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How to create a customized distribution based on Debian?

I need to create a network with a small group of users. I thought about using Debian distro within computers. To automate it, I searched for automatic installation and customization tools for Linux ...
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Unix beginner installing [closed]

I'm a Unix beginner but I want to change that. I'm already familiar with Ubuntu, a bit with some other distros for linux, windows and a little bit with mac. So the first thing I did was searching how ...
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Archlinux installation problem

I've used 2 usb's, both livelinuxusb and unetbootin, and tried multiple reinstalls and formats. Whenever I try and install Archlinux x86_64 it unpacks the kernel and the says "0.000 fast tsc ...
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GRUB can't find an existing file?

I'm trying to install GRUB, but when I try to boot, I get this: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. But that file exists on the drive I'm booting to. Why is it saying "not found" ...
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Arch Linux: “error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)”

I'm trying to install an Arch system, and every time I run pacstrap /mnt base base-devel I get error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) filesystem: /mnt/lib exists in filesystem ==> ...
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Arch Linux installation on VMWare will not proceed

I'm trying to install Arch Linux 2013.14.01 on VMWare Player, but after I select "Boot Arch Linux (i686)", it goes directly to: archiso login: root (automatic login) In the tutorials I've seen they ...
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Unable to install the selected kernel

I have problem with my DVD drive. It's corrupted and when I'm trying to install Ubuntu it stucks (even with the miniISO) I was able to successfully start the OS from system rescue CD. I'd like to ...
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After Arch Linux install it just shows the text “No bootable device found”

I've been trying to install Arch Linux. After the installation, it shows the BIOS screen and after that there just comes a message that says "No bootable device found". I have retried the whole ...
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How would a script know when running locale-gen is necessary?

One of the basic steps in setting up a new system is getting the right glibc locale files generated. At least in ArchLinux and Gentoo, one is expected to do this step by hand. I am trying to setup a ...
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Install Fedora core 15 on HP Smart Array Controller HDD

I need to install "Fedora Core 15" Linux on to HP Smart Array Controller attached HDD. Problem is Fedora Core 15 kernel do not has HPSA device driver. I tried to load (my own build) HPSA driver ...
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Install linux from USB without bios support

I have an old PC where I want to install Debian from "smaller CD" (up to 40mb, rest will be downloaded). I have made a bootable usb from this Debian. The problem is, my computer is so old that it ...
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Cannot install Fedora 18

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with 2.5GB RAM and 120GB HDD. I have windows 7 and Ubuntu installed side by side. I have another 30GB space where I want to install Fedora 18 but when I try to install ...
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Trying to install Windows on a system that has Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I'm a novice in installing & debugging OS errors. I had Windows 7 installed & it crashed today (the great blue screen). No matter what I did (tried to install Windows 7 again & again from ...
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How do I set up raid0 using extra two drives (not the install drive)?

I have been looking around online for a suitable tutorial to help me set up a raid0 across two (or more) drives, but not moving the actual installation of Mint onto that raid setup (I have that on a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't recognize my active windows 7 partitions

Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit doesn't recognize my active windows 7 partitions. When choosing the installation option as something else during USB boot it shows my hard disk, but not all the partions I have. I ...
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Can I “yum upgrade” to a specific CentOS version?

I'm using a third party proprietary application on CentOS 5.4, which is known to malfunction on pristine 5.9 or later. I would like to incrementally upgrade to the latest CentOS version where that ...
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How to install Linux distro to a second hdd from within a running Linux Desktop Environment?

The title says it all! More specifically, I am running Fedora18 on my main HDD. I have a second HDD in the "UltraBay" slot of my ThinkPad W520--eSata connection. Is there a possibility to avoid ...
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Install Arch Linux to external hard disk using a Virtual Machine?

I have an external hard disk and I want to install Arch Linux on it. Since I'm a complete beginner I want to have access to the online the documentation. As the title states, it is possible to install ...
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Flash disk USB Fedora installation reset counting

I have created a flash disk with pen drive Linux universal USB installer to install Fedora 18 on my system but after booting, a counter starts and then reset and never installation begin. My system is ...
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Copying a working Linux instead of installing a new one [duplicate]

It is possible to move an installed Linux from one drive to another or from one disk to another by two methods: dd command which copies sector by sector including boot sector cp command, and then ...
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Cant install Linux Mint over Ubuntu , Help…migrating from Windows 7…first time Linux

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on HDD. Over the last 2 days I have been using Linux Mint on LiveCD and decided that that is what I want. When I partition the hdd should it be in fat32? fat16? or one ...
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How to add Puppy Linux to grub menu installed by Ubuntu?

I've been using Puppy Linux off a USB flash drive drive for a while, but that was really wearing it out. I decided to do a full install to the hard drive, so I cleared out some space, created an ext4 ...
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How to use one distro's live CD to install another distro?

I'm trying to install Mint Linux to a USB stick, but the Mint live CD doesn't fit on a normal CD and I don't have any DVDs available. The Ubuntu live CD does fit on a CD, so I want to use the Ubuntu ...
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Can't access server after rvm install

I messed up my server yesterday, and im not quite sure how to get it straight again. After trying to install SiriProxy by severall guides failing one after the other on the step for rvm and ...
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Mint Debian Install - Thinkpad T430s Problem

I wanted to try out the Linux Mint Debian. I downloaded an iso, checked it and then dd it on a usb stick. I boot on the usb fine and Mint is starting, but then it looks like that : The desktop ...
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Installation of RHEL and softwares on multiple machines

In our organization, we have 15 new systems of same hardware. I need to setup all the machines with RHEL 6.0 in it, multiple software's, and lot of basic configuration. I don't have any problem in ...
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RHEL Installation issue with UEFI on HP Compaq Desktop

I have bought a new Desktop HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF. It came with Windows 7 Pro installed. Now I want to install Linux (RHEL) by dual booting it. I have successfully shrinked the partition and ...
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Unable to launch Fedora 18 LiveCD using USB device

I just bought a new motherboard which has BIOS and UEFI. I have a previously working LiveCD installed on my usb, created with LiveUSB Creator. I tried using it to boot but got stuck at the grub ...
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Grub problem booting problem at fresh install of Centos

I've Windows 7 installed on my PC. I would like to install Centos and remove Windows 7 completely. After burning a Centos 6.2 on a DVD, and restarting the machine, I got the grub> window. I can ...
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Arch Linux - installation with old iso image

Are there any issues when installing Arch Linux with an old ISO image? Generally all packages are downloaded from mirrors during installation, but I want to be sure.
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Linux Mint gets stuck at boot from Live-CD

I am trying to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon) from a CD. It will act like it is loading for a while, the CD drive will make a ton of noise for a while, and then everything just freezes (the CD drive ...
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How to install Debian on a loopback device?

I'd like to install Debian on a loopback device (/dev/loop0). I can easily access the command prompt by booting off the DVD and asking for a shell, and I'm assuming it should also be easy to mount ...
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Install Debian over Ubuntu using same home partition

I'm interested in changing from Ubuntu to Debian. I currently have 12.04LTS installed on its own boot partition which is separate from the /home partition. I would simply wipe the Ubuntu partition ...
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Move a linux instalation using btrfs on the default subvolume (subvolid=0) to another subvolume

When doing a installation to a root btrfs filesystem, many linux distributions install to the default subvolume. If left unmodified, this layout will force any snapshots or subvolumes to be created ...
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Update install repository on liveUSB?

I'm using a kubuntu liveUSB with persistence. It's possible to update the liveUSB itself, such that the updates persist. However, the update packages aren't used for installation, as far as I can ...
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Removing Debian Installation Prompt

I attempted to install Debian through a CD, with the initial .exe working fine. However, when I rebooted and went through the installation procedure, my system could not tell that there was a disk ...
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Is there a simple way to copy system settings from an EOL install to a new version?

Here's my scenario: I'm currently running Mint 12 as my open source development platform. Currently, I'm running it as a VM through VirtualBox. Since 12 is near it's end of life, and because ...
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How to install Redhat using the iso image stored on Network

This is the case. I want to install the Redhat 5.6 on my system. But this time i dont want to use the actual DVD but this time i want to install it using the iso image stored on one of our server HDD. ...
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How to select optional components during FreeBSD 9.0 Install?

I am installing FreeBSD 9.0 on VMWare Player. In section 2.5.3 of the installation guide it shows that one can choose which components to install. What keys on the keyboard do I need to use to ...
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How to safely replace one Linux distribution with another one via SSH?

I'm intending to replace a NAS's Custom Linux with Arch Linux (details at the bottom), of course wishing to preserve all user data and (due to the SSH-only headless access) attempting to be fool-proof ...
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Fedora 17 Freezes on Macbook Pro Install

So I put Fedora on my flash drive using this tutorial, and I also burned it onto a DVD. Whenever I try to boot from it or one of the EFI boots, the countdown on the install freezes at 0. whenever I ...
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Installing Debian on an SSD

Does the Debian installer work out of the box for SSDs? I.e. I heard that you need to align the partitions to 32bit virtual clusters (is it actually true?). Are there any other things I need to take ...
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How to manually install linux on a USB?

I have been using unetbootin to create bootable Linux USBs. I want to do this manually using command line. What is the procedure that unetbootin uses to prepare a bootable USB? How would you go ...
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debian-installer: report setup progress

Can I, using preseed, make the debian installer report its progress to a server? I'd imagine something like calling wget http://x.tld/stage_finished.php?s=partitioning_completed to report the ...
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Transfering whole linux system to a new disk

Few weeks back I installed linux as a virtual machine on my windows 7 system but I didn't gave much thought to(or miscalculated) the size of various partitions and even worse I'm not using 'lvm'. ...
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Will I have to wipe my disk if I install linux?

It might be dumb question, but I want to experience Linux standalone and want to replace my windows 7 with it. My question is: Will I have to wipe my whole data If I install Linux on my notebook ...
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How to report back system installation progress

I'd like to do some reporting from the system setup progress for virtualised (libvirt/kvm) Ubuntu servers. I expected some kind of such system to already exist out there, but couldn't find anything. ...
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Problems installing Arch Linux: cannot mount the installation media [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: mounting problem during installation of archlinux on dell xps one I am trying to install Arch Linux on my Acer Aspire 4830tg, but I keep running into problems. I am ...
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Is there a way to find out when an OS instance was installed on a host?

I am currently using RHEL 5.8 and SunOS 5.10 at work and Fedora 16 at home. Is there any way to find out the date when any or all of those OS instances were installed on a host? The reason I want it ...
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mounting problem during installation of archlinux on dell xps one

I've been trying to install archlinux on xps one. the screen doesn't work because it has intel g45/g43 express chipset. I had to use nomodeset option as mentioned in the installation guide. Arch ...