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How to triple boot Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11, and Ubuntu 16.04

I want to be able to boot into all of these operating systems seamlessly. I have a BIOS/MBR based system. I am already dual booting between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. Please help me add OS X to the ...
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Grub will not boot to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu with the grub boot loader that comes with it. After the install Grub fails to find the Windows. My setup: HD1 & HD2 -> Samsung SSDs in Raid0 via Motherboard ...
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How do I go back to using the defult operating system on my pc, if I am booted up with a different OS saved on a flash drive?

I was super excited to try to boot up the Linux software Ubuntu on my Samsung PC that I had saved to my flash drive, I did all this research to do it right, and I got it to work, but I am borrowing ...
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Running Wine applications over X11 Forwarding on a TigerVNC session

I have a TigerVNC server setup on a server and I'm able to X11 Forward applications from my laptop, onto the VNC desktop, however, Wine applications won't display. They start, and under-the-hood, they ...
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Linux: Compiz crashes after sending SIGTERM to Init proccess

I'm new with Linux and have this problem. I'm currently creating Init process for another user (which creates gnome-session process, and gnome creates compiz). Everything works okay unless I try to ...
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ubuntu 16.04 start automatically (5 sec) after shutdown

I am using ubuntu from v 8 and every update has different bugs, this one is verry anoying, I can not shutdown my laptop hp probook g0 450, trying whit bios setting whit no success. The bug is in ...
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unbound not starting after reboot

I just installed unbound on a fresh installed Ubuntu16.04 VPS. To be sure I issued an enable (which actually is done automatically during install) sytemctl enable unbound After restarting the ...
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Can't connect dell 1600n scanner on ubuntu

I have a dell 1600n multifunction printer with scanner. Printing is no problem but i cant connect the scanner. I followed the instruction on SANE - Installing a scanner that isn't auto-detected. ...
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FreeRADIUS 3.0.11 ignoring Access-Request from one NIC interface

I've installed FreeRADIUS 3.0.11 to Ubuntu Server 16.04. The Ubuntu Server runs on a ESXi virtual machine. The virtual machine has two NICs. One is for connecting to an admin network, the other one is ...
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Hardsubs with ffmpeg

I use this ffmpeg command for embedding my subs to videos: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -strict -2 -vf subtitles=file.srt output.mp4. And it does a good job. But the thing is the output has a huge delay at the ...
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Giving newuser root permissions after disabling the root

As stupid as I am a have disabled the root account before I gave my new user account permissions.. any Idea how I can enable the root user again or give my new user the root permission. Every time I ...
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Visual Studio Code is always on top in Linux

I've installed VS Code in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When using it, it always sits on top of other windows. Not only does it sit on top of other applications like the terminal, it also sits on top of its own ...
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Map HostName To File On Apache

I have done this a million times on Windows, but never on Apache/Ubuntu. I have my portforwarding in the router set-up and I have my host name assigned. But when I type the hostname in Chrome I get ...
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Linux: Visualize Ping by changing Screen color

I'm looking for away to easily show (so no need to read any text) students if a repeating ping is successful or not. Years ago I had a tool on Windows changing its window color from red to green when ...
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How to make a network connection between windows 7 and linux Ubuntu (host) using Virtualbox?

I have a windows 7 which was installed on virtualBox machine. And my linux Ubuntu is my host computer. I want to create a Virtualbox ethernet driver and set ip address to ubuntu and i will config the ...
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How to deal “EasyBCD booting in uefi mode” in dual system computer

i use win 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 system together,now grub is the first guide,but i'm not want to use it as guide,and i want to use windows guide as first,then i find can use EasyBCD to revise this,but ...
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How does the download of Google Drive work?

Recently, I downloaded some files out of Google Drive, and it seems interesting that the download bar doesn't like any other cloud service. . The Google Drive download file is the first one. Does ...
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Choosing Audio Stream While Converting Via FFmpeg

I`ve got a .mkv file with two audio streams. But when I intent to convert it to a .mp4, the ffmpeg only chooses the first audio stream. How can I make ffmpeg to uses second one? Thanks a lot.
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VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial

Anybody knows how to get VMware Tools working for the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial? I've been using the patches from here for my Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, which works fine. But not any more for ...
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Updated Ubuntu to 16.04, maybe GCC didn't get the memo?

Upgraded to "Xenial Xerus" (from Trusty Tahr 14.04 LTS) on release day using do-release-upgrade. Last night just for kicks I was playing with the -S switch on GCC and I noticed that the second last ...
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RTNETLINK answers: No such process

I am trying to delete my default gateway using ip -6 route .my ifconfig out put is ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d8:cb:8a:0c:ff:06 inet addr:192.168.2.230 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host cannot mount NTFS disks with VT-d enabled in bios

I've been setting up an Ubuntu server with KVM, as documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation. Once I started virt-manager and set up my 2nd video card for pass-thru, it ...
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sudo mod probe wl not working?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install the wifi components for my machine and they installed successfully. I tried sudo mod probe wl to launch those new drivers and it told me to enter ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize USB external monitor

I have my laptop Lenovo Z360 with Nvidia GeForce 310M (driver 340.96) and just updated from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 I'm trying to connect the USB monitor Samsung SyncMaster LD190 Well, when connecting ...
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Ubuntu vs Windows [on hold]

I want to delete all files on my PC so I can choose my OS. I want either Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04. Wherever I read something about that topic everywhere it says that Ubuntu is better over Windows ...
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LiveCD for remote access using SSH

Before I create a Ubuntu Live CD which will boot up and tunnel the SSH connection somewhere remote, does anyone know of any existing Live CD's which will do this? The basic principal is that I want ...
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Trying to get rid of Ubuntu option in device startup menu - windows 10 lenovo desktop

Startup device menu option I am trying to get rid the the ubuntu option in my startup device menu, I already deleted the ubuntu os and deleted the partition and merged it back to the windows ...
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VirtualBox - Internal Network - ssh connection refused

I try to get an ssh-connection between two virtual machines. Therefore I have installed two vm's with Ubuntu-Gnome-16.04 guests on a Ubuntu-Gnome-14.04 host using Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.36. I setup ...
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How do I Setup WiFi in Parrot Security OS Virtual Box?

I have recently installed PSOS (Parrot Security OS) on Virtual Box but now I can't get WiFi on the VB. I'm using Ubuntu as my Main OS and Parrot as my VB.
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Explanation of systemd-logind in Auth.log

Im seeing the following line in my Auth.log file systemd-logind[761]: Power key pressed. Can this be triggered any other way(script, error, panic)? I ask because unless my cat has become smart ...
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Cutting a slice of a clip with external subtitle

I need to cut a slice of a movie including it`s subtitle which is in a separated .srt file. I`m familiar with ffmpeg -ss but it won`t copy the subtitle. I would appreciate any kind of solution.
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VirtualBox Vboxmanager not seeing VMs

I need to enable symlinks in my virtualbox shared file called sf_VMShare following this tutorial. When I run the command: VBoxManage setextradata YOURVMNAME ...
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How to change from gnome deskop to lxde desktop in fedora 23 in virtualbox

I have just installed lxde desktop in fedora. I have installed default gnome desktop. Now i can not change gnome to lxde. In Ubuntu in time user account logging there was option that we can choose our ...
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Is switching user accounts like in Windows 7 possible on Ubuntu?

I'm moving to Ubuntu after a long time of using Windows. I've used Windows XP and 7 with other people at home so we change user accounts a lot and have them run at the same time. I'm wondering if ...
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How to make Windows Boot Manager default bootloader

I had Windows 7 OS already on my computer, and then I installed Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so now I have dual operating systems, but also now my default bootloader is this GRUB (purple crap) screen, is ...
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do not follow mouse focus

On my Ubuntu 14.04 I have a lightweight window manager wmii where a mouse motion changes a window's focus. This is annoying and I want to change this behaviour, i.e. if only I left-click on a window, ...
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How to unbrick BIOS on Dell Precision M4500

I looked at the other similar questions. They were either about a different brand, outdated, or spam. Do not worry, I haven't bricked my BIOS yet. I was planning to flash my BIOS to a later version ...
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How to check for multiple hidden network SSIDs?

I have 10 identical devices (snappy ubuntu core is the OS,although any suggestions Windows or OS independent [eg. source code] are welcome) in the same room. Every device has an identical list of 10 ...
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Data not visible after unsafe removal

I have a little problem. I had a laptop with Ubuntu on it. I copied approximately 100gb of data to a external harddisk. Then when the copying was finished I removed the harddisk without fist ...
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Hyper-V spins forever when trying to automatically boot a VM

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VM under Hyper-V in Windows 10 and most things work flawlessly. However, I've set up the VM to boot automatically when the system boots, and this is leading to trouble. ...
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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

i want to install ubuntu on my i-life zedbook tablet. it is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). i created the bootable usb for ubuntu but i cant boot from the usb. i explored everywhere but ...
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I keep getting logged out of Google [closed]

I keep getting logged out of Gmail and other Google services (but not YouTube). It happens at random times--sometimes entering my password takes me immediately straight to the password box, sometimes ...
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When I am trying to install metasploit by following this tutorial an error shows up on my computer

Still a noob sorry the 10 reputation requirement prevents me from posting my picture so there is a link This link provides the picture of my error code on metasploit and here is my error An error ...
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Writing .img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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Ubuntu Server slow NAS connection “Server <Nas> Has not responded in 120 seconds. Reconnecting…”

My newly built Ubuntu server was running fine until I had a power outage. Now, I am overloaded with these "Server Nas has not responded..." error messages everywhere I look, but all other computers on ...
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Instant log out in Samba and winbind

I'm trying to log in to my domain with ubuntu, i already configured samba and winbind, the login seems successful, but when it logs in, instantly it logs out... And then it just show this and logs ...
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Not able to use the virtualbox on the ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I installed virtualbox 5.0.20 from the site. I created a virtual machine. Then I set the ISO file of ubuntu 15.10 amd64. Then I started the virtual machine. But that showed me an error given below. ...
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DB2 how to grant SYSADM

The SQL command GRANT SYSADM TO db2inst1; fails with the following message: Error: DB2 SQL Error: SQLCODE=-707, SQLSTATE=42939, SQLERRMC=SYSADM, DRIVER=4.19.49 SQLState: 42939 ErrorCode: -707 ...
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Feasiblity to host Tor Hidden Service in Amazon EC2?

It seems that it is possible to host a Tor Hidden Service (like an Onion website) in Amazon EC2, but is it feasible to do so? Is Tor allowed to run in Amazon network service? Assuming I use Ubuntu ...
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Compile and Install Gedit from Source on Ubuntu

It is pretty obvious what I need to do, but below are the details just in case. I want to install and configure Gedit's latest version into my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty tahr along with installing it's ...