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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Technology for setting up temporary environments to reproduce customer issues

Sometimes I need to reproduce issues that appear only in the customer's environment. I could manually set up virtual machines to sufficiently mirror their environment, but it would be very nice to ...
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Elementary OS -> installing Linux Mint

I've recently installed ElementaryOS but due to a mistake it won't boot cleanly (only with manual intervention through the BIOS). I've decided I want to replace it with Linux Mint but I'm stuck. I ...
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Installing Arch Linux on a i686 CPU?

Trying to install Arch on an i686 CPU laptop, however it looks like Arch no longer supports this hardware. My question is does anyone know if it's possible to install an older version of Arch? If so ...
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Error when creating a bootable USB on Windows

I have Windows 10 and followed the exact steps in the tutorial and everything went smoothly up to here. Error when using a 32GB USB stick: Access to the device denied. This is the log: Rufus x86 v3.9....
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Mate session does not respond/Two video drivers at the same time working

After starting the session, the Desktop stops to be responsive, it does not show menus, it does not launch applications, even when using a terminal and the wallpaper first is loaded but after stopping ...
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Debian-based can't find partitions

My Issue I attempted to download Kali-Linux on my desktop, and ran into the issue that it would not find any of my partitioning of the disk Photo of partition from: Windows (Disk Manager) Kali Live ...
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UEFI/BIOS after Linux Mint 19.1 installation not booting up, showing boot menu instead

I am using a laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E570 (link to manufacturer). I installed Linux Mint 19.1 onto this laptop. After installing when I reboot laptop I am getting this screen: If I press Enter on ...
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ArchStrike Distro Install - Unresolvable Package Conflicts

I'm installing ArchStrike, which is an arch distro for penetration testers. So, during the installation, when the installer starts installing the arch base, the Pacman ends up with this : Step 7) ...
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Laptop don't see usb with iso when booting

I want to install Linux Manjaro from my boot pendrive on my HP Pavilion 15. I burn ISO on pendrive with Rufus program (MBR, BIOS / UEFI, FAT32) on my PC. Boot from USB is first option. When in my ...
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Grub install on a partition

Right now I have a hard drive with arch and windows 10 installed that is partitioned like this: nvme0n1 -nvme0n1p1 -nvme0n1p2 -nvme0n1p3 -nvme0n1p4 -nvme0n1p5 /boot -nvme0n1p6 SWAP -nvme0n1p7 / -...
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How to install Fedora server 31 or ubuntu server 19.10 on orange pi 3?

I have a Orange pi 3, I have tried many ways to install Fedora server 31 (aarch64 version ) on my board but all of them were unsuccessful: I wrote Fedora-Server-dvd-aarch64-31-1.9_2.iso on a TF card ...
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UnicodeDecodeError while installing Fedora workstation 31

I am currently trying to install Fedora 31 alongside Windows 10 on UEFI & GPT system. The steps to reproduce the issue.. Use Fedora Media writer to create a bootable usb drive. Launch Fedora live ...
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Error while checking integrity of Live USB: Initramfs unpacking failed: LZMA data is corrupt

I want to install a new Linux distribution on my laptop but I am getting the following error when I try to check the integrity of the media (USB stick) from the Live Distro menu: [2.002848] Initramfs ...
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Installation Error : Unable to install grub on dev/sda1

I'm installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 5559 with 1 TB HDD where WIndows 10 is already installed, hence it's a dual boot. I have set up a Ubuntu bootable USB drive and booted Ubuntu in UEFI ...
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Kali linux no ethernet card detected [closed]

I am using an hp stream laptop and I keep getting there is no ethernet card detected message. I am trying to install kali linux from a usb.
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installing Debian 10 : installer “Install” option calls reboot

HP Elite (old PC desktop) using BIOS. I have installed Ubuntu to this machine using a bootable USB and now want to switch it over to Debian. However the Debian installer will not run past the initial ...
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Can you install Linux on the Google Nest Hub?

I got this piece of junk free with a phone purchase. I tried to sell it and got no takers - even at $20. I thought I could use it to run Amazon Prime Video while I use my desktop screen real estate to ...
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Which distros accept install on LVM?

I have a LVM setup with one partition of 250 GB on a 500 GB SSD and a 128 GB SD card for Manjaro and the rest of the SSD for Windows (250 GB). To test other distributions I would like to know which ...
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Debian: Why is the base system installation taking so long?

I am installing Debian 10 on a 32GB USB for the sake of trying it. It's been 2 hours, yet it is just in half of the progress. I did all the normal installation progress, I used Etcher for making the ...
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Virtual box restoration error

I was installing a Linux distribution on virtual box. I just saved the machine state as it was taking a lot of time. I think 90 percent of the work is done. When I tried to restore the virtual ...
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Creating a system image that has no persistant storage?

So I would like to create a system image, that I can tell grub to boot to every time, but with only temporary memory. I would like to create a system image that is fully installed and set up and then ...
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Is it possible to install Linux on a MacBook Air with no OS?

I have a MacBook Air with on operating system on it, and I want to install Linux on it. Can I do so without buying a copy of macOS?
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Linux Mint default partitioning: Useful for System Reinstallation?

When you install Linux Mint OS, you are offered to build one partition for both system and user files. LVM VG mint-vg, LV root as ext4 LVM VG mint-vg, LV swap_1 as Swap Partition 1 on SCSI1 (0,0,0) (...
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Tried to install Debian and didn't start GUI

The installation worked flawless. However, after rebooting and in the bootloader selecting Debian, the GUI did not start, even in recovery mode. The bootable USB drive was created with Rufus in ISO ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside with Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu on my computer. Due to my work, I need a Windows 10 machine. How can I make a dual boot machine? I think a normal Windows installation removes Ubuntu. So can I make some partition ...
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Unable to boot new Fedora install from SD card (after working once)

Earlier today I put the Fedora (31) installer onto an SD card and used it to install Fedora to that same SD card (on the remaining free space). After installation everything went well. I booted from ...
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How much disk space will Gentoo Prefix take up?

I'm considering using Gentoo Prefix, as a non-root user on some system. However, it's not clear to me how much space it might take - which could be a prohibitive factor for me. So, how much is it? ...
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Difference between boot options in bootable Linux USB

I was trying to install fedora in dual boot on my desktop computer that runs windows 10. After the installation windows didn't boot. It wasn't listed on the boot menu. Fedora booted fine though. I ...
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Debian 10: rfkill not found anywhere, still blocking my wifi

I can find 'rfkill' in '/dev'. But, can't use it. I have no internet connection on my device. RF-KILL is so powerful that, I can't even power on my WiFi interface from Winodws by any means!!!! I ...
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How do I install Gentoo Linux alongside existing Ubuntu (dual boot)?

I have Ubuntu as the only operating system installed on my laptop and want to make dual boot with Gentoo. How do I do that?
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How to fix/reinstall grub from debian media, e.g. rescue mode?

How can one invoke grub-install from the debian netinst image? Or, does one need the live cd. (Situation: two disks: one degraded btrfs raid 1, another a blank disk I can install a new OS on, but ...
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Reinstall linux without losing data

Yesterday my laptop wouldn't boot (elementary os). I used fsck and it got worse and the distro was completely corrupted. So I want to reinstall the distro without losing my data and I've searched on ...
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What else is to followed for successful installation of slackware

What else apart from setup needs to be done for successful installation of slackware linux? Background- I installed slackware by simply running setup command and nothing else but after reboot I can't ...
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CentOS 8: Clonezilla image fails to boot when applied

Imaging CentOS 8 with Clonezilla consistently fails to make an image I can successfully replay onto a different drive and boot from. I downloaded the CentOS installation ISO and verified it with ...
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How to install Xubuntu such that it won't erase Windows 10 in Lenovo Ideapad L340?

I'm new to Linux. I got Lenovo Ideapad L340 and tried to install Xubuntu along with Windows 10. I created a Xubuntu USB boot stick with Rufus and changed settings in UEFI to boot from USB stick. But ...
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Balena Etcher flashes USB-stick into wierd format?

I used Etcher to flash Pop!_OS 19.10 to my USB-stick in Windows. After the process was done, Windows did not recognize the USB anymore. When I plugged it into my Linux Mint laptop, it showed up as 2 ...
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Problem trying to install Slackware 14.2

I tried to install Slackware 14.2 that I recorded on a USB Stick using the rufus software, but the following happened when trying to install on my Desktop: After pressing Enter on the root: line it ...
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I can't execute apps on the Linux Mint installation desktop

I am trying to install Linux Mint on a new SSD. I copied the Linux Mint Xfce installation app to a USB drive and rebooted. I can't execute the apps on the Linux Mint desktop - Installation icon, ...
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CentOS 8: GPG check FAILED errors on sudo yum update

Immediately after an install from a verified ISO of CentOS 8.0.1905, I logged on as root, enabled the network, logged off; logged in as the user created in installation, and and ran sudo yum update. ...
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Installing a linux OS on a usb drive without iso image from a CD/DVD!

I was wandering if that's even possible! The other day my hdd crashed and it got me into thinking what if I could install a full OS on a usb (not live os though) from my cd/dvd that I had. So I fired ...
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How to remap network interfaces on boot time?

It turns out that I'm trying to create a portable distro while getting prepared for any kind of hardware failure. I'm creating (or restoring) a Debian distro by multistrap (or from my backups) and ...
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Arch Linux Install on Macbook Pro 2017 Model

My end goal here is to install Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro. I am trying to use cfdisk but can not see the bottom of the screen. I can not change the resolution of the screen. I am have tried plugging ...
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Kali Linux stays on the black screen on boot and the graphics look weird

I'm trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop, but I'm having a problem with the boot screen. When I say load in graphic mode, a black screen is displayed, and the strange images appearing in the ...
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Linux Mint doesn't recognize Disk

i have a lenovo ideapad s340 with win 10. When I install linux Mint the installer doesn't recognize the ssd. I found online that the problem is the sata Raid option . So i need to switch from Raid to ...
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unknown filesystem type ‘lvm2_member’

I have been trying to install Manjaro in a VirtualBox several times now and every time there is some failure. This latest install attempt with Manjaro-Architect seemed to complete despite a small ...
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boot device not found with fresh installation of Pop 19.04

A HP Stream Educator's Edition will not boot after install with usb I got from System 76. This is the first attempt to install on the 'top. I just turned it on and spammed the escape key. First time ...
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OEM Debian GNU/Linux installation

I have been asked to install Debian GNU/Linux on 100 computers some time ago. Today I received one hundred labels like this (digital image made from SVG attachment from email asking me to install ...
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How do I create a bootable Ubuntu partition on a MacBook Air?

How do I create a bootable Ubuntu partition on a MacBook Air? I want to be able to boot to Mac OS and Ubuntu.
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Linux LiveUSB installer doesn't recognize hard drive or Wi-Fi in new HP laptop

I just bought an HP Notebook 14-dk0002dx laptop (specs). I want to wipe the pre-loaded Windows 10 distribution and install Linux. I had no trouble booting into Linux from a LiveUSB, but installation ...
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Installing ubuntu, getting error ACPI BIOS Error(bug) ae_aml_buffer_linit, fiels [sac1] at bit 0 ffset/length 64/64

I've downloaded ubuntu 19.10 and made a live USB using rufus. When I boot into the grub menu, I select try/install ubuntu My laptop freezes and I get a black screen which displays these error messages,...

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