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Safely removing USB to prevent dialog in Windows

Whenever I remove the USB stick from Ubuntu, umounting properly by clicking the arrow, then in Windows I always get this message: How can eject the USB in Ubuntu so Windows doesn't complain ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Windows 7 installing cd boot helper error

I am trying to install ubuntu from a virtual disc I have mounted in windows 7. It all seems to work fine till the end of the installation ('checking installation files') when it says: "an error ...
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Can't see Windows 7 installation and files after Ubuntu installation

I had the Ubuntu installer on a USB drive and wanted to install it alongside Windows 7. However, it seems to have overwritten Windows 7 that was on the same hard drive and I can no longer boot from ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 startup problems after booting to windows - end trace

I have a hp 8570w laptop, which has windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 lts dual booted. The problem is that after I´ve used windows and then boot ubuntu it gets stuck as shown in the picture. When I ...
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Can't boot in Windows 8.1 after dual botting in Ubuntu

I need your help with this. I am in a big trouble so I hope you can help me. I created a dual boot in my laptop. I have a pre-installed Windows 8.1 OS. And before installing Ubuntu. I shrink my disk. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation permission denied from HDD & external HDD

Title is self explanatory sadly; had no luck after getting past the security (for now) and the same from my Samsung external HDD Desperate trying to get this to work but no luck except on a virtual ...
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Windows installation along with ubuntu 14.04 for ASUS

I have a Laptop of ASUS K55A model. I was using windows 8.1 but someday ago a problem happened and I was unable to install windows 8.1 ( I didn't tried other) . Then I tried ubuntu 14.04 and could ...
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Ubuntu/Windows 7 Dual boot not working (2 HDD's)

I recently installed Ubuntu on my spare hard drive (I have two, one of which was unused) and for some reason it never dual boots properly. GNU GRUB always shows up when the computer starts up, but ...
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why I can't close the windows with (x) tab

when I open any windows, I can't close it with (x). so I should close windows with right click on the Bar below. when I open many windows, if I close with (x) the windows that closed is behind of ...
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problem booting windows 8.1 with ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on one one partition and windows 8.1 on other. But when i try to boot windows sometimes it starts but most of the time screen freezes(in pic 2) and nothing ...
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Boot Repair Help with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu

Here is the link the boot-repair gave me: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8206630/ I ran the default settings of boot-repair and it always stops and says "grub-efi-amd64-signed purge canceled. Please report ...
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unetbootin ubnldr.MBR error during boot up

So basically I've tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 using the live disc but it won't recognize my windows 7 installation. So I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu alongside windows and after ...
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Delete data (or recover other data) from unmountable windows partition

Ok, here's my story. I trying to recover some photos from a failed Windows HDD (Toshiba 320GB). I can mount all partitions except Disc C: (where the photos are, lucky me). The problem is that the ...
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Usb dongle windows program

How to detecting usb dongle and run application with dongle key? , I am using spectrometer, and the program run on win xp. And now the xp was crash down , so I try to run it on Ubuntu with wine.. ...
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How can I install whatsappkack programm on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install whatsapphack program from whatsapphack.com, no linux version only windows and mac version seen
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Dual-booting help

I installed Ubuntu on a drive that has Windows 7 on it as well. Now I need to get back to Windows, but because they're on the same drive, booting from that drive takes me to Ubuntu. I can't find any ...
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LAN or workgroup with Ubuntu server and windows clients

I have 35 Windows 7 standalone computers right now and planning to setup a LAN/workgroup using Ubuntu as a server if it's a LAN. Purpose for network: Files from client computers to be accessed by me ...
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can someone please tell is there any means to install Paltalk messenger in Ubuntu 14 (latest)?

am using paltalk messenger a long time and recently i changed my operating system from windows to ubuntu 14, so could someone please lead me to install Paltalk in my new arrangement. thanks in ...
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Downsides of enabling access using WINS/Netbios from Windows

I'm setting up a Ubuntu server v14.04 and want to be able to access it using its hostname instead of IP from Windows. The solutions I have found are these: sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf hosts: ...
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I don't see Windows partition from Ubuntu if I login with my name and password, but if I login as a guest I can, What's going on?

I don't see Windows partition from Ubuntu if I login with my name and password, but if I login as a guest I do see it, what the problem? This is Lenovo dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu
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Triple-boot Ubuntu Question

I am a new user to Ubuntu and Linux overall, and wanted to install Ubuntu on my older pc. But I wanted to ask how to do it since I have a specific partition setup on it. So as of now, I have dual-boot ...
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Installing Windows after Ubuntu

I have a new laptop(it has no cd drive) with Ubuntu installed and would like to have Windows installed now as dual boot. I would like to know whether it is possible to do the same. Or do I have to ...
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Trying to get back onto Windows 7

When i was installing Ubuntu i believe i installed it on a new partition. I also chose the option to sync my files from windows over. I cannot find my files on linux and im not able to go back to ...
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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I need to boot windows but it's on a separate partition

I had windows 7 and the Windows 7 booter will not boot windows. The windows boot loader files are there and I want to try getting the Linux booter to load the windows boot loader files. Please Help!
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI because of permission issues

I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit (but my PC can run 64-bit also) and whenever I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with WUBI on my new 19GB partition, soon as it gets to the end it says "An error ...
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deleted swap partition, WINDOWS doesn't work

Today i wanted to un install Kali, but i started from deleting swap partitions one 7.8gb and one 8.9gb (i did this in windows) I turned off the computer and to my surprise grub recovery came up. i ...
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Copying files getting hanged in between

I am using the default file manager. It doesn't perform transfer operations efficiently. Is there any way I can make the file manager as efficient as the Windows one? Or is there any other file ...
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Can I decrease the ipv4 transmit delays in Ubuntu 14.04 for RDP on a KVM guest running over a bridge?

I'm trying to run Windows 2008 r2 as a guest with KVM. A basic KVM setup with a bridge for Guests. When using Remote Desktop to the Windows guest, the screen redraws/updates are only fast if the mouse ...
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What is the best solution for virtualizing win32 applications on a linux host?

I currently have a linux server that handles operations for windows clients and I need a way to share a windows application (somehow installed on the linux server) through the server's VPN to a ...
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I have Installed Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu 14.04 but Grub doesn't show option to boot windows 8.1

I have Installed windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu as ubuntu was previously installed and the I installed windows 8.1 now upon repairing grub it do not show me the option to boot windows 8, it only shows ...
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RandR extension is too old- using xrdp to log into Ubuntu 14.04 with MATE desktop

I've got a rather hackneyed setup in order to run an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with 3200x1800 resolution screen) with Hyper-V. Unfortunately, the screen resolution is so high ...
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Everything's connected

I was wondering if I could create a complete setup with everything integrated. This is what I mean: The devices are: Desktop for both gaming and everyday usage. Desktop which is meant as a media ...
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Did my Ubuntu deleted the Windows partition?

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I chose the "something else" option and did create a new partition. But now, I seem to only have the Ubuntu as bootable. My PC only said there was 1 partition on the ...
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[14.04][kvm] Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Virtio 0.1-81: Becomes slow unexpectedly, CPU 100%

Ubuntu 14.04 Server kvm 1.0.3 Virtio 0.1-81 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 on guest becomes slow unexpectedly. Ubuntu 14.04 Server qemu-kvm 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1. amd64 libvirt-bin 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1 Linux ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I've tried reading around, but I haven't been able to find any solution that works for me. http://paste.ubuntu.com/7740463/
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Printing from Ubuntu to Windows server 2008 R2 over IPP generates print errors

I'm printing from Ubuntu 14.04 to a Windows 2008 (R2) and 2012 (R2) IPP print environment. Why do I see following message in the printer queue: "processing - print error" while the print job is ...
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UBUNTU LINUX 13.10 USB Boot Error

While I was trying to boot from my USB. After entering the choice of install UBUNTU alongside Windows. Then this Error shows up:GIVEN below and it again restarts nothing from Linux installation shows ...
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not detecting windows 8.1,etc

Trying to install 14.04 version om my computer. I have one hard drive into three partitions. I have window 8.1 on my computer on the first partition. however, every time, I try to install version ...
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Re-install Windows 8 from image

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my l laptop that came with windows 8, but unfortunately windows 8 didn't survive, I don't have an installation disc, But I do have a backup image of windows 8 on an ...
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grub rescue error… with Ubuntu not installed

When I started up my computer today, I got the following message: error: no such device: dad66471-5aec-4a42-ae06-18d4d003626a. grub rescue> I searched for this error, and it seems to be ...
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Can't install Ubuntu in Lenovo ideapad s300

I can install only windows 8.1 in my laptop. I tried installing Ubuntu. It is booting from pendrive. After installing I can't access it. Only I can access to Windows 8.1 How to install Ubuntu?
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winload.exe is missing (corrupt?) after installing ubuntu as dual boot

I just installed ubuntu as dual boot with my Win8.1 pro installation. Both operating systems are installed on the same drive. Ubuntu runs fine (though I can't access any hard drives that windows ...
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Share Windows 8.1 Folder with Ubuntu 14.04

I have two standalone PC's. One is Windows 8.1 and the other is Ubuntu 14.04. I have a working network between the two. Each machine can ping the other and I have Internet shared via Ethernet from the ...
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Partition Resizing to Add Windows 7

when I got Ubuntu, I accidentally formatted Windows 8 and now I only have Ubuntu. I was able to obtain a windows 7 ISO, and I would like to put that in. I have installed the ISO into my flash drive, ...
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Expand Wubi Ubuntu disk size from Windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu with Wubi. At startup, both options appear. Now, i have Win7 with some 10 GB free and Ubuntu with almost 1 GB or less. I simply want to expand the root.disk size. How can i do ...
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U 14.04 samba problems: Ubuntu to windows AND windows to ubuntu

I just tried sharing a folder on a w7 machine and accessing it from u65 14.04 as smb://ipaddress and was unable to get on - it challenges for a user name, workgroup, and password. Likewise, I tried ...
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Weird Ubuntu Desktop Boot Partition On External Hard Drive

I have a Thinkpad with Windows 7. Last time I installed an Ubuntu/Windows dual boot, Windows was never same after and regularly got corrupted so this time, I installed Ubuntu on a separate external ...