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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 (UEFI 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. ...
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Where can I find a download of Darwin from Apple?

Where can I find a ISO download of Darwin? I downloaded Darwin at one time (even after they stopped releasing the ISOs) off of Apple's website. Unfortunately, I have no idea where the link went. I had ...
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Cannot forward when going through welcome screen for fedora 15

I just installed fedora 15 on my laptop, but I have problem get it working. My current situation is that when the installation is done, it reboots and gives me a welcome screen. I setup username as ...
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Installing Elementary OS on a MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (8,1)

I'm trying to install elementaryOS (which is based on Ubuntu 10.10) on my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (model No 8,1). I have resized a partition on my hard drive, and I've installed refit. Two things ...
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Which Debian Architecture Should I Use? AMD Sempron 2500

I have an old computer with an AMD Sempron 2500 1.7GHz Processor and 512MB ram. I am trying to build a simple NAS for my home office. I downloaded the Debian Small CD file amd64 and i386, burnt them ...
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Cannot get startX / Xorg to work on freeBSD 8.1

I am following this link for Xorg configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 After this step: Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro I can see the screen and mouse is also working but I cannot exit out of it any ...
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Installing FreeBSD from USB-Stick boots but later can't find the USB-Stick

When trying to install FreeBSD 8.2 from USB memory stick the kernel boots from the USB-Stick and the installer menus work and let me partition and everything. However when it comes to actually ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu Grub rescue

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 from DVD on a wiped hard drive. After it finished installing it asked me to remove the media and hit enter. Which I got the message: error: no such device: ...
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How to remove LiveCD after installing OS on VirtualBox?

After going through the process of installation of a Unix OS (in this case Mageia) on VirtualBox 4.08, the next step is to remove the LiveCD. Since the LiveCD is virtual, how should one proceed to ...
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Got a black screen while booting archlinux installation program

While booting the installation program (via USB), the screen goes black, it looks just like the screen has been switched off. The laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad z475 and, as per the "Beginners' Guide", ...
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Is there a way to run an ssh server on an Android device?

I'm looking to install Debian over my Android installation so as to be able to use openssh-server, as it's so much better than Dropbear. Is there an easy way to do this, or just to simply install ...
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What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?

I have been setting up Linux desktops for a non-profit radio observatory. For me, this was the first time I had to think about "deploying" several identical machines, centralizing login, home ...
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Linux Mint installer does not see fakeraid drive

I have a computer with a fakeraid 0 array (the computer came with it, and I don't want to remove my other OS to get rid of it), and I am trying to install Linux Mint. When I first boot up from the ...
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What OS should I install on old Sun Blade 1000 / Sun Blade 2000 workstations, and how should I do it?

I was given some nice old Sun UNIX workstations, Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Blade 2000. These are UltraSparc machines running Solaris 8 (which, with regard to all questions below, is useless because the ...
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Trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on x86

I am trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on my x86 machine. It is asking for Custom Drivers to install ESX. When installed on VMware workstation it takes the current installed Ethernet interface ...
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How can I configure a set of computers to netboot?

I have a number of machines which I'll be deploying in the near future. As suggested here, I could use network booting to get these computers online without even having a hard disk in them. According ...
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How can I build a custom distribution for running a simple web browser?

You'll have to forgive me, as I'm relatively new at doing something like this, but I need to do the following and I know that it has and can be done. Basically, a few friends and me are assembling ...
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Installing debian on existing ubuntu - will /home folder be removed?

I want to install Debian with LXDE on partition, that already have Ubuntu 11.04 installed. I have a lot of music there, and I don't want copy it to another partition. I know that Debian installer will ...
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installing centOS as second OS on laptop

I am going to install CentOS 5.6 by bootable dvd and I arrive at the Installation Method stage that forces me to choose one item to identify CentOS packages. My CentOS iso file exists on my hard drive ...
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Create Ubuntu USB-Installer from Debian

I have Debian Squeeze and want to create USB flash drive for install Ubuntu 11.04. I've already tried many ways: boot.img.gz + mini.iso at drive's root + syslinux = installer "couldn't found ...
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How to install CentOS 4.7?

I am trying to install CentOS 4.7. When I get on to the mirror site, it offers me different binaries, bin1of5, bin2of5,bin3of5, etc. I just want the basic version. Which one should I download? Thank ...