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Clonning Computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? I have a computer that ...
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deleted all the files in usr/bin typing in rm -rf *

I'm new to linux and installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I accidentally deleted everything in /usr/bin typing in the command rm -rf *. I don't know what is mounting and would like to learn but at this ...
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How to boot ubuntu from my sd card

I want to try ubuntu, so I put it on my sd card 32 card. But I can't figure out how to boot from my sd card from my boot menu. My sdcard usb drive is too outdated i got in 2005 and it only Support sc ...
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Installing Firefox 15 and remove previous version (ubuntu 12.04)

Hello I am new in Linux so please forgive my question: I would like to know how can I update Firefox 14 to Firefox 15 and how to remove the previous version.
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How to use existing partition in preseeded installation?

I have a machine with 4 partitions: sda1 - root sda2 - swap sda3 - tmp sda4 - documents When I run the installation I don't want to repartition the disk. Now I read on ...
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I have errors when trying to install ubuntu on MSI GT70 ONC [closed]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04.1 64bit on a MSI GT70 ONC. I have a problem when I install it. I get an error(dev/... something missing I think) I'm then put into a screen that is like the ...
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Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop 32bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I force Wubi to download and install 32 bit version? I want to instal ubuntu with windows installer. The probles is that I can not select to be installed on 32 ...
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Chrome install failed on ubuntu 12.04

I have tried sudo apt-get install -f and then sudo apt-get update but I still have the same dependency problems: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:i386: ...
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Should I create separate users for glassfish, mysql or not?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server and now I am reading about it. I am going to install software and I see many tutorials create a own user for each program and a group. I am going to install ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu using WUBI

I am new to open-source software but I'm very much interested in trying it out and hopefully I can start using Ubuntu soon. I downloaded wubi.exe first and then I used it to install Ubuntu 12.04-LTS ...
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No detection of Windows 7 installed already

When I am trying to boot my PC with Ubuntu via bootable USB, it says it doesn't detect any OS installed and asks to install it on whole hard disk. I want to install it along side my Windows 7 OS. ...
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How do I install ubuntu 12.04 over windows HP

I have an HP Desktop AMD 64 6-core processor 10GB RAM 1.5TB HDD and Windows 7 installed. I downloaded the 12.04 ISO and burned to a DVD. I want to install Ubuntu over Windows. I have recovery ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on the same hard drive I booted with?

I booted Ubuntu using an external hard drive. Is it possible to install it on the same hard-drive without unplugging or turning it off? I only have one working USB port and the internal PC hard-drive ...
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apt link is not working in opera browser

Opera web browser is not working with apt: links. Is there any solution for this problem? I downloaded this opera 32 bit deb from their website and my distro is Ubuntu 12.04.
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Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 Black Screen after selecting “Install Ubuntu” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've been trying to install Ubuntu server for a few days now on a brand new server I just bought, ...
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How to install libquadmath0 in 10.04?

To compile a package I need to install libquadmath0 under gcc4.4 10.04 LTS. I have not found any source. Any help?
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Every attempts of installation returns error code (1)

mihirm3m@mihirm3m-HP-Pavilion-dv5-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install steadyflow [sudo] password for mihirm3m: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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I Cannot install or remove packages

I tried to install the openoffice.org package but it gave an error. Now i cannot repair, remove or install nothing. The Software center of xubuntu gives this error log. Nothing seems to solve this. I ...
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Copying files from hard disk to LiveUSB

I am very new to Ubuntu. I am using the latest desktop version of Ubuntu 12.04. I have created a live USB and booted in to my desktop.I want to copy files from my desktop hard disk to the live USB so ...
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Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice?

I have installed a lot of fonts before, but this time things are really different. I have downloaded some True Type Font (ttf) fonts. Then paste them in the directory usr/share/fonts after that ...
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Unable to complete ubuntu installation

I am not a computer expert and have no programming experience. I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 from the website using the Windows installer onto an admittedly old Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop. The ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 using special characters in password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 from USB (new install, new partition) and used special characters in my password, as ...
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Just installed Ubuntu onto blank hard drive from disk but now won't boot

I just installed ubuntu onto a blank hard drive with a 10GB partition and it went fine. When I restarted the PC (when it asked), I quickly changed the BIOS so that it booted from the HDD not the disk ...
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How do I find add-ons for packages when using the command line?

My question is a little bit different from others already asked, I guess. I've already searched for answers, but I didn't find anything related. For example, I've always installed K3B via Terminal ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu 11.04 on Dell Inspiron 1545

I had windows 7 installed on my system ( not the genuine copy ), somehow it caught up into the windows update and then it started causing problem. I had ubuntu installed inside Windows at that time. ...
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Is there possibly going to be an Ubuntu Setup Intro in the future? [closed]

I just wanted to know because if there is going to be, I have already made one. If you want to check it out.
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How can I install the Unity Photo Lens

I can't install the Photo Lens. After running these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-photo ...
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How do I force Wubi to install a 32-bit version?

I'm using Windows 8 (32bit) customer preview and installing WUBI Ubuntu 12,04.1. I down loaded 32 bit installer from ubuntu dot com, The wubi installer says AMD 64 xt. I had a previous 12,04 install ...
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Only 'sdb' shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z

I got my brand new Dell Inspiron 14z yesterday, but failed to install Ubuntu. I can boot from a USB stick, and it works well. When trying to install, I confirm that the laptop is connected to the ...
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WUBI Install resulted in error [closed]

I just did the WUBI install, and when I rebooted it game me an error code telling me I needed to insert the system disk. I am using Win 7 on an Asus Laptop. I've got the WUBI installed on it's own ...
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How to install erlang in Ubuntu 12.04?

Just as the title says, how do I install erlang in my Ubuntu 12.04?
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What factors should be considered when installing packages manually?

I have seen many packages' readme or install files on instructing how to install a package manually. But many times the results are erroneous. They instruct us to do many thing with for example the ...
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Display error when installing ubuntu

When installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a usb-stick, as soon as installer runs, an error message appears and I can only see the upper half of the screen. For the way the pointer dissappears at the bottom ...
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Ubuntu only working with second monitor

I'm using the try ubuntu selection from my ubuntu cd. For some reason, the screen on my laptop is completely black. Only when I hook to my second monitor does ubuntu show up, and then, its only on ...
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How to install new software on ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am new to use new Ubuntu, what command to install something on Ubuntu terminal?
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system-config-lvm will be removed if i install Playonlinux?

When i try to install Playonlinux, I am told (by synaptic, as well as the "Software Center") that system-config-lvm will be removed, does anyone know why?
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Installing Ubuntu on Windows [closed]

In Win Xp Firefox ,Google Chrome and IE crash very often (Due to some virus or something else). My friend suggested I should install Ubuntu Operating System (As it is unaffected by most viruses). ...
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How do I know if I am running Wubi or a proper dual-boot?

I tried to setup a "proper" Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot system, by installing Ubuntu from a USB key. However, I simply could not get the laptop to boot off the USB despite the fact that I made the ...
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Installed Ubuntu on partition of HD with Vista but doesn't boot

After trying Ubuntu from Live CD, I've decided to install it. I partitioned the HD where my Vista installation is by shrinking it on Vista, and I've left the space empty without formatting it; then ...
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Installing FASTCGI Mono for running ASP.NET on NGINX

I am a novice at Ubuntu and I've been given the task of installing and configuring NGINX to run ASP.NET applications. This is probably a stupid question but I'm using this tutorial as a starting guide ...
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Software installation problem

I just installed Ubuntu today and I went to the Ubuntu software center to install Adobe Flash player. And when the install button is pressed, I received the following message: Package ...
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Cannot install Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 12.04.1

I have been trying to install Acrobat Reader on my Ubuntu 12.04.1. In the be;ggining, I tried to install it from the software-center, but it crashes with the report: (Reading database ... 189311 ...
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strings: '/lib/libc.so.6': No such file

I just started to use Ubuntu. I installed the 12.04 64bit Ubuntu. Java and Eclipse are installed and working fine. When I install Accurev, I got the following error: Preparing to install... ...
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How to know the package name in apt-get install <packageName>? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find packages to install via apt-get We use this command to install packages on our system... Common Syntax: sudo apt-get install <packageName> For ...
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How do i install network drivers?

I got Atheros9485 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adapter and Ubuntu 12.04 but the driver isn't installed. I can't use 'Additional Drivers' since I'm not connected to a network nor have the driver. So what can I ...
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Can I get an image containing both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server?

I am a professor teaching operating systems. The students find it convenient to use a GUI in Ubuntu. However, after installing Ubuntu Server, they have to install Ubuntu Desktop. This requires ...
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How to change Video Settings in Ubuntu 12.04

I Have a ATI Radeon X600 Card (RV348) and Samsung SyncMaster 550v I Install Ubuntu 12.04 with a Plasma Monitor I can´t see the desktop I can't see the GRUB options; I would like to change the Video ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't start or install [closed]

I have an HP G4-1387 which has two graphics cards, an ATI 7450M and Intel HD3000. I tried to install Ubuntu and run it from my USB stick, I get the usual black, console like screen showing a lot of ...
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How to partition this USB drive for installation with an easy walk through?

I am not a computer literate and need to know how to partition my USB drive without messing up my laptop. I already have the boot order set up properly and the USB drive already has the ISO image ...
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How can i stop the grub config from being changed during a clean ubuntu install to another partition

Every time i install ubuntu to another partition on my computer my grub settings are changed. Eg getting the frequency out of range error and having to uncomment GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 every install. ...