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Which version of Ubuntu can I install on these specs? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my PC. Which version would suit a desktop and these specifications? My specs :- AMD Atholon 64 3000+ 1GB DDR RAM 750GB ASUS K8V-MX main board Thanks in advance!
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without CD?

My CD drive is broken,so I can't install Ubuntu from a CD. Are there any workarounds for that?
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...
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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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Can I uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu Software Center?

Since migrating to a true install and upgrading to 12.04 I have had several problems that seem to relate to the Ubuntu Software Center. Hanging at applying changes and blank screen on screen lock only ...
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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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Can't boot XP after Ubuntu Installation, how to fix?

I installed Ubuntu and after the installation, i can't boot to XP. When i choose XP from the Grub menu, I got black screen for like 30 sec, and then it returns to the Grub menu. Thanks!
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Boot error > no such device: grub rescue [duplicate]

After an installation of Ubuntu 12.04, erasing an old partition with Ubuntu 10.10, I can't get grub to load. I can't access my Windows 7 partition either I get the message: > error: no such ...
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How to install Skype with 13.04

jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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When installing I'm given the option of encrypting my home folder — what does this do?

Does encrypting my home folder make my computer more secure? Do I have to enter my password more if my home folder is encrypted? What else should I know about encrypting my home folder?
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How to use manual partitioning during installation?

I'd like to see the full How-To on how to use manual partitioning during Ubuntu installation. The existing guides (at least those I found here) cover only automatic part and leave untouched the manual ...
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Use existing Ubuntu partition as an installation image?

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot, installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to anothe machine and want to avoid all the setup ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB drive?

So basically as it stands I have a laptop which has no cd/dvd drive, and I don't have a usb drive. The laptop has windows 7 installed with ubuntu 11.04 installed through wubi. What I want to do is ...
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Unable to mount /dev/loop0 during install

I was installing 32-bit Ubuntu(ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso) on VMWare workstation 7.1. During installation an error came up with the following text. (initramfs) mount: mounting dev/loop0 on ...
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Ubuntu installation on Windows7 with D partition

I have the following problem: I want to install Ubuntu, having already installed Windows 7 and the HD already partitioned. I do not want to erase my data. During the installation procedure I see the ...
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Dual boot windows Xp and Ubuntu 12.04

I have 41 GB of space on my E:/ drive. Is it sufficient to install Ubuntu? My Windows XP is installed in C:/ drive. Is it OK for dual boot? Should I install Ubuntu (I am installing using Live CD). I ...
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How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I Don't know how to install .tar, .bz2 and .gz packages. For example how do I install this?
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GRUB complains of “no such partition” after installing 12:04

I have just installed 12.04. I previously had 11.10 installed, with /dev/sda6 as the install partition mounted at / and with /dev/sda1 mounted at /home. When installing 12.04, I duly selected the ...
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How to install Dropbox?

For some reason installing Dropbox via software center does not work. I get a message that sends me to Dropbox website where I follow the instructions. But at the end it says it says: Next, run ...
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How to install NVIDIA.run?

I have a Nvidia Ge force Ge6150 SE graphics card. I am running ubuntu 12.04. When I try to install the .run file it fails. It shows the message like this: I Itried to install it after ...
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How do I upgrade from x86 to x64 without losing settings?

Is there an easy way to upgrade the system to x64 from x86 without losing settings and having to repartition etc?
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How to install GNOME Shell extensions

How do I install GNOME Shell extensions?
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What are the differences between Desktop, Server, and Alternate Installs?

I am trying to figure out what the exact difference is between the 3 different install Disks. Like what packages are different and such. For Example: - The server disk doesn't install gnome by ...
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How to install on a MacBook Air 3,2 without an external CD drive?

I've got a new MacBook Air which I'd like to install Ubuntu on. It has no internal optical drive, I have no external one. I do have the ability to partition the disk and also have a USB flash drive ...
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How to get the native version of Spotify running?

A while ago Spotify (the streaming music service) came out with a preview for Linux of their client. I had succesfully run it throughout 10.04. Now I'm on 10.10, I can't seem to find it in the ...
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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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Help, linux beginner! How do I put ubuntu on usb and boot/install on a PC with blank harddrive?

I wonder if someone can help me? I am fairly new to trying to actually understand and use computers myself rather than just buying whatever Windows/Mac wants me to! You will get a giggle from my ...
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How do I install Ubuntu TV on my computer?

I have a media PC connected to my TV at home. How do I install Ubuntu TV on this PC?
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How do I download and install Handbrake?

I'm new at Ubuntu so I don't know very well how to use the terminal in order to download and install programs that aren't in the software center. I've tried without success downloading and installing ...
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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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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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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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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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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 can I install a .bin file?

I want to update Acrobat Reader for Firefox, but the download has the .bin extension. How can I install it?
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How to install MariaDB?

What is the most stable/safest way to install MariaDB?
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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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Where are my installed applications? [duplicate]

I have installed skype in ubuntu but duuno where to start the installed the skype application .Similarly I have installed netbeans and many applications but after installing them their icon's are not ...
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I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on a box which was previously running Windows 7. I have also experienced the dreaded "Unable to install GRUB" error. I am not attempting to dual boot. I have ...
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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 ...