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Can't boot to just installed Slackware

Just installed Slackware 14.1 from a usb stick on a machine with ArchLinux installation and cannot boot into it with Arch's grub2. grub-mkconfig on Arch detected Slackware and created a menu entry ...
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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://www.crashcourse.ca/wiki/index.php/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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internet connection issue after installing ubuntu

I just installed ubuntu 16.04 on a HP labtop. The installation process was finished successfully. I also enabled the wireless internet, the wireless icon shows the wireless connection is established. ...
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How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop?

How do I install Debian Jessie with the XFCE desktop? There used to be an "alternative" option to choose this from the start, but now I can't find it. How do I do it? In the Debian guide to ...
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I need to install ethernet driver during arch install [closed]

I've been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I started off by dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu just to get a feel for everything. When I did that I had to install ethernet ...
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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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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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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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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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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 (-...
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Working custom distro from mint KDE

I want to make my own distro iso from my current mint 17.3 KDE but it seems every software that worked before, doesn't work anymore or it work but not with kde version. Tried with 4-5 different ...
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installable iso file from installed mint KDE system

I want to make an ISO file from my current installation that can actually boot. Tried penguiBuilder,SystemBack, Relinux. All three creating ISOs and stuff and all not booting. Tried making the USB ...
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Installing OpenSuse Leap 42.1 - Installation hangs at “Starting udev”

I am trying to install the new OpenSuse Leap 42.1 on my PC. I already tried 4 different installation mediums: DVD with full installation DVD with Net installation USB with full installation USB with ...
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After Debian installation, how to add Grub Entries for new/other bootable disks/installations?

I have two SSDs, one is for my Windows 7, and one is for testing and tweaking it (like installing Linux, or other operating systems...). I've already installed Windows 7 on the first SSD, and I tried ...
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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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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 won'...