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Linux Mint 13 can't detect SSD &/or Windows 7

I'm a newcomer to Linux OSes in general. I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon alongside Windows 7. Linux Mint can't seem to see/detect either of my SSDs and because of that, it can't ...
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Can't format SSD during installation

Last night I tried to install Mandriva Linux on PC, where I have already Windows 7. In PC I've got 2 128GB SSD and 1 2TB HDD. On one SSD I installed Win7, and when I select the other empty SSD for ...
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Re-installing Windows 7 on a dual boot system with Fedora

At present I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Fedora 14. I want to re-install windows 7 but most probably it will replace Fedora's boot loader. I have a lot of things set up on Fedora. I ...
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Adding RPM's to SLES installation DVD

For a custom installation, I need to add a few rpms from the SDK dvd that comes with the main SLES dvd, onto the main SLES installation dvd. This is because my superiors want 1 single dvd to install ...
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Identical mount points for two file systems when installing Linux

So, I'm going through Crunchbang's installer (very similar to Debian's), and am at the partitioning step. I chose the 'Guided - use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM' method (usually I do manual ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS hangs at 43% of preparing to partition raid 1drives

I have set up hardware raid 1 with two SAS drives using the Adptec 6405E controller. I am having a problem when installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as it hangs at 43 % when partitioning disk drives. So far ...
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Are there any other Linux distributions that automatically get UEFI right?

Recently I've been trying many different linux distros, and the only one that can setup UEFI correctly out of the box is Fedora. There is 0 tweaking involved. Somehow it just automatically knows if a ...
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After install Centos 6.3 from USB, it doesn't boot

I installed CentOS on my machine from my USB. I did a minimal CentOS USB drive with UNetbootin. After I install the CentOS, when i try to reboot, it does not starts. I have only the cursor blinking on ...
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Installing Debian without GUI for a web server

I'm unfamiliar with Debian (obviously), so I downloaded the live ISO thinking it might help me out. From the live GUI, I doubled click on the install icon on the desktop and proceeded - it gave me a ...
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Trying to install Linux Mint 13 via Wubi, throws me into grub prompt

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon via the 64 bit DVD image from within Windows. I've tried both installing it to C: which is my Windows system disk, but also to D: which is another ...
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Why does a graphical install show my boot option, but a textual install not?

I have a system to install SLES 11 on, via a serial console. As this procedure is likely to be executed across multiple systems, I want to automate the whole process. As such, I first did a manual ...
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How do I find out if my computer has PAE using Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the flags in /proc/cpuinfo mean? I tried installing CentOS 6.3 on my computer only to see a complaint that my computer doesn't have PAE. I am not sure if my ...
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“Removing leftover files … Unknown user 'uuidd'. [FAIL]” on a fresh Arch Linux installation

I just fresh installed Arch Linux reecently and when booting i can spot a warning: Removing leftover files [BUSY] [/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/uuidd.conf:1] Unknown user 'uuidd'. [FAIL] What could this ...
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Debian Wheezy installation with preseed

I have a USB stick with netinst version of Debian Wheezy (testing). I am trying to load a preseed file, named "preseed.cfg" in the USB root folder (same folder as initrd.gz). I use GRUB and my entry ...
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Trouble installing or booting into Ubuntu or Fedora using a live USB or DVD on a new Lenovo E31

I've tried a live USB with Ubuntu 12.04.1 (both i386 and AMD 64-bit) as well as 11.10, as well as Ubuntu 10.04 on a DVD and Fedora 17 on a live USB. In all cases, selecting the option to boot into ...
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Installing Linux distro on PogoplugPro

I have a PogoplugPro and I want to install a Linux distro on it. However, none of the tutorials I have found cover the model I have: Model: POGOPLUG PRO BusyBox v1.16.1 (2010-11-30 12:06:37 PST) ...
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IPMI does not start up during kickstart-installation

I am in the process of further automating our system-installation on new servers. Main problem here is that the network-devices do not appear in the order we expect them (i.e. first onboard network ...
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Install Linux on two hard drives

I am new to Linux. I have a machine with two hard drives, the first one has 80GB and the second has 120GB. I am about to format this machine and install Linux. I want to install all the main ...
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Why is Perl installed by default with most Linux distributions?

Just curious. The title says it all: Why is Perl installed by default with most Linux distributions?
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Is it better to partition one drive or use separate drives?

I am a system admin with limited Linux experience, and have been tasked with setting up Cent OS 5.8 64bit install, and creating a template once complete. My main client base will be developers, and I ...
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Raid 0 Linux Installation fails to install grub

I have a Raid 0 setup (striping) via BIOS not through software raid. When I install linux mint or Ubuntu it fails to install the boot loader or set the boot loader to boot. I get an error stating ...
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How to mount multiple directories on the same partition?

I am installing an SSD and would like to put / on the SSD and /home, /var, and /tmp on the HDD. My current distro is Kubuntu but I would not mind trying another distro if this procedure can be ...
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64bit Linux or 32bit Linux with PAE kernel causes x server to crash on boot

I have a home server that was running 64bit Linux Mint with Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram, nvidia 7950GT, and RAID 0 two 150GB drives. It was running fine til the power supply failed and I had to replace it. ...
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Is it safe to only have root and swap partitions when dual-booting Linux and Windows?

I am trying to install Linux Mint alongside an existing Windows 7. I found a simple tutorial (I haven't tried it yet), but I wonder if it is healthy to partition / and /swap only. On the other hand, ...
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Changing firewall settings after installation of CentOS via kickstart

I was trying to install CentOS 6.3 via Windows Deployment Server. And to automate the installation process I used kickstart file in which i provided various details required during installation.Then i ...
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How to install FreeBSD on Thinkpad?

I am trying to install FreeBSD but I am having a problem. My computer is a Thinkpad T400. I followed the instructions to install so I have downloaded the file FreeBSD-8.3-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso and ...
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Installing Linux Mint Debian Edition into existing partitions: What's there to look out for?

I have four partitions on a hard drive, two of which are boot loaders. One is the /boot partition, one is the boot loader of Windows 7. Now, the Linux running on it, is an old Fedora. I'd like to ...
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Creating a bootable Linux installation USB without unetbootin

I want to install Scientific Linux from USB. I don't know why unetbootin doesn't work but I am not curious to find out: after all, I transferred to Linux from Windows to see and learn the underlying ...
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/home partition

I am facing the following doubt. I installed Arch time ago with a home separate partition. My issue is that I need to reinstall the system and I don't have a backup of my /home. Would a new ...
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How do I get Fedora 17 boot media to boot my laptop?

I have been using Ubuntu since Ubuntu 11.10 came out. I was very satisfied with how Ubuntu has evolved over the past few years, but now I would like to try out Fedora 17 since that has been out for a ...
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Installing Linux/NetBSD on an old Sky digibox?

I've just been updgraded to Sky+ and I've got an old Sky box (Thomson 286_544 aka Thomson DSI4212C). How would I go about installing NetBSD (compatible with nearly everything) on it? Has anyone ever ...
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Install of Gentoo: Can't find root device (boot of LiveCD from HardDrive)

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the LiveCD (I have no CD Drive, so it is from my Hard Drive), but after the kernel is loaded, I get a ...
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How do I install openSUSE 12.1 from an external hard disk?

For some reason, my laptop (HP ProBook 5320m) refuses to boot when I install the ISO images for openSUSE 12.1 on an USB stick (the stick starts to blink and then the internal fan goes into overdrive ...
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archlinux aif command not found

I`m pretty much a newbie to linux and a complete newbie to archlinux. I started Archlinux after grub and I see a [root@archiso ˜]# command bash. The installation guide tells me to either type ...
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Install Chrome Linux from PXE boot

I've got a PXE boot server from which I can boot a selection of LIVE CD's. Mostly different Ubuntu distributions. Setting it up for ubuntu was relatively easy. I have copied the caspar directory from ...
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Install Linux on PPC Mac: NO CD DRIVE

I am trying to install Linux on my Xserve G4, a NewWorld PPC Macintosh computer. The issue is: I have no CD drive, so all those helpful comments like "Just boot from Linux using a LiveCD" don't work ...
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Find filesystem of an unmounted partition from a script

I'm writing a custom automated install using AIF (Arch Installation Framework), and I need to find the filesystem on a partition given a partition. So far I have this: grok_partitions () { local ...
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Linux Mint 64-bit Kernel Panic on Boot

I'm trying to install 64-bit Maya on the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display using a Bootcamp partition. The trouble is that I get a kernel panic similar to the one below on live cd boot or usb boot. ...
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How do I install Ubuntu/Mint on top of Debian?

I have a basic dual setup with Linux Debian and Windows 7 (Grub is my bootloader). However, since this machine will be donated to a friend that does not know a lot about computers, I would like to ...
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Changing linux distro remotely while preserving data

I have a headless Fedora 15 (without GUI) box. With the following partition structure: $ df -T -h Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs rootfs 49G 2.8G 46G 6% / ...
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Linux Mint 13 not installing

I just decided to move to Linux. I downloaded the Mint 13 iso and wrote it to a DVD. I installed it on my Win7 laptop with VMware workstation to test and all worked fine. So I decided to reboot my ...
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Why Debian CD has 52 CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 31 Debian CDs — Why? and which do I need for a vanilla desktop install? I am about to install Debian. But Debian has 52 CD Images - how can Debian be so large? 52 ...
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Which system configuration setting(s) on HP Compaq dc5750 need to be changed if “running Unix”?

HP Compaq dc5750 small form factor Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz 2GB 160GB On starting the system it displayed this message: If you are running Unix, you need to configure your system using the ...
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Which Fedora CPU architecture should I choose? i386 or i686?

I have an old Thinkpad X32 which has an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.80GHz based on the result of cat /proc/cpuinfo and I was wondering which is better to use on it, the i386 or the i686 version ...
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Linux clean install on an HP ThinClient

I'm having some issues with installing and removing stuff in Linux. I have a HP ThinClient (T5325) and was following these instructions to remove the HP OS and set up a Debian OS: ...
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Install CentOS from hard drive - kernel panic

I want to dual-boot CentOS and Windows XP. The computer has two partitions (C: and D:) and I want to install CentOS 6.2 on the D: drive. So I downloaded the i386 ISO package, used UNetbootin to ...
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Best Disk Partitioning Scheme for a Linux-based Developer Machine

Is there some kind of "best disk partitioning scheme" for a Linux-based web and application developer machine, in terms of performance, organization or others?
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Do I need to format a CF before installing Linux?

I recently purchased an 8GB Patriot CF card, like this one . I also have a Syba CF/Sata adapter. I put these together into my mini-itx computer (connected via Sata cables, not USB) and booted an ...
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Fresh Linux (Debian and CentOS) installation will not boot

I am trying to install either Debian or CentOS on a home server (Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX100 S3). I first tried installing Debian. The whole installation was successful (including grub). But after ...
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How to install OpenSuse 11.4 through an ISO without burning it to a DVD?

How to install OpenSuse 11.4 through an ISO without burning it to a DVD? Installation needs to be done on hardware, not on some virtual machine. anisha@linux-dopx:~/tarBalls> uname -a && ...