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SD-card isn't visible to boot from

I've created a bootable flash SD-card. However, on boot it's not visible in the list of "Boot from". When I use a flash-usb stick, it's visible and I'm able to boot from it. What can be an issue?
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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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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 rhel-server-6.2-...
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How to Install a System on a HDD Without Partition Table [on hold]

Okay, so essentially what happened was that I tried installing Open Suse which never loaded. Infact gave me a mof error thing then it said "Operating System not found". So I went to the store and ...
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install 64 bit Debian

I have a computer that had a 32 bit os on it when I got it, I thought it was 32 bit. So installed debian-7 32 bit. I latter upgraded the kernel to pae, and then to 64bit. It is now a 64bit kernel, and ...
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Linux USB installer does not see my internal SSD drive

Laptop Lenovo 710s. The hard drive is a Samsung internal SSD drive 250 gigabytes. Model: NVMe Samsung MZVLV256 45 gigabytes unallocated space. Intel ChipSet Sata Raid Here is the issue I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Installation of Linux mint from cd makes it stuck on splash screen.

I am installing Linux mint Rebecca cinnamon onto a Windows XP Professional computer. I burned the ISO file using windows burner (Windows XP Professional) The menu loads correctly. Let it boot ...
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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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Arch linux not being added to grub2

I'm installing Arch Linux alongside an existing Elementary OS & Windows 10 on an EFI system. So I already have grub2 working and therefore had to be cautious when installing Arch as I didn't want ...
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can't install bunsenlabs linux from usb

I am trying to install Bunsenlabs Linux from a USB on a Sony Vaio VGN-UX 180p. On their site it says you can install it from a USB. But when I start the installer (it uses the same installer that Kali ...
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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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Installing RHEL to multiple-boot with Windows and two other Linux distributions

Alright, so I made an earlier attempt to install RHEL 7.2 with automatic partitioning, and it turned into a mess since I have 3 other operating systems installed (windows + 2 Debian based Linux ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to repair broken Arch Linux?

I deleted the lib32-ncurses manually from the /usr/lib folder (I know...) I was having issues with a compiled PHP and libncursesw.so.5 It broke Arch. So I boot from my a live cd but if I try to, ...
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CentOS web server move hdd to another computer [duplicate]

I have an web server with CentOS 6.7 installed. Now I aqquired a new computer and want to make it to run the web server but it is hard to fresh install and copy all the content (hundreds of websites). ...
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Booting issue with Asus and ubuntu upgrade [migrated]

I am upgrading from Ubuntu 15.10 everything was going fine then the screen went black and then I got the UBUNTU loading screen. It's been stuck there. When I turn it off and turn it back on I get ...
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How to boot via grub2 rescue promt on UEFI system?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 by booting from a USB, choosing "Try Ubuntu without installing", and then inserting another USB and directing the installer to install there. I told the installer to instal ...
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Debian GNU/Linux - Cannot preseed the installer [closed]

I grabbed the latest Debian Jessie GNU/Linux Standard Live CD from debian.org and it works fine, both in live mode and in the installer, but I need to preseed the installer. I can modify everything ...
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How to install Linux Mint 17 on SSD and have Home on HDD

I have Sony Vaio VGN-NW23NE Laptop and I'm using Linux Mint as my Operating System for about two years, I've currently Qiana. I bought a new 120 GB SSD to speed up my Laptop, but I'm confused about ...
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Trying to install a Linux Distro (dual boot) from USB (Windows 10)

I bought a 3.0 USB especially for the job but I'm about to give up for the day. I wanted to try basic Arch, then I tried makeiso, then antergos. I have 3 iso images all behaving the same way. Like ...
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How to open a Truecrypt partition and back-up tc files, when archlinux is freezing up on start-up?

My older Acer is running a 1.5 yr old version of Archlinux (Which I can't uodate). The computer is hanging up on start up and cant access anything. I can sign into terminal as root. I can boot a ...
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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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Any consideration for oracle installation which need to be done in OS installation?

Please forgive me if I post the question in the inappropriate place. Because I am not sure if it belongs to the DBA SO. Thanks. I am trying to install CentOS 64bit in the VMware for Oracle 11g 64bit. ...
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Easy-ish Grub2 loading of iso FROM a portable hard drive

How can I install an iso from a portable hard drive? The guides that I have seen require using grub2 on the local drive to load the iso on the portable drive. I would like to boot from the portable ...
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Errors after offline Kali installation on Dell XPS 13

Trying to get Kali Linux Rolling 2016.1 installed on an out-of-the-box brand new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (meaning it came with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on it). I'm installing it with no ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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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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Does “Darik's Boot And Nuke” effectively erase data so that it cannot be recovered? [closed]

This is about software called "Darik's Boot And Nuke". I'm going to use it too erase all my data on my Hard Drive & then install Arch Linux. Is it going to work? I'm booting from a CD. I know ...
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Linux system installer approaches

As far as I know, while setting up a new Linux system, distributons prefer to install packages using their package manager. I mean when an installer is started, you are asked some configuration ...
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Installing linux to run off USB

I have copied a Gnome distro to a USB drive which boots fine on my Mac, I want to install this to another USB drive I have so I can take the USB drive and use it on any PC. I partitioned the USB drive ...
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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: http://www.crashcourse.ca/wiki/index.php/...
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Finding edited system files

I am installing a new OS (old = Ubuntu 12.04; new = Ubuntu 16.06). I want to be able to back-up any system files I have edited on the old system but don't know all the ones I have updated. How would I ...
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Installing Linux Kali on Lenovo G50

I recently bought a Lenovo g50 to run kali on. I installed kali from a usb flash drive because of the new bios. Everything went well so far, but i had to install it without internet connection since ...
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set partition bootable with gdisk GPT

Using GPT, how do I set this disk: sda1 ext3 FUJITSUMHV2080B so that the partition is bootable? Or, do I need to reformat using the install disk?
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I'm booted into an Debian image supposedly Debian 8 but on the desktop and in applications it says:“install Debian Sid” everywhere

I've downloaded Debian Jessie(8) from the official site, here is the filename: debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-lxde-desktop And I'm currently booted into it on another computer through usb, but it say's ...
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Fedora 23 install woes (storage configuration + scanning disk sda failure)

I have been trying to install Fedora 23 on a second drive inside my computer. The other system drive boots Windows 7. I used Fedora in the past (in a similar set up) and never had any issue installing ...
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Install Chromium OS without USB Disk

You seem to need a 4GB USB disk or flash drive to install Chromium OS onto before you can install it to your hard drive. Is there a way to install Chromium OS onto your hard drive without a handy 4GB ...
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Installing Mint over Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7

My computer dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I want Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I need to keep Windows. I burned the Mint disk I need. I boot from it, and check the desktop, click Install ...
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How to install a Linux system without affecting previous GRUB?

I have a Linux system for current use and a few other partitions to test different other distros. But the way I install these systems, which is always the same, leads to the GRUB boot list being ...
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Debian install unsuccessfull: DVD, dd, cat, Unetbootin, YUMI, Rufus, Live CD installs do not work

I have an old laptop which runs Windows 7 and Linux Mint perfectly. However, I do not seem to be able to install Debian into it. I tried lots of ways to install with USB stick but failed. Image was ...
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OpenBSD - X Window system - no choice on reinstall

I have an AMD64 desktop that I currently run a Centos client on and today I got inspired to convert it into a BSD machine with a gnome desktop environment. I have been running an open BSD server on ...