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installation problem need help

so im about to install Ubuntu 14.04 and it pops up a mussage saying "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SSI1(0,0,0),partition#1(sda)at/boot/efi failed" can someone help please?
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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File Manager won't display folder contents within same window after upgrade to 14.04

I was using 12.04. When using the file manager it used to display a widget/icon in the shape of an inverted triangle along side folders that you could click to open a folder to display its contents ...
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Sync between two Servers failing

I am back again with yet another question. Introduction: Ok so this time what I wanted to do is that I wanted to synchronize Files in my Ubuntu/Smaba Server to a local remote server. In my local ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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14.04 Freezes while transferring files larger than 1gb

14.04 has started freezing during file transfers that are >1gb. This happens regardless of whether I transfer to a flash drive, external hard drive, or my second internal drive. Any ideas what might ...
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how to read bok files in ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I need to read some books that I installed from makatba shamela. This books is written in .bok how can i run this files ?
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How to send files to a certain folder

I am using PCmanfm and I am trying to make it to where whenever I highlight a few files I can right-click and send them to a certain folder. Or I could probably use xdotool but I don't know how I ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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How do I delete files on Ubuntu?

Can anyone give me a simple answer as to how I can delete files on Ubuntu? I have tried seeing if there was a delete option when selecting a file, but it doesn't show.
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Nautilus opens with hidden files [duplicate]

As the title says, every time when I open Nautilus from unity launcher, it opens with all files being shown. Normally it opens with hidden files being hidden, how can I change it back to that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't move files from phone storage to computer

I have a HTC One m8, and when I plug it in it shows up in Files as "Android Phone". It shows my internal storage automatically, and at the top it says "Contains digital photos Shotwell". But the issue ...
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is there a way to transfer all files and applications from one admin account to another? [duplicate]

so i recently got a gigantic bug [Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears and, as i am really new to Ubuntu and terminals and stuff, i had a lot of trouble solving it, i finally found out ...
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having trouble moving files to ~/bin

Firstly apologies if this is a stupid question, I am completely new to ubuntu. I've tried googling for the last hour but there is nothing that I can find that really explains this. I've been ...
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Files Shown in Terminal not Show on Desktop

I have an issue where I am creating .cap files with aircrack-ng and am saving them to the desktop, but I can't see them. When I use the ls command in the terminal they show up, but just not on the ...
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sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory - File Exists

I am one of a few people managing a gaming server. The Server is currently running Ubuntu 14.04, which was installed just 3 weeks ago. Everything was running fine until a few days ago, we've had a ...
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Will files created in windows open in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently considering switching totally to Ubuntu. The only thing holding me back is whether or not my photos, music, word processor, and other document files will open in Ubuntu. For example, I ...
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bilibop-lockfs and read-only file system breaks wifi connection

i have installed xubuntu 14.04 and setted up the root file system as read-only using bilibop-lockfs. Since then, the network manager can not connect to the internet anymore over my usb wireless lan ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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In KDE when I create a file in the Home directory it also creates files on the Desktop

Whenever I create An new file in my Home directory In Dolphin it also create the same file on my desktop and on my widget (folder viewer.) How can I fix this? It worked fine until now, but It just ...
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Can't open .inf files in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to play a movie in the Movie Player, but Ubuntu replied with the error that the .inf file that told the disc how to play the movie couldn't be read. Windows is not working right now. ...
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Duplicate file ~ in root folder [duplicate]

I have a copy of all the files in my root folder with ~ symbol. I can see it on the terminal but not in the folder. How do i stop this
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bluetooth health device profile (HDP)

Can we change bluetooth class file? how replace bluetooth class file to bluetooth HDP, from ubuntu Terminal
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tgz -ubuntu file type [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have a question to ask: I wanna download a file the his type is: tgz. For example: androidstudio.tgz and in the site that's says: For Linux. Is it gonna work on Ubuntu?
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before.rules date

I can't figure out why one of my before rules file has a date that is in the future. Today's date is July 3rd but the file time stamp states Jul 6. Below is the output from ls -l in the /etc/ufw ...
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Does anyone know of any alternatives to recuva for file recovery? [duplicate]

I was using recuva to find pictures and videos on a windows xp hard drive, but I keep getting an internal error message. Does anyone know of an alternative program for recovering broken and damaged ...
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Can not run jar file on xubuntu

I'm trying to run a jar file that I created on windows. And I would like to test if the my demo app will run as well on ubuntu. I tried by issuing java -jar Rfidtest.jar in the termnal, but I have the ...
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How do I get full permission to my files? [duplicate]

I have run into this problem too many times. Sometimes when I'm trying to run a command on the terminal it will say "Permission Denied." How can I get that permission??
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Cannot save document to usb

Unable to save any OpenOffice documents to usb. Cannot export any Picasa pictures to external hard-drive either. Message says: Error saving the document..... does not exist. .... is file name
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Can I download my files the conventional way?

I'm trying to access a single file that I stored in Ubuntu One over a year ago, now I'm trying to download that single file but due to the recent "expiration" of the service it seems like I have to ...
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Where is my Ubuntu OS files located?

I'm running Windows 8.1 box. I chose to install Ubuntu 14.04 "Along Side of Windows." What I want to know is where are the Ubuntu files stored? See the image below. Thank you for your time. ...
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Ubuntu completly dependant on installation flash drive [duplicate]

I can't turn on my computer unless I have the installation flash drive in, every single time I restart my computer I lose all the files I downloaded for that session. The only thing I can think of is ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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File name is now red and I can't find it

I did this mv -f bashthings /playinhere/ to move a directory "Bashthings" and all of it's files into another directory "Playinhere". Now I can't see Bashthings and when I "locate" it, it shows up, ...
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Ubuntu One Shutdown Downloader Unavailable

Received email: "Remember to retrieve your data .. we have released a new feature that lets you download all your content at once. Our website (https://one.ubuntu.com/) has been updated with ...
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14.04 - Plex doesn't recognize TV Show files

I'm using 14.04 and have installed Plex. Plex recognizes all my Movie files, but is only "seeing" a few of my TV Show files. I have followed the Plex file naming convention. I have refreshed and ...
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Why does archive manager extract files out of folders?

There are a lot of archives I'm trying to extract, but when i extract a folder with files in it or a folder with many folders and files in it, all the files are extracted out of the folders. How do i ...
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Oversized folder

Is it possible to reverse the effect of bleach bit?? Last week i installed bleach bit and ran it for the first time on my newly installed Ubuntu system. i noticed that i was doing its thing and was ...
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How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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Since the touch command can set an arbtrary time, Is there a way to get the real modified time of a file?

My title pretty much says it all: Since the touch command can set an arbtrary time, Is there a way to get the real modified time of a file?
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services file in different directories

I'm wondering why the services file is found in different directories throughout the system. Why not just have the file in the $PATH?
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How to copy folders from a different account

I can no longer log into my account even having the correct password. I tried all the suggested advice on the site with no success. I also posted a question and am waiting for a reply. While I fix ...
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Whenever I try to download my Ubuntu 1 files, chrome block me.

I received an email regarding the closure of ubuntu1 files I tried using the link to transfer (os is Windows 7 Ultimate) each time I tried I received error message Chrome blocked download, is ...
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set file permissions

I have a directory, where users can drop their plugins (for a game). The directory permissions work for adding these plugin files. But there is one Problem: When the plugin generates config files, ...
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I have this executable (application/x-executable) but it is not executing when I click on it

I have the Execoin Wallet executable file. I have tried opening it with lots of programs but nothing seems to happen. I am a newbie to Linux, don't know how to do much. If you do answer, can it be ...
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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How to copy a flash USB content to a folder in my hard drive

I want to copy all the files and folders in my flash USB to a folder in my hard drive. My USB drive is /dev/sdb Can I use the dd command and how ?
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Filter only path of files (without directories path) from output using pipe |

rpm -qpl dhad-9.0.27891-2.x86_64.rpm allows to display all file paths and directory paths of this package . Example of output : /opt/dhad/tv_bin/wine/lib/wine/winmm.dll.so ...