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Ubuntu install issues

i'm fairly new to linux in general so i've been trying outdifferent distros like ubuntu, lubuntu, Elementary OS, ETC... And now i've decided to use ubuntu sinceit's the easiest but i can't seem to ...
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Cannot download metalink file - 404 error

Trying to install ubuntu inside windows. I get this error: http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.metalink err=[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found The website address in the ...
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Error Installing Lubuntu 15.04

I used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.0 on a lubuntu-15.04-desktop-i386, for my Toshiba Satelite (Windows 7, 2GB RAM, i3-2330m, 2.20 GHz), and when I boot it, it says: [5.3011431 ACPI PCC probe ...
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What drivers do I need for Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop?

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my new laptop Acer Aspire E5-571. So how can I get all required drivers for my laptop? I am asking all my friends to help me. I am going to use Ubuntu first time ...
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install problem/error mainboard based (I guess)

I as in the header told got a problem with the installation of ubuntu (and other linux versions too), I guess its a problem with my mainboard. because when I try to install ubuntu I get the following ...
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Unknown chipset and identify packet device issues on install…help

I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu from a DVD. However, I'm getting the following errors... Click for full size How can I just install Ubuntu on my PC? I don't understand why this is so difficult.
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Can I install Lubuntu again to get a fresh start?

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP, setting up root, home, and swap partitions. I removed XP using the OS-Uninstaller Graphical Tool. I installed Gparted in Lubuntu and deleted the ...
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New installation hangs up after restart

My Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS system hung up after latest updates were installed in it. Then, I tried installing a fresh copy of the same distro from a DVD onto a new clean HD. The installation proceeded ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 correctly installed?

This may be very stupid question, but to be sure i'm gonna ask. last night i installed ubuntu 15.04 to my machine. While the distribution thing (don't know what it's called, but you get my point) was ...
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wubi … WHEN YOU GONNA FIX IT? [on hold]

let me start by being civilized and ask the right question: is there ANY SOLUTION WHATSOEVER to ADVANCED INSTALL WUBI ?!? that means to customize ALL ASPECTS OF INSTALL and not really, REALLY FEW, ...
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Data won't persist on reboot

I have an old netbook lying around so I've been trying to install ubuntu on it. I downloaded unetbootin and the ubuntu iso, and used unetbootin to install it. In unetbootin, for "Space used to ...
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which ubuntu release should I install on hp compaq dc5100mt?

I have the hp compaq dc5100mt with the following specs: 1024x768, pentium 4, 3.0 ghz, 3.1 gb ram, 80gb hdd splitted in 60gb and 20gb. So I'd like to know which ubuntu release should I install on this ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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“unable to find a medium containing a live file system” while installing using wubi?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using wubi from windows 7 and I am getting this error “unable to find a medium containing a live file system” video of the problem Edit md5sum ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my Laptop already running windows 8.1 [duplicate]

i followed the steps word by word even searched google for a solution but nothing. I want to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 the problem is I've tried to disable the Fast-boot and UEFI Settings ...
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How to install ubuntu on windows8 pc dual boot?got some error while doing it?

Got some problem while booting ..it shows error premeture end of file casper/.. installation is done by USB device. somebody help me to makeover this error as i want Ubuntu for an urgent use
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Error while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows10 using wubi

I am using windows10 in my system. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 10 using wubi. It shows the following error. If I click "ok", then it shows the same error again.
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Problem installing Ubuntu in Dell inspiron 9200

I have a dell Inspiron 9200 with Windows XP Professional and a pentium M chip. I have downloaded all softwares needed to create a bootable flash drive for the instalation of Ubuntu. I can only get to ...
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Cant Install Ubuntu 14.04.02

Can boot into it fine, but when I get to the step where I'd choose what partition to install it on, /dev/sda shows up completely empty. I was intending to dualboot, running fixparts outputs this: ...
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During setup, none of my mice are recognized. I have no idea why. Please help!!

I have tried a Microsoft wireless mouse, an "onn" wireless mouse, and now a very plain Logitech wired mouse. It won't recognize any of them. It says I may need to install drivers. There is no software ...
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64 bit unetbottin install - no cigar [on hold]

I got a new hard drive, downloaded ubuntu using unetbootin on a different system. Default to 32 bit, installed it and everything okay. But my laptop (old Acer aspire one 722) is 64 bit. When i ...
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Optimizations When Installing to an SD Card

Back in the day, there where a number of optimizations that were generally recommended when installing Linux to an SD Card: mount using the noatime option using a ramdisk for temp files put your ...
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How to create bootable USB using public library computer, I do not have admin privilege to download USB Creator

The title says it all. I understand that it is necessary to download creator software in order to install Ubuntu/Xubuntu on my brand new hard drive. However, the only computer I have access to is ...
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How should i install mn-fit-common in ubuntu 14

How to install mn-fit-common in ubuntu 14,please guide me on how to enable the universe repository for the same
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Trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on iMac not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my iMac 27". I use the full install .iso with error checking returning positive with no errors on a PC, and bootable on PC, but the iMac gives me a lifeless, ...
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Installing Of Ubuntu - File System [closed]

i now installing Ubuntu and in the lastest hour this write - definition file systems ... its normal? this wtite lastest hour!
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During installation ubuntu give me the error [closed]

c:\users\shabir\appdata\local\temp\wubi-10.04.2-rev191.log . cannot download the metalink and there for the ISO.
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Loading Kubuntu

I am a bit of a novice and still learning to operate software. And I am used to Windows programs. Can you please direct me how to get Kubuntu from the USB memory stick on to the processor? Maryna
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Why ubuntu 14 nor 15, are not recognizing windows 8.1 when trying to install alongside it?

That´s it. When the installator scans the disk, it doesn't find any windows partition, (and I know there is one, since I have Windows 8.1 running on that computer) Any idea?
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Ext4 file system creation failed

Every time I try to install it gives me the error file system creation failed, or failed to mount. I'm trying to install Ubuntu as the sole OS. I was trying to install alongside Windows 7 but clicked ...
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swap option missing while installing in ubuntu server 14.04 lts

There is no option to select swap partition while installing the server version....I have tried all the possible ways to check the option and not found anything. Is their anyway to enter manually
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Netbook frozen halfway through install

Hoping someone can help as I'm working on a near vertical learning curve here, I'm replacing win7 with Ubuntu 14.04.2 on an acer aspire one and it's completely frozen whilst 'configuring target ...
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Booting to Ubuntu on dual boot (with Win 7) Desktop

I am a novice in Ubuntu. I followed the instructions on installing Ubuntu given on the website next to my Win 7 and created a USB bootable stick. During the installation, I will choose "Install ...
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How to recover from a botched attempt to clean /boot, incomplete kernel/drivers

Ubuntu 14.0.4 generated an error trying to update. Turns out /boot partition was full. I ran a command to remove the old kernels, something like this: dpkg --get-selections|grep 'linux-image*'|awk ...
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Do not know how to install grsecurity [closed]

So I verified the grsecurity and kernel I did the first part from this http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Grsecurity/Configuring_and_Installing_grsecurity But now i have a folder linux-3.14.42 and i dont ...
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Ubuntu does not boot after install when another hdd/storage is present

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu does not boot after install. It requires me to use boot repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix it so it will boot ...
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installer display for ubuntu 14.04.2 messed up on 4k screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on an Intel NUC with HD6000 graphics, connected to a Samsung screen with a native 3840x2160 resolution. The initial grub menu displays fine, but the graphical part ...
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Is there a way I could run the Ubuntu Desktop on Nexus 10?

I understand that Ubuntu Touch has ended support for the Nexus 10. Because I just purchased and now own a newer Nvidia Shield Tablet, I don't mind doing risky developer activities on my 32 GB Nexus ...
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Problem with Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 (the selected boot device failed)

I have a laptop (HP 250 G2) that currently runs Windows 8.1. I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 with the Windows 8.1. I have tried both live CD and external hard disk but I keep getting this error: ...
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help with installation wizard and ssd [duplicate]

I want to switch from win8 to Ubuntu but I'm stuck on the installation wizard partition management. I've a 24gb ssd and a 750gb hdd, and I would like to have the "core" on the ssd and data on hdd, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on empty PC (by USB) [duplicate]

I have just had my new PC delivered. I have a Macbook running and am now downloading the iso file. Do I need to follow the instructions on the Ubuntu site to create an OS X bootable usb and start the ...
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Upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 with a iso copy from internet no files transferred [duplicate]

Before the installation it said it would keep the files after the installation. Is there a way to check
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Problem of installing ubuntu 14.o4 in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have downloaded Oracle VM virtual Box and while creating virtual machine, it was showing only ubuntu 32 bit.It was not showing 64 bit,please help me to solve my problem.
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Default Password in Ubuntu 15.04

I just put Ubuntu 15.04 on a flash drive using pendrivelinux, and when attempting to install it on my computer, it asks for a username and password. What is the default username and password? I ...
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Installing Ubuntu touch on Nexus 4

At this point I am very confused even about whether my question is actually on the spot. I'm following this guide and I'm stuck at the point where you use the ubuntu-device-flash package in boot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Freeze problem while and after installing

I want to use Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 in my pc. But I cant install it. Though I installed it after several tries, the system freezes when the desktop screen appears. what should I do?
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Installation progress stuck at splash screen (“Started WPA supplicant.”)

I downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 via torrent and made a bootable USB using: sudo dd if=~/Downloads/ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb I inserted the stick into a new ASUS laptop (running free dos) ...
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reinstall ubuntu without rebooting on usb pen drive

I want to know if it is possible to reinstall ubuntu server edition without rebooting on an usb pen drive. I have LVM and I want to install the new version on a new LV, then change grub2, and then ...
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Live USB not appearing in Boot Menu Acer Aspire V15

I have been stuck on this for days now. I want to install ubuntu and uninstall windows 8.1 on my acer 1.Downloaded ubuntu 14.04/15.04 went smoothly Download linux live usb creator and another live ...
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How to replace Ubuntu with Windows 8.1

How can I replace ubuntu with Windows 8.1? I got my Windows CD, but Ubuntu cannot read it or I just don't know how to run it on Ubuntu.