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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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“No root file system is defined” error during installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, but when I get to this and hit forward I get taken to a prompt ...
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In the installer, when splitting an existing partition, which side is which? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space? I am about to install Ubuntu alongside windows. I've reached a setup screen which has a ...
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Keep the Ubuntu package version I'm using now [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent updating of a specific package? I just installed a package (wine). I want to keep this version I'm using now. How can I disable updates for this package? ...
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How can I resize NTFS partition in GParted?

My family PC has Windows Vista and lately it has became unusable, having strange errors and taking hours to do anything at all, so I'm installing Ubuntu 11.10 alongside it. I went into GParted to ...
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Why the Ubuntu installer does not detect the hard drive during installation?

I have a new computer with a Seagate ST500DM002 SATA internal hard drive. I am trying to install on it Ubuntu 11.10 @ 64 bit but the installer does not recognize/detect/see the hard drive. When I ...
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Setup with BIOS but GPT partition table (due to 3 TB disk)?

How can I use a disk with GPT partition table on a system with a BIOS but no (U)EFI? I have a system with a 3 TB drive (no other drives and since this is a remote machine I have no choices here) and ...
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Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install

My computer is a (brand new) PC notebook, without a CD drive running Windows 7. I followed this page to install from USB: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick The ...
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Install alongside Windows 8 is not working

I really want to try out and become a full time user of Ubuntu on my laptop so for the moment I have setup a dual boot on my Windows 8 HP Envy M6 Laptop. To do this, I shrank my Windows 8 partition to ...
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rtl8188ee make errors on 13.04 (L75D-A7280)

I'm trying to setup my wifi on a fresh 13.04 install on a Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280. I'm still a linux noob, so I may have gone down the rabbit hole, but I've made it this far: ...
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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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How do I run Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1?

I have a problem running Packet tracer 6.0.1 on Ubuntu 13.04. I have a downloaded file from Cisco Netspace - this file had not extension. I added the extension tar.gz to this file and I could unpack ...
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timeout errors in apt-get update/install

I'm trying to do an apt-get update or apt-get install xyz and I'm seeing timeouts like this: W: Failed to fetch http://eu-west-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric-updates/Release.gpg ...
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Can't install/remove/upgrade any package

So I've been trying to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit few days back and received an error: dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed. So I followed this Ubuntu ...
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How can I run an executable from a CD when it doesn't have the executable bit set?

A textbook I'm using came with a CD containing a few supplementary applications. To my pleasant surprise, it appears to include an installer for Linux. The readme file on the CD provides the ...
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Executing .bat file

I have a setup.bat file which install some applications and i want to execute it. This is content of .bat file : @echo off cls Rip_7z.exe x Rip0.7z cls del Rip0.7z cls Rip_7z.exe x Rip1.7z cls del ...
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Guide to particulars in customizing Ubuntu Installer

I've tried reading through guides for preseeding and customization, but I did not understand how and where to modify which options. I can only comfortably learn through practical examples, for which I ...
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The installer encountered an unrecoverable error and will now reboot

or "and will now run a desktop...." I tried installing it with a CD.. it installs ubuntu to a certain point and then stops (after the name password window).. the last thing I see before the error ...
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How do I install an ASUS USB-AC56 WiFi adapter?

I'm trying to get this ASUS USB-AC56 adapter installed on Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to extract the Linux file from the cd, it says I don't have the right permissions to extract. I tried downloading ...
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How to install startupmanager in 12.04?

I installed 12.04 today. I have two hard disks and separate OS. I want to install startupmanager. I previously installed startupmanager in 11.10 for dual hard disk booting with XP but after 12.04 ...
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How to properly Install chromium from zip and make it the default browser? [duplicate]

Since the Chromium PPA is no longer maintained, for those of us preferring to use Chromium over Chrome, we have two options: Build and Install from Source Download either 'beta' or daily builds (in ...
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Can I copy my wubi install between machines?

I mostly run Ubuntu via wubi on my computer. I recently got a new one. I installed wubi onto there as well but rather going through the hassle of configuring everything anew, since the whole wubi disk ...
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Building own kernel on ubuntu

I'm trying to build my own kernel, as I want to write a kernel program which I need to compile into the kernel. So what did I do? Download from kernel.org, extract, do the make menuconfig and ...
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Every attempts of installation returns error code (1)

mihirm3m@mihirm3m-HP-Pavilion-dv5-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install steadyflow [sudo] password for mihirm3m: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How do I reinstall Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer, with Windows 7 next to it. Instead of upgrading to 10.10, I feel like doing a clean install. However, I don't want to erase my Windows, even though I barely ever ...
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VMware 9 install not opening after extraction on 13.04

A bit of a linux noob here, I'm trying to get VMware installed and I've finally gotten to the point where I can leave terminal and do the easy work lol, but now I'm stuck again. I followed these ...
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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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invalid EFI file path on windows 8

I installed ubuntu 13.04 on my new notebook (that came with windows 8 installed) and now when I try to load windows 8 appear the error: impossible to find command 'drivemap'. (this is in ...
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How to completely remove and reinstall Ubuntu?

I want to reinstall Ubuntu, but I also want all information and settings to disappear. So everything looks like the first time I installed it. Is it possible to do so via Terminal? Or what are the ...
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Ubuntu install CD hangs at 5 red dots while booting

I put the disk in for 12.04, go to the Bios, and I boot off the disk, it works until the 5 dots go red when it is ready to load the desktop and it just hangs. Worked before when I had windows and I ...
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No option to install alongside Windows 7

I'm trying to install 11.10 alongside Windows 7 from USB, although I've also tried Wubi, but I'm not getting the option to install alongside Windows. I've checked the disk type in windows disk manager ...
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“signal out of range” when starting grub after server installation

I get “signal out of range” displayed on screen after boot up from fresh Ubuntu installation, if flashes grup in corner for half a sec then it goes to “No Input Signal”, anyone got a clue how to get ...
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I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with Windows 8 64bit but after installation i cant boot Ubuntu?

So i have always been a windows user and this was my first time installing a linux based os to my computer. After watching a tutorial on youtbe and reading the guide on the ubuntu website the ...
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Running Ubuntu off USB 3.0 flash drive

What is the minimal size USB 3.0 flash drive that I would need to run Ubuntu. Would it be as fast as running it of the hard drive? Would it have access to all of my laptops facilities? I am ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an external hard disk?

I install ubuntu on my HDD but can not use it on any computer Installing Ubuntu 11.04 or any other distribution on an external hard drive connected to a computer via USB is about the same as the ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?

Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion? I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have ...
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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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Ubuntu installation does not detect Windows 7

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with an installed Windows 7. I was following all steps on page, but it just simply does not gives me option to click Install them by side. It just tells that ...
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Clean Install Of Ubuntu Server over the network?

I have an install of Ubuntu server, I was recently fooling around with it, and as all learning processes do, I messed a few things up. I would this box to be secure and reliable in the future, So I ...
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How to install a program ending in “.run” using terminal [duplicate]

I am following How to Install AMD ATI Radeon Graphics HD 6770M on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit but at step no 5. i don't know how to do it 5 - Install Catalyst driver, type the following commands on terminal: ...
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How to get Ubuntu installed after deleting Windows and with no other OS present?

I spent the night trying to get rid of my Windows XP operating system and around midnight I discovered a way to get rid of it. The problem is while I did get rid of the operating system, I hadn't yet ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a partition formatted as ntfs instead of ext4?

Can I install Ubuntu on a partition formatted as NTFS, instead of EXT4? After installing Ubuntu 11.10 using ext4, I keep on getting disk errors at boot up. But on this same harddrive, I have Windows ...
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Dual boot with windows 7!

I'm using windows 7 right now. I want to install Ubuntu with dual boot. Is is safe? And does the process go safely?
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Resizing my linux partition [duplicate]

So, I was getting rid of my openSUSE to install lubuntu. In the process, I didn't manage my hard drive partitions well enough and as a result, I lost my windows 7 partition. I got over the loss, and ...
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How to install and update Ubuntu to a Pen drive

I want to install Ubuntu into a pen drive. The pen drive is 16GB and I want to be able to boot from it (Not the LiveCD but the actual installed system) and be able to update and install new packages. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Nexus 7

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 as mentioned in the official wiki . However, when I run the Ubuntu Nexus7 installer I get an error saying that it cannot download the content (My connection ...
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JDK x64 fails to unpack in Ubuntu 13.04

New to ubuntu, I have just installed the OS in my VMPlayer. I am trying to install Oracle (Sun) Java 6 onto my Ubuntu 13. As per the instruction given here I download jdk-6u45-linux-x64.bin from the ...
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How do I change my username?

My first name is Lluis but always Ubuntu changes my name as Llus when my computer starts as Ubuntu. I don't understand why this 'i' is missed.
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How to install Side by Side Boot on Windows XP

I have looked at other questions but none seem to help my problem. I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu off a USB Stick Side by Side with Windows XP. I have it booted up but when I get ...