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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Why is installing a system to the top subvolume in btrfs bad?

I am trying to install Linux on btrfs. It looks like people are saying that there should be a root btrfs subvolume in which the system should be installed. Right now I have an install working where ...
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Unable to install qemu on Debian 10?

I used the following command: sudo apt install libexpect-perl qemu-system-x86 qemu-utils But, I received the following errors: Err:1 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 ovmf all 0~20181115....
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Can't install Elementary OS [screen glitch]

So, everytime I get past the "Try and Install Elemmentary OS" page my screen glitches and nothing further happens. I matched checksum, reflashed the live-usb multiple times, tried installing ...
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How would a debootstrap'ed system differ from a regular-installation system?

Suppose I perform a debootstrap-based installation of a Debian version onto an HDD/SSD, as described here, including a tasksel standard to finish things off. Now, the guide tells me that: You cannot ...
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How do I install a Linux distribution from within Linux without rebooting?

I have a working Linux PC, and I want to install a (probably different) Linux distribution on a disk that is currently unused (it's an SSD if that matters). The SSD will be connected via a SATA-to-USB-...
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Error installing Garuda Linux

How to resolve this error? This is the first time I have downloaded Garuda Linux (based on Arch Linux). I have downloaded it from SourceForge redirected from the official page Garuda Linux Download. I ...
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Why is ext4 offered as the default filesystem if Theodore Ts'o said this about it?

Wikipedia says that In 2008, Ts'o [the designer of ext3 and ext4] stated that although ext4 has improved features such as being much faster than ext3, it is not a major advance, it uses old ...
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Can't boot to CD or Harddrive

I have a pc with Solaris and Windows10 partitions. I also have a couple of disks to boot to Ubuntu 10.x and Windows10. But, no matter what I do, it ends up opening GRUB. GRUB loading.. Welcome to GRUB!...
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How do I change the distribution of a remote server myself?

I rent a cheap bare metal server with a fresh debian of which I have root access over ssh and no physical access ; and for some purpose I'd like it to run Fedora. The server does not have any LOM-...
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No GRUB entry after installation of manjaro-architect

I have used the XFCE live cd, to launch into manjaro-architect, not the standalone ISO. I am planning to dual boot with windows, but now I have only one SSD plugged in, and aside the firmware having ...
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Is a CentOS 7 install on a blank HDD possible without a network connection

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 on a desktop PC, which I'm not allowed to connect to the Internet. I would like to have the GNOME desktop and development tools installed as well. My last install ...
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Does the Debian graphical installer scramble the ordering of logical volumes in a volume group?

What I did Use the graphical installer of Debian buster to create the following partitions on one hard drive. primary partition /boot primary partition (for lvm) Create one volume group G. Create ...
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Mount NFS drive during automatic installation

I am setting up automatic installation (autoinstall / AutoInstallation) of Ubuntu server 20.04 Focal by booting the USB installer and fetching the user-data configuration file from a local http server....
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Installing Debian 10.8.0 (Gnome)

I've hit a wall installing Debian 10.8.0 (Gnome + non-free software) from a bootable USB and need help. The installer loads and begins the installation, and seems to complete the process, but after ...
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help with installation of linux fedora

As you can see my hard drive size is 298.09 GiB. Look I have free space166.61 GiB. If I use Automatic method to install linux fedora will it automatically take the space of free space. There was ...
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“Operation system not found” after fresh Ubuntu Server installation

I have just freshly installed Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 amd64 on my Laptop and did the most basic setup possible. Then when the installation was successful i was prompted to remove my installation medium (...
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How to identify the list of patches installed on Solaris 10 and 11 with date?

How to identify the list of patches installed on Solaris 10 and 11 with date? Showrev -p and patchadd -p does not have date on Solaris 10. Pkg list is not giving date for Solaris 11.
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How can I install Arch Linux on a computer that already has Windows 10

I have just bought an XPS 15 7000 Series-7590 laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 10, but I want to wipe it and install Arch Linux. I need to boot from the USB Drive in order to conduct this ...
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Ubuntu installation: Empty installation type

Now I am facing a new problem. Installation type is empty, and the page in which Installer asks option like 1. Install Ubuntu alongside windows 2. Something else is also missing. After choosing ...
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Kali installation failing at “Select and Install software”

I am trying to install Kali Linux onto VirtualBox virtual machine, but for some reason, I always get this error every time I try: It can't be anything wrong with my computer, as I recently needed to ...
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Wifi device not showing up while setting up Arch Linux

I have an old laptop, on which I am planning to replace Windows with Arch Linux. I'm setting up Arch following the official wiki here. After booting into the Arch ISO (BIOS mode), I got the virtual ...
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Is it possible to install Debian installer to a PC with basically no I/O?

I thought about something interesting. I have a Celeron 847 2GB DDR3 laptop with UEFI. It's USB ports are broken and due to certain circumstances I can't setup a PXE boot server over Ethernet or ...
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Can't figure out how to boot from sd card using GNU GRUB

I tried to install kubuntu on my laptop (Acer Spin) and got an error of "unable to install GRUB" occurred and I had to restart the computer. I tried to turn it back on and use a new flash of ...
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Fedora Won't Install (freezes) on Windows 10 uefi

i would like some help, please. I'm new to PC's and trying to install fedora 32, dual boot with windows 10 in my acer aspire 3. I've flashed the ISO in the USB, made a 20gb partition on the hard disc, ...
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“An unknown error has occurred” is output when installing RHEL 8.3 on fresh system

I have a laptop that I am installing RHEL 8.3 for Developer. I get an error: An unknown error has occurred. Reference is made to anaconda and I find some aspect on RHEL portal. https://access.redhat....
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Do I need drivers to install Linux on my old laptop? Am I likely to face any problems if I install it? [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 Laptop (Core i5 2nd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Windows 7). I previously installed Windows 10 on my system, but my computer was very slow, so I decided to install Linux on it. It ...
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How safe is it to “Cross Install” Debian?

I have migrated to Debian 10 recently and opted for netinstall. I have two old computers that I repurposed as backup PC's which I am currently using. PC Phenom Phenom X4 9750 - DDR2 2GB - Nvidia 8200 ...
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How to install kali while removing the existing ubuntu?

My question is, currently i have a harddisk of 1 tb in which i have given 40gb space to ubuntu and 410gb for /home and another ext 4 partition of 510gb for my own user data. Now i want is to delete ...
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Can I set up dual boot linux without leaving my main partition?

This might be asked already somewhere but I couldn't seem to figure out how to search exactly what I mean. I want to set up my macbook pro to dual-boot gentoo. Is it possible to set up the gentoo ...
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How to write proper grub command when to install multiple os with archlinux?

There are two disk on my pc,windows and debian already installed in /dev/sdb,/dev/sda left for archlinux.Show all my script during archlinux installation. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt swapon /dev/sda2 ...
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How to remove dual boot with Debian GNU/Linux and Windows 10 (Beginner and unexpected result)

I need assistance with how to remove Debian GNU/Linux from my Windows 10 PC which was an unexpected result from an install for a course. I have this installed on 2 PCs but only need to remove this on ...
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Errors using pacstrap on install

I’m installing Arch Linux for the first time. I didn’t encounter any problems during setup until I had to perform the actual installation with pacstrap. Here’s my input. pacstrap /mnt base base-devel ...
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Mint fails to boot — unable to start show Plymouth boot screen

I just bought a new SSD for my Dell laptop and was trying to install mint 20.1 Cinnamon. I created a new msdos based partition for the SSD for my legacy bios without secure boot system machine. The ...
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How do we install Linux as third OS side by side installation [closed]

How do we install Linux as third side-by-side OS installation after Windows and Linux dual boot installation?
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GRUB config file is set to an old /root partition after every kernel update

Context I have a laptop with a SATA (sdb/hd1) slot and an m.2 (sda/hd0) slot. I had an SSD on the hd0 slot with the boot and EFI partition, and an HHD on the hd1 with the /, /home and swap partitions ...
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Recommendations for Linux setup to workaround faulty GPU

I have an older HP Pavillion g7-1303sa laptop (spec link here) which may have an intermittently faulty Radeon GPU. Can I setup Linux to work on this system by selectively disabling GPU and graphics ...
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Can't find Ramexal SSD on Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05

I am trying to install Linux on my Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05. I have prepared the installer on an SD card. It boots into the SD card fine, but when I try to install the distro, it can't find my SSD. My ...
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Can’t turn on WiFi when installing CentOS Stream

This is my first post on Unix StackExchange :) I am currently having a problem while installing CentOS Stream on my Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH laptop. During the installation process, I cannot turn on ...
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Unable to install rpcbind on Ubuntu 19.10. E: Failed to fetch error

I'm trying to make an application using rpc middleware and I had to install rpcbind but then I keep running to an issue: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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FreeBSD reboot before booting

I installed the FreeBSD image from the official website https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/12.2/ and chose FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img. I've verified the ...
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Will Deepin Desktop Enviroment require a Graphic Card?

Deepin Desktop Enviroment requires some real hardware to run. My pc is a i3 8Gb, But 0 dedicated graphic. So I want to know will my my pc lags on performance of deepin desktop enviroment? Will deepin ...
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Installing Pop OS on a system having two Hard-disks

I want to change from Windows to Pop OS, I don't want to make a partition and getting a dual boot, just want to say goodbye to Windows, the issue is that I'm not pretty sure if doing this having two ...
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Is there a way to record a continuous installation macro for the entire OS?

There are lots and lots of customizations made on a newly installed Linux distro during its usage (eg. within 1 year) to make it fit to user's needs. Every application we install drops or changes a ...
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selecting disks for system Debian installation

I'm installing Debian/buster using a preseed file. #### Partitioning d-i partman-auto-lvm/new_vg_name string sys d-i partman-auto-lvm/guided_size string max d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean ...
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Use Preseed to chose boot system

I'm installing Debian/buster using a preseed file. There is a dnsmasq with a configured dhcp and tftp server and a preseed file for automatic installation. The automatic installation of the server via ...
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libc6 Error while installing or upgrading with apt

I am currently using the following version of ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic On this machine I am trying to remove an existing maven plugin using sudo ...
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How can I run the Debian installer off of an M2 drive alongside other partitions?

If I burn the Debian 11 downloadable ISO to an M2 drive, just like with a USB stick, I'm sure it would work. But what I want to do is place the installer on a single partition of the M2 drive, rather ...
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Why does installing a new GRUB makes booting into Windows Server impossible?

I was installing three different systems on a hard drive: Windows Server 2012 R2, Ubuntu Client 16.04 and Ubuntu Server 16.04. When I finished installing Ubuntu Server I can't access Windows Server ...
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Purpose of /mnt when installing Linux

I'm a Linux newbie and I was in the process of understanding the filesystem and mountpoints after installing Arch Linux. I could not understand why, after the installation process, the home and root ...
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Trying to install CentOS 7 on Dell Alienware goes to blank screen

I am attempting to install Centos 7 on a Dell Alienware Aurora R11 (specs below). I disabled secure boot and changed the boot order to boot from this bootable USB, and went to install CentOS 7 with a ...

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