Ubiquity is the installer used by Ubuntu.

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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!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Ubuntu 12.10 Installation Hangs at 'Preparing to Install Ubuntu' [closed]

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 i386 Desktop ISO both via HTTP & Torrent Download. I have attempted the install via CD & Bootable USB (created using YUMI from Pendrive Linux), each using a ...
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Installer doesn't detect existing partition table/windows 7 partition

I am having this issue with 11.10 . Ubiquity doesn't detect the existing windows 7 partition and when I choose to manually partition the disk, I can't see any partition there. When I log into the live ...
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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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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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“Apt configuration problem. An attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the CD failed” [closed]

I am trying to load v11.04 onto my HP desktop hard drive using a USB drive. I used the same USB drive to load the system on my Dell netbook and it loaded successfully. But trying to load on the ...
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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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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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How do I partition a drive so that the data is separate from the operating system?

I'm planing to install ubuntu 12.10 in a dell inspiron 17 laptop as the unique operating system. I would like to know how to partition the drive in order to have my data separate from the operating ...
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Clarification of the third-party software options during system installation

During installation, the user is presented with the following dialogue: The 'Flash' and 'MP3' options are pretty self-explanatory, but what about the 'wireless hardware' and 'other media' options. ...
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What is ubiquity?

Where is Ubiquity used in Ubuntu?
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12.04 stuck during installation “Processing triggers for update-notifier-common”

Everything is working fine till the end on installation where Ubuntu stuck on ubuntu ubiquity: Processing triggers for update-notifier-common. Waited for more than 10 minutes and nothing, It stuck ...
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How to file a bug about ubiquity?

what is the best channel for making suggestions as to 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 ...
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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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Problem running Ubiquity when compiled from source

I've written a patch for Ubiquity that I'm try to test. I've modified the Ubiquity source and successfully run ./configure, make and sudo make install, however I'm having problems running it. When I ...
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Ubiquity doesn't find my partitions

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 and make a dual-boot scheme with Windows 8. I'm following these instructions. But the installer doesn't list the partitions (it even shows that dialog to choose ...
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Does Ubiquity support installing via PXE?

I have a PXE server at home for doing network-based installs, which uses the text-based alternate installer. However in 10.10 the Ubiquity (aka graphical) installer has some really nice features; ...
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Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick

I want to install Ubuntu to a 4Gb USB stick, so that I can boot it on other computers, but I heard that a persistent file system never deletes data and so just fills up. This would be a problem as I ...
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ubiquity customization

I installed ubiquity: sudo apt-get install ubiquity ubiquity-casper ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu ubiquity-frontend-gtk and I made some modifications to it: changed the images to match my company ...
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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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How to change ubiquity release name

I want to build a custom distribution, How can I change the release name in ubiquity installer ? ( where it says "Try Ubuntu" and "Install Ubuntu")
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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 do I create a LiveUSB that lets me install any Ubuntu version?

What I'd like to do: have Ubuntu installed on a USB drive and from there install any ubuntu version on a hdd. This is kinda different from using usb-creator because I'd like to have a persistent ...
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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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When manually setting up hard drives in the installer, how can I set custom mount points?

With previous versions of Ubuntu, you could specify mount points for various hard drives and partitions during the installation process. This was useful, because I have a backup hard drive that I set ...
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Unable to install, “no root file system is defined” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No root file system defined” error while installing ubuntu I am trying to feed the pressed to ubiquity while installing Xubuntu 11.10 . Following is what I ...
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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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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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How to install Edubuntu on a system with low memory (256 Mb)?

I'm preparing an old system with 256 Mb RAM to send it to some children. It doesn't have Ethernet controller and there are no Internet access at the destination. I've chosen Edubuntu for obvious ...
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Ubiquity crashes when installing from CD

I didn't want to take any risks so I ordered a CD from Canonical to get Ubuntu. Thing is, another CD was given to me about 2 days before the CD from Canonical got to me, so I installed Ubuntu 10.10 ...