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12.04 failed install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Unknown keyword in configuration file Boot:” error when booting off a live USB Running 9.04 (see launchpad question #198606). Downloaded ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Windows computer without affecting other users?

I want to install Ubuntu but I do not want it to affect all users; the others do not want it. Is it possible to have Ubuntu only installed for one user (without affecting others)?
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How do I install in expert mode on an old 512MB laptop and wireless problem [closed]

Intial screen in 12.04LTS live DVD help reference F7 & F8 menu options that are not there. During install I guess it couldn't find the drivers for the LINKSYS WPC54G ver 3 pcmcia card and sent me ...
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How do I manually install the man pages for Java JDK system-wide?

I'm installing the Java JDK manually, by downloading the JDK tar archive from java.com, extracting it into /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.6.0_32 (also the OpenJDK installation location via apt), and using ...
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Unable to install 12.04

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, made both a bootable usb stick and a iso image dvd. I am not able to install it on my laptop running on windows or my desktop running only on ubuntu 10.04. Further, my ...
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How to install ia32-libs on 12.04 LTS (32 Bit)

I am trying to install ia32-libs on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x86). I enabled all the repository sources but I'm receiving the error message below: ~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package ...
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How do I remove windows on Ubuntu partition?

I'm new to UBUNTU, I have an old PC and wanted to try it out. Installed it using the windows installer and it created its own partition. I would like to uninstall windows and run this as the sole OS. ...
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Kernel name has changed?

I am just looking through a log of system activity in messages. The name of the kernel has changed shortly after the installation: Oct 10 09:10:12 keira rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" ...
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/boot on the installation process?

Can someone tell me under what circumstances is /boot accessed? Is this when Ubuntu is installed, or before the installation process (or both?) Also, is this Ubuntu behaviour similar for other ...
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Failed install 12.04 on Intel Hardware Raid with Large Partition (> 2TB)

I have Intel Hardware Raid on the motherboard. I have 10 2 TB HDD that I've configured as RAID 1+0 to be one big 8 TB HDD. Now I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on it. After installing with ...
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Boot error > no such device: grub rescue [duplicate]

After an installation of Ubuntu 12.04, erasing an old partition with Ubuntu 10.10, I can't get grub to load. I can't access my Windows 7 partition either I get the message: > error: no such ...
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Burning Ubuntu 12.04 in Windows

I have Windows 7, and when I attempt to download Ubuntu from the official site, it is indicated that I will get an .iso file, which you burn to the disk. But, i did not get an .iso file after I ...
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How to backup programs without using apt cache?

Is there any way to backup installed software, install a fresh Ubuntu system, and restore the software on the newly installed system, without an Internet connection? I already cleared my apt cache.
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12.04 64bit will not install through a Live CD

When I try to install the 64bit version of 12.04 through a Live CD, all that happens is that the disk spins, and I get the windows boot screen. I've set my BIOS to boot from a CD first, before ...
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Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? If I install Ubuntu to a new partition using the Windows installer (Wubi), will I be able to uninstall Windows, and ...
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STA wireless driver error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I've got this problem installing my wireless driver. Is keeps giving me theis message: ...
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How To Install Windows 7 on Hard disk with VirtualBox?

Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have VirtualBox, I want to install Windows 7 on my other partition, so I can run it from BIOS either from virtualbox But could I install it to my hdd without ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installation failed

Yesterday, I installed the new version of Ubuntu (12.04) but in the middle of the installation, it gave me an error and didn't install the rest. When I restarted my computer, I booted into Ubuntu, ...
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System freezes unexpectedly at some point [closed]

I am having issues running the latest installation. I tried the Live CD and everything seems to go fine for a while and then the whole system freezes and I can't do anything. It does not recover and ...
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USB needed to boot ubuntu after successful installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in similar problem My problem is very much like the problem described in the link. I have FreeDOS and Ubuntu 12.04. When I ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell Inspiron 1420

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1420. Currently that system has Windows Vista installed on it. After installing Ubuntu, do I need to install all drivers separately?
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Install error message when installing on a Dell Inspiron 4100

I made a live install CD for ubuntu 12.04 to install on my dell inspiron 4100 everytime I get the install going it stops near the end and tell me there is an error and its going to desktop mode so I ...
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Ubuntu Server Installer does not detect usb device

For some time now I am struggling with the 12.04 Ubuntu Server installer. I am trying to execute a clean, CD based install with the mentioned version onto an SD card. For the sake of the simplicity I ...
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Why can't I install from the live CD?

My install isn't working for some odd reason. After I enter the user info it sits there and then crashes and says: The Installer encountered an Unrecoverable error. A desktop will now be now run ...
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Installation stops with an error message at the “Copying files…” step

I've been trying to install 12.04 LTS onto a Dell with a Pentium III from CD. Booting from the CD, the installer gets through the "Who are you?" process and begins copying files. The progress bar ...
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How to install onto a non-bootable pc

I have an old Windows computer that won't boot (missing NTLDR or something??). I don't even remember what Windows OS was on it. Anyway, what I want to do is this: forget Windows and install ubuntu ...
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How to recover from a broken upgrade?

I've a dual boot system with XP and Ubuntu. (Grub 1.5) Ubuntu was originally installed from a CD and has its own partition on an external hard drive. After an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 the 3.XX ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 using freeDOS through USB

I bought a notebook yesterday which contains freeDOS. I followed the instructions and created a bootable USB drive. When I boot my laptop, I select my pendrive to boot. It gives three options: 1-Try ...
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Add TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher?

How do I manually add something to the Unity Launcher? I downloaded the TeamSpeak 3 client, and though I can run it from the executable I'd really like to have a launcher icon on the unity launcher. ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 on a 64 bit PC

My question is how can you get a successful installation of Ubuntu 12.04 OS. I am about to download and load Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit to my usb with the pen drive linux software. I have a dell 570 ...
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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After installing Ubuntu my computer boots into GRUB rescue mode after displaying 'no such partition' error message.

I wanted Ubuntu on my Gateway Solo Laptop. It had Win98 on the C:\ and WinXP on the D:\. Before the install, I could not boot from CD, but I could boot from floppy. I installed Ubuntu to run ...
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How do you install Ubuntu straight onto your computer

Is there a way to not have to put ubuntu on to a disc or USB?
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Installing 12.04 Ubuntu Studio on VMware Workstation 7, won't install VMware Tools

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my laptop by using VMware Workstation 7.1.5, and I've encountered a problem. The install goes well until the installation of Ubuntu has completed and ...
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Is it legal to sell computers with Ubuntu installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed? Is it legal to assemble a computer, install ubuntu on it, and then sell the computer. I don't mean ...
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Installed Ubuntu with the wubi installer, but can't find it.

I did an install of Ubuntu on my windows using the Wubi installer, but was unable to locate it on my pc.
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Which Partition do I install alongside Windows on an HP Pavillion dv7?

I'm trying to install along side windows on an HP Pavillion dv7. I've installed ubuntu on other machines, so I know a little about the process. If I remember right, my HD had too many partitions, and ...
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Problem for Matlab Installation

I install the Matlab2009a to my computer successfully and when I try to activate it without using the internet (Activate manually without the Internet) and provide the path to license file. Then an ...
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Can't get 12.04 to install

Trying to load Ubuntu 12.04 on an ASUS F5 laptop (PRO50G - Pentium t3200). The install CD has already been used to install 12.04 on another laptop. Ubuntu appears to be loading until it gets to the ...
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Why can I install only one software at a time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads? I have seen that in Ubuntu Software Center or even when sudo apt-get install is issued,only one package ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on my computer. Black and white static appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10 I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer for some time now. It works on my laptop, but won't install on my desktop. ...
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Do I need to create a partition to install Ubuntu inside Windows?

Do I need to create a partition when I install Ubuntu with the Windows Installer? The installation steps do not say anything about this.
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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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download and update impossible.

I use the update center and the Ubuntu software center, they worked fine until I installed an update and then I hit "Check" in the update manager and it goes through in 2 seconds and says all ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04 installer on USB Pendrive created with Universal USB Installer.

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using an HP Pendrive. I made the Pendrive bootable with the Universal USB Installer v1.8.9.7. I was not able to boot from the Pendrive. Can you tell me why this ...
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Wireless not working in Wubi install?

I just installed Ubuntu with Wubi and it never gave me the screen suggested in the installation steps to connect to the Internet. Now I cannot detect any kind of Internet.
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Desktop doesn't come up after installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64x with Live USB as my CD ROM isn't working. The Live USB was made in Windows (no errors came while doing so). I then installed the 12.04 from USB with everything OK. In the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install stalls with black screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm trying to install 12.04 from an install CD. I get to the initial screen asking if I want to ...
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Install seems to hang, but I'm not sure

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an old computer that had Windows XP on it. After struggling with why it wouldn't boot from the DVD, I ran across the solution where you typed help into the prompt ...