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Help me to install ppp server on Ubuntu 12.04 server

I want build ppp server on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I failed even after tried to install ppp server numerous times. I want to build ppp server like the below environment. ppp client: Modem -------> ...
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Black screen, blinking cursor and purple line left

Last week I installed Ubuntu on my notebook, now I'm also trying to install it on my PC, but with no luck. When i start from my USB stick (same as I installed my notebook with, Ubuntu 13.04) first ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu on my iMac

Apparently, my late-2009 iMac screwed up, and ruined everything. I was forced to reformat, but my iMac is second-hand, so I can't reinstall Mac because I don't have an Apple ID that has Lion ...
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Booting Ubuntu 13.10 from external hard disk on both uefi and bios?

External Hard Disk Details, GPT, 150GB partition of Ubuntu 13.10. Ubuntu Newbie here please be kind. Firstly, What I would like to do is that ubuntu is able to boot in uefi computers as well as old ...
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Problems while installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 17-j050

I had several issues while trying to install Ubuntu (x64) on the new laptop that I just bought: HP Envy 17-j050ex (specs). I will not raising the common issues about dual-boot, secure boot, setting ...
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Make a snapshot of Ubuntu for future installs

When we install Ubuntu, we get a lot of softwares pre-installed. Just like this, is it possible for me to install Ubuntu, then install all my required softwares and packages, setup my desktop and ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over Elementary OS on an EFI system?

First, a bit of background. I managed to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 with Windows 8(preinstalled). I disabled secure boot. I had to go in the bios settings and change the disk order to select Ubuntu as the ...
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Local network install ubuntu desktop 12.04LTS 64BITS

I have an All In One PC without CDROM, and the USB ports are not working properly. Im trying to perform a network installation via netboot/pxe, but it seems to be pretty difficult. I didn't have so ...
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How to install CLang using precompiled binaries?

How do I install CLang on Ubuntu, using precompiled binaries of CLang that I downloaded? Here's how I downloaded CLang: "LLVM Download Page" -> "Download LLVM 3.2" -> "Clang Binaries for ...
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How to set up a bootable Truecrypt USB with Ubuntu on it?

Oddly enough, I haven't found the solution to this yet, unless I've misinterpreted the search results I've been seeing. I want to encrypt a USB flash drive so that I can select "Boot from USB" on any ...
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Why does Ubuntu always boot regardless of boot priority?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10. I thought I had installed 64-bit but somehow I had installed 32-bit. I wanted to install 64-Bit Ubuntu over the current installation with my flash drive but whenever I ...
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Why does 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu OS change the behavior of the r8169 LAN module?

This question is posed because I finished building a new rig with a GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo, unlocked FX 4100 proc, 16gb RAM, and GT 640 graphix card. Started it up and tested the mobo (via BIOS) and all ...
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I can't start ubuntu due to “Windows failed to start” error with wubi

I am unable to start Ubuntu. I have Windows and Ubuntu 12.10 installed via wubi.exe. This is the error message I got: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation stuck on 'where do you live' using CD

I am trying to install my first linux software, Ubuntu 12.04. I got an iso image of Ubuntu 12.04 from a PC magazine DVD. I first burned it using ImgBurn on a clean new CD-RW. Then I deleted a 40 GB ...
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After successful install of 12.04 on Win7 system, boots to grub cmd line

I have installed 12.04 x64 on a second hard drive in a system which already has Win7 installed on the first drive. When the installation process completed, I was prompted for a restart. I restarted ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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Error /init line 7 - Cannot install any Debian based distros

I have an error while booting Ubuntu from live CD/USB. Since I can't copy and paste the console output during boot (or well, I don't know how to do it) I made a video that shows the error. I really ...
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I am finding it Impossible to install Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on splash screen

Ubuntu 13.10 (19 august 2913 daily build) works! I would prefer not using a in development version but it's ok, even if it's too instable in two months is going to be released. Even WiFi works out ...
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Hive installation error

I am trying to install #hive on ubuntu 10.04. I have successfully installed hadoop-1.0.4 (single node cluster). After setting path environment variable when i am trying to launch hive getting error ...
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SYSLinux Error on boot, ubuntu 13.04

Want to try out Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavilion dv7 1132nr but I keep getting this error. SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H: Peter Anvin et al First of all, a few things: I ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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apt-get problem. Download stops [12.04]

When I apt-get update or install a software with apt-get install application. It works fine for few second then the download freezes. Same with Ubuntu software center. The download stops after 3 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't reconize partitions

Here's my fdisk -lu Disk identifier: 0xbbc58b91 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1607679 802816 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 ...
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system-is -running-in-low-graphics on installing ubuntu

I get this error on just trying to install a clean install of ubuntu, I want to reformat the drive and install but cannot due to this video issue how can i resolve it? How to fix "The system is ...
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Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on USB - Now I need it on an HDD

I'm undoubtedly a newbie in all this. After reading so many reviews and pushed by a moody pogoplug set up at home (for backing up data and streaming of files), I tried to make my laptops and ipad ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Check your internet connection

When I'm trying to install synaptics driver for touchpad, I'm getting the error of: Check you internet connection: Failed to fetch ...
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Problem Installing git kubuntu

I have installed both git and git-core using sudo apt-get install git git-core still when i try to run some git command on terminal, I get the following error message: The program 'git' is ...
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Is it possible to use the conditional arguments in a preseed?

I am trying to create a preseed.cfg that is usable for a CD based installation and a network based installation. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use a bash conditional "if". As part ...
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Unable to run wubi on XP

I am trying to run wubi on Windows XP Professional 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629: SP 3) I have Administrator rights I downloaded wubi from here I have installed Python 3.2 and my PATH is ...
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Frequency out of range

I am a entry level person for Ubuntu using 11.10 currently trying to install it on a hdd. I am facing the issue of "Frequency out of range" problem and i have followed this advice but the issue is ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.04 from wubi

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using live CD on my laptop (Lenovo Z580) which came with Windows7 pre-installed. While installing, I created partitions for root (15GB) as sda1 and swap (4GB) as sda2. ...
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How do I install CDK - The Chemical Development Kit from the tarball?

If you need to download the tarball yourself to know how to help me here's the file. I'm running 12.10 if it is relevant. I don't know where to go in installing CDK I know the README file says to ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu - Kernel panic

I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 but my computer shut down and every time I tried to install, showing the following:
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how to install Gimpshop/Gimphoto in 12.04? (and what to remove first)

Here's what I've done: installed GIMP removed GIMP autoremoved GIMP downloaded Gimphoto .deb package I'm new to installing things out of terminal/software center. What did i miss? What ...
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No option to install Ubuntu from USB

I've finally decided to delve into the world of LINUX, however I'm already experiencing problems before the installation. I followed the instructions to put Ubuntu on a USB stick. It IS on there and ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 without installing video drivers?

So I have an old (got it FREE) laptop that my mom gave me after she spilled coffee on it. I was able to clean it and get it running Windows XP. I was only able to do this by letting it BSOD and ...
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How do I prevent the installation to reboot without finishing?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 x64 computer with an USB flash drive. I have put the Ubuntu 12.10 desktop amd64 ISO on my USB flash drive using both Unetbootin and Universal USB Installer ...
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Booting Ubuntu requires bitlocker?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows like I have done before on other PC's, but now when I boot it up, it tells me to insert the drive used for Bitlocker encryption. I've never used Bitlocker ...
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installing avr gcc

When I tried to install avr gcc on my ubuntu then it says internet connection error.Though all the connections are ok.And installing arduino IDE also seems to be a problem because the same thing ...
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How to reinstall google chrome?

I have already downloaded google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb after that i type this on terminal sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libnspr4-0d libxss1 cd Downloads sudo dpkg -i ...
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install eclipse modelling tools once i have already downloaded the package

I am trying to download the eclipse modelling tools on ubuntu. i have downloaded the eclipse from eclipse site and once i extracted the file, I see the eclipse icon, but I cannot run it, i think, i ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...
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How can I change the home directory's location along with the default install directory?

I decided to use Ubuntu as my main operating system tonight and have been setting everything up. I installed it on a 64GB SSD, however I want my home directory and default install location to be on my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS not installed even after perfect installation

So, I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the Setup Completes perfectly but it HANGS when the installation is complete.(the step when we have to reboot) and i just simply plug out from mains after ...
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light problem with ubuntu 12.10

I've created ubuntu 12.10 bootable usb key with lili, after booting from it when i selected install some command lines appear and than screen lights off, but i realised that laptop was not off.. So ...
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Cannot see eth0 after fresh installation of 12.04.1 in dell ultrabook with window 7

the ifconfig only shows wlan0 and l0, no eth0, tried to edit /etc/network/interfaces to asst auto eth0, then run init.d networking restart, it said, eth0 device cannot be found, anyone has similar ...
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I Can't install UBUNTU on my new PC

I have a Advent 9111 PC with Radion ATI HD 6670 2 gig graphic card (it appears there is no on board graphics on M'board) I can't install any of the latest versions of UBUNTU. When I try to install ...
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Unable to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.10 Unity

I am new to using the Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit OS and I absolutely love it. This honestly feels like the biggest change since moving from my 1983 Nec PC 22 Lb. Laptop to a Desktop pc. But I can not, for ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Server on a Rackable Server using USB?

Can I get set by step instructions on how to do this? Everyone has different instructions on how to do this. This Rackable Server has no OS installed and I want to put Ubuntu Server on it. It has 4 ...