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Post installation error: no such device . grub rescue

I installed ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system on a computer with 1 hard disk and chose the following partitioning: sda1 (fat32) for EFI sda2 (ext4) for /home sda3 swap sda4 (ext4) for ...
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linux mint 17 mate usb install: ntldr missing

today, I have been trying to install a desktop with linux mint 17 (xfce of mate). the install of xfce almost completed, but near the end, I got an error message saying the installation got stuck and ...
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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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Installing Kali Linux [closed]

I am running windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop. I want to install Kali Linux in the partition that contains Ubuntu 14.04. How is that achievable without problems?
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Install linux on a usb without rebooting

What options do I have if I'd like to install manjaro on my usb-stick without having to reboot my maschine. In that manner I can do my work while Linux installes. And when the installation is finished ...
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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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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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CheckInstall fails to install on Debian

I tried CheckInstall to track installation of package on Debian, but it fails to install it. Installation follows the typical configure/make process $ autoconf $ ./configure $ make $ make install ...
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Booting Debian ISO

Ive mastered enough of the preseeding feature of Debian OS to boot a installation CD without the need to enter anything. But I'd like to know now if it is possible to go further and just enter the CD ...
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Installing an OS from source on separate partition. Is this possible?

I'm trying to install Minimal CentOS on a small partition and the installer quits and brings me to a prompt every time. It says something like it can't find initrd.img. I was wondering if I could ...
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Installing Linux without UEFI

I have a old Dell Dimension 8400 whose motherboard does not have UEFI. I upgraded the RAM to 2 GB. Also, it does not have a CD drive anymore, so the only way to install an OS is through a flash ...
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How to make 'install USB' with custom Linux?

I built my own custom kernel for new hardware.(Not a normal PC, embedded x86 device), and using syslinux I could create a booting USB for that kernel. After a few trial and errors, I was able to ...
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Using pre-seeding and boot params for completely un-attended Debian install

I'm trying to use simple-cdd to create an complete unattended install of debian. I have created a preseed file that gets used - but the installer is still asking me three questions What is my region ...
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Can't install right grub on ArchLinux

Trying to instal ArchLinux on a Virtual Machine but I'm getting this error: When I follow the final steps to install grub https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#Install_to_disk grub-install ...
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Disadvantages of Ubuntu installed inside the Win vs next to Win

Are there any disadvantages of installing Ubuntu inside the Win using installator vs next to Win using bootable device? For example: My user account (on Win) contains diacritics which causes problems ...
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Linux packages - Separate Python's external libraries from the system

I read this articles (check What About Python CLI Tools?). Well, this is obivous, separate external Python packages from your System Python's site-packages. When doing a sudo apt-get install package ...
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Possible to install Linux RHEL completely offline?

The documentation on Linux RHEL seems to assume you have a connected machine and will be installing through that connection. I need to set up RHEL completely offline using CD-ROMs only (no USB). Is ...
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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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How to have triple boot Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon/Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 as a dual boot system, now I want to install Linux Mint 17 and have a triple boot system. How can I have Mint 17 in my triple booting? How can I ...
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Install OS in a directory

We can have the full filesystem structure of any OS in a directory. To which we can chroot, so it will behave as good as native login. Is there any way to install the an OS onto a partition with 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 ...
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Installing 14.04 from ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with pxe

We're trying to do an automated network installation using pxe. We installed netboot tools (14.04 LTS) and extracted theubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso contents into an http server. We saw that we ...
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How to use Debian in USB boot-able process

I am totally new to the Debian universe and want to use a USB stick so as to download, burn and then install Debian on a PC I got. I read the documentation of Debian online ...
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Error during linux deepin installation

Yesterday i downloaded linux deepin latest version from linuxdeepin.com and create a bootable DVD disk for install that, But i get this error message during the installation(after selecting language): ...
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How to download & install “heidisql” on linux?

First time I am starting working on "heidisql". I want to download & install "heidisql" on Linux Mint. May anybody please provide me the link to download "heidisql" for Linux version & how to ...
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USB booting to installing Linux on a new Lenovo laptop

I recently got a Thinkpad T440s with Windows 8.1 for my job, and since most of my work is done under Linux I am going to install Ubuntu on it, so that I can dual boot. The problem is that it won't ...
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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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Error when I try to init gentoo, Loading init ramdisk

I installed the gento acoording to the hanbook, but when I reboot my system I've a mistake, Just I can see the following Loading init ramdisk... and no more. I believe that my trouble is in the ...
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Is there a distribution with an installer that can automatically do LVM over LUKS with everything aligned as needed?

http://www.void.gr/kargig/blog/2012/01/11/linux-ssd-partition-alignment-tips/ talks about aligning SSD partitions and LVM physical volumes. ...
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Installing FreeBSD in VirtualBox aborts unexpectedly

I have tried installing FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso into VirtualBox 3 times already today (each time starting from a fresh creation of a VM) and right when I'm about to Exit (Apply ...
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Automated Install Fails due to CRC on /dev/sda

I'm running an X8STI-3F with an onboard LSI 1063E SAS controller running in IT mode. I'm trying to get an automated install going on it and I keep getting ddf1: physical drives with CRC AE516B03, ...
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installing manjaro linux wrecked my boot

I don't know if it's manjaro finally, but it happened after installing manjaro. I have a Samsung laptop, maybe 1 year old, 750GB HD, 4GB RAM. It came preinstalled with Windows with some repair ...
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Install Debian in internal flash of IGEPv2

Does anyone know how to install Debian on the internal flash in a IGEP v2? This module has 512 MB of internal flash.
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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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Debian netinst with usb modem

Im trying to install 64-bit debian on machine with windows and I have no way to connect internet over ethernet at this moment. I have only ZTE USB modem and Nokia N900 linux mobile phone with wifi ...
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Installing CentOs 6 with Direct Admin

I'm trying to install CentOS with a Direct Admin package. I have done it almost 10 already times but this time I can't get it to work. I've written down all of my steps here: Give root password: ...
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downloading debian securely

I have a couple of questions on getting a genuine, unmolested version of Debian. MITM attacks are very real and many parties would love to hand you their own, backdoored version of software. I know ...
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chroot into system

Update : Following the advies of slm, I could destroy the RST raid 0 and create a new raid0 using mdadm using the webpage he gave me. I could start the installation but at the step where grub is ...
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Antergos installer says I have no /boot partition

When attempting to install Antergos(Arch-based Linux distro) I am told that it cannot install as I have not specified a /boot partition, when I appear to have done just that. I have attached a picture ...
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Question regarding linux installation (Kali Linux (Debian Based)

Please tell me that following steps will help me in installing Kali Linux dual boot with windows? If I have 500GB and windows is taking all of it. I will create 100GB for Kali Linux by shrinking C. ...
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“[Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.”

I am having some problem installing 32-bit Fedora20 OS over the network. At the installation summary page, under the software installation source section, using the default closest mirror option, I ...
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Centos installation

I want to install CentOS 6.4 on HP DL380 G4 server. First of all I select install or upgrade an existing system, but it boot something like without graphic (like basic video card). My main problem is ...
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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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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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Scientfic Linux slate wiped clean on VM after restart

I have installed Scientific Linux on VirtualBox. After every restart, I get this: Which is fine, I suppose. But if I press a button, I get this: I am not sure if that is a common occurrance, I ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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Question about openSuse server

Just wondering. Does openSUSE allow to perform a minimal (server-like) installation? (No GUI for end-users, Just like Debian and CentOS with their minimal ISOs)
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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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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 ...