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Can't install on Dell Inspiron 15R

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R and use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. Well I tried to install all of the following without any success: Ubuntu 10.04 x86-32bit Ubuntu 10.10 x86-64bit ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a GPT HDD

I have changed my system to boot from UEFI instead of BIOS and have installed Windows 7 on my internal SSD which has GPT partition type. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my external HDD. My ...
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How do I install uTorrent? [duplicate]

I have tried all the tutorials to install uTorrent, but I still can't get any of them to work. They are all identical. Basically, you get the .tar.gz file, unzip it to /opt/, mark it as executable, ...
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Will the data from my persistent Live-USB automatically transfer when I install?

I have a Live USB of Lubuntu 12.04. I have been working with it for quite some time now and have installed quite a few packages in it. Now, I want to convert this to an actual install. When I do so, ...
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Can't get USB flash drive to boot [closed]

I created a USB stick using Universal USB Installer and file ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso. When I plug it into my notebook and start up it just freezes with the following message. SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD ...
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Is there a standalone version of soapUI for Linux?

I want to run soapUI on Ubuntu 11.10. If I am not able to install via the package manager, I'd prefer not to install at all, and instead run as a standalone application. Looking at the soapUI download ...
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Would like to install Ubuntu on secondary hard drive within my computer

Okay, so here's the story. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. I currently have a 2TB drive in my computer where Windows 7 boots from, and a secondary 500GB drive that also has a bootable ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu 12.04: UEFI and Legacy

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10) with Windows 8 on a new Sony Vaio, but have run into some problems :) Specifically, my problems seem to come from choosing UEFI or Legacy as the ...
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Wubi Grub Prompt “Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported” [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu today with WUBI. After installing, the first time I tried to boot it, it gave me a screen with this grub prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first ...
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How do I search for and install the latest version of MinGW-w64

I wish to install the latest version of MinGW-w64 and was told the best way is to install it via Ubuntu's apt-get command. How do I search for and install the latest version of MinGW-w64? I need the ...
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moved ubuntu folder from C: to D: drive how to correct UUID entries

I had a previous Ubuntu 11.10 installation which was done using Wubi in D: drive of my computer. The corresponding grub.cfg entries are: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1546414/ Now I wanted to use Ubuntu ...
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How can I resolve dpkg dependency problems?

$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 8 not fully ...
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Problem on upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4 with CD

I write the Ubuntu 12.4 .iso file to CD. reboot my PC and boot from CD and chose install Ubuntu. I don't know why the chosen "upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 " is disable ? is problem in my hardware? I ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 - Black Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've installed Ubuntu on my laptop and it worked just fine but when I try to install it on my ...
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How can I upgrade from 11.04 to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 I am very exited about the releases and i do want to try to install it , but I can't see it , when I do ...
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How do I install Oracle 11gR2 Enterprise in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Oracle 11g? I installed oracle 11gR2 Enterprise Edition in ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 but I can't install it in ubuntu 11.10. can anyone tell me how to ...
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How do I back up my ubuntu packages/settings/etc so that it can be restored from a clean install?

I need to reinstall Ubuntu, but it doesn't have anything to do with wanting to clean my system or 'start fresh.' I have my stuff pretty fine tuned, so I want to redo as little as possible.
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Multi-choice memory stick? [duplicate]

Now, with large memory sticks being cheap, I think it would be nice to have many or all official flavours available on one memory stick. That is; you boot from a memory stick and get a menu which lets ...
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Unable to install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu on both a Dell XPS 15z or a Dell XPS 8300.

I have a Dell XPS 15z Laptop with an Intel Core i7, 6 GB ram, and an NVIDIA graphics card. I can install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu with no problems at all. But when I try to install the 64-bit ...
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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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How to uninstall Windows 8?

I do not want to dual-boot, I want my PC to solely run Ubuntu. How can I do this? I've tried everything and it just won't work. I am currently running Windows 8 and want to run Ubuntu 12.10. I've ...
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LiveCD does not work on my desktop

I've installed new version of Ubuntu on my laptop without any issue using the LiveCD. But on my desktop, weird things happen: During the 1st try booting with the LiveCD on my desktop, my 2 year old ...
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Unable to install GRUB

Unfortunately (as you can see) I cannot install grub. I have tried /dev/sda as well. Here is my partitioning schema: Troubleshooting + problems: Installed Windows 8 to logical partition ...
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How do I install Sheetmaker?

Sheetmaker generates Moviesheets and similar coversheets for TV-Shows. I would like to install Sheetmaker, but it looks a bit complicated for me. I have downloaded and followed the installation ...
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Dual boot menu not showing after installation of Ubuntu 12.04

Before installing Ubuntu 12.04, Windows XP with three drives were there. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit in of the three drives which I've mentioned above, installation went fine but after ...
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How to set a static IP address? [duplicate]

apt-get fail to resolve the mirror. I am using my server as a backup server to one of my website servers. So I had to initially set a static IP address... How can I do it?
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How do I install Ubuntu with some broken keys on the keyboard?

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto my older laptop. I power up the computer, pressing F12 to load the boot menu. It offers me to load from the hard drive and from my USB, but my ↓ and Tab ...
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Replacing the OpenJDK with the Oracle JDK

I've had the archive file for Oracle's JDK for some time and have been running java applications through ~/Downloads/jdk1.7.0/bin/java -jar <jarfile> for some time, but I'm wondering if there's ...
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How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu successfully by using acpi=off and nolapic. When I booted into the installed operating system, all that the screen showed was several multi colored bars (This must have been my ...
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How do I get an Acer Aspire One D270 working?

I was planning to buy Acer Aspire One D270 within a few days and as everybody installs linux on their netbook I was also planning to do that. Now, my question is how is Acer's hardware compatibility ...
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Cannot install anything through Terminal - apt-get -f install

I get this when ever i try and install anything with th Terminal: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gimp : Depends: ...
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Can I install two Ubuntu versions on the same machine?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit already installed on my machine..I am using MongoDB and it does not work properly with 32 bit machine. So I want to install 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 on my system on another ...
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Clarification of the third-party software options during system installation

During installation, the user is presented with the following dialogue: The 'Flash' and 'MP3' options are pretty self-explanatory, but what about the 'wireless hardware' and 'other media' options. ...
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Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly - after maven installation

I installed Java JDK on Ubuntu 12.04 and added Java home to my path at ~/.bashrc: export PATH=/opt/jdk1.7.0_40/jdk1.7.0_40/bin:$PATH This looks a little bit strange but it's really my path. After ...
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Running Ubuntu from USB

I am trying to run ubuntu off of USB. Here is what I did: Checked USB formatting. confirmed that it is FAT32 From instructions on this page I downloaded (Universal USB installer). From this page I ...
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What is the correct way of setting up an abnt2 keyboard layout in preseed?

I am creating a preseeding file for an automatic ubuntu 11.10 installation and I am having problems setting up the keyboard configuration. I need the keyboard to be configured as abnt2 so I added this ...
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Could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com when reinstalling xorg

I managed to uninstall xserver-xorg completely, and now all I see when booting Ubuntu is a blank screen. I've tried reinstalling it through shell prompt (recovery mode) but every time I get errors ...
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Just Installed a CLI system then ubuntu-desktop, does not boot automatically

I installed a CLI system with Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 Alternate CD. Then installed Ubuntu Desktop (--no-install-recommends). After a restart, it hangs at the below screen Whats wrong? Btw: I notice a ...
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Live USB for Ubuntu 13.10 does't recognize Windows 8 OS

I have created a Live USB for Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.4 I have restarted and booted from the USB; tried Ubuntu without installing. Everything works fine there ...
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Creating a swap file or swap partition on the SSD/HDD [closed]

I have Linux Mint 13 LTS which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed it on my SSD and will use the HDD for data storage only. When installing the OS I skipped making a swap file/partition. The ...
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Unable to install 12.04 on a Lenovo U410 Ultrabook

I recently bought a Lenovo U410 Ultrabook and tried installing 12.04. Once I enter the installation process, I am not able to see available partitions. Is it because of the 32GB SSD that is ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install on an old PC? [duplicate]

I just inherited from my neighbors an old PC with Windows XP as the operating system would try to use it with ubuntu but I'm undecided on the version to install, the two versions that excite me the ...
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How do i configure the live usb to install additional packages?

I have saved all the packages from the directory /var/cat/apt/archives to Usb. Is it possible to configure the live Usb to accommodate all these extra packages /var/cache/apt/archives; so that it ...
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Problem Selecting Partition to Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows XP. When I am prompted where I want to install Ubuntu, the three options to select from are: Install Ubuntu alongside Microsoft Windows XP Home ...
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Check burned Ubuntu CD

My OS is Ubuntu 10.10. I have burned Ubuntu 11.04 into a CD. Now I tried to check the CD following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM#Check%20the%20CD, as following: $ ls -l -rwxrwx--- 1 ...
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How to Reinstall Ubuntu on Acer C7 Chromebook

I installed Chrbuntu 13.04 recently and it works great, however I was updating some programs when a pop-up appeared asking if i wanted to upgrade to the newest version. I didnt realize that it was ...
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How to access previous ubuntu wubi installation

I installed ubuntu/wubi nearly a year ago on my windows 8 pc. It has been sitting on a separate partition untouched since then. I am trying to access it again as I'd like to use Ubuntu now. I cannot ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 with USB

I've downloaded the .iso file (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso), and then used Unetbootin to make my 16Gb Kingston pendrive a live-USB. Then I restart my notebook (samsung r580) and access the BIOS. I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on an exFAT hard drive?

I would like to know if it's possible to install Ubuntu on an exFAT hard drive, since Windows 8's drive admin utility only allow me to get NTFS and exFAT partitions. Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu Install - Won't fit on CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I burn the 12.10 790MB ISO to a CD? iso image too big for a cd Ubuntu won't fit on a CD I need to install to a clean drive and have downloaded Ubuntu 12.10. The ...