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What do we mean with the term “LiveCD”?

For example, I have seen the term "LiveCD" in this web page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization Why is it called a "LiveCD"? And is ubuntu-20.04.2.0-desktop-...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Omen Desktop

I recently decided to try installing Ubuntu on my PC (an HP Omen 25L desktop) alongside Windows 10 to dual boot. The system has two drives: an SSD for the OS and a larger HDD for data storage. When I ...
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Certain commands (e.g. modprobe or usermod) fail as late-commands in Ubuntu autoinstall

I am attempting to set up containerd for kubernetes through Ubuntu's autoinstall mechanism (for Ubuntu 20.04). Some commands when used in late-commands seem to fail without obvious reason. (Exit > ...
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ubiquity installer fails to install grub to correct path

am I missing something or why can't grub always be installed where it is directed to with manual partitioning + preseed? I use a preseed file for xubuntu 20.04.2 desktop that is devoid of partitioning ...
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Grub unable to access TFTP server to load grub config

I am attempting to pxeboot and install Ubuntu 20.04 on my target computer configured to use UEFI. My build server is a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. I am using dnsmasq as the dhcp/dns/tftp server for ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu USB on Lenovo Legion T5

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04(LTS) on a Lenovo Legion T5 28IMB05. I downloaded the ISO and installed it on a USB drive. After selecting the USB on the boot screen, I found myself at the "...
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My PC freezes when checking my Disk

Why does my PC freeze when i get to the stage where it checks my disk? Checking disk:.... 34% My PC freezes at this point and I don't know why
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How boot EFI rather than from MBR

I was forced to reinstall Ubuntu, wiping out a lot of engineering programs and data because Windows deleted and overwrote my Xubuntu partition during a Windows update. Grub was overwritten, thus ...
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Install Ubuntu without a USB flash drive or CD

I currently use Zorin OS and I want to switch to Ubuntu. If I try UNetbootin for Linux, it doesn't show any boot entry to install Ubuntu and I can't purchase a USB flash drive right now. How can I ...
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How to lock a partition with Ubuntu so that it won't be accidentally wiped during an OS installation?

I want to install Arch. I have no use CLI-installer. So I am scared that I delete my important data in a partition. Can I lock the partition for saving data? I use ubuntu. Can I do it in ubuntu? Or is ...
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Install ubuntu on mac with no OS

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro with no OS and I would like to install Ubuntu on. It is stuck with a flashing question mark folder. Is there a way I can install Ubuntu using a USB on this Mac? Note that ...
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Is there an Ubuntu-Mate version for Pinebook64?

I bought a Pinebook Pro 64 and I want to run Ubuntu-Mate on it. It came with Manjaro Linux, and it has an ARM processor. specs for Pinebook Pro Is there an Ubuntu-Mate version for Pinebook64?
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What is the min. size of the Hard Drive to install Ubuntu? I am a new user

I have install the Microsoft App. Ubuntu 20.04LTS on a HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC Processor is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz 8.00 Gb with 1TB SSD . I have Windows 10 Pro ...
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looking for a required documentation, downloads and checks necessary to complete kubuntu installation

I used UNetBootin to install kubuntu and it failed saiyin i was mimissing some things. it did not specify.Can i please have a list of additional requirements and a quick breakdown of the easiest way ...
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Disk partition problem when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu along side a Windows 10 installation on a Sony Vaio Laptop. The problem is that when I get to the point of installing it there is no option to install it alongside ...
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Swap out one distro in a dual boot setting for another, without affecting the second OS?

I have Lubuntu installed, alongside windows being dual booted. I was trying it out as my main distro and it sucks. I'd like to keep the windows install, but replace the Lubuntu install with Xubuntu. ...
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Why does Ubuntu show battery and charge info when it is a desktop with no battery?

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a desktop computer. The motherboard is an Asus P5N7A-VM in a desktop case. There is no "battery" (other than the BIOS battery) and no charger, just a ...
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Upgraded to 21.04, cannot get nvidia or a6100 installed, need help

I am getting errors on all attempts to install these drivers, both worked on previous release, can someone guide me through it.
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Can't locate ISO for Lubuntu 20.04.1

I hope this is the correct use of this forum - I am a long term Lubuntu user, and attempting to move to 20.04. I am seeking the LTS version of Lubuntu, 20.04.1, with kernel 5.4, which is supported for ...
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Sorry, there was a problem completing the installation

Tried to install via ISO mapped throug ILO and USB, but installation failes. ISO I try to install is ubuntu-20.04.2-live-server-amd64.ISO. I have also Tried the 18.04.5 ISO. I'm trying to install on ...
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Unattended Installation ubuntu server 20.4 failure after installaion

I am trying to create an unattended installation with UEFI and a LVM partition, but I am getting an error after the installation finishes. Here is the error: And here is the preseed file: # Unmount ...
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trying to install Ubuntu on my pc but stuck at trial with the error XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0) but by (uid 999)

need help, first time trying linux and it looks prefect for me but i cant install it because of this stupid error, can you guys help me please, i am super desperate for help. shows this when it stops ...
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after installing ubuntu along with win10, windows not see any disk partition and not boot

I have a 500 gb hdd on my laptop pc. Before installing Ubuntu, I had 2 partitions C: and D: and win10 was installed on C:. I installed ubuntu on D: partition. And i can see both c: and drives under ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 will not boot - help

New installation of Ubuntu 21.04 I have installed 3x times, but when it comes to boot from drive, it shuts down after these messages: [ 0.235786] x86/cpu: VMX (outside TXT) disabled by BIOS [ ...
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Install third-party software not installing

On my Ubuntu 21.04, I selected Install third-party software however, ubuntu-restricted-extras was not installed. When looking at past questions, it does seem like the Install third-party software is ...
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How to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04 via live USB or ISO file

I'm on 18.04 now and I've already downloaded the ISO file for 20.04 and I wish not to download again through system updater because of my limited Internet connection. How can I upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Having trouble installing Ubuntu due to my drive setup, bootloader install failed

I currently have three drives in my machine. A: Windows 10 personal (/dev/nvme0n1) B: Storage drive (/dev/sda) C: Windows 10 work (/dev/sdb) I currently dual boot between drives A and C, A is my ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on external USB drive from Ubuntu desktop without using ubuntu installer? How?

Perhaps this is a strange ask. I already have a laptop (#1) running Ubuntu 20.04LTS. Question 1: I want to install Ubuntu onto a bootable external USB drive (flashdrive or SSD) from the existing ...
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ubuntu 18.4.3 get frozen during installation on VMware [closed]

Last message shown on Console: starting update utmp about system runlevel changes
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preseed/late_command or even ubiquity/success_command not working

I am trying to build a ubuntu 18.04 iso to auto install using the Preseed file. Somehow, neither the preseed/late_command nor the ubiquity/success_command seem to take effect. I am not able to get ...
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KUbuntu 20.04.02 install on SSD stuck at Ubiquity screen “Saving installed packages..”

I booted in UEFI mode from a ventoy usb pendrive where I stored the iso image of "kubuntu-20.04.2.0-desktop-amd64.iso". I checked "Download updates before install" and used manual ...
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I Guess There's Some BIOS Problem

Heyy Awesome Community. I need some help.. My laptop was getting slow day by day so i decided to install SSD in place of DVD drive in My Hp Laptop. After installing the SSD i wanted to re-install ...
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I can install Ubuntu Minimal with wifi?

I want to install Ubuntu Minimal in dualboot on my Ideapad S145, but I have no ethernet cable input. Because of this I would like to know if I can install Ubuntu Minimal using a Wi-Fi connection only.
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Ubuntu Studio Installation Failed - External Command Failed To Finish

I created a bootable USB stick with Rufus containing Ubuntu Studio 21.04, at about 75% completion installation stopped with error message: "Installation Failed, External command failed to finish&...
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Ubuntu/kubuntu installation error

I have a very big issue. I decided to reinstall ubuntu, because I played to much with permissions :D I booted from usb, selected to reinstall ubuntu 21.04, created user account and I got Errno:5 input/...
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Ubuntu 20.04 install hung at “Detecting Filesystems”

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop in a dual boot with Windows but for some reason it has been hung on "Detecting Filesystems..." for 2+ hours, I have a ~200GB EXT4 ...
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how to seperate the configuration files of Ubuntu 20.04 and KDE Plasma Desktop Environment?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 focal and I have KDE plasma (Kubuntu 21.04) installed on it.I want to know that is there any way so that if I change settings in the KDE then it does not affect the settings in ...
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MX 10 PRO 6k on android box

how does someone put ubuntu on android box MX10 PRO and remove the Android OS I just want ubuntu on it so that I can host my own rust server (the game on steam) without having to pay for it. thanks, ...
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Create Ubuntu Installation USB or DVD from my current Ubuntu Installation with all my apps/settings etc

I have an operating Ubuntu installation and I would like to create an installation USB or DVD that will include all my apps and settings from my current installation. Is this possible? Ubuntu version ...
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Ubuntu Studio fails to install

I am attempting a new install of Ubuntu Studio 21.04 on a Samsung Series 5 Ultra Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8 GB ram, 500 GB hard drive). It has proper access to the internet via Wifi. Everything proceeds ...
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Harddisk partion

I only have one partition in my sda harddisk. I don't have an sdb partition. Changing the OS will delete all of my data. If I create a new partition and copy my data there, will this work?
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Replacing windows os with ubuntu without losing data of other partitions

I am new in ubuntu. I want to install ubuntu replacing windows 7 on my laptop . There is 4 partition in my hdd and windows 7 is in "c" drive and the other partitions containing some ...
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Ubuntu Studio 21.04 does not complete installation

Have downloaded ubuntustudio-21.04-dvd-amd64.iso SHA265 checksum is ok. Wrote .iso to USB stick (have tried three different types by now). Booted Dell Latitude E7440 from it. Chose "install" ...
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Best way to go about wiping and installing most recent version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

There is a computer that has been sitting in our lab office that nobody has used in +8 years. It's running Ubuntu 14.04. I've been trying to download some useful software to it, but I've run into a ...
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How to make my MSI computer by default use Ubuntu after installation?

I installed Ubuntu, and it prompted a restart after which when my computer turned on it came to the Windows welcome screen. I know if I restart and press F12 repeatedly it I can get back to Ubuntu, ...
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Why is it a “hardware error” when trying to burn to DVD-RW?

I'm using Free ISO burner to write one of the newer Ubuntu ISOs to a disc, but for some reason Free ISO gives me a "hardware error" immediately when trying to write it to a DVD-RW. I've put ...
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How to create Ubuntu bootable usb and need to install in Dell laptop?

My dell laptop ubuntu crashed. I have personal mac laptop. I have to create bootable ubuntu 20.04 usb. And that need to install in my dell laptop. I have been gone through the few steps. But it saying ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 Live ISO autoinstall

I am trying to do an autoinstall using the live server iso (20.04.2 server LTS) and after getting through the boot loader it just hangs at the welcome screen and wants me to interactively choose my ...
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dual boot loads windows and ubuntu randomly after ram upgrade

i don't know if this is repeat question or not but i have hp 15 series laptop and i have earlier installed ubuntu along side of windows with the help of usb pen drive. I used to choose windows as ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 and 20.04 fail on 2010 PC

At the moment I am trying to install Ubuntu Server on a PC made in 2010 (this is not the first time I have made a server on old hardware), however when I attempt to install Ubuntu Server 18.04 the ...

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