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Installing Debian Jessie on a fake RAID, stuck at step 10

I am trying to install Debian Jessie on a server machine Dell PowerEdge T20 (PN: Spec1-T20-009), which has 2x 1TB HDDs plugged as a RAID 1 from the factory. The BIOS is set fine, i.e. there is a RAID ...
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Cannot access hard disks from FreeBSD installation CD

I have been using GNU/Linux for several years and now I am giving FreeBSD a try. Yesterday I managed to install FreeBSD 10.2 on an old computer using a 5 GB partition. I only installed the base ...
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Backing up a full Linux installation

Is it possible to backup a full Linux System on a USB-Stick and reinstall it on the same device again? I have already looked into Software like Clonezilla, but all of those solutions don't seem to ...
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3 TB ext4 partition performance issue

I have deployed Centos 6.6 VM based on vSphere ESXi 5.5, it consists of 2 VMDK (virtual disks): 1st vmdk is for System / with 25 GB second vmdk /var is a 3TB / ext4 underlying storage is RAID 5 ...
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Debian on Chromebook - Installer reboots

I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall). ...
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Which Arch Linux file do I download?

Which link do I need to click on to download Arch Linux? On http://mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/iso/2015.08.01/ , there are two options: Dual and Bootstrap x64. I have a 64bit PC, but I don't know ...
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2 hard drive installation with windows on 1 and linux on the other

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer. I have 2 hard drives: 1 is 40 GB and the other is 1 TB. I have Windows and all my Windows' needs on my one-terabyte hard drive. I want to have Linux ...
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Error while installing Goautodial in CentOS 7

I am trying to install Goautodial on my CentOS 7. while installing i have successfully completed the following steps. Install minimal version of CentOS 5.X 64bit/32bit (CentOS 5.10 is latest as of ...
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Remote installation of packages on Ubuntu

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this?
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Fedora installation problems

I want to install Fedora on my laptop. I tried many things, but they did not work. I bought a DVD of Fedora 20 online, but it stops between the installation process says there is bug in the DVD. But ...
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Elementary OS Freya: unknown chipset when installing

I am trying to install Elementary OS Freya but I keep running into an error. I use a USB for the installation. When the system boots I get an error stating Unknown chipset: 0x124000a1 Failed to ...
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How to install applications temporary into RAM on LiveCD?

So I have a Scientific Linux LiveDVD. And I have it installed on a PC that has no hard drives configured and avaliable at all. I want to install some applications that would allow me to configure ...
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Kali linux not appearing in grub after installation

Today i have installed Kali linux via bootable USB and during installation there was problem installing the bootloader so I skipped its installation and restarted my computer but GRUB couldnt find the ...
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How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 refuses to log in: how to fix the installation?

I have Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon edition) along with Windows 10 installation (Secure boot disabled). Linux Mint has its own partition /home + /swap for a total of 200 GB out of 1TB. Until couple of ...
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Force screen output to external monitor while installing/booting linux

I'm currently using a laptop with a missing screen, so I've connected an external monitor which, for the most part, has worked quite well. Problems arise, however, if I have multiple Linux distros ...
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Grub screen on HDD_A after Linux install on (another) HDD_B, how to fix?

When I start my machine (linux mint), I get this Grub screen (http://itsfoss.itsfoss.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Boot_Repair_Ubuntu_Linux_1.jpeg): GNU GRUB version ...
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Why am I only getting two options in systemd-boot?

I set up an Arch USB stick, following the instructions given at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#In_Windows_2, section 1.2.2. Specifically, I extracted the Arch ISO ...
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Are there any tools to edit the initrd file in Windows?

Currently I am running on a Windows machine. I would like to modify a Linux ISO before installing it. For this I need to change a package inside initrd. Is there a way to do this from Windows?
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How can I replace the stock driver module inside a Linux ISO?

In particular, I want to replace the stock network drivers (r8169) with something else (r8168) in the installation ISO. Is this possible? Currently, I have to install Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS (same ...
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OpenSuse installer crashes on Dell XPS13

I'm trying to run the installer on my new Dell XPS13. I had an old version of this computer for years and it worked excellent, however, now with the new hardware I see there are a lot of issues. I ...
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Add more packages to the default installation with Linux Mint [closed]

When Linux is installed, (I assume) a bash script is used to mount the drive, install packages, etc. etc. If I wanted to install more packages upon installation, what directory would the script to ...
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why can't install centos-6.6 such the way as centos-7.0 from usb-hdd?

Here is the file structure in my usb-hdd. ├── boot │   └── grub │   ├── fonts │   │   └── unicode.pf2 │   ├── grub.cfg │   ├── grubenv │   ├── i386-pc ├── centos-6.6 │   └── ...
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No Internet connection for new installation [closed]

I am a brand new Linux user learning from different distros via VirtualBox. I stumbled on Arch Linux as a natural platform to do that. However, I am having the following issue: On my non-root ...
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How to install Linux Mint from DOS?

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer. Unfortunately, my computer doesn't have a CD-ROM (so I can't boot from Live CD). It does not have a capability of booting from USB drive (so I ...
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Installing Debian on Embedded system with serial console or network console (PCH)

I have an embedded system based on the Intel-Atom with PCH which we are busy developing. In the embedded environment I have: A Serial console through the PCH which means this doesn't work with the ...
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Distribute Linux system as ISO vs a set of files

Majority of Linux distributions available to install these days are distributed in the form of single ISO file which conforms to both El Torito standard and contains a bootloader so that ISO image can ...
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Why I'm asked to log in when booting Play Linux installer DVD?

I wanted to install Play Linux (based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 distro) alongside Debian 8. I have read that installing another Linux is easy and I just have to boot the second distro and I will be asked ...
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FreeBSD “Fatal double fault” upon entering ZFS encryption password

I have just installed FreeBSD 10.1 Release i386 on a new computer. I pretty much used the standard installer defaults, except I chose ZFS, RAID-Z1, encryption, and encrypted swap, and I did not ...
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Do you use any script to install Arch Linux? which?

I'm trying Arch Linux and am very happy with it. I'm using Virtualbox for now and the host machine is running Windows 7. I did the installation several times for learning, but now I want to try some ...
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How to install and configure FreeBSD without internet access?

After installing FreeBSD we would like to use following commands to install additional packages. pkg pkg install nano pkg install xorg pkg install mate-desktop mate pkg install slim The above ...
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Is it possible to have linux AND the preinstalled version of windows?

I'd like to install linux (debian or ubuntu), but keep the preinstalled Windows that came with the computer, apparently the installation files are in a hidden partition (obviously I don't have any ...
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How to install Linux (ElementaryOS) on a hard drive whilst preserving its files?

I am currently on this screen:           (This links to the original, uncropped, version of this image.) after choosing "something else". I have a 1 TB WD hard drive (/dev/sdc) onto which I want ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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Cannot compile device tree blob due to missing node/label

I'm trying to create a petalinux image using the petalinux SDK. After I start a build I get an error when the process tries to build the system.dtb The error is "(phandle references): Reference to ...
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Full Linux Install On USB Drive - GRUB Problems

I recently bought a new laptop and decided to install Kali Linux on it. However, the laptop (an Asus Zenbook btw.) has a 128GB drive which is not very much. That is why I bought a 64GB, SanDisk, ...
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Installing Linux on my ASUS ROG G751JT-T7005H

I've got a new question. This time about my new Laptop. I wanted to install Linux openSUSE, but it doesn't work. I worked with the Internet, and did everything as described there. I disabled Fast Boot ...
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What are the “root”, “home” and “swap” block devices and how do I remove them?

Anyone know how to remove these block devices? I want everything in one partition.
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SLES/openSUSE os installation log

Is it possible to keep installation log off all events, tasks, say running commands, etc.. while installing SLES/openSUSE (or maybe another linux)? It's not a problem lookup info in already running ...
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Oracle Solaris 11.2 hangs during installation

I'm in the process of installing OracleSolaris 11.2 (taken from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/install-2245079.html) on PC with the following spec: Intel Core2 ...
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OpenIndiana installation hangs with unsupported PCIe card in

I'm trying to install OpenIndiana (taken from http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso or server version http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-text-x86.iso) on a ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside the same existing OS in laptop?

I already have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. But it's not working properly. I've a related thread here. I urgently require an audio/video cutter like ffmpeg, avconv etc. to be installed which ...
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Installation Step Failed (installing the system) - Kali Linux

I am trying to install Kali Linux on a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box on an OS X host. The only issue is I get this error: Here are logs of my errors: hardware-summary partman syslog Also if ...
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How to configure partitions for installing Ubuntu in parallel to Windows?

My hard drive has 3 partitions (+1 with the windows bootloader). Windows is installed on C, some personal data is on D and my E partition is completely empty and (ntfs) formatted. I want to install ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as ...
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Install CentOS 7 through IBM IMM2

I'm trying to remotely install CentOS 7 (using the "Everything ISO" from official download page) on an IBM server with IMM2 (Integrated Management Module 2) using the Remote Control single-user mode ...
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Install OpenSuse on windows 7 without formating it

I have a netbook and I want to install OpenSuse on my Windows 7 just like installing Ubuntu in Windows 7 using wubi. Is there a software like wubi for OpenSuse to install it without losing Windows 7 ...
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CentOS 7 - while installing i set disk encrypted with password, but on reboot always it asking password

While installing CentOS 7, i put password for disk encrypt. Now while working remotely on that machine and doing reboot it always ask password to be inserted on-site. Is this normal? or there is a ...
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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)