Installing a unix-like operating system

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
11 views

Removing Debian installation Prompt 3

I already tried Removing Debian Installation Prompt methods but when i tried running bcdedit in my terminal it told me "The boot configuration data store could not be opened.. Access is denied." How ...
1
vote
1answer
161 views

No graphical option while using Debian 8 netinst install

I have been trying to install Debian 8 on my machine using the netinst liveUSB. Everything goes alright except the fact that when the installer asks me which packages I want to install in the ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

CentOS installer does not recognise usb stick

I'am trying to install a CentOS 5.6 on a relatively new machine with an ASUS Z170-A mainboard. For this I'am using an installation stick which will install a pre configured CentOS 5.6 system. I have ...
4
votes
2answers
148 views

How do I install Unix system V?

I got my hands on a copy of Unix system V. I downloaded a software to write img files to floppy disks. But when I try to boot from the floppy on my old 128MB ram computer it says disk image failure. ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Fresh CoreOS install hangs during boot

I decided to replace windows 7 with CoreOS on my computer for research and learning purposes. I was able to successfully install CoreOS version 766.4.0 from a USB drive but after restarting the ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

FreeBSD restore(8) confusion

I have successfully backed up the /, /usr and the var slices from an old machine. I have tar files on my windows machine. I need to restore the original slices to a new machine (Virtual Machine). ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Install RHEL 6 to a remote drive (NFS root)

I need to be able to install RHEL 6 to a network drive. In more modern operating systems such as RHEL 7 this is an option. Unfortunately for me I have to use RHEL 6 (actually Scientific Linux 6.6 ...
2
votes
1answer
182 views

Triple boot, windows 10, ubuntu(want to overwrite with linux mint) and kali linux

new linux user and have some questions. I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10, and they each have their own SSD (mistakes from first 2 attempts made me get each on their own SSD). So, the ...
1
vote
3answers
124 views

Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
12
votes
1answer
349 views

Partitioning done incorrectly?

Long story short, we had issues installing linux on this system. It magically decided to work, but now I'm unsure about the hard drive partitioning. One hard drive has linux installed on it and the ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

How can I dual boot CentOS and Windows 10? [closed]

I'm using Windows 10 and I have four drives (C,D,E,F). The C Drive is for Windows and has 5.35 GB free. I want to install CentOS 7 in C or D drive and dual boot. What's the procedure?
1
vote
1answer
356 views

Why is windows launching instead of grub. Bad bios settings? Wrong boot loader location?

I am attempting to dual boot Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon, 64 bit) and Windows 8.1 on my Acer E 15 (model # E5-573-55W1). I have successfully installed Mint, but I can't get grub to start in a ...
1
vote
2answers
261 views

Can't install Linux (dual boot): 0 Bytes available when selecting SSD with 170GB of free space

I am having difficulties installing Red Hat. Allow me to explain: I have set up several systems now in a dual boot configuration with Windows and some distro of Linux. I thought I was pretty good at ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

SCSI disk not shown up during Rhel7 OS installation

In my system, I configured my SCSI disk and tried to install Rhel7 Beta2 OS on it. But for installation, I can't see the SCSI disk. If I'm trying to install other OS I can see the SCSI disk. I don't ...
0
votes
4answers
130 views

Linux on small SSD and HDD

Recently I did an installation of Antergos on a netbook with 8GB SSD and 8GB SD card. To fit everything on such small space I've mounted / to SSD and /home to the SD card and it is working perfectly. ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop?

How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop? There used to be an "alternative" option to choose this from the start, but now I can't find it. How do I do it? In the Debian guide to ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

How do I create the repository for my custom distro?

I am creating a proof of concept distro for CentOS and for the moment would just like to install the @base and @core packages for my distro. I have my kickstart file configured to boot into a text ...
0
votes
1answer
628 views

How to repair broken Arch Linux?

I deleted the lib32-ncurses manually from the /usr/lib folder (I know...) I was having issues with a compiled PHP and libncursesw.so.5 It broke Arch. So I boot from my a live cd but if I try to, ...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

How do distribution installers avoid ext2/3/4 initialization?

When I format a volume with ext4, I have two options regarding initialization. I can either use lazy_itable_init=1 (the default setting) to delay initialization until after the volume is first ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Kali Linux not loading from USB

I had a working copy of Kali Linux on a USB and something happened and I accidentally formatted the USB. I have placed the 64 bit iso back on the USB with LinuxLive USB, and changed my boot settings ...
0
votes
1answer
352 views

Grub won't boot after Linux installation

After getting fed up with Ubuntu because it wouldn't boot grub, I decided to use the distro Elementary OS. Elementry OS won't boot grub either. I'm not dual-booting, and I've installed Ubuntu in the ...
0
votes
1answer
370 views

Intructions for Debian 8.2 net install dual boot with Windows 8.1

I cannot prepare dual boot installation in my hp zbook 14, I have windows 8.1 installed and want dual boot with Debian 8.2. I have configured the things for a standard ubuntu installation, preparing a ...
0
votes
1answer
378 views

Installation freezes while install Centos 7

I have an Nvidia GTX 960 and an Intel i7 CPU. I am trying to install Centos 7 from an USB drive. Originally I tried using a DVD but I kept getting an error about the linux kernel not being loaded. ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

/home on 2 separate hard drives

I use my laptop for work and for personal (eg gaming). I need to keep the two separate, which I currently do with two users. I'm currently running Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit (Cinnamon edition), and would ...
1
vote
0answers
196 views

nomodeset doesn't fix black screen on startup

I'm trying to install Linux mint on my 2010 21.5 in iMac. I managed to install it after booting from the usb drive with the "nomodeset" option, but I haven't been able to boot from the actual install ...
-1
votes
1answer
112 views

Verifying which model of HP Chromebook will allow for Arch installation?

New to Arch and trying to make sense of this chart: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrome_OS_devices/Chromebook I have the HP Chromebook 14 G3 (Oct 2014) with a 2.1 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 ...
-1
votes
1answer
30 views

Installation fails on “choose and install softwares” [closed]

I am trying to install debian on my new laptop (lenovo G5O 70) and I get an error on the step "choose and install softwares". The installation apears to be stuck on execution of triggers of udev.
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Difference between base, core, extra and community packages in arch-linux

What is the difference between base, core, extra and community systems when installing the Arch-Linux? e.g. pacstrap /mnt base
1
vote
1answer
257 views

Can I install FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly on one disc?

Is it possible to install all of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly BSD on a single disc? What would be the proper procedure for success, and what are the caveats?
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Cannot access hard disks from FreeBSD installation CD

I have been using GNU/Linux for several years and now I am giving FreeBSD a try. Yesterday I managed to install FreeBSD 10.2 on an old computer using a 5 GB partition. I only installed the base ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Backing up a full Linux installation

Is it possible to backup a full Linux System on a USB-Stick and reinstall it on the same device again? I have already looked into Software like Clonezilla, but all of those solutions don't seem to ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

3 TB ext4 partition performance issue

I have deployed Centos 6.6 VM based on vSphere ESXi 5.5, it consists of 2 VMDK (virtual disks): 1st vmdk is for System / with 25 GB second vmdk /var is a 3TB / ext4 underlying storage is RAID 5 ...
2
votes
1answer
179 views

Debian on Chromebook - Installer reboots

I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall). ...
0
votes
1answer
507 views

Which Arch Linux file do I download?

Which link do I need to click on to download Arch Linux? On http://mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/iso/2015.08.01/ , there are two options: Dual and Bootstrap x64. I have a 64bit PC, but I don't know ...
0
votes
1answer
564 views

Error while installing Goautodial in CentOS 7

I am trying to install Goautodial on my CentOS 7. while installing i have successfully completed the following steps. Install minimal version of CentOS 5.X 64bit/32bit (CentOS 5.10 is latest as of ...
2
votes
3answers
91 views

Remote installation of packages on Ubuntu

I am trying to work on a project where i am supposed to install softwares and packages on one system and it should replicate on other systems connected on LAN. How can i proceed with this?
0
votes
2answers
98 views

Fedora installation problems

I want to install Fedora on my laptop. I tried many things, but they did not work. I bought a DVD of Fedora 20 online, but it stops between the installation process says there is bug in the DVD. But ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Elementary OS Freya: unknown chipset when installing

I am trying to install Elementary OS Freya but I keep running into an error. I use a USB for the installation. When the system boots I get an error stating Unknown chipset: 0x124000a1 Failed to ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

How to install applications temporary into RAM on LiveCD?

So I have a Scientific Linux LiveDVD. And I have it installed on a PC that has no hard drives configured and avaliable at all. I want to install some applications that would allow me to configure ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Kali Linux not appearing in grub after installation

Today I installed Kali Linux via bootable USB, and during installation there was a problem installing the bootloader. So I skipped its installation and restarted my computer. But GRUB couldn't find ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
0
votes
0answers
630 views

Linux Mint 17.2 refuses to log in: how to fix the installation?

I have Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon edition) along with Windows 10 installation (Secure boot disabled). Linux Mint has its own partition /home + /swap for a total of 200 GB out of 1TB. Until couple of ...
1
vote
1answer
334 views

Force screen output to external monitor while installing/booting linux

I'm currently using a laptop with a missing screen, so I've connected an external monitor which, for the most part, has worked quite well. Problems arise, however, if I have multiple Linux distros ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Grub screen on HDD_A after Linux install on (another) HDD_B, how to fix?

When I start my machine (linux mint), I get this Grub screen (http://itsfoss.itsfoss.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Boot_Repair_Ubuntu_Linux_1.jpeg): GNU GRUB version ...
3
votes
0answers
235 views

Why am I only getting two options in systemd-boot?

I set up an Arch USB stick, following the instructions given at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media#In_Windows_2, section 1.2.2. Specifically, I extracted the Arch ISO ...
1
vote
2answers
259 views

Are there any tools to edit the initrd file in Windows?

Currently I am running on a Windows machine. I would like to modify a Linux ISO before installing it. For this I need to change a package inside initrd. Is there a way to do this from Windows?
1
vote
1answer
275 views

How can I replace the stock driver module inside a Linux ISO?

In particular, I want to replace the stock network drivers (r8169) with something else (r8168) in the installation ISO. Is this possible? Currently, I have to install Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS (same ...
0
votes
0answers
241 views

OpenSuse installer crashes on Dell XPS13

I'm trying to run the installer on my new Dell XPS13. I had an old version of this computer for years and it worked excellent, however, now with the new hardware I see there are a lot of issues. I ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

Add more packages to the default installation with Linux Mint [closed]

When Linux is installed, (I assume) a bash script is used to mount the drive, install packages, etc. etc. If I wanted to install more packages upon installation, what directory would the script to ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

why can't install centos-6.6 such the way as centos-7.0 from usb-hdd?

Here is the file structure in my usb-hdd. ├── boot │   └── grub │   ├── fonts │   │   └── unicode.pf2 │   ├── grub.cfg │   ├── grubenv │   ├── i386-pc ├── centos-6.6 │   └── ...