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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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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Which is the best ubuntu distribution? [on hold]

I have used ubuntu since an year. I have also tried all distros of ubuntu. But ubuntu seems to be the best. Which distro was liked by you the most?
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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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Compatibility Windows-Ubuntu 14.10-Folder

I am experiencing the following problem. I plug my 1TB External HD on my ubuntu 14.10 laptop. I create a folder or I move a folder from my laptop to the HD. When I safely remove it and plug it on a ...
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Installed ubuntu for dual boot with windows 8 partway though a update [on hold]

really new to this and obviously made a stupid mistake.. I'm on a laptop and decided to install ubuntu after reading about it. I continue to do so and it installs fine and works but now when I try and ...
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Can I restore windows 8?

If I install Ubuntu over windows 8, and have a backup restore point or something, is it possible to go back to windows 8? I have a netbook, and it's not quite big enough to dual boot, and I don't want ...
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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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PDF not printing on Printer shared via CUPS/SAMBA

I have a Printer (Brother HL-2035) attached to an Ubuntu server (latest version) via USB and shared via Samba/CUPS. On my clients (Win7) I can print from Word, etc., this just works fine. The only ...
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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [on hold]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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Ubuntu Installation and Partition

I have windows 7 already installed and I am trying to install ubunutu using USB installer. I am unable to find available partition , i have read many forums saying i can have only 4 partition , I am ...
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How to get the list of all installed softwares and uninstall the ones which user wants(like add/remove programs in Windows) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bits OS on my machine. Previously I was using Windows on my machine. Now in Windows, in Control Panel there is one option Add/Remove Programs which lists all the ...
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Is there a way that I can run a linux application on a windows PC? [on hold]

I need to run boot repair and I don't have a USB to use as a live disc right now. Boot-Repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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Wubi ignores .ISO file and downloads from beginning in Ubuntu 14.04

wubi.exe used to work fine with earlier versions of ubuntu, but there is some issue with wubi for 14.04. I used to install ubuntu along with Windows as an add/removable program. when both files ...
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Backup ubuntu completely, reinstall os and then restore it exactly the way it was

I recently got a new graphics card and I want to have windows on my computer to play windows only games in my steam library. I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 install and perfectly configured and has all ...
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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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cd rom boot device not detected [on hold]

i was considering going back to windows to play games that i bought earlier that is for windows only, when i insert my windows CD disc and i restart my computer. i press f9 during boot to select boot ...
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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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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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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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How to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.2 on different hard drives?

I've recently had a interest in installing Ubuntu and I've been meaning to dual boot it alongside Windows 8.1. The laptop I have has two 1TB hard drives, and I was wondering how to install Ubuntu on ...
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Setting Firefox hot keys to be like in Windows

I have been using Firefox for years on Windows and I do a lot with keyboard. For example, Ctrl-Y shows the downloads. And now on Ubuntu all this is broken. I need an easy way to set Windows-Firefox ...
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How do I integrate my Windows filesystem with Ubuntu?

I recently got a new Windows computer and would like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I don't really want to have 2 separate file systems (with mounting) but would like to integrate the two, if it is ...
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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 laptop back up and running again with Windows. How do I remove Ubuntu?
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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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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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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...
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How do i boot a windows 7 usb on a ubuntu computer? [on hold]

so I have a windows 7 bootable flash drive and when I go into my set up settings it dosent give me the option to go into the boot sequence just the grub thing help.
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I want Windows 7 [duplicate]

I bought this desktop (Dell Optiplex 360) from a public library for $27. It is running Xubuntu 14.04, and what I'd like to do is go back to what I'm used to, Windows 7. I've tried to download things, ...
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How to flash a BIOS when only a Windows binary is provided?

I want to update the BIOS on Toshiba QOSMIO-G30. The exe file that I downloaded from the manufacturer web site is supposed to be Operating System independent! Yet using Wine I could not execute the ...
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Dual boot WIndows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04

OS:Windows 8.1 64 bit. Secure boot:Disabled. Boot mode:Uefi I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit,so i will be able to dualboot.I burned the .iso image to a usb flash drive and run it.Everything ...
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Linux - Windows Folders Compatibility - Ownership [closed]

Happy New Year, since it's my first post for 2015! I am experiencing the following problem. I plug my 1TB External HD on my ubuntu laptop. I create a folder or I move a folder from my laptop to the ...
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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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How to know if a file in a CIFS network drive is locked from Ubuntu

I've mounted the following network drive in Ubuntu: //192.168.1.11/shared /media/shared cifs credentials=/home/guest/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and use it like I did with Windows XP? [duplicate]

I use an Dell Inspiron 1501 with Windows XP. I am interested in getting a new OS for some reasons and security. I already have little experience with unix from my time in university. I use this ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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Application doesn't get of the “show application” after removing

I've installed a .exe with crossover and even after I uninstalled it the icon kept appearing in the "show application" menu in the Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Tried to uninstall the crossover but it didn't ...
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Formatting windows 8 partition without loosing data on ubuntu

How to format Windows 8 with dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 without loosing my data on Ubuntu? Can I change the size of partition for each OS too?
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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Conflicting Issues with Windows and Ubuntu dual booting 14.10 ( i386 32bit) [closed]

I notice data storage with Windows files on them do not take kindly to Linux files UBUNTU 14.10. What causes this conflicting issue between the two different operating systems? Would it be worth ...
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Sharing Printer to Windows Client

My Desktop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with a Canon MP490 printer connected. I am wanting to share the printer to a Gateway laptop running Windows 7. The printer prints fine from the desktop. The laptop ...
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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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Windows7 Not Selected As Default On Boot Up (Dual-Boot) [duplicate]

I have successfully done dual boot on my HP 248 G note book. Ubuntu on SDD caddy Windows on HD. When I start the notebook it starts with ubuntu first. Is there a way I can set Windows to boot ...
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Will installing Xubuntu wipe the whole HDD?

I'm new to Linux and I've been trialing Xubuntu 14.04 via USB Flash. I'm about ready to install it on to an older computer (X86, 32bit, 1.28Gb RAM, Intel 'Celeron' 2.3Mhz CPU, 80Gb HDD). My question ...
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Dual boot home premium with ubuntu 14.04

I am using a usb to dual boot windows home premium with ubuntu 14.04. But my problem is that whenever i Choose the option Install Ubuntu with windows side by side and click on install my laptop starts ...
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Can I transfer a raided hard drive that is currently on a Windows 2008 R2 server to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 without loosing content?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I am using as a file share. The W2k8R2 server and the Ubuntu server are separate VM images. What I would like to do is unmap the raw mounted hard drive ...
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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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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 ...