General :: Moving Data From Computer To Windows Computer

Jun 28, 2011

I have a situation where I am trying to move some data from a Linux computer to a Windows computer. In all there is 700GB of data to move in about 1.5 million files, so I don't want to do this over the network.My first thought was to use an external USB hard drive and create an NTFS partition and copy the files from the linux computer to mount on the Windows computer. After 4 days of copying without completion I abandoned that idea. I thought the NTFS might be slowing it down, so I created an EXT3 partition. 4 Days later it was still copying. I did some calculations and there was no way the USB 2.0 connection was that slow. I then used ddrescue and cloned the drive to be copied overnight and it took about 12 hours. i was able to mount the USB drive under Linux and access the files appropriately. The only problem is that I can not access that USB drive on my Windows 7 computer. I have tried Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and Ext2 Installable File System For Windows, but none of them is recognizing the external drive.

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General :: Moving Software And Files To New Computer

Apr 18, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on a partitioned dell laptop which I plan to replace soon. Then I hope to install Ubuntu in a partition, same as at present. What is the best way to transfer my software and files to the new machine? I can follow simple command line instructions but am a GUI slave at heart.

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so here's my problem. I am trying to install windows xp on my computer in virtual machine so i can watch netflix on my computer. The disk will not start up, if I restart and try to boot from load i just sits there and says boot from cd. The disk drive plays music cd's fine, so i dont really know what the issue is.

I dont know that much aboutut ubuntu. a tech friend put it on hard drive he gave me after mine crashed. also i should ad that i took the disk to someone else's house that haswidnows installed and the disk worked just fine, so its not a disk problem

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Jan 30, 2010

1. How can I stream music from my ubuntu computer (9.10) to my windows computer using vlc?

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Jan 1, 2010

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Feb 3, 2010

I've currently got an older Gateway 1.8Ghz/512MB older NVIDIA box running Ubuntu 9.10. I'm I'm putting my HDD into another one I acquired, P4 2.2Ghz/2GB/Newer NVIDIA card. Basically the HDD will be the only leftover from the old system (and maybe a cdrom) Will 9.10 re-detect everything ok? Or will things I'm not thinking about be configured wrong due to the switch. Also I should state the the Proc on the new mobo will be replaced with a P4 3.4Ghz within the next couple weeks. But I was thinking since I'm not going to 64bit it wouldn't make a difference, correct me if I'm wrong. my /home is on it's own part so a reinstall wouldn't be too big of a deal if needed, just don't want to do unnecessary work.

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General :: Tool To Sync Data Between Computer And External HDD ?

Nov 30, 2010

I'm looking for a tool similar to synctoy in linux. For those who dont know what synctoy does is... its a simple syncing application that allows you to copy your data between multiple hard drives and keeps all copies in sync with the latest data. I'm specifically looking for KDE based tool if KDE based is not available then my second preference will be for gtk based app.

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Oct 3, 2010

today I obtained a computer from a friend who had just bought a new computer, and they were getting rid of the old one. Being a linux user I couldn't let a perfectly good albeit slow Windows XP computer go to waste. With Ubuntu 10.04 install it is lightning fast. I've noticed it is faster than the current computer I use as a server, and want to migrate the HDD over to the new machine. I know there are issues when doing so with Windows as it registers the hardware and has major heartburn with this, so I was wondering if Ubuntu or linux in general will have any problems. I simply want to move it over.

I don't have a problem with reformatting as it has it's own /home partition, but for obvious reasons I would like to minimize down time. I did a search on google and on the forums here and I didn't find what I want to do.

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Jan 5, 2010

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Jun 17, 2011

I am using fedora 10 in two computers. Just for my own practice I sent a file to my second computer.

1st computer IP is
2nd computer IP is


The file has been successfully copied to the second computer but I again want to copy that file into my local computer by still sitting in my 1st computer.


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Apr 17, 2009

I boot linux from a usb drive so I can carry my distro wherever I go - I've been doing it for quite some time now and it's always worked wonderfully. Problem: This morning my little cousin unplugged the computer WHILE I was booting into linux. Power loss has happened before, but with no ill effects. This time however, it's decided it won't boot. The screen clears, and just as GRUB is about to load, it freezes and the computer reboots over and over.

I booted to a LiveCD of Ubuntu to try and fsck the drive, but it won't mount the volume. I've worked with this install so long, and have customized it so much I **really** don't want to do a reinstall.. What can I do?

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General :: Redirect Serial Port From ONE Computer To ANOTHER Computer?

Feb 25, 2011

I need redirect serial port from ONE computer to ANOTHER computer, and at the another send this port to VirtualBox with WindowsXP.VB needed because i need to use software for windoze I do this:NE computer:socat tcp-l:54321,reuseaddr,fork file:/dev/ttyS0,nonblock,waitlock=/var/run/tty0.lock

ANOTHER computer:
socat pty,link=/tmp/ttyS0,waitslave tcp:ONE:54321
Now (at ANOTHER) i've set serial port in VirtualBox as


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Fedora Installation :: Moving Hard Drive To New Computer.?

Oct 28, 2009

I have Fedora running on my computer at school and have been informed we are getting new computers.

Can I simply move my hard drive to the new computers? I don't have to reinstall do I? Would I have to use a new kernel?

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Slackware :: Moving RAID1 Drives Into Computer With Same Md Numbers?

Feb 12, 2011

My old workhorse computer's motherboard died yesterday, and I want to get everything off of its RAID1 array. I have a backup on an external drive but it's a few weeks old and I'd like to make sure I've got everything.

The old machine ran Slackware 12.1, and had a 2-drive IDE 250GB RAID1 array with partitions:

md0 - swap
md1 - /

The new machine has Slackware 13.1, and also has a 2-drive SATA 250GB RAID1 array with partitions:

md0 - /
md1 - swap
md2 - /home

I put the IDE drives from the old computer into the new one. I'm not sure how to get the old array going now. I'm not sure if I should use mdadm with --assemble (since the array was already set up before) or with --create (because the array needs to be renamed so it doesn't clash with the new computer's md1). I'm thinking I should use --create and give the old md1 a new name (md3). But I'm not sure if anything bad will happen if I use --create on an array with data on it.

Output of mdadm -Esv:


ARRAY /dev/md0 level=raid1 num-devices=2 UUID=9a0cc71f:df5e59d9:50e7b281:3adcc49f
ARRAY /dev/md1 level=raid1 num-devices=2 UUID=698c321a:8008c659:d8c7deeb:c1dd303c


The old drives are the last two entries, sdc and sdd. It's odd that the order is reversed. I had (non-RAID) Windows partitions on both drives and I've mounted them and verified that the drives are on the IDE cable in the right order, and sdc is the original 1st drive of the array, and sdd is the 2nd drive of the array.

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Jan 10, 2010

I have a bunch of gconf settings that I change by default when I install Ubuntu on someone's machine and thus I've created a script to make it easier after a fresh installation. Here is a list of changes I make so far:


However, I'm looking to remove the top panel and have only the bottom panel like I have set up on my machine. The gconf settings seem to be pretty complex and I'm not sure which keys I should be changing to remove the top panel and include the settings I have currently for the bottom panel (e.g. Menu Bar | Shortcuts | Window List | Notification Area | Clock)

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May 28, 2011

I have three computers in my network, but two will be mentioned. Computer A is a Linux Mint 9/Windows 7 dual-boot, and I have just installed Mandriva Free 2010.2, which I will call Computer B.

Now my main problem is that Computer B, while it can see and access Computer A's shares as well as the third computer, the aforementioned computers cannot access Computer B. The message was: "Unable to mount location/Failed to mount Windows share." Now, the SMB protocol was used because of the third computer and Computer A have Windows OSs installed in them.

What I originally wanted was that I can share Computer B's NTFS partition, namely Documents and Downloads, to the other computers. And I can't do that, because of the error message.

What I can do, however, is use Computer B to view shares from the other two computers (Computer A, as an example). By my experiences in Linux Mint, I understand that I'd have to mount my Windows partitions in order to share them. I don't even know if my NTFS drive in Computer B is mounted, though that is what was described.

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General :: Erase Windows Xp From The Computer?

Oct 12, 2010

Can anybody explain step by step how to erase windows xp from the computer and how to install Ubuntu?

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Feb 13, 2010

I'd like to have my Linux box (a QNAP TS-210 NAS) send the order to go to sleep (or hibernation) to my main Windows 7 computer.As the NAS is running Linux, I can't use psshutdown from SysInternals' PsTools. Is there any Linux equivalent? Or some "magic packet" that can order the Win7 computer to sleep.I know I could install a SSH daemon and trigger a shutdown command from the Linux box using ssh, but ideally I do not want to install anything on the Win7 computer. I can install Linux software on the NAS, no problem about this. PHP, python and perl are also available on it.

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Mar 11, 2010

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Mar 11, 2010

I am new to Debian Linux and I have just installed the software. How can I join the computer to a Windows domain? How can I configure the network?

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Oct 28, 2010

I have a laptop running linux and a computer running windows 7, I would like to be able to send print jobs from my laptop using linux and not have to be physically plugged in. I tried adding the printer through samba and it doesn't work.

the specs are as follows:


the message i got was idle unable to connect to cifs host will retry later. linux gave me two drivers and i have tried both previously, the print job seems to get lost in space.

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Jan 17, 2010

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General :: Windows - Connecting Yamaha KX8 Keyboard To Computer?

Jun 28, 2010

Update: I found the name of my software that came with keyboard: Cubase Ai4

How can I connect usb-piano to my computer?

I recently bought a yamaha KX8 keyboard. It does not, however, have any built in speakers, but must be connected to something in order to play.

It come with a USB cord and some weird windows software, that must be running in order for the keyboard to make any sound. Now that software seems VERY complicated. I merely want to play the "piano" instrument.

I was wandering if there is some kind of SIMPLER software (maybe open source) that will allow me to connect this keyboard to either windows or linux os?

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General :: Share System Folders With A Windows Computer?

Nov 28, 2010

I have a computer running Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit with Gnome and another computer running Windows 7 64-bit. How can I share folders between these? I can use Samba to view my Windows shares, if I specify the IP address by going to the "Connect to Server..." option in the Places menu. Going to "Network" in Nautilus and trying to open "Windows Network" fails because it could not retrieve the share list from the server.

MY question, though, is how can I set up Samba (or some other software) such that my Windows box will be able to see my shared folders? And also, what is the difference between Samba and Samba4 (because both are in the repositories).

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Jul 25, 2010

i installed ubuntu to multiboot with windows 7 but i don't know how to remove it to where its just windows again you can't delete the partiton ecause grub comes up how do i make it go back to the way it was before i installed ubuntu

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Feb 24, 2011

I just made my first RedHat Enterprise v5 installation, the thing is that i have on my network a windows server that i use for storage, i want to be able to share files between the windows server and the RH server, i already edit the smb.conf file and put my workgroup name, but i still cant see my the windows server. When o try to connect using the connect to server option it says, "could not open the location 'smb://server_ip_address/' Unknown error code: 46", i can ping the windows server

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General :: Windows 7 - Backup Several Computers To Single Computer In Network

Apr 27, 2011

I am currently trying to figure out what's the best way to backup several PCs (about 5 computers each with Windows 7) from my family.

As I want the same solution for all Computer - I set up my old computer (Windows 7) and added some hard drives and there should now be enough space to backup the data of everyone from my family via the network. (Lets call this computer "Server")

But now I am wondering whats the best way to do this? What I do not want:

I do not want to start the Server each time manually when a computer tries to backup. (I thought about using WakeOnLan.. but I do not know if this is a good idea) I do not want the Server to run permanently I do not want to make the backups manually they should backup about every week automatically.

So which Software on the Computers / or the "Server" would you recommend?

Or would you eve recommend me to use Linux on the Server? If so, which Software would you use then?

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I need to install windows xp and linux in separate hard disk on my computer.Is it possible?

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