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running a Windows notepad file on Ubuntu

I created a Notepad file on Windows and copied it to Ubuntu. The file contains some iptables rules. After making the file executable using "chmod +x" and execute it, it didn't work. However, when I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14 on Windows 7 “there are no other choices for this option” July 2015

Good morning. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a newly bought laptop that runs Windows 7. I am getting the following error when trying to alter the BIOS for the order in which the computer boots: ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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How to ssh from windows to my ubuntu machine in the local network

When I'm trying to ssh to my local ubuntu server from the gitbash on my windows machine Im getting this error: $ ssh 192.168.1.11 ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.11 port 22: Bad file number Other ...
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Install Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 7

Unable Install Ubuntu with windows 7. I tried many times to install ubuntu 15.04 with windows 7. The instllation is completed successfully in every attempt but i can't boot to ubuntu. I install ...
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Windows vs Ubuntu - Audio Quality

Someone help with this one... My notebook have a dual-boot... Win7 and Ubuntu... i've this doubt unexplained until this week (I pray): Why the "Window's audio" is so much better than "ubuntu", ...
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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partition problem as installing windows 7 or 8 after ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu already installed and I want to install Windows but it says "we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one" here is my partition table tell me what is wrong Any ...
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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Can I run Linux software in Windows? [on hold]

In Linux we can run Windows software by using wine. I want the exact opposite, I want to run Linux software in Windows. Is it possible? If yes, how? I don't want visualization or virtual box I want ...
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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Reinstalling Windows from ubuntu [duplicate]

im kinda new to ubuntu stuff so i would appreciate some help with the stuff im trying to deal with. Here is my problem: I have 2 operating system, Windows 7 on partition C and Ubuntu 14 on partirion ...
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Is there a Linux alternative to VoiceShaper?

I would like to use VoiceShaper but unfortunately in my VirtualBox virtual machine running Windows 7, it does not work. Also, in WINE it does not recognize any input or output devices. So, do you ...
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How to make such a configuration User -> OpenVPN -> VirtualBox -> OpenVPN [migrated]

My question is as follows: I have host OS windows 7. What i want is to configure such a connection: Host (with OpenVPN connected) - > VirtualBox - > any OS (I prefer XP) with another OpenVPN ...
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What will happen with my windows based games?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu but I'm not sure if the windows based games that i already have will carry over (ex. Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare, and Grand Theft Auto 5)
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How can I install windows on this disk?

From little searching, seems like this mbr is corrupt so it doesn't want to install windows on windows partition... ubuntu is on sda1 and I can remove this but I don't want to remove home folder in ...
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How to connect to Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication Required

I want to connect via remote desktop to a Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows server's remote desktop connection properties, it is set to "safer". Specifically, the selected option is "Allow ...
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How do I create a partition on 14.04 to install Windows 10?

As the question says, I don't know how to create a partition in order to install Windows 10. I have the ISO file for both Ubuntu 14.04 and W10. I've also tried using GParted to create it, but I ...
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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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Is installing with Wubi on my computer safe?

I want to dual boot 14.04 Trusty with my computer running Windows 10 Technical Preview. My computer was originally shipped with Windows 7, but my hard drive failed so I purchased a new one and ...
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Really need a Help please [on hold]

I had a license version of windows 8.1.I installed ubuntu 15.04 first. after that to install ubuntu gnome 15.04 I just formatted the drive where the first ubuntu was(15.04). After that, I installed ...
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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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Unable to mount hard disk even after disabling fast boot

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 preview build. I have two hard disks, one on which Ubuntu and Windows are installed and the other containing all the data. I am not able to ...
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Delete linux from Laptop [duplicate]

I want to know if it is possible to delete linux and install windows if there is only one OS on the computer ? and i wanna know if it is possible that there are 2 OS on my laptop and how can i choose ...
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Linking to local files on a Windows file server share

I tried to find a similar topic, but failed to do so. So I am asking the question here. At our company I am running a pilot to get Ubuntu on our machines, as it would solve a lot of our problems. ...
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Delete Linux From My Acer E1-530G [duplicate]

i bought laptop Accer Aspire E1-530G and it has Linux operating system, so I wanna delete it from my Laptop,and install Windowns 7 Or 8 and i want to know if it's possible to delete linux premanently ...
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Weird Lines when Dual Booting with Windows 8.1

So I recently decided to give Ubuntu a whirl, so I tried to dual boot it alongside windows 8.1. However, when put it on my USB and booted from there to install it. I immediately got yellow/orange ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on a computer without any OS?

Can you install Ubuntu on a disk with no operating system (had Windows Pro and has COA sticker)? HD was wiped for security reasons. (ex corporate computer) Can you reactive the windows and do a ...
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GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta2-9 Wont boot?

So I got this computer used. It had Windows Ultimate installed. After some time it stopped working. One of my dad friends fixed it (using Linux) It got windows again and runned smooth. Untill it ...
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Permission denied while i was installing ubuntu 14.04 by wubi

I have faced a problem when trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version on my windows 7 os by wubi. It say permission denied and refer to the specific folder on drive C (I make a directory of wubi and ISO ...
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Windows installation file? [on hold]

Does Ubuntu have a windows installation file as do some other distributions? I have installed others in this manner with success.
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How do I get Ubuntu terminal prompt in Windows 7 with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player on my Windows 7 PC. Now I downloaded ubuntu (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso) software from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . I installed ubuntu via the instruction at ...
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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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Company website does not work in linux, works in Windows

I have recently installed Xubuntu 15.04 in my personal laptop & tried to access my company site thru firefox. I was able to login using otp, but encountered several problems afterwards When i ...
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UFW Firewall rule not working

I have an ubuntu vm which runs the UFW and a microsoft xp professional. The ip address of the ubuntu is 192.168.254.132 and so I made the xp have a static ip address of 192.168.254.131 so they will be ...
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Motivations to install Linux/Ubuntu on desktop computer at work [closed]

For bureaucratic purposes, I need to justify the installation of Ubuntu on my desktop computer at work. I needed some libraries and applications that are arguably work related, and are just not ...
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Install Ubuntu without making Windows license void

I have a dell laptop with a pre-installed version of Windows 7 home premium. I want to dual boot my system to run both Ubuntu and Windows 7. The engineer told me I cannot do this without removing ...
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Can't get Gamemaker 8.1 to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tried a method that was listed on Here. But it did not work for me despite being careful with syntax and repeated attempts at the code lines. Will try again and see what happens.
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Not able to view all options in Ubuntu desktop

I am not able to view all the options in Ubuntu desktop - scaled or windows mode. Also, I am not able to find the setting to do same. How to do it? I want all options to be view or there should be ...
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Ubuntu PPTP VPN to Buffalo Router VPN,

With my Windows laptop, I would connect via PPTP VPN, it worked fine. Now, through Ubuntu 15.04, it connects, but disconnects again after about 30 seconds. You can see the IP that gets assigned via ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot - Share files between OS

Well I have a netbook, so I can't play games on windows either, no problem. But I'm getting a new desktop PC with better hadware and it will be able to run the most popular games and I want to have ...
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Printer sharing and Ubuntu

I have a printer plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop machine. I want to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
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How do I access an encrypted home folder from a dual-boot machine?

(This might not be an Ubuntu-specific question?) When I installed 9.10, I opted to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs, but then I discovered this locked me out of my ext3 partition when I tried to ...
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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What's the Windows ping -t (continue until interrupted) equivalent in iputils ping

In windows 8 I used to do in run: ping 166.18.0.1 -t where 166.18.0.1 is my DNS IP(suppose). How to do this same thing in ubuntu? I have already tried this in the terminal window but it shows an ...
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How to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows

I wanna transfer some files from this PC with Ubuntu to a PC with Windows 7 I don't care how to do it (ftp, samba or whatever) I wanna know the steps, I searched a lot but I can't find anything that ...
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USB Boot Error when using UNetBootin for Windows 8.1

I recently got Unetbootin on ubuntu to put windows 8.1 on to my usb. When I boot from my usb it says boot error. Im a noob at this pls help
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Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
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GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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Read windows registry remotely via WMI or simular

Does anyone know if it is possible to read windows registry information from within Ubuntu, I realise this is possible using the Offline registry editor, but I want to read the data from a remote ...