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Problem Installing git kubuntu

I have installed both git and git-core using sudo apt-get install git git-core still when i try to run some git command on terminal, I get the following error message: The program 'git' is ...
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Is it possible to use the conditional arguments in a preseed?

I am trying to create a preseed.cfg that is usable for a CD based installation and a network based installation. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use a bash conditional "if". As part ...
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Unable to workout zend server 6 with ubuntu 12.10

While installing zend server 6 as described here http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-6/zend-server.htm#deb_installing_zend_server.htm Official manual of zend server installation It has two ...
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should I write over windows 8 efi

Am dual booting ubuntu 12.04.2 and pre installed windows 8. I don't want to mess with the windows efi as I don't have the disk and don't know what will happen. I could not determin from ...
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Unattended installation with Ubuntu 12.10

In 11.10 and 12.04 times you could download alternate CDs and create your own preseed files to automate the install. Now with 12.10 that the alternate CD does not exist, I'm wondering what are the ...
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Ubuntu 64 bit and Win7 64 EFI does not work together

I'm desperately trying to install Ubuntu on my Win7 machine, without success. I tried to: - install a boot partition on Ubuntu on C:\, where Windows lives, and "/" (root) in my other hard drive, which ...
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is there a way to install 12.10 from USB via terminal?

I had 12.10 running on a Dell Dimension 2400 with a Celeron CPU at 2.4GHz and 1001.3MB memory. I attempted to correct Chinese characters and blanked the partition. I have 12.10 on USB and Mint 13 on ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from an external disk in a macbook?

I want to install Ubuntu to an external hard disc from my macbook pro 13.3 2012! I have try to and although the installation complete normal. Then when I go to boot from the external disc it doesn't ...
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How to know if Chrome Moonlight plugin is working fine?

I just install it as described here and go to here and even the plugin asked my permission to be executed and seem to be loaded, I don't think that is working fine cos nothing happens after the ...
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Unable to run wubi on XP

I am trying to run wubi on Windows XP Professional 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629: SP 3) I have Administrator rights I downloaded wubi from here I have installed Python 3.2 and my PATH is ...
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Installing a Dell V313 printer on Ubuntu 12.10

I was given a brand new Dell V313 printer. Is there a driver I can download that will work for this. It said in the reference guide it was compatible with Ubuntu 8.10.
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ubuntu 12.10 how to install on HP Sleekbook 15-B040SL uefi system boot

Hi i made an install on HD extern, now i can run ubuntu 12.10 from that external hard disk, it is nice but it would be better to run ubuntu on hd internal. I suspect that the hd extern installation ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.10 (stuck on black screen with a lot of text)

I have a HP Pavilion g7 1303 which has Ubuntu 12.04.1 and Windows 8 currently installed (both are x64). I decided to get Ubuntu 12.10 (not upgrade, new install). I downloaded the .iso and used the ...
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After my Ubuntu installation finished, a reboot shows only an unwritable command line

I struggled to install Ubuntu on my laptop after a disaster happened when I was using Windows 8. All the partitions were wrong and I had to search the forums for the correct ones. The last ones I ...
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How to get around “failed to set mode on [CRTC:6]” errors during installation?

I've tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC with Wubi from Windows. After rebooting the system, and after selecting Ubuntu as OS, there's an error: Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: errors: "prefix" is not set. ...
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How to boot windows installation from iso image through iSCSI from GRUB?

I have a computer and a server. Both with Ubuntu 12.04: desktop and server respectively. On the server configured iSCSI target with 2 LUNs. First for Windows OS and second is emulated iso image with ...
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12.10 install on Dell Inspiron ATI Radeon 3XX fails to produce usable desktop

Trying to install 12.10 i386 iso image from DVD to Dell Inspiron 9300 with ATI Radeon 3xx (maybe 360?) graphics card. The desktop is visible including the toolbar across the top of the desktop. ...
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Why can't I get Ubuntu to work on my G5 Powermac?

I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work for literally days now on my new G5 Powermac. I've read up on some things but I'm new to Macs. I've downloaded the ISO file and burned it to a CD using ...
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How can I convert a running system to boot from RAID 5

I have a machine with 3 identical disks. I performed a clean installation of 12.10 on one disk. How can I convert the running system to boot off a raid5 comprised of all three disks (one of these is ...
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Unable to install / open Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu using the along side windows installer. I rebooted and when opening says (please insert your windows disc to repair) but this is on the Ubuntu side, Has done every time I have ...
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“Unable to locate package” error in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to install softwares. But in every case I get this error: `E: Unable to locate package sun-java6-plugin` while using sudo apt-get install command. I've installed a ...
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samsung NP305V5A power adapter stops working at boot screen, shuts down unexpectedly while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS on my D: drive. Problem is when the login screen comes up at booting, my power adapter dies. If I unplug and plug it again immediately, it ...
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Frequency out of range

I am a entry level person for Ubuntu using 11.10 currently trying to install it on a hdd. I am facing the issue of "Frequency out of range" problem and i have followed this advice but the issue is ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.04 from wubi

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using live CD on my laptop (Lenovo Z580) which came with Windows7 pre-installed. While installing, I created partitions for root (15GB) as sda1 and swap (4GB) as sda2. ...
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How do I install CDK - The Chemical Development Kit from the tarball?

If you need to download the tarball yourself to know how to help me here's the file. I'm running 12.10 if it is relevant. I don't know where to go in installing CDK I know the README file says to ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu - Kernel panic

I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 but my computer shut down and every time I tried to install, showing the following:
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Debian package creation for PHP

How to create deb package for PHP code, where code should be installed in a certain dir like /usr/share/phpproject and install a conf file for Apache under sites-available then simlink it to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron N5110

While installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Inspiron a error occurs saying "[7.063953] xor: automatically using best checksumming function" and the installation does not proceed thereafter. Kindly ...
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How to install Autodesk Maya 2013 on Ubuntu 12.10?

I am trying to install Autodesk Maya 2013 in ubuntu 12.10 but I don't know where to start. How can I do it?
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problem met when installing usb wireless card. RT2870

usb wireless adapter: rt2870 operation system: debian 6 Things I've done: 1, download drive from http://www.ralinktech.com 2, unzip to /home/vincent 3, open /home/vincent/RT2870/os/linux/config.mk ...
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12.10 installation with LUKS encryption & LVM in EFI mode

I try to figure out how to perform an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (EFI Mode) with LUKS encryption and LVM scheme. What I've done so far: Booted on a GParted Live CD 0.14.1-6 in "EFI mode only" (in ...
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how to install Gimpshop/Gimphoto in 12.04? (and what to remove first)

Here's what I've done: installed GIMP removed GIMP autoremoved GIMP downloaded Gimphoto .deb package I'm new to installing things out of terminal/software center. What did i miss? What ...
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Is it possible to perform a clean install without losing software RAID 5 data?

I have a machine running 12.10 (after upgrade from 12.04 which was a clean install). It has 3 1TB drives running software RAID 5 (each drive has a main,and swap partition. 3x main partitions are ...
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Why does booting 12.10 dump me into GRUB?

I used the Ubuntu Windows installer to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and my already installed Windows 8. Ubuntu came up after the boot when the process was through with the installation. When I attempt to ...
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No option to install Ubuntu from USB

I've finally decided to delve into the world of LINUX, however I'm already experiencing problems before the installation. I followed the instructions to put Ubuntu on a USB stick. It IS on there and ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 without installing video drivers?

So I have an old (got it FREE) laptop that my mom gave me after she spilled coffee on it. I was able to clean it and get it running Windows XP. I was only able to do this by letting it BSOD and ...
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How do I prevent the installation to reboot without finishing?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 x64 computer with an USB flash drive. I have put the Ubuntu 12.10 desktop amd64 ISO on my USB flash drive using both Unetbootin and Universal USB Installer ...
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Unable to install MATLAB 2012b in Ubuntu 11.10(x64)

I have downloaded MATLAB 2012b from the mathworks website. When I use ./install in the terminal it gives me the following error: Error: Cannot locate Java Runtime Environment. The directory ...
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How to install apps to another drive?

I have a SSD 80 gigs disk which I want to use for Ubuntu 12.10 installation and some programs like Libre Office and Firefox, but the new Steam linux and games would fill up my SSD quickly. How can i ...
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Booting Ubuntu requires bitlocker?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows like I have done before on other PC's, but now when I boot it up, it tells me to insert the drive used for Bitlocker encryption. I've never used Bitlocker ...
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installing avr gcc

When I tried to install avr gcc on my ubuntu then it says internet connection error.Though all the connections are ok.And installing arduino IDE also seems to be a problem because the same thing ...
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How to install older version of libgl1-mesa-dev

I had a problem with maya not running (crashing with signal 11) cause of some recent updates which corrupted somehow libgl mesa dev. I managed to get aroung that crash with removing libgl1-mesa-dev ...
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install eclipse modelling tools once i have already downloaded the package

I am trying to download the eclipse modelling tools on ubuntu. i have downloaded the eclipse from eclipse site and once i extracted the file, I see the eclipse icon, but I cannot run it, i think, i ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu screen during installation of 12.10

From 12.04 I changed to win 8 consumer preview and now i want to go to 12.10, however i cant seem get past the Ubuntu loadingscreen( with the dots going from white to yellow etc.) it has taken more ...
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Debootstrap chroot Installation Error

During initial installation (using both Network installation and CD ISO) of Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS (64-bit) as a guest VM on XenServer 6.1 I'm getting this error: Debootstrap warning Warning: ...
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Lucid Install on Dell R320

I'm looking for some specific help installing Lucid-64 on a Dell R320 Server. Having never touched a Dell Server I am a LOT lost here. Goal is to install company proprietary software on the server. ...
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How do I customize a LiveCD that can only “Try Ubuntu”?

This is what I'm looking to do: Create a LiveCD that only can Try Ubuntu, can't install the OS at all. Boots directly to Try Ubuntu. I need to have certain packages on that LiveCD, such as fsarchiver ...
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System files lockdown

I'm thinking of reinstalling Lubuntu and want to make sure that system changes are not made permanently until I choose to dump it to disk. This is so I never have to reinstall and can try programs to ...
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Creating custom tasksel recipes for preseed.

I am trying to work on Automation installation. As for that i create a preseed on Ubuntu 12.04. And lucky its working perfect. But i want it more smarter. Like in pre-install script i mentioned ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...