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Hard-Drives are not detected by Ubuntu LiveCd or Installation

I'm reposting my question 'cause it seems the previous is alreadt forgotten. I can boot to windows 7 normally. However in Ubuntu - I cannot boot. When using a Ubuntu Live CD, I cannot see my drives ...
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Back up virtualbox for a fresh install - while migrating to 64 bit

I usually take the upgrade path in ubuntu, rather than fresh install, but I'd like to try the latter route for 12.04. However, one of the most thoroughly configured and critical tools on my system is ...
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Why delete .hidden folders in home when reinstalling broken programs?

For things like dealing with skype and pulseaudio problems, I'm routinely advised by various internet sources to delete my foldername folders in my user's home directory (such as .pulse .skype). It ...
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Will a server install suspend if I close the lid?

I have a spare laptop HP Elitebook 8540p on which i wish to install Ubuntu SERVER 11 and keep the lid closed. I have installed Ubuntu server on a desktop before, but never on a laptop. Will the ...
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How to Install libvirt-php?

I am trying to install libvirt-php on my ubuntu server 11.10. Could any one tell me what are the simplest steps to install libvirt-php ??
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Why does my PC restart when trying to use a live CD and flash drive?

Recently I was recommended Ubuntu 11.10 64-Bit. I burned the .ISO to a disc and verified it and went to boot it on my PC. When I selected it to boot on the disc, it would get to the menu. As I wanted ...
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How to install non compiled programs?

I was using Ubuntu from 9.8 until now 11.10 ,and there are some programs that have this sequence to install : In the terminal cd to the program's folder and write ./configure write configure make ...
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How to burn a cd at low speed?

I am trying to burn iso image of Lubuntu 11.10-alternate (I tried active iso and free iso burner). The problem is that the burning of cd should take place at low speed (i.e. 4x or low stated here in ...
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Installing from packages in /usr/bin

I'm a total ubuntu newbie and I have a doubt regarding installation from downloaded packages (from websites). I have been trying to install Netbeans 7 in ubuntu 11.10. I have downloaded the .sh ...
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Black screen on install (no OS installed) on a VIA P820 board [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've read several posts about using -- nomodeset when trying to install. The hardware is a via ...
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Getting weird split screen on startup with msi radeon hd6450?

I had this problem with same card last month on my dads dual boot setup to where the card worked in windows but not in ubuntu.Tonight I got a new system running with this card I installed ubuntu as ...
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'make: *** [TLS.o] Error 1' while installing nzbget

I'm trying to install nzbget on ubuntu 11.10. Here's the output of ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking ...
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How to Install Lubuntu?

I am having problem with the installation of Lubuntu 11.10 . The problem is in section of "select and install software." First it was struck at retrieving 636 of 636 and then when there was no ...
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Windows partition not recognized

Using Windows 7 64bit, Installing Ubuntu 11.04 64bit When trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on an existing Windows installation I am not able to see my existing partitions not in the installation menu ...
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How to install dkim-filter by apt-get?

In tutorial, DKIM is installed by sudo apt-get install dkim-filter I wonder why on my Ubuntu 10.10, I am unable to do this as I receive error of E: Unable to locate package dkim-filter How can I ...
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how reinstall apache2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I replace missing configuration files after removing a package? I have a problem in my apache2: And i exec sudo aptitude purge apache2, but in /etc/ the folder ...
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How do I get prompted for a hostname in a preseed?

I want my automated install to ask me for a hostname. This is my preseed file and this is my pxe startup conf LABEL auto64-1110 MENU LABEL ^C Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit auto install met proxy ...
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How to “add” space to a partitioned hard drive that has windows and Ubuntu

I am post-installation. I have Windows 7 and the newest version of Ubuntu. I am obviously an amateur because I screwed up on the partition for the hard drive during installation. Now, obviously, ...
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How to Install PostgreSQL 8.4 on 8.04?

How can I install Postgresql 8.4 for Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 ? sudo apt-get install postgresql will install postgreSQL 8.3 I tried installing individual packages from ...
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Challenges after Installation [closed]

Just installed Windows XP on a clean laptop, then installed Ubuntu as a dual boot. It said installation was complete, then when I restart, all I get is this a blank screen with this on it...ending in ...
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Is it possible to install without the Internet?

I have started installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a computer without an internet connection. Installation has stopped during configuring target system. The computer seems to be trying to use the Internet to ...
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Duplicating Ubuntu from external hard drive to internal SSD?

I have been trying to install Ubuntu for the last few days and have had no success at installing to my internal SSD. After trying to format it in Mac OS X and GParted (Which always resulted in a ...
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How can I install on a Dell M1730 laptop?

I currently have a Dell M1730 laptop that with the aquisition of my new system is now surplus, so thought it'd be good to throw Ubuntu on it (anything is better then the Vista currently on it). ...
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Wubi install does not load

I'm new to Ubuntu and want to install it along side Windows, so I can get the hang of it. I installed it using Wubi, I then chose to run Ubuntu from the boot menu it does then I get 2 options: ...
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How to install an .air file?

I have downloaded conqu from here and the downloaded file is .air i don't know what this extension is and is it executable or not, so how to install it on Ubuntu 11.10 ???
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If I Have a Live USB with Persistence, if I install it, will the persistence be included

Let's say I want to take a live USB with persistence, boot into it, get it all setup then install it. Will all my features still be there? If not, is there a way to do this?
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How do I migrate shotwell tags to clean installation?

I have Shotwell installed in 11.10. When 12.04 comes out I will do a clean install as usual but I would like to not have to redo all those tags. Is that possible and if so how?
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Can't install Ubuntu, black screen after install

I tried several times, but wasn't able to make it work. I tried all recent types of Ubuntu but it didn't work. Then I tried acpi=off at the beginning of the installation. In this way I could finish ...
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Root Files System Not Defined

I am new to ubuntu, and was installing ubuntu 11.04 from a CD. I booted up the CD and went to the installation process. I got to the step where it asked me to allocate my drive space. The window above ...
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Roll back of Ubuntu installation possible to get a WIN7 partition back?

After testing Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) by booting it from the CD, I unfortunately decided to install it on my pc. On my pc I had kept on each hd and the ssd as well space enough for other partitions. I ...
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post installation /home partition

i installed ubuntu 1st with the default partitions and now i want to migrate to a swap boot home ... partition layout.is it possible to change that after the installation ? Best regards, Georg
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Ubuntu Equivalent of portable executable file

I am developing an application which had some dependency and for that i use external tools. One example is that i use putty's commandline tool plink.exe to telnet/ssh remote machine from java program. ...
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is it necessary to delete the recovery partition?

I have Windows 7 on my HP laptop and I want to install Ubuntu. I tried to shrink my boot and system partition, it does not allow me to shrink the partition more than 97 MB. Is it necessary to delete ...
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How can I validate an installation DVD?

I have downloaded an Ubuntu ISO and burned it to DVD. While installing from the DVD onto VirtualBox I got an error which suggested either the HDD or DVD or overheating were the cause. I am ...
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Java command not found

Follow the instruction to setup Java on Ubuntu 11.10 from How do I install Java?. Running following command to install: sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk After it succeeded and I typed "java", ...
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How do I install Oracle 11gR2?

I need your valuable help and advise on installing Oracle 11gR2 on Ubuntu desktop edition 11.10 (64 bit). I was to install 11g which is normally installed on RHEL or OEL and not looking to install 11g ...
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Install Ubuntu server using alternate iso from offline Linux system

I want to install Ubuntu server from my downloader alternate iso file for the Ubuntu server, without rebooting my machine. In other word, I want to install it while I am still on a Linux/Ubuntu ...
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Install 11.10 on GPT with separate /home partition

I'm trying to install ubuntu / mint on my lenovo 570. Since it's better to use GPT, i'm trying to use that. I get these problems, either some partitions are misalligned, GRUB doesn't install or it ...
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Can we install any assembler in Ubuntu

I have got to practice the assembly language, for that i need an assembler. I installed masm (Microsoft-macro-assembler) over DOSBOX emulator, but it does not give me the code-view of my program. Is ...
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How do I resize partitions using the simple installation wizard (installing a second Ubuntu)? [duplicate]

I'm running 11.10 and installing 12.04 LTS Beta 1 off a DVD. Using the installation wizard, I picked "Install 12.04 LTS alongside 11.10". I am presented with a slider with approx 240GB on the left ...
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Eclipse on Ubuntu - multiple installation

I need to install 2 version of Eclipse. One for Java and one for PHP. Should I expect that some hidden folder/file is gonna be overridden by both installation? I downloaded to standalone installation ...
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Small doubts partitions in Ubuntu, please help

I have two small questions: I want to erase "Windows 7 - 64-bit", by using Ubuntu 10.11 on the entire hard drive, but I don't want to delete my /home/ dir, so is it necessary to delete all ...
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Problem with running WebGL with Chrome

I just setup ubuntu 11.10 on Dell XPS 15z by following the instruction from here: Current status/known issues for DELL XPS 15z? Everything seems ok until the point I failed to run openGL on chrome: ...
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Is there any way I can increase my home folder size without uninstalling again?

This is my problem, I downloaded the ubuntu 11.10 ISO file from the web. I burned it on a CD, inserted the CD, shutdown the computer, installed Ubuntu 11.10 and there was a moment I was asked how much ...
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How to re-install kde splash screen with tty1 [closed]

I accidentally uninstalled the splash screen I was using in Kubuntu 11.10 and now it takes me to tty. Can any body tell me how to re-install the kde splash screen so I can login and use my computer ...
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Can ubuntu 11.10 be installed on a 1T hard drive? [closed]

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Gateway machine and an Acer machine. In each case, I tried the same 1T hard drive. However, after the install, neither the Gateway nor the Acer would boot up to ...
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How can I install a Canon Pixma MG2140 printer/scanner?

I have just got the printer/scanner. It was automatically detected, but no printer driver was found in the driver database for this particular model. Searching turned up the following .deb - can I ...
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How can I set up a UEFI-partition and THEN install Ubuntu 11.10 (or higher?

It is a great hassle to convert the MBR-partition to UEFI after install and I only succeeded once, by pure luck :-) Trying to recreate what I have done before, I end up having my system completely ...
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Fry's FR-300 USB Wlan Driver

I have been searching all over the internet but I can't find any clues to where I could find a Fry's FR-300 USB Driver. (If it exists) When I run lsusb The vendor and product # is 07d1:3304. I can't ...
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Ubuntu installation on iMac

I have an iMac configured as follows - Screen 27" CPU 3.4 GHz i7 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6970 1024 MB I downloaded Ubuntu version 11.10 64 bit ISO and burnt that to both DVD and USB stick as per the ...