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Windows partition not mounting

hello guys I am facing a problem that my Windows partition is not mounting in Ubuntu I kind of get the error that Windows maybe hibernated or has not been properly shutdown. But the thing is I have ...
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Removing linux and installing Windows 7 [on hold]

Ok so i have searched around for weeks now and simply can not find a answer on google, im having issues using linux as my primary os as i can not use photoshop and many other windows programs, and ...
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update-grub cannot find Windows 8.1 after Boot-repair

I am running Xubuntu by default and so i managed to install WIndows 8.1 on a seperate harddisk. After the installation finished up I could not boot into Xubuntu anymore. Even if I removed all ...
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After installing Lubuntu in dual-boot with windows 10, I cannot access windows anymore

I installed the latest version of Lubuntu (which I also want to change to normal Ubuntu in the end) on a LENOVO ideapad (don't know how to get details on the laptop on lubuntu) but I cannot access ...
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Grub won't boot windows after update from 11.10 to 12.04

thanks for your time and reading this, here's the deal: i upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and everything worked out until i rebooted, i had 11.10 sucessfully running as a dual boot with windows vista. ...
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Virtualbox windows guest taskbar always visible

at work I use a Ubuntu Linux 14.04, and most of of the software a I use have a compatible/alternative on Linux, but some corporative softwares run only on windows. Because of it I have intalled ...
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Linux partion not showing in Windows

Hey i recently installed Ubuntu gnome and the partion i made for it is not showing in windows. When i go to drivers it just says my C drive is the same size as before installing windows. Is this a ...
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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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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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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 boot windows 7 CD [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu and when I try to install Windows 7 the CD doesn't boot. What may be the problem? I tried to edit the BIOS menu by selecting the CD/DVD option but still the manager doesn't boot ...
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Ubuntu server not showing up in Windows

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 to run a file server. I have samba installed. It will not show up in my Windows network area, and sometimes it will let me connect to my windows shared files from the Linux ...
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installing windows 10 without using an USB or DVD

I want to install Windows 10 on my laptop, and booting the installation from the hard drive without using a USB or DVD, because I have some problem reading the installation from the USB and I dont ...
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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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Ubuntu alongside windows 10 [on hold]

I use Ubuntu for programming and would like a dual boot option (I know how to do this), but I want a simple option where I can boot back into windows and open up Storage Partitions and just delete ...
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After I installed Ubuntu on HDD and rebooting i into it, my PC can no longer find any OS

So I started by installing xubuntu, it worked fine on my laptop accept that the network didn't work, I then tryed with Kubuntu and the same happens. After a while i tryed the original Ubuntu 15.10 but ...
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Why windows show “An operating system wasn't found”?

I am faced with a problem where When i select windows 10 for booting in Ubuntu grub it wont boot and says no operating system found and wont boot. I am not even able to mount the windows partition in ...
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How to access remote desktop from a Windows PC to Ubuntu?

How to access a ubuntu system remotely from a windows pc without teamviewer? Is there any other option.
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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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How to return to default window size of files windows in ubuntu?

Can someone help me how to set default size of files windows when they open?
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Can't boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu yesterday alongside Windows 7 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to Ubuntu without giving me an OS ...
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How to make ubuntu remember a windows position and size? (2 Monitors)

Hi everyone so I decided to change to ubuntu 14.04, although I've had some problems (most of which I was able to fix after researching), while I know that linux isn't windows, I want it to save ...
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Installing Nikon ViewNX-i via wine?

When I run the installer program via Wine I get an error massage that "This program does not run on your version of Windows". I tried all the different Windows versions in the Wine configuration ...
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removing Windows from linux partition [duplicate]

I have installed linux and windows side by side. Now, I can't boot to windows, may be its corrupt. but linux is working fine. Can i delete Windows Partition C drive from within linud and reinstall ...
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How can i move programs to desktop [duplicate]

So, I'm new in Ubuntu and i would like to move my programs to desktop like in Windows. Is that possible? I can move some programs because they are in a folder but I can't others like firefox. Thanks ...
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How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick using Ubuntu?

I'd like to create a Windows 8 bootable USB stick, but I don't have a Windows machine with me to do so. So how do I do it using Ubuntu?
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How can I setup multiple users to connect to an ubuntu server?

I have recently been setting up a samba file server. I have managed to connect my windows pc to the main account (I went map network drive then \servername\user) However, there are other people who ...
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Windows RT and secure boot

I have read that it is not possible to boot another OS on the Surface RT(1G), because of the secure boot. But I also read that certain Linux OS can be booted even if there is secure boot. So why ...
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How to make your College to use Ubuntu?

Well I have been using Ubuntu for past one year. Even though I'm not yet experienced with all the commands that Ubuntu provides, I like Ubuntu. In my college they use Windows. In such a situation how ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' [duplicate]

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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I can't install Ubuntu in my laptop

well for the university i needed a laptop so i buyed a ASUS X555l with Windows 10, the people say me "ivan win10 is better than win7,etc.." its the same but this steal my info ._. so because is for ...
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Tally Crashes When Entering Information (Wine) [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 24.04, and installed Tally using wine. When entering information in Tally, I get an error box that reads this: File not found Could not access Directory. error code:33 Please help ...
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Use (Windows) BitLocker-encrypted drive on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How could I mount my BitLocker encrypted drive on Ubuntu? I have checked the Wine website, and it had no BitLocker support, and I have no idea how to install Dislocker on my computer. I can not ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 or 10 alongside Ubuntu

I already have Ubuntu installed, newest version I believe, and would like to dual boot Windows 7 or 10 (which ever is easier). Most the guides I find are for people who have Windows and want to dual ...
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Booting from Linux USB but not from Windows

I have Linux Mint 16(Petra) and 17(Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install windows (any windows) in a new partition, I already made the partition, but I just can't make windows boot ...
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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 OSes. 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 ...
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Boot Ubuntu from VHD with Windows 10 [on hold]

Is it possible to native boot Ubuntu from a VHD file using Windows 10? If so, how?
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Is ubuntu 14.04.3 touchscreen friendly yet? [closed]

I work on a keyboardless Microsoft tablet PC (windows 8.1). I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.04.3 32-bit. My question is: Has there been any updates to make the OS more accommodating for touchscreen ...
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Will Windows destroy my already damaged partitions? [closed]

I've been having a whole lot of issues with my triple booting laptop. If you want, see here: How to fix my Grub after Windows 10? Anyways, I've made the decision to wipe and do a reinstall (Windows, ...
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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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Windows User Folder Is Showing Empty! I want to backup my data(My Documents) as my Hard Disk is likely to fail soon! Please HELP!

History: I was using Windows 7 and my laptop crashed and was not able to boot, I first tried ubuntu by live usb there I found out that my Hard disk was likely to fail soon, so to save the data I ...
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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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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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deleted files recovery

I accidentally deleted one of partitions from the Ubuntu livecd. I get afraid and recreated the partition. But it was formated and all my files were gone. I installed Ubuntu in another partition. Is ...
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I have a problem with my sound on my dell xps 13 9343

[Dell XPS 13 9343, bIOS A07 and kernel 4.2] Tried many things and nothing worked in a permanent manner. I feel like I have the same exact problem as this guy, but with Ubuntu 15.10 : ...
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Cannot access a folder on Windows due to ownership issues [duplicate]

I have access to all the files on Linux, with ownership details "-rw-------", in my folder, say "my_files". However, I am not able to access the folder on Windows, as it says, "You don't have ...
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What are the best antivirus soloutions for scannining USB drives for Malyware and Viruses?

I have an old Win XP computer that was made in 2001 that can't connect to the internet and has no anti virus. Still works fine but I am wondering what the best way is to scan USB drives and files in ...
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Grub crashes when installing windows 10

I tried installing Windows 10 alongside my existing installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine till I rebooted my system for the second time. Firstly, the GRUB menu shows Windows 7 ...
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how to label usb as bootable?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 USB disk. It was bootable. But I accidentally labeled it as not bootable (unchecked bootable) from Ubuntu demo desktop. Now I am using Windows.but I want to label USB as ...
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How to Get a Windows Client to Authenticate against a Linux LDAP Server

How can we set Windows clients to authenticate against an LDAP Server running on Ubuntu?