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How do I install another distro on a linux DVR

I was fiddling with an old DVR and discovered it had telnet unblocked. So I ran ncrack and after gaining access started looking around. It seems to be running some custom version of Linux. Not many ...
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how to create another physical volume/partition with existing unused lvm space without data loss?

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. It shows as sdd in the first image below. I only used about 50GB. There are 3 logic volumes under the sdd2 and also there are about 620GB of free space ...
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NetBSD install, configure network, stuck at the command /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media error: ifconfig SIOCGIFMEDIA: inappropriate ioctl for device

I'm in NetBSD installation process, when configuring network, I'm stuck in this command and there is no way out of it: Status: Command failed Command: /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media Hi enter to continue ...
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Installing Debian on Surface pro 4 [closed]

I would like to purchase a Surface Pro 4 tablet for my wife but will avoid it if I cannot properly install Debian Linux as a secondary operating system. I have not been successful so far in getting an ...
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grub2-install: error: cannot open /boot/grub/i386-pc/usbserial_common.mod: No space left on device

I am at the final step in a Gentoo installation, and I have some problems installing grub2. I did an emerge --ask sys-boot/grub and everything went ok. After this I ran (chroot) livecd # grub2-install ...
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How to install Linux (or a similar OS) on smartphone?

I need to install linux on my next mobile, a smartphone, which will be my first one. How do I do that? I mean, it surely won't have a CD drive and I don't see a way for including a USB drive or even ...
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CentOS 7 i386 Netinstall error: 'Error setting up base repository"

I downloaded the 32-bit CentOS 7 Netinstall version from http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/i386/, and used the http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/os/i386/ as the repository during installation ...
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Hung up of fedora installation due maybe to intel backlight

I was trying to install Fedora 23 KDE onto an Asus X453MA notebook alongside Windows 8.1 then suddenly hung up while in the progress of: Starting Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of ...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select ...
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Can't boot Linux OSes on new HP laptop

I have got a new HP laptop (ac179tx) which comes with DOS. I am trying to boot some kind of Linux on it but I am getting problems. I tried Manjaro KDE but it stucks on "Starting terminate plymouth ...
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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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Failed to add i915 component masters (-19) Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit setup

While attempting to setup Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit as a dual boot with Windows on my Asus gl522vw laptop, I encountered this error after entering graphic install: Failed to add i915 component masters ...
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Can I install Ubuntu into a RPi2 remotely?

One friend of mine would like to install ubuntu mate into his new Raspberri Pi 2, but he would like me to help him trough the installation steps. My problem is that I am not aware if Ubuntu can run ...
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Custom Debian LiveCD with Installer

I am wanting to make a custom Debian LiveCD that also has an option to install the system onto a HD. I have followed the instructions ...
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Repair Bad Ubuntu Installation With Grub Rescue & No Changes to BIOS

I have a old Dell PP01X laptop (it has a floppy disk reader & an external wifi card) which I tried to install Ubuntu on. To do this, I partitioned the drive into 3 parts (windows, linux, and swap ...
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Installing without booting

The usual Linux install process is as follows: put install iso onto DVD or USB stick boot machine using DVD or USB boot machine using DVD or USB install What I am wondering about is, given a working ...
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Can't boot on mmcblk0 on my lenovo ideapad 100s

I have a brand new Ideapad 100s, which is a lightweight laptop with a memory card of 32Go. I'm the average linux user, but I still got trouble understanding what secure boot / UEFI / ... are exactly ...
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Debian blu-ray and dvd both have 3 disks, what is the purpose of the blu-ray discs?

I tried to download the Debian "testing" (aka "stretch) install media that is blu-ray because I wanted a one disk solution. When I went to the Debian site to download the blu-ray disk... there was 3 ...
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Issue with kvm when trying to install kali

I am wondering why when I am trying to install Kali Linux on kvm, I am facing the next issue: Unable to complete install: 'internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: ...
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Error: install exited abnormally [1/1] while installing CentOS-5.4

In my system, I have installed ubuntu. I Follow this article : How to Set Up a USB Key to Install CentOS to create bootable USB for CentOS-5.4. Steps i have done after booting successfully: Choose ...
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Downgrade Centos 7.2 to 7.1

I am currently using Centos 7.2.1511(check from file /etc/redhat-release) and trying to downgrade it to Centos 7.1.1503 (due to some package installation issue in centos 7.2) using the command yum ...
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How does the Manjaro release cycle work? [closed]

I am wondering how the Manjaro release cycle fits in with it being a rolling release.
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ASUS ZenBook Linux install fails

Trying to install a linux distro (CentOS/Ubuntu) on ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T fails so far. I've used bootable usb, created by pendrive/unetbootin from range of iso files ...
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Unable to umount dvd on CentOS 7.2 kickstart installation

I have a kickstart file that was working fine on a RHEL 6 installation before, and now I want to reuse it to provide an automated installation on a CentOS/RHEL 7 DVD (currently testing on CentOS ...
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Installing Qubes 3.1 : boot process freezes after Qubes logo blinks

After burning Qubes iso on a USB stick using dd I boot it in UEFI mode and I got a problem with the following symptom : If I select Verify source and install Qubes the process freezes after the test ...
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Fedora LiveUSB/Installer : trying to boot with UEFI yields the message : “Use the”

I'm trying to install Fedora 23, I made a LiveUSB using Rufus (image USB). Problem is that when I try to boot using UEFI I have a black UEFI screen and in the bottom left there is the message : "Use ...
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opensuse 42.1 installation starts over and over

I'm normally a Debian-based distress guy, but for hardware issues I'm trying to install opensuse 42.1 Leap. After configuring some things (partitions, user and password etc) the installation goes to a ...
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Fedora 23 legacy BIOS dual boot installation

I recently bought a computer Lenovo z40-70, installed Windows 10 on it. But I'd much rather make a partition for coding with Fedora, I decided to install Fedora 23 in order to try out the new ...
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Installing Linux on hard disk that will be used by another computer with different hardware

I was given a laptop with a totally dead display. I do not want to pay to replace the broken display, but I would like to use the laptop as a server and connect to it via SSH to control it. I have ...
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time. everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. both of this commands ...
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Disk format settings for linux bootable

I am using windows 10 to format a flash drive to be used to boot linux, as opposed to writing linux to a hard drive or creating a separate partition. Will exFAT (the default setting) be appropriate ...
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Linux offline installation

I am working on building a Linux server offline with no internet connection. However, every time I try to install an app RH wants to check online for items and fails the installation. How do you ...
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How do I boot from ISO file stored on hard disk?

I know that I can create/burn bootable CD/DVD or live USB and can boot/install from it. But suppose I am currently running GNU/Linux and I've ISO file of another GNU/Linux that I want to install on my ...
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Installing grub

I have a ubuntu and windows dual boot system. Both were installed on my internal HDD. Now I installed ubuntu on my EXT.HDD but unfortunaty the GRUB was installed on my Internal HDD. Ubuntu is not ...
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Ubuntu OS installation on Baremetal Server

We are in verge of creating an automated script for OS installation on Bare metal server. We tried using Cobbler , however the DRAC version was getting supported only till 6. However, we have only ...
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archlinux installation failing mounting issue

I can boot to my CD created using ubuntu. I boot to the archlinux x86-64 and it boots me into [rootfs /]# The error I am getting is the same error I am seeing in a lot of forums. ERROR: ...
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How to extract initrd image from RHEL iso and put a script in initrd /bin/

I have written a customized shell script(command) ,which i want to put in initrd /bin and then, i want it to be copied to Linux OS /opt/xyz directory .Where xyz is customized directory created during ...
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Debian: installing firmware blob for Intel Wifi USB pen

I have installed Debian 8/Jessie minimal ISO on my laptop. I get error message during system installation: Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be ...
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Fedora installation on particular partition

Let's say in my disk I have two partition, Partition A 100Gb and Partition B 800Gb, I want to install fedora on partition A only. I don't want to touch partition B. Is it possible? if yes than please ...
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Fedora 23 install woes (storage configuration + scanning disk sda failure)

I have been trying to install Fedora 23 on a second drive inside my computer. The other system drive boots Windows 7. I used Fedora in the past (in a similar set up) and never had any issue installing ...
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Porting Linux on LPC2148 board

Till now I was working with Raspberry pi, beaglebone etc. So, I am looking to do something new. So, I decide to port Linux on my LPC2148 board. But I am unable to find any tutorial regarding linux ...
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install redhat 6 without formating multipath disks

I've server RHEL 5 with multipath storage attached to it the OS is installed on local disks now I need to remove rhel 5 and install rhel 6 I perform fresh installation when i do this it shows me all ...
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got a .tar.bz2 file for gentoo installation. Expecting .iso file

I downloaded stage3 tarball for amd64 from gentoo download page. The file contains image of root file system. I was expecting an iso file because the handbook doesn't talk about this file. It says I ...
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Is it possible to keep files on a disk partition without an OS?

I want to switch from Linux Mint to Musix. I want to backup my files and copy them after installation, but I was unable to do this because my only external medium for storage is an 8 Gb USB stick. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 missing characters during installation

I have installed Unetbootin and downloaded Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Then I installed in a fat32 usb. When i reboot the pc and try to install Ubuntu I get a lot of missing characters and flickering ...
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Grub installation error on Arch

I have followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh9AQt3nho to install Arch everything worked fine till 10.34 i.e before installing grub ,I tried to install grub using grub-install ...
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Arch Installation[Solved]

I have been thinking of migrating to Arch linux from Ubuntu but the only thing that is stopping me from migrating is the installation not the hardcore stuff but the internet connectivity.I am on a ...
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Cannot install PC BSD

Currently I am using Ubuntu. I wanted to try PC BSD so downloaded 10.2. On trying to install it on a separate primary partition(so that I can dual-boot) I am getting the following error. Do anyone ...
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iso installed debian 8.2.0, but boot fails with strange textscreen artifact with red character

I got it to install on dev/sdb from DVD. (debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso) Basic install, default desktop. No extra packages from DVD#2#3 or via package manager installed. During startup, the ...
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Can I use PXE without DHCP by just manually specifying a static IP?

I want to try doing a PXE install for the first time. Every single tutorial I've read seem to indicate it requires a DHCP server configured to point to the TFTP server with the boot image. I don't ...