out the reason why my Ubuntu PC is getting download speed of 60 to 70 ...
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Windows 10 Insider Preview USB Setup Installation Issue [closed]

I have an HP Envy laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 8. Eventually it became slow, so I decided to restore it and I lost my Windows key in the process. Instead of using an unlicensed ...
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Copying .exe files from ext4 to ntfs

maybe a silly question but.. why cant i copy an .exe file format from linux (ubuntu 14.04) to windows 8.1 without corrupts when i try to execute it? I can copy some others file formats like images ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

Is it possible to dual boot both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 without conflict? I have Windows 8.1 installed on a 120 GB SSD with a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I also have a 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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I can't mount my HDD on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Since I reinstaled my Linux partition with Ubuntu 15.04 I can't use my other HDDs, it gives me an error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/xavi/NUCLEO: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Can't get off Lock screen

I'm stuck on the lock screen. When I put in my password it just takes me to a black screen for 10 seconds and puts me back on the lock screen. Terminal commands haven't worked for me since I've gotten ...
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I am unable to access my WD external hard drive

I am unable to access my WD external hard drive just after using 2/3 times. it's not working in both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows. It's showing the following message. Please help me to access my hard ...
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Linux won't start alongside Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 and then Linux. However, grub doesn't start, I am booting right to Windows 10. I don't have Secure Boot or Fast Boot enabled. When I tried to use Boot Repair, it said I had ...
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windows mount in filesystem

If I mount windows by a GUI means, where is it mounted in the filesystem? From a brief look around, it looks like I can manually mount the windows partition in /mnt or /media, but that doesn't appear ...
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How to Instal windows after ubuntu ? [duplicate]

I accidentally removed my windows when I install ubuntu. How to install windows after ubuntu? and how to make memory partition in ubuntu?
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open exe in ubuntu without wine or any other windows compatibility layer [closed]

Well, I tried to open some exe files with wine, like Minecraft team extreme. It ran, but it was lagging too much! Can someone please help me run an exe file without Windows/DOS/Wine because I lost my ...
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Accessing files/folders across OS partitions

I dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Is it possible to open up Ubuntu and read a .docx file from my Windows partition? Are there any non-obvious ramifications for doing so (corrupting files,unable to ...
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Formatted my windows drive by mistake and now windows installation cannot find drives

I formatted my laptop's Windows loader partition (ext4) while installing Ubuntu 15.04, and when I tried reinstalling Windows, it can't find any drives. I already formatted the Linux drive into NTFS ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 replacing 12.04 / XP dual boot [duplicate]

I have an Asus Eee pc with W XP and Ubuntu 12.04 installed as dual boot. I want to delete XP entirely and install Ubuntu 14.04. I created a USB installer, but when I boot from the USB drive, it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7

I'm unable to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7. The installation is successful according to the installer. After manual partitioning, the computer is just booting to Windows. After choosing ...
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nvidia 820m problem

How to disable graphic card permanently on Ubuntu 14.04. graphic card is a 820m laptop is hp 15 r203tx bios version is up to date
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install windows on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install windows os on ubuntu os. I have created virtual hard drive by using virtualbox. but it does not open properly and shows like gedit file formate. How can I create real partition to ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 a while ago. Then I followed guides like this one on how to install windows after Ubuntu and I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview after Ubuntu. Then I booted up from a ...
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Why can't non-admin users install software?

This is probably something I don't understand since I am used to Windows and am only starting out with Ubuntu. I know that software in linux comes in packages what I don't understand is why can't ...
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Cannot install ubuntu along with windows7

I recently bought a laptop Lenovo S510p and installed windows 7 on it.Now I am trying to dual boot it with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I did not want to manually create a partition on my hard disk in windows ...
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have somebody tried Powershell DSC with Ubuntu?

if so, please tell me what do i need to use it, and does it works fine for you? i`m currently thinking whether it is good idea to implement DSC on enterprise level or not.
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Windows vs Ubuntu - Audio Quality

Someone help with this one... My notebook have a dual-boot... Win7 and Ubuntu... i've this doubt unexplained until this week (I pray): Why the "Window's audio" is so much better than "ubuntu", ...
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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partition problem as installing windows 7 or 8 after ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu already installed and I want to install Windows but it says "we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" here is my partition table tell me what is wrong Any ...
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Can I run Linux software in Windows? [closed]

In Linux we can run Windows software by using wine. I want the exact opposite, I want to run Linux software in Windows. Is it possible? If yes, how? I don't want visualization or virtual box I want ...
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu [duplicate]

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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Is there a Linux alternative to VoiceShaper?

I would like to use VoiceShaper but unfortunately in my VirtualBox virtual machine running Windows 7, it does not work. Also, in WINE it does not recognize any input or output devices. So, do you ...
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What will happen with my windows based games?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu but I'm not sure if the windows based games that i already have will carry over (ex. Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto 5)
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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How to connect to Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication Required

I want to connect via remote desktop to a Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows server's remote desktop connection properties, it is set to "safer". Specifically, the selected option is "Allow ...
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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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Unable to mount hard disk even after disabling fast boot

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 preview build. I have two hard disks, one on which Ubuntu and Windows are installed and the other containing all the data. I am not able to ...
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Linking to local files on a Windows file server share

I tried to find a similar topic, but failed to do so. So I am asking the question here. At our company I am running a pilot to get Ubuntu on our machines, as it would solve a lot of our problems. ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a computer without any OS? [duplicate]

Can you install Ubuntu on a disk with no operating system (had Windows Pro and has COA sticker)? HD was wiped for security reasons. (ex corporate computer) Can you reactive the windows and do a ...
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Company website does not work in linux, works in Windows

I have recently installed Xubuntu 15.04 in my personal laptop & tried to access my company site thru firefox. I was able to login using otp, but encountered several problems afterwards When i ...
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UFW Firewall rule not working

I have an ubuntu vm which runs the UFW and a microsoft xp professional. The ip address of the ubuntu is 192.168.254.132 and so I made the xp have a static ip address of 192.168.254.131 so they will be ...
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Install Ubuntu without making Windows license void

I have a dell laptop with a pre-installed version of Windows 7 home premium. I want to dual boot my system to run both Ubuntu and Windows 7. The engineer told me I cannot do this without removing ...
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Can't get Gamemaker 8.1 to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tried a method that was listed on Here. But it did not work for me despite being careful with syntax and repeated attempts at the code lines. Will try again and see what happens.
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Not able to view all options in Ubuntu desktop

I am not able to view all the options in Ubuntu desktop - scaled or windows mode. Also, I am not able to find the setting to do same. How to do it? I want all options to be view or there should be ...
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Ubuntu PPTP VPN to Buffalo Router VPN,

With my Windows laptop, I would connect via PPTP VPN, it worked fine. Now, through Ubuntu 15.04, it connects, but disconnects again after about 30 seconds. You can see the IP that gets assigned via ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot - Share files between OS

Well I have a netbook, so I can't play games on windows either, no problem. But I'm getting a new desktop PC with better hadware and it will be able to run the most popular games and I want to have ...
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Printer sharing and Ubuntu

I have a printer plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop machine. I want to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
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How do I access an encrypted home folder from a dual-boot machine?

(This might not be an Ubuntu-specific question?) When I installed 9.10, I opted to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs, but then I discovered this locked me out of my ext3 partition when I tried to ...
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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What's the Windows ping -t (continue until interrupted) equivalent in iputils ping

In windows 8 I used to do in run: ping 166.18.0.1 -t where 166.18.0.1 is my DNS IP(suppose). How to do this same thing in ubuntu? I have already tried this in the terminal window but it shows an ...