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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze installation [duplicate]

I Own an HP Pavilion 15 e070sl, i tried to install many linux OS (Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04 and Fedora 20) Alongside with windows 8.1 I'v never found one working. On 14.04 i just get a message ...
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ubuntu 14.04 desktop amd64 installation fails with kernel panic under vmware [closed]

I've just downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso, created new VM in VMWare Workstation 7.1.6 build-744570 using Typical -> I will install the OS later Linux / Ubuntu 64-bit VM Settings: 2GB ...
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HP recovery discs to re-install Windows 8 and remove Ubuntu? [closed]

So I really need to go back to Windows 8 because I cant play any of my steam games and so on. Can I use my HP recovery discs to Factory Reset (Erase Hard Drive) and will it re-install windows and ...
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PAE installation problem [closed]

I run: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.38.8-42-generic-pae linux-image-2.6.38.8-42-generic-pae --fix-missing I got these errors: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Install something without make install [closed]

I have been struggling for few days trying to install a software. I'm not actually working on Ubuntu but I think the steps to do are the same. Working on a gentoo (The operating system of the Robot ...
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Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. - Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with wubi inside Windows 7 and then after installation is completed and system is about to start it shows -Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. If ...
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Insalling Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Iam trying to create a ubuntu bootable USB disk using the link : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu 64 bit Desktop version to my Windows 7 ...
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How do you install ubuntu desktop on nexus 7 using the newest version of multiROM (v23) [closed]

I'm using a Nexus 7 (flo) and have MultiROM installed. Recently I updated and the option that was there to install a ubuntu rom was gone I tried to insert a boot img. but TeamWin couldn't unpack it. ...
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How do I access my software updater if it doesn't display anywhere?

I'm really struggling to update my ubuntu os... I've got three different versions of it on my pc namely Blackbox, twm & Kde/ kubuntu. However I can't access my software updater from any of them ...
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paid for ubuntu extra on paypal (twice I think) and it never brought me back [closed]

I paid for ubuntu (the $16.00 -- I think I paid twice) and it never brought me back. Can anyone help with this? Mike Kirkeberg
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Cant boot into ubuntu install [duplicate]

So I am trying to install Ubuntu, I had it before but I removed it because i couldn't re install it, i thought it would work but it didn't. So I cant boot into the install anymore, it says: SYSLINUX ...
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Why can't I install Ubuntu on my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro?

After several attempts, I cannot even install the latest Ubuntu onto my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro. It is running Windows Vista and I even attempted to install it using Windows, which still failed. I ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Stick Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I bought a new Laptop yesterday (an acer e1-510 with windows 8.1) and did not know that it has a shitty uefi when I tried to install ubuntu 12.04(.4) lts from usb drive but when i click install linux, ...
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how to make partitions before installation?

my laptop is having 320GB hard disk. I want partition it with 195 GB as one part(here i want install os), 4GB for swap 70GB as one partition, 50 GB as one parttiion. I'm new to do this partition ...
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Installing non-pae ubuntu from USB-stick without network

there! I have to install ubuntu on my old laptop(IBM thinkpad T42). When I was trying to install normal desktop version, it said that you must have non-pae kernel version. After that I downloaded ...
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ubuntu wont run after instalation

Im using Chromebook C720 and I installed Ubuntu but when it restarts/reboots it enters into chrome os and not ubuntu, please help me.
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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cannot install any packages using terminal [duplicate]

Whenever I tried to install synaptic or other libraries like sudo apt-get install git-core, etc... it's showing errors. When it starts running but stops at 22% and also with many errors. I am not ...
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How to remove a package after incorrect installation attempt

I was trying to install PostgreSQL 9.3 from the downloaded installer: postgresql-9.3.4-3-linux-x64.run Still learning the ropes with Linux, I believe I originally installed it using an incorrect ...
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can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
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Upgrading to new version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

i recently have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then i notice that Ubuntu will release newer LTS version very soon. I have dual boot between Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7, but what if i upgrading my ...
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Install package from without adding PPA

Is there a way to install a package via a simple URL without having to add a PPA beforehand? Something like apt-get https://url.to.package.deb? Or perhaps some command line options that would add the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Seagate 500GB Slim crashes very frequently [closed]

Ubuntu community. I've searched very hard on the internet using Google, and also AskUbuntu's internal search, but I don't seem to find any information relating to what appears to be a very unique ...
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Error when installing Ubuntu 13.10 black screen/white flashing dash

Yesterday I've tried to install Ubuntu on my windows 7 desktop pc. I've burned the iso on a dvd, and installed the help boot. Then it asked to reboot, after that it took me to the ubuntu purple screen ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...
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Uninstalling Win 8.1 and installing Ubuntu 13

I am thinking of switching over to Linux Ubuntu 13. I am currently using Win 8.1 (i5-4200U) I know next to nothing about the how-to's and what-not-to-do's. Should I even try to do this unaided? Or ...
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bug in LTS 12.04 amd 64 iso file

I downloaded latest 64 bit version of ubuntu 12.04 LTS as an .iso file (ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64). and make my Pen Drive bootable using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2. when i try to install ...
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INstalling Ubuntu workstation and ubuntu server in a multi partition environment

newbie here. O.K, so I'm a bit crazy at times, and very crazy most of the time :) I've partitioned two 1TB drives into five partitions. Vista went on disk 1 - partition 1 - Win 7 went onto disk 1 - ...
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Do I absolutely need to format my Ext HDD in order to use it to install Ubuntu?

My goal is to run Windows 8.1 on my Laptop from the factory-installed HDD, and use the same EXT USB 3.0 HDD that I use to backup my files as the location for my Ubuntu Install. I am under the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.10; freezing on configuring bcmwl-kernel-source

For three hours, I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Gateway MX6445 laptop, but every time, installation stops in the last step. Could anyone help me?
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How do I set boot parameters in the installer?

I downloaded Ubuntu and burned it to a disc. The installer loads just fine, but will not find my hard drive. Basically I need to set the nolapic boot parameter for it to find my HD controller. Is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 beta is advisable for installation? AND Can I upgrade it to final version on April 17? [duplicate]

I wish to install Ubuntu 14.04 beta in my laptop PC. Can I update Beta to latest one by using apt-get upgrade command when final version release on April 17?
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The difference between simply installing software & adding to repository [duplicate]

I have a simple question coming from my mind. What is the difference between : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwchien/gradle sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gradle And simply sudo apt-get ...
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...
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Installing imagemagick on user account

The version of ImageMagick on the machine I am using is too old for the operation I am trying to execute. I do not have admin privileges and the sysadmin will not upgrade ImageMagick. How do I ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using wubi

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my windows machine using Wubi. It's not the first time I am trying to install using Wubi, I have done that before but I am facing some issues this time... I ...
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GPT partition scheme

I'm reinstalling my operating systems to use GPT and am willing to do it properly this time... I'm intending to use the following partition scheme: sda |-- sda1 500 MiB EFI |-- sda2 100 GiB Linux ...
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Booted up into grub rescue unable to bypass to other partitions

I had recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on to a hdd on my desktop computer which is already dual booting windows 8.1 and windows 7. The installation went fine the first time but I wanted to try to add ...
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Issue with downloading Ubuntu [closed]

When i attempt to download Ubuntu desktop, I get a message to go to a website about Windows file associations or extensions. There are a number of options there, but i don't know which to select or ...
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Installed Xubuntu on XP system but cannot boot it

I just installed Xubuntu on a Windows XP machine. I left Windows XP on the machine, and made a new logical drive, E, to which I installed Xubuntu. During the installation, I was asked to install ...
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What will be the difference between freshly installed OS and upgraded from previous version?

I had installed Ubuntu 13.10 when it was released. Now Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is ready to be launched. I wonder if there will be any different between a freshly installed Ubuntu and Upgraded from previous ...
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ubuntu 13.10 won't install it just reboot the pc when terying to install

im having a problem in installing any version of Ubuntu along side window's seven or inside it,it seems that the only sollution is to format my pc but i don't like to do that . when booting from the ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So i install Ubuntu from a live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it them get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a question ...
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startup after installation problem in choosing w7 and ubuntu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 with using DVD beside my Windows 7. Installation was completed. Then it asked for restarting the system. After that system goes to Windows 7 without asking me to choose ...
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I cant install libraries [duplicate]

I typed in: apt-get install git-core libqt4-dev and I got an error saying: could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: permission denied) unable to lock the administration directory ...
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How does a newbie install a Ubuntu dual boot on an computer with XP?

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) as a dual boot on my laptop which is running XP. I managed to create a bootable USB stick, and to boot the laptop from that. When offered the choice ...
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e17 installation and unmet dependencies

Every which way I try to correct unmet dependencies it gives me some long error. Trying to install packages I get evas-loaders : Depends: libefl (>= 201312241217) but it is not going to be ...
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UEFI - Black screen when attempting to install UBUNTU [duplicate]

Today, I received my new Packard Bell EN TE69BM. The Laptop comes with garbage aka Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu on it. Unfortunately the BIOS is set up to boots the flash drive in EFI mode and ...
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How to create disc that installs Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 desktop -amd64 but it is an ISO file. Do I have to create a disc (make Bootable CD) to install new OS (Ubuntu 13.10)? I haven't done this before.