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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“internal error” when I attempt to install Ubuntu, Windows 8 shows repair screen [closed]

I have Windows 8 system. It's showing me repair screen at start up. I'm unable to log into the system. When I tried to install Ubuntu it gives me the internal error. I don't wanna lose data in my ...
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bBooting ERROR while installing Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu on my notebook (Asus x200MA), but couldn't complete it. It seems I messed up the hard disk partitions. Now I am trying to install Windows 8.1, but while booting it says the ...
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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 ...
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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Can't make a Windows 7 Bootable USB

I'm trying to use Startup Disk Creator to burn a Windows 7 iso file to a USB, but it doesn't appear to do anything when I try to select a file. Here's a video of what I'm trying to say since I suck ...
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How to migrate from Vista to Ubuntu

If I have a Widows (Vista) machine and I want to install Ubuntu and run both how do I do that? Advisable yes/no and why? I tried Ubuntu a great many years ago and would like to do so again but am not ...
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How to get Linux drivers for my (unsupported) hardware?

I recently bought a new keyboard with several special functions. These include key lights, macro keys, profiles, and some multimedia keys. However, the driver for the keyboard is only for windows, and ...
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facing problems at ubuntu partitioning while installing 32-bit Ubuntu alongside a 32-bit windows 8.1

I'm new to Linux like i have used live Ubuntu but now i'm wishing to install it but the problem is when i approach at partition manager of Ubuntu it only shows my windows 8.1 installation dish and all ...
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Can't run ROBLOX on Wine because of winemenubuilder.exe not found

I am trying to start ROBLOX on Wine 1.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 and whenever I try to start ROBLOX, I get this wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe" err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntu Linux from Secondary Drive?

this question might seem pretty basic and straightforward but I wanted to make I do it properly without data loss. I have two drives. My primary being windows 8. My secondary is partitioned with one ...
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How to Correctly Set up Dual Boot windows 7 and ubuntu on 120Gb SSD drive with UEFI

For as long as i have had my Alienware M17xr4 Laptop i've been trying to set up dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 in UEFI mode.. I have a 120 SSD Drive partitioned to 80GB for the Windows 7, ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Hi I had Ubuntu for some time now, for new purposes of experience, but I can't find myself to enjoy it any more, so I purchased Windows 8.1 and can't install over Ubuntu can someone please help me!!! ...
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Pulling files from a Windows NTFS partition into Ubuntu

I'm a first time Ubuntu user. I'm on Ubuntu because I've wanted to migrate to a more stable OS for some time but have never had the impetus to jump that hurdle. However, I was away from home for 3 ...
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Windows install not bootable from USB [duplicate]

I have a W7 install .iso file. I tried to set up the bootable USB by simply copying the files in the .iso on the USB and the other approach was to use winusb. When booting the computer the boot menu ...
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reinstalling Windows 7 [closed]

I completely wiped Windows 7 off my machine to single boot ubuntu. I want to go back to dual boot. I have gparted, formatted, and tried to run the installation from bios/uefi chosen both usb and ...
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dual booting problem with ubuntu and windows

I have installed ubuntu on computer having already windows 8 but now it is not showing windows option.Whenever I am starting my computer it is directly starting ubuntu.What should I do? previouly I ...
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Do I need to create a ntfs partition for Windows running in a virtual machine?

I plan to install 14.04 on my laptop,and then install Windows 8.1 inside a virtual machine (not yet decide which software for virtual machine). When I install 14.04, do I need to create some ntfs ...
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Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...
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Virtual Machine Manager - Windows sharing internet with Ubuntu

Good morning, I have installed Virtual Machine Manager onto my Ubuntu setup and installed Windows. Now the whole install went get and installed without a problem... except that I have no internet. ...