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Grub rescue; “no such device” error happens Intermittently

I have three storage devices: ⠀/dev/sda/, an SSD with Windows 8 installed on it (NTFS) ⠀/dev/sdb/, an HDD with a single NTFS partition on it that is shared ⠀/dev/sdc/, an SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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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 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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Partitioning Help

Does Ubuntu partition drives when you install it alongside Windows 7? I remember reading that the maximum partition allowed is 4 (or something)
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Installation with Live CD

I have a 12.04 live DVD. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows XP until I move the files on Windows to an external drive. However, when I get to the install section it gives me several options for ...
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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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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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PyDev not found in Eclipse Kepler Eclipse says it's correctly installed

I suppose it's a similar problem as this question, but I was asked to file a separate question, because my problem is Python-3-related. Situation: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Python 3.2.3, installing Eclipse ...
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Openjdk Java in Ubuntu 12.04 missing [duplicate]

I'm install OpenJDK Java on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop using the following command: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk But I keep having java not found: The program 'java' can be found in the ...
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Can we install any assembler in Ubuntu

I have got to practice the assembly language, for that i need an assembler. I installed masm (Microsoft-macro-assembler) over DOSBOX emulator, but it does not give me the code-view of my program. Is ...
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Problem after Installation… “Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. […]”

I installed and then when I go to restart the computer, click on Ubuntu and then we show this: Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command ...
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How do I get passed the “MBR-helper missing” error message in installation?

I'm entirely new to Linux/Ubuntu so please bear with me. I currently have Windows 7 32Bit and wanted to install Ubuntu. I used the installation off the website and copied it onto my bootable USB. As ...
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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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Anyone has successfully installed CUDA 5.5 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit?

I tried to install CUDA 5.5 through deb routine, following the steps in Nvidia website, using the deb file for ubuntu 12.10 (the latest version I could found on Nv website), the installer fail to ...
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Installing freeglut3-dev on Ubuntu 12.04.4

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user and have been trying to get the CUDA toolkit installed for a project. I've been following this guide: http://pastebin.com/fDpqvSi5 to try and get it installed correctly, ...
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Trying to run VMware 8.0.2 on 11.10 x64?

I have downloaded VMware 8 for Linux. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 x64. I am very new to linux, and I am having trouble getting Vmware 8 to install. I know that there must be a sudo command to get the ...
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Help installing some Java and Flash

I have Git now and some other stuff, but I've looked around and all and I don't get very helpful information. I've used these instructions: Download the latest version of Flash Player from the Adobe ...
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Running thinkorswim

I just started using ubuntu, and yesterday I managed to install thinkorswim software on my desktop. It was working yesterday, but now it doesn't work. I click it and nothing happens. Also the icon has ...
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How To Install Windows 7 on Hard disk with VirtualBox?

Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have VirtualBox, I want to install Windows 7 on my other partition, so I can run it from BIOS either from virtualbox But could I install it to my hdd without ...
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Multiple installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing packages in multiple systems We are planning to install around 15 machines with desktop version and we need same software on all machine. Can you suggest best ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto MacBook Pro via USB

I am new to this forum, and to Ubuntu. But I am trying to get it installed onto my MacBook Pro (late 2009 - with an installed Samsung SSD). I have attempted to follow the tutorial on the Ubuntu ...
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Xubuntu: Disks utility (palimpsest) and Gparted not showing up anywhere after installation

So I've downloaded Gparted and Disks from the software center. According to software center, they've both installed successfully... but they're nowhere to be found. Even in my terminal: $ ...
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Binary file wont run. How do i install it? [duplicate]

I downloaded the 2.70 release of blender from the blender website (blender.org) and extracted the file to /home. The instructions in the readme say that i need to simply run the executable binary. ...
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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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Unable to Install Ubuntu LTS 12.04.3 on Mac OS X Mavericks: no mountable file systems

I am not able to mount the .iso of Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. I tried double click, Disk Utility and also Terminal but the image just won't mount nor work. When using double ...
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Android Developer Tools (ADT) installation gives GTK errors when not run as sudo

I installed the Android Developer Tools (ADT) bundle, which includes the Eclipse platform, using the official instructions. When I run the program from the command line I see this message 8 times: ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8

All I want to do is install Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as another OS on my laptop (which already has Windows 8). I realize this thread might be deemed as a duplicate of this but I don't care about back-up ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu through network?

I would like to install Ubuntu for almost 120 users. But it's very difficult in using USB and drives. please suggest ....
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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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Internet Speed and Download Speed is low

When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop I have find out that every time I download something, the download speed is very low. I thought that maybe it's overload on the internet or something in company, ...
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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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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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How to install 'rar' (from command line only)

My /etc/apt/sources.list (Ubuntu 13.10) contains: deb http://... saucy main universe multiverse deb-src http://... saucy main universe multiverse According to other posts such as this, the ...
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Error when trying to install/remove programs after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with PolicyKit, when I try to install programs in Ubuntu software-center (similar messages in synaptic or muon): The problem started after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. When I try to ...
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dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) nginx

The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Matlab Installation “finished”?

Hi I am trying to install MATLAB in my Ubuntu 32-bit 13.04 by mounting the ISO. Here are the steps i followed: sudo mkdir /media/matlab/ sudo mount ...
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Install Pandoc (required for docverter)

For the life of me I can't figure out how to install pandoc. I tried the approach recommended on its Github repo as well as all 3 approaches recommended on the pandoc site. I'm installing on Ubuntu ...
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Why does dpkg give me this parsing error?

Any time I try to install software or updates, I get the following message (or a slight variation): dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 10650 package 'libreoffige-writev': ...
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Trying to build GEDIT

I'm very new to Ubuntu, just installed 10.04 when my girlfriend's Macbook Pro (32 bit v1,1) couldn't keep up with OSX any more. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to learn how to Linux. I've got ...
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Apache2 re-install error

I am trying to re-install apache2 on my Ubntu12.X machine. I had apache2 before but due some reasons I have uninstalled. I use apt-get purge to remove apache tomcat but while re installing I am ...
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Having trouble trying to convert iso to img for usb install, says “No such file or directory”

Attempting to convert .ISO to .IMG for USB install, here is the line of code: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.img ~/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso. After trying to execute ...
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I cannot install any application anymore

After installing wine and failed to agree on the agreement on the font. this message is shown, and I cannot install or remove the ttf-mscorefonts-installer anymore. The package ...
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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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MySQL - upgrade or new installation?

I am running MySQL 5.5.32 on an Ubuntu-Server 12.04.3 LTS. I want to have the newest version of MySQL on my Machine, which at the moment seems to be 5.7.3. All instructions I have seen say, that I ...
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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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“Oracle JDK 7 Is NOT installed” error?

I'm trying to install JDK7 on ubuntu 12.4. In the first try, the power has gone and the laptop shutdown in the middle of downloading JDK7 using terminal as I was using the next terminal commands ...
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How to fix the “Setting locale failed” error while installing vim?

When installing vim through Software Center , I get this error installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = ...
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my computer cant read ubuntu on cdrom

I have a emachines E525 i have put the ISO on a blank disk and set the boot up USB CD-ROM and it does not see the CD and i tried the ISO on virtual box and it will not load it Failed to open the ...
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Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...