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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox keeps crashing during installation [on hold]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit) on Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.18 (with Windows 8 as the host OS). It goes through the whole installation process, but when I click to restart the VM after ...
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How do I list the default installed packages?

I am developing a offline installer for ubuntu all version. I need ubuntu's default installed packages list. We can get installed packages list by command in ubuntu dpkg --get-selected But is there ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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How to install Ubuntu touch on a tablet?

i have a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and i want to install Ubuntu Touch on it, someone can help me? I looked at the specs of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and they have the same specs, even the resolution (600x1024), can I ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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How do I install GMSH?

I am trying to install Gmsh in 12.04 x64: xxx@sjb-linux:/320/installslinux/gmsh$ sudo apt-get install gmsh Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 not installing in Ubuntu 14.04

One of my friend send me Euro Truck Simulator 2, whenever I try to install it the following occurs : kapil@kapil-Dell-System-Vostro-3750:~/l$ ./EuroTruckSimulator2.sh Verifying archive integrity... ...
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Problem installing 14.04 in VMPlayer

I'm just trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare Player. It has a single huge (300 GB) partition and so I expect it to take some time, but after a few minutes, this message came I'm unsure what ...
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How do I install the new GNS3 release?

The GNS3 package in Ubuntu Software Center is old. I tried to install the new release GNS3 0.8.4 RC2 from the CLI using the following command: sudo python gns3 0.8.4 exe (and bin) but I get a python ...
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fontconfig-infinality causes 13.04 boot failure

I upgraded my travel notebook (Asus VivoBook X202E 11.6" Touch Screen, but minimal video, 1366x768 as I recall) from ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu 13.04. Everything worked perfectly, But then I Thought I ...
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Created Partition but not showing up on install wizard - dual booting ubuntu 13.10 on WIndows 8

I know there are dozens of similar questions and sorry for asking another one, but I can't find an answer that tells me about my problem. I created a 10gb partition in windows 8 which is now ...
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How to install ubuntu on lenovo g580?

I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo g580 and I have this issue. After a few seconds of booting liveUSB screens gets black and nothing happens. I've read somewhere about connecting second screen ...
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Wubi “could not retrieve the required disk image”

I tried to download Ubuntu 12.04 through Windows Installer (Wubi), but I get this error message: An error occurred: Could not retrieve the required disk image For more information, please see the ...
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot

I've used Linux in the past and really want to install it on my current computer alongside my current OS, Win 7 64-bit. However, when I try (various methods) from the 12.04 liveCD, it can't seem to ...
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How can I add an application to the list of Open With applications?

I installed Komodo Edit from a download (wasn't available in Software Center.) I want to be able to open .php files in Komodo, but when I right-click and choose Open With Other Application, Komodo ...
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No boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Acer Aspire 4736z with Live CD

I am facing a problem. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Live CD, at the reboot there is no boot option to choose the OS. I directly get logged into my Windows 7. Before that i was having an ...
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How do I enable hardware virtualization technology (VT-x) for use in Virtualbox?

So I am trying to run Ubuntu in a virtualbox but on installing 12.10 from the .iso I was greeted by a warning telling me that audio wouldn't work then I pressed next and this popped up: Failed to ...
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blackberry desktop will not prompt for install

I have a torch 9810 and need to tether for my network connection, i am totally new to xubuntu and have no idea of what to do next. also the installs kaffeine, parole and multimedia calls for plug ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 software raid

I had already Ubuntu OS installed on my desktop PC, where the software RAID 5 is configured ( 3 partitions /, swap and home ). This system was upgraded from the 11.04 till 13.04, it was quite messy, ...
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Monitor displays “signal out of limits” message after installing catalyst/fglrx

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 into my desktop PC (ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card, Monitor full HD LG W2240). I tried to install ATI catalyst driver suggested by Ubuntu system itself. When I tried to ...
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error: package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 and by the way my wireless is not working. So, I'm trying to fix this problem manually. I have installed the 64 bit Ubuntu already. The problem is I cannot install ...
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Install ubuntu inside windows comes out in ubuntu CD instead of install parallelly

here's the problem: I downloaded the ubuntu (12.04 lts) image installer and burnt it on a CD. When I put it and restarted windows, instead of the "Install ubuntu alongside windows" option shown in ...
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Cannot boot from USB wtih ubuntu 13.10

I downloaded ubuntu 13.10 amd64 iso and used all of following methods to make a install media. UNetBootin Universal USB installer (from windows) But I cannot boot from USB pen drive. Some time it ...
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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on pendrive

I've got a problem with installing Ubuntu on Pendrive. Steps I made: Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site. Burn it on DVD. Run PC from the DVD (pendrive is plugged in). Followed instruction on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver

After I have managed to get running Ubuntu 14.04 (look at my last question about booting upgraded Ubuntu) now there is another problem: To continue with that story: I found a way to burn the image on ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu 13.04

I encountered a Kernel Panic error and I went to go load up LiveCD install I have on my SD Card with Ubuntu 13.04 on it, I choose to Install Ubuntu, however when I get to the options of what I want to ...
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Will I have any trouble dual-booting an HP 250 G1

I was considering buying an HP 250 G1 laptop. I'd like to keep the copy of Windows 8.1 that comes installed on it, but dual boot with Ubuntu. I've been given the impression that the UEFI might give ...
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How to setup Java-Home and Path in Ubuntu 12.04

we are new to Ubuntu.Recently we changed my server OS to ubuntu 12.04 from windows 7 . every one have their own login details. one of my college installed Open-Jdk7. I asked him, where you installed ...
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Data Recovery from hardisc

Was trying installing Linux machine. There was an error stating sda must be label gpt, at the verge when disc partition to install the OS was to be selected. I probed into the error over internet and ...
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Can't install nor try ubuntu 12.10, system halted

tried to find a solution but I wasn't able so far. I downloaded the torrent version of ubuntu 12.10 and burned it onto a dvd and created a bootable stick using unetbootin... the thing is, when ...
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How to get icons in pcmanfm ubuntu 12.10 with only fluxbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 via mini-iso, after that I installed xinit, xorg, fluxbox, xterm, pcmanfm , chromium-browser, lxappearance. There is for now one set of icons, in lxappearance I chose the icon ...
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My Samsung Ativ Smart PC (500T) wont install Ubuntu

I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install ...
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How to fix “could not retrieve the required disk image files” error?

I can´t install Ubuntu with Wubi on my Windows 7 laptop, there is a pop up with the message could not retrieve the required disk image files
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Running Ubuntu on Asus N56VZ?

I am planning to buy an Asus N56VZ with Windows 8 pre-installed. Will this notebook be able to run Ubuntu without problems? The specs on the computer are: Part Number: N56VZ-S4278H CPU: i7 3630QM ...
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Why does my Acer 4310 run so slowly with Ubuntu 12.04 when it was lightening fast with Ubuntu 10.?

Since I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer 4310 laptop I have noticed that the system freezes on occasions and the screen showing the program I am running shows a grey colour. I have done a clean ...
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Disabled Secure Boot and Enabled UEFI for dual-boot on Acer?

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop, which comes preinstalled with Windows 8, so it has this new UEFI stuff. To get the Ubuntu LiveDVD running, I had to disable the UEFI completely and switch to legacy ...
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How to dual boot Mac OS X and Ubuntu without rEFIt

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac but I don't want have to use rEFIt. Can I do that? Can I just hold the option key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...
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Why I get “No Vala Compiler Found” while compiling?

I tried to install Unity Greeter (unity-greeter_0.2.8.orig.tar.gz) to my Ubuntu 12.04 system from source. But after enter ./configure in terminal, following error appeared:
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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What is the recommended disk partition for kubuntu 14.04 manual install and dual boot with Windows 8.1 64 bit?

My computer has 6GB RAM and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I try to install kubuntu 14.04 64 bit by manual disk partition. My current disk has 283GB Free Space. (parted) print free Model: ATA WDC ...
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Odd red pixels appear all over screen

When attempting to boot Ubuntu/Xubuntu/etc from a LiveCD, my screen displays "color scrambled" random pixels for a few seconds after the loading screen with the 5 dots, and then turns completely black ...
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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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No root file system is defined

Here the steps I used to install Ubuntu. Booted Ubuntu 13.04 from a USB drive (I have XP). Everything going fine. Gave me options how to install. Chose "Other" as I have multiple drives. Gave me ...
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Installing Ubuntu in EFI mode Cant go beyond GRUB Menu

I created a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS using Pendrive Linux. Created a separate 30GB partition using Windows 8 Disk Management Disabled Secure Boot (Didn't find an option to disable EFI boot) ...
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I can't install libtiff on my 64-bit Ubuntu.

When I try to install libtiff on my 64-bit Ubuntu, I get the following error: sudo apt-get install libtiff Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Ati Radeon HD 3200 Graphics driver - Installation Problem

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 x86 and I am trying to install the proprietary driver for my "Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" video card. I know that there are already many threads about this ...
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Stuck in GRUB COMMAND LINE hell

I installed Ubuntu, but when I boot I go straight to Grub rescue command prompt (GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1). I can get a Grub boot interface by typing: set root=(hd0,5) set ...
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How to create partitions in Ubuntu while installing?

I had Windows 7 crashed. So I wanted to install 12.04. While installing, I am not able to create a new partition after deleting all earlier partitions. I mean I am able to create but not able to ...