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VM Virtual Box did not give Option for installing Ubuntu 64 bit

I am using Window 8.1 64 bit and vM Virtual box 4.3 when i am installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Vm it does not give option for 64 bit all listed is 32 bit. I am using HP-2000-Notebook Pavilion Series with ...
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Libreoffice : different render between windows and linux version

I have a problem with document edited on LibreOffice Windows : they take much more space when i open it on the linux version of LibreOffice. Originally, the document were created on MS Office. Then ...
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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

I heard Linux can get viruses through Wine,and I was curious if the viruses work only while Wine is running. In other words, could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine?
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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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adding windows 8 entry in grub

i have windows 8 in my hard disk and i installed Kali on a pen drive disk(not live). after installing i could not boot into windows i un-installed Kali but grub is still my boot loader and it does not ...
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What ubuntu flavour i can install in this low end machine

My 13 year old brother has a notebook with an intel core duo at 1.83GHz and 2.50gb of ram. As his computer is getting very slow(it has windows 7) he asked me to install linux in his machine as he saw ...
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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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My computer like Disk Usage Statistics bar in Ubuntu

Is it possible to view disk usage statistics, like free space left, as in "My Computer" in Windows, but for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ?
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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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ERROR MESSAGE AFTER REBOOT [on hold]

After loading Ubuntu 11.1 when I reboot I get error message: Windows can not start because file is missing or corrupt: \system32\hal.dll .Please re-install a copy of file
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Dual booting broke my main OS

I recently decided that I wanted to try out Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so I decided to dual boot it. I went the easy way about it and when it came to partitioning; I selected "use this along with Windows 7". ...
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Trying to install with WUBI, got error about missing file [duplicate]

I've just mounted the Ubuntu 64-bit 14.10 ISO to my thumb drive, and I'm trying to install from Windows 8.1 using WUBI. Everything seemed to be going fine until I was thrown an error about a missing ...
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Migrating from Windows 2000 (Server) to Ubuntu 14.10 (Server)

I'm BRAND SPANKING new to Linux. I'd really appreciate any help I can get with this. I've been tasked to upgrade a dying Windows 2000 box that acts as a file and print server. Sounds easy, right? ...
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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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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu [duplicate]

My laptop has two hard drives, one 320GB HDD and a 30GB SSD. I installed Windows 8 on the HDD and Ubuntu on the SSD. However, after I installed Ubuntu, Windows 8 did not appear on the boot list. I ...
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Is there an equivalent program to the windows explorer for Ubuntu?

Is there a file explorer for ubuntu with a windows style interface? and Nautilus statusbar visibilty - Quickly check free space These above are not the same as this question and I am struggling to ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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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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Dual Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 tablet

I purchased three windows 8.1 Nextbook tablets on Black Friday. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my tablet but when I followed the steps from this link, Dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (Or at least the ...
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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 add Windows 7 to grub menu

I have netbook with Windows 7 on the first partition (no 100 mb partition) and a second partition with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from pen drive. The boot manager grub I installed selecting the whole ...
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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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Converting my hard drive to NTFS [on hold]

I have a new install of Mint and I would like to go back to back to Windows. I'm aware I need to convert it to NTFS and have tried to make gparted work but it not would allow me to change/shrink my ...
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Can't install Windows 7 [duplicate]

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from with (with safe boot ...
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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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Urgent: I cannot install any OS in PC [on hold]

I cannot install any OS using a DVD drive (There is no way to install a Windows OS, no XP, Vista, seven or eight version...). When I am installing them there is a message that a file cannot be read ...
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Problem with deleting Windows-partition on Ubuntu

So far I've tried using Disks in ubuntu applications. At first it appears as if the partition is indeed deleted but when I restart my computer I still get the choice to start in windows and doing ...
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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

There are several programs only available on Windows. Wine can be a negative experience, so I want to run Windows inside Ubuntu using a virtual machine. It seems that Virtualbox is the standard way, ...
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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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Cannot replace Ubuntu with Windows (CD/DVD gives up on booting Windows)

I've been trying for hours to remove Ubuntu which is the only OS on my laptop. I don't have a Windows installation there. I've followed various bits of help, including trying to get boot-repair to ...
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Do I need clean my hard drive from Viruses before replacing Windows with Ubuntu?

I am making the full switch to Ubuntu! In order to do so I want to wipe my hard drive entirely to remove all of the viruses and what not and then do a clean install of Ubuntu. However, I am not ...
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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 boot images not showing up in MAAS 1.7

I'm trying to boot my MAAS 1.7 nodes with Windows. I followed the article referenced here: http://wiki.cloudbase.it/maas. My MAAS server is working fine when deploying my node with Ubuntu. However, ...
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Ubuntu/ElementaryOS doesn't detect Windows

I tried to install Windows on my previous partitioning table made with Ubuntu 14.04.1, but it said that is of GPT partitioning(or something like that, I am still trying to figure out what that means). ...
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Windows 8 dual-boot: bootloader problem (grub)

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04, on separate hard disks. I have installed the Grub bootloader using the Boot-Repair tool; however, it seems that whenever I boot ...
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How do i get windows' view like on Fedora, where pressing super key? [duplicate]

When I use Fedora if I press the super key I get the view of all the applications i'm using, and it's very comfortable, is there a way of having this on Ubuntu? Thanks.
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Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 along with windows XP [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along windows XP. I am having an 80 GB Hard Disk and I have already partitioned it to 20 GB as C: Drive, 20 GB as D: Drive, 20 GB as E: Drive and remaining as F: Drive. ...
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Help with dual booting Windows 8.1 Professional and Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 Professional on my Lenovo Y500 (with Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD). I have Windows all set up and running normally. I am trying to dual boot Windows ...
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System Could not boot from harddisk after installing ubuntu

I need some help here, i wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop which have a 1TB storage and only 1 partition(C:) running windows 8.1, so i burnt the ISO file for Ubuntu to a USB device and I installed ...
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PC + Rassbarry + Consol = Possible? [closed]

Could you fix so that a laptop or desktop with a Rassbarry pi plugged could be synced me the Xbox or PlayStation? so you can get the most out of the hardware on both massiknerna? : P tex both hands ...
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Elementary os installation failure [closed]

i've been trying for a few hours now and i still cannot find out why I cannot install elementary os. Every time i try to install elementary os I get "the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into ...
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Do the amd64+mac versions of Ubuntu work on Windows too? [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get a full Ubuntu installation running on my USB, and I think I just got it working for Windows (by disconnecting my hard drives during Live CD ...
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Cant mount windows phone 8 with kubuntu 14.04

I am trying to mount my windows phone 8 with my Kubuntu 14.04 but I can not get access to it. I have mounted my phone in Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.10 and Ubuntu 13.10 but it not seem possible with ...
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foxpro on ubuntu trusty

How can I (or is even possible to) run Visual FoxPro 6 on Ubuntu 14.04? Please provide detailed installation instructions as I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Highlights in Libreoffice Writer cannot be undone in Office Word

I am used to making highlights in texts But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet) ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path What does it mean? How to ...
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Ubuntu partitionation and boot does not work

I wanna create a second partition with gparted for my Windows but it wont work, i have a 1TB HDD and Ubuntu says that 1TB oft it is used, but only 50GB is used. So i can create an partition of 44Mib ...
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Can't access SAMBA share over VPN tunnel

I have two Samba servers (standalone servers), one on each end of a persistent IPSEC VPN tunnel. These two Ubuntu 14.04 servers have been joined to a Windows domain. ALL clients (windows or linux) on ...