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Install Windows 8 to last partition on drive

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed. I wanted to Dual boot Windows 8, but i came across a problem. My drive is partition as follows Drive 0 Partition 1 27.9gb 0.0MB free Logical //my root ...
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Is there any program for getting the window switching style of mac in ubuntu 14.04? [on hold]

I want to get the style of switching tabs and windows like mac in ubuntu 14.04. Thanks in advance..!!
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shellinabox - How can I restrict access to certain users only?

I've got a Ubuntu 14.04 machine which I've set up with shellinabox. Now I would like to restrict access to shellinabox to only a certain user account. Nobody else should be able to log in with it. ...
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Is it safe to delete the 100 MB System Reserved Partition on Windows 8?

I have 100MB System Reserved Partition. I have other 3 partitions (making a total of 4 - max for a basic disk) 1 for Windows 8.1 1 for Ubuntu 12.04 1 common extended partition with 2 logical ...
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Poor performance with Ethernet Network Card when transferring files

I am having a performance issue I have not been able to solve and hope you guys can help me with it. I bought a NanoPC (small computer with ARM processor) and I have it running Ubuntu 13.10. It has a ...
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what can be the reason for no permission even using root or sudo

When root or using sudo, I cannot write to some files. I have a file fileA with permissions 750 fileA rwxr_x___ root root When I run a program as root or using sudo, the system prompt is: no ...
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Accessing a FTP Server

I am facing a baffling problem. For the past month I have used an FTP server, running Ubuntu Server 14.04 and it has worked flawlessly. During that time I was using an old Apple router from the early ...
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Hardwired ethernet connection not coming up on Ubuntu 12.0.4

I have a Toshiba Satellite P870 laptop in which the wireless connection is working but the eth0 is not showing up on networking. It does however show up in lspci: Notice the second to last entry: ...
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Why NetBeans ( php - remote project ) change permission of files to 0600?

I'm using NetBeans for editing some php files ( in a php project ) at remote server. all go normal, but when saving the edited file using NetBeans, the file's permissions are set to 0600 by default, ...
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Accessing Ubuntu guest (VirtualBox) node.js server from Windows host

I'm attempting to set up a node.js server on my Ubuntu guest OS running on VirtualBox. A simple "Hello World" HTTP server runs fine if I try accessing it from a browser on the Ubuntu image, but I'm ...
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Kubuntu guest on Windows 8.1 Hyper-V won't shut down completely

I've got a Windows 8.1 Professional laptop with Hyper-V installed, and a Kubuntu 14.04 Desktop VM. The host is on an untagged VLAN, the VM is on a different, tagged VLAN. When I shutdown the Kubuntu ...
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Enable multiverse via script on Ubuntu

I am writing a script which needs to enable multiverse in /etc/apt/sources.list for ubuntu. The script will be run on vps where the multiverse is not present. The script will be run on debian and ...
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Can't run Ubuntu from disc

When I place the boot CD in my CD drive and boot from it, I get the Ubuntu menu. I have these options Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer Install Ubuntu Check disc for defects Test ...
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Synergy + Emacs C-<SPC> to set mark not working

Problem When I use C- (Ctrl+space) in Emacs, it fails to set the mark. The alternative keybinding, C-@ works, but requires an extra finger and mindfulness. Emacs doesn't have trouble recognizing the ...
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Setting up Seagate Goflex on Ubuntu

I have a Seagate Goflex external hard drive. When I plug it in it has set up files for Mac and Windows, but I'm new to Ubuntu and do not know how to set it up on here. How can I go about doing this?
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How to use the Suricata IDS to monitor the entire network?

I have the following 3 PCs connected to a router via Ethernet: PC1 – 192.168.1.101 (Linux Ubuntu) PC2 – 192.168.1.100 (Windows) PC3 – 192.168.1.1 (Windows) All PCs can ping each other. PC1 has ...
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Converting 32 bit MLP to 32 bit FLAC?

I have some .MLP files which I'd like to convert to .FLAC for easier playback. Examining the file with ffmpeg version 0.8.13-4:0.8.13-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 I get Stream #0.0: Audio: mlp, 96000 Hz, 5.1, ...
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WinSCP has to constantly reconnect to my Ubuntu Server

I am on a Window 7 machine so I am left to using a tool like WinSCP to manage my remote servers which run Ubuntu. I do use a good old command line too but for file management I generally use WinSCP, ...
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How can I increase the Hyper-V display resolution?

I just started experimenting with the Hyper-V of Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu on it. However when I launch it my screen resolution is small. How can I scale Ubuntu to the resolution of my screen? ...
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Error on ubuntu server testing - “fio: first direct IO errored.”

I'm working on a VM to test caching algorithms. The tool I've chosen to push IO is fio (click for HOWTO) given its flexibility. What I don't understand is why running on this ubuntu server 14.04 image ...
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Booting a second, encrypted Debian installation from Ubuntu grub command line

I have a stable dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I am installing a second flavor of Debian. It has three separate partitions: / is an encrypted luks volume located at (hd1,gpt9), /home ...
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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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Configure GRUB for dual boot

I've been trying to get this sorted for 2 days now and just now found the root of the problem. But being new to linux, I'm not sure how to proceed. I have 3 physical drives, sda is for Windows 7 only. ...
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How to autostart OpenVPN (client) on Ubuntu 12.04 CLI?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in: sudo openvpn filename.ovpn. Now I would like to start up OpenVPN when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit if that ...
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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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Read Leap Motion tracking data from guest VM on host machine using WebSockets and VirtualBox

Ok, so I am trying to get the tracking data from my Leap Motion from inside a Virtual Machine and use the tracking data on my host machine. Guest OS: Ubuntu, using VirtualBox Host OS: Windows 8.1 I ...
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Problems with dual boot

I have windows-8 on dell inspiron. I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04 Windows and ubuntu share the same partition ("Local Disk C"). From then, I am facing a lot of problems. 1. PC hangs suddenly. 2. ...
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Install VMPlayer on Ubuntu Live USB

I want to install VMPlayer or other virtualization software on a Ubuntu Live USB. How can I edit the image file so can write new image file to USB and can boot live usb image , and run VMPlayer ...
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Ubuntu insert key not working in applications under GNOME

My insert key seems to have stopped working, in all applications (vim, gedit, etc.). However, if I change from Gnome flashback to TTY#1, i.e., non-graphical mode, the insert key works just fine. I ...
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can't boot windows 8 need hel on grub-repair

After installation my grub is a complete mess. Now I've got 5 options. First two options for linux and the rest are various supposed windows 8 choices. What can I do? I need desperately to log into ...
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Where to find clipboard history Ubuntu 14.04

I have deleted something but I had copied before. Ctrl+v shows only the last copied text. I tried to install diodon and cliplt. As I understand they start to archive some history of the clipboard. But ...
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How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
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Port forwarding works on Ubuntu but doesn't work on windows

I set up my wireless router to port forward 80 -> 80 (as well as 8080 -> 80) to my local http server. I have dual boot windows + ubuntu and both of them have apache installed. The problem is if I boot ...
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What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?

============================================================== actually I figured out this is an issue of intel video driver:http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0902.3/01703.html ...
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Not able to acces internet in an Ubuntu Guest in a Windows host using Oracle VIrtual Box

My Machine is a WIndows 7 enterprise edition. The network in my institution is setup in such a way that Mac Addesses have to be registered in the system to work. I installed the plain and vanilla ...
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How do you add a certificate authority (CA) to Ubuntu?

My work has decided to issue their own certificate authority (CA) to handle different aspects of our work securely without paying for certificates. Cryptographically sign emails Encrypt email ...
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How to delete a residual Ubuntu directory from Windows?

I'm using Windows 7. After installing (and uninstalling) Ubuntu on my laptop, I found that it left a folder called ".Trash-1000" on my H drive. I cannot remove it: if I try to delete it from Explorer, ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Suppressing stderr in GNU Parallel

I'm using GNU Parallel to concurrently run a command several thousand times. To get logs of the execution I'm using --files and --results. To get nice progress bar while it's running I'm using --eta ...
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Grant Ubuntu root permissions to ldap user

I have a development Ubuntu machine attached to our corporate domain. I have root permissions on this machine, however my ldap account does not. I would like to grant my ldap user unrestricted local ...
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Recover data from corrupted LVM partition with TestDisk?

I had setup 3 disks in a LVM array with each disk holding some data. A few weeks back one of the disks "disappeared" from the LVM array and BIOS. After rebooting, the disk reappeared but does not ...
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How do I create & restore a mysql database dump with Chef?

Environment Ubuntu 12.04 Precise64 Enterprise Chef opscode-cookbooks/mysql opscode-cookbooks/database Wordpress 3.9 Objective I am trying to replicate/clone my production Wordpress server. I'd ...
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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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Can't run command with sudo, even with the full path, I got an error

The command starling is located at /home/keating/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/bin/starling. Only using rvmsudo starling will work properly. This is the result of me trying to invoke it in various other ...
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calling play framework from command line

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. I unpacked play framework 2.0 and updated PATH variable with my_play2_path but still when I try to type play from command line it calls an audio/video player instead. What ...
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File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
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How do I find the device node file for a USB device in Linux?

I've bought an X10 Home Automation USB interface: the CM15. This is the information lsusb gives: skerit@KIP-DU-SKER:~$ lsusb Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0bc7:0001 X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. ActiveHome ...
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Ubuntu semi-permanently disabled Bluetooth (and freaked me out)

A couple of months ago, I disabled my Bluetooth device from inside Ubuntu 10 (I forget which version specifically). I then rebooted into Windows, only to find that the icon was gone. Curious, I went ...
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init.d control script for virtualbox VM

I have an Ubuntu server on which a Virtualbox virtual machine needs to be running at all times. The VMs are administered by a specific user VMAdmin which has no admin privileges. I need to create a ...
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Why does GPG Encrypt/Decrypt fail between different versions of GnuPG?

I have 2 servers that will be passing data between them, one is Ubuntu and the other is Red Hat. Using the already installed versions on each, Ubuntu is 12.04 with gnuPG 1.4.x and Red Hat is ...