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Migrating to Natty (or any other future versions of ubuntu)

I am hoping that this question would help other ubuntu users when migrating to a newer version of ubuntu. This should have all the info that they need. So please when you answer try to phrase them ...
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Using an APT proxy for downloads during installation

During system installation from a Desktop LiveCD (10.10) I checked the "Download updates during installation" option. Before starting the install I had configured an apt proxy server. The proxy ...
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can't make bootable usb on mac

I've been trying to do this since yesterday, following the instructions given on ubuntu.com's official page here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I can complete ...
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If I can, how do I install Ubuntu from Ubuntu?

Here's what I mean: I normally install by running a Ubuntu Live USB, clicking "try" Ubuntu, and when I'm ready, I double-click the "Install Ubuntu" icon on the desktop. Now, I have an eSATAp port ...
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Is 12.04 compatible with the Dell XPS 14Z laptop?

Thinking of buying above Ultrabook and installing Ubuntu. Anyone done this already?
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Which iso image do I need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro so that it boots using (U)EFI?

Unlike with earlier releases, the website is unclear on giving a straight recommendation for installing ubuntu on a mac: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ I've read several times, ...
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How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?

I would like to create customized Ubuntu installation CD. Here is what I want a customized Ubuntu Installation CD to do: Do not display any Installation Screens of Ubuntu. Manually, set default ...
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Will I be able to use wubi to install Ubuntu releases newer than 12.10? [duplicate]

I want to install 13.04 (or higher) using wubi, is that possible?
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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 get sudo to accept my password?

I am trying to install subversion on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I follow the commands to start this process, using apt-get: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install subversion Either of the above ...
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How to get Unetbootin to recognize mounted USB drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and every time I try to write an Ubuntu ISO image to a disk so I can install it, Unetbootin says /dev/sdb1 isn't mounted. But Ubuntu mounts the drive automatically when it's ...
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Cannot install vim

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, as Xubuntu, in an AMD 64 pc, configured as dual boot with Windows 7. I tried installing vim with this: sudo apt-get install vim I got this error message: The following ...
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Generating an app list from the old installation to run it on the new installation

I want to shift from ubuntu-desktop 10.10 to ubuntu netbook edition 10.10 on my netbook. Currently, the moment I ssh into ubuntu from my ad-hoc network, ubuntu freezes. It always requires a cold ...
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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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Checking version of nodejs returns nothing

I'm trying to install node js onto Ubuntu so that I can run AngularJS. I'm not sure if I've installed it before so I ran sudo-apt get install node and once that is done I then run node --version but ...
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No Android SDK, neither Java found

I have Java installed correctly, I did it by the manual http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux I also installed Android SDK. However when I try to create a new Project IntelliJ ...
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Unable to locate package lightread

I have changed my source to local server. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. When I type apt-cache search in terminal, it shows nothing. When I install lightread it shows Unable to locate package lightread. ...
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How do I install utorrent by hand?

So I'm new to Ubuntu, in fact I've only installed it yesterday. There are a few programs I want to install.. both of which are a .tar.gz and a .tar.bz2 file. When I double click on them, they just ...
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How do I install MATLAB R2012a?

I have downloaded MATLAB R2012a for Unix platform and i want to install it on my ubuntu 11.10. To install i try this command: /<matlab_installation_file_directory>/install and it says: ...
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How to install subversion server

I'd like to install a Subversion server on my Ubuntu machine. What packages to I need? How do I create a repository and set a new user?
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How to install ack-grep 2.0 with apt-get?

Currently I'm using ack-grep 1.92. Now I want to use ack-grep 2.+. Official documentation says that I can install ack-grep 2.0 with apt-get, but when I try to install, it says it's already the ...
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Where is the “pysdm” package?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have some old hardware lying around so I decided to build a backup/storage device. I am trying to follow this lifehacker article. It asks me to open a terminal and run sudo ...
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Cannot Install Google Chrome

I am having trouble installing Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. After downloading it from http://www.google.com/chrome I am trying to open it with a double click. Software Center pops up, I ...
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How do I install root-cern?

Cern's ROOT environment installs fine on 10.10, and is even available in the Software Center, but it will not install or compile on Natty because the x11 directories are in new locations. I can ...
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Abort active download of packages in Ubuntu from terminal?

I was downloading a package using the terminal. I actually wanted to install package 'A'. But, by mistake started installing package 'B'. I wanted to stop downloading 'B' and start downloading 'A'. ...
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Choose another partition for /home directory during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Since this question as addition in another question i created got lost, here is it as a separate question. Is there a possibility to choose another partition for /home directory during installation ...
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Which partitioning program does Ubuntu use during installation?

Which partitioning algorithms use ubuntu during the installation, is it also available as a standalone application or command? Is it gparted?
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Ubuntu on Microsoft Virtual PC

Do you have tips or a guide how to install Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC? I have found some (older) information, but I wonder if this is still valid. And it looks very "unfriendly".
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How to I install Glassfish on Ubuntu from the command line?

I have a Linux machine (Ubuntu) and I installed GlassFish and everything worked fine. The thing is, I was using Linux from the desktop UI and the installer featured a graphical wizard. I am ...
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Fixing unbootable installation on LVM root from Desktop LiveCD

I just did an installation from the 10.10 Desktop LiveCD, making the root volume an LVM LV. Apparently this is not supported; I managed it by taking these steps before starting the GUI installer app: ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the new encryption feature in ubuntu 13.10

I'm in the middle of installing 13.10 and the Ubuntu page I was following on how to install from a USB stick says nothing about these two choices (on the Installation type screen): 1) Encrypt the ...
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Installer doesn't recognize Windows 8 partition, how do I set up a dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have a windows 8 dev preview install, with plenty of unused (unpartitioned) space on the hdd. ...
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If I reinstall mysql do I lose my databases?

I have MySQL installed on my localhost. What happens if I have a problem with mysql and I want to re-install it again? Do I lose my existing databases?
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Total Newbie confused about partitions

I am totally fed up with Vista, it has 3 different keyboard settings (AZERTY QWERTY and QWERTZ) depending on the software used (or the time of day) and freezes 7 times an hour or more often if it`s a ...
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Why can't I install uTorrent Server on Ubuntu?

I've seen a detailed tutorial on installing u-torrent but after i enter, last line of code, it says: 'bash: /usr/bin/utserver: No such file or directory' syntax; utserver -settingspath ...
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How to update Gnome to 3.4?

I read about release new GNOME 3.4. How to update from GNOME 3.2 (upgrade manager does not tell me about the new Update when check).
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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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How can I remove packages using preseed?

I'm setting up an automated "no questions asked" preseed system and using Dustin Kirkland's server preseed as an example. He uses the following line to install three packages as part of the ...
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How do I boot a minimal CD ISO from a USB stick and use a wireless driver

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11 x64 minimal but I found that I dont have a wired ethernet connection (its broken) but I can possibly connect wirelessly. Is it possible to use the minimal CD image ...
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Can I get portable applications for Ubuntu?

I dont want to use internet everytime to install common application like vlc, etc.. Is there a site for portable apps for ubuntu ?
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What are `.mojo.run` files? Should I choose one over a tarball?

I'm about to download Dungeon Defenders from the Humble Bundle website, and I am presented with two options: a .tar.bz2 tarball and a .mojo.run MojoSetup file. Which should I choose? What are the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Windows Snap Feature

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32.bit from a Live-CD without internet connection and any updates the snapping feature worked fine for windows of all applications. However, after some updates ...
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How can I install Unity in Kubuntu 12.04?

I'd like to try Unity, but I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 (64-bit). How I can I install the Unity desktop environment? I tried "sudo apt-get install unity", but after installation and choosing "Gnome" ...
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Update Manager says 'Not all updates can be installed'

I have 11.04 installed with Gnome 3 and everything was working fine until I tried to run the update manager. Now I can't update any of my packages. A similar question was posted awhile ago but no ...
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How do I install javahl?

I'm trying to get Subclipse working in Eclipse Galeilo, and to do that I have to install the JavaHL library. I installed the library using sudo apt-get install libsvn-java, but the eclipse.ini file ...
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Why are there no alternate CDs?

In trying to download the latest release, I see there are no alternate CDs available. Previously I have needed them in order to install with a linux software raid root. Does the lack of alternate ...
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How do I install 12.04 onto a nilfs root partition?

I have a brand new SSD and I'd like to install 12.04 onto it with nilfs as the filesystem for the root partition. I can't find any easy way of doing that. If I boot from the 12.04 LiveCD, I can ...
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How to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 11.10?

I found a tutorial, but it explicitly notes that it is for 11.04. Based on your own experience, is it also applicable to 11.10? Based on your own experience, does it work to just download and ...
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“kernel panic not syncing out of memory and no killable process”

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a Pentium 3 with 256 MB RAM, I select install, continue with the process and when I see the "configuring apt sources" progress bar then I got the error: "kernel ...