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Complete Disk Wipe, reformat and OS change

I have an old laptop, that I wish to rejuvenate. I need to completely wipe the hard drive as well as reformat it and install a new Operating System. I have decided to move to Ubuntu, and no longer use ...
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Unable to install 11.10 to new OCZ Agility 3 SSD

I know the discussion here where they are not getting the same error as I. I use Lenovo Thinkpad X60. The default partition table: sd1 ext4 53.91GB, sd2 extended 1.99GB and sd5 swap 1.99GB. I get ...
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Difference between Live Session and Full Installation.

When I boot a computer from a Ubuntu disc and choose an option to try ubuntu. How exactly live session runs? Is it a full running instance of ubuntu os or some sort of visual interface on top of ...
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Computer won't start after install of Ubuntu [closed]

I installed Ubuntu and now i get black screen with a blinking line when I start my computer. How do I fix this?
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my notebook won't boot from USB as if no USB-stick is connected. What could be the problem?

I was just about to install Ubuntu on my notebook (Acer Aspire one) and I had to boot from USB because I've got no CD-ROM on my PC. It seems pretty simple, but it keeps booting from the HDD as if the ...
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Which 12.04 download should I choose for x86 based pc (32-bit) with an AMD processor?

The ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso will not work with my processor. I tried to run it from my Live USB stick and a message appears this cannot be installed with your processor. Which alternative ...
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Purple blank screen on Quitting Ubuntu Installation or Shutting Down

I just bought an HP Pavilion m6- 1045dx laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed. I am unable to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, so I am considering replacing Windows completely. But since I have not ...
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Installer doesn't recognize Windows 8 partition, how do I set up a dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have a windows 8 dev preview install, with plenty of unused (unpartitioned) space on the hdd. However,...
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errno=-32 is showing up on installation of ubuntu 12

I get Errno=-32 when trying to instal ubuntu 12 on a macbook pro. Is there some one that can tell me what errno=-32 means?
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How do I install ckan?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have some weird problem. I am trying to install a package called ckan. When I run the command sudo apt-get ckan, I have always the same answer : 'Unable to locate the package'....
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How do I boot the live CD on a Macbook Pro?

Trying to install Ubuntu-11.10-64bit-MAC on a Macbook Pro. But I cannot get the live CD to load. 'C' does not work 'CMD' does not work 'OPT' no opt key CD is not corrupt and burnt using the ...
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How can I set up a php script to run via cron?

How can I set up a php script to run via cron I've created a file in the cron.d folder with the username as the file name: /etc/cron.d/username Inside of username file I placed the following cron ...
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Installation taking unusually long time

I am installing 12.04 LTS along side with Windows 7. This installer is taking unusually long time. It has stopped at a point for more than half an hour. It is telling Restoring previously ...
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UbuntuShowdown apps installation unable to locate package error

I recently heard about UbuntuShowdown apps. There are some very nice apps which I really want to try. I am trying to install these apps by adding repositories as it is mentioned on their page. But at ...
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How do I install w32codecs by hand?

Have searched the internet but the guy does not explain in detail so I decided to post my question here I hope someone can help me. Note: Package I am trying to install is the w32codecs, I await the ...
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Installation fails with “error: No such disk”

I installed ubuntu 11.04 with the CD. My computer already has windows 7, and I want to install Ubuntu, the installation process takes place normally, I used to be ubuntu, but when my windows 7 to ...
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How can I install 'Adobe Flash Player' offline?

My friend has a computer with Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit, but he has no internet connection. He'd like to install the Adobe Flash Player on his computer. How to do that?
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Is it worth installing Ubuntu instead of wubi?

I'm using wubi at the moment and my pc is really slow, is it worth deleting XP and formatting it to Ubuntu? Or (trying) to reset XP to factory settings? PS: I have over 40 GB HARD DRIVE and hate ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC

I'm having a bit of a problem while installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. I have used both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of it but they both seem to freeze at around the same point during the install (both ...
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Minecraft not downloading [duplicate]

I've looked through a ton of pages about this and haven't found any information on the problem i'm experiencing. For information I'm using ubuntu 12.04 32bit desktop edition, fresh install. I ...
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How to install Ubuntu without a CD and a USB?

I want to install Ubuntu WITHOUT using either of the following: CD USB
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Problems installing 12.04 although bug has apparently been fixed

I was running 11.04 and I was actually having issues where my computer wasn't booting so I decided it was time to do that upgrade I'd been meaning to do for ages. I upgraded to 11.10, this worked ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...
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How to force Ubuntu 10.04 / 12.04 to install and boot in low graphics mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unsupported Video Chipset - How do I force Low-Graphics mode? Unlike others who are trying to get out of low graphics mode, I want to force Ubuntu into low graphics mode. ...
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No VPN is running. What does this mean?

I have installed openvpn using the command : sudo apt-get install openvpn After installing it, when I tried to start it, I get: * Reloading virtual private network daemon(s)... * No VPN is ...
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Why does my iMac boot to a black screen when trying to install 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have an iMac and when I boot from the Ubuntu 12.04 CD it switches to the display port and my 27in ...
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How can I install a driver for an Intel 82573 Gigabit ethernet card?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, The only problem so far is there is no Internet connection. I believe that's due to missing drivers which are difficult to install without Internet. ...
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Dropbox install fails in 12.04 TLS (32 bit)

In Ubuntu I choose the "Try Ubuntu" mode. Every time I try to install DB via download from the DB-Site and Software Center it confirms as "intalled". But the Dropbox is nowhere to be found. It is not ...
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Installation of Win 7 using Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.04 shows error

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system with x86-64 bit system architecture. Every time I try to install any windows OS using virtual box it shows error "FATAL ERROR: boot medium halted or not found". What do I ...
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Why can I not install the 'gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2' package?

When I try to install gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2, I get the following errors : agmenor@ultimeextensaub:~$ sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading error “Could not retrieve the required disk image ” I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my new laptop from windows using Wubi. However,...
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Can't install anything, dpkg error

I can't install anything on my Ubuntu.. I googled it, found the same problem, but none of the proposed solutions solved my issue.. All the time, it keeps giving me No apport report written because ...
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There is no “Install Ubuntu side by side” option

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my notebook parallel to windows vista. But instead of three options, I could only choose between "replace windows vista" or "change partition".
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Problems with everything after update Ubuntu 12.04

After update to version 12.04 the Update Manager crashes all time. In addition Firefox have lost most plugins, and its impossible install these it seems (no error, but plugins are still missing after ...
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How to fix “16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem … illegal instruction” installing U1 on Windows XP? [closed]

I was trying to install Ubuntu One client on my Windows computer, and got this: I tried clicking ignore, but then there were even more errors.
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How to install Kubuntu 12.04 amd64 on an Asus N56V notebook

SOLVED I'm trying to install Kubuntu alogng with the preinstalled Windows 7. I boot from CD Create three partititons: / (ext4), swap and a 100MB reserved bios All installs correctly, but I'm not ...
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How to install Ubuntu on UEFI enabled HP Pavilion HPE h9 tower

I just bought a HP pavilion hpe H9 phoenix (i7, 8gb ram, 126 ssd & 2x500gb sata) and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. But the computer seemed to be uefi protected. So I turned this feature ...
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Updating Packages on Ubuntu Alternate CD

Is there any way to update the packages on an Ubuntu install CD? I have a customized alternate install CD (to automatically install Ubuntu and set it up for me), and I would like to update all the ...
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Installation Help!

I have a HP Pavilion p6120t desktop, and I recently wiped its hard drive using my macbook's disk utility. I tried to install Ubuntu on it, but I can't because I apparently don't have 4.4 gigabytes of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation freezes at 64%

I have now tried five times it install Ubuntu. Once in normal mode, three times in demo mode, and one in Safe graphic mode, but they all freeze at 64%.
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Installing/Cloning from Ubuntu Installed and Running on USB to HD

I installed Ubuntu on to a USB and everything's running perfectly thus far. I can use it to boot into my desktop as well as laptops. The question I have:- I would like to use the Ubuntu on the USB ...
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Linux kernel 3.0.0-15-generic problem help needed

I'm new with all this Ubuntu and Linux programs so please bear with me. My niece gave me her laptop she got from a tutor program and asked me to fix it since it didn't boot all the way. So the ...
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I want to block usb access in ubuntu 11.10 , i have tried it by some codes given before but not working

In my computer centre in my college ubuntu is installed for some projects purpose in order to keep safe from virus we would like to block pendrive access
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Installation without splashscreen / headless

I recently pulled a computer out of storage that has a faulty video card. It still displays standard 80x25 terminal screens fine, but anything beyond that causes the video card to fail and require ...
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How to install a CLI-only system offline?

I would like to install a CLI-only version of the latest Ubuntu (currently 12.04), with as few packages as possible. (Note: I am not looking for stripping down a GUI system -- I want to add the ...
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Problem with installation of Rawtherapee

When I want to install rawtherapee from Software Center, it will end with this message install Archives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading ...
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Why can't I Install 64 bit Ubuntu inside Microsoft Virtual PC? [closed]

I have Intel Core 2 Duo processor which is x86_64, I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC on this Intel laptop, when I tried to install x86_64 Ubuntu(amd64) on my Virtual PC, I get a kernel error ...
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How should I install Ubuntu in my case?

I tried so hard to download Ubuntu 12.04 inside Windows but it didn't work. Also I tried to download it on CD and Flash but it didn't work. Can I download Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.10 or another old ...
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Installer CD won't boot when installing Ubuntu Server 12.04

I downloaded the ISO file of Ubuntu Server 12.04 (both 64 and 32 bit) and I burnt the image to a blank DVD but the installer is not booting (even when I choose DVD-ROM as the first boot device). My ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu Without Losing my Personal Folder

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I don't know what happened to my Unity and Unity 2D, but it doesn't work anymore, only Gnome Classic does (When I try to start using Gnome-Shell, the session starts with Gnome ...