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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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Ubuntu One extremely slow with a “File Sync in progress” message

I've asked this before, but haven't got any answer Is it that U1 on windows is waaaay too slow, or is it just a glitch that the screen keeps saying "File Sync in progress" after a long while? I have ...
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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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Used Gparted to shrink a windows partition, can I restore it?

Firstly, now I really understand how stupid it is to shrink a NTFS Windows 7 partition with Gparted when the windows partition manager wont let me shrink as much as I want but... too late! So, I have ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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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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Use Remmina to RDP into home Remote Desktop Gateway Server

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 running at home which is hosting "Anywhere Access" and acting as a Remote Desktop Gateway Server. I have tried using Remmina to RDP into this gateway but I can't seem to ...
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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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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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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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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 sync email client between ubuntu and windows for seamless use of mails and archives

I am looking for an email client which offers seamless integration of (offline) mails when used from linux (ubuntu 12.04) and windows 7. Being a windows user till now, I have been using Outlook and ...
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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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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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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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Galaxy S2 device connect to VMware fails

I'm trying to develop in VMware (Xamarin) using my testing device (Galaxy S2). This device connects correctly in Ubuntu (Host OS), but when i try to bridge this USB device to the guest OS (Windows 8) ...
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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?

About the only Windows app I want is Dragon Naturally Speaking. I know people have had some (partial?) success - at least with older versions running under wine, but I would like to get the full ...
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Cannot load operating system

I am trying to make the big move from Windows to Ubuntu. I have encountered an error while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I have Windows XP SP3 installed as well as another version of ...
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I want to reinstall my Ubuntu, and I want to delete my partitions but I don't know if there were any recovery partitions installed

So, I installed Ubuntu and I have the problem of "Running on low graphics mode". I've tried every advice to fix this, but none of them seem to work. I want to reinstall Ubuntu, as I think I may have ...
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Files not readable on Windows

I have a video server running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, which works fine for what I need it to do. Although, as it is a video server from which I stream movies to my Windows machine, that's what I expect ...
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Ubuntu wireless only connects to some networks

I have dual-booted my windows 8 machine with Ubuntu. No matter which version of Ubuntu I had installed, I was able to connect to my home network on both windows and Ubuntu, but when I got to school ...
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How can I force Wubi to use files from USB?

I have a Windows 8 Machine, I understand that installing Ubuntu inside Windows 8 is not supported but I followed this guide to install the Windows 7 Bootloader. I can successfully boot into Windows 8 ...
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Problems after using boot-repair

Installed 13.10 on existing Windows computer. Ran boot-repair, twice actually after the first time didn't work. Ubuntu boots, windows shows up in GRUB but doesn't boot. Here is the boot-repair ...
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Windows 8 + Ubuntu 13.10 + boot-repair stuck

I bought a laptop HP Envy Premium with Windows 8 on it. I wanted to install also Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I partitioned from windows the disk creating space for Linux. Then booting from a live ubuntu on a ...
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Why does Wine give me error when I want to run psiphon

When I run the following command: wine '/var/www/psiphon.exe' I get the below error: fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented. err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Usb removed too early - GUI not loading

I'm running a dual boot(13.10 and Windows 8) ... and after removing an USB stick too early(in Ubuntu), the GUI isn't loading at startup on both OSs ... I can only access the Ubuntu GUI by starting the ...
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Can I have one OS using Legacy (windows 7) and one os using UEFI (ubuntu)

I want to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu in UEFI and Windows in Legacy if I could avoid the grub menu and just switch BIOS settings when the other OS was needed.
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How SSH access to the Ubuntu container via USB in Windows computer?

Experts I have installed Ubuntu touch in Galaxy Nexus, it runs well. Following the "Accessing the device over SSH" instruction, I can ssh access to Ubuntu via wireless and via USB in linux ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 makes me restart every time the Internet is down

I have Ubuntu 13.04, and the same thing happened with ubuntu 13.10. Every time the Internet is slow or down, the system is very slow. I need to restart the notebook or wait for about 15 or 20 minutes ...
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Different Boot types

I am stuck in a problem for weeks - specially, I don't understand the difference. My system: Toshiba Portege with 500 GB HD UEFI in BIOS is activated no secure boot is activated Windows 8.1 is ...
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Grub rescue issue

I used my laptop (which has Windows 7 installed on the hard drive) to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a DVD to a USB stick. The operation said it completed but the USB stick would not boot. Only got a ...
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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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How to transfer files from a windows environment to Ubuntu Touch?

I installed the Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus by flashing it thru recovery, but I can't transfer files from my computer to it. Right now I'm in a Windows environment (Windows 8) and I don't want to ...
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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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Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
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Can you 'mount' an Ubuntu Touch (nexus 4/7) device as a disk?

Is it possible to mount a Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 which is running the latest Ubuntu Touch dev preview as a disk via USB with MTP or similar? I can adb and/or ssh into these devices, no problem, but I ...
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how to boot from another disk with grub2

I bought a new disk (/dev/sdb) and decided to install Xubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 installed on /dev/sda. I used custom partitioning during installation, created 100GB partition on /dev/sdb and ...
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Maximize Windows to Full Screen in Gnome Classic

Hi I would like to know if it is possible to maximize the windows to enter a full screen mode (covering the panels in gnome classic). I would like to simulate the "enter full screen" option available ...
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problems setting up ubuntu vm on windows host. cant set static ip

trying to set up a ubuntu vm on a windows host using a bridged network connection and im unable to assign a static ip to the ubuntu vm. the routing table shows 2 sets of entires and i cant reach any ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on the Alienware X51

I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Alienware X51 but the problem is when i want to select the installation type there is no "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" there is only ...
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two questions 1.Can i just burn the main ubuntu download to a usb and another which is long er in the thread

my other is this i installed ubuntu alongside win 7 didnt give much didsk space so booted from my gparted live cd and increased the partion being n i bootes up my computer warning and did and when i ...