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Fix grub2 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I've installed ubuntu 12.04, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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Setting-up Beetel BG64 3G USB modem in ubuntu 13.10 [How-To]

I have just bought a Beetel BG64 usb modem. This modem is working fine on Win 7 but not in ubuntu 13.10 (saucy). I have tried a lot, but still not working.I have posted the output of lsusb & ...
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Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? Is it possible to upgrade a 10.04 lucid installation to 11.04 Natty, without upgrading to 10.10 ...
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Wubi install freezes 3/4 through

I downloaded Ubuntu on a USB stick, then the Windows installer, and ran wubi.exe. When I rebooted to complete the installation, it froze 3/4 of the way through. After 30 minutes of waiting I removed ...
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How do I figure out what package something is in without resorting to Google?

I often find myself wanting to install something, but I'm unsure of what package it's in. This is a very common occurrence for me: $ make html sphinx-build -b djangohtml -d _build/doctrees . ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a computer with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 550 TI?

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bits on my desktop computer, I don't get any video output from the installation since I click "Install Ubuntu" (or something like that). It stays with a black ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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How do I install MATLAB R2012a?

I have downloaded MATLAB R2012a for Unix platform and i want to install it on my ubuntu 11.10. To install i try this command: /<matlab_installation_file_directory>/install and it says: ...
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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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No partitions showing during installation

I have a HP EliteBook 8570w with Windows7 pre-installed. when I try to install ubuntu from either a disk or a USB-stick, it skips the third step and I don't get to see any partitions at all: The ...
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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Partitions created in Windows are not showing in Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit alongside Windows 8, so I created some free space in Windows 8. When I try to install Ubuntu using a Live USB, the free space created is not visible and the ...
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Install on usb external hard drive

I am new to ubuntu and i would like some help. I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but i would love to have ubuntu too because it's a great OS. So i would like to install ubuntu on an external ...
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Dependency problems installing wine 1.5 on ubuntu 12.04 x64

Trying user1261084 solution: $ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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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 do I set up multiple HDD?

I got some new hard discs and would like to set my PC up in the following way: Ubuntu is currently installed on one drive I want to put Windows on a second drive I would like a third drive for ...
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How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB

I need to install Windows XP on my machine that currently runs Ubuntu 10.10. I have a slipstreamed ISO for XP and only a USB to boot from. I do not have access to another Windows machine, and my ...
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Importance of Swap Partition

What is the purpose of a swap partition? How do I know I have just enough swap partition? Not too much/little. My Ubuntu PC is used for typical stuff: Web (email, facebook, etc.) Some movies ...
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Install Ubuntu from iso file using grub2

I have previous versions of Ubuntu, which includes grub2. I see on the Internet that, grub2 can boot from iso file, So, I booted Ubuntu from iso file, But whenever I tried to install, it gives an ...
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What is the easiest way to strip a desktop edition to a server edition?

We have installed Ubuntu desktop edition on our development server. Now that we have it in a data center we would like to strip it down to a server edition. Is there an easy way of doing so rather ...
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How to install Ubuntu as the single OS on a MacBook?

How do I install Ubuntu as the only OS on a MacBook? That is, I'd like to completely remove Mac OS X and install Ubuntu. I've tried dual-booting, but I've had so much trouble that I prefer to have ...
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grub rescue prompt after install installing Ubuntu in a dual boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have dual boot with Windows 7 And Ubuntu 11.10. Yesterday I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

when i try to open avidio file like .mkv extension with mplayer it requires some multimedia plugin like gstreamer and and Ubuntu 12.01 freshly installed and when i tell him to install them that ...
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How can I do mass installs on multiple computers?

I had promissed my 120 students that I will install ubuntu 10.10 on their laptops but failed to do it.The laptops were dell vostro 4014. All have same hardware. I took one laptop and installed ubuntu ...
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Setting Up RAID During 13.04 Install

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop on RAID 5, but I can't figure out how to do it. I have read that it can be done during the install, though I haven't found a good explanation of how ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation does not detect Windows 7

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 64-bt Professional with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit desktop, but the installation can't detect my other Windows operating system. My laptop is an Asus G75VW. It was ...
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How to re-install Software Center?

I've had a problem with Software Center for a few weeks, where it has just refused to delete a removed PPA from its "All Software" and "Installed Software" drop-down menus. I've tried many suggested ...
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How to install and use Ubuntu from a USB flash drive on Windows 8?

I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a LiveUSB, but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive. I've read it's possible and I know my computer ...
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Fresh install won't boot throwing “error: end of disk”

I have a machine which is supposed to be a media server. I have tried to install Ubuntu (both alternate and regular i386). The installation (and boot to usb drive) went on fine, but after the install ...
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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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What to do with an Ubuntu disk image that appears as a WinRAR file?

I've never used Ubuntu before. Just heard from some friends. "IT'S GREAT!!!", they used to say. So i decided to try it. I downloaded WUBI, and ran it but 'twas takin' too much time. So I decided to ...
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How can I install Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS with dual-boot?

Ubuntu 13.04 installation disk has an option to install Ubuntu encrypted using LUKS. However, there is no option to perform an encrypted installation along-side existing partitions for a dual-boot ...
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Anyone has successfully installed CUDA 5.5 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit?

I tried to install CUDA 5.5 through deb routine, following the steps in Nvidia website, using the deb file for ubuntu 12.10 (the latest version I could found on Nv website), the installer fail to ...
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How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?

I have a laptop with win7 installed. I have now made a 60gb partition which I want to install ubuntu into. The question I have, before I do the installation, is how large each of the root, swap, and ...
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How can I check dependency list for a deb package

How can I check dependency list for a deb package. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and I have backed up all deb packages from var/cache/apt/archives. I want to format my pc and re-install selected ...
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A fresh install and clean up?

I started with Ubuntu around 3 years ago and have been a dedicated user ever since. During that time I tried out lots of apps, themes, etc. And, I've updated every version as it has come along so now ...
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How to install GUI desktop on a server?

After installing Ubuntu server how do I install the desktop environment?
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How to EFI install Ubuntu?

On trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop amd64 to a desktop pc using a ga a75 ud4h motherboard (which is using an AMD 3870k APU with a new 1TB HDD) following the advice in the motherboard manual and ...
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Which iso image do I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro so that it boots using (U)EFI?

Unlike with earlier releases, the website is unclear on giving a straight recommendation for installing ubuntu on a mac: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ I've read several times, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Installation Hangs at 'Preparing to Install Ubuntu' [closed]

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 i386 Desktop ISO both via HTTP & Torrent Download. I have attempted the install via CD & Bootable USB (created using YUMI from Pendrive Linux), each using a ...
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Can I remove Windows Vista from my notebook and only install Ubuntu?

I would like to remove Windows Vista from my notebook which is currently running a dual boot Windows Vista + Ubuntu and use Ubuntu as the only OS. The notebook is unstable when running Windows Vista, ...
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How to show GRUB after install Ubuntu over Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 and after that I installed Ubuntu. This are my partition now: 70Gb --> Windows 8 50Gb --> Ubuntu 12.10 100Mb --> UEFI 300Mb --> Recovery I installed the GRUB on /dev/sda. ...
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“No such file or directory” when invoking java

I'm trying to re-install Oracle JDK 7 32 bit to 64 bit Ubuntu (previously 64 bit JDK was installed). JDK is currently present at /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0. I invoke sudo update-alternatives --remove ...
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How do I install a bazaar fork in 13.10?

I found a Bazaar fork promising a solution to one of my issues here: Bluetooth indicator disappears on turning off bluetooth Problem is, I followed their instructions, and all it did was download the ...
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How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2? [duplicate]

How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2 on Ubuntu 12.04 if I already have the game on a Windows installer CD and on Steam. I tried it with Steam, but the game didn't launch. I also tried it on wine with ...
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How do I disable ACPI when booting?

When I tried to install Ubuntu from the live CD start menu, the screen became black with just a blinking cursor. I rebooted the PC and I chose the option acpi=off. Then the installer started and ...
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Installing Realtek 8188 wireless driver fails

When I try and install the RTL8188CUS drivers downloaded from Realtek (using their install.sh shell script) I installed the drivers in 11.04 using individual commands to make, etc., and that worked ...
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Ubuntu on Microsoft Virtual PC

Do you have tips or a guide how to install Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC? I have found some (older) information, but I wonder if this is still valid. And it looks very "unfriendly".
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Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response

I have a dell inspiron 15z (ultrabook) with two drives, one HDD (500 Go) and one SSD (32 Go) managed by a kind of raid 0 array called intel smart response, and Windows 8 already installed. Dell ...
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How do I list the default installed packages?

I am developing a offline installer for ubuntu all version. I need ubuntu's default installed packages list. We can get installed packages list by command in ubuntu dpkg --get-selected But is there ...