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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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Start a Kickstart run from a running Live CD?

Due to some strange bugs in the Fedora bootloader, I cannot install my system using a LUKS container and BTRFS. Hopefully this is fixed for Fedora 24, but I'm not waiting :) I came across this ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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Can I install Kali linux with out Ethernet card

I want to install Kali linux on my Laptop, but I don't have a Ethernet card. It is possible to install Kali with out Ethernet or with wifi interface ??
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cannot stat '/mnt/cdrom/dcp.repo':no such file or directory

This error was occurred during the installation on my centos minimal iso in oracle virtualbox and vmware workstation 12; both face this error. After some time it will automatically install but it ...
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CentOS Kickstart Packages

I'm trying to install CentOS7 using a kickstart file which I've written. Below is a snippet from the kickstart ################################## ##### 3. Package installation ...
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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 installer claiming that drive doesn't have enough space

I'm currently trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 13. I created a bootable USB drive with the Mint 17.3 iso using Rufus. I have been able to boot from the drive but haven't ...
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Is it possible to install deepin onto the same cooldisk (siliconpower 16GB USB3)?

I have made my flash drive bootable using deepin-boot-maker and I have Ubuntu on my computer now. Is it possible to install deepin onto my flash drive from it? I mean: create a partition for ...
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installing lubuntu on powermac g5 wont boot stuck after starting linux

so I'm currently trying to install lubuntu for mac g5 and am getting the below error i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on /u3@0,f8000000/i2c@f8001000/cerea1@1c0 what does this error mean ...
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Install Linux Mint on hp 14r022la

I want to install Linux Mint 17.3 on this computer (which already has Linux 12.04 from HP): I used an USB like usual, but is now working. I tested the USB in another computer and is working fine. ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in UEFI system?

I tried making a bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in order to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows using Rufus on my laptop. I am using GPT drive and UEFI system. But Rufus gives the error that the ISO ...
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How to clean install and dual boot/multi boot windows 10 Ubuntu and Kali?

Okay so I am new to Linux, I recently tried dual booting my laptop (with 1 TB hard-disk and 4 GB RAM which can upgrade upto 16 GB which I am planning to do) with windows 10 and Ubuntu but after ...
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How do I preseed select a particular partition?

I am using a preseed to perform unattended install. I am encrypting one partition. So I use an expert_recipe to partition the disk, then use manual selectors to select the particular encrypted volume ...
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Install Debian with only essential packages

I am attempting to build an extremely minimal installation of Debian. What is the best way to install the operating system with only packages marked as Essential, excluding Important and Recommended ...
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`yum makecache` time out on a specific URL but wget this URL successfully

I am currently add a new node into cluseter. In the cloudera manager web console, I added the node and set the username and password then the installation process began. In the Refreshing package ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Installing Kubuntu from USB

I have a brand new machine and am trying to install Kubuntu 16.04, the latest stable release. On an old machine I have downloaded the iso file from the kubuntu website and created a bootable USB using ...
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RHEL 7 Install - Main partition taking up entire allotted space + other problems

I hope this is the proper place to ask RHEL questions, I have already asked on the RHEL discussions area and have not gotten any replies after a week of posting. I am having a few problems in setting ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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OEM install of 32 bit Linux Mint 17.3

My job involves refurbishing old computers otherwise destined for recycling, and selling them at a local thrift store. I'm installing Linux Mint on them, as it's super user-friendly and fairly ...
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Create encrypted live USB Kali or Ubuntu (Debian) [closed]

I'd like to: Configure Linux os, for example Kali or Ubuntu for my needs. Then encrypt the WHOLE bootable USB drive. If it's not possible to encrypt the WHOLE USB drive, maybe leave just /boot ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu

I'm tying to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 distro on my laptop. I boot my pc from the usb with the Ubuntu installer, On the GRUB menu, I select test without install, but when it reachs the screen where ...
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How does one install Arch Linux with P4P800-E motherboard?

Really, I'm not sure the issue is the motherboard. I'm not sure what the issue is at all, but my research ability is limited to googling the various error messages I get from attempting installs of ...
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How to install more than one OS on a pendrive?

I have a Windows 10 laptop. While I want to use Linux based OS I don't want to partition my HD or remove Windows OS. So I thought of installing Ubuntu on a 64gb pendrive and running the OS from it. ...
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openSUSE Leap 42.1 won't boot install as dual boot (works fine in VM)

I have a Leap 42.1 ISO which I have imaged to a USB drive using USBImage on Windows 10. When I tried to boot from USB the first time I got the following message: Trust openSUSE Certificate Do you ...
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Installing OpenSuse Leap 42.1 - Installation hangs at “Starting udev”

I am trying to install the new OpenSuse Leap 42.1 on my PC. I already tried 4 different installation mediums: DVD with full installation DVD with Net installation USB with full installation USB with ...
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Behold System V; what about systems I-IV?

System V (by AT&T) is the ancestral Unix, and I have used it. But I have never read or heard anything about systems I-IV, other than they existed once upon a time in the dim past. How effective ...
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I need a specific kernel version. How do I get the corresponding Debian iso?

Say I need a Debian with Kernel 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 i686. How do I find the corresponding Debian Version? I assume it would be Debian 7 because this document states that Debian 7 has Kernel version 3.2. ...
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Touchscreen not working in Antergos

So I recently created an Antergos ISO and I have an unresponsive touchscreen that clicks everywhere for me. I'm still in the install to make it even more complicated. No I'm not giving up I donated ...
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LiveUSB stuck after “Probing EDD” during boot

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th. When I start from my LiveUSB image, it gets stuck right after the following line (which is the first line of the ...
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Bash script to change password in chroot

I have build a Linux From Scratch live CD and wrote an installer script for it. There is a step in that script in which I take an username and password from the user and create an user. The installed ...
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Install Linux From Live CD

I have made a Linux From Scratch and built a live CD from it. I also wrote a script in /usr/sbin named install-lfs. When I want to install Linux, I just have to open a terminal in the live session and ...
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Failing Media Check on Fedora Installation

I am trying to install Fedora 23 and continually getting a media check fail at 85.7%. I am using a 32gb ADATA USB stick and making the bootable with dd. sudo dd ...
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Installer hangs randomly

I'm attempting to install Linux and absolutely nothing is working, I have tried: Booting from USB, in both UEFI and non-UEFI mode Booting from a DVD installer, Booting from a UNetBootin image ...
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Deepin installation failed! [closed]

l can't install Deepin Linux. Every time I try, I get greeted with "Installation failed!" about 8/10 of the way done. I've tried creating separate partitions for /, /home, and swap, I've tried ...
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how to install ubuntu on part of the disk? [closed]

I have new laptop with 500 giga hardisk size. I want to install 3 kind of Linux distribution. The first linux will be ubuntu. Now, i want that the installation of the ubuntu will take over only 100 ...
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Install linux on USB drive, using single USB drive

Setup: a PC with working linux (Ubuntu in my case), one USB drive. No other removable media available (i.e. no CD/DVD drive, no SD card, no other USB drive...). Task: install a linux (Fedora in my ...
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Cannot complete KALI Installation, stuck in installation loop

I am installing Kali Linux but seem to be stuck in a installation loop. When I do the first update, the screen seems to freeze and I never get to the screen that allows me to enter the sudo apt-get ...
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Install other linux distributions on same machine after installing Ubuntu

I have new machine and i install Ubuntu. I want to install other Linux distributions also - and i want to be able to choose on the startup witch Linux distributions to run. I install 'grub' on my ...
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Building a custom Linux System

I have read over many different Linux based create your own install CD. Mostly Ubuntu based ones from here and here. But neither of these will help me do what I want done. What I am trying to do: I ...
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Error Installing FreeBSD “Unaligned pcb_user_save area”

When trying to install FreeBSD, I am hitting a kernel panic which I will paste below. This occurs just after the installer menu appears and it auto selects "multi-user mode" (I have also tried booting ...
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After running “mkinitcpio -p linux” i got “Hook 'lvm' cannot be found”

Trying to install Arch with LVM basing on this guide: http://sharpeend.impcode.com/2014/04/installing-arch-linux-with-lvm.html Partitions: sda -system-boot -systrm-root -system-home
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'Please insert the disc labeled:' error during OS install

I recently downloaded Debian Stretch. All 3 ISOs and attempted to install them on a desktop. I had to routinely switch disks for it to continue the installation. All was going well until this error ...
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Single SD card install for Debian Jessie on Armv7 architecture?

I'm pretty new to this whole deal. I have an Odroid C1. I recently created a home-server from an old i386 machine I had lying around. I'm starting to get into CLI OS and working with machines as ...
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Is that possible to run Ubuntu desktop installer from the existing iso on my hard drive?

I am runing debian 8 , i have a partition sd5 (100 GB ) ,Is that possible to install Ubuntu on sda5 from the existing iso without using cd or usb ?
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How to install Linux on a computer without a video card?

I want to give a second life to my old computer. It has: EP-8NPAJ motherboard 320 Gb HDD 2Gb of RAM CD-ROM, USB Connection to my LAN with Ethernet cable It is fully functional, except - it has no ...
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Kali installation stuck in loop

I am trying to install Kali (ver. 2016.1-i386) on a notebook for personal use however I have ran into multiple issues. When I begin the installation I no issues until I must configure the network. I ...
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How to install and boot 32-bit Ubuntu on 64-bit UEFI device with no legacy boot option

Is there any way to install 64-bit UEFI Grub and use it to boot into a 32-bit Ubuntu install? How should the installation process take place? Switching to Legacy BIOS mode is not an option.