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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. ...
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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 to install pip (python) to user without root access

Right, fairly new here but here goes: I'm trying to install pip (python installer) to my username since I don't have root privileges and can't just sudo apt-get install python-pip. So what I've ...
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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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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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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 ...
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Creating an install of Ubuntu to clone

I work on a team with several other developers. We all have similar hardware and we all run at least the same base development software. We are wishing to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 doing a clean ...
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Install XUbuntu from CD without using graphical installer?

I have an older machine onto which I'd like to install XUbuntu 12.04 32bit desktop. I have prepared the CD, and can boot from it, but the graphical installer is slow to the point of uselessness while ...
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How to show GRUB after install Ubuntu over Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 and after that I installed Ubuntu. This are my partition now: 70Gb --> Windows 8 50Gb --> Ubuntu 12.10 100Mb --> UEFI 300Mb --> Recovery I installed the GRUB on /dev/sda. ...
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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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apt-get could not open lock file

I am trying to get an nfs client running on a Sheeva-plug running debian 2.6.22. The host is Ubuntu 12.04 and claims (from showmount -e) to be exporting the desired directory. There is no showmount ...
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How do I pause/resume download and install from terminal?

I mostly use terminal for installation of programs (as does mostly everybody). However, at times (particularly when I have low battery and no charger wire OR more importantly, when installer file is ...
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How to install lightscribe for CD burning?

If I want to install lightscribe for CD burning, how do I install it safely? How to use simply use it? How to install? How to use it? (simple, quick way)
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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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Can't install vlc and other software : packages not coming from authenticated sources [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 last week I couldn't install any mp3 or videoplayers such as vlc or any others. They show me something about a failure to install packages, and when I click on details I ...
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How to automatically install entire Google Web Fonts collection?

I'm basically looking for an unattended way to deploy/install the Google Web Fonts collection into several Ubuntu boxes. I've searched for PPAs, packages or user scripts but without much luck. Any ...
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Why do I get “permission denied” errors with Python easy_install?

I'm an Ubuntu newbie and have been trying to install python's easy_install so that I don't have to deal with source files when install Python libraries. I"ve ran the following, and it seems to ...
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How do I transition from WUBI to a native installation? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid installed through wubi on my laptop (it came with Windows 7 preinstalled). This was my first foray into Linux, and I'm here to stay. I have no use for Windows, and yet I ...
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Installing Mercurial: start with Ubuntu Desktop or Server?

I need to set up a Mercurial server for experimentation. The setup will be in a virtual machine, and I figured this was a good time to check out Ubuntu (the other option was Windows). The Mercurial ...
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Install ubuntu on windows 8 with intel smart response

I have a dell inspiron 15z (ultrabook) with two drives, one HDD (500 Go) and one SSD (32 Go) managed by a kind of raid 0 array called intel smart response, and Windows 8 already installed. Dell ...
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Will upgrading Windows 7 to 8 affect Ubuntu installation (dual-boot)?

I'm posting this question because I have the intention to update my Windows 7 (damaged installation) to Windows 8 but I don't know if this process may affect my Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have 220 GB ...
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Ubuntu installation does not detect Windows 7

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with an installed Windows 7. I was following all steps on page, but it just simply does not gives me option to click Install them by side. It just tells that ...
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...
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how to mount / with encrypted lvm root during installation?

In order to understand Linux better, I'm trying to manually configure an encrypted root lvm partition . I have already tried this with the Ubuntu server installer by choosing the lvm encrypted option ...
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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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Picasa installs but is missing in the menu

Acer Aspire One Netbook Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 (freshly installed) 1 GB Ram 150 GB HDD Space When I try to install Picasa, it apparently completes, and tells me that it has been ...
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Can I use every .deb file, whatever my Ubuntu version or architecture?

Sometimes I want to download programs that are not proposed in the Software Center but only on the developer's website, like for example World of Goo Demo. But the website proposes only one .deb ...
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Clean Install Of Ubuntu Server over the network?

I have an install of Ubuntu server, I was recently fooling around with it, and as all learning processes do, I messed a few things up. I would this box to be secure and reliable in the future, So I ...
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Upgrade/Update Intellij 12

My Intellij shows me that a minor version is available for upgrade. How do I go about upgrading the current version. Do i have to create a new folder in /usr/share and change all references to the new ...
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Which Java should I install?

I've seen many articles about HOW to install Java. My question is WHICH one should I install for Java development? OpenJDK 6, OpenJDK 7, Oracle Java 6, or Oracle Java 7? Some sites tell me to install ...
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Will installing a program from the Software Center also include updates from its PPA?

For example I installed VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center would it also include VLC's PPA repository so that when my laptop would do a software update, VLC updates would automatically be included ...
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Live CD won't boot on Lenovo ThinkPad E525

I had Ubuntu 11.04 installed for a while and that worked fine. But when I try to boot from the Ubuntu 11.10 Live CD, the screen gets black after the purple background of what used to be the selection ...
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Permission denied error when trying to install with wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on Windows 7 using wubi installer . It downloads the image for sometime and ends up with the error that says Permission denied: for more details ...
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Copy a Ubuntu install?

So short story is that I am wanting to grab my ubuntu install, back up to an external disk, delete everything from my hdd, repartition my hdd, put my ubuntu install back. Long story is. I finally ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an iMac 27"?

I have a beautiful 27" iMac. I would like to run Ubuntu on it natively, dual-booting with OS X. I have rEFIt installed, and I can boot into the Ubuntu 10.10 CD, kind of. Here's what happens: I ...
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How can I install both 32 and 64 bit versions of the same -dev package?

I'm trying to install libsqlite3-dev for both i386 and amd64 on the same Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm developing an application that uses sqlite3, and want to compile and test both the 32-bit and 64-bit ...
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How to install and use Ubuntu from a USB flash drive on Windows 8?

I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a LiveUSB, but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive. I've read it's possible and I know my computer ...
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Install 11.10 on GPT with separate /home partition

I'm trying to install ubuntu / mint on my lenovo 570. Since it's better to use GPT, i'm trying to use that. I get these problems, either some partitions are misalligned, GRUB doesn't install or it ...
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Are partition sizes displayed in megabytes or mebibytes during installation?

Good day, Ladies and Gentlemen! Just to reassure myself: As far as I read in here, Ubuntu uses the correct decimal base interpretation of the MB prefix. So, in Nautilus, a file of 1MB is actually ...
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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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What happens when I press buy button in software center?

Just for my curiosity, what are processes happening,when I press buy button in software center ? . I just noticed that it updates software cache when I pressed buy button. It means it adds a temporary ...
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Current protocol for installing Xen with as a Dom0?

I tried to install Xen a few weeks ago with Ubuntu 11.10 as the Dom0. At the time, I encountered too many problems to list here. And an internet search revealed that others were having similar ...
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Injecting packages installed from source into apt/synaptic

Example: I build/install SoX myself, as provided Ubuntu package did not include additional audio format libraries that I might use and it's one of the packages I want latest version anyway. Now I ...
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Fresh install won't boot throwing “error: end of disk”

I have a machine which is supposed to be a media server. I have tried to install Ubuntu (both alternate and regular i386). The installation (and boot to usb drive) went on fine, but after the install ...