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dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 64-bit alonside windows8 64 bit. After installation I am unable to boot windows 8. I have tried the dvd repair for windows and it says couldn't fix the issue. I have used ...
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downloaded ubuntu folder doesn't have .iso suffix

I just downloaded ubuntu-12.10.desktop-amd64 to make a bootable DVD. This folder seems to be a zipped folder and it doesn't have the iso suffix. Does this folder need to be unzipped prior to ...
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WUBI doesn't work with 32 bit windows

Well as the title says I can't use Wubi with 32 bit windows, it produces an error. Is there any fix?
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Installing MySQL in LAMP

I managed to install Apache and PHP on my Ubuntu Installation, however when I try to install MySQL using this command sudo apt-get install mysql-server It mentions that there are broken packages. ...
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Firefox installation error in Kubuntu 12.10

I keep getting this error: Package: /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_amd64.deb Error: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop', which is also in ...
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wine install problem

$ sudo apt-get install wine [sudo] password for hergul: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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can i cancel my install in process?

I have severe problem ... I already had ubuntu 12.10 with windows 7, but ubuntu began to fail and wanted to reinstall it, but the installation takes 20 hours and not advancing, stayed in "Unpacking ...
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ubuntu installation hangs at 'preparing to install ubuntu'

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 by making a bootable USB but it keeps getting stuck on the preparing to install Ubuntu screen. No matter if I click install updates or not. I verified the md5sum and ...
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the owner of files in 13.04

Why is the owner of files set to a user called "Me" in 13.04 beta 2 64bit live desktop and also after install? After installation, it also won't let me change the permissions as root or take ownership ...
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where is the icon to kick off steam?

I have installed Steam in Ubuntu 12.10 but cannot figure out which icon to use to start Steam or really, even where it is. confused! Help! Some help
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 server edition minimum specification?

I have an old PC that I was planning too setup as a NAS system and I'm not really up there on tech knowledge. I was wondering could someone please give me some guidance as to what the minimum ...
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Making a Bootable USB flash drive which will boot in EFI

I have recently bought a laptop with windows 8 (EFI) installed. I thought I'd be able to handle installing 12.04.2 relatively easily - how wrong could I be? Using a live-usb I made using startup ...
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does installing ubuntu desktop modify existing installed packages?

I've setup an Ubuntu server using Virtualbox and Vagrant using these instructions: https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/VAGRANT.md I played around with the OS using the command ...
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Can't get 12.10 to install on Dell Latitude D810?

Can't get 12.10 (32bit) to install on Dell Latitude D810, gets to step two (confirms drive space and download updates etc), will work from the DVD but will not install?
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Can I wipe HHD and install Ubuntu all from SD card?

I have an Asus Eee PC running on Windows XP. Recently, it crashed and when it boots, it has a black screen. This is a pain, as I only wanted to turn it on so I could wipe XP and install Ubuntu. Is ...
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How to install Gnome 3.4 (not 3.6) in Ubuntu 12.10?

Whenever I install Gnome from software center I get Gnome version 3.6 but I want to install gnome 3.4 as all my extensions and themes work on it. How to do it? Would I get Gnome 3.4 if I install from ...
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Lenovo q190 installation help

I have issues with installing Ubuntu on Lenovo q190. It has no other operating system but when I put boot disc in for 12.04, (USB DVD drive) it hangs. Tried the disc on another laptop but no issues ...
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How to install packages to /opt or any other folder instead of their original path?

Some packages, like Adobe Reader and NetBeans, allow installation to /opt folder for global use. However, what should I do to install regular applications to the /opt folder? Do I have an option to ...
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Will I be okay if I use USB-stick with 1.87 GB of free space to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB-stick, but there's only 1.87GB of free space. Will there be any problems with it or is it okay?
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Why won't Skype open or install properly on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have attempted to install Skype using the skype website for Ubuntu 12.04, and it says that I have to open it with the software centre, so when I click on the file it says error. I then followed ...
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Installing Diablo 2 on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu I am trying to install the game Diablo 2. I have followed all pointers I can find on installing on Ubuntu and I cant get it to work. I have tried using furiusISO and GmountISO, ...
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Lenovo Z570 Core i5 and 1gb Nvidia geforce

I have Lenovo Z570 Core i5 and 1gb Nvidia geforce. The problem is in nvidia graphics card is no install and work properly. Every time I face this problem. I installed this driver from lenovo driver ...
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Unable to run Tor even in terminal, Vidalia exit code 127

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and I recently installed Tor (32 bits) following the instructions on the Tor project's page. Then I started the script after having it extracted from the console and ...
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Why would dpkg not auto-rename .conf files on --unpack on an installed package?

I was testing a few things and was wondering about the difference between --auto-deconfigure and --unpack. dpkg --auto-deconfigure --install P.deb If P has a Break field such as: Break: B and B ...
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Installer hangs during installation at “select location” screen

I never seem to be able to get a Linux distro to install. Now I'm trying Ubuntu and running into a problem. I installed via VirtualBox first and it worked fine. The installer from the boot disk ...
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Stuck At Almost Finished Copying Files

To install ubuntu I used the windows installer, and after reboot im stuck at "almost finished copying files...". Have been here for 20mins, is this normal?
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Install XUbuntu from CD without using graphical installer?

I have an older machine onto which I'd like to install XUbuntu 12.04 32bit desktop. I have prepared the CD, and can boot from it, but the graphical installer is slow to the point of uselessness while ...
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Can I choose the position of a partition while installing Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows?

When installing Ubuntu, is there a way you can choose which part of the disk you want your partition to be on? I am partitioning a 2TB HDD, giving 300GB to Ubuntu, however I don't want this partition ...
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Migrating root.disk problem

My ubuntu 11.10 got corrupted today. I had installed it using wubi installer I copied root.disk file from there. Now I installed ubuntu 11.10 using wubi on different computer.Can I use my older ...
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AMD Graphic installition error

i got this error when i try to install the amd grapich Supported adapter detected. Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have ...
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32-bit or 64-bit [duplicate]

I'm installing 12.04 on to my desktop. I just have a question on which version is better for my hardware. My specs are: Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology ...
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Ubuntu Install Partitions - automatic is not working

So I'm trying to install ubuntu on a vm... I've come to the installation type page and I tried to just use the "erase disk and install ubuntu" option... When I do this it's saying that some of the ...
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Installing alfa AWUS036H drivers

I got the above and having a little trouble installing it in the latest version of Ubuntu. Im pretty new to Linux in general and seem to be having a little trouble running the install from the cd and ...
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installing Transmission Daemon (newer version) over existing Transmission Daemon (older version) on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

In relation to this thread How do I compile & install the newest version of Transmission? Managed to follow the mentioned thread (as well as other resources in the Internet) and make a successful ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu.. Blank Screen

After installing ubuntu.. I get a blank black screen.. I followed all the instructions correctly.. The systems booted up just fine.. I get two options.. Boot through windows 7 or Ubuntu.. I click ...
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Why “sudo apt-get install” doesn't find a package?

I am getting this error: sudo apt-get install emacs23 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package emacs23 Moreover, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation options

I got a 400 GB hard disk with 200 GB allocated to windows vista and 200 GB unpartitioned space. During the installation I selected "Install ubuntu alongside windows vista". Then I clicked on Install ...
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C and D 300 Gb drives in one machine How to install on D and do dual boot? [duplicate]

I have two 300 Gb hard drives in the same Pentium based machine - C and D. Drive C is currently running Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu on drive D Can I do that? How would I select which drive ...
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How to install FSME?

I am looking to install FSME in Ubuntu, how can I do that. the official doc looks beyond scope - http://fsme.sourceforge.net/doc/install.html Not sure what step 4 is telling..any suggestions please. ...
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Using Windows 7 to access files on a Ubuntu PC

I have a laptop that I'm currently using to dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Works great... no problems with that part. I've recently been given a couple of old hand-me-down Dell PCs with moderately ...
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Ubuntu wont install properly [duplicate]

I have successfully burned Ubuntu to a disc but when I go to boot it from the BIOS, I get this error: /casper/vmlinuz: file not found. The installation menu comes up but no matter what option I ...
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Login after alternate-install of 12.04 LTS

After an unsuccessful attempt to install 12.10 desktop via graphic install, decided to install 12.04 LTS with the alternate CD and text mode. (I have S3 ProSavage DDR graphics, graphical installer ...
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Installed 12.04 LTS onto external hard drive, will not boot

I went ahead and figured out how to install onto my external HDD using a CD to do it. The install went fine, and I made 3 partitions. One of 500mb, ext4, /boot. Another of about 200gb (wasn't sure how ...
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Issue installing Tomcat7 on Ubuntu 11.10

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and have downloaded and unpacked the JDK tarball: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html jdk-7u17-linux-i586.tar.gz into ...
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Why won't Ubuntu boot?

i got a pretty bad laptop (a Dell Latitude d800), and I'm not able to install Ubuntu 12.10. When I tried to boot, the installer told me there was a problem with my CPU. I really want to run Ubuntu; ...
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How to sudo apt-get install all latex CJK?

Is there a way to just install latex packages with sudo apt-get install ?? like for https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/quantal/latex-cjk-chinese/ and also the japanese and korean ones? I'm on ...
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Install Ubuntu on empty hard drive

Can I install Ubuntu on an empty hard drive? Or do I need Windows installed to install it?
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Ubuntu 12.10 freeze in the Ubuntu logo

I have brought a new computer with No Operating System with the intention of installing Ubuntu 12.10 and quite excited about it. New computer is a Zoostorm AMD A4 3300 Dual Core Despite trying with ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installer does not ask for target harddrive to install OS [closed]

I have been a linux user for 10+ years, and i just had my worst linux experience today with Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the ubuntu 12.04 installer does not ask me for the destination harddrive i want to ...
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.profile file not getting updated in Ubuntu 12.04, trouble installing mysql

I'm trying to install mysql in ubuntu to run ruby on rails. I was going through the tutorial at Lynda. I have successfully installed ruby, gem & rails. ruby -v ruby 1.8.7 (2011-06-30 patchlevel ...