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I've created a GPT disk, partitioned it, copied over my OS ... now what?

Fleeing in terror from the impenetrable bloat of GRUB, I have a new disk attached to my machine (existing/running Debian on old disk is using GRUB). I've made the new disk a GPT disk, created the EFI/...
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Which partition should be bootable, and why?

Using Debian 12.5 Bookworm, 64bit I wanted to teach myself how to partition my disks for my needs, so I did this: ——————————————————————————————| [!!] Partition Disks |—————————————————————————————— ...
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Ubuntu 24.04, Manual Install: /dev/mapper/* targets unavailable

We've got a new installer, Subiquity for Ubuntu 24.04. I've always set up my disks properly, encrypting, opening, creating logical volumes and filesystems, etc. Then I'd enter the installer and find ...
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Any OS selection runs Windows instead of selected OS

I installed ubuntu22 alongside windows11 on (Lenovo Ideapad3), while installing I selected "use ubuntu alongside windows". So I did it. But for some personal reason I deleted the grub from ...
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Why won't Ventoy boot from a flash drive

I recently bought a used Laptop, which had a German xUbuntu installation. I am vaguely familiar with xUbuntu. Because it was in German I wasn't able to find my way around and decided to just plug in ...
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How to join the Ubuntu 22.04 Server to the Window Active Directory

I have new server running on the ubuntu and I want to join that server to our existing AD which is resolve as "ad.xyz.edu" and under that AD our department (OU) "med.abc.edu" is ...
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Could not create MokListRT: volume full etc when trying to boot almost any distro/liveUSB

I'm having this issue for a few months now...I was using fedora for a long time but it broke after an update and since then I can't install or run a live environment of almost no distro...so far only ...
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Clone Linux OS Btrfs disk and boot with cloned disk 2024?

Disk D is a typical Linux installation. D has EFI (boot) and Btrfs (the rest) partitions. If I have a disk E whose size is > D, how can I clone D on E, and boot with E? Is that possible without too ...
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Black screen when trying to boot to Ubuntu and Mint

I am trying to install Linux on my new build. I have fired it up and I can see all of my hardware correctly in the bios. I have tried installing Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, and Mint. Each time, I start ...
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Mass install linux by dd to drive directly?

I need to install an custom OS to many similar/identical laptops. Would it work to live boot a laptop and dd the disk from a template laptop to the new one? Is it possible to trigger secure boot key ...
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How to set number of terminal rows on Arch Linux installer

I'm attempting to install Arch onto a 2016 Macbook pro - however when the actual installer prompt starts, the screen buffer overflows below the bottom of the screen. As a result, the active prompt is ...
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Stuck on "Finished casper-md5check Verify Live ISO checksums."

I tried to run a Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon Edition vm in Hyper-V, but I've had some problems. When I used the Gen 2 option, it always displayed >>Start PXE over IPv4. When I installed using Gen 1,...
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Debian installation from USB: "the logical volume vm-sys-net-private on qubes_dom0 could not be deleted"

I tried Qubes OS and found out that it is too heavy and complicated for me. So I tried to install Debian from a flashed USB. However, the installer gives the following error: the logical volume vm-sys-...
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LinuxFX not installing

I have downloaded "Windows Ubuntu 11.4.4 LTS" from the LinuxFX downloads page, and created a bootable USB stick with UNetbootin. When I plug it in the OS starts up as normal. Now to the ...
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RHEL installation time cannot set user with group id 100

when installing rhel-8.9-x86_64-dvd.iso, and even version 7.9, at the initial graphical popup during install when you go to user creation - advanced ... https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/...
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Termux proot-distro install fedora error

When I use proot-distro, it shows me this error: ~ $ proot-distro install fedora [*] Installing Fedora... [*] Creating directory '/data/data/com.termux/files/usr/var/lib/proot-distro/installed-rootfs/...
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Minimal to no intervention for Linux installation [closed]

I need to replace a Windows OS running on x86 devices with a custom Linux distro. I need to automate the process as much as possible. Ideally, plug in a USB stick or connect to a Network server, run ...
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Forgot to install the desktop environment while installing debian 12

I forgot to install the desktop environment while installing Debian 12. I'm stuck in tty1 when installing, no GUI, only text. I've asked on a Facebook group, and people there say I forgot to install ...
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How do I install Linux when I cannot disable Secure Boot?

I tried install Linux Mint with usb stick done by Ventoy and by (KDE) ISO Image Writer on Fedora. Mint latest version 21.3.Both times I get "Secure Boot Violation. Invalid signature detected. ...
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Can I install latest Kubuntu (23.10) on top of dual boot with Windows with old Kubuntu version (13.10)?

I have a dual boot PC with old versions of Kubuntu and Windows installed. I can't upgrade Windows but I can/want to upgrade Kubuntu. The Kubuntu installed version: Kubuntu version: 13.10 Qt Version: 4....
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Do these hardware specs support Linux working system? [closed]

I have a PC with the following specs: Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1055T Processor, 2800 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processors RAM: 6GB Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology GA-890-FXA-UD5 Adapter: ATI ...
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Old laptop shutdowns during iso installation

The name of the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 It has a AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology Chip. It had 1 GB of RAM but i upgraded it to 4 GBs (It didn't boot when having 1gb so ...
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Why does VPS with stock Debian contain cdrom device?

I recently set up a debian 12 VPS with a new hosting company. It has: /media/cdrom -> cdrom0/ /media/cdrom0/ And in /etc/fstab: /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 ...
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How to get customized gnome live environment NOT to revert to original when live system is installed

I've customized a version of Linux Mint, including changing the desktop environment to GNOME, changing the wallpaper, adding shell user themes, extensions, changing the cursor, changing the icons, ...
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How to determine when KVM vm was created?

OS is Debian. Not asking about uptime of course, but I would like to determine when vm was created and/or first booted. Normally you can do something like: stat / and check birth time, but for a kvm ...
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Flash drive with ISO not seen in BIOS or not booting at all

I've got a problem. I cannot install any OS and I don't know why. I as usually copied artix linux iso to my flash drive to install it on server. Then in BIOS settings, drive didn't appear till I ...
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How to find out which repo lists libganglia-3.7.2 and to exclude this older version in my /etc/yum.repos.d/ dir?

I encountered a "Transaction check error" when updating the CentOS 7.9 using suso yum -y update command: Transaction check error: file /usr/lib64/libganglia.so.0.0.0 from install of ...
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Disable MOK password prompt, load GRUB immediately

I have a fresh install of Debian 12, but every time I boot it prompts me for a MOK password (just the password, no other options). I know what the password should be, but entering it says it doesn't ...
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Debian 8.10.0 installation on PowerPC can't use CD-ROM

So, I'm having an old PowerPC based IBM server, RS/6000 F50- that I'd like to get running simply for my own fun and hobby. There are several different OSes that can be installed on it and I was going ...
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Would there be a difference in running cryptsetup from a Ubuntu USB FD vs internal disk?

Meaning Ubuntu installed on a USB vs an HDD. Would it make a difference security wise, example speed with USB during luksFormat with the specified iter time? Or a difference running it through USB or ...
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Upgraded debian from bullseye to bookworm and now the computer freezes at boot screen

I followed this guide to upgrade debian bullseye to debian bookworm but now my computer freezes at the boot screen on the line "Loading initial ramdisk ...". Can someone help me diagnose ...
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Restoring backed up Linux Partition

Suppose we have an empty drive /dev/sda with lots of space. We also have a partition of a previous Linux backup /dev/sdb1. This contains the usual linux filesystem /home, /usr, etc. What is notably ...
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Choosing a location for installation of Docker Desktop app’s CLI tools

When completing the installation of Docker Desktop 4.25, the Advanced Settings offers a choice: Choose how to configure the installation of Docker's CLI tools: System (requires password) Docker CLI ...
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Install Pop!_OS in custom mode with encrypted root partition

I've tried to install Pop!_OS in custom mode because I need Multiboot, but I also want an encrypted root partition. So I set an /boot/efi partition and unlocked a previous with luks2 encrypted and ...
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Will Devuan/Debian run comfortably on a Core Duo with 4GB of RAM?

I need to install a Linux system I will not provide support for, on an old laptop that's going to be donated. It has a Core Duo T3400 processor (2-core, 2.16 GHz), 4 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB HDD (and a ...
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Strange boot issue installing KUbuntu

So, I've installed Linux many times in the past, generally from a liveUSB, as I'm using now. It's a 32 GB SamData SD101, on USB 2.0. (Probably excessive for an installer, but it's what I had on hand ...
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Best way to use Linux with an AMD computer

Goal I have a PC with a good configuration, and I'd like to use it efficiently on Linux for programmation purposes. How can I set it up the best way? The main problem I have in mind is that my CPU/GPU ...
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Stuck on black screen log when trying to boot into linux

I'm trying to install Linux on to my computer. The distribution I'm currently trying to install is Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS but I've had the same issue when trying to install Kali and older versions of ...
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Black screen at boot time after a kernel update/upgrade or a clean install

Yo there, I have been experiencing a black screen problem after a clean install, an update of the kernel or upgrade of the distribution (opensuse tumbleweed). Recently what it struck the issue was a ...
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Why does my live linux say no partition when i try to install it

This has made it so i can't install linux. Details: I use a acer aspire 3 with nvme drive and uefi. I am trying to install neon kde. I do not have legacy in my bios.
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arch linux not booting up after installation. Issue with grub

I was currently trying to install arch linux as dual boot in my laptop (i3). I was following this tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGhifbn6088 I completed the steps (everything installed ...
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Archiso install does not load after passing GRUB

I created a custom iso file following The official documentations. I coppied the iso file onto a USB and tried to boot into both a virtual machine and empty machine. I got the Arch Linux splash screen ...
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Problems with booting same Linux installation on both physical System and VM for dual use

The question basically boils down to "how does a Linux installation need to be setup in order to be able to do boot from both VM and the physical machine?" I try to achieve 2 goals with this ...
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Which settings of XFCE can be currently configured on NixOS (during build, or afterwards via Home Manager etc.)?

Currently I am trying to create a basic configuration for my NixOS 23.05 installation with the XFCE Desktop and Window Manager. My approach is to use home-manager in standalone-mode to configure the ...
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Add XUbuntu Installation to Manjaro Installation on Same Disk

I was struggling whether or not to split this in more questions, but then there'd be no context. I have a disk with Manjaro on it. My plan is to add an installation of XUbuntu Core on the same disk. ...
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CentOS 7.7.1908 - Can't install on NUC

I have a new NUC (NUC11ATKPE) and I need to install CentOS 7.7.1908 on it. Vendor is specifying that version for the install of their witness software. I've tried creating the bootable USB with a ...
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Failing distribution checksum during FreeBSD automated install (bsdinstall)

I'm using the following installerconfig to automate the installation of FreeBSD (13.2-RELEASE): export PARTITIONS=DEFAULT export DISTRIBUTIONS="kernel.txz base.txz" export HOSTNAME=freebsd ...
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Can I install linux split among a main drive and a secondary usb-attached one?

I have an old thin client, that has 512MB of RAM and a 4GB flash disk-on-module drive. I'm investigating if I can upgrade them - actually the chipset should support at least 1GB of RAM and I've read ...
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How to install a Linux distro with encryption that does not have encryption support in the installer?

I quite like the features of Blend os [1,2] and would like to use it. Unfortunately, my main machine is a laptop and its lack of full disk encryption sounds like a non-starter. Is there any way to use ...
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Cannot install Fedora on a G7 Dell

I am trying to install Fedora with a bootable flash drive that I have created with Rufus on my Dell G7 7700. But the flash drive is not automatically detected. So I went into the BIOS menu to manually ...
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