I am running Ubuntu from a USB drive (Hard drive is messed up and cannot install waiting on replacement parts etc) and I need to have Adobe Flash Installed yet I cannot figure out how to do it. When I tried to install via Ubuntu Software Centere I get an error that says:

Package dependencies cannot be resolved

his error could be caused by required additional software packages which are 
missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between 
software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time.

flashplugin-installer: Depends: ia32-libs (>= 2.2ubuntu18) but it is not 
going to be installed

I have read this post: How do I install the Flash plugin for Firefox on Ubuntu offline? and tried to do it manually but I cannot find the Mozilla Folder.

Can I install flash while running Ubuntu from a USB? How?

EDIT I found the Mozilla Plugin folder (path = /usr/lib/mozilla/plugin) but when I attempt to transfer the .so file there I get permission denied. Any ideas around this?


After some more research I finally came across a solution that actualy worked.

The solution was found here and was from another stackexchange site (askubuntu).

Flash-Aid was the solution.

Hope others can use this in the future that come across this issue.

Also if you are having issues with Flash in Ubuntu try Flash-Aid, highly recommended. =>

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You can also place the .so file in ~/.mozilla/plugins if you don't have admin privileges. Also, you appear to be on 32-bit linux. I'd recommend downloading the preview release here, which works on 64-bit.

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  • That did not work, only Flash Aid would – L84 Aug 16 '11 at 1:43

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