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What's the Windows ping -t (continue until interrupted) equivalent in iputils ping

In windows 8 I used to do in run: ping 166.18.0.1 -t where 166.18.0.1 is my DNS IP(suppose). How to do this same thing in ubuntu? I have already tried this in the terminal window but it shows an ...
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How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows

I wanna transfer some files from this PC with Ubuntu to a PC with Windows 7 I don't care how to do it (ftp, samba or whatever) I wanna know the steps, I searched a lot but I can't find anything that ...
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USB Boot Error when using UNetBootin for Windows 8.1

I recently got Unetbootin on ubuntu to put windows 8.1 on to my usb. When I boot from my usb it says boot error. Im a noob at this pls help
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GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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Read windows registry remotely via WMI or simular

Does anyone know if it is possible to read windows registry information from within Ubuntu, I realise this is possible using the Offline registry editor, but I want to read the data from a remote ...
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Can I make the Windows folder require a password to access it? [Edit/change or add flder and data]

Recently, I was thinking that while running wine an application that contains a virus can inject into the windows folder. I don't know if this is possible, but it would be nice to make the Windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 virtualbox slow

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on Virtual Box Manager on Windows 8.1 for ROS. I have been trying to run it so I can communicate with a robot through USB. However, the system runs slow and lags ...
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Transfer files FROM Ubuntu TO Windows XP over wireless

I have a wireless network configured at home. I have a Windows XP laptop and a Ubuntu 12.04.1 laptop. I have shared a folder on both computers. I am able to read/write files from my Windows computer ...
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Share across network to Windows users

I have a folder I want to share with a couple windows users on the network. I am using ubuntu 10.4 When I right click a folder I go to "Sharing Options" There are 3 check boxes. If I check the ...
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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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Issue with drive management when trying to access phone's memory

When I plug in my phone, it gets recognised only after a couple of minutes and when it does I can't access it. Ubuntu thinks it's a camera and not just any drive. The box that pops up says: "Unable ...
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Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a computer, below are the specs: RAM: 1GB DDR2 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (Ethernet) 500GB IDE HDD The computer is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer for dual-booting with win10 doesn't recognize any partition

Im facing the following issue on a new desktop machine: I installed Win 10 Insider Preview made a fat32 Partition on a USB stick, extracted x64 ubuntu iso to it and set boot flag one ssd where win10 ...
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Upgrade dual boot windows [closed]

I currently have a dual boot of Windows 7 32 bit and Ubuntu 14.04 I'd like to upgrade windows to 64 bit. Is there any simple way to do that? Should I remove Windows completely from my computer and ...
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How to make Bootable Usb of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10

I want to make a bootable USB of Windows 8.1 from ubuntu 14.10 so that i can install it on my laptop. i tried to using winusb, UNetbootin. but both of them failed. Does anyone know any latest software ...
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Creating windows bootable DVD

I tried creating a windows 8.1 bootable DVD using Brasero (iso), the process completed successfully but it failed to boot from the DVD, it just goes straight to my windows desktop. How do i make a ...
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Ubuntu Server Controlling Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Clients

I am very new to server administration. Can Ubuntu Server be installed onto a former Windows Server and control Windows 7 and up clients? Mainly to keep people from installing software on the ...
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To use Windows and Ubuntu on one computer, which should I install first?

I understand it's possible to install Ubuntu first, and later Windows or to install Windows first, and then Ubuntu, but assuming I have the freedom to do either, which is the better, easier, and more ...
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No option to boot to windows 3 days after installing ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 3 days ago and was able to boot to windows and Ubuntu comfortably but suddenly today there is no option in the boot menu to boot to windows.
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How to write client to server app for Ubuntu? [closed]

I have a question, when I was working on windows, I write Client to Server Chat program by tutorial, but the I add many functions that was very usable. I am going to write user friendly app for Linux ...
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is there frame server software for ubuntu(linux)?

I use Adobe Premier for editing videos on some client PCs and I want to render my videos on an ubuntu server by ffmpeg commands.In the words instead of rendering the Premier project by it's own ...
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How can I run Windows phone in Ubuntu virtually?

Is it possible run windows phone virtually in Ubuntu? If yes, how can I configure it? Give step by step guide.
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Will resizing ext4 partitions with Windows destroy the installed Ubuntu?

As the title says, can I use Windows (7) to resize the ext4 partition Ubuntu is installed on? I dual-boot both Win7 and Ubuntu and want to enlarge the Ubuntu root partition. Is it safe to do this from ...
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Install Windows 8 on USB using Ubuntu

I was wondering if there is any way that i can install windows 8 or windows server 2012 onto a memory stick and made it boot-able using ubunbu. I know that this is posible on windows by using ...
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How can i run a windows application developed in .net on ubuntu?

From last one month I am trying this but not get success still. Now help is required from any experts point of view. I am not able to run an .exe windows based application developed in .net on ubuntu ...
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Access windows control panel from ubuntu command line?

I have windows and linux on my laptop and I have a problem with my windows outlook password and cant access my windows so i want to access my windows control panel from linux to delete any ...
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remove Windows recovery in /tmp, apt-get clean doesn't work

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I am getting a /tmp directory full message often. So I tried sudo apt-get clean but that didn't work, still getting disk full messages. Thin @MiHa suggested that my windows ...
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Can't repair Windows 8 boot after installing Ubuntu

I’m new to Ubuntu. I installed it because I couldn’t fix the Wi-Fi limited connection problem of Windows 8.1, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows and the installation went OK. I can now use Ubuntu ...
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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu completely and install Windows 8.1, but everything I've tried hasn't worked [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 key with the intention of uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04 and installing Windows 8.1. I don't have a recovery disk, but I do have a USB handy that I can run something from... I'm ...
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Ubuntu installation from live CD: Hangs after splash screen

Ubuntu 12.04.02 i386 live CD "Try without install" hangs at splash screen. I looked at output and it hanged after Stopping System V runlevel compatibility [ok] Then i tried 15.04 amd64 ...
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I want to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

I want to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, can someone please show me every step for doing so. Please don't send links to videos, just type it for me please. I want to dual boot on one single ...
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Grub menu won't show on dual Boot

I tried dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked fine, and I know that I installed both operating systems on different partitions. Now, it only boots to Ubuntu, and it wont show me ...
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Go back to windows

How can I go back to Windows? I installed Ubuntu using wubi. Then I selected Ubuntu 14.04 as default os. Now I have to unistall it and install it from a cd or usb. The problem is that my pc starts ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu installation which resides in windows partition

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop and after asking some questions on this same forum, decided to install it alongside windows. I had a free, but allocated partition and my intention was ...
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windows keeps rebooting when starting

just two hours ago I turned off my Toshiba laptop and everything was fine. I turned it on again and tried to choose Windows from Grub (since I have dual booted Ubuntu with Windows). this happened to ...
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Problem with mono when run a windows application

mono myfile.exe System.DllNotFoundException: wininet.dll at (wrapper managed-to-native) Multiple_Website_Viewer.Form1:InternetSetOption (intptr,int,intptr,int) at ...
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How to get my raspberry pi to recognize my Ext4 formatted HDD

I'm trying to get my raspberry pi to function as a media center. Pretty much everything is working fine, but I can't seem to get it to recognize my ext4 formatted 1TB HDD. Whenever I go to ...
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I accidentally put grub on my hard drive MBR while trying to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I was trying to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive, but in the installer I accidentally chose to put grub on my internal hard drive MBR instead of the external hard drive's MBR. I don't really ...
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How to create Windows / Linux bootable USB on Ubuntu [GUI style] [duplicate]

Since some laptops doesn't have an optical device and it is faster and easier to create bootable USB than DVD (especially if something go wrong) I have decided to post this question. Answers should be ...
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Transfer file to Ubuntu(15.04) to Windows(8.1) with a cross-over cable between two computers

I need transfer around 125 gb from my laptop(Ubuntu 15.04) to another one(Windows 8.1), but I don't have a removable hard disk. I have a UTP cable , but I dont know how transfer this files across the ...
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Rename Files To Be Windows Friendly

I am having difficulty trying to create a back up of my personal files on Ubuntu as I am installing windows on my laptop (the restore disk will likely wipe the ubuntu), and I am trying to move about ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, format the entire harddrive and install Windows 8.1

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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If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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Unable to get execute bit on Samba share working with Windows 7 client

I keep most of my files on an Ubuntu 14.04 box in Samba shares and access them from Windows 7 client machines. I had this all working with Ubuntu 11.10 and somehow broke this when moving to 14.04. ...
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Uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but partitioned for it. I was wondering how to uninstall Ubuntu. Also, only 2 out of the 6 partitions have names. I have Windows 7, and also want to remove grub so that ...
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windows 8.1 changes boot order

I am running dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. Everything works great without needing to live boot... except one problem I can't figure out. Every time I boot into Windows, it rearranges ...
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Can I upgrade windows 8.1 to 10 and not affect ubuntu?

I am very curious as to how it will affect bios settings. And how it will affect grub2. I have dual booted 15.04 with windows 8.1
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how to : Reinstall Windows 7 [duplicate]

I installed linux ubuntu last month and everything got messed up . When I first tried it , everything works fine. It's fast and convenient so I decided to install it permanently but after permanently ...
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How to install ubuntu alongside windows? [duplicate]

I already have Windows 8.1 on my ultrabook, how do i install ubuntu alongside it? i do not have a spare usb drive nor does my laptop have an optical drive.