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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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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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Upgrade vs Clean install without formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a clean install better than upgrading? I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10 . In a few weeks I plan to upgrade to 12.04 . However, I have heard that upgrade can result ...
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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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What does add-apt-repository mean?

What does this mean? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maco.m/ruby sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rubygems Hows does it differ from running sudo apt-get install rubygems Thanks.
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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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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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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 much memory (RAM) should I allocate to the Virtual Machine?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a Virtual Box; my host OS is Windows 7, and I have 6GB of RAM on my system. One tutorial on setting up Ubuntu on a virtual machine (this one, on step 14: ...
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Cannot find curl-config in Ubuntu 13.04

I am installing package RCurl in R and getting an error checking for curl-config... no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ I have tried to install libcurl ...
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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 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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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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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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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 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 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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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 ...
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Why after fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation update aren't being installed?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer. Everything is fine without update. Just after the installation, it was showing about 200 MB updates to download. Since then I'm trying to install all the ...
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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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Dependency Problems installing Google Chrome package due to xdg-utils error

Trying to install Google Chrome on my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have run a full apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on this system before installing Chrome. I downloaded the 32-bit deb package from ...
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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How do I install Filezilla server?

I'm trying to get Filezilla FTP server and install it, but I can't find out how to. Can anyone help?
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 server from USB (with GRUB4DOS)

I have had no problem installing Ubuntu desktop when I boot off a live USB, but the server version has given me some trouble. I think it has to do with the way GRUB handles drivers. When the server ...
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How can I encrypt the entire disk on alternate installation?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 with full disk encryption? Previously versions have had an alternate install cd with a text interface where you could enable encryption for your drives. This ...
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How to install ubuntu-restricted-extras without ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I want to install the restricted codecs to enable .mp3 playback and so on, in Totem, I attempted to install the metapackage, ubuntu-restricted-extras but it wants to install the ...
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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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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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Trouble installing additional driver

I tried to enable ATI/AMD FGLRX graphic driver (I'm currently using ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics card.) using System / Administration / Additional Drivers. However, every time I tried, I got ...
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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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Does Ubiquity respect my former partition layout with a new installation?

If I have had two partition on my laptop ever since I use Linux. One for root and another for home. What does ubiquity do if I ask it to replace previous installation of Ubuntu with a new one? Will ...
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Installing on a computer with USB 3.0 hardware

I'm installing Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit version on an HP Envy 15. I get the same problem these people have here: "unable to find a medium containing a live file system" error when installing but the ...
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Install Ubuntu or Kubuntu on a External USB Drive

I have a few external hard drives (SSDs and Platters (SATA), is this possible that I can install Kubuntu 10.10 x64 or Ubuntu 10.10 x64 onto one of these external hard drives? My System supports ...
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How to know the package name in apt-get install <packageName>? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find packages to install via apt-get We use this command to install packages on our system... Common Syntax: sudo apt-get install <packageName> For ...
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My computer ejects the CD while loading Ubuntu for install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? My computer will eject the Ubuntu CD after staying about 5 minutes at the Ubuntu logo and go black ...
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How do I install dockbarx? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install dockbarx How do I install dockbarx on Ubuntu 11.10? When I am going to install it says: dockbarx : Depends: python-gnomeapplet but it is not installable ...
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Is it possible to install without a Live CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? I am wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu without the use of a Live CD. I have an issue so I wish to ...
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How do I find where an application is installed?

I installed wireshark recently. I have no idea in which directory it was installed, but it's not in /opt. How do I find where it's installed?
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Is it safe to change my Lucid sources to Maverick, to get one app, then revert to Lucid?

I am considering to temporarily change my repositories to Maverick, on a Lucid system. I want to install a newer version of Evolution because it has a particular feature I want. I don't want to ...
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How to install subversion client in ubuntu

I have looked at this question: How do I install svn? We already use sudo apt-get install subversion to install subversion on the server. What should I do in order to install the subversion ...