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Ubuntu 13.10 64bit installation problems with hp elitebook 8540w

I have tried both 32bit and 64bit versions of ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 LTS and allways the same screen pops on! And I tried it with CD and USB. For burning CD I used Poweriso. For USB i used poweriso ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found in ubuntu 13.10

I've installed ubuntu 13.10, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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can't make bootable usb on mac

I've been trying to do this since yesterday, following the instructions given on ubuntu.com's official page here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I can complete ...
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Can't install MS true type fonts

The ttf-mscorefonts-installer is installed but no fonts in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts. message in this folder reads: License refused. Please reinstall the ttf-mscorefonts-installer ...
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How to install Waterfox browser on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to install the 64 bits version of Firefox - Waterfox on Ubuntu 12.04 system. Since the browser is not available in the software center and I was not able to find any examples of installing it I ...
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How to install on a MacBook Air 3,2 without an external CD drive?

I've got a new MacBook Air which I'd like to install Ubuntu on. It has no internal optical drive, I have no external one. I do have the ability to partition the disk and also have a USB flash drive ...
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Help needed with Eazycap (somagic) PLEASE!

I followed this guide easycap-somagic-wiki installing both the Deb somagic-capture and the Deb somagic-capture-tools packages.I skipped both source installs and the "Downloading and building git ...
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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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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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What is the simplest way to check to see if webmin is installed?

I dug up an old server that is only running CLI, and can't seem to remember if Webmin was installed on the machine or not. I normally implement it on all machines, but it doesn't seem like it's ...
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How do I install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client?

I installed Cisco AnyConnect for Ubuntu(64) 12.04, but it failed. It can be installed on Ubuntu 10.10(64). The error log Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client ... Extracting installation files to ...
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How to install separate+ gimp-plugin for cmyk support?

In order to open CMYK photoshop files, I want to install the separate+ plugin for gimp. Since for building separate+ from sources it is required editing the makefile by hand(?), I was hoping for an ...
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Can Wubi use the ISO I already have?

The Windows Installer for Ubuntu desktop instructions say that an ISO image for Ubuntu is downloaded during the installation process. But what if I already have an ISO image for Ubuntu. Can I make ...
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What location to put bootloader, when running multiple drives and partition

I have Win8 on my desktop, where a 120G SSD is used to run windows and some select applications, while I have a 2TB HDD to provide basic file storage and where possible, install applications instead ...
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How to invoke kernel with serial console?

How do I invoke the kernel with serial console on 12.04? In 10.04 I could just add console=ttyS0 in kernel line or install quiet console=ttyS0 on boot: line How do I do that in 12.04?
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Install Ubuntu on a seperate hard-drive in dualboot

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a hard-drive that is separate from the one Windows 7 is on. I have two drives in my computer and the second is unused and blank. However, when I go to 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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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick

I have used the program "Universal USB Installer" to 'save' Ubuntu on my USB stick. So far - good. When I boot it, I get these options: , but on a totally black screen and I can't use them. I ...
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How to make an Ubuntu live USB stick in Fedora?

I have Fedora installed on my desktop and I want to make a live USB stick with Ubuntu to install it on a laptop. What's the easiest way to do it?
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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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nodejs npm installation error

I am doing this with root privileges. But still I am getting access denied error. hrishikesh@hrishikesh-ubuntu:~$ sudo curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh [sudo] password for hrishikesh: % Total ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

Hello all you Linux'ers. I have used Ubuntu before, and really enjoyed using it, but it was set up by a friend of mine in the computer science department of our university, and we were making a ...
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Application compatability with the Cinnamon Desktop

I've reading about about the Cinnamon Desktop through this Q&A: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? I've also been looking at the various possible various flavours of Ubuntu such as ...
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remove disks or other media during installation

im trying to install 12.04 on my lenovo T60 via a usb stick. I downloaded the latest iso, loaded it on the usb stick after i formatted it and now im trying to boot from it to start the installer. ...
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MSI GS70 reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media

I just bought an MSI GS70 and I wanted to install Ubuntu from a Live USB. As suggested by other posts, I switched the boot mode to Legacy and after that the only thing that happens when I start up my ...
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I can't install NDISWRAPPER

I built a computer and installed Ubuntu 13.10. I've never used Linux before. I have installed in it a wireless network card, Broadcom BCM4318, chip 14e4:4318. I'm told that to use it I need to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...
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install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 on my laptop (2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD). I want to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 7. I have Partitioned my laptop into 2 partitions: , C Drive - 105 GB and D Drive - 145 GB. I want ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart windows 7 laptop after installing ubuntu 13.04

I have a dell inspiron N5010 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side with windows in another partition. After restarting my laptop it is showing 'windows 7(loader)' but an error is occurred while ...
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Won't dual boot---goes straight to Ubuntu

I have a Windows 7 computer. This is what I did: Using Windows Disk Management, shrunk the available hard drive producing a partition more than large enough for Ubuntu. Changed the boot order in ...
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm running a new system with 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8, I've created a 75GB partition on the SSD for the windows and installed it. On the HDD, I've created an NTFS ...
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sudo pecl command not found

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 I installed php pear using this command sudo apt-get install php-pear php5-dev I got this results Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Ubuntu won't load after installation (UEFI problem?)

I just bought a new notebook, HP 250 G2, with no operating system (only FreeDOS) so I thought I could just install Ubuntu without any of the problems I had previously experienced on other machines ...
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Cannot boot from USB - HP Envy

I'm having a little bit of a problem right now... I am trying to install Ubuntu, whether it be the 12.04LTS or 13.10, but I can't seem to get my PC to even run into my bootable USB. I am trying to ...
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Why can't I download the Windows installer (Wubi) from the Ubuntu website?

When I click on, "start download" in the link below, it doesn't begin. Windows Ubuntu Installer Instead it directs me to the page where I can download Ubuntu Desktop, here: Download What should I ...
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Intalling Ubuntu with Windows 8 on 32 bit System with UEFI

HP530 model, 2007 make, with 32 bit Processor (dual core T2400 by Intel), 945 chipset, and pre-installed Vista. I upgraded vista to Win8 Pro and left 9GB free for installation of UBUNTU. It is Safer ...
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How to start Ubuntu installer in a graphical safe mode?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell OPTIPLEX 3010 IvyBridge and when I start the setup, the screen goes awry with a lot of colored patterns. Is there a way to start the installer in text ...
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What to do to install Ubuntu 12.10 in Virtual PC on windows 7 enterprise?

I had review many answers of how to install UBUNTU in Virtual PC and I tried them all but they all failed. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I am using windows 7 enterprise. I had created the ...
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Where does Wine install programs in the filesystem?

I have recently installed MS Office using Wine. Can someone tell me where are the files installed. I mean like in Windows application are installed in program files folder by default, where are they ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the new encryption feature in ubuntu 13.10

I'm in the middle of installing 13.10 and the Ubuntu page I was following on how to install from a USB stick says nothing about these two choices (on the Installation type screen): 1) Encrypt the ...
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Black screen when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

I am in need of some help. It has been 2 weeks since I bought my first ever windows laptop with the aim of replacing windows but I have been unsuccessful. The hardware is as follows : Asus 15' F550D ...
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installing OpenSwan xl2tpd for IPSEC/L2TP VPN

I have a VPS hosted with QuickWeb.co.nz Running Ubuntu 12.04 OpenVZ. I downloaded and unpacked OpenSwan, but I still cannot install: root@vps:~/openswan-2.6.35# apt-get install openswan xl2tpd ppp ...
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How to make an Avermedia AverTV Volar Green HD work?

How can I get a driver to make my Avermedia AverTV Volar Green HD work ? see below the solution for Ubuntu 12.04 see below the solution for Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 (the simpler solution) see below ...
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Wubi downloads ISO even though it's already there

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Windows 8. My system does not have the SecureBoot and UEFI option. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO from the website. It contains wubi.exe, but when I run Wubi it ...
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Mysql 5.5 reinstallation 12.04

I had a broken installation of mariadb over mysql 5.5. For hours i have tried to reinstall mysql with the usage of apt-get - tried to purge, remove etc everything mysql related. Uninstalled php ...
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How to manually install boot loader?

My attempt to upgrade to 12.04 failed, so I burnt a 12.04 CD, and asked to do a full install, getting rid of all previous OS (I had Windows as well as 11.10). All seemed well until the very end when ...
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bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied installing intel fortran 2011

I am trying to install Intel Fortran Composer 2011. When I try to command ./install.sh it gives an error: bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied I tried some ways to get pass this. Tried; sudo ...