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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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Switch from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

My current PC is running on Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.80GHz with 2GB RAM. I run Windows 7 32-bit on this configuration, but the PC shuts down sometimes due to over heating. Also, the CPU is always ...
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Can you use Ubuntu installation CD instead of Windows on Windows Automatic Recover?

My PC has been thrown into an Automatic Recovery loop, and nothing is working. The only option I have is to repair using a media disc, but I do not have one for Windows. If I select this option and ...
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Can't dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu.?

I have successfully dual booted ubuntu and windows on my sony vaio laptop. The thing is when i logout of ubuntu and restart the computer, then boot with windows, the next time i try to boot into ...
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What is ideal partitioning scheme for triple booting Arch, Ubuntu, Windows 8.1?

Shown below is my current partition configuration (which is supposed to triple boot) with, 350MB partition for bootloader and MBR of Windows, I guess 100GB partition for Windows 8.1 45.02GB partition ...
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Reinstalling windows while having linux (ubuntu)

I have installed windows XP and then decided to install Ubuntu. Ubuntu is now set as default OS (it automatically loads Ubuntu). My question is how can I reinstall Windows XP without removing ...
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ubuntu 13.10 won't install it just reboot the pc when terying to install

im having a problem in installing any version of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 or inside it, it seems that the only solution is to format my pc but I don't like to do that. When booting from the usb ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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Bootable pendrive for Windows 10 Technical Preview

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. I have downloaded its .iso file. Now I want to make a flash drive bootable. How can I do that? I already have tried these 2 options. Making a ...
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What does “HQ” from WineHQ mean? [on hold]

This is just a curiousity, and I wasn't able to find it anywhere... Would it be "High Quality"? I also see that the going-to-be Mac OS Wine-like app DarlingHQ also has this HQ...
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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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Installing Windows Vista Home Premium [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu and removed the windows partition. How can I reinstall Windows from here? I have a Windows Vista .iso mounted Also, when I try to boot from my Windows 7 Home Premium LiveCD, it ...
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how to fix this [on hold]

C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi The element data type specified is not recognized, or does not apply to the specified entry. Run "bcdedit /?" for command line ...
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Why is Samba Access from Windows So Slow?

I have set up a file server using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. The purpose is to serve several network drives to Windows users that have heretofore been served by numerous NAS drives. I have Samba set up ...
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ubuntu install wubi?

first, sorry about my poor english. i have win 8.1 pre installed. i have tried to install ubuntu on another disk, i make another and gave him 30GB . then i download ubuntu 14 amd64 and Universal USB ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't appear on network discovery when connected over Ethernet

I am trying and failing to establish a wired network between a PC running Windows 8.1 and another running Ubuntu 14.04. Both the computers are connected to a the same LAN via a Switch. While I am ...
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Is there a windows installer (wubi) for Ubuntu 15.04?

Is there a windows installer (WUBI) for Ubuntu 15.04? I found one on the installation CD but it says that's its for Ubuntu 14.04.
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How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I want install Windows 7 in a dual-boot. How can I do this? I can't lose my Ubuntu files, and I'm afraid that I might break GRUB.
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Windows 7 or 8 for dual boot with linux? [on hold]

Hy! I'm not the type of guy who ask questions but now i'm pretty angry and way to tired to start searching 2 hours for a simple information. The problem is simple: I was, until this night using ...
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Instal 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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Grub-Bootmenu not showing up after triple-boot install (Ubuntu + 2xWindows10)

I first installed Windows10 (x32) on my Laptop, and then I installed Ubuntu. As it didn't ask me to boot into Windows10, and just booted to Ubuntu, I launched Grub-Boot-Repair and set up the boot. ...
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Make Ubuntu 14.04 NumPad behave like Windows

I'm using an external keyboard with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual-booting Windows 8.1, although that may be irrelevant to the question. With the NumLock switched on, I can type numbers by default and I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 black window border

I just updated to ubuntu 15.04 and all my windows have a black border. Is there a way to fix this?
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I Need execute a awk sentence on windows server [closed]

I Need execute a awk sentence on Windows Server, this sentence, read a file.txt, field takes column 4, and prints, I need run this sentence. thanks. Sentence:awk '/"Box11"/ { print $0 }' test.txt|awk ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

I have absolutely no experience with Linux, and I desperately need to get my computer back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?

I thought that there was no need to scan for viruses either in Ubuntu or any Linux distros until I found virus scanner packages 'clamtk' and 'klamav' in Ubuntu software center yesterday. This leads ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows Domain [duplicate]

How do I go about about connecting ubuntu 14.04 to a windows domain. Having searched on google I keep seeing that likewise-open was used but is no longer available. Thanks
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Why ubuntu 14 nor 15, are not recognizing windows 8.1 when trying to install alongside it?

That´s it. When the installator scans the disk, it doesn't find any windows partition, (and I know there is one, since I have Windows 8.1 running on that computer) Any idea?
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Windows 8 safemode from grub [closed]

I want to run Windows 8 in safemode because it keeps saying "please wait" and does not open. The problem is that Windows 8 boot is so quick to interrupt by F8 and this is not working. Can I write ...
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T450s doesn't see m.2 drive from Nautilus file manager

I'm running Windows on an M.2 drive and Linux on the main drive, but I'm not seeing the Windows drive when in Ubuntu (14.04.2, 4.0 kernel). On my older computer (T440s) it shows up under Devices in ...
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How to install windows 7 on USB Drive with Ubuntu [closed]

My question is not how make a bootable usb drive but how to install windows 7 on a usb drive. I've seen some articles and videos about how to make it but those are for windows users but I'm on ubuntu ...
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Linux VPS - OS X SSH Tunnel / SOCKS Proxy works but cannot get to work in Windows [closed]

I setup an ssh tunnel to my ubuntu VPS from an OS X machine like this: ssh -p 12345 -N -D 9999 root@128.222.222.222 password: * etc. I have tried to follow many a guide on how to use either putty ...
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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 gets progressively slower over time, why doesn't Ubuntu?

I, and many other previous Windows users notice that the computer seems to get progressively slower over time. I bought a leapfrog crammer only to find it installed process that sat there waiting for ...
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How can I download gedit from Windows and install it from a pendrive?

I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, but have not been able to connect with wifi (it works fine when using Windows). Is there any way to download gedit from Windows, then install it on ...
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Is it real that Windows will get same unicode support? [closed]

This is easy to deal with utf8 in Ubuntu because all are implemented on that encoding but a little bit pain on Windows. So they continue that trash just for compatibility with WinApi(another trash)? I ...
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Unable to resize lvm2 partition [duplicate]

I have been facing this issue even when I boot through Gparted LiveCD. My goal is to install Windows dual booting with Ubuntu (My wife is not comfortable with linux) Don't ask me about the ext2 and ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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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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andy android emulator is not working in wine

I installed andy emulator in ubuntu 12.04 but it is not working it shows setting andy but after it shows program error i don't know what to do can anyone help me ?
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Can't see windows 8 in grub after installing ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo flex 2 alongside with windows 8. After the installing, I could see windows at grub boot-loader, but after clicking it I got an error. Trying to fix it, I followed ...
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How to use encrypted windows partition in ubuntu 15?

I've installed Ubuntu over windows 8 and I cannot access a partition that was previously encrypted in windows 8. I don't have access to windows 8 anymore since I've not installed Ubuntu alongside it. ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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Working with text files encoded as Windows-1250 and UTF-8

I am switching between Ubuntu and Windows frequently therefore I have some encoding problems with text files. If I save text file in Ubuntu, everything works fine in both systems. But Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Installing Windows out of Linux

I have a bootable external hard drive with Windows 7 on it. When I plugin the hard drive with USB it shows it content, But when I check in the BIOS I don't see there the hard drive either at Grub ...
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How do I bypass Windows bootloader screen using grub? Also, how do I bypass chameleon bootloader of hackintosh using grub? [closed]

I have Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Insider Preview, Ubuntu 15.04 and hackintosh (OSX Yosemite) installed on their own partitions. I am using grub as default bootloader for booting. I can boot into any of ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 Only Boots to Windows

I have a terabyte external hard drive, with with Windows to Go on it. Recently, I installed Ubuntu onto this drive. The computer that I installed Ubuntu onto the external HDD is a BIOS computer, and ...
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Unable to ping Ubuntu from Windows

I'm using wireless router for internet access and local wireless network. When I ping from Ubuntu to Windows XP over a wireless LAN, it works using either IP or hostname of the Windows device. But ...