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Is it legal to sell computers with Ubuntu installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed? Is it legal to assemble a computer, install ubuntu on it, and then sell the computer. I don't mean ...
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How do I backport/install a newer version of clang?

I just want to install the newest version of clang http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/clang-3.2 Does this mean I have to update my kernel to raring?
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Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? Is it possible to upgrade a 10.04 lucid installation to 11.04 Natty, without upgrading to 10.10 ...
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What is the difference between the alternative and desktop cd images?

I would like to know what the difference is between these two versions of the same distro. ubuntu-10.10-alternate-i386.iso ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso I think that the alternative CD is ...
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Ubuntu installation partitioning: Logical or primary?

I am in the process of reinstalling Ubuntu. When I got to this step: I was prompted to choose a logical or a primary partition. I've never seen this dialog box before -- before it just told me to ...
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New encryption feature in Ubuntu 12.10: home encryption or full disk encryption? or both?

How do I correctly encrypt the entire partition when installing Ubuntu 12.10? I ask because the new Ubuntu installer now shows two encryption options. After choosing "Encrypt the new Ubuntu ...
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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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“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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Upgrade while keeping home partition

My home directory is on a separate partition. I am on 10.10 from 10.04 via upgrade. How can I perform a clean install of 10.10 while keeping this partition? Will it perform as well as a clean install? ...
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How to keep only ubuntu-minimal?

How can I remove all packages from Ubuntu and make sure ubuntu-minimal will not be lost?
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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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What is the best way of testing Ubuntu on my computer?

I'm a little confused as to whether I should install Ubuntu on its own partition on my hard drive, use VirtualBox or another virtualization package to install it, or use Wubi to install it directly on ...
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What does “./configure; make; make install” do?

What does ./configure do? Why make then make install? How does it know where libs are? ( they are all there and loaded but it cant find them.) Why need libs if compiler is supposed to compile?
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How do I install/upgrade to KDE 4.9?

Recently kde released kde 4.9, I wanna test it from my ubuntu 12.04 . How to to install kde 4.9 in ubuntu? Is there any ppa available
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Is there a cd image of ubuntu under 512MB?

I only have a 512 MB flash drive and was wondering if there's an ISO for Ubuntu that will fit on it. I really need to format my netbook.
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How to install subversion client in ubuntu

I have looked at this question: How do I install svn? We already use sudo apt-get install subversion to install subversion on the server. What should I do in order to install the subversion ...
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How do I find add-ons for packages when using the command line?

My question is a little bit different from others already asked, I guess. I've already searched for answers, but I didn't find anything related. For example, I've always installed K3B via Terminal ...
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Installing chrome gives an error: “dependency is not satisfiable”

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop, everything works fine, but I'd like to use chrome instead of firefox. I downloaded the .deb file from the chrome website, and when I open it, the install buton ...
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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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DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu

Is there any such images in existence that will allow me to install 64-bit Ubuntu if supported, or fallback to 32-bit otherwise? I'm participating in an installfest by a new and unofficial LoCo, and ...
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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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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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Implications of --no-install-recommends (apt-get install)

When I install packages using --no-install-recommends, can I say only packages listed here (Ubuntu Package Search) as "depends" are installed? I ask because I suspect some problems with boot might be ...
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How to get a list of preinstalled packages?

And I'd like to get this list directly and if possible from an external source (maybe repositories?). Almost all one-liners I have found didn't work for me. So I hope there is an indicator somewhere ...
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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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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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Can I remove Windows Vista from my notebook and only install Ubuntu?

I would like to remove Windows Vista from my notebook which is currently running a dual boot Windows Vista + Ubuntu and use Ubuntu as the only OS. The notebook is unstable when running Windows Vista, ...
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Any way to get a fresh ubuntu desktop without re-installing?

I don't want to wipe my hard drive. I just want to get rid of all the extra software I've installed over time, and return to a prisitine, default system.
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How can I install and use text-to-speech software?

I want to convert text to an audio file containing synthesised speech that reads out that text. What free (libre+gratis) software is available for this and how do I install and use it? I don't need ...
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How do I install Polly?

So I was reading over on OMG! Ubuntu! about this new Ubuntu twitter client called "Polly", and I was wondering how to install it.
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How to I change from ubuntu to xubuntu?

I've read this Q&A and I'm ready to try it with Xubuntu. That is, I'll go from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. At this moment, my laptop is slow, even after the various optimizations. My question is whether ...
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Put swap on SSD or HDD?

New installation coming up. 120gb SSD for OS and HOME and 1tb HDD for storage. 16gb of ram which means 16gb of swap if I recall correctly. SSD space is too valuable for a swap partition right? If my ...
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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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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 install wunderlist?

Wunderlist is a todo list, and apparently they now have Linux support. How do I install it?
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How can I install numpy on Python 3.1?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 server on EC2. I installed Python 3.1, and now I want to install NumPy on it. How do I do it? I tried easy_install-3.1 numpy but got this error: RefactoringTool: Refactored ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from ...
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after 12.04 upgrade: can't log in although password is correct

I upgraded from 10.10 to 12.04, and now can't log in any more. The password is correct- when I type in a wrong one, I am told it's incorrect, while the correct one is seemingly accepted, but then just ...
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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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Package for Ruby 2.0 on precise

Has there been any news from the maintainers of Ubuntu packaging of Ruby as to whether they'll be releasing a package for Ruby 2.0? If so, have they indicated whether they'll be releasing any packages ...
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“cannot determine current directory” while building haskell

I'm trying to install haskell on ubuntu 11.10 and I'm following the instructions on this website: https://gist.github.com/1524859 But when I type ./configure I get an error message saying: checking ...
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Problem installing Python-Dev

I am having trouble installing python-dev. It all started when I tried to install another Python package and got the error: SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need to install ...
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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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Is there a way to get Team Fortress 2 working?

Team Fortress 2 is now free to play! Is there an easy way to get a copy working on Ubuntu Natty?
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How do I run Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1?

I have a problem running Packet tracer 6.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.04. I have a downloaded file from Cisco Netspace - this file had not extension. I added the extension tar.gz to this file and I could unpack ...
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“No root file system is defined” error during installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, but when I get to this and hit forward I get taken to a prompt ...
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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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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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“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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How can I run an executable from a CD when it doesn't have the executable bit set?

A textbook I'm using came with a CD containing a few supplementary applications. To my pleasant surprise, it appears to include an installer for Linux. The readme file on the CD provides the ...