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Which bios should I use for P877-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT mobo?

First off, I'm a total noob with linux. I've done some google searches trying to find how to go about laying the groundwork for a fresh install of linux, using the components listed below, with no ...
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cannnot boot to text mode with r/w fileystem

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 server to a laptop, and the grub file is along the lines of: setparams 'Ubuntu' recordfail gfxmod $linux -gfxmod set root ='hd0,msdos/' ...
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Acer Aspire One usb linux cannot find CD / try again

UPDATE - I GIVE UP!! ** Why is this so incredibly difficult to get to run off a variety of different / properly formatted USB sticks? Ubuntu looks great in the demo - but getting it is a joke. I'll ...
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Why “sudo apt-get install” doesn't find a package?

I am getting this error: sudo apt-get install emacs23 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package emacs23 Moreover, I ...
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the owner of files in 13.04

Why is the owner of files set to a user called "Me" in 13.04 beta 2 64bit live desktop and also after install? After installation, it also won't let me change the permissions as root or take ownership ...
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choose wrong option during install and lost partitions

i tried ubuntu 13.04 beta in my pc with live dvd. when i wanted to install ubuntu i choose to delete my windows wrongly!. i see the page that we must to select time location and here i realized my ...
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How to install ClamAV on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, so I am not sure how to install ClamAV on my Ubuntu which is version 12.10.
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Installation problems while using VirtualBox on Windows XP [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP. I've been trying to load Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. After first restart, it displays the message: please remove installation media and close the try (if any) then press ...
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How to install package without internet connection

I installed Ubuntu on an old computer. It only has a modem port, and no LAN port. But since it has USB then I can use the USB mobile dongle to connect to the Internet. In order to use it, I need to ...
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Grub corrupted and etc directory missing

I have a dual installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I was in windows, I had to restart my machine and my grub was not loading. I used boot-repair to load my grub. However, my linux ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire ZG5? [duplicate]

I have never used Ubuntu before and I need someone to help me with installation. I have a Acer Aspire one ZG5 and I have no idea about what to do after downloading Ubuntu to my device. By the way, I ...
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Couldn't get desktop environment

I'm totally new to Linux. I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10, and mounted it using virtual clone drive. I chose Demo and full Installation and on the next page I chose Help me to boot from CD and I clicked ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Windows after Ubuntu 12.10 installation

I've got a problem: After installing Ubuntu 12.10 grub doesn't recognize Windows 7 and I only can boot Ubuntu. I wrote the windows entry into the grub config, but it didn't start also. I don't know ...
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Black screen and flashing underscore while installing off a usb (10.10) and all other higher versions

Downloaded the .iso for 10.10 , ll.10, 12.04 and 12.10. i have then tried every single one of these versions on a usb (yes i did create the usb correctly (i have done this before)) but when i restart ...
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Unable to install Skype on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm a 14 year old and absolutely useless at technology. I think its Ubuntu 10.04, and my brother showed me how to do it but he isn't very knowledgeable about my Netbook. So it got all the way up to ...
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Cannot install wine on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit)

~/Desktop/wine-1.5.22$ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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Why won't Lubuntu install on my HP2133 [closed]

I recently bought an HP2133 second hand off a friend. I installed Fuduntu, but the graphics are unstable and it's a bit slow.So I decided to try Lubuntu. I can boot from my Pen Drive, but when I try ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 on Samsung NP900X3D-A01BG

I tried to install Ubuntu on a brand new Samsung NP900X3D-A01BG. It has 128GB SSD with many different partitions, many of them have the name recovery in them. One partition is for drive C and it is ...
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Installing Ubuntu after formatting a laptop (Win8 pre-installed) with Uefi/Legacy boot

Here is what I got: A pre-installed Windows 8 64 bit pro laptop, with an SSD card (Samsung PM83) and a SATA HDD. It is a Vostro 3560 from Dell. First thing I did was create a recovery disk for ...
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Reinstalling for upgrading not working

In order to upgrade Ubuntu from 10.10 to 12.10 I didnt use the update manager but reinstalled it completely, since old ubuntu was having problems and I could not log in (had login loop). I had not ...
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12.10 Installation Passphrase Stall - What is my Passphrase? [closed]

At the final phase of full installation of Ubuntu 12.10 It requires my PASSPHRASE. What IS the "original" passphrase? I wasn't asked to create a passphrase before this point; so how am I supposed to ...
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Is it normal that Ubuntu takes more than 2 hours in the partition process?

I have an Envy14 and I decided to install ubuntu 12.10. With the instalation manager I configured the partitions that will work as root, /home and swap. But it has been almost two and a half hours and ...
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How Install gio-unix-2.28.0

When I was installing the application (libvirt-sandbox-0.1.2) I've got this message: configure: error: Package requirements (gio-unix-2.0 >= 2.28.0) were not met: No package 'gio-unix-2.0' found ...
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WUBI doesn't work with 32 bit windows

Well as the title says I can't use Wubi with 32 bit windows, it produces an error. Is there any fix?
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Wubi offline installation error; failed

I'd read a guide to install Ubuntu using wubi offlinely, but it's failed. Wubi installer is exact at root folder of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS desktop ISO file. This is some string on log file: 04-15 12:34 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) installation hangs before entering bootloader on ASUS N75SF, using Live-CD

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on my ASUS N75SF laptop, but Ubuntu can't get to the point of installing. It hangs immediately after entering the first purple screen ( the one where ...
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Throwing an error if a file doesn't exist in Ubuntu Installer preseed commands

I am working on a custom Ubuntu Installer image, and I'm in a bit over my head. We have a custom seed file which is running this command: d-i preseed/early_command string /cdrom/Snare/update_v5.sh ...
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Should I install non-repository software as root or as my user?

What is the right way of installing programs that are not available in repositories: should my user own the binaries and keep them in ~/bin/, or should root own the binaries and keep them in, say, ...
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Does Ubuntu 13 Raring Ringtail fix the Samsung brick issue? [closed]

Does Ubuntu 13 Raring Ringtail fix the Samsung brick issue? I really want to install Ubuntu on my NP700Z7C, however 12.10 reduces it to a shiny brick... Since it takes samsung over 2 weeks to fix the ...
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Cannot find remaining hard drive space after installing in a partition?

Complete Ubuntu newbie here. I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 on an 11 year-old PC. Specs to my knowledge are: Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz RAM: 512 RAM Motherboard: Asrock P4VM800 Video ...
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How to install Abiword -2.8.6

Folks, I am totally new to Linux, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Cinnamon desktop, I want to install Abiword (an older version) because it's very stable compared with the new one. I have downloaded the ...
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Installing newer version of Ubuntu

I have a older model IBM Think-pad and I have successfully installed Ubuntu 9.04 and found that it is no longer supported. I have burned a copy of 12.10 onto a CD and tried without installing onto a ...
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How do I verify that my partitions are being used

I have installed Ubuntu by manually specifying the partitions /, /swap & /home. I am new to Ubuntu so I would like to verify whether these partitions are working properly.
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Missing dependency packages on installing skype-call-recorder

I am trying to install skype-call-recorder, following this site However, I am getting the dependency error; ~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i skype-call-recorder-ubuntu_0.8_i386.deb (Reading database ... ...
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Installation Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation (WM431EA)

How to install Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation? I need instruction what I need change in BIOS for installing Ubuntu on HP Z1. I tryed all combination with BIOS and Ubuntu (12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, ...
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Is there any standard tool for checking hardware and drivers?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.1- on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen Laptop. It has ATI Radeon 7670m graphics card. How do I install drivers for all my hardware safely? Currently gesture of trackpad, fan ...
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Can i use file system in ubuntu without installing (running via USB)

I want to use the file system like all drive from the hard drive without installing Ubuntu only running via USB.
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes during installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and when I select an option on the installation (example: Install Ubuntu), it suddenly freezes. I tried pressing keys, and it made this beep sound I do not ...
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How to install packages that is already downloaded?

I am new to linux environment.I am using windows. Recenty I downloaded the google chrome and tried to install it but failed.Then I saw a tutorial which had this command wget ...
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How to prevent installation of Ruby Version Manager on 12.04 Server from failing? (works on Desktop)

Here is some weird error I'm experiencing trying to install Ruby version manager on a server running Ubuntu 12.04: the problem is that when I make some test on my pc, which is Running 12.04 "regular ...
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GTK+ within Python 2 and 3

Can GTK+ with Python create app on Ubuntu OS?
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can i install ubuntu in my trial version of windows 7? [duplicate]

I have installed trial version of windows 7 home premium oem. which is going to inactivate in next 20 days. so can i install ubuntu in my sonay vaio sve 1511 aen model? if yes than how to instal? and ...
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How do I install qBittorrent 3.0.9 from the tarball?

Source Tarball. I started with the instructions found in the "INSTALL" file found in the extracted tarball and after I typed ./configure after which I received the error: Configuring qbittorrent ... ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 i386 installed on MacBook but not working at all

I have searched through a lot of questions but it looks that nobody had the same problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook (mid 2009) from a burned DVD. While keeping a 450 G ...
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Netbeans installer stopped, can't install or uninstall

Netbeans 7.3 install was interrupted, I don't have /usr/local/netbeans, I can't find the app or uninstall files. Installing again says component has been installed.
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Netbeans 7.0.1 error on Precise

Today, I installed openjdk and netbeans packages on my ubuntu 12.04 notebook from the synaptic package manager to learn some java. javac (compiler) and jvm are working fine. However, when I add a ...
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reinstall Ubuntu software center [duplicate]

ciao a tutti, ho disinstallato l'ubuntu software center perché mi dava problemi e, usando le vostre precedenti guide, ho provato a reinstallarlo, ma mi genera errori nel terminale e non lo installa. ...
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kde inside ubuntu install

I am using Ubuntu with KDE-full desktop now. I want install it for my friends computers too. So installing KDE-full as long as Ubuntu installs, it would help me. I want have an install usb, that ...
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Desperately in need of help

So I made a huge mistake and I am in desperate need of help. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7. I was planning on switching over so I figured I would copy over all my pictures, ...
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Upgrade Installation confusion 12.04 to 12.10

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 12.10... I used the update manager and everything was going on well till my system froze up. I had no option than to hard reboot and realized that I could not ...