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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 stuck during “Installing the upgrades” — what to do?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and the upgrade manager asked if I wanted to upgrade so I said yes and the upgrade is running now. The upgrade seems to have frozen at "Installing the upgrades". If I expand ...
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Short of a clean install, is there anyway to revert everything back to the original packages and settings?

I have an a few machines that I was planning to run in a cluster, but have decided after some testing to configure them differently. The partitions and Ubuntu install are still as I want them, but it ...
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Unable to fix broken packages with sudo apt-get install -f

Here's my result, of sudo apt-get install -f. i have Ran it twice and got negative result. I believe there is an error at "error in Version string '0:3.6.1-dates for language English Translation ...
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Creating an install drive - can not open output file autorun.inf

I am trying to make an install/boot drive for a computer that has no operating system and no optical drive. I used the ISO from Ubuntu.com and the burner from pendrivelinux.com. When the program ...
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Endless loop when booting from a unbuntu usb disk

I'd like to install ubuntu on a pavilion g6 2255 but unfortunately the computer enters an endless loop during boot. What I observe is 1. the screen is switched off 2. a few seconds later, the screen ...
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Uninstall Windows and Ubuntu

I am making the full switch to Ubuntu! In order to do so I want to wipe my hard drive entirely to remove all of the viruses and what not and then do a clean install of Ubuntu. However, I am not ...
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Install on a laptop with external monitor only

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 1545 which is using an external monitor (LCD is broken). The external monitor is an AOC e950Swn and the LCD is complety unpluged from the MOBO, if that ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Laptop

I have installed ubuntu on my desktop and is working great there. I also own a HP Pavilion g6-2007TX laptop. Therefore i decided to do clean install on HP Laptop. I contacted HP, they said they dont ...
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Permission denied: 'F:\\wubildr' when install using Wubi

I run into problem when tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 on Windows 7 using wubi installer. During installation popup with error similar to this appears: Permission denied: for more details see the log ...
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How to remove files created by sudo make install

I was installing llvm using sudo make install but due to space constraint it was not completed and got failed but in the meanwhile it has created so many heavy files in my machine so that now I am ...
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openssh-server package not available on 12.04.2

I have just done a fresh install of 12.04.2 and found out that i could not ssh to this PC. I tried to install openssh-server but it said that "Package openssh-server is not available..." What is ...
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How can I install Unity in Kubuntu 12.04?

I'd like to try Unity, but I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 (64-bit). How I can I install the Unity desktop environment? I tried "sudo apt-get install unity", but after installation and choosing "Gnome" ...
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AVG antivirus not working

I want to install AVG 2012 antivirus on my Ubuntu 12.10, when I install it with Gdebi it gets installed without any problem, but when I try to start avg antivirus form terminal by typing following ...
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Which Google Chrome version should I install for my system?

The computer is a Toshiba Satellite system, and it was left here by an old roommate who destroyed the Windows 7 operating system. He repaired it by installing Ubuntu on it. We are in desperate need of ...
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Install on usb external hard drive

I am new to ubuntu and i would like some help. I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but i would love to have ubuntu too because it's a great OS. So i would like to install ubuntu on an external ...
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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 libdb4.8++-dev or equivalent on 13.10?

I am trying to test a mod that I've created of Peercoin. I need to install libdb4.8++-dev, but it is not available. How can I install it or an equivalent? Note: this is not a dupe since I cannot ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a external hard drive?

I already know how to make a bootable flash drive. My question kind of involves this. I would love to make a portable hard drive with the bootable version of Ubuntu on it and be able to save my files ...
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Installed ubuntu on external hardrive, tried to boot got grub rescue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external hard drive after I partitioned it and everything went well. Assuming I could boot Ubuntu I rebooted the computer and I went into Windows 7, I wanted to be in ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Android phone (HTC Desire)

I want to install Ubuntu on Android device. The detail of my handset is as under :- HTC Desire A8181 RAM 512 Processor - 1GHz ... where can i find ubuntu OS for my android HTC desire?
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Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from ...
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What have I to do to change from BIOS to (U)EFI after installation?

I have here a new bought laptop. It's the first device with (U)EFI I was working with. At first I did not get the installation running, so I switched back to BIOS legacy mode and installed ubuntu in ...
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Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly - after maven installation

I installed Java JDK on Ubuntu 12.04 and added Java home to my path at ~/.bashrc: export PATH=/opt/jdk1.7.0_40/jdk1.7.0_40/bin:$PATH This looks a little bit strange but it's really my path. After ...
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Making bootable usb in Mac OS 9?

So I have an old G3 imac with mac os 9.2 and mac os 10.1.5 installed on it. I would like to use this computer to make a bootable ubuntu usb stick. However when I followed the instructions for using ...
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How to install Ubuntu on portable external Hard Drive?

OS: Windows 7. I want install Linux Ubuntu on portable external Hard Drive USB 2.0. I read a variety of methods, but I'm confused by contradictory advices and methods. Actually, installing Ubuntu on ...
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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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Getting Wireless to Work, Dell Inspiron E1505 (bcm4311)

Ok. so I know there are about a million threads on this subject already, but NOTHING has worked for me. About to lose my mind here, if someone can please help I will be eternally grateful. I have a ...
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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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grub rescue when trying to fix dualboot with Windows 8, what can I do? [duplicate]

I formatted the partition containing Ubuntu 13.04 running parallel with Windows 8, I then merged the partition disk into another disk and that is where the problem starts. When I restart the computer ...
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How do I install a tar.gz file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I have aircrack.tar.gz file in my disk drive (not installed). I wanna install it via terminal. Please let me know how to install this ...
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Why can't I install g++?

while trying to compile a program with the following command: g++ -o <output_file> <my_file.cpp> I found the following report.... The program 'g++' can be found in the following ...
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Blackberry and Ubuntu. As easy to connect?

How to connect Ubuntu to Blackberry? I'm tired, have no kits for handling or PLS-friendly software for managing smartphone. Above all BlackBerry. What software should I use to use as transmission ...
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How do I install an ASUS USB-AC56 WiFi adapter?

I'm trying to get this ASUS USB-AC56 adapter installed on Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to extract the Linux file from the cd, it says I don't have the right permissions to extract. I tried downloading ...
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How to install gnome 3 on ubuntu server?

I have installed ubuntu server 64-bit and I want to install gnome 3 or KDE. What dependencies must be installed? Please specify all steps.
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Unable to install grub in /dev/sda

I have tried multiple times to install UBUNTU 13.10 AMD64bit via CD and USB but it always fails in the end and gives the "Unable to install grub in /dev/sda" error.I tried 32 bit and still have the ...
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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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Trust Webcam on ubuntu 12.04

My Trust WB-1400T webcam does not work on Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried using cheese &Skype but nothing seems working. Can anyone help me on this please?? Thank you in advance!
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Lubuntu Full Install on USB Drive with Full Disk Encryption and Grub2

I apologise for the wall of text, but I want you to scrutinize my thought-process to make sure there's no mistakes and no other way around it: I wish to have a full install of lubuntu with full disk ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 on NUC D54250WYK

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Intel NUC D54250WYK. Install went well, but after the reboot, I have the following message from the Intel boot agent: Media test failure, check cable Exiting ...
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How to create Live USB from a running Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu and did some customisations (actually, it's on a VM running inside VirtualBox, however this might not be relevant). Now I wonder, whether it would be possible to create a Live USB ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not installing via USB stick

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 4 GB memory stick. Nothing comes up about installation. The only thing that comes up is Install Ubuntu (F:) in AutoPlay. I open ...
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creating a bootable iso for windows [duplicate]

Hey guys I've been trying for the last 3 hours to work out how to get WinUSB to get this onto my USB but it keeps giving me failed when I try I thought it was permissions so I tried chmod 777 but ...
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Active download does not supersede suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. My system is set to suspend after 10 minutes of idle time. I like this, but if I have a download going, the system will go into suspend anyway and the download will pause. ...
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Creating a startup disk on a partition of a USB drive

I have a 32 GB USB pendrive which I'd like to use as both a startup/installation disk for Ubuntu, and for regular file storage/transfer purposes. Since the Ubuntu installation stuff only needs a ...
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How to install subversion client in ubuntu

I have looked at this question: How do I install svn? We already use sudo apt-get install subversion to install subversion on the server. What should I do in order to install the subversion ...
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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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How can I remove packages using preseed?

I'm setting up an automated "no questions asked" preseed system and using Dustin Kirkland's server preseed as an example. He uses the following line to install three packages as part of the ...
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Installing chrome gives an error: “dependency is not satisfiable”

I just installed ubuntu on my laptop, everything works fine, but I'd like to use chrome instead of firefox. I downloaded the .deb file from the chrome website, and when I open it, the install buton ...
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efidisk read error

I am really desperate now. I had to reinstall my system on Friday. Instead of Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity I chose Kubuntu 12.04. Installation was smooth but with booting I got efidisk read error. System ...