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install ubuntu 12.04 on hp 15-d038ca

I just bought a HP 15 D038CA with Windows 8.1 I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boots) I follow step by step the guide found at ...
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12.04 Cannot Install on HPG72 w/ Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I'm a first time user. I made a 12.04 DVD, and restart laptop. I get to the "Preparing to install Ubuntu" screen, select "Continue" and then nothing happens (just the busy pointer).
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dpkg google-chrome corrupt invalid status

I can't get this to resolve itself, can I get some help? Setting up google-chrome-stable (34.0.1847.116-1) ... update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/google-chrome corrupt: invalid ...
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ubuntu dual boot Instalation instructions

I am installing Ubuntu to a dual boot system I have 2 Hard drives one has two partitions the other has one. I want to install Ubuntu to one hard drive, when I get to the partition screen and check the ...
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Reinstall Windows Vista

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 so that I could remove the administrator password on my laptop since I forgot it. My disc drive doesn't read anything and I can only use USB. I DO NOT have any VISTA disc's ...
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Unable to install ubuntu13.10-desktop-amd64

Am using acer aspire E1-522 with windows 8.1 pro. I made a bootable USB using winMd5Sum and then i reboot my system and select USB as primary boot device and save it. After that when Ubuntu menu opens ...
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How do I install a new version on top of an old version?

I have an ASUS EeePC 1000h with four OS installed. What I want to do is replace Lubuntu 12.04 on sda1 which has reached its EOL with Lubuntu 14.04, when it is released in a few days. I want to do a ...
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Ubuntu didn't come on

After finishing the installation process and restarting the computer Ubuntu didn't start...and no choosing option of which system I wish to use..only XP came on immediately. What to do now?
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windows fresh installation alongside zorin os [on hold]

Right now, I have only zorin OS running in my Compaq laptop. I removed windows 7 completely about a month ago,but now I wish to have windows alongside zorin . I'm unable to accomplish this with what ...
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USB removable disks not mounted automatically on Xubuntu

Just downloaded and installed Xubuntu 13.10. I noticed that USB removable devices (usb keys) are not mounted automatically. I tried with several devices, tested and working on other systems, all of ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 install doesn't detect Windows 7 partition

I'm fairly new to the Ubuntu scene (and Linux in general). I have been attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 in a dual-boot with Windows 7, but every time I try to start the installation it doesn't ...
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How do I get GRUB to install on a RAID array?

I am trying to build an Ubuntu desktop machine with RAID array, and am having trouble with the installation of GRUB. The 2 10GB HDDs are partitioned using sgdisk (invoked by a script to ensure ...
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Debian installation help! [on hold]

Hello i am muhammad ahmad mujtaba and i am new to debian (pure) although i am using linux mint debian edition & Ubuntu 13.10 right now! [actually i have found LMDE very powerful and stable ...
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Ubuntu installation. No hard disk found

When installing Ubuntu, it is showing at least 5.9gb space required but i have lot of free space. I tried many things, but none of it solved my problem. So, i tried installing fedora then it showed no ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 besides already existing Ubuntu 12.04 with encrypted home

Currently I have Ubuntu 12.04 with encrypted home (extra partition) installed on my Notebook. Now I would like to install 14.04 on my SSD (also inside my Notebook). Will 14.04 recognize my encrypted ...
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How to make dual boot Install of Ubuntu and Trisquel in same hard disk? [on hold]

I want to Install Ubuntu and Trisquel side by side in same hard disk; but the installer not allowed it. How can it make possible ?
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Help!! Installing ubuntu with broken laptop monitor. External VGA works, but not until windows loads drivers

Thanks in advance for reading my madness. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a working copy of Vista running on it. I want to install Ubuntu Desktop on it. The twist is this: The laptop monitor is ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12

trying to install Ubuntu 12 alongside Win XP Pro. Get to final screen (Welcome) and the installation just hangs at "retrieving files 52 of 126" Tried fresh copy of Ubuntu - same result. Do not have ...
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What's the best way to reinstall Ubuntu on a partition already used for Ubuntu, but seemingly empty?

On my dual boot computer (XP/Ubuntu) with a 500gb drive, I recently had someone remove a virus from Windows XP. Although I asked him to leave the Ubuntu partition as it is, the partition seems still ...
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all boot options are tried AFTER installatoon

Hi i have the samsung ativ book 9 lite I just installed ubuntu 13.10 after removing windows 8.1 and have gotten the error all boot options are tried, after the installation After having a look around ...
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cannot install ubuntu 12.04.4 using USB stick

Trying to install from USB. After more than 2 hours installation is still continuing. What is the solution for this problem?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Samsung series 5

I want to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS on my samsung NP300-E5X-S02IN laptop but I have heard a lot about the bricking problems in samsung laptops (probably because of problems in UEFI boot ...
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How does the installer know what machines are on my network?

I have a home network with a few linux boxes and a Windows XP laptop. I shut down a Centos machine, removed the hard drive, installed a new hard drive, and then started a clean install of Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu cannot execute binary file

I am trying to install a program by a .bin file. I have already set it to be executed as program (in Properties --> Permissions) but when I double-click on it afterwards nothing happens. I have also ...
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backspace working without using it

it's the first time I using UBUNTU and i'm installling the ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386 version. The problem is that wherever i had to type in some info (like location or rename a drive) during the ...
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Alternative to Wubi Installer (without cd/usb install)

So hey guys basically I'm using a really old computer now and I'm interested in getting linux on my com. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not exactly a linux newbie, (though admittedly i'm not a pro ...
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Is there a way to bundle package installations for a new os?

I use a webdesign development for my desktop and laptop, I also sometimes use vmware. This forces me to install the same packages multiple times to properly set up my webdesign environment. I have to ...
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Will the Ubuntu replace my Windows?

I'm going to install Ubuntu with Windows installer. If I choose C:\ for the drive installation, will the Ubuntu replace my windows? I installed my Windows on drive C:\. Thank you...
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Windows 8 entry in grub not working

I Was using Ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8 till i decided to give 14.04 a try. I used the live USB to install 14.04 in place of 13.10 keeping my windows partitions intact. After the installation grub ...
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invisible mouse after installation [on hold]

I installed linuxmint 13 maya to my mother pc. Unfortunately the mosue works "inviseble mode". It works but i can't see the arrow. When i boot from the liveCD the problem was same. This DVD in my ...
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Problem with installation. Atleast 5.9gb free space required

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 alongside Windows with a bootable disc. However, it doesn't check the "at least 5.9gb free space" and I cannot click the "continue" button. What I did: I kept 20gb of ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
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How to install packages WITHOUT using apt

Apt doesn't allow me to get the versions of libffi I require to install Glib. I have searched around and can't find answers. Only responses were comments on how difficult it was rather than actual ...
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Cant boot into ubuntu install

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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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
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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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Ubuntu Gnome problems [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu gnome on a new computer I built and it's very glitchy. What's wrong with it? Was it wrong to install it without the original Ubuntu on it?
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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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not installing ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on dell inspiron 5420

I have a Dell Inspiron 5420 i7 with 8GB of RAM. When I try to install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit by using a bootable USB device, which was created with Universal USB Installer, it failed to install on my ...
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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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Black Screen On Installing

I just bought new computer and started installing Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit on it. I press install now and comes black screen. Soon ticking - appears. Then nothing happens. I waited for hour and it didnt do ...
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Will I have any trouble dual-booting an HP 250 G1

I was considering buying an HP 250 G1 laptop. I'd like to keep the copy of Windows 8.1 that comes installed on it, but dual boot with Ubuntu. I've been given the impression that the UEFI might give ...
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What method to use to install Ubuntu

I have a few questions: I have a Windows 7 HP mini. I would like to install Ubuntu. I lost my password ages ago to the administrator account. I just use a guest account for now... But I have no access ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 USB [on hold]

Just like this mans problem: Why can't I boot from my windows 7 usb device? (usb install) Originally the computer was shipped with Windows 8. I removed it and installed Ubuntu with intentions to ...
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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 ...