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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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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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 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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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 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 fix `ubi-timezone failed with exit code 1` error?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 12.10 on a Fujitsu Lifebook C-2220 (Pentium 4 - 2.40GHz, 215MB ram). I'm installing from a USB drive. I reach the "Where are you?" page, click continue, and get the ...
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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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“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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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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Does Ubiquity respect my former partition layout with a new installation?

If I have had two partition on my laptop ever since I use Linux. One for root and another for home. What does ubiquity do if I ask it to replace previous installation of Ubuntu with a new one? Will ...
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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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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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Ubiquity frontend installer for Unity

I want to place an installer on my Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD, but now I'm confused. There are only 2 ubiquity-frontend packages: ubiquity-frontend-gtk ubiquity-frontend-kde But not one for Unity. Is it ...
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What is ubiquity?

Where is Ubiquity used in Ubuntu?
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Provide driver on removable media during installation?

During installation if the installer is unable to detect any disks it will present you a list of all the available drivers to select or you can select none of these. Once you select that it gives you ...
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How to build and test Ubiquity

I've written a patch for Ubiquity and I'd like to test it before I submit it, but I'm not sure how to go about this given the nature of Ubiquity (only used during installation). Is there a way I can ...
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Installing Flash during system installation

Why is it we don't give the user the option to install the Flash plugin during installation when we do install the Fluendo MP3 codec? Flash is just as essential to an average user's browsing ...
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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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How do I resize partitions using the simple installation wizard (installing a second Ubuntu)? [duplicate]

I'm running 11.10 and installing 12.04 LTS Beta 1 off a DVD. Using the installation wizard, I picked "Install 12.04 LTS alongside 11.10". I am presented with a slider with approx 240GB on the left ...
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What is the package name for the Ubuntu installation wizard?

I need to log a bug against the 12.04 installer (the installation wizard that you run off the CD/DVD). What is the package name for this application?
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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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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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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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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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Installing 11.10 on fresh VirtualBox client hangs - how to debug?

I am trying to create an 11.10 VirtualBox client using the same DVD I used to upgrade my host system. (It happens to be the alternate DVD ISO.) However, it keeps hanging when the progress bar reaches ...
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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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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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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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Installer always sets the wrong locale

I always assumed the system locale was set based on chosen time zone, but that doesn't appear to be the case. I choose Detroit for my time zone (or New York, I've done both), but Ubuntu always sets ...
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Install 12.10 to an external USB hard drive automatically mounted at /cdrom

how can I install Ubuntu 12.10 to an external USB HDD? On the disc partitioning screen of the installer there is only /dev/sda showing up in the list. However in a terminal window I can see /dev/sdb ...
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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 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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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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Installer stuck at “Configuring target system”

It's stuck at "Configuring target system" It's still stuck as of now (I launched the installer from Ubuntu after clicking "try Ubuntu") How can i solve this? Should i stop it? And will it hurt my ...
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What's the current status of migration-assistant?

I've never noticed the migration assistant I used to see when installing older versions of Ubuntu. Is it just hidden inside Ubiquity, or is it gone completely?
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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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How does the installer automagically fill in the suggested hostname?

I was just installing 12.04 beta2 when I noticed something really odd. I was at the screen where you enter your username/hostname/password/etc. I typed 'Me' for my real name as I normally do. This is ...
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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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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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Why can't 12.04 installer see one of my hard drives

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit from a USB pen drive. I have two drives, a WD Caviar Black and a Samsung SPC250. At the "installation type" stage, it only sees my Samsung and the USB pen ...
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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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How do I preseed the installer to use a specific locale?

I am doing a preseed (actually only ask the keyboard map and timezone) of Lucid Lynx install and trying to use the same locale that I selected in the boot screen, I.E. if I select french lang I want ...
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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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Ubiqity Preseed, to have aligned partitions on disk [closed]

I tried to use the expert_reciepe to have aligned partitions on a High capacity disk with 4096b block size. ubiquity partman/alignment select optimal ubiquity partman-auto/disk string /dev/sdb ...
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Manual LVM encryption setup with Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying hard to get ubiquity works. The thing is that I want to setup Ubuntu 13.04 on a full encrypted LVM aside a Windows installation. So I can't use the default option of full disk encryption. ...
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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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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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Installer unable to continue?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on to my laptop (Toshiba 64bit, with Windows 7 and Mint 8 already in it). However, for several times now when I try to install the new OS, it cannot go further ...
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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?