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dual boot reinstall problems

My Ubuntu installation crashed during updating and will now not boot fully. I have tried reinstalling as from a previous answer on here suggested but the option to wipe my original Ubuntu installation ...
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cannot get 12.10 to update

Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 26698 package 'gimp-plugin-registry': blank line in value of field 'Description' E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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Are Key files for repositories fetched over HTTPS?

I'm connecting to the internet through a public internet connection. I want to know if some one can do a MITM attack and give wrong Keyfiles when I update and upgrade. The difference here would be ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 apt-get update errors (404, W: Failed to fetch…)

I have a new instance of 12.04 server and have been having issues running sudo apt-get update The update seems to work fine then it will stop and sit waiting for headers then start spitting 404 ...
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unable to install updates on 12.10

For the past couple weeks or so I have been unable to get any security updates to load, I keep getting errors like this: installArchives() failed: Extracting templates from packages: 41%% Extracting ...
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Problem with latest nvidia driver update

I just updated the nvidia driver, provided by Canonical. I used first the 304 one, then changed to the 319 one and everything worked fine. But since the latest update (to version 331), the system ...
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Best software for Android Device On Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have HTC Android Device and I am Using Ubuntu 13.10, I need a No the Best But If it's Best That OK A software For Sync and Update Device. Urgent Suggest Need here>
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Software Updater Ignores request to update

I have updated to ubuntu 12.10. Daily I receive notice from the software updater that files are available for updating. When I click on the "Install Now" button, the clock icon briefly shows, then ...
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Updated Windows 8, tried to fix with Boot Repair and can't pass GNU GRUB screen

I'm having a hard time now with my laptop. I have an ASUS X501 with Windows8 preloaded and I decided to install Ubuntu Studio last year. Everything was great, I was able to choose to boot into Ubuntu ...
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Failed to fetch sudo apt-get update

when i want to updating. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/osd-lyrics/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Daily Image Query [closed]

I am planning to use Ubuntu 14.04 Alpha build on desktop. I would like to know that, If I keep updating Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on daily basis, will my OS will reach 'Stable' state when the final stable OS ...
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Why netscape portable runtime library

As an Ubuntu user, we often have updates. Today I saw an update titled "Netscape portable runtime library" and the file was tagged libnspr4. The only thing I can relate it to is FireFox but I'm not ...
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why do elements from toolbar appear unactive?

Recently I updated Ubuntu 13.10 (small updates... but many), after it finished i found this problem in many programas (Filezilla, SublimeText, Inkscape, Gimp) For instance, if I go on the toolbar to ...
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Why do I have to download a .deb file to update some already installed programs?

For example, say I use Anki. Whenever Anki updates, I have to go to their website, download a .deb, open it in Ubuntu Software Center, and then click "upgrade." My limited understanding of ...
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cannot install anything via apt-get. problem with apt-get update [duplicate]

I am unable to install anything with apt-get. I think this problem is due to gpg error of some kind. I have done almost everything on the net as per my belief. this is what happens when I run apt-get ...
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How to set updates periodically?

If I'm tired of do apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, how can I tell my Ubuntu system to update automatically given a period of time?
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How to know last time apt-get was executed?

I known that the command to update the repository lists is apt-get update. How to check if it has been executed today or in the last 24 hours? I do not known if should check some file timestamp. Or ...
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Ubuntu WiFi issue

i have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the WiFi was working well but after i get the updates and restart my PC the WiFi stop working my WiFi device is "Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter"
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Unable to update from 12.04 to 12.10

I'm trying to update from 12.04 to 13.04 but I firstly need to go thorugh 12.10, using Update Manager. This is the error I get. E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be ...
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how do I view a file strictly by the date it was accessed/created/downloaded [duplicate]

I am looking for a command that I can use to locate a file by the date a file was created on my computer
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Which PPA to purge in resolving this 404 error in apt-get udpate?

$ sudo apt-get update is breaking and giving the following error: http://ppa.launchpad.net/joh/ppa/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages I've tried looking at /etc/apt/sources.list but i ...
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How to update an Ubuntu server without having to reboot? [duplicate]

I am running a website using Ubuntu server 12.04. How can I update my server avoiding a reboot (after the updates)? I did apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade; but then it asks to reboot each ...
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How to get last updates from all repositories [duplicate]

I say that because I'm using Ubuntu and Arch Linux. I like Arch because the last updates... last ruby, python, php, apache (I'm a web developer), java, etc. For me, this is very important. But ...
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Can't find Firefox update in Ubuntu Update Manager

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and my Firefox version is 14.0.1. Since because of this version I can't install Firebug. So for upgrading it I searched at the Help->About in the browser window, but there is no ...
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update and vlc problem [closed]

Hi all I'm newbie in Ubuntu I just tried to install VLC in terminal I write bader@Bader-Compaq:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for bader: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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How to change a password [duplicate]

How do I change my password in ubuntu? I think I have either 12.4 or 12.10. I'm a bit computer illiterate, so will need an answer for a computer dummy.
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confused about ubuntu / xubuntu releases

Initially I had Ubuntu installed, but later I switched to xubuntu by installing the xfce desktop, and removed the ubuntu-desktop, but now I`m confused about the release update because the updater says ...
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is adobe flash player plugin installer marked as “important security update”?

Why is adobe flash player plugin installer marked as "important security update"? Is security really compromised if one does not install that?
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How can I fix this update Issue? [duplicate]

So far I have been told what the problem was but have been provided with no way of fixing it. My computer is able to install updates, but when I hit check under the update menu it tells me to check ...
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my laptop wont load the updates [duplicate]

Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the ...
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Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?

When logging into my VPS, it says there are some updates and security updates, however; because I'm not that into Ubuntu programming, I prefer staying onto 12.04 LTS. Therefor I was wondering: Do ...
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upgrade from 12.10 to 13.x - says “no new release found”

I'd like to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10, even if that means upgrading to 13.04 first dell@dell:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Is it normal for Software & Updates to always show I'm up to date?

For the last month on my Ubuntu 13.10 system, Software and Updates always shows that the laptop is up to date. I tried to change the server for updates but with the same result. So is it normal?
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When and will it be another ubuntu version soon? [duplicate]

Will it come out a new version of ubuntu? And when can we expect somthing new? saw that linux mint has come out with some new features :)
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how to search for proposed updates on ubuntu.com

On packages.ubuntu.com one currently can search for (taking precise as example): precise (12.04LTS) precise-updates precise-backports But how can one search for precise-proposed packages on-line? ...
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How to fix: Unity not working at all (updates, upgrade, drivers, OpenGL)?

Recently I got stuck with Unity since it does not work at all - I see no system bar nor Unity launcher (3D/2D). Possible causes are: system update/upgrade or playing with drivers (additional fglrx or ...
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I cannot access completely to desktop after upgrade [duplicate]

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 and accepted the proposed automatic update by the system (Ubuntu base 13.10). After reboot I can only see the wallpaper and icons but I don't see folders or the bar at the top. ...
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My GUI don't load after recent update

After a recent update (regular automatic system updates only) - probably affecting the NVidia driver - I can't open the GUI any more (either on system startup or by manually calling startx). This is ...
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After updating ubuntu 12.04 … no boot is detected

I have been using ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 for 6 months. I installed all the updates available and now when I try to boot up, it says no boot found press any key to reboot.I did not see what ...
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what are this updates? [duplicate]

i am new to ubuntu... i recently install ubuntu 13.10. ,after installing ubuntu ,i got a notification that update are available.the notification come from software updater app,i got 2 updates,one is ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Server after update/upgrade

Relatively new to Linux but have been running an Ubuntu webserver problemfree for about a year now. However, After running sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade it complained about being unable ...
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12.04: Kernel Update - Stopping System Runlevel V Compatibility

I recently updated my Ubuntu 12.04. One of them was Kernel update to Kernel 3.2.0-58. The problem is that when the update finished it asked to restart my computer, so I did. The computer went into ...
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Packages not Updating [closed]

While updating my system, something went wrong and now I have 275 packages that refuse to update. At the end of each one, it says (-11 - System error) and they all say that they failed to fetch a ...
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Update interrupted, now can't update Ubuntu 12.04

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04. While I was updating it there was an internet interruption. Now I'm unable to update, upgrade and install any app/program through terminal/software center (by connecting ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.04.3

I have installed a new VM and the template that provider has is only for 12.04. How can I update to 12.04.3 (and be safe not to upgrade to 12.10). I have tried sudo apt-get update but it says ...
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Problem with installing Nvidia driver 319 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu ver. 12.04 and Nvidia ver. 304. After i updated my driver to 319 which is recommended in Additional Driver, I got stuck in the booting screen with something like: AppArmor etc. (black ...
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how do I install Vuze 5.2?

Currently Vuze 4.3.0.6 is installed from apt-get. I want to update to the latest Vuze version. Can I download a JAR? I hesitate to manually install software. current version is 5.2 on vuze.com ...
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Laptop shutting down while work after update to Ubuntu 13.10

I have Lenovo Z580. Before upgrading to 13.10, I've used Ubuntu 13.04, and everything was fine. Now my laptop starts, and turns off. I just do something, and it just shuts down. How can I solve my ...
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Error Updating and installing packages ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to install git in my ubuntu using application manager.and got a "Required installation of untrusted packages error".i followed a few forums and tried to run sudo apt-get updateand i got ...
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Error while trying to update packages [duplicate]

yesterday I tried to install skype using the terminal, but I did something wrong because skype did not get installed and today, when I opened the pc, an error message appeared. It seems that while ...