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Problem when booting debian

I am trying to setup a home server running Debian. I set up the partitions manually using gparted with the drive connected to a usb caddy on another PC, used debbootstrap to get the base file system. ...
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Oracle XE Fedora 15 Installation problem [closed]

I got a problem installing Oracle XE on Fedora 15. Hope you can help me. I used this tutorial(that worked great for F14) but didn't got lucky with F15. The problem is that during installation goes ...
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How can I update gcc to the latest version in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with gcc 4.4.3 currently installed on it. I want to upgrade it to gcc 4.6.1. How to update using Ubuntu Package Manager: apt-get upgrade/install As a second option I ...
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Not enough disk space for installing Ubuntu 11.04 - how to clean up?

I have a Dell Mini 910. There is no Windows on it, so the laptop can't boot up. I created a bootable USB disk with Ubuntu 11.04 and I am trying to install it, but I have a problem. The hard drive ...
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Permission Denied Error in Linux Terminal

I am getting a Permission denied error while executing the sh INSTALL.sh command in my Linux terminal. Can any one suggest me how to solve this problem? I getting this error while am installing 94 ...
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Installing haskell platform fails

I am trying to install haskell-platform-2011.2.0.1 onto my SUSE 11.4. I have got all the dependencies required for ./configure, which works ok. But when getting to make, it builds with this error: ...
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Can't find the right packages for robot3d installation

I have a problem with the installation of robot3d. For ubunutu users it should be an easy task. But it doesn't work. On my system runs kubunutu 11.04. The installation manual says that I should do ...
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Wipe PC and reinstall Windows from upgrade disc?

My parents got a new computer. I'm going to prep their old one for sale. So, first step of course is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. But, there's a potential problem: They installed ...
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Using VirtualBox for testing different application installation scenarios

I have an app that I want to test under several different installation scenarios. In particular, I need to validate the behaviour when the app is installed over the top of previous installations of ...
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Installing dropbox-api on SUSE fails

I am trying to install the dropbox-api onto my suse 11.4 but i keep getting this error: Can't locate DateTime.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi ...
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Drivers for Windows 7 installation on USB HDD

Please explain which drivers can be used during Windows 7 installation for USB HDD in the known window with "Load Driver" link when there are the list of partitions and the message below: W7 cannot ...
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How to confirm source was correctly installed

I've installed CFEngine from source (for those of you who aren't familiar with the product, check out the wiki page) on an AIX server. I had some issues setting it up but finally got it to gmake ...
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Windows 7 can't open Excel 2010 .xlsm files?

I just reinstalled Windows 7. When I installed Office 2010 I deselected some components to save disk space. Now, I can't open xlsm files. I would like to know which components in the Office ...
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Windows XP install button disabled

I want to install Windows XP on an Asus laptop with a hidden partition that contains Vista. When I boot the laptop from my XP CD, I can do everything except install it. I get similar behavior when I ...
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Does Microsoft offer disk images of their products? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I have a valid Windows 7 Home Premium key. I want ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? I am doing a clean install, having tried from both USB and DVD with two different ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “setup is starting” during installation from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 through USB in my Dell studio 1555 Laptop. Every time it gets stuck at setup is starting I have already disabled all other boot options except USB. There is no ...
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Can't install Windows 7 and I can't flash BIOS on HP D1160

I'm having trouble installing Windows 7 on a HP d1160 (maybe 5-7 years old). I've already done this one time when the harddrive died. Now I'm doing once again because of a second harddrive failure. ...
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How can I reinstall Windows Defender on my Windows 7 operating system

How do I reinstall Windows Defender to my Windows 7 Professional. It kept crashing, so I uninstalled it (And it DOES uninstall!) with the idea of reinstalling it. But when I try to reinstall, the ...
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I have downloaded a Firefox 5 tar.gz package under linux. How can I install it properly?

How can I install the Firefox 5 tar.gz properly under an Ubuntu and Fedora Linux environment? Which folders should I put in? /usr/local or /opt/ Also, for those plugin .so files, where should I ...
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Windows XP 64bit Sp2 Installation on Compaq CQ62

I have Compaq CQ62-259TU machine (core i5, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD), I am trying to install windows XP 64bit SP2 , instead of the windows 7, which is currently install. The system boots well from the ...
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How to transfer my system to a new laptop harddrive?

So I bought a brand new 500GB SSD Hybrid drive for my laptop. I would like to start using it. How do I go about mirroring my current 200GB hardisk on to there in such a way that I can just swap out ...
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Lenovo RAM switching

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop. For a few days I keep getting a blue screen of death. I've asked about the problem and I've been told that it's a RAM crash, and that I need to change the RAM. How can I ...
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Ms-Office 2007 custom installation script

I'd like to make a script for Ms-office 2007 custom installation easily and to put some restriction for users. when the user run that script the script only install the flowing packages:- word, ...
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Can Office 2010 SP1 be installed without backup files?

As title I'd like to know if it's possible to install SP1 without backup files - that is without the uninstall option.
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Is it possible to boot from an ISO over the network, and how?

I have a machine with a bootable ISO stored on it, and I have another blank machine, which I want to install the ISO on. They're both on the same LAN (attached to the same switch). How would I go ...
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Installing Windows XP Pro on a Raid 1 array without the driver floppy

I'm looking to install a Raid 1 array on my WinXP Pro file server/dvr to improve data redundancy at home. Since I would really hate to look for a floppy drive and cram it into my small computer case, ...
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Laptops with Windows DVD media, not recovery system

Can you please tell me if you know off hand which brands come with the Windows install media. For instance I know Dell usually do. Where as I believe, HP use a recovery system. Brands are: Lenovo ...
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Problem installing Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection

I am getting this error when attempting to install Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection on Windows 7. Anyone see this error before? I don't think I even have a drive F:
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Installing IOS on Dell A860 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running iOS app on Windows NT4 I want to install IOS on my Dell A860 laptop. Is it possible to install IOS on dell laptop?
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“PXE-E61: media test failure” while trying to install Windows Server 2008

I was trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my new Dell XPS Laptop. A "PXE-E61: media test failure" error was showing while trying to install from DVD Drive of the laptop. I tried to ...
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Getting wireless to work on Arch Linux

I've just installed Arch Linux. It's core, x86-64. My wireless card is: 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) During installation I took ...
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Getting wireless to work on Arch Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting wireless to work on Arch Linux I've just installed Arch Linux. It's core, x86-64. My wireless card is: 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. ...
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Microsoft Virtual PC installation

I am trying to run an old Windows 16-bit application. I'm running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. I downloaded Virtual PC via steps 2 and 3 of the following link: ...
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How to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard server on any virtual machine with DMG?

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server on VirtualBox. I know this is duplicated question, however another questions have no fine answer. I'm trying to install on VirtualBox on iMac. So ...
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Is it possible to change edition of ISO install image to Windows Vista Business?

This is possible in Windows 7: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744572(WS.10).aspx But is it possible in Vista? Yes I know Vista is older but I have a machine with a valid product serial ...
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Where do you put installed stuff on Ubuntu?

Packages installed with synaptic are usually well installed on your system (i.e. bin in /usr/bin/, etc.). However, when a software is not in the repo, I always wonder where I should install it, when ...
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messed up java installation on mac

I have probably removed some classes that I shouldn't have removed, because when I'm making a project in eclipse, everything works fine when I set my project to use java SE 1.5, but when I try to use ...
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reinstall Ubuntu without loosing files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I force Ubuntu 9.10 to reinstall itself without losing my information? My panels are messed up on Ubuntu. Whenever I try to "add to panel" to an empty panel, it ...
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Installing Visual Studio [closed]

When installing Visual Studio on Windows machine, it always installs a plenty of annoying things. If there were a few programs in the list of programs before installing Visual Studio, after it it will ...
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How to perform a clean install of Windows 7 on New Netbook without CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows 7 from USB I got a new netbook which came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter and full of promotional crapware. I am interested in somehow extracting ...
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MySQL 5.5 installation error: this installation package could not be opened

I downloaded mysql-5.5.13-win32.msi from SQL server site. When I try to execute that file, it gives an error saying, "this installation package could not be opened. contact the application vendor to ...
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Installing Windows 7 from a USB Hard Drive

I have a Western Digital Passport External Hard Drive (320GB) that I want to partition to keep the data on, but use some of the free space to install Windows 7 onto my desktop computer. Microsoft has ...
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Is there a tool that monitors and blocks installation if a software installation tries to install 3rd party software? [closed]

Software companies sometimes create an installation routine that if the user doesn't read carefully installs bunch of 3rd party software, such as Google toolbar, Yahoo toolbar etc. Is there a small ...
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How to install MySQL on Windows 7

Please help me how to install MySQL on Windows 7. When I tried to install, I am getting errors as: The security settings could not be applied to the database because the connection has failed of ...
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RPM installation returning exit code 1

I'm working on an embedded system and have created a bunch of RPMs. The following problem is present in some of the RPMs. When I install/upgrade version 2 of the RPM on top of version 1 or install ...
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How to restore (or setup) Windows 7 on a brand new MacPro?

While trying to restore Windows 7 from a System Image on a brand-new MacPro (see also System Image restore crashes consistently while trying to access external media), I came across several blocking ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A laptop / notebook [closed]

(Question + answer since it took me 12 hours to find a solution) I had big trouble installing Windows 7 (Professional or Enterprise) on a Samsung NP900X3A, without using the recovery media DVD or ...
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Installing PostFix on Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) from terminal window from script using apt-get postfix: no options to select

Actually I'm using sudo apt-get install bzr bzr-builddeb equivs (though sudo apt-get install postfix seems to be doing the same thing) from the terminal windows, As per the iFolder instructions ...
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Is it possible to speed up ./configure?

To compile a software package on a workstation with many CPU cores (say 12), the configuration stage often takes much longer than the actual compilation stage because ./configure does the tests one by ...