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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What should I do to run CloudLinux on DigitalOcean?

I used CentOS as a DO Droplet platform. Now I want to use CloudLinux. As it turned out, DO currently doesn't support custom kernels, so how to do it? How to configure WHM?
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Installing Linux on EZBook 2

I've got a EZBook 2 running Windows 10. It works just fine. I'd like to install a lightweight Linux distro on it. I'm interested in running a terminal and Chromium on it (probably Openbox?). I have ...
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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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Error installing Linux Mint

This question has most likely been answered somewhere before, But I could not find the exact answer to my issue. I'm, trying to install Linux Mint along side Windows 10 on my Lenovo ideapad 320s ...
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Which method prefer to create bootable usb using dd? [closed]

This USB flash installation media guides me to use oflag=sync: # dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress oflag=sync ... but other articles like itsfoss guide me to use sync: #...
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linux for AMD Sempron 2800+ on 1GB RAM [closed]

My first try of Linux is on old AMD Sempron 2800+ (with 1 GB RAM) that works on WinXP, but I want to install Linux. . I've tried (32-bit) Lubuntu, Linux Lite, Bodhi, LXLE. (lubuntu-17.10.1-desktop-...
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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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Ubuntu install error acpi

I have usb flash drive ubuntu 16.04 lts, made with rufus Booting from it, selecting install or try Ubuntu without install I get the following error
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Installing Linux on Mac OS X Not Finding Disk Partition

I am trying to install Linux (specifically Ubuntu 16.04) on my Mac OS X 10.13.3. I followed the instructions here. I created a USB installer with UNetbootin, installed rEFInd, created a 124 gb ...
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How much data do Arch Linux needs to load during installation?

So I'm new to Arch and now I'm doing the installation process I got a internet speed around 10KiB/s (not sure why) and it's been loading packages for ~2hrs (It starts loading after I run pacstrap /mnt ...
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Which Linux distributions support full disk encryption (including /boot)?

Recently I came across many Linux distributions. Before that I've been always using OpenSUSE so some things apparently were quite obvious to me - for example that it's possible and quite easy to set ...
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Why should we encrypt the system partition and not only /home? [closed]

I am currently installing a Debian distro on a new desktop computer and I am looking for pros/cons arguments for two ways of making the partition table (in matter of performance and security). My new ...
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Shared library minor version management

I have a simple program called main: #include <iostream> #include "random.h" int main() { std::cout << "The program has started\n"; return get_another_random_number(); } ...
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How to install Fedora raw.xz ARM images onto a system?

I download several systems here. The file format is not ISO, but raw.xz. How to install a raw-file system?
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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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How can one install Slackware current from its DVD iso image?

I would like to install Slackware current, the official installation instructions involve using slackpkg from an existing Slackware installation, but I downloaded the live ISO of Slackware current and ...
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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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Does running linux on portable hard drive have some disadvantages? [closed]

I plan to install openSUSE on my computer. But my internal hard drive space seems not enough. I am considering install linux on a USB 3.0 portable hard drive. Are there any disadvantages to install it ...
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Install linux on separate drive without messing up the windows 10 boot?

Would like to install Linux Mint, and I think the process is made difficult when windows 10 is already installed. Too many options to take and not knowing which one works the best. I want it to be a ...
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First time install CentOS 7 problem

I want to install centOS 7 along side windows 8.1 for this I'm planning to do partition in a following way. /boot - 500MB - Standard Partition /swap - Half of my RAM size /root - 20GB - ...
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Fedora not detecting my Hard Drive when installing (Fedora 27) [closed]

I am trying to install Fedora as my primary OS (Completely get rid of Windows), here are the steps I have done: Put the ISO on to my 128GB USB. Booted into the USB and clicked Install to Hard Drive I ...
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Recovering Boot Partition [closed]

Lately I started using Solus Budgie. I did something quite dumb: I wanted to format my external HDD to something other than fat32 with which it arrived. But I accidentally formatted my boot partition. ...
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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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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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Switch laptop disk drive without reinstalling Linux?

I have Lubuntu 17.04 installed on my laptop's HDD. I've now bought an SSD, of almost the same size, as a replacement; it's empty, untouched. Now, I want to switch the disks and have basically the ...
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Minix installation ERROR ٍ“Active partition”

I downloaded Minix 3 from here and wrote it on a USB flash drive using Rufus (in Windows os). When it boots it says : ->NETBSD MBR boot ->Errror No active partition I searched for "active ...
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Default file system for Fedora 27?

Does anyone know what the default file system for Fedora 27 is?
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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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Can a linux distro be installed on a wireless dongle?

I wonder if a Linux distribution can be installed on a WiFi dongle (or at least run from it)? Last week we had in high school a workshop which was organized by a college and they introduced us to the ...
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How can I get the list packages I installed on my system? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to determine which packages I have installed on my system after having installed the OS. Say for example I install Xubuntu 16.04, which already comes with a certain number of ...
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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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CentOS 6.5 Installation Failure

I am trying to install CentOS 6.5 but it gets stuck here: What could be the problem?
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How to install debian9 with ppp-udeb?

Here is the way i want to install debian9 and ppp-udeb. 1.download debian9 iso file,save as debian9.iso. 2. dd if=debian9.iso of=/dev/sdb 3.set boot as usb in my bios 4.the install gui 5.press e 6....
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Ubuntu 16 stuck on installation

I downloaded the newest Ubuntu version from their website and then used the universal USB installer to put it on a USB. I then put the USB in my computer and restarted. It then asked me if I wanted ...
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create a virtual machine from the CLI? (KVM)

How can I create a virtual machine from the CLI? Creating a Virtual Machine First, download an ISO cd image of some OS you want to run. For Ubuntu, you can find these at: http://www.ubuntu....
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Where is the OpenSuSE server ISO for download?

Which download is the "server" version for OpenSuSE? Index of download.opensuse.org/distribution/openSUSE-current/iso/ [ICO] Name Last modified Size Metadata [DIR] Parent Directory ...
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How to install CentOS 7 into a directory (without booting an install system)?

I have a Linux system and I wish to install CentOS 7 alongside it. The problem is that I cannot boot from an install medium. Can I install CentOS without the installation system, or start the ...
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Windows 10 UEFI does not allow Grub boot (Kali install)

I am trying to get dual-boot to work. I followed these instructions exactly: https://docs.kali.org/installation/dual-boot-kali-with-windows I have also tried manually setting up the partitions (i am ...
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Pendrive to install Solus Linux doesn't work

I've downloaded Solus Linux ISO (with the GNOME desktop) from its official site. Then, I booted into Windows, opened Rufus, and burned the ISO into my pen drive with the GPT partitioning scheme for ...
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Vmlinuz not found when starting Laptop after installing Nitrux OS

I am installing Ubuntu based Nitrux OS ( https://nxos.org ) I tried AutoInstall as well as manual partitioning. But after successfully Installing when I am restarting my Laptop it's saying ... ...
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Installing and running Devuan over serial console

I have a laptop with a broken screen and I am using it as a home server. So I would like to install Devuan GNU/Linux on it by using a serial console. I have a null-modem serial cable and I have ...
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What may cause my error during Manjaro installation?

I've been trying to install Linux Manjaro for a few days, but when I try to enter the installer, I'm left with: Started TLP system startup/shutdown and Started Accounts Service, and it does not start. ...
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Partition not showing when installing Ubuntu

My current OS is Windows 10.I am installing Ubuntu 17.04 from pendrive. When I run Ubuntu in TRY MODE (without installing) then it shows all partitions- sda2,3,4,5; see the screenshot: But when I the ...
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getting linux booted

I just bought a new notebook without os and was trying to get linux going. So I burned the linux ubuntu iso from https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop on a dvd and set up my bios menu to boot from ...
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Does 32-bit builds of CentOS 7 exist?

I have a project which must use 32 bit Linux system. I want to use CentOS 7. However there are no 32 bit builds of CentOS 7 in default CentOS repositories. I have found some builds here http://mirror....
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Installing Ubuntu Server

I am about to install Ubuntu Server in my PC at work, which has already Windows 7 installed. I was about to create the partition and then I saw they look right now like this: You can see the ...
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How to reset FreeBSD install?

I was upgrading FreeBSD on my virtual host, from 10.0 to 11.1. While upgrading from 11.0 to 11.1 I was confronted with a large amount of files that had to be diffed and edited. I tried my best, failed,...
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Problem with Arch Linux installation (zoneinfo)

I'm installing Arch Linux thru a USB device. I have already downloaded the files into the root directory and now I was trying to set up my timezone for the clock. I went to cd /usr/share/zoneinfo and ...
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fdisk: partition contains a ntfs signature. remove it?

I'm installing NixOs on a ThinkPad X220. Though I'm very comfortable in the shell, it's the first time I've set up my own system, and I'm running into some unknowns while trying to partition the hard ...
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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 ...