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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 to install Ubuntu on a CR-48 Chromebook?

A few weeks ago my chromebook got crazy and its OS got corrupted for an unknown reason. I'd like to instal Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it using a bootable USB pendrive, but since it is not the usual ...
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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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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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How do I set up a network installation?

I want to know if the official 700MB installation images can be used to do a network installation. What would be the easiest way to do it?
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How do I configure gnome-screensaver?

I am on ubuntu 12.10 and installed gnome-screensaver but I can't find any way to configure them or launch gnome-screensaver-preferences. f1. I installed and got away with xscreensaver, now want to ...
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Can I get an image containing both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server?

I am a professor teaching operating systems. The students find it convenient to use a GUI in Ubuntu. However, after installing Ubuntu Server, they have to install Ubuntu Desktop. This requires ...
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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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debootstrap failing to mount /proc

I have researched this, and none of the answers (so far) on here, nor googling seem to match my problem. Here is the situation: I am running Xubuntu 12.04 as a base install, and am trying to set up ...
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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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Setup and install IntelliJ with JDK

Is there any scripts for downloading and installing IntelliJ with JavaJDK or OpenJDK? I don't know how I did it before using Ubuntu 12.10 but I'm now on a fresh 13.04 install and I have been looking ...
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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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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 fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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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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“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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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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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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How to find python installation directory on ubuntu

I have just migrated from Windows environment. I have installed Python 3.2 in a separate directory. How can I get the python installation path on ubuntu shell ? Is there any way I can let shell ...
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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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How to dualboot Ubuntu on Asus Zenbook UX32VD?

I have just purchased a Asus Zenbook UX32VD and it will arrive on Monday. However, I do not know how to dualboot Ubuntu on this, because of two reasons: It is a hybrid 500GB HDD + 30GB SSD, ...
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How to tell Ubuntu where to install a program and how to tell where an existing program was installed?

I'm totally new to Ubuntu/Linux, using Ubuntu Server at the moment. Just trying to figure out something basic. How can you tell where you are installing a program. For example I just installed ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Ubuntu installation issue

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It is stuck at a point where it says "Downloading Language Packs..." Time in it is randomly changing. It has been over 2 hours, since it is downloading. Is there any ...
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Must I enable the root account to install Matlab?

I'm trying to install Matlab R20112a on Ubuntu. My problem is: I get access to the installation gui running ./install from a terminal, but the installer fails when it tries to write on the folder ...
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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 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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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. ...