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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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Could not commit to disk during OS Installation

I've tried several times to load Fedora 20 onto an Acer 5750z laptop, but during the installation I get an error message of "Could not commit to disk", switched the OS disk to Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How to install dual system on PC? [closed]

I would to install linux OS alongside to my Windows 8.1 OS, i tried to installed Linux mint 16 on System as a second OS once but failed, it did not finish installing successfully. How to do that? and ...
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Kali Linux on USB not enough space [closed]

I want to use Kali Linux to crack WPS with Reaver. I did this before with Backtrack 5 but now I saw it's not there anymore so I want to use Kali Linux :) My problem now is I got only a 1.7Gb USB ...
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How do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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Native linux installation on another drive, alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my C: (primary) drive. Can I install another hard drive, and put Linux on it to ensure that there will be no conflicts?
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Which distributions can have a network installation started from a floppy?

Suppose I have computer with no USB boot option; no CD/DVD drive; an unformatted HDD; and a working connection to the Internet (via a local network segment with a DHCP server etc)... and an FDD. Can ...
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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Swap partition in LVM?

I was wondering if putting the swap partition into a logical volume group has any drawbacks (e.g. performance), or would it be "just the same" as having it as a separate primary/logical partition? I ...
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Can I rewrite drive designations with grub?

I am trying to install Qubes from a USB stick. Unfortunately it seems that there's some hardcoding taking place in the boot process, so after I have put the ISO on the stick it still looks to mount ...
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Installing Ubuntu/Debian on 16 GB SD Card

Is it possible to install Ubuntu/Debian on my 16 GB SD Card ? Do I just during installation process chose my SD Card partition and install it (that doesn't work if we have USB) or do I need to install ...
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Bodhi installation hangs

I am currently trying to install Bodhi linux (version as of 2014_07_09) to my Laptop. I booted from USB-drive into the live environment and hit install. After some attempts I even found on the ...
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CentOS 7 Installation Failed

After hearing the news that CentOS 7 had been published, I decided to install it on my computer. I downloaded the ISO image from the CentOS official website (the one named ...
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Installation from USB fails

I have a pretty old Ubuntu 8.04 machine. The machine doesn't have a DVD reader/writer in it. Challenge: Now, the challenge I am facing is to install RHEL6 in this machine. Obstacle 1: I needed to ...
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How to burn an iso while downloading it

I'm in a real hurry so I thought there is a way to do that but I don't know how. I thought about piping wget -c cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/utopic-desktop-amd64.iso | BurningApp but I don't ...
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How to not install GRUB when installing Elementary OS Luna?

I'd like to install eOS Luna, but I already have Debian 7.5 installed, so don't want to install GRUB again, as the last time I did this it broke the bootloader... Is this possible? I haven't seen any ...
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Is installing and configuring Arch Linux in VirtualBox going to be the same as installing it for real?

I want to learn how to install and configure Arch Linux on my MacBook. Since I'm just barely an intermediate Linux user (but with an intense desire to learn more), I will probably need a lot of ...
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Taking the Linux Install CD out during Installation?

I'm installing rhel and need to install a driver during installation. The plan is to 'linux dd' at the boot promt and install then. However, I just wanted to know if there would be an issue with ...
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Recent install of ArchLinux not loading

I recently installed ArchLinux (because hey, why not) and used the Arch install script and installer located here https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui. After doing this, I got to the boot screen and it ...
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Backtrack 5 installation: StartX error

I am trying to install BT5 using USB drive. When I type startx command, its not showing the screen, instead its showing: ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up. Xinit : No Such file or directory ...
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How much disk space do I need to install Fedora?

I want to install Fedora 20 with GNOME 3. How much disk space do I need?
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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! Installing kali linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 in 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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How to clone a Debian installation? [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian from a live 7.5-amd64 image (downloaded from Debian's site) to a new laptop. I also apt-get install'ed a few additional Debian packages. I would like to clone this ...
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What's kind of “secure delete” built-in installation

Just curious while waiting installation process complete. What's kind of "secure delete" that distros like Debain, Ubuntu and Linux Mint using when users would like to create encrypted volume?
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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Installing Arch Linux on empty eee pc's hard drive

I have a problem with the installation of Arch Linux on an Asus 1000HD eee pc. The fact is, it had a Windows XP home basic installation, and it was still very very slow with that. So I formatted the ...
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I need to install Linux without a DVD, USB, Netboot, or Unetbootin

So now I'm having some annoyance on my old server. I'm pretty sure that both CD drives are messed up, as I can't boot from either one. The motherboard is WAY too old to boot from USB. Unetbootin ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu 13

I have installed Ubuntu 13 and now I need to install Windows 8 (dual boot). But when I try to install Windows it says "cannot install on GPT table". This view is shown on 'disk' on Ubuntu. I need to ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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Linux shows one partition but windows shows 4

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and now I want to install Linux Mint 14. I want to use both of them. My disk management in Windows shows as follows:    . mint4win in ...
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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Debian install failed, grub

I have been trying to install debian wheezy on my desktop with no sucess. During the install when I get to the grub screen it says if I see my operating systems listed to go ahead with grub. During ...
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Boot linux from USB, but my medium is corrupt/damaged, what to do?

I'm having the following problem. I was installing Linux from USB and during the installation I had a power outage. Now I've apparently broken GRUB and I can't boot from the USB. What to do? I ...
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Zorin/Windows 7 Dual Boot on New Hard Drive, no GRUB!

So my computer had Windows 8 originally, and my hard drive died. I was able to get a dying hard drive from work to use temporarily, and decided to go with Windows 7 this time, as HP had drivers for ...
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How can I install only the basics in Debian?

I'm new on Debian, I moved from Ubuntu and I need to install a light distro on my laptop. I want to use in text mode. I just want to use gcc, nano, ghci, javac and some text browser. But when I ...
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Boot-Repair ineffective

I was attempting to install a linux partition(Kali to be specific) alongside Windows8(Not 8.1) and I seem to have run into some trouble. My system information is located at : paste.ubuntu.com/7512281 ...
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Installing linux to run off USB

I have copied a Gnome distro to a USB drive which boots fine on my Mac, I want to install this to another USB drive I have so I can take the USB drive and use it on any PC. I partitioned the USB drive ...
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How do I install syslinux/extlinux to a disk image file without requiring root privileges

I have built a home-grown Linux distribution, and I can make the complete disk image file as a non-root user with one exception -- installing the boot loader. I'm using syslinux (actually extlinux), ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hard drive partitioning help wanted

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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Problem Installing UBUNTU 14.04 (AND Mint 16, which is based on UBUNTU 13.10) as dual boot on RAID 0 with Windows 8.1

Ok, I know that there is Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks "????..." and that that post has some answers for me, but I don't know if it ...
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Arch Linux: Unable to connect to internet post-installation reboot

So I somehow managed to install Arch Linux successfully. At the time of installation, I followed the official guide as well as this guide. During the installation, I had successfully connected to ...
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Creating my own “BBB image” for installing it in several BBBs?

I have been working with a Beaglebone Black for a while now, I have created a software for a device which I am happy with. Now I have a few more Beaglebone Blacks where I would like to install the ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 and replace fedora. i have previously installed fedora apart from windows xp

How can I replace previously installed Fedora with Ubuntu 12.04? My GRUB version is 0.97-71.fc15.
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Create an image of an existing linux installation

I have installed fedora 19 Xfce and removed a bunch of packages. I need to do a similar installation in multiple other machines. Repeating the process is time consuming. Is there some way by which I ...
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Editing files in debian before installation

I am having problems installing debian on virtualbox. The installation step fails when trying to configure packet manager. The guy in the following post had them solved by editing a certain file ...
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Automagically upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 32bit to 12.10 64bit

I'm looking for a little advice, I would like to do an upgrade preferably through the update manager from my current 10.10 32bit Ubuntu Box, to 12.04 64bit, can anyone think of anyway I could do this ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?