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Linux Authentication by Active Directory without joining to domain

I have a Win 2008 AD based network. I want to setup a few boxes with dual boot Win/Linux. How can I achieve to authenticate the users with existing AD in Linux? All solutions - I have found yet - ...
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Is there a way in winPE to continue booting from local hdd?

In a lot of linux distro installers or livecd there is an option to continue booting from local or another media device without rebooting the system. I can not find anything like that for winpe 5.1. ...
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VMware ESXi dual / triple boot on a test machine

Has anyone tried to setup a dual or triple boot (ESXi 5.5, Linux, Windows Server 2012R2) machine? This is for an app and controller card testing environment - at the moment we're dual-booting ...
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Terminal Server Licensing (per device) in a dual boot environment: 1 or 2 licenses per PC? [duplicate]

in our company I have a few computers that are already Windows 7 clients to a Windows Server 2008 R2 but are now supposed to receive an additional Linux installation as a dual-boot option. The ...
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installing three operating systems on mirrored volume [closed]

I have 2 mirrored hard disks in my server(ASUS TS500-e4). Then I have created 3 partitions on mirrored volume and installed 2003 server on 1st partition and 2008 R2 on 2nd partition. Then I tried to ...
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PXE boot linux and windows

Here is the scenario: I have 3 machines connected to the network thru a switch: one is the server that can act as the tftp server, switch has the DHCP server and other 2 machines needs OS to be ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 8 from ubuntu 10 dual boot [closed]

I have ubuntu 8.04 and ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop, and i want to reclaim all the ubuntu 8 space so that i have just one operating system on my laptop. how can i do it? the output of sudo fdisk -l is as ...
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Restore GRUB after Windows installation (Arch Linux)

After installing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a machine running Arch Linux the MBR became rewritten (I do not think GRUB has been uninstalled). Arch is now unbootable except if I use the live-CD to boot, ...
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Is a symmetric dual booting Windows/Ubuntu box possible?

I will soon have a dual booting development machine, with Windows on one HDD and Ubuntu on the other. They will be configured such that when booted as Windows the IP address is 10.0.0.2 and when ...
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Two Debian live in one usb flash drive

Requires 2 Debian live (with different file systems and kernels) on a flash drive. Thus there are two sets of boot files (filesystem.packages, filesystem.squashfs, initrd.img, vmlinuz). The first set ...
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Installing Gentoo on windows7 [closed]

Hi this is gonna be a very basic and naive question to many of you, but please answer. I am trying to install Gentoo from a live CD on my computer which already has windows 7 on it. I have ...
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Attaching VHD at Boot Time

i have windows XP vmware machine , i converted it to VHD using "VmdkConvert" . Now , I want to boot from VHD , using "Dual Boot". Note : I use WIN 7 OS.
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How to run a hypervisor-type-app in non-headless mode? [closed]

I'd like to figure out how to do the following: Run, as a root system\OS, something like Proxmox where a light-weight OS (Linux) is booted and a VM server resides within. (Proxmox claims that the ...
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Boot Linux from a disk image on a Windows partition

I'd like to install Fedora 15 to a disk image on a Windows 7 partition, then boot from that image using the Windows 7 native boot loader. The advantage of this would be to avoid resizing the NTFS ...
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repair Grub bootloader

I had Xubuntu installed on my laptop on harddrive /dev/sda on partition /dev/sda1. Something bad happened and when I restarted my laptop black screen appeared with "kernel panic" message. So I decided ...
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Dual-Boot Drive Management (Hiding/Restricting Access)

I'm wondering if there's a 'best-practice' method to restrict access to the non-booted partition/drive when booted from a secondary HFS partition or a NTFS Windows partition. Basically I want users to ...
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Booting a native Windows install in Virtualbox: is it possible?

I am looking for something similiar to Bootcamp. Currently, I run Ubuntu Maveric as my primary operating system and run Windows 7 in Virtualbox. For some tasks, however, running Windows virtualized ...
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Is it possible to dual boot osx using a VHD as the second partition?

I know this can be done using Hyper-V but is this possible using vmware or something similar with OSX?
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I can't boot Win7 OR Ubuntu after installing Ubuntu 9.10

i made a partition on my new computer because i decided that i wanted to have both Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I made a disc image on my usb driver, and restarted my computer as to run Ubuntu without making ...
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Recovering Ubuntu 9.10 /Windows 7 dual boot with Wubi

I had installed Ubuntu 9.10 /Windows 7 dual boot with Wubi. I had no issues for about 9 months, and then after having to do a force reboot after ubuntu got hunng, and never goes past boot-up. On ...
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Dual os x installs on one client

Any experience out there with installing multiple separate Mac os x bootable installs on a single partitioned drive (owning multiple licenses, naturally)? This would be done in order to allow for one ...
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I have two ubuntu OSes and am going to install WIndows 7. What will go wrong and how do i fix it?

I have ubuntu8 and ubuntu10 on my system, and want to also install windows 7. i have read that i need to first install windows and then ubuntu etc, but i currently have ubuntu first. once i install ...
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any multi-boot loader for linux?

Is there any multi-boot loader available for Linux(ubuntu) as primary OS? Because need to run Ubuntu, Solaris and Red-hat on same machine.
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Should Windows be booted interactively to run as server? [closed]

Coming from question: How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup? Should Windows be booted interactively to run as server? I always ...
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how to share the same domain machine account with multi-boot workgroup Windows setup?

Having read in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154501/EN-US/ (How to disable automatic machine account password changes): "You have two separate installations of Windows NT or Windows 2000 on ...
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Install server 2003 in already windows 7 installed machine as dual boot?

I have a Laptop which installed windows 7 genuine. But there are only one partition. I want to install Server 2003 as dual boot. Can I do it without format the laptop and keep the data already in the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Is it possible to install Windows 7 64-bit, then somehow install Windows Server 2008 R2 as a second OS, a dual boot situation, then on start up, choose which OS to boot into?
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howto install dual boot: Windows server 2003, 2008?

Have dedicated partition for each OS. But W2K8 creates a "system partition" which gets overwritten during subsequent windows 2003 install. how to plan the install, so that both can co-exist?
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Multi-Boot through IPMI possible?

I want to setup a cluster. On each machine Windows XP and Linux should be installed and the OS should be selectable by a boat loader (e.g. grub). All machines have IPMI cards. Is it possible when ...
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Control which os is booted on multi-boot system

I am setting up a server with multiple operating systems for the automatic testruns of my company's product. I'd like to be able to control with a script which OS boots up after a restart, so I could ...
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Grub entry to boot from cd rom?

What would be the grub entry to boot from cd rom? (so the boot loader of the cd rom should be loaded and executed next) Grub is installed on the hard disk and should not live on the cd rom. I want to ...
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Removing Windows Server 2008 Boot loader

I'm using XP in my machine. I installed Windows Server 2008 as a second OS using dual boot. But i want to remove Windows Server 2008 and install Windows Server 2003. My greatest problem is to remove ...
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Hyper-V and Dual-booting

I built a machine that dual-boots between Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (both x64, installed on the same RAID array). Is it possible and/or advisable to run the Server 2003 ...
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How to fix a Windows installation to be bootable again?

I have a server that had Windows 2000 on the C drive and WIndows 2003 on the D drive with dual-boot. I then formatted C and installed Windows 2008 on that partition, and now when I boot up it boots ...
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Automating installation of multiple windows variants

I posted this on stackoverflow but was told that this is a more appropriate forum for this kind of question. I have a situation where I need to test some stuff (hardware) on multiple operating ...
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Windows 7: Can you use the same VHD to boot and run virtually?

I have a Windows 7 (host) machine that also has a Windows 7 (guest) VHD configured to dual boot. This is very cool and working great! But... If I'm running the host OS I would like to ALSO be able ...
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Unable to boot into Windows Vista, gets into grub prompt

I have the following scenario: I had a dual boot option on my laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 5.0. In order to install Ubuntu on the partition having RHEL, ...
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Can't boot into XP after setting up dual boot with Win 7 vhd

I set up a dual boot for win 7 from vhd on 2 xp machines. One of them everything went fine, and I get the option to choose the os when I turn the machine on. The other was slightly different in that ...
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Access “advanced boot options” in Vista when using multiboot

Using MDT and WDS for deployment I setup a Vista system where I have 3 partitions. One partition is the OS, one is a factory recovery partition with winRE on it and the last is a linux system with a ...
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CHKDSK hangs on Vista boot while verifying indexes

I recently dual-booted under Vista x64 and Ubuntu 9.04. Instead of using Vista to re-partition before installing Ubuntu, I just let the Ubuntu installer re-partition the drive. Now when I boot into ...
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Will Ubuntu 9.04 install as a dual-boot-with-XP straight from the .iso, or will I need a separate install of GRUB or LiLo?

The target machine has XP (SP2) installed, and the goal is to install Ubuntu 9.04 as a dual-boot. Ten years ago, this would require preparing the disk with something like Partition Magic, but I think ...
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Why does Ubuntu 9.04 reset my Windows clock?

I've got a rig with 2 hard drives. I've put Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) on one of the drives and Windows Vista SP2 runs on the other drive. I went with this approach rather than dual boot since I wanted to ...
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Linux/Windows dual boot

I have a system running Ubuntu 9 and would like to install Windows 7 RC on it in a dual-boot configuration. Is there a way to make Windows play nice with grub or am I going to have to install Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot from USB flash drive?

Is it possible to dual boot from a USB flash drive? Also is it possible to boot the operating system from an ISO image (like the Ubuntu Live CD)? How would you go about doing this and what software ...
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How do I create or repair or move my bcd boot file in Windows7?

I used to manipulate the boot.ini manually in my XP days. Now, playing with Win 7, I managed to install it in a way that it created a boot file on a different drive than I usually boot from, so now I ...
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How can I add an existing OS install to the Windows Vista boot manager?

I had Windows Server 2003 installed on my primary hard drive. I then added a new hard drive and formatted/installed Windows Vista on the new hard drive. The old drive with Windows Server 2003 is still ...