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Ubuntu 12.10 on Intel Atom tablet

I have an Intel Atom n2600 tablet which was running Windows 8, but got excited about Ubuntu and decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 on it. It detected all necessary hardware (camera, WiFi, bluetooth etc) ...
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Graphics issue after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04

This is a weird one, I think. The hardware: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 3530, 4GB RAM, 2x500GB HDD, ATI Radeon 3650 So, I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 from the Update Mangler. Everything went swimmingly ...
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“Loading operating system… boot error” when booting from live CD

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a new drive. I was running Windows7 on my SSD but when the drive crashed, I decided to use that as an excuse to make the switch to Ubuntu. I've been ...
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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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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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Accidentally departitioned in Ubuntu installation - now boot manager doesn't work

OK, I've spectacularly failed at the Ubuntu installation process, and my new computer is now unusable. I realize that this is somewhat of a specialized case, but I'd really be extradinarily grateful ...
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I am finding it Impossible to install Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on splash screen

Ubuntu 13.10 (19 august 2913 daily build) works! I would prefer not using a in development version but it's ok, even if it's too instable in two months is going to be released. Even WiFi works out ...
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Live USB stopped working

I had 13.04 32bit running great on a Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64gb stick. For the most part I use it on a Toshiba Portege laptop but sometimes on various desktops as well. I set the usb drive up with ...
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How to install Ubuntu on free DOS OS on Lenovo G580-59-358263 ? (For experienced Lenevo Users)

My Lenovo G580-59-358263 laptop will be coming in the next 2-3 days which has pre-installed DOS operating System (No Windows), i prefer that way. Well i've never installed Ubuntu on DOS running ...
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Migration to remote installation

I am having difficulty finding a good tutorial on what I am looking to accomplish. I have in the past few weeks setup a home server (Ubuntu 13.04) with various packages that I now want to have hosted ...
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How to install the HL 5470DW driver

there are two drivers on the website: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl5470dw_us_eu_as&dlid=&flang=...
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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apt-get fails any install: “dpkg: error processing grub-pc”

When installing any program with apt-get install, I get the following error: Generating grub.cfg ... /etc/grub.d/00_header: 234: /etc/grub.d/00_header: Bad substitution dpkg: error processing grub-pc ...
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How to create a profile in keryx for an offline machine?

I have installed keryx. When I ran keryx in my Windows 7, I didn't find any premade profile for my Ubuntu 13.04. So I have to create a new profile in keryx but I don't know how to do that. Please help ...
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missing python dependencies when installing phablet-tools for ubuntu touch preview

I'm on ubuntu 13.04 and I run into similar situation and don't know how to resolve the dependencies issues. Anyone can help? mk@MS7549:~$ sudo apt-get install phablet-tools [sudo] password for mk: ...
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Booting 13.04 64-bit pendrive in UEFI freezes immediately after loading ramdisk on Dell Inspiron 14z (BIOS E10)

I can get the pendrive to boot in Legacy (aka BIOS) mode, but I can't get it to boot in UEFI mode. When I attempt to boot in UEFI/Secure mode, it complains before Grub even starts. If I boot UEFI/...
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Cannot install, screens keep flashing never load ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu in an old computer (pentium4, 1.5mhz, 512mb ram). After installing from a cd, the screen started to flash and ubuntu never loaded. I read that Nvidia's graphics card ...
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How to make a dependency to the latest version of boost?

I'm packaging a couple of libraries that have some dependencies with one-another. To simplify, let's say I have: libA and libB. libB depends on libA for both building and installing. libA depends ...
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Installation problem of Ubuntu 12.04.2 in virtualbox on windows 7 host

When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 in virtualbox on windows 7 host, it is getting installed. But, after pressing on Restart now button, the virtualbox is not responding and it is getting ...
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Missing Operating System after removing Windows though partition (gparted)

My laptop is divided into three drives: C, D and E. Windows was installed in C and Ubuntu was in D. I format C and E by deleting and to NTFS using gparted. But when I restart, it tells me a "missing ...
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Planning on switching to Ubuntu!

I'm planning on taking my HP Envy M6 AMD A10 CPU, with a AMD Radeon HD 7660G discrete-class GPU, and I was wondering if there's any packages I should install to make it run effectively when I first ...
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Correctly align Advanced Format drive?

I bought a new WD Hard Drive. 250Gb, WD2500BPT. I installed Ubuntu (13.04 was it?) on it. I heard that I don't have to worry about the block size/ alignment. However, cat /sys/block/sda/queue/...
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Ubuntu and fat partition, why and can I change it?

I have a mac from 2006 and it is already not supported by new Apple system. So I did get back to Linux and I did chose Ubuntu 13.04. I did install Ubuntu side by side with OSX, but I did notice that ...
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How to set up a bootable Truecrypt USB with Ubuntu on it?

Oddly enough, I haven't found the solution to this yet, unless I've misinterpreted the search results I've been seeing. I want to encrypt a USB flash drive so that I can select "Boot from USB" on any ...
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Installed 13.04 clean on a machine that used to run 12.10. No longer boots

64-bit. I was doing fine with 12.10 but I read that 13.04 took care of a few of the more sluggish aspects of 12.10 so I decided to upgrade. The installation package seemed significantly less smooth ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Problems with installing Nvidia Drivers

I have some big problems with installing the latest Nvidia drivers on my Ubuntu 12.10 at a Notebook. 2 weeks ago, I have tested the Ubuntu 12.04 and I got no problems with it. I have just downloaded ...
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Grub corrupted and etc directory missing

I have a dual installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I was in windows, I had to restart my machine and my grub was not loading. I used boot-repair to load my grub. However, my linux ...
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Debian Package Creation- how to define environment variables within the package

I built a package with the sudo-ldap package defined as a dependency in the control file (please see below). I'm going to have people install using the gdebi command to install which should install ...
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Can ubuntu be installed using a networked drive?

My laptop doesn't allow booting from USB and the CD drive has gone bad. It has Windows XP on it. I want to do away with Windows and use Ubuntu only.
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Is it possible to use the conditional arguments in a preseed?

I am trying to create a preseed.cfg that is usable for a CD based installation and a network based installation. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use a bash conditional "if". As part ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.04 from wubi

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using live CD on my laptop (Lenovo Z580) which came with Windows7 pre-installed. While installing, I created partitions for root (15GB) as sda1 and swap (4GB) as sda2. ...
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Is Ubuntu supposed to run hot if it's installed alongside Windows 7?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and the fan has been running a little hot for a good bit. Even when I switch to Windows 7, it's running hot. It didn't do this before I installed Ubuntu. I have an HP DV6 ...
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Help getting wireless working on MacBookPro8,1

I have practically no idea of what I'm doing, but I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBookPro8,1 primarily because I needed to use Octave and I figured I might as well try out the whole thing here. Anyway, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install wont let me install alongside windows 7

I decided today to try out Ubuntu 12.10, and want to install on my computer alongside Windows 7. I am new to the whole thing and have never even partitioned a hard drive and before I go changing ...
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“Hash sum mismatch” on trying to install Kile

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 I was trying to install Kile in order to edit .tex files. But this message showed up on attempting to install Kile and Updates: W:Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/...
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No access to the entire drive on which Ubuntu was installed

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 for the first time on my laptop that was shipped with Windows 8. Since my laptop has a dual storage, it has the following drives: C: 128G SSD D: 750G HDD. I installed ...
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Create a distro with relinux

I want to create a distro from ubuntu 12.04(with relinux) My problems: I want to remove and change these parts How to change ubuntu name and logo in Details (system setting-->Details) How do you ...
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Ubuntu installation does not respond after rebooting

I installed Ubuntu and after completing the steps at the website and rebooting my computer shows a menu to choose between Ubuntu and windows 7. When I choose Ubuntu it shows that it is completing ...
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Do I have to make a backup of my files, when I change OS?

I´m at a turning point .. to change my OS from W7 to Ubuntu. The thing is: Do I need to make a backup of my files? Or, can I just install the new OS and my files will ALL be quite safe?
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How can Ubuntu behave more quickly on a USB stick than installed?

I have a little question about my fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell XPS 15z (Intel i7, 8 Go RAM, Nvidia GeForce something and an SSD (256 Go). A few months ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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what is the difference between ltsp-server and ltsp-server-standalone packages?

what is the difference between ltsp-server and ltsp-server-standalone packages? and what packages i must use for setting up ltsp-cluster root server. according to this link https://help.ubuntu.com/...
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Ubuntu 11.10 got virus or malware, how to delete entire disk and re install?

Had the Ubuntu sitting idle, came back to find it had linked and connected to malware sites, do not know how. Just want to delete/re install. want to stay with 11.10 the pc itself does not have a ...
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Ubuntu 12 installation

I booted Ubuntu from a flash drive and then installed it from there. After the installation was complete and I restarted, but I never get prompted to use Ubuntu. I even pressed F8 to get to the ...
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How to install Autodesk Maya 2011 in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am getting an error when I run the command maya in my terminal: usr/autodesk/maya2011-x64/bin/maya.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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How do I install star wars Battlefront 1?

I can Install most windows games but I can't install star wars battlefront on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop computer.
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Can't install Ubuntu with Windows 7

In spanish: Hola. Estoy teniendo problemas para instalar Ubuntu 10.04 de 32 bits en una pc que tiene Windows 7 Ultimate preinstalado de 64 bits. Puntualmente el problema es que al insertar el cd de ...
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Problems installing on Pentium 4

I'm trying to load Ubuntu onto an old pentium 4 pc. The boot disk is good. I've checked the memory and all is OK. I run from the boot disk fine. Get the menu and select install and then I sit and look ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio SVT1311?

I am wondering if I could get assistance of how to install Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio T. SVT131A11L is the hardware configuration code and the model number of the computer is one among the SVT1311 series. ...
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Installing System dynamic (Powersim studio 5) in 12.04

Is there any way to install Powersim Studio 5 to 12.04? I had this software work on my previous Windows XP, nevertheless, after my migration to Ubuntu until now, I still cannot use this software. ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed in a subdirectory of another Linux variant?

I have access to (but not root on) a compute server which is running a Linux distribution that is a few years old. I'd much prefer to use a current Debian-like flavor. Thus, I'm wondering if it is ...

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