Questions tagged [system-installation]

Use this tag for questions related to the initial installation of Unix-like operating systems. When installing extra software on a running system, use the "software-installation" tag.

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Is it possible to install a full-blown desktop Linux distro on an Android smartphone?

This may be a stupid question, but is there any way to overwrite Android with a full-blown desktop Linux distro on an Android smartphone? I looked at a few tutorials, though they only seem to emulate ...
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How to connect with wifi during void linux installation

While installing Void Linux, I followed this example I'd copied /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with this command cp /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-...
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Debian on Lenovo Flex 5?

Im planning to buy this laptop off ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Flex-5-2-IN-1-14-FHD-Touch-8th-Gen-i7-8550U-8GB-512GB-SSD-Webcam-Win10/113737155372?hash=item1a7b43432c:g:MW8AAOSwpmhbu0vQ ...
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Redhat Multiple Install Disks?

I am trying to install from USB RHEL 4. My supervisor gave me 4 ISO files to use. When I practice using a VM client (using VMware workstation player), it asks for Disk2, but how can I access it? I ...
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Can't log in to Ubuntu

I had a c++ program which creates .data files. I accidentally clicked its executable file directly instead of running it through an IDE. It kept on making files without opening any console. The system ...
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How to purge python 3 from Ubuntu 18.04? [closed]

After purging out all pythong 3 related packages the network stopped working after reboot. Surprising is that python 3 has been a part of so called ubuntu-minimal image. The question is, how to ...
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elementary OS LiveUSB boots and runs but fails to install

A LiveUSB with elementary os works fine, but it fails to install to my PC, which has no OS now. An error message appears "faulty drive" or "usb is disconnected." That PC has two(2) ext4 drives and ...
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Can't delete or format SSD with Zorin OS

An install of Zorin OS to SSD fails. Before installation, I formatted the SSD a few times, using ext4 the last time. Installation without update downloads took two hours to finish, and stuck on its ...
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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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Fresh, default Linux Mint install not booting

I'm trying to change my boot scheme from BIOS to UEFI on my laptop. As part of that, I'm trying to install Linux Mint on the SSD - previously used OS was LM on the SSD with legacy bootloader mode. But ...
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Problems with “Installation type” (Linux Mint)

I'm installing Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa on a computer. I had removed all partitions with Gparted and made a 500MB fat32 partition with flag boot/esp because the hard drive had some problems making the ...
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How to install linux on a laptop that doesn't recognise FAT32 bootable media in boot menu?

I recently bought an LG laptop, and im looking to install the latest UBUNTU LTS on it. I used rufus to create a bootable usb using FAT32 file format. It doesnt show up in boot menu list. It only ...
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openbsd installer doesn't recognize disks?

Background: I'm absolutely new to OpenBSD and trying to install OpenBSD 6.5 into Dell G3 3779. At first, the OpenBSD's UEFI bootloader showed that it detected 3 disks, including the bootable USB ...
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How to install CentOS 7 over a *software* RAID 0 and RAID 5 configuration?

I'm configuring my home server, but I can't install CentOS from CD over a software RAID 0 or RAID 5. I can only set it up over a RAID 1 environment.  Unfortunately I don't have any PCI RAID controller....
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GRUB loads on boot and not installation process

I installed Pop!_OS on my surface laptop (From windows to Linux). It is the only OS on my system. As the keyboard doesn't work as it should I tried to do the steps from this tutorial. After I ...
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Dropped into Arch emergency shell, incorrect FSTAB causes mounting issues, keyboard does not work, installing Arch onto a USB key using QEMU

This is my first time trying to install Arch so my apologies if I don't understand your answer. Here is my problem. I am using the QEMU emulator (x86_64) to install Archlinux on a 128GB Samsung USB ...
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Installing Arch onto a USB key from QEMU emulation, but all efivar files missing

I am really new to this, and I tried to install archlinux (from the official Arch ISO: here) onto a 128GB USB 3.1 Samsung key (this one) using the x86 emulator QEMU on MacOS. I finished installing ...
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Windows and Debian-based dual boot installation problem

I Need to have Windows 10 and Debian in dual boot on my Laptop. I've installed Windows 10 ( uefi mode) as primary OS. When i try to boot into my USB Stick created for Uefi with the installer of Debian,...
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Setting up a PC to run the examples in “Linux Device Drivers” book [closed]

I am a programmer looking to gain expert experience into the workings of the Linux operating system. I have gone through many tutorials and materials on the basic workings of operating systems and ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 Calamares Installation does not provide full disk encryption

Is it possible to install Lubuntu with the Ubiquity installer used by Ubuntu? I can't setup full disk encryption correctly with the Calamares installer of Lubuntu 19.04; it has no option to use the ...
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Creating bind mounts at Linux installation time

Generally, when we install a Linux distro (I'll use Ubuntu-like distro as an example, but can be any distro), we define partitions and mount points that will be applied to a disk, after we click on "...
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Install Fedora to disk with existing /boot partition

I want to install Fedora to disk where is existing distribution that uses /boot partition with GRUB. Is there any way to tell the installer I want to use the boot partition without reinstalling and/...
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Are there any distros that come with a prebuild DWM or EXWM install?

And if yes, how good* are they? I like to use Tiling Window Managers but I do not like to configure everything from scratch. I already use Manjaro-i3 and it is pretty nice. Right now I am interested ...
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Where can I get Devuan testing version installation images?

For Debian, you can get weekly-generated ISO installer images of the current "testing" release, from here. But for Devuan, I could only find installation images for the stable and oldstable versions (...
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Installing centos, error - failed to find suitable stage1 device

On my machine i already have windows. On free space of 100gb, I created 3 partitions for new centos installation - /boot 500mb, swap 8gb, and / of remaining 90gb. All are of type standard partition, ...
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Acer G9-793 shows two 120GB M.2 SSDs, not one 240GB SSD. Why?

I am trying to install POP! OS to my Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). When going to partition my C drive, i noticed that my 240 GB C drive was showing up as two 120 GB drives and were unallocated. I had to ...
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Error when I try to install Linux Mint

I am trying to install Linux Mint.  At the end of the installation I clicked on "Reboot" and I got this message: [ 1666.864640] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, device number 2 [ 3192.161271] systemd-shutdow:...
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Gentoo Linux: what is the difference between the minimal installation CD and “Stage 3”?

I am going to install Gentoo Linux, and I see three options on their website: Minimal Installation CD, 2019-05-26, 286 MiB Hybrid ISO (LiveDVD), 2016-07-04, 2 GiB Stage 3, 2019-05-26, 260 MiB From ...
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Windows on SSD, Linux on HDD. No dual-boot. Separate bootloader devices. Will there be problems?

I have a 1 Terabyte HDD which is currently empty storage space for Windows which is on SSD. I want to split the HDD to two 500GB partitions and use first half as Windows storage space and the other ...
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Starting installation from a small program

You can install openSUSE by booting from an USB pendrive being created by its Network image which is only 120MB, just point to where the installation image is on the local partition. So most part of ...
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Adding Debian 9.9 to existing RHEL 8.0 system

I have a system with RHEL 8.0. I need to install Debian 9.9 and make the system dual-bootable. Would be grateful for any insight on how to do this especially if it includes specific steps. A second ...
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Grub Installation failed - Invalid Argument

Been stuck on installation of multiple distros for a while. The installation always fails when running the grub installer and the syslog says: grub-installer: info: Installing Grub on '/dev/mmcblk0' ...
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Can one run linux from a folder via entry into bootloader (GRUB2 etc) rather than from a whole partition

I would like to know if one can extract an ISO into a folder and then add an entry into the bootloader pointing to initrd and kernel and boot into this linux distro? I know booting into linux ISO ...
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CentOS installer fails with Nouveau errors; Ubuntu installer works

I have a custom built Windows 10 desktop that I am considering putting Linux on. Since I use CentOS on my file server, my first choice was to also use CentOS on the desktop. However, when I tried to ...
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reduce or delete existing root partition and install new distro

I would like to delete my existing Mint root partition which is on /dev/sda2 as its is very large space for root and I am out of space on the /home partition which is on /dev/sda4 I read online that ...
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How load firmwares from non-free cd-including-firmware Debian?

I downloaded unofficial non-free Debian DVD including-firmware and put it on flash memory using rufus in dd mode. But while trying to install Debian, it says I should insert media containing firmware. ...
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Arch Linux Installation - GPG Errors and Unrecognized Archive Format

I got a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 and have been trying to boot Arch from an ISO that I burned onto a 4 GB USB stick. The ISO image is burned correctly and is not corrupted. The partition created on my SSD ...
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Easy free Solaris-like development VM

I wrote some open source Linux/BSD software with a command line interface and would like to know if I can easily make it run on Solaris too. What would be the easy options (i.e. about equally easy as ...
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What is special about programs that create bootable USB sticks for Linux?

Why couldn't I just mount the ISO and copy the files over to the stick?
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Installation stuck at reboot

I just tried installing Pop_OS! 19.04 ( dual boot with Windows 10 ), but after the installation finished and I was given the option to reboot, I pressed it and then it kind of hanged. About 15 minutes ...
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Install GhostBSD from within FreeBSD

Is it possible to install GhostBSD from within a working installation of FreeBSD?
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Accidentally created symlink dhcpcd, how to remove it again

I was setting up arch linux and accidentally hit enter after typing systemctl enable dhcpcd. After that the console said Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/dhcpcd.service -...
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Antergos, trouble creating persistnt USB

I used this guide: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5883/create-persistent-antergos-live-usb-on-windows-10/6 To try and install Antergos persistently on a USB stick from another USB stick carrying ...
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Cannot run/install Linux on AMD based ThinkPad E585

I am not able to run/install Linux on my Lenovo ThinkPad E585. I tried both a full installation and running from the USB stick. All I get is: GRUB starting from the USB stick. Select Linux installer ...
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How to install Devuan/Debian testing/unstable without starting from a stable release?

It is possible to install Devuan/Debian stable and then editing /etc/apt/sources.list upgrade to a testing/unstable branch (ref). However on my laptop I have an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor, which ...
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Installing Manjaro 18 on HP Spectre NVMe SSD

I recently picked up this lovely laptop (HP Spectre X360 13), and want to install Manjaro on it. It has a Toshiba NVMe SSD (KXG50ZNV1T02). Seeing that this will be my first install of Linux onto an ...
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Linux Live CD crash after GRUB selection

I'm running on a fairly old HP Pavilion x360 - 13-a110dx (ENERGY STAR) with the newest BIOS firmware available. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics and 4 GB RAM. I'm currently trying to install ANY linux ...
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install arch into already parttioned disk

I've been using linux for couple of years, but still can't manage partitioning at all. I have / and /home partitions on my drive and want to use these partitions for my fresh Arch installation. I'm ...
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How to make a fully bootable ISO from Alpine Linux Edge?

I would like to make an alpine installation iso which has the following attributes: During installation it has an answerfile so that the setup process (the setup script) takes those default inputs ...
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System installation failed. Substitution of webkitgtk-2.20.5. GuixSD Linux

When I install GuixSD on my computer, not VM, it fails at downloading the package webkitgtk-2.20.5 each time. The progress of its downloading is from 71 to 78%. There is an info that a device is full: ...