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Cannot boot my computer. Hard Drive is not recognized by BIOS

I have an ASUS Laptop running Windows 8.1 (K55A-DH51 Intel Core i5-3210M 2.50GHz - 750GB) I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 from an USB drive (I modified my ...
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Gaining internet access during installation over XP

I am trying to install over XP. When booted in XP connect wirelessly and it is working. When I enter Ubuntu set up there is no connection showing. I've tried to edit the connection but it is not ...
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How To Install Gnome Desktop on ubuntu 12.04 lts? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I Want To Know That of there is a way by which i can have a desktop like this one in the photo: This In Not Gnome Classic. I dont want Gnome Classic
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Windows 8 doesn't start after installing ubuntu 13.10

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer AspireOne D255E alongside an old installation of Windows 8. After the Ubuntu install, I started Windows and Ubuntu without problems but suddenly I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Crashes VirtualBox when installation is complete

I'm wanting to install Ubuntu 12.10 in VirtualBox. I was really excited to actually use it: I never even used Ubuntu before! Well after the lengthy installation (about an hour or so) it says something ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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using gparted to create more than 4 partitions?

I've created a bootable usb and I'm getting ready to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with Windows 7. The problem is I don't know how to deal with my partitions. I have 4 primary partitions on my ...
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Can't access BIOS for USB install

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my second machine now from a USB startup disk. The disk works fine as I used it yesterday to install on another machine. The problem is on this second IBM machine: ...
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Computer missing firmware?

I have an iMac G5 that I'm looking to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc, and release of Ubuntu on to. Whenever I try to install any version (I've only tried 12.04 and above), I install the OS without ...
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install the drivers for the built in blueray /dvd drive and other such hardware on my laptop?

If I install ubuntu will I need to install the drivers for the built in blueray /dvd drive and other such hardware on my laptop?
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Windows 7 Install USB won't boot after installing Ubuntu

I have replaced Windows 8 with Ubuntu 13.10 and now I am trying to install Windows 7 from a USB but it won't boot. When I choose to boot from my USB it gives an error: This is not a bootable device. ...
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Newbie problem: Black screen from live cd; old PC

Equipment: 12 year old Sony VAIO PCV-RX741 desktop; AMD Athlon @ 1.53 GHz; 1 GB RAM; AwardBIOS 1003VX. Used daily for the last 5 years as my principle business machine. Background: Have used XP on ...
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Is it possible to install two kernels and choose one on startup?

I want to install Ubuntu Studio and I'm aware that it uses a different Linux kernel than normal Ubuntu. Is it possible to install both kernels and chose which one to use on every startup? And if yes, ...
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Advice for troubleshooting a (url) preseed file?

I'm working on my first preseed file, and to avoid having to re-burn a DVD every time I make a change, I'm hosting it on a webserver and loading it with preseed/url=... To load the preseed, I'm ...
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howto link / execute / add to $PATH: python3.3.5 after manual installation in 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to install python3.3.5 on /home/myUser/XX, where home is located on a separate partition. I'm relatively new to Linux and have only basic knowledge about installing packages on my own, ...
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Ubuntu USB with fully installed version [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to have a fully functional USB with programms I'd like to install (e.g.Dropbox) I can only find Live USB with the option to add a persistent partition. However, there's no ...
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nVidia 331.49 Installaton on P151EM1 Clevo (with dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10)

(apologies for the possibly confusing title) Here is the situation: I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my P151EM1 Clevo laptop (GTX670MX) (dual boot with W7). I'm trying to update the drivers to ...
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Computer will only load when ran in safe mode

I have a Toshiba satellite L755 that has been on ubuntu for years. I recently had to replace the palm rest and after doing so the system worked correctly. I decided to go ahead and do a clean install ...
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How to disable GRUB installation

on my hard drive, I have Archlinux with fully customized GRUB. I want to install Xubuntu 14.04 on other partition. How to disable GRUB installation during Xubuntu installation process?
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Cannot flash Galaxy Nexus ('maguro') device

I've got a problem when tried to flash my android. My phone was already unlocked. I performed factory reset and after enable developer mode. Here code from terminal: mikalai@mikalai-HP-Compaq-6000-...
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How can I install the development version of Node?

I want to get the latest updates for Node (evented I/O for v8 javascript). I already have installed Node using: sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python g++ make sudo add-apt-...
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How can I download and install refind bootloader (0.7.7.1)?

I've seen an answer on installing Ubuntu on MSI-GT60 laptop on this site. It suggests that I should install rEFInd bootloader but I can't find it anywhere. How can I install this?
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Unable to install ccmake [duplicate]

[Preface: I have seen similar questions, but that did not help me and so this new question. To explain in more detail, I followed the steps in How do I resolve unmet dependencies?, without rectifying ...
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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Installing 12.04 without removing 11.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my computer alongside Windows 7. Is it possible to also dual-boot 12.04? If not, will I need to overwrite the previous version of Ubuntu?. If so how can I do it?
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i installed eclipse via terminal and installed i want to know where sdk is located

I installed eclipse (ultimate edition 3.5) in Ubuntu 12.04 via the terminal. I also installed the ADT plugin in the eclipse program via install new software. Everything has completed but eclipse is ...
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How to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment?

Can any one help me out to install python-guestfs and libguestfs-tools in python virtual environment? I tried to install those packages with the help of pip install but it fails to install because ...
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What will happen with ubuntu if I reinstall windows 8.1

The title pretty much sums up the question. I'm using windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04 in dualboot and now something in windows 8.1 broke and by the looks of it I may have to refresh/reinstall it. ...
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Problems with recompiling Swish++ [duplicate]

I'm working with Swish++ in Ubuntu 12.04. Due to my thesis I must install Swish++ from the source code. During the installation I faced with several problems, but finally I solved them and Swish++ ...
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How to fix upgrade, install failure loop due to disk space issue

I'm running into an upgrade / install failure loop due to disk space, but I don't see which drive is full. I've tried clean, autoclean and autoremove, but to no avail. This is Ubuntu on AWS. There are ...
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Updating an old Ubuntu USB installer

I found an old USB stick that contains an Ubuntu 10.04 installer. I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine, but I want 12.04, not 10.04. Can I update the USB stick to install 12.04, without ...
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ubuntu installation

I just tried to install ubuntu 13.10, everything starts normal , language: english, have internet connection, enough HDD space, select downloading updates and third-party software and when I click on ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an existing Windows system without creating a CD? [duplicate]

This page says that, in order to add Ubuntu on an existing Windows system, I must burn Ubuntu on a CD first. But CDs are becoming less common these days, so I wonder if there is a way to install ...
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I want to reinstall Ubuntu but I do not know which partitions to delete

So, I went to GParted and I know that I must delete the ext4 partition and the Linux Swap partition (image above). My question is if that unknown partition has anything to do with Linux. Hope you can ...
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I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I get this message “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” [duplicate]

i just finished to install ubuntu 13.10 on my computer, is the first time that i use ubuntu, i tried to installing this operating system in the best way, i mean, i have installed ubuntu carefully (...
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How do I increase the size of Ubuntu which was installed through Wubi?

First, this is question is not same as this or this. It is similar but its somewhat different in a way. Particularly, I want to change the path of where my disk copy is generated. The problem is: I ...
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cant install ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a new lenovo laptop I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on. I downloaded the ISO and burned a DVD from it. If I boot the laptop from the DVD, it seems to boot up fine. I get the desk top ...
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If i Install Ubuntu on an External Drive using Wubi, does it do anything to my C: Drive?

Hello Ubuntu Community! I have installed ubuntu using wubi on my old computer and Broke Windows (I had to re-install it). So excuse me If I am acting paranoid. I was all ready to install ubuntu ...
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Disk partioning

How many parts can i create in my hard disk.I have now 4 part 5 th part is not allowed. I will describe my partitions:104MB for windows system, 20.98GB for ubuntu, C,D for windows,But i also now have ...
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GRUB does not load, only shows a blinking cursor

First, sorry, I may mix things up here because I don't know extensively about a computer's architecture. So I bought an ASUS EEE PC 1025E and wanted to replace Windows 7 Starter by a GNU/Linux ...
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Installing tomcat5.5 from source

I want to install PHP/Java Bridge. I installed Tomcat7 for it, but it failed: sudo dpkg -i /home/asif/jbridge/php-java-bridge-j2ee_5.4.4.2-3_all.deb Selecting previously unselected package php-java-...
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Ubuntu on Acer E1-510

So I have an Acer E1-510-2821 Computer I recently purchased at Walmart. The computer came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. The system of course is UEFI, and unfortunately has no legacy Bios mode. I ...
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How do I remove or reinstall Ubuntu in Windows 8 UEFI dual when Ubuntu is set as default?

NOTE: It is a UEFI dual boot with Windows 8 AND Ubuntu GRUB is set as default bootman. I am looking to do a reinstall of Ubuntu since I accidentally apt-get removed system packages. I cannot drop to ...
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Problem with ttf-mscorefonts installer

Please help me out with the below issue I tried "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" on 13.10 and it all worked well until something named ttf-mscorefonts installer came. It was not ...
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Problem during installation with manual partitions?

My HDD is approximately 160 GB. I've created 4 partitions: the / one (~25000 MB) the /boot one, which is about 1 GB the swap (another 2 GB) a 50000 MB /home partition. Now, on the Device for ...
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Problem with installing build essential packages [duplicate]

I already did sudo apt-get install update , and sudo apt-get install build essential, and here is my full message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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OS Choice for and old PC, AMD Anthalon XP 2000+ 32bit with only 256MB of RAM

Looking at the site with older versions of Ubuntu it seems like 64bit on amd chips is the only option. I can upgrade the ram but I am pretty sure I am stuck with a 32bit processor. This PC had Windows ...
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No install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 option available in the installer. Why is that?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on my laptop, though I can't. For some reason it won't give me the option. I have used a guide I have found here to remove GPT structures with gdisk and I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Installer doesn't detect partitions

It's the first time I am trying to install Ubuntu, and it's Ubuntu 12.04. The thing is that I have got two partitions (C and D). D is empty, while in C I have got all the files. I defragmented both ...
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Installing Without Overwriting HDD

I have an external hard drive, with a few partitions on it. Because I have a bootable version of Ubuntu 12.04 on it, I have all of the standard Linux partitions on it, as well as one called Data (...