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How do I put Ubuntu on a NON-flash external USB hard-drive?

Amazingly enough, circumstances have left me without a single USB flash drive, or a working CD-R drive. Also, because I moved about six months ago, I got rid of all my extra Ubuntu CDs that I used to ...
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Unable to install any updates through update manager/apt-get upgrade

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 for the past few weeks. I recently tried to download and install some files through the Update Manager. It located a few files, downloaded them, but then failed to ...
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Is It Possible to Install 11.10 on an HP Pavilion g7 Notebook?

I recently purchased an HP Pavilion g7-1310us notebook with the intention of doing a full install of the latest version of Ubuntu on it. I succeeded in installing Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, but not without ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a MSATA SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my 24Gb MSATA SSD. In my laptop, I've also got a 500Gb SATA HDD. I realize that in order for this to work I need to put my /home directory on the 500Gb HDD. ...
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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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Partitions required for Installing Ubuntu?

I have a Laptop with 1TB hard disk space. I can allocate 100GB for Ubuntu. Currently there is only Windows 7 installed. I am new to Ubuntu & am confused by terms like mount point, root partition, ...
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How do I install Steam 64-bit when package dependencies cannot be resolved?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.10 on Wubi, and am trying to install Steam. Notably, when I am trying to "buy" steam from the store, it reads Package Dependencies cannot be resolved This ...
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How to fix Ubuntu after accidentally uninstalling many packages?

I accidentally removed all the packages starting with the name jpeg with: sudo apt-get remove jpeg* This screwed up a lot of things, removed Unity, Firefox, Flash player etc. I somehow managed to ...
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Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use?

I have old notebook with BIOS (not EFI) installed with Windows 8 RTM, want to install Ubuntu 12.10 by booting to a LiveCD. Doing some research, I found method either to choose Something Else or ...
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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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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used?

I was given a Mac G4 without the operating system. It had Mac OS 10.4. Is there an Ubuntu version I can use for the Mac like there is for my PC? If so, what version? And are there any special tricks ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my pre-installed windows 7 pc and I want a dual boot. I have no empty partition on my hard disk drive. I don't want to re-install windows 7 and don't want to install ...
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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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DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu

Is there any such images in existence that will allow me to install 64-bit Ubuntu if supported, or fallback to 32-bit otherwise? I'm participating in an installfest by a new and unofficial LoCo, and ...
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Installing ubuntu desktop without all the bloat

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu Server then from there install a desktop environment. Then I think ubuntu-desktop will not just include the desktop but other bloat too? How can I just get the GUI, ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formating /home, as well as without any old config files?

I have /home on a separate partition. I want to reinstall Ubuntu. I don't want to lose my personal files in /home (I already have a backup but I would like to avoid the hassle of restoring the ...
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How do I install KDE?

I want to have both KDE and Gnome shells on Ubuntu. Ubuntu has Gnome by default. How do I install KDE?
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How can I install Ubuntu on a headless machine?

I have a headless storage server with preconfigured Windows Home Server. How can I install Ubuntu without a display? Do I have to build a custom install flash drive? If so, what would be the basic ...
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How do I set PATH variables for all users on a server?

I just finished installing LaTeX for my company's Ubuntu server that we all SSH into to use. At the end of the install it says this: Add /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man to MANPATH, if not ...
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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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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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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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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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“Failure to download extra data files” after installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer

After fresh install 12.04 I && updating apt and system restart, I always get this annoying message after reboot : Failure to download extra data files The following packages requested ...
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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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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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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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How can I find out my user name?

How do I know my username? I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't know my username, only my password. I can't access my laptop and it can't be opened.
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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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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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after 12.04 upgrade: can't log in although password is correct

I upgraded from 10.10 to 12.04, and now can't log in any more. The password is correct- when I type in a wrong one, I am told it's incorrect, while the correct one is seemingly accepted, but then just ...
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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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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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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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How does one install PlayOnLinux?

How do I install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu?
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Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image”

I tried to download Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows Installer (Wubi), but I get this error message: An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the ...
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“This computer currently has no detected operating systems” when installing

I am new to ubuntu (AMD64) and am attempting to install it on my laptop which already has Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I currently have two partitions on my HDD and I was planning on repartitioning ...
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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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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found in ubuntu 13.10

I've installed ubuntu 13.10, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu from torrent, and opened it by extracting the file. Now, I don't know what to do, and copied all the files in C: drive and restarted my PC, but Ubuntu doesn't get started. What ...
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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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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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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 ...