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Create an image of an existing linux installation

I have installed fedora 19 Xfce and removed a bunch of packages. I need to do a similar installation in multiple other machines. Repeating the process is time consuming. Is there some way by which I ...
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Editing files in debian before installation

I am having problems installing debian on virtualbox. The installation step fails when trying to configure packet manager. The guy in the following post had them solved by editing a certain file ...
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Automagically upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 32bit to 12.10 64bit

I'm looking for a little advice, I would like to do an upgrade preferably through the update manager from my current 10.10 32bit Ubuntu Box, to 12.04 64bit, can anyone think of anyway I could do this ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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Installing a new distribution of Linux over a Ubuntu partition

I currently have a partition with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, and was wondering if it is possible to install Mint/Debian over Ubuntu? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Kali Linux: On install, designated root password cannot login - incorrect password

I found an old laptop lying around and I figured I would install Kali Linux on it to learn more about penetration testing and to try to break into my servers for practice and learning more about ...
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Enabling wired internet connection with dhcp during Arch Linux Installation? [duplicate]

From what I read, wired internet should work out of the box during the Arch installation. However, I'm having difficulties. The dhcpcd service is running, but it says: # systemctl status ...
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Is `UDIF read/write image` bootable on non-Apple hardware?

Some guides on the internet suggest that it is possible to convert ISO disc image files (.iso) into an non-.iso image format (.img or .dmg) with hdiutil on OS X. However, the manual page for hdiutil ...
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Problem while installing Fedora 20 on a system with Windows 7

I am getting stuck at some point during a Fedora 20 installation from a live USB image. I have a drive with 133GB space that I am going to use as free space to install Fedora. Here are the details: ...
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Linux / Windows 8.1 : Installation on raid0

I need to install a linux distribution on my laptop (an Asus UX302LA). I tried again and again but I couldn't even begin the installation. To explain you my problem, I know that Windows 8 is installed ...
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How to install Solaris 11 on Sparc Enterprise T5240 from HyperTerminal

We received one Sparc T5240 Server and this is the first time experience with Sparc Servers. I never even saw them before. So i connected to Server using Cutecom app an alternative for Ubuntu to ...
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Install system to Disk on Chip

I'm looking for an easy way to install linux on a PC104 (x86 no cmov) system with a Disk-on-Chip. It can be a very simple system (BusyBox, etc) or a distro the installs in under 512mb. I just need to ...
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what does “Read Swap Header failed: Success” mean?

I'm trying to install Arch Linux (from the 2014-04-01 snapshot). I've made a swap file and tried to swapon it, but I got an error(?) message I don't understand. I've executed fallocate -l 512M ...
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Are All The Packages Included On The Debian DVD/CD Images Or Just The Most Popular?

My understanding is that Debian and all the software available in the matching online repo (eg: https://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages) are released together on a series of disc images ...
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Ubuntu recognize my hard drive as “ FREE Disk ”

I'm newbie in Linux world but I'm a big fan of Ubuntu. I've bought a new laptop ( TOSHIBA C55D-A-13Q ) and it had Windows 8 64-bit pre-installed . I tried to install Ubuntu alongside it but it ...
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Installing Linux Mint Live USB

First, let me just say that I'm relatively new to Linux, having been forced to use it since the recent death of my hard drive (although having used Linux for a few weeks now, I wish I'd tried it ...
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Can't Install Debian On wm8505 Tablet

I have WM8505 sylvania brand tablet which is come with windows ce 6.0 installed on it. I am trying to install Abrasive's Debian on it but when i remove sd (after install) it reboots and shows nothing ...
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Linux Ubuntu from one architecture to another

I have an ubuntu installation (amd64) on a SSD "A" and I copied the whole harddisk to another SSD "B" , (GPT, sda1=BIOS Boot partion , sda2 = ntfs (windows) sda2=ext4 (ubuntu), sda3 = linux swap) I ...
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Unattended linux installation (Debian/Ubuntu)

I want to make an Debian or Ubuntu unattended ISO, for my FOG server - to boot up system installation via LAN. I've searched over the internet but I didn't found nothing, which will be adequate for ...
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Disk is almost full on a server with CPanel

I have VHM system and I have a domain and two subdomain on this system. I tried to take a backup than after sometime I cannot access cpanel but I can access VHM. but some of the VHM options gives disk ...
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Steam-OS installation asks for DVD media change halfway through installation

I'm trying to install the latest Steam OS. I've downloaded the ISO March 25th: SteamOSDVD.iso 25-Mar-2014 12:07 Installation works great up to the point when in "Select and Install software" after ...
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how install freebsd in minimum size?

I want to install a FreeBSD just to use squid cache server on it. i want to know how can i make this installation to its minimum size? i installed the boot-only ISO file on virtual box, but it took ...
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Installing Lispworks on rhel 6.5 Workstation. Error when loading application

Does anybody know what this error means and how to get Lispworks Personal edition to run on Redhat? Error: Error during GUI startup: Could not register handle for external module "-lgthread-2.0": ...
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Two HDD installation [closed]

Is there any easy tutorial or guide how can I setup Debian (amd64 v. 7 + xface) on my server, but using this separation ? Separation: SSD (32GB) for system Normal HDD (1TB) for data like /var ...
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How to install linux (with crypto /Home + / partition) with enough swap space to hibernate

What are the steps to install Linux (with cryoto /Home + / partition) Mint on a empty hard drive with 1.5x swap space as RAM. I am aware that the CD allows this as a default option but it doesn't ...
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How to fix boot into initramfs prompt and “mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory” and “No init found”?

Installing a new system using a GPT partitioned disk dedicated to a single partition, ext4 formatted, extlinux (version 4.05) as bootloader, Ubuntu Core version 13.10 amd64 as rootfs, and Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint Booting Installed Partition [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to install the loved Linux Mint. I made sure I had space for a partition, and installed it. I am currently on the "trial" part, where it has "Install Linux Mint" on the desktop. I ...
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How can I get yum and the internet browser to work after fresh Fedora 20 installation

I am my wits end. After happily using Fedora 12 for several years, I decided it was time to upgrade. So, I bought a new computer three weeks ago and have been trying to install Fedora 20 ever since, ...
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Are there GPG-signed OpenBSD ISOs with which I can verify an installation disc?

Are there GPG-signed OpenBSD ISOs that I can download and later verify the downloaded file? Or at least a GPG-signed shasum?
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Trying to delete crypto partitions from debian graphical installer

I'm setting up manual partitions (I made 2 crypto ones) on debian wheezy using the graphical installer, but I didn't leave enought space for the boot one. So I am trying to delete them but am not able ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu over a dual boot laptop

I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, ...
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Setting up linux with enought swap space to hibernate

Using Debian wheezy graphical install I want to ensure I have enough swap space to hibernate, what are the simplest steps to achieve this?
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How can I use these partitions to install fedora 20

I want to install Fedora 20 from a full DVD (not live) on a new computer, with as much software as I can; so, during the set up for the installation, I tick all the repositories offered and then find ...
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Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?

Going the follow-your-nose route, I can take a Mint install medium, set up the language, timezone, username, password, etc. during the install process, and at the end when I'm done setting all these ...
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Cant create encrypted partitions during Debian installation

I am using debian 7.4 cd. When I set a partition as '/' during manual partition.It is fine. However when I then try to use it as 'physical volume for encryption'...everything works fine it erases and ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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local yum repository with grouplist not working

I am trying to create a local yum repository with group list for RHEL 6. Packages from DVD are dumped at the following location /var/www/html/rhelisos/ To create the repo, I used the following ...
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Oracle Linux R6 Install Error

My Oracle Linux R6 x64 won't install. After normal install it's just blank screen. After basic video driver options install stuck on "Waiting for hardware to initialize...". Tried with different ...
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What are the different CD's & DVD's for?

I'm planning to install Debian on my home server. It will be running some services like Teamspeak 3, gaming servers, Samba, etc... No business services like DHCP, DNS, ... needed. So as this is my ...
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Boot the Arch Linux installation USB media on Dell XPS 13 (L322X) UEFI

this is my first attempt to install Arch Linux on my Dell XPS 13 (L322X) laptop in UEFI mode. I've dowloaded "archlinux-2014.02.01-dual.iso" and written to my USB pen drive with the dd way. I boot my ...
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Re-installing Fedora 20: are automatic partitions safe to use?

I intend to re-install Fedora 20 on a new computer as I am having a lot of trouble with the installation done by the vendor of the computer. It is a dual boot machine with a small Windows XP3 ...
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Install Linux without USB or DVD?

I was wondering if there was a way to install Crunchbang on to my spare 1TB partition without using a USB or DVD while booted in Windows? I've Googled this plenty of times, but it usually just comes ...
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Debian Squeeze RAID 5 Install?

I have a box with four Hard Drives on it. I am going to install Debian Squeeze (I know it's old... I have to) on it. I want to be able to treat the the four Hard Drives as a single Harddrive. Durringt ...
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Why does the Debian installation manual suggest to do “sync” after raw copy of image file to USB key?

According to the Debian installation manual, section 4.3, the hybrid installation ISO image can be easily copied on a USB key this way: # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX # sync But according to my previous ...
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Choosing distro for old PC, any compatibility issue to look out for?

So I need to install an OS on a quite old PC. 1.6GHz CPU, 512 RAM. I had no idea about this earlier today, so I tried to install ElementaryOS (12.04 Ubuntu derivative). GUI was useless, so I switched ...
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Booting from usb fails as I try to install elementary OS on my PC

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Luna on my PC. The problem is that every time I try to boot from my usb, on which I've got the OS installation files, it fails. First I press F12 to get to the ...
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How to install Linux Mint on 24GB SSD alongside 1TB HDD

I had a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 on it but I wanted to switch to Linux Mint. After disabling UEFI secure boot and some other things I managed to get Linux Mint installed on the 24GB SSD. I'm new ...
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How to install Debian on Acer Chromebook C720?

I did manage to find a set of scripts to install Ubuntu 13.10 onto a Chromebook (see link). However, every hour or so, I get a "System program problem detected" error. This is obviously not very ...
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How to create a bootable Linux installation USB from an ISO in OS X?

I downloaded the ISO for Debian's net installation to a computer running OS X. I want to put the data from the ISO onto a USB, so that I can install Debian on another laptop (not an Apple laptop). ...
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Install Elementary OS on an iMac from 2008

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) on my iMac from 2008. At first I tried the straightforward combination of hdutil and dd to a USB drive, which failed to even show ...