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Attempt to mount a filesystem with type ext4 at '/' failed

I disengaged all of my internal hardisks then plugged two things: 1] 4gb Kingston USB made bootable using PowerISO & Ubuntu 12.10 image file. 2] 160gb external WD Scorpio Hardisk The computer ...
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Matlab Installation “finished”?

Hi I am trying to install MATLAB in my Ubuntu 32-bit 13.04 by mounting the ISO. Here are the steps i followed: sudo mkdir /media/matlab/ sudo mount ...
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Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation

I have installed Ubuntu to my hard drive using Wubi. The installation seemed to be successful; however, after rebooting my PC I am not brought to a boot menu, and Windows just starts normally. When I ...
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How can I install specific version of MYSQL

I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion H8-1228 computer via USB flash drive. Installation was a success. My computer still starts Windows, but there is no way to boot to Ubuntu. I tried hitting ...
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ERROR: The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed

I keep getting the error message "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed" when trying to install from a USB flash drive. My hard drive is brand new and is totally ...
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Need help installing BlueGriffon

I'm having trouble figuring out how to install BlueGriffon. All the other programs I've installed have been easily found in the Software Center or were a .deb that opened into the Software Center, but ...
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What BIOS settings must I change on a Compaq dc5750 small form factor to install Ubuntu?

HP Compaq dc5750 small form factor Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz 2GB 160GB On starting the system it displayed this message: If you are running Unix, you need to configure your system using the ...
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Optifine not working

I have Minecraft 1.5.2 and Java 6 and I realized that I could not install or use Optifine. Can anyone help?
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Grub rescue in new installation invalid arch-dependent ELF magic

I installed ubuntu over a W8 installation (my objective was that only ubuntu remains), the installation completed well and ask to reboot, after that, it only gives me a black screen and grub ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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USB boot problems

I try to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop using thumb drive, but it fails with though I use the standard Startup Disk Creator utility. Laptop model: DELL Studio 1536 What is the problem ...
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Using apt-get from ISO on vmware

I'm trying to install VLAN using apt-get but I get this error: E: Unable to locate package vlan I'm not connected to the Internet at the moment as I need to tag my Ubuntu server to the VLAN first. ...
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Formatted Partition and now I have Grub Rescue Error

I done goofed. I decided that I really didn't need Ubuntu anymore (and that I wanted to give Mint a try) so instead of doing a smart thing I went ahead and wiped the partition that Linux was running ...
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Error in package list does not allow software installation

just installed ubuntu 12.04. It's my first time and I cant seem to be able to install software available for download. When I use sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install on terminal, I get the ...
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How to install SqlPlus?

I tried installing sqlplus by following the instruction from here. I'm still getting : sqlplus: command not found when I do sqlplus from my terminal. I'm an novice in Ubuntu and I use Ubuntu ...
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How do install Ubuntu over Windows7?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I didn't see the windows outlined by the numbered installation walk-through: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support I ...
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MySQL Access denied for user 'root' while using LAMP

I'm just want to install lamp server + phpmyadmin normally in case of when setting up mysql i get this error: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) I ...
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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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How to install Groovy?

I don't know how to install files to ubuntu. So kindly say me how to install groovy?
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How to install gnomebaker?

How to install gnome baker?After downloading the software-files,I can't find the executed file or how to navigate to launch to install it. Thanks
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MDM doesn't automatically start

I just successfully installed mdm on 13.04 with this guide, replacing but not uninstalling lightdm: How can I replace LightDM with "MDM"?. However, when I first rebooted, I just got a blank ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu LTS 12.04.3 on Mac OS X Mavericks: no mountable file systems

I am not able to mount the .iso of Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. I tried double click, Disk Utility and also Terminal but the image just won't mount nor work. When using double ...
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“Failed to create swap space” error during installation

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for the past two days or so, but I've been running into a problem: every time I run the installation program on the LiveCD, I always get the same (or a very similar) ...
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“Not a COM32R image” error when trying to install from a USB key

Not a COM32R image boot is a message that the console infinitely keeps spitting out when I try to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB. I created the USB using the StartupDiskCreator in 11.04. What is ...
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how to mount / with encrypted lvm root during installation?

In order to understand Linux better, I'm trying to manually configure an encrypted root lvm partition . I have already tried this with the Ubuntu server installer by choosing the lvm encrypted option ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with LILO?

Have previous version installed with LILO. Current options are Win7, XP and UBUNTU. previous upgrades have resulted in error messages. I wish to have a clean installation of UBUNTU 12.04 LTS. How do ...
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how to get LAMP offline installer?

Where can I download the latest Apache, MySQL and PHP offline installers (maybe .deb)? (both x64 and x86, if available) I'm currently on Windows, and can't switch to Ubuntu and use apt-get download ...
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can not mount /dev/loop0 ubuntu 12.04

I had ubuntu 12.04 booted on my computer for a while and decided it was time to get ubuntu 13.04. I wiped my hard drive to start from scratch and when I loaded up ubuntu 13.04 I got the start screen ...
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How to install heartbeat?

I need to setup a Linux cluster. For that, heartbeat is used in CentOS. Is there a heartbeat package for Ubuntu as well, and if so, how can I install it?
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Is Creating a Bootable USB Drive Permanent?

More specifically, I want to know if when I put the Ubuntu OS on my flash drive if it is permanent or not. As in,can I delete the Ubuntu installation files after I install it on my computer and use it ...
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cmath: No such file or directory #include <cmath>

I downloaded and try to installed the package "wfconvert" from this link http://qmcpack.cmscc.org/tutorials/bulk-solid. but I got some error. here what I did: copy the wfconvert folder in root "/" ...
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How should I install Apache Tomcat 7 for use with Eclipse?

Which way should I install Apache Tomcat 7 on my Ubuntu: Using sudo apt-get install tomcat7 From the zip file downloaded from Apache website. I don't want the server to start on each boot. As most ...
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How can I install Ultrastar Deluxe in Ubuntu 13.04?

I'd like to install Ultrastar Deluxe in Ubuntu 13.04. However, the PPA only contains packages for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 10.10 and 10.04. Is there any way I can install Ultrastar Deluxe in Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 OS not detected, 12.04 install (new computer build, UEFI/Secure Boot enabled)

I recently built a new computer with the intent to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I first installed Windows 8, and elected to do so in UEFI mode with Secure Boot enabled. My understanding is ...
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dpkg returned an error code(1) for libc6:i386 and libtinfo5:i386 while trying to install anything

When I try to install anything through apt-get or synaptic I keep on getting this ... Fetched 23.6 MB in 1min 10s (336 kB/s) debconf: DbDriver "config": ...
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How to install QUCS (Quite Universal Circuit Software) on ubuntu 13.04?

I am having troubles installing qucs, so this is all i have tried without positive results: It is not avilable software center There is no a debian package ppa:fransschreuder1/qucs is not working ...
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How to preseed installing grub to a device during installation without prompt?

I am trying to do a fully automated ubuntu preseed installation. I am stuck because I cannot preseed the answer to installing grub on a device other than /dev/sda without having to manually hit ...
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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Why Does Ejabberd Start Fail?

I am trying to install ejabberd 2.1.10-2 on my Ubuntu 12.04.1 server. This is a fresh install, and ejabberd is never successfully installed. The Install Every time, apt-get hangs on this: Setting ...
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How big should I make my swap partition?

I'm (re)installing Ubuntu on my Toshiba NB100 netbook (Intel Atom, 120GB HD, 2GB RAM). Already have a partition I call "Stuff" with all my media and docs. Will be deleting the one I had Win7 on ...
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How to tell Ubuntu where to install a program and how to tell where an existing program was installed?

I'm totally new to Ubuntu/Linux, using Ubuntu Server at the moment. Just trying to figure out something basic. How can you tell where you are installing a program. For example I just installed ...
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What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?

I wanted to install the plugin TeXlipse (installation instructions) and for that I am supposed to remove any previous version of it. Maybe the eclipse GUI is sufficient to achieve this end. What's ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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Unmet dependencies while installing fbreader

I was installing fbreader in Ubuntu 12.04, but it showed that some packages are broken and have unmet dependencies, so fbreader wasn't installed. Moreover, software center started to show repair ...
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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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How to install EasyBCD?

I want to delete ubuntu 11.10 from dual boot system(windows 7 + ubuntu 11.10). I currently have ubuntu as main OS but I don't want to continue with it further.I don't have CD for win 7 so I am trying ...
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unable to install chrome: libxss1 not statifiable

OS: Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting windows 8.1 (both 64 bit) So I have downloaded chrome from the chrome download website, and when i double click to open it, it opens up software center, and it says ...
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No “Choose OS” screen after co-installation of Ubuntu 12.04

I don't have any technical knowledge of Ubuntu but wanted to install it on a partition. Step-by-step of what i did. used disk management in windows 7 to clear 50gb of space used a usb live ubuntu ...