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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it with there own home folder. I have an USB disk and want to use it to backup my home folders. Trying this, I got some questions. ...
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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“The ./boot/grub/efi.img file failed the MD5 checksum verification.”

Related question: Why does integrity check fail for the 12.04.1 Alternate ISO? I downloaded and wrote ubuntu-12.04.3-server-amd64.iso to a USB key, but when I boot from it and select "Check disc for ...
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How to make an iso image for the current installed ubuntu?

I usually install Ubuntu 12.10 beside windows on the same machine, and sometimes I have a problem with windows 7 so I have to reinstall it and then reinstall Ubuntu. When that happens I need to ...
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How do I get a Canon MG5550 printer to work under Ubuntu 12.04?

My old Canon printer has just died and I've replaced it with a Canon MG5550 inkjet printer. I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have downloaded drivers into my Download file but am stuck. What do I do next? ...
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“Problem booting GPT Grub2 on a BIOS based System” How to resolve?

I have an Intel D945GCCR Board with a 2GB Ram having discontinued support.Similarly I have an 500GB HDD with triple boot Windows XP, Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04. Well the other day I came across the ...
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Video Drivers Reinstall

I was trying to fix Steam, as it was showing nothing but white in the client. I updated all the video drivers, and after I did that Steam refused to even load up, so I removed / uninstalled all my ...
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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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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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not installing ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on dell inspiron 5420

I have a Dell Inspiron 5420 i7 with 8GB of RAM. When I try to install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit by using a bootable USB device, which was created with Universal USB Installer, it failed to install on my ...
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Can't get ASUS USB-N13 network adapter to work. How do I check for conflicting drivers?

I am trying to get the internet working on my computer running ubuntu linux. I got the ASUS USB-N13 network adapter because I heard it is supposed to work out of the box with linux. Well mine didn't. ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu on Mac, stuck in GRUB

I realise there are threads out there for this issue already, however I have tried those solutions to no avail. I am a Linux newbie trying to dual boot into Kubuntu/Ubuntu on my MacBook Air (Intel), ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04; after new-installation

I am new at ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a second partition ; the first partition being Windows 7. The installation was without problems; then by re-start appears GNU GRUB on the ...
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Ubuntu server 12.4 LTS installation -boot Error

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.4 server but it doesnt boot I downloaded the iso that corresponds to my server (amd x64) and I made a USB device bootable using the Universal USB Installer as ...
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New Samsung ATIV 9 Ultrabook; Deleting Windows 8.1 and Installing Ubuntu

I understand from reading other threads that there are some complications with adding Ubuntu to a computer that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I haven't used any of the Linux distros before. ...
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Rcmdr: Can't install EacsPir plugin

I've starting using Rcommander (Rcmdr) but I can't understand how to install the plugin EacsPir, I can only "load packages" but not install a new one (can't find out how..), and EacsPir is not in the ...
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Linked problem with a Windows program which I need to run one time

When I have used Windows 8 I have set to keep battery life with Lenovo Power Management. It have charged battery to 60% and keep it so. One time I have started my laptop without battery and this ...
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No connection to wireless internet during “Try Ubuntu” 12.04 from USB stick

I'm one of the probably many who's looking for an alternative to Windows XP, so I've put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB for booting and then successfully did Try Ubuntu without installing, which went smooth. ...
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Install ubuntu on dell lattitude d600

Hi everyone my name is Ryan. I have dell lattitude d600 laptop I have window xp installed on this PC and I want install ubuntu and I try to install the new version of ubuntu in this PC and when I was ...
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no mouse when installing

When installing 12.04.4 from dvd I have no mouse anymore. I try installing the 32 bit version, tried with a usb-mouse (logitech) and also with a mouse with green round connector. Both don't work. ...
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Ubiquity segfaults every single time (custom distro)

Having recently created a custom distro (Ubuntu 14.04 Server + WindowMaker + some additional boilerplate code) using Remastersys/Relinux (I tried both), I'm now seeking to install it on another ...