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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Problem Installing UBUNTU 14.04 (AND Mint 16, which is based on UBUNTU 13.10) as dual boot on RAID 0 with Windows 8.1

Ok, I know that there is https://askubuntu.com/questions/455511/dual-boot-ubuntu-14-04-and-windows-7-on-fakeraid-installation-error-question-m#new-answer?newreg=f2b8bde40c8947f8ac8e3cedec0d1964 and ...
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Unattended Linux Mint Install

I am trying to create a Linux Mint 17.1 development box (in a virtual machine) but I'd like to automate the process. The instructions on how to perform an unattended installation are pretty out of ...
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Debian netinstall over wifi?

I have a question obout installing debian. Ubuntu has this option which can install all mising packages from ethernet of wifi, while debian has only ethertnet option. The firmware I prepaire -> see ...
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Arch linux installation - no internet connection and can't ping gateway

I'm doing a clean install of 32 bit Arch Linux from a CD on a very old Panasonic CF-29 Toughbook. Trying to connect to the internet from the terminal on the installation iso is not working. I'm using ...
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Install Fedora20 on external HD

I've been trying to install Fedora20 on my external HD, but have run into problems. Somehow I cannot choose the hard disk to install Fedora. Here is what I've done: First, I went and downloaded the ....
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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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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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Fedora 25 medialess installation

Trying to install Fedora 25 on my laptop. I was still running an old Fedora 20. However, I can't burn a DVD and I don't have access to a USB media either. So, I tried with this method . It works ...
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Errors after offline Kali installation on Dell XPS 13

Trying to get Kali Linux Rolling 2016.1 installed on an out-of-the-box brand new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (meaning it came with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on it). I'm installing it with no ...
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Wifi with WPA2-EAP MS-CHAPv2 authentication (username and password) during Debian installation

I am currently attempting to install Debian on my laptop computer. During the network configuration stage, I am prompted to "enter a passphrase for WPA/WPA2 PSK authentication". Unfortunately, I am on ...
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Make an SD card to boot the distribution image created with Yocto

I have managed to build images for my own compiled Linux kernel source code using Yocto. Yocto has produced image files according to: http://www.crashcourse.ca/wiki/index.php/...
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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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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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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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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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How do I install FreeBSD without bsdinstall?

I would very much like to install and generally configure FreeBSD from the command line without using bsdinstall UI. How do I prevent the live CD from starting into bsdinstall and more important is ...
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debootstrap terminates partway through with “stdin: not in compressed format”

I'm on an Arch GNU/Linux system, fully up-to-date (both official repositories and from the AUR). I'm attempting to install a copy of Debian Wheezy so that I can chroot into it and work with the system....
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Having error during Ubuntu installation

I have Ubuntu on a USB stick. When I boot from it (select boot from this USB), it shows some logs like usual. I also see the Ubuntu logo with 5 dots below, but then I get these: ext2_lookup deleted ...
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Windows 7 to Debian Linux: install without CD/DVD or USB drive or net during install

Installed : Windows 7 home premium. Now want Debian Linux. Tried a couple of things (see question below). Got installer menu using win32-loader.exe of Debian from the goodbye-ms site. But I have a ...
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How to report back system installation progress

I'd like to do some reporting from the system setup progress for virtualised (libvirt/kvm) Ubuntu servers. I expected some kind of such system to already exist out there, but couldn't find anything. ...
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Stuck at “Attached SCSI removable disk” trying to install Linux Mint

I bought a new laptop the other day, and now i'm trying to dual boot Linux Mint with Windows 7, which is already installed. I initially used UNetBootin to put the .iso onto a USB. Rebooted with the ...
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How to configure GRUB to load Windows 7 Install in UEFI mode

I have a Dual-Boot USB I created with Multisystem for booting into PartedMagic, Ubuntu 11.10 & Windows 7 Install. Problem is Windows 7 says it can't install on a GPT partition. Googled, and found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can the contents of a FreeBSD jail be installed as the main OS?

Is it conceptually possible to take a FreeBSD jail and copy the contents to my root filesystem and expect it to boot up? Note that because the jail doesn't have a kernel, I will have to copy that ...
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Install Fedora from Fedora Live USB?

I've got a Windows 10 laptop that is successfully running Fedora 27 via Live USB. I'd like to run the Fedora installer from that Fedora 27 Live USB to repartition the laptop HDD in order run Fedora ...
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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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How to dual boot Ubuntu and Phoenix OS

I have recently installed Remix OS (A version of Android x86 modded for use on the desktop) alongside Ubuntu 14.04 using this guide. It consisted of extracting the files from the ISO, pasting them ...
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Automatically running an installation cli script in terminal on startup

I created a custom Arch distro iso with Archiso and I wrote an installation script that prompts the user for input for install options. So far, the installation process is: boot the arch iso execute ...
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Installing KolibriOS on a flash stick using GRUB2

KolibriOS can be installed and booted from an USB stick. Its developers say it's possible to use GRUB2, from hard drive or USB drive, but it's not described how to do in the documentation that for a ...
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Can't boot arch in EFI mode, rEFInd stuck in installation

I have been trying to install arch on my mid-2011 Macbook air, I moved the ISO to an 8GB USB-Drive with: dd bs=4M if=/home/ronnie/Downloads/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync ...
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Desktop Linux on LG V500 android tablet

I was surfing the net when I found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqG8ivP0RkQ&feature=youtu.be And I immediately decided to install a desktop Linux on my old tablet. But I just ...
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How can I separate directories to different partitions when installing OpenSUSE Leap (and other Linux distros)?

I have a Lenovo 80Q0001NUS laptop that uses a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Both drives now use GPT, and I need to use both Windows and Linux (OpenSUSE) via dual boot. I have my drives partitioned in ...
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set partition bootable with gdisk GPT

Using GPT, how do I set this disk: sda1 ext3 FUJITSUMHV2080B so that the partition is bootable? Or, do I need to reformat using the install disk?
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Solaris 11_3 Installation on LDom via “telnet localhost 5000”

I am new to the Unix section here in my company and now I got the task to install Solaris 11 on a new LDom. Reading the documentation, I was able to create and configure the primary domain and I was ...
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How to install Linux from live to normal on the same drive?

My PC has 2 HDs (sda, sdb) And I also have a 1TB hard drive which is connected by USB (sdc) I installed a live Linux distro (Fedora) on one of the partitions on sdc. It works nice but after I reboot ...
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Fresh CoreOS install hangs during boot

I decided to replace windows 7 with CoreOS on my computer for research and learning purposes. I was able to successfully install CoreOS version 766.4.0 from a USB drive but after restarting the ...
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How do distribution installers avoid ext2/3/4 initialization?

When I format a volume with ext4, I have two options regarding initialization. I can either use lazy_itable_init=1 (the default setting) to delay initialization until after the volume is first mounted,...
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nomodeset doesn't fix black screen on startup

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my 2010 21.5" iMac. I managed to install it after booting from the usb drive with the nomodeset option, but I haven't been able to boot from the actual install so ...
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WIFI Connection with Live CD but not with installed OS

I want to install Kali Linux but the problem is, when I start it from the Live CD my wireless adapter works, but when it's installed, my wireless adapter doesn't seems to work. Sorry, but I can't tell ...
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Install Linux distribution from already booted one

I have this problem which is really annoying and I want to reset my system and install clean Linux distribution to hopefully solve the problem. So is it possible to install new distro while I am in ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and CentOS 7 on separate drives

I want to create a dual boot PC with Windows 8.1 and CentOS 7, but I don't want to install both OS on the same drive. I have two SSD's. I want to install Windows on the first SSD and CentOS 7 on the ...
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Kali Live not booting, stuck on blinking cursor

I have a laptop which i have previously successfully installed Kali on to, i ended up installing debian over it later on for other purposes. I have recently revived my interest in security and was ...
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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 ...