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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Arch Linux Installation - GPG Errors and Unrecognized Archive Format

I got a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 and have been trying to boot Arch from an ISO that I burned onto a 4 GB USB stick. The ISO image is burned correctly and is not corrupted. The partition created on my SSD ...
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Easy free Solaris-like development VM

I wrote some open source Linux/BSD software with a command line interface and would like to know if I can easily make it run on Solaris too. What would be the easy options (i.e. about equally easy as ...
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What is special about programs that create bootable USB sticks for Linux?

Why couldn't I just mount the ISO and copy the files over to the stick?
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Installation stuck at reboot

I just tried installing Pop_OS! 19.04 ( dual boot with Windows 10 ), but after the installation finished and I was given the option to reboot, I pressed it and then it kind of hanged. About 15 minutes ...
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Install GhostBSD from within FreeBSD

Is it possible to install GhostBSD from within a working installation of FreeBSD?
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Accidentally created symlink dhcpcd, how to remove it again

I was setting up arch linux and accidentally hit enter after typing systemctl enable dhcpcd. After that the console said Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/dhcpcd.service -...
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Antergos, trouble creating persistnt USB

I used this guide: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5883/create-persistent-antergos-live-usb-on-windows-10/6 To try and install Antergos persistently on a USB stick from another USB stick carrying ...
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Cannot run/install Linux on AMD based ThinkPad E585

I am not able to run/install Linux on my Lenovo ThinkPad E585. I tried both a full installation and running from the USB stick. All I get is: GRUB starting from the USB stick. Select Linux installer ...
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How to install Devuan/Debian testing/unstable without starting from a stable release?

It is possible to install Devuan/Debian stable and then editing /etc/apt/sources.list upgrade to a testing/unstable branch (ref). However on my laptop I have an AMD Ryzen 7 2700U processor, which ...
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Installing Manjaro 18 on HP Spectre NVMe SSD

I recently picked up this lovely laptop (HP Spectre X360 13), and want to install Manjaro on it. It has a Toshiba NVMe SSD (KXG50ZNV1T02). Seeing that this will be my first install of Linux onto an ...
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Linux Live CD crash after GRUB selection

I'm running on a fairly old HP Pavilion x360 - 13-a110dx (ENERGY STAR) with the newest BIOS firmware available. It has Intel HD 5500 graphics and 4 GB RAM. I'm currently trying to install ANY linux ...
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install arch into already parttioned disk

I've been using linux for couple of years, but still can't manage partitioning at all. I have / and /home partitions on my drive and want to use these partitions for my fresh Arch installation. I'm ...
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How to make a fully bootable ISO from Alpine Linux Edge?

I would like to make an alpine installation iso which has the following attributes: During installation it has an answerfile so that the setup process (the setup script) takes those default inputs ...
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System installation failed. Substitution of webkitgtk-2.20.5. GuixSD Linux

When I install GuixSD on my computer, not VM, it fails at downloading the package webkitgtk-2.20.5 each time. The progress of its downloading is from 71 to 78%. There is an info that a device is full: ...
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Failed install of Ubuntu 18.04 to Asus GL553VW [closed]

Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu 18.04 on an Asus GL553VW with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU? I made a USB, inserted it to the computer, and now the install screen shows only a welcome screen. ...
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“No such file” info during installing Guixsd

I was installing Guixsd on a computer, not VM. I prepared config.scm file and typed out a command # guix system init /mnt/etc/config.scm /etc The installation was working a few minutes and ...
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How to Install Linux without CD/USB

I have a machine with no CD/DVD drive. I do not own a USB. This device has only 32gigs of memory. I have a Kali iso that I want to install on it. The notebook currently runs on Debian. Any ideas on ...
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Installing Fedora 29 alongside Windows 10 replacing Ubuntu 18.10

I currently have a Windows 10 installation and Ubuntu 18.10 installed alongside it. I recently tried to install fedora but on the HDD there was no FAT32 partition for the boot. sdap1 was a NTFS ...
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How to simultaneously dual-boot >>several<< slackware versions along with windows on a uefi/gpt box?

Back in 2015, I got an Asus VivoPC-VM62N with Windows preinstalled. I ran gparted (gnu partition editor) on it, shrank the Windows partition, and used the freed-up space for several linux partitions ...
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Manual partitioning for encrypted LVM setup is blocked

I am trying to Install Kali Linux on my MacBook Pro for dual boot with Mac. Here is the GUI I am talking about (the same is in Debian and Ubuntu, but just to clarify this I found image in google): ...
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Cannot even start Devuan/Debian installation

I have a problem installing Devuan Linux 2.0 from an USB memory stick. What happens is that after the first menu, where I have to select graphic/textual installation, all I get is a blank screen. I ...
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Linux directories read/write behaviour?

I need to know how the directories of a Linux system are used, in relation to their approximate read/write behaviour in time. So far I have not been able to find any references. Can anybody provide ...
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How to install Linux on multiple disks/SSDs?

I would like to install a Linux distribution (probably Devuan) on my dual SSD system, in the most convenient way: 250GB, NVMe. 500GB, SATA3. The criteria are both performance and SSD lifespan (...
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Disabling secure boot and third party drivers

Whilst installing linux mint 19.1 cinnamon i checked the "I want third party drivers box". However, upon checking that box i was prompted to create a password in order to disable secure boot. Thus, ...
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Secure boot and linux mint 19.1 cinnamon

I am currently planning on installing linux mint 19.1 cinnamon on a new SSD, after completely removing the w10 SSD, which was previously in use, from my PC. Now, is it still recommended to disable ...
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Debian USB installation

I am trying to install Debian 9 in a computer which doesn't have a DVD drive, which means that I have to install it through USB. I have tried several methods that I found on the Internet such as using ...
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CentOS 7.6 install fails w. NVIDIA P620 set to offboard or auto, completes OK set to onboard

Using a Supermicro server w/ an NVIDIA P620 graphics card, I try to install CentOS-7.6.1810 from DVD. I have two monitors connected, a 2560x1440 qnix via white DVD-D cable off the P620 graphics card ...
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Manjaro KDE will not install to LVM

The installer works fine. It allows me to choose the LVM LV I want to install to, I hit install, and, like any sensible installer, unmounts all mounted partitions on the physical drive (/dev/nvme0n1)....
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Manjaro 18.0.4 Illyria installer waits on welcome [closed]

I'm trying to install Manjaro linux as dual boot with W10 on lenovo ideapad miix320 - 10icr convertible laptop. I managed to boot from usb into OS. When starting installer it keeps waiting on welcome ...
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Linux installation and partition

I'm new to Linux and I've thought I'll give it a try and so I installed Zorin OS. I' wondering if I installed it correctly in the disk. Sample screenshot using cfdisk: Is it fine that the Linux file ...
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Tracking all file changes in a unix host

I'm evaluating a tool and I need to identify all files (including system config files) added, changed or removed by this application (it is installed using pip). After installing on a external host, ...
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How to install packages with no internet on Fedora 29?

I have a CHUWI Lapbook 15 which I want to install Fedora on. I will often start installation of Fedora with the server spin as it is minimal and doesn't need to first boot into a live cd. The problem ...
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Installing Debian on SSD

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire E1, x64, amd i7, ram 16, vga 2). My base tasks are using virtual machines. I use dual boot for Win10 & Debian 8.6. The type of BIOS boot is Legacy. I am gonna ...
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Can't boot Kali with UEFI Stuck at grub-rescue

I had Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and just decided to try Kali. I downloaded Kali Linux 64 Bit and installed it using a live USB. Everything looked fine during the installation but I think I messed up ...
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TLB invalidation times out

I have an Intel NUC which have been running Ubuntu Server 18.04 for the last year. After I Updated the system and kernel the server would not boot. Unfortunately I did not take any screenshot of the ...
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Install grub using Slitaz x64

I try to install Slitaz x64 (slitaz-rolling-core64.iso) on a VirtualBox VM using this manual. What I have done is I created one disk in a DOS MBR having ext4 and bootable flag. I differ to the ...
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Replace CentOS with Ubuntu on a remote server (SSH access only) [closed]

I am trying to replace CentOS with Ubuntu Server on a remote machine where the only access is via network (SSH-only at present, VNC may be set up if needed). I have fully backed up all data on the ...
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How do I install Kali Linux through live mode (failsafe, amd64)? [duplicate]

I was attempting to install Kali Linux earlier (on an F80S series, super old ASUS laptop, already have the partitions and everything set up to dual boot) using my Cruzer Glide flash drive. I wrote the ...
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Manjaro installer cannot boot into live usb

I tried to install Manjaro 18.0.3 64 Bit, but after I selected boot in the welcome screen it did not work. The following error showed up on screen: ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/M1803' device did not ...
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Installer support for sharing /usr or /usr/share

According to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS), /usr is "shareable between various FHS-compliant hosts" (and /usr/share is even shareable between different architectures of the same OS). Are ...
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Blank screen when installing CentOS 7 on Xenserver

Similar to this question: Linux install goes to blank screen I have the CentOS 7 template, more than 2 GBs of RAM, I'm using the minimal installation latest file, XenServer 6.5. When I go to any ...
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Problems with disk partition

I have Ubuntu on my notebook and want to install Mint too. I've gone through the installation process but when it is time to partition the disk, I get stuck (it doesn't allow me to create the ...
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How can I install Linux mint to Acer Aspire E1-573

How can I install Linux Mint on Acer Aspire E1-572? I tried the following. On another laptop, I inserted USB stick to my computer. Then I typed sudo unetbootin, chose distribution to be Linux Mint and ...
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Are these two ways of installing Lubuntu with LVM both feasible and equivalent?

When installing Lubuntu using a Lubuntu bootable flash drive, there is a step asking (see the picture below, although it is for Ubuntu not for Lubuntu) “Erase disk and install Lubuntu”, which has ...
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Installation and booting scenarios for combinations of boot sector (GPT or MBR), firmware (BIOS or UEFI)?

I think all the confusions in this post come from coexistence of old and new technologies and abuse of terminology such as mentioned in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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grub2 error disk 'hd0,msdos1' not found, ls shows no disk

I have googled a lot for this problem. I found this, but it didn't solve my problem. Other solutions suggest me to reinstall grub (run grub-install), which didn't work either. Here is what I am doing:...
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I don't have /run/lvm folder | wiki solution impossible

I'm following Arch Linux installation guide and after entering this part: grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg I have an error : Device /dev/xxx not initialized in udev database even after waiting ...
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Error booting after installing kde?

My arch linux was working fine. Then I tried to install a desktop environment. I installed X related packages, sddm, and plasma. Then I ran systemctl enable sddm. Now when I try to boot into arch, the ...
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Most ironclad way to make root installation redundant and maximize uptime? RAID, ZFS or something else?

I would like to set up my desktop computer (which is actually a server for the KVM guests I do my actual work in) to have a redundant root installation. If one drive dies I want to quickly get back ...
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Troubles while installing any Linux OS on Asus TUF FX504

Tried to install Ubuntu, Antergos and Kali linux KDE on a new laptop Asus TUF FX504. Before I did it I disabled Fast & Secure boot set the SATA Mode Selection to AHCI disabled legacy USB ...