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ruby-sinatra fails to install

I want to install the package ruby-sinatra on a ubuntu server 10.11. It fails because this package depends on ruby-rack, which is an virtuall package. What can I do?
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How can I install the non-CD size 12.04 on a computer that can't boot from USB & can't read DVD-Rs?

I've been reading that the next version of 12.04 will not fit on a CD. Will it be possible to install 12.04 on a computer that can't read DVD-Rs and can't boot from USB? I don't want to install a ...
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Splash screen “scrambles” [closed]

Trying to install 11.10 to a Shuttle Glamor XPC from a USB. The USB works on other computers, so I know this is just a problem with the Shuttle. Ubuntu splash screen displays, and shows the "loading" ...
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Ubuntu Sofware Center problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix 'Check your Internet connection' error in software center? I am using Ubuntu 11.10 . I have a problem with the Software Center. I am not able to ...
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Starcraft 2 installer: invisible buttons followed by stuck progress bar

This is my Wine output. It appears I can click where the INSTALL button would be and it goes to the progress bar screen. The Terran guy appears on the top but the progress bar never moves. Any support ...
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How do I install the runtime version of vim?

How do I go about installing the runtime version of Vim?
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I can't find ./usr/bin/wine executable after I installed it [closed]

I've been trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 and seem easy using Wine but when I install Wine i just can't run it, I tried to install Wine 1.2 and 1.3 by terminal and by the center. In the menu ...
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Problems installing from CD after computer went to sleep while downloading

I downloaded the ISO image for Ubuntu 11.10 and when I tried installing it did not work. It loads until where it shows you how the new Ubuntu looks like. On the desktop and the launcher there are ...
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Not able to install c++ eclipse indigo after completely uninstalling

I had installed Indigo eclipse successfully earlier in Ubuntu (Virtual Machine) with following commands: sudo apt-get install eclipse sudo apt-get install eclipse-cdt However, it got messed up when ...
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Installer doesn't recognize Windows 8 partition, how do I set up a dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have a windows 8 dev preview install, with plenty of unused (unpartitioned) space on the hdd. ...
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Installer tries to resize my recovery partition instead of the normal partition when installing alongside Windows 7

When I try to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (using the option in "install Ubuntu 11.10"), it tries to split with my recovery partition, not the proper Windows partition. If I try advanced ...
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Can not login after fresh install, how to debug?

Today, after a fresh install, I can't seem to login with my user account. The Guest account allows me to login, but not my usual account (the one set during install). My account name was used in the ...
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LiveCD does not work on my desktop

I've installed new version of Ubuntu on my laptop without any issue using the LiveCD. But on my desktop, weird things happen: During the 1st try booting with the LiveCD on my desktop, my 2 year old ...
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Deciding Partitions and Sizes on Ubuntu 11.10 (dual-boot Windows 7)

I need some advice for a dual boot configuration Windows 7 - Linux Ubuntu 11.10 Specifications: 2.7 GHz AMD Athlon 7750, 3 GB RAM, 1000 GB HDD: 100 Gb allocated to Windows 7 (I use large number of ...
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How do I install Java (from tar.gz)? [closed]

I'm trying to install Java. Please help.
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How can I copy quanta from 11.04 ubuntu to 11.10 install?

I did a fresh install of 11.10 and found that, Quanta is no longer available, as the kde packages are no longer supported, but I copied the .kde folder to the new install and the folders inside ...
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Can I install different language packages for the command line program “info”?

I'd like to install info pages for the command line program in spanish so it will take less time for me to understand and assimilate. Well, it may sound quite dumb, but the problem I'm having trying ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a laptop as a VM host for various VM guests?

Given the following requirements and constraints: Purpose: light-weight VM host for local Windows (desktop and server) and Linux guests. Host OS needs to be hardware compatible with Dell Inspiron ...
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Problem installing Netbeans 7.0.1

i downloaded Netbeans 7.0.1 from netbeans.com for Linux, but i couldn't open it, i tried many applications but it didn't work, why? it says it's not supported and some times it gives me errors, ...
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How to install LLVMpipe?

I hear about the LLVMpipe gallium 3d state tracker that is said to be faster than software renderer. But I cannot find a good instruction from a to z that tell me how to install it. So here I am, ...
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Cannot install sound theme in 11.10

I found some tutorials in Google Search about installing new sound theme for Ubuntu, I made a copy sound theme (folder) into /usr/share/sounds. It was easy to copy with commands but I cannot choose ...
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Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation

I have installed Ubuntu to my hard drive using Wubi. The installation seemed to be successful; however, after rebooting my PC I am not brought to a boot menu, and Windows just starts normally. When I ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto another drive while running Ubuntu

Is there a way to install ubuntu onto a separate drive while running ubuntu? I know I can do it with via CD or USB but I don't have those at my disposal right now.
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Can I install ubuntu in ViewPad 97i?

ViewPad 97i is a pad device that can install win7 and have usb2.0 port. Can I use it to install ubuntu? I want to know if someone has tried this for ubuntu . I can not decide if I should buy it or ...
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“could not find the ISO /ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso”

I used Grub4Dos to install Ubuntu, but it gave me this information: Could not find the ISO \ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso I'm sure I put the ISO file in a correct pattern (C:, FAT32), and the ...
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Run Ubuntu from Flash Drive Very Slow [closed]

I used Startup Disk Creator on my Ubuntu (11.10)(this computer) and I found out that when I boot it from my old computer, it's extremely slow. My internet is out right now and I'm looking for ways to ...
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How can I integrate updates to a installation CD/DVD?

I have this question about how to integrate updates to a installation CD/USB, like a slipstream in Windows. Is this possible to make? Thanks for answering.-
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Current status/known issues for DELL XPS 15z?

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15z laptop. I was wondering what is the status for running 11.10 on it? Are there any known issues that might be difficult to solve (specifically regarding ...
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GNU Backgammon won't start

I'll select the app GNU Backgammon to start but nothing changes and the icon isn't shown in the panel. I considered that my graphics driver was the problem but even after activating the additional ...
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How do I manually install GRUB? [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 11.10 and the bootloader install failed. I tried installing it again but it didn't work so I want to know how to install grub manually. Thanks.
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How to install services that I didn't install at setup

When I installed ubuntu server v11.0, I was given a full list of services that I could install, like DNS, LAMP, Print Server, etc. I didn't choose any of them, because I wanted to get it over with the ...
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How to make sure that gcc, binutils, make and the kernel source are installed?

I installed Kubuntu in a VMWare virtual machine. I am trying to share files between my host and guest OS, which requires to install the VMWare tool set. When running the VMWare toolset installation ...
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Installation stopped at “Configuring Target System”

Can't install on an old Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM I started installing 11.10 and it stopped while "Configuring Target system". What is wrong?
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on ext3 instead of ext4?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.04 on ext3 instead of ext4? This is because I want to use my backup program "Acronis" to save an image of the whole partition.
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Ubuntu one synchronization problems after reinstallation of Ubuntu

Installed U1 on my Ubuntu 11.10, synchronized flawlessly towards my smartphone. Wanted to get rid of Windows as second OS,and backed up by Deja Dup and reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10. After synchronization ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on on Sony Vaio Y Series E-450

Hi guys I am not able to install Ubuntu 11.10/SUSE on my new Sony Vaio, All the Linux distributions get hanged on the Initial USB boot saying "Syslinux 4.04 EDD XYZ" Can anyone suggest how can I ...
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How do I install CouchDB 1.1.0?

I'm trying to get CouchDB 1.1.0 going on my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop. So far I was unable to find a binary package and even so all dependencies and dev headers are installed, I'm unable to compile it. The ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10 and the system cant boot

I installed Ubuntu on an old IBM ThinkPad R40 after trying it out by booting it from a USB drive. Everything worked perfectly, I had no issues whatsoever, so i used the icon on the desktop to Install ...
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How do I get 'rar' package?

I recently installed another Ubuntu after a long time and I'm trying to install 'rar' package on it as I use that for compression from within Terminal. 'rar' isn't found when I do apt-get install ...
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Installation of ubuntu system update was interrupted. Now I cannot boot. Please help?

The problem: I was asked by a pop-up window whether I wanted to upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu. I clicked yes, and followed prompts. I then left it to get on with its thing as it seemed to be ...
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Impossible to run Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wubi Installer Error? I've been trying for a while to run Ubuntu, but nothing I do seems to work (outside of a virtual machine, and I'd really rather not run it in a ...
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If I install ubuntu on my external hard drive, will my data be deleted?

I have an external harddrive that I use to backup my files. But now I want to install ubuntu on it. I was thinking of a LiveUSB instalation, because it would allow me to boot ubuntu from other ...
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Replacing Fedora 15 with Ubuntu 11.10

I am new to the Linux world and have been experimenting with a Windows 7/ Fedora 15 dual boot system, and now I would like to remove Fedora and install Ubuntu 11 instead. Can anyone tell me the ...
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Trouble with 11.10 looking to do a fresh reinstall wondering about losing programs

So I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit on my new computer that is running Windows 7 as well. I have Ubuntu /root install on sda1 /home on sda2 /swap on sda3 and Win 7 on sda4. But now my ...
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Should i do 32 bit or 64 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between 32bit and 64 bit? I have a laptop with intel core i3 processor and 4 gigs of ram and intel r graphics. should I do a 32 or 64 bit install of 11.10, ...
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Can't install vlc and other software : packages not coming from authenticated sources [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 last week I couldn't install any mp3 or videoplayers such as vlc or any others. They show me something about a failure to install packages, and when I click on details I ...
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Red5 - Linux Installation init.d script

I have followed this pretty little tutorial to install red5 on Ubuntu 11.04 I can now run it from /usr/share/red5/red5.sh But I'd like to have a init.d script like /etc/init.d/red5 ...
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First installation and failed to install grub-pc, how to solve this?

How to solve grub setup while first installation? (wrong, i choose before to make a new installation, but it was failed and now saying do it manually!! strange behaviour) (after installation, ...
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Need help to install Ubuntu on Win7 Alienware M17xR3, installing not working

Please I need help to install linux on my computer to start analyzing Next Generation Sequencing (molecular genetics) for my work. I've tried to install from all different ways and forms and it gave ...
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Can't install inkscape

I tried to install several packages older ones too.Tried to upgrade it from terminal,to compile it.Once I did it and wait it for long time,but at the end of instalation it showed me 2 errors.When I'm ...