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How to install Lubuntu to an external USB drive as part of a dual boot?

I have an external USB drive that I currently have Windows 10 installed on. I used the tool WinToUSB to install Windows 10 on that drive. Windows runs directly from the drive. It's a portable ...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls ...
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I messed up Ubuntu uninstall - now I can't boot Windows

I know almost nothing about Ubuntu - my friend installed it for me (he is far away and can't be contacted, so I can't ask for his help). So it begin when I tried to uninstall Ubuntu. I deleted the ...
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Problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc

I have problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc. I have make windows 7 boot on my USB but when i choose USB in boot menu my pc just skip that and start ubuntu again and when i restart my pc i ...
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ubnldr.mbr is missing dual boot

As I don't have access to a usb or CD, I have tried to frugal install ubuntu onto my HDD, using Unetbootin. Once turning on I find the dual boot menu to select the OS, and attempt to boot Ubuntu, with ...
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Dual Boot Canundrum

So i tried installing ubuntu along my linux partition. In the prompt it said boot alongside windows 8 and I thought this was fine even though I have windows 10 because the computer natively came with ...
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How to make network connection to a Windows machine from Ubuntu?

I want to open file which is on windows machine on \\192.168.1.188\Media\sdff.vdi How can I do this in Linux 14.04 ? Firstly, I would like to download this file, but it's the question. How?
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Virtualbox Windows 10 Guest installation is freezing up in 14.04

I've installed VirtualBox using the Software Centre and I'm running a system on Ubuntu 14.04 with 8gb RAM, 64-bit dual core processor. I want to run Windows 10, I've tried both 64 and 32 bit ...
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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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how to add windows 8 entry to grub after boot-repair

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot (with windows 8.1) but my pc directly boots into ubuntu. For that I did a boot-repair->recommended repair. But all I got was grub menu with an option to boot to ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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Samba not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account. However, when I login with a local user account I'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...
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GRUB / os-prober doesn't see Windows 8.1 partition

I have a 1 TB HDD with seven partitions, one ~600GB for Windows and one ~300GB for Xubuntu and a bunch of assorted system partitions taking the rest of the space. I recently overwrote my Xubuntu ...
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Torrents blocked by ISP in Ubuntu but on Windows works fine

I have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Windows. When I use Transmission for torrents, it doesn't download anything and in the browser torrents sites are blocked, But if I do same thing on Windows in ...
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Windows Work >>Ubuntu Studio Home

Is it possible for me to be to access my Windows PC at work so I can move files and check my emails from home on my Ubuntu machine?
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How to Install standalone Ubuntu while keeping Windows?

I have a laptop with factory installed Windows 10. Since the laptop does not have CD/DVD, Windows can be re-installed from within Windows. I want to install Ubuntu as a standalone (single) OS on the ...
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power4gear for Linux alternative

I have switched to Ubuntu 16.04 and I have installed all drivers. I am using an Asus laptop (n56vz). In order to use its maximum power, I had to install and use Power4gear when I was running Windows. ...
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MAAS and non-ubuntu images

Can I install an operating system other thsan Ubuntu using MAAS? For example could I install Windows? Or Solaris?
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How to remove from Windows 7 old kernels if I didn't manage to install Ubuntu?

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop that runs Windows 7, but the installation crashed and now I can't install it because it says the disk is full ( it isn't, I read that it's because of ...
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Cannot access Samba share from windows 7 using hostname

I've been trying for days to get this working, and everywhere I look online it seems no one has a definitive answer, so here is the run down: I have an external drive attached to my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How does wine actually work?

It is clear that the environment required for running a Windows application and an Ubuntu application are completely different. But a small package (of approx. around 650 MB) is able to run Windows ...
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How do you repair an “input/output error” in an NTFS partition?

I replaced a buggy Windows Vista installation with Ubuntu. All works fine except that the main HD where I had all my files are now inaccessible. Here is the error message I get: Error mounting: ...
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Windows 10 UBUNTU bash

I am having multiple problems getting UBUNTU to work properly.. I am getting pages of errors after running apt-get install -f the errors end with: 6b39-1.13.11-0ubuntu0.14.04.1); however: Package ...
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unable to boot into windows 10 after ubuntu installation

i have windows 10 loader option in my boot menu but still if i select it the screen just goes blank for 2 seconds and returns to boot menu whereas if i select ubuntu it loads perfectly.... here is my ...
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Problems with writing Windows 7 to a USB - This is not a duplicate

Somebody reported this as a duplicate, yet the post they said this was a duplicate of doesn't have a solution to my problem or report the problem I'm having. So, I've rewritten the post and changed ...
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Grub fails “could not find ..” when restarting

I recently installed windows 10 (/dev/sda1)and Ubuntu 16.04 (/dev/sdc1). I set my boot bios to boot from ubuntu and grub recognizances ubuntu and windows fine. The problem is when I restart from ...
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Windows disappeared after installing Ubuntu encrypted

My problem is I lost Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04, because I reinstalled Ubuntu using encryption. From the beginning: 1) When I bought this laptop Windows 8 was already installed. 2) I ...
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loosing links for windows

I have ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 on my laptop, dual boot. And I made some shortcuts on ubuntu for some places on partition where is widows. And it works correctly until i restart my laptop, after ...
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Multiple Monitors while running Ubuntu on VM Ware, with Windows Host

I've re-installed VM Ware Tools (following instructions from here Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware). I've also tried following this ...
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How can I make Kubuntu access my Windows Phone?

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu. I have a Nokia Lumia 635 which is working on Ubuntu and Windows. Using Kubuntu,it gives this error:
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UBUNTU SAMBA SHARE WINDOWS 10 FAILING AFTER FIRST GO

I have just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have set up samba, and can access the UBUNTU directory from my Windows 10 PC only ONCE, immediately after both machines have rebooted. If I ...
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Linux ACL setted folder deleted from Windows machine but not actually

I have setted ACL on my Linux server's share folder Share name is: account In account share company1 folder is present I have two user: lokesh, kamal I have given rwx permission to lokesh and rx ...
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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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Is there an Ubuntu Solitaire that works like the Windows 7 game?

my aunt needs a new laptop and I suggested to buy one for her and set it up with Xubuntu. She has been using Windows 7 so far, mostly for internet and office work. However, she has developed a ...
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Cannot Use 3d Acceleration with Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS guest on a Windows 10 host. The guest additions appear to be working since Ubuntu is able to run at full resolution, clipboard sharing works, etc. However, 3d acceleration ...
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Copy files to an SMB share as non-root user

I would like to access and copy some files to an SMB share. These commands work with sudo, no username/password is needed: mount.cifs //192.168.1.1/share ~/share/ -o rw cp *pdf share/ umount share/ ...
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How to install Windows Media Player 10 in a 64-bit architecture?

I am trying to install WMP10 through winetricks. I enter the command winetricks wmp10 and get this output: ~$ winetricks wmp10 You are using a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. If you encounter problems, please ...
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Ubuntu stuck asking to remove installation medium on Hyper V install

I'm trying to install 16.04 on a virtual machine on my Windows 10 laptop. Everything goes fine with the install with the only variance from defaults is the usage of third party video drivers. I ...
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Grub, Windows Boot Manager, and BIOS

Hello I currently have a desktop with three hard drives. The first is a 120 GB SSD, second a 1 TB HDD, and third a 2 TB HDD. On my SDD I'm running Lubuntu, the 1 TB HDD has Windows 10, and the 2 TB ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems.”- Ubuntu 14.04 install Windows 8.1

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I disabled secure boot and made sure UEFI was enabled and moved the DVD above Windows Boot manager in the boot order. But the Ubuntu installation still ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my computer using Hyper-V Manager. I am running Windows 10 Pro as the primary system. Sound will not work on Ubuntu, but works fine on Windows 10. I don't know what ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 then windows 7 dual boot issue

I've been using Ubuntu 15.10 for a while, but recently installed Windows 7 (quite reluctantly) on the same SSD (converting partition table to GPT as required) but on separate NTFS partition. I thought ...
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Unable to access “319 GB Volume”. Windows didn't shut down properly

I am absolutely brand new to Ubuntu, having tried it a few years ago and didn't continue with it because my often used software would not work on it. I still need to use Windows from time to time and ...
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cannot recover windows8 after installing Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and since then I haven't been able to dualboot to Windows 8. I have tried boot-repair to create a file 30_windows, still nothing seems to work. The generated log after ...
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Lenovo Y510P: Battery wont charge past 60%

On my y510p, I set Lenovos battery software to "Optimize battery health" while I was in Windows 8.1. I forgot to change it before overwriting that partition with Ubuntu, and now my battery in Ubuntu ...
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How do I burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB?

I did the dd method and it worked but I'm not sure that's all you have to do because it is Windows and may not have GRUB and I'm not sure so I'm asking the experts haha. WINUSB DID NOT WORK BECAUSE ...
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How do I get Windows 10 back? [duplicate]

A couple of months ago I installed Ubuntu on my computer with dual boot. after I installed it I completely deleted windows. But I want switch back to windows. My computer doesn't have a Cd drive so I ...