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I can't put my java jdk7 file into my usr/lib because it says Permission denied when I click show more [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Java? It gives me a error message saying that I need to have permission. My account is unlocked so I assumed that would fix it but that did nothing. ...
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How do I install Ruby 1.9.2 on Ubuntu without crashing?

I've been trying to set up Ruby on Rails for Ubuntu 11.10 following these instructions, but I can't get it to work. I'll follow the install guide all the way up to "rvm install ruby-1.9.2", and at ...
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Activate driver and complete installation

Background: I have a Dell Mini 9 that came with Ubuntu 8-something preinstalled. I created an Ubuntu 11-something installation USB. Booting from the USB, I was able to download/install the ...
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Is It Possible to Install 11.10 on an HP Pavilion g7 Notebook?

I recently purchased an HP Pavilion g7-1310us notebook with the intention of doing a full install of the latest version of Ubuntu on it. I succeeded in installing Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, but not without ...
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Cannot install Software from the Software-Center

I have a problem. I want to install software from the software-center but when I click on "Install" comes a pop-up with this text in German: Anscheinend gibt es einen Programmfehler in aptdaemon, der ...
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Invalid Argument Error while installing Ubuntu 11.10

I got this error when I was installing ubuntu directly from CD choosing the option 'inside windows' [XP] , I had tested several times on C drive [30 GB free space] as well as on other drives with ...
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My OS disappeared (WIN7) on Acer Aspire Lap top including BOOT file

Okay, I'm obviously an extream novice with computers no matter what OS! So Whoever responds To my Question must be patient & Take it Easy on me please. (OKAY) this is what happened Misplaced my ...
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Is it possible to create an installation disk of Ubuntu, from an already existing installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use existing Ubuntu partition as an installation image? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and wondering if it is possible to create an installation disk/image from my existing ...
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The installer needs to commit changes to partition, but cannot do so because partitions on the following could not be unmounted. /isodevice

The installer needs to commit changes to partition tables, but cannot do so because partitions on the following could not be unmounted. /isodevice I'm installing this from a external 1TB hard drive ...
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How do I deinstall Ubuntu?

the version installed is ubuntu 8.10 i386 which I want to deinstall completely. So far I could not find a function in this version by which I could do that. Thanks a lot for a helpful advice.
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Install freezes at the wireless screen [closed]

I have a Toshiba Satellite with an AMD Turion X2 that I am trying to install ubuntu on using a USB stick. The hardrive has Windows Vista on it but is from a different laptop so it is not accessible. I ...
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Why is better to upgrade/install a newer release

I will be talking soon about the advantages of upgrading or installing a newer release of Ubuntu instead of sticking to an older version. A behavior I tend to attribute to Windows users where they ...
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'E: Unresolved dependencies.' when trying to install new packages

I have installed Lazarus IDE downloaded from the website, not from Ubuntu Software Manager. I couldn't install it from USC so I downloaded it. But after I installed it using sudo dpkg -i *.deb ...
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Invalid Access to FAT (entry 0x0606bfdf) [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 over a corrupted partition of Windows 7. Booting from USB I select Install on HDD and everything is fine and dandy until i get this error half way though initial ...
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Triple Boot Windows , Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10 with Grub?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed. If I wanted to install Windows 8 and triple boot with Grub running the show, how difficult would it be? Installing another OS is the easy part. It's the ...
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How to install Gnome 3.2 in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? How I can install Gnome 3.2 in ubuntu 12.04? It comes preinstalled? Help Please! :D
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Ubuntu Installation Help [closed]

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote TJ65. Yesterday I tried to install Ubuntu using Wubi, but after 3 hours, the installation was not finished. CPU: Intel® Pentium Core™ T4300 - 2,10GHz Memory: 4096 MB ...
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Problem with Ubuntu installation alongside WindowsXP

I tried to install Ubuntu on my WindowsXP machine as a second OS. I do not get the option "Install Ubuntu alongside them" when I go through the guided installation process from the Live-CD. Any idea ...
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Installer Reboots at “Detecting hardware” (disks and other hardware) on all recent Server Installs

I have a very frustrating problem with my PC. I cannot install any recent version of Ubuntu Server (or even Desktop) since 9.04 even using the text-based installer. I boot from a USB stick created by ...
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error while installing mesa in command 'make linux-x86'

nir@nir:~/Downloads/mesa-8.0$ make linux-x86 make default make[1]: Entering directory `/home/nir/Downloads/mesa-8.0' make[2]: Entering directory `/home/nir/Downloads/mesa-8.0/src' Making sources for ...
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Unable to login when using the try feature of Ubuntu 11.10

Everyone today for the first time I have download & burn the iso image of ubuntu 11.10 & when I tried to boot it. It went succussfuly but when i selected try ubuntu without installation. It ...
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Ubuntu wrongly warns “Not enough space” which I do have

While I'm trying to install Ubuntu, I get the X about having less than 4.5GB space available. And when I'm trying to look on my hard drive-I cant, i tried normally' throw Gparted and throw disk ...
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Installing SATA 1TB 8MB Seagate ST1000LM024 5400rpm

I'm installing Ubuntu 11.10 on "Seagate ST1000LM024 5400rpm" which is "1T HDD/8G SSD" disk. Do I need to do something to use features of hybrid HDD/SSD? If this disk doesn't support Ubuntu or the ...
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How to completely uninstall gnome-shell and all extensions?

I'm having a bit of trouble getting the gnome-shell to work ever since I installed an extension (I don't know which) on 11.10. So what I would like to know is: How can I completely uninstall ...
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How do I downgrade Firefox developer version to stable version on Ubuntu+1? [closed]

I want to downgrade to Firefox X stable from Y beta due to add-on incompatibilities. For example from Firefox 11 beta to Firefox 10 stable. How can I go to stable channel?
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Install pypy (or other python) to be the main python

I want to replace the default CPython (Python) with pypy (1.8). Will this cause a problem? (I ask because python seems to be an important component in Ubuntu.). I've built pypy and have installed ...
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How to Install Oracle 10g on Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install oracle10g? Is it possible to install oracle 10g on Ubuntu 11.10? During installation process I got errors like: dpkg: error: requested operation ...
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Ubuntu One install screen does not finish

This is an issue that Ive had around for a long time, and havent been able to solve. Please help me out guys, I really need Ubuntu One to run on my computer. I run Ubuntu 2D, On Ubuntu 11.10. When I ...
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How can I fix the gnome-shell?

I am using gnome-shell on Ubuntu 11.10. After I installed some of the extensions, whenever it logs in; it would not show the userbar (the one with the clock etc). I tried doing the following: How to ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 SSD install -> error: unknown filesystem

I have tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and x86 a couple of times onto a new OCZ Vertex 30GB, with Ext3 and Ext4 partitions. After installing, it reboots into Ubuntu properly, but hangs on shutdown. ...
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How to install software into the home partition?

I have read some article about home partition in Ubuntu but I don't know why it is used widely. Because software I have installed via Ubuntu software center or deb package, they all automatically ...
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How would I go about installing an AverTV Hybrid Volar HX?

How can I install the driver to get my AverTV Hybrid Volar HX working on brand new Ubuntu 11.10 computer? I'am a newby in linux world but Ubuntu looks great. Please give me a hand!
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nodejs npm installation error

I am doing this with root privileges. But still I am getting access denied error. hrishikesh@hrishikesh-ubuntu:~$ sudo curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh [sudo] password for hrishikesh: % Total ...
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Ubuntu x64 Installation fails on reboot? [closed]

I've got a brand new Gateway SD-X with: 4gb RAM 1TB HDD AMD Radon HD 6500 Graphics AMD Quad core processor (not sure about the exact name for it) I have tried installing Ubuntu x64 for the third time ...
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Installing ubuntu and grub on new hdd

I just aquired a new hdd to my windows 7 system and want to install ubuntu 11.10 and grub on it. I have a liveCD but cant make it work. When i chose the new hdd for installation (sdc1) it says "No ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in my new computer

I have a new computer with an Nvidia graphics card and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. Any version newer than Natty will freeze in this state: This case is me trying to install 11.10. Whats weird is ...
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How long does it take to partition during installation, and what happens if I restart

I am installing ubuntu from a USB disk, I am following this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download I was relying on ubuntu's installation to do the partitioning for me, I had only one ...
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installation and configuration

I have in fact two questions. Imagine that I install a new package, a driver or I change something in the screen configuration, and after rebooting I have some troubles for example nothing appears on ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install

I have installed Ubuntu form a CD on my laptop and on my desktop PC (both with Windows XP). After installation I can choose what system should be booted, Windows XP or Ubuntu, on my laptop and it ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 fresh Install won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on a VM in VirtualBox but after the installation Ubuntu won't boot up at all! It is stuck at a black screen which is doing nothing. What happened during installation and how do I ...
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When installing Ubuntu 10.04 my screen just goes blank? [closed]

My teacher gave me the disc for 9.04 and 10.04 and each time i try to install I only get to select my language(english) and then after i choose full install from the list of option the word Ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu installation issues, I've seemingly lost 65GB of hard disk space

Sorry for the long read but I tried to be detailed: Just tonight I went through the steps outlined at the Ubuntu download page, meaning I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO and used pendrivelinux in ...
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My USB test drive hangs on boot. How can I get it to boot with the right options?

I try to install 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba Satelite notebook with AMD E350 processor. The installation USB successfully tested on an Acer Aspire desktop although I only ran a try out. On the ...
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How do I Install Drivers for an ALFA AWUS036NHR?

I am very new to Ubuntu and I really need to get this USB wireless running. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on a virtual machine. It comes with some instructions for setting up the drivers, but as ...
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'E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)' while updating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: getting error message Package operation failed Terminal dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 0: field name ...
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Installation stops with random text and blinking cursor

I am installing Ubuntu on a friends IBM Thinkpad and have run into the strangest problem. I have a CD-R and used the recommended program to burn the .ISO image. I insert it into my friends laptop it ...
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Installing Ubuntu One in Windows 7 - hangs at “Getting information, please wait…” [closed]

I am making the switch from Dropbox to Ubuntu One (or, attempting to do so.) I have several machines with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have an Ubuntu One account, have added files from a couple Ubuntu ...
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Why fixing broken packages / installation in Ubuntu 11.10 takes very long time for Java6?

Sometime back, I was installing Java JDK and JRE as: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre Due to some problems, the installation stopped and it remained broken. As we know, one cannot ...
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Couldn't install Ubuntu through Wubi 11.10 - failed with: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (7, 'getaddrinfo failed') [closed]

i am not being able to install ubuntu using wubi. after running wubi and selecting the drive and passwords etc. , the download starts but an error occurs which says Unsubscriptable object for more ...
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How do I install Alfresco (Enterprise Content Management software)

Give me some steps to install the Alfresco on Ubuntu 10.10. I am new to Ubuntu so please give me some guide to install the Alfesco on Ubuntu system