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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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what does “Read Swap Header failed: Success” mean?

I'm trying to install Arch Linux (from the 2014-04-01 snapshot). I've made a swap file and tried to swapon it, but I got an error(?) message I don't understand. I've executed fallocate -l 512M ...
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How does the Linux installation work from the inside?

I am trying to understand the content of a Linux distribution's ISO image file and how the installation process take place. Here I am specifically talking about CentOS 6.4 in its minimal version. So ...
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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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Install system to Disk on Chip

I'm looking for an easy way to install linux on a PC104 (x86 no cmov) system with a Disk-on-Chip. It can be a very simple system (BusyBox, etc) or a distro the installs in under 512mb. I just need to ...
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Are All The Packages Included On The Debian DVD/CD Images Or Just The Most Popular?

My understanding is that Debian and all the software available in the matching online repo (eg: https://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages) are released together on a series of disc images ...
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Ubuntu recognize my hard drive as “ FREE Disk ”

I'm newbie in Linux world but I'm a big fan of Ubuntu. I've bought a new laptop ( TOSHIBA C55D-A-13Q ) and it had Windows 8 64-bit pre-installed . I tried to install Ubuntu alongside it but it ...
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Noninteractive script running over ssh is interrupted as apt-get finishes

When I run the following non interactive script on Ubuntu Server 13.04 it's interrupted when lxc-docker package finishes installation. Script : ssh -o StrictHostKeychecking=no -t -t -i $CERT ...
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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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Installing Linux Mint Live USB

First, let me just say that I'm relatively new to Linux, having been forced to use it since the recent death of my hard drive (although having used Linux for a few weeks now, I wish I'd tried it ...
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How to override anaconda/kickstart package ordering?

I am building a bootable ISO to be used to install a Linux image (Oracle Linux, 5.8). This is using anaconda with a kickstart file to select the packages to be loaded. Some of these packages are ...
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What should I do before dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian on EFI?

I'm about to purchase an Asus motherboard with EFI firmware and wanted to prepare myself for installing Windows and Debian once the hardware arrives. I was hoping that someone who has gone down this ...
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CentOS 6 “Default” Installation Options

Can someone tell me the difference between a Desktop Install, a Basic Server install, and a Minimal Install? During installation, it doesn't give a description and I can't find documentation on it ...
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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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How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode

I have a Dual-Boot USB I created with Multisystem for booting into PartedMagic, Ubuntu 11.10 & Windows 7 Install. Problem is Windows 7 says it cant install on a GPT partition. Googled, and found ...
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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 do I find how long ago a Linux system was installed?

How can I find the time since a Linux system was first installed, provided that nobody has tried to hide it?
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Centos 6 stuck at loading splash screen after successful installation

I'm trying to dual-boot CentOS with Windows 7. My current disk layout are as follow:- /dev/sda1 - Windows 7 /dev/sda3 - NTFS partition I created a standard partition for /boot and that was ...
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Linux Ubuntu from one architecture to another

I have an ubuntu installation (amd64) on a SSD "A" and I copied the whole harddisk to another SSD "B" , (GPT, sda1=BIOS Boot partion , sda2 = ntfs (windows) sda2=ext4 (ubuntu), sda3 = linux swap) I ...
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Can't Install Debian On wm8505 Tablet

I have WM8505 sylvania brand tablet which is come with windows ce 6.0 installed on it. I am trying to install Abrasive's Debian on it but when i remove sd (after install) it reboots and shows nothing ...
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Unattended linux installation (Debian/Ubuntu)

I want to make an Debian or Ubuntu unattended ISO, for my FOG server - to boot up system installation via LAN. I've searched over the internet but I didn't found nothing, which will be adequate for ...
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How can I get yum and the internet browser to work after fresh Fedora 20 installation

I am my wits end. After happily using Fedora 12 for several years, I decided it was time to upgrade. So, I bought a new computer three weeks ago and have been trying to install Fedora 20 ever since, ...
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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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Disk is almost full on a server with CPanel

I have VHM system and I have a domain and two subdomain on this system. I tried to take a backup than after sometime I cannot access cpanel but I can access VHM. but some of the VHM options gives disk ...
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Steam-OS installation asks for DVD media change halfway through installation

I'm trying to install the latest Steam OS. I've downloaded the ISO March 25th: SteamOSDVD.iso 25-Mar-2014 12:07 Installation works great up to the point when in "Select and Install software" after ...
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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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CentOS 6.5 installation hangs on first screen

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 in Virtual Box. The problem is, the installation hangs on the first screen after waiting about 10 seconds. How can I pass this screen? The steps I installed: 1) ...
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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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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 install freebsd in minimum size?

I want to install a FreeBSD just to use squid cache server on it. i want to know how can i make this installation to its minimum size? i installed the boot-only ISO file on virtual box, but it took ...
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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 fix boot into initramfs prompt and “mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory” and “No init found”?

Installing a new system using a GPT partitioned disk dedicated to a single partition, ext4 formatted, extlinux (version 4.05) as bootloader, Ubuntu Core version 13.10 amd64 as rootfs, and Ubuntu ...
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How can I build a custom distribution for running a simple web browser?

You'll have to forgive me, as I'm relatively new at doing something like this, but I need to do the following and I know that it has and can be done. Basically, a few friends and me are assembling ...
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How to install CentOS 6.4 on Mac Mini?

I have bought a new Mac Mini, and would like to use it as a Linux server. Now I'm trying to install CentOS on it. I downloaded CentOS-6.4-x86_64-netinstall.iso and booted the Mac Mini from a ...
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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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Two HDD installation

Is there any easy tutorial or guide how can I setup Debian (amd64 v. 7 + xface) on my server, but using this separation ? Separation: SSD (32GB) for system Normal HDD (1TB) for data like /var ...
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How to install linux (with crypto /Home + / partition) with enough swap space to hibernate

What are the steps to install Linux (with cryoto /Home + / partition) Mint on a empty hard drive with 1.5x swap space as RAM. I am aware that the CD allows this as a default option but it doesn't ...
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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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Linux Mint Booting Installed Partition [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to install the loved Linux Mint. I made sure I had space for a partition, and installed it. I am currently on the "trial" part, where it has "Install Linux Mint" on the desktop. I ...
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Are there GPG-signed OpenBSD ISOs with which I can verify an installation disc?

Are there GPG-signed OpenBSD ISOs that I can download and later verify the downloaded file? Or at least a GPG-signed shasum?
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How do I install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 machine using external DVD drive?

I want to install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 Machine. It comes on a CD-ROM. Can I install it using an external DVD-drive?
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Trying to delete crypto partitions from debian graphical installer

I'm setting up manual partitions (I made 2 crypto ones) on debian wheezy using the graphical installer, but I didn't leave enought space for the boot one. So I am trying to delete them but am not able ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu over a dual boot laptop

I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, ...
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How can I use these partitions to install fedora 20

I want to install Fedora 20 from a full DVD (not live) on a new computer, with as much software as I can; so, during the set up for the installation, I tick all the repositories offered and then find ...
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Setting up linux with enought swap space to hibernate

Using Debian wheezy graphical install I want to ensure I have enough swap space to hibernate, what are the simplest steps to achieve this?
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Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?

Going the follow-your-nose route, I can take a Mint install medium, set up the language, timezone, username, password, etc. during the install process, and at the end when I'm done setting all these ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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Cant create encrypted partitions during Debian installation

I am using debian 7.4 cd. When I set a partition as '/' during manual partition.It is fine. However when I then try to use it as 'physical volume for encryption'...everything works fine it erases and ...
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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 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: ...