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Fresh install won't boot throwing “error: end of disk”

I have a machine which is supposed to be a media server. I have tried to install Ubuntu (both alternate and regular i386). The installation (and boot to usb drive) went on fine, but after the install ...
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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Fix grub2 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I've installed ubuntu 12.04, 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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Dependency problems installing wine 1.5 on ubuntu 12.04 x64

Trying user1261084 solution: $ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2? [duplicate]

How do I install Half-Life 1 and 2 on Ubuntu 12.04 if I already have the game on a Windows installer CD and on Steam. I tried it with Steam, but the game didn't launch. I also tried it on wine with ...
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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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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. I'...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after installation

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu next to my Windows 7 system. After I restarted my computer, it started Windows 7. I looked under Computer if I can start Ubuntu under Windows 7, but it ...
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Ways to Install and uninstall programs in deb format

What are ways to install/uninstall programs in Ubuntu. I will mention only .deb since it is the official package format and for example installing a .sh or .run program can typically be as simple as (...
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How can I get root-like permissions so I can download stuff from the software center?

When downloading an application from the terminal it said I couldn't download it because I wasn't root, and when I got to search for the specific software in the Ubuntu software center it doesn't even ...
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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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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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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 can I install the non-CD size 12.04 on a computer that can't boot from USB & can't read DVD-Rs?

I've been reading that the next version of 12.04 will not fit on a CD. Will it be possible to install 12.04 on a computer that can't read DVD-Rs and can't boot from USB? I don't want to install a ...
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No partitions showing during installation

I have a HP EliteBook 8570w with Windows7 pre-installed. when I try to install ubuntu from either a disk or a USB-stick, it skips the third step and I don't get to see any partitions at all: The ...
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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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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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Cannot find “Run Ubuntu alongside with windows” option when installing [duplicate]

I have Windows 7, and I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. However, when I try to install Ubuntu with a USB, it doesn't give me the option to dual boot. I can only "Replace Windows 7 with ...
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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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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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Partititoning the hard drive after Ubuntu installation

I use a Dell Studio 1555 laptop and I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I want to know if I can create a partition on my hard disk after installing Ubuntu on it. I want to create partition as we do ...
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Why are there multiple (6) swap partitions after Ubuntu clean install?

After several multiple clean re-installations of Ubuntu 11.10 x86 from the original 11.04 on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop, I find I have six swap partitions. The original 11.04 had only one. I ...
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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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Unable to boot 11.10 due to graphic driver problem with ati Radeon HD6470M o Amd A8 quad core

I have been trying to find a solution for a graphics bug with little luck so far. Has anybody found the solution to the ati radeon graphics problem? I have a laptop with Amd A8 with ati Amd Radeon ...
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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 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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation issue

I have HP Pavilion g6 laptop. I tried installing ubuntu on it. i successfully downloaded the image and copied it to disc. now i do not understand how to run the setup while my laptop do not boot from ...
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Problem with wubi installation

I am getting a black screen with the following message when I reboot my PC after the installation via WUBI. I tried again and again but still I get this screen and then it's stuck. Message : pwconv: ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a usb stick [duplicate]

I don't know if anyone ever asked this, but i'm just asking if i can install te whole OS on the usb stick, not just a live test. I mean, make so that the usb acts like a HDD on which ubuntu is ...
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How to install grub on usb flash drive?

I was wondering if I could make an os-selecting-hardware-key or something like that. I'm currently using a dual boot system (ubuntu 10.10 + win7) and i want to use an usb drive to specify the OS I ...
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Where to install bootloader when installing Ubuntu as secondary OS?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as secondary OS on my laptop. I have Windows 8 already installed on my laptop. Now, I know how to run Ubuntu from USB drive, I created addition partition and formatted it ...
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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 generate a package download list?

I want to generate a package download list, which can be used to download those packages from another system. (I have a slow connection). I want to use those downloaded files to create a local ...
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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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How to install LLVMpipe?

I hear about the LLVMpipe gallium 3d state tracker that is said to be faster than software renderer. But I cannot find a good instruction from a to z that tell me how to install it. So here I am, ...
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How do I make a minimal Ubuntu installation?

I need a system that has only basic system commands, the minimum required drivers (network, screen, etc ...), apt and python! It's for a project for a robot.
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How do I install wunderlist?

Wunderlist is a todo list, and apparently they now have Linux support. How do I install it?
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Why am I given the option to also encrypt my home folder after I've selected system encryption?

I am installing Ubuntu 13 with full encryption but why am I given the option to also encrypt my home folder. Surely the home folder is covered under the system encryption? I'm confused.
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Why don't I need to install any Drivers for Ubuntu

So when I install the Windows, I need to install all the drivers that are respective to my laptop. Why don't I do the same with Ubuntu installation? Does the installation somehow detects my ...
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Move the whole installed files to another partition

I have installed ubuntu on a 8GB 5GB partition. As I have installed many packages, I am running out of space. Qn 1 : Is there a way that I can specify another portion for installing the packages ? ...
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whats the difference between tasksel and normal methods

Recently I have gone through tasksel command usage because of LAMP server setup. Why can't I use apt-get or aptitude there? Why does the Ubuntu wiki page suggest to do it with tasksel only. Is there ...
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How can I fix “The creation of swap space in partition #6 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed” while installing Ubuntu?

Edit: Updated my question with screenshots I have a 500 GB built-in hard disk. I have 3 primary partition. C: - 100GB - Primary Partition - Windows 7 installed D: - 150GB - Primary Partition E: - ...
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How to install JavaFx in Ubuntu 12.04?

I download JavaFx from here. I placed it in my home directory(anto) under the name javafx. Then I did something like this : vi ~/.bashrc and added the following lines: javaFx_home=/anto/javafx/rt/...
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Upgrade while keeping home partition

My home directory is on a separate partition. I am on 10.10 from 10.04 via upgrade. How can I perform a clean install of 10.10 while keeping this partition? Will it perform as well as a clean install? ...
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Is there a way to get Team Fortress 2 working?

Team Fortress 2 is now free to play! Is there an easy way to get a copy working on Ubuntu Natty?
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How to completely uninstall and reinstall Firefox?

How can I completely uninstall Firefox, then re-install? My brothers Firefox icon is just blank for some reason on the Unity sidebar. It launches but the icon is completely blank nothing there. If I ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.04 and no Menu on boot!

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a separate partition, in ext4 format in my comp, which initially had only Windows 7. I had done the installation from a Live USB, which gave me the option Install on ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Upgrade the distribution, or reinstall the system?

12.04 is coming soon, and I was wondering whether it is better to upgrade or completely reinstall the system. My home is in different partition from the rest, so complete reinstall would be easy to do....