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Problem Installing Lubuntu

This dialog appears when I try to install Lubuntu after entering the unetbootin boot
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How to install ubuntu touch on a Fairphone 3 running Android 10

I followed this guide: https://forums.ubports.com/topic/4964/fairphone-3-fp3 downloaded stable GITLAB CI I flashed boot.img and system.img, also used TWRP, stuck at android bootloader start screen ...
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How can I prevent the launcher for ubiquity in a persistent live stick

I have made a persistent Live stick for Ubuntustudio 20.94.2.0 LTS. I want to let people boot from this stick to use it in the configuration I have made. However I want to avoid that somebody playing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Server installation crashes when choosing partition

The partition table on my machine is MBR and it looks like this: sda4 (extended) -sda5   - 1000MB /boot for Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 - ext4 -sda6   - 1000MB not used - ext4 -sda7   - 1000MB not used - ...
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Can I choose which programs to install on the ubuntu studio plasma installation?

I want to install ubuntu studio plasma, but first I would like to know if the installer gives the possibility to choose which programs get installed since I will only be using the audio package. If ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkpad X1 carbon: Corrupted the solid state storage. Boot from USB Ubuntu 20.04 installation stick to fix?

I recently purchased a Thinkpad Carbon X1 computer that does not have a CD drive. I tried to install Ubuntu, using Unetbootin; when I booted Unetbootin, it appeared to be installing Ubuntu 20.04 -- ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer a whole ubuntu os from one pc to another?

So I am a beginner with linux and have started learning quite a bit. I use MacOS and Windows mainly and I have started to fall in love with linux, ubuntu to be precise. One thing I was wondering is if ...
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After installing Ubuntu I get an initramfs error

I fresh installed ubuntu 20.04 with live USB, and after restart I got the following error message: BusyBox v1.30.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-4ubuntu6.3) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-...
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Unable to find a medium container a life file system from casper on PXE boot

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a UCS controlled Cisco C240, but no matter what I try, it gives me the error message: Unable to find a medium container a live file system Attempt interactive ...
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No Internet or Bluetooth on fresh install 20.04

I did a dual boot on my new Asus G14 and followed the Ubuntu dual boot option. I noticed it was weird it didn't ask me to sign into my network. Now that I am in Ubuntu I noticed that there is no ...
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Installing ubuntu taking too long

im trying to install ubuntu on my 32 gb 2.0 usb sand disk pendrive which is taking like 6-8 hours on minimal settings like minimum apps and no internet connected. When i tried installing on my 16 gb ...
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Deploying an Ubuntu Image

We are trying to create a new Ubuntu image for automation purposes, so we can automatically via script deploy new VMs on demand. Are there existing configuration scripts etc. or the like which enable ...
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Adding virtual disk image to the virtual box

I have downloaded oracle VM virtual box, and trying to create virtual machine by installing Linus Ubuntu 64bit. But I am finding it difficult to attached an existing virtual hard disk image to the ...
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How to solve the error in the reading file /root/.config/user-dirs.dirs while installing the new app?

while installing a new app I hit the command properly but I am facing this problem. This the code : root@adminsystem:/home/dipen/Downloads# chmod +x Tracker-5.1.5-linux-64bit-installer.run root@...
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Completely normal Ubuntu installation from USB stick (completely formatting drive etc.) fails with 'invalid arch-independent ELF magic'

After booting into an Ubuntu 20 Live image from a USB stick, I am able to install Ubuntu completely as normal with no indication of any problems, but once the installation finishes and I am invited to ...
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What Should I Consider When Running Ubuntu From a Portable Hard Drive

I'm borrowing someone's Windows machine, because my own box crashed and burned a while back -- back when Spotify was downloading and erasing a crapton of resources to its users' computers with every ...
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Obsolete locations in “Search Location” dialog boxes

In this (part) screenshot, #1 is a Nemo File Explorer window with an arrow pointing to a device called "IndyX" (note that it's capitalised). Window #2 is the main Kaffeine (TV player) window,...
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How to run commands as sudo in preseed/late_command

I'm working on a custom preseeded installation of Ubuntu 18.04.5 Server, and I need to run a script once after the installation is finished. From what I can tell, using the preseed option preseed/...
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Installing 20.04 Server on Laptop with failed GPU

I recently acquired a macbook pro 2015 with a bad GPU: it won't boot to pretty much anything, but if I use single user mode (which just has a terminal output) it doesn't crash. I was hoping I could ...
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How to set the SSH key of the root user during an automated 20.04 server install?

I'm trying to write an SSH key to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys during an automated 20.04 server install, but it fails, probably because of permission problems. The 1st command is successful, the 2nd ...
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How Can I install adobe illustrator CC 2021 in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10?

When I am trying to install Adobe CC 2021 through playonlinux, everytime I get error saying Window 10 is minimum requirement. So I just want to know how can I install adobe illustrator CC 2021 in ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Upgrade Breaks NVidia GeForce GTX 1060

I upgraded my Linux desktop computer (ZaReason tower) to Ubuntu 20.04 a year ago and everything was working well. I have an NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 video card, and the default Ubuntu drivers were ...
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How to use classes in a preseed file

Following up with Possible to use variables in a preseed file?, and https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/s390x/apbs02.html, which says: In addition to specifying the url, you can also ...
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Not able to see unallocated free space while installing Ubuntu

While installing Ubuntu in HP Pavilion x360 I am not able to see any free space to partition. I have already partition some space from windows which is unallocated but still I am having an unable to ...
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What is the easiest way to fix Ubuntu? [closed]

I have serious problems with Ubuntu (so that I cannot use it at all). First, when loading it, I started to get "UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY ERROR" which I could "overcome" by running &...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu if I already have a running one?

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop several years ago. Recently I started to get "UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY ERROR" while booting the system and, therefore, I needed to run fsck check. ...
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Problem with RST while Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on an HP Pavilion 360x

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on an hp notebook and I'm now experiencing hp BIOS hell way beyond my level. Any help will be appreciated: My box: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible, Model: 14-cd0009la ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Seems to Suspend When Installing on Tablet

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop on a Teguar 2945-10 found here: https://teguar.com/10-inch-fanless-panel-pc-tp-2945-10/ The issue is, when I try to install Ubuntu via a bootable USB, the ...
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Partitioning for multi-disk root on ZFS

I'm looking for advice on partitioning a new system with multiple disks for root on ZFS with 21.04. The machine has: 32 GB ECC RAM Two 5 TB HDDs 1 TB M.2 SSD 2 TB M.2 SSD For context, I've read ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - debian installer (preseed) not respecting max size on partitions

I am using preseed to do an unattended install of Ubuntu 18.04 using the following recipe, but it ends up with the lv_swap partition filling up the disk and it ends up with 60+GB. How can I make the ...
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Is there a beginner tutorial for installing ubuntu with LVM while choosing something else and defining sizes of different partitions

Like the title ask /boot /, ... And sizes which partition(s) should be set to lvm plus why (for beginners)
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Stuck in linux boot menu and cannot install Win

After installing Ubuntu on my laptop and even change Hard Drive (for another reason) I cannot boot from Windows installer anymore and just showing box when system turn on which have two menus: boot: ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 20.04 with old/non EFI BIOS?

I have been an Ubuntu user for 20 years and never really had a problem. But I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 server on a mature server and I can't get it to boot. I've tried 3 different times, and ...
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Ubuntu server install and existing RAID partitions

Ubuntu server installation with FakeRaid I use a FakeRaid on my Ubuntu system at home. This a RAID-0 containing my Steam Library and other games. My problem is that when I install Ubuntu server (base ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu 18.04 from Bootable USB onto Windows 10 Dell computer

I have a Dell G5 5505 Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 4900H 8-Core, 64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), AMD RX 5600M, Wifi, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1xUSB 3.2, 1xHDMI, Win 10 Home) which comes with ...
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Black Screen on fresh install of Ubuntu 21.04 can't turn laptop off

I just did a fresh install Ubuntu 21.04 on my laptop, Lenovo Ideapad 5 14ARE05 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU. Installed some programs, put it on Suspend from the menu. A few hours later, when I come back ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Server on a local machine without a monitor?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a old server of mine but it has a VGA slot and my monitor has only HDMI and mDP. Is there a way to put a Ubuntu Server installation stick into it and connect via ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 | Join Office365 Active Directory when installing

Having read that Ubuntu 21.04 supports joining active directory when installing I quickly downloaded the newest version and gave it a spin. Sadly it doesn't really work and just freezes the ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on my USB with Rufus, but during installation I get some sort of error about “CD-ROM”

Anyway, I was following this tutorial because he seemed like he knew what he was doing but I got stuck with the drive installation/partition section. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIhYitXwJfE It ...
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Hippo trying to nstall after successful upgrade

I successfully installed Hippo three days ago, and have been using the machine successfully without issue. Today, I tried to boot up and it wanted to install again. Will I lose all my stuff if I ...
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My Ubuntu gets stuck in installation menu

When I try to install Ubuntu in my system after choosing normal installation and then clicking continue it gets stuck on loading. I searched and found how to get to a tty. Now some codes are rushing ...
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How to add wifi firmware if I don't have make, and I basically didn't have any connection from the start? [duplicate]

So I've installed ubuntu on a laptop which used to run windows 10. I realized way to late that all the ethernet and wifi firmware was proprietary and default iso didn't have it. I attempted to follow ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 crashes with grub-install /dev/sda failed fatal error during install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 21.04 in ThinkPad X200 via a bootable USB drive and replace the 20.04.2 version. I've made the disk partitions for SWAP, /home and /, etc. as usual. Also, the setup asked ...
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Dual boot win 7 and ubuntu, via netboot? No USB or CD/DVD

I've look around and it seems possible, but i somehow fail to make it happen. I've watched few vids on youtube, guess i am missing something. I downloaded the mini.iso but there is nothing to click on,...
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Ubuntu-MATE 21.04 Installer Freezes on PC Install (not a VM)

The Ubuntu MATE 21.04 fails to "launch" when trying to do a clean install on my PC. The installer starts up and shows the green Ubuntu logo and the small circles cycle through for about 30 ...
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I cant install ubuntu in my dell laptop using bootable pendrive

Can anyone help me with this error? I get this error after plugging in my ubuntu pendrive: error: symbol 'grub_register_command_lockdown' not found. error: symbol 'grub_register_command_lockdown' not ...
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Can't decide which drive to choose to install Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu on my PC. I am using Windows 10. I have two identical NVME SSDs installed (both 1 TB - Western Digital), one of them is newly installed and completely ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu Server as RAID 1, leads to “ValueError: Failed to find storage volume”

I have 2 M.2 NVMe disks on a server that I'd like to setup as a RAID 1 for an Ubuntu Server installation. I was following these two guides (first and second) but will explain the steps I did and the ...
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How to delete/modify the recovery key from the Ubuntu 21.04 encrypted disk install?

When installing Ubuntu 21.04 with encrypted disk (filesystem: zfs) a 16 digit "recovery key" is automatically created, how do i get rid of/modify it? I am looking to: list installed keys ...
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Static IP address option on first time run of Ubuntu - Who do I ask?

I've installed many versions on Linux and the latest is Ubuntu on a Raspberry PI. Is there any way that static IP settings can be an option when you install the OS for the first time? Not having this ...

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