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Installing basic OS on a server without console

I'm having a server with some obsolete linux installed. I want to wipe everything out, have a basic Ubuntu installed, and get the IP of the server, and a default username and password. From there ...
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How do I install Ubuntu from Suse?

I just got a new laptop (HP ProBook 4520s), and I don't have my PC here, with which I used to create bootable USB's to install Ubuntu with. I only have an USB, an external hard drive, and some ...
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Black screen when installing Fedora 16

I have read many other threads here and elsewhere but found no solution... I'm trying to install Fedora 16 x86-64. At random points during installation I get black screens that do not go away. I ...
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Installation Error: Kernel Panic - not syncing

I have a machine with the following spec: CPU: Intel i7-2600S 2nd Gen Core 2.8GHz Low Voltage CPU 65W TDP RAM: 8GB DDR3 - 2 of these so I got 16GB of RAM. I want to install a Linux distribution and ...
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Stuck at “Attached SCSI removable disk” trying to install Linux Mint

I bought a new laptop the other day, and now i'm trying to dual boot Linux Mint with Windows 7, which is already installed. I initially used UNetBootin to put the .iso onto a USB. Rebooted with the ...
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Setting up a minimal apt-get environment

I would like to set up a minimal environment with apt-get then selectively install packages one at a time. My understanding is that this is basically what the Debian installer does. Is this ...
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How to set up FreeBSD for my region?

im currently installing FreeBSD. Im at the "Time Zone Selector" screen. I don't know what should i choose. Normally, since i live in Quebec (Canada), i choose Eastern time GMT -5, but there is no such ...
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Installing new Operating System such as FreeBSD with PXE boot?

I am no expert on this issue, I am maybe even using the wrong technical term. Anyway, my goal is this: to install a new OS from a server that has the installation documents etc so some settings in ...
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Where do I find Mandriva netinstall?

Where do I find Mandriva Linux netinstall for i386? Do they even have a Mandriva netinstall?
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Reinstall Debian

I have a Debian based server but I don't have physical access to it and it doesn't have a DVD-drive or similar. I only have root access. Is it possible to format and reinstall Debian just by using the ...
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How to install windows 7 after fedora 16 [closed]

I have Fedora 16, but I want to play games, and I´m considering installing Windows 7. I need to be able to dual boot these two OS. Is there something special I´m supposed to do, or it will work like ...
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Installing FreeBSD without removable media from CentOS 6

I've been tasked with installing FreeBSD 8 alongside CentOS 6, without the luxury of removable media. CentOS 6 is already on the machine, and running quite nicely. However, I cannot figure out how to ...
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How do I format c while installing Ubuntu?

I would like to try out Linux but I did not find how to format c while installing. There are 3 requirements at the beginning: 2.6 (?) GB storage Internet - this is ok And something else I have ...
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Extract files from FreeBSD 9 ISO

With FreeBSD 8 you could manually install by doing something like: # mdconfig -f /FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-disc1.iso # mount -t cd9660 /dev/md0 /cdrom # cd /cdrom/8.* # export DESTDIR=/mnt # cd ...
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How to remotely control a CentOS 5.4 install

I need to support a legacy system that's running CentOS 5.4. There are errors coming up during the install and walking through the admin on the other end is quite tedious and inefficient. Does ...
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What should I do before dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian on EFI?

I'm about to purchase an Asus motherboard with EFI firmware and wanted to prepare myself for installing Windows and Debian once the hardware arrives. I was hoping that someone who has gone down this ...
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How do I get started with linux? [closed]

I am a programmer but have only used Windows as the development environment till now. I work on Java. I wanted to start developing on Linux and would like to know where to start. More specifically: ...
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Arch Linux: Newbie's problem just in the installation process(bug like)

I go through AIF (installation framework) till "Install packages". In that step, I get the error: error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) and then follows the list of every single ...
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How to install Vinux on a mac?

I have no experience with Linux, nor with installing any OS in any other way then just putting a CD-ROM in a computer and following instructions. To get some more insight into how operating systems ...
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How to install Ubuntu from a USB key using syslinux?

I'm making a bootable USB key for myself, and one function of it is to install Ubuntu. I have downloaded the ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso file. There is a pretty good method for installation of ...
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Install Chromium OS without USB Disk

You seem to need a 4GB USB disk or flash drive to install Chromium OS onto before you can install it to your hard drive. Is there a way to install Chromium OS onto your hard drive without a handy 4GB ...
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How to install CentOS 6 via USB mass storage device?

I want to install CentOS 6.2 on a laptop (Thinkpad R40) which comes without CD/DVD-drive but with USB 2.0 ports. It seems that CentOS does not provide ready-to-use dd-able USB images for ...
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Some keys on keyboard map to numbers instead

I'm running Leenux 5.1 from a USB stick using unetbootin. It works ok, except my keyboard is messed up -- pressing k results in a 2 instead (the 2 key also types a 2). How could this happen?
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Installing to a PCIE sata card

I have an ASUS P5Q deluxe from an old gaming computer that I'm converting to a server. Unfortunately, while their silly onboard fake RAID thing(drive xpert) worked fine in Windows, the drives are not ...
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How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?

I am using linuxmint-10-KDE. I have several partitions that I will reuse. One of them is /home. This /home/nomikos has a lot of gnome related files that I want to delete before install the new ...
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Create a Bootable (UEF GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode

I have a Dual-Boot USB I created with Multisystem for booting into PartedMagic, Ubuntu 11.10 & Windows 7 Install. Problem is Windows 7 says it cant install on a GPT partition. Googled, and found ...
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Upgrade to Debian testing shows only white noise

I've installed Debian on my desktop, but now all I can see is white noise on my screen. started with a squeeze netinstall updated my /etc/apt/sources.list from: # deb http://ftp.belnet.be/debian/ ...
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LMDE does not boot directly after install, but boots from cd option “boot from local hard drive”

Just got a new (used) pc from my job. Still a nice beast, Intel board with Core 2 quad CPU and 4G of RAM. So I came to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on it. The live CD works like a charm, and ...
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Build a “live USB stick” image without actually using a stick

We're trying to build a customized installation stick for putting linux on our embedded product. We're wanting to build it from scratch every time -- that is, pull RPMs out of a (local) repository. ...
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How to install Linux on the Lego Mindstorms NXT

Has anybody ever successfully installed Linux on the Lego Mindstorms NXT Intelligent Brick? I've found plenty of things on Google, but none of them worked. I can't find the download for legOS, and the ...
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Debian Wheezy netinstall can't configure DHCP

I am reinstalling my Debian system with the Wheezy netinstall image on a USB drive. I have a wireless router that also comes with ethernet ports, so I could either connect to my LAN via wifi OR ...
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Cannot install Debian on QEmu-arm

I'm trying to run Debian 6 network install with this command: sudo qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -kernel ./vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-versatile -initrd ./initrd.gz -hda ./debianlxde.img -m 256 -append ...
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FreeBSD 8.2 STABLE installation failing on VirtualBox

On my pc-bsd box, I installed VirtualBox and trying to install FreeBSD 8.2 STABLE in 10GB space. During installation, I selected all the default settings, it looks like this: But after this, I get ...
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Why does Ubuntu recommend download the 32-bit version?

Why does Ubuntu recommend download the 32-bit version? On their 32bit_and_64bit Page they even say Unless you have specific reasons to choose 32-bit, we recommend 64-bit to utilise the full capacity ...
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Linux Mint can not see my partitions - installation problem

Scenario: On my laptop I have Windows 7 My disk drive has several partitions whereof not all are used (for now) My plan is to install Linux Mint on the 20000 MB (19,53 GB) partition (called I: in ...
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Partitioning and installing Voyage Linux

I am trying to install Voyage Linux 0.8.0 (a distribution based off Debian) on a Soekris Net4801. I would like to have two partitions, one for the operating system and another one for data. I have ...
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Installing Freebsd as guest OS on kvm without using VNC

I want to run Freebsd as a guest OS on kVM running on Ubuntu server 10.04. All howtos mention VNC as a necessity to start and finish the installation process. Can I install freebsd on kVM without ...
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How can I find a Ubuntu package to use with Amazon EC2?

I'm looking to set up a new server on Amazon's EC2 and I wanted to use Ubuntu 11.04 is it is fairly new but not too new. I previously used 10.10 which I think is also very stable and time-tested. My ...
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What kind of installation should I choose from CentOS to have it as dom0 xen host?

I want to have CentOS 6.0 x86_64 as a dom0 xen host. During the installation of CentOS there are many options for installation: "minimal" "Basic Server"... "Virtual Host".. The question is: which one ...
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Debian - Stripped down Automated Install Disc

I want to create a debian install disc that only installs the minimum software to get a web browser such as ice weasel to run in an x-windows environment. Question: How can I make an stripped down ...
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What is the effect of deleting utility manufacturer partitions?

I am about to erase everything off of my hard drive and install Linux Mint I'm doing this on a Dell laptop, there is a Dell utility partition that I have never used... I have seen these on other ...
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make a linux “from scratch” using package manager?

Is there an easy way yet to make a linux system "from scratch" using a package manager like pacman, dpkg, etc.? For example, something with which you can just say you want a working computer system ...
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Running the wizard again after a new system installation

I'm interested in installing Linux Mint on old laptops and giving them away. During initial installation, I'm going to add VNC (or other tools to allow remote support), but interested in leaving the ...
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What is the proper way of sharing the /usr subdirectory?

What parts of the /usr subdirectory are usually shared in common practice without introducing any system instabilities? My intent is to share share-able parts of the /usr subdirectory among VM's of ...
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Trying to create a multiboot USB for Installs

I'm trying to boot various OS/Configurations of OS Install from a single USB. I've been using Multisystem, but it fails when I try to boot an install created with RemasterSys + Ubuntu 11.04. It gives ...
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Debian preseed.cfg/automatic install setup not detecting hard disks

I'm trying to build a Debian automatic install set up using a preseed.cfg file loaded into a client by PXE. The host and client are both Virtual Box VM's. Everything goes smoothly on the client ...
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Migrating from Ubuntu to Debian

I'm a long term Ubuntu user who is considering migrating from Ubuntu to Debian (mainly because of Unity and the fact that my school has a Debian mirror). I haven't installed Debian on a system before. ...
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CentOS 6 “Default” Installation Options

Can someone tell me the difference between a Desktop Install, a Basic Server install, and a Minimal Install? During installation, it doesn't give a description and I can't find documentation on it ...
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Grubby fatal error in Linux kernel installation

I have compiled Linux kernel 2.6.24.6 from source (without problem) and tried to install it. Specifically, after unpacking the Linux source code, I did make && make modules to compile. ...