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Maintaining files on a fresh install

Is there a way of maintaining files from Ubuntu 12.04 to a fresh install of the same version without doubling up on information and keeping the same programs etc. Thanks guys. p.s I am aware of ...
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USB file transfer painfully slow - is this a solution in some cases?

A new Ubuntu user here. Case 1: System: F730 with 4 GB RAM - SUCCESS no problems installed 2007 office http://rmitc.org/2013/04/ultimate-microsoft-office-2010-installation-on-ubuntu/ Another ...
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Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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How to install a latest FTP server in ubuntu by which we can manage multiple users? [duplicate]

I want to install a FTP server in ubuntu using latest ppa. I want this FTP server should be multi user configurable. I mean I can simply add multiple user and set their root directories and permission ...
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Ubuntu ISO file to burn in dvd or USB [closed]

how to locate Ubuntu iso file to burn it in dvd or usb in download file at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/questions?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=lts or should I download it from ...
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Separate Linux Drive is Interfering with Windows Boot

I disconnected all my drives except an SSD I wished to install Ubuntu on. After finished installation and loving 13.10, Powered off. Then connected Windows Drive(s). Then rebooted intending to launch ...
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WON'T let me change permissions

When i was trying to open SCP containment breach the options only say OPEN, EXTRACT, RENAME,DELETE, ETC. but does not say permissions what do i do. Usually it has permissions shown at the bottom but ...
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Ubuntu. Installation went wrong?

I just installed ubuntu and before that I was using Windows 7 where I had 3 partitions - Local Disk C (Windows 7), Local Disk D (all my files) and Local Disk E (other files). What I did is when I was ...
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113 views

What do I need to download and how do I install those programs? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed it. I want to download my xampp servers, Spotify or Adobe's Flash Player, but I get suggestions of *.zip, *.ga or something. Operating Systems "Lunix", "Yum" and ...
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1answer
60 views

HELP Tarball & Deb files install issues

How's it going I am fairly new to ubuntu and was trying to get several programs installed and realized that alot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to ...
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1answer
118 views

From Windows 7 to Ubuntu?

At present, I use Windows 7. I want to delete it and replace it with Ubuntu but, how can I install Ubuntu without losing my files that exist now on partitions D, E and F? I want my hard disk to be ...
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1answer
421 views

How much MB / GB does the installation download?

I didnt find this specific question. I am not asking how large the installer is (12.10 btw). And I am not asking if I can install ubuntu without the internet. I have read that I can just install via ...
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1answer
107 views

Which system files are updated when you install/update/remove a package?

When a new package is installed (even from source), or existing ones are updated/deleted/purged, some system files seem to be updated. Which are these? I want the files which contain the list of ...
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2answers
688 views

How to install a program from a .tar.gz [duplicate]

I already extracted the file and when I drag the file to the terminal this is the directory I get " '/home/ali/Downloads/Stencyl-2.1.0 ". Now can someone give me exact instructions for this ...
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1answer
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Copy files from one home directory to another

I've upgraded my laptop with a new ssd and installed Ubuntu 64bit version on it. On the old hard drive, several operating systems are installed among others my old Ubuntu 32bit Installation. Now I ...
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1answer
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Replaced Windows 7, but where did my old files go?

Ok, let me start by saying that I know nothing about Linux and that I switched because I was sick and tired of windows. So I had Windows 7 on my C: drive and I chose to replace it with Ubuntu 12.10. ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu Install - Won't fit on CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I burn the 12.10 790MB ISO to a CD? iso image too big for a cd Ubuntu won't fit on a CD I need to install to a clean drive and have downloaded Ubuntu 12.10. The ...
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1answer
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How does ubuntu handle multiple installations of software?

I'm a recent convert from Windows to Linux and I have a question about how Ubuntu/Linux takes care of duplications of files when installing software gets messy. To use an example, let me talk about ...
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launching executable from /usr/local/bin needs access to local file

I have an executable, called "octane", that I want to be able to launch globally. The executable requires access to a local binary, "octane.dat", in order to run. I placed the directory containing ...
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510 views

Save Windows 8 Files and Install Ubuntu

I would like to install Ubuntu on my laptop. I am new to Ubuntu and therefore have some questions: 1.My hardware is Acer Emachines Intel Celeron T3000 1.8 3 Gig of Ram and Native Intel Intergrated ...
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Wubi Ubuntu Installation “No Root File System Defined” [duplicate]

I Downloaded Wubi.exe & Ubuntu 12.04 LTS From The Official Website Then Put Them In A Single Folder In My Internal Hard Disk. Then I Run Wubi, And It Got Installed Within 2 Minutes. And Then I ...
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388 views

I have errors when trying to install ubuntu on MSI GT70 ONC [closed]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04.1 64bit on a MSI GT70 ONC. I have a problem when I install it. I get an error(dev/... something missing I think) I'm then put into a screen that is like the ...
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Can I install Ubuntu from a live USB to which I have copied some additional data?

I created a live USB for Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit edition around a month ago. The installation went fine from the USB. I've been adding some files not related to Ubuntu to a folder on the USB drive. I ...
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How can I add an application to the list of Open With applications?

I installed Komodo Edit from a download (wasn't available in Software Center.) I want to be able to open .php files in Komodo, but when I right-click and choose Open With Other Application, Komodo ...
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2answers
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12.04 run from cd, cannot copy files from mounted disk

I am running 12.04 live from cd and trying to copy some important files from a mounted hard disk to an external disk. (My previous installation of 10.04 crashed and I want to install 12.04, and back ...
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1answer
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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1answer
282 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Business Desktop Install file too large - 834Mb

My blank CD's are only 700 MB, and the .iso file I downloaded is over this. What do I do?
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1answer
31 views

File durability in global directories

It seems to me that some files I write to global directories such as /usr are not persistent. Concretely I experience that the installation of some self-compiled software (webkit-qt) to global ...
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2answers
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What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
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3answers
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Where do I find packages files of apps that are installed

I want to backup my application setup files.(source packages) So can anybody please help me find the location where these setup files are stored in Ubuntu Natty Narwhal.
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1answer
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Move installation to an other HD

By mistake I have installed my ubuntu 11 on a wrong drive. What's the damage I face? A new installation? Is there any tweak for that? This is a 80GB western digital that needs to be shifted to ...
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2answers
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How to make a partition truly secure?

When I boot from an USB stick into my laptop I am able to mount and connect through chroot to the my hard drive and browse my files without a problem, while this has been something very very useful in ...
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2answers
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Creating a launcher (for Mechinarium)

I'm trying to make a launcher for Mechinarium, Its a flash game with a launcher that runs flash files in separate folders in its directory as far as im aware. I've tried to make a launcher which ...