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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 remove unwanted desktop packages from debian without deleting everything?

I've just installed debian wheezy on an old laptop (using the xfce4 desktop environment via debian-live-7.7.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso). I don't intend to use it as an office machine, so I decided to ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I'm getting the same error that other questions mention, such as: Installation Error: Kernel Panic - not syncing ...
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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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CentOS install spanning 2 or more CDs

I have a custom CentOS install which used to fit on 1 CD. With recent additions, it takes up more space than can fit on 1 CD. Some of our customers have old systems that aren't DVD compatible so we ...
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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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Computer shuts down while installing FreeBSD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 10 on my laptop. To do this, I made a live-USB stick using UNetbootin. The problem is that when I get to the FreeBSD boot loader menu and press enter to begin the ...
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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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Oh no! Something went wrong! Installing kali linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 in 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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Trying to get a better understanding of dependencies and how to maintain the “perfect” system [closed]

EDIT: Isolated my questions to one specific topic: I read stories where people want to uninstall an application and apt-get wants gnome-desktop or something huge to be removed as well. Some say its ...
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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Fedora network install via PXE boot

How do I install Fedora over the network using PXE boot? Motivation: The BIOS of target system is simply not able to boot from USB mass storage devices. An alternative motivation is that booting over ...
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Not able to boot into graphical environment in fedora

I am installing fedora 21 server on VM. It used to boot in to text/command line interface. So I followed steps here. In the last step, when I did vi /etc/inittab, the file reads initab is no longer ...
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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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Error **Section %packages does not end with %end** while installing fedora 21 server in virtual machine

I am trying to install fedora 21 server in virtual machine and I am getting following problem. The installation has simply halted. From that description I understand that in some configuration file ...
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Grub menu doesn't show setup option

I am new to Ubuntu. I had to reinstall elementary off a USB. I Thought it had installed, so I restarted. When the reset was done the grub screen appeared, so I selected normal boot. After that the ...
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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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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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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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What files need to be deleted before duplicating a VM?

If you are going to duplicate a VM, what files should be deleted first? For example, ssh keys should most likely be regenerated rm -i /etc/ssh/ssh_host_{dsa,rsa,ecdsa}_key* What other files ...
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What is the proper method to add missing distributions to a running FreeBSD?

My FreeBSD 10.0 machine was installed by the hosting company and they left out several distributions. Specifically: src/src world/doc world/games world/lib32 How best to add those back into the mix ...
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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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Missing step: debian-installer-launcher

I created a Debian Live Image, but I'm missing a step for getting the debian-live-installer to work. I took the following steps: ##needed packages apt-get install --assume-yes xorriso live-build ...
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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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Help Installing Linux on Chromebook C720

I'm a bit of a newbie but I've exhausted everything to try to install linux on my Chromebook. I've installed ChrUbuntu and crouton successfully but crouton doesn't offer a way to repartition the ...
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Ubuntu preseed file over HTTP not working (using a nonstandard port)

I've set up an Ubuntu preseed file, and want to test it using a 14.04 x86 mini iso on one of my computers. I use Python's built in HTTP server: cd ~/path/to/preseed/files python -m SimpleHTTPServer ...
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Install Linux distribution from already booted one

I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem. So is it possible to install new distro while I am in ...
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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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Can't boot into installer of Mint or Ubuntu

I'm currently running Windows Vista. I've tried installing both Mint and Ubuntu by both the DVD-R and USB drive methods. When I reboot, I can hit F12 to open the typical installation menu, but any ...
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install just goes to a blank or black screen

ViciBox is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit, while the current version looks to be 13.2, not 13.1. This is the only reason I can find to explain why this distro fails to install onto this particular ...
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Oracle Linux 6 download files?

I want to download Oracle Linux 6 for basic use to install on my laptop to use oracle 11g r2 database since this is one of only few Linux distros which is supported. When I go to the downloads section ...
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how partition for OpenSuSE dual-boot

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have quite a bit of free space on this disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors ...
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Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation

I want to install Linux besides my Windows 7. But when I get into the installation menu, it tells me that this "pc doesn't have an OS installed". Although I already have a Win7 installed. I have 5 ...
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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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“no valid bootloader target device” when installing Fedora using anaconda

I was trying to install fedora 21 in unallocated space along side Windows 7. Its showing I have 261 GB free space. I mounted all the mount points correctly but the anaconda installer gives error. It ...
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How to write a program which can run on a computer without a operating system? [closed]

If there is a computer without operating system, then we can install one on it using a floppy disc or usb stick. While the computer is booting, we push F11 or some other button, then the computer ...
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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 install FreeBSD 10 from USB Hard drive?

I need to install FreeBSD 10 on an old PC with no CD drive but it has a USB port. I'm on a laptop running Windows 8.1 and have downloaded the FreeBSD 10 DVD ISO image. I have an external USB hard ...
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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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setuid (and other) permissions lost when copying / elsewhere - what to do?

I sort-of-cloned an existing Debian 7.x distro by copying the contents of the root filesystem (not the special dirs of course) to another HDD. I booted, things seem to run, but - I get some weird ...
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Installing linux Mint 17.1 on Acer s5 “No root file system defined”

I have booted Linux Mint from USB stick. Everything works fine until I'm trying to install it. So I launch Install Linux Mint choose my language ⇒ set up WiFi connection ⇒ Installation ...
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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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/installation of CentOS 7 - Anaconda Disappeared

Using VMWare and CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD installer. I would like to install CentOS on this virtual machine. I did that successfully few weeks ago. but now, Anaconda screen disappeared so fast ...
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dual booting centos5.5 and fedora

I already have CentOS 5.5 on my system whose hard disk is ~500GB. I have tried to dual boot with Fedora 16. while installing fedora 16 I have created a ~250GB and ~4GB partitions for "/" and swap. The ...
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Install Linux from dvd to dead windows 7 machine

My sister in law (says she apparently) formatted (ayuh) over her windows 7 hard drive, and I would like to help her make her new "brick" into a useful brick. I am getting everything I need ready to ...
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Gentoo Dns and proxy configuration

I was trying to install gentoo on my laptop but i'm unable to get internet to work on it: In my network, i can surf only through a specified proxy server so i configured proxy server using " export ...
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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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Kali Linux Live (Try before installation) won't install GRUB or LILO

I want to install Kali Linux but the original installation makes my PC hot. I use cpufreq-selector -f 1000000 to cool down my PC, but when I use the live option, GRUB or LILO won't install. Do I have ...
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Bodhi Linux - Hanging on Install

This question may be related, but it is woefully unresolved, and I don't have the reputation to add to it. Short Version: While running the Bodhi 2.4 live OS from a thumbdrive, opening the ...
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How to automate Linux server configuration?

Is there any way to automate Linux server configuration? I'm working on setting up a couple of new build servers, as well as an FTP server, and would like to automate as much of the process as ...