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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 ...
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System in indeterminate state--what is the comprehensive list of packages I should have?

I have messed something up with packages. Trying to fix an X11 problem in Ubuntu 11.10, I've done several package additions and removals, that each pulled some combination of dependencies with them. ...
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How do I install software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center? I am new to ubuntu and i was wondering if anyone could show me a tutorial or actually show me how to install ...
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Install Ubuntu Desktop or Server in Ubuntu 11.10?

I was planning to install the latest Ubuntu 11.10. I mostly plan to install the server edition. I am having a 4GB ram and a 500gb hdd on an intel core 2 duo processor which I want to make good use of. ...
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Thunderbird 7 with email notification indicator doesn't seems to work

I just realized that in Ubuntu 11.10 fresh install the message indicator menu doesn't notify me if I have new mail, just in case of starting Thunderbird. The email setup completed, when Thunderbird is ...
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SYSLINUX? Booting off a Live USB? [closed]

I used Unetbootin to install Xubuntu to a Live USB (a 4 GB SanDisk). By default, I'm running Windows 7 (which is also what I ran Unetbootin on). The computer I'm trying to use to boot off the Live USB ...
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How to install 100 server's less effort?

I am trying to install 100's of ubuntu servers,they needs servers(apache/memcached) to be configured and they needs some other packages(only 5 or 6) to be installed. what is the best way for this ?
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I upgraded to 11.10 but my home partition is missing, how can I recover it?

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I created a separate home partition. I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10. In the installation screen The options were: Erase Ubuntu 11.04 and reinstall Upgrade Ubuntu ...
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How can I restore a deleted username using its old home folder?

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but while playing around trying to restore the GNOME classic (I really don't like the unity), I screwed something up. Ubuntu did not came back after ...
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Disable Importing of Documents and Settings during install?

I like to dual-boot most of my machines with Windows 7 and the latest version of Ubuntu. I main Ubuntu of course, but I keep a standard Windows install for games, and for Visual Studio for work and ...
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Install an old version of Ubuntu, say, 11.04 over my current 11.10? [closed]

is it possible to install another version of Ubuntu in my newest version 11.10? Something doesn't work well in this new version; see my post. I may need to switch back. Thanks a lot!
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How can I resize NTFS partition in GParted?

My family PC has Windows Vista and lately it has became unusable, having strange errors and taking hours to do anything at all, so I'm installing Ubuntu 11.10 alongside it. I went into GParted to ...
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Some keyboard keys not working since upgrade to 11.10

II.04 was working perfectly on my Acer Aspire 3050 laptop, until I upgraded a couple of days ago. Yesterday, I was unable to type in my password as only about half the keys on kb are working. I ...
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Cannot detect ATI radeon HD6720G2 [closed]

I wish to install ubuntu 11.10 on my new laptop but because the system cannot detect the graphic, then the screen are blank. How and what should i do ? I really want to use ubuntu 11.10.
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Problem Selecting Partition to Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows XP. When I am prompted where I want to install Ubuntu, the three options to select from are: Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows XP Home ...
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How do I install my graphics driver for Dell Latitude D620?

I have a Dell Latitude D620 with 11.10 on it, and I am wondering how to install Intel or Intel-Compatible drivers for my integrated video card.
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How do I resolve a GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” error?

I am stuck with a rather irritating problem I ran into after installing 11.10 on my macbook pro 5,5. I did a clean install efi booting into the setup using the desktop cd. Upon the first reboot I was ...
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Recover Ubuntu OS after windows update/upgrade?

MY system had Win 7 Home Basic, after which I created separate partitions for a Linux Ubuntu installation. After doing this I had the option to choose between each OS at startup due to the dual boot. ...
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Reformat soft RAID-5 Ubuntu [closed]

I built a linux (Ubuntu) box a year ago and decided to have some fun and use a soft RAID 5. I followed the instructions here. Things seemed to work fine, but now it's time to reformat the computer ...
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How come 11.10 doesn't come with some of the applications from 11.04?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) on a RAID stripe. In order to install on a RAID I had to use the Alternate Installation (ubuntu-11.10-alternate-amd64.iso) I noticed off-the-bat that ...
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Lenovo X120e only boots into windows after dual boot installation

I possess a lenovo x120e laptop powered with AMD Fusion E-350 processor. As I wish to have a dual boot machine, I installed Ubuntu desktop 11.10 amd64 along side Windows 7 on it. The installation was ...
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Cannot startx, protocol not found

Good afternoon, I cannot startx, I get an error "Protocol not found". (Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64 install was messed up after libjpeg was removed, had to reinstall ubuntu-desktop) Is there anything I can ...
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Wiping “swap” partition

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10. I partitioned between Windows and Ubuntu, with some free space left. I did not designate a "swap partition." When I start installation, it gets stuck on this ...
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How do I boot the live CD on a Macbook Pro?

Trying to install Ubuntu-11.10-64bit-MAC on a Macbook Pro. But I cannot get the live CD to load. 'C' does not work 'CMD' does not work 'OPT' no opt key CD is not corrupt and burnt using the ...
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Desktop crashes after starting compiz manager and press on plugins menu [closed]

My ubuntu 11.10 destroyed my desktop after running compiz manager and pressing on plugins menu. After pressing, the harddrive was working a lot (at least 5 to 10 minutes). After this, my sidebar ...
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Error while building rt73-k2wrlz-3.0.3 from source

I've already install the build-essential package but it doesn't work that's right i'm trying to compile a wireless driver i'm trying to use aircrack-ng so i need to patch the driver of my wireless ...
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What additional software should I install for a Macbook?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I've installed 11.10 it on my 2006 Macbook. What else should I install to make it complete? I'm talking about drivers and the like. Is there a complete package I can download ...
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X-server doesn't start properly: No window boundaries, close buttons, or unity sidebar

Good afternoon, Earlier today I removed libjpeg (because I felt it needed to be reinstalled to fix this ghostscript related error). Unfortunately it removed a bunch of software along with libjpeg. ...
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T61 Lenovo Laptop overheats - is there a fix?

my Lenovo Laptop is overheating since I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know of a fix/cause for this problem? Thanks!
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Is it normal that the installation takes more than 2 hours?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install it on my boyfriend's laptop. But it's been more than two hours since I've started the installation and now I'm stuck on "Configuration du système de ...
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How do I install Turbo Pascal?

I'm reading this tutorial. I need a turbo pascal, can anyone say me how to install turbo pascal in Ubuntu 10.04? Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu gets stuck on desktop screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have an Acer Aspire One, running Ubuntu 11.10 I recently installed Ubuntu, because my Windows XP was real buggy. I ...
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How to install gtkmm?

Is the gtkmm package already installed by default? If not how do I install it on Ubuntu 11.10 with all the prerequisites? I do not see any reference to the packages described in the gtkmm tutorial in ...
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Help restoring partitions

I need some help. I have two partitions: one is / and the other is Home. I have an image created with Clonezilla of my partition /. If I want a fresh install of Ubuntu can I seth the path to my ...