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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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Accessing files of another operating system

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.. I can't access to files in my other operating system which is windows vista...What to do?
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How do I make files copied over the network from my Windows computer be owned by me?

I have a drive on my Ubuntu machine shared over a network, and one of the computers that can access it is a Windows 7 computer. Whenever I am on my Windows computer and I copy a file to the Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot problem win8.1/ubuntu14.4 [duplicate]

I need to know how to get to Ubuntu directly without opening Windows 8.1 Then i have to go to Metro screen and press Power icon and holding Shift key and clicking on Restart Choose, I want to know how ...
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“Disk space full” - Linux Mint as Dual Boot on UEFI Windows [on hold]

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 17.1 in UEFI mode on an Asus PC with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. The 250GB-SSD with Windows preinstalled is /dev/sdb/. I partitioned 125GB for use with Ubuntu (Linux ...
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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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How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with 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 with Ubuntu/Linux?
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Recover data from a formatted windows hard drive [duplicate]

dont know if its right to post on here but i have a bit of problem. I had a windows 8 laptop and partitioned it into 4 partitions. Now i had reserved one partition for a linux installation. I had a ...
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Boot loading problem after Wubi installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7

I was new in Ubuntu OS and I was just trying to use wubi windows installer to get a Ubuntu first for hands-on. I followed exactly the same as the instructions and after reboot win7, there is no ...
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Infra-Red Remote control on Ubuntu

I've just got a new computer (Fujitsi-Simens Amilo Xi 3670). It came with a remote control for windows Vista. Is there any way to make it work with Ubuntu 14.10?
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10

I have a Windows 8 system and was about to install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot mode, when I heard about Windows 10 releasing. Now that the Windows 10 has rolled out, I would like to know whether doing ...
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Is there any way to edit the dconf settings of GTK on a WindowsNT Install? [migrated]

I am trying to help the OP of this question: http://stackoverflow.com/q/28157314/1695680 And I suspect their gtk install has some default settings that are undesirable. On Linux I believe these ...
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I use Windows and Ubuntu together. I want to uninstall Windows

I use Ubuntu and Windows together but now I want to uninstall Windows. OS uninstaller and gparted were recommended to me. Do any files or documents in Windows C: hard disk get harmed or deleted? ...
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Direct Keyboard Input from Linux Laptop to Windows Pc

So, every once in a while I sit with my Laptop right in Front of my Desktop Pc with the PC-Mouse next to it (which means I can still use it) but the keyboard is behind the laptop. It so happends I use ...
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How to install winexe on Ubuntu?

I don't seem to find a working tutorial on how to install winexe, which is a program that allows for execution of commands on a Windows machine remotely from a Linux machine. None of the tutorials ...
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Mono runtime and system version

I try to load up a Windows application with Mono Runtime, but when I do it gives me the message saying; Please upgrade your system. Windows XP and older are not supported. how can I change the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 router, Windows computer connects on boot, if ethernet is unplugged and replugged DNS error

When I boot up the Ubuntu server the windows computer that is connected to the ETH1 via ethernet cable is assigned an IP and connect to the internet. If I unplug the ethernet cable and then plug it ...
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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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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space ...
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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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What's mean of command? [closed]

I have .bat file to start game server, in the code of them has a command but i dont know is this DOS's command or java or shell command ?. On startgame.bat echo ------------------------- java ...
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translate windows bash script to sh on ubuntu [closed]

i've a .bat scripts running on windows but i want tranlaste it to shell to run it on Ubuntu server. however must keep it in background processing before server shutdown. Anyone known please translate ...
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Best way to encrypt file on Ubuntu but readable on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

What would be the best way to encrypt a file in Ubuntu 12.04 but in a way that could be read by a Windows 8 user? Would creating a Truecrypt volume work if I just sent the truecrypt file over? Any ...
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Mouse scroll in VBox

As most of you know, Ubuntu, unlike Windows, has a handy feature that allows you to scroll with two fingers on a touch pad. I am running Ubuntu from virtual box on windows and of course that does not ...
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Repartitioning Linux for Windows

I have Linux installed on my computer, but I need Windows for some things that I can't do with Wine, so I wanted to use a dual boot. I haven't done this before, but I just installed Linux so I don't ...
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Windows not booting anymore after using easyBcd

I decided to install a dual boot on my windows 8.1 machine. Everything was working fine, but I had the unattractive grub booting option. I wanted to have the good-looking graphical windows boot ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 after accidentally wiping it off my HDD

So about half an hour ago I decided to try out Ubuntu and in the process of doing so, my hard drive got wiped. My Windows 8 installation, and all the files with it are gone. Since my laptop came ...
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Which windows version is best compatible with wine?

I am applying to do some online consulting work with a company that states "having a computer with Windows OS" as a requirement. I don't have Windows but I hope to use their software under Wine. In ...
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Netbook Linux OS Questions [closed]

Ok guys my Windows OS makes my netbook go terribly slow so I've though of changing to linux. The netbook: HP Compaq Mini 110 I've seen a lot of the other questions asked and I would like you to: ...
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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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HP Compaq Mini 110 OS questions

Ok guys my Windows OS makes my netbook go terribly slow so I've though of changing to linux. The netbook: HP Compaq Mini 110 I've seen a lot of the other questions asked and I would like you to: ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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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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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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VMWare WindowsHost + Ubuntu Core + Docker + Ubuntu Unity?

I am new to Docker, and until now I didn't need it in fact. Recently, I bought WindowsTablet, SurfacePro2, and I want to keep using WindowsOS for the hardware compatibility and optimization. ...
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How to search for a file containing specific word in it's name [duplicate]

Ok so I have tried a number of things and keep getting File not found. If possible can someone show me how to find a file using a specific word in its name (not a word in the actual file).
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD?

I use a Windows XP system with pentium 4 processor. Recently I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04, copied it onto 4GB pendrive and now I wish to install it onto an external HDD (my passport 500GB) so that 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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Virtualise wubi installation on windows

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop using wubi. My laptop also has vista installed. Would it be possible to somehow run ubuntu (virtually?) while windows is running without having to restart ...
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Currently on Windows XP-want to boot Ubuntu from USB

I have downloaded the file from Ubuntu: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso I have placed this file onto an SD card plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The instructions I have found from Ubuntu say, ...
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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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How to make Samba on an Ubuntu server accessible in Windows?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the following samba version: koko@rumah:~$ samba --version Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu On Windows, when I type the following command \\\192.168.1.100 I get this error: Windows ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 using the disk [duplicate]

I am trying to install windows over ubuntu using the windows 8.1 disk and I literally know nothing about ubuntu. Whenever I put the disk in the computer nothing happens... If I go to archive manager > ...
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Cant boot windows 7 after installing ubuntu

Hello I installed ubuntu on my empty ssd 24gb and I had windows 7 on my hdd, after installion laptop only boots ubuntu, I tried to go safe mode by f8 but there was only 2 boot options and they were ...
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How can I get grub2 to boot a different option only on the next boot?

I am setting up a dual booting headless linux / windows machine. I mostly want the machine to always boot up to Ubuntu, except for occasionally when I need to test something in windows. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation doesn't recognize Windows 8.1 partition [duplicate]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit alongside Windows 8.1 64-bit for several hours, but i can't seem to find the solution to actually installing it without removing my Windows 8.1 from the ...
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Installing for i386-pc platform Winusb

So I began installing my windows.iso onto my flash drive, and the entire process was fine for the beginning. Now the window just reads installing for i386-pc platform, and the orange bar just keeps ...
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WinUSB install error Installation failed! Exit code: 512

I am unable to solve this problem, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I already tried as root, and I still have not had success. WinUSB reports this error: Installation failed! Exit code: 512 Log: Formatting ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...