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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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Installing ubuntu desktop without all the bloat

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu Server then from there install a desktop environment. Then I think ubuntu-desktop will not just include the desktop but other bloat too? How can I just get the GUI, ...
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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 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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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Which version of Ubuntu can I install on these specs? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my PC. Which version would suit a desktop and these specifications? My specs :- AMD Atholon 64 3000+ 1GB DDR RAM 750GB ASUS K8V-MX main board Thanks in advance!
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How can I do mass installs on multiple computers?

I had promissed my 120 students that I will install ubuntu 10.10 on their laptops but failed to do it.The laptops were dell vostro 4014. All have same hardware. I took one laptop and installed ubuntu ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from ...
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“CPU is not compatible with 64 bit mode” error trying to install Windows 7 (64 Bit) on VirtualBox

I installed VirtualBox from the Software Center on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10. When I try to install a 64-bit Windows 7 guest I get the following error: Attempting to load 64 bit however this CPU is not ...
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What is apt and aptitude in Ubuntu?

I've been blindly copy pasting code that contains these keywords to install programs and having migrated from Windows, I don't quite understand what they mean. Can anyone explain them and their ...
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How to test if package is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I check if a package is installed (no superuser privileges) I want a shell script method to test/report if a package is installed. I don't need details, only a ...
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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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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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“Continue button” grayed out in “installation type” screen during 13.04 installation

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto my 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, from a live-usb. One of the screens says "Installation type", with the three options "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista" or ...
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sudo apt-get install (google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) is not working

I was told that sudo apt-get install (package.deb) installs the software with all the dependencies too. I am trying install Google Chrome, but when I do this step, it generates the following error: ...
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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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How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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Why doesn' t wireshark work?

I installed wireshark. Ran it. When I click on 'Interface List', I get a list of 0 interfaces. I think that means I have some kind of configuration problem. I'm guessing my kernel isn't ...
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How can I get Google Earth working?

I would like to install Google Earth under Ubuntu 10.10. Under v10.04 there were some problems. Has anyone been able to get it working satisfactorily? Was Wine used?
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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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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 ...
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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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How to create deb installer from tarballs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? there are several tarballs (e.g. Firefox, Eclipse, Zend Studio and ...) that have executable file within, that easily we can extract ...
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How to install and Configure Ubuntu One

I have several Windows, Mac and Linux computers (No servers) and want to install Ubuntu One on them to share and save information. So my question is: In what operating systems can I actually install ...
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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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Not enough space in /var/cache/apt/archives/

I had yesterday problem to install a package called ckan, and then I had some buggs. In fact, it was solved because odf the following : The doc ...
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Why I'm not asked to set a password for Root when Installing Ubuntu?

When I install Ubuntu, it never shows an option to set a password, yet there is a password when trying to log in to the admin account and when I try to install packages. I can't change the password in ...
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How to install LaTeX package called “standalone” properly so I can get update with Synaptic package manager?

How to install LaTeX package called "standalone" properly so I can get update with Synaptic package manager? I know I can manually download the file and install it.
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How to install Open64 Compiler?

Open64 is the compiler maintained by AMD, here are the links: http://developer.amd.com/tools/cpu-development/x86-open64-compiler-suite/ and the Community Maintained one http://www.open64.net/home.html ...
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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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How do I download old unsupported packages such as Kernel headers? [duplicate]

I am using the now unsupported Jaunty. However, I'm also running an older unsupported kernel which I wish to programme. i'm trying to make new system calls in kernel 2.6.21 and one of the new system ...
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Installing ubuntu onto mac mini

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and 13.10 onto my mac mini using every tutorial I could find using dd or even a program similar to UNetbootin for mac, and nothing seems to be working. ...
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How do I install Nemo file manager?

How do I install Nemo File Manager, a fork of nautilus 3.4 by the Linux Mint team?
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How to install GIMP 2.7?

Here I ask this question since 12.04 Beta 2 is usable and this question would come up sooner then later. After issuing the standard sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn sudo apt-get ...
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How to set up a mail server correctly?

I have read a number guides on setting up a mail server, but none of them seems to work completely. My Requirements: I want to send and receive mails to and from all domains. (i.e., ...
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How do I install Qt5, which comes as a .run file? [duplicate]

I downloaded http://qt-project.org/downloads Qt5 Libary for Linux 64bit The library format is .run But if I try to open it, I'll get the following error sh ./qt.run ./qt.run: 1: ./qt.run: cannot ...
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How do I install libaio?

I'm trying to install libaio with following command line : sudo apt-get install libaio and sudo apt-get install automake libtool autoconf gcc-g++ gcc libaio libaio-dev make but both of them ...
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How to completely uninstall gnome-shell and all extensions?

I'm having a bit of trouble getting the gnome-shell to work ever since I installed an extension (I don't know which) on 11.10. So what I would like to know is: How can I completely uninstall ...
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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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Where is the Groovy documentation?

I have installed the Groovy documentation from the Ubuntu Software Centre, but where does it reside? And how to view it?
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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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How can I install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 while being able to recover from an Nandroid backup?

I use CyanogenMod and ClockWork Recovery on my Nexus 7. How can my existing full nandroid backup be used to restore my device after installing Ubuntu? The instructions assume "recovery" would mean ...
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How do I get the bleeding edge Chromium?

The following versions of Chromium are available at the moment : Chromium Stable PPA (13.0.782.218) Chromium Beta PPA (14.0.835.126) Ubuntu Repo (14.0.835.202) Chromium Dev PPA (15.0.865.0) Chromium ...