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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 ...
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How to install more than one OS on a pendrive?

I have a Windows 10 laptop. While I want to use Linux based OS I don't want to partition my HD or remove Windows OS. So I thought of installing Ubuntu on a 64gb pendrive and running the OS from it. ...
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openSUSE Leap 42.1 won't boot install as dual boot (works fine in VM)

I have a Leap 42.1 ISO which I have imaged to a USB drive using USBImage on Windows 10. When I tried to boot from USB the first time I got the following message: Trust openSUSE Certificate Do you ...
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Installing OpenSuse Leap 42.1 - Installation hangs at “Starting udev”

I am trying to install the new OpenSuse Leap 42.1 on my PC. I already tried 4 different installation mediums: DVD with full installation DVD with Net installation USB with full installation USB with ...
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Behold System V; what about systems I-IV?

System V (by AT&T) is the ancestral Unix, and I have used it. But I have never read or heard anything about systems I-IV, other than they existed once upon a time in the dim past. How effective ...
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I need a specific kernel version. How do I get the corresponding Debian iso?

Say I need a Debian with Kernel 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 i686. How do I find the corresponding Debian Version? I assume it would be Debian 7 because this document states that Debian 7 has Kernel version 3.2. ...
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Touchscreen not working in Antergos

So I recently created an Antergos ISO and I have an unresponsive touchscreen that clicks everywhere for me. I'm still in the install to make it even more complicated. No I'm not giving up I donated $...
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LiveUSB stuck after “Probing EDD” during boot

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th. When I start from my LiveUSB image, it gets stuck right after the following line (which is the first line of the screen):...
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Bash script to change password in chroot

I have build a Linux From Scratch live CD and wrote an installer script for it. There is a step in that script in which I take an username and password from the user and create an user. The installed ...
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Install Linux From Live CD

I have made a Linux From Scratch and built a live CD from it. I also wrote a script in /usr/sbin named install-lfs. When I want to install Linux, I just have to open a terminal in the live session and ...
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Failing Media Check on Fedora Installation

I am trying to install Fedora 23 and continually getting a media check fail at 85.7%. I am using a 32gb ADATA USB stick and making the bootable with dd. sudo dd if=/Users/me/Downloads/Fedora-...
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Installer hangs randomly

I'm attempting to install Linux and absolutely nothing is working, I have tried: Booting from USB, in both UEFI and non-UEFI mode Booting from a DVD installer, Booting from a UNetBootin image ...
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Deepin installation failed! [closed]

l can't install Deepin Linux. Every time I try, I get greeted with "Installation failed!" about 8/10 of the way done. I've tried creating separate partitions for /, /home, and swap, I've tried ...
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how to install ubuntu on part of the disk? [closed]

I have new laptop with 500 giga hardisk size. I want to install 3 kind of Linux distribution. The first linux will be ubuntu. Now, i want that the installation of the ubuntu will take over only 100 ...
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Install linux on USB drive, using single USB drive

Setup: a PC with working linux (Ubuntu in my case), one USB drive. No other removable media available (i.e. no CD/DVD drive, no SD card, no other USB drive...). Task: install a linux (Fedora in my ...
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Cannot complete KALI Installation, stuck in installation loop

I am installing Kali Linux but seem to be stuck in a installation loop. When I do the first update, the screen seems to freeze and I never get to the screen that allows me to enter the sudo apt-get ...
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Install other linux distributions on same machine after installing Ubuntu

I have new machine and i install Ubuntu. I want to install other Linux distributions also - and i want to be able to choose on the startup witch Linux distributions to run. I install 'grub' on my ...
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Building a custom Linux System

I have read over many different Linux based create your own install CD. Mostly Ubuntu based ones from here and here. But neither of these will help me do what I want done. What I am trying to do: I ...
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Error Installing FreeBSD “Unaligned pcb_user_save area”

When trying to install FreeBSD, I am hitting a kernel panic which I will paste below. This occurs just after the installer menu appears and it auto selects "multi-user mode" (I have also tried booting ...
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After running “mkinitcpio -p linux” i got “Hook 'lvm' cannot be found”

Trying to install Arch with LVM basing on this guide: http://sharpeend.impcode.com/2014/04/installing-arch-linux-with-lvm.html Partitions: sda -system-boot -systrm-root -system-home
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'Please insert the disc labeled:' error during OS install

I recently downloaded Debian Stretch. All 3 ISOs and attempted to install them on a desktop. I had to routinely switch disks for it to continue the installation. All was going well until this error ...
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Single SD card install for Debian Jessie on Armv7 architecture?

I'm pretty new to this whole deal. I have an Odroid C1. I recently created a home-server from an old i386 machine I had lying around. I'm starting to get into CLI OS and working with machines as ...
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Is that possible to run Ubuntu desktop installer from the existing iso on my hard drive?

I am runing debian 8 , i have a partition sd5 (100 GB ) ,Is that possible to install Ubuntu on sda5 from the existing iso without using cd or usb ?
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How to install Linux on a computer without a video card?

I want to give a second life to my old computer. It has: EP-8NPAJ motherboard 320 Gb HDD 2Gb of RAM CD-ROM, USB Connection to my LAN with Ethernet cable It is fully functional, except - it has no ...
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Kali installation stuck in loop

I am trying to install Kali (ver. 2016.1-i386) on a notebook for personal use however I have ran into multiple issues. When I begin the installation I no issues until I must configure the network. I ...
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How to install and boot 32-bit Ubuntu on 64-bit UEFI device with no legacy boot option

Is there any way to install 64-bit UEFI Grub and use it to boot into a 32-bit Ubuntu install? How should the installation process take place? Switching to Legacy BIOS mode is not an option.
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Manual-setup install method for Fedora

I like using Fedora, and nowadays recommend it as my distro of choice for non-technical users. However, I've never been able to use it on my main machine, because I find the installation method too ...
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How to create a bootable Debian USB drive using Windows

I'm new to this forum so sorry if I have missed any details. I am running Windows 10 and I am starting to learn how to boot from USB devices. The following is what I want to do: I have a 16gb USB 3.0 ...
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How to install debian through LAN?

I have 2 computers PC1 and PC2 1) PC1 can't boot from CD-ROM or USB, the only way is to boot from LAN 2) PC2 is runing debian jessie (which I want to use as server) and contains the Iso image ...
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Boot a LiveCD and run another disk's Linux installer

I have an old computer in which I'm trying to install Debian. It doesn't have a CD burner, but I managed to boot an Ubuntu 8.10 LiveCD there. I have an 8GB USB stick available, but the computer won't ...
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How do I install another distro on a linux DVR

I was fiddling with an old DVR and discovered it had telnet unblocked. So I ran ncrack and after gaining access started looking around. It seems to be running some custom version of Linux. Not many ...
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how to create another physical volume/partition with existing unused lvm space without data loss?

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. It shows as sdd in the first image below. I only used about 50GB. There are 3 logic volumes under the sdd2 and also there are about 620GB of free space ...
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NetBSD install, configure network, stuck at the command /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media error: ifconfig SIOCGIFMEDIA: inappropriate ioctl for device

I'm in NetBSD installation process, when configuring network, I'm stuck in this command and there is no way out of it: Status: Command failed Command: /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media Hi enter to continue ...
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grub2-install: error: cannot open /boot/grub/i386-pc/usbserial_common.mod: No space left on device

I am at the final step in a Gentoo installation, and I have some problems installing grub2. I did an emerge --ask sys-boot/grub and everything went ok. After this I ran (chroot) livecd # grub2-install ...
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How to install Linux (or a similar OS) on smartphone?

I need to install linux on my next mobile, a smartphone, which will be my first one. How do I do that? I mean, it surely won't have a CD drive and I don't see a way for including a USB drive or even ...
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CentOS 7 i386 Netinstall error: 'Error setting up base repository"

I downloaded the 32-bit CentOS 7 Netinstall version from http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/i386/, and used the http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/os/i386/ as the repository during installation ...
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Hung up of fedora installation due maybe to intel backlight

I was trying to install Fedora 23 KDE onto an Asus X453MA notebook alongside Windows 8.1 then suddenly hung up while in the progress of: Starting Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select ...
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Can't boot Linux OSes on new HP laptop

I have got a new HP laptop (ac179tx) which comes with DOS. I am trying to boot some kind of Linux on it but I am getting problems. I tried Manjaro KDE but it stucks on "Starting terminate plymouth ...
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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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Failed to add i915 component masters (-19) Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit setup

While attempting to setup Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit as a dual boot with Windows on my Asus gl522vw laptop, I encountered this error after entering graphic install: Failed to add i915 component masters (-...
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Can I install Ubuntu into a RPi2 remotely?

One friend of mine would like to install ubuntu mate into his new Raspberri Pi 2, but he would like me to help him trough the installation steps. My problem is that I am not aware if Ubuntu can run ...
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Custom Debian LiveCD with Installer

I am wanting to make a custom Debian LiveCD that also has an option to install the system onto a HD. I have followed the instructions https://l3net.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/how-to-build-a-debian-...
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Repair Bad Ubuntu Installation With Grub Rescue & No Changes to BIOS

I have a old Dell PP01X laptop (it has a floppy disk reader & an external wifi card) which I tried to install Ubuntu on. To do this, I partitioned the drive into 3 parts (windows, linux, and swap ...
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Installing without booting

The usual Linux install process is as follows: put install iso onto DVD or USB stick boot machine using DVD or USB boot machine using DVD or USB install What I am wondering about is, given a working ...
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Can't boot on mmcblk0 on my lenovo ideapad 100s

I have a brand new Ideapad 100s, which is a lightweight laptop with a memory card of 32Go. I'm the average linux user, but I still got trouble understanding what secure boot / UEFI / ... are exactly ...