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Arch Installation[Solved]

I have been thinking of migrating to Arch linux from Ubuntu but the only thing that is stopping me from migrating is the installation not the hardcore stuff but the internet connectivity.I am on a ...
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Cannot install PC BSD

Currently I am using Ubuntu. I wanted to try PC BSD so downloaded 10.2. On trying to install it on a separate primary partition(so that I can dual-boot) I am getting the following error. Do anyone ...
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iso installed debian 8.2.0, but boot fails with strange textscreen artifact with red character

I got it to install on dev/sdb from DVD. (debian-8.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso) Basic install, default desktop. No extra packages from DVD#2#3 or via package manager installed. During startup, the ...
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Can I use PXE without DHCP by just manually specifying a static IP?

I want to try doing a PXE install for the first time. Every single tutorial I've read seem to indicate it requires a DHCP server configured to point to the TFTP server with the boot image. I don't ...
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Manual IP configuration on RHEL 7 KVM guest installation

I have KVM set up on a RHEL 7 server with the installation media for guests being served via FTP. Whenever I kick off a new VM installation via Virtual Machine Manager (I'm doing graphical ...
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Where to find an active bootstrap repository server?

I am trying to install Arch Linux. I have already extracted and downloaded the bootstrap image. After that, the instructions say: Select a repository server by editing ...
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CentOS not booting up after showing 5 ducks

I have been trying to install CentOS on my system for couples of days, without any success. After creating a flash drive with OS and and trying to install OS from this, it only shows 5 ducks and ...
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CentOS 7 installation: partition problems and corrupted UI

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 to HP Z440 workstation having (some kind of) RAID setup. The default installation fails with screen full of garbled text apparently with some kind of serious system ...
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Linux disk partitions [closed]

I work with kali. Can I install "/" partition to one disk and "/home" to other? Or should I make home partition on disk with / and mount other disk partition to it? What is the best way?
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How to install Kali?

Firstly, I tried to install Kali 2.0 from usb. Clicked install/graphicInstall. But it complained that there was no dvd disk with the packages in. Then, I went liveUSB and installed from there. I had ...
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Preseed failed with exit 2

Preseed does not seem to work for me. When executing the preseee/lat command it fails with exit 2. At this point after trying it 6 times it would be nice to get some advice. Every time I got an exit ...
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Having trouble updating my firmware “Error processing Archive”

On Ubuntu OS sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be ...
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Overwrite Linux while in use

Long story short, I would like to plug an USB pendrive to my Debian system (which is installed on the NAND memory on an ARM board) and overwrite the NAND with the image that's on the USB pendrive ...
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Keep home folder from OpenSuse 12 to Leap

I currently run OpenSuse 12.3 (Dartmouth) and since it is no longer supported I would like to perform a clean install for latest OpenSuse Leap and keep my existing files inside home folder. I have a ...
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How do I install freeBSD without bsdinstall?

I would very much like to install and generally configure freeBSD from the command line without using bsdinstall UI. How do I prevent the live CD from starting into bsdinstall and more important is ...
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Solaris 11_3 Installation on LDom via “telnet localhost 5000”

I am new to the Unix section here in my company and now I got the task to install Solaris 11 on a new LDom. Reading the documentation, I was able to create and configure the primary domain and I was ...
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How to install Linux from live to normal on the same drive?

My PC has 2 HDs (sda, sdb) And I also have a 1TB hard drive which is connected by USB (sdc) I installed a live Linux distro (Fedora) on one of the partitions on sdc. It works nice but after I reboot ...
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How to install new system drive while keeping old one available

I have an existing linux box, running Mint 15, using a single hard drive. I'd like to install a new drive (an SSD FWIW), on which I would install up-to-date Mint. I would like the old drive to ...
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Installing Debian 8 (Jessie) from HDD Partition

I tried to install Debian 8 (Jessie) with the official DVD 1 from my Card Reader (SDHC UHS-I Card 32GB). Now that does not work, because I am unable to mount it (no signal at all). Now I want to know ...
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Is there any way to repair fedora 20 with no internet connection and no installation cd? [closed]

When Fedora goes haywire and refuses to boot 100% properly, but you can access the single user CLI-only mode, is there a way to reinstall/repair what is already on the system when there's no network ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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/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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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
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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?
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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 ...