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Taking the Linux Install CD out during Installation?

I'm installing rhel and need to install a driver during installation. The plan is to 'linux dd' at the boot promt and install then. However, I just wanted to know if there would be an issue with ...
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Recent install of ArchLinux not loading

I recently installed ArchLinux (because hey, why not) and used the Arch install script and installer located here https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui. After doing this, I got to the boot screen and it ...
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Backtrack 5 installation: StartX error

I am trying to install BT5 using USB drive. When I type startx command, its not showing the screen, instead its showing: ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up. Xinit : No Such file or directory ...
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How much disk space do I need to install Fedora?

I want to install Fedora 20 with GNOME 3. How much disk space do I need?
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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! Installing kali linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 in 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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How to clone a Debian installation? [duplicate]

I recently installed Debian from a live 7.5-amd64 image (downloaded from Debian's site) to a new laptop. I also apt-get install'ed a few additional Debian packages. I would like to clone this ...
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What's kind of “secure delete” built-in installation

Just curious while waiting installation process complete. What's kind of "secure delete" that distros like Debain, Ubuntu and Linux Mint using when users would like to create encrypted volume?
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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Installing Arch Linux on empty eee pc's hard drive

I have a problem with the installation of Arch Linux on an Asus 1000HD eee pc. The fact is, it had a Windows XP home basic installation, and it was still very very slow with that. So I formatted the ...
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Unable to install Linux Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI motherboard

I and many other users of Linux Mint are not able to install Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI mobo. I understand that the issue has been noted but I cannot find a fix to this ...
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I need to install Linux without a DVD, USB, Netboot, or Unetbootin

So now I'm having some annoyance on my old server. I'm pretty sure that both CD drives are messed up, as I can't boot from either one. The motherboard is WAY too old to boot from USB. Unetbootin ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu 13

I have installed Ubuntu 13 and now I need to install Windows 8 (dual boot). But when I try to install Windows it says "cannot install on GPT table". This view is shown on 'disk' on Ubuntu. I need to ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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Linux shows one partition but windows shows 4

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and now I want to install Linux Mint 14. I want to use both of them. My disk management in Windows shows as follows:    . mint4win in ...
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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Debian install failed, grub

I have been trying to install debian wheezy on my desktop with no sucess. During the install when I get to the grub screen it says if I see my operating systems listed to go ahead with grub. During ...
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Boot linux from USB, but my medium is corrupt/damaged, what to do?

I'm having the following problem. I was installing Linux from USB and during the installation I had a power outage. Now I've apparently broken GRUB and I can't boot from the USB. What to do? I ...
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Zorin/Windows 7 Dual Boot on New Hard Drive, no GRUB!

So my computer had Windows 8 originally, and my hard drive died. I was able to get a dying hard drive from work to use temporarily, and decided to go with Windows 7 this time, as HP had drivers for ...
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How can I install only the basics in Debian?

I'm new on Debian, I moved from Ubuntu and I need to install a light distro on my laptop. I want to use in text mode. I just want to use gcc, nano, ghci, javac and some text browser. But when I ...
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Boot-Repair ineffective

I was attempting to install a linux partition(Kali to be specific) alongside Windows8(Not 8.1) and I seem to have run into some trouble. My system information is located at : paste.ubuntu.com/7512281 ...
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Ubuntu live CD keeps on going back to the choice screen

I had Ubuntu installed before, but then I decided to switch to Windows 7. I deleted all of the partitions and formatted the drive (via the Windows installation disk). Windows works fine, but now I ...
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Installing linux to run off USB

I have copied a Gnome distro to a USB drive which boots fine on my Mac, I want to install this to another USB drive I have so I can take the USB drive and use it on any PC. I partitioned the USB drive ...
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How do I install syslinux/extlinux to a disk image file without requiring root privileges

I have built a home-grown Linux distribution, and I can make the complete disk image file as a non-root user with one exception -- installing the boot loader. I'm using syslinux (actually extlinux), ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hard drive partitioning help wanted

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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Problem Installing UBUNTU 14.04 (AND Mint 16, which is based on UBUNTU 13.10) as dual boot on RAID 0 with Windows 8.1

Ok, I know that there is Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks "????..." and that that post has some answers for me, but I don't know if it ...
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Arch Linux: Unable to connect to internet post-installation reboot

So I somehow managed to install Arch Linux successfully. At the time of installation, I followed the official guide as well as this guide. During the installation, I had successfully connected to ...
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Creating my own “BBB image” for installing it in several BBBs?

I have been working with a Beaglebone Black for a while now, I have created a software for a device which I am happy with. Now I have a few more Beaglebone Blacks where I would like to install the ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.04 and replace fedora. i have previously installed fedora apart from windows xp

How can I replace previously installed Fedora with Ubuntu 12.04? My GRUB version is 0.97-71.fc15.
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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 ...