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Ubuntu cannot create partitions when I try to install

The situation ~ I spilled some booze on my laptop a few months ago, since then I have been working a USB mouse and keyboard. On Christmas day (yay!) my laptop died, made a funny noise then went to ...
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How to uninstall Windows 8?

I do not want to dual-boot, I want my PC to solely run Ubuntu. How can I do this? I've tried everything and it just won't work. I am currently running Windows 8 and want to run Ubuntu 12.10. I've ...
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I'm building a dedicated distrbuted computing(FAH) rig and need help to intall Ubuntu

Intel S5520SC workstation board with dual Intel X5570 Hyperthreaded Quad core cpu's, 24GB Unbuffered DDR3, 320GB WD HD, 2 X ATI HD 5770 GPU. I have prepared a bootable USB key with ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB and other external media

I replaced my laptop's hard drive a few months back and promptly installed 12.04 on it. However, since there were still some files for which I needed Windows 7, I installed Windows 7 afterwards, ...
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Windows install vs CD/USB install

I am looking to install ubuntu primarily because I often muck around with my windows system files (authui.dll & ExplorerFrame.dll being the main two) and read that if I happen to corrupt these ...
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Boot from Live CD, then install from USB stick? (because CDROM drive extremely slow/faulty)

I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with: A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine. A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often. I created a USB stick ...
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How do I install the libg2c0 library?

I am trying to install the library libg2c0, which is required for the package xfoil. However this package is unavailable at ubuntu 12.04. I tried the suggestions from ...
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Installing Kubuntu on PC without internet connection

I need to install Kubuntu LTS version on x86 notebook. Current version is numbered 12.04.1. Unfortunately my internet connection is somewhat limited so I can download max. 1 GB per month. Now what are ...
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How to deal with Windows 8 Boot Partition?

I want to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 Enterprise. I have a 160 GB Hard Disk Drive and completely wiped out all the existing partitions of this drive to create 3 new partitions in the following ...
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How do I fix a “Previous installation hasn't been completed.” error in Software Center?

Ubuntu Software Center crashes whenever I try to install something. It shows the following error: Previous installation hasn't been completed. The installation could have failed because of an ...
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German Truck Simulator on Ubuntu?

I want to know if is there any way to play German Truck Simulator in Ubuntu 12.04? With Wine, it doesn't works. (The installation worked fine, but when I launch GTS, it says me this: German Truck ...
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Error while installing MatlabR2011b

Error while installing MatlabR2011b in Ubuntu 12.04 64bit OS Preparing installation files ... Installing ... install: 1: eval: /tmp/mathworks_9756/sys/java/jre/glnxa64/jre/bin/java: Permission denied ...
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Library Installation

To clear my doubt consider I am installing an application 'something' from the software centre. 'something' depends on a library 'libx' whose version is x.0.2. So it gets installed. Now I want to ...
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Wine has dependency issues [duplicate]

Okay, I like to use Aptitude for most of my program installation, due to its exceptional handling of dependencies (it's very diligent about removing unused libraries.) Unfortunately, it appears not ...
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Unable to install Simon

I'm trying to install Simon using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:grasch-simon-listens/simon sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install simon but I'm getting this error: The following ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed but won't boot, no other OS

OS Ubuntu 12.04 installed from USB Computer Toshiba Satellite Old OS: Vista Hello, I installed ubuntu 12.04 from a usb. during the installation I installed Ubuntu over windows so all windows ...
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Why my live installation results blank screen?

Trying to boot into the 12.10 live installation from a USB stick on ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD. After GRUB it just shows a blank screen. It's an UEFI system, so from the boot manager I picked UEFI: USB ...
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“Hash sum mismatch” on trying to install Kile

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 I was trying to install Kile in order to edit .tex files. But this message showed up on attempting to install Kile and Updates: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Unable to install VLC on 12.04, have tried all the solutions posted on related questions

I really have tried a number of the solutions posted on similar questions, no matter what approach I attempt, I can only ever install the following packages: ii libvlc5 ...
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Partitioning for two separate SSDs

I'm installing Ubuntu on my laptop with two SSD drives: 24 GB Sandisk SSD i100 with read/write performance of 450/350 MB/s 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro with read/write performance of 540/520 MB/s The ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a CR-48 Chromebook?

A few weeks ago my chromebook got crazy and its OS got corrupted for an unknown reason. I'd like to instal Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it using a bootable USB pendrive, but since it is not the usual ...
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How can I boot from my bootable USB flash drive to install Ubuntu?

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 image, but I cannot install it. I've tried burning it to a pen drive, but when I reboot with it in place, it just boots into Windows! I've also tried burning it to ...
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Will my epson stylustx121 printer work in ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu in my PC just weeks ago.I printer used to work in windows 7 ultimate 32 bit version(which i was using). But now my windows 7 doesn't boot and I'm also not able to use my printer. ...
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Accidently deleted Setup UEFI entry. Could someone post his entry to get it restored?

I have a Samsung NP900X3C-A07DE laptop. Somehow, I've managed to delete the "Setup" UEFI entry. Can someone with the same notebook send me output of efibootmgr -v, so I can restore mine?
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Ubuntu 12.10 usb installation problems :( [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.10 installation problem via usb I had Windows 7, and I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. I downloaded the .iso file and used Universal USB Installer to make a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation problem via usb

I had Windows 7, and I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. I downloaded the .iso file and used Universal USB Installer to make a bootable USB of Ubuntu. The installation was successful. I restarted my laptop ...
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Unable to download libtiff4_3.9.5-2ubuntu1.3_i386.deb and libcups2_1.5.3-0ubuntu4_i386.deb

For some reason, I can't seem to download Steam beta on Ubuntu xx.xx. It shows the following error messages: Failed to fetch ...
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Error in installation

I had Windows 7 starter on my netbook. I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a bootable USB drive and used " Something Else" option during installation. I used the windows 7 partition by mistake and now I ...
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What to do if Installation in virtual machine says “no detected operating systems”?

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.10 in a virtual machine using Virtualbox with Windows 7 as the host OS. One of the steps is to follow the regular installation procedure, but then I encountered a problem ...
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Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response

I have a dell inspiron 15z (ultrabook) with two drives, one HDD (500 Go) and one SSD (32 Go) managed by a kind of raid 0 array called intel smart response, and Windows 8 already installed. Dell ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu on new system

I have here a system with Asrock Z77 Extrem 4 Intel 3570K Nvidia GTX 570 OCZ Vertex 2 SSD I burned the newest Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Image and started to boot from the cd. The menu is there, but after ...
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How to install a program published as a tar.gz file?

I'm trying to download and install software for my Ubuntu Linux machine. I've downloaded it by wget or the download link and so I get this tar.gz file. After that, I extracted it and saved it to my ...
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How to make a Normal Installation on Windows XP? [closed]

I don't know if my question makes sense, but I am asking anyway if there is actually an answer. From what I have read, a regular install performs better when compared to Wubi install. My question is, ...
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copy ubuntu with my personalizations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an install of Ubuntu to clone Reinstall software after installation of newer version Ubuntu I have just installed ubuntu on my friends laptop. I will install ...
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Installing Repos and DEBs from CD

I'm a Ubuntu User from 2009 and I have loved every bit of it. If it wasn't for Dreamweaver and Photoshop, I'd only use Ubuntu! I have an Ubuntu Desktop which I want to make a DNS, DHCP, Webserver ...
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Is it possible to install AutoCad or an alternative on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What good CAD programs are available? My relative wants to install Ubuntu for his office purposes. He would definitely use AutoCad (as well as other tools). Would ...
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Directly shut down

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, which is installed on Intel core i3 laptop. Sometimes it hangs fully and don't respond at all. In this situation, I shut it down directly 5 times (total after ...
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Having trouble booting ubuntu 12.04 desktop from usb in windows 7

I have written the image onto my usb drive. Everything went through, however once i restart my pc, it wont read the disk. Do i need to open safemode to boot? Or should I reformat the drive and rewrite ...
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How does one install PlayOnLinux?

How do I install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu?
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Installing Ubuntu after Win 8, do I have to be careful?

Here is a System with Win 8 on HDD1. There is a second HDD and I thought I install Ubuntu 12.10 on this one. Im not using Win 8, but other people are. So after installing Ubuntu, Win 8 should be ...
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Configure Python 2.7.3 interpreter in aptana studio?

I have installed Aptana studio on Ubuntu and i don't know when configuring a new python interpreter what folder/file to choose. I have python 2.7.3 already installed.
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How should I go about demonstrating Ubuntu on someone else's system?

My relative saw me using Ubuntu and asked me about it. I suggested him to try it. He asked me to show it in his pc, to try it. I recommended him to use the Live USB stick and try with it or install ...
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Can I keep my files on Windows XP if I install Ubuntu side by side with it?

I want to install Ubuntu using the Windows installer on my old HP running Windows XP. If I do not delete XP (so I have to choose what OS I want each time I boot), will all the files and programs on XP ...
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How to troubleshoot a “Low Graphics Mode” installer error on PC with SiS iGPU?

How does one troubleshoot a “Low Graphics Mode” error when they are trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on an older computer? The computer involed is a quite old one: Fujistu-Siemens Scenic P300 Pentium ...
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How can I solve an error when booting from a USB?

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for last 2 days, and have gone through many webpages for help with no avail. Here's what I did: I downloaded Unetbootin and used it to mount the 12.10 Desktop ...
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How do I setup freelan in ubuntu?

I cannot find any tutorials online taking me from installation to connecting to the client within Ubuntu. Are there any tutorials I am missing or does anyone know how to setup freelan?
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 7 and after reboot I just get a grub prompt

Please help me fix this! I can't either use ubuntu nor Windows. I have to use my smartphone to ask this question. I've just installed Ubuntu. I chose the simple way: the partition the installer chose ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 on an hp desktop that has UEFI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system I just bought a new computer and it has windows 8 but I don't like windows 8 and wanted to use ubuntu 12.10 and am ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI along Windows 8

Hello I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 on an UEFI machine with manual partitioning. Do I have to disable "Secure Boot"? Do I have to create a 2nd ESP (EFI System Partition) for Ubuntu? Do I have to ...
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Blank Screen upon boot, but no GRUB menu!

Thanks and any help would be much appreciated. HP Pavillion dv6 notebook: < 6 months old i5 processor dual integrated graphics 8 gb ram 750 HDD Currently running W7 I have a bootable USB drive ...