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Any chance of installing Ubuntu on existing bcache device formatted with btrfs?

I setup my system with btrfs as root file system to be able to install additional Linux systems later on (each with separate and small /boot partition) on separate subvolumes. Then I light-heartedly ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 missing Try without installation option

I just created a Lubuntu 13.10 LiveDVD via UNetbootin on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, in order to be able to use Lubuntu on an old work computer that runs slowly on Windows XP (a Dell Optiplex GOX 270, in ...
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Something wrong with my dual boot install attempt [closed]

first of all my grammar is somewhat below average so i beg your pardon i tried to install ubuntu 13.10 64 bit on windows 7 32 bit with 4gigs RAM using a live cd that i burned myself, i downloaded it ...
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247 views

Trying to install Ubuntu on computer via cd; no bootable device

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo. I burned the DVD on my friends computer, it verified correctly, but when I try to boot from CD/DVD drive, it ...
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47 views

Odd LiveCD error message that says “??? ???”

I have recently taken an interest in Ubuntu and considered putting it on my old computer that just manages to get over the minimum requirements. However, ever since the launch of 13.10, I have not ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with dvd

I'm a windows user thats wants to switch to Ubuntu as it is much better imo ( tried install with wubi (hd could only go up to 32gb)) so i decided to do a proper install using a dvd. I burned the dvd ...
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Live DVD's will not boot [duplicate]

I have a brand new HP Envy 17-j020us Core i7 w/Win8 laptop that I cannot boot on any live DVD. I,ve tried 12.04,12.10 and 13.04. I've tried Secure boot off and on, Legacy boot off and on. Grub loads ...
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installing 13.04 on a 250gb internal, recognized by windows 7 and bios but not ubuntu

i've tried formatting it, deleting volumes and leaving it unformatted, partitioning, no dice. i'm a complete newb and this is my first time installing.
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“The selected disc image file isn't valid” error [duplicate]

I have been attempting to run Raring Ringtail (13.04) on my Windows 7 computer, just to see how it is. I'm not going to replace my whole OS... (yet.) Anyway, my BIOS doesn't support boot from USB so I ...
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Screen turns blank while installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a DVD [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 by DVD, I insert the DVD and select the booting option as DVD. Next I press the enter key to install. After few seconds my screen goes blank like when the computer ...
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Did I burn the wrong .iso file? [duplicate]

I have downloaded and burned the .iso on a MAC for installation on a Windows XP laptop that won't do much more than boot up. I am able to open the folder (from the DVD) on the XP laptop and it looks ...
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Ubuntu runs off Live CD but not from actual boot

I installed Ubuntu a couple days ago. I got it to boot, and it worked fine. However, after troubles with my HDMI (no sound) and presumably my AMD drivers, I decided to install a proprietary driver for ...
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Ubuntu PPC version liveDVD not booting on powerbook G4 15"… What to do?

My 15" Powerbook G4 (AL) was getting too old and Mac OSX Lion installed by default on it was too boring to use as my daily driver.. So.. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 PowerPC version on it.. I ...
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Can I install programs on a live DVD, just to test them?

My Ubuntu's version is 12.04. Right now I'm using Windows, but as I've burned an Ubuntu image disk to a DVD, I want to know if it's possible to install programs on it, just to test them. Will it ...
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652 views

Unable to boot to live DVD on Mac PowerBook G4

My mac is really old. The hardware sucks, but so does the software. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit PowerPC on it, but whenever I try to boot to the live DVD, by either holding C' or ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 taking a very long time to install from Live DVD on a very fast desktop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD onto a very fast desktop. My first installation attempt was very slow, taking over an hour for the "Copying files..." stage. Then it seemed to stall ...
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245 views

Why doesn't my system boot from the installation disk?

In BIOS, I have set the CD drive as a priority boot drive. The DVD boots fine on my other desktop (Windows 7). My PC is a bit old, is this the problem? The DVD drive tries to boot but after a while, ...
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58 views

Problems with Installation

I have downloaded Ubuntu three times; twice on a live DVD and once on my desktop. Now my DVD player is an sata drive so it doesn't register as a DVD it reads as another HD in the bios menu so I can't ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu screen during installation of 12.10

From 12.04 I changed to win 8 consumer preview and now i want to go to 12.10, however i cant seem get past the Ubuntu loadingscreen( with the dots going from white to yellow etc.) it has taken more ...
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778 views

Fresh install of 64 bit 12.04 over 32 bit 11.10 alongside Windows 7

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit and Windows 7 dual boot in separate partitions. I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (mistakenly installed the 32 bit 11.10 a little while ...
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122 views

Installation failure

I have just downloaded Ubuntu and burned an installation DVD. I used it to install Ubuntu on a PC running Windows XP choosing the option to run Ubuntu alongside Windows. I chose to install the ...
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1answer
73 views

Laptop switches off during the installation process

I am installing Ubuntu 12.10 on an acer 5315 laptop. I have burned an image of the ISO on a DVD and when the disk boots everything looks like it is going according to plan. I choose the option to ...
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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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555 views

Why do I get “can't copy file” error at some point after starting partitioning?

I have the DVD version of 12.04, which I tried to install on my Lenovo machine with a Core i3 processor. It's working on live mode but when I tried to install to my hard drive it after telling it ...
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570 views

How do I repair Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on a laptop with water damage?

BACKGROUND: I have an ASUS laptop that has an AMD 64-bit processor, which also came with Window 7 pre-installed. Since I removed the original harddrive that came with it and installed a larger WD ...