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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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I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do?

Due to updates, my machine can no longer boot properly. I am no Ubuntu guru. I do not have a week to spare diagnosing the issue. I just want to retrieve important data from this machine's hard drive ...
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How do I install wine?

Can someone please explain how I can install wine in the following ways? By using the package manager? By downloading and installing a pre-built package?
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How to make LBP-1120 Canon printer work?

Initially this question was limited to 11.10. Now I am in (Lubuntu) 12.10. (On the changes in the question see this meta question). Considering 11.10 I have tried different (or not so different) ...
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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Will I be able to use wubi to install Ubuntu releases newer than 12.10? [duplicate]

I want to install 13.04 (or higher) using wubi, is that possible?
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How do I install .run files?

My PC has both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I have installed all my drivers in Windows like NVidia graphics, motherboard etc. Shall I install them in Ubuntu too? I looked on the web for my Nvidia ...
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How do I enable hardware virtualization technology (VT-x) for use in Virtualbox?

So I am trying to run Ubuntu in a virtualbox but on installing 12.10 from the .iso I was greeted by a warning telling me that audio wouldn't work then I pressed next and this popped up: Failed to ...
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“errno 5 - input/output error” when trying to install

Today I downloaded Ubuntu for my laptop. It runs great from a bootable usb, but when I tried to install it, I've got the "errno 5 - input/output error". I tried everything to install it on my ...
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Is the 64-Bit version of Ubuntu only compatible with AMD CPUs?

I was told that computers with more than 2 gig's memory need a 64 bit operating system to utilize all RAM. Is the 64bit Ubuntu download really JUST for AMD processors? I am asking because the disk ...
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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 to copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another

I am going to change my machine: from a laptop with Ubuntu to another laptop where I am going to install Ubuntu... I am quite happy with the current system, what I am afraid of is having to rebuild ...
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Installer gets stuck with a grayed out forward button

I have a CD with Ubuntu 10.10 and a laptop with Ubuntu 8.10. The laptop had all sorts of crud on it, and anything I wanted to keep was backed up on an external drive, so I was happy to do a wipe and ...
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I have formatted a partition for Ubuntu. How do I install it on that partition?

I have a formatted 55GB partition as NTFS, the other part of the hard disk has Windows 7. Is NTFS the right format for Ubuntu? If not how should I format it and with what format? Once I finish ...
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Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) [closed]

Kind-of like this question but slightly different (I think), in that I have 6 identical Acer Aspire Revo R3610 machines. One is (almost) configured to my requirements - when I'm done preparing it I'd ...
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How do I set up Ruby on Rails?

I am interested in setting up a Ruby on Rails environment on my 10.10 laptop. Is there anything special I need to keep in mind for installation (i.e. that could be new or unique to 10.10)? Are ...
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Only 'sdb' shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z

I got my brand new Dell Inspiron 14z yesterday, but failed to install Ubuntu. I can boot from a USB stick, and it works well. When trying to install, I confirm that the laptop is connected to the ...
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How can I remove and re-install Unity?

Unity is misbehaving after installing GLX Dock - HUD does not open with GLX Dock turned off and there are ugly shadows in the panel, three control buttons (close, minimise, maximise) and "Ubuntu ...
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Installing applications from source

I was wondering about generic installations of all applications in linux. And what that means? Well, when I was using windows I knew that if I want to install an application I am double-clicking the ...
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...
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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 ...
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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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Can I uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu Software Center?

Since migrating to a true install and upgrading to 12.04 I have had several problems that seem to relate to the Ubuntu Software Center. Hanging at applying changes and blank screen on screen lock only ...
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Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? If I install Ubuntu to a new partition using the Windows installer (Wubi), will I be able to uninstall Windows, and ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from EFI/UEFI?

I have just tried installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a newly bought Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge with EFI boot enabled. The machine came preloaded with Windows 7. I first opted to install Ubuntu 11.10 side-by-side ...
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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Which version of Ubuntu can I install on these specs? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my PC. Which version would suit a desktop and these specifications? My specs :- AMD Atholon 64 3000+ 1GB DDR RAM 750GB ASUS K8V-MX main board Thanks in advance!
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without CD?

My CD drive is broken,so I can't install Ubuntu from a CD. Are there any workarounds for that?
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...
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Boot error > no such device: grub rescue [duplicate]

After an installation of Ubuntu 12.04, erasing an old partition with Ubuntu 10.10, I can't get grub to load. I can't access my Windows 7 partition either I get the message: > error: no such ...
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How do I resolve a GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” error?

I am stuck with a rather irritating problem I ran into after installing 11.10 on my macbook pro 5,5. I did a clean install efi booting into the setup using the desktop cd. Upon the first reboot I was ...
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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What are the differences between Desktop, Server, and Alternate Installs?

I am trying to figure out what the exact difference is between the 3 different install Disks. Like what packages are different and such. For Example: - The server disk doesn't install gnome by ...
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Ubuntu installation on Windows7 with D partition

I have the following problem: I want to install Ubuntu, having already installed Windows 7 and the HD already partitioned. I do not want to erase my data. During the installation procedure I see the ...
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Can't boot XP after Ubuntu Installation, how to fix?

I installed Ubuntu and after the installation, i can't boot to XP. When i choose XP from the Grub menu, I got black screen for like 30 sec, and then it returns to the Grub menu. Thanks!
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Help, linux beginner! How do I put ubuntu on usb and boot/install on a PC with blank harddrive?

I wonder if someone can help me? I am fairly new to trying to actually understand and use computers myself rather than just buying whatever Windows/Mac wants me to! You will get a giggle from my ...
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How do I upgrade from x86 to x64 without losing settings?

Is there an easy way to upgrade the system to x64 from x86 without losing settings and having to repartition etc?
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Use existing Ubuntu partition as an installation image?

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot, installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to anothe machine and want to avoid all the setup ...
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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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Unable to mount /dev/loop0 during install

I was installing 32-bit Ubuntu(ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso) on VMWare workstation 7.1. During installation an error came up with the following text. (initramfs) mount: mounting dev/loop0 on ...
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Dual boot windows Xp and Ubuntu 12.04

I have 41 GB of space on my E:/ drive. Is it sufficient to install Ubuntu? My Windows XP is installed in C:/ drive. Is it OK for dual boot? Should I install Ubuntu (I am installing using Live CD). I ...
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How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I Don't know how to install .tar, .bz2 and .gz packages. For example how do I install this?
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GRUB complains of “no such partition” after installing 12:04

I have just installed 12.04. I previously had 11.10 installed, with /dev/sda6 as the install partition mounted at / and with /dev/sda1 mounted at /home. When installing 12.04, I duly selected the ...
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How to install GNOME Shell extensions

How do I install GNOME Shell extensions?
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How to install on a MacBook Air 3,2 without an external CD drive?

I've got a new MacBook Air which I'd like to install Ubuntu on. It has no internal optical drive, I have no external one. I do have the ability to partition the disk and also have a USB flash drive ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver

After I have managed to get running Ubuntu 14.04 (look at my last question about booting upgraded Ubuntu) now there is another problem: To continue with that story: I found a way to burn the image on ...
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How do I install GRUB on a RAID system installation?

I'm trying to setup and install Ubuntu on a RAID 1 setup. I have two disks, sdb and sdc. I've been following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID which more or less ...
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How to resolve “Failed to download repository information”?

Whenever I try to install anything with the Ubuntu Software Center, the following error appears. Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. E:Unable to ...