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Ubuntu Server/Desktop 20.04 - Automatic/scripted installation

Would you be so kind and help me please with the following? I’d like to start installing Ubuntu Server 20.04 on many devices. I have my own way of partitioning (ZFS is not the answer! ;-)) and I don’...
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Should i use free space or empty drive?

Installing Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10, should I use free space from a shrunk hard drive or empty named partition separated from hard drive?
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Error booting live server 20.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 and I'm getting a bunch of errors. I have tried different USB devices. SQUASHFS error: Unable to read metadata cache entry edit: (based on comments) I have check ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Live USB Freezes

I have used multiple programs including Etcher, Rufus, Raspberry Pi Imager to make a live bootable USB for my laptop. The laptop is able to boot from USB with secure and fast boot turned off. Specs ...
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Help Please: Cant boot Ubuntu after bleachbit froze

I am running Ubuntu 20.04. I was trying to speedup my lapt so i used bleachbit with the Free Disk Space option enabled, then Gnome locked. And i let it keep working... After 20 min the sytstem was ...
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Can I install ubuntu on my 32 bit pc? [closed]

1: When I try to install unbuntu 32 bit on this pc with UNetbootin, everything ends in smoke! it doesn't work. What should I do? Is there any option except UNetbootin to intall this stuff without ...
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How to run lubuntu minimal from usb with persistence?

The ubuntu documentation gives instructions on how to install lubuntu minimal. Is there any documentation on Adding Persistence to a Lubuntu Minimal "Live" USB Drive? Just like this for Kali Linux?
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on an ASUS UX330UA

Hello I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu alongside windows 10. I have followed various online guides, created a partition and a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 20.04 using Rufus. Most online guidelines ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Ubuntu 18.04

About a month ago, my Windows crashed (I was dual booting), giving me the BSoD. I couldn't find any other solution, so I formatted my drive and installed only Ubuntu. Now, however, I require Windows ...
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NodeZero distro: What is the best way to install NodeZero iso on Unbuntu 16 VPS? [closed]

i want to install program on my Unbuntu 16 VPS. I want to install NodeZero .iso , but i do not know how. i can install and use the NodeZero program on the VBox. But i want to know how to set it up ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Crashes After Installing with Third Party Software Option [duplicate]

Installing Ubuntu 20.04 with Install Third-Party Software and running sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y This leads to this error after the next restart. /dev/sda2: clean, 10697/...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 20 on a PC without OS with USB stick. Laptop model ASUS VivoBook S15

When the installation is almost complete, the following error message is displayed: the following file did not match its source copy on the CD /target/usr/lib/modules/5.4.0-26-generic/kernel/drivers/...
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How to boot from SATA3 drive, but install rest on NVME + PCIE Adapter

I have a older PC with mostly SATA3 connections, and wondering how best to keep it chugging along with linux for a few more years. 4 x SATA3 ports 1 x PCI-E card for NVME (not bootable) Motherboard ...
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ubuntu wont let me select my windows drive to format and install ubuntu onto [duplicate]

when ever i try and install Ubuntu it asks me to select a drive for some reason my windows drive doesn't show up so i cant format it and install Ubuntu onto it.
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How to autoinstall config “fill disk” option on Ubuntu 20.04 Automated Server Insall?

I'm trying to install 20.04 with an auto install config file like this one: user-data file: version: 1 identity: hostname: hostname username: username password: $crypted_pass But the ...
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How to install windows on a separate hard drive [duplicate]

So I am looking to dual boot. I currently have ubuntu installed on my SSD. I bought a new SSD that I would like to install windows 10 on for gaming. How do I go about installing windows without ...
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grub openup everytime of start of pc,how to stop that?

whenever start computer the grub terminal opens up.But i dont want that to happen every time .how would i stop it from comming everytime.(which option should i change in the grub config file if that ...
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is it necessary the network when CD-ROM install ubuntu 16.04

is it necessary the network when CD-ROM install ubuntu 16.04 I install ubuntu 16.04 server with cd-rom the install log says: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/xenial/...
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how to prevent swap space from formatting during installation?

I'm using Kali Linux 2020.02 and I have been waiting for new LTS version for ubuntu which is released recently.now I have to install Ubuntu 20.04 in the same disk on a different partition. For that, I ...
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how to cp syslog to other places when install OS using preseed before reboot ubuntu16.04

how to cp syslog to other places when install OS using preseed before reboot ubuntu16.04 I am trying to install an server version ubuntu 16.04 with preseed the whole proceed is quick and it takes ...
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Ask only for hostname in an Automated Server Install

I'm trying to install 20.04 with an auto install config file like this one: user-data file: version: 1 identity: hostname: hostname username: username password: $crypted_pass But I want ...
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Can I use a memory card to boot ubuntu ISO file to install it on my pc?

I have 32GB memory card and I want to utilize it instead of an USB flash drive to boot and install ubuntu on my pc. Would you mind telling me how I can do it?
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Burn iso to an external hdd partition

I am trying to have multiple USB installers for different OSs, like Debian, Ubuntu, windows, etc. I have an external 2T HDD (Seagate Expansion+) with a single partition in it. What I want to do is ...
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Lubuntu install stuck on “configuring locales…”

I recently got back my old Eee pc and decided to install Lubuntu on it. All went well, until it got to the point where it configures locales. It has been at that point for more than 1.5 hours now. ...
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NTFS partition service issue with creating Windows 10 bootable USB on Ubuntu

I wanted to create a Windows 10 Bootable USB for installing Windows on my old system. I followed the instructions given in the answers to this question: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on a laptop with broken screen with second screen connected as alternative

I have a Toshiba Laptop with a broken screen. I was able to connect it to VGA input of LG TV. I was able to install Windows 10. Now I want to have dual boot and have Ubuntu as an option. I made a ...
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Can I “Help” the Ubuntu 20.04 Installer Find the Existing OS?

I am still trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on my late-2011 17" macbook pro. I need to install Ubuntu alongside my macOS High Sierra install that currently is the only other (meaningful) occupant of the ...
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Ubuntu installation 20.04

Something like this happens after installing Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell Inspiron laptop: 3542 i5-4210U/4GB/500 GF820M. I used an Ubuntu live USB to install it.
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Installing Ubuntu through oracle virtual box manager fails with error: “Loading bootlogo, error setting up gfxboot”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu through oracle virtual box manager, but it keeps showing the following error: Loading bootlogo, error setting up gfxboot
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Ubuntu 20.04 installation error [duplicate]

I'm going for dual boot, using win 10 atm. I followed all the steps on how to make a bootable USB stick from the Ubuntu.com tutorial : Create a USB Strick on Windows. When i boot the USB, it gives ...
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When Ubuntu washutdown[1]: Failed to wait for process: Protocol error systemd-shutdown[1] : Failed to wait for process : Protocol error

When Ubuntu was turining on, I switched it off directly and so now it's been hanged and showingshutdown[1]: Failed to wait for process: Protocol error systemd-shutdown[1] : Failed to wait for process :...
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Unable to install Ubuntu MATE 20.04 on an HP Envy 17M-CG0013DX laptop (solved)

05.23.2020 I've been trying to install Ubuntu for about 14 hours now from a live USB stick.It runs without a hiccup from the stick and when I start installation the only error message I'm getting is ...
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Installing Problem on XP device

I have tried to install Ubuntu Studio both 32 and 64 versions on an old XP System several times. The installation always stopped with errors. With the 64 version I got the error message: "requires an ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an encrypted, error-correcting RAID 1 device with dm-crypt?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a two-disk RAID 1 with dm-integrity and LUKS2-encryption. Unfortunately, neither Ubiquity, nor the alternative textmode-installer offer such a solution. Although ...
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Ubuntu Server installation fails

I'm trying to install the server version of 20.04 LTS on an old dell r810, however after I set up my drive it crashes every time. I thought it might be a 20.04 thing so i tried 18.04 and that crashes ...
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Modifying installer program for custom-built version of Ubuntu on Live CD

I'm making my own Ubuntu based distribution called Focus OS but I'm confused as to how I am meant to put the "Install Focus OS" program on the Live CD, can someone help me with this please? Like this ...
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installation of Ubuntu 20.04 on SSD+HDD

Can anyone guide me to install ubuntu 20.04 in a laptop with both SSD and HDD. I have 240gb SSD and a 1TB HDD in my laptop. What is the best partition config to install ? How much space should the /...
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Computer currently has no detected operating system while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

My current OS is windows 8.1 , I've tried to disable secure boot (seems doesn't work at all)
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Windows to Ubuntu transition [duplicate]

My question is somewhat different from the traditional ones. I expect to receive a desktop that has preinstalled Windows but I am not interested even in booting them, so the question is: Do I have to ...
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How to install GCC without internet [duplicate]

Hello there thanks for being here, I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on VMWare, Host OS(win 10) has internet connection but not the guest. How can I install GCC packages by downloading .deb packages ...
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Lxle or/and lubuntu boot error

Booting lubuntu live usb Hello, I have a specific peoblem with installing lubuntu/lxle on an old laptop, Lenovo 3000 N200. It does not boot into grub but rather shows the graphic installation menue ...
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Error while installing PSPP in Ubuntu 20.04

I tried to install PSPP for 20.04 version. I couldnot get the required version and tried to install the version for 18.04.And during installation i got the error message: Dependancy is not satisfiable ...
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Replacing OS on older laptop (vista) [duplicate]

What's the best way to replace Vista with Ubuntu? Do I delete Vista first? I've never used Linux before
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ubuntu 18.04.4 on external hard disk

My computer is a Lenovo ideapad 700 and I've both Windows 10 (already installed with the laptop) and Ubuntu 14 installed as dual-boot with no problem. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.4 on an ...
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how to install Kaspersky internet security 20.4 LTS focal fossa [duplicate]

Please Help ,,,, I'm download this file from server ,, but how it open and work ... (I'm New in ubuntu ) Kaspersky Internet Security.dmg
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Is there an apt config file that works similar to .gitignore to ignore selected installable packages? [duplicate]

I don't use .NET and I don't want it installed on my system. Is there a workaround to prevent the download and install of packages that are not wanted by the consumer? If not, may I suggest to ubuntu ...
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How should I make a bug report for the 20.04 server installer?

I've discovered a problem with the 20.04 server installer, where it crashes if the BIOS time is incorrect (in my case, because the machine doesn't have a real time clock battery installed, so it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 | App to make live ISO?

I need an application similar to Pinguy Builder (which creates an installable ISO image of your current system) that works on Ubuntu 20.04 If there isn't one, is it possible to downgrade, make the ...
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XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0)

XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0), but by uid 999!(This could eg happen if you try to connect to a non-root PulseAudio as a root user, over the native protocol. Don't do that.) I am trying ...
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The autoinstall option is ignored

The autoinstall option is being ignored. My grub.cfg is as below. The VM being installed makes no attempt to retrieve the user-data and meta-data files from the web server. Where is the documentation ...

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