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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 without installing Grub

Using the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD, is possible not to install Grub? In previous versions, there was a checkbox called something like "skip grub installation", now in 12.04 this checkbox isn't there any ...
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“No such file or directory” when invoking java

I'm trying to re-install Oracle JDK 7 32 bit to 64 bit Ubuntu (previously 64 bit JDK was installed). JDK is currently present at /usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0. I invoke sudo update-alternatives --remove ...
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Is the 64-Bit version of Ubuntu only compatible with AMD CPUs?

I was told that computers with more than 2 gig's memory need a 64 bit operating system to utilize all RAM. Is the 64bit Ubuntu download really JUST for AMD processors? I am asking because the disk ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 64bits on dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits on my new dell XPS 14 ultrabook. When I tried to install it from a usb drive or wubi the installer says: "No root file system selected". The problem is that I ...
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How do I install DTrace?

Googling suggests that DTrace is available on Linux but I can't find instructions as how to install it. DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework. It is designed to give operational ...
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What does “./configure; make; make install” do?

What does ./configure do? Why make then make install? How does it know where libs are? ( they are all there and loaded but it cant find them.) Why need libs if compiler is supposed to compile?
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Can't mount or unmount virtual discs- gives option for “force unmounting”

I've installed Ubuntu (64-bit version) on a vm through VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit host, but I fear that I've done something wrong. First, when I restart my computer, it just goes straight to ...
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I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu as the computer's only OS.

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on a box which was previously running Windows 7. I have also experienced the dreaded "Unable to install GRUB" error. I am not attempting to dual boot. I have ...
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Ubuntu installation partitioning: Logical or primary?

I am in the process of reinstalling Ubuntu. When I got to this step: I was prompted to choose a logical or a primary partition. I've never seen this dialog box before -- before it just told me to ...
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Can the Ubuntu logo be used for a commercial website?

Is there an Ubuntu logo that can be used on a commercial website to indicate that Ubuntu can be installed for customers?
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Is there any way to take my current setup and put it on a live disk, then install it to another machine?

A tutorial or specific directions would be great.
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What is the (initial) root password for Ubuntu on Nexus 7?

Is it possible to install anything on nexus 7' Ubuntu? I installed Ubuntu, booted, but there's only default admin account.
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How do I install PHP-FPM 5.4 on 12.04?

I would like to install PHP 5.4 with FPM on a 12.04 virtual machine. The popular PPA solution for installing PHP 5.4 doesn't seem to include the php5-fpm package. What's the best way to install this ...
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Is this WUBI? What is “Installation size” setting for?

I'm new to Ubuntu... I went to the downloads page and downloaded the Windows Installer as I am hoping initially to have a dual boot on my currently Win 7 PC (I would consider preserving my Win7 ...
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How do I resolve a GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” error?

I am stuck with a rather irritating problem I ran into after installing 11.10 on my macbook pro 5,5. I did a clean install efi booting into the setup using the desktop cd. Upon the first reboot I was ...
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Step to step how to install Cinelerra

I have some problems installing cinelerra on my Ubuntu 11.10. I tried to follow some guides on the internet but none of them worked. How do I install it?
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How to enable persistent option in disk creator?

I try to test natty alpha with usb. (my system is 10.04) But when I run disk creator I can not choose the option for persistent creation. Here on screenshots I saw that this is possible. Choosing the ...
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How to set up PHP with Nginx, APC and PostgreSQL?

I use Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I would like to set up a web server environment with NginX, PHP 5.3.3, PostgreSQL and preferably APC and PHP Suhosin. I have already set up PostgreSQL with apt-get ...
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Can I update software installed from source code directly

Though its nearly a year since I started using Ubuntu, I have not attempted installing software from source. I didn't actually find the need to do so. But now I am working on a software which is at ...
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Unable to mount /dev/loop0 during install

I was installing 32-bit Ubuntu(ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso) on VMWare workstation 7.1. During installation an error came up with the following text. (initramfs) mount: mounting dev/loop0 on ...
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Why Does Ejabberd Start Fail?

I am trying to install ejabberd 2.1.10-2 on my Ubuntu 12.04.1 server. This is a fresh install, and ejabberd is never successfully installed. The Install Every time, apt-get hangs on this: Setting ...
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Is there a website to check all media codecs?

i've installed ubuntu on the notebook of my sister and want to make sure that all media codecs work, so that she can surf on the internet and download media and everything will work. with media ...
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Need to repair or reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 without losing programs or data

I was trying to change the ownership on an external drive, and mistakenly used sudo chown -RL myuser:myuser /media/"New Volume" Unfortunately, it changed the ownership on the entire drive to ...
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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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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 to install Ubuntu from within other Linux Distributions without reboot

I have an OpenSuse Linux running on my work pc. I have no time to go offline and install Ubuntu. Ideally I want to mount ubuntu.iso, run Ubuntu Installer from bash, and then, at the evening, just ...
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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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Is it possible to install Ubuntu without a CD or USB drive?

So basically as it stands I have a laptop which has no cd/dvd drive, and I don't have a usb drive. The laptop has windows 7 installed with ubuntu 11.04 installed through wubi. What I want to do is ...
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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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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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how to reinstall mysql?

A software upgrade broke, among other things, mysql and I have not been able to get it back up yet. Suspected cause: I had a near-full boot disk; the upgrade filled up the disk before completing and ...
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How can I Resolve dpkg dependency?

administrator@zlounes:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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command-t vim “Could not load C extension”

When I hit \t to use the Command-T extension in VIM, I get the error command-t.vim could not load the C extension I'm not sure how to go about fixing this... any suggestions? Thanks I am using ...
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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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Why am I given the option to also encrypt my home folder after I've selected system encryption?

I am installing Ubuntu 13 with full encryption but why am I given the option to also encrypt my home folder. Surely the home folder is covered under the system encryption? I'm confused.
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Why I get hostname: Name or service not known error?

I'm getting this error when ever I install any packages via apt-get: hostname: Name or service not known dpkg: error processing ssmtp (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script ...
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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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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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How do I use a different drive as an installation location for Steam?

I recently got an invitation for Steam. I want to download games but my SSD drive which I have Ubuntu will not be enough. How can I install Steam on a different hard drive? I went into the "Steam ...
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Can someone tell me how to install reaver-wps?

Here is the webpage http://code.google.com/p/reaver-wps/ Can someone help me install it so I can play around with it?
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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 ...