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Debian netinst with usb modem

Im trying to install 64-bit debian on machine with windows and I have no way to connect internet over ethernet at this moment. I have only ZTE USB modem and Nokia N900 linux mobile phone with wifi ...
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Installing CentOs 6 with Direct Admin

I'm trying to install CentOS with a Direct Admin package. I have done it almost 10 already times but this time I can't get it to work. I've written down all of my steps here: Give root password: ...
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downloading debian securely

I have a couple of questions on getting a genuine, unmolested version of Debian. MITM attacks are very real and many parties would love to hand you their own, backdoored version of software. I know ...
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chroot into system

Update : Following the advies of slm, I could destroy the RST raid 0 and create a new raid0 using mdadm using the webpage he gave me. I could start the installation but at the step where grub is ...
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Antergos installer says I have no /boot partition

When attempting to install Antergos(Arch-based Linux distro) I am told that it cannot install as I have not specified a /boot partition, when I appear to have done just that. I have attached a picture ...
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How to install anything in debian minimal system [on hold]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for about 1 year. Now, I decided to install Debian 7.6 on my 64 bit PC. I downloaded the ISO, which was about 488 MB and installed it on my system. The problem I am ...
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Question regarding linux installation (Kali Linux (Debian Based)

Please tell me that following steps will help me in installing Kali Linux dual boot with windows? If I have 500GB and windows is taking all of it. I will create 100GB for Kali Linux by shrinking C. ...
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“[Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.”

I am having some problem installing 32-bit Fedora20 OS over the network. At the installation summary page, under the software installation source section, using the default closest mirror option, I ...
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Centos installation

I want to install CentOS 6.4 on HP DL380 G4 server. First of all I select install or upgrade an existing system, but it boot something like without graphic (like basic video card). My main problem is ...
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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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Scientfic Linux slate wiped clean on VM after restart

I have installed Scientific Linux on VirtualBox. After every restart, I get this: Which is fine, I suppose. But if I press a button, I get this: I am not sure if that is a common occurrance, I ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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Question about openSuse server

Just wondering. Does openSUSE allow to perform a minimal (server-like) installation? (No GUI for end-users, Just like Debian and CentOS with their minimal ISOs)
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Random crashes on elementary OS

I've been trying different distros on my laptop because I'd really like to switch to Linux but I can't seem to make it work. I installed Fedora and elementary OS (which worked before) on my laptop ...
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Can I safely delete old directories in my home directory?

I have several hidden directories in my home directory of which I don't know if I need them any more. How do I know if I can safely delete them? For instance, next to the directory .gimp-2.8 there is ...
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How does Grub boot off of a Windows partition?

I have a dual boot laptop that was built by Dell with Windows/Red Hat. The grub configuration says that it was made by Anaconda. The partitions are as follows: /dev/hda1 Dell Utility /dev/hda2 ...
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/dev/root does not exist in CentOS 7

I take an error message when installing CentOS 7 from usb. What is it solution?
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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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Could not commit to disk during OS Installation

I've tried several times to load Fedora 20 onto an Acer 5750z laptop, but during the installation I get an error message of "Could not commit to disk", switched the OS disk to Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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Native linux installation on another drive, alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my C: (primary) drive. Can I install another hard drive, and put Linux on it to ensure that there will be no conflicts?
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Which distributions can have a network installation started from a floppy?

Suppose I have computer with no USB boot option; no CD/DVD drive; an unformatted HDD; and a working connection to the Internet (via a local network segment with a DHCP server etc)... and an FDD. Can ...
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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Swap partition in LVM?

I was wondering if putting the swap partition into a logical volume group has any drawbacks (e.g. performance), or would it be "just the same" as having it as a separate primary/logical partition? I ...
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Can I rewrite drive designations with grub?

I am trying to install Qubes from a USB stick. Unfortunately it seems that there's some hardcoding taking place in the boot process, so after I have put the ISO on the stick it still looks to mount ...
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Installing Ubuntu/Debian on 16 GB SD Card

Is it possible to install Ubuntu/Debian on my 16 GB SD Card ? Do I just during installation process chose my SD Card partition and install it (that doesn't work if we have USB) or do I need to install ...
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Bodhi installation hangs

I am currently trying to install Bodhi linux (version as of 2014_07_09) to my Laptop. I booted from USB-drive into the live environment and hit install. After some attempts I even found on the ...
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CentOS 7 Installation Failed

After hearing the news that CentOS 7 had been published, I decided to install it on my computer. I downloaded the ISO image from the CentOS official website (the one named ...
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Installation from USB fails

I have a pretty old Ubuntu 8.04 machine. The machine doesn't have a DVD reader/writer in it. Challenge: Now, the challenge I am facing is to install RHEL6 in this machine. Obstacle 1: I needed to ...
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How to burn an iso while downloading it

I'm in a real hurry so I thought there is a way to do that but I don't know how. I thought about piping wget -c cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/utopic-desktop-amd64.iso | BurningApp but I don't ...
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How to not install GRUB when installing Elementary OS Luna?

I'd like to install eOS Luna, but I already have Debian 7.5 installed, so don't want to install GRUB again, as the last time I did this it broke the bootloader... Is this possible? I haven't seen any ...
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Is installing and configuring Arch Linux in VirtualBox going to be the same as installing it for real?

I want to learn how to install and configure Arch Linux on my MacBook. Since I'm just barely an intermediate Linux user (but with an intense desire to learn more), I will probably need a lot of ...
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Taking the Linux Install CD out during Installation?

I'm installing rhel and need to install a driver during installation. The plan is to 'linux dd' at the boot promt and install then. However, I just wanted to know if there would be an issue with ...
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Recent install of ArchLinux not loading

I recently installed ArchLinux (because hey, why not) and used the Arch install script and installer located here https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui. After doing this, I got to the boot screen and it ...
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Backtrack 5 installation: StartX error

I am trying to install BT5 using USB drive. When I type startx command, its not showing the screen, instead its showing: ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up. Xinit : No Such file or directory ...
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How much disk space do I need to install Fedora?

I want to install Fedora 20 with GNOME 3. How much disk space do I need?
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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! Installing kali linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 in 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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How to clone a Debian installation? [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian from a live 7.5-amd64 image (downloaded from Debian's site) to a new laptop. I also apt-get install'ed a few additional Debian packages. I would like to clone this ...
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What's kind of “secure delete” built-in installation

Just curious while waiting installation process complete. What's kind of "secure delete" that distros like Debain, Ubuntu and Linux Mint using when users would like to create encrypted volume?
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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Installing Arch Linux on empty eee pc's hard drive

I have a problem with the installation of Arch Linux on an Asus 1000HD eee pc. The fact is, it had a Windows XP home basic installation, and it was still very very slow with that. So I formatted the ...
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I need to install Linux without a DVD, USB, Netboot, or Unetbootin

So now I'm having some annoyance on my old server. I'm pretty sure that both CD drives are messed up, as I can't boot from either one. The motherboard is WAY too old to boot from USB. Unetbootin ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu 13

I have installed Ubuntu 13 and now I need to install Windows 8 (dual boot). But when I try to install Windows it says "cannot install on GPT table". This view is shown on 'disk' on Ubuntu. I need to ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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Linux shows one partition but windows shows 4

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and now I want to install Linux Mint 14. I want to use both of them. My disk management in Windows shows as follows:    . mint4win in ...
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...