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How to install mysql without root access?

I found this article that explains how to install MySQL without root access. However, on the MySQL download page is no download link for Ubuntu. Which one should I choose in this case? If it has a ...
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install ...
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No root file system is defined/ can not see any drives

Tried installing 12.04 version and now the newest 13.10 and still getting the error that no root file system is defined and unlike other people who had problems I can not see any drives what so ever ...
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Cloudera installation : Failed to detect root privileges [duplicate]

I tried to install CDH on my Ubuntu box (one host). It fails on install: "Failed to detect root privileges." I know that Cloudera needs user to have passwordless privileges ("Root access to your ...
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How to change default system updates folder in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Hi I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 15r (dual booting with Windows 8). During installation, I had set aside 6GB for my root folder, 8GB for swap and about 20+ GB (don't remember exact ...
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Manage space in ubutnu 12.04 installation

I am running a dual boot system with windows vista and ubuntu 10.04. Yesterday, I decided to re-install vista, but after that I wasn't able to boot in ubuntu, so I want to take the chance to upgrade ...
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g++ installation unmet dependencies error [duplicate]

I am trying to install g++.But not able to do it. amol@amol-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get install g++ [sudo] password for amol: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Switching from side by side Ubuntu to main OS on Lenovo laptop

I am loving Ubuntu and I would like to switch from Ubuntu 12.10 side by side with Win7 to Ubuntu as the sole OS (and eventually run Win7 via virtualbox). After I backup everything, wipe the entire ...
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What Password do you Use When you're Installing Software on a Virtual Machine running 13.04?

I am using Windows 8 and through virtualbox I am running 13.04 and it would be just great if I could actually use it for what I wanted it: installing and running GNU Octave. I can't seem to because ...
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I need a root password to access my drives, how to install 13.04?

My PC crashed a week ago and by using Multi Bios I found I could "Try Or Install Ubuntu". I have never used this before and every time I try to access my drives it says I need a root password or I ...
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How to get root using Windows installer for 10.04 LTS desktop?

I used Windows installer for installing 10.04 LTS desktop. When I try sudo password root and enter login password it gives sudo: password: command not found.
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How can I get root-like permissions so I can download stuff from the software center?

When downloading an application from the terminal it said I couldn't download it because I wasn't root, and when I got to search for the specific software in the Ubuntu software center it doesn't even ...
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apt-get could not open lock file

I am trying to get an nfs client running on a Sheeva-plug running debian 2.6.22. The host is Ubuntu 12.04 and claims (from showmount -e) to be exporting the desired directory. There is no showmount ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10

I've been having some problems with Windows and I've decided to switch to Ubuntu, I downloaded 12.10 from the website and burned it to a disk, but now I run into problems. As I go through the ...
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Wubi Ubuntu Installation “No Root File System Defined” [duplicate]

I Downloaded Wubi.exe & Ubuntu 12.04 LTS From The Official Website Then Put Them In A Single Folder In My Internal Hard Disk. Then I Run Wubi, And It Got Installed Within 2 Minutes. And Then I ...
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Problem trying to install ROOT (by CERN) on 11.04 i386

I hope you can help me with this problem. I am trying to install root in my computer, but I have a problem and I don't know what to do to solve it. I've downloaded the tar file with the root ...
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Must I enable the root account to install Matlab?

I'm trying to install Matlab R20112a on Ubuntu. My problem is: I get access to the installation gui running ./install from a terminal, but the installer fails when it tries to write on the folder ...
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Why did ubuntu install break out my partitions?

I have a 750GB hard disk with Windows 7 installed. So I shrunk the C: drive to about 80 GB, created two more partitions, one for data (about 615GB), one for ubuntu (30GB) (extended partition). I ran ...
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Why I'm not asked to set a password for Root when Installing Ubuntu?

When I install Ubuntu, it never shows an option to set a password, yet there is a password when trying to log in to the admin account and when I try to install packages. I can't change the password in ...
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319 views

installation of driver under root

I am trying to install a graphics driver as Ubuntu wont boot on my new laptop due to graphics card problem I have downloaded laterst driver and put it on a pendrive can someone give me the commands ...
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How do I install root-cern?

Cern's ROOT environment installs fine on 10.10, and is even available in the Software Center, but it will not install or compile on Natty because the x11 directories are in new locations. I can ...
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Oracle installation script execution privileges: “oracle is not in the sudoers file”

I'm currently installing Oracle 11g on Ubuntu 10.10 It had been asked to execute some scripts as "root" while installation. I'm doing: oracle@sergio:/u01/app/oraInventory$ sudo sh orainstRoot.sh ...