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0answers
21 views

how can i fix “disk drive is not ready yet or not present fix”

So after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 ive been sitting at the boot screen showing ubuntu and the sentence in the title,im starting to think there is a problem its been an hour since and this usualy ...
0
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1answer
69 views

Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
0
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0answers
100 views

Using daemon tools to install from within ubuntu trial

I've got a 1 year old Toshiba laptop running windows 8 (blah). I have partition my hard drive to allow for 100gb of space for ubuntu--UEFI is turned off. While going through the install everything ...
0
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1answer
57 views

what is the difference between installing raid form bios and from disk utility in installing system?

what is the difference in configuring raid in Idrak bios and configuring raid in installing Ubuntu or any other system?? is it faster in configuring raid from bios and more good performance and can i ...
1
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0answers
33 views

I want to purchase a new Ubuntu installation CD

Can you mail me a new Ubuntu instillation CD, please? I want to switch from Windows and need an installation CD, please. How much do you charge? Can I send you a check,please, I do not trust online ...
0
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1answer
139 views

How to install Ubuntu on usb drive (not live simulation)

I want to install Ubuntu on my usb disk. But not as a live CD. I want to connect to a PC, and boot my ubuntu as on a normal PC. So that I can make changes and install new programs. With a live cd is ...
0
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0answers
62 views

No disk drive detected

No disk drive detected in Gigabyte uefi dual bios. I tried: SATA SATA Boot option - AHCI and IDE CSM Support - always Boot mode selection - uefi and legacy, uefi , legacy Please help me . What ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 7 partition?

When I bought my new laptop it already came with Windows 7 installed- however, I always prefer to install my own partition. So I deleted (during the Windows 7 installation) as many of the existing ...
1
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0answers
230 views

Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
0
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0answers
78 views

All drives installed as peripheral devices

Why would my HDDs and DVD drives be installed as peripheral devices? I'm attempting to set up a file server using 12.04 and a Raidz1 array for storage, but don't want to initiate the ZFS pool until ...
0
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0answers
433 views

An issue with installing ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell laptop

I bought a Ubuntu 12.04 installing 32bit DVD, But when I insert it and boot it, when it opens the partition choosing page I don't see my partitions. It just shows me my 500 GB hard drive and asks me ...
0
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1answer
205 views

Creating custom installation disk

I've two important question: 1- Why Ubuntu and also Kubuntu are downloadable in their simple mood? mean why they don't have additional softwares such as JAVA and WINE and Dictionary and etc. i know ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Installing ubuntu to a specific disk drive alongside Windows 7 on separate disk

I have deleted an entire disk drive (120 GB ssd) for ubuntu to be installed on. However, when I install ubuntu 13.04 from DVD, it never prompts me as to which disk drive to install on. ...
0
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0answers
82 views

i need to put ubuntu on a dead apple desktop using an apple laptop… how do i do that?

my apple desktop computer only displays a flashing question mark when i turn it on. i tried resetting the PRAM and doing some other suggested actions. the only suggestion i didnt try was installing a ...
1
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1answer
451 views

While installing Ubuntu I used replace Windows with Ubuntu option. Did it delete my private data?

I had 3 Partitions: Local Disk C: with Windows installed D: and E: with my data. While installing Ubuntu, I used: Replace Windows With Ubuntu Option Have I lost my data in D: and E: also? ...
0
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0answers
436 views

How to solve “503 Out of disk space” error while installing software?

When I'm installing software using apt-get install through the terminal, I get the following error: 503 OUT OF DISK SPACE E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with ...
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1answer
820 views

DIsk space required when installing ubuntu? [closed]

Listen guys when I try to install Ubuntu I have three things to check I have checked two except the one that says that I need 4.4 GB of disk space... Now I erased the disk on my sisters PC that has ...
1
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1answer
94 views

I cannot make a Installation USB

for some reason I cannot make a installation USB from my system already working, I have tried two different USB's formatted them, but still the "make startup disk" is still faded out!! whiuch I don't ...
2
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2answers
72 views

Recommendations for restoring accounts after replacing a disk drive?

Several of our development servers have flaky SSDs that need to be replaced. The machines are still usable, but we see lots of errors in dmesg, and every once in a while they need to be rebooted ...
1
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1answer
170 views

Install ISO boots but then freezes

I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and put it on a usb stick using unetbootin. I successfully booted the USB, Ubuntu starts and I see the classic Ubutnu splash screen. Then the computer freezes. Disk is not ...
1
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1answer
222 views

Install apps to another disk

I have very little space left on my main hard drive (the one that I installed Ubuntu on) and need to install apps from the software center to another disk like in Windows XP. How can I proceed in ...
0
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1answer
525 views

Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
9
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2answers
6k views

What are the F6 options during installation?

What is the meaning of different options in the F6 context menu of Ubuntu installation dvd ? i.e. acpi=off noapic nolapic edd=on nodmraid nomodeset Free Software only How do they affect the ...
4
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3answers
651 views

Does Ubuntu come with disk partitioning in the installer?

When I install ubuntu I want to know whether it will give me the option to partition my disk. I am installing ubuntu for my laptop and I need some of my windows stuff as well. I would be thankful to ...
1
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1answer
308 views

How to add partition for UBUNTU 12.04 in my MacBook Pro 7.1 that already have Windows XP and OS X 10.6.8 (bootcamp)?

I have Windows XP and OSX 10.6.8 in my mac via bootcamp. Now that I want to install Ubuntu, I want to add 2 extra partitions (for LINUX and LINUX swap). Previously only Macintosh HD and BOOTCAMP for ...
1
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1answer
200 views

How to not wipe the whole disk, only the partition i want ubuntu on?

I have in my old laptop, one harddisk which is split in two equal sized partitions. Partition C got the windows xp boot and some odd files that i don't care much for since i always do a backup ...
3
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1answer
205 views

Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it with there own home folder. I have an USB disk and want to use it to backup my home folders. Trying this, I got some questions. ...
0
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1answer
490 views

How Do I Install Another Distro Over Ubuntu? [closed]

I am pretty new at this, and I understand this is a pretty novice question but I am wanting to erase Ubuntu on my laptop (not enough RAM or hard-drive) and install a smaller distro over Ubuntu. I ...
1
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1answer
170 views

Installing or running ubuntu from USB

I made a boot USB and stuck it in before I launched my computer. The Ubuntu screen appeared in black, with options, I chose to install on it on my hard-drive. Everything was fine until it got to ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How can I overwrite Windows 7 with Ubuntu?

Windows 7 runs unreasonably slow, so I decided to install Ubuntu instead. I clicked Install but it says that I do not have at least 4. 4GB of disk space. But my hard disk's capacity is is 320 GB. ...
1
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1answer
799 views

Hard-Drives are not detected by Ubuntu LiveCd or Installation

I'm reposting my question 'cause it seems the previous is alreadt forgotten. I can boot to windows 7 normally. However in Ubuntu - I cannot boot. When using a Ubuntu Live CD, I cannot see my drives ...
3
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2answers
86 views

How can I validate an installation DVD?

I have downloaded an Ubuntu ISO and burned it to DVD. While installing from the DVD onto VirtualBox I got an error which suggested either the HDD or DVD or overheating were the cause. I am ...
1
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0answers
47 views

How do you get install alonside Ubuntu option during the installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No option to install alongside Windows 7 During the graphical installation I get only two options in the allocate disk space page, i) erase disk and install Ubuntu ii) ...
5
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4answers
2k views

Ubuntu Install Failing- Hard Drive

Trying to dual-boot UBuntu and Windows 7 on the same 1TB Sata hard drive, but the Ubuntu installer won't recognize the drive- the live CD will, though, and can see it under GParted, etc. Already ...
0
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1answer
329 views

Will a Virtual Box Installation have low Disk performance

I understand that if you install Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi, there are disk performance issues since the entire system is mostly concentrated on a single file. What about the case of a Virtual Box, ...
0
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1answer
369 views

Technical help for disk space allocation

im trying to install Ubuntu but am facing some problems with data allocations. apparently the current partitions made it such that i cant install this OS without erasing the current one (Windows 7) ...
4
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2answers
874 views

What is the difference between the “Entire Partition” and “Entire Disc”?

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7 operation system. During installation I have three options: Install alongside the existing OS. Remove everything and install Ubuntu. Manual ...
4
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5answers
10k views

Can you install Ubuntu from the hard disk?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu from the hard disk?
3
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1answer
2k views

Gparted can't create ext3 or ext4 partitions

I have a 60Gb drive in a Dell Latitude D600. It all started with trying to install 10.10 as a dual boot. First installation failed at the partitioning stage, next I tried manual partition that also ...
20
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4answers
3k views

Importance of Swap Partition

What is the purpose of a swap partition? How do I know I have just enough swap partition? Not too much/little. My Ubuntu PC is used for typical stuff: Web (email, facebook, etc.) Some movies ...