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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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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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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?

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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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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Cannot continue Devuan Linux installation: missing options

I am trying to do a complete reinstall of Devuan (Debian derivative) from a USB stick on a Dell Precision 7720, but I have some issues. These are the steps: From the ISO, created an USB stick with ...
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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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How to install Debian on encrypted LVM partition?

I don't want to use Guided-use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM because I need change encryption type and I don't need /swap I tried to partition like this But it types You have selected the ...
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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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Installing last release vs installing old ones and upgrading?

Do I get the same result if I install an older archlinux version, say 2017.11 and upgrade it instead of downloading the latest version and installing that? Is in too much pain?
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Fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Installation will only boot into grub mode

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (minimal setup with default partitioning and security encryption) on a laptop with a 120 GB SSD drive. When I try to boot, it will only load into command line grub ...
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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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Clear Linux desktop doesn't start in a virtual machine

I'm trying to run Clear Linux in a VM. I've tried the vmdk image and installation image in both VMware Player and Virtualbox without success In VMware Player it always hang up forever on startup ...
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Where can I download fedora 12?

Does anyone know where to download Fedora 12 *.iso file today (mid June 2018)? I have an old laptop computer from 2007 (an HP pavilion dv6000 series) that dual boots with a Linux distro. Here are ...
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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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Installing RHEL/CentOS 7 on Antiquated Hardware RAID

I'm attempting to install RHEL7 on an old HP ProLiant DL585 G2 server. I boot into the installer through optical media and everything loads correctly as far as I can tell, however the installer does ...
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the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 but I get this error at the end of installation process! I tried to create a partition with ext4 for \boot. also ext1 but non of them worked. Also I tried to ...
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How to find my lost partition through Ubuntu installation process?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 but when I choose "other options" and try to format some partitions, my previously sdb5 partition with 250GB space is lost and I can not find it and there is no ...
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What does “Data and ISV Applications” and “Operating system” mean in SLES 12 roles during install?

We are installing SLES12, via GUI installer and wondering, what is behind the ROLE, when creating ex.: logical volumes: Operating system Data and ISV Applications We can see that maybe "/" should ...
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how to optimize Ubuntu for older hardware

Partly to go with the herd, partly to be more towards the cutting edge, I'd prefer Ubuntu 18.04 over Bodhi Linux. Bodhi boots reasonably quickly, logs in well, etc -- everything it's intended for. ...
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no wifi adapter detected by Bodhi

Installed bodhi-4.5.0-64 onto a 2008 Macbook, 4.1 and am not seeing wireless options. Do I need to install something from apt first in order for Bodhi to pick up the built-in wifi adapter? The "...
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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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Can’t boot RPM distros from usb or DVD

I tried Manjaro and Fedora 27-28. There grub> prompt appear and it frozen in F28: can’t type anything. But I can type in F27. Tried UEFI and BIOS compatability mode. Secure boot on/off change nothing. ...
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Is there a way to install GRUB to sdb on an install from USB on RHEL 6?

I'm doing an installation of RHEL 6 using a USB drive. It works great, but every time I want to use the computer, I have to have the USB inserted. On the installation, the USB is sda and the target ...