Installing a unix-like operating system

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How to burn debian iso to usb

I downloaded the debian amd 64-bit iso file (apx 650 mb) on a macbook w/retina (i.e. no cd drive) running OS X. I'm trying to dual boot and have already gotten rEFInd working. Set up partition for ...
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Unattended Linux Mint Install

I am trying to create a Linux Mint 17.1 development box (in a virtual machine) but I'd like to automate the process. The instructions on how to perform an unattended installation are pretty out of ...
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Help Installing Linux on Chromebook C720

I'm a bit of a newbie but I've exhausted everything to try to install linux on my Chromebook. I've installed ChrUbuntu and crouton successfully but crouton doesn't offer a way to repartition the ...
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WIndows 8.1 in hibernation on boot up can't install Linux

I Have a HP Elitebook 2730p I cannot get Linux to install on it. it will boot up on the SD Card then loses it or dismounts it and cannot find it again to remount it to install Linux. I then tried a ...
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Kali Live USB won't boot. Takes me to blinking cursor

I am trying to install 64 Bit Kali Linux to a laptop. Whenever I boot through a live USB the menu opens, but when an option is selected it takes me to the black screen, with just a blinking cursor ...
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install with BTRFS: subvolume/partition scheme?

I'm fairly new to both GNU/Linux and btrfs, but I've decided I want to make my next computer (a desktop with one HDD) use Linux with btrfs as the filesystem. However, I've seen some advice online that ...
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How to Install Microsoft-Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed

I have purchased a dell labtop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft-Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the ...
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How to install UNIX In a virtual machine?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install some abandonware in virtual machines with VirtualBox and I chose to begin with AT&T UNIX 4 Version 2.1. I allocated for this machine 512 ...
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Kali Live not booting, stuck on blinking cursor

I have a laptop which i have previously successfully installed Kali on to, i ended up installing debian over it later on for other purposes. I have recently revived my interest in security and was ...
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I can't run Ubuntu 13.10 on my galaxy pocket

I have a galaxy pocket and I want to run Ubuntu 13.10 but when I try to start using Linux complete installer here is what I get: $ cd /sdcard/ubuntu $ su # s/bootscript.sh ...
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Why is a mirror list important for my Arch installation?

The "Select a Mirror" section of the Beginner's Guide for Arch Linux is simple enough, but it doesn't explain why an operating system would need a list of mirrors (it's the first time I hear of this). ...
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Grub Installed On Hard Drive after ElementaryOS Install on USB?

This is my situation: I put the ElementaryOS iso on a 16gb USB I installed ElementaryOS on another 32gb USB via the installation process When the 32gb USB is not in, the machine goes to grub rescue. ...
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while installing centos error is that 'sda must have gpt label'

While trying to install CentOS 6.4 IN DUAL BOOT with win 7 there was this error "sda must have gpt label". I don't know how to fix it and I also don't want to repartition my hard drive.
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install linux distro with overwritting grub?

Currently i am using linux mint 17.1 cinnamon for some reasons i need to install xubuntu 14.04. So how to install xubuntu with overwriting GRUB. ie. After installation I should have linux Mint's ...
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Compiling a kernel for Gentoo with my module list from Xubuntu

A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 ...
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Linux on ZOTAC CI320 nano [closed]

Which Linux distros (apart from OpenELEC) are compatible with the mini PC ZOTAC CI320 nano? I'd like to hear from your experiences -- issues, problems with devices, etc.
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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How to install Linux on a system with no CD-ROM drive and no USB boot option?

I have a laptop from 2000 with a CD-ROM drive that no longer functions. BIOS offers no options to book from the USB drive. I can see no options in BIOS for booting to a network. What other method can ...
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Why does xubuntu install loads of stuff when I only selected desktop? [duplicate]

I have performed a few installs of Xubuntu (because its lighter than ubuntu) but am always annoyed by the fact Xubuntu installing loads of unwanted stuff (and thus taking a long time onto a usb) when ...
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Mounting hard drive from FreeBSD Live CD?

Before my question, a little background info, as I'm not sure whether it might be pertinent or not: I am trying to set up full disk encryption using GELI, booting from an external thumb drive, on ...
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How to reinstall Debian during boot-up

This question is an extension to my previous question as it deviates far too much from my initial question, however I kindly encourage you to give it a brief read before tackling this. How does one ...
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Reinstalling Debian from command as root

Reading about I came across this Stack Exchange question regarding re-installing. My current system has been messed up quite bad to say the least. I can only obtain root access when running recovery ...
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Install entire Linux OS to RAM disk

How would I install an entire Linux distro to a RAM disk, not just the kernel and modules with mkinitrd? Would I just need to make a huge initrd image? If so, how would I do that? thanks
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Safely re-installing a distro without losing data

I've scouted around and have seen so many different answers for questions similar to mine. However every one of them had some particular detail that was different from mine, as I'm still a newbie with ...
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Fetch, authenticate, and download a post-install script on FreeBSD

I'm on a fresh FreeBSD install and want to download and run a post-install script from a private BitBucket repo. My fetch attempt returns an authentication error: ~# fetch ...
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Kali Linux black screen with blinking curser after USB boot

I am using a Macbook Air (2013) with Intel HD Graphics 5000. I made a USB to live-boot into Kali and install it onto a separate partition, essentially dual boot my Yosemite (OSX 10.10) with Kali ...
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Minimal install of Ubuntu

I'm fairly new to linux but I want to install it on my chromebook with crouton. Is there a way to install something like lubuntu or xubuntu without any of the software normally bundled? For example, I ...
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“Graphic install” or any installation method wont load on dual boot

I have had this huge problem for 6hours now. I've saved a 64bit Kali iso file to my usb and then booted from it. Everything works fine and the Kali menu shows up. However, when I choose any of ...
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How to install Debian onto a flashdrive

I actually want my 4GB flash-drive to be the OS and for it to be transfer in-between any machine. I have tried to follow Debian's website, and I couldn't figure it out. I had my friend make my ...
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GRUB2 not detecting Windows; rootnoverify: command not found

Story: I had Windows on one partition, and an unallocated partition. I then installed CentOS 7 on the unallocated partition. (I selected the option for the installer to automatically create the ...
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Does all packages included in CentOS Everything ISO get installed along the base system?

The Everything ISO for CentOS is significantly bigger than the regular DVD ISO because it contains a lot more packages. Question: are these extra packages all installed automatically when I install ...
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Is Kubuntu Debian-based? and installing alongside Windows 8 [closed]

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project. Is it also compatible with all debian software, isn't it? So are all softwares made (or certainly-compatible) for Ubuntu (i.e. Software Center, Steam, Blender, ...
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Installing Arch Linux on SD Card - Problem Writing Partition Table

I've been trying to install Arch Linux onto an SD card to use plugged into my macbook. Currently, I've booted into the installation media on a usb key and I'm trying to write the GPT partition table ...
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Redhat System Halt on installation

overview: using the rhel workstation 6.2 i386 and trying to install it on to a system. System is a bit dated but would like to utilize this operating system. The system boots from the CD correctly. ...
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Target file system contains files from a past installation

I've recently formatted my harddrive and trying to install Kali Linux on it. The problem is that when I choose to partition the hard drive etc I always come to the same message over and over. This is ...
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Recovering system with HDD crash and re installing GRUB

Recently i hard disk crash in my system. To recover from that disaster below are the steps i followed Has a master backup created using FSARCHIVER In a new hard disk created required partitions ...
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Installing Linux on acer travelmate 8573TG

I tried to install linux-mint 17 this weekend. The problem is I can't start neither the live dvd nor a live usb. It always gets stuck on running /scripts/init-bottom A few lines above it prints ...
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Linux drives not showing on dual boot install - intel smart response issue

When I try to install linux as dual boot on my laptop. However it does not show any available drives for me to install it on when I get to the install screen on a live boot cd. I have tried creating ...
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how to install any linux distribution from existing ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install FreeBSD,SUSE or which distro is possible but I need to do this without any USB Install or DVD. Actually I'm looking for something like wubi but as I said ...
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Split linux installation ISO into two parts

There a lot of guide how to split ISO file into multiple parts and merge them. But I want to split Linux ISO file into two parts, write on two DVD disks and install that Linux. Is it possible? How ...
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Why does my Cylon Linux Live/Install disc say that it's Lubuntu at install?

I have a "Cylon Linux" live/install DVD that I have used to install Cylon on my desktop. Works fine, install was trouble free. Now I am using the SAME install DVD to install this distro on my laptop ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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How to remote install CentOS/RHEL 7 using a rescue image like GRML?

Assuming a remote machine where you can PXE boot into a GRML image that also provides ssh access. Now the question is how to install CentOS in such an environment. Something like KVM access is not ...
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Post installation error: no such device . grub rescue

I installed ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system on a computer with 1 hard disk and chose the following partitioning: sda1 (fat32) for EFI sda2 (ext4) for /home sda3 swap sda4 (ext4) for ...
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linux mint 17 mate usb install: ntldr missing

today, I have been trying to install a desktop with linux mint 17 (xfce of mate). the install of xfce almost completed, but near the end, I got an error message saying the installation got stuck and ...
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Installing Linux Kali on Lenovo G50

I recently bought a Lenovo g50 to run kali on. I installed kali from a usb flash drive because of the new bios. Everything went well so far, but i had to install it without internet connection since ...
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Install linux on a usb without rebooting

What options do I have if I'd like to install manjaro on my usb-stick without having to reboot my maschine. In that manner I can do my work while Linux installes. And when the installation is finished ...
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Install Linux from dvd to dead windows 7 machine

My sister in law (says she apparently) formatted (ayuh) over her windows 7 hard drive, and I would like to help her make her new "brick" into a useful brick. I am getting everything I need ready to ...
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Mount error during arch-linux installation

I'm trying to install Arch-Linux from a USB stick. I copied the iso onto the stick using Unetbootin and made changes to the syslinux file as per the wiki. But the installation throws up a "mount: you ...