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Installing CentOS from USB results in black screen

I have an old Dell Latitude laptop (running xp) that I'm trying to turn into a test server running CentOS. It doesn't have a cd drive on it, so I'm forced to use a flash drive to try and get the new ...
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NetBSD install, configure network, stuck at the command /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media error: ifconfig SIOCGIFMEDIA: inappropriate ioctl for device

I'm in NetBSD installation process, when configuring network, I'm stuck in this command and there is no way out of it: Status: Command failed Command: /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media Hi enter to continue ...
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Mount error during arch-linux installation

I'm trying to install Arch-Linux from a USB stick. I copied the iso onto the stick using Unetbootin and made changes to the syslinux file as per the wiki. But the installation throws up a "mount: you ...
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How do I install Unix system V?

I got my hands on a copy of Unix system V. I downloaded a software to write img files to floppy disks. But when I try to boot from the floppy on my old 128MB ram computer it says disk image failure. ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ ...
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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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Installing Debian on Surface pro 4 [on hold]

I would like to purchase a Surface Pro 4 tablet for my wife but will avoid it if I cannot properly install Debian Linux as a secondary operating system. I have not been successful so far in getting an ...
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grub2-install: error: cannot open /boot/grub/i386-pc/usbserial_common.mod: No space left on device

I am at the final step in a Gentoo installation, and I have some problems installing grub2. I did an emerge --ask sys-boot/grub and everything went ok. After this I ran (chroot) livecd # grub2-install ...
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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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How to install Linux (or a similar OS) on smartphone?

I need to install linux on my next mobile, a smartphone, which will be my first one. How do I do that? I mean, it surely won't have a CD drive and I don't see a way for including a USB drive or even ...
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CentOS 7 i386 Netinstall error: 'Error setting up base repository"

I downloaded the 32-bit CentOS 7 Netinstall version from http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/i386/, and used the http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/os/i386/ as the repository during installation ...
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How to Install Microsoft Windows OS if already have Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I have purchased a Dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft Windows operating system on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the Microsoft ...
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Kali Live USB won't boot. Takes me to blinking cursor

I am trying to install 64 Bit Kali Linux to a laptop. Whenever I boot through a live USB the menu opens, but when an option is selected it takes me to the black screen, with just a blinking cursor ...
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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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Zorin OS 9-Booting from liveUSB error

I am attempting to install the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 9 via liveUSB. I have done a number of installs of Ubuntu based OS's but have run into a problem with this one. I have created a liveUSB within my ...
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Debian netinstall over wifi?

I have a question obout installing debian. Ubuntu has this option which can install all mising packages from ethernet of wifi, while debian has only ethertnet option. The firmware I prepaire -> see ...
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Hung up of fedora installation due maybe to intel backlight

I was trying to install Fedora 23 KDE onto an Asus X453MA notebook alongside Windows 8.1 then suddenly hung up while in the progress of: Starting Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of ...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select ...
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Unable to install Linux Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI motherboard

I and many other users of Linux Mint are not able to install Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI mobo. I understand that the issue has been noted but I cannot find a fix to this ...
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how to create multiboot usb w/ persistence for multiple OS

I'm installing multiple operating systems on a usb drive I recently purchased for this purpose and was wondering how to create a usb drive with multiple persistent OS's that will be linux based and ...
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arch linux- error:failed to get canonical path of 'airootfs' (grub to USB installation)

I'm trying to install arch-linux for the first time. everything was OK till I tried to install "grub" boot-loader to a USB drive. I am working by the WIKI ARCH LINUX guide. both of this commands ...
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Can't boot Linux OSes on new HP laptop

I have got a new HP laptop (ac179tx) which comes with DOS. I am trying to boot some kind of Linux on it but I am getting problems. I tried Manjaro KDE but it stucks on "Starting terminate plymouth ...
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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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Kali Linux: On install, designated root password cannot login - incorrect password

I found an old laptop lying around and I figured I would install Kali Linux on it to learn more about penetration testing and to try to break into my servers for practice and learning more about ...
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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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Failed to add i915 component masters (-19) Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit setup

While attempting to setup Kali Linux 2.0 64 bit as a dual boot with Windows on my Asus gl522vw laptop, I encountered this error after entering graphic install: Failed to add i915 component masters ...
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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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Can I install Ubuntu into a RPi2 remotely?

One friend of mine would like to install ubuntu mate into his new Raspberri Pi 2, but he would like me to help him trough the installation steps. My problem is that I am not aware if Ubuntu can run ...
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can't boot kali install cd from efi

So a while back Kali announced that their version was UEFI compatible. That's a relief because before I knew about it I had to physically go into my BIOS to change my boot mode (From UEFI to CSM) ...
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/dev/root does not exist in CentOS 7

I take an error message when installing CentOS 7 from usb. What is it solution?
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Repair Bad Ubuntu Installation With Grub Rescue & No Changes to BIOS

I have a old Dell PP01X laptop (it has a floppy disk reader & an external wifi card) which I tried to install Ubuntu on. To do this, I partitioned the drive into 3 parts (windows, linux, and swap ...
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Custom Debian LiveCD with Installer

I am wanting to make a custom Debian LiveCD that also has an option to install the system onto a HD. I have followed the instructions ...
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Problem Installing UBUNTU 14.04 (AND Mint 16, which is based on UBUNTU 13.10) as dual boot on RAID 0 with Windows 8.1

Ok, I know that there is Dual-Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 on FakeRAID Installation error - question marks "????..." and that that post has some answers for me, but I don't know if it ...
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Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment

Is there any way to find out if the OS I'm running (actually installing) is running in a VMWare machine. I need to disable ntp settings if the automated install is done on a virtual machine but keep ...
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Installing without booting

The usual Linux install process is as follows: put install iso onto DVD or USB stick boot machine using DVD or USB boot machine using DVD or USB install What I am wondering about is, given a working ...
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Can't boot on mmcblk0 on my lenovo ideapad 100s

I have a brand new Ideapad 100s, which is a lightweight laptop with a memory card of 32Go. I'm the average linux user, but I still got trouble understanding what secure boot / UEFI / ... are exactly ...
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Debian blu-ray and dvd both have 3 disks, what is the purpose of the blu-ray discs?

I tried to download the Debian "testing" (aka "stretch) install media that is blu-ray because I wanted a one disk solution. When I went to the Debian site to download the blu-ray disk... there was 3 ...
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ASUS ZenBook Linux install fails

Trying to install a linux distro (CentOS/Ubuntu) on ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T fails so far. I've used bootable usb, created by pendrive/unetbootin from range of iso files ...
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local yum repository with grouplist not working

I am trying to create a local yum repository with group list for RHEL 6. Packages from DVD are dumped at the following location /var/www/html/rhelisos/ To create the repo, I used the following ...
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Error: install exited abnormally [1/1] while installing CentOS-5.4

In my system, I have installed ubuntu. I Follow this article : How to Set Up a USB Key to Install CentOS to create bootable USB for CentOS-5.4. Steps i have done after booting successfully: Choose ...
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Issue with kvm when trying to install kali

I am wondering why when I am trying to install Kali Linux on kvm, I am facing the next issue: Unable to complete install: 'internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: ...
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Make an SD card to boot the distribution image created with Yocto

I have managed to build images for my own compiled Linux kernel source code using Yocto. Yocto has produced image files according to: ...
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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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Booting from usb fails as I try to install elementary OS on my PC

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Luna on my PC. The problem is that every time I try to boot from my usb, on which I've got the OS installation files, it fails. First I press F12 to get to the ...
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Downgrade Centos 7.2 to 7.1

I am currently using Centos 7.2.1511(check from file /etc/redhat-release) and trying to downgrade it to Centos 7.1.1503 (due to some package installation issue in centos 7.2) using the command yum ...
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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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How does the Manjaro release cycle work? [closed]

I am wondering how the Manjaro release cycle fits in with it being a rolling release.
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Linux offline installation

I am working on building a Linux server offline with no internet connection. However, every time I try to install an app RH wants to check online for items and fails the installation. How do you ...
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Unable to umount dvd on CentOS 7.2 kickstart installation

I have a kickstart file that was working fine on a RHEL 6 installation before, and now I want to reuse it to provide an automated installation on a CentOS/RHEL 7 DVD (currently testing on CentOS ...
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Installing Qubes 3.1 : boot process freezes after Qubes logo blinks

After burning Qubes iso on a USB stick using dd I boot it in UEFI mode and I got a problem with the following symptom : If I select Verify source and install Qubes the process freezes after the test ...