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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 ...
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/installation of CentOS 7 - Anaconda Disappeared

Using VMWare and CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD installer. I would like to install CentOS on this virtual machine. I did that successfully few weeks ago. but now, Anaconda screen disappeared so fast ...
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Gentoo Dns and proxy configuration

I was trying to install gentoo on my laptop but i'm unable to get internet to work on it: In my network, i can surf only through a specified proxy server so i configured proxy server using " export ...
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Kali Linux Live (Try before installation) won't install GRUB or LILO

I want to install Kali Linux but the original installation makes my PC hot. I use cpufreq-selector -f 1000000 to cool down my PC, but when I use the live option, GRUB or LILO won't install. Do I have ...
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What files need to be deleted before duplicating a VM?

If you are going to duplicate a VM, what files should be deleted first? For example, ssh keys should most likely be regenerated rm -i /etc/ssh/ssh_host_{dsa,rsa,ecdsa}_key* What other files ...
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Trouble installing <distro> onto correct partition for a dual boot

Some of the context might not be relevant to the problem so feel free to skim through the rest of this post but essentially what I'm doing is trying to install an operating system onto the KAOS ...
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Bodhi Linux - Hanging on Install

This question may be related, but it is woefully unresolved, and I don't have the reputation to add to it. Short Version: While running the Bodhi 2.4 live OS from a thumbdrive, opening the ...
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Install non-product version of Fedora from scratch?

As of Fedora 21, Fedora now has three versions, which it calls "products": the Workstation product, the Server product, and the Cloud product. When you download a Live DVD or other installation ...
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Zorin OS 9-Booting from liveUSB error

I am attempting to install the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 9 via liveUSB. I have done a number of installs of Ubuntu based OS's but have run into a problem with this one. I have created a liveUSB within my ...
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How to burn debian iso to usb

I downloaded the debian amd 64-bit iso file (apx 650 mb) on a macbook w/retina (i.e. no cd drive) running OS X. I'm trying to dual boot and have already gotten rEFInd working. Set up partition for ...
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Unattended Linux Mint Install

I am trying to create a Linux Mint 17.1 development box (in a virtual machine) but I'd like to automate the process. The instructions on how to perform an unattended installation are pretty out of ...
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Help Installing Linux on Chromebook C720

I'm a bit of a newbie but I've exhausted everything to try to install linux on my Chromebook. I've installed ChrUbuntu and crouton successfully but crouton doesn't offer a way to repartition the ...
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WIndows 8.1 in hibernation on boot up can't install Linux

I Have a HP Elitebook 2730p I cannot get Linux to install on it. it will boot up on the SD Card then loses it or dismounts it and cannot find it again to remount it to install Linux. I then tried a ...
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Kali Live USB won't boot. Takes me to blinking cursor

I am trying to install 64 Bit Kali Linux to a laptop. Whenever I boot through a live USB the menu opens, but when an option is selected it takes me to the black screen, with just a blinking cursor ...
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install with BTRFS: subvolume/partition scheme?

I'm fairly new to both GNU/Linux and btrfs, but I've decided I want to make my next computer (a desktop with one HDD) use Linux with btrfs as the filesystem. However, I've seen some advice online that ...
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How to Install Microsoft-Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed

I have purchased a dell labtop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft-Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the ...
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How to install UNIX In a virtual machine?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install some abandonware in virtual machines with VirtualBox and I chose to begin with AT&T UNIX 4 Version 2.1. I allocated for this machine 512 ...
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Kali Live not booting, stuck on blinking cursor

I have a laptop which i have previously successfully installed Kali on to, i ended up installing debian over it later on for other purposes. I have recently revived my interest in security and was ...
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I can't run Ubuntu 13.10 on my galaxy pocket

I have a galaxy pocket and I want to run Ubuntu 13.10 but when I try to start using Linux complete installer here is what I get: $ cd /sdcard/ubuntu $ su # s/bootscript.sh ...
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Why is a mirror list important for my Arch installation?

The "Select a Mirror" section of the Beginner's Guide for Arch Linux is simple enough, but it doesn't explain why an operating system would need a list of mirrors (it's the first time I hear of this). ...
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Grub Installed On Hard Drive after ElementaryOS Install on USB?

This is my situation: I put the ElementaryOS iso on a 16gb USB I installed ElementaryOS on another 32gb USB via the installation process When the 32gb USB is not in, the machine goes to grub rescue. ...
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while installing centos error is that 'sda must have gpt label'

While trying to install CentOS 6.4 IN DUAL BOOT with win 7 there was this error "sda must have gpt label". I don't know how to fix it and I also don't want to repartition my hard drive.
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install linux distro with overwritting grub?

Currently i am using linux mint 17.1 cinnamon for some reasons i need to install xubuntu 14.04. So how to install xubuntu with overwriting GRUB. ie. After installation I should have linux Mint's ...
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Compiling a kernel for Gentoo with my module list from Xubuntu

A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 ...
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Linux on ZOTAC CI320 nano [closed]

Which Linux distros (apart from OpenELEC) are compatible with the mini PC ZOTAC CI320 nano? I'd like to hear from your experiences -- issues, problems with devices, etc.
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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How to install Linux on a system with no CD-ROM drive and no USB boot option?

I have a laptop from 2000 with a CD-ROM drive that no longer functions. BIOS offers no options to book from the USB drive. I can see no options in BIOS for booting to a network. What other method can ...
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Why does xubuntu install loads of stuff when I only selected desktop? [duplicate]

I have performed a few installs of Xubuntu (because its lighter than ubuntu) but am always annoyed by the fact Xubuntu installing loads of unwanted stuff (and thus taking a long time onto a usb) when ...
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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How to reinstall Debian during boot-up

This question is an extension to my previous question as it deviates far too much from my initial question, however I kindly encourage you to give it a brief read before tackling this. How does one ...