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Trick installer to use btrfs root with compression

I want to install Maverick onto a BTRFS root partition. Not for fun or testing, but because I need compression due to a small flash disk (4GB). Now the 10.10 installer finally supports btrfs, but ...
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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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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini [duplicate]

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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Install Ubuntu on a seperate hard-drive in dualboot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank. However, when I go to install ...
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Where is the “pysdm” package?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have some old hardware lying around so I decided to build a backup/storage device. I am trying to follow this lifehacker article. It asks me to open a terminal and run sudo ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick

I have used the program "Universal USB Installer" to 'save' Ubuntu on my USB stick. So far - good. When I boot it, I get these options: , but on a totally black screen and I can't use them. I ...
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How to make an Ubuntu live USB stick in Fedora?

I have Fedora installed on my desktop and I want to make a live USB stick with Ubuntu to install it on a laptop. What's the easiest way to do it?
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How do I install libaio?

I'm trying to install libaio with following command line : sudo apt-get install libaio and sudo apt-get install automake libtool autoconf gcc-g++ gcc libaio libaio-dev make but both of them ...
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nodejs npm installation error

I am doing this with root privileges. But still I am getting access denied error. hrishikesh@hrishikesh-ubuntu:~$ sudo curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh [sudo] password for hrishikesh: % Total ...
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Application compatability with the Cinnamon Desktop

I've reading about about the Cinnamon Desktop through this Q&A: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I've also been looking at the various possible various flavours of Ubuntu such as ...
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remove disks or other media during installation

im trying to install 12.04 on my lenovo T60 via a usb stick. I downloaded the latest iso, loaded it on the usb stick after i formatted it and now im trying to boot from it to start the installer. ...
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I can't install NDISWRAPPER

I built a computer and installed Ubuntu 13.10. I've never used Linux before. I have installed in it a wireless network card, Broadcom BCM4318, chip 14e4:4318. I'm told that to use it I need to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 on my laptop (2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD). I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I have Partitioned my laptop into 2 partitions: , C Drive - 105 GB and D Drive - 145 GB. I want ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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Won't dual boot---goes straight to Ubuntu

I have a Windows 7 computer. This is what I did: Using Windows Disk Management, shrunk the available hard drive producing a partition more than large enough for Ubuntu. Changed the boot order in ...
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Why can't I download the Windows installer (Wubi) from the Ubuntu website?

When I click on, "start download" in the link below, it doesn't begin. Windows Ubuntu Installer Instead it directs me to the page where I can download Ubuntu Desktop, here: Download What should I ...
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Intalling Ubuntu with Windows 8 on 32 bit System with UEFI

HP530 model, 2007 make, with 32 bit Processor (dual core T2400 by Intel), 945 chipset, and pre-installed Vista. I upgraded vista to Win8 Pro and left 9GB free for installation of UBUNTU. It is Safer ...
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How to start Ubuntu installer in a graphical safe mode?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell OPTIPLEX 3010 IvyBridge and when I start the setup, the screen goes awry with a lot of colored patterns. Is there a way to start the installer in text ...
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Where does Wine install programs in the filesystem?

I have recently installed MS Office using Wine. Can someone tell me where are the files installed. I mean like in Windows application are installed in program files folder by default, where are they ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the new encryption feature in ubuntu 13.10

I'm in the middle of installing 13.10 and the Ubuntu page I was following on how to install from a USB stick says nothing about these two choices (on the Installation type screen): 1) Encrypt the ...
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installing OpenSwan xl2tpd for IPSEC/L2TP VPN

I have a VPS hosted with QuickWeb.co.nz Running Ubuntu 12.04 OpenVZ. I downloaded and unpacked OpenSwan, but I still cannot install: root@vps:~/openswan-2.6.35# apt-get install openswan xl2tpd ppp ...
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Wubi downloads ISO even though it's already there

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Windows 8. My system does not have the SecureBoot and UEFI option. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO from the website. It contains wubi.exe, but when I run Wubi it ...
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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...
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bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied installing intel fortran 2011

I am trying to install Intel Fortran Composer 2011. When I try to command ./install.sh it gives an error: bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied I tried some ways to get pass this. Tried; sudo ...
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Ubuntu running too slow on USB stick

since quite some time i'm running ubuntu on an external hard disk, connected to the PC via USB. This works quite well. I recently got a 32GB USB stick and i installed (so no live USB) Ubuntu 11.10 on ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on VirtualBox gives an internal error at the start

Installing 32-bit ubuntu with mostly defaults: Gives me the following error: I am trying to look for some troubleshooting steps to find what is causing the error. Any Help would be appreciated
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How to install Python package pyzmq properly?

How to install Python paackage pyzmq properly? I searched in Synapic package manager in vain.
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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during ...
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apt-get -f install simply not working

Everytime I am trying to install a package with apt-get install I get this. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Image of Hard Drive for replication to laboratory computers

We have a laboratory of 100 systems where the same set of software is to be installed. Some of the systems may have different capacities of HDDs (i.e. 320 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB). I have the following ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Why can't I install uTorrent Server on Ubuntu?

I've seen a detailed tutorial on installing u-torrent but after i enter, last line of code, it says: 'bash: /usr/bin/utserver: No such file or directory' syntax; utserver -settingspath ...
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How Can I install A Rhythmbox Plugin On My Ubuntu VPS?

I am trying to install a Rhythmbox Plugin (File Organizer https://launchpad.net/rb-fileorganizer) on my VPS Ubuntu installation. On the desktop, I would be required to open the folder then double ...
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Why do I get “exceeds msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum”?

I seem to be having this odd issue with Ubuntu that I had in a previous attempt at installing and have still not been able to successfully install Ubuntu on any of my computers. This most recent ...
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Install Pandoc (required for docverter)

For the life of me I can't figure out how to install pandoc. I tried the approach recommended on its Github repo as well as all 3 approaches recommended on the pandoc site. I'm installing on Ubuntu ...
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Where to get complete offline installer for openssh-server?

I want to download a complete off line openssh-server package installer. I need the offline package to setup for my school project but I don't have the internet facility in the lab.
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

So, I've been trying to run Steam on my computer (hp Pavilion dv7, Ubuntu 12.04), but I end up with the following error : Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". After some research, I ...
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How do I find out which software/packages are installed from the date of installation of ubuntu?

I am about to uninstall Ubuntu entirely and reinstall a fresh copy. Before I do that I want to make a list of software/package that I have installed so far. Any way to list out? Update: The answer ...
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Install screen doesn't show on Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveUSB

I got a new PC about a year ago and back then I tried to install Ubuntu beside Windows 7. I used my 3 month (back then) old CD I used to successfully install on my old computer beside of Windows XP. ...
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False installation process and I cant even get on Bios!

I guess I had set the primary or secondary boot device wrongly! my laptop is a sony vaio t serie and has a win 8.1 . I have download the ubuntu 10.13 from the website and instead of burn it on a DVD ...
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Boot from Live CD, then install from USB stick? (because CDROM drive extremely slow/faulty)

I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with: A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine. A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often. I created a USB stick ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu with UNetBootin

I have tried several times to install Natty on its own partition on my laptop (WinXP, Intel x86) using UNetBootin, but it always fail. There is a dialog box: Failed to unmount partitions The ...
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How can I find out my user name?

How do I know my username? I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't know my username, only my password. I can't access my laptop and it can't be opened.
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Installing ubuntu on Lenovo U410

A couple of months ago I bought a Lenovo U410 (i5 ivy bridge, 8gb ram, 25gb SSD, 500gb HDD). Great quality which I got real cheap. Unfortunately it came infested with this thing called Windows 8. ...
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How do I install filezilla?

I'm using 13.04 I go to ubuntu software center and find filezilla but there is no button to install. I try to find it in ubuntu start button at application or ubuntu dash how its called and click ...
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how to install g95 in ubuntu 12.04

I need the detail information about how to install g95 in ubuntu 12.04 step by step. I have followed the g95 manual but it still did not work.
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How do I apt-get gddrescue and testdisk?

Gddrescue and testdisk are not on the 12.04 ISO that I downloaded and burned to a CD that I'm currently using to boot my system. Where do I point apt-get to install those packages? I have Internet ...