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Windows 8.1- Hyper-V won't network with Ubuntu 14.04 VM

Well, I'm officially out of patience for this sort of thing, and it's 12:23 AM. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 with Hyper-V on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1. I cannot get the virtual ...
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Strange hard shutdown in Windows 7 x64 with nForce 570 Ultra + Radeon

i have a strange problem with Windows 7 x64 making a hard shutdown after some minutes of playing games (or any videocard intensive program). My machine is: AMD Athlon X2 5400+ - 2,8Ghz 3,5 GB of ...
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sed, insert file before last line

The following inserting file method for sed used to be working, even before last line, but not any more. Is it a bug in the current sed? Demo of inserting file method with sed: mkdir /tmp/test ...
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Error while trying to create an album in MySQL in Trovebox

When trying to create a new album in TroveBox I just get an simple error message in the ui notifying me that it failed. No information is in logs from Apache and MySQL. The current user can write in ...
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Trouble installing Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (Linux)

Please bear with me, I'm just getting into using both virtual machines and linux. I'm having trouble installing BWA (link) on my linux virtual machine. I've tried several methods, the most complete ...
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dhclient not working for

I tried to get a IP address for eth0 via dhclient, but it hangs forever. Please help me find out what's wrong. I am running it inside a virutalbox guest machine. There're two interfaces, eth0 and ...
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Deleting the Ubuntu Swap Partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows Xp Xp on C: drive, Ubuntu on D: drive, and E: linux swap E: drive disappeared from XP "My Computer" but it appears in disk management saying unknown ...
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Can I restore a Unix server by copypasting system directories from a backup?

I messed up a Ubuntu server with lots of installed binaries, settings, etc. I'm going to have to reinstall Ubuntu, but I have a complete backup, hidden files and all, though not bootable. I'm hoping ...
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Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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Why Ii obtain this error when I try to compile and install a software on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am going crazy trying to install a software compiling it on Ubuntu 14.04. This are the only provided instruction to install it: Debian First, make sure that ...
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Vmware Player (guest os ubuntu 12.04) on windows 8 not booting [on hold]

I have guest os ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my vmware player. It was working fine until i installed some ubuntu updates (which required a restart) , after restart it does not boot and gets stuck when it is ...
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Install Windows 8.1, Ubuntu with dual boot, + SSD caching system for both of them

So i have a 500GB Hard drive, and a 32GB SSD drive. (Dell Inspiron 14Z-5423) When i first received my computer, it was fast on booting (14sec), and then i tried to install Ubuntu and i messed up, and ...
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Access User Desktop Files While Using Root

I'm really new ubuntu user... I'm working as root user (the software that I'm using just works if you are root user) but the files that I need to access are on my normal user desktop. I don't how to ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Java plugin doesn't work in Chrome in Ubuntu — how can I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit) and Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153. I downloaded jre-7u60-linux-x64.tar.gz and extracted it in /usr/lib/java/ Then I created a directory named 'plugins' in ...
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Virtualbox VM folder and files permissions

I've copied VirtualBox VM folder from windows to linux server. (win machine died, so I restored backup). Now I want to place VM somewhere in /var/vbox/... and run VBoxHeadless on system startup. What ...
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) issues after fresh install

After a fresh install of OpenPhoto on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) VPS I encountered the 'blank page @ step 3' error. Somehow I solved it (after several reinstalls, and fiddling with file/folder ...
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Installing Graphics driver on Kali Linux

I am running Kali on a virtual machine and i want to change the screen resolution... I have download the graphics driver(HP ProBook 450) from the HP website and extracted the tar file. but now I am ...
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Is this not a security issue to be connected to the internet during the installation of ubuntu?

Is it not a security flaw if you use internet connection while installing ubuntu?
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Best solution for linux file sharing with FTP, Samba & Web interface [on hold]

I am looking for a file sharing solution for our network, these are the features I need: Samba access with login FTP access with login Web interface to be able to browse, download and upload files. ...
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Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work

I have 64 GB RAM and 240 GB SSD on my computer, which I'm going to use for memory-intensive calculations (machine learning, data mining, etc.). Most of the advice I found on the Internet are ...
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Using internet for ubuntu installation

There is an option to connect to the internet while installing ubuntu. is it not dangerous to use public wifi for that purpose? Is it secure to do so?
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Synchronizing two Git servers between companies

There are two companies. Each one has a Git server running. If company A checks in some code this should be updated on company B server and the other way around. The two servers should keep ...
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) setup hangs/fails at final step 3

I've been following the install instructions found here about how to install and configure Trovebox on a Ubuntu server running Apache: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Apache: 2.4.7 MySQL: 5.5.37 PHP: 5.5.9 ...
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open nebula virtual machine doesn't connect to outside internet

I'm working on open nebula I am trying to build a small cluster with two nodes but my virtual machines doesn't connect to outside internet. I am on a i7 16GB machine running ubuntu 14.04 that will ...
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Wifi not working Ubuntu

This problem was never there before. My wifi used to work fine. Suddenly, one day when I login, my mouse just disappears on login and my wifi has stopped working. Everything else was functioning fine ...
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grub having problems with Windows7 booting

I installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. It was working properly until yesterday. I went to do some work after I switched on my laptop and selected Windows, but when I came back my laptop's ...
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Hard drive no longer works in Windows works fine in Linux

I have a Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB hard drive which was installed in an external drive enclosure. The enclosure held two hard drives. The other is another WD 500GB. The 1TB drive was used as ...
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“no space left on device”, yet df shows plent of space and inodes

I've got two hard drives attached to this Ubuntu Server 14.04 system - one 1TB HDD, and one 2TB HDD. They are mounted in /mnt/1TB and /mnt/2TB. I would like to copy the contents of the 1TB drive to ...
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Can't send email using mail on cmd line but can using telnet smtp commands

On a ubuntu system I have installed postfix and set relayhost and mynetworks in /etc/postfix/main.cf config file. I can now telnet to port 25 on this server and send an email by issuing the SMTP ...
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Installing linux on a macbook pro - boot broken

So I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (completely replacing OSX). I had refit installed, but not it seems gone. And every time I boot, the PC can't find any OS. I tried using ...
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User based NFS access

I have an NFS server called nfs-server and several nfs clients (nfs-client1,nfs-client2,nfs-client3). I'm trying to share the home directory of myuser1 to be available on all nfs clients, but with ...
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How can I get a list of programs locking my folder in linux? [duplicate]

I want to unmount an sshfs folder but it says resource is in use. Is there anyway to find out which process is using it? I use Ubuntu 14.04
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How to zip again the most recently unizpped files , which are not unzipped in a dest folder? [on hold]

I have unzipped one file and all the things have gone up and blew up ,, now i wanna know how to zip theme or how to undo via terminal ??? im working on installing JIRA , in Ubuntu 12.10 . thank you ...
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Canon MP240 does not work in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in place of Windows XP on my parent's computer. I used the Printing dialog from System Settings to install the printer. I was able to successfully print a Test Page, ...
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What is a 1GBps port speed?

I have a question about a way I can measure download speed of my server in my case. Basically I have a dedicated server at Namecheap and I purchased the 1GBps port speed. (Not to advertize). But when ...
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Upload image to postimage.org using curl

I found a script that can upload image to postimage.org using curl. It was posted not long ago, on 2013-09-06, at http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=28867. The simplified script looks like ...
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How to fix ubuntu boot alongside windows 7

In the beginning I had only Ubuntu on my pc. After I installed Win 7 in another partition. Then Ubuntu boot doesn't starts anymore? I need dual boot: how can I fix it?
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Can I get back data of previosly install ubuntu machine from recently installed windows7 [duplicate]

> Someday back i formatted my Ubuntu machine and installed windows > machine i forgot to copy the data so can i get back the data which is > previously installed in Ubuntu from recently ...
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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Uninstalling Windows 7 from multi boot system with ubuntu

My laptop has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I want to remove Windows 7 completely to use only Ubuntu. How can I uninstall Windows 7?
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VNC Remote Reboot

I use a OS X (hackintosh) build at my house and a Toshiba Chromebook with an Ubuntu chroot on the go. Sometimes, I'm at an event and installing some software remotely through VNC and need to perform a ...
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Creating virtual host with Apache2

I'm trying to get Apache2 to host my Django project located in /var/www/tbg/. I get an Internal Server Error (500). I have already installed libapache2-mod-wsgi and My files are as follows: ...
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Selling Build - Separate vs. Bundle(s) [closed]

The idea of switching to a system76 laptop running Ubuntu Gnome rather than my current hackintosh desktop build crossed my mind. Any ideas on how to sell this for best price? Bundle items together? ...
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Replacing windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to recover original windows later after some years?

I have bought a new Dell inspiron 15. It came with windows 8.1 installed. But I want to replace it with Ubuntu (formatting OS partition & install Ubuntu), but afraid of loosing the original copy ...
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Local DNS queries fail on server but work on clients

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server and I have Bind9 installed on it and configured. On client computers I have the DNS server address set to this server. nslookup for my custom DNS entries return the correct ...
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Why is my laptop downclocking when it is not connected to power?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF22L1/E. Regardless of the OS I use (I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed (dual boot)), the CPU downclocks itself when the laptop is not connected to power. At ...
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Linking mail groups from /etc/aliases to Mailman for archive purpose

I have configured mail server with postfix as MTA and Dovecot as MDA. Ubuntu version is 12.04. Also created mail groups in /etc/aliases. Mailing is working perfect. For archiving purposes I have now ...
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accessing .xls file and saving in folder for ubuntu

HOw do I access a .xls file and save it in a seperate folder in an ubuntu environment? I found that I could do this to access " find . -type f -name '*.xls' " but how do I save it in a folder? I am ...