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Questions tagged [installation]

**DO NOT USE THIS TAG**. Use either [tag:system-installation] (for system installs) or [tag:software-installation] (for installing software on a running system). Questions about installing Ubuntu, or installing programs from within Ubuntu.

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failed to install grub Ubuntu 12.0.4

During the Ubuntu 12.0.4 installation I have a failed to grub-install error. Attemp to boot from HDD failed. I'm read a numerous topics about grub installation failed error. I'm boot from Live CD and ...
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Cannot open Adobe Reader

I have installed Adobe Reader a few times, but it will not open on its own when clicked, nor can I open it when I download a file and open with Adobe Reader. Nothing happens, not even an error ...
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Installation interrupted 12.04, usb method

I am very new to linux operating systems, and I recently tried to download ubuntu on my girlfriends computer using a usb drive. However, when the installation process was close to being complete, my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 64 bit [duplicate]

I have an HP pavilion g7 running windows 7 64 bit. I have 3.48 gigs of usable ram and 185 gigs of free hard drive space. I downloaded oracle's virtual box for windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. ...
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Speed of Ubuntu within Window

Just a quick question about performance within Windows of Ubuntu. After getting hold of a fairly old laptop, to test my websites created on a mac, and being subjected to endless pause and freezes I ...
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Really messed up my MBR

Pretty sure i've messed my MBR up. May not be the case, i'll give the evidence and let you decide. I was attempting to setup a dual boot system. I have: 60 GB SSD with windows 7 on it 2 TB raid to ...
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How to boot from my Windows installation disk?

Here's a Reddit thread detailing my problem a bit more. I can provide more information if needed. Hi! I've installed Ubuntu as my OS because I needed a working OS to get a new Windows disk. I've ...
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Previously installed 12.04 alongside Windows, would like to install over Windows

About 8 months ago I installed 12.04LTS via wubi, then chose to fully install and I selected for it to install alongside windows Fast forward to today, and I really hate Windows 8 (it previously had ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP mini HP2133

I wanted to install Ubuntu on a HP mini (HP 2133). I created an USB bootable stick (1.9Gb) with Ubuntu desktop 13.10 32-bit version using Universal USB installer 1.9.5.2 (I also checked the box to ...
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Error when Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

Ok, so I have a problem here. I'm currently running windows 7 and decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu. So I made a different partition (by referring to a tutorial). The disk management window looks like;...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1

I have tried to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8 but when I run the installer, in my bootable flash the installer does not recognize my windows partitions. It shows my hard drive as one ...
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cannot create hadoop cluster

I have installed hadoop inside /usr/local/hadoop/bin directory and when I try executing the bash script start-all.sh; system gives below error; start-all.sh: command not found Also I don;t see ...
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Setting up a local repository: need help

I am attempting to set up a local Ubuntu repository following this, but I need some help. To test if I did everything correctly, I tried sudo apt-get install chrome or sudo apt-get install nodejs but ...
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Issue with partitioned disk while trying to install ubuntu 13.10 along with Windows 8

I have an installed windows 8 OS on my C drive and looking forward to install Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot alongside Windows 8 OS. I have the following partition set up, System reserved: 100 MB C: 60 ...
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Boot ubuntu from USB option not available?

So I followed the steps here and downloaded Ubuntu onto my 32gb usb drive and I am trying to figure out how to boot up from the USB. When I go to my boot menu on my laptop I get boot from notebook ...
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Repartitioning alternatives?

Out of the 320gb of hard drive space my computer came with, only 33 GB were partitioned to Ubuntu, with the rest of the space (288 GB or so) going to windows NTFS. Of those 33 GB, 11 GB are allocated ...
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Running Ubuntu on HP Compaq Presario CQ58 AMD E-300 1.3GHz 4GB Ram 320GB HD

Is anyone out there running Ubuntu on HP Compaq Presario CQ58 Notebook PC? If so what version and are there any issues I need to know about? Can I dual boot with Windows 8 currently running? ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the pre-...
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Boot Manager Multiple Entries

I have 2 SSDs, one 256gb and one 24gb. On the 256gb drive I have Windows 8 installed. On the 24gb I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I hit F12 on my keyboard during startup, I am taken to the boot ...
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Why doesn't ubuntu install applications similar to mac? [closed]

I used a macbook a little while ago and was quite amazed at how easy it was to install applications. This method seemed easier to use than both windows and all other unix based operating systems I've ...
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How do I make my native Windows 8 Lenovo laptop boot grub?

I like to think I'm not a novice on this issue but this situation is proving me wrong. I've been trying for about two days to figure out a way for my Lenovo S415 to install Ubuntu. I have disabled ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04.03 32bit from usb boot

I have loaded Ubuntu on a USB following the Wiki instruction. I can select the USB as a bootable device. After I start it up, the problem appears when I select any of the options to either try Ubuntu ...
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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 packages.....
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Windows 8.1 dual boot with Ubuntu doesnt find Windows 8.1 partion

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 on my PC. When i get to step of the installation process where i should be able to choose the installation type, the dual boot option is not there and ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Try (hd0,0): EXT2: I/O error _ " Message

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8. The installation was error less but when I try to boot with ubuntu, I got following error: Try (hd0,0): EXT2: I/O error _ But when I press ...
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Unable to install boot repair using Ubuntu live usb

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 (16 bit ) along with Windows 7 in my Lenovo Thinkpad. I was able to install Ubuntu successfully. But, after installation it asked me to restart now. I clicked on it. It ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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How to install ubuntu on new preloaded dos system?

Recently I bought new laptop without operating system in it.It has only freeloaded DOS that's it.Now I made a boot-able USB drive with Ubuntu in it.It went to fourth step properly with out any issue,...
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Can't install software (Armory) - No install option

I'm trying to create a offline BTC wallet using Armory. When I go to install it the software center pops up with 'Only install this file if you trust the origin" with an install button that can't be ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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Trying to install amd radeon hd 7450 driver on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am brand new to Ubuntu and have been trying for hours to download this driver. Every time I install amd catalyst center I can't do anything with it and it gives me an error code. I need to put this ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5392 won't boot install or try Ubuntu [duplicate]

Downloaded 64 bit ISO for 13.10. Whether burned to DVD or on bootable USB it's the same result. The laptop boots to the GRUB try/install/oem/check menu. When try or install is chosen the screen ...
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Wipe Windows 8 and replace it with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a HP laptop with pre installed Windows 8, only about 12 months old, I hate it and now something has gone wrong with it and it wont reset as it says the files are missing, I have gone over to ...
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Issues when installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

Actually I'm trying to install the acro reader on my 13.10 Ubuntu desktop. I have activated the Canonical repositoy (already availble in my software packages) by ticking the checkbox but when opening ...
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Is it possible to run Windows for one User and Ubuntu for another User simultaneously?

Can I install two OS on my PC without harming it. I was thinking maybe Ubuntu latest verion to install. I already have Windows 7 Home installed on my PC. I would like to know if I can keep Win 7 on ...
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Why did my computer's ubuntu installation screw up after fixing not being able to login because of no disk space left(100% used up)?

Seriously, I want to see some answers on this question, so if you will, please refrain from not answering this question if you know(or think you know) what went on with my computer. I'm tired of ...
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Can I install Ubuntu without losing Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 laptop running windows 8.1. I tried Ubuntu from a live USB and I liked it so much that I think I want to replace it as my OS. I have two questions: If I install Ubuntu ...
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How to compile wireless driver for 13.10

im trying to compile a wireless driver for the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset. i got the tar file from github. i did a "sudo make" but i got some errors. And i would like to learn how to install it.
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Is it possible to do a dual boot for Acer Iconia W700?

I'm afraid to do this on my own, because this is my daily driver. Anyone have any instructions of a video that could guide me. Help!!! Windows is killing me....
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problem in installing ubntu

I have a Toshipa laptop satallite ... I itried to download xubuntu in it using a software that gives you a virtual flash disk .. causeI didn't have one .. after that I followed the steps of ...
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Why do VMware Tools not let me enlarge my screen?

I installed a virtual machine using VMware. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded to Kubuntu 13.10. Works well so far. Then I installed the vmware-tools to get a large screen. Seems to install nicely, ...
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Having trouble with partition while dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7

So I have already made a partition of 100 GB in windows but when I loaded ubuntu 13.10 from a usb stick and tried installing it ubuntu didn't give me the option of installing along side windows. When ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on a secondhand IBM server

I recently picked up a secondhand IBM x365, and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've installed Ubuntu on countless personal computers, but never before on a server. I made my bootable disc (I have a ...
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windows installer (Wubi) stops

When installing with windows installer (Wubi) in XP, installation stops allways when doing "Reticulating splines..." and the laptop freezes
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Install will not proceed

OK, so I am very much new to Linux, and I have been trying for a few days to install Ubuntu alongside WindowsXP. I have tried both bootable USB and a Live System disc. Both start and run as live ...
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Can't install ubuntu phone - click package missing

I tried installing Ubuntu phone from my Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit but I am unable to install phablet-tools because of a dependency on the package click which I can't figure out where it's supposed to come ...
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Cannot run Spark 2.6.3 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Spark IM in my fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, however I am running into all kinds of problems. The steps I have taken so far were: Download the tar.gz file from the website ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at '/...
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Partitions created in Windows are not showing in Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit alongside Windows 8, so I created some free space in Windows 8. When I try to install Ubuntu using a Live USB, the free space created is not visible and the ...