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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 ...
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Bootloader error installing Fedora [closed]

I need a dual boot in my computer, Windows 7 and Fedora 17. I first installed Windows 7 and created the partition scheme during Windows install: - Partition 1: is a small partition automatically ...
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Easiest way to install a Linux Desktop installtion on VirtualBox

I need a Linux Virtual machine (running on Windows with Virtual Box), and I need it run a desktop such as Gnome. Because it is running on a Virtual machine on a not particulary powerful machine I ...
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Resizing of partitions taking too long in Debian 6 installer

I had a Windows 7 PC, with three partitions on it: The default Windows partition (~300GB in size, primary) Some system stuff Windows 7 needs (100MB in size, primary) A partition called Shared, that ...
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Partioning free space for manual install

I have 53 gigabytes that need formating into /root, /swap, /usr/, /var, /home, and /tmp. If there's any help what is the best space allocation? Please let me know.
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Arch Linux doesn't seem to use vconsole.conf

I have insalled Arch Linux. During the installation, I set my vconsole.conf file to be like this: KEYMAP=slovene FONT=Lat2-Terminus16 But when I try to type my Slovenian letters after reboot, ...
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How to choose LUKS encryption when installing RHEL 6?

With the default RHEL 6 installer, how can I choose the LUKS encryption? Afaik if I prepare the disk like cryptsetup luksFormat -c cast5-cbc-plain -s 128 /dev/$DEVICE could be the "fastest" ...
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How to install ubuntu ultimate edition using Wubi?

I had some trouble installing Ultimate Edition 2.9 on my friend's computer using Wubi. Wubi just doesn't accept installation and gives only 2 options - 'Demo & Install' and 'Learn more'. Tried ...
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Remove /var partition and replace it with /var into / (root) partition

I accidentaly created a /var partition and I'd like to get rid of it. Is it possible to remove this partition and use the / partition to contain /var without reinstalling the OS or do I have to ...
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ufs fails on debian

I am a longtime openSUSE user. However, my friend convinced me to give debian a try. When installing, I noticed there was no ext3 option (which I usually use), so I selected ufs. Then I got an ...
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How can I create a Windows XP installation USB drive? [closed]

There are two partitions on my hard disk, one is Linux Mint and one is newly formatted. (a simplification) I have Windows XP installation disks and iso files, however my optical drive isn't working. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 always hanging

I am new in Ubuntu 12.10. In installation process, I choose "ext4 extended..." when then appears "something else" and another option. Is that wrong? After installation, my computer is going to very ...
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Can't boot Scientific Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second) I have installed Scientific Linux on my Asus laptop where I already have installed ...
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Why can't I install Linux on this SSD

I have tried installing several different distros onto my Vertex2 SSD. Whenever I try the disk does not show up as an installation option (it is not present in the drop down box). My most recent ...
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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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Apt-Get Install Unmet Dependencies

My debian computer will not install the new kernel. It says I have unmet dependencies, and those dependencies say they have unmet dependencies. Many of these dependencies are already installed ...
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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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Installing Linux Mint on a blank SSD

I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside ...
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Format disk through rootfs terminal

I've got into a strange situation (because of my own stupidity of course:-)). I kept failing to install Chakra Linux from Live USB, so I was thinking that the reason could be that I created the Live ...
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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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Debian stucks at formatting 33%

I'm trying to install Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 on a new HP Proliant Microserver N40L with 4 GB RAM and 1.5 GHZ and 2 new Seagate BARRACUDA 2TB HDD (delivered yesterday). The installation stuck at the ...
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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 ...