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Unable to access Windows partition from Ubuntu live USB

I have a Meegopad T01 mini PC, which has a 32-bit only UEFI firmware. I booted to my Ubuntu live USB and when I opened Gparted, I saw a lot of mmcblk0p* partitions like this: All of them have a red ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

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 Anyways I decided to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 onto my SSD, ...
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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can anybody please tell me EXACTLY how to run a windows game on linux? [duplicate]

I have got the wineprefix 64bit but it seems like its just not the good one and it needs the wineprefix for 32bit? and I havo to install dotnet but it doesnt want to install...
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Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation

Whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows partition, and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. When I try to enter my Windows partition through Nautilus I ...
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Anyone else having trouble accessing dynamic windows partitions from Ubuntu?

So, I have been trying to access my striped (software raid disk from Ubuntu) for at least six months. Now I know there are guides out there, but they are a bit hard to follow, at least for me. So I ...
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Need help from someone good with Linux who works in the Boston metro area [on hold]

Long story short, the OS on my computer (Sony Vaio laptop, about 5 years old) is Linux Ubuntu but I know nothing about the technical side of Linux. I can barely install a program. I need a Windows ...
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How do i Install Windows now? [duplicate]

i recently bought a new PC and i had no Windows available (my stick broke, had to buy a new one). So i just used a 4 GB Stick to install Ubuntu. Now i though i just can install Windows like normally ...
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Restore Windows Installation

I've got the following problem: I had a ssd (sda) with windows 8 installed. Now I added another ssd (sdb) and installed ubuntu 14.10 on it, but I didn't create a efi partition and installed to sda. So ...
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Dual Boot | TRY (hd0,0)! EXT2

I am trying to Dual-boot my HP Pavilion G7 with Windows 7(or 8.1) and Ubuntu (installed first). However each time I go through the process I end up with nothing but a broken Ubuntu boot and a working ...
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Ubuntu can't access the internet

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I tried installing my 3G modem USB stick but that didn't work. After days of unending trials and Google searches, I finally found out I could run a Virtual Machine ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 wants to install along windows 8 i don't have windows 8 i have 7

Like the title says. I boot from USB and it shows to install alongside of windows 8 the problem is I don't have windows 8 i have windows 7 Why is it telling me I have windows 8 install i only have ...
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Are there some ways to run Windows and Linux in parallel in the same hardware? [on hold]

I am a software engineer (also a gamer) and I find myself using both Linux and windows extensively. Even at work I prefer developing in a Linux environment... However, I have always been hesitant ...
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How can I reset my computer to factory settings? [duplicate]

How can I reset my computer to factory settings? Just like I pulled it out of the box. I want Windows back. If you need more details, I will say them. I don't have much experience with this. I want a ...
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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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Re-Install Windows 7 , Keeping exisiting Linux Mint [on hold]

I am currently running a multi boot system which I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview version then loaded Linux Mint to make it a good working multi boot system. All are running good except that ...
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Grub unaccessible after windows 10 and ubuntu 14 install

I would like to be able to dual boot on windows 10 and Ubuntu 14. First, I tried to install windows 10 after Ubuntu 14. I was not able to dual boot after that. I know that this is not the best way in ...
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Altering files kept on Windows through Ubuntu?

My laptop which had Windows 7 on it crashed today. Being unable to access any file kept within, I found about the LiveCD. So I created a LiveUSB with Ubuntu in it, and managed to access my Windows ...
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Is It Safe to Delete My External HDD's Files/Folders That Are Hidden in Windows?

Is it safe to delete the Windows files and folders without having ANY repercussions? I do plan on using the external drive on Windows based computers here and there, but will use it on my Ubuntu based ...
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Linux, boot safe mode - repair broken packages not working?

Xubuntu 12.04 Application windows started to open only partly functional/broken? Some do not display fully, are not able to minimise, expand or close (missing these buttons) and are visually flat - ...
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Grub dont shows after windows 8.1 update [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed in dual boot with windows 8 with grub2 as boot manager. The problem arose when the updated windows 8 for windows 8.1, now grub is no longer displayed when starting ...
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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 server, ubuntu server, windows client and ubuntu client problem

Problem 1 - If my windows client requests an address from my Linux server its successful but I lose connection to the windows domain. A new network is created. Problem 2 - If my ubuntu client gets a ...
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SSD is not showing up in boot loader installation device list while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows

I've windows 7 installed in my SSD and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in same SSD drive. But when I try to install ubuntu alongside windows it shows only HDD in the drive selection list. If I try to ...
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.exe compatibility layer?

Is there a piece of software that will let me run .exe files as soon as I install the program, without having to go through a complicated process like Wine or PlayOnLinux makes me do? I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 Dual Boot - Bluetooth Pairing

I have a Dell L702X which has been enabled for UEFI via Custom BIOS and I have Windows 8 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 12.10 x64 successfully dual booting on GPT. I have named my device under Ubuntu with the ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition. Can't Boot windows 7 anymore

I am running Windows 7 on my computer since I built it but a few days ago I was inspired to also try out Ubuntu. I managed to get Ubuntu installed a seperate partition and its running fine. The ...
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dual boot: windows 8.1 boot failur,stuck with grub screen

Dual boot are working fine till yesterday... until today, when i start my computer and start windows 8.1 from grub menu, windows 8.1 stuck with grub screen, no further progress. after boot repair, ...
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How to migrate ASP.net website from Windows Azure server to Linux? [duplicate]

I'm planning to migrate an ASP.net website from windows azure server to another host with Linux system. i know there is a way to do it but i'm not sure how? what are the pro's and cons for this? I've ...
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Netgear WiFi Adapter not picking up wifi on channel 12 or 13

I changed OS from Windows 8 to Ubuntu and was using a Netgear WIFI adapter for my windows machine. I is a WNDA3100 v2 adapter supporting 802.11b/g/n and 5GHz. I used ndiswrapper and Wine to install ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and install elementary (freya stable) alongside windows? [closed]

I already had a dual boot system with ubuntu and windows 8.1. (I'm really new to all this). I wanted to replace my ubuntu 14.04 with elementary freya. So i deleted the ubuntu and "installed freya ...
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Can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have this notebook: Notebook Kelyx Pcw20 Amd C70 Dual Core 14 1tb 8gb I can´t install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. Before I started I shrank the C: drive in order to have some unallocated space. ...
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Networking Ubuntu 14.10 to Windows 8.1

I'm running a dual-boot Ubuntu 14.10 on a Windows 8.1 Asus laptop and am trying to connect to my Windows 8.1 Asus desktop via my home network. I can see the desktop Asus from Ubuntu and know the ...
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My computer like Disk Usage Statistics bar in Ubuntu

Is it possible to view disk usage statistics, like free space left, as in "My Computer" in Windows, but for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ?
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Can I play windows game using wine and/or through steam?

When I download Wine to play Windows games, will I also be able to play those Windows games through Steam? I'm very new to ubuntu and I would need an advise in this regard.
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Unable to boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS using the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8" option. Ubuntu boots and works fine but when I try to boot into Windows 8 it freezes into a purple screen. My laptop is ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 after Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I need Windows 10, however I already have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my system, and as far as I know it will break grub. Is there any way to avoid this, and if not, what can I do before or after ...
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Dual Boot windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC with MBR 1TB disk which already has Windows 7 installed on C drive. I created a 25 GB partition for Ubuntu so expect it to show up under 'Installation ...
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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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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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$PATH in Ubuntu and Windows

What are the differences both conceptual and practical in the use of the $PATH enviromental variable in Ubuntu and in Windows ? I searched quite a bit but only found partial information. thanks
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Trying to install windows 7 [closed]

I'm running Mint 17.1, and I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a disk without keeping Mint but every time I boot it just loads Mint. I've checked the boot order and CD/DVD drive is already on top, ...
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How can I download Windows 7 DVD installers from Ubuntu?

I have rights for a free license of Windows 7, given by my University, and I need it now. According to Microsoft's instructions, to download the Windows DVD image I must: download a Secure Download ...
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Upgrade to 15.04

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.10, together with Windows 8 as a dual-boot. I installed Ubuntu first, then Windows, so Ubuntu is my "main OS". When on 23 April 15.04 will be released, will my current ...
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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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Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 + Invalid EFI file path + Boot repair + Grub many entries

I've a ASUS N56VZ with Intel Core i7 - 3610QM, with Win 7 Home Premium x64 pre-installed. This computer come with EFI instead of the traditional BIOS. When I bought it, I had 3 visible partitions. C ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox - Have internet access through host but can't see shared folder on host

I have a shared folder setup but it doesn't map in the Ubuntu VM nor can I browse to the Windows network as it doesn't allow me to authenticate using my known Windows user/PW. I have the Ubuntu VM ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Highlights in Libreoffice Writer cannot be undone in Office Word

I am used to making highlights in texts But sometimes after saving the document as .doc I have to open it on a windows OS and cannot undo the highlight. (I haven't checked it in Word 2007 yet) ...
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Ubuntu wont load wubildr.mbr [duplicate]

So, i used Pendrivelinus.com's usb installer to create a LiveUSB, but my computer wouldn't recognize. So, i used Wubi, now my computer can see Ubuntu, but every time i try to load it, i get an error ...