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Dualboot (Win 8 / Ubuntu 13) is stuck at 'switching to clocksource'

for days I have been crawling the web for solutions to my problem, but couln't find any. Here it is: I got a new Laptop (ASUS Vivobook S200E) with Win 8 OEM preinstalled. I wanted to create a ...
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How to use Plop Boot Manager to boot from USB in Linux?

I failed to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, so I decide to make a fresh install of 12.10. My old computer doesn't support boot from usb, and its cd-rom is broken. I know Plop Boot Manager can make my ...
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Re-installing newer Ubuntu- does “Erase Ubuntu… and reinstall” delete grub?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 with grub providing dual boot. I would like to upgrade the Ubuntu via a re-installation and keep my grub so I can dual boot. I am at the point in the installation ...
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How to set up E-UAE Amiga emulator?

I always get nostalgic thinking about my good old Amiga 500 days and the many games I enjoyed playing on it. I ran the Amiga emulator WinUAE before on a Windows machine, but I have now switched to ...
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How do I install graphviz 2.29 in 12.04?

In my ubuntu 12.04, the graphviz is not the latest version(2.29). I need some features available in the latest version of graphviz. I tried to install the graphviz version 2.29, which requires ...
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Filesystem creation fails when trying to install Ubuntu over Windows

I'm completely new to Ubuntu. I want to replace Windows (that had been crushed while trying to install Ubuntu). But whenever I choose “erase Windows” to install Ubuntu I get this error: The ext4 file ...
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No dual boot menu

I formatted all of my disk and installed Ubuntu on my computer. I immediately partitioned, from an Ubuntu live CD, my hard drive, creating an NTFS partition for for Windows. After successfully doing ...
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how to install curl 13.04 with depency error

how to install curl in ubuntu 13.04? it always throw this error : Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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How to install lightdm-set-defaults?

ubuntu wiki LightDM states: LighDM configuration is governed by the lightdm.conf file, however it's not suppose to be directly edited, instead use: lightdm-set-defaults $ ...
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What commands are needed to install Ubuntu Core?

Ubuntu Core's wiki page page contains the instructions to install Ubuntu Core on a target media: Uncompress (do not unpack) rootfs Format target media: at least one partition should be ext2, ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 stuck during “Installing the upgrades” — what to do?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and the upgrade manager asked if I wanted to upgrade so I said yes and the upgrade is running now. The upgrade seems to have frozen at "Installing the upgrades". If I expand ...
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How to enable 'Send User Package Usage Info', after installation?

When I originally installed Ubuntu (first time using Linux), I chose to not participate in sending info about Package usage (ti was an install-time option)... I was in pure experimental mode and felt ...
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How do I install the drivers for my Canon PC-D320 printer?

I've got a printer, which is not listed in the list of drivers for Ubuntu. The printers name is: Canon PC-D320 So how do I install the drivers? Where can I find them?
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Ever had issues installing on Acer Aspire 5000?

Keep in mind, I'm a complete newb who has never installed before. My computer is a standard Acer Aspire 5000 (from 2006) and was wondering if anybody else has done this install and can tell me if ...
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installing ubuntu in a predefined partition

my 500 gb hdd has 5 partition. 4 among of them are of NTFS file system and partially occupied with data. another partition where i want to install ubuntu is of 52 gb. now i want to know in which file ...
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How to run ubuntu in windows 7 like a app?

I want to start using ubuntu for programming purpose. Before I download it,I want to make sure that I can run it without removing windows 7. Which version I should use? Can I use it without ...
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Mount FAT32 filesystem as /home during installation?

Setup in Ubuntu 11.10 installation gives me this message while in advanced partitioning: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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How do I fix Desktop that freezes straight after boot?

I was able to install but upon booting up after 5-10 sec the system runs extremely slow and locks up to the point where I have to hard reset... not sure what to do... I tried a different .iso and ...
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I cant install Sleepyhead under Ubuntu

I am trying to install Sleepyhead following the tutorial http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11756055#post11756055 but I cant compile the src code` horacio@horacio-ThinkPad-X201:~/sleepyhead$ ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook 3?

I read that it's possible to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook, but I have a Samsung Chromebook 3 model code xe303c12-a01uk. Could you please tell me where I can get the Ubuntu installation ...
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Best way to install ubuntu on Asus Eee PC 901 with 4GB Boot SLC and 16GB MLC drive

The 4GB is faster, but the 16GB has the space. What is the best way to install while taking advantage of the strengths of both. I have it installed on the 4GB, but worthless because I can't install ...
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Installation Ubuntu in text mode

How to install Ubuntu 13.10 in text mode? Alternate ISO is discontinued :P
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Error when trying to install/remove programs after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with PolicyKit, when I try to install programs in Ubuntu software-center (similar messages in synaptic or muon): The problem started after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. When I try to ...
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Package Operation Failed. Installation or removal failed

I'm new to linux so excuse my lacking experience. Anytime I try to install anything, including just running the updater, I get an error saying Package operation failed the details button shows this: ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook? If so, what are the minimum system requirements? Will Ubuntu preform as well on the Chromebook as on a Windows laptop?
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 installs fail if Secure Boot (UEFI) is enabled on Toshiba Tecra R950

Just bought a Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop, which comes with Secure Boot enabled by default, and Win8 preinstalled. I wrote an Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 iso on an USB using Linux Live Usb Creator - LiLi (I use ...
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debootstrap wants to remove target folder, why?

I have in the past used debootstrap to bootstrap both Debian and Ubuntu systems. But this time, trying to bootstrap a Ubuntu system from a Debian 6 rescue system (Note: I have no choice about the ...
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Dual-booting Chrome OS and Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC

Is it possible to install Chrome OS and Ubuntu 13.04 on a x86 System (Core 2 Duo)?
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot, GRUB menu not showing

I have Windows 7 Home premium 64bit installed on my laptop, Now I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 from bootable flash but Ubuntu GRUB menu not showing. When I start my PC, after normal boot, ...
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ubuntu 12.10 installation drm crtc helper set config error failed to set mode on crtc:10

Hi: i got this boot error after installing the 64 bit ubuntu in a HP desktop computer. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
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can't install with usb pen drive, SYSLINUX problem

i'm on ubuntustudio and i want to format my hd and try kubuntu (install in my acer notebook, no partion, no double operating system problem, only istall it) i've downloaded iso file ( ...
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Unable to install Simon

I'm trying to install Simon using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:grasch-simon-listens/simon sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install simon but I'm getting this error: The following ...
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Why doesn't the Ubuntu ISO burned to a CD or copied to a USB work on my Mac?

I just installed a new hard drive and for the life of me, I cannot get the .iso file on my USB stick or burned CD to begin the installation process. I keep getting a picture of a folder with a ...
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How do I find and use the gnome terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find the command line? How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I'm a very new user to Linux. I ditched Windows entirely and installed the first Ubuntu I ...
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How to install Pure-FTPd and configure FTP server to transfer files?

I want to install Pure-FTPd and configure FTP server for transfer files. How can I do this? I am using Ubuntu 13.04.
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What are the F6 options during installation?

What is the meaning of different options in the F6 context menu of Ubuntu installation dvd ? i.e. acpi=off noapic nolapic edd=on nodmraid nomodeset Free Software only How do they affect the ...
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How to upgrade qBittorrent to the latest stable (upstream) version?

I currently have the 2.9.7 version of qBittorrent. I want to upgrade to the latest version, 3.0.8. sudo apt-get upgrade qbittorrent returns that the program is up-to-date: Reading package lists... ...
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“Continue button” grayed out in “installation type” screen during 13.04 installation

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto my 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, from a live-usb. One of the screens says "Installation type", with the three options "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista" or ...
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Is it possible to install LiveUSB persistent on NTFS or ext4?

Why liveUSB can be installed as persistent only on FAT/FAT32 where max file size is limited to 4GB? Is it possible to choose another files system somehow, for example NTFS or EXT4 for liveUSB ubuntu ...
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I am running unbuntu 12.10 on a IBM lenovo thinkpad r51 (non pae cpu) How do I install 13.04 from live dvd

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a IBM Lenovo Thinkpad R51. It has a non PAE CPU. I Purchased a 13.04 Live DVD. The live dvd will not boot. Is it possible to work around this without jumping through a lot ...
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ffmpeg resize “could not find codec parameters”

I'm a newbee to ubuntu and need your help: (32bit ubuntu 12.10) my command: ffmpeg -i ../output_images/particles%04d.png -r 30 -b 30000k final_movie.avi works for my 800x800 *.png pictures ...
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How to install Virtualbox from command line?

OK, I a am a newbie. For some reasons, I need to install Virtualbox. I see that I can easily install it using the Software Center, but I trust most the "apt-get install blahblah" way, because I find ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a CR-48 Chromebook?

A few weeks ago my chromebook got crazy and its OS got corrupted for an unknown reason. I'd like to instal Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it using a bootable USB pendrive, but since it is not the usual ...
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Live USB “Check disk for defects” returns defects

I'm trying to use a live USB to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. I made the disk with pendrivelinux (per instructions on the Ubuntu website). It all completed successfully, I checked the ...
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Qt (headers and libraries) not found

I'm trying to install a program and i used the following command: ./configure But, an error occurred: checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.2) (headers and libraries) not found. ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 grub install fails, installing to wrong device

This is getting quite annoying and Google isn't proving to be much of assistance. I've built a new server and it has a total of five devices. /dev/sda - 2TB HDD /dev/sdb - 2TB HDD /dev/sdc - 2TB ...
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Running Binding of Isaac on 64-bit?

This is a re-post of a question I've put here to no avail. I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but my knowledge is limited. Please bear with me! :) This issue revolves around the recent ...
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Error when installing oracle-java7-installer

I'm trying to install Java 7 on my Ubuntu 12.04. But everytime I try, it always shows error like below. This is when I'm trying to upgrade even when the Java 7 is not installed ...
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Fresh install doesn't appear to work

Alrighty so here is the story: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my Dell Inspiron 1745 via live USB setup through unetbootin. Live USB works fine, using a 64bit image, able to browse the net, do ...