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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 ...
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Some problem about Compiz and GTK on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer : i3/4G/750G/VGA Intel HD3000 & 1GB NVidia with CUDA GT540M. I've some problems with Ubuntu 14.04 : Does Ubuntu 14.04 support Emerald Theme Manager? ...
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Ubuntu makes my audio speaker make a “poping sound” back to Windows in dualboot

I have a very strange problem that other people with the same hardware than me already had, but I didn't see any solutions on the internet. That's why I'm posting here, I'm a bit desperate and if I ...
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Ad hoc network between ms windows and ubuntu

I've tried to make ad hoc network on my windows machine and use another ubuntu machine to connect on it. But ubuntu can not see this network. Is there any way to make this ?
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Grub rescue mode error

So I've messed up my install completely via ignorance. I'd had windows 8 Pro and ubuntu 14, which I installed using unetbootin and a USB, running on partitions on my hard drive, then realised I don't ...
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PPTPD Ubuntu Server 14.04 no Internet

I have recently hired a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04 Server on it. I tried to setup a VPN server with PPTPD. I used this guide: Guide. I can successfully connect to my VPN with my Windows client, but sadly I ...
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I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 alongside my Windows Vista installation?

I've decided that I want to install a backup OS on my PC which is currently equipped with Windows Vista. Seeing as to how WUBI is no longer supported, how exactly do I install it now. The LiveUSB is ...
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Win8 x64 Laptop (Samsung) unable to boot after installing Ubuntu

I posted here a while back and no one was able to help me so I am going to try to explain my problem better. I have a Samsung series 7 Ultrabook and I connected a USB optical drive with an Ubuntu ...
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RDP from Windows into Ubuntu VM

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 running as a VM on a windows server 2012 host OS on a server. I want to Remotely connect into this Ubuntu VM from a remote machine which is running windows 7. How can I do this? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Hondata software for windows

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop. It works fine. I had this program called "Hondata Kpro" that would allow me to datalog information from my car's ecu and tune it. I downloaded it from here ...
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Problem when trying to install Windows 8.1 alongside Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to dual a new PC I just got that comes with an Asus motherboard. First thing I done was disabled secure booth and fast booth . Then I shrunk the partion in Windows 8. Then I went to ...
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User has Sudo access locally but not remotly

I've got a ubuntu desktop installed as a vm on win 2012 server. I've installed Likewise Active Directory to allow domain users to log into the machine with windows credentials. In my sudoers file I've ...
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ssh connection, using my private key from windows into ubuntu

I'm using ssh connection on windows. I want to use the same connection on ubuntu, so I copied my private key and I pasted it into /root/.ssh But when I'm doing ssh user@server with the terminal, I'm ...
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Is there a way to give my licence codes (from another site) permanently to Ubuntu One?

Can I install application I bought on owner's site that gave me Licence code ? I was on Precise, now I am on Trusty, I would prefer to get my app from Ubuntu One. Is there a way to give my licence ...
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Windows workgroup

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and installed updates with sudo apt-get install update. I am trying to join Ubuntu workstation to my Windows workgroup to access shared folders on a Windows 7 pc. ...
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Share windows Server drive for xbmc

I have a windows server 2008 on my home network. It hosts my xampp installation along with my mysql databases. I have xbmc installed on all clients and we share the same drive where the media is ...
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Dual booting linux and Windows 8.1

I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit iso and made a live pendrive using LinuxLive USB creator. I disabled Secure boot and Fast startup. When i boot from the pendrive, i get a GRUB to choose between ...
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How to run Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware in Windows 8?

I downloaded the .iso file from the ubuntu website but VMware says that the kernel is corrupt. How can I fix this problem/What am I doing wrong?
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Same accounts on all home computers

I'm trying to set up our home computers so that they have the same user accounts- meaning we can log in to any of our Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 7 Home Premium, and OS X Mountain Lion computers and access ...
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ubuntu 14.04 install error

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. Since option "install alongside" is missing there, I use "something else". Then I created 3 standard partitions (/, /home, swap), click ...
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Help with wine-1.6.2

What I have: 1 PC with windows XP (server) 1 PC with windows 7 (client 1) 1 PC with lubuntu 14.10 and wine-1.6.2 This is locale command output: LANG=es_VE.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=es_VE:en ...
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Network driver is very weak

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and ever since I wiped windows and installed it my wireless connection has been horrible. I have never been this frustrated with any of my computers, I pay for 12 mb/s but am ...
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“Error loading operating system”, while trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on windows 7 netbook with USB stick

I'm trying to get ubuntu 14.04 onto a windows 7 starter netbook. I'm trying to load it from a USB stick as it doesn't have a CD Drive and it keeps saying 'Error Loading Operating System'. I've made a ...
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ubuntu not detecting any usb device

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBOX which is running on Windows. I'm using Reliance NetConnect+ [USB Internet] where it is not detected by Ubuntu. I tried Ubuntu command, Its not showing any ...
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Mounting “swap” partition containing my old windows files

Before upgrading to this wonderful Ubuntu OS, I had Windows 8.1 with 2 partitions (one for the OS and one for my data). I made myself a bootable usb using Ubuntu's instructions, plugged it in and ...
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No install alongside Windows option while installing ubuntu on triple boot

I am dual booting with Windows 8 and Windows 7 and I want to triple boot in third partition with ubuntu but i cannot find install alongside Windows option. Please help!
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Installing Windows 8 Over Windows 7 when dual Booting with Ubuntu?

Ok so.. on this PC I currently have two partitions on one hard drive. Windows 7 is installed on partition C, and Ubuntu is installed on partition D. Now, I want to format Partition C and install ...
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Accidently wiped my windows 8 OS while installing Ubuntu

Earlier today I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I had done this a couple of weeks ago alongside my Windows 8 OS but it seemed to have encountered an error and wouldn't load. I then ...
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Why Kerio is not working properly on Ubuntu

I have both Ubuntu and Windows on my system. Kerio works great with no problem on windows, but in Linux the story is different. Everytime I get connected to Internet (DSL connection) Kerio does not ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1

I have an Asus Q200E 64 bit laptop. I was using Ubuntu 13.10 (and the older versions) along with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for last 1 and half years. I recently updated Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. After ...
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Windows 8.1 boot failure

I have a PC with a dual boot of Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. Mistakenly I was playing with easyBCD. After that my PC is not booting. It has showed me a message about Windows startup failure. Luckily I ...
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Xen PCI Passthru works with 2GB RAM but not with 4GB RAM

I set up Xen on Ubuntu 14.04 (Xen 4.4). With my config I can only use PCI passthru when giving DomU 2048MB RAM. When giving 4096MB the GPU doesn't work (windows says Code 12). Here is my win7.cfg: ...
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Grub doesn't load Windows after Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Today I wanted to play a game on windows but if I choose Windows 7 from the grub menu, the menu disappears and nothing else happenes. So I tried several things like run ...
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Deleting Windows Partition, Allocating space to Linux

I have a 500GB drive allocated in half for Linux and Windows. But, I've decided to get rid of Windows and stay with Linux. I have GParted and I can delete the Windows partition, but I can't seem to ...
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Accessing windows local repository from ubuntu local machine

We have a windows LAN network with tortoise SVN repository. Now we added a new ubuntu local machine to our network. But we failed to access our windows SVN repository from our new ubuntu local machine ...
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Using Ubuntu OS as a thin client on machines for users to access and then remote onto a windows terminal server

I was wondering whether anyone had ever installed Ubuntu OS onto a VM and then used it as host system to enable users to login to a windows terminal server from it or if this is possible at all , any ...
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Problem launching Samba server configuration app

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire One 722. I've installed GNOME via the Ubuntu software application and am using the GNOME desktop. I created an admin account for myself. I ...
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Grub Legacy to GRUB2

i've spend couple of hours with this but with no results... I got Windows 8 and I installed ubuntu 13. Boot menu was showing, but when I tried to pick Windows 7 loader, I got 'disk read error ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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New Samsung ATIV 9 Ultrabook; Deleting Windows 8.1 and Installing Ubuntu

I understand from reading other threads that there are some complications with adding Ubuntu to a computer that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I haven't used any of the Linux distros before. ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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Replace Windows when Ubuntu is already installed

I installed Ubuntu with Windows installer. Now I want to delete Windows 7, how should I do it? Thanks
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Blank screen(Black) on trying to install ubuntu 13 through ISCSI on a Windows target

I am trying to install ubuntu 13 through ISCSI on a Windows target(Windows server 2012). But after selecting the option 'Install Ubuntu'the screen just goes blank and nothing happens even after 5 ...
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Why can I connect to a Windows homeshare when I have my VPN turned on but not when I have it turned off?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I wasn't really having any major problems until I took my computer to work. I wasn't able to connect to the local network where all the shared files were kept even though I was ...
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How do I manage what workspace specific applications open In?

I am new to Ubuntu and am loving it! I would really like to take full advantage of workspaces. I would like to have a workspace for all of one type and one for all of another type and so on. But the ...
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i3 windows manager resizing issue

I know the default key bindings are modkey+r then j,k,l,; for directional resizing but i cant seem to get this to work, even though I see I have entered resize mode because there is a red ...
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Must I defrag /home in ntsf partition?

I have installed my /home Ubuntu Lts12.04 in an ntfs partition (I need compatibility with some propietary programs in Windows 7 mean while). The question is: Must I defrag that partition ntfs where I ...
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Galaxy S2 device connect to VMware fails

I'm trying to develop in VMware (Xamarin) using my testing device (Galaxy S2). This device connects correctly in Ubuntu (Host OS), but when i try to bridge this USB device to the guest OS (Windows 8) ...
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Network settings window closes as soon as its opened

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 1 day ago and everything worked fine until I tried to use my wireless network (I was using ethernet connection). My wireless connection does not work currently, I mean, I ...
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Ruby installation in Ubuntu Virtualbox vanishes after every reboot

I installed Ruby and Rails in Ubuntu(Guest OS) which is mounted on Windows (Host OS) using Virtual Box. But every time I reboot Guest OS, I need to re install Ruby on Rails.I have some experience with ...