Ubuntu :: Folder Structure And Installations

Dec 20, 2010

Just installed Ubuntu on a Dell M1730 and working my way around the system. Biggest problem I'm struggling with is the folder structure and privileges. I've downloaded a few programs that don't come in DEB format. Consequently I'm not sure how they should be installed. As a windows user my assumption is that there would be a program files like folder but I'm not sure what the Ubuntu equivalent is. I've tried /opt/ but then I run into lots of privilege issues that can only be resolved by chmod. Can you advise which the location that programs should be installed in for manual installations and under which user (Standard or SU)?

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Dec 4, 2010

As the title states, I deleted my /boot folder on one of my F14 installations. I'll have to fix it later. I have F14 under VirtualBox on the same computer. I'd bet I can copy from there and be OK.

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Nov 21, 2010

I'm looking for some way to search a given directory, copy its folder structure to another given directory, and copy from the original only certain files into the newly created directory.Vague, I'm sure. But here's what I'm actually looking for:My music player won't display album art without a "cover.jpg" image in each folder where the files are, but I have Rhythmbox set to only copy the top rated songs. Each file does have its cover embedded in it, but there's also a cover.jpg in each folder.

So I'd like to let Rhythmbox handle the actual song copying, and then have a script or something that I can run that will scan my onboard music directory for cover.jpg files and then place them in the appropriate folders within my music player's folders. Obviously I can't just copy my onboard music directory, or I'm getting *every* song, not just the top-rated, which defeats the purpose of syncing at all.

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Feb 10, 2011

I am currently seeing strange files in the folder structure on one of my servers * CentOS release 5.5inal)* #1 SMP Tue Jan 4 17:11:58 EET 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/LinuxThe files in question are as follows : -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 117 Feb 3 16:57 -z present in too much random directories when i list a file structure even in a directory i have not been in there is such a file in it.Has anyone ever encountered this type of factor and if possible i would like some advice on dealing with the removal of these files and rectifying the settings that are making them / creating them.

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Dec 4, 2010

We want to fix our data folders structre in Samba, for example our folders would be like as Data/Group A/2010 /A.We want all our users can work only in folder A and no one can create any files in data, GroupA, 2010 folders. Similarly no one can delete these basic folders. However users can create further folders in A as required.

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May 12, 2011

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However, I would like to stop a user from going back up a level and traversing the tree.They can currently go back up to /home and see other users names.

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Oct 14, 2010

I have installed the Ubuntu distro first in Portuguese. Then, I decided I wanted the English language. I would like that the default folders like "Desktop" and "Documents" were renamed to this names, instead of staying in their Portuguese equivalent.

I can not guarantee this, but I am almost certain I did successfully convert the folder names from Portuguese to English on a previous install when I decided to change the language. So, I suppose this is possible.

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Jul 11, 2011

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Mar 1, 2011

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Jan 27, 2010

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Feb 1, 2010

Is there a way to pause installations/updates? If there is not, would it be possible to implement that?It seems these days that installations through synaptic seem to take ages to download files. While downloading the files, ubuntu will not let you run any other package manager. So if I am updating my system or installing several programs through synaptic, I am unable to install anything else. For example a deb file ive downloaded, or i would like to install a single program while all these other files download.

I can understand not being able to install multiple things at once, but why is it not possible to install things while it downloads the files? Sometimes it days several hours/days to download the files.

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Mar 10, 2010

I have Ubuntu 9.10 and Win7 both installed on my desktop. I use Windows for gaming (when I actually have the chance...) Anyway, for some reason update-grub is not detecting my Win7 installation, neither is os-prober. I attempted to add a custom Grub2 entry to point to Windows 7, however, when I select it from Grub, I simply get a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper-left, after waiting 20 minutes, Windows still hadn't loaded.

Here are hopefully all the relevant files:
sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x059c059c .....

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Jun 9, 2010

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 64bit on Sony Vaio CW and the Screen is 14 inch when I boot from CD it seems to work normal but after i select "Try Ubuntu without installing" or "Install Ubuntu" then the screen goes black like nothing happening but the CD runs for while then stop. Again I reboot to try again this time I press F6 then select "nomodeset" and it boots fine I was happy though, after installation success when I boot again WTF it goes black again and then I reboot and press "E" during the options that showing to select OS then I remove "Quit Splash".

I guess then I add "nomodeset" and control+X to boot, it works fine. So when I log in and of course I activate the Nvidia Graphic Driver then I reboot and WTF again the screen was out sync or something like the the screen didn't show properly. The Application menu normally is on the upper left of the screen but this time it was on the center of screen and the Shut down button came to the left side and i have to move the mouse cursor to the right and then it would appear on the left just like the resolution is to big for the screen.

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Jul 20, 2010

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Aug 21, 2010

I installed normally Ubuntu in my lenovo laptop, but GRUB shows two installations instead of one. Whatever happens to one of them, happens to the other, except some command-line work.

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Aug 24, 2010

I was installing a few programs when my computer froze, I rebooted, and the installations never finished. I didn't log in to ubuntu for several days, and forgot the exact programs that I was trying to install. Now when I try to open up Synaptic Package Manager, I get this error:E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.I can't install certain programs, etc.Something is screwed up. I think it has to do with the failed installations.

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Sep 24, 2010

I used to have 64 bit ubuntu, but wanted to try 32 bit to see if I can make a driver work. So, I installed it in a new partition. I'm now happy with my 32 bit installation and I want to remove the 64 bit partition to make room. My partitions atm are:

sda1 (ext4, 64 bit)
sda6 (ext4, 32 bit)


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Oct 27, 2009

I installed linux from a live disk. Now I went through all the nonsense to install and it tells me my user name and password is wrong. This crap is worse than windows. What gives? Dont tell me about well maybe you used the wrong anything proper case etc. I did that all several times to NO avail! Why I cant log on to my own computer?

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May 12, 2010

sharing a wine installation across the system but I haven't managed to get them to work (you'd think that this is something that would have been implemented properly a LONG time ago. Crossover has a rubbish version of it but I wanted to get it to work in Wine).Here's what I did (it works insofar as office 2003 can be used but the menu entries don't (as of yet) appear in the different users' menus):

Regular install of wine, start wine on my profile and let it build all its stuff. DO NOT INSTALL ANY PROGRAMMES YET (I did the first time and it didn't work afterwards). Create user and group "wine" with disabled password/login and no home dir. Move system.reg and drive_c to /wine and chown wine:wine, chmod 0775 (both recursively, bien sur).

Add all users to the "wine" group. Make symlinks to drive_c and system.reg in my .wine directory. Copy ~/.wine to all the other users' home directories, delete user specific registration files user.reg and userdef.reg. Chown the .wine directory for each user.
Install Office 2003 (for me at least) or whatever programmes you want (I've only tried this is Office 2003).

chown wine:wine /wine -R because your installation will have messed things up a bit.
Now cd (in Terminal, obviously) to /wine/drive_c/users. If you ls you'll see a folder called Public and a folder with your user name (mine is "gideon"). cp your home directory (recursively again) for each of your other users who you want to be able to use wine. Chown their user folders to user_name:wine (recursively - I'm going to stop writing that, just assume it). su as each user, go into their user directory and you'll see something like this (ls -al):


drwxr-xr-x 13 gideon wine 4096 2010-05-12 13:09 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 wine wine 4096 2010-05-12 13:31 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 gideon wine 4096 2010-05-12 13:10 Application Data


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Jul 29, 2010

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Oct 24, 2010

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Mar 13, 2011

My brother must have the oldest computer ever, its got no option to boot via usb, when you boot with cd it boots up like a livecd usually would (gets to the Ubuntu screen with "Try Ubuntu without installing" and then "Install Ubuntu" (or the equivalent for other livecd's)) and then just goes into a black screen (which flashes - a sort of brightness high and brightness low) and keeps flashing until I turn it off. It has Ubuntu on it, but it's too slow since he has like 126mb ram. It was installed using the actual Ubuntu CD from the Ubuntu Store. Usb booting isn't allowed by bios and the computer wont install things via dvds.

I have tried:
grub chainloading USB
Installing xubuntu-desktop and then removing all ubuntu's stuff

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Mar 31, 2011

Why when I want to install some thing on my ubuntu 10.10 from terminal or user any other commands I have this output:
Permission denied
This one I want to install make-3.82. I extract files and open install file (a text guide file)
in this guide I see this

HTML Code:
The simplest way to compile this package is:
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
`sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
`configure' itself.
I do this I open my terminal cd to that location and type ./configure

And output is this:
bash: ./configure: Permission denied
When I want to make any softwares I have the same problem? I have to give terminal any permission or something? I want to do any action to don't see this .... message again.

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Apr 30, 2011

I've had enough of partitions. I have one for /home, 3 or 4 for various distros, and one for swap. It is rigid and difficult to adapt to varying disk usage. I'm currently finding it very difficult to upgrade all my machines to Natty. I want to avoid this problem in the future.This cleans up the root directory, and makes it easy to see what distros are installed.I want to be able to move existing installations into this system.

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May 21, 2010

I want to install MySQL on my Fedora 12 box but I'm not really sure what the best method to use is. I have had problems in the past with using yum, mainly the installed package was behind and/or missing pieces that I needed and it was a real pain to find and install those pieces. My problem is that I'm not totally convinced I should do an install from source, or even an rpm, as that would mean losing the yum safety net. My intentions are to have a development account on my home machine to polish up my php and java skills so I'll be installing Apache, Php and Java on this machine as well.

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Apr 15, 2010

I need to add my windows installations to the grub menu.I have windows 7 and windows xp on hd0 and windows xp on hd1.Using 'sudo update-grub' doesn't seem to help.So how do i fix this?

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Ubuntu :: Stress Testing Installations For Performance And Stability

Feb 13, 2011

I'm going to be installing Vinux which is Linux for the Visually Impaired, based on Ubuntu, onto most any computers I can get my hands on to give to the VI community around my area. I'd like to know what would be a good method to stress test each computer to ensure that each one will operate at an adequate speed without freeze-ups. Sorry, I can't be specific about the computers. I'll be taking whatever gets donated from the public and from businesses, desktops and laptops, whatever comes my way. I don't want to send out any headaches to anyone by giving them a dog-tired slow or a freezing computer that won't even operate.

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Feb 28, 2011

I upgraded Ununtu from 10.04 to 10.10 Maverick and the Windows 7 partition disappeared from my grub menu. It used to work OK in Lucid.I have tried update-grub but it does not find the Windows install.

pete@pete-vaio:~$ sudo update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...


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Jun 22, 2011

I recently decided to wanted to switch from windows to ubuntu 11.04 since linux can do the same work as windows for me. While going with a fresh installation of linux by itself I noticed that instead of my original laptop hdd space of 350gb it said allocated 320gb. I went with the install and now that it is ready the disk manager says I have 280gb space what is this please? Should I reinstall ubuntu to get the missing hd space ?

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Jul 29, 2011

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