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Ubuntu for Acer netbooks?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Acer netbook. But I've had problems with the new version. The problem is with the cpu or something like this. Is there an Ubuntu version for netbooks? What can I do? ...
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Can't install ubuntu along windows 7

I boot from a DVD the last version of ubuntu 12.04 x64(because i have 8g. of ram) ,hit install Ubuntu ,check Install Along windwos 7(or something like this ,anyway the first option) and the button in ...
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Will Wubi work on a Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption Windows partition?

I have a windows machine using Truecrypt 7.1a FDE. I would like to use wubi to install Ubuntu within windows. Will doing this cause any issues with my system booting up? From what I understand Wubi ...
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How to save my certified Ubuntu 11.10 which came with the computer

I have bought a computer with Ubuntu 11.10 and now I need to install Windows XP alonside it. Is it possible to save my certified Ubuntu configuration onto a usb stick, then unistall Ubuntu, install ...
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Why does Ubuntu boot into a text prompt?

So I've always wanted Ubuntu along with windows 7 and finally I went to try and make my computer that last night. (( I'll just skip the long story. )) I loaded Ubuntu from CD, Version 12.04 and it ...
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Can't load Windows without plugging in the external drive

My external drive contains Ubuntu and when I don't have it plugged in, I receive an error message with this grub_rescue > . I don't know what this means or how to fix it, but I want to make it as ...
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I want to install Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 without losing data. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows 7 after I've installed Ubuntu? I want to install Windows 7 on a machine where I have already Ubuntu 12.04 installed, because I need Visual ...
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Why is Ubuntu offline (except torrents) while Windows is online?

I am using a static wired connection. Everything was perfect. But suddenly from few hours back I can't access any website. Dropbox, Ubuntu One also can't connect. Ping request is also unsuccessful, ...
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About uninstallation of Ubuntu to allow dual-boot

I had windows XP and windows 7 previously. I wanted to keep windows XP and replace windows 7 by Ubuntu in a specific drive of hard disk. During installation of Ubuntu I found option replace windows ...
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Cannot connect Ubuntu to Windows pc either direction

New to Ubuntu and really struggling with this. I want to connect to my old windows XP PC on our home network. Searching for solutions gets complicated as at one level you are told use Connect to ...
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Windows domain full hostnames cannot be resolved resulting in intranet not working

the domain: is foo.bar.local full hostname is: bla.foo.bar.local short hostname is: bla I installed winbind. here is my smb.conf: name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast here is my ...
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my transcend external hdd (500GB) works on Ubuntu but not on Windows

I have Transcend 500GB external hard disk. I recently switched from Windows7 to Ubuntu. Before everything was working fine, but now as I have my project files on external hard disk, I used ...
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How do I uninstall Wubi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi? How can I uninstall Ubuntu which I installed using Wubi without affecting my files if I have 2 OS's on 1 partition?
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Run ubuntu applications from windows [closed]

I am wondering if there is a way to run Ubuntu applications from Windows. I have heard of WINE, which emulates Windows in order to run Windows applications on Ubuntu. Is their a Windows application ...
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Dual boot - 12.04 installed first

I have found many guides with how to install windows and ubuntu in dual boot mode, but none from the perspective of a Ubuntu user. Unfortunately Wine or OpenOffice do not display a document that I am ...
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Ubuntu One on WinXP

I want to use Ubuntu One between my Ubuntu 12.04 box (at home) and my Windows XP box (at work). No problems on creating an account from Ubuntu; on Windows I installed the previous version (2.0) but as ...
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Repair damaged hard drives with Ubuntu?

I have two damaged hard drives one external, and I'm running my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the other! So the problem is that I couldn't repair it , i tried GParted , mkfs and nothing helps. I saw a ...
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Windows XP laptop with no boot disk?

I have hp pavalion with no boot disk. All of the hard drive programs are erased. Can ubuntu help? If the answer is yes would you give me steps for the installation.
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Installation of Win 7 using Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.04 shows error

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system with x86-64 bit system architecture. Every time I try to install any windows OS using virtual box it shows error "FATAL ERROR: boot medium halted or not found". What do I ...
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I have installed ubuntu alongside windows vista but Ubuntu won't run

I installed ubuntu on my pc alongside windows Vista When I choose to boot ubuntu the PC doesn't run. Can anyone help?
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Why does Ubuntu or Linux for that matter mount hard disk partitions when they are opened? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? I love Linux because I get to learn things about my PC. One thing that keeps nagging me is this. I have two ...
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How do I Share a Public Folder with Windows Users?

I am new to Ubuntu, I would like to share a folder to my Windows machines on my LAN but the whole permissions thing is a bit of a mystery. Should I share the Public folder contained within my Home ...
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Dual monitor Windows and Ubuntu

I have the following setup on my home. I would like to be able to use the Ubuntu on dual-screen mode while my Windows machine is on idle. I am looking for the best way to set this up... 1) Each ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu, though installation was successful

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Pavilion H8-1228 computer via USB flash drive. Installation was a success. My computer still starts Windows, but there is no way to boot to Ubuntu. I tried hitting ...
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How isolated are Windows and Wubi-Ubuntu installations?

If I install Ubuntu via Wubi, I would like to still use Windows for many things, like playing some games not available on Ubuntu. While using Ubuntu, if I encountered an executable that would ...
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Triple boot vista xp ubuntu

My partition table is pretty messed up from install/uninstall os and what I want to do now is to clear that and have vista/xp/ubuntu 12.04 on the same hard drive. I have create a new partition for xp ...
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Delete Ubuntu file from Windows

How can I delete one file from Ubuntu using Windows. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 but I have some issues witch I can't solve without deleting or changing one file, but every time I boot Ubuntu my mouse ...
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Why won't KochCurve.exe run on Wine?

I have simple program KochCurve.exe. It is a DOS based program which asks for some input and displays the Koch Curve while executed in windows. On Ubuntu i installed WINE and also configured using ...
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Why did Windows XP disappear from the menu on my triple-boot system?

I have Windows XP installed, followed by Mint 12 and finally Ubuntu 12.04. I did a sudo grub-install /dev/sda followed by sudo update-grub. On rebooting all was fine and the boot menu had Ubuntu ...
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What simple offline GUI database should I use for this application?

I am looking an open source application. Application should have : * database support ( create two or three table ) * GUI ( what I have created should be seen ) Example : Assume ...
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Can Wubi install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?

I am trying to develop for Android on Ubuntu but it requires a 64 bit version. Can Wubi install a 64 bit version or do I need to do a regular install?
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How do I prepare for installing Ubuntu from Windows (Wubi)?

If I were to install Ubuntu via the method stated here; http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer Will I need to download/install anything else first? Do I simply select "Boot Ubuntu" ...
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Why does Wubi installation fail with “Error: 'None Type' object has no attribute 'get_info'”?

I'm trying to install Wubi from Windows, and it fails half-way with this error: "None Type" object has no attribute 'get_info' c:\user\hp\Appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04rev266 How can I complete ...
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Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop

I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following: Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already. Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is ...
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How Do I Remove Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I got Ubuntu just to try it out. It said at installation that I would be able to choose which OS I wanted to run (Windows ...
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Can installing Ubuntu cause Windows to run hot on dual boot machine?

Okay, I'm pretty sure that it is not possible for Ubuntu to cause hardware problems with Windows but.. I installed 12.04 as a dual boot on a Compaq Presario CQ61 running Windows 7 Home premium. ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu Server as Primary Domain Controller for Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Mac server running OS X Server 10.5 Server and as a PDC for our Windows XP systems. I'd like to use the OS X Server as a PDC for our Windows 7 boxes but the version of Samba in OS X Server ...
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My installed Ubuntu 10.10 system is broken. Can I install 12.04 over it using the Wubi installer?

I installed Maverick Meerkat when it came out alongside Windows 7, via the traditional installer (not Wubi). So everytime I restart/booted up my computer, I'd get a purple OS selection screen, to ...
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How would I batch rename a lot of files using command-line?

I have a problem which I am unable to solve: I need to rename a great dump of files using patterns. I tried using this, but I always get an error. I have a folder, inside with a lot of files. Running ...
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Is there a way to reset Windows XP administrator password? [closed]

Can I reset a Windows XP administrator password? How would I do it?
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Boot Windows OS by clicking on an icon in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup Is there a way to boot Windows by clicking on an icon in Ubuntu Unity?
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If I change to Ubuntu will it save the things I have on my laptop right now?

I have a Windows 7 right now on my Inspiron Dell Duo. I have done this before; I changed it to Ubuntu when I first got it. I changed it back to a Windows 7 because I didn't adore it as much but I used ...
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How do I make windows games run smoothly on ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Windows applications in Ubuntu? I need help in making windows games like GTA, FEAR, COD, Company of heroes etc. run smoothly on ubuntu 12.04. I want this ...
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My hard disk with Vista and Wubi is failing, how can I use Wubi to rescue it?

Can I just drag stuff to the 'host' folder? (which contains my windows files) or some other way? I have windows vista and the hard disk is dying (the annoying 'a hard disk is reporting health ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is soundless! (only ready and startup :( )

Windows. is the operating system that most popular from microsoft which has many sound effect, such an error, exclamation, start, off, etc. Now you have to help me to "Re-enable" these sound bellow: ...
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Can Windows and Ubuntu share a single swap partition?

I am dual booting my system with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I have created the special swap partition for Ubuntu while installing (as recommended). Can Windows use this swap area/partition--as its ...
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How can I download Windows 7 DVD installers from Ubuntu?

I have rights for a free license of Windows 7, given by my University, and I need it now. According to Microsoft's instructions, to download the Windows DVD image I must: download a Secure Download ...
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How do I make a Live USB without destroying my Windows computer?

Unlike every other post I have read, let me begin by saying that I am TERRIFIED of destroying my Windows 7 home system in the attempt of making a bootable Ubuntu Thumb Drive. I very specifically DO ...
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How does thumbnail preview in Ubuntu differ from that of Windows?

I thought this question might get a better response in AskUbuntu, as it seems to have more to do with Ubuntu than Windows at a glance. Let's say I have a foo.mkv file. Thumbnail previews work in ...