Ubiquity is the installer used by Ubuntu.

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Unsafe swap space detected

So I had a Ubuntu 13.04 installation and I had encrypted my hard drive while I was doing installation. I was playing around and mistakenly deleted all the partitions, now I downloaded lUbuntu 13.10 ...
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Ubiquity appears to hang installing dual boot OSX

I am trying to dual-boot OSX (10.9 Mavericks) and Ubuntu 14.04, and the Ubiquity installer has apparently hung for the last 20 minutes. I resized my OSX partition using Disk Utility in OSX, and made ...
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Error Message “???” in Ubiquity [on hold]

I've got ??? error message in Ubiquity at country choices. See screenshot below:
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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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Splash screen before Ubiquity install

I am using the Ubuntu Customization Kit to build a customized linux distro. I am attempting to change the splash screen that appears before the Ubiquity Installer in Lubuntu 13.10. I have been able ...
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Ubiquity is not recognizing existing partition while trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

So I'm using Ubuntu live CD to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 but it doesn't recognize partitions. Here is sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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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 ...
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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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Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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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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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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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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“Install alongside” option missing. How do I install Ubuntu beside Windows using “Something Else”?

Whenever I startup from the LinuxLive USB, and try to install Ubuntu 12.04, it only gives me two options instead of the usual 3 or 4. My options are "Replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu" and "Something ...
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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

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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Won't progress after clicking 'install now'

I became interested in Linux a few days ago and wanted to give Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop a try. However, I am stuck on this page during installation and it gives me an error after I click 'Install Now'. I ...
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How to install ubuntu to a already encrypted partiton without formatting it in 14.04

Ubuntu killed the alternative installer buuuuuuh!! I am not sure but I think this was possible before with it. As far as I understand it the installer actually recreates a encrypted volume even if ...
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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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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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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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How do I obtain log info from the installer?

I have prepared a PXE-preseed-netinstall configuration for a cluster I am setting up. On all nodes, the install process works perfectly. But I have one node for which the installer freeze when ...
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Customizing ubiquity

I would like to create changes to the Ubiquity installer, like for example turning off the Try Ubuntu option and so on. I downloaded the source code and I am going through it but it is very hard to ...
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Ubiquity segfaults every single time (custom distro)

Having recently created a custom distro (Ubuntu 14.04 Server + WindowMaker + some additional boilerplate code) using Remastersys/Relinux (I tried both), I'm now seeking to install it on another ...
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How can I update the text splash before Ubiquity

I am customizing a Kubuntu distribution and I am struggling to change the text splash screen before Ubiquity starts. The screen that says "Kubuntu 13.10" with dots for the progress bar. I understand ...
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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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How do I continue past the “Where are you?” screen when installing?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 in a Hyper-V virtual machine. However, I can't press the continue button when I get to the "Where are you?" screen. How do I solve this problem?
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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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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 lts. No option for Windows 7, already multiple OS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB flash drive. I went into BIOS and changed the boot order to prioritizing USB, just to try it out Live. Afterwards, I decided to take the plunge and install Ubuntu as a ...
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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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Ubuntu installer says no internet, even though I do have internet

I'm trying to upgrade my current Ubuntu 13.04 installation to 13.10 by using a Live USB. First, when trying to do the upgrade, the "upgrade to 13.10" button was greyed out. To fix that, I need ...
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Cannot install ubuntu,cannot see partition [duplicate]

I am having a strange problem(strange for me).I am trying to install Ubuntu On my Lenovo u310.It has a built in 32gb ssd card. I can see my partitions and both hard disks in Gparted but when I try to ...
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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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How do I set up a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu?

I currently have Windows 7 on my computer and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows safely. Could someone please provide a good tutorial? Thanks!