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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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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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Installing CentOS from USB results in black screen [on hold]

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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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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Arch Linux - installation with old iso image

Are there any issues when installing Arch Linux with an old ISO image? Generally all packages are downloaded from mirrors during installation, but I want to be sure.
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Start a Kickstart run from a running Live CD?

Due to some strange bugs in the Fedora bootloader, I cannot install my system using a LUKS container and BTRFS. Hopefully this is fixed for Fedora 24, but I'm not waiting :) I came across this ...
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Installing Arch Linux on Thinkpad W530

I am installing Arch Linux on a Thinkpad W530, using the LiveCD. When I boot from the LiveCD, at the Syslinux bootloader screen, my hardware buttons (volume/mute) and Fn-keys work. I am able to ...
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Installing Debian 8 (Jessie) from HDD Partition

I tried to install Debian 8 (Jessie) with the official DVD 1 from my Card Reader (SDHC UHS-I Card 32GB). Now that does not work, because I am unable to mount it (no signal at all). Now I want to know ...
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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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Can I install Kali linux with out Ethernet card

I want to install Kali linux on my Laptop, but I don't have a Ethernet card. It is possible to install Kali with out Ethernet or with wifi interface ??
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Unable to install Ubuntu

I'm tying to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 distro on my laptop. I boot my pc from the usb with the Ubuntu installer, On the GRUB menu, I select test without install, but when it reachs the screen where ...
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cannot stat '/mnt/cdrom/dcp.repo':no such file or directory

This error was occurred during the installation on my centos minimal iso in oracle virtualbox and vmware workstation 12; both face this error. After some time it will automatically install but it ...
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CentOS Kickstart Packages

I'm trying to install CentOS7 using a kickstart file which I've written. Below is a snippet from the kickstart ################################## ##### 3. Package installation ...
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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 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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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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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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Error messages during debian install on a laptop. What should I do before deciding that it is hardware-related?

I'm getting this error while trying to install Debian Jessie netinstall from a USB stick, using guided partitioning 'everything in one partition' (my usual modus operandi): Failure trying to run: ...
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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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Accessing the NVMe flash drive of the April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534)

I'm trying to install Linux on the new April 2016 MacBook 12" (A1534). Booting from USB via EFI works fine: I tried Arch Linux (2016.05.01, kernel 4.5.1) and Ubuntu (16.04, kernel 4.4.0-21; and ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 installer claiming that drive doesn't have enough space

I'm currently trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 13. I created a bootable USB drive with the Mint 17.3 iso using Rufus. I have been able to boot from the drive but haven't ...
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Is it possible to install deepin onto the same cooldisk (siliconpower 16GB USB3)?

I have made my flash drive bootable using deepin-boot-maker and I have Ubuntu on my computer now. Is it possible to install deepin onto my flash drive from it? I mean: create a partition for ...
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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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installing lubuntu on powermac g5 wont boot stuck after starting linux

so I'm currently trying to install lubuntu for mac g5 and am getting the below error i2c i2c-3: i2c-powermac: modalias failure on /u3@0,f8000000/i2c@f8001000/cerea1@1c0 what does this error mean ...
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Install Linux Mint on hp 14r022la

I want to install Linux Mint 17.3 on this computer (which already has Linux 12.04 from HP): I used an USB like usual, but is now working. I tested the USB in another computer and is working fine. ...
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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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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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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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How to make bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in UEFI system?

I tried making a bootable pendrive for Kali Linux in order to dual boot Kali Linux with Windows using Rufus on my laptop. I am using GPT drive and UEFI system. But Rufus gives the error that the ISO ...
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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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How to clean install and dual boot/multi boot windows 10 Ubuntu and Kali?

Okay so I am new to Linux, I recently tried dual booting my laptop (with 1 TB hard-disk and 4 GB RAM which can upgrade upto 16 GB which I am planning to do) with windows 10 and Ubuntu but after ...
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How do I preseed select a particular partition?

I am using a preseed to perform unattended install. I am encrypting one partition. So I use an expert_recipe to partition the disk, then use manual selectors to select the particular encrypted volume ...
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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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GRUB and LILO both fail to install to NVMe hard disk when installing Debian

I'm trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message: An installation step failed. You can try ...
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Install Debian with only essential packages

I am attempting to build an extremely minimal installation of Debian. What is the best way to install the operating system with only packages marked as Essential, excluding Important and Recommended ...
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`yum makecache` time out on a specific URL but wget this URL successfully

I am currently add a new node into cluseter. In the cloudera manager web console, I added the node and set the username and password then the installation process began. In the Refreshing package ...
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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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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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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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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 Kubuntu from USB

I have a brand new machine and am trying to install Kubuntu 16.04, the latest stable release. On an old machine I have downloaded the iso file from the kubuntu website and created a bootable USB using ...
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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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RHEL 7 Install - Main partition taking up entire allotted space + other problems

I hope this is the proper place to ask RHEL questions, I have already asked on the RHEL discussions area and have not gotten any replies after a week of posting. I am having a few problems in setting ...
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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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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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Stuck installing Arch Linux. How should I proceed?

I am following a tutorial here. I'm on step 2.2. I'm supposed to find out if I have a uefi motherboard by sending the command efivar -l. But I don't get the expected output. Instead I get efivar: ...
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Error installing Fedora 19

I'm trying to install Fedora 19. After my computer booted from installation DVD for about 20 minutes, it displays white screen with 'Oh no! Something has gone wrong.' message. I've tried 3 times and ...
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debootstrap: unknown user 'root' in state override file

I muffed up my graphics card driver and/or xconfig files and decided to just reinstall Debian Linux (squeeze 6.0.6) last night. Part way through installing the base system, it failed. Sorry, I didn't ...
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How to write log before instalation

My computer crashes while trying to load the kernel from a LiveCD with the message "unable to handle kernel paging request". I'd like to reproduce the error output on a forum to get some ideas on ...
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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 ...