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How can I get grub2 to boot a different option only on the next boot?

I am setting up a dual booting headless linux / windows machine. I mostly want the machine to always boot up to Ubuntu, except for occasionally when I need to test something in windows. I've ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...
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Button enabler tools

Are there any tools or othe possible techinques available to enable grayed out or disabled buttons. I wasn't able to find any. On Windows there are several tools. Winabler is probably most known.
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Files sizes differs from windows to linux

Continuation of below question Why Same File Shows Different Sizes in Different Operating Systems Can both the files sizes be made the same. Guide me on how dis can be achieved.
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Accidentaly deleted partition table for windows OS

I accidentally deleted the partition table under Windows through Magic Parted, so I installed Ubuntu on the first 40GB of my hard drive (which I think consist only of windows system files). Is there a ...
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Do Windows Vista programs work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I purchased some old software that was made for Windows Vista. Will they work on Ubuntu? Will they work on Windows 7 or 8?
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Ubuntu installation to USB stick removed windows MBR

Got a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 to an USB Stick. Can boot into this Ubuntu on a stick. But not into Windows. Want to restore Windows boot. I can still boot into Windows if I ...
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How to add a network printers attached to a windows machines

I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14 on my machine. I have never used Ubuntu before nor do I have knowledge of Unix, we have about 60 computers on our network, 10.xx.xxx.xx IP range. This ...
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...
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what is mounting windows 7 file system

Something is mounting my windows 7 disk on /media/jim/0236A16836A15E03 and I can't find out what is doing it. I installed a thing named nautilus which I found referenced in another questions ...
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Which is the best windows emulator for ubuntu 14.04?

I have wine installed on my system but is not able to run games like prince of persia the two thrones, Grandmaster (chess) properly. Hence, I'm looking for other options. Even with wine, is any ...
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Recover files from ruined Xubuntu using Windows

I'm pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have installed a bootable (persistent) Xubuntu on a USB stick, and it worked - I booted from it and used Xubuntu happily. But now it is ruined - I'm not sure ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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Can't connect to wireless network on Acer laptop [duplicate]

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu for the first time and I cannot access the internet now on my laptop. The only way I can is an ethernet cable. What should I do? http://paste.ubuntu.com/9713130/ ...
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How to hide boot menu and unhide with CTRL KEY? [duplicate]

I want to hide my boot menu because I use Ubuntu and Windows. When I turn on my PC I want to see the boot logo and if I press Ctrl I want the boot menu to open and if I don't press any key start the ...
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I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 but it shows that “no operation systems are detected”?

I turned some 140gb as un-allocated space through EaseUs Partition Master and I tried to install ubuntu 12.04 by booting through usb. But every time I boot, I get only two options to install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error

After inquiring if I can install Ubuntu on a different hard disk from Windows, I downloaded an official ISO of Ubuntu and burned it into a disc using InfraRecorder. I removed the hard disk which ...
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Installing Ubuntu in another hard drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but instead of installing it on the same hard drive, I want it to be installed on my spare hard drive (160GB). So Windows 8.1 will be on my 500Gb Hard ...
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Dual-boot with UEFI borked. Help!

I first installed Windows 8.1 on my machine, and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This is what my partition table looks like: The problem is that when I boot the machine, I see no boot loader ...
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“internal error” when I attempt to install Ubuntu, Windows 8 shows repair screen [closed]

I have Windows 8 system. It's showing me repair screen at start up. I'm unable to log into the system. When I tried to install Ubuntu it gives me the internal error. I don't wanna lose data in my ...
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bBooting ERROR while installing Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu on my notebook (Asus x200MA), but couldn't complete it. It seems I messed up the hard disk partitions. Now I am trying to install Windows 8.1, but while booting it says the ...
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How to restore GRUB and Ubuntu 14.04 after choosing a wrong partition?

First of all, i tried finding previous questions, didn't find anything that quite matches my case. I have Windows 8.1 as well as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot. In the grub OS list at boot, I ...
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Take a file from Windows to Linux via tftp

I have created a TFTP server on Windows and I want to take a file with my Linux. But actually when I put a command like this: get c:\test\test.txt I activate my trace and I have: Packet Tracing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts <-> Windows 7 sharing [duplicate]

I'm pretty much a newbie with UNIX and I m having a bit of a difficulty connecting my Ubuntu PC with my Windows 7 PC via LAN. First things first, I've installed samba and created a shared folder ...
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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Can't make a Windows 7 Bootable USB

I'm trying to use Startup Disk Creator to burn a Windows 7 iso file to a USB, but it doesn't appear to do anything when I try to select a file. Here's a video of what I'm trying to say since I suck ...
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How to migrate from Vista to Ubuntu

If I have a Widows (Vista) machine and I want to install Ubuntu and run both how do I do that? Advisable yes/no and why? I tried Ubuntu a great many years ago and would like to do so again but am not ...
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How to get Linux drivers for my (unsupported) hardware?

I recently bought a new keyboard with several special functions. These include key lights, macro keys, profiles, and some multimedia keys. However, the driver for the keyboard is only for windows, and ...
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facing problems at ubuntu partitioning while installing 32-bit Ubuntu alongside a 32-bit windows 8.1

I'm new to Linux like i have used live Ubuntu but now i'm wishing to install it but the problem is when i approach at partition manager of Ubuntu it only shows my windows 8.1 installation dish and all ...
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Can't run ROBLOX on Wine because of winemenubuilder.exe not found

I am trying to start ROBLOX on Wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 and whenever I try to start ROBLOX, I get this wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe" err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntu Linux from Secondary Drive?

this question might seem pretty basic and straightforward but I wanted to make I do it properly without data loss. I have two drives. My primary being windows 8. My secondary is partitioned with one ...
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How to Correctly Set up Dual Boot windows 7 and ubuntu on 120Gb SSD drive with UEFI

For as long as i have had my Alienware M17xr4 Laptop i've been trying to set up dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode.. I have a 120 SSD Drive partitioned to 80GB for the Windows 7, ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hi I had Ubuntu for some time now, for new purposes of experience, but I can't find myself to enjoy it any more, so I purchased Windows 8.1 and can't install over Ubuntu can someone please help me!!! ...
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Pulling files from a Windows NTFS partition into Ubuntu

I'm a first time Ubuntu user. I'm on Ubuntu because I've wanted to migrate to a more stable OS for some time but have never had the impetus to jump that hurdle. However, I was away from home for 3 ...
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Windows install not bootable from USB [duplicate]

I have a W7 install .iso file. I tried to set up the bootable USB by simply copying the files in the .iso on the USB and the other approach was to use winusb. When booting the computer the boot menu ...
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reinstalling Windows 7 [closed]

I completely wiped Windows 7 off my machine to single boot ubuntu. I want to go back to dual boot. I have gparted, formatted, and tried to run the installation from bios/uefi chosen both usb and ...
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dual booting problem with ubuntu and windows

I have installed ubuntu on computer having already windows 8 but now it is not showing windows option.Whenever I am starting my computer it is directly starting ubuntu.What should I do? previouly I ...
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Do I need to create a ntfs partition for Windows running in a virtual machine?

I plan to install 14.04 on my laptop,and then install Windows 8.1 inside a virtual machine (not yet decide which software for virtual machine). When I install 14.04, do I need to create some ntfs ...
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Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...
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Virtual Machine Manager - Windows sharing internet with Ubuntu

Good morning, I have installed Virtual Machine Manager onto my Ubuntu setup and installed Windows. Now the whole install went get and installed without a problem... except that I have no internet. ...
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Reinstall Windows

I replaced Windows with Ubuntu instead of dual boot ubuntu long time ago, and I want to reinstall Windows now. The problem is, I don't have a right partition for Windows to be installed. I also don't ...
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Replace Windows+Ubuntu(installed with Wubi) with Ubuntu 14.04

I currently have Windows 8 installed on my machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of years ago using Wubi and eventually just started using Ubuntu. A couple of weeks ago, I learned that Windows on ...
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Ubuntu will not install on my Windows 7

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop w/windows 7 64 bit / 3gb's Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU. I downloaded newest edition of Ubuntu installed it as a dual boot beside windows 7. I selected the auto on ...
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Need to create NTFS partition on my hard drive but mount point “/” is stopping me

Okay, im not very good with computers. I got ubuntu a few weeks ago, after having windows which was becoming rubbish so i deleted it. Since then, ive found it hard to get around using some programmes ...
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Want Ubuntu and Windows both on My Laptop

Some days ago i used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 2 weeks and loves it. On that time i had completely install Ubuntu on my laptop. Now the problem is i also has to developed .Net applications. So i need both ...
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Windows not booting anymore after using easyBcd

I decided to install a dual boot on my windows 8.1 machine. Everything was working fine, but I had the unattractive grub booting option. I wanted to have the good-looking graphical windows boot ...
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How do I access the 3D settings in Ubuntu?

By searching online, I figured that the NVIDIA X server is the closest thing that I can get to a NVIDIA control panel. I installed it, and the only options I see is Application Profiles and ...
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What happens with the case sensitive directories and files in an NTFS partition under Windows?

I use Ubuntu since 1,5 years. I upgraded my computer so that's the time for backup, fresh install, etc. I will make a dual boot system, so here is my problem: I have some (i don't know exactly how ...
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How to prevent windows pop-up at the insertion of a removable device? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and I'd like to get rid of a little annoyance in the system. Basically every time that I insert a new device (mostly the multi-partitioned external Hard Disk), Ubuntu ...