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Can I safely delete old directories in my home directory?

I have several hidden directories in my home directory of which I don't know if I need them any more. How do I know if I can safely delete them? For instance, next to the directory .gimp-2.8 there is ...
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How does Grub boot off of a Windows partition?

I have a dual boot laptop that was built by Dell with Windows/Red Hat. The grub configuration says that it was made by Anaconda. The partitions are as follows: /dev/hda1 Dell Utility /dev/hda2 ...
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Random crashes on elementary OS

I've been trying different distros on my laptop because I'd really like to switch to Linux but I can't seem to make it work. I installed Fedora and elementary OS (which worked before) on my laptop ...
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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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/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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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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Select drive partition table in preseed file automated Debian install

I am using a preseed file for my Debian installs. I am using 1TB drives, and I would like to use MS-DOS partition tables. It is defaulting to GPT. Is there a way to choose which type of table to ...
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Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions

I have installed Windows 7 SP1 in my laptop. I have 4 partitions: System reserved (Primary partition): 100mb C (Primary partition): 70GB D (Logical partition): 150GB E (Logical partition): 175GB I ...
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Install Ubuntu from a small USB stick

I'd like to install Ubuntu (Desktop or netbook edition, preferably latest version), onto a laptop using a small USB stick. (480 MB free space.) How can I do this?
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installing grub and a working kernel over an old and broken debian system

I have an old debian system, which I always have been able to upgrade over the years. I had installed an old kernel, compiled by me from sources. After my last dist-upgrade (using testing ...
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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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Could not commit to disk during OS Installation

I've tried several times to load Fedora 20 onto an Acer 5750z laptop, but during the installation I get an error message of "Could not commit to disk", switched the OS disk to Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How to install dual system on PC? [closed]

I would to install linux OS alongside to my Windows 8.1 OS, i tried to installed Linux mint 16 on System as a second OS once but failed, it did not finish installing successfully. How to do that? and ...
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Kali Linux on USB not enough space [closed]

I want to use Kali Linux to crack WPS with Reaver. I did this before with Backtrack 5 but now I saw it's not there anymore so I want to use Kali Linux :) My problem now is I got only a 1.7Gb USB ...
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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 do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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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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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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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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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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Native linux installation on another drive, alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my C: (primary) drive. Can I install another hard drive, and put Linux on it to ensure that there will be no conflicts?
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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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Which distributions can have a network installation started from a floppy?

Suppose I have computer with no USB boot option; no CD/DVD drive; an unformatted HDD; and a working connection to the Internet (via a local network segment with a DHCP server etc)... and an FDD. Can ...
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How to modify mount options in an OpenBSD install?

How exactly can I modify different mount options for a FS at an OpenBSD install? IT's crazy, but I just can't find it. I'm at here: W # Use (W)hole disk or (E)dit the MBR? E # Use (A)uto layout, ...
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Swap partition in LVM?

I was wondering if putting the swap partition into a logical volume group has any drawbacks (e.g. performance), or would it be "just the same" as having it as a separate primary/logical partition? I ...
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Can I rewrite drive designations with grub?

I am trying to install Qubes from a USB stick. Unfortunately it seems that there's some hardcoding taking place in the boot process, so after I have put the ISO on the stick it still looks to mount ...
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CentOS 7 Installation Failed

After hearing the news that CentOS 7 had been published, I decided to install it on my computer. I downloaded the ISO image from the CentOS official website (the one named ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu/Debian on 16 GB SD Card

Is it possible to install Ubuntu/Debian on my 16 GB SD Card ? Do I just during installation process chose my SD Card partition and install it (that doesn't work if we have USB) or do I need to install ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the ...
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Bodhi installation hangs

I am currently trying to install Bodhi linux (version as of 2014_07_09) to my Laptop. I booted from USB-drive into the live environment and hit install. After some attempts I even found on the ...
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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 can I install a Linux distro to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distros, but I've tried a few(Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, which ...
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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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Installation from USB fails

I have a pretty old Ubuntu 8.04 machine. The machine doesn't have a DVD reader/writer in it. Challenge: Now, the challenge I am facing is to install RHEL6 in this machine. Obstacle 1: I needed to ...
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How to burn an iso while downloading it

I'm in a real hurry so I thought there is a way to do that but I don't know how. I thought about piping wget -c cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/utopic-desktop-amd64.iso | BurningApp but I don't ...
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How to not install GRUB when installing Elementary OS Luna?

I'd like to install eOS Luna, but I already have Debian 7.5 installed, so don't want to install GRUB again, as the last time I did this it broke the bootloader... Is this possible? I haven't seen any ...
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Is installing and configuring Arch Linux in VirtualBox going to be the same as installing it for real?

I want to learn how to install and configure Arch Linux on my MacBook. Since I'm just barely an intermediate Linux user (but with an intense desire to learn more), I will probably need a lot of ...
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PECL memcached installation gets error

I installed Zend Server 6 (debian). Also installed several packages: apt-get install gcc apt-get install g++ apt-get install libncurses5-dev apt-get install zlib1g apt-get install zlib1g-dev ...
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Shrink Windows partition to install Fedora 20

I want to install Fedora 20 along already installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook. I found a good how-to on Techotopia, however, the installer for Fedora 20 looks completely different, is simpler (cough ...
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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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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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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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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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Taking the Linux Install CD out during Installation?

I'm installing rhel and need to install a driver during installation. The plan is to 'linux dd' at the boot promt and install then. However, I just wanted to know if there would be an issue with ...
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Recent install of ArchLinux not loading

I recently installed ArchLinux (because hey, why not) and used the Arch install script and installer located here https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui. After doing this, I got to the boot screen and it ...
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Backtrack 5 installation: StartX error

I am trying to install BT5 using USB drive. When I type startx command, its not showing the screen, instead its showing: ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up. Xinit : No Such file or directory ...
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How much disk space do I need to install Fedora?

I want to install Fedora 20 with GNOME 3. How much disk space do I need?
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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...
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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 ...