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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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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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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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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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While using a debian preseed how to assign hostname manually? [closed]

I made a preseed.cfg for a Debian 9.7 netinstall and add it to the initrd on the ISO. There a two things I want to assign manually during installation, the IP address and the hostname. The IP address ...
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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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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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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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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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installing debian from a local repository

I have created a local repository in a debian virtual machine (I'm using virtualbox) by copying packages from iso images into the directory /var/www/html/packages/amd64/ (apache2 is already installed) ...
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Nothing Is Working: Installing Debian on USB

I need to be able to run a linux distribution on my Windows 10 laptop, so I decided to go with Debian. I want to have a USB flash drive that I own run Debian on my laptop, instead of having my laptop ...
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Is ISOLINUX on DebianStretchDVD1ISO extensible in any way without remastering - what can you do with it besides boot /install.amd/vmlinuz?

GRUB on USB/Hard Disk is extensible in the sense that once you install to MBR/partition you can mount ISO using loop and boot of the ISO. Additionally it has many modules like ls and cat that are ...
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debian installation on lenovo p1

i have a brand-new lenovo p1 workstation and i'm unable to install linux on it. it's even not possible to start debian 9 (or 10 alpha), ubuntu or mint live cd. it just stops without an error while ...
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Debian Installer – screen blanks

I want to install Debian on my new Lenovo Yoga 730. I got an installation image onto a USB, but when I tried selecting Debian Installer or Graphical Debian Installer, the screen goes black and ...
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Debian/Kali install from Xboot DVD fails [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Debian from a DVD. The DVD is a dual layer disc which can multi boot into 32 or 64 bit Debian or Kali Linux. I created the iso for this using a program called XBoot. The disc ...
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How do I install Debian on Thinkpad T430 under UEFI?

I am trying to install Debian to a Thinkpad T430 that uses UEFI as a bootloader. The system is set to do a native UEFI boot. It is able to start GRUB from the installation media but upon choosing any ...
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“Load missing firmware from removable media?” (Debian)

I'm installing Debian from a USB drive onto my laptop, and it's asking me for the following firmware file: brcm/brcmfmac43241b4-sdio.bin I have another Linux distro on my laptop already, so I already ...
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Linux installation error related to file system

Installing Devuan Linux (Debian derivative), I get this error message: The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed. During the installation, I did not ...
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Debian 9: Backlight Brightness

I've just installed a fresh new Debian 9 with LXDE into an ACER AMD Notebook and everything seems to be working fine, except for the backlight brightness. During the boot, it happens the following: ...
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Installation of Debian 9 in Dell Inspiron 7559

I want to install Debian 9 in the aforementioned laptop but I know from my experience that it will not be easy (I have tried in the past Ubuntu but only Mint worked - I suppose that there is some ...
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debian: step `installing the system` fails on eeepc 1002HA

I have an old (~8years) eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work ...
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Debian installation with no GRUB? [closed]

Today I bought a SSD, now I have a SSD and a HDD inside my notebook. Actually my HDD has Debian 9.4 installed and works fine, I tried to install the same on the SSD but for some reason it always get ...
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Debian 9: error messages during boot

I've just installed Debian 9 without desktop environment into an old notebook and, apparently, the command line is working just fine. However, the system always starts with some random combination (...
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Debian 9 not booting to GUI

I've just installed Debian 9 into an old Toshiba notebook and everything went fine during the installation: Installation complete Installation is complete, so it is time to boot into your new ...
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Booting with Debian & iMac 4,1 — screen glitches out while booting [closed]

Our iMac 4,1 (early '06 edition) was getting obviously long in the tooth, due more to the changes to the Internet and lack of further updates than anything else, so I thought it might be a nice ...
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Debian installer doesn't detect disk

I had Debian installed next to Win10 on my Dell XPS 15 9560, but a few days ago some Windows update damaged it and this was showing to me (and it was displaying initramfs prompt): So I formatted the ...
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grub error: you need to load kernel first

I'm installing Debian 9 on an HP ProLiant DL180. When I boot from a USB drive, it opens grub2 and when I type boot it gives an error : you need to load kernel first.
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Debian Stretch 9.3 can't configure DHCP

I am installing Debian stretch 9.3 from a USB stick and I am getting a DHCP configuration error cannot configure dhcp automatically I tried using : direct cable to the router LAN & a wireless ...
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Where can I get Debian iso file (with just a terminal)? [closed]

I went through the Debian website www.debian.org, but I couldn't find any iso to run the system with terminal (operating system should have a Debian core). The iso file should be completely standalone....
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Category of the Debian Jessie (8) to download for the VirtualBox

I need to have debian 8 to set up the developer environment for a project and intend to use with VirtualBox in a MacBook Pro machine. I find this page for the Jessie (8) downloads https://www.debian....
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My /boot partition broke. How do I write everything needed there?

I use debian 9. For some reason the partition where my /boot lies is broken, e2fsck reported many errors. Somehow I am still able to boot into emergency mode. I can format that partition. How do I ...
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Can I debug download/network issues while using a standard ISO with debian-installer?

During the installation of e.g. Ubuntu with the debian-installer, is there any visible (debug) output, where I can see what is downloaded from where? (I have a local mirror configured, but it is so ...
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Warning about partition offset when installing Debian

I got an error: the partition /dev/sda1 assigned to / starts at an offset of 3584 bytes from the minimum alignment for this disk, which may lead to very poor performance. I want to install Debian ...
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How can I install Mint without a DVD?

I am running Debian, but lack of driver support for stuff I want has made me decide to switch to Mint. Unfortunately, I don't have a DVD and the Mint community seems to have decided I really, really ...
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Tried to do minimal Debian install with a netinst - but still installed GIMP and Libreoffice

I read in quite a few places that using a netinst CD was the best way to get a minimal installation of Debian. I chose only the LXDE option on the installation page, not even installing 'standard ...
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How do I install Debian 9?

I tried to install Debian 9 with a bootable USB. But almost at the end of the installation I encountered an error saying, "Debootstrap error. Failed to determine the codename for the release". It ...
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How can i install Debian without using the install gui?

So, I've got several debian install disks, but i'm attempting to install it on a qemu virtual machine, using curses as the graphical output. The issue i'm having is that curses doesn't do very well ...
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Run debian graphical installer from within debian? [closed]

Is there a way to execute the debian graphical installer from the debian system that i'm currently running? I would like to install another debian system in a second partition but i cannot make a ...
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Glitchy Debian Install screen - both standard and graphical

I've been trying to install Debian and I've done the following in order to try to fix this: : Changed USB drives. Added the fb=false parameter to boot Tried Testing build (stretch) and Stable build....
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How to download Debian testing i386 without GUI?

I had an old computer in which I want to install Debian, but it is so old that I thought that I should install Debian without any desktop environment. I tried out their latest stable version, which is ...
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Debian PXE boot from ISO and preseeding configuration file

I'm trying to automate a custom Debian (OS) Installation using PXE boot from ISO and preseeding the configuration file. Steps I've done so far is: Installed DHCP and TFTP server including syslinux (...
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OpenSSH - automatic server private and public keys creation

In RedHat based distributions you can set the type of server private and public keys which the init script will automatically create, with the variable AUTOCREATE_SERVER_KEYS variable. Can you do ...
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Use local (on disk) mirror for debootstrap

I'm trying to debootstrap from local files. I followed this guide. My host machine runs debian that I installed with : debootstrap stable /mnt http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ What I did: mkdir ...
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Debian stuck on “Loading, please wait…” after new install

let me preface my question by saying I'm completely new to Debian/Linux. Things are not going well in my first foray into Linux, and I'd appreciate any help! I'm trying to install Debian 8 alongside ...
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Debian installation doesn't detect the allocated partition made in Windows

I have windows 10 and want to install Linux with windows 10, meaning two separate OS on same computer, so I have Unallocated 103 GB disk space to install Linux on it Hardisk showing 103GB free The ...
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Switching from Ubuntu to Debian

I want to switch from Ubuntu 16.04 to Debian 8.7.1. I have the correct Debian ISO image on a USB stick. However, my computer will not boot from it, nor will it boot from a CD/DVD with the image on it ...
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No GUI after Debian Jessie installation

So I finally decided to dip my toes into Linux and installed Debian Jesse. Most tutorials ended with their OS having GUI, etc just like windows. Mine does not. Lol I was greeted with just the command ...
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How to increase number of inodes at partitioning during installation of Debian?

My system needs a very high number of inodes on the partition because it is going to store many, many small files. (It's going to be an OSM, OpenStreetMap TileServer running mapnik and tirex). As ...
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Why the default user of Debian is not in sudoer list by default? [duplicate]

I am thinking why the default user of Debian 8.x is not in sudoers list although it has su/root/... access which is not safer than sudo here Using sudo is better (safer) than opening a session as ...