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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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HP Compaq Mini 110 OS questions

Ok guys my Windows OS makes my netbook go terribly slow so I've though of changing to linux. The netbook: HP Compaq Mini 110 I've seen a lot of the other questions asked and I would like you to: ...
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VMWare WindowsHost + Ubuntu Core + Docker + Ubuntu Unity?

I am new to Docker, and until now I didn't need it in fact. Recently, I bought WindowsTablet, SurfacePro2, and I want to keep using WindowsOS for the hardware compatibility and optimization. ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD?

I use a Windows XP system with pentium 4 processor. Recently I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04, copied it onto 4GB pendrive and now I wish to install it onto an external HDD (my passport 500GB) so that I ...
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Virtualise wubi installation on windows

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop using wubi. My laptop also has vista installed. Would it be possible to somehow run ubuntu (virtually?) while windows is running without having to restart ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...
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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in Windows?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the following samba version: koko@rumah:~$ samba --version Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu On Windows, when I type the following command \\\192.168.1.100 I get this error: Windows ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 using the disk [duplicate]

I am trying to install windows over ubuntu using the windows 8.1 disk and I literally know nothing about ubuntu. Whenever I put the disk in the computer nothing happens... If I go to archive manager > ...
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Cant boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu

Hello I installed ubuntu on my empty ssd 24gb and I had windows 7 on my hdd, after installion laptop only boots ubuntu, I tried to go safe mode by f8 but there was only 2 boot options and they were ...
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How can I get grub2 to boot a different option only on the next boot?

I am setting up a dual booting headless linux / windows machine. I mostly want the machine to always boot up to Ubuntu, except for occasionally when I need to test something in windows. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Installing for i386-pc platform Winusb

So I began installing my windows.iso onto my flash drive, and the entire process was fine for the beginning. Now the window just reads installing for i386-pc platform, and the orange bar just keeps ...
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WinUSB install error Installation failed! Exit code: 512

I am unable to solve this problem, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I already tried as root, and I still have not had success. WinUSB reports this error: Installation failed! Exit code: 512 Log: Formatting ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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how to create a bootable usb on mac to install ubuntu into a formatted PC?

hi I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only ubuntu to my PC and will ...
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GRUB doesn't detect Windows an second hard drive

I helped a friend of mine dual-boot Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional. I put WIndows 7 on a 80GB hard drive and put Xubuntu on a 1TB drive. I booted into Xubuntu and ran update-grub, but it ...
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Shared Dropbox between Windows and Ubuntu has to re-index every time

I'm using a shared Dropbox folder on a ntfs partition that both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 access. I notice that whenever I switch OS, Dropbox has to re-index all the files, which sometimes take a ...
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How to synchronise an Ubuntu and Windows desktop

I'm total newbie about Ubuntu. Some time ago I have installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution of Ubuntu. At my university I have seen Linux configured with Windows so that they use the same of ...
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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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How to dual boot fresh install windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with a BIOS?

I'm currently installing windows 8.1 on my laptop to take up the whole partition. While that's being set up I want to see how I can dual boot ubuntu 14.04 LTS with it. My computer has a BIOS so UEFI ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu on Raid system with UEFI Windows 10

Details of Raid: Type: Hardware RAID 0 (Stripe) Member Hard Drives: 1) SSD 70GB 2) HDD 160GB 3) HDD 250GB Size: 180GB I see.... However I made this specific setup because as you can see I had ...
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Mounting of NTFS drive failed, maybe due to windows hibernation [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/danny/70D49480D4944A6C: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda4" ...
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I screwed up a dual boot (Windows 7 + Ubuntu 14.04.1) so bad that no OS will load and I had to buy Windows again [duplicate]

So heres what happened: I had Windows 7, partitioned so that 64GB of unallocated space would be used to install Ubuntu side by side Windows 7. My live CD booted up and gave me the error message: Could ...
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Unable to go back to windows 8.1 and unable to open other partition

I have a Dell laptop that came installed with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm unable to open Windows 8.1 any more and in Ubuntu there are other partitions but I cannot open them. ...
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Button enabler tools

Are there any tools or othe possible techinques available to enable grayed out or disabled buttons. I wasn't able to find any. On Windows there are several tools. Winabler is probably most known.
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Unable to install Photoshop CC on Ubuntu 12

Every time I'm trying to install Photoshop using wine by following these steps the installation has problems with copying files. I get following errors in wine: err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class ...
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Accidentaly deleted partition table for windows OS

I accidentally deleted the partition table under Windows through Magic Parted, so I installed Ubuntu on the first 40GB of my hard drive (which I think consist only of windows system files). Is there a ...
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Ubuntu installation to USB stick removed windows MBR

Got a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 to an USB Stick. Can boot into this Ubuntu on a stick. But not into Windows. Want to restore Windows boot. I can still boot into Windows if I ...
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Files sizes differs from windows to linux

Continuation of below question Why Same File Shows Different Sizes in Different Operating Systems Can both the files sizes be made the same. Guide me on how dis can be achieved.
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Do Windows Vista programs work on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I purchased some old software that was made for Windows Vista. Will they work on Ubuntu? Will they work on Windows 7 or 8?
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Unable to connect to server: Starbucks wifi and newly installed Ubuntu

Ok, so last night I went ahead with adding Ubuntu to my yoga thinkpad along side Windows 8.1 I love it. Wifi works at home but I decided to drive over to Starbucks today to get some writing work ...
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Inititial installation of ubuntu

Attempting to install on a pc with windows xp but don't can't find an install screen or a program to open the installation process
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How to uninstall dualboot Ubuntu 14 and Windows 8.1 dualboot

So I used This Tutorial to install dualboot. I stopped at step 7 because everything was fine. Now I want to have it become just a normal Windows 8.1 machine. I have a USB recovery drive that I took as ...
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How to add a network printers attached to a windows machines

I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14 on my machine. I have never used Ubuntu before nor do I have knowledge of Unix, we have about 60 computers on our network, 10.xx.xxx.xx IP range. This ...
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winusb gives me the error “cannot move file to a subdirectory of itself”. How do I debug and fix?

$ sudo winusb --install win7-pro-x64.iso /dev/sde1 Mounting... mount: block device /media/Ubuntu-Data/ISOs/win7-pro-x64.iso is write-protected, mounting read-only Copying... mv: cannot move ...
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what is mounting windows 7 file system

Something is mounting my windows 7 disk on /media/jim/0236A16836A15E03 and I can't find out what is doing it. I installed a thing named nautilus which I found referenced in another questions ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Which is the best windows emulator for ubuntu 14.04?

I have wine installed on my system but is not able to run games like prince of persia the two thrones, Grandmaster (chess) properly. Hence, I'm looking for other options. Even with wine, is any ...
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Recover files from ruined Xubuntu using Windows

I'm pretty new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have installed a bootable (persistent) Xubuntu on a USB stick, and it worked - I booted from it and used Xubuntu happily. But now it is ruined - I'm not sure ...
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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't connect to wireless network on Acer laptop [duplicate]

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu for the first time and I cannot access the internet now on my laptop. The only way I can is an ethernet cable. What should I do? http://paste.ubuntu.com/9713130/ ...
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How to hide boot menu and unhide with CTRL KEY? [duplicate]

I want to hide my boot menu because I use Ubuntu and Windows. When I turn on my PC I want to see the boot logo and if I press Ctrl I want the boot menu to open and if I don't press any key start the ...
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I tried to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 but it shows that “no operation systems are detected”?

I turned some 140gb as un-allocated space through EaseUs Partition Master and I tried to install ubuntu 12.04 by booting through usb. But every time I boot, I get only two options to install ubuntu ...
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Dual-boot with UEFI borked. Help!

I first installed Windows 8.1 on my machine, and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This is what my partition table looks like: The problem is that when I boot the machine, I see no boot loader ...
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Ubuntu Installation Error

After inquiring if I can install Ubuntu on a different hard disk from Windows, I downloaded an official ISO of Ubuntu and burned it into a disc using InfraRecorder. I removed the hard disk which ...
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Installing Ubuntu in another hard drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but instead of installing it on the same hard drive, I want it to be installed on my spare hard drive (160GB). So Windows 8.1 will be on my 500Gb Hard ...
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How to restore GRUB and Ubuntu 14.04 after choosing a wrong partition?

First of all, i tried finding previous questions, didn't find anything that quite matches my case. I have Windows 8.1 as well as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot. In the grub OS list at boot, I ...
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Take a file from Windows to Linux via tftp

I have created a TFTP server on Windows and I want to take a file with my Linux. But actually when I put a command like this: get c:\test\test.txt I activate my trace and I have: Packet Tracing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts <-> Windows 7 sharing [duplicate]

I'm pretty much a newbie with UNIX and I m having a bit of a difficulty connecting my Ubuntu PC with my Windows 7 PC via LAN. First things first, I've installed samba and created a shared folder ...