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Almalinux 8.8 Stuck at "Downloading packages"

I am trying to install AlmaLinux 8.8 via use IPMI. I tried several times but installer every time stuck at same step. At first I thought the problem was in the alma iso file so I downloaded the ...
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Reinstalling dpkg and apt on Debian 12 [duplicate]

How to completely reinstall dpkg and its apt front-end? I tried to run sudo apt remove virtualbox , and my output was: Reading list of packages ... done Dependencies tree generation ... done Reading ...
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New ubuntu installation (Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS) constantly causing apps to crash

After having a number of issues with applications crashing and worries about my hard drives being corrupt (I kept getting kernel panic signals at startup unless I started in recovery mode), I decided ...
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I can't install Ubuntu from bootable pendrive, but other distros work fine

I am currently using Ubuntu 22.04. I want to reinstall ubuntu (cause I think the current one is corrupted) The only problem is, it boots into the current OS even though I connected the bootable ...
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Why can't get the default configuration file after reinstalling samba?

I uninstall samba this way: My os is debian11. sudo rm -f /etc/samba/smb.conf sudo apt purge samba sudo apt install samba Now check the default samba's configuration file. sudo ls /etc/samba/smb....
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"Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda" fatal error when reinstall ubuntu

I have recently tried to reinstall Ubuntu to my Lenovo X1 Carbon but I'm getting the following issues (all my data is backed up): I tried installing ubuntu from live disk. I selected "reinstall&...
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Is there an easy way to RE-install RHEL (or CentOS or Fedora) on existing install?

Is there any easy way to re-install / re-build a "clean" Linux installation on top of existing partitions, etc? In other words, I'm happy with the partitions, the file system, the existing ...
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If reinstallation can still practically happen in rolling release, when does that happen?

Does rolling release differ from non-rolling release in that there is only incremental change to the system and packages, theoretically no need for reinstallation? If reinstallation can still ...
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Arch Linux: Reinstall all broken packages after poweroff during system upgrade

There was power failure during system upgrade (pacman -Suy). So I have a lot of broken packages. They seems to be fixed on reinstall with force overwriting (e.g pacman -S systemd-sysvcompat--overwrite ...
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Can I avoid re-installing Software in case of OS failure by having a separate "/usr" partition?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. I have read that if my /home partition is separate from the root then in case of reinstalling Ubuntu, I still can keep my personal files. This is like having a separate drive ...
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How to reinstall Xorg on fedora 33

I messed up Xorg & I am unable to resolve errors and I now want to reinstall xorg how do I do this? I tried doing # dnf groupinstall "X Window System" But it didn't work.
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How do I reinstall all installed packages in Alpine Linux?

I'm having some issues with my system and I would like to reinstall packages to see if that resolves it, but I'm not sure how I'd go about doing this. How do I reinstall all installed packages in ...
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Need help identifying deleteable partitions

I currently have my laptop set up with dual boot windows and linux mint. I'm planning to remove windows completely, so I need to know which partitions I can delete safely to clean up my harddrive, ...
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Is there a way to reinstall Linux and keep my partition table?

This is my current partition table: Which option should I use to reinstall Linux? Does the erase disc option also erase the partitions? Would I need to create a new partition table? Or would ...
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How to fix broken Debian?

These errors (see pic. 1 and 2) appear every time I boot in Debian. I tried to update from stretch to buster, but it didn't have any effect. I have dual boot with Windows 10, so that potentially might ...
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Set up users, during install, based on directories in /home

Are there any Gnu/Linux installers that will look at an old /home partition, to set up the users based on the directories in the root of this partition? So if I install a new Gnu/Linux, and keep my ...
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How to recover from a major mistake that breaks yum

I was attempting to update my CentOS 7 system tonight and kept getting an error from python-urllib3. I tracked down the error to a directory that should not have been present. So, I went to remove ...
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(How often) Will you need to reinstall Arch Linux [closed]

I'm new to Arch Linux and I want to ask how often will I need to reinstall whole Arch Linux. So if you're also a Windows user you'll (or you might) now you'll need to remove and reinstall a new ...
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Where Can I Download Chrome OS?

A few months ago, I bought a Chromebook CR-48 Mario on eBay and I "modded" it and flashed a new BIOS and installed a different Linux version. Now I want to re-install Chrome OS. Where can I download ...
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Accidentally replaced my boot loader, new one isn't picking up old system

Problem Previously, I had a system dual-booting Linux Mint and Windows 10. Having become increasingly frustrated by some configuration issues that seemed to stem from my initial choice of /home ...
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Reinstalling OS (without wiping) on whole-drive-encrypted Linux Mint system

I installed Linux Mint 18.1 with the whole-drive encryption option. Suppose I want to try out a different, but structurally compatible Linux (say, Mint 17) without wiping everything, just installing ...
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Reinstall Linux Mint without encryption

A few days ago I fully switched from Windows Vista to Linux Mint. I am happy with my decision so far. I just have one issue. During installation I opted for full disk encryption so that a password is ...
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When installing an updated Linux version, how do I reuse old home directory? [closed]

This is primarily a sanity check before installing the latest openSUSE on my parents’ computer. To make sure that they can continue where they left off, is it a simple case of using the -d and -M ...
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Remove corrupt windows from laptop and install new windows again using linux [closed]

A few days ago, i changed a files in the windows directory using debian. After that it would cause kernel panic in my windows os. Is there any way to install new windows on the same corrupt disk ...
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How to reinstall all installed packages with zypper

How do I tell zypper to reinstall all currently installed packages?
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Restore internet connectivity and graphic desktop manager wiped out during a package installation

Abridged Antecedents I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a x68_64 computer. A few days ago I run sudo apt-get -f install for a general overhaul of broken dependencies. I did so in order to remove the conflicts ...
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FreeBSD Reinstall postfix with mysql support

I have installed postfix using the ports tree without making modifications to anything. In my main.cf file i can't specify any 'Mysql:/' arguments because postfix does not have mysql support. Now i ...
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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Backing up post install; rsync breaks

I use the following command for backup, but if I do a clean install of Fedora, copy over all my backed up files, then backup again, it copies them even though they are unchanged. Why? Can I avoid this?...
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How to reconfigure PHP

We have a new linux server CentOS 6.5 with Plesk. Default PHP is 5.3.3, I have installed PHP5.4 & 5.5 on the server. I have to install PHP by using this guide PHP installed successfully but ...
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Rebuild damaged system directory (for example, /lib)

Let's say I have a Linux system, either Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, where a user removed /lib, for example. Let's also say that I managed to boot this system with a livecd version of whatever OS it was ...
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Installing different distro without losing /home

I have a 2 year old laptop with Linux Mint 13 on it. Recently I've been having some problems with it (computer freezing, my settings suddenly disappearing and more) so I've been thinking about ...
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wheezy maven install

I have wheezy installed from a pen drive. Updated things and thought I had got maven and eclipse. But maven projects would not compile. I uninstalled all the maven programs I could find in Add/remove ...
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If some program is not working in Ubuntu, how to uninstall and reinstall

I'd be specially interested in a solution that covers the dependencies of this program, and not only the program as such. I have several programs that don't work after I updated to Ubuntu 13.04 from ...
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Debian wheezy re - installation [duplicate]

I am new to linux and I wanted to start learning it. So, I had installed debian. But while installation, I forgot to give username and password for login and also for root. Is it possible to log in ...
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Should I clean up the home directory prior installing a new distribution?

I'm used to keep all my files in my /home directory after whiping out my root / device and reinstalling distributions. This is pretty handy as all private files and personal settings are kept after ...
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How to safely replace one Linux distribution with another one via SSH?

I'm intending to replace a NAS's Custom Linux with Arch Linux (details at the bottom), of course wishing to preserve all user data and (due to the SSH-only headless access) attempting to be fool-proof ...
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Separating OS on a SSD from user settings and apps on HDD

I want to be able to format my OS SDD and format and reinstall without losing any user data, is this possible? I'm currently doing this on Windows 7 and 8 with the help of portable apps and some hacks....
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How to create a list of installed packages for easy/automatic reinstall after disk is formatted

I'll change my system from 32 bits to 64 bits, and will be the same I had before, Debian Squeeze, but I do not want to lose the programs I installed before, because I do not remember the name of them ...
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recover mysql databases after reinstall debian

I've recently reinstalled my Debian server but forgot to backup mysql databases which were in folder /var/lib/mysql. I need to recover them and tried to use PhotoRec but I can't find the mysql ...
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Why do most distros (other than Debian) recommend/require a full reinstall when upgrading to a new version?

Having spent most of my Linux life using Debian, I'm been having a look at other distros and am really surprised at extent to which they don't provide a smooth upgrade between versions. Debian is ...
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Reinstall Debian

I have a Debian based server but I don't have physical access to it and it doesn't have a DVD-drive or similar. I only have root access. Is it possible to format and reinstall Debian just by using the ...
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Backing up chroots for host reinstall

I've had my workstation for a couple of years now and its slowly become a complex beast, taking on many roles for my dev and test work. I have done some research and was thinking of setting up some ...
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How to reinstall /bin/sh

I have accidentally deleted /bin/sh, and I am trying to to re-install it. If I type sh in the terminal, It says The program 'sh' can be found in the following packages: * bash * dash If I try to ...
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Is it possible to reinstall Debian afresh and retain all the cutomisation and data from existing installation?

I have done something stupid and messed up my Debian Squeeze installation. Now, the problem is I have enough data and sowftware installations which I don't want to repeat; is it possible to reinstall ...
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What preparations should I make before reinstalling windows?

Since Windows still does not offer means to skip rewriting the MBR, what can I do before reinstalling Windows to get Grub2 back into the MBR as easy as possible? (I'll also appreciate it if the answer ...
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