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My windows disappeared from grub after I installed Fedora [duplicate]

I installed Fedora this way : I mounted to /boot/efi my sda1 which is and EFI partition. I created a new partition mounted on / and another on /home. This is the result of my fdisk -l after the ...
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A mini iso for a (Ubuntu LINUX) install w/ wifi support - A base system CLI - ONLY

Just as it says in the title I need a mini iso that i can put on a USB or CD (both) that will let me install a CLI with the regular needed packages that that system needs and nothing else plus the ...
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Debian setup launching GRUB bash

I have a little problem with setting up Debian. When I boot from the installation USB in UEFI mode, I get the GRUB command line. If I type in "boot", I get Please load the kernel first. I had Ubuntu ...
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What is the user and password for Sabayon Linux?

I am currently unable to use my computer because I can not login. I've burned thrice the daily minimal-dev Sabayon Linux ISO onto the same USB flash device. Each time, the login screen asks for login ...
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Debian netinstall over wifi?

I have a question obout installing debian. Ubuntu has this option which can install all mising packages from ethernet of wifi, while debian has only ethertnet option. The firmware I prepaire -> see ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 through Mint 17.1

I am currently using Mint 17.1 on a machine having both legacy BIOS and UEFI. Secure Boot is off. Mint is running on a fully encrypted physical partition and with swap partition is encrypted too. ...
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Command to wipe every file added to the system

Is there a command that I can use in order to wipe every file that I, personally, have added to the system? I don't want it to delete any essential system files – I'm still going to be using the ...
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Memory space of an operating system

I want to install Uberstudent (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on a Samsung Chromebook 2. I'm new to looking at specs so I don't know if it will work. The Uberstudent documentation states: "2 GB of ...
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Installing Uberstudent on a Chromebook [closed]

I want to install Uberstudent(based on Ubuntu 14.04) on Samsung Chromebook 2. Im new at looking at specs so i don't know if it will work. I have heard that because ChromeOS is a Linux-Dist Ubunto will ...
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Timezone doesn't change after update to Asia/Tehran in CentOS 6.6

I want to change the server timezone and used the following commands: cp /etc/localtime /root/old.timezone rm /etc/localtime ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Tehran /etc/localtime but when I check ...
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Installing OpenSUSE - Cannot format partitions

I'll make this fast. OpenSUSE is throwing up a whole bunch of errors when I try to install it. I am 90% sure that the partitions I set up are correct, but the installer doesn't seem impressed by my ...
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Restore torrent after OS installation

I have a bunch of torrent files on an external hard drive, downloaded with Transmission (on Elementary OS). After upgrading / re-installing my OS, I would like Transission to restore the torrent ...
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Fedora installation breaks UEFI boot

I am having problems installing Fedora 21/22-alpha on brand new system and I am new to the EFI thing so I am running into issues. I installed Win7, booted in UEFI, installed in UEFI, at least I see an ...
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Linux from Scratch to bootable disk image

I competed LFS 7.6. I want to know is it possible to make it into a bootable disk image that can boot in to different systems?
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FreeBSD bsdinstall menu selection

When navigating the menu selections like Distribution Select and System Configuration within bsdinstall, what keys do you need to press to toggle selected items marked by an * or +?
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Installation of Linux mint from cd makes it stuck on splash screen.

I am installing Linux mint Rebecca cinnamon onto a Windows XP Professional computer. I burned the ISO file using windows burner (Windows XP Professional) The menu loads correctly. Let it boot ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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Which virtual machine image for installing FreeBSD?

The FreeBSD download page offers links to Virtual Machine Images, including one link for AMD64. That AMD64 folder offers three files: FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-amd64.raw.xz ...
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Why is freeBSD rebooting during installation ?

I have a samsung laptop which is around 1.5 years old. I am currently running arch linux and have run various linux distributions succesfully in the past. T The hardware is not obsolete and the ...
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How do I partition my disk to install encrypted Debian installation alongside OSX?

I have a 500gb drive on a recent MBA. I have shrunk the OSX partition to 250gb to allow me to install Debian in the empty space. When I go through the Debian installer, the guided partitioning only ...
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can't boot kali install cd from efi

So a while back Kali announced that their version was UEFI compatible. That's a relief because before I knew about it I had to physically go into my BIOS to change my boot mode (From UEFI to CSM) ...
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Live USB repeatedly gives error 'Failed to load ldlinux.c32'

I'm trying to put Ubuntu on my desktop. Right now, it and my laptop are running Manjaro 3.18. I've been using Unetbootin to create the live USB on my laptop. I've tried several different versions of ...
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How to I diagnose and repair “not booting” in an existing installation?

I installed Mint 17.1 on a fresh SSD, along with Clonzilla in another partition, and rEFInd in the EFI System partition (more details vide infra). It worked on the bench, but now put together in the ...
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Installing Mint 17.1 with swap on different drive?

Installing Mint 17.1 Cinnamon, I used the "something else" mode to set the partitions for root and home. But, it only showed sda and I could not find any way to select a different disk! I installed ...
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Installing Arch on HP Chromebook 11 (praying I didn't brick it)

I'm attempting to get into Arch Linux ARM by installing it onto an HP Chromebook 11. I was following this post but fell off the path when it came time to restart and boot from the USB. When I start ...
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How to install a Linux system without affecting previous GRUB?

I have a Linux system for current use and a few other partitions to test different other distros. But the way I install these systems, which is always the same, leads to the GRUB boot list being ...
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How to install OpenSUSE 13.2 OS over Elementary OS without loss of Windows 7 partition?

I have a laptop which contains Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7 on separate partitions. I want to install OpenSUSE 13.2 over the existing Elementary OS. Is there an option in Open SUSE that allows ...
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Why doesn't Red Hat detect hard drive on HP BL460C Gen 8?

EDIT: The server I am using is HP BL460C Gen 8 having real hardware RAID. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise x86_64 bit on an HP ProLiant (iLO 4) server with an Array of 2 hard drives ...
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Installing vim locally on a cluster: can't find syntax

Unfortunately, the school I currently work at has one of the wonkiest, worst-configured clusters I've ever used. And the IT department is totally incompetent and blames the users for basic issues. ...
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How to remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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CentOS install spanning 2 or more CDs

I have a custom CentOS install which used to fit on 1 CD. With recent additions, it takes up more space than can fit on 1 CD. Some of our customers have old systems that aren't DVD compatible so we ...
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Computer shuts down while installing FreeBSD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 10 on my laptop. To do this, I made a live-USB stick using UNetbootin. The problem is that when I get to the FreeBSD boot loader menu and press enter to begin the ...
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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [closed]

EDIT: Isolated my questions to one specific topic: I read stories where people want to uninstall an application and apt-get wants gnome-desktop or something huge to be removed as well. Some say its ...
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Fedora network install via PXE boot

How do I install Fedora over the network using PXE boot? Motivation: The BIOS of target system is simply not able to boot from USB mass storage devices. An alternative motivation is that booting over ...
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Not able to boot into graphical environment in fedora

I am installing fedora 21 server on VM. It used to boot in to text/command line interface. So I followed steps here. In the last step, when I did vi /etc/inittab, the file reads initab is no longer ...
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Error **Section %packages does not end with %end** while installing fedora 21 server in virtual machine

I am trying to install fedora 21 server in virtual machine and I am getting following problem. The installation has simply halted. From that description I understand that in some configuration file ...
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Grub menu doesn't show setup option

I am new to Ubuntu. I had to reinstall elementary off a USB. I Thought it had installed, so I restarted. When the reset was done the grub screen appeared, so I selected normal boot. After that the ...
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Missing step: debian-installer-launcher

I created a Debian Live Image, but I'm missing a step for getting the debian-live-installer to work. I took the following steps: ##needed packages apt-get install --assume-yes xorriso live-build ...
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Ubuntu preseed file over HTTP not working (using a nonstandard port)

I've set up an Ubuntu preseed file, and want to test it using a 14.04 x86 mini iso on one of my computers. I use Python's built in HTTP server: cd ~/path/to/preseed/files python -m SimpleHTTPServer ...
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Install Linux distribution from already booted one

I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem. So is it possible to install new distro while I am in ...
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What is the proper method to add missing distributions to a running FreeBSD?

My FreeBSD 10.0 machine was installed by the hosting company and they left out several distributions. Specifically: src/src world/doc world/games world/lib32 How best to add those back into the mix ...
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install just goes to a blank or black screen

ViciBox is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit, while the current version looks to be 13.2, not 13.1. This is the only reason I can find to explain why this distro fails to install onto this particular ...
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Can't boot into installer of Mint or Ubuntu

I'm currently running Windows Vista. I've tried installing both Mint and Ubuntu by both the DVD-R and USB drive methods. When I reboot, I can hit F12 to open the typical installation menu, but any ...
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“no valid bootloader target device” when installing Fedora using anaconda

I was trying to install fedora 21 in unallocated space along side Windows 7. Its showing I have 261 GB free space. I mounted all the mount points correctly but the anaconda installer gives error. It ...
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how partition for OpenSuSE dual-boot

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have quite a bit of free space on this disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors ...
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Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7. But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a Win7 installed. I have 5 ...
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How to write a program which can run on a computer without a operating system? [closed]

If there is a computer without operating system, then we can install one on it using a floppy disc or usb stick. While the computer is booting, we push F11 or some other button, then the computer ...
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setuid (and other) permissions lost when copying / elsewhere - what to do?

I sort-of-cloned an existing Debian 7.x distro by copying the contents of the root filesystem (not the special dirs of course) to another HDD. I booted, things seem to run, but - I get some weird ...
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Installing linux Mint 17.1 on Acer s5 “No root file system defined”

I have booted Linux Mint from USB stick. Everything works fine until I'm trying to install it. So I launch Install Linux Mint choose my language ⇒ set up WiFi connection ⇒ Installation ...