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invalid partition table?

I'm trying to install ubuntu by usb device, I've extracted the iso ubuntu image to a flash disk then I booted from the usb device but it keeps showing me this message "invalid partition table", so can ...
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Remmina connection issue to Windows Server 2012R2 after Windows Update

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Remmina to connect to a Windows Server 2012R2 computer. I am being prompted for my password and put it in successfully, but fail to login to the server. I was able to ...
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Windows key shortcuts

Is there a plugin that will give me the same directional key shortcuts as with Windows 7? Basically, if you hold the windows key and tap a direction, the active window changes to a side, top, bottom ...
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I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows Vista installation?

I've decided that I want to install a backup OS on my PC which is currently equipped with Windows Vista. Seeing as to how WUBI is no longer supported, how exactly do I install it now. The LiveUSB is ...
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Win8 x64 Laptop (Samsung) unable to boot after installing Ubuntu

I posted here a while back and no one was able to help me so I am going to try to explain my problem better. I have a Samsung series 7 Ultrabook and I connected a USB optical drive with an Ubuntu ...
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Truecrypted Windows 7 missing in Grub2 after upgrade

I have an encrypted dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu System and upgraded my Ubuntu today. Everything went smooth but my Windows is not shown in the Grub2-List anymore. Starting up I have the Truecrypt ...
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GParted made some of my HDD capacity dissapear! [duplicate]

My HDD size was 1TB (dynamic) and there were already 4 partitions in it. One with the Windows C drive (450GB), another recovery (20GB), another with some tools from the laptop manufacturer (about ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”- Ubuntu 14.04 install Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I disabled secure boot and made sure UEFI was enabled and moved the DVD above Windows Boot manager in the boot order. But the Ubuntu installation still ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect partition on Win7 (Warning: Can't have a partition outside the disk!) [duplicate]

I tried to look it up on the forum but I can't find a solution. I just got a PC laptop (I come from Mac…) installed Win7 and partition my hd in 3 parts, one for Win7, one unformatted for Ubuntu, and ...
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SSD is not showing up in boot loader installation device list while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows

I've windows 7 installed in my SSD and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in same SSD drive. But when I try to install ubuntu alongside windows it shows only HDD in the drive selection list. If I try to ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 through Wubi [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu using Wubi and everything was shown correctly, no errors of any sort. But the moment the boot process started after installing it, several errors appears. How can I solve ...
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Ubuntu disappeared from my boot screen

I have triple boot (XP, 7, Ubuntu in Wubi) and today my Windows 7 got messed up and request I insert the installation CD and do a repair. When I did the repair, my boot screen got messed up and I no ...
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i installed ubuntu but i want to go back to windows 8

My laptop had windows 8 preinstalled and then i installed ubuntu 14.04. But now I want to reinstall windows 8 and dual boot the two but I don't know how to get my product key or get the windows 8 iso ...
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Attempted to dual boot with Windows and now can only run Ubuntu

Very recently, I decided to attempt to dual boot Ubuntu with my already installed windows 8. Everything worked perfectly, I manually set up disk partitions (this is all on 1 hard drive), and it loaded ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 into a laptop using Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have used Ubuntu on my LG laptop for several years. I lately bought an Acer Aspire V5 laptop which included Windows 8.1. I don't have any data on it; I would like to just remove it completely (that ...
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How to safely remove a Ubuntu-Windows dualboot? [duplicate]

I tried to do this one time before, but it completely failed. I wiped all of it's partitions, and reclaimed the partitions within Windows, however, that messed up GRUB and I couldn't get back the the ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 after accidentally wiping it off my HDD

So about half an hour ago I decided to try out Ubuntu and in the process of doing so, my hard drive got wiped. My Windows 8 installation, and all the files with it are gone. Since my laptop came ...
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RDP from Windows into Ubuntu VM

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 running as a VM on a windows server 2012 host OS on a server. I want to Remotely connect into this Ubuntu VM from a remote machine which is running windows 7. How can I do this? ...
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Uninstalling ubuntu and installing windows [duplicate]

Recently built a computer and installed ubuntu 14.04 from USB. I struggle with using the interface, programs and terminal so I plan to put windows 7 ultimate iso onto a USB while in ubuntu. Then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Hondata software for windows

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop. It works fine. I had this program called "Hondata Kpro" that would allow me to datalog information from my car's ecu and tune it. I downloaded it from here ...
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Problem when trying to install Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to dual a new PC I just got that comes with an Asus motherboard. First thing I done was disabled secure booth and fast booth . Then I shrunk the partion in Windows 8. Then I went to ...
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How to install 32-bit Windows apps on 64-bit Ubuntu (ver : 14.04)? [duplicate]

I am getting errors while running 32-bit windows applications via Wine 1.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Please help.
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Can I run both Ubuntu and Windows? [closed]

I'm about to take computer science classes in college. Will I be needing Windows for some courses? I want to remove Windows and install Ubuntu but I might need it for school. Should I just have them ...
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ubnldr.mbr is missing dual boot

As I don't have access to a usb or CD, I have tried to frugal install ubuntu onto my HDD, using Unetbootin. Once turning on I find the dual boot menu to select the OS, and attempt to boot Ubuntu, with ...
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What's the difference if I use Windows 7 as a Standard User vs if I use ubuntu?

Ubuntu is secure for various reasons, one of them, a major one I believe, is that when you try to install a software/app via terminal/store an authentication box pops up asking you for your password. ...
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Booting windows after installing linux [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo ideapad S510p. First I installed Windows 8 on it. Then Ubuntu 14.04. But after installing Ubuntu, I can't boot windows 8. I installed GRUB2 but I don't know how to configure it. What ...
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Deleted Xubuntu Partition, Windows Will now not boot [duplicate]

I deleted the Xubuntu partition, hoping it would just delete Xubuntu and everything would be fine. But now it still boots to grub, and will not boot to windows. I have no idea how boot to Windows, ...
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User has Sudo access locally but not remotly

I've got a ubuntu desktop installed as a vm on win 2012 server. I've installed Likewise Active Directory to allow domain users to log into the machine with windows credentials. In my sudoers file I've ...
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ubuntu 12.04 is not detected by windows 7

Once i installed ubuntu along with windows 7 it was working fine. Later i was suppose to reinstall my windows 7, from then i'm not been able to login to ubuntu. I'm not getting the option to choose ...
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ssh connection, using my private key from windows into ubuntu

I'm using ssh connection on windows. I want to use the same connection on ubuntu, so I copied my private key and I pasted it into /root/.ssh But when I'm doing ssh user@server with the terminal, I'm ...
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How to uninstall an anti malware installed in windows using ubuntu OS?

Hope someone can help me with this. It's like this, my husband trying to be an IT, basically he's not and honestly I'm not too, installed MBAM anti malware to his Windows PC. It's the anti malware his ...
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Will installing Chrome on Ubuntu do anything to Chrome on Windows?

I have a dual boot computer(Ubuntu, Windows 7, both 64-bit). I installed Chrome on Ubuntu, and since that, my dad says Chrome on Windows is slower/internet doesn't work/other stuff similar to them. ...
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Is there a way to give my licence codes (from another site) permanently to Ubuntu One?

Can I install application I bought on owner's site that gave me Licence code ? I was on Precise, now I am on Trusty, I would prefer to get my app from Ubuntu One. Is there a way to give my licence ...
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i dual booted 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1 on laptop with 4 gb ram..it now shows 2gb in either operating system

I dual booted Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with Windows 8.1 on a laptop with 4 GB ram... I noticed that my computer was much slower after the dual boot, so I checked the ram in Ubuntu and it showed 2 GB... and ...
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Windows workgroup

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and installed updates with sudo apt-get install update. I am trying to join Ubuntu workstation to my Windows workgroup to access shared folders on a Windows 7 pc. ...
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Share windows Server drive for xbmc

I have a windows server 2008 on my home network. It hosts my xampp installation along with my mysql databases. I have xbmc installed on all clients and we share the same drive where the media is ...
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Install dual-boot Win7 alongside existing Ubuntu install

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop and I would like to install Windows 7 home premium without uninstalling Ubuntu. If this is not possible, is it possible to do a full backup to an iso ...
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sharing FAT partition on external SSD setup with windows

I am having a problem getting some storage space. Let me start by saying I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a external Solid State hard drive so I can access my work from multiple computers. I ...
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Photoshop in Ubuntu - what are my options?

I tried installing Wine and running CS6 under that but I kept getting the pointer bug where it registers click but doesn't register the stroke. I am looking into the VirtualBox + Windows options but ...
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Is there a way to recover even some files from a windows partition which has been replaced with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using windows and when I tried to install ubuntu alongside with windows it accidently replaced windows and I lost all my ntfs partitions. But using testdisk I could retrieve my partitions except ...
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What happens if I keep both Windows and Ubuntu operating system? [duplicate]

I'm now trying Ubuntu live from a flash drive. I kind of like it, but at the same time I paid a lot for my Windows 7. Can someone explain me what will cause/happen if I keep both of them? I heard ...
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Re-sizing Partition to install Windows alongside Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu in my hard drive without making any separate partitions. Now I would also like to install Windows 8 but I'm unable to re-size using gParted. How can separate free space on my hard ...
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Ubuntu affects Windows headphone

I am dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 I went to listen to my headphones in Windows and could hear nothing. I could hear through the speakers fine. I plugged the headphones in, Windows ...
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ubuntu compatible pci card [duplicate]

I just built my own computer and installed Ubuntu. Now, I plan to install a wifi by using a PCI card like this one: http://www.tp-link.in/products/details/?model=TL-WN781ND#over. So, my question, ...
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Dual booting linux and Windows 8.1

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit iso and made a live pendrive using LinuxLive USB creator. I disabled Secure boot and Fast startup. When i boot from the pendrive, i get a GRUB to choose between ...
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How to run Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware in Windows 8?

I downloaded the .iso file from the ubuntu website but VMware says that the kernel is corrupt. How can I fix this problem/What am I doing wrong?
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Cant mount windows phone 8 with kubuntu 14.04

I am trying to mount my windows phone 8 with my Kubuntu 14.04 but I can not get access to it. I have mounted my phone in Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.10 and Ubuntu 13.10 but it not seem possible with ...
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Share a folder between Windows 8.1 guest and Ubuntu 14.04 host in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04, with Windows 8.1 running inside VirtualBox. I needed Windows for a number of reasons, mainly for Office and OneDrive (school things). My problem is that I ...
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NTFS formatted hard disk's partitions not visible in Windows. Although they are visible in Linux

I have two hard disks. HD1 has two partitions - a NTFS partitions with windows 8.1 and an ext3 with Ubuntu 14.04. HD2 has 4 NTFS partitions. Both of the disks (all partitions) are visible on Ubuntu ...