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Sharing Ubuntu disk to Windows over the network

I have got a HP Prolient mini sever in which I have added 2 additional 2TB Drives setup as a RAID 1 to give redundancy with the view to using it as a central repository for storing photos etc. I could ...
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Switching between active RDP's via Reminna (How-To)

I often use RDP to remotely connect Windows servers & SSH to linux distro(s). As the subject explains; I always wondered how to to switch between active RDP windows. I'm using the default client ...
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Changing boot default to Windows [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu, it automatically boots into Linux when I start my computer. When i checked the boot order Windows does not appear there. How do I add it or fix it so that Windows boots first? ...
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Here's my smb.conf file. Whats wrong with it?

I have reduced this to almost 0 security. I've tried security = user. i cant for the life of me see on my windows machine these shared drives. ive also had the netbois name equal my workgroup name. ...
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Windows and Lubuntu

I used WUBI to install Lubuntu on a different Partition of my Windows installed Laptop. However after installation and subsequent restart, I do not get the option to choose the OS between Windows 7 ...
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Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn't supported” from bcdedit.exe)

I've been trying to install 12.04 for a while now, I'm running on Windows 7 and I already made the partition (it's dynamic). I've tried booting from a disc and also the Windows installer. I haven't ...
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Partitioning Windows 7 so I can use ubuntu

I have been recording happily using Audacity for many years but after upgrading to Windows 7, the latency has meant that recording music is impossible. My mate suggested partitioning my hard drive, ...
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Different Boot types

I am stuck in a problem for weeks - specially, I don't understand the difference. My system: Toshiba Portege with 500 GB HD UEFI in BIOS is activated no secure boot is activated Windows 8.1 is ...
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Windows bootloader doesn't come up after installing via Wubi

I downloaded the Ubuntu ISO, burned it to a disk and rebooted my computer to run Wubi. My first issue was that before the Wubi options came up, it said Error: Prefix not set. I tried the second ...
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Are there any advantage using Wine over VM to run Windows programs? (or Vice Versa)

I was wondering how Wine compares to VM when running Windows applications and what the pros and cons are for each?
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Windows computers can only print test pages to shared Ubuntu printer

I have an HP printer connected to my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I have 2 other Windows computers (Win7/Vista). Both of these Windows computers can view, install, and print a test page to the shared Ubuntu ...
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Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
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Cloud (Dropbox), Symlinks, to windows partition

I have just signed in so i'm a newbie here... i've tries googling for a couple of hours but i am now stuck with lots of questions in my head being new to linux... I just love symbolic links (best ...
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Grub rescue with windows xp [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my computer. I restarted my computer and then tried to enter windows again but I got this line that said error:unknown file system. Grub rescue> and it won't let me proceed from ...
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Install Unbuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Pro - No option

I'm a newb to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu along side Windows XP Pro from a DVD. I've read the installation guide but I don't have an option for installing alongside Windows. I have: ...
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Xbox 360 gameplay recording

Hi I have a climax digital vcap 303, its a av recorder for my xbox 360. I currently have be using ArcSoft Showbiz to record (capture) my xbox's gameplay. this app is window/mac only. is there any ...
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Install windows 7 onto another hdd

This is my current hdd set up sd0 -- ext4 storage drive sd1 -- ext4 storage drive sd2 -- ext4 boot drive sd3 -- NTSF Drive that I want to boot windows 7 whenever I put in my cd and decide to ...
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Sharing git repo on NTFS partition between Linux/Windows dualboot

I've posted this question already stackoverflow but got no answer: click Since I'm having this problem on Ubuntu I repost my question here. I hope this is not forbidden. I'm developing an (Qt) ...
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Delete Ubuntu & allocate space back to Windows?

So after fighting with Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows and UEFI for far too long, my patience has finally run out... I have been unable to get everything working properly, and thus the kids exclusively use ...
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How to install grub on this system

I have two Hard disk drives, as shown in the screenshot First HDD (Sda) is a MBR Disk and second HDD (Sdb) is a GPT Disk (Which has windows 8.1x64). I have installed ubuntu on Sda4 disk and ...
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How to open NTFS partition on Ubuntu without Windows' hidden files?

My computer is dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8, but when I open NTFS partition in Ubuntu, crap files like: System Volume Information $RECYCLE.BIN appear. How can I get rid of these files?
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After installation of Ubuntu alongside windows 7 boot menu shows Ubuntu, memory tester, Windows 7 how can I edit it? [duplicate]

After installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 boot menu is showing Ubuntu,memory tester,windows 7 how can i edit it? I would like to see while rebooting the screen menu that would show windows 7 or ...
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How to install Ubuntu from USB and not delete Windows XP

My computer currently runs on Win XP, and I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04. I downloaded the ISO file, booted a USB, and restarted my netbook. I selected the option to install Ubuntu along Windows ...
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Unable to access ubuntu through windows boot manager

I have an ASUS K55VM and it came with DOS, and then Windows 7 was installed. I am planning to install Ubuntu on it. My computer had 4 partitions: 240GB 230GB 230GB, and 230GB, and I changed this to 5 ...
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Fail to start windows after Ubuntu 11.10 install

Computer: HP Pavilion dv7-6140eo OS: Originally Win7 I recently decided to try out Ubuntu, and I decided to dual-boot it with Windows 7. First I googled some how-to's, then I downloaded Ubuntu onto a ...
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Unable to Install Windows Programs using Wine in Ubuntu 12.04 - Program Error

I am trying to install a couple Windows programs, but it fails. I had Wine 1.6, so I thought maybe the latest version had some bugs. So, I uninstalled and re-installed 1.4 from the Ubuntu repo, but ...
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How to dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 on HP pavilion 14-b010TX [duplicate]

I've used Ubuntu on my old Compaq V26633TN for a few years, but it's wearing out after 9 years use. I've bought a replacement HP Pavilion 14-b010TX (CD58PA) with factory installed Windows 8 and mSATA ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8

What I have: Sony Vaio laptop (SVE1512E6EW) with preinstalled Windows 8. I disabled Secure Boot some time ago in BIOS. I already had Ubuntu (previous version) installed on it, but removed it some ...
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Will I lose all of my data if I replace Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wish to install Ubuntu OVER Windows. Windows is installed on my "C" partition. I also have another partition which contains 95% of my data. I really would like to know if I install Ubuntu, will it ...
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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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Grub not showing up?

The Grub boot menu isn't showing up when I turn on my computer. I have a Dell computer with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10. My BIOS no longer shows Windows Boot Manager; it just shows Ubuntu. I held ...
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Samba problem — is it a firewall issue?

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer I use as archive for other machines. I need Samba working from various Windows 7 machines. I have confirmed that smbd and nmbd are both working, and ...
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How to replace Windows XP with Ubuntu? [closed]

I have found out that they will be phasing out windows XP which I currently use. My brother recommended I switch to Ubuntu. Firstly, my computer itself is ancient, around 10 years old, will I be able ...
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Reinstalling Windows after a Ubuntu uninstall [duplicate]

So a couple weeks ago I installed Ubuntu as the sole operating system on my desktop. It wouldn't let me set it up as a dual boot, so I didn't worry about it. I quickly realised that Ubuntu was not for ...
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HP-G62 with a SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

In Windows 7/8/8.1 there was a program I could use to configure the different gestures on my touchpad. Like a 3-finger swipe to browse horizontaly. Is there any program to configure such things in ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

I have been using my computer with Windows 8.1 for about 2 months. Now I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows, basically to dual boot. I got myself out of Windows, and booted from my ...
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Windows gets progressively slower over time, why doesn't Ubuntu?

I, and many other previous Windows users notice that the computer seems to get progressively slower over time. I bought a leapfrog crammer only to find it installed process that sat there waiting for ...
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Samba + VPN + Windows client is very slow

There is something to care about when I use samba in Ubuntu from a Windows XP client? The speed is very slow. I tried to do the same test from a Windows 7 and there was no problems. The test I ...
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What is the best way to dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with windows 7 but I am having some problems. I installed GRUB in the MBR (as it is often recommended) and so GRUB was the boot-loader that appeared ...
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Help with my poblems creating usb from windows.

I have a computer with windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.4 onto my usb stick, so I can boot from it and use Ubuntu. I have so far downloaded the desktop version download on the website ...
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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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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 proporly configure wine

I have a program I need to use and currently do not have enough disk space for dual booting or a vm, so I was wondering if someone could port this program to Linux or help me configure wine to do so. ...
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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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Samba share not accessible from Windows 7 (on domain) via hostname

I have spent several days attempting to solve this- none of the answers on this forum or any other were able to help. I tried everything. I read the entire Samba manual. Nothing worked. Happily, I ...
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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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How To: Mount Windows (Guest) shared folder in Ubuntu (Host) via Virtualbox

I've just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 and Virtualbox 4.3.6. I would like to be able to mount a windows folder in Ubuntu. I have setup the windows folder as a shared folder \\PCName\Folder. ...