Ubiquity is the installer used by Ubuntu.

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Why is it safer to be plugged in during installation?

I've just been wondering because I see this on ubiquity and want to know how this is better during the installation of Ubuntu.
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Installer gets stuck with a grayed out forward button

I have a CD with Ubuntu 10.10 and a laptop with Ubuntu 8.10. The laptop had all sorts of crud on it, and anything I wanted to keep was backed up on an external drive, so I was happy to do a wipe and ...
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How should I file a bug about Ubiquity?

What is the best channel for making suggestions for changes to Ubuntu (or, more specifically, Ubiquity)? I have spotted an issue that is not really a bug, but its a fairly big usability hurdle. I was ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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Bad Archive when installing Ubuntu over PXE - it's looking for the Release file I do not host

I am trying to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed over PXE. I can get the machine to boot from network OK, the network initializes itself OK, but then I get a "BAD ARCHIVE" error and am prompted for a new ...
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Kickstart file is ignored by the installer

I have fallowed this guide to create a kickstart file to install ubuntu automatically. However the problem is that when I boot the menu item label autoinstall menu label ^Auto install kernel ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu with UNetBootin

I have tried several times to install Natty on its own partition on my laptop (WinXP, Intel x86) using UNetBootin, but it always fail. There is a dialog box: Failed to unmount partitions The ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.04 with RAID 1 using desktop installer?

Many people claim that it is impossible to install Ubuntu onto RAID 1 with the Desktop CD. Is this really true? If not, how can it be done?
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Mount FAT32 filesystem as /home during installation?

Setup in Ubuntu 11.10 installation gives me this message while in advanced partitioning: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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Boot from Live CD, then install from USB stick? (because CDROM drive extremely slow/faulty)

I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with: A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine. A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often. I created a USB stick ...
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Can't install Ubuntu in VMware

I downloaded an Ubuntu iso image file from the official Ubuntu website. I am running VMware in a Windows OS that has not been activated. I tried to install it in VMware but failed. I kept getting an ...
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cryptswap1 on top of Encrypted LVM

"Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" appears to encrypt my /dev/sda3 device as sda3_crypt, with LVM volumes for root and swap. After installation, /etc/crypttab has entries for ...
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Ubuntu Server for Pakistan

I am from Pakistan and have installed ubuntu fresh copy and deleted the previous one. Now in the ubiquity installer I set my location to Pakistan and the server was set to .pk server of ubuntu by the ...
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14.04.1 installer Ubiquity crashes upon installation attempt on probook 6545b

I have an image of 14.04.1 on a usb stick which I tried to install on an old HP probook 6545b. It boots and runs fine, however when clicking the install button, nothing happens. Also, when trying to ...
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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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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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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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how fix the issue that so that ubi-usersetup crash doesn't happen when I try to install ubuntu

Whenever I try to install ubuntu 14.04 lts I get a message saying: ubi-usersetupcrash ubi-usersetup failed with exit code 10. Further information may be found in var/log/syslog What do I ...
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Internal error while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu since a year now or so and wanted to install it on a new system today. I got a fresh copy from ubuntu.com for Trusty Thar 14.04 and burned it to a DVD. It booted perfectly fine. ...
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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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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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Where to edit the first pages in Ubiquity?

where_to_edit2.png on www.bild.me Thumbnail: I want to change where it says "Kubuntu" and write my own distroname there. But haven't found anything yet. Where exactly do I edit this?
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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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ubiquity equivalent in text mode?

Is there an ubiquity equivalent in text mode? Launching an alternate installation from DVD is not a solution for me. This is because the computer has been booted with a customized DVD (with an ...
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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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How can I install Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS with dual-boot?

Ubuntu 13.04 installation disk has an option to install Ubuntu encrypted using LUKS. However, there is no option to perform an encrypted installation along-side existing partitions for a dual-boot ...
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What is the safest way of parsing /etc/network/interfaces (5)?

Context: /etc/network/interfaces holds configuration for network interfaces, in this format. I doubt the format has changed significantly in years. The auto and iface lines are the most commonly ...
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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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Get brcmsmac instead of wl driver on install?

My wireless card, BCM4313, works best with brcmsmac. The only problem is ubiquity installs a proprietary driver that is not nearly as good if I check "Install this third-party software", so I've ...
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Disadvantages of installing ubuntu trough qemu/kvm

Since I am testing iso's a lot and I want to do so on real hardware, but can't stand the install process and the associated waiting time (I only have one machine) I have written a script that installs ...
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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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14.04: automatic-ubiquity use proxy

i'm using automatic-ubiquity to install some machines. During installation language packages must be downloaded. The problem is, that the machines are behind a proxy. Is there a way to set the proxy ...
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Ubiquity restarts the computer before step 5

I tell ubiquity to install alongside Windows 7 but it does not show step 5 at all, it immediately reboots the computer (shows the shut down splash screen with red dots and reboots).
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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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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 [closed]

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 ...