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Problems upgrading to 16.04 from windows 10

I have a Toshiba satellite laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 7 then I had it upgraded to Windows 10. I decided to upgrade to 16.04. So I made a bootable USB and set my boot order accordingly. ...
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How to install Windows on Linux

I know that there is a way in which, one can install Linux or Ubuntu on Windows easily but, what about installing Windows on Linux or Ubuntu i.e If I have a machine with only Ubuntu, how can I install ...
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Dual Booting with linux & windows, cannot boot to windows

I installed Linux on a Windows machine. I make music, so I use live 9, which is not for Linux, MAKE IT FOR LINUX! I wanted to boot to Linux, but well Linux gimp or boot select is fine, but I made it ...
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Problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc

I have problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc. I have make windows 7 boot on my USB but when i choose USB in boot menu my pc just skip that and start ubuntu again and when i restart my pc i ...
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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

I am partitioning my disk to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. I have searched through other questions on askubuntu concerning what to do if Disk Management does not allow you to ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

16.04 LTS downloads fine. The installation completes but the software will not open an installation menu and install to either secondary hard drive or VM per installation instructions.
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Replacing OSX with Ubuntu

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2012 with Windows 10 and OSX partitions and I am thinking about replacing OSX with Ubuntu. I am not interested in triple booting since I haven't used OSX since installing ...
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Multiple Monitors while running Ubuntu on VM Ware, with Windows Host

I've re-installed VM Ware Tools (following instructions from here Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware). I've also tried following this ...
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PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable windows 10 [on hold]

i was trying to install kali linux using a usb the installation didn't work and i just want to access my windows 10 back again but i keep getting this error" PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...
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Unable to Install Windows Programs using Wine in Ubuntu 12.04 - Program Error

I am trying to install a couple Windows programs, but it fails. I had Wine 1.6, so I thought maybe the latest version had some bugs. So, I uninstalled and re-installed 1.4 from the Ubuntu repo, but ...
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Will a Ubuntu upgrade affect my Windows installation?

I am running Ubuntu and Windows on the same laptop, and if I upgrade Ubuntu, is there any chance that Windows might be overwritten, causing me to lose my data?
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smbclient getting NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE connecting to Windows box

I'm running smbclient on Ubuntu, trying to connect to a Windows box, and I'm getting "session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE". I've verifed that I can ping the box and telnet to ports 139/445, ...
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Graylog2 Windows logging from a current syslog-ng loghost aggregator

So our environment currently has a log host aggregator sending and receiving logs to 2 hosts (both linux and windows). I just introduced graylog to our environment and it doesn't appear to be ...
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Running Windows Steam on Linux (Using Wine)

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time and am trying to figure a way to play Windows games on Linux. Ive read you need to use Wine, im just wondering how exactly do I go about doing this ...
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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 to install Lubuntu to an external USB drive as part of a dual boot?

I have an external USB drive that I currently have Windows 10 installed on. I used the tool WinToUSB to install Windows 10 on that drive. Windows runs directly from the drive. It's a portable ...
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Two initiators connecting to iSCSI target (file changes not recognized)

In my environment, I have multiple OS's. Currently, I have two machines connecting to my Windows iSCSI target. However, when I add/delete a file or folder on one machine, it's not recognized on the ...
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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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I messed up Ubuntu uninstall - now I can't boot Windows

I know almost nothing about Ubuntu - my friend installed it for me (he is far away and can't be contacted, so I can't ask for his help). So it begin when I tried to uninstall Ubuntu. I deleted the ...
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ubnldr.mbr is missing dual boot

As I don't have access to a usb or CD, I have tried to frugal install ubuntu onto my HDD, using Unetbootin. Once turning on I find the dual boot menu to select the OS, and attempt to boot Ubuntu, with ...
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Dual Boot Canundrum

So i tried installing ubuntu along my linux partition. In the prompt it said boot alongside windows 8 and I thought this was fine even though I have windows 10 because the computer natively came with ...
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How to make network connection to a Windows machine from Ubuntu?

I want to open file which is on windows machine on \\192.168.1.188\Media\sdff.vdi How can I do this in Linux 14.04 ? Firstly, I would like to download this file, but it's the question. How?
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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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Can I access to Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank you!
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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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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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Samba not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account. However, when I login with a local user account I'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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If I uninstall windows 10 from my laptop to install Ubuntu will I beable to go back to windows 10 at a later time

I have an ASUS X555LAB it came with Windows 10 installed but did not come with any windows disk. I want to know if I completely wipe my HDD and install Ubuntu will I be able re-install windows 10 at a ...
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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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Torrents blocked by ISP in Ubuntu but on Windows works fine

I have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Windows. When I use Transmission for torrents, it doesn't download anything and in the browser torrents sites are blocked, But if I do same thing on Windows in ...
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Windows Work >>Ubuntu Studio Home

Is it possible for me to be to access my Windows PC at work so I can move files and check my emails from home on my Ubuntu machine?
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How to Install standalone Ubuntu while keeping Windows?

I have a laptop with factory installed Windows 10. Since the laptop does not have CD/DVD, Windows can be re-installed from within Windows. I want to install Ubuntu as a standalone (single) OS on the ...
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power4gear for Linux alternative

I have switched to Ubuntu 16.04 and I have installed all drivers. I am using an Asus laptop (n56vz). In order to use its maximum power, I had to install and use Power4gear when I was running Windows. ...
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MAAS and non-ubuntu images

Can I install an operating system other thsan Ubuntu using MAAS? For example could I install Windows? Or Solaris?
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How to remove from Windows 7 old kernels if I didn't manage to install Ubuntu?

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop that runs Windows 7, but the installation crashed and now I can't install it because it says the disk is full ( it isn't, I read that it's because of ...
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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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How does wine actually work?

It is clear that the environment required for running a Windows application and an Ubuntu application are completely different. But a small package (of approx. around 650 MB) is able to run Windows ...
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How do you repair an “input/output error” in an NTFS partition?

I replaced a buggy Windows Vista installation with Ubuntu. All works fine except that the main HD where I had all my files are now inaccessible. Here is the error message I get: Error mounting: ...
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Windows 10 UBUNTU bash

I am having multiple problems getting UBUNTU to work properly.. I am getting pages of errors after running apt-get install -f the errors end with: 6b39-1.13.11-0ubuntu0.14.04.1); however: Package ...
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unable to boot into windows 10 after ubuntu installation

i have windows 10 loader option in my boot menu but still if i select it the screen just goes blank for 2 seconds and returns to boot menu whereas if i select ubuntu it loads perfectly.... here is my ...
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Problems with writing Windows 7 to a USB - This is not a duplicate

Somebody reported this as a duplicate, yet the post they said this was a duplicate of doesn't have a solution to my problem or report the problem I'm having. So, I've rewritten the post and changed ...
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Grub fails “could not find ..” when restarting

I recently installed windows 10 (/dev/sda1)and Ubuntu 16.04 (/dev/sdc1). I set my boot bios to boot from ubuntu and grub recognizances ubuntu and windows fine. The problem is when I restart from ...
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Windows disappeared after installing Ubuntu encrypted

My problem is I lost Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04, because I reinstalled Ubuntu using encryption. From the beginning: 1) When I bought this laptop Windows 8 was already installed. 2) I ...
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loosing links for windows

I have ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 on my laptop, dual boot. And I made some shortcuts on ubuntu for some places on partition where is widows. And it works correctly until i restart my laptop, after ...
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How can I make Kubuntu access my Windows Phone?

I did a fresh install of Kubuntu. I have a Nokia Lumia 635 which is working on Ubuntu and Windows. Using Kubuntu,it gives this error: