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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Kubuntu installer changing partition table for unused disk?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 20.04 from a USB key to an external (USB) hard drive. The system I'm using to do the installation is an Arch Linux that I'd like to leave untouched. The disk setup looks ...
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How can I install Linux onto a drive without installing a bootloader onto it, and create a separate boot disk for it?

I'm planning to install Trisquel Mini (a derivative of Ubuntu) onto a desktop that previously ran Windows 98, as part of a broader effort to modernize that computer (i.e. allow it to be used with ...
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OpenBSD installation script does not recognise SATA-connected drives

My question is one that has been posted here before but merits a new thread since the solution given did not work for me. During the OpenBSD installation, only one device is recognized as a candidate ...
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Can't install GRUB on artixs6 base install

I was trying to install Artix linux with the s6 init system base install on a UEFI thinkpad t450, everything went well until i ran the command grub-install -- target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=boot/...
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Lubuntu installation failed

I installed lubuntu 18, by DVD but failed. Showed error window: Boost.Python error in job "automirror". <class 'NameError'> name 'logging' is not defined Traceback: File "/usr/lib/...
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Installing Ubuntu Server: Selecting boot partition failure

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on my laptop where Windows is installed. Via Gparted I've downsized Windows partition and created 3 partitions for boot, fs root, and home. But when I try to setup ...
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Hard Disk Space for Debian 10

I am using windows 10 on my laptop. I am planning to switch to Debian 10 GNOME Desktop. The major software which I want to install in Debian are GIMP,Inkscape, and Kdenlive. By using a manual ...
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you need to load the kernel first

After making live iso from mkusb, the iso file was debian-live-10.4.0-amd64-xfce+nonfree.iso, I have tried to boot from it. From bootloader menu (live persistent, live only, live to RAM, ... [other ...
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Move Dual Boot Linux/Windows to seperate drives

Currently, I am dual booting Linux Mint Cinammon 20 and Windows 10 on the same HDD. I have recently acquired a SSD and would like to install Linux on this. Ideally, I would prefer deleting the current ...
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black screen in debian installation - “installing the base system”

I am installing debian, and in partition phase selected 10G of USB drive to be root directory. Then the installation continued (with installing the base system). Then, suddenly a black screen was made ...
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How to partition usb to become bootable for debian?

split from here I have install ISO file firmware-10.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso, 4GB long. I would like to make my usb drive partition ("say sdb1) to be bootable. I have followed the official debian ...
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debian installation cannot detect partition

In partition phase of installing debian, I have this sdb partition: $lsblk ... sdb 8:16 1 14.4G 0 disk ├─sdb1 8:17 1 3.7G 0 part ├─sdb2 8:18 1 2.8M 0 part └─sdb3 8:19 1 ...
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How to install CentOS 7 on another machine without using a physical installation media like USB or DVD?

Currently I have two machines on the same network: Windows 8.1 machine CentOS 7 machine I want to reinstall the 2nd machine with a clean CentOS 7 install. That machine is situated at another place ...
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Install from Centos 8 iso on hard drive (not memory stick or dvd)

I'm trying to install Centos 8 from the /home/bill/Centos8/CentOS-8.2.2004-x86_64-dvd1.iso file on the hard disk of an existing Centos 7 system. My intent is to install on a vacant area of the same ...
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Grub-install options for specific partitions

I've been trying to use grub bootloader to load arch on my machine. I've asked a similar question previously and wasn't able to configure the setup to my liking. Right now I have a hard drive with ...
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Mouse pointer stuck in top right of screen when installing Fedora 32

I'm trying to install Fedora 32 on my computer, but my mouse pointer won't behave properly. Most of the time, it stays stuck in the top right corner of the screen and gets pulled back there whenever I ...
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Ubuntu/Arch Linux command to create multiple Linux USB installer

How is the Linux Ubuntu/Arch command to create multiple Linux USB installer, at least 3, in a single USB disk ? Or has there been AIO boot tool/utilty in linux just like such of Windows ?
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INT33FF error when installing slackware 14.2

Aspire One Cloudbook 14 (A01-431-C8G8) Slackware 14.2 32-bit Hi: I'm trying to install slackware 14.2 32-bit on my laptop (which is a 64-bit machine). I boot from the USB stick and, the installer ...
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Install Linux on headless Dell PowerEdge T340

We have a Dell PowerEdge T340 without Linux installed. Is it possible to do the installation without a monitor or keyboard connected? I've tried connecting from a Mac laptop with an ethernet cable ...
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How to install Linux on multiple PCs at once?

I need to install Linux OS on 30 PCs. Is there any way to install from one ISO image with multicast or something like WDS in Microsoft? I have a Ethernet connection with speed of 100Mb so installing ...
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Installing to internal disk from persistent linux on USB drive

I've been using linux on a USB stick with persistence. I have been thinking about finally installing it to an internal drive. I was wondering if there is any way I can install to the drive and also ...
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Dual boot installation

Let me start by saying that I know this isn't the right site to ask but I do need an opinion. I recently bought Lenovo L340 with 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD with windows 10 home pre-installed on SSD. I wanted ...
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Error installing CentOS 8 (8.2-2004) Missing packages/programs in ISO

I am enthusiastic about trying new things. I have previously used CentOS 7 (VirtualBox) and CentOS 6 on physical machine. Now, I want to use CentOS 8 on physical machine again. I get image from CentOS ...
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Which would be the advantages of a fresh new install despite a system clonning?

Clonned a system via dd, /etc/fstab and mtab files fixing, then grub-install on it. Are there any advantages of doing a fresh new installation despite that procedure? Talking in a matter of system ...
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Installation (UEFI) of Archbang: partitioning and grub2

tl;rd: I have a used Lenovo Ideapad 110S. I want to install archbang on it. Right now, it runs with Ubuntu. I already installed archbang once on this machine. The problem is in the installation ...
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How do I open [Dual OS with Win 7] Ubuntu OS 16.04 after already installing it using UNetbootin?

I had Dual booted my Win 7 PC with Lubuntu using Unetbootin as per instructions I found for BIOS in here. I have been successfully able to install Lubuntu on a drive [Other than C:/] on my PC. Q1: ...
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How to create installable CD from customized running install?

I have customized a copy of Debian to the point it's barely Debian. I want to be able to take the running install, which has all of my modifications and turn it into an installable CD. How would I do ...
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Upgrading via Terminal from LinuxMint 18.3 to 19.3--How much disk space?

I would like to know how much space I need to upgrade from 18.3 to 19.3...it reads 1500 MB necessary to download and 1600 MB of additional disk space will be used. Are the 1500 MB already extracted, ...
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SOS, facing the black screen of death

When I try to install Xubuntu from a live USB drive (which I checked is not corrupt), I get the "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported" message. However I figured out the usual hacks ...
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Can I install my custom LiveCD through a shell script?

I have made a LiveCD that is just minimal Debian, IceWM, xdm, and a web browser. How would I go about making a super simple shell script installer? Thanks!
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BIOS won't boot Debian from USB

I know this is a common problem that has likely been addressed here before, but thus far none of the obvious solutions have worked. I'm trying to install Debian on my laptop (currently running Ubuntu)...
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Linux installation throwing errors

I'm not very well versed in Linux but I'm trying to get my first Linux install (Linux Mint 19.3 MATE edition). The bootable USB is created just fine, I get all the way to the actual Linux boot, at ...
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Arch linux black screen install

I try to install arch linux but when i boot i can see the arch menu and i choose "boot on arch linux" then it run command normaly and after a time i have a black screen with a white cursor. I tried ...
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Black screen after booting archlinux installation program from usb drive

Trying to install Archlinux on my laptop, I get a black screen after I pick Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD and hitting Enter on the boot menu. I waited for about 10 minutes and the black screen ...
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Is there a Linux Distribution where you can check the validity of downloaded packages?

I need a linux distribution where I can download an install image and additional packages and then check their validity (hashes, gpg signatures) offline. The distribution has to run on a Raspberry, ...
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Gnome-Arch no Terminal

Another one of the million noobs lost with my first installment of Linux. I have Gnome up through Arch but I can’t get the terminal to open. I’ve searched for days with no luck. I don’t have the ...
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I get a “No root file system is defined” error when choosing a partition to install Linux Mint

When I select a partition to install Linux I get that error. I want to dual-boot Windows with Linux. I’ve selected ext4 and /boot and that, so I don’t know what’s wrong. Does anyone know what the ...
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Always getting Signature Invalid Errors for Arch Linux installation

I noticed an signature error on Kali while running 'apt-get update' before, which I couldn't fix with solutions from the internet. Waiting like some people said didn't work too. After I try to install ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an external HDD partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my external hard-disk. Since I already have some files on that HDD, I created unallocated free space in order to install Linux on there. I am able to install it, ...
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Linux Mint installation help

Installing LM through dual-booting on W10. I just put the .iso file on my DVD, when I try to mount it says 'Not possible mounting files of a virtual hard drive from image files or from a portable ...
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Error detected while installing Kali Linux 2020.1b on virtualbox 6.1

It shows that there is "invalid settings detected " I need an answer to solve that error to get the ok button on the virtual box to start
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An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else

I'm having an issue installing Kali in VirtualBox from the iso. I've followed these instructions, but I'm getting an error: An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again ...
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Should I install softwares first or sync the dotfiles on new Ubuntu install? [closed]

I'm writing a script to execute after a new installation of Minimal Ubuntu(mini.iso) to install all the software I need and sync the dotfiles I backed up previously. What's the best way to avoid ...
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Debian 10 install — Wifi works when booting from usb, but “no ethernet card” while installing

I am switching the linux partition of my laptop (a Lenovo Flex 14) from Ubuntu to Debian 10. In keeping with my usual practice, I first booted from a live usb stick, to check that nothing would be too ...
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User can't login in lightdm only root can

I've installed arch, and lighDM with awesome window manager. Everything runs okay.If I login as root, awesome load and works but if I login with the user I've created it attemps to log, clean te ...
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is it possible to install a linux distro in an unmounted partition without a bootable device [duplicate]

Maybe the question is stupid, but I haven't been able to find anything anywhere to confirm that. I have 1TB HDD which has two ext4 partitions. In one partition, I've my main OS (Ubuntu). And another ...
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Where does debian store screenshots from the install process?

I have just installed debian 10. During the install process there was the opportunity to click the button 'take screenshot' a few times. Does anyone know where to find these again once it is booted up?...
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Can I install a Gnu/Linux distro on the Hd using another PC and put it back on my computer?

I can't access my computer's BIOS, because the keyboard doesn't work at boot time .... And I want to install a Gnu/Linux distribution, so I will have to use another computer to install. My question ...
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getting a connection into a 'minimum' debian install

I have been trying to install debian 10 on a friend's notebook. The image file was debian-10.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso so it wants the internet to complete the install. I would have preferred to have ...
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How to do a minimal installation of Linux manually? [closed]

I'm looking for a guide on how to manually install Linux... without the classic assisted setup... just by copying files from a source to a target media... and configuring the minimum required ...

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