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WIn7 & Ubuntu fail, replaced RAM, now error no. 5 while installing ubuntu, XP install fails & win 7 BSODs

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, everything was fine, but recently something went wrong, both the os began to hang, then the system was completely dead. I had to change the ram / ...
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Upgrading gtx 560 to gtx 580 in ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. I am upgrading my current gtx 560 (current driver 304.117) to a gtx 580. My question is what should I do to get the latest drivers for ...
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Does Ubuntu work on the intel D975XBX2 motherboard?

I know Intel does not support linux on the board, but it is a good machine, and I do not want to trash it. (No windows 7 or 8 support). I could not find any hardware advice on the Ubuntu site.
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Best Ubuntu-based distro for older computer? [closed]

I am an Ubuntu-enthusiast and computer repair business owner. I conviced one of my customers to let me replace his Windows Vista installation with an Ubuntu-based one. I assured him that it would ...
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9.04 Only on Dell Inspiron B120

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my 7 year old Dell Inspiron B120 with very limited success. I tried installing multiple versions unsuccessfully until I worked my way down to 9.04. I've gotten ...
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1answer
474 views

I want to install 12.04LTS 64bit on HP Z820. Will there be any problems?

I am considering the purchase of HP Z820. I want to install 12.04LTS 64bit. Z800 is given in the hardware support information. Z820 is not written yet. Please tell me if you know how it can be used in ...
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Is ubuntu installation binded to the installed-on hardware?

If Ubuntu was installed (full installation) on a USB flash memory, and then tried to boot that flash memory on another PC, will it boot? I am trying to decide whether to use full installation or use ...
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1answer
387 views

Help getting wireless working on MacBookPro8,1

I have practically no idea of what I'm doing, but I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBookPro8,1 primarily because I needed to use Octave and I figured I might as well try out the whole thing here. Anyway, ...
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How to get a Toshiba L505 to boot USB or CD

OK, have a Toshiba L505 (not sure of the extended model number) that got a virus on Windows and will no longer will boot into that, so I'm trying to revive it with Ubuntu. Problem is, when I tell it ...
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Installing Brother DCP-7030 - aa-complain: Command not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure Brother DCP-7030 Scanner? I've only been using Ubuntu for a few months now (12.04 LTS), and decided to try to install my printer. Running through the ...
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1answer
798 views

Samsung 700Z broken by Precise install

I tried to install Precise from DVD media and got to the point where the Ubuntu logo is on screen indicating the the installer is loading. At that point the screen went dark. After some time I ...
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How do I install a driver provided as source code?

I have a USB-to-LAN converter, and downloaded the its drivers. The driver folder consists of a Makefile file, a .c file and a .h file. How do I install such a driver?
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Ubuntu hardware recognition and driver loading - how does it happen? [closed]

After doing some reading about device drivers and .ko files and drivers built into the kernel at compile time I was wondering what happens at boot time. Does the boot up process identify hardware and ...
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Why does installing 11.10 or 12.04 on old laptops fail?

I recently reimaged my Lenovo t400 with Ubuntu. However, after wiping two other systems (Compaq Presario 2100 and Dell Latitude D600) both Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 fail to load on boot. I am ...
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How do I install 10.04 on a Vortex86DX embdedded system?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Netcom NC-499 board that contains a Vortex86DX processor. The processor vendor claims support for Ubuntu 10.04 but I am having problems installing it. I am trying to ...
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1answer
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Failed install 12.04 on Intel Hardware Raid with Large Partition (> 2TB)

I have Intel Hardware Raid on the motherboard. I have 10 2 TB HDD that I've configured as RAID 1+0 to be one big 8 TB HDD. Now I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on it. After installing with ...
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Will Ubuntu 12.04 run smoothly with these specs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum system requirements for 12.04 LTS? I have a computer with the following specs: Intel Pentium 4 3.00 GHz 2 GB RAM a PCI Nvidia video card Will ...
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1answer
683 views

Can't install Ubuntu on Asus Eee 1015pem

I'm having trouble to install Ubuntu. I use an ASUS Eee 1015pem netbook. Recently, my netbook got wet. I had it inside my backback and all my things got wet. The netbook boots up fine but it will not ...
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1answer
370 views

Toshiba Netbook works on LiveUSB, but not when installed

When running Ubuntu 11.10 live on my USB, everything works perfectly. Once I install the OS, however, most of the hardware is no longer recognized. Once I booted into Ubuntu, I had a number of ...
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1answer
630 views

How well does a HP Pavilion dm1-4013nr work?

I have an HP Pavilion dm1-4013nr. Has anyone installed Ubuntu on this computer? What sort of problems can I expect? I would like to set it up as a dual boot with Windows 7.
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My USB test drive hangs on boot. How can I get it to boot with the right options?

I try to install 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba Satelite notebook with AMD E350 processor. The installation USB successfully tested on an Acer Aspire desktop although I only ran a try out. On the ...
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When I have 6 GB of RAM installed, why is just 3 GB available on Ubuntu?

I'm using a laptop with 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04. I used to have only 2 GB of RAM. Today, our IT-support upgraded my laptop to a total of 6 GB of RAM. They told me "Though you do now have 6 GB, when you ...
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Is installing Ubuntu on Mac as simple as installing on a generic PC?

I am planning to buy a new laptop and as I'm an Ubuntu Fanatic. I'd like to know whether the procedure of installing Ubuntu on a Mac is as simple and straight-forward as it is on a PC. If it is then ...
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1answer
683 views

Installing Ubuntu on a SATA drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a SATA drive on a desktop computer. It's a 2 TB hitachi. If I go through the standard install process, I get an fsync error. The drive showed up in the installer. ...
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Unable to boot or install ubuntu on an Alienware M17x R3 laptop

Neither can I install Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit nor can I just run the OS from a USB drive. It just shows a blank screen when I try to run it, and when I try to install it, the screen just flickers with ...
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How to get Wireless working with Ubuntu 11 Server?

When I install Ubuntu Desktop, I can use internet once I boot into Ubuntu, but with Server Edition, I can't. Somehow, wireless is not detected ... how can I install it either during install or post ...
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How to install a Logitech webcam?

I'm having problems with installing a webcam: Archive: /media/LWS_2_0/Setup.exe [/media/LWS_2_0/Setup.exe] End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not the last disk(s) ...
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1answer
411 views

Hard disk makes weird noises during installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to replace my hard disk? I got the same problem - installing ubuntu. My hard disk is also emitting certain weird noise. What other option do i have rather then ...
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562 views

Size of partitions during Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I think it would be very helpful to users, if they could know beforehand exactly how much disk space they should allocate while opting for advanced partition method during an Ubuntu installation. ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer an OS from one hard drive to another?

So here's my situation. I have a dual boot windows7 and Ubuntu 10.04.1 on a run-of-the-mill hard drive. In a day or two I will get a new 64GB SSD in the mail and want to boot from that for obvious ...