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Installation taking unusually long time

I am installing 12.04 LTS along side with Windows 7. This installer is taking unusually long time. It has stopped at a point for more than half an hour. It is telling Restoring previously ...
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want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Powermac 11,2

want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Apple Powermac 11,2 (G5) which has GeForce 6600 LE video what is the necessary text command to enter at boot prompt? I have tried the regular and alternate CD iso's ...
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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 ...
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Strange recursive folder created on npm installation

something very strange is happening to my system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I use it for node.js deveopment. Every time I perform an installation either (sudo npm install -g myPackage) a srtange ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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Unable to install grub in /dev/sda

I have tried multiple times to install UBUNTU 13.10 AMD64bit via CD and USB but it always fails in the end and gives the "Unable to install grub in /dev/sda" error.I tried 32 bit and still have the ...
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What checks should be used when installling non-repository or offline software?

Case 1) Let's say some software isn't available in the repositories and you have to download it from a website and install it. Case 2) You have downloaded a DRM free paid software but can no longer ...
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Turn off nodmraid? (For installation)

okay, I've installed Ubuntu on a 4gb USB (LiveSession I think you people will call it) When I go to install Ubuntu onto my 16gb USB from the livedisk, I followed some instructions for setting up my ...
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Accidentally departitioned in Ubuntu installation - now boot manager doesn't work

OK, I've spectacularly failed at the Ubuntu installation process, and my new computer is now unusable. I realize that this is somewhat of a specialized case, but I'd really be extradinarily grateful ...
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Failed to install ubuntu 13.10 and it also corrupted my windows 7

i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 from bootable usb but it failed and it also corrupt my windows 7. then again i tried to install ubuntu it shows that i have no operating system currently. i select the ...
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Add PPA cassou/emacs

When I run following command in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs It says: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:cassou/emacs'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. Also I am ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7 (grouper)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu touch on nexus 7 (grouper,WiFi) for couple days now, and no luck. I am using manual install method (from this tutorial) because other automatic tools don't work. ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 got installed inside Win7, but doesn't appear in boot menu

Need someone to help me. This is for the first time I am trying to get my problem solved in forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time. First thing, I never used Ubuntu in parallel ...
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Error installing Ubuntu software - Package dependencies cannot be resolved

I switched to Ubuntu from Windows, but I am not able to install any software on it. Whenever I install it gives the following error : Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be ...
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Installation on an UEFI system

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now I bought a new notebook and want to install Ubuntu again but I can't. My notebook is a Lenovo S300 ieadpad with preinstalled Windows 8. I want Ubuntu to be my ...
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How to remove the limit of a maximum of 16 partions at installation of 12.04 on GPT layout HDD

When I partition the HDD with Gparted (from 12.04 installation media), it encounters an error when trying to format partition named sda16. The error message reads: mkdosfs: Device partition expected, ...
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Is it possible to ask arbitrary questions in the preseed during ubuntu install

I have built an automatic installation system for building nodes from bare metal, it produces a pretty basic install, then installs puppet and contacts the puppetmaster for the rest of the ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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Problem installing vlc 12.04 broken dependencies

I am trying to install vlc on my Gateway netbook running 12.04 through wubi but whether I try using terminal or the software center I get this error message. The following packages have unmet ...
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Live USB stopped working

I had 13.04 32bit running great on a Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64gb stick. For the most part I use it on a Toshiba Portege laptop but sometimes on various desktops as well. I set the usb drive up with ...
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How to install Ubuntu on free DOS OS on Lenovo G580-59-358263 ? (For experienced Lenevo Users)

My Lenovo G580-59-358263 laptop will be coming in the next 2-3 days which has pre-installed DOS operating System (No Windows), i prefer that way. Well i've never installed Ubuntu on DOS running ...
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Migration to remote installation

I am having difficulty finding a good tutorial on what I am looking to accomplish. I have in the past few weeks setup a home server (Ubuntu 13.04) with various packages that I now want to have hosted ...
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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apt-get fails any install: “dpkg: error processing grub-pc”

When installing any program with apt-get install, I get the following error: Generating grub.cfg ... /etc/grub.d/00_header: 234: /etc/grub.d/00_header: Bad substitution dpkg: error processing grub-pc ...
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How to create a profile in keryx for an offline machine?

I have installed keryx. When I ran keryx in my Windows 7, I didn't find any premade profile for my Ubuntu 13.04. So I have to create a new profile in keryx but I don't know how to do that. Please help ...
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Cannot install XBMC

I am unable to install XBMC even after follwing all the steps... This is the error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Error installing SHA

I'm trying to install SHA using the following command perl -MCPAN -e 'install Digest::SHA' I also tried using: sudo cpan 'install Digest::SHA' But i'm getting a linker error: ...
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Does the Ubuntu Server iso support full disk encryption out of the box?

Does the Ubuntu Server iso support full disk encryption out of the box? If no, what options do I have to do this out of the box with a stock ISO now that alternate got nuked?
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How to make a dependency to the latest version of boost?

I'm packaging a couple of libraries that have some dependencies with one-another. To simplify, let's say I have: libA and libB. libB depends on libA for both building and installing. libA depends ...
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How to install lib32-libpulse on 64 bit Ubuntu system?

I have a problem with Skype. So I found that the solution to it is to install lib32-libpulse-4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar library. I found that I should install ia32-libs. So I installed it without any ...
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Apt-fast does not show download size

I use apt-fast to download and install packages on my system. What I have noticed is apt-fast does not show me how much data will be downloaded, as apt-get does: The following NEW packages will be ...
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Correctly align Advanced Format drive?

I bought a new WD Hard Drive. 250Gb, WD2500BPT. I installed Ubuntu (13.04 was it?) on it. I heard that I don't have to worry about the block size/ alignment. However, cat ...
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Ubuntu and fat partition, why and can I change it?

I have a mac from 2006 and it is already not supported by new Apple system. So I did get back to Linux and I did chose Ubuntu 13.04. I did install Ubuntu side by side with OSX, but I did notice that ...
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13.04 Desktop Does Not Fully Load

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I followed the install steps perfectly but everytime I log into my username it wont load anything. Its just the desktop. The top bar disappears and there is no ...
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How do I install the correct video drivers in a new install on a macbook pro 8.2 15"?

I have a macbook pro 8.2 15" (early 2011) and I have an issue installing Ubuntu. I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04. I have the same problems with all versions. I have tried both ...
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Grub corrupted and etc directory missing

I have a dual installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I was in windows, I had to restart my machine and my grub was not loading. I used boot-repair to load my grub. However, my linux ...
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Debian Package Creation- how to define environment variables within the package

I built a package with the sudo-ldap package defined as a dependency in the control file (please see below). I'm going to have people install using the gdebi command to install which should install ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 failing to install on Alienware M17x

I would describe myself as quite familiar with Linux and Linux installations and I use Ubuntu every day at work, however I have been completely unable to install 12.10 on my new alienware laptop at ...
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How can I install specific version of MYSQL

I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I ...
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Installation problem, not showing partitions

When it comes into installing Ubuntu I really wanted to try and not break anything. I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a bootable USB and set my BIOS to make it the priority boot device, which worked ...
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Can ubuntu be installed using a networked drive?

My laptop doesn't allow booting from USB and the CD drive has gone bad. It has Windows XP on it. I want to do away with Windows and use Ubuntu only.
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Help getting wireless working on MacBookPro8,1

I have practically no idea of what I'm doing, but I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBookPro8,1 primarily because I needed to use Octave and I figured I might as well try out the whole thing here. Anyway, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install wont let me install alongside windows 7

I decided today to try out Ubuntu 12.10, and want to install on my computer alongside Windows 7. I am new to the whole thing and have never even partitioned a hard drive and before I go changing ...
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“Hash sum mismatch” on trying to install Kile

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 I was trying to install Kile in order to edit .tex files. But this message showed up on attempting to install Kile and Updates: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Having trouble booting ubuntu 12.04 desktop from usb in windows 7

I have written the image onto my usb drive. Everything went through, however once i restart my pc, it wont read the disk. Do i need to open safemode to boot? Or should I reformat the drive and rewrite ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on windows 8 machine/ error no5

Installing crashes halfway through "Copying Files," showing an I/O device error error number 5. There was problem in beginning of installation too--Ubuntu was not detecting the installed Windows 8 ...
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Create a distro with relinux

I want to create a distro from ubuntu 12.04(with relinux) My problems: I want to remove and change these parts How to change ubuntu name and logo in Details (system setting-->Details) How do ...
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Ubuntu installation does not respond after rebooting

I installed Ubuntu and after completing the steps at the website and rebooting my computer shows a menu to choose between Ubuntu and windows 7. When I choose Ubuntu it shows that it is completing ...
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How can Ubuntu behave more quickly on a USB stick than installed?

I have a little question about my fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell XPS 15z (Intel i7, 8 Go RAM, Nvidia GeForce something and an SSD (256 Go). A few months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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what is the difference between ltsp-server and ltsp-server-standalone packages?

what is the difference between ltsp-server and ltsp-server-standalone packages? and what packages i must use for setting up ltsp-cluster root server. according to this link ...