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Installing Ubuntu without sharing a Windows partition or replacing Windows

I am quite new to Linux and the concept of using dual operating systems. I am aware that the Ubuntu installer gives the options of sharing the Windows partition or replacing Windows. I would like to ...
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How to install windows from Ubuntu 12.04 with no partition dedicated to Windows?

Essentially when I originally installed ubuntu, I got rid of my windows and had the hard drive reformatted. I never split up the hard drive to dual boot. Now that the hard drive is formatted for ...
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Convert Windows text file to Ubuntu text file

I am trying to port a C++ program from Windows to Ubuntu . In Ubuntu environment , My program reads a text file which was created in Windows , however it appears the Carriage Return is affecting the ...
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Suspending Windows then Starting Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is a way to "pause" windows 8 then go switch over to Ubuntu. Occasionally when my laptop dies, it shuts down, but then will boot up without actually starting windows again. ...
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Ubuntu One failed to sync after password change [duplicate]

I have changed my Ubuntu One password and now my Ubuntu One windows client fails to sync. Is there any way to get the windows client to work again?
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Dual boot with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I have a laptop that had Windows 7 previously installed but now has Windows 8.1. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. But I was curious on how to do this properly and in the case that GRUB messes up ...
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I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu [duplicate]

Right now I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu and not delete Ubuntu. Is there a way to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, starting with Ubuntu and then installing ...
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Program installation problems on Windows Guest

I am using Virtual Box 4.3.6 r91406 on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the guest operating systems. I have also installed the Virtual Box Guest ...
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Cannot access ubuntu from windows

I cannot access my ubuntu shared folders and I cannot ping it too (from windows). In ubuntu, I have smbd and nmbd services started. The ubuntu machine can be seen in the windows Network directory. The ...
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Formatting hard drive from ext4 to ntfs

I currently have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer, but i wan't to change back to Windows 7, but when i tried to install Windows 7 via a DVD/CD, it couldn't install on any of my hard drives. This ...
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can't boot windows 8.1 after installing ubuntu

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6901378/ here is how my boot looks like can someone help me please I have tried boot repair auto repair but it didn't fix the issue. I'm kinda of a windows guy and don't ...
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How do I connect to a printer shared via Windows?

I have a HP D2330 (Deskjet) printer that is connected to a Windows Vista machine (which I use as a print server). My Windows PCs easily connect to it to print to a common printer. How do I connect my ...
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Do I need to disconnect an external hard drive before installing Unbuntu?

I backed up my data to an external HD. Do I need to disconnect the drive before installing Ubuntu?
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Computer hangs on boot logo when using “power” button

So after a long day fighting with UEFI and later on trying to get GRUB to play nice with UEFI, I have managed to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VAIO "Tap 20" (the big, touchscreen, all-in-one ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
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BIOS as bootloader

I am considering installing Windows next to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is installed on a small-ish ssd, and I would like to keep it clean. Can windows be installed on a second hard drive? Can I use the bios as ...
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CIFS VFS: Server xxx has not responded in 120 seconds

I am having a problem with a Windows mount that becomes unavailable and hang any process accessing it. Doing a dmesg gives this: [ 1566.033468] CIFS VFS: Server xxx.xxx.xxx.xx has not responded in ...
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logmein under ubuntu to manage windows server

I have to manage some windows server by logmein. But I use ubuntu as client... looks that logmein does not work under linux... it's the same for you ? Simply I connect to logmein, I authenticate ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu?

How can I Dual-Boot Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu(I already have Ubuntu 12.04 installed), When every time I try to create a partition it comes up with an error "One more partitions are busy on /dev/sda"
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My Windows 8.1 installation is not being detected

Ubuntu DVD Installation is not detecting my Windows 8.1 during installation. Why is this?
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Installing Windows programs and Lexmark X4650 printer [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. What software do I need to so I can install Windows programs from CD or flash drive? Is this software in the Ubuntu Software Center or do I download it from a website? At one ...
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Problem loading Windows over Ubuntu - not reading boot usb on reboot

I'm new to Ubuntu, I had been wanting to try it for a while. My hard drive on my HP Envy m6 crashed, so I had to get a new one outside of warranty. I didn't want to pay for windows discs, so I decided ...
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Kubuntu Installation disabled my windows partition

I tried to install, kubuntu 12.04, i tried to install it in the same partition than windows; i aready did it with Ubuntu and everything worked well, this time, the installation of Kubuntu gave me a ...
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Install Ubuntu but keep Local disk D and its content

I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I choosed Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu option. Now it shows me which HDD disk to use and says that 3 partitions willbe deleted. But I need to install ...
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Going back to Windows, but don't know how? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu and thought I dual-booted it... But I didn't, so now I wanna go back to Windows (I have a Windows 8 CD) but when I insert the disk into CD/DVD drive and change my boot menu it ...
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Error When Install Ubuntu on Virtual Box [duplicate]

I`m wanting to install Ubuntu 13.10 on virtual machine(VirtualBox) but I got an error when I want to boot Ubuntu . . This Kernel reguires the following features not pasent on the CPU: pea Unable to ...
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Force Ubuntu server locale to Windows client

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu server as domain controller using samba and it all works great. I can login, get personalized settings and user directory pathed in the clients at login. All except for one ...
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Install Windows 7 while running ubuntu

So I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my pc. I have the windows 7 files on a flash drive (boot drive) and I also copied them to my desktop. Obviously I cant run the setup.exe because .exe is a windows ...
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Grub takes forever to get to

So Grub takes about 15 seconds to get to, it will show a white underscore (_) and it will indent and go down a few lines and repeat this process about 3-4 times before it reaches Grub. Here is my ...
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Problems after using boot-repair

Installed 13.10 on existing Windows computer. Ran boot-repair, twice actually after the first time didn't work. Ubuntu boots, windows shows up in GRUB but doesn't boot. Here is the boot-repair ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 searched the net STILL can't see windows shares

Not only can samba not find the shares, the Windows XP VM machine inside of ubuntu can't even see the windows shares. Getting annoyed cuz I'm not finding any real answers here for the average person, ...
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Windows Games how do i code in to play on linux [duplicate]

I Really want to switch to linux but i own a crap ton of windows games. and i would want to play them on my machine. is there anyway possible to play the newest titles on said ubuntu machine? like ...
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Windows emulator as DOSbox

I'd want a Windows emulator that works the same way as DOSbox, I mean DOXbox doesn't open any .exe, you have to mount files into it ,Wine for example opens any .exe , and I think that's not safe,I ...
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Problem booting into Windows 8.1 after using Ubuntu live cd 12.04

I have a Lenovo laptop tha came with Windows 8 64bit pre-installed. I recently decided to pop in an Ubuntu Live CD 12.04 and I was messing around with it and I decided to try to erase the Windows ...
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New PC with Windows 8 Needed nomodeset to get Ubuntu to load

Apparently I need to accrue 10 reputation to post more than 2 links - so reposted everything I learned in trying to install Ubuntu onto my Windows 8 machine with a new graphics card on my blog: ...
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Alternatives on Ubuntu

This is not question about how Linux works or something similar. I just want ask if is there some similar application like Xilisoft Video Converter and Sony Vegas Pro 10. Because I need an ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu removing windows. I now want to reinstall Windows 8, so I have downloaded a Windows 8 iso. My laptop is Asus and has UEFI, so how can I reinstall Windows? It does not bootswith the ...
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MTP access to my phone LG-E900 (Optimus 7; Windows Phone 7.8) from Ubuntu?

Happy new year 2014 ! Is there a solution in order to give MTP access to LG Optimus 7 (LG-E900) from Ubuntu ? (I can see "Storage" in the Phone device on Ubuntu 13.10 but if I double-click on it, I ...
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How to install Joomla Over Xampp?

I have installed the Xampp and started all the necessary task are done i have successful install of a Xampp. But How do I copy now my download Joomla Folder Like Usually done in windows same thing we ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, format the entire harddrive and install Windows 8.1 (SOLVED)

I'm stuck with my laptop as I explained here :Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2 I can't find a solution. To resume: I have a Asus N53S with ubuntu 13.10 installed and Windows 8.1 but GRUB can't ...
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Can Access Ubuntu Share from Windows, but not Windows Shares from Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 13.10, configured SAMBA and have access to my ubuntu shares from both my Windows 7/8 Machines and My Mac-book, but I cannot access the shares on my Windows or Mac Pcs from ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Home Premium x86, I burned the .iso image on a DVD after I had downloaded it. I restarted my computer, and I booted from the DVD. When I click on "Installing Ubuntu", first it ...
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Speed of Ubuntu within Window

Just a quick question about performance within Windows of Ubuntu. After getting hold of a fairly old laptop, to test my websites created on a mac, and being subjected to endless pause and freezes I ...
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How to boot from my Windows installation disk?

Here's a Reddit thread detailing my problem a bit more. I can provide more information if needed. Hi! I've installed Ubuntu as my OS because I needed a working OS to get a new Windows disk. I've ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't appear in GRUB2

My case is quite different from other and I can't find a solution. I had windows 7 (64bits) and Ubuntu 13.10(32bits) installed on my laptop ASUS N53S. Unfortunately, a blue screen appeared on Windows ...
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Previously installed 12.04 alongside Windows, would like to install over Windows

About 8 months ago I installed 12.04LTS via wubi, then chose to fully install and I selected for it to install alongside windows Fast forward to today, and I really hate Windows 8 (it previously had ...
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How to change CPU fan speed? (Works in Windows)

I've got an MSi G45 board and a 3570K with a CM 212 EVO cooling it. In the BIOS, I change the ambient fan speed for my CPU cooler to 12.5% - so when I boot up and it through POST, etc., the fan spins ...
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Remote Desktop connection getting black from ubuntu 13

I have installed xrdp in Ubuntu and while I try to connect the remote desktop from Windows 7 to the Ubuntu machine, the session is being connected but all I am seeing is a full black screen. Kindly ...
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Open Ubuntu Server in Windows Explorer

I have a ubuntu server with some music on it. I would like my windows 7 and windows 8 laptops to access this music through windows explorer. If I can view them on windows explorer, my music programs ...
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Should I choose to Install alongside windows 8 or something else

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu ( dual boot ) as I might like it but I'm not sure whether I should choose to install alongside Windows 8 or something else. I do have 100 GB unallocated already ...