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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How to install DVD 2 and 3 of debian?

There are 3 DVDs of debian on this page after installing first by usb stick installation how to install 2nd and 3rd DVDs? I want to install all the packages at once so that I do not need to go back ...
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Is SSH enabled on a minimal ubuntu server installation?

I recently bought an APU2 machine from PC Engines and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. The APU2 has no graphics output and I had to modify the netboot ubuntu installation to redirect the graphics output ...
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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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Cannot install Linux because keyboard/mouse not working

EDIT: I should mention that my mouse and keyboard are wireless devices. I assume that doesn't matter since a Live version of Windows 7 had no problems with it, and the most basic part of my system (...
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`cryptsetup luksOpen <device> <name>` fails to set up the specified name mapping

HardenedArray has a helpful archlinux-installation guide at Efficient Encrypted UEFI-Booting Arch Installation. However, I encountered difficulty early in the installation process -- specifically, at ...
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Caine Linux v10 installation gives error: Operation not permitted during write on /dev/sda

I'm trying to install Caine Linux. I downloaded ISO from https://www.caine-live.net/ and "burned" it with Rufus to a memory stick. Then I bootet from this memory stick to Caine Live. In Caine Linux ...
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How to install Lubuntu-18.04 32 bit

i'd been trying to install lubuntu in my old laptop Laptop is Webbook NBX8010D with specs Processors : Intel Atom® Processor N270 1.6 Ghz Ram : 1x1gb DDR2 HDD : Samsung HM160HI I'm creating the ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Debian Buster installer

Trying to install Debian Buster on an Asus VivoTab Smart (ME400C). I have a 3-port USB hub going into the micro-USB port on the tablet with a USB keyboard and mouse plugged into it, as well as the ...
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Elementary OS installation failure

I've been trying for a few hours now and I still cannot find out why I cannot install Elementary OS. Every time I try to install it I get: the 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/ I ...
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How to create an Internet-independent Debian installation ISO file

I am trying to create an ISO file for Debian Buster installations, but I need it to be independent of internet connection (standalone) to complete the installation. I also don't care about desktop ...
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Linux Mint install freeze

I'd like to try Linux Mint 18.3 after experiencing trouble with ubuntu16.04 on a razr stealth rz09 with gtx1060 gpu . I made a live install usb , boot it and go thru the install screens, and ...
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Kali Linux Debian /dev/sda1 low disk space after the installation [duplicate]

After I installed Kali Linux in Virtual Box, I tried installing the Guest Additions. After I ran this command: sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I got a message that I had low disk space. How ...
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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 ...
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CentOS 6.5 Installation

I am currently trying to install CentOS 6.5 (LiveDVD from bootable USB) on an HP Z4 G4 Workstation, however, due to a hardware compatibility issue, the text version is installed. The GUI is required ...
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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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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 make openSUSE installer see my boot partition?

I would like to install openSUSE Leap 15.0 next to my old openSUSE (dual boot). But I am stuck at the partitioning stage. I have such partitions: old (unused here) /dev/sda1 (1GB) EFI System ...
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Kernel panic after installation via tar and chroot

I'm trying to install a slackware system on a PC with a live usb of Ubuntu 18.04. PC has 2 disk: SDD and a Flash memory. At boot Ubuntu see SDD as /dev/sda, Flash as /dev/sdc and Live USB as /dev/sdc....
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How to install blackarch linux?

I have the latest blackarch ISO (2019). I have live-booted it on a 64-GB USB. The Live-Boot works perfectly. However, if I install it in my HDD, It boots in the GRUB Menu. Here is the steps I ...
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How can I install Fedora with a newer kernel?

I want to install Fedora on my computer with a netinstall, but it seems that the kernel doesn’t support my ethernet chip (Intel I218V). I tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Arch Linux and the ethernet chip ...
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Almost no Linux distros will install on my Clevo N240wu laptop

Ubuntu 18 and 19 both freeze after a few minutes on boot (by which I mean everything stops- the cursor, music playing I have to use the power button to turn it off) Debian freezes on CD-ROM during ...
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Centos-7 install hangs at microcode-ctl package

I am trying to install Centos-7 on on my servers using the minimal-install image. My server has two Xeon E5-2600-v5 processors. Everything works great, until the microcode-ctl package step. After ...
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additional firmware, when installing debian buster, is not detected

I have installed debian many times before, with little problem. What I did: add a vfat file system after the iso image copy firmware-iwlwifi_20190114-1_all.deb to this partition. boot installer (...
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Error when I try to init gentoo, Loading init ramdisk

I installed the gento acoording to the hanbook, but when I reboot my system I've a mistake, Just I can see the following Loading init ramdisk... and no more. I believe that my trouble is in the ...
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Debian 10 preseeded two disk install

I need to make preseed file that installs system on lesser disk and /var -- on larger. I was told that I'd require scripts for this since I don't want to use RAID or LVM. I am unaware, though, about ...
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Installing 32-bit Linux distribution on 32-bit Architecture with 32-bit UEFI

There's a lot of information on installing 64-bit Linux on 32-bit UEFI. It's a mess even here, but I've seen ways (rEFInd, etc). But this laptop (HP Envy X2) has a 32-bit architecture and exclusively ...
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How to set CPU_FLAGS_X86 during Gentoo Stage 3 Install From Minimal without cpuid2cpuflags

I'm attempting my first Gentoo install, I'm relatively well versed in Linux but haven't done a ground up install before like this. I'm installing from Minimal and trying to set my CPU_FLAGS_X86 and ...
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Problem in Deleting Previous OS and Installing Parrot OS

i had installed parrot os by deleting window 10, Parrot OS stopped working after a few days because of some problem in installation. Now i want to DELETE the previous Parrot os and reinstall it via a ...
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Get additional debian packages after installation [closed]

I only have wifi and didn't know how to set it up while installing debian. I skipped all the steps that require a connection. Now my system is up and running. I also set up the wifi and its working ...
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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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How to show GRUB menu instead of command line?

I try to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad 320, but the installer always hangs at installing the grub2 package. So I ran the installer with ubiquity -b (no bootloader) and it installs fine. I ...
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OS on USB works only on PC, where it was installed, but does not on others

I installed the complete ParrotOS on USB, so I can boot from it on every PC (I know about Live + Persistence storage, but that’s boring). The USB with ParrotOS installed boots only on the PC where ...
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Linux Mint Rafaela Password

I want to boot Linux Mint Rafaela from a live USB Stick. The MD5 checksum is correct. I am asked for a password. In the documentation I can find following: Typ as Login: "Mint" Password: -empty- I ...
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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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Debian netinst with usb modem

Im trying to install 64-bit debian on machine with windows and I have no way to connect internet over ethernet at this moment. I have only ZTE USB modem and Nokia N900 linux mobile phone with wifi ...
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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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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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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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Single SD card install for Debian Jessie on Armv7 architecture?

I'm pretty new to this whole deal. I have an Odroid C1. I recently created a home-server from an old i386 machine I had lying around. I'm starting to get into CLI OS and working with machines as ...
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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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openSUSE 42.3 does not start up from USB - black screen after loading kernel

I tried to install openSUSE on my desktop PC and load openSUSE 42.3 to my USB stick by using SUSE Studio Imagewriter (my laptop is running openSUSE). However, after a while the screen turns black and ...
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How do I find how long ago a Linux system was installed?

How can I find the time since a Linux system was first installed, provided that nobody has tried to hide it?
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Installing Linux without UEFI

I have a old Dell Dimension 8400 whose motherboard does not have UEFI. I upgraded the RAM to 2 GB. Also, it does not have a CD drive anymore, so the only way to install an OS is through a flash ...
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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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How to dd a TrueOS installer to USB, on Linux

Forgive my ignorance, I've used a dozen distros of Linux (Debian and Fedora derivatives) but haven't yet wet my feet with BSD. I'm attempting to write the current TrueOS installer to a USB, through ...
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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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Error from Mint - repository does not have a Release file

I'm getting an error every the time when I open the "Updates manager", trying to update some Drivers, Controllers (It talks about something of the way to download some data from repositories) on Linux ...