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What should I be aware of when installing Linux on a Mac?

I have a Macbook Pro and I am loving it, though I still miss my Linux box, there are many things I need which are not completely compatible with Mac OS X. I heard many stories about installing Linux ...
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Partition scheme for installation of Debian

I'm installing Debian Wheezy on a 50 GB partition of a 500 GB Seagate SATA hard disk with 2 GB RAM. I want to use following partition scheme, but stuck at: How much (in percent) of disk space should ...
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Zorin OS 6.3 installation hangs on “Preparing to Install”

I'm looking for help on installing Zorin OS 6.3 32bit. The program gets stuck on the "preparing to install" phase.     original URL: http://imgur.com/PulGPMD I've tried loading it in ...
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Having error during Ubuntu installation

I have Ubuntu on a USB stick. When I boot from it (select boot from this USB), it shows some logs like usual. I also see the Ubuntu logo with 5 dots below, but then I get these: ext2_lookup deleted ...
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Problems while installing Fedora 19

Currently I have Windows 7 installed in my machine with a 500GB hard disk. C(52 GB) drive has the windows7 installed. D Drive contains files which I do not wish to install. There is 52 GB of ...
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Booting from install disk, no USB keyboard

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a new system with a Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI board. Although I can use the USB keyboard (and mouse) in the BIOS, the keyboard doesn't seem to work at all once I boot ...
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How can I download install Linux on a Windows PC while using Windows as little as possible?

My brother's Windows (Vista) PC has recently become incredibly slow, to the point where you can't really do anything without waiting at least 15 minutes. I think it's got a fair amount of space left ...
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How can I avoid a “boot error” when trying to install Fedora 19 from a USB stick

I am trying to install Fedora 19 on my PC to replace the Fedora 12 I am using now. I downloaded Fedora-Live-Desktop-i686-19-1.iso and did a CHECKSUM test which seemed ok: $ gpg --verify-files ...
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FreeBSD: Put Server Files on Its Own Partition/Slice

When installing FreeBSD v9, can I specify that a particular partition/slice have /var/www/ as a mount point?
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FreeBSD: Partition with Multiple Mount Points

On the latest FreeBSD installation, how can I make a partition have both /var/ and /tmp/ as a mount point? That is, one partition would contain /var/ and /tmp/. Is that even possible? I know of course ...
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PCLinuxOS install without usb keyboard at bootloader

I have a PCLinuxOS Live CD in a very old computer (emachines etower 500i), and have managed to boot into the Live CD. The USB keyboard does not work in the bootloader, so it is impossible to select ...
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Incorrect step with grub while installing onto a USB stick?

I tried installing debian on a USB stick. I believed I made a mistake with the grub boot up part. I want to leave my harddrives alone and with my bios choose to boot up from a stick. Do I need grub if ...
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Why am I getting “no boot disk has been detected” after installing Linux?

After installing a Linux distro (Fedora 19, to be exact) on a Windows 8 machine I got the message: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. What did I do wrong?
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How do I install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 machine using external DVD drive?

I want to install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 Machine. It comes on a CD-ROM. Can I install it using an external DVD-drive?
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Figuring out what OS is on which partition?

So I have both Ubuntu and Crunchbang installed on my laptop, and I'm trying to figure out which one is on which partition. I'm going to install another OS (probably BT) and need to know what ...
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Oracle Linux 6 download files?

I want to download Oracle Linux 6 for basic use to install on my laptop to use oracle 11g r2 database since this is one of only few Linux distros which is supported. When I go to the downloads section ...
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Installing Linux distros manually from live cd without installer

I am trying to install a debian based linux and I think its installer is broken. The live cd works fine, but the setup process always gets stuck at 9% and shows an error ("can't complete setup"). Is ...
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Printable guide for ArchLinux setup

I want to install Arch Linux on my computer, but I only have one computer, so I will be unable to access online documentation for a significant portion of the process (everything up until I get a web ...
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How to override anaconda/kickstart package ordering?

I am building a bootable ISO to be used to install a Linux image (Oracle Linux, 5.8). This is using anaconda with a kickstart file to select the packages to be loaded. Some of these packages are ...
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What are “Allowable Drives” in Cent 6.4 Installation

Durring an install of CentOS 6.4, I see two locations where I can select "Allowable Drives" The first time I select "Allowable Drives" is to select which drives are added to my fstab. That makes ...
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Which fonts preinstalled on Linux are the same as that on Windows 7+?

Which fonts are common in default Linux and Windows installation? Are there any? Do these operating systems share any identical fonts? Or all fonts are different and there are no common fonts in ...
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issue installing fedora 19

I'm sorry I know this is not the place but I'm kinda dead in the water here. So I'm completely new to Linux an I wanted to install Fedora 19 with my Windows 7 (dual boot) but when I go through the ...
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Why there are so many problems with the overheating and fan speed when installing Linux? [closed]

I don't understand it. Almost every 10th or 20th question is about fan or overheating or that the fan is too loud and the speed too big etc. And these questions are not only about laptops but often ...
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Kickstarter-like solution for OpenBSD?

Are there any solutions for OpenBSD to just: Insert the custom installer CD, press enter (like: "are you sure?" - message), then the installer automatically partitions the disk/installs OpenBSD, and ...
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CentOS installation: difference between live CD and live DVD

While I am trying to download the CentOS Live CD for the installation I have gone through something very new to me: install from a Live DVD. Up to now I have just gone through Live CD but whats the ...
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Where to set boot sector for dual boot system “Kubuntu - Windows XP”?

I've downloaded Kubuntu 13.04 .iso from their site. Unfortunately this version doesn't provide auto installation as Install Kubuntu alongside existing OSes. They either take all you disk of force you ...
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Install RHEL 5.7S on machine with 4TB disks

I'm getting errors about GPT when installing OS using kickstart. The Dell R720 has 8x 600GB SAS. I can't figure out what to configure in BIOS and kickstart file. In BIOS, there're boot options of ...
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use net instread of cdrom. linux, aptitude install

Got debian installed finally but during install I think I choose to use the local media over the internet for packages. needed to do that as was not sure if will try to connect right away (my modem ...
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CentOS vs RedHat on hp DL 380 G5

hp lists downloads for: » Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86) » Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64) » Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86) » Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server ...
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Fixing botched CentOS 5.9 Grub step

I installed CentOS 5.9 x64 on a fresh server with hardware RAID level 5. In my ignorance, I told it not to install Grub. The next reboot, I got a blinking cursor. So, I went back to the installer ...
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Does CentOS 5.9 need Grub to run on hardware RAID?

I'm doing a fresh install of CentOS 5.9 x64 on a server with 8 disks in RAID5. At some point during the install, it gave me the option of configuring Grub, or not bothering. I chose not to bother, ...
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Install over / preserving /home

I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Desktop PC. It is 32-bit. I have 3 partitions: one for /, one for /home and another one for swap. Say I want to install another operating system (another ...
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debootstrap: unknown user 'root' in state override file

I muffed up my graphics card driver and/or xconfig files and decided to just reinstall Debian Linux (squeeze 6.0.6) last night. Part way through installing the base system, it failed. Sorry, I didn't ...
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How does the CentOS installation work from the inside?

I am trying to understand the content of a Linux distribution's ISO image file and how the installation process take place. Here I am specifically talking about CentOS 6.4 in its minimal version. So ...
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Install Kali Linux on RAID0 (as dual boot Windows 7 & Kali)

I’m currently trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop as described here. The problem is I’ve a laptop (MSI GT70) with a Raid 0 (2x 500Gb) and Windows 7 installed on it. At the point where I’ve to ...
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Linux Distribution With good Multimedia/Programming support To Be Installed On a 7.5GB USB Stick

I can only afford a 7.5GB USB stick at the moment and with no internet connection. I'm looking for a suitable Linux distribution with good multimedia support (codecs for audio/video content) and also ...
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Custom installation for a custom Debian Distro?

Is there a way to customize the debian installer to be part of a custom debian distro, also is it possible to make the distro contain certain files such as pdfs, videos, etc. as part of the ...
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Client can't see DNS server on Ubuntu 12.04 Server with two ethernet cards

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Webmin, bind9, and a GUI. It has two ethernet cards: eth0 coming in, and eth1 to talk to clients. My client gets an IP address from DHCP, but cannot connect ...
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Noninteractive script running over ssh is interrupted as apt-get finishes

When I run the following non interactive script on Ubuntu Server 13.04 it's interrupted when lxc-docker package finishes installation. Script : ssh -o StrictHostKeychecking=no -t -t -i $CERT ...
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Why can't I simply dd an installation iso to a bootable partition on an USB flash drive?

I have a copy of the Slackware 64 bit dvd installation iso. I've burned this image to a dvd and used it to properly install the distro. I wanted to try also having this image available on a usb flash ...
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Windows 7 to Debian Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive or net during install

Installed : windows 7 home premium. Now want debian linux. Tried a couple of things (see question below). Got installer menu using win32-loader.exe of debian from the goodbye-ms site. But I have a ...
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Windows 7 to Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive

Update Sorry, Question has multiple parts see below for details: I have been using Windows for many years and only used Linux from the command line, but want to shift after realizing Windows is ...
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Install Debian alongside Ubuntu without BIOS setup access or removable media boot possibility

The typical steps for installing involves using a USB-bootable version of Debian and then partitioning the hard-drive for the new OS. Unfortunately, my BIOS has been locked and for various reasons, I ...
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Installing Linux on the TI-nspire

I am having trouble installing Linux on my TI-nspire cx cas graphing calculator. I downloaded the files and the Linux image. I have read several websites on the topic but it was not that much help, ...
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No installation steps when Installing CentOS 6.4 on VMware Fusion

This is my first real day on using linux. I'm following a book guide. I installed CentOS 6.4 on my mac using VMWare Fusion. However, during the installation, it did not guide me through the ...
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Can I install a distro to one partition while using a distro installed on another?

I currently have two partitions with Linux distros installed on them. I am currently using one with Mint 14, and you could call the other deprecated. I just found out about the release of Mint 15, ...
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Moving compiled assembly code to the boot sector of a USB device

I have written a simple operating system and I am trying to test it. I have VirtualBox installed and an eight GB flash drive, so I thought I would just use those. I am not sure how to make the USB ...
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How to install GNU/Linux on a Windows PC without the BIOS password?

I want to install a GNU/Linux based operating system on a computer with Windows preinstalled, but unfortunately, the BIOS is set to only boot from the harddisk, and there is no way to boot from ...
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How to build a live Debian CD/USB in Windows, bootable in EFI mode?

I tried to install the latest stable Debian release (Debian 7.0 "Wheezy") using the Debian Multi-arch netinstall (AMD64) "debian-7.0.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso" on my laptop. My laptop has a SecureCore ...
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Triple Booting; Windows, Ubuntu, Linux Mint by Windows Installer

I wanted to install Linux Mint 14.1 using the Windows Installer (mint4win.exe). I copied mint4win.exe to HDD, and when I running it, it prompts me to uninstall Ubuntu. Previously I installed Ubuntu ...