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Problems to switch from Easypeasy to Ubuntu

Some months ago I installed Easypeasy on an Acer EEE PC, using a usb-live formatted with unetbootin. The first installation was partial, and I try to make a complete installation from the usb device, ...
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At first boot up only background is shown, how do I continue?

I have a lenovo g505s laptop and after successfully install of Ubuntu. When I booted it up for the first time it shows a background image and then nothing happens. What should I do now?
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Installation Ubuntu 14.10 bug

When I installed Ubuntu 14.10 from an USB drive and was close to finishing the screen froze (Screen content did not change any more and the mouse cursor disappeared). I waited for 5 minutes, then ...
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LiveCD not showing welcome page

When I boot from the Live CD instead of the welcome screen with the buttons "Try" and "Install" and the language selection a weird GRUB appears with the options "Try without installing", "Install ...
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Trying to Download Xubuntu, but don't have dvd

I am trying to ditch xp on my old computer, so I decided to switch it over to Xubuntu, which is supposed to be great for older hardware. However, I don't have a DVD-R available at this time. Is it ...
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Picture: Stuck Screen (multiple colors) While Installing Any Distro

I have Windows 8 installed on this machine, but suddenly wanted to switch to Ubuntu. I have tried installing all Ubuntu flavors (Xubuntu, Lubuntu... etc.) and for hours now I have been getting this ...
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How to design partitions for SSD?

I'm going to install Linux on Lenovo B5400, which contains: 8GB SSD 500GB HDD Designing partitions for my 2 Linux distros was quite easy before, when I had only HDD. I always had: 10GB for Linux ...
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Network installer CD and WiFi?

I have an older Mac which can't boot non-OSX USBs, I used my last DVD-R for 14.04 but my HD was wiped. I was going to reinstall but with 14.10 releasing so soon I decided to wait. I have some CD-Rs ...
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Dual boot, Win 7 and Ubuntu 14, does not show ubuntu after restart

okay, maybe it's been asked but i couldn't find any solution, now now, i've never used Ubuntu, i so want to use it. i am mostly windows user. i've win7 installed at the moment, and i've trying and ...
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Is my data safe during system installation?

I want to move from 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 to 64-bit Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04). I've already read Is it possible to "upgrade" from a 32bit to a 64bit installation? I DO NOT care about the ...
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How do I check the IaaS image hasn't been compromised?

We are deploying in Chinese datacentre, it took us a while to get our account approved with Aliyun (some kind of Amazon AWS). We are protecting all in and out data transfer but what guarantees that ...
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Not to alter my hard drives data

I currently have i windows 7 machine that has 4 internal hard drives , their sizes are not the same so i could spot and manage to difference them in the partitioning process: I have 2 hard drives of 2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not install or run from USB stick

Firstly, I hope that I am posting in the right place for the right thing this time. Please don't hammer me too much if what I am asking is not appropriate for this forum. I have created a USB boot ...
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How do i install ubuntu on corrupt win 7

I have an assembled computer. It runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. I exactly don't know what happened but when I switch it on , it says that "the file checksum does not match the computed checksum". So ...
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What do i need to have or do to install ubuntu on a windows 8 PC?

I'm tempted to download and install ubuntu. Can anyone run me through the basic things I need to do or have to succesfully install and run this operating system on my PC?
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Can't launch windows 8, trying to use Ubuntu

Alright, so I have no idea if I'm even posting this properly so here goes nothing. I guess I cold halted and it messed up my hard drive, leaving me stuck on a repair screen that never works. I tried ...
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Faulty screen after installation

I tried installing 14.04.1 on my PC through a USB Flash drive, the Ubuntu loading screen was okay but just after that, the desktop appeared like this This is the first time I try Linux. Hope that ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 15 3521 [on hold]

I purchased a Dell In 15 3521, and i am trying to install Ubuntu. but it was not installing Could you tell me what i have to do?
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What is faster way to use ubuntu from usb?

I installed ubuntu to usb drive as my hdd stopped working and need replacement. However despite that my flash is USB 3.0 it still lags. Maybe if I will create live ubuntu usb ir will run faster than ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, already having Windows 8.1

When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, that already has Windows 8.1 pre-installed, it shows that my hard drive is empty. Could you please help me to resolve this problem?
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I am unable to use special characters of row which has numbers on the top of keypad?

When I press Shift+3, instead of giving hash # symbol it gives some other special character. What should i do to correct it ?
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No network devices detected when installing Elementary OS Luna

I have laptop which had Windows 8 previously installed. But now I removed that and only want to install Elementary OS. The problem I am having is that when I was trying to install it No Network ...
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installation error upon boot up

I am beyond beginner when it comes to computers. I have a lenovo yoga 2 laptop brand new. when i boot with ubuntu on a usb stick a black screen with text pops up and says ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 14 and reinstall Windows 8? I only have product key [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14 a day ago, overwriting my Windows. Now I want to switch Ubuntu back to Windows 8 using a product key that I have in an email. How do you do this? So far I have had no luck.
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How to upgrade to a beta version

How can I install a Beta version as an upgrade to an existing OS. I would prefer not to wipe out what is on the drive.
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Ubuntu installation ERROR Copying files

This is my computer configuration: Lenovo G510 i7 Ram: 8 gb HDD: 1 Tb i burned ubuntu 64bit in a DVD and when i want to install it, at the last step of the installation, (Almost finished Copying) it ...
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Installation of data card

I am unable to use my data card. How can I use it. Basically I am using a data card which has auto installer option for which whenever I plug it on any device it installs automatically. But in ubuntu ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Attempting to install 14.04, screen blinks black whenever the mouse is clicked

This is extremely weird. I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer, and while I am doing the install, it seems that almost every time that there is any activity with the mouse, the screen ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Could not retrieve the required installation files

I am trying to launch Ubuntu 14.04 from CD and I get the message: Could not retrieve the required installation files Where is the problem ??
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mint installation crash does not show root or partitions rives [closed]

I am trying to install mint version of ubuntu from a DVD. I get upto the choose partition section. However it does not show any drives?.. It is saying that no root system is defined? I am ...
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How to install Ubuntu as main os?

Just like in topic I want Ubuntu as main main OS the actual problem is I'm newbie to Unix system and I don't get all this mounting points (what they are for, which one I need use, what other does, ...
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System tries to install grub on usb instead of ssd

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on my storage server. The problem starts in partition manager when the system wants the usb that i'm installing it from to be the system hdd. I change it to the ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 14.04 completly and install Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 by completely removing windows 8. But some of the softwares/applications that i use are not available in Ubuntu. So now I want to remove Ubuntu completly and install ...
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How to customize the ubuntu iso to point to local mirror [duplicate]

I need help in customizing the ubuntu iso to point to our local ubuntu mirror, so that all future installation will get the package from our local mirror. I am aware customizing the ubuntu iso, but i ...
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How do I install Ubuntu using squid-deb-proxy-client?

I saw some answers using a preseed file (that were said not to work because of a bug), but I'm interested in using the standard live image and not editing the preseed file there. If squid-deb-proxy is ...
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Which option to choose in the advanced formatting?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Netbook Asus Eeepc-900 from bootable USB. When I see partitions screen I just wanna one single partition and then install Ubuntu, but has some many options that I ...
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Ubuntu desktop with browser?

We have an operations group that needs access to just a browser via a Ubuntu desktop. I'd like to install nothing but a desktop and browser on their laptops as they are low config machines. How do I ...
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sudo apt-get update command dose not work [duplicate]

when i try to install sudo apt-get update i have this message E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory ...
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Windows Issue Booting Into Linux to Fix [closed]

I currently run my desktop on Windows 8. The other day I went to turn on my machine and it came up with an Error Code 0xc0000034 : The boot configuration data file is missing something or another. Now ...
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Will Ubuntu support my machine features? [on hold]

I'm looking to download and install the latest version of Ubuntu to replace the current version of Windows I had pre-installed on my machine when bought it. I have some really neat features on the ...
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installing ubuntu and removing fedora

how to uninstall fedora 20 and install ubuntu from windows 7 dual boot keeping windows unchanged without windows installation CD? please help its very urgent.
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When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error [duplicate]

When I try to install Ubuntu I receive an error. http://pastebin.com/u4TR83Tn It says: 10-16 18:46 ERROR root: Could not retrieve the required installation files Traceback (most recent call ...
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Error during installation Ubuntu (dual-boot wit Win 8)

I have an error during installation of Ubuntu(14.04) by USB, i install it next to Windows 8 (dual boot). I disabled FastBoot, SecureBoot. I had to put on the mode nomodeset to avoid black screen. The ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu 14.04 allow to create independant partions?

I have made a boot disc of 14.04. Booted the computer with it and reached the options 'Try Ubuntu' and 'Install Ubuntu'. I have tried the demo and it runs, as everybody knows, SLOW. I installed ...
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Install from harddrive

I want to put Lubuntu on some old Laptops. It does not have a cd, dvd, usb ports, card reader, nor pxe boot. I've read around and cant find any similar situations. (sorry if I missed it!) Years ago I ...
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Windows Gone & No Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my PC which already had Windows 8 running. I followed the steps as instructed in: http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/ Like it ...
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can i use kindle fire hdx to put ubuntu on my 32 bit ibm thinkpad? [closed]

Can and if so how can I use kindle fire HDX to install ubuntu to my 32 bit ibm thinkpad. Thanks guys, respect.
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Enabling second screen

I recently installed unbuntu on my sleekbook 15. Well my sleekbook screen is broken and i cant see a thing. I was broadcasting a second screen in windows through an hdmi port and worked great. I got ...
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ubuntu username not set during installation

I installed an ubuntu server and somehow happend to skip the user accounts and time setup process. Now the system loads up and asks username and password which I have none. Is there a way to access ...