Ubiquity is the installer used by Ubuntu.

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How can I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu?

I currently have Windows 7 on my computer and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows safely. Could someone please provide clear instructions?
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Third Party Software was not Installed

I did a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME 13.10. During the installation, I had checked both the options for downloading updates and installing third-party softwares. But it seems that third-party ...
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Installation not giving option to install along side Windows 8?

I'm trying to install (from DVD) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my desktop computer along side Windows 8.1. I am never given the option to do so. I never get this screen:
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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 / Windows 7 dual boot confusion

I had an Ubuntu 9/Windows 7 dual boot. (I almost never use the Windows side, actually.) Ubuntu was bugging me to update, so I tried it (backing up everything first). Somehow, the update failed (I ...
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How Are Ubiquity (Installer) Steps Customized On 14.04?

I'm trying to edit the Ubiquity installer on Ubuntu 14.04, but failing miserably. For example, I'd like to have "Download Updates" and "Install 3rd Party Software" automatically checked. Editing the ....
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How do I customize a LiveCD that can only “Try Ubuntu”?

This is what I'm looking to do: Create a LiveCD that only can Try Ubuntu, can't install the OS at all. Boots directly to Try Ubuntu. I need to have certain packages on that LiveCD, such as fsarchiver ...
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missing driver during installation / mmc_block / mmcblk

Just like "Install to Intel NUC with onBoard 4GB eMMC": I try to install Ubuntu Server 14.10 AMD64 on a notebook containing no hard drives (even SSD) but just an (e)MM-Card. Windows works fine with ...
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What is the default swap size?

How does the installer calculate what size of swap partition to create? Presumably it's based on installed RAM size, but does that depend on how much RAM?
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Does the Replace Windows X with Ubuntu option in the installation setup replace a single partition or the whole drive [duplicate]

In the Ubuntu installation, when the user gets to the part about selecting which method to use to install Ubuntu, the user will find several options like the ones shown below: If the user already ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB installer will not run

I'm currently trying to update from 12.04 to 14.04 with a live USB which I made using the Startup Disk Creator application. However, whenever I boot up with it, it takes several minutes to start up, ...
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Ubuntu installation error for 13.04 and 12.04

During the GUI installation, I get an error box with a series of ??????? when it begins the installation. This has happened for both 13.04 and 12.04 flavors. It loads the "Try Ubuntu" but not the ...
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Why is Rosetta Stone the wikipedia page on Ubuntu install?

I've just done a clean install of Ubuntu 11.04. During the installation slide-show, I noticed that on the browser slide it displayed a segment of the wikipedia page for Rosetta Stone. Any idea what ...
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will my installer crash if my screen goes to sleep

Why does my ubuntu installer keep crashing, My computer has almost 1.5 gigs of memory and a 2.8 ghz processor. its a pretty fast computer. I have never had problems with it in the past. I dont know ...
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What is ubiquity?

Where is Ubiquity used in Ubuntu?
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How to debug Ubuntu's booting errors?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 beta1 ISO and have been trying to boot from it using a USB stick. But every time I try to boot it freezes and all I can see is the Ubuntu logo, which gives no idea about the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not installing, popup error ??? at “where are you?” [closed]

I'm having an issue trying to install Ubuntu 14.04. When booting up the CD, I select "Install Ubuntu" which is fine, however the problem occurs each time I arrive at the "where are you?" screen when ...
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Select mirror during installation from live mode

Without customising the Ubuntu live image, is it possible to select a mirror during installation? If not, what are the options available? I can think of customising the image, or somehow using ...
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How to install from ubuntu installation Ubiquity skipped plugins and updates

What packages are being installed with checking 1st and 2nd option? How with one line install it all?
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How far is my partition resize?

I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu, and it has been resizing the Windows XP Fat32 partition for a few hours. Is there any way to find out how far it is, or if it is even still partitioning, or ...
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What does it mean for Linux to erase disk space in Linux

I am installing Linux on Virtual Box but it says that the computer currently has no detected Operating Systems. What would you like to do? 1) Erase disk and install Ubuntu Warning: This will ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 will not erase previous Ubuntu with RAID

When trying to do a clean installation of Ubuntu 13.04 on a system that has a RAID controller and RAID5 volume set and also had Ubuntu 11.04 installed will not allow me to delete the RAID or even ...
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How do I setup a fine grained preseed with tasksel set to manual?

I am trying to preseed a netboot install of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) x64. Work Setup My preseed configuration works fine as long as tasksel is not set to manual. For example: [...] d-i base-...
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How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?

I'm trying to upgrade an Ubuntu 12.10 installation to Ubuntu 13.04 without an Internet connection. Now that the alternate and desktop CDs have been merged, I'm trying to use the 13.04 Desktop CD in ...
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How to customize Ubuntu with extra Ubiquity options for the user?

I'm working on a Ubuntu based distro with some custom packages, I want to insert a step in which I give the user ability to select the desktop environment and packages he wants to install. I know the ...
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Preseed Ubuntu installation with full disk encryption

I am trying to set up Ubuntu full disk encryption using preseeding. I was able to set things up correctly following the preseed file presented here. But I do not want to provide the default password ...
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Install Kubuntu with btrfs

I don't have much space on the hard drive, so I was considering using btrfs for my hard drive. I'm aware that btrfs is not stable yet, but I'm interested in installing Kubuntu with it anyway. How can ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu (Compiz Unresponsive I believe)

Heyoh, little bit of a linux veteran but I've never run into this before. I just got a new Desktop PC and it has Windows 7 on it. I'm looking to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on this set up but I keep ...
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Very misleading install options for installing alongside Windows [closed]

My laptop came installed with wiwndows 8 in UEFI boot. I had installed Debian (in legacy boot mode) a while back. It all worked fine except for the need to switch boot modes every time I changed my ...
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How to specify root for installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu. My system have pre-installed Windows 8. I made USB bootable and then I booted into Ubuntu from there and I am in TRY Ubuntu mode now, I am having a problem in installing ...
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Why do the “used size” in partitioning on installation don't match the values I see in Windows?

This is what the windows screen looks like: Volume Layout Type File System Status Capacity FreeSpace (C:) Simple Dynamic NTFS Healthy(Boot,Page ...
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In the partitioning step, when selecting “installing alongside” I'm redirected to Windows

At first I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from the website. I have the iso format downloaded. The next thing I did was to write it in a DVD. Then took it for the process of installation from boot CD. It ...
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Will “Eliminate ubuntu and re-install it” eliminate all my personal information?

I had Ubuntu 13. 10, but recently I upgraded it to 14. 04 (manualy), compiz started to giving me a lot of problems, now I want to re-install 14. 04, as you know there are many types for installation ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Windows, which is left and right when allocating space?

I'm installing Ubuntu (or Xubuntu/Lubuntu/Kubuntu) alongside Windows 7/XP. I got to the screen that says, "Allocate drive space by dragging the slider below." On the following screen, I'm not sure ...
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Partitioning 2tb drive with windows 8 on it

I have a 2 Tb HDD and I wanted to partition it about 50 GB for Ubuntu and the rest for Windows 8. But I can't seem to be able to move the slider any less than 100 GB for Ubuntu? PS I have already ...
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Ubiquity installer reboots on selecting “Install alongside Windows”

I currently run windows 7 32 bit. I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 iso from http://www.ubuntu.com/ then I burned it to a dvd. I tried to install it and everything goes fine until I reach the option install ...
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Why don't I have the option ''Install Ubuntu alongside with them''

Why dont I have this option? here are my disk sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors Units = sectors of 1 ...
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Unattended installation xubuntu

I'm trying to setup an unattended install of Xubuntu 13.10. It currently picks up all the settings but it still requires me to click next on each screen. I understand editing the xubuntu.seed isn't ...
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Ubuntu does not offers me “install alongside Windows” [duplicate]

Any of the partitions makes in Windows was not recognised by Ubuntu, or Zorin OS, or LinuxMint. It's like a blank hard disc, 250 gb free. I'm a new Linux user, but what confuses me is that I was able ...
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13.10 and 12.04 discs say I have no Windows 7 on my hard drive

I installed windows 7 on my new motherboard on a PC I built, and when I put in a Ubuntu disc it tells me I have no operating systems installed when I do. I didn't encounter this problem on my laptop ...
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Can I leave GParted on a system after installation?

Is it possible to leave Gparted on the system after installation, seeing as it is already on the LiveUSB? As a related question, why is it removed from the final system in the first place?
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Why doesn't the installer see all of my hard drives?

I'm trying to setup a dual boot system with Windows Vista 64 (already installed) and Ubuntu 10.10. I added a new drive which is identical to the one Vista is installed on. When I boot into the LiveCD ...
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No HDD shows up during install 12.04 on Lenovo U410

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo U410 laptop. When I launch installation no partitions shows up. The U410 has 2 HDDs. 32 GB SSD on /dev/sda and a 500 HDD on /dev/sdb Ideally I would ...
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My approach for replacing current Ubuntu with newer

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 currently. I want to replace it with Ubuntu 13.10. For the same, please approve whether my approach mentioned below is right! I have created a bootable usb stick having ...
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Ubuntu will not install alongside Windows - No Option

I have a HP dv6 stock laptop. I had 12.04 installed and all went well with Wubi and I loved it. I updated to 13.04, but it created WiFi issues and I was advised to complete a fresh install which I ...
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Why do I have so many options in install? What do I pick?

I have a windows 8 desktop and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. In my computer on windows I see two drives (C: for windows and D: empty) When I try to install Ubuntu, there's a big list of options of ...
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“Upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10” is greyed out

I booted from a Live USB, however when trying to upgrade the upgrade option is greyed out. Additionally, the installer reports that there is no internet (asked here). How can this be fixed?
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on Acer S7 doesn't detect operating system and then gives “??? ???” error [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 from a USB drive onto an Acer S7 alongside an existing Windows 8 partition. I've set aside a 30GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. When I run the ...
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If I chose “Replace Windows with Ubuntu”, do I lose the other partition too?

I am a newbie in linux. I wanted to install ubuntu to my desktop. I currently have two partitions, Windows 8 in installed on one, and i have some important files in another partition. While installing ...
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Does choosing the “Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu” delete my drive data? [duplicate]

Quote from here: Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS | Ubuntu Allocate drive space Use the checkboxes to choose whether you'd like to Install Ubuntu alongside another operating system, delete your ...
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Installer says no Operative System Found

I try to install Bbuntu with Usb and bootloader when I come to the step partition. There don't pop up any partition in that menu. Only that error pops up. The computer I try to install ubuntu on is a ...