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Question about install Ubuntu

Today I tried to reinstall my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through a USB flash, at first time I chose the default partition plan, then I found that there is no /home partition, and I think remount a /home is much ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu in dual boot

I was working with Ubuntu 13.10.it was working properly,then i tried to install centOS from liveDVD. First i created 100GB free space after that i boot from live dvd after that Use free space as ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot to (initramfs) in windows?

The usual story. Brand new 12.04 installation, dual boot on Samsung Series 9 laptop. Previously had this setup working fine for more than a year. Unexpected reboot, and linux hangs at the purple ...
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Need help with old data and Ubuntu installation to replace Windows entirely [duplicate]

I have Windows Desktop which I am using from a very long time. I have been a regular Windows user since I have stepped in the computer world. I have a plan to install Ubuntu on my desktop and want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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Why am I being prevented from downloading files to an external source?? CD/USB

Wondering why I am being prevented from downloading files from internet, file, etc.??? I also do have the ability to access programs that I have downloaded from the Ubuntu application site?? This ...
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what filesystem should i choose for my HDD?

I am new to linux.few months ago i was using linux in parallel with windows.but it makes my machine pretty slow,so recently i formatted my systemdrive and installed only ubuntu in my machine in one ...
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Where to locate a tgz file and contents of it?

I downloaded processing-2.0.1-linux64.tgz. In Windows, when I download a non-install software (.exe) I locate it under Program Files directory so that it stays with other software. I don't want it ...
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Partitioning File System Drive

When installing Ubuntu I was told to set the size constraints for my File System drive and my... Other Stuff Drive (the official name). However, I slid the slider the wrong way, leaving me with 230gb ...
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How should I partition my new SSD? (Journaling on another HDD?)

I know this might seem a strange question and I know I should buy a good UPS but I already had had two of them and none of them did a good job. I'm living in a house where many power outages occur ...
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Can i use file system in ubuntu without installing (running via USB)

I want to use the file system like all drive from the hard drive without installing Ubuntu only running via USB.
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File System for Ubuntu 12.10?

I am new to Ubuntu & want to dual boot my Windows 7 laptop. I am confused as to which file system should be used for the Ubuntu drive. Some people say FAT32 is must while some say EXT4 is better. ...
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Grub corrupted and etc directory missing

I have a dual installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I was in windows, I had to restart my machine and my grub was not loading. I used boot-repair to load my grub. However, my linux ...
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Can (and how do) you install Ubuntu in F2FS filesystem?

F2FS is a file-system optimised for use in NAND memories (SSDs, USB flash drives, memory cards, etc...). You can read a more complete information here. Is it possible to install Ubuntu in it?. Does ...
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detecting corrupted files in ubuntu

I had windows7 on my HDD. When I tried to start my laptop it hangs at a blue screen after the starting windows screen. I then tried to reinstall windows with CD but the installation hangs too. ...
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Failed to create a file system

My DELL inspiron 1545 is having no operating system now. While I am trying to install UBUNTU 12.10 from usb, I am getting this error "the ext4file system creation in partition#1 of ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in such a way that files are readable by both Ubuntu and Windows?

I am installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, choosing the dual-boot option. I do not want to do a Wubi installation. I want a full fledged installation. I want to share files between Windows and Ubuntu. ...
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copy ubuntu with my personalizations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an install of Ubuntu to clone Reinstall software after installation of newer version Ubuntu I have just installed ubuntu on my friends laptop. I will install ...
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What does /dev/sda mean while installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Only ‘sdb’ shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop. At the time of installation, "type" shows only /dev/sda. ...
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Not Able to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04

I am using an Intel based Acer laptop and the first time I installed Kubuntu 12.10 I got a blank screen. After this I tried Ubuntu 12.04 but the result is the same. I tried many times but the ...
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Can't Install - grub probe: error: unknown filesystem — Help?

I can't install Ubuntu on my computer, I'm using a 12.04 LTS LiveCD. I have 2 empty hard drives (500 GB each) and no other operating system's installed. The installer always seems to be stuck at the ...
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Unable to mount hard disk

I am unable to mount hard disk and got this message: Unable to mount 158 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper ...
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Do I need to format my drive before installing? [closed]

I have two hard drives. One is for Windows and the files I have accumulated over time. The other hard drive is an empty hard drive that I want to use to install and use Ubuntu on. I have the Ubuntu ...
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Partitioning a hard drive before install

I have a new ASUS laptop that I got from the university. The guys at the computing centre recieved it before me, erased the hard disk, and installed all their crappy software (Novel, outlook, and the ...
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Where does Wine install programs in the filesystem?

I have recently installed MS Office using Wine. Can someone tell me where are the files installed. I mean like in Windows application are installed in program files folder by default, where are they ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi

After using Windows Ubuntu Installer from within Windows, I am prompted to restart, so I follow the directions. When I try to start Ubuntu after restarting, the desktop background appears, but then a ...
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When attempting to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7, boot loader cannot mount root.disk

My PC manufacturer has already allocated all four primary disk partitions, so I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 using Wubi. When I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, it drops to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Latitude D610 along with Windows 7

I have a Dell latitude D610 laptop with faulty screen so I use it as a desktop with its original dock. I have installed Windows 7 which is running fine. Hardware specs are as follows Intel Pentium ...
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no icons or filesystem in partition while installing Ubuntu 12.04

here a picture: and a link: ...
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What files get edited when the system time changes?

If the system time is changed on Linux, what files get edited? I know the timezone is kept in etc/timezone but is there anything if the timezone is not changed, but the time is?
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/boot on the installation process?

Can someone tell me under what circumstances is /boot accessed? Is this when Ubuntu is installed, or before the installation process (or both?) Also, is this Ubuntu behaviour similar for other ...
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Error:No root filesystem defined when trying to install

This is my first time installing Ubuntu but I am having problems installing it on my Lenovo G570 laptop. I have downloaded the 12.04 desktop version, and booted it successfully, but when I choose to ...
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More HD space after ubuntu instalation

I am a newby user with ubuntu 11.10, and I have instaled it with windows installer. I like this and I want to do the ubuntu filesystem more bigger. ¿Anyone know how can I do? Thanks a lot, Eder
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I can't start up because root filesystem is full

When I try starting up Ubuntu 10.04 I get stuck at this screen which is essentially a log in screen but with out the styling of my custom theme. I guess it is running in low graphics mode? Anyways ...
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Where to install software and executables for all users

By default some applications install into /usr/local/bin, but if I change users will that user be able to access this application? I read somewhere here (another question) that I should use /opt? But ...
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How to install new system (with new applications) without removing /home

I'd like to update to 11.04 from 10.10 (but I don't like upgrading system, I prefer full reinstalling) I'd like to install whole new system, but I want to keep my /home folders (Music, Movies, ...
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Upgrading to Natty with /home on a separate partition

I am running Ubuntu Maverick and I'm about to upgrade to 11.04. When I installed 10.10, I decided to set up a separate partition for my /home directory. Will Ubuntu automatically detect my separate ...
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System is not booting even from windows Bootable original cd [closed]

Today I first installed Windows 7, then I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I installed Ubuntu as side by side. Then i restarted the system two times and both times I was able to login to Ubuntu. Then I thought ...
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Where do my programs get installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the equivalent to the Windows “Program Files” folder? Coming from windows I'm used to having everything installed in c:\program ...
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2answers
840 views

/opt and /usr/local on the same partition but not under root

I am planning to install Ubuntu on a new laptop soon. I want to put /opt and /usr/local directories separately from the root and home partitions, but I don't need two partitions for them, just one. ...
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SSD Installation error: Read-only file system: '/target/bin'

I'm having real issues reinstalling 10.04 to an SSD - I had one SSD fail, and have replaced it with a brand new one, but the 10.04 installer fails at beginning to write files to the disk with this ...
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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 ...
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How do I remove an application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to uninstall software How do I remove an app (Tonido) in Ubuntu?