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Problems while installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 17-j050

I had several issues while trying to install Ubuntu (x64) on the new laptop that I just bought: HP Envy 17-j050ex (specs). I will not raising the common issues about dual-boot, secure boot, setting ...
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Make a snapshot of Ubuntu for future installs

When we install Ubuntu, we get a lot of softwares pre-installed. Just like this, is it possible for me to install Ubuntu, then install all my required softwares and packages, setup my desktop and ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over Elementary OS on an EFI system?

First, a bit of background. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8(preinstalled). I disabled secure boot. I had to go in the bios settings and change the disk order to select Ubuntu as the ...
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Local network install ubuntu desktop 12.04LTS 64BITS

I have an All In One PC without CDROM, and the USB ports are not working properly. Im trying to perform a network installation via netboot/pxe, but it seems to be pretty difficult. I didn't have so ...
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How to install CLang using precompiled binaries?

How do I install CLang on Ubuntu, using precompiled binaries of CLang that I downloaded? Here's how I downloaded CLang: "LLVM Download Page" -> "Download LLVM 3.2" -> "Clang Binaries for ...
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How to set up a bootable Truecrypt USB with Ubuntu on it?

Oddly enough, I haven't found the solution to this yet, unless I've misinterpreted the search results I've been seeing. I want to encrypt a USB flash drive so that I can select "Boot from USB" on any ...
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Why does Ubuntu always boot regardless of boot priority?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10. I thought I had installed 64-bit but somehow I had installed 32-bit. I wanted to install 64-Bit Ubuntu over the current installation with my flash drive but whenever I ...
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Why does 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu OS change the behavior of the r8169 LAN module?

This question is posed because I finished building a new rig with a GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo, unlocked FX 4100 proc, 16gb RAM, and GT 640 graphix card. Started it up and tested the mobo (via BIOS) and all ...
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I can't start ubuntu due to “Windows failed to start” error with wubi

I am unable to start Ubuntu. I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi.exe. This is the error message I got: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation stuck on 'where do you live' using CD

I am trying to install my first linux software, Ubuntu 12.04. I got an iso image of Ubuntu 12.04 from a PC magazine DVD. I first burned it using ImgBurn on a clean new CD-RW. Then I deleted a 40 GB ...
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How do I get USB sound working on a Dell Dimension 5000?

I have recently installed 12.04 LTS on a Dell Dimension 5000 from a USB with the disk image. It is a fresh install, and from the off, I noticed that the sound was not working. I kinda expected this, ...
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Installation taking unusually long time

I am installing 12.04 LTS along side with Windows 7. This installer is taking unusually long time. It has stopped at a point for more than half an hour. It is telling Restoring previously ...
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Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it with there own home folder. I have an USB disk and want to use it to backup my home folders. Trying this, I got some questions. ...
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want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Powermac 11,2

want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Apple Powermac 11,2 (G5) which has GeForce 6600 LE video what is the necessary text command to enter at boot prompt? I have tried the regular and alternate CD iso's ...
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Error: “No package 'libgpod-1.0' found” when trying to install gtkpod2.1.4

I am very new to using Ubuntu but I know the basics. I've been having a series of errors while trying to compile gtkpod2.1.4. I've managed to fix most of them so far with a little googling, mostly ...
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Installation instructions for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows

I've completed a new build and I would like to make it a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot system. I am brand new to Linux and, while I have done a lot of research into ways to partition my drives and so ...
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Broken Package, Unable to install anything.!

I know there is so many solution for this but I tried all those none of them are working. When I tried apt-get install -f ... siddharth@Sid-HP-dv6:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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How can I get install a Cool computer language for Ubuntu?

I am considering taking an online class through Coursera.org. The class is offered by Stanford University. They use the Cool programming language. Does anyone have experience installing Cool in ...
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Unnecessary packages on my ubuntu VPS server from host. How to diff with standard ubuntu?

The ubuntu setup & packages that I got on my VPS from my host provider seems to be quite different from default Ubuntu server minimal edition. For e.g. I could see some not so necessary packages ...
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Strange recursive folder created on npm installation

something very strange is happening to my system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I use it for node.js deveopment. Every time I perform an installation either (sudo npm install -g myPackage) a srtange ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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“The ./boot/grub/efi.img file failed the MD5 checksum verification.”

Related question: Why does integrity check fail for the 12.04.1 Alternate ISO? I downloaded and wrote ubuntu-12.04.3-server-amd64.iso to a USB key, but when I boot from it and select "Check disc for ...
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Unable to install grub in /dev/sda

I have tried multiple times to install UBUNTU 13.10 AMD64bit via CD and USB but it always fails in the end and gives the "Unable to install grub in /dev/sda" error.I tried 32 bit and still have the ...
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What checks should be used when installling non-repository or offline software?

Case 1) Let's say some software isn't available in the repositories and you have to download it from a website and install it. Case 2) You have downloaded a DRM free paid software but can no longer ...
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Turn off nodmraid? (For installation)

okay, I've installed Ubuntu on a 4gb USB (LiveSession I think you people will call it) When I go to install Ubuntu onto my 16gb USB from the livedisk, I followed some instructions for setting up my ...
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Accidentally departitioned in Ubuntu installation - now boot manager doesn't work

OK, I've spectacularly failed at the Ubuntu installation process, and my new computer is now unusable. I realize that this is somewhat of a specialized case, but I'd really be extradinarily grateful ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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Failed to install ubuntu 13.10 and it also corrupted my windows 7

i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 from bootable usb but it failed and it also corrupt my windows 7. then again i tried to install ubuntu it shows that i have no operating system currently. i select the ...
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Add PPA cassou/emacs

When I run following command in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs It says: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:cassou/emacs'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. Also I am ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7 (grouper)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu touch on nexus 7 (grouper,WiFi) for couple days now, and no luck. I am using manual install method (from this tutorial) because other automatic tools don't work. ...
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Kubuntu 13.04 got installed inside Win7, but doesn't appear in boot menu

Need someone to help me. This is for the first time I am trying to get my problem solved in forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for quite some time. First thing, I never used Ubuntu in parallel ...
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Error installing Ubuntu software - Package dependencies cannot be resolved

I switched to Ubuntu from Windows, but I am not able to install any software on it. Whenever I install it gives the following error : Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be ...
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Installation on an UEFI system

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now I bought a new notebook and want to install Ubuntu again but I can't. My notebook is a Lenovo S300 ieadpad with preinstalled Windows 8. I want Ubuntu to be my ...
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How to remove the limit of a maximum of 16 partions at installation of 12.04 on GPT layout HDD

When I partition the HDD with Gparted (from 12.04 installation media), it encounters an error when trying to format partition named sda16. The error message reads: mkdosfs: Device partition expected, ...
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Is it possible to ask arbitrary questions in the preseed during ubuntu install

I have built an automatic installation system for building nodes from bare metal, it produces a pretty basic install, then installs puppet and contacts the puppetmaster for the rest of the ...
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Unable to repair boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Samsung laptop NP350E7C. It comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04. The first time I installed it with the live USB, it worked, but windows stopped working. I repaired ...
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Problem installing vlc 12.04 broken dependencies

I am trying to install vlc on my Gateway netbook running 12.04 through wubi but whether I try using terminal or the software center I get this error message. The following packages have unmet ...
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Live USB stopped working

I had 13.04 32bit running great on a Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64gb stick. For the most part I use it on a Toshiba Portege laptop but sometimes on various desktops as well. I set the usb drive up with ...
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How to install Ubuntu on free DOS OS on Lenovo G580-59-358263 ? (For experienced Lenevo Users)

My Lenovo G580-59-358263 laptop will be coming in the next 2-3 days which has pre-installed DOS operating System (No Windows), i prefer that way. Well i've never installed Ubuntu on DOS running ...
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Migration to remote installation

I am having difficulty finding a good tutorial on what I am looking to accomplish. I have in the past few weeks setup a home server (Ubuntu 13.04) with various packages that I now want to have hosted ...
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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apt-get fails any install: “dpkg: error processing grub-pc”

When installing any program with apt-get install, I get the following error: Generating grub.cfg ... /etc/grub.d/00_header: 234: /etc/grub.d/00_header: Bad substitution dpkg: error processing grub-pc ...
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How to create a profile in keryx for an offline machine?

I have installed keryx. When I ran keryx in my Windows 7, I didn't find any premade profile for my Ubuntu 13.04. So I have to create a new profile in keryx but I don't know how to do that. Please help ...
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Cannot install XBMC

I am unable to install XBMC even after follwing all the steps... This is the error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Error installing SHA

I'm trying to install SHA using the following command perl -MCPAN -e 'install Digest::SHA' I also tried using: sudo cpan 'install Digest::SHA' But i'm getting a linker error: ...
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How do I install the drivers for my Canon PC-D320 printer?

I've got a printer, which is not listed in the list of drivers for Ubuntu. The printers name is: Canon PC-D320 So how do I install the drivers? Where can I find them?
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Does the Ubuntu Server iso support full disk encryption out of the box?

Does the Ubuntu Server iso support full disk encryption out of the box? If no, what options do I have to do this out of the box with a stock ISO now that alternate got nuked?
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How to make a dependency to the latest version of boost?

I'm packaging a couple of libraries that have some dependencies with one-another. To simplify, let's say I have: libA and libB. libB depends on libA for both building and installing. libA depends ...
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How to install lib32-libpulse on 64 bit Ubuntu system?

I have a problem with Skype. So I found that the solution to it is to install lib32-libpulse-4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar library. I found that I should install ia32-libs. So I installed it without any ...
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Apt-fast does not show download size

I use apt-fast to download and install packages on my system. What I have noticed is apt-fast does not show me how much data will be downloaded, as apt-get does: The following NEW packages will be ...