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Linux ACL setted folder deleted from Windows machine but not actually

I have setted ACL on my Linux server's share folder Share name is: account In account share company1 folder is present I have two user: lokesh, kamal I have given rwx permission to lokesh and rx ...
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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Laptop automatically boots into Emergency Mode

Linux newbie here. My dual-booted laptop (Windows 10 and Ubuntu) recently stopped booting normally after my brother hard reseted my laptop to use Windows. It boots automatically into Emergency Mode. I ...
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Changing back to Windows

My brother wanted to prank me by installing Ubuntu over my Windows 7, which he sadly did. I am sort of a business man so I need to use computer all the time, this bastard also erased EVERYTHING from ...
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Chainloading MBR and UEFI using “Boot from first HDD option”

I have a laptop booted with UEFI: Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu. For the sake of curiosity, I wanted to ask: What will happen if I boot a live MBR+BIOS Ubuntu and select "Boot from first HDD" in the Grub? ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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when i connect windows phone lumia 625 via usb, nothing happens, no unable to mount the device option, nothing, what should i do ?

Earlier i used to get the notification of unable to mount however after creating a new rule as follows: 21 down vote These are my steps to connect the Nokia Lumia 920 (WP8): Add the MTP file ...
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Edit “Kernal Boot Parameter” from windows to install Linux

Trying to install Linux on a new think pad and getting the error: Intel_pstate: HWP enabled Then it stops loading. It seems I need to edit the boot parameter but all instructions I can find are ...
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Is there a way to download Ubuntu straight from Windows?

For some reason the LiveUSB I got over here seems to be laughing at me and it won't let me install Ubuntu, so is there a way to install it straight from Windows to an external hard drive?
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How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest?

How can I use a Linux BIND DNS server for my Windows Active Directory forest? We trying to avoid having the Windows Sever 2008 AD domain controller host DNS at all. We want to use Ubuntu Server with ...
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Windows 10 and Ubuntu Dual-Boot

I assume that this very same question has been asked a number of times, but the more I read about the topic, the more confused I became, to the point that I'm having to ask y'all such a stupid and ...
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Sharing folder issue between window 7 and ubuntu 14.04

We have around 5 Ubuntu installed pc in our office and 1 windows 7 PC. There is a sharing folder in windows 7 pc which can be read/write from every Ubuntu PC. Everything was going fine until last week....
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How can I make Kubuntu access my Windows Phone?

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu. I have a Nokia Lumia 635 which is working on Ubuntu and Windows. Using Kubuntu,it gives this error:
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Not able to boot into WIN 8 after 16.04 installation

I had installed Ubuntu Studio 16.04 alongside windows 8. But now my boot menu shows options only for Ubuntu. While installing, Ubuntu has not asked to select the partition to be installed in. I am ...
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Removing the folder $Windows.BT

In my dual-boot system I have Windows 8.1 installed (next to Ubuntu 14.04.1). Now I want to remove the folder $Windows.BT in my Windows system (due to being too large, and I do not want to update to ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after installing ubuntu

While i was installing ubuntu to dual-boot with windows 7 ulitmate i accidentaly changed my nfts /:D partittion ot ext4 and now when i try to boot windows 7 it stays in windows logo. I will be glad ...
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installing a windows driver on ubuntu

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and I am new to using it. I am trying to connect my computer to my printer but the driver for the printer is for windows, and the disc will not load. Can anyone ...
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Problem Booting

I have two hard drives 1TB and 250GB. I installed windows on the 1TB drive and I installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on 250GB drive. My problem is it is not asking which OS to boot. Is there any thing ...
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Unable to download from software centre

I am unable to install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center. After clicking on any application it just shows "available from the Universe source". What should I do to rectify it ? I am using ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 fail to start: “Recovery your PC needs to be repaired”

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 along with my Windows 10 installation. I first changed the boot order on my BIOS as follow: CDrom Windows Boot manager Then, I chose to install Ubuntu in a "Dual Boot" ...
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Can not dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 15.10 on uefi machine acer aspire v3-371

I own a acer aspire v3-371 with a fresh installed windows 10 version. In the bios settings I enabled the uefi mode with the secure boot disabled. In windows I disabled the hibernate and fast boot ...
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How to get Thunderbird in dual boot to work properly?

I have a dual boot machine, KUbuntu 15.10 and Windows 10. The first system installed was KUbuntu and Thunderbird was initially set up on it. Once Windows 10 was up & running I did install ...
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...
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Cache files from a Windows share

Is there a option to cache files from a Windows share? Branch Cache for Linux/Ubuntu? I would think the best option would be in Samba, but I can't find anything. The Windows Sever would be in the ...
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Final installation partition error when overwriting Vista

Installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 (32 bit) on an old Windows Vista laptop from a USB stick. I used "erase disk and install" option. I keep getting disk partition errors. The Ubuntu trial from the USB works ...
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Grub rescue after deleting linux partition

I was running both Windows and Linux, but I've decided to delete it and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR so right now I'm sruggling with grub rescue, and now every time I load I see "error unknown ...
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I Have to ping all the time to get stable connection to samba share folder server

Intel core I3 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samba server configuration tool 1.2.63 I have share my folder to network from ubuntu machine. I want to accesses the folder using the IP address from windows 7 client....
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Unable to boot to Windows 10 after removing Ubuntu 15.10 from dual boot, getting black GRUB screen?

A few months ago I dual booted Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop alongside Windows 10, but recently I decided to remove Ubuntu. After being naive and following an Ubuntu dual boot removal guide on YouTube I ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

So I've been trying for a couple of days to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 without losing any data and I didn't make it. I don't get to see the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10" option and if ...
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How to lift memory limitation?

My current machine: ASUS K50IJ: 64bit dualcore 1.8GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, intel GMA 4500 I played Half-Life 2 on this machine, on Windows, which has the same engine as Team Fortress 2. Now I only have ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro

This is my situation: I've a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I've installed only Windows 10 on it (no OSX at all). I want to install Ubuntu in dual-boot so I've created an USB bootable device, but when it ...
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Trouble with booting to Win10 from Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my MSI GE60 2PE laptop. A few days ago, dual booting worked fine. Now when I choose Windows 10 in the GRUB boot menu, Windows tells me it needs to be ...
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Formatted Ubuntu drive now stuck in grub rescue

Yesterday I accidentally formatted the drive my ubuntu installation was on and now I'm stuck in the grub rescue mode. I initially installed ubuntu by suggestion from a friend several months ago and ...
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Help: Trying to make a bootable windows 10 USB using WinUSB but get error 256

Every time I try to create the boot using WINUSB, it come out with this error: Installation failed ! Exit code: 256 Log: Formating device... Mounting... mount: block device /home/dominic/...
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windows Ethernet doesn't work after using ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot

I am using Windows 10 with Ubuntu 16.04 .each time I use ubuntu then shutdown and login to windows the ethernet doesn't work it shows errorone or more network protocols are missing on this computer . ...
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Issues with smb under 14.04LTS with Window Shares

I've been having issue with one of my Ubuntu installs and for life of me, cannot seem to trace what has gone wrong. Currently using XFCE on ubuntu but it dosen't seem to matter what desktop manager I ...
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How to restore Windows EFI partition from Ubuntu live CD

I was trying some stuff with my Windows UEFI machine and the Ubuntu live cd, and I deleted the EFI system partition, I have recreated the EFI partition, but I will need to copy the EFI system files. ...
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SSH Remote-Connect from Windows 10 to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 PPC @ light-dm

After reading some stuff (mostly outdated, unfortunatly) - I want to ask if there is a way to have ubuntu machine connected with a Windows 10 machine (both in the same Network, not connecting from "...
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I can ping my VBox guest OS, but can't access MS SQL instances within it

I installed MS SQL server within a Windows XP VM using Virtual Box 5. Then I configured the guest machine's network adapter as a Bridged Adapter. In my virtual machine, if I type ipconfig it will ...
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Cant install, Unable to find a medium contai ning a live file system

I need help with the installation of Ubuntu so I bought 2 CD-R in one I put windows 10 64 bit, which apparently failed to install because of a burning error. but I installed Ubuntu correctly in ...
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Error 0AFF:3AE6 as well as graphic glitches on the icons while trying to run Windows 3.1 on VirtualBox

These same errors have been showing up when trying to install any 9.X Kernel based Windows Operating System. I'm getting annoyed, is there any workaround to this?
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Auto mount windows partition

I have windows partitions, I want my Ubuntu MATE to auto-mount them at startup, and I don't know how to do this.
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kvm virtio VM sound issues (windows 10)

I know this is an unRAID server but this is a KVM issue so that's why I am here. I got everything working so far except the sound. And I need it to work on my MainVM (Gaming VM) and an other VM. I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on primary partition 2/3 and toggle the boot-partition for dual-boot option

I'd like to be able to install Ubuntu on a primary partition on a 'mostly Windows' machine, so I can easily automate remotely selecting one or the other. So, I start with a basic Windows box, shrink ...
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Tried to use Ubuntu to Run hardware diag - Windows Partition now gone

I used my bootable Ubuntu thumb-drive yesterday to run Memtest86 and HD Check. Since then my Windows partitions on the SSD are no longer functioning - My computer will not boot and i can't figure out ...
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Dual boot installation problems

I see other people having this problem but not really getting an answer for my problem. I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my laptop and I am trying to install the newest Ubuntu alongside it. I ...
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Ubuntu BusyBox Error Initrampfs Ash

Ubuntu BusyBox Error Initrampfs Ash I have this error on ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to know if it is possible to wipe ubuntu and install windows instead so that the error goes away I have windows ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB created in Windows 10 (Universal USB Installer)

I'm trying to create a bootable Ubuntu usb disk from Windows 10. I've downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 and created a bootable usb disk. But on boot simply nothing happened when I chose "Boot from the USB ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after unsuccessful upgrade, and the previous installtion either

I tried to upgrate to ubuntu 15 from 14 by "do-upgrade" in the terminal, however, it said that during installation there were errors (unmet dependencies) and a question "Press enter to continue" after ...
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Ubuntu for SQL database and windows clients?

I am currently running my small business with an Ubuntu 12.04 file server which houses an MDB (access) database for our ERP software (E2 ShopTech) along with various CAD/CAM files. We need to upgrade ...