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Is there a CHNTPW alternative for Linux?

I'm looking for a CHNTPW equivalent that I can use from Linux to recover, clear or change a Windows password. chntpw is not quite working for me, I'm planning to boot this from portable.
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Compatible version of ubuntu 64 bit with intel processor

I want to know which version of ubuntu is compatible with my machine. My PC configuration is: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo RAM : 3 GB System Type : 64-bit I have currently installed windows 7 on my ...
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SSH - dpkg: command not found?

I'm running Ubuntu and trying to install Ajax Push Engine: This is everything I do since opening the terminal to getting the error: lisandrov@lisandrov-Satellite-L655:~/Desktop$ ssh ...
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How can I make the browser automatically do some operations (such as refresh the webpage every a few minutes)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to make your browser refresh a page every say, 5 seconds? How can I run a web page in task scheduler every day? Are there some ways to make the ...
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What are good tutorials for Ubuntu network configuration from command line? [closed]

I had been using Ubuntu for some time, but no really comfortable with the Ubuntu networking concepts from command line. I searched on the internet, but could not find any nice tutorials for ...
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Virtual Machine can access internal network but not the internet

I am on a company computer with Windows 7 installed on it. I installed VirtualBox on it too and installed Ubuntu on this virtual machine. Now from inside the virtual machine (Ubuntu), I can access ...
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Optimizations for Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 to my 16 GB fast USB flash disk (I don't want "installation" with Universal USB Installer as written on original Ubuntu site). I want it for portable use. I wonder if ...
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How to know the network interfaces under Linux?

When I run cat /etc/network/interfaces in Ubuntu 11.04 I get the below output. auto lo iface lo inet loopback I don't see the eth0 or eth1 interfaces, but I am able to see them in the Network Tools ...
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windows system backup does not recognize second hard disk anymore

I used to take my windows system backups on D: (windows 7 is installed on C:). D: is a 2x300GB RAID0 installation and was (and still is) working fine. Apart from backups, D: was also my big-files ...
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Create new Gnome session profile with xmonad as window manager?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 using the "Ubuntu Classic" session at login (Gnome 2). I recently tried xmonad as the window manager for the Gnome session, and I like it when my laptop is plugged to ...
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Alt-tab icon list in Gnome and metacity?

Can anyone provide a reference or explain how the icons to the alt-tab list is populated? I would like to specify some icons for some programs that do not have icons, e.g. xterm. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Where does Okular store the PDF annotations?

I am using Okular in Ubuntu 11.04 as it has support to annotations and is faster to do a quick find across large documents. The annotations are not stored in the document, but are stored as metadata ...
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Is it possible to dual boot two OS's at the same time?

Is it possible to dual boot two OS's at the same time? For example: I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. Ubuntu is running on a single 500gb HDD, Windows 7 is running on 1TB RAID 1 ...
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How to index a pdf document in Ubuntu?

I am reading a PDF document in Ubuntu 11.04 using the default "Document Viewer". The document is more than 500 pages and it takes a while to complete a "Find ..." for a particular text. Is there a way ...
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Cannot copy 'filename': The parameter is incorrect

I am running Ubuntu 11.04. I installed Oracle VM and made a VirtualBox. It's configured as: Windows XP 30GB 1024MB of RAM I insert a DVD and open it in the Windows XP VM. I have two files, about ...
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Vim script Gundo isn't working properly

I'm having trouble with my vim with "python" support. I had installed gnome-vim, in Ubuntu 11.04, that theoretically has "python" support but if I install pathogen and gundo, when I press F5, the ...
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How to change the GDM default background wallpaper to my customized wallpaper or solid color?

I was trying to change the Ubuntu 11.04 GDM default background wallpaper to solid color such as black. However it's not working; here is what I've tried so far: From the terminal: xsetroot -bg ...
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How can I disable the screensaver and lock screen in Ubuntu 11.04?

It's very disturbing when making a Kiosk application, every time the lock screen and screensaver shows up, also many popup + battery or updates shows up. Where and how can I completely disable the ...
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How can I boot from Removable Disks?

I'm trying to get my computer to recognize my micro SD adapter as a removable disk. I've inserted it into my laptop and changed the BIOS settings to boot from "Removal Disks" or CD-ROM (I'm using an ...
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How to run a program through Tor

I want to run programs from my ubuntu machine through Tor, without TAILS. i was wondering if this is possible?
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Multiple OSs in one box

I have a Windows Vista Box running Ubuntu 9.10 (with multiple kernel images) in another partition. Now, I'd like to install Ubuntu 11.10 beta too so it can coexist with the other two. Are there any ...
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is it plausible that Ubuntu's wildcard * with tar is somehow failing to restore some files?

In this command line sequence I use a *.sh wildcard to restore some files. I got three hits. Knowing that there must be more, I typed in the whole name. For example: goFindRanges.sh. I was able to ...
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VPN in VM -> Ubuntu

i'm running Ubuntu, and use VPN. i want to know, if my Virtual Machine (Windows 7) uses the same VPN Connection or if i have to use an vpn client in windows also? best regard
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How to detect FireWire interface and Connected device on it, in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a FireWire camera LifeSize connected to my PC in the FireWire interface. My PC has miniPCI slot and with external converter its having a FireWire interface. Now its Ubuntu who is not showing me ...
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How to make rsync to use relative path?

I want to sync remote database copy using command rsync --relative user@remote:/backup/databases/*.sql /backup/snapshots/ As it's result command creates file ...
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Can I disable USB Ports outside of the BIOS?

Is it possible to disable a computer's USB ports outside of the machine's BIOS if the BIOS does not offer the option to disable the USB ports? Could this possibly be accomplished via a terminal ...
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Can Mac OS X be used as a complete subtitute for Ubuntu?

I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro, and though I know that I can triple boot it (Mac OS X, Windows, Ubuntu), I really do not want to give up the ease-of-use of OS X for which Mac is so famous for. ...
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My netbook with Ubuntu installed keeps freezing after a period of time, why?

I am a Linux developer and I enjoy it, but recently my netbook started having series of weird freezes, the screen first mashes up completely, and after a few minutes only my desktop background shows ...
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Setting system wide environment variable in Ubuntu 8.04 Server

This is my /etc/environment: HELLO="hello" Now I check that the environment is being set when connecting via ssh: ssh foobar@my_host env And this is the output: SHELL=/bin/bash ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 11.04 via VNC on my new PC (with no keyboard or mouse)

I have downloaded the latest Ubuntu.iso and extracted it to /tmp/ubuntu/ on my laptop. In the folder isolinux there is an isolinux.cfg file. I am trying to prepare a USB stick by modifying those ...
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What backup tool should I use for easy incremental backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could you suggest feature-rich disk-based personal backup program for linux (and I've seen a few)? I want to do nightly backups of the whole system and be able to ...
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Windows 7 Freezes Due To NTFS Corruption After Boot Into Ubuntu

I manually partitioned space for Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it on my Windows 7 laptop. It installed successfully, and Windows 7 booted successfully but then froze after a few minutes. I removed the ...
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How do I set the priority of network connections in Ubuntu?

If a Ubuntu 11.04 machine is connected to WiFi and 3G simultaneously, how do I set the priority to let the applications (browser etc.) to use WiFi first? If that's not available, it should use the ...
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Setting up Ubuntu in VirtualBox connecting to Windows 7 and the Internet

I've installed the latest VirtualBox 4.1.2 and Ubuntu Server 11.04. After playing around with the network settings, I found there's no IP address configured for eth1 and eth2. I think I used to have ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hard drive, partitions reorganization

I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop on a 250GB hard drive. I'm going to install a new 500GB hard drive and will create new partitions on it for different purposes. Can I simply copy the partition where ...
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FTP LIST command fails between between host OS and guest OS

I'm having trouble setting up FTP between my host OS (Windows 7) and guest OS (Ubuntu 10.04). I used the network settings in VirtualBox to setup port forwarding on 80, 21, and 22. Accessing the ...
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Does dual-booting an OS require a dual-core processor?

My friend claims that dual booting, using two different OSes, requires a multi-core or multi-threaded processor. Is this true? And if I install additional OSes, will my computer slow down any?
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Can you connect different OSes using an ad-hoc network?

Is it possible to connect multiple different operating systems to the same ad-hoc network so that they can play games or file sharing or network connections like LAN chat or LAN connection? will ...
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VLC - Weird audio-delay issue when playing videos

I'm using VLC 1.1.9 on Ubuntu 11.04 and constantly have to adjust the audio-delay when playing videos to get the audio/video in sync (usually about -400ms but it varies occasionally, sometimes -250 ...
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How to change the magnet uri handler in Google Chrome?

I removed the Transmission BitTorrent client from my Ubuntu and installed Deluge. Now magnet URIs don't work anymore. How to tell Chrome to launch the new app instead?
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How can I copy my Mac's entire hard drive to an external hard drive?

I want to copy my entire hard drive to an external hard drive of equivalent size. I'm using a Mac, and I was thinking about booting Ubuntu so that I can use dd, but I'm not sure how to do that. If ...
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How can I create a bootable USB of Microsoft SBS 2011 from an ISO in ubuntu 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a Windows 7 installation usb media from linux ? (to install Windows 7) - Help need to know better method Right so Im having a bit of a mare! I am trying ...
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Test laptop speaker hardware

I bought a used laptop on Craigslist (a Toshiba Satellite M115), and promptly wiped the drive and installed Ubuntu 11.4 (Natty). (This was a big deal for me, since every computer I've ever owned [20+ ...
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Rename installed .deb with dpkg

Is there a way to rename an installed .deb package with dpkg? Context: I have installed a library compiled for debug using checkinstall, now I wish to install the library compiled for release, for ...
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Why can't I ssh-copy-id to an EC2 instance?

I have a ubuntu Natty instance on EC2, and I can SSH into it by ssh -v -i ec2-keypair ubuntu@ubuntu@XXXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com But I'd like to set up password less sshing. So I tried these ...
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Hardening/logging Ubuntu Home Server activity

I just recently put together a server that I have some files, my music, and other media on. I also built it so that I could mess with the Linux OS, and experiment with a server environment, just ...
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Uninstall nginx on Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS remote machine

I was given a server to setup, but this server was not reset, and the provider is quite slow on resetting it, so I have to completely uninstall some stuff it has, one of which is nginx. I had a few ...
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Google chrome in Windows 7 in Ubuntu - speed differences

I've recently converted to Linux (Ubuntu 11.04) and installed Google Chrome (not chromium). To my surprise it works very slow. The firefox included in the ditro is much faster (2-4 times as fast, ...
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How can you stream music from Ubuntu to AirPlay speakers on your network with Ubuntu?

We have AirPlay speakers on our network, that can only be controlled using iTunes for Windows. As I'm booted into Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to control the music being played. Is there any way to do ...
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Backup solution for a whole HDD on a laptop?

I'm thinking about getting a laptop to replace my desktop except for gaming (rare these days). However I'd like to know all my data on the laptop is backed up on another hard drive; especially when I ...