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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How to include Nvidia driver when installing Linux?

Long story short, I'm trying to run Linux on my laptop and it's not quite working out. I've figured out the cause - Nvidia driver. How did I find out? Because Pop_OS with Nvidia driver is the only ...
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Is SSH enabled on a minimal ubuntu server installation?

I recently bought an APU2 machine from PC Engines and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. The APU2 has no graphics output and I had to modify the netboot ubuntu installation to redirect the graphics output ...
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How to install Lubuntu-18.04 32 bit

i'd been trying to install lubuntu in my old laptop Laptop is Webbook NBX8010D with specs Processors : Intel Atom® Processor N270 1.6 Ghz Ram : 1x1gb DDR2 HDD : Samsung HM160HI I'm creating the ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Debian Buster installer

Trying to install Debian Buster on an Asus VivoTab Smart (ME400C). I have a 3-port USB hub going into the micro-USB port on the tablet with a USB keyboard and mouse plugged into it, as well as the ...
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How to create an Internet-independent Debian installation ISO file

I am trying to create an ISO file for Debian Buster installations, but I need it to be independent of internet connection (standalone) to complete the installation. I also don't care about desktop ...
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Kali Linux Debian /dev/sda1 low disk space after the installation [duplicate]

After I installed Kali Linux in Virtual Box, I tried installing the Guest Additions. After I ran this command: sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I got a message that I had low disk space. How ...
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CentOS 6.5 Installation

I am currently trying to install CentOS 6.5 (LiveDVD from bootable USB) on an HP Z4 G4 Workstation, however, due to a hardware compatibility issue, the text version is installed. The GUI is required ...
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How to make openSUSE installer see my boot partition?

I would like to install openSUSE Leap 15.0 next to my old openSUSE (dual boot). But I am stuck at the partitioning stage. I have such partitions: old (unused here) /dev/sda1 (1GB) EFI System ...
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Kernel panic after installation via tar and chroot

I'm trying to install a slackware system on a PC with a live usb of Ubuntu 18.04. PC has 2 disk: SDD and a Flash memory. At boot Ubuntu see SDD as /dev/sda, Flash as /dev/sdc and Live USB as /dev/sdc....
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How to install blackarch linux?

I have the latest blackarch ISO (2019). I have live-booted it on a 64-GB USB. The Live-Boot works perfectly. However, if I install it in my HDD, It boots in the GRUB Menu. Here is the steps I ...
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Almost no Linux distros will install on my Clevo N240wu laptop

Ubuntu 18 and 19 both freeze after a few minutes on boot (by which I mean everything stops- the cursor, music playing I have to use the power button to turn it off) Debian freezes on CD-ROM during ...
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additional firmware, when installing debian buster, is not detected

I have installed debian many times before, with little problem. What I did: add a vfat file system after the iso image copy firmware-iwlwifi_20190114-1_all.deb to this partition. boot installer (...
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How to set CPU_FLAGS_X86 during Gentoo Stage 3 Install From Minimal without cpuid2cpuflags

I'm attempting my first Gentoo install, I'm relatively well versed in Linux but haven't done a ground up install before like this. I'm installing from Minimal and trying to set my CPU_FLAGS_X86 and ...
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Get additional debian packages after installation [closed]

I only have wifi and didn't know how to set it up while installing debian. I skipped all the steps that require a connection. Now my system is up and running. I also set up the wifi and its working ...
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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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Problem in Deleting Previous OS and Installing Parrot OS

i had installed parrot os by deleting window 10, Parrot OS stopped working after a few days because of some problem in installation. Now i want to DELETE the previous Parrot os and reinstall it via a ...
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Caine Linux v10 installation gives error: Operation not permitted during write on /dev/sda

I'm trying to install Caine Linux. I downloaded ISO from https://www.caine-live.net/ and "burned" it with Rufus to a memory stick. Then I bootet from this memory stick to Caine Live. In Caine Linux ...
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Debian 10 preseeded two disk install

I need to make preseed file that installs system on lesser disk and /var -- on larger. I was told that I'd require scripts for this since I don't want to use RAID or LVM. I am unaware, though, about ...
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OS on USB works only on PC, where it was installed, but does not on others

I installed the complete ParrotOS on USB, so I can boot from it on every PC (I know about Live + Persistence storage, but that’s boring). The USB with ParrotOS installed boots only on the PC where ...
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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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Is it possible to install a full-blown desktop Linux distro on an Android smartphone?

This may be a stupid question, but is there any way to overwrite Android with a full-blown desktop Linux distro on an Android smartphone? I looked at a few tutorials, though they only seem to emulate ...
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How to connect with wifi during void linux installation

While installing Void Linux, I followed this example I'd copied /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with this command cp /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant-...
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Debian on Lenovo Flex 5?

Im planning to buy this laptop off ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Flex-5-2-IN-1-14-FHD-Touch-8th-Gen-i7-8550U-8GB-512GB-SSD-Webcam-Win10/113737155372?hash=item1a7b43432c:g:MW8AAOSwpmhbu0vQ ...
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Redhat Multiple Install Disks?

I am trying to install from USB RHEL 4. My supervisor gave me 4 ISO files to use. When I practice using a VM client (using VMware workstation player), it asks for Disk2, but how can I access it? I ...
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Can't log in to Ubuntu

I had a c++ program which creates .data files. I accidentally clicked its executable file directly instead of running it through an IDE. It kept on making files without opening any console. The system ...
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elementary OS LiveUSB boots and runs but fails to install

A LiveUSB with elementary os works fine, but it fails to install to my PC, which has no OS now. An error message appears "faulty drive" or "usb is disconnected." That PC has two(2) ext4 drives and ...
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Can't delete or format SSD with Zorin OS

An install of Zorin OS to SSD fails. Before installation, I formatted the SSD a few times, using ext4 the last time. Installation without update downloads took two hours to finish, and stuck on its ...
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Set up users, during install, based on directories in /home

Are there any Gnu/Linux installers that will look at an old /home partition, to set up the users based on the directories in the root of this partition? So if I install a new Gnu/Linux, and keep my ...
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Fresh, default Linux Mint install not booting

I'm trying to change my boot scheme from BIOS to UEFI on my laptop. As part of that, I'm trying to install Linux Mint on the SSD - previously used OS was LM on the SSD with legacy bootloader mode. But ...
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Problems with “Installation type” (Linux Mint)

I'm installing Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa on a computer. I had removed all partitions with Gparted and made a 500MB fat32 partition with flag boot/esp because the hard drive had some problems making the ...
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How to install linux on a laptop that doesn't recognise FAT32 bootable media in boot menu?

I recently bought an LG laptop, and im looking to install the latest UBUNTU LTS on it. I used rufus to create a bootable usb using FAT32 file format. It doesnt show up in boot menu list. It only ...
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openbsd installer doesn't recognize disks?

Background: I'm absolutely new to OpenBSD and trying to install OpenBSD 6.5 into Dell G3 3779. At first, the OpenBSD's UEFI bootloader showed that it detected 3 disks, including the bootable USB ...
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How to install CentOS 7 over a *software* RAID 0 and RAID 5 configuration?

I'm configuring my home server, but I can't install CentOS from CD over a software RAID 0 or RAID 5. I can only set it up over a RAID 1 environment.  Unfortunately I don't have any PCI RAID controller....
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GRUB loads on boot and not installation process

I installed Pop!_OS on my surface laptop (From windows to Linux). It is the only OS on my system. As the keyboard doesn't work as it should I tried to do the steps from this tutorial. After I ...
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Dropped into Arch emergency shell, incorrect FSTAB causes mounting issues, keyboard does not work, installing Arch onto a USB key using QEMU

This is my first time trying to install Arch so my apologies if I don't understand your answer. Here is my problem. I am using the QEMU emulator (x86_64) to install Archlinux on a 128GB Samsung USB ...
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Installing Arch onto a USB key from QEMU emulation, but all efivar files missing

I am really new to this, and I tried to install archlinux (from the official Arch ISO: here) onto a 128GB USB 3.1 Samsung key (this one) using the x86 emulator QEMU on MacOS. I finished installing ...
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Windows and Debian-based dual boot installation problem

I Need to have Windows 10 and Debian in dual boot on my Laptop. I've installed Windows 10 ( uefi mode) as primary OS. When i try to boot into my USB Stick created for Uefi with the installer of Debian,...
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Setting up a PC to run the examples in “Linux Device Drivers” book [closed]

I am a programmer looking to gain expert experience into the workings of the Linux operating system. I have gone through many tutorials and materials on the basic workings of operating systems and ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 Calamares Installation does not provide full disk encryption

Is it possible to install Lubuntu with the Ubiquity installer used by Ubuntu? I can't setup full disk encryption correctly with the Calamares installer of Lubuntu 19.04; it has no option to use the ...
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Creating bind mounts at Linux installation time

Generally, when we install a Linux distro (I'll use Ubuntu-like distro as an example, but can be any distro), we define partitions and mount points that will be applied to a disk, after we click on "...
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Install Fedora to disk with existing /boot partition

I want to install Fedora to disk where is existing distribution that uses /boot partition with GRUB. Is there any way to tell the installer I want to use the boot partition without reinstalling and/...
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Are there any distros that come with a prebuild DWM or EXWM install?

And if yes, how good* are they? I like to use Tiling Window Managers but I do not like to configure everything from scratch. I already use Manjaro-i3 and it is pretty nice. Right now I am interested ...
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Where can I get Devuan testing version installation images?

For Debian, you can get weekly-generated ISO installer images of the current "testing" release, from here. But for Devuan, I could only find installation images for the stable and oldstable versions (...
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Installing centos, error - failed to find suitable stage1 device

On my machine i already have windows. On free space of 100gb, I created 3 partitions for new centos installation - /boot 500mb, swap 8gb, and / of remaining 90gb. All are of type standard partition, ...
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Acer G9-793 shows two 120GB M.2 SSDs, not one 240GB SSD. Why?

I am trying to install POP! OS to my Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). When going to partition my C drive, i noticed that my 240 GB C drive was showing up as two 120 GB drives and were unallocated. I had to ...
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Error when I try to install Linux Mint

I am trying to install Linux Mint.  At the end of the installation I clicked on "Reboot" and I got this message: [ 1666.864640] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, device number 2 [ 3192.161271] systemd-shutdow:...
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Gentoo Linux: what is the difference between the minimal installation CD and “Stage 3”?

I am going to install Gentoo Linux, and I see three options on their website: Minimal Installation CD, 2019-05-26, 286 MiB Hybrid ISO (LiveDVD), 2016-07-04, 2 GiB Stage 3, 2019-05-26, 260 MiB From ...
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Windows on SSD, Linux on HDD. No dual-boot. Separate bootloader devices. Will there be problems?

I have a 1 Terabyte HDD which is currently empty storage space for Windows which is on SSD. I want to split the HDD to two 500GB partitions and use first half as Windows storage space and the other ...
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Starting installation from a small program

You can install openSUSE by booting from an USB pendrive being created by its Network image which is only 120MB, just point to where the installation image is on the local partition. So most part of ...
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Adding Debian 9.9 to existing RHEL 8.0 system

I have a system with RHEL 8.0. I need to install Debian 9.9 and make the system dual-bootable. Would be grateful for any insight on how to do this especially if it includes specific steps. A second ...