Questions tagged [system-installation]

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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 ...
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Ubuntu installation from HDD [duplicate]

I am using a notebook without a CD burner and want to install Ubuntu. I could use an USB stick as an installation medium but I would like to do something different: I would like to use my old PC and ...
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Persistence of home directory after deleting all partitions and reinstalling:

I was running Ubuntu Server on a mdadm RAID1 volume, and I ran into some problems so I decided to just do a clean install. I booted with Gparted, stopped the mdadm array, and ran --zero-superblock ...
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No boot option after Linux Mint installation (dual boot)

I recently installed Linux Mint 19 onto my Dell XPS 15 laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed. The initial install of Mint seemed to go fine. I booted off of a live USB and installed Mint onto a ...
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Cant preseed grub-installer/bootdev

I would like to install ubuntu to smallest hdd in my computer system config via preseed. It works fine but when smaller hdd not /dev/sda(eg /dev/sdb) i have an error "Executing 'grub-install/dev/sda' ...
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RHEL 8 Beta unable to install under KVM [closed]

I have KVM installed under Centos 7.5, but I am unable to install RHEL 8 as a guest. I have downloaded the ISO image and provided the path. Its asking me for a installation source, as shown in below ...
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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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How can I manage anaconda post install output visible on install console?

While running anaconda installer in unattended mode the post install steps are run in the background and nothing is displayed on screen. If things go wrong you are likely to not be able to see what ...
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What is causing my EFI partition to become corrupt when booting CentOS after installation?

I am attempting to install the latest CentOS 7.5 x64 on small form factor PC ASUS Eee Box EB1037. It is an Intel Celeron J1900 (Bay Trail) with an onboard NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M. The installtion media ...
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Restore ZFS Pool and storage data after a system re-install

I recently re-installed my host OS to Mint 19 64 bit, and am now trying to get all of my external drives back online. I had a ZFS storage pool made up of 4 1 TB disks, and set them to allow 1 drive ...
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Cent os error after installing

After installing centos in hp laptop i m getting this error and not able to use the system.
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Linux install fails, both Ubuntu 18.04 and Fedora 29

I have Windows 10 and i wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04, preferably on the same drive as Windows, or if need be in another drive. I tried first to make the LiveUSB with Unetbootin which failed twice; ...
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Kickstart netinstall ignores kickstart file hosted in LAN and proceeds with manual installation

Virtual machines are hypervised by vmware workstation. I start my web server on vm1 - 192.168.0.31 running centos 7. I create and upload the kickstart file ks.cfg to 192.168.0.31/ks.cfg. You can look ...
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Problems with linux mint boot

I had already this problem with sparkylinux. Trying to install this other distribution I broke windows, so now I'm trying to install Linux Mint using a USB. It all works but when the installation ends ...
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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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Computer restarts when booting Parrot OS

I have an old Laptop (Samsung R610, 4Gb RAM, Core 2 Duo, SSD 275GB). I chose Parrot Security OS, to try the features they offer. Installed the 64b version, and chose at first the default options as ...
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Which linux distribution for first-time try? [closed]

I have 3 questions related to this topic! (Context below, you can skip directly to questions if you want) So, I've been wanting to install a Linux operating system on my laptop, but I'm unsure which ...
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Linux - How to setup a multi lingual system?

I'd like to be able to host users who have different native languages (e.g. English, French, Spanish, German and so on). Is there a way I can configure a system so that man pages are available in ...
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Instaling device drivers on Fedora 28

Below are my PC specs: Gigabyte motherboard Intel Core i5 16GB RAM 1TB HDD Previously I had Windows 10 installed on my PC. When I installed Windows 10 on my PC, I had to install drivers like: - Intel ...
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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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Can I install proper Unix on my PC? [closed]

Can I install Unix on my PC? I mean not Linux, nor BSD. Although the name of this forum is Unix and Linux, most of the users seem to be running some flavour of Linux.
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Ubuntu not booting - existing pxe rom,no bootable device

I want to install Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire R3-131T. when I boot the device from the usb drive, I get a black screen with instructions that say : Existing PXE ROM No bootable device -- insert disk and ...
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Using an external WWAN modem instead of the inbuilt one

I have a Dell Latitude 7280 on which I'm trying to install Linux. One problem is that I've only mobile broadband. ATM I'm trying to install NixOS but it's unclear if I'll keep it (haven't tried it yet)...
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Neon installation - Secure Boot vs third party drivers

I try to install KDE Neon 18.04 on my Dell Laptop (from USB drive). The installer asks me if I want to use third party software/drivers. Yes, I want to use them (when available). Directly below that ...
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How to create a bios_grub partition during installing openSUSE?

When installing openSUSE Tumbleweed, I get a red warning before the last confirmation: Boot from MBR does not work together with btrfs filesystem and GPT disk label without bios_grub partition. To ...
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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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How to install Ubuntu on ASUS F556U, JournalError error? [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my ASUS F556U laptop without success. I already asked other questions on the subject, thinking that the problems were by UEFI mode. Well surpassed that, I already ...
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Dual boot of Kali Linux and Windows machine failed after installation!

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux and Windows 10. I did the installation watching many online guides. The differences between what I did and these guides are as follows: 1) Non-free firmware files ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 18.04 from my USB fails with error code 23

I am installing ubuntu on a brand new motherboard (onto m.2 ssd) using an usb when I got to the part of extracting image from cp:///media/systemfile, it gets error. error code 23 with message: file "...
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How to install Ubuntu from an ISO on my Android to Linpus with CLI [closed]

I have bought a laptop with Linpus without GUI (as far as I know). I downloaded ubuntu on a ISO on my Android. I have: Android phone with internet USB cable An 8gb pendrive that i just bought An ...
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Can I install Linux on USB drive and then connect same drive internally (sata) and boot from it?

I would like to replace the hard drive in an old (2013) laptop with a cheap SSD. The SSD is empty and working AFAIK, it is seen by the BIOS and it's info are reported correctly, but if I turn the ...
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Display related problems during Debian installation

I am building a new PC, and I can’t install Debian. When I start my USB boot drive, I see the booting menu as below. Then when I select "Graphical install" and I get the following problem: When I ...
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Deepin 15.6/15.7: I cannot get the installer to work (dual LGA2011 setup - Sandy Bridge) [closed]

After selecting "Install Deepin" in the options, all I get a blue wallpaper and nothing else. No issues with the USB installer as I've installed the OS on my laptop. It just wouldn't work on my ...
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Ubuntu installation in Windows 10

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my laptop Acer TravelMate p248-mg, using a USB-Bootable. I selected my USBBootable from the boot manager to load the bootable, then installed it. After ...
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What makes a Linux distro portable? [closed]

What could possibly prevent me from detaching my current hard disk from the laptop and buy a new laptop, install the disk and resume from where I left? In other words, what prevents my current Debian ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on Mac OSx 10.13

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro and I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu. I have been following this guide: https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-mac/. I am using reFIND as my boot manager, and ...
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Question about IPv4 when installing DragonFly latest/5.2.2

Someone told me to take a look at DragonFly BSD recently and I decided to take it for a spin. I downloaded the latest bzip'd ISO from their website and wired that ISO up to a VirtualBox VM. I checked ...
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How to get Linux install on USB to show in Mac Startup Manager?

I started off by installing the full version Kali Linux on a USB drive. I went through the graphical installer and repartitioned the USB with /home and swap partitions so this isn't a Live USB, just ...
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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 ...