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Uninstalling Ubuntu or unhiding partition

I have 3 disks in my machine. I installed Ubuntu in one of them (2 partitions) but it is impossible to "see" the partition where I installed Ubuntu from the other disks (sysop w7 or winxp) so I tried ...
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Cant launch Linux(I've tried many methods) [duplicate]

Im a newbie in Linux, so I dont know how to fix these problems: I have Intel core i5 , 3 GB RAM and nVidia GeForce 310m(512 mb) I really want to try Linux, But I cant even launch it. When I boot ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't reconize partitions

Here's my fdisk -lu Disk identifier: 0xbbc58b91 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1607679 802816 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 ...
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I chose to download the 32-bit version, but it downloads the 64-bit version instead. Why?

I had it installed and running last night, but I could tell it wasn't 32-bit cause when installing the Adobe Flash player, it said I had a 64-bit OS. I uninstalled it, then downloaded it again, then ...
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How to format Home partition!

A short time ago I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. A lot of things went wrong and I decided to reainstall Ubuntu on the partitions the old Ubuntu was using. For this installation I created four ...
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Ubuntu on Asus ASUS X53E SX088V?

I am new at Ubuntu. I put on my old HP Laptop for testing. I really like it and I would like to put it on my ASUS X53E SX088V. But it is not listed on the Ubuntu website of supportet Laptops. Is it ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Installation problem

I have a GTX580 and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using the nomodeset option. Now when I start the PC, in the login screen I can't move my mouse and then a black screen appears and the following message ...
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How do I install Oracle 11gR2?

I need your valuable help and advise on installing Oracle 11gR2 on Ubuntu desktop edition 11.10 (64 bit). I was to install 11g which is normally installed on RHEL or OEL and not looking to install 11g ...
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apt get is not working unmet dependencies

I tried installing the packages as below apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext \ libz-dev libssl-dev then I got this error root@ip-10-233-139-125:~# apt-get -f install ...
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12.04.2 lags when I have 4GB RAM

i have ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS the newest version and it lags some times i have it running on a external drive wd book with 500 gb and the computer i have it hooked up to is a optiplex 755 with 4gb of ram ...
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Why I can not install Google Chrome?

I am in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit environment, and if I want to install Chrome (32bit), the system would inform me that: yao@yao-ThinkPad-X220:~/download$ sudo dpkg -i ...
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How can I change my boot options from within Windows 7?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, however when I boot it up, it gives me graphic issues and will not proceed. I can fix it by adding nosplash nomodeset to the parameters, but I don't know how to ...
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How to download a file from gmplib.org?

I am new to Ubuntu and am trying to open a link in a website. The link can be opened in Windows but not in Ubuntu Lucid. Is there any restriction in Ubuntu for opening a link that may have codes and ...
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Question regarding upgrading to GCC 4.7

I have just updated to gcc-4.7 & g++4.7: chan@Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gcc-4.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gcc-4.7 is ...
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How do I re-install Windows 7 after doing a full install of Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Although I have enjoyed Ubuntu, my partner and I share a computer and they would like Windows 7 back. The problem is that I did a full install of Ubuntu 12.04, and have no idea how to get Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installer can't detect hard drives

I'm hoping someone here could help me with the installation problem I'm having, namely Ubuntu doesn't detect my hard drives. I've tried installing from a disc and using wubi; neither have worked. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a 3 terabyte drive with 2 terabytes allocated to Windows 7

Is is possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a 3 terabyte drive that already has 2 terabytes allocated to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit? What I would like to do it use the remaining 750 GB of unallocated ...
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system-is -running-in-low-graphics on installing ubuntu

I get this error on just trying to install a clean install of ubuntu, I want to reformat the drive and install but cannot due to this video issue how can i resolve it? How to fix "The system is ...
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Lubuntu on Virtual Machine: (minimum) disk space requirements?

Minimum system requirements for Xubuntu (...) 5 GB of disk space With Lubuntu, you can use computers with even less memory. I read the above as Xubuntu and Lubuntu both requiring ...
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Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on USB - Now I need it on an HDD

I'm undoubtedly a newbie in all this. After reading so many reviews and pushed by a moody pogoplug set up at home (for backing up data and streaming of files), I tried to make my laptops and ipad ...
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How can I install the ubuntu 12.04 without downloading ubuntu-12.04-wubi-amd64.tar.xz?

Everytime when I want to install the ubuntu, it calls me to download the ubuntu-12.04-wubi-amd64.tar.xz! Because of my poor network, it makes me crazy! How can I install the ubuntu 12.04 without ...
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How to complete unfinished installation in ubuntu 10.04?

Hi i have installed ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop. After installing i kept some softwares to install using ubuntu software center and while it was installing the power went and i hibernated the system. ...
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How to install RNDIS driver

I am trying reverse tethering on my Samsung device but I can't find how to install RNDIS driver to do so. Can someone help me on this please?
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Installing google Go in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Can Google Go be installed on Ubuntu? I want start to test these tools and it will be great if I could. Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu 12.10 Macbook Pro Install Problems

I have a Macbook Pro (probably the newest one, but NOT the retina one) here. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.10 on it, but I've been have many troubles. YouTube has offered me no help; same with Google. ...
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What is the optimal configuration for a laptop with a 24GB SSD cache? [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio ultrabook that contains a 24GB ssd drive and a 750GB hard disk. What is the optimal configuration for installing ubuntu on this to get the most out of the hardware? Would I be ...
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LiveUSB does not work

I made a LiveUSB stick by following the instructions from this site. I booted to the LiveUSB with my other PC and got the Ubuntu installation screen with the following options: run from USB, ...
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my computer does'nt recognize the usb when booting [closed]

I managed to get to a screen where i can choose where to boot from, but only my CD/DVD Drive and hard drive are there. I also managed to get a command line that looks like this: "grub> " is that ...
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Installing Ubuntu from a bootable USB, what size to make partitions? [duplicate]

Well, I have to switch over to Ubuntu last night after a disastrous reformatting. And I have some questions. So I successfully got Ubuntu going from the USB and I selected to also install it onto the ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro choices for Ubuntu install. Which is better?

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Surface Pro. There are two option that others suggest. First is to install Ubuntu as the sole OS and use a restore disk every time I want to use windows. ...
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How to fix Ubuntu installation error with wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows installer in my system, partition E. I just cut Ubuntu and paste into another location and after that, Ubuntu is not working. Whenever I try to install, it ...
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How do I install ubuntu 12.10 on my new macbook pro retina?

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my MBP retina, but it just will not work properly. I have tried a few different guides, but it seems that none of them have worked. I have tried setting the ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 stuck in the logo screen after install it?

I want to ask what should happen after installing Ubuntu and restart the system. This is because I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from the LiveCD in my netbook alongside Windows 7. After that the ...
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Naming computer after install

I'm having a hard time even searching for the topic. I'm trying to install Lubuntu on an old PC I have. What I would like to do is install the OS, but leave the name and password empty. I'm going to ...
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How to install Ubuntu and eliminate Windows? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10, but when I turn on the PC, I can choose between Win 7 or Ubuntu. How do I install Ubuntu substituting completely Windows?.
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how can i properly install ubuntu onto my hp pavillion dv6000?

after trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on my hp dv6000 my home screen is blank and doesn't show icons also the screen resolution is messed up how can i properly install ubuntu? Im trying to install ...
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Installation of ns-allinone2.34 in ubuntu 10.04

I need to install ns-allinone 2.34 in order to implement leach protocol. I followed all the steps of installation when I write ./install in the terminal I got this result: Warning: tclStubInit.c may ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop: Toshiba A-665 - i7 1.7 GHz - 4Gb RAM - nVidia GeForce GTS350M. After Ubuntu boot it always freezes in the purple loading screen, with the logo on it. ...
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HELP Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot on SSD

I want to slowly migrate my OS from the mess that's Windows 8 to Ubuntu, but I still want to have Win8 for the time being. My system is: i7 3770k, G. Skill Ripjaw X 8GB 2133MHz Ram, Crucial M4 256 GB ...
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Is it safe to change my Lucid sources to Maverick, to get one app, then revert to Lucid?

I am considering to temporarily change my repositories to Maverick, on a Lucid system. I want to install a newer version of Evolution because it has a particular feature I want. I don't want to ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A

As the title suggests, I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the 24GB integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A. I took into consideration this answer - How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be ...
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tried to install compiz now nothing on desktop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 32bit and all seemed well except I wanted compiz fusion too. After installing all the components from the software library, nothing seemed to have changed so I went to the ...
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How to install packages from server CD after installing the system

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 from CD onto a machine with no Internet connection. Originally I did not select the Samba file server task during installation, but now I want to install it. I have ...
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exec: 2508: /tmp/install.dir.30906/Linux/resource/jre/bin/java: not found

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts already run above, then setup a software sybase sudo ...
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Is it fully possible to install Ubuntu on a “slave HDD”, by using Wubi, I've Windows 7 as primary HDD?

Is it fully possible to install Ubuntu on a slave HDD, by using Wubi, I've Windows 7 as primary HDD ? I mean will Wubi installation go normal on "slave HDD", like no blue screens of death , or any ...
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How to remove Firefox & temp file for Firefox in Ubuntu?

How to remove old version Firefox and how remove temp file for Firefox in Ubuntu ? How to remove old version Firefox and install new Firefox 19.0 in Ubuntu?
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Please recommend partition sizes for my dual-boot configuration (1TB, big NTFS partition, big apps)

It's the first time I install Ubuntu. I need some advise to plan a good partition strategy for a Ubuntu (12.04) + Windows7 (64bit) system. I have 1TB Hard disk, 8GB RAM. I'd like to have a big ...
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Is swap memory required on a flash drive installation?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a 16gig flash drive without a swap partition. I heard from many users that skipping swap on installing Ubuntu on flash drives extends the speed and life of a flash ...
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Ubuntu boots to orange screen after install [duplicate]

I have a problem in which I boot my computer and everything works normally, I see a purple screen with various partitions to select such as my Windows 7 and Ubuntu partitions. When I select the ...