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How to convert MBR partition table to GPT?

I need to install Windows 10 alongside of Ubuntu, but partition table type is MBR, I tried to turn off UEFI mode, use legacy-mode but Windows still don't wont to be installed. (I heard of gdisk ...
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IS THERE LINUX LIKE WINDOWS 7? [on hold]

i INSTALLED UBUNTU BUT I FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO INSTALL NEW APPS . I NEED ANOTHER LINUX OS THAT I CAN USE WINDOWS TRADITIONAL WAY ( NEXT-NEXT...ETC). BECAUSE USING COPY AND PASTE AND EVEN SOFTWARE ...
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VirtualBox: No IPv6 in Ubuntu guest (Win10 host)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest. In general it's all working well but a test for IPv6 connection tells me that I can't connect to IPv6 sites, leading to some ...
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Cannot get into BIOS or boot from disk on Samsung NP300 laptop

I have problem with my laptop Samsung NP300-E5C-A02PL. I had Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to change my operating system to Windows 10 (It was working before, let's say 1 year ago). At boot time I only ...
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Know my windows 8 product key

I have had several problems trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8.1 so as it was booting in UEFI mode, as Im not that into pc games, I decided to format the hard drive and just install ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Surface Book. No inputs

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Book this week, wiping Windows. During installation I noticed that the keyboard and mouse weren't working, so I used USB to install, deciding I'd fix the inputs later ...
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Is Linux disappears to replace Windows? [on hold]

I've installed Linux alongside Windows. I have two operating systems (windows and ubuntu).I was assigned one of the drives of Windows to Linux. If I want to change my windows,Do I also need to re-...
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Running juju, how do you edit files?

Juju does not associate keyfiles with the instances it creates, so you cannot ssh with them. I tried connecting with filezilla using port 22 (open) using the username juju-admin and the admin-secret ...
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Juju on Windows - unable to bootstrap

Im trying to run Juju on Windows 8.1 x64 and connect to my azure account. I'm having a terrible time finding info on how to actually configure the yaml file on Windows, there is no documentation out ...
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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 backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so it'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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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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Changing ubuntu one installation folder in windows

I changed my windows default programs(x86) folder to another partition, I have all my programs installed there, it's in D:, but the automatic ubuntuone installation puts the program in C:, obviously, ...
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How to create a ubuntu bootable USB to run on Windows using a MAC [duplicate]

How to create a USB bootable ubuntu to boot on a Windows 10, using a MAC running El Capitan? Tried using Unetbootin running on Mac (El Capitan), however my USB is not recognized! Tried Disk Utility no ...
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Can I access Ubuntu from Windows remotely?

I have Ubuntu installed on my work computer. I am wondering whether I could have access to it from another computer with Windows installed. If so, could you give a step by step guide, please? Thank ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu on win 10 PC

I want to install ubuntu on PC already running windows 10. I downloaded linux and made a bootable USB drive but on startup the system directly boots win 10. Also i dont get option for selecting my ...
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How can I have Windows and Ubuntu on my computer? [duplicate]

I have Linux Mint on my computer and wondering how I can get Windows on here as well. I saw one saying to use Grub except I have no idea how to use it. Any ideas/suggestions?
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How can I access files from Linux LVM?

I just migrated from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16. While installing Ubuntu I checked for having Linux LVM and since then I'm facing a big problem of accessing the data from the drives I had in Windows. ...
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How do I remove my Ubuntu partition from Windows 7 and reuse the space?

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, both installed on separate partitions. I don't need Ubuntu anymore. How can I remove the Ubuntu partition(s) and add the reclaimed space to my Windows 7 ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick on a Apple Macbook

Can I create a bootable USB stick using an Apple Macbook? Then can I use that stick to upgrade a windows PC to a ubuntu version.
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Create a bootable USB on a Mac to install Ubuntu on a PC

I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC, but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only Ubuntu on my PC and will ...
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Slow Internet for particular websites in ubuntu 14.04

I am new to ubuntu.I have dell laptop with windows 10 and ubuntu 14.04 installed.The problem is with internet, when I use youtube on windows it plays videos without buffering but when I use ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, windows 10, fast boot and hibernate

Ladies and gentlemen, hello. I've been running W10 and Ubuntu for a moment now and it's time for my annual full clean up day. Everything were more or less fine but I was a bit bothered about start up ...
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why does my windows always changes time? (dual os) [duplicate]

I have dual os (not sure if it should be called dual since it's not on the same hdd) Everytime after I switched from ubuntu back to windows 7, the time always changes. Suppose the time is 8pm now but ...
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Why my dual boot laptop is showing incorrect time in one OS only? [duplicate]

I have dual boot ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 and my ubuntu OS is showing correct time whereas the windows OS is showing incorrect time always. Is it the issue of CMOS battery? What is the possible ...
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Creating a Windows VM with Virtualbox

Is there a way to create a Windows VM in Virtualbox ONLY using CLI?
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Ping IP - Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1

I dont know how to ping from ubuntu 16.04 to windows 8.1 in virtualbox. I turned off a windows firewall and choose bridget connection in virtualbox. I want to have two systems connected by one ...
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(steamwebhelper.exe error) Nothing but library [Windows Steam using Wine] - Kubuntu

When I run the Windows version of Steam on Kubuntu, the only thing I can view and use is the library and the friend list, News is blank and all the other pages load forever. How do I get the other ...
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Windows Internet Explorer through Wine

I've downloaded the install files for IE 11 hoping it would load pages on Windows Steam because I'm having steamwebhelper.exe issues (more on that here: (steamwebhelper.exe error) Nothing but library [...
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why ubuntu 16.04 doesn't have ubuntu.exe inside the iso?

a couple months ago ubuntu have ubuntu.exe inside the iso so I can run the ubuntu in my windows by clicking the ubuntu.exe but now in ubuntu 16.04 it seems that ubuntu.exe is was not their anymore... ...
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unable to open 73GB volume in Files [duplicate]

I am trying to open 73GB volume in files then getting below error,using Ubuntu 14.04 OS. Windows OS is shutdown correctly. Unable to access “73 GB Volume” Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/admin123/...
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Xubuntu 16.04 on VMWare throws CPU error

I have Xubuntu 16.04 x64 on my virtual machine. Always everything are working good but today I got an error: When I enter into "Advanced options for Ubuntu" and choose this option My machine is ...
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Get “grub rescue” message when I try to reboot

I am a complete novice so please don't give a highly technical answer. I tried to install 14.04.1 LTS on my laptop. I used Windows 7 as OS. I tried to install the option Ubuntu alongside Windows. I ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 ultimate. Windows 7 got corrupted so I had to reinstall Windows 7. When I had the system dual booting when Windows wasn't corrupted, it used to ask ...
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Legacy PC mode errors when repairing GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and installed Windows 7 on a separate partition. While I can boot up Windows, I cannot boot up Ubuntu anymore. I created the Boot Repair Disk to repair GRUB for ...
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How can i install .exe files of windows 7 or more in ubuntu?

I want to run/install .exe files that require Windows 7 or higher in Wine on Ubuntu. When I try to install a specific .exe file on Wine, it says Windows version is not supported! You can ...
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Can't access Windows shared folder

I have to sort this out. What's the different between Samba and cifs-utils? I've done it before without any problem, but now when i click on the Browse network tab i recieve a error message -Failed ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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Dual boot installation Windows 7 and Ubuntu [closed]

I would appreciate anyone's help in solving the issue I have. New build specs: Asus M5A97R2.0 motherboard (AMD) SSD 128 GB Windows 7 installed c: Seagate Hard Drive 1 TB for data e: SSD 60 GB Ubuntu ...
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How do I share ubuntu/virtualbox folders back to host Windows machine?

I am running ubuntu within a virtualbox hosted on Windows 10. AFAIU The standard way to share files is having the vm access certain folders shared with it. However I am concerned this might make ...
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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 to create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine?

How do I create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine? For example I have Notepad++: /media/DATA/Progs/Notepad++/notepad++.exe and I would like to have a shortcut to it on the ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and am trying to mount a freenas server. I have the server set to share in cifs and nfs with no luck. I have tried smbmount //192.168.1.### /mnt/ I am not new to Ubuntu but ...
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Running Masterwork Dwarf Fortress under Linux

I downloaded package with MDF from here: http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=8639 Everything works under Linux except of Masterwork Dwarf Fortress.exe - GUI needed to configure numerous settings ...
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difference between windows os refresh and ubuntu reload?

I thought that Linux does not have refresh option. but I figured out that a few weeks ago. Ubuntu has a reload option in nautilus explorer. my question is why do we need refresh or reload option. what ...
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Cannot Use 3d Acceleration with Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS guest on a Windows 10 host. The guest additions appear to be working since Ubuntu is able to run at full resolution, clipboard sharing works, etc. However, 3d acceleration ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have a laptop on which Windows 8 is already installed in UEFI mode. Now I installed Kubuntu 14.04 onn that machine in Legacy mode. Now I have an issue. If I selected Legacy mode in BIOS the machine ...
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How to view installed wine apps to launch them?

I am unable to locate my wine applications in ubuntu, while in lubuntu I have seen a menu option of wine where it shows all the applications installed in wine, is there any way I can view list of ...
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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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Error/problem connecting (Windows 10 RDP into XRDP)

I am running into another issue where the XRDP is not working. I have been at it for quite some time now and I think that I need help. I believe that it is an issue of the Ubuntu machine not listening ...