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Installing RHEL to multiple-boot with Windows and two other Linux distributions

Alright, so I made an earlier attempt to install RHEL 7.2 with automatic partitioning, and it turned into a mess since I have 3 other operating systems installed (windows + 2 Debian based Linux ...
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Arch linux not being added to grub2

I'm installing Arch Linux alongside an existing Elementary OS & Windows 10 on an EFI system. So I already have grub2 working and therefore had to be cautious when installing Arch as I didn't want ...
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can't install bunsenlabs linux from usb

I am trying to install Bunsenlabs Linux from a USB on a Sony Vaio VGN-UX 180p. On their site it says you can install it from a USB. But when I start the installer (it uses the same installer that Kali ...
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Booting issue with Asus and ubuntu upgrade [migrated]

I am upgrading from Ubuntu 15.10 everything was going fine then the screen went black and then I got the UBUNTU loading screen. It's been stuck there. When I turn it off and turn it back on I get ...
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CentOS web server move hdd to another computer [duplicate]

I have an web server with CentOS 6.7 installed. Now I aqquired a new computer and want to make it to run the web server but it is hard to fresh install and copy all the content (hundreds of websites). ...
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Debian GNU/Linux - Cannot preseed the installer [closed]

I grabbed the latest Debian Jessie GNU/Linux Standard Live CD from debian.org and it works fine, both in live mode and in the installer, but I need to preseed the installer. I can modify everything ...
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How to boot via grub2 rescue promt on UEFI system?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 by booting from a USB, choosing "Try Ubuntu without installing", and then inserting another USB and directing the installer to install there. I told the installer to instal ...
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How to open a Truecrypt partition and back-up tc files, when archlinux is freezing up on start-up?

My older Acer is running a 1.5 yr old version of Archlinux (Which I can't uodate). The computer is hanging up on start up and cant access anything. I can sign into terminal as root. I can boot a ...
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Trying to install a Linux Distro (dual boot) from USB (Windows 10)

I bought a 3.0 USB especially for the job but I'm about to give up for the day. I wanted to try basic Arch, then I tried makeiso, then antergos. I have 3 iso images all behaving the same way. Like ...
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Any consideration for oracle installation which need to be done in OS installation?

Please forgive me if I post the question in the inappropriate place. Because I am not sure if it belongs to the DBA SO. Thanks. I am trying to install CentOS 64bit in the VMware for Oracle 11g 64bit. ...
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Easy-ish Grub2 loading of iso FROM a portable hard drive

How can I install an iso from a portable hard drive? The guides that I have seen require using grub2 on the local drive to load the iso on the portable drive. I would like to boot from the portable ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Linux system installer approaches

As far as I know, while setting up a new Linux system, distributons prefer to install packages using their package manager. I mean when an installer is started, you are asked some configuration ...
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Does “Darik's Boot And Nuke” effectively erase data so that it cannot be recovered? [closed]

This is about software called "Darik's Boot And Nuke". I'm going to use it too erase all my data on my Hard Drive & then install Arch Linux. Is it going to work? I'm booting from a CD. I know ...
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Finding edited system files

I am installing a new OS (old = Ubuntu 12.04; new = Ubuntu 16.06). I want to be able to back-up any system files I have edited on the old system but don't know all the ones I have updated. How would I ...
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set partition bootable with gdisk GPT

Using GPT, how do I set this disk: sda1 ext3 FUJITSUMHV2080B so that the partition is bootable? Or, do I need to reformat using the install disk?
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Installing Mint over Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7

My computer dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I want Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I need to keep Windows. I burned the Mint disk I need. I boot from it, and check the desktop, click Install ...
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Errors after offline Kali installation on Dell XPS 13

Trying to get Kali Linux Rolling 2016.1 installed on an out-of-the-box brand new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (meaning it came with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on it). I'm installing it with no ...
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Debian install unsuccessfull: DVD, dd, cat, Unetbootin, YUMI, Rufus, Live CD installs do not work

I have an old laptop which runs Windows 7 and Linux Mint perfectly. However, I do not seem to be able to install Debian into it. I tried lots of ways to install with USB stick but failed. Image was ...
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internet connection issue after installing ubuntu

I just installed ubuntu 16.04 on a HP labtop. The installation process was finished successfully. I also enabled the wireless internet, the wireless icon shows the wireless connection is established. ...
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OpenBSD - X Window system - no choice on reinstall

I have an AMD64 desktop that I currently run a Centos client on and today I got inspired to convert it into a BSD machine with a gnome desktop environment. I have been running an open BSD server on ...
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I need to install ethernet driver during arch install [closed]

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I started off by dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu just to get a feel for everything. When I did that I had to install ethernet ...
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Working custom distro from mint KDE

I want to make my own distro iso from my current mint 17.3 KDE but it seems every software that worked before, doesn't work anymore or it work but not with kde version. Tried with 4-5 different ...
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installable iso file from installed mint KDE system

I want to make an ISO file from my current installation that can actually boot. Tried penguiBuilder,SystemBack, Relinux. All three creating ISOs and stuff and all not booting. Tried making the USB ...
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After Debian installation, how to add Grub Entries for new/other bootable disks/installations?

I have two SSDs, one is for my Windows 7, and one is for testing and tweaking it (like installing Linux, or other operating systems...). I've already installed Windows 7 on the first SSD, and I tried ...
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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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Start a Kickstart run from a running Live CD?

Due to some strange bugs in the Fedora bootloader, I cannot install my system using a LUKS container and BTRFS. Hopefully this is fixed for Fedora 24, but I'm not waiting :) I came across this ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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Can I install Kali linux with out Ethernet card

I want to install Kali linux on my Laptop, but I don't have a Ethernet card. It is possible to install Kali with out Ethernet or with wifi interface ??
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cannot stat '/mnt/cdrom/dcp.repo':no such file or directory

This error was occurred during the installation on my centos minimal iso in oracle virtualbox and vmware workstation 12; both face this error. After some time it will automatically install but it won'...
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CentOS Kickstart Packages

I'm trying to install CentOS7 using a kickstart file which I've written. Below is a snippet from the kickstart ################################## ##### 3. Package installation ######################...
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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 installer claiming that drive doesn't have enough space

I'm currently trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 13. I created a bootable USB drive with the Mint 17.3 iso using Rufus. I have been able to boot from the drive but haven't ...
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Is it possible to install deepin onto the same cooldisk (siliconpower 16GB USB3)?

I have made my flash drive bootable using deepin-boot-maker and I have Ubuntu on my computer now. Is it possible to install deepin onto my flash drive from it? I mean: create a partition for ...
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installing lubuntu on powermac g5 wont boot stuck after starting linux

so I'm currently trying to install lubuntu for mac g5 and am getting the below error i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on /u3@0,f8000000/i2c@f8001000/cerea1@1c0 what does this error mean ...
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Install Linux Mint on hp 14r022la

I want to install Linux Mint 17.3 on this computer (which already has Linux 12.04 from HP): I used an USB like usual, but is now working. I tested the USB in another computer and is working fine. ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in UEFI system?

I tried making a bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in order to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows using Rufus on my laptop. I am using GPT drive and UEFI system. But Rufus gives the error that the ISO ...
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How to clean install and dual boot/multi boot windows 10 Ubuntu and Kali?

Okay so I am new to Linux, I recently tried dual booting my laptop (with 1 TB hard-disk and 4 GB RAM which can upgrade upto 16 GB which I am planning to do) with windows 10 and Ubuntu but after ...
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How do I preseed select a particular partition?

I am using a preseed to perform unattended install. I am encrypting one partition. So I use an expert_recipe to partition the disk, then use manual selectors to select the particular encrypted volume ...
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Install Debian with only essential packages

I am attempting to build an extremely minimal installation of Debian. What is the best way to install the operating system with only packages marked as Essential, excluding Important and Recommended ...
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`yum makecache` time out on a specific URL but wget this URL successfully

I am currently add a new node into cluseter. In the cloudera manager web console, I added the node and set the username and password then the installation process began. In the Refreshing package ...
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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Installing Kubuntu from USB

I have a brand new machine and am trying to install Kubuntu 16.04, the latest stable release. On an old machine I have downloaded the iso file from the kubuntu website and created a bootable USB using ...
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RHEL 7 Install - Main partition taking up entire allotted space + other problems

I hope this is the proper place to ask RHEL questions, I have already asked on the RHEL discussions area and have not gotten any replies after a week of posting. I am having a few problems in setting ...
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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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OEM install of 32 bit Linux Mint 17.3

My job involves refurbishing old computers otherwise destined for recycling, and selling them at a local thrift store. I'm installing Linux Mint on them, as it's super user-friendly and fairly ...
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Create encrypted live USB Kali or Ubuntu (Debian) [closed]

I'd like to: Configure Linux os, for example Kali or Ubuntu for my needs. Then encrypt the WHOLE bootable USB drive. If it's not possible to encrypt the WHOLE USB drive, maybe leave just /boot ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu

I'm tying to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 distro on my laptop. I boot my pc from the usb with the Ubuntu installer, On the GRUB menu, I select test without install, but when it reachs the screen where ...
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How does one install Arch Linux with P4P800-E motherboard?

Really, I'm not sure the issue is the motherboard. I'm not sure what the issue is at all, but my research ability is limited to googling the various error messages I get from attempting installs of ...