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Installation Question for a Windows XP machine [duplicate]

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a machine with Windows XP, and I was hoping to install it beside Windows and not wipe the whole hard drive clean. I read the installation instructions on ...
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Install Windows on a usb flash drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to INSTALL a Windows version ON a usb flash drive from Ubuntu. How can I do it and which version of Windows should I choose?
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 breaks Unity and Terminal

I was having some trouble seeing USB devices on my XP virtual machine running in Virtual box on Ubuntu 13.10. I thought perhaps that the standard software centre 4.2 version of VirtualBox might be ...
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Installing 14.04 (Mac-version) to MacBook Pro (9,1)

I have tried different methods to do this, but almost always same point fails. Normally when i boot into USB (or DVD, via USB) the install starts, but nothing happens for an hour. This is the most ...
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Unable to access BIOS [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu a while back and over time entropy and inexperience lead to a bunch of redundant applications, a very messy directory tree and general slowness. I figured rather than upgrade to ...
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Installing software for older versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (64 bit), and I wanted to install Skype. But Skype does not have a download for version 14.04. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ ...
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Can't install xampp on ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I can't install xampp on ubuntu 13.10. I'm getting the following message: chmod: cannot access ‘xampp-linux-x64-1.8.3-2-installer.run’: No such file or directory
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Installing 'Kubuntu 14.04' [duplicate]

I don't want to retain my WinXP so I downloaded 'Kubunu 14.04'. However, I can't find it at all, even in my BIOS. Should I download it again?
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Why cant I install NLTK? [closed]

I am trying to install Natural Language Tool Kit for Python on my Unix machine as per the below: http://www.nltk.org/install.html however when I get to .." sudo pip install -U numpy" I get the ...
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I don't know how to dual-boot Lubuntu 14.04

Quite simply, I don't know what I'm doing and I've come to the screen where it has the options: Erase Disk and Install Lubuntu, Encrypt, Use LVM or Something else. I want to keep my windows 7, and ...
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Install Software with dpkg

I installed SME dpkg -i sme.deb, it installed it but I could not start it. However when I started the software center it told me that something was broken and it needed fixing, so I allowed it and ...
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copying from live CD requires permisison

due to a system crash I am using a live cd to boot the system and copy all important files from my computer to an external drive, however there are some files for which i receive an error msg "error ...
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Ubuntu Server: SSD + existing LVM disks

I'm currently using the following setup for a home NAS server: - Debian installation on a 150 GB HDD (with LVM) - A logical volume of 4GB that consists of 2 2TB disks I would like to replace the HDD ...
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Can I install ubuntu on Samsung 350v5c?

I am new to ubuntu and i have a couple of questions before installing it. -Is there UI in German language? -Can I install it along side my windows 8 (It's on a 500gb hard drive with one partition ...
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Unable to locate package pthread [closed]

It's Linux Ubuntu 14. I'm trying to install gnu radio and when I try to configure, pthread library is missing. I then do sudo apt-get install pthread I got this as return: ...
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Eclipse can't find Java after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Eclipse 3.8 can't find any installed Java VM. I have the Sun JDK 1.7 and the openJDK7 installed. I have tried modifying the eclipse.ini to point it to one of the ...
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ubuntu shuts down for no reason

until 2 days ago Ubuntu 12.04 was going simply great, then the update manager prompt for some updates and I continued as usual. After that I continue to use the computer for few more hours then I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dependencies [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Wine & receive the following message after pressing install, any ideas how to fix this? This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are ...
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wine install not working apt is broken maybe? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install wine on ubuntu 14.04 maybe im missing something important but I ran: sudo apt-get install wine and I got this: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Install ubuntu over network

I want to install Ubuntu 14 on an old PC i have. It doesn't seem to boot from a cd or usb. i want to not have to setup a lot of software to get this to work. the pc is connected to my local network. ...
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Require all ISO images for Ubuntu LTS 14.04

I do not want to use internet to make online packages installation, instead I want to install the complete installation on multiple machines from local DVDs... Where can I get the entire packages? ...
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Can't install glibc-2.19

Several times I tried to install the library glibc-2.19, but it always ended in an error. I followed the installation instructions but it didn't work. I'm trying to install glibc-2.19 on Ubuntu 13.10, ...
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Unable to install VLC

This is what happens: sudo apt-get install vlc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package vlc Please help. I would ...
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How to install Python3.3.5 on Ubuntu Server 12.10?

I need Python 3.3.5 on Ubuntu Server 12.10. I want to run apt-get install python3 but I am not sure this will lead to Python3.3.5 version installation. In other words: how can I install the exact ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation help

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7. I have a 500GB hard disk partioned in 3 drives. Now, I am installing ubuntu using live usb drive. But, I am stuck at the 'Installation type" ...
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Upgrade to Kubuntu 14.04 Hangs at Stopping Cron

I just attempted to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 using the Muon Update utility, but after downloading all required files, the update process stalled with the message "Cron: Stopping..." After ...
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netbeans unable to detect jdk [duplicate]

I've downloaded netbeans.sh from the site and when i install it , It asks to specify JDK folder which i specify it to /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64 but the installer says "The specified JDK ...
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How to enable event MPM Apache 2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 with thread safe PHP?

I upgraded to Ubuntu Server 14.04 expecting the default apache installation would use the new event MPM, but instead I find the old memory-eating prefork. I've successfully set up event MPM in Arch ...
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attached to launch centre

I unattached Eclipse from Launch Centre and installed Lazarus which does not attach to launch centre, I would like to learn are there any command to attach my application to launch centre. Your help ...
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elcipse for php and java packages

I installed Eclipse for PHP and Java projects. I tried to create a project and files and realized that there is no packages for developing PHP and Java. Are there any way to install those packages for ...
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School computer can't run Ubuntu off flashdrive. But can run “Try Ubuntu” off the install flashdrive [closed]

Not sure what the problem is. When I go to the boot menu and choose boot from usb nothing happens and it boots to windows. When I plug in the flashdrive that has all the Ubuntu files (the one I use to ...
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Is it possible to use wine to run window games that is already installed on a external hard drive (and to install future software on the external)?

I would like to know if it is possible to run windows games that is already on and installed on a external hard drive and have it load up though wine, or they have to be installed by wine first before ...
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How to launch Lazarus IDE after install?

I used the following code to install Lazarus IDE: sudo apt-get install lazarus-ide However, the system can't seem to find a way to launch it from the dash. How I can run the Lazarus IDE after ...
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Bootproblems after second OS installation

My Problem: I had Windows 7 on my old HDD. Bought 120GB SSD to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in dualboot. Disabled HDD. Windows installation -> create 60GB partition for WIN7, works. Next: ...
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What is the safe way to replace Ubuntu 12.04 (installed in dual-boot with W7) with OpenSUSE 13.1?

This question is related to: How can I remove Ubuntu from my dual-boot and replace it with another distribution? Laptop: DELL XPS L502X, 64-bit existing OS: Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12.04 (in dual-boot) ...
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Dual boot not detected after installing Linux 12.04

I just installed Linux on my laptop. It already has windows 8 installed. I created a separate 15 GB partition for linux. When I loaded up the installation CD, I just had two options, 1. Erase the disk ...
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Installing Ubuntu (Dual Boot) with MAC OS 10.9.2

Can anyone could point me in the right direction for installing Ubuntu (the latest version...14.something) to dual boot alongside my existing MAC OS 10.9.2? I just want to make sure I do it right. ...
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Unable to access “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64” ISO burned DVD

Burned the ISO on at least 3 different drives but none will mount? Unable to access “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64” DVD: Mount exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'
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Easy way to check installed software and configurations? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is an easy way to make sure to get a list of all installed software on an Ubuntu server (both from source and from apt-get). This should hopefully include important data ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers cannot be installed

I have an Asus laptop with a nVidia card. lspci tells me: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1) I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit ...
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How can I delete ubuntu from usb installer?

I used a usb to install ubuntu to my friend. After the installation finished, I can't delete contents, what can I do to format it? Since this reading this as just being part of the system and does not ...
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can i install the broadcom sta wireless driver to kubuntu from windows?

I need to install this driver for my wireless internet. I have windows and i was wondering if i downloaded the drive to windows could I transfer it to kubuntu and install it there? I understand ...
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Help removing ubuntu 12.10! [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, no Windows. I have my system disks and tried to do a system recovery and it won't allow me. I've tried creating a boot disk and doing the "try ubuntu" and ...
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I have some questions before installing ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Hello i have waited for ubuntu 14.04 release so that i wouldnt have to upgrade later. My problem is that when i try ubuntu from a usb the mouse curser is flickering, It's very annoying. Also i have ...
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Blank Screen after trying to upgrade 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

So I tried upgrading my Lenovo G505 laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. It was working at first and I got the installation menu but when I clicked on upgrade 12.04 to 14.04, my screen went black. After ...
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Can I install Ubuntu without DVD, USB or doing a dual install?

I have quite an old PC and wanted to install Ubuntu to replace XP. However, the DVD drive is getting old and does not recognize any DVDRs I burn to install Ubuntu. I can't install off USB (even with ...
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No option to choose between Ubuntu or Windows at startup; tried many suggestions already

Yesterday I used a live cd to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer already loaded with Windows 8. The Ubuntu install did NOT recognize any operating system on the computer, so I chose "something else" ...
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Removing partition by reinstalling Ubuntu

My laptop was running on Windows XP. Then I decided to try Ubuntu. (It's fast and sleek, btw) I chose the dual-boot option. Days later, I decided to fully commit to the latter. At first, I tried to ...
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Updating Linux to 14.04 LTS with no root file system

im trying to update my Linux notebook (Intel Atom CPU N450 @1.66 Ghz x2) into the newer version of Ubuntu Linux (14.04 LTS 32-bit), but im having some difficulties: First, im using a usb boot ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 Only /dev/sda Showing

I'm using the live CD to try and install Ubuntu 14.04 on my old desktop. The two disks were previously part of a RAID array (of 3 disks, RAID , 1 degraded and couldn't be bothered rebuilding for an ...