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Ubuntu 12.04 grub install fails, installing to wrong device

This is getting quite annoying and Google isn't proving to be much of assistance. I've built a new server and it has a total of five devices. /dev/sda - 2TB HDD /dev/sdb - 2TB HDD /dev/sdc - 2TB ...
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How to remove lesstif and install Open Motif?

We are having some problems with the LKB installation on Ubuntu http://moin.delph-in.net/LkbFaq and the solution posted on the FAQ site says: "The LKB interaction window appears but none of the menus ...
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Warning message saying the installation may fail in such circumstances

The warning message says "256MB of memory are required only 222 are available. The installation may fail in such circumstances. Do you wish to continue anyway?" Im confused here i have 37GB of free ...
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Can i just install ubuntu on a HP DV2000 and everything will work?

I would love to start using ubuntu and ubuntu only. I have a HP DV2000, that i was hoping could run the latest version. Can i just download ubuntu, burn ISO and install it as my main OS and everything ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I recently bought a new laptop: Asus N55SL. I've tried to run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on it. I was extremely happy with it on my previous HP Pavillion 6195. I have 5 partitions: ntfs win7 recovery ...
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“The installer has encountered an unexpected error” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Webcam error crashes install before generic avatar can be selected, Installing with Secondary screen - Primary broken I get this error while installing Ubuntu after the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Asus Eee 1015pem

I'm having trouble to install Ubuntu. I use an ASUS Eee 1015pem netbook. Recently, my netbook got wet. I had it inside my backback and all my things got wet. The netbook boots up fine but it will not ...
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Default User Id at Login different from User Name in Terminal Shell

During the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation, I was prompted to enter a user name and password, so that a corresponding account could be created and set up for login. I replaced the one that was provided ...
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Could not display "x-nautilus-desktop:///

I am receiving this error after a new install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a Dell Inspiron 9300. Any ideas why? Having trouble finding any answers by searching.
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How to get Nvidia graphics working on Sony Z laptop? [duplicate]

I have an older Sony VAIO Z 590 laptop with switchable graphics between Intel and Nvidia GeForce 9300M. It is NOT Optimus. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works, but it's using Unity ...
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Does Ubuntu update the installation media?

When Ubuntu publishes a patch to packages, do they update the install media? If I download a "live CD", will it be pre-patched? What about SRU (stable release updates)?
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Having issues installing Ubuntu

It is taking an incredibly long time to try and install and now I am currently waiting at the twitter installation section but the progress bar has gone. Any help would be appreciated.
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Is this WUBI? What is “Installation size” setting for?

I'm new to Ubuntu... I went to the downloads page and downloaded the Windows Installer as I am hoping initially to have a dual boot on my currently Win 7 PC (I would consider preserving my Win7 ...
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Why won't 12.04 install beside my Windows7?

I have an HP Pavilion PC with a 1.3 TB hard drive hosting Windows7 Professional. I have a couple external FAT32 format drives I use for backups as well. When I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Software center and Command Line

Can somebody explain me what is "Install it from Software Center", and "install from a command line" please?. I was using another OS and only two days on Ubuntu.Please help me.
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Unable to install from CD or USB drive

Ubuntu installer in some place shows that one of the files is corrupted or something. After picking the "Retry" option it continues, and at the end of installation it shows Unable to install Ubuntu. ...
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Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick

I want to install Ubuntu to a 4Gb USB stick, so that I can boot it on other computers, but I heard that a persistent file system never deletes data and so just fills up. This would be a problem as I ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo V570 fresh install

I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 64 bit 12.04 (from the DVD) to a Lenovo V570 laptop. I did a dual boot install with Windows 7. I used the boot layout leftover from Linux Mint 12 (which was ...
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Is there any disadvantage if i install ubuntu on windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the benefits of a disk install vs. Wubi? And can I migrate my settings easily? Will there be any problems or bugs if i install ubuntu on windows with the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Update not working

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 through update manager, I had 11.04 as the previous version and everything goes fine from downloading the packages to restarting the system. After restarting I ...
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Partition beginning or end? [closed]

What is the difference of the location of the disk at the beginning or end, I would like an explanation please.?
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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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I can't start ubuntu 12.04

My system is: CPU intel 8400E, video card Ati HD6850, motherboard Gigabyte P31, 2x2GB DDR2 corsair, HD WD 250 GB (order of partitions no1 "\boot" 700 mb, ext3; no2 "\" 32 GB ext3; no3 "swap" 2gb, ...
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12.04 installation leaves me with a blank screen, changing boot options doesn't help

The problem of seeing simply a blinker seems to be occurring quite frequently online, but I have not found any solution that has helped. I am trying to install from wubi, and previously I've had to ...
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How to resolve pycuda installation error “/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcuda”?

I am installing pycuda2011.2.2 on ubuntu 11.10, but can't complete it. Cuda is 4.0. When I do: $ make -j 4 I get this error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcuda /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible ...
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Why will Ubuntu 12.04 boot but not install?

I can boot the disk but when it gives me the 5 options -Try Ubuntu without installing -Install Ubuntu -Check disk for defects -Test memory -Boot from first hard disk I select the "Install ...
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Ubuntu Live CD doesn't boot properly

I am using a Macbook Pro and just wanted to check out Ubuntu. I couldn't get a USB Flash drive for booting Ubuntu, so I decided to use a CD instead. I thought it was working fine, as it seemed to boot ...
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I can't install ubuntu. The error is : speech-dispatcher disabled

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits in a new dell xps 13. When I am trying to install appears this message : speech-dispatcher disabled and after that black screen. Thanks in advance for the help ...
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Changing backgrounds in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? I updated Ubuntu on my computer and I seen, that there is a daily changing option in background menu, but I can't set my ...
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I cant install Ubuntu 12.04

First, sorry for my bad English. I can't install Ubuntu. When i boot CD, and select language, and press Install Ubuntu, than everything sto responding, and after 5 minutes I get some green letters and ...
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Installation Problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 in my laptop, I have experienced a few problems after my installation however. Firstly when I restart my computer I am not presented with the ...
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Trouble using WUBI to install Xubuntu. Can anyone help?

I am a extremely curious person so I wanted to try Linux, however I have very little knowledge on such a thing. I have successfully installed Ubuntu with WUBI on a newer computer, so I wanted to try ...
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Install windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 from the same usb

I am planning to do a fresh install of windows and ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I plan to do it with my 4 gb pen drive. What the problem is that I want to have both the bootable windows installer AND ...
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Accidentally uninstalled most of my programs… help? [closed]

I did an 'apt-get remove' on a whole bunch of packages including zip, curl, libx11-dev, libglib2.0-dev, etc. and, after I did that, nearly all of my applications have silently disappeared (I believe ...
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How to install Intel graphics HD 3000 drivers? [closed]

I have a Toshiba Satellite R830 which have a Intel graphics HD 3000. But Ubuntu 12.04, like previous versions, does not recognized it. How can I install the correct drivers?
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10.10 still wont load 12.04

I have an old version of Ubuntu: 10.10. My other computer died so I got an Acer Aspire One D270-1865. I deleted as much of the Microsoft crap as possible. I changed the boot up to CD-ROM with F2 and ...
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error in installing gnome-shell

rstu2005@rstu2005-Aspire-5742:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell [sudo] password for rstu2005: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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How to get Unetbootin to recognize mounted USB drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and every time I try to write an Ubuntu ISO image to a disk so I can install it, Unetbootin says /dev/sdb1 isn't mounted. But Ubuntu mounts the drive automatically when it's ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Window installer edition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I download the Windows installer from the Ubuntu website? I am using Windows 7. Now, I wish to install Ubuntu 12.04 with the Windows installer. But I ...
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Creating a bootable USB Stick on Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key? I followed the step by step instructions set forth here but none of my macs (all intel) will recognize the stick as ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows? I want to download ubuntu as a second operating system for my laptop. I have windows 7 as my current operating system. ...
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How to set up a secure Ubuntu Server running a Minecraft Bukkit Server and MySQL as a newbie?

Dear Ubuntu Community, my last post seemed to be too confusing, so I decided to ask my question again! As the title suggests, I am pretty new to Ubuntu Server and have only used the Ubuntu Desktop ...
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Which iso image do I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro so that it boots using (U)EFI?

Unlike with earlier releases, the website is unclear on giving a straight recommendation for installing ubuntu on a mac: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ I've read several times, ...
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How much disk space should I reserve for installing WUBI on Laptop running Window 7?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and want to install it on my Laptop to have a try. But I don't know how much disk space should I reserve for WUBI[I mean when I install it via window installer, what setting ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an Eee PC 1011PX

I have recently bought myself an Eee PC 1011PX that came with Windows 7 Starter. I have since upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, however, I also wish to install Ubuntu on a separate partition. My ...
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Can I run ubuntu from a CD?

I have installed as primary OS windows XP sp3. Would like to have too ubuntu 12.04 or 11.10 but will be more benefit for me to run from a CD. It's mean i like to install ubuntu not in the hard disk ...
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Which release should I install, given my system specs?

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to run something better than 10.04. I have a Toshiba with the following: 1gb ram 1.86ghz processor ATI mobility radeon 600x. I was wondering which version I should use ...
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How can I install Ubuntu if my computer doesn't boot from the CD?

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 in a brand new computer and it worked fine for some days. Eventually, Windows showed some problems, but after a safety mode initialization it was working ...
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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Shank installation problem

after several attempts I was not able to install Shank.I've download the bin and .deb (for 64bit architecture) files. The bin shows this message on launch: "No such file or directory". The Deb not ...