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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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Debian USB installation

I am trying to install Debian 9 in a computer which doesn't have a DVD drive, which means that I have to install it through USB. I have tried several methods that I found on the Internet such as using ...
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CentOS 7.6 install fails w. NVIDIA P620 set to offboard or auto, completes OK set to onboard

Using a Supermicro server w/ an NVIDIA P620 graphics card, I try to install CentOS-7.6.1810 from DVD. I have two monitors connected, a 2560x1440 qnix via white DVD-D cable off the P620 graphics card ...
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Manjaro KDE will not install to LVM

The installer works fine. It allows me to choose the LVM LV I want to install to, I hit install, and, like any sensible installer, unmounts all mounted partitions on the physical drive (/dev/nvme0n1)....
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Manjaro 18.0.4 Illyria installer waits on welcome

I'm trying to install Manjaro linux as dual boot with W10 on lenovo ideapad miix320 - 10icr convertible laptop. I managed to boot from usb into OS. When starting installer it keeps waiting on welcome ...
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Dragora installation issue [ Start Sector out of range]

I am trying to install the Dragora distro on a partition on an old laptop i have. Below is what i have done so far. I have reduced the size of my windows partition using the Disk Management utility ...
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Linux installation and partition

I'm new to Linux and I've thought I'll give it a try and so I installed Zorin OS. I' wondering if I installed it correctly in the disk. Sample screenshot using cfdisk: Is it fine that the Linux file ...
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Tracking host-wide file changes created or modified during an install process

I'm evaluating a tool and I need to identify all files (including system config files) added, changed or removed by this application (it is installed using pip). After installing on a external host, ...
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How to install packages with no internet on Fedora 29?

I have a CHUWI Lapbook 15 which I want to install Fedora on. I will often start installation of Fedora with the server spin as it is minimal and doesn't need to first boot into a live cd. The problem ...
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Installing Debian on SSD

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire E1, x64, amd i7, ram 16, vga 2). My base tasks are using virtual machines. I use dual boot for Win10 & Debian 8.6. The type of BIOS boot is Legacy. I am gonna ...
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Can't boot Kali with UEFI Stuck at grub-rescue

I had Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and just decided to try Kali. I downloaded Kali Linux 64 Bit and installed it using a live USB. Everything looked fine during the installation but I think I messed up ...
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TLB invalidation times out

I have an Intel NUC which have been running Ubuntu Server 18.04 for the last year. After I Updated the system and kernel the server would not boot. Unfortunately I did not take any screenshot of the ...
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Install grub using Slitaz x64

I try to install Slitaz x64 (slitaz-rolling-core64.iso) on a VirtualBox VM using this manual. What I have done is I created one disk in a DOS MBR having ext4 and bootable flag. I differ to the ...
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Replace CentOS with Ubuntu on a remote server (SSH access only) [closed]

I am trying to replace CentOS with Ubuntu Server on a remote machine where the only access is via network (SSH-only at present, VNC may be set up if needed). I have fully backed up all data on the ...
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How do I install Kali Linux through live mode (failsafe, amd64)? [duplicate]

I was attempting to install Kali Linux earlier (on an F80S series, super old ASUS laptop, already have the partitions and everything set up to dual boot) using my Cruzer Glide flash drive. I wrote the ...
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Manjaro installer cannot boot into live usb

I tried to install Manjaro 18.0.3 64 Bit, but after I selected boot in the welcome screen it did not work. The following error showed up on screen: ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/M1803' device did not ...
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Installer support for sharing /usr or /usr/share

According to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS), /usr is "shareable between various FHS-compliant hosts" (and /usr/share is even shareable between different architectures of the same OS). Are ...
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Blank screen when installing CentOS 7 on Xenserver

Similar to this question: Linux install goes to blank screen I have the CentOS 7 template, more than 2 GBs of RAM, I'm using the minimal installation latest file, XenServer 6.5. When I go to any ...
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Problems with disk partition

I have Ubuntu on my notebook and want to install Mint too. I've gone through the installation process but when it is time to partition the disk, I get stuck (it doesn't allow me to create the ...
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Kali Linux installation issue: PC shuts down [duplicate]

after downloading kali to ssd and restarting pc the choose os screen has the two options - win 10 or "continue debian gnu/linux installation". Select win 10 no problem all functions correct. Select "...
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How can I install Linux mint to Acer Aspire E1-573

How can I install Linux Mint on Acer Aspire E1-572? I tried the following. On another laptop, I inserted USB stick to my computer. Then I typed sudo unetbootin, chose distribution to be Linux Mint and ...
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Are these two ways of installing Lubuntu with LVM both feasible and equivalent?

When installing Lubuntu using a Lubuntu bootable flash drive, there is a step asking (see the picture below, although it is for Ubuntu not for Lubuntu) “Erase disk and install Lubuntu”, which has ...
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Installation and booting scenarios for combinations of boot sector (GPT or MBR), firmware (BIOS or UEFI)?

I think all the confusions in this post come from coexistence of old and new technologies and abuse of terminology such as mentioned in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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grub2 error disk 'hd0,msdos1' not found, ls shows no disk

I have googled a lot for this problem. I found this, but it didn't solve my problem. Other solutions suggest me to reinstall grub (run grub-install), which didn't work either. Here is what I am doing:...
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I don't have /run/lvm folder | wiki solution impossible

I'm following Arch Linux installation guide and after entering this part: grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg I have an error : Device /dev/xxx not initialized in udev database even after waiting ...
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Error booting after installing kde?

My arch linux was working fine. Then I tried to install a desktop environment. I installed X related packages, sddm, and plasma. Then I ran systemctl enable sddm. Now when I try to boot into arch, the ...
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Most ironclad way to make root installation redundant and maximize uptime? RAID, ZFS or something else?

I would like to set up my desktop computer (which is actually a server for the KVM guests I do my actual work in) to have a redundant root installation. If one drive dies I want to quickly get back ...
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Troubles while installing any Linux OS on Asus TUF FX504

Tried to install Ubuntu, Antergos and Kali linux KDE on a new laptop Asus TUF FX504. Before I did it I disabled Fast & Secure boot set the SATA Mode Selection to AHCI disabled legacy USB ...
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Installing fedora using the automatic option

I have allocated 25gb of free space on my disk and I was wondering if I was to select the automatic setting when installing fedora will it use the free space which is already on the disk. I'm trying ...
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Want MBR install of Mint 19.1

There's a video driver problem with GPT, the Apple A1286 Mid-2010 MacBook Pro machines, and NVIDIA GT330M drivers, and running Nouveau has its own problems, so I want to install Cinnamon Mint 19.1 ...
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xinput not showing driver

I am constantly trying to install linux distribution (Ubuntu/mint) alongside Windows 10 on my laptop Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52. But every time , as soon as setup pops up,the touchpad totally stops working,...
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Creating an ISO that a macbook can boot from

Trying to repack an ISO with a preseed file to automate installation. I have done this with a dozen laptops and works great. Until I ran into a macbook, where it does not work. Originally repacking ...
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How reinstall Debian with LVM and LUKS and keep /home?

I need to reinstall Debian - format / and /boot but keep /home. / /boot and /home are encrypted and LVM How I can do this ? df -hl --block-size=G Filesystem 1G-blocks Used Available Use% ...
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Problem with partitions while installing Manjaro from Live USB

I created a live USB using Rufus (with DD) using this version from the offical page: manjaro-xfce-18.0.2-stable-x86_64.iso I use a Lenovo Yoga 720. I disabled secure boot and fast boot in the bios. ...
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FreeBSD starts in install menu after successful installation

I tried installing FreeBSD 12.0 from a USB, which went fine except that I had to do it in safe mode. After that there were no issues with the installation process save for networking. Now that ...
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Getting “No Signal” on monitor when trying to install Ubuntu [closed]

I have a Windows 10 OS now and I want to install Ubuntu on it with my bootable USB that has Ubuntu installed on it. When I start the computer and I click F8 to bring up the menu to select what I want ...
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Trouble when installing Ubuntu, not sure where I went wrong

-Made a 400 GB partition of free space -Installed most recent version of Ubuntu -Using Rufus I booted from a USB -Normal installation -> Something else -8000 MB Primary, Beginning of this space, ...
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Fedora 28 server install failure

My goal is to install the Server version of Fedora 28.1.1, on a second Intel S1200SPLR server (after the first was proved to have a hardware problem) with a Xeon E3-1275 v5 CPU, 16GB of 2133 ...
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Fedora 28 new install, severe USB keyboard & mouse lag [closed]

I'm installing Fedora 28.1.1, after verifying the checksum of the download, on a brand new server with a Xeon E3-1275 v6 CPU, 64GB of 2400 Unbuffered ECC DDR4, Intel P630 integrated HD Graphics, and a ...
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Install debian on lenovo x1 carbon (2019)

I have a new lenovo carbon x1 from 2019 that i am trying to install debian *stretch onto. I have a debian bootable usb. The only problem is that every attempt at installing debian produces a blank,...
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How to connect to ethernet while installing arch linux?

I am trying to install arch-linux on my thinkpad following the installation wiki. I plugged in the ethernet cable, and the ip link command will show: enp8s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> ...
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Is it possible to install a *brand new* linux system onto one partition directly from another?

Something like, dd an iso straight to the other partition without making a usb installer... and then updating grub? or maybe, make a virtual machine mimicking my real hardware and use the extra ...
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“Probing EDD” error when booting a live OS from a USB drive

I'm trying to boot into a Kali Linux live thumb drive on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, to partition a secondary internal hdd that has Windows (set up with bootcamp) on it (to install Kali in the new ...
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Installation Error (Ubuntu partitioning on disk shared with Windows 10)

I'm installing the Ubuntu along with Windows 10 and I already separated the free space on the Windows machine and started the Ubuntu installation. All went successfully but installation type "free ...
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Fresh Arch install - Boot gets stuck at 'Loading initial ramdisk'

I'm trying to install Arch with LVM encryption on my HP Spectre x360. These are my installation notes. I tried doing it these three ways Using window's EFI part so here the EFI partition is ...
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Can a linux distro be installed on WD TV live? [closed]

The machine has its embedded OS, it allows watching movies from a usb stick. It has two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one Ethernet port, one power source and two cylindrical serial ports. Since it ...
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Signing a key via mokutil

After successfully installing Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon for the first time, I went through the recommended steps to take after the installation. Here I also upgraded my system (after checking for and ...
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Delete and reinstall of Linux Mint on dual boot laptop with locked windows partition

After installing Linux mint 19.1 cinnamon alongside windows 10 on my newly partitioned C: drive a few days ago, windows 10 suddenly required a BitLocker key which I don't have, since I never willingly ...
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How to Install or Upgrade to Kernel 4.19 in CentOS 6

# lsb_release -a LSB Version: :base-4.0-amd64:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch Distributor ID: CentOS ...
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How to add programs and files within the linux ISO: [duplicate]

So I'm installing a version of Linux Mint. I would like to edit the programs and files that are included in the ISO, because there is not always internet access. For example, a very specific ...
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Deepin Installer won't start - stuck on black screen with single dash

I have just bought an Asus Zenbook UX433FA, on which I want to install Deepin 15.8 as my only OS. I have followed the installation guide on the Deepin website, therefore creating a bootable USB device ...