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“Unrecoverable error” during installation [closed]

I have an old Dell computer and I want to switch from windows xp and install the new ubuntu. I have tried multiple times to download it via cd-r but keep getting the same error message: unrecoverable ...
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chown: changing ownership of `…': Operation not permitted

I'm trying to install Wordpress using the following installations. However, when I attempt to open the browser to set up Wordpress, I get an error that there is a problem establishing a database ...
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How do I install Sheetmaker?

Sheetmaker generates Moviesheets and similar coversheets for TV-Shows. I would like to install Sheetmaker, but it looks a bit complicated for me. I have downloaded and followed the installation ...
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How do I install Polly?

So I was reading over on OMG! Ubuntu! about this new Ubuntu twitter client called "Polly", and I was wondering how to install it.
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HD 6450 Radeon problems with installation

I bought a Asus Pundit P6 with an iCore5 and a Radeon HD 6450. Starting Ubuntu 11.04 from a Live-USB-stick doesen't make any troube, but after installing 11.04 (64bit and 32bit, subquestion: what's ...
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Installing Ubuntu at my laptop (having windows 7 already - dual boot)

I want to install Ubuntu (11.04) at my laptop wich already has windows 7. The laptop has one HDD which came with 3 partitions.One hidden for the recovery(ASUS) the one as the partition for the ...
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Creating a dedicated grub partition before installing ubuntu

I have suffered from boot configuration a lot. If windows is installed above ubuntu, ubuntu doesn't boot. if ubuntu is installed above windows then windows goes away. Of course, reinstalling grub ...
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Windows Partition won't show up during installing

I created empty space in my hard drive so I can install ubuntu. But when I go to the installation screen, there is no option to install alongside Windows. When I choose custom, the hard drive shows up ...
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how to change sources.list directory

The default directory of sources.list is /etc/apt and when we call apt-get update system store package information in /var/lib/apt and synaptic or package manager read information from there. suppose ...
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How to install a GUI package from terminal when creating a live cd?

I am in the process of customizing a live ubuntu cd. There are some packages which i would like to install, but they are GUI packages. How to install GUI packages from terminal? For example : Adobe ...
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Executing .bat file

I have a setup.bat file which install some applications and i want to execute it. This is content of .bat file : @echo off cls Rip_7z.exe x Rip0.7z cls del Rip0.7z cls Rip_7z.exe x Rip1.7z cls del ...
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Move the whole installed files to another partition

I have installed ubuntu on a 8GB 5GB partition. As I have installed many packages, I am running out of space. Qn 1 : Is there a way that I can specify another portion for installing the packages ? ...
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Installing μTorrent

Hello i'm trying to install uTorrent to my Ubuntu 11.04 I'm downloading it from here . But it's a .tar.gz file. I'm untaring it with tar -xzvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz command. But there ...
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“Unusable” space installing Ubuntu 11.04 beside Windows 7 - but it's the only space I have!

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu on my laptop to dual boot with Windows 7. I have a single 320GB hard drive with the following breakdown: sda1 (fat16) 41.1 MB (not sure what this one is for) sda2 ...
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How to automatically install entire Google Web Fonts collection?

I'm basically looking for an unattended way to deploy/install the Google Web Fonts collection into several Ubuntu boxes. I've searched for PPAs, packages or user scripts but without much luck. Any ...
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Black screen on login and then flickering of GUI elements on Nvidia 9500GS [duplicate]

Last week i tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 and i have a problem i cannot solve. Mit Grafics Card is an Nvidia 9500GS which worked well with Ubuntu, Compiz and stuff before. The Problem: i installed ...
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how to install ruby offline?

I am trying to install ruby on a server which does not have connection to internet. I have copied ruby-1.9.2-p180.tar into ~/.rvm/archives. I tried to run rvm install ruby-1.9.2-p180 after that, but ...
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How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?

I would like to create customized Ubuntu installation CD. Here is what I want a customized Ubuntu Installation CD to do: Do not display any Installation Screens of Ubuntu. Manually, set default ...
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installing programs from the bash script

I wish to install a large number of programs from the software center on all my 8 machines. Installing each program individually would be time consuming so I decided to write a bash script for ...
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What's a good way to reinstall (from the command line)?

After having these issues: How do I fix broken installation? ... I've decided to reinstall Ubuntu (11.04). I need to do so from the command line. And, while I am reinstalling to clean up and solve ...
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How do I Install Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install minecraft? I've been searching everything that could possibly help, but nothing has worked, and I'm really getting annoyed, because Minecraft lags like no ...
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How can i fix some broken packages PyQt packages?

I'm trying to install PyQt but i've met some difficulties (i.e packages that won't be updated and stuff like that). I'm not very proficient with Ubuntu, so some help is needed. Here's the output i get ...
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Easy to way to get overview of partitions' contents without mounting them manually?

Background: I am installing ubuntu on an SSD. I have two other spinning hard drives in my box as well. One of these contain an older install of ubuntu. For some reason Nautilus doesn't auto mount the ...
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Is it possible to install without a Live CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? I am wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu without the use of a Live CD. I have an issue so I wish to ...
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Why do I get a purple screen whilst installing Ubuntu Server 11.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 11.04 on an 64-bit AMD machine. The install goes fine until after "Loading additional components", then I get a blank purple screen with a responsive cursor at the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SATA drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a SATA drive on a desktop computer. It's a 2 TB hitachi. If I go through the standard install process, I get an fsync error. The drive showed up in the installer. ...
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“signal out of range” when starting grub after server installation

I get “signal out of range” displayed on screen after boot up from fresh Ubuntu installation, if flashes grup in corner for half a sec then it goes to “No Input Signal”, anyone got a clue how to get ...
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Install Ubuntu without a CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? How can I install Ubuntu without CD? So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) ...
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Adding icons to desktop after package installation

Is there any way to automatically add icons for an application when a package is installed? The ideal use case would be that a user decides to install an application and, as part of the postinstall ...
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How can I install my Logitech MX5000 Keyboard? [closed]

How do I install my keyboard Logitech (Mx5000)
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How can I install Ubuntu to a flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? How to install Ubuntu 11.10 (alpha) to a flash drive?
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Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG stopped working

my wlan works right after i installed ubuntu 11.04, after several hours it just stop detecting my wlan. my wlan is an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan} Network Connection (rev 02). i downloaded ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an external hard disk?

I install ubuntu on my HDD but can not use it on any computer Installing Ubuntu 11.04 or any other distribution on an external hard drive connected to a computer via USB is about the same as the ...
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Wrong permissions on “make install” [closed]

When I compile and install tarballs using the usual ./configure, make, sudo make install, the files and directories created always have wrong permissions. In particular, nothing that should have the ...
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Unable to boot or install ubuntu on an Alienware M17x R3 laptop

Neither can I install Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit nor can I just run the OS from a USB drive. It just shows a blank screen when I try to run it, and when I try to install it, the screen just flickers with ...
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“Cannot import name genshi” error when installing the Swab library

I'm trying to install the Swab library for Python 2.6 in Ubuntu 10.10. However, I get the following error messages when I try to import it. In the terminal I ran: sudo easy_install swab sudo ...
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Blank screen when installing on an Acer Aspire 4750Z [closed]

I just got a new Acer Aspire 4750Z Laptop I am trying to install Ubuntu in it. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and created a Startup Disk using a USB. I get to the menu to select ...
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Unable to install/boot 11.04 on a ThinkPad L520

I have just got a ThinkPad L520 and my first step, naturally, is to install Ubuntu. I've got the 11.04 amd64 Alternate CD, but every time I run anything from the first menu I just get a blank screen. ...
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Installing TortoiseHg: need higher Mercurial version

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, and I'm trying to install TortoiseHg. I've applied the PPA from TortoiseHg's website, so that apt-get can actually find it. But whenever I type sudo apt-get tortoisehg, I get ...
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How to set up a mail server correctly?

I have read a number guides on setting up a mail server, but none of them seems to work completely. My Requirements: I want to send and receive mails to and from all domains. (i.e., ...
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Installers asks me to insert CD that is already in tray [closed]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 11.04 server and Ubuntu 10.04 server on a fairly old AMD Athlon machine but after quite som time of the install the installer asks me to insert the install disk, which ...
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Is there a website to check all media codecs?

i've installed ubuntu on the notebook of my sister and want to make sure that all media codecs work, so that she can surf on the internet and download media and everything will work. with media ...
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...
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How do I setup an email account in Evolution?

help to activate evolution email - to receive my centurylink emails.
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How to regain use of Empathy?

So I don't actually know what happened, but I altered the .desktop file of Empathy (I added Skype as a quicklist shortcut) but for some reason, that removed Empathy from the Messaging Menu indicator. ...
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How to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't depend on nautilus and gnome

Basically I want to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't have nautilus and gnome related dependencies. Can this be done? if so how?
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No Android item under: Eclipse>Window> Preferences

I have installed the android SDK, but It does not show in windows>preferences. I have re-installed both the SDK and eclipse but the same problem persists I am on Ubuntu 10.4 and Eclipse Helios. Any ...
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Cannot login in account with encrypted home after update from 11.04 to 11.10

After upgrading from ubuntu 11.04 to 10.10 I cannot access my encrypted home partition anymore. I can login, however all data stays encrypted. ecryptfs-mount-private gives: ERROR: Encrypted ...
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ubuntu software center crashes after fail install

I tried to install libboost-system1.42-dev package but for some reason it crashed for the first time. Now for ANY package I try to install I get: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Can I uninstall & replace Firefox with another browser of my choice?

I don't like the Firefox Web browser, and I prefer to use something else. How can I remove it and use a browser of my choice?