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Fedora UEFI boot freezes on “Use the”

Every time I try to boot a Fedora 22 image, my computer freezes within a fraction of a second after post. The only thing on screen is "Use the" What didn't work that I've tried Flipping legacy USB ...
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Installing a linux distro on a reformatted gateway pc [on hold]

I was given a four year old gateway PC that doesn't have an operating system installed and the hard drive is reformatted. I'm trying to install Opensuse or Kali Linux on the system from a boot-able ...
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Systemtap graphical visualizer

I am using systemtap for function tracing and it generates output in normal ascii text format is there a way get trace in opentrace format(OTF)
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Im booted into an Debian image supposedly Debian 8 but on the desktop and in applications it says:“install Debian Sid” everywhere

I've downloaded Debian Jessie(8) from the official site, here is the filename: debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-lxde-desktop And I'm currently booted into it on another computer through usb, but it say's ...
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Installing OS on flash drive [on hold]

Im running Kali 1.1.0 and trying to install an OS on a flash drive, the log is below Starting at 2015-05-27 13:39... Using ${PATH}='/usr/sbin:/sbin:...' ./sysgen.sh: line 174: install-mbr: command ...
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wireless driver during Arch install

I am going through the proccess of installing Arch Linux using the beginner's guide on their website. Now they stress heavily that I should not reboot before having installer the driver for the ...
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Wifi with WPA2-EAP MS-CHAPv2 authentication (username and password) during Debian installation

I am currently attempting to install Debian on my laptop computer. During the network configuration stage, I am prompted to "enter a passphrase for WPA/WPA2 PSK authentication". Unfortunately, I am on ...
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grub/systemd boot removed partition

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32VD. This laptop has a 500GB HDD and a built in 24GB iSSD (not sure what the i is for). Since I first got it three years ago I have been installing various linux ...
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Arch and Windows 7 dual boot with encryption, replacing existing Linux install

I have a computer with 3 hard drives: 120 GB SSD, which Arch identifies as sdb 1 TB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sdc 160 GB spinny drive, which Arch identifies as sda Currently, Windows ...
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Custom ubuntu install to enable wifi on inspiron-1501 w/o wired ethernet

I am helping a small non-profit install ubuntu on some (40) donated inspiron's. To get wifi running I need to install some additional packages: b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer. I would ...
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How should can I set up a machine dedicated only to running ZynAddSubFx syntheziser?

I'd like to set up a Linux machine dedicated only to run the soft synth ZynAddSubFx or Yoshimi (and receive midi data for ditto). The synth should start automatically when I switch on the power. I'd ...
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fedora 21 installation problem

I have created an unallocated partition of size 45GB in windows, now the partitions are: 200 MB 388 GB C: space 45 GB unallocated lenovo D: drive Now I tried installing fedora21 and when I log ...
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How can i get out of the authentication screen and shutdown? [closed]

I decided to install linux ,dualbooted, on my laptop but ran in some issues . I installed several corrupt installs causing me to allocate most of my harddrive ,at least the parts that do not contain ...
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Writing a TXT file to the desktop before booting from a distro

What I'd like to know is how, obviously enough, I can add a TXT file to a distro's desktop before it even starts? For example: I'm using software which can view the file tree for an ISO image. Well, ...
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installing multi-boot distros

I'm planning on installing openSUSE on an empty partition, on a machine currently booting Mint. I understand that people happily move between distros by keeping or copying the use file system, and I ...
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Can you install & boot linux from a specified folder?

The Situation: I have access to a computer in the university, but no root rights. I already installed Ubuntu on a USB Drive and I could boot and run Ubuntu, but the computer has only USB 2.0 and I'm ...
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Dualboot on Mac OS X without CD drive

I would like to install an OS like Ubuntu (for example) on my Macbook Pro mid 2014, but I didn't find a tutorial where a CD drive isn't needed. Can someone explain me how to do this ?
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how to create multiboot usb w/ persistence for multiple OS

I'm installing multiple operating systems on a usb drive I recently purchased for this purpose and was wondering how to create a usb drive with multiple persistent OS's that will be linux based and ...
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Linux Clean Installation ERROR IN BOOT: “Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device”

After installing a clean copy of linux elementary os. It shows me "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I'm using a laptop and previously I was running ...
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Installing CentOS from USB results in black screen

I have an old Dell Latitude laptop (running xp) that I'm trying to turn into a test server running CentOS. It doesn't have a cd drive on it, so I'm forced to use a flash drive to try and get the new ...
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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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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 ...