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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 ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Debian Stable with one install ever

Please this is not duplicate in this entire universe . After a lot research on distros I got more confused. I was happily living with my lubuntu and apt-get for years. Then I came across a system ...
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Debian jessie does not boot from external hdd

I have an external HDD I want to install debian to. So I downloaded. Iso, boot to flash drive, then runned installer and went through the installation steps. The problem is that after the installation ...
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Grub error: no such partition after fresh install

I just installed Scientific Linux 6.5 from DVD. The installation went smoothly and finished. But after booting it complains: error: no such partition Grub rescue> Prior to this computer, I ...
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Ubuntu install spanning multiple disks

Having to reinstall the operative system from scratch on an EeePC 901, which has two SSD disks, 4GB and 16GB, is it possible to install it using both disks as if they were one?
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setting up script in a linux machine for scientific computation [closed]

I'd like to setup machine for test some computation in my old laptop, before replicate the tests on the server. The computation will be image-processing and machine learning, run some program, load ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I'm getting the same error that other questions mention, such as: Installation Error: Kernel Panic - not syncing ...
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Mint Linux - Filesystem check or mount failed

I made a bootable USB stick in order to install Mint. When I start it, after the loading screen I get an error: Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. ...
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Install Fedora20 on external HD

I've been trying to install Fedora20 on my external HD, but have run into problems. Somehow I cannot choose the hard disk to install Fedora. Here is what I've done: First, I went and downloaded the ...
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Is there any way to do a CentOS minimal install without LVM / ext4?

I'm trying to benchmark the disk throughput of a base CentOS install on my lab XenServer setup, and am installing from the CentOS 6.4 minimal CD. However, the install ISO boots into a text-mode ...
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Problem with Netrunner Enigma detecting MacBook Pro Wireless Driver/Adapter

I want to try out Linux and I got a Netrunner installer from a friend. When booting in Netrunner (pre-installation boot), I checked out the different things present in its desktop. I noticed that ...
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Does the installation computer affect performance?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy onto a hard drive I later intend to connect to a different computer, though the computers use different brands of hardware. Will this work? Or am I setting myself up ...
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Non destructive installation : Ubuntu 13.10 -> Debian 7.2

How to make a non destructive installation of Debian 7.2 over Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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How to write log before instalation

My computer crashes while trying to load the kernel from a LiveCD with the message "unable to handle kernel paging request". I'd like to reproduce the error output on a forum to get some ideas on ...
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Installing OpenMediaVault without keyboard and monitor

So I got the parts to my server delivered and assembled it. Now I have the problem that I don't have access to a monitor or keyboard and would like to install OMV to my server. I plan on running the ...
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Can I dual boot Linux Mint 32/64?

I have Linux Mint Maya 13 XFCE 4, 64bit installed on my pc. I can't download Swedish bankid on a 64bit version. Is it possible to make a dual boot by installing a 32bit version and keeping my 64 bit ...
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Using “preseed” to specify partitions in an ubiquity install

For some reason every time I start ubiquity and get to the manual partitioning, ubi-partman abruptly exits and drags ubiquity with it. ( Off a USB stick. ) I've read that there is a mechanism for ...
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“No Ethernet card” while installing debian stable

I have a new Intel NUC D54250WYK. I would like to install the latest Debian stable version. After successfully booting from a CD burned from debian-7.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso, the install fails with: ...
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Find out exact installation time of CentOS

I installed CentOS on my laptop about 8 month ago, and I want to know when exactly I installed it , how can I do that in CentOS 6.4 ?
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Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions

I have installed Windows 7 SP1 in my laptop. I have 4 partitions: System reserved (Primary partition): 100mb C (Primary partition): 70GB D (Logical partition): 150GB E (Logical partition): 175GB I ...
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Partition USB to raw partition

I'm now running Window 7 and I want to install Manjaro Linux on the other disk on my computer. In the installation guide, the author said: Should your attempt to write to a USB stick still be ...
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Shrink Windows partition to install Fedora 20

I want to install Fedora 20 along already installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook. I found a good how-to on Techotopia, however, the installer for Fedora 20 looks completely different, is simpler (cough ...
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How to restore my system after reinstalling Ubuntu?

I'm presently having Ubuntu 13.04. I am wishing to change it to the next version by installing the next version i.e. Ubuntu 13.10 using bootable DVD. For that I will 1st download .iso image from ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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Why Xubuntu installation disk disappears during installation settings? [closed]

I've tried to install Xubuntu 13.10 from USB. I burned it with Unetbootin. I choose "Try xubuntu without installing" option. All works fine here. I can see my disk partition: And I choose ...
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CentOS 6.5 installation hangs on first screen

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 in Virtual Box. The problem is, the installation hangs on the first screen after waiting about 10 seconds. How can I pass this screen? The steps I installed: 1) ...
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Errors after creating partitions during Fedora 20 installation

I made drives like this : / 10GB /home 37GB swap 8GB but there is an error : you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device. you have not created a bootable ...
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Can't install GRUB. Dual Booting Kali Linux with Windows 7. Two different HDDs

I'm having trouble installing Kali on a MSI GE70 2OE with a SSD HD and a standard SATA HD. I've installed W7 on the SSD, and then partitioned my SATA in two parts: One 800Gb for W7 and another 200Gb ...
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Fedora 19 Installation issue

I have downloaded the fedora 19 DVD iso and want to use it to install through USB. I have used the Linux live creator & other tools to make it bootable. The installer runs correctly but it fails ...
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Cylon-Linux: is there a Spanish locale?

I would like to know if it is possible to install the Spanish language. Being a derivative of Ubuntu, it is installed the same way, but even assigning language and local time during installation, ...
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How do I make a usb thumbdrive persistent?

I have Linux Mint Petra (Mate 64 Bit) installed on a HP Pavilion dv7-3008tx laptop. I want to make a 32GB thumbdrive, with an ISO disk image on it, persistent without fully installing the system on ...
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Install Arch Linux without overriding MBR

In my PC I have Linux mint XFCE & Windows XP professional. I intend to replace Windows XP with Arch-Linux. But I don't want to override Linux Mint MBR, I want to boot into Arch-Linux using sudo ...
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When update Linux Mint from 15 to 16?

I would like to know if I have to, every time the new release of Linux Mint come out, upgrade my OS? I had Ubuntu someday, and every half a year I burnt a CD and installed everything from the ...
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What Ubiquity files should I change or interface with to make a change to Ubiquity?

There's a difference between the GTK and Qt/KDE versions of the Ubiquity installer. The GTK version doesn't take you to a manual disk partitioner if you choose the dual boot radio button. The Qt ...
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back-up: which patitions to back-up before upgrading/reinstalling

I have Ubuntu13.04 on my laptop. I have to upgrade it to the next release or else I would install a fresh release after deleting my current system. I have already installed and configured my current ...
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Debian install halts

I'm running Debian squeeze on my Lenovo laptop. Recently I tried to install Debian Jessie on a different partition. The installation process goes smoothly, but at some point (around 99% completion) ...
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Changing network config during CentOS netinstall

I cannot find a way to change the networking information during a CentOS netinstall, when using the URL installation method. I always use a netinstall, and occasionally fat-finger the network ...
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Choose other timezone when install Debian?

Why can't I select English and choose timezone outside US?
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Strange error message during CentOS 6.5 installation regarding disk containing BIOS RAID metadata?

While attempting to use an old 40GB HDD to setup a kind of junky though usable Athon 1GHz system I ran into the following error during the HDD identification/partitioning phase of the installation: ...
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`Error: no such device…` after installing Arch

I've seen many threads about this error but I couldn't find a solution. I've installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8. (Dual Boot). I followed this video exactly but am getting the error below at ...
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How do I find my network SSID?

I would like to install Arch Linux. In the first part of the installation, I need to connect to a wireless LAN network. But I don't know what my network's SSID is. How can I find this out?