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Does Wubi virtually run Ubuntu?

I would like to install Ubuntu Linux next to my primary Windows 7 OS. I found Wubi which helps you with a simple installation/uninstallation procedure for Ubuntu. But the wiki says that Wubi uses ...
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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Not able to install any software via apt-get install

I tried to install flex and yacc on my Ubuntu machine. sudo apt-get install byacc flex I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player 4? “The MSI '' failed” keeps popping up

I have been trying to uninstall VMware Player 4 for more than 5 days because I need to install the version no. 5 but I can't do it... The message: "The MSI '' failed" keeps popping up and the process ...
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While installing, debian does not show my individual partitions

In my dual boot PC, I am trying to install Debian. This is how my disk partition looks like. When i try to create a partition in the debian installation it shows this 250GB entirely. When i select ...
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Tricky Matlab remote installation on Linux server from Windows

I need to install Matlab on Linux server. Here are the constrains: I have only remote access to that server via SSH from machine running Windows (using putty). There is no X server installed on ...
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Where to install manual builds on OSX

I have macports installed and it's using the default /opt/local location. There are a few packages not in macports and some I tools I wrote that I put in ~/bin. I found myself needing to use these ...
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Who should I run mysql as, on a personal computer?

I just installed mysql via homebrew (with brew install mysql, on Mac OS X Mountain Lion - recently installed from scratch). Following the installation, there is a "caveats" section with options around ...
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pyVows install error

I am installing pyVows as per stated in link http://heynemann.github.com/pyvows/#installing but it gives me error as: $ sudo apt-get install libxslt-dev libxml2-dev libevent-dev Reading package ...
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How can I use the Btrfs compression option when installing Linux?

I've been trying out the Btrfs with an SSD drive and like the compress option which is set in the fstab. However this only applies to the files created after I have installed the operating system and ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 on new PC (BSOD during installation)

Yesterday I received new hardware and tried to assemble all of it. But when I was installing Windows 7 x64 I got a BSOD twice, and the following error message: Your PC has rebooted unexpectly, ...
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How do you upgrade a package in Solaris?

I have a package for an IDE in my solaris machine. How do I upgrade this package?
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Asus X401a, unable to install clean copy of windows from USB Drive

I am attempting to install a clean copy of windows 7 on my Asus X401a notebook by using a USB drive to install. The notebook does not have a DVD drive, so I want to use usb. I created a windows 7 ...
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Should I install Ubuntu using Wubi onto the same partition as Windows 7 or into a different partition?

I have 250 GB hard drive with four partitions of equal size (C:, D:, E:, F:). Windows 7 is installed in C:. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. Should I install Ubuntu into the same ...
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Failed to install laser printer samsung ML-1676 on Fedora 17

I downloaded installation packet from official site, but it is not compatible with latest Fedora releases(too many things changed in services,settings,device names et.) Anyway - when i connect the ...
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VMWare Workstation MSI Failed Install Windows 7

When attempting to install VMWare Workstation 6 (as well as when I attempted to install an evaluation version of 9), the installer fails with an error simplay stating that '~\vmware workstation.msi ...
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How to install omniORB on Windows?

I installed Python 2.7 and MinGW, added everything which is needed to PATH (g++ and python), and downloaded omniORB from ...
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Installing Windows from External HDD [duplicate]

I have external hard drive with some data (movies, music, apps, etc.) and I am wondering whether I can use it as bootable HDD to install windows from it, I have installer on my second PC and I am not ...
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GitHub for Windows Install Error

I'm trying to install the GitHub for Windows that I downloaded from the GitHub site. However, I get the following error message: Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor. ...
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Is it possible to install LAMP as non-root?

Would like to install LAMP in Linux. Is it possible to install and run Apache, MySQL as a normal unix user (no root)?. Default port 80 is not needed and its okay for apache to bind to any port.
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Backup an installed software [closed]

I have some important installed software applications, and I want to backup such applications only (not all disk). Is there any software that can backup those applications (including registry?)
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How to check if graphics card needs replacing

After noticing odd events occurring on my desktop computer, which led to not being able to boot normally, I did a scan for viruses on multiple levels (Initially failed scans from the OS in safe mode, ...
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Where do I install an application to make it accessible to all users (including root)?

I have Debian GNU Linux x64 Wheezy and I'm about to re-install Mathematica. Most of my work will be done as user 'fred' but there is one project that needs 'root'. Where can I install it so I can ...
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assembly error when installing on a 64 bit windows 7

I tried installing both the 32bit and 64 bit of python on my 64 bit CPU but I'm still getting this error: My OS information:
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Is it possible to run 64-bit software on a 32-bit operating system? [duplicate]

I have a program that is designed for a 64-bit OS, but I only have a 32-bit OS at the moment. Is there any way to convert the program to 32-bit or install the 64-bit program on a 32-bit OS?
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Xampp installation

I get some troubles when I want to install the xampp tool, I run the command sudo apt-get install xampp and this is what I get in return Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Fedora 17 installation error: “ext4 file system check failure on /dev/sda3”

I am installing Fedora 17, and after creating the hard disk partitions, the installation wizard is throwing an error: ext4 file system check failure on /dev/sda3 Again and again, this same error ...
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How to disable “Automatically search for drivers and install” in Windows 7

I connected my TI-89 to my Windows 7 system, and apparently it is not plug-and-play. There was a link to a Windows configuration setting made available that gave the option to automatically search ...
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Installing GNU scientific library and linking to programme

I am trying to install a statistical program which requires GNU Scientific Library (GSL). I have successfully installed GSL through the yum command, but my statistical program gives an error when I ...
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Installing Java from PPA in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Java on Ubuntu 12.04 but facing some problems doing it from the command line. When I tried to add the repository using this command, I get errors: $ sudo apt-add-repository ...
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How to install seleniumHQ for Python on Windows?

I would like to know how to install SeleniumHQ on Windows XP/Vista/7? On Ubuntu/Debian system you need to just type those commands: $ sudo apt-get install python-pip $ sudo pip install selenium $ ...
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Wamp server doesnt start

After installng in my WIN7 32-bit os . I get this error after installation is done "The program cant start because MSVcr100.dll is misssing from your computer . try reinstalling the program to fix ...
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Create Bootable Ubuntu/Windows USB to run on OS X

I am trying to install a couple operating systems in partitions on my MacBook Pro. I have an 80 GB SSD with the Mac OS on it, along with a 750 GB HDD in the SuperDrive slot. The 750 is divided into ...
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how do the “jet” drivers get installed?

We have a MOSS system. We have hosted some applications on them too. Some of the programs up there read files from the shared filesystem. In the code we user .NET providers like OleDb to be able to ...
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How to re-image a store-bought Windows Vista 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a product key finder for a PC? How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing? OK, so I have a Windows Vista... more ...
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Will my apps and files be lost or MIGHT they be lost?

When the official release of Windows 8 comes out 10/26 (or soon thereafter), I will want to upgrade from the RC on my laptop. I understand that I can't just upgrade in place; I have to do a full ...
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Empty MacBook Pro, no SuperDrive. How do I install Windows?

My situation is this: HDD1: Empty 180 GB SSD HDD2: Empty 500 GB HDD (instead of SuperDrive) Accessories: Windows 8 ISO 64 Gig USB stick Second computer SuperDrive in USB enclosure What I need: ...
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Advanced FullScreen Debugger fails to install during “make”

I need to install a software called Advanced FullScreen Debugger for Assembly code debugging but while running make I'm getting this error. I am on Ubuntu 12.04, 32-bit. afd_load.c:61:32: fatal ...
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Why did I fail to install packages when using debian?

There is lots of messed up dependency. How can I resolve this problem? It produces the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, ...
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Install Linux with two hard drives

I've a machine with two hard drives. The first one has 80 GB and the second has 120 GB. I'm about to format this machine and install Linux, and I want to install all the main partitions (/, ...
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Windows 8 - distorted screen

I had already installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my computer and it worked flawlessly, however, now I want to install it again. When I see the installation screen at boot the screen is completely ...
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Cannot find my hard disk while installing linux-“No root file system defined” error

I am trying install Linux on my computer (tried Ubuntu 10.4 and Linux Mint 9). I started the installation wizard and on the hard disk selection page the hard disk is not displayed. I have a 500GB ...
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How to install Windows 8 as a dual boot with Linux Mint pre installed?

I have Linux Mint installed on my system. Now I want to install Windows 8 OS on another drive which is empty, so how can I achieve that. Does installing Windows over Linux affect GRUB loader? PS: ...
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Install different version of same application in osx

This is very similar to this unresolved question, but I would very much like to install two versions of the same application in OSX. How can you do this and what is the best way to do it? ...
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Why stopped when I install offline .NET Framwork 3.5 on win 8?

I tried to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8. Write command in cmd area, that processed until 68% and then it stopped! Why? I typed: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All ...
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Batch files to install Windows Service as Administrator

I'm trying to automate the install of a Windows Service for when I'm testing it locally. It is built in .NET... I'd usually open the Visual Studio Command Prompt as Administrator and then type the ...
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Cannot boot from a hard drive

I have a problem booting from a hdd. I used to have it as my main drive before I bought an SSD, so I had been able to boot from it. But for some reason, now, half a year later, I can't get it to work. ...
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Upgrading Core i3 540 -> i5 760

I have Gigabyte H55M-UD2H motherboard with 8Gb (2x4Gb) RAM and Radeon HD 5770 graphics. I am trying to upgrade my processor from Core i3 540 to i5 760 but the system won't boot; no POST beep even ...
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Making a bootable USB for Solaris

Is it possible to create a bootable USB of Oracle Solaris 11? I don't want to install Solaris on an Oracle VM Virtual Box.
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Windows installation and laptop recovery

All, I want to install windows 7 on my laptop. It has genuine windows vista and its recovery is on the partition. Now I want to know if there is any way that I install Windows 7 on my laptop and then ...