General :: Installing Linux To Second Drive On A Windows Machine

Jun 19, 2010

I have a duo core HP machine with two (2) physical hard drives.Drive C has the win Vista Media center version installed.The second drive has 2 partitions of 500gb each.One has all my windows data files on it and the second partition I have reserverd for the installation of Linux.How to install Linux on the second partition (SDB1) without loosing the ability to use windows when i need.In other words i want to establish a dual boot system and not disturb the existing windows installation by installing Linux and then be able to boot into a dual boot system that will let me select which OS to boot to.

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General :: Installing Windows 7 Onto A New Drive On An Ubuntu Machine?

Sep 20, 2009

I want to install Windows 7 on a separate drive on my PC that already has Ubuntu. I was wondering if anybody had any tips on how best to go about this? I was going to install a new empty drive, removing the current one, then put the current drive back once Windows had been installed. However, I'm not entirely sure if this will work, since Linux currently runs from the first drive: Will it be confused by making its drive the second drive (these will both be SATA drives, BTW), and how would I get Linux to run? Could I change which drive to boot from in the BIOS, or would replacing the MBR to provide a boot loader menu be easier?

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Apr 16, 2011

I remember it being really easy to add a printer attached to another computer using Ubuntu, but I don't remember exactly what made it so easy. All I know is that now that I have switched to Kubuntu the process has become much harder because now I have to find out some special locations, numbers etc. for it to connect to the printer. It's connected to a Windows XP machine on the other side of the house.
It says alot about 'contacting the network administrator' if I am unsure about what to put in. But I am more or less the network administrator. how to find out what numbers to put in so that my Linux machine can connect and print to the Windows machine? Or maybe someone knows a few commands to share? I go to Applications > Settings > System settings, Printer configuration, New Printer, New Network printer, and then there are a few options but I don't know which one to choose. Windows Printer via Samba, I guess? Then in the box that says smb://[enter stuff here] I need to put in info but I don't know how to find that info.

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Jun 8, 2011

I was looking for:how to access my Linux machine(OpenSuse 11.3) that is being hosted at my hoster company from my home Win Pc, I found TightVNC , but I am confused, should I install it on both systems ( viewer and server) ? .. what about the VirtualBox , can i Access with that tool or it is only for mounting the local Virtual Machines?

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General :: Booting Old Linux Partition After Installing Windows 7

Oct 9, 2009

I have an old linux partition (fedora 10) that used to start from the MBR. Now I've installed windows 7 on a new drive (overwritning the MBR, autostarting windows). Is there a neat program availible that somehow enables me to choose to boot back into linux?

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Apr 13, 2010

I am a newbie in perl and I am trying to develop a script that should try to login on all windows machine in a LAN say with a given username and password. I am not sure wether it will use RDP or any other protocol, so I am getting confused how to proceed.

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May 10, 2010

I am trying to share folders between my laptop and desktop. The desktop runs Ubuntu 10 ,and the laptop I'm dual-booting between pclinux OS and another OS. I can't see either machine from either machine. The desktop shows a "windows network" when I go to the network location in file manager. When I run PC Linux, I can't even see the desktop which runs Linux as well, and I've tried to configure shares in the PC Linux OS Control Center, but I obviously failed. I installed gshare on the Ubuntu machine, and PC Linux has GUI tools(whew!) to configure NFS, SMB, and Deb-whatever the other one's name is. As a new convert, I've went into properties,permissions, because it's what I'm familiar with. I just wish someone would tell me if I should maybe just go back to the other OS or not, as I've had so many problems every since trying the switch. I really like this system, but it seems as if you need to be some kind of computer programmer or something to be able to do the most basic things (install software,wireless,share files). I'm not a stupid person, and what I lack in knowledge, I compensate for in desire to learn.

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Feb 17, 2011

I am new to Xen Hypervisor and wanted to know if someone has any good guides to configuring it please. Also once i configure a Guest OS how can i connect to it remotely via a windows and linux machine?

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Ubuntu :: Strange Installing LINUX Along With Windows XP?

Mar 22, 2010

I have installed windows xp (service pack 2) on my pc. later i formatted a partition (drive E and installed ubuntu linux 8.04. I have provided 2gb space for SWAP partition and remaining for root (/).I have done this manually. Installation was completed, and ubuntu asked me to reboot the system. I did so.

Now comes my problem. I am getting some DHCP connection or some thing weird. after that i am getting a message ......and with a message asking me to press any key. the same thing is coming even after restarting the system....i am unable to see both windows and linux now!

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Apr 30, 2011

i created an USB Ubuntu [10.04], that i want to keep with me. people sometimes ask me to hep them with all sorts of windows problems, and i wanted to have a usb linux, that i could load with all kind of tools/ software to help.So, i tried doing some research, into what would be most useful. Antivirus-wise, all the links pointed at Clam AV (i also found a pdf describing how to clean a windows drive from linux - will try that soon - if this thread gathers followers, I'll post the results).Do you have any ideas what could i install more ? different AV ? some defragmenting tool? I searched a bit, but on all kinds of forums people just said that linux did not need defragmenting. i know that, but i want a linux tool that defragments NTFS drives.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installing Machine With No DVD Drive

Jan 7, 2010

I'm trying to install on a machine that has a CD drive but no DVD (and is currently running 10.3). Following the procedure here I created a filesystem on the server and copied the DVD ISO to that. I boot with the network install CD and in the boot options I put in
But then I get a red error diag saying
Could not find the openSUSE respository
Activating manual setup program

I go into the manual setup program, select hard disk, sda7, the iso file appears in the "Enter the source directory." dialog so I click OK. It does the "Loading the installation system" (or something, it's quick) and then errors with "No repository found". I have also tried sharing the iso file from a windows server and using network SMB but that didn't work. Tried mounting the install DVD (that I have used successfully before) on the windows machine, sharing it, and point the manual SMB install at that. Everything gives me "No repository found." I could use the Network CD to do an Internet install, but that seems unnecessarily slow and wasteful of bandwidth when I've already downloaded the DVD iso.

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Ubuntu :: Convert Windows System To Dual-boot Linux On Second Drive

Aug 31, 2010

I'm trying to get a dual boot system. And my situation is exactly as the situation described is this article:URL...

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General :: Get Data From Linux To Window Machine

Apr 16, 2010

i am using window and linux in a single laptop.i want to access the files in present in linux os ,into the window machine.

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General :: Compile Linux Kernel For Different Machine?

Feb 10, 2011

I am new to kernel development,and I have to compile a kernel with some specific features and then install it on some machines.The problem is that these machines are slow,and hence I want to compile them on a fast desktop once and then install them on the machines.I am following this guide from Ubuntu wiki.

So what I plan to do is, download the source and generate a config file on one of the slow machines, copy both to the faster machine, generate the image on the faster machine and then install it on all the slow machines. The slow machines are almost identical (same cards, processors, OS etc.) but different from the fast machine(different OS and processor). So will this work or not?

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General :: Installing Cent OS Using Windows - Mount Iso File To Virtual Drive There Is No Autoplay Option

Feb 22, 2011

I downloaded centos from their official bittorrent.It contained two iso files and md5sum.txt,sha1sum.txt and sha256sum.txt and also md5sum.txt.asc,sha1sum.txt.asc and sha256sum.txt.asc.Now when I mount iso file to virtual drive there is no autoplay option.Can you tell me how to install it.I dont see any setup file?

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Ubuntu :: Installing Windows 7 On A Machine?

Jul 9, 2010

I have an Acer laptop, on which a I have Ubuntu installed with no disk partitioning. I may need to install Windows 7 on this machine but have no desire to stop using Ubuntu for normal use. Is it possible to create a partition to install Windows on, without changing my Ubuntu set up? Also, whilst I'm at it, I'd like to create a third partition for general data storage.

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General :: Ssh Without Password From User To Root On Same Linux Enterprise 5 Machine

Jan 22, 2010

My application is installed on root of RH enterprise 5 and is run via user on the same machine. This need ssh without password from the user.

i do the following :
1. run ssh-keygen in .ssh directory of the user.
2. copy the as the authorized-keys in the root's .ssh directory
3 chmod 600 to the authorized_keys
4.restart the machine
5. login from the user and ssh SER ( SER is the entry in the /etc/hosts with the ip address of the machine)
6 It still prompt for the password

How can i ssh from the user to the machine without password.

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Aug 27, 2010

I have been using gFTP to transfer files to/from a windows machine, but have run into a problem and wanted to try FileZilla. Using YasT (Package Search) I found and selected "filezilla - A GUI FTP and SFTP Client", and proceeded to attempt to install it. The outcome is:

Attempting to install FileZilla under YasT:

Download failed: File '/repodata/repomd.xml' not found on medium url.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing On Windows Machine Without Dual Booting?

Oct 14, 2010

i currently am running windos 7 (64 bit) and would also like to install ubuntu on a second hard drive. i understand a dual boot is easy enough to do, but i'd like to install ubuntu so that it and windows are completely isolated. rather than be prompted with a boot screen to choose os, i would do so by changing hd boot priority in bios. i'd like the end result to be 2 separte computers in one box. can it be set up this way, and if so, how?

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General :: 64 Bit - Installing And Using 32-bit Software In 64-bit Linux

Mar 27, 2010

Is there a way to install and run i386 software packages inside an AMD64 version of Xubuntu (v9.10)? Just to get an idea, how much effort would it require to port it to something usable within the said OS. I imagine it would be a lot.

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General :: Removing Linux And Installing XP

Oct 31, 2010

I've tried ubuntu, and could never get my sound working with that, so I tried fedora and had the exact same problem there. After a few days of trying to figure it out I decided to give up because it was really getting ridiculous, and I just want to go back to windows where things simply work.

Now the problem is that when I boot from the windows XP install disc, it doesnt recognise anything on my harddrive and just gives me the blue screen when I press any key (after showing me the list of partitions on my harddrive, all of which are <UNKNOWN>). I'm not sure what the problem is but it must be something to do with the fact that I have linux installed, so is there any way I can completely remove Fedora and just start fresh with XP?The only 2 options that the XP install disc gives me are 1) Install windows XP (I get blue screen), or 2) Recover windows XP installation (I dont have xp installed anyway).

Likewise, booting from my Fedora install disc only gives me the options of installing or rescuing Fedora, but not the option of removing it.

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General :: Access Windows Machine Through System Machine?

Aug 3, 2010

I'm the Administrating the computers in my office. I want to monitor the user's activity. How can i remote login without distrubing the user's activity on his computer? Any software need to be installed? (I don't want to use Terminal server client).

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May 15, 2010

Im trying to setup samba so that i can copy some files from my windows 7 machine over to the drive on the opensuse machine running 11.2. i believe i set everything how it should be set up but no matter what i do i cant write filesfrom the windows machine. Here is my smb.conf

# smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
# version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
# samba-doc package is installed.
# Date: 2009-10-27


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General :: Linux Distros Aren't Installing

Mar 21, 2011

I have an older laptop (hp pavilion dv1000), specs are:
Intel Pentium M 1.5 GHz
512mb RAM
60gb HD

Before attempting the below, I had XP installed on it, and it ran without issues, other than being a little slow.I'm looking to install a linux distro, but I've had a ridiculous amount of issues so far. Currently, there isn't anything installed on the machine. I've tried (booting via cd iso's):

1. Ubuntu 10.04.2-desktop-i386: Got to splash screen, then black screen. Never got to iso boot menu.

2. XUbuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386: Got to splash screen, then boot menu. Chose the install option, and it went to a black screen. Nothing else happened.

3. openSUSE-11.4-KDE-LiveCD-i686: Installed all the way, except the graphics didn't behave correctly, the whole thing was glitchy and problematic, I decided to move on.

4. XUbuntu-10.04.2-alternate-i386: After a seemingly perfect installation, upon reboot I get this...
"The disk drive is not ready yet /dev/mapper/crystswap is not ready yet or not present", then gives me the option to wait or do a recovery. I tried waiting, it boots to a black screen. I tried the recovery, and now it doesn't boot at all.

Anyone have any good recommendations for a linux distro that should work out of the box with this laptop? I'd like to install NetBeans, firefox, and etc, so nothing too basic. Just something that will run quickly given my specs.

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General :: Installing New Software / Application On Red Hat Linux

Aug 25, 2010

Can you all please help me with,

1) How to install any new software/application on Red Hat Linux?
2) How to run any new installed application in system start up/boot process as what we do with 'chkconfig service on' with a daemon?
3) Where to entry for a new installed application i.e. is there any specific file/directory?

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General :: Whether Should Enable Ipv6 When Installing Linux

Jun 14, 2011

What determines whether I should enable ipv6 when installing Linux? so not sure whether it depends on my ISP, my hardware (network card or modem or router), my Linux kernel, my CentOS version (5.6), my requirements, etc.

So I'm not sure whether or not I should enable it. And if I were to, in the CentOS installation screen would I select 'Automatic neighbor discovery' or 'Dynamic IP configuration' or 'Manual configuration'?

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Nov 19, 2010

I have bought a NAS and configured this to work under Windows within Microsoft network name HOUKES and device name //CH3MNAS/Volume_1.Now I want to see this NAS also under Linux. What is the easiest way to do this?What I want to do: Inside Thunderbird/Windows e-mails+pictures are now this drive... I want to see my them also in Linux.

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General :: Installing Flash Player In Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5.1?

Sep 13, 2009

I hav successfully installed RHEL5.1 on my system. I downloaded flash player from Adobe website. I chose RPM from the download type. Now, I can find an icon on my GUI for the flash player. When I right-click the icon and click on "Open with software installer", I was able to install flash player. Even the system showed that the software has been installed. But still when I issue the command rpm -qi flash the output says that flash is not installed.

Is there any correct way to install the rpm package. I even tried to install using rpm -ivh <flash player pkg name> even that did'nt work... I have another query... where does the package gets installed when I download RPM's or any other software from the internet.. I want to know the path where the pkgs will be sotred...

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General :: Conflicting /usr & /etc Files While Installing Fedora 15 And Scientific Linux 6.1

Aug 9, 2011

Until some time ago I had a dual Windows 7 and Fedora operating system, then I completely moved to Fedora. Recently I have become interested in Scientific Linux and wanted to install it besides my Fedora. I took a back up of all my data and formatted my HDD for a clean install of both of them. This is what I did:

First I installed Scientific Linux with these partitions (contents of /etc/fstab):


Then I went on to install Fedora 15; I kept the same primary and extended partitions but only changed the names of "/FedoraRoot" to "/" and "/" to "/SLRoot" in the above list while installing Fedora. I also chose the boot directory of Fedora to be /dev/sda1/ which I wanted to be the /boot file for both systems while I had chosen the boot file for Scientific Linux to be "/dev/sda".

Everything went well until the final step of copying the files an error came that some of files that Fedora wanted to install in /usr/share, /usr/lib64, /usr/bin, /etc/system..., /etc/issue..., /etc/redhat-release... and /etc/rpm are already present in the Scientific Linux format and so there is a conflict and it has to terminate!!! I must have made some strange mistakes in the definitions

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May 4, 2010

I am looking for an application I used in 2001.It was a curses application that displayed devices or files in hexadecimal format, and allowed searching through them and other functionality.

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