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Installation ncurses to run command menu config

I am trying to upload new kernel apart from default one. but while installing ncurses getting error I tried with following options 1) sudo apt-get install ncurses-dev then got error 404 Not Found ...
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Install ubuntu on chromebook [on hold]

I'm quite new here! XD My friend ask me to help her installing ubuntu on her chromebook, and I followed the guide here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “[Errno 5] Input/output error” during Installation

I have been trying to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit version) on my desktop PC from a USB memory stick, but I'm experiencing a problem. Each time I attempt an install I received an ...
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Ubuntu installer hangs

I am currently trying to attempt a Quadboot with Win 7 (50GB SSD), Mac OS X Maverick, Ubuntu & Android 4.4 all on a Samsung Spinpoint S3 500GB HDD, I will also have a WD 1TB HDD for backup and ...
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having problem with installing Ubuntu with full disk encyption

i want to encrypt my whole hard disk while ubuntu installation. i am searching a preseed for this task. i followed many links on the site but none help. like Full disk encryption with-preseed? so i ...
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Ubuntu installer overwriting Windows 8 bootloader on disk to which it wasn't installed

This all started when I went to install Ubuntu on a partition on my external HDD. In the Ubuntu LiveUSB's installer, the configuration was to create an ext4 partition in empty space on the external ...
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I cant seem to install windows 7 agian!

I have installed several OS`S on my computer ( not kept tho, everytime i installed another one i formated the HD ) i had Windows 7 Home premium, this is the default OS that came with my Toshiba C655 ...
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Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
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Black screen after reboot on fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 to try Linux. I am not familiar with linux structure or command line use. System:Gigabyte 8I915P Intel 3G cpu 2G Ram. Seemed to install OK but on reboot Ubuntu screen ...
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Installing Ubuntu, I need a walkthrough for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop [duplicate]

Okay, so I followed some tutorials, but I could not get it to work still...... I just need a walkthrough or something for me and my Hp windows 8.1 laptop.
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 LTS halts [duplicate]

Good morning, after setting up UBUNTU 14.04 LTS 64 bit on my ACER Aspire 7542ZG and accessing You Tube, the system completely freezes, even the cursor is no longer working. Can someone help me please ...
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Can't re-install after Panic

I have an Asus Eee PC r101 that runs Ubuntu 12.04. After running the Janitor that comes with Tweak, my drivers were gone. L ong story short, all my attempts to recover the system failed so I went for ...
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Hard disk not showing while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I used MultiSystem to create bootable usb which contains Ubuntu 14.04 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8.1, and boot-repair. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, but while installing it is only showing ...
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“no root file system correct from the partition menu”

I have 7 HDDs and I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on a Partition on a differant drive from the one that has my windows-7 Pro and my windows-8.1. I have already partitioned the drive it has 207 GB ...
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Panic Occurred: switching to text console. Please help!

I’m a new Ubuntu user. I installed 14.04 from a bootable pendrive on my laptop. It was working fine at first now it’s not opening anymore. When I try to reinstall it shows: Panic Occurred: switching ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB device

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V7. I've created a bootable USB on Windows (with Universal USB installer), turned off FastBoot and SecureBoot, yet when ...
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Ubuntu 13.04, apt-get install build-essential fails

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64), but apt-get install build-essential not works, here's aptitude install log. root@ubuntu:/home/ubuntu# apt-get install build-essential ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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Dual OS running problem. Ubuntu is ok but windows 7 carsh down

I have installed ubuntu 14.04LTS besides windows 7 ultimate after made a separate partition for ubuntu. Generally i intend to boot windows and ubuntu running together. I followed up all installation ...
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Errno 2 during installing no such file or directory : '/target/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24'

When installing 14.04 and almost done copying files i get the error message: Errno 2 during installing no such file or directory : '/target/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24' I already tried a ...
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Error in loading of Ubuntu 14.04 installation DVD

So, it gets to the screen of Ubuntu where it's loading, I click left button to see code and here's what it says is happening: stdin: Not a typewriter Generating locales... en_US.UTF-8... done ...
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diaganal lines during install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an older amd 64 bit computer. About two minutes into the install I get diagonal lines across the screen and the computer freezes up and the installation quits. ...
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Installer hangs on “Detecting File Systems…”

I managed to completely screw up my system while trying to install Windows 8. I decided to reinstall and only format my / and /usr partition to keep my data. My installation is now hanging on ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu from CD [duplicate]

I recently purchased a live CD, however it will not install this. When I try to install I get this message: BusyBox v1.21.1(ubuntu 1:1.21.o-1ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of ...
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Accidentally deleted Windows 8 partition; how to recover it on ubuntu

I tried to install ubuntu to get dual OS but incidentally delete one of the windows' partition in the process...... I can't boot windows or even use the recuse tool to recovery it... I've backed up ...
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Install ubuntu 14.04 with pxe using local repository

I'm want to install Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 server from local repository. I even create a local mirror repository with apt-mirror . The line in /etc/apt/mirror.list is : "deb-amd64 ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external drive

So I tried installing Ubuntu by following the directions on their site for installing from a USB. I don't have a USB but I'm doing it with an external drive and hoping for the best, but not getting ...
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How can I install ubuntu on PCoIP zero client?

I have a PCoIP zero client that uses Ethernet cable to connect the server and show windows desktop! And it uses Vmware software to do this. Now I want to install ubuntu 12.04 on it to can use internet ...
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Setting up USB flash drive for preseed

I've been trying to install ubuntu-server on an old laptop. It has a screen and keyboard but the "u" and "p" keys don't work so I can't type sudo or apt. I thus could not set up ssh using the generic ...
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how do I boot ubuntu on an hp envy m6 with windows 8 originally?

I'm installing ubuntu on someones computer after repairing it as they asked, but I did not expect to need a password and boot into windows to be able to boot ubuntu. How do i configure it and get it ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load while dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 07/19/2014

I am new to the Linux/Ubuntu world and I am interested in continuing, but from the beginning I am already having problems with dual booting a preinstalled Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo ...
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Installing Ubuntu with an external drive

What I'm trying to do Erase Windows and all files from my computer (I have another computer that stores everything valuable, so I'm going to use this old computer to experiment with Ubuntu and if I ...
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Clean re-installation. Keep Windows

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot with GRUB2. How do I perform a clean re-installation of Ubuntu 14.04 without disrupting Windows 8.1. I'd like to keep Windows 8.1 the way as it is. And ...
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Will ubuntu alter my other partitions on my PC

I have a compaq presario cq61-324CA. It is 4 years old and very slow on windows 7. I want to install ubuntu on it. I tried it out on the live cd and it is great! So I click install. Question If I ...
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Is it safe to answer “erase disk and install Ubuntu” on a virtual machine?

I am installing on VirtualBox on Mac. During install it asks: Erase disk and install Ubuntu Question: Is it asking about the virtual disk - hopefully. Is it safe to answer OK?
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Ubuntu install - 'Try Ubuntu' freezes screen

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. First I chose the option 'Try Ubuntu' to make sure everything was working properly. However the screen freezes with a dark background and the following sentences: ...
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14.04 did not install correctly, VMware player

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit as a virtual machine using VMware player. I was prompted to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. The installation process was taking a while and I put my laptop to sleep. When I ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Debian without losing /home data

I am currently running debian testing. I want to install the Ubuntu-Gnome distribution replacing Jessie but keep all my personal files in /home untouched. Is it possible to do so if (I think) the ...
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Can I use ubuntu with this PC? If I can then what is this error?

This is the con figuration of pc After I burned the ISO file to a DVD, I restarted my computer and set my boot devices in bios as well and tried booting to that screen that says "Try Ubuntu or ...
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Ubuntu won't start up, says that Windows (yes, Windows) failed to start

When I try to start up Ubuntu, it gives me this message in plain white text over a black background: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...
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[Errno 30]Read-only file system: '/target/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic'

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I am trying to install 14.04 on my laptop. The laptop wasn't really working and only boots with Ubuntu CD. I don't care for any files or anything on the computer, I just ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu (tried with 3 different USB Flash drive)

USB sticks- Generic 4GB, 2.0 ADATA Pro, 3.0 Sandisk Extreme, 3.0 Img files: 2 x ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 (redownloaded twice, in case of corruption) 1 x ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 -- current ...
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No option to boot up from live cd

So I've been trying non-stop to get Xubuntu Linux for 3 days now and I keep running into new problems. The problem I have now is that whenever I try to boot up from a live cd in the Windows 8 version ...
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Can I install 14.04 over pre-installed 12.04 desktop?

Can I install 14.04 over pre-installed 12.04 desktop on an ASUS X200CA notebook PC? And will the new version 14.04 replace the 12.04 version?
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Help on Ubuntu for powermac G5

Here's my problem I have the powermac G5 tower. When I tell Ubuntu 12.04 to install I get to tell it to install the screen gos white then black. After in 2mins the screen is still black and the tower ...
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Why do people install outdated versions of Ubuntu? [on hold]

I'm really surprised to see so many people are currently (after release of 14.04) installing Ubuntu versions 13.04 and older. Apart from 12.04, these are not supported any more. I can see that someone ...
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14.04 install does not start

Trying to install 14.04 on a Dell XPSL702X. Using external CD reader. Loaded BIOS defaults, tried SATA in AHCI/ATA modes, didn't matter. Setup will sit at the Ubuntu dots forever. Restart, hit ...