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Ubuntu on Acer E1-510

So I have an Acer E1-510-2821 Computer I recently purchased at Walmart. The computer came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. The system of course is UEFI, and unfortunately has no legacy Bios mode. I ...
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How do I remove or reinstall Ubuntu in Windows 8 UEFI dual when Ubuntu is set as default?

NOTE: It is a UEFI dual boot with Windows 8 AND Ubuntu GRUB is set as default bootman. I am looking to do a reinstall of Ubuntu since I accidentally apt-get removed system packages. I cannot drop to ...
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Problem with ttf-mscorefonts installer

Please help me out with the below issue I tried "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" on 13.10 and it all worked well until something named ttf-mscorefonts installer came. It was not ...
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Problem during installation with manual partitions?

My HDD is approximately 160 GB. I've created 4 partitions: the / one (~25000 MB) the /boot one, which is about 1 GB the swap (another 2 GB) a 50000 MB /home partition. Now, on the Device for ...
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Problem with installing build essential packages [duplicate]

I already did sudo apt-get install update , and sudo apt-get install build essential, and here is my full message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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OS Choice for and old PC, AMD Anthalon XP 2000+ 32bit with only 256MB of RAM

Looking at the site with older versions of Ubuntu it seems like 64bit on amd chips is the only option. I can upgrade the ram but I am pretty sure I am stuck with a 32bit processor. This PC had Windows ...
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No install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8 option available in the installer. Why is that?

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Win8 on my laptop, though I can't. For some reason it won't give me the option. I have used a guide I have found here to remove GPT structures with gdisk and I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Installer doesn't detect partitions

It's the first time I am trying to install Ubuntu, and it's Ubuntu 12.04. The thing is that I have got two partitions (C and D). D is empty, while in C I have got all the files. I defragmented both ...
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Installing Without Overwriting HDD

I have an external hard drive, with a few partitions on it. Because I have a bootable version of Ubuntu 12.04 on it, I have all of the standard Linux partitions on it, as well as one called Data ...
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whenever i use sudo apt-get remove/install, reply is Error

I am using ubuntu 12.04LTS and whenever I use sudo apt-get remove sudo apt-get install it replies cp: failed to extend `/boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-47-generic.dpkg-bak': No space left on device dpkg: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Raid installation

We have acquired an machine with Embedded Server RAID technology 5.4.1 and trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 onto it. There are two disks and we have defined one logical volume with RAID 1. Then run ...
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Problems with the the Ubuntu 13.10 installation on Macbook Pro 11.2

I am new to Ubuntu, but I decided to install it on my newly gained Macbook Pro 11.2. I have four issues: In live mode, the screen crushed, I can hardly see clearly unless I plug in an external ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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How can I create a deb package with 'folders' and files in it

I have some files that need to be installed in /usr/share/wallpapers when the deb package is installed. I have created the changelog, control files etc however I dont know how to put the files in it. ...
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Cannot install libgles2-mesa-dev

When I try this following commands on Ubuntu 12.04: sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa-dev-lts-raring I get the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS & 13.10 not installing - IP through DHCP not working

I have this odd issue. I can't install 12.04LTS or 13.10 (both server) on my server. During the 'getting IP from DHCP' processes, the installation can't optain an IP address. Cable is fine, eth0 is ...
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Ubuntu Won't Connect to the Internet - BCM4312

I've looked at the other questions about having problems connecting to the internet, but it hasn't worked for me so far. I bought a netbook and I wanted to try Ubuntu out, which I installed from a ...
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Installing HP Printer on Crouton, HPLIP says CUPS is missing

I'm trying to get my HP Deskjet 3000 hooked up through crouton on my Toshiba Chromebook. I followed the instructions for installation from ...
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No Option to dual boot while installing

When I am installing 13.10, I do not get an option to dual boot with Windows 8. Its probably because I have Windows 8. It says it doesn't detect an OS but I know 8 is there.
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How to update to java 7 without interfering with java 6 dependent apps?

I'm running jetty 7.6 on ubuntu. It's serving live traffic. That particular version of jetty needs java 6. Now I want to install java 7 on that machine. Will that mess up my jetty instance that's ...
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“new partion table” option is not active while installing ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10 but the "new partition table" option is not active,. i have shrunk my drive and have 70 gb unallocated space.. but while installing it is not showing as "free ...
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Cannot install and run Eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04

Hi guys well i'm new to Ubuntu my first time try to install and set environment stuffs on Ubuntu. I installed jdk 7 from webupd installer and installed the default setting package. I also installed ...
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Question from a newbie [closed]

I installed ubuntu yesterday, so this is a very new and unique experience for me. Naturally, I want to know how does installation work here? In Windows, exe files are opened and installation boots ...
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Need advice installing Ubuntu on 2nd storage drive for windows 7 computer

Basically I have 2 drives on my pc. One SSD with win 7 OS and most apps it would utilize. My 2nd drive is a 1TB SATA 3 that only has basically steam apps and a few odds and ends like downloads. I ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual booted system with swap file

After installing my amd drivers from their website, I ran into some problems and now i boot into "low graphics mode". I decided to reinstall Ubuntu with the live cd. The first time i installed ...
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Cannot install from USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on a server that has only USB boot capability (no cdrom, no pxe). I have tried to use 3 different tools but all have failed. The tools I have tried are ...
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Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
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Ubuntu installation issue side by side windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 and I installed ubuntu 13.10. This is what I see - Boot Mode - [Legacy] Boot Priority - [UEFI] Issue here is when I restart my computer it doesn't ask for ...
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Install Ubuntu along Windows 8 with UEFI (can't get to installation screen)

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 for three days now. I have a simple notebook with no CD/DVD drive, so I am using a USB stick for it and I used the recommended usb boot creator ...
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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to the latest stable release? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I want to upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu. Is it possible? I read on this forum that I have to do a serial upgrading. If that is the case, will all my software ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

When I was starting my computer I found a problem and due to which the computer was not starting i.e. it was showing boot problem then I thought of installing Ubuntu. The problem arises that I only ...
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How to partition my drive?

OK I have installed Ubuntu 13.10. I have my files on a hard drive. Now I want to put them back on my computer but I am nervous. I have already erased the drive. (I thought it would just replace ...
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How to install Mozilla central in Linux?

I have downloaded the mozilla-central from here. How to install Mozilla central in Linux. I am unable to find the correct document.
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB stick on Macbok Air

yesterday I tried to download Ubuntu with these steps on a Macbook Air (6,2). I got to the GRUB loader and selected to Install Ubuntu. I assumed that this would work, so I (impulsively) removed the OS ...
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bash: ./WorldOfGoo.bin: permission denied

I tried to launch World of Goo from the terminal (./WorldOfGoo.bin), but somehow I couldn't launch it. It displays the following error: bash: ./WorldOfGoo.bin: Permission denied Can anyone help ...
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Advice installing/initializing ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I hope this falls within the remit of the forum. My question is simple, is there anything specific I should do when installing/initializing the above mentioned version of ubuntu? This question can ...
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Destroyed windows 8 with damaged Ubuntu on usb

I was trying to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu get along and dual boot. Somewhere along the process of trying to boot from usb (over and over while testing different uefi settings), the usb got damaged ...
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I cannot change the iso file from which to create a startup disk [duplicate]

I have previously created a 13.10 USB startup disk, following the standard instructions to do so from Ubuntu 12.4 LTS. All went fine. That was a while ago. Now I’m trying to create a 12.4.4 LTS ...
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How to install wireless adapter usb without putting in cd

I just finished my first ever build and installed Ubuntu on it. A day later I bought myself a Linksys AC1200 wireless usb adapter, and I have been trying to install it ever since. In my infinite ...
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install error - Try (hd0,0):NTF5: move memory fails

I am trying to install Lubuntu 13.10 on a a Dell Latitude 505 but it wouldn't boot automatically on reboot with disc in the drive. I had to install some boot file, that the disc suggested. Now on ...
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problem installing ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 [closed]

i have windows 7, i ran ubuntu live cd mode, after asking for try or install, i clicked install. Tick the both check box of update and third party software. After a while it gotto next step. i ticked ...
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How to restore windows 7 from boot on grub2

I have posted previously regarding a similar problem but now I've managed to get a bit further following various tutorials and solutions of others, not being sure of what's really going on though or ...
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Install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop right now and I also want Windows 7. I want to dual boot. I am unable to partition the disk because it's not possible to shrink the hard-drive. I saw a couple of ...
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How to sysprep ubuntu to take its image

I am using fog to install images in my office. To clone and deploy windows images, sysprep is used to generalize the windows and to make sure it loses all the unique information like name n bla bla ...
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I am getting an error that says “a problem occered when checking for updates” [duplicate]

It has a red circle with a white line that goes through it, what do i do its very annoying and need it to be gone. I can't open ubuntu software center wich is a problem!
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formatting only windows partition and leaving ubuntu untouched

I am using a dual boot system with Ubuntu 13.10 and windows8. I have a 64 bit hp pavilion g6 but when I last installed my win8 I installed a 32 bit OS, and then I installed my ubuntu over my win8. Now ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 installation doesn't work

I uninstalled Ubuntu 13.10 due to problems with the Nvidia driver and installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 and it has the same problems, but in the Ubuntu 12.04.4 version I can't login to the session because the ...
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TeamViewer on Ubuntu 13.10 dependency install problem

This is my first time using this forum and I am relatively new to ubuntu. I installed TeamViewer on another machine running 12.04 no problem. I have the same errors as the OP in this post: ...
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Will “regular” Ubuntu run well on a Dell Inspiron 15r? [duplicate]

I am going to be installing Linux, Ubuntu on a laptop this evening with the following basic specs: Core i3 Processor 4GB RAM 500gb HDD Intel HD 3000 Graphics would the basic, normal, most recent and ...
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Unnecessary packages on my ubuntu VPS server from host. How to diff with standard ubuntu?

The ubuntu setup & packages that I got on my VPS from my host provider seems to be quite different from default Ubuntu server minimal edition. For e.g. I could see some not so necessary packages ...