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How do I install a driver provided as source code?

I have a USB-to-LAN converter, and downloaded the its drivers. The driver folder consists of a Makefile file, a .c file and a .h file. How do I install such a driver?
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ERROR MESSAGE: E Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) [duplicate]

I've been getting this exact error message since I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal 64-bit on 10/09. I haven't installed any updates, so it can't be that, since its the first thing that pops up. ...
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LiveCD/USB boot issues with Ubuntu 12.04 on blank drive

Not sure how common this issue is, or even how badly I may be missing something simple, but I am a first time user having some serious problems. Some background: old HDD running Windows 7 developed ...
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Booting from USB only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu starts only when I boot from my flash drive I am a newbie on linux and dont understand many things unless given a line by line instructions. I am trying but linux ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed in a subdirectory of another Linux variant?

I have access to (but not root on) a compute server which is running a Linux distribution that is a few years old. I'd much prefer to use a current Debian-like flavor. Thus, I'm wondering if it is ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with USB on laptop

I have created a bootable USB stick using Universal USB Installer 1.9.0.9 and tried to boot from my USB on a laptop with a clean hard drive. I keep getting the message Could not find kernel image: ...
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Upgrade from win 7 to win 8

I currently have windows 7 and latest ubuntu installed on the system. I installed ubuntu using the wubi.exe which made it easy for me to install ubuntu from an existing windows installation. Now if ...
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Unable to install 10.04 after removing 12.04

My laptop was dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04. Recently I completely formatted my 250 GB HDD and installed Windows XP in a 5GB partition. Then installed Ubuntu 12.04 in remaining space. But ...
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Upgrade error due to another package management application running [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop PC. My update manager shows me the upgrade link to 12.04 LTS but ...
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I can't get Ubuntu installation to start [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a computer with the following configuration: AZUS Sabertooth Motherboard Intel I5 2500 ...
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Will the data from my persistent Live-USB automatically transfer when I install?

I have a Live USB of Lubuntu 12.04. I have been working with it for quite some time now and have installed quite a few packages in it. Now, I want to convert this to an actual install. When I do so, ...
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install to USB without touching windows MBR [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence? I would like as full of an install as possible (most notably no ...
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Issues with Software Sources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software on an old now unsupported Ubuntu version? I just got a problem with software installation and software sources on my Ubuntu. I cant use ...
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Install Ubuntu splitted in two devices i.e. HDD and SD card

Can I install Ubuntu so that most accessed files reside on SSD 2GB (old Ausus eee 2Gb) and remainder of files reside on large SD card in card slot?
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How to fix boot error for install on a RAID 5 configuration

I'm trying to install ubuntu onto a 6TB virtual disk (3 3TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration). I thought I had it all ready to go. But it doesn't boot. So, then I tried boot-repair, which claimed ...
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cant install ubuntu 12.04 on my X86 pc

i tried to install ubuntu 12.04 but it said that you need the required kernal to install ubuntu 12.04. so unable to boot. so please help me to install it on my X86 pc( AMD processor with windows ...
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How to install libsane-perl >=0.05 in Lubuntu 12.04?

After reinstalling my Lubuntu 12.04 system I want to get back some programs, amongst which gscan2pdf When I try to install the deb file in gdebi I get this in synaptic I have tried to install ...
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Installation of amd 12.8 drivers failing, Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers? I recently downloaded the latest version of the amd raedon driver 12.8 from this link:- Driver_12.8 for ...
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Need help migrating from Wubi

I know this question has been asked, but I am looking for specific help with my partition selection. I want to migrate my install from wubi to be a dual boot. When I installed it I choose a small, ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop

My desktop is about 2 years old. It has "Intel G41 chipset" with "Intel Core2duo processor", 4GB DDR2 RAM. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I downloaded ...
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What is the best configuration while installing the Fresh Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I'm going to install fresh Ubuntu on my Laptop. But I some time ago I read ...
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Weird thing and need help-After installing Ubuntu, can't see C drive from Ubuntu, and D drive are no longer appered in Windows

So I installed Ubuntu on a computer, now when I login to Ubuntu, I can see my D drive but not C. here a picture from Ubuntu, the upper drive is D: But, throw Win7 it's different-The opposite. i can ...
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Existing partitons not recognized during installation

I've got a Windows 8 (final version, no preview) installed in my pc. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu like I've done a thousand times before. Strange thing is, gparted (started from live USB-Stick) sees ...
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How to reinstall server

Since I got a blank screen after installation, I tried to reinstall the server OS 12.04 using the CD. This time after the country and login information are given, it asks me to specify some scsi ...
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i686 CPU detected when trying to install an from an X86-64 Live CD

Ok so when I put the live CDs in my pc it boots then displays ' this kernel required an X86-64 CPU, but only detected a i686 CPU. Unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. ' is it ...
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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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Ubuntu installation on Windows , I can't find my way back.

So recently I have installed Ubuntu as an OS in addition to my Windows because it looked good and I have used it in the past and I liked it. Before I installed Ubuntu, they (the website) have given me ...
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Switching from an Ubuntu derivative to original Ubuntu

I installed Zorin 6 (based on Ubuntu 12.04), because I like all the whistles it has (plymouth screen,compiz effects,installed codecs, sound themes, etc.). I miss though the modern and futuristic unity ...
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Partitioning a hard drive before install

I have a new ASUS laptop that I got from the university. The guys at the computing centre recieved it before me, erased the hard disk, and installed all their crappy software (Novel, outlook, and the ...
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How to set acpi=off for installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable ACPI when booting? I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit from a USB created in Windows using the recommended software from pendrivelinux. The USB ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 freezes when Running “grub-install dummy”

When installing Ubuntu 12.04 server from a disc, my system freezes up after the installation comes to Installing GRUB boot loader. I'm installing from scratch, no partitions or OS is on this computer. ...
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installing 12.04 failing

I just downloaded 12.04 burned it to a cd, and booted to into it on my last built computer. It loads a purple screen, then goes to a dos looking screen with a blinking cursor then loads the ubuntu ...
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Bootable dvd installs ubuntu in one computer but not in other…Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have 2 computers, Windows 7 Intel. On one computer Ubuntu boot-able DVD (AMD 64) works ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? i have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows7 home premium in my laptop. i don't find any options to remove ubuntu. ...
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Adding partitions to dual boot on Windows

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 on an HP mini 210 netbook. I have down loaded an iso image OK and got the installation program working but I am having problems with ...
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How to make a .deb installer for PySide (Qt) project

I have made a small software using PySide, a GUI library for python using Qt. I have successfully built it into an executable for Ubuntu. ...
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How to install from ubuntu alternate cd

I want to ask is there any guide where it is written how to install ubuntu from the alternate cd. using text based installer. ?
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Why does dpkg install the Vagrant deb into “/opt”?

I am installing Vagrant manually with the deb. I did sudo dpkg -i vagrant.....deb and I found it's in /opt/. Basically it doesn't add to the bash profile like apt-get does. Is that supposed to happen ...
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'W: Failed to fetch' warning during updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a download issue when updating? I get some error messages as soon as I try to install or update packages : W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a dynamic disk? (“The request isn't supported” from bcdedit.exe) I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my ...
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How to fix: Ubuntu 12.04 reboots after loading with elilo

I have an HP p6-2120 with CPU: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon Graphics RAM: 6GB BIOS: HO2_710.ROM v7.10 [AMI v7.10 4/19/2012] Disk: SATA1 (/dev/sda) - 1 TB (windows) Disk: SATA2 (/dev/sdb) - 1 ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Acer Aspire M3970

I cannot install Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 32 or 64 bit from CD or USB Drive on my machine. I tried to unplug all devices connected to USB, no changes the same thing: [ 15.383691] sd 7:0:0:3: [sdg] ...
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Can't install lua on 12.04 on Chrome book

I am currently trying to install lua on my Ubuntu 12.04 on Chrome book and I keep getting this error: I'm doing good learning different programming languages (self taught) and well I wanted to ...
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If I install Ubuntu to a USB with “Universal USB Installer”, will my Windows be broken?

When I tried installing Ubuntu ISO image to my USB drive, the universal USB installer displays this message: create syslinux MBR on (H:) - existing MBR will be overwritten If I click next, will my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, black screen after install

I tried several times, but wasn't able to make it work. I tried all recent types of Ubuntu but it didn't work. Then I tried acpi=off at the beginning of the installation. In this way I could finish ...
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Purple Screen, first time using Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? It's my first time using Ubuntu and after my first reboot I loaded Ubuntu and a purple screen ...
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Re-Installation Of Ubuntu [closed]

My system was running fine on 10.10 and upgraded to 12.04 it was extremely slow (may be because of less hard disk or RAM)so I decided to go back to 9.04 as i had a bootable cd for that and when they ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is different about the Mac ISO image? I have a brand new SSD in my laptop. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu from a CD I downloaded. I burned it on my Mac and I feel ...
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Can't find g++ in Software Center

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and I tried to install g++. Unfortunately I did not find it in the Software Center. In the sources list the boxes for universe and main are checked. Any ...
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Why can I no longer install Synaptic in 12.04?

In Ubuntu 12.04, you have suggested installing the Synaptic Package Manager with sudo apt-get install synaptic which didn't work for me. I tried sudo apt-get upgrade and also sudo apt-get update, but ...