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How do I backup (clone) a full hd to a specific partition on a bigger hd?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I am trying to recover files off a failing HD that is 400GB. The drive I am trying to copy to is 500 GB but I have Ubuntu installed on the same drive. See the ...
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Vista to Ubuntu 12.04, no internet connectivity

I'm new to Linux. This is my first time downloading another operating system to anything. I was pleased when I saw Ubuntu's capabilities and downloaded the .iso at once to try the live CD. When trying ...
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Problems burning Ubuntu onto a CD - too big

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a CD, but I'm running into a problem; namely that my CD can only hold 702MB of data, yet the iso itself when I try to burn it becomes 736MB. What am I doing ...
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12.04 Install Stuck On 2 Out Of 5 Dots

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while on my old Windows Vista laptop. I have successfully installed it onto my Windows 7 computer with no problem. I couldn't find any info on this though but ...
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Grub2 and Windows 7 & Vista

I would like to triple boot... don't ask why ;-)... I have Ubuntu 13.10 and ghost copy of W7 and Vista installation. Would like to be able to boot all three OS from the same partition. The problem ...
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Ubuntu won't appear on laptop startup

I've recently installed Ubuntu along with Windows Vista. So normally when the laptop is starting up it shows two options whether I want to log on Windows or Ubuntu. One day I shut down the laptop and ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows Vista

I am trying to upgrade a Dell inspiron 1501 from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. I downloaded the appropriate .ISO file from the Ubuntu site, and used Universal_USB-Installer to create a bootable USB. ...
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How to migrate from Vista to Ubuntu

If I have a Widows (Vista) machine and I want to install Ubuntu and run both how do I do that? Advisable yes/no and why? I tried Ubuntu a great many years ago and would like to do so again but am not ...
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Failed installation of 14.04.01 LTS on upgrade from 12.04.01 LTS running on partition of Acer laptop with Windows Vista on separate partition

I've successfully run Ubuntu 12.04.01 on a partition on an older Acer laptop with Vista as the original OS, which still was accessible, until I, against my better judgment, acceded to the continual ...
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Ubuntu Only shows 2.7 gb of ram, I have 4 Gb!

Okay friends I am brand-spankin-new to Ubuntu, I duel booted it with windows vista 32 bit, in vista I Also only show 2.7 Gb through internet research i have concluded that that was because I had the ...
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Looking to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 with Vista (Vista installed first) on Toshiba Equium A210-1AS

First things first, I already have a partition to install Ubuntu on. The laptop is a Toshiba Equium A210-1AS with Vista and Windows 8.1. I want to take 8.1 off and install Ubuntu instead. I know how ...
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Ubuntu live cd wont boot from OLD machine

i trying to install ubuntu 12.04.3 on a (not super old) old laptop. When i boot from the cd it just displays a black screen with a _ blinking at the top. I have installed ubuntu before but this has ...
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Updating from 12.04 to 13.04

I had issues updating to 13.04 from 12.04, so I went for a clean install of 13.04. the installation process went smoothly, and Ubuntu prompted me to restart in order to complete the installation. When ...
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Sharing external HDD from Ubuntu to Windows Vista

My first question over here. I am struggling with getting a share working properly. Please advise whether the logs and prints are viable and what else you may need. I have a pretty-much corrupted ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Vista

During repartitioning there was an error and after sending the error report my screen went black. Back in Vista and everything seems OK but not sure what happened or how to proceed with a second ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Sattelite after download interrupted

While trying to replace vista on my laptop with Ubuntu via a boot disk, someone unplugged the computer and the installation was interrupted. I tried shutting down the PC and restarting, but found that ...
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Need to boot kernel

Ok, I have no idea what I'm doing, and I'm a total newbie with the Ubuntu kernel and grub and whatnot. Right now, I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on an external drive, and am trying to get it to boot on ...
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Problem in booting Windows Vista after repairing using a boot repair disk

Been using Vista and I recently installed Ubuntu 11 in a separate hard disk(in BIOS, this hard disk was set for the 'Boot from' option)..Apart from the partitions used for Ubuntu, there are 2 more ...
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Syncing deleted folders

Why is a deleted folder under "Ubuntu One" is not deleted in the cloud? I'm using Ubuntu One for Windows on 2 different computers.
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Problem with slow computer

I have an older windows vista PC. I haven't been using it, and loaded Ubuntu 14 on it. It seems to load OK, but the older system seems to be over loaded. It just freezes after entering my password. ...
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Wifi stopped working in Windows Vista after using Ubuntu demo CD

After trying the Ubuntu 12.04 demo cd, wifi has stopped working on my Windows vista machine. Before demo cd, wifi worked fine inside Windows During demo CD (and every time I use it), WiFi works fine ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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Sound to VirtualBox Guest with no physical sound card

So I would like to enable sound on a Windows Server 2008 used as a terminal server so that thin clients can redirect sound to themselves. The server is hosted virtually on a VirtualBox build using ...
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Invalid ROM Contents - new install

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a CD over Windows Vista. I recently had a GPU failure on this machine, and while I was experiencing those problems (that made the computer unusable) I ...
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Can I install a program on a different partition than Ubuntu?

I've just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition with Windows Vista on the other side. I'm wondering if I can use space on the Windows partition for programs in Ubuntu?
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Cannot boot into Windows Vista from grub menu

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Already installed Windows Vista on the same partition /dev/sda. I have the older BIOS based laptop NOT UEFI. I was able to work on both Ubuntu and Windows selecting ...
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Setup Xrdp properly to login to the same Session in Linux Mint 17.1 (Ubuntu 14.04) from Windows (RDP))

This question has been asked before but most answers did not work for me. I have Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon,Mate and Xfce) installed I have installed xrdp and tightvnc from software manager I have ...
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i want to install ubuntu on my laptop with geforce 8200m g

i have a little problem , i want to install ubuntu but i need linux graphic card drivers for my graphic card (geforce 8200m g ) . I just want to know , if windows vista ( Buuuh Vista ) runs with linux ...
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Transfer files from ubuntu to remote laptop vista with rdp

I am away from home on my laptop (vista) which connects to my ubuntu 12.04 desktop by RDP. I have files on my desktop I want to download to my laptop. Dropbox broke so I need to see if there is ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, computer shuts down after I click install, even after factory restore

I've got a four y/o Dell Inspiron 1440. Intel Core2 Duo CPU, 4-gig RAM, 32-bit. Tried a USB install. After the language screen, I tried clicking both install and check disk and, after a brief pause, ...