How to browse Ubuntu/Linux ext3/ext4 Files in Windows 10

My desktop computer came pre-installed with Windows 10. I had dual boot installation with Ubuntu 16 successfully and used it to do some test. Now I don’t want to boot to Ubuntu everytime. But I could not find any app from store to allow accessing the ext3/ext4 file systems. How can I resolve the problem on my PC? Continue reading

Disable hibernation and FastStartup in Windows 10 to dual boot with Ubuntu

I have re-partitioned the disk on my Windows 10 tablet and installed Ubuntu successfully. However, after I restart the system, the dual boot options are missing and I have to boot to Windows again. I use the Boot-repair method and it doesn’t works all the time. It seems that the hibernation and fastboot features cause the problem and they are enabled by default. Continue reading

Update Windows Subsystem For Linux/Ubuntu in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is shipped in the 64-bit version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it is not available in the 32-bit. Now The engineering team implemented lots of improvements in Creators Update (CU), such as the support with Ping, ICMP, Ifconfig & network connection enumeration, Ubuntu 16.04. Users are able to enable WSL in Turn Windows features on or off of Control Panel easily. Continue reading

Windows 10 Ubuntu Bash home directory location and access Drive in Bash

Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings a Ubuntu-based Bash shell subsystem for developers to run Linux software directly on Windows. Unlike other virtual machine, it is based on Microsoft’s abandoned Project Astoria and used to run Android apps. I have enabled the Bash feature in settings and install an entire Ubuntu user space environment on my Surface Pro 4 tablet, but don’t know where the Shell Files are stored and how to access the Windows system drive in Bash. Continue reading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update break GRUB Linux Partitions with dual-boot system

You might have setup multiple partitions to install both Linux and Windows in a single drive or across multiple drives on one machine, so you can easily choose one between various operating systems at booting process. If your Surface Pro tablet or other Windows 10 computer is running a dual-boot system, Anniversary Update could destroy boot loader in dual-boot config, break GRUB, even delete all Linux partitions. For example, in the first re-booting, Windows 10 doesn’t boot and then showed error “unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode … grub rescue>” message and I doesn’t figure out how to fix the issue? Continue reading

How to dual-boot Windows 8.1/8 and Linux on tablet

My computer has pre-installed Ubuntu 11.0 and also meets the Microsoft system requirements. After I install the Windows 8.1 preview, I can’t find a way to login back to the previous OS. How I can dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Linux from the same machine without too much trouble. Continue reading