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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Password Protecting Windows 10 Partition in Ubuntu 14.04.3

    Actually, that's not really needed.

    Win10 comes with the new hibernation mode enabled -- known as FastStartup -- which is different from Fast Boot.

    With FastStartup, whenever you shut down...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: missing files when Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 share the same partition

    That doesn't matter -- even when you shut down, unless you have gone to the trouble to disable FastStartup in Win10, it will STILL go into hibernation.

    There are two ways to disable FastStartup in...
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    Re: Looking for drivers for my laptop

    This is an entirely different world from Windows -- and it was invented by folks who were accustomed to doing work that would frighten Windows users. So, Linux presumes you know what you are doing....
  4. Re: Every small mistake - I must reinstall Ubuntu ?

    One thing that you need to learn that makes Linux very different from Windows is that you don't go rummaging around for drivers. That's really a bad idea.

    Open-source drivers come bundled by...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How to clone recovery partition to USB drive

    You don't use MR to save the recovery partition; instead, you use MR to image off the OS partition and whatever else is needed to be able to restore the install. Saving off the recovery partition is...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How to clone recovery partition to USB drive

    The problem with relying on a Recovery partition and OEM software is that, once you move or resize the partitions, it typically doesn't work anymore. SO, copying it to an external drive, with the...
  7. Re: probibly already asked but.. looking for linux versions of programs

    For "wipe" programs, read through the Wiki page linked here:'s_Boot_and_Nuke

    Good Luck
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    [ubuntu] Re: Defragmenting windows from ubuntu

    With any modern SATA-III hard drive, defrag is going to make little or no discernable difference in runtime performance in MS Windows.

    So, if your Windows system is running painfully slow, there...
  9. Re: 'Windows 7' boot option disappeared from GRUB

    If you're asking about restoring the capability to boot into Windows from GRUB, then you can recreate the default GRUB configuration files by booting into Ubuntu, opening a terminal window and...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Help with grub.cfg invalid signature Windows menuentry

    First of all, you should NEVER hand-edit grub.cfg -- other than to do a temporary test. Why? Because the next time you do an update, that is liable to overwrite grub.cfg and remove all the edits you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB keyboard Driver

    The basic functionality of a USB keyboard will work fine, without any special drivers needed.

    But, if the keyboard has special functions, like Macro keys on Gaming keyboards, those require special...
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    Re: Haven't Switched Yet Advice?

    Just to comment on a couple of issues you have ...

    1) Windows apps -- I've used Wine for a long time, and honestly, the ONLY environment that runs native Windows apps properly is -- Windows. ...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: config BIOS so files on 4 HDs can be copied to a larger Tbit drive

    Somewhere in your BIOS settings you will have two parameters. One sets the order of boot devices that your BIOS scans. In that, you need to have the hard drive set as the first device. The other...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install over Windows 10

    Using IPv4 and IPv6, you're trying to boot from your Network!

    You can't just either copy an ISO file to a DVD/USB stick or expand the ISO file into its directories and copy those.

    If you're...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Laptop Upgrade, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, 32-bit to 64-bit, possible?

    You can not UPGRADE from 32-bit to 64-bit; thus, you are correct in presuming that you must do a clean install.
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    Re: Ubuntu Installed on wrong partition

    If the partition your overwrote contained Windows, you will get better results using Windows data recovery apps than Linux apps.

    But to do that, you need to do the following:
    1) Remove the drive...
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    Re: Touchpad doesn't work

    The problem you are having is the lack of native drivers for touchpads on laptops.

    For a start, you should read the linked page about Linux on Laptops and then review the details in the Touchpads...
  18. Re: should I upgrade, buy new hardware, or switch back to Windows? (inexperienced use

    If you check the WineHQ apps database, you'll see that iTunes runs very poorly, if at all, on Linux under Wine.

    IF you are going to rely on using iTunes with your Apple phone, then you need a...
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    Re: After Installing Dual Boot

    Right ... and then, if the machine was using BIOS and MBR, it won't boot anymore! Why? Because the dual-boot modified the MBR to point to the Ubuntu partition, which is gone, and hence, the machine...
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    Re: How do I access my Windows files

    It's NOT a matter of shutting down Windows properly. With Win8-10, it automatically goes into Hibernation, no matter HOW you shut it down. That's because it has something known as Fast Startup...
  21. Re: A doubt about drivers of some components in Ubuntu

    Looks like you need a specific set of applications to work -- so before worrying about hardware for Linux, you should first check the websites of the apps you want to run and find out WHICH specific...
  22. Re: Dual booting Ubuntu with a current Windows 10 OS

    Win10 continues the default hibernation policy of its predecessor -- Win8 -- using something called Fast Startup.

    FastStartup forces Windows to go into hibernation even if you choose Shut Down...
  23. Re: What do people think is the best backup software?

    I've used Clonezilla: old-fashioned interface, little difficult to master, but works well and fast. Less than 5 minutes to do an image backup. Website has instructions for adding boot information...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Restore Windows 10

    OK ... so which OS version came preinstalled on the PC -- Win8x or Win10?
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Symbolic links to Windows partition break at reboot

    A problem you're going to run into trying to link to files in Win10 from Linux is something known as Fast Startup.

    FastStartup forces Windows to go into hibernation even if you choose Shut Down...
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