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ubuntu stalls during installation on acer powerseries

During completeerase and install of boot drive, the process seems to be hanging endlessly. The progress bar has notmoved for awhile, and it has been stuck on "retrieving file 53 of 85" for some time. ...
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Computer froze when installing Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop (creating a dual boot) and the wifi doesn't work on the laptop so I had to plug it in on the slower connection, and when it was trying to download the ...
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How can I install when receiving “msg root drive not installed”? [closed]

When I try to install Ubuntu 11.10, I get the message "root drive not installed". How can I resolve this?
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'"Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for details.' error when trying to install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 in windows XP, Everything went as before until the countdown clock reached zero, then I got "Windows Backend object has no attribute 'iso-path' - see log for ...
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After installation on Acer Aspire One AOA150 the first boot got a black screen and nothing more [closed]

I have a AOA150 (ZG5 here in Japan) and install Ubuntu 11.10 from a USB HDD pendrive. It work fine via USB when I decide to install everyhting got OK. When it finish I reboot as it said but the ...
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Ways to Install and uninstall programs in deb format

What are ways to install/uninstall programs in Ubuntu. I will mention only .deb since it is the official package format and for example installing a .sh or .run program can typically be as simple as ...
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How to install ubuntu without any extra packages that are currently installed by default? [closed]

I'm just looking to install Ubuntu 11.10 + DE (Unity and it's dependencies). All the other extra packages such as firefox/thunderbird/video player/etc and any other package that is not a dependency of ...
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Installed .cer security cerificate [closed]

(linux noob here) I have been trying to resolve this all day, my university uses Secure W2 to control access to its wireless network, I have a copy of the security certificate but I cant seem to ...
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Current protocol for installing Xen with as a Dom0?

I tried to install Xen a few weeks ago with Ubuntu 11.10 as the Dom0. At the time, I encountered too many problems to list here. And an internet search revealed that others were having similar ...
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Adobe Flash Player Installation Fails

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. The Firefox error message says "A plugin is needed to display this content: Adobe Flash Player Installer" So I install it. Then it says "Installed - restart FireFox" I ...
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What are mountpoints, and which one should I pick?

When a Ubuntu is fresh installed an option called Mount Point is shown in Advanced Install.On clicking it i get a dropdown list with options: / /home /bin swap etc What exactly are they? and which ...
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I cannot solve the “Install these packages without verification” problem

I Googled and Googled and I just cannot find a solution to this problem: sudo apt-get install <whatever> Gives me: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! and Install ...
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Manual Uninstall of Wubi Failed, Stuck and Cannot Reinstall [closed]

I want to reinstall Wubi on Windows 7 (ASUS 1215N). I followed the uninstall instructions at this Ubuntu Wiki page. I get this error message: Error executing command ...
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Bluetooth dongle always inactive on Toshiba Satellite M645-S4050 [closed]

I have a Toshiba Satellite M645-S4050, and I bought a Bluetooth dongle a while back (my computer has no internal Bluetooth) before I installed Ubuntu. In the top toolbar where the Bluetooth icon is ...
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Installing tarball when you already have a package (different versions)

I want to install Cython so I installed the current package in the software center which is version 0.13, Now I want to install the tarball from the Cython website - version 0.15. If I just ...
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How can I install from a 9.04 live USB/DVD?

I have a 9.04 (Jaunty) ISO burned to a USB stick; it appears to be a "live DVD". When I boot from it, I get a GRUB menu listing: Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-generic (This matches the system currently ...
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Midori won't install?

I've added the Midori dev. PPAs, but Midori refuses to install in both Synaptic and USC. Take a look at the screenshot below:
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Can you install applications onto different partitions?

I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook running Windows, but I want to get Ubuntu or some distro onto it. I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 before and it runs flawlessly on it. So, the Mini 10 has a 8GB ...
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Cannot boot LiveCD/USB sessions on a particular machine (“Kernel Bug” error)

I cant install ubuntu 11.10 nor Xubuntu 11.10 on my computer, I tried using bootable USB's and CD's, but always after the ubuntu bootscreen, the installer shows a console with many lines like: ...
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desktopcouch-ubuntuone installation failure

I installed into ubuntu 11.10 and got message "desktopcouch-ubuntuone could not be installed" ??? Seems to work OK i.e., I can place a file in the folder and it's uploaded into the "cloud" and I can ...
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How can I solve the problem of installing GNOME Shell extensions? [closed]

I wanted to install the extensions of GNOME Shell, (for exemple gnome-shell-extensions-apps-menu), but I have this error : mbb@mbubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-apps-menu ...
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How to move all installed programs from my computer to another computer or laptop?

If I have installed a lot of programs/games on my computer(desktop) and now buy a new laptop and I have installed a Ubuntu 11.10 on it too then,how to move all installed programs on my desktop to my ...
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Netbeans 7.0.1 installed but won't run

I installed Netbeans 7.0.1, and I've made sure to install all the JDKs and JREs I could find. It installed without errors. I also saw this question and made sure I followed all the instructions there ...
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Cannot install zRam

I tried to install zRam using following commands in terminal - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/zram sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zramswap-enabler But it throws the following error ...
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How do I update Ubuntu Server?

I've Ubuntu Server 11.04. I want to update packages but not the core. For example, I installed subsonic with apt-get. And I see there is a new version. I could install it manually by downloading the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without overwriting my windows OS?

I am totally new to the world of computer OS installation. I have used Windows softwares like MS Office etc. but never really formatted any PC or installed any OS. I dared to install VMWare and run ...
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How to make a .deb installer for PySide (Qt) project

I have made a small software using PySide, a GUI library for python using Qt. I have successfully built it into an executable for Ubuntu. ...
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10.04 -> 10.10 - Problem after upgrade

So I just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 following this method, but now when I'm choosing Ubuntu in my GRUB, the screen with the Ubuntu logo appears for like 2 sec and then my screen just go in "idle" ...
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overlapping partitions problem

i have got a new hp g6 laptop and when trying to install ubuntu , i face this problem Gparted sees the whole hard drive as unallocated disk space and the output of fdisk -lu is Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 ...
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What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
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How to install a tar.bz2 package

How can I install a tarbz2 package. Example: I have downloaded firefox 8 tar.bz2 . I want to know a general method for installation of tar.bz2 package.
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I lose the image when start installation of ubuntu 11.10

did not have this problem in version 11.04, I had in version 9.10. when it starts to load the image of ubuntu 11.10 the screen make a flash and then shows a number of very fine continuous stripes ...
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Program Installer Not Detecting Internet

Hello I am trying to install a program through the Ubuntu Software Center. Every time I click install I get a Message stating "failed to download package files, check your Internet connection". I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Lenovo E520-1143?

I have a Lenovo E520-1143. At the moment I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit installed. Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.10 in my laptop? If I installed Ubuntu 11.10 will the devices such as ...
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Weird graphical bug when installing on an Asus G51jx [closed]

Each and every time I attempt to install ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 I get this bug after the very first ubuntu loadscreen pops up from the boot cd. I have been able to successfully load 10.04 and 10.10 ...
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Installation of 11.10 on new drive (no OS)

I have a Dell Dimension 600 XPS Phoenix BIOS version A03, the original HD crashed and burned. Dell didn't send OS disks (was on the original drive and no back up disks), so I am trying to install ...
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MFC-240C printer still not showing up after installing lpr drivers [closed]

I am trying to get my Brother MFC-240C printer to work but I think I must be missing a step. I think I successfully installed the lpr drivers using the command supplied in this post but the printer ...
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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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Why does reinstalling a package only take a short time the second time?

Let's say I first install some package using apt-get, for example: apt-get install some-package Then I remove this package using: apt-get remove some-package Now I try to install that same package ...
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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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“Can't cd to /var/cache/flashplugin-installer” error when I try to install Flash

$ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer The following partially installed packages will be configured: flashplugin-installer No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed. 0 ...
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How do I install dockbarx? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install dockbarx How do I install dockbarx on Ubuntu 11.10? When I am going to install it says: dockbarx : Depends: python-gnomeapplet but it is not installable ...
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How to keep bluetooth configuration through a fresh install?

I still prefer upgrading through a cleen install and preserving my /home directory. However, I always have to pair my bluetooth devices after a fresh install. Where is the configuration stored so that ...
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Boot problem, keep on asking for the cd

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 from a disk image cd to a clean (no o/s) hard drive but cannot get it to boot from the hard drive although the boot sequence in the bios is for HDD-0, FLOPPY A, CD ROM. It ...
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Install Eclipse IDE for java ee dev via apt-get. Is it Possible?

I try install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. I run in terminal this command: sudo apt-get install eclipse This ends successfully. But when I see it, is installed the Eclipse Classic Version ...
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Is it possible to do an apt-get installation and continue it later?

Let's say I want to install something big... (kde for example) but I'm doing it in a place with a very poor internet conection, so I want to stop it, and doing it later. But I don't want to start all ...
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How do I fix boot problems that show error “battery state”?

I get an error where the monitor message says "Out of Range" (for installed Ubuntus while LIVE DVD =o.k.) and error "battery state" In addition and probably related to this: the error message ...
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Can't find g++ in Software Center

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and I tried to install g++. Unfortunately I did not find it in the Software Center. In the sources list the boxes for universe and main are checked. Any ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu onto a DVD?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.10 onto a DVD as a full working version, which treats the DVD as the hard drive (like you can with a USB)?
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How can I direct apt-get to download package and its dependencies to some other location?

How can I direct apt-get install package_name to download package and its dependencies to some other location instead of /var/cache/apt/archives?