I'm trying to install Magento CE on Ubuntu 14. Everything is fine but when I go in the frontend I can't see the Sample images in the right way and when I try to click on links a Not Found error appears. What can I do?

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    Did you enable URL rewriting? Have you got mod_rewrite enabled? Feb 27, 2015 at 15:44

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@Douglas is correct - you just need to get the web server doing re-writes. There is a small gotcha though, so an extra step here, to hopefully save you some time:

Step 1 - install and enable the mod_rewrite module;

Step 2 - edit the vhost configuration to allow over-rides in .htaccess;

Step 3 - restart/reload apache;

If you try and enable the apache mod_rewite module then it will let you know if it is installed:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

In the vhost declaration (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf) you need to find the <directory ... > entry and put AllowOverride All in there. This is what enables the htaccess file to be read and for the rewrites to be picked up correctly.

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