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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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Is the 64-Bit version of Ubuntu only compatible with AMD CPUs?

I was told that computers with more than 2 gig's memory need a 64 bit operating system to utilize all RAM. Is the 64bit Ubuntu download really JUST for AMD processors? I am asking because the disk ...
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How do I install wine?

Can someone please explain how I can install wine in the following ways? By using the package manager? By downloading and installing a pre-built package?
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“errno 5 - input/output error” when trying to install

Today I downloaded Ubuntu for my laptop. It runs great from a bootable usb, but when I tried to install it, I've got the "errno 5 - input/output error". I tried everything to install it on my ...
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How to make LBP-1120 Canon printer work?

Initially this question was limited to 11.10. Now I am in (Lubuntu) 12.10. (On the changes in the question see this meta question). Considering 11.10 I have tried different (or not so different) ...
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Installing applications from source

I was wondering about generic installations of all applications in linux. And what that means? Well, when I was using windows I knew that if I want to install an application I am double-clicking the ...
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Will I be able to use wubi to install Ubuntu releases newer than 12.10? [duplicate]

I want to install 13.04 (or higher) using wubi, is that possible?
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How to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook 3?

I read that it's possible to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook, but I have a Samsung Chromebook 3 model code xe303c12-a01uk. Could you please tell me where I can get the Ubuntu installation ...
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Can I uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu Software Center?

Since migrating to a true install and upgrading to 12.04 I have had several problems that seem to relate to the Ubuntu Software Center. Hanging at applying changes and blank screen on screen lock only ...
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How do I set up Ruby on Rails?

I am interested in setting up a Ruby on Rails environment on my 10.10 laptop. Is there anything special I need to keep in mind for installation (i.e. that could be new or unique to 10.10)? Are ...
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...
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I have formatted a partition for Ubuntu. How do I install it on that partition?

I have a formatted 55GB partition as NTFS, the other part of the hard disk has Windows 7. Is NTFS the right format for Ubuntu? If not how should I format it and with what format? Once I finish ...
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Ubuntu not showing up on boot menu after Wubi installation

I have installed Ubuntu to my hard drive using Wubi. The installation seemed to be successful; however, after rebooting my PC I am not brought to a boot menu, and Windows just starts normally. When I ...
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Installer gets stuck with a grayed out forward button

I have a CD with Ubuntu 10.10 and a laptop with Ubuntu 8.10. The laptop had all sorts of crud on it, and anything I wanted to keep was backed up on an external drive, so I was happy to do a wipe and ...
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How do I resolve a GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” error?

I am stuck with a rather irritating problem I ran into after installing 11.10 on my macbook pro 5,5. I did a clean install efi booting into the setup using the desktop cd. Upon the first reboot I was ...
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Only 'sdb' shows up when installing 12.04 on a new Dell inspiron 14z

I got my brand new Dell Inspiron 14z yesterday, but failed to install Ubuntu. I can boot from a USB stick, and it works well. When trying to install, I confirm that the laptop is connected to the ...
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Can't boot XP after Ubuntu Installation, how to fix?

I installed Ubuntu and after the installation, i can't boot to XP. When i choose XP from the Grub menu, I got black screen for like 30 sec, and then it returns to the Grub menu. Thanks!
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What to do with an Ubuntu disk image that appears as a WinRAR file?

I've never used Ubuntu before. Just heard from some friends. "IT'S GREAT!!!", they used to say. So i decided to try it. I downloaded WUBI, and ran it but 'twas takin' too much time. So I decided to ...
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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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Package system is broken. How to fix it?

I just recently bought an arduino and requires gcc-avr/avrdude to compile the software. I installed avr for another microprocessor component a while ago but is obviously an outdated version (gcc ...
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Boot error > no such device: grub rescue [duplicate]

After an installation of Ubuntu 12.04, erasing an old partition with Ubuntu 10.10, I can't get grub to load. I can't access my Windows 7 partition either I get the message: > error: no such ...
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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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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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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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Does Ubuntu rely on Windows if I install it using the Windows installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? If I install Ubuntu to a new partition using the Windows installer (Wubi), will I be able to uninstall Windows, and ...
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Which version of Ubuntu can I install on these specs? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my PC. Which version would suit a desktop and these specifications? My specs :- AMD Atholon 64 3000+ 1GB DDR RAM 750GB ASUS K8V-MX main board Thanks in advance!
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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Ubuntu install and dual Boot with Windows 8 UEFI [duplicate]

i have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 ISO, i load it on a Fat32 USB. My notebook has a hdd with GPT where i installed Official Win 8 Pro x64 (final versión), I partitioned the whole hdd, previously of win 8 ...
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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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How to get the native version of Spotify running?

A while ago Spotify (the streaming music service) came out with a preview for Linux of their client. I had succesfully run it throughout 10.04. Now I'm on 10.10, I can't seem to find it in the ...
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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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Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade straight from a very old release to the latest one? Is it possible to upgrade a 10.04 lucid installation to 11.04 Natty, without upgrading to 10.10 ...
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Dual boot 12.04/windows 7 After installation my computer reboots straight to Windows. There is no option to boot Ubuntu.

Windows 7 Home Premium Intel i5 2500k CPU ASUSP8Z68-V PRO motherboard GeForce GTX 570 GPU Corsair 120Gb SSD (Windows 7 OS) WD 1 TB HDD I select the USB drive in the BIOS and boot to it ...
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Install Alongside Windows or Something Else - Which should I use?

I have old notebook with BIOS (not EFI) installed with Windows 8 RTM, want to install Ubuntu 12.10 by booting to a LiveCD. Doing some research, I found method either to choose Something Else or ...
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Fix grub2 after installing ubuntu 12.04

I've installed ubuntu 12.04, 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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Dependency problems installing wine 1.5 on ubuntu 12.04 x64

Trying user1261084 solution: $ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Setting-up Beetel BG64 3G USB modem in ubuntu 13.10 [How-To]

I have just bought a Beetel BG64 usb modem. This modem is working fine on Win 7 but not in ubuntu 13.10 (saucy). I have tried a lot, but still not working.I have posted the output of lsusb & ...
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Dual boot windows Xp and Ubuntu 12.04

I have 41 GB of space on my E:/ drive. Is it sufficient to install Ubuntu? My Windows XP is installed in C:/ drive. Is it OK for dual boot? Should I install Ubuntu (I am installing using Live CD). I ...
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How do I install tar bz2 and gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I Don't know how to install .tar, .bz2 and .gz packages. For example how do I install this?
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How do I set up multiple HDD?

I got some new hard discs and would like to set my PC up in the following way: Ubuntu is currently installed on one drive I want to put Windows on a second drive I would like a third drive for ...
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Help, linux beginner! How do I put ubuntu on usb and boot/install on a PC with blank harddrive?

I wonder if someone can help me? I am fairly new to trying to actually understand and use computers myself rather than just buying whatever Windows/Mac wants me to! You will get a giggle from my ...
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How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB

I need to install Windows XP on my machine that currently runs Ubuntu 10.10. I have a slipstreamed ISO for XP and only a USB to boot from. I do not have access to another Windows machine, and my ...
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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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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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How can I do mass installs on multiple computers?

I had promissed my 120 students that I will install ubuntu 10.10 on their laptops but failed to do it.The laptops were dell vostro 4014. All have same hardware. I took one laptop and installed ubuntu ...
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How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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Is it possible to make an EXACT ISO of my system to put on other computers?

I am new to linux, but had a question. I am getting in the business of buying old computers, putting Linux on them, then donating them to students who don't have their own computer at home. I have ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on separate hard drive in a dual boot? [duplicate]

I have already installed Win 7 on C drive now I want to install Ubuntu on E drive which is free partition. How to install?