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What directories can be shared between distros?

After getting some information about partition scheme, I came to know that using discrete partitions will be more useful. If I'd to install another OS, and see having /home directory in seperate ...
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Is it safe to Install Debian, and possible to go back?

I already use bosslinux and want to try Debian (by installing Debian) would I be able to delete it completely afterwards?
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Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup

So, I currently have BOSS Linux and I am going to install Debian (currently installing right now) And I want my older OS (BOSS linux), on the first position and the debian, (freshly installed) to be ...
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Problem installing Debian 7 64bit on UEFI laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532

I have installed Debian 7 64bit on my brand new laptop Fujitsu Lifebook NH532. As I understood lately this is UEFI-enabled laptop. At first installation attempt I've not created EFI boot partition, ...
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how to install arch linux on 32 bit system

I would like to install arch Linux on my netbook, which is not 64 bit compatible. I searched through the downloads on the arch Linux download page and everything there pertains to 64 bit ...
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How can I install a Linux distribution to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distributions, but I've tried a few (Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, ...
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How to properly use Gentoo Linux as a supplement to an existing distribution?

While I originally wanted to entirely replace the Linux distribution my NAS uses, I meanwhile came to the conclusion that it would be better to leave the existing system as unmodified as possible and ...
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Install 32-bit library packages on 64-bit rhel 6.2 during installation of os

I want full installation of rhel-server-6.2-x86_64. Within this setup, I want to install some of 32bit glibc packages before completion of installation, which already available in ...
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Install Ubuntu from the same or different partition?

Do you need more than one partition to run an Ubuntu installer? Or can you download it, save it, and install it all in the same partition? (without mounting others, nor using the Windows installer). ...
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If /usr partition not specified, does it go on same partition as root by default?

I plan to install Fedora Linux on a machine with an SSD and an HDD. /boot, and the root will have their own partitions on the SSD. If I want /usr to be on same partition as /, will that occur by ...
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Installation of Fedora 19 does not start / freezes in loop while booting from usb-medium

I made a usb bootmedium as explained on the Fedora homepage. I then startet up my laptop and booted form USB. Then the screen to select action popped. I choose start Fedora. After that that "citrus" ...
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Elementary OS dual boot with Windows 7

I just deleted a partition from my RAID 0 2x HDD, installed Elementary OS from a SD card USB adaptor (while doing it, I created a Root, a Home and a Swap partition) but I never saw the bootloader when ...
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Install OpenSUSE 12.3 on a Virtual Machine

I am trying to install OpenSUSE 12.3 onto a (VirtualBox, on Windows) virtual machine. I have tried both the Net Install (-NET) and LiveCD (Gnome) installs. The installations proceed almost to ...
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Installing Linux on UEFI ASUS Machine

I have been having troubles for weeks trying to get Linux Mint on my new computer. It is a ASUS F75V-NS1 with UEFI Bios and Windows 8 install. So far, I was able to get a Linux Mint 64-bit Bootable ...
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Problem while install ubuntu 12.04.3-server

I try to install Ubuntu 12.04.3-server-i386 in my system. My system configuration is 256MB RAM, 80GB hard disk, Pentium 4 (2.40Gz). I have a DVD drive, I downloaded 12.04.3-server-i386.iso and burnt ...
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Is PAE harddrive dependent?

I have two M1400 and I can successfully boot and installed Bodhi Linux on one of them. When I try to boot it on the second one I get a Kernel Error saying that the CPU doesn't support PAE. The two ...
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/sbin/init does not exist - Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck

I'm trying to install arch linux. When I boot up, it gives me the message found below. ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist. Bailing out, you are on your own now. ...
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How can I install Gentoo in this situation

Why does it nessesary to coincide the release version of stage3 and minimal install CD? Or can I install Gentoo with old minimal CD, but current stage?
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How I can select a partition to install fedora?

I have a problem on installing fedora. I have already installed windows 8, and I have two different partitions (C (for windows), and D(for data)). I had also shrink the size of D by 50 GB, in order ...
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Error installing Fedora 19

I'm trying to install Fedora 19. After my computer booted from installation DVD for about 20 minutes, it displays white screen with 'Oh no! Something has gone wrong.' message. I've tried 3 times and ...
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What happens when my internet dies out during the net installation of Debian?

So it downloaded all kinds of things (I think GNOME didn't make it, because I'm doing everything in command line atm). My router is so crappy that it loses its internet connection if I surpass 450 ...
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How to install persistent ubuntu 12.04 on USB drive?

I spent an entire day trying to figure out why my USB ubuntu installation was not being persistent. Yes, I did check the "persistence" option and assigned a file size for it during installation. I've ...
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How can I install Arch Linux on a Laptop with Intel GMA 4500 MHD?

I would like to install Arch Linux on my Acer TravelMate 5735Z. Sadly, it has a Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphic card. This means, I suffer from Kernel Bug [GM45] black screen at boot (0 backlight?). When ...
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/boot/messages in SuSE?

I'm reading a SUSE Linux tutorial for creating a custom installation CD from host's kernel. As first step it indicates to create a iso/boot/grub folder system and perform the files copying indicated ...
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error caused by undefined symbol: glXGetProcAddress

After my last dist-upgrade of my testing debian system, X refuses to start. I can see the following error (which shows up when gnome-session is started): symbol lookup error: ...
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New SuSE install intermittently freezes

I've just installed the latest Gnome SuSE from their website (downloaded from their site yesterday). I grabbed the LiveCD, put it on a USB stick, booted from it, and used the included installer to ...
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Is there a way to circumvent normal installation proceedures and manually install (M1400 Motion Computing Tablet)

TLDR version Can I install Linux by booting the Live CD and then doing a dd if=/ of=/dev/hda? Can I somehow install Linux by copying files off of the installing ISO directly onto the harddisk drive? ...
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need some advice in setting up my first server [closed]

Questions Should a GUI be installed on a server? Are solid state drives a good option for Virtualizations? How can I use SSD for virtualization? conditional information: I apreciate advice that ...
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How to specify an ISO as the location of root filesystem for GRUB?

I'm trying to understand the Debian "booting from Hard Disk" installation manual. The process is as follows: I copy a kernel image, a ramdisk initrd and an ISO with installer to the hard drive and ...
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How do I install Debian onto the same physical hard disk that the installer files are on?

I need to somehow copy the installer to hard drive (local disk), so that I can plug this prepared hard drive to another computer, boot the installer from hdd and install it (on same hdd). Example: ...
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How to install Kali Linux without CD and flash drive?

I have download Kali Linux. But the size is too large for my flash drive, my flash drive is 1.8gb and the Kali Linux iso is 2.3gb. I use an Asus eeepc 1215p which has no CD/DVD drive. My machine was ...
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Arch Linux GRUB install: “EFI variables are not supported on this system”

I am attempting to install Arch linux to a new (and very crappy) HP Pavillion 15 Notebook. This is a UEFI-based machine. After several swings at it, I have managed to get pretty far. Legacy mode is ...
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HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - Install CentOS or Ubuntu Server

I just bought a HP ProlLiant DL320e G8 v2 and I am trying to install CentOS or Ubuntu Server on it from a USB. The problem is that I do not have any option for this in Intelligent Provisioning (the ...
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Why GRUB boots Debian 32-bits instead Ubuntu 64-bits in my multiboot configuration?

I installed Ubuntu GNOME Remix 64-bis on my system. I set the installer to reuse my /boot and /home. Since ubiquity (the Ubuntu installer) was giving me hard time installing GRUB I selected to ...
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change of Unix default directory structure [closed]

Is it possible to change the default Unix/Linux directory structure? I mean by configuration and without need to change the kernel. Or if the kernel has to be edited, how hard is such task? Is the ...
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Blank Screen on Mint 15 LiveCD

I own a Lenovo Yoga 11s (i5 processor, Intel integrated graphics) and I'm trying to install Linux Mint on to it. However, after I boot from the live cd, the screen goes blank and stops responding. ...
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Why Redhat is not installing using HTTP

Im trying to install Rehdat using HTTP and these are the steps I preformed to do it. I copied the iso image in /var/www/rhel/5.9/ Then i made a HTTP YUM repo under /yum-repo.d/rhel-5.9.repo/Server ...
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Cannot dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 already installed from a long time ago and I have no Windows/update CD. I want to install Linux Mint. I created a partition, formatted it as Ext4 (in Linux), and labeled it E. I ...
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How to install Debian with encrypted / and passphrase required before login-screen?

I'm trying to install Debian in my Dell inspiron 8GB ram + 500GB HD. Althought I could install it without any problems with the regular install and even with a few modifications, I'm trying to ...
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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 ...