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2answers
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install ...
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1answer
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Do I need lvm password and passeord for my user-account

Just install an new copy of Ubuntu 13.10 Now it give me the option to make an password on my lvm-volume.. But then I have to password to write, to do an full login! My lvm-password and password for ...
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0answers
21 views

Where is “users and groups” in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Previous versions of Ubuntu allowed one to select system>administration>users and groups. What replaces this feature in version 13.04?
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4answers
8k views

How can I find out my user name?

How do I know my username? I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't know my username, only my password. I can't access my laptop and it can't be opened.
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2answers
284 views

Install Ubuntu without creating a user account

I'd like to sell an old computer of mine to a friend, and I'd like to pre-install Ubuntu. Is it possible to install the OS, but not set up a user account first? I'm expecting that it would ask the ...
2
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2answers
72 views

Recommendations for restoring accounts after replacing a disk drive?

Several of our development servers have flaky SSDs that need to be replaced. The machines are still usable, but we see lots of errors in dmesg, and every once in a while they need to be rebooted ...
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1answer
106 views

Fresh installation and user's management

I have Ubuntu 10.10 that works perfect for me and my family. Now I would like to install a fresh 12.10 release. I have a separated /home partition. After installing a new version, I need to configure ...
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1answer
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How to change account type back to administrator in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I unexpetedly deleted administrator account and the other accounts are asking root password Cannot install anything as ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I thought I would try 12.04 installation on a spare laptop still running 10.04 rather than on my main laptop running on 11.10. I installed 12.04 over rather than clean. Fine… But I cannot login as ...
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1answer
403 views

Clone an initial Ubuntu 11.10 installation for different users

I have a question and hope you guys would be able to help me out. I am going to make an fresh Ubuntu 11.10 installation. While installing, I would create the user "chris". Afterwards I would ...
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2answers
146 views

Install as user (not root) with aptitude to bin and lib in $HOME

I need to install some programs on a server where I cannot get super user privileges. Is there a flag or some way to get aptitude to install in my bin and lib folders in my home directory instead of ...
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2answers
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What happened to my files?

After a successful upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 a gradual deterioration occurred -- my laptop became unstable with updates -- I corrected the Aspell file, only to have another appear, I sought but I ...
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3answers
255 views

How can I restore a deleted username using its old home folder?

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but while playing around trying to restore the GNOME classic (I really don't like the unity), I screwed something up. Ubuntu did not came back after ...
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6answers
13k views

How to install subversion server

I'd like to install a Subversion server on my Ubuntu machine. What packages to I need? How do I create a repository and set a new user?
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2answers
1k views

Steps for restoring the home directory? (User IDs etc.)

Say I have a home.tgz and want to drop that on a freshly installed ubuntu box. What do I need to do before I untar the file? Create users? What about user IDs? Groups? What about encryption?