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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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OpenVZ - Ubuntu 14 trying to install Windows [duplicate]

I'm following these steps http://freevps.us/thread-2789.html In second step, when I run this command: sudo apt-get install libICE.so.6 libImlib.so.1 libORBit-2.so.0 libSM.so.6 libX11.so.6 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 alongside windows 8, now windows 8 won't boot at all

I tried Boot repair, rEFInd, and almost every other option that was presented in these questions that were already answered, but Windows 8 won't boot at all. When I select Windows 8 upon booting, it ...
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No boot device found press any key to reboot machine - dual boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows OS in UEFI and Ubuntu in Legacy. After some time I got an error when I tried to boot in Ubuntu. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ grub rescue> I solved this ...
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Switching to boot manager

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm liking it very much so far. I'm using a Lenovo G580 and i recently started running Ubuntu alongside windows 8 but now i cant seem to switch back to windows 8 I need help fast ...
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Remote access via GUI

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 machine that I currently access using SSH. I'd like to know if there's a way to remotely access via GUI from a Windows OS, because I would like to access my Ubuntu box when I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn' t boot after upgrade from 12.04 installed inside Windows 8.1

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed like an app on windows 8.1 (Ubuntu 12.04 allow to be installed like an app in Windows 8.1 and it can be removed when you don't need it any more from Control Panel). ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive?

After being away from Linux based machines for a long time, I've recently come into possession of an ASUS X551MA running an Intel Celeron N2830 @ 2.16 with 4 GB of RAM and a 500GM HD. I decided that I ...
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Is it possible to play simcity4 on Lubuntu?

I would like to play simcity4 on lubuntu is that possible. I tried to play it pressing execute but that did not work. This came is really meant to be played on windows XP. Can some one help me. I am ...
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My windows 8.1 is installed through legacy (I can't use UEFI) what are the steps to dual booting with Ubuntu?

All the guides I have seen involve UEFI, however my Windows 8.1 has been downloaded in Legacy mode. How exactly do I dual boot with Ubuntu. I have set a 100GB empty partition. I have downloaded ...
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How do I run a dot net exe (Uva Arena) on ubuntu?

Last 2 days, I was trying to run Uva Arena on ubuntu. It is based on .net 2.0 as well as .net 4.0. I searched on google, and found some result, and tried to apply them. I was trying mono and wine with ...
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Delete all Ubuntu partitions and reinstall again

I have messes up ubuntu twice, and reinstalled it again after that. THis has created two ubuntu partions on my drive. Is it safe to remove all these partitions from windows, and then reinstall using a ...
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I Really need help used windows recovery partion for Installing ubuntu and only have 3.87 gib right now ay help?Thx?

Yeah so I was installing Ubuntu and i used windows recovery partition as the Ubuntu place where I decreased the size not knowing what the partition did and now I am running low on space and it wont ...
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How to fix Grub2 not viewing all OS on a Quad-Boot system?

I have quad-boot system set up right now for my Computer Engineering Class (Highschool). I have MS DOS, Windows XP and Ubuntu installed. Each individual operating system (on it's own partition) works ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Gnome vs. Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I tried to install Ubuntu by using a flashdrive on windows, I didn't get a dual installation option. I could either replace windows, or click something else. So I clicked something else, and made ...
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Samba Annon Access

I trying to configure my samba so anyone can access it without any form of password or password prompt. Everyone needs to get full read/write access straight in. It is essential to work from a ...
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Why don't shared files show up in HGFS?

Sharing files between my Guest Kubuntu OS and Host Windows has become a real headache. So, far I have done the steps below: GUEST LINUX OS VM -> Settings -> Options -> Shared Folders. And added my ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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Ubuntu 14.04 DHCP client not updating Windows DNS

We have a set of Windows 2012R2 domain controllers which provide DNS and DHCP service for the network. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server which is getting addresses via DHCP. This works correctly. In the ...
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Ubuntu Touch Emulator for Windows?

The Ubuntu Touch Emulator has any release for Windows computer?
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How to get available wifi network that scans within windows 7 on VMware workstation running in host system ubuntu 14.04?

In my ubuntu 14.04 64 bit host machine running windows 7 64 bit on VMware 10.0.1 build-1379776. I don't see the list of available wifi network. I tried all possible ways using network settings like ...
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Hopeless with mounting windows harddisk on ubuntu

I had windows 8 in this laptop and I mistakenly wiped it all clean when installing linux in it. I pulled out the harddisk here and tried it out on windows 8, the file explorer didn't show it. But I ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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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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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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Can I restore windows 8?

If I install Ubuntu over windows 8, and have a backup restore point or something, is it possible to go back to windows 8? I have a netbook, and it's not quite big enough to dual boot, and I don't want ...
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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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Ubuntu Installation and Partition [duplicate]

I have windows 7 already installed and I am trying to install ubunutu using USB installer. I am unable to find available partition , i have read many forums saying i can have only 4 partition , I am ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Backup ubuntu completely, reinstall os and then restore it exactly the way it was

I recently got a new graphics card and I want to have windows on my computer to play windows only games in my steam library. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 install and perfectly configured and has all ...
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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 8.1 Professional and Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 Professional on my Lenovo Y500 (with Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD). I have Windows all set up and running normally. I am trying to dual boot Windows ...
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Mono runtime and system version

I try to load up a Windows application with Mono Runtime, but when I do it gives me the message saying; Please upgrade your system. Windows XP and older are not supported. how can I change the ...
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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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Setting Firefox hot keys to be like in Windows

I have been using Firefox for years on Windows and I do a lot with keyboard. For example, Ctrl-Y shows the downloads. And now on Ubuntu all this is broken. I need an easy way to set Windows-Firefox ...
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How do I integrate my Windows filesystem with Ubuntu?

I recently got a new Windows computer and would like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I don't really want to have 2 separate file systems (with mounting) but would like to integrate the two, if it is ...
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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...
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How to flash a BIOS when only a Windows binary is provided?

I want to update the BIOS on Toshiba QOSMIO-G30. The exe file that I downloaded from the manufacturer web site is supposed to be Operating System independent! Yet using Wine I could not execute the ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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How to know if a file in a CIFS network drive is locked from Ubuntu

I've mounted the following network drive in Ubuntu: //192.168.1.11/shared /media/shared cifs credentials=/home/guest/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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Application doesn't get of the “show application” after removing

I've installed a .exe with crossover and even after I uninstalled it the icon kept appearing in the "show application" menu in the Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Tried to uninstall the crossover but it didn't ...
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Formatting windows 8 partition without loosing data on ubuntu

How to format Windows 8 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 without loosing my data on Ubuntu? Can I change the size of partition for each OS too?
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...