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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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VirtualBox installs, reboots then freezes

I have tried installing 15.04 and 14.04.03 LTS on multiple computers and revisions of VirtualBox, both of which have given the same error. When I try to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox, it installs ...
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How to open an application weblink with a Wine program

I have installed a Windows program (a game called the Hunter) using Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. The only way to use this game is by going to its website, create the game options and then hitting an ...
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CIFS VFS: Server xxx has not responded in 120 seconds

I am having a problem with a Windows mount that becomes unavailable and hang any process accessing it. Doing a dmesg gives this: [ 1566.033468] CIFS VFS: Server xxx.xxx.xxx.xx has not responded in ...
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How do I test if a Windows share exists and is ready to be mounted?

How do I test if a Windows share exists before I attempt to mount the share? Regards Hendre
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How to install MSMXL version 6.10.1129.0 in Ubuntu?

I am trying to install a legit copy of windows office using Wine Program Loader. It keeps telling me to install MSXML version 6.10.1129.0, which I look up and download, execute it, and am told it ...
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How to access remote desktop from a Windows PC to Ubuntu?

How to access a ubuntu system remotely from a windows pc without teamviewer? Is there any other option.
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Keyboard not working in GRUB menu

I recently dual-booted my windows 8.1 laptop with ubuntu 14.04. The GRUB was working fine once I set it up, but suddenly the keyboard seems disabled in GRUB and only boots into ubuntu now. How can I ...
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How to run a program in a Windows VM and have it be it's own window

I love Ubuntu greatly, but there is one Windows program that I really need to run in Ubuntu: Windows Live Movie Maker (I know, I should be ashamed!). I have Windows 10 running in Virtual Box. Is there ...
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diabetic help program for glucose monutoring

i am a diabetic and one thing i am having difficulty in finding is an app that works with the one touch verio glucose reader or any reader for that matter , and since there are so many diabetics in ...
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GRUB not appearing after installing Ubuntu 15.04 on Windows 10 dual-boot

I have recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 in dual boot configuration. PROBLEM: The system directly boots into Windows without the GRUB screen appearing. ...
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Dell Win 8.1 64bit Unbuntu 14 VirtualBox ACPI PCC Boot fail

On Win 8.1 pro with 64bit I5 3.1 GHZ Dell with terabyte of storage using VirtualBox 5.0 and Ubuntu 14 lts desktop iso image. When i start the instance created I receive ACPI PCC probe failure and ...
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Problem with slow computer

I have an older windows vista PC. I haven't been using it, and loaded Ubuntu 14 on it. It seems to load OK, but the older system seems to be over loaded. It just freezes after entering my password. ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Display switcher indicator

Is there a display switcher indicator for Ubuntu like on Windows when I hit the button for the display switching? I hit the button accidentally sometimes, therefore it would be cool. windows display ...
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Ubuntu fail to install

I`m trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as a second OS on my HP Pavilion 15 laptop. After the grub popping up, I choose to install Ubuntu. And the purple screen with ubuntu logo and the dots coming, ...
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windows non-boot raid

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu on a Windows machine for dual boot. There are three Windows drives c: and d: are independent and g: is a RAID (0/1 I think). What do I need to do to get the RAID ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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I deleted windows8 and installed ubuntu 14.04 but now I cant boot

Boot repair discovered this for me http://paste.ubuntu.com/7766025/ Every time I try to boot there is no boot device detected
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Ubuntu 14.04 - view at all the windows

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FowVnfIbd4 This works when I have one workspace. I use more workspaces and then it does not work. How can I have a look at all the windows in all ...
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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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12.04 Unity - Windows Consistently Jump Behind Main Menu Bar

I have run a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed all the latest updates, and have not made any alterations to the interface. However I am presented with a persistent problem: When using ...
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Broken chainloader after cloning drive

I have a multiboot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04. I use Grub 2 to boot from the MBR to a chainloader in the Ubuntu partition, and the chainloader gives me the option of booting to XP or ...
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Artifacting with VirtualBox 4.3 seamless mode and Windows 8.1 guest

Host OS is Xubuntu 12.10. When I try to run Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox 4.3, I'm getting some artifacting at the top of the screen (the orange is from the background image in the VM): Is there any ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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Why does my samba shares becomes unnaccesible after a while using them?

I have a 12.04LTS server setup with samba so that I can access my share from windows machine. my problem is that I can sometimes connect to the share and after a short while the share is not ...
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Ubuntu FQDN Not pingable on Windows Network

My problem is that my Ubuntu machine seems to have its FQDN setup correctly, yet I cannot ping the FQDN from a windows machine on the same network. Output of various commands on my Ubuntu machine: ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in windows 7 network

I have a windows 7 laptop and ubuntu desktop, and both are connected to the same network, I can see the windows laptop in ubuntu's network, also I can access it, copy past files,on windows I cannot ...
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How do I mount disks with an Adaptec RAID controller on a dual-boot machine? (error code 12)

I'm trying to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04, dual-booting at the moment. One problem I am facing is the RAID controller, I'm not able to mount any of the drives connected to it. (The OS is up ...
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Getting an error while installing 12.04 via WUBI

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA HDD and a 2.60 GHZ Intel Dual Core processor. I want to use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Being a complete Linux newbie, I ...
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Mounting encrypted file system on Windows

Is there a way to mount (read/write) an encrypted file system on Windows? By "encrypted" I mean whatever it is that Ubuntu does to encrypt a file system when you choose that option during formatting. ...
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Connecting to a shared internet connection in VirtualBox

I have managed to set up my iPhone as a wireless network adapter within my Windows 7 virtual machine which is running within Ubuntu. Is there a way for Ubuntu to use the shared internet connection ...
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When I switch workspace all workspaces are merged

When I switch workspaces it looks like all workspaces are "merged" into one workspace and then they re split again. This would be no problem if it weren't for the fact that all my browser windows get ...
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Windows Deployment Services PXE Boot Ubuntu

Currently, I am using Windows Deployment Services for deployments of operating systems to devices within my home and recently I had a troublesome device that I was attempting to PXE Boot to determine ...
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Software KVM for Ubuntu and Windows 10

I have two PCs running Windows, and right now I use Mouse Without Borders to work with both of them. I want to put Ubuntu on one of the PCs and still be able to use one keyboard and mouse to control ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu - Install menu loops back to install menu regardless of option chosen

Morning, Very new to this so please be gentle :-) Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 via USB onto Windows XP machine, but cannot get past install menu option. Regardless on what option I choose (Install ...
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Symlink in VBox Shared Folder are not properly formatted

I have my c:\ partition shared to VM using Virtual Box Shared Folder. It is currently mounted as /c on the Ubuntu guest. Lets suppose c:\html points to c:\Server\html on the Windows host. When I try ...
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Save Personal Files From Win 7 Partition Before Installing Ubuntu

Intro I was gifted a Toshiba Lifebook T2010 Tablet/Laptop that had Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I have dabbled with Linux, off-and-on, for many years but I am only familiar with the OS, but not ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into Windows 10 once

First I installed Windows 10 on my system. Then I installed Ubuntu. After the installation is complete, I rebooted and grub came up and I booted into Ubuntu without an issue. Next I re-booted and ...
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Will I lose my windows key (preinstalled to BIOS) if I fully install Ubuntu/Linux?

I'm now the owner of a used Windows 8 laptop, and had planned on ditching Windows in favour of a more secure and ethical OS such as Linux. Upon recieving the laptop I noticed that it didn't have a ...
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How to make ubuntu remember a windows position and size? (2 Monitors)

Hi everyone so I decided to change to ubuntu 14.04, although I've had some problems (most of which I was able to fix after researching), while I know that linux isn't windows, I want it to save ...
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Cannot reinstall Ubuntu

I've read other fairly similar posts but those situations are different and the solutions don't work at all. I started with Windows 10 as my only OS. I then tried to install Ubuntu 64 bit as a dual ...
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Installed Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 on separate hard drives, can't boot windows now, Boot Repair didn't fix

http://paste.ubuntu.com/14598891/ This is the link I got after running Boot Repair. Ubuntu and Windows are installed on separate hard drives. Windows is on my 960gb ssd and Ubuntu is on my 120gb ssd, ...
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VM Manager is getting error during installation Win7

I would like to install Windows 7 through Virtual Machine Manager, I followed this tutorial for Ubuntu --> http://www.howtogeek.com/117635/how-to-install-kvm-and-create-virtual-machines-on-ubuntu/ ...
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“Make sure to load the kernel module” Error E_FAIL (0x80004005) from Windows VirtualBox

When I try loading Ubuntu from the VirtualBox VM, I get the error that says: Make sure to load the kernel module has been loaded successfully The whole error: Failed to open a session for the ...