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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Neon installation - Secure Boot vs third party drivers

I try to install KDE Neon 18.04 on my Dell Laptop (from USB drive). The installer asks me if I want to use third party software/drivers. Yes, I want to use them (when available). Directly below that ...
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How to create a bios_grub partition during installing openSUSE?

When installing openSUSE Tumbleweed, I get a red warning before the last confirmation: Boot from MBR does not work together with btrfs filesystem and GPT disk label without bios_grub partition. To ...
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debian installation on lenovo p1

i have a brand-new lenovo p1 workstation and i'm unable to install linux on it. it's even not possible to start debian 9 (or 10 alpha), ubuntu or mint live cd. it just stops without an error while ...
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How to install Ubuntu on ASUS F556U, JournalError error? [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my ASUS F556U laptop without success. I already asked other questions on the subject, thinking that the problems were by UEFI mode. Well surpassed that, I already ...
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Dual boot of Kali Linux and Windows machine failed after installation!

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux and Windows 10. I did the installation watching many online guides. The differences between what I did and these guides are as follows: 1) Non-free firmware files ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 18.04 from my USB fails with error code 23

I am installing ubuntu on a brand new motherboard (onto m.2 ssd) using an usb when I got to the part of extracting image from cp:///media/systemfile, it gets error. error code 23 with message: file "...
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How to install Ubuntu from an ISO on my Android to Linpus with CLI [closed]

I have bought a laptop with Linpus without GUI (as far as I know). I downloaded ubuntu on a ISO on my Android. I have: Android phone with internet USB cable An 8gb pendrive that i just bought An ...
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Can I install Linux on USB drive and then connect same drive internally (sata) and boot from it?

I would like to replace the hard drive in an old (2013) laptop with a cheap SSD. The SSD is empty and working AFAIK, it is seen by the BIOS and it's info are reported correctly, but if I turn the ...
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Display related problems during Debian installation

I am building a new PC, and I can’t install Debian. When I start my USB boot drive, I see the booting menu as below. Then when I select "Graphical install" and I get the following problem: When I ...
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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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What makes a Linux distro portable?

What could possibly prevent me from detaching my current hard disk from the laptop and buy a new laptop, install the disk and resume from where I left? In other words, what prevents my current Debian ...
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Debian Installer – screen blanks

I want to install Debian on my new Lenovo Yoga 730. I got an installation image onto a USB, but when I tried selecting Debian Installer or Graphical Debian Installer, the screen goes black and ...
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Cannot continue Devuan Linux installation: missing options

I am trying to do a complete reinstall of Devuan (Debian derivative) from a USB stick on a Dell Precision 7720, but I have some issues. These are the steps: From the ISO, created an USB stick with ...
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How do I install Debian on Thinkpad T430 under UEFI?

I am trying to install Debian to a Thinkpad T430 that uses UEFI as a bootloader. The system is set to do a native UEFI boot. It is able to start GRUB from the installation media but upon choosing any ...
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How to install Debian on encrypted LVM partition?

I don't want to use Guided-use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM because I need change encryption type and I don't need /swap I tried to partition like this But it types You have selected the ...
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“Load missing firmware from removable media?” (Debian)

I'm installing Debian from a USB drive onto my laptop, and it's asking me for the following firmware file: brcm/brcmfmac43241b4-sdio.bin I have another Linux distro on my laptop already, so I already ...
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Installing last release vs installing old ones and upgrading?

Do I get the same result if I install an older archlinux version, say 2017.11 and upgrade it instead of downloading the latest version and installing that? Is in too much pain?
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Fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Installation will only boot into grub mode

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (minimal setup with default partitioning and security encryption) on a laptop with a 120 GB SSD drive. When I try to boot, it will only load into command line grub ...
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Linux installation error related to file system

Installing Devuan Linux (Debian derivative), I get this error message: The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed. During the installation, I did not ...
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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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Where can I download fedora 12?

Does anyone know where to download Fedora 12 *.iso file today (mid June 2018)? I have an old laptop computer from 2007 (an HP pavilion dv6000 series) that dual boots with a Linux distro. Here are ...
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Debian 9: Backlight Brightness

I've just installed a fresh new Debian 9 with LXDE into an ACER AMD Notebook and everything seems to be working fine, except for the backlight brightness. During the boot, it happens the following: ...
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Installation of Debian 9 in Dell Inspiron 7559

I want to install Debian 9 in the aforementioned laptop but I know from my experience that it will not be easy (I have tried in the past Ubuntu but only Mint worked - I suppose that there is some ...
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debian: step `installing the system` fails on eeepc 1002HA

I have an old (~8years) eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work ...
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Installing RHEL/CentOS 7 on Antiquated Hardware RAID

I'm attempting to install RHEL7 on an old HP ProLiant DL585 G2 server. I boot into the installer through optical media and everything loads correctly as far as I can tell, however the installer does ...
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the 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 but I get this error at the end of installation process! I tried to create a partition with ext4 for \boot. also ext1 but non of them worked. Also I tried to ...
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How to find my lost partition through Ubuntu installation process?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 but when I choose "other options" and try to format some partitions, my previously sdb5 partition with 250GB space is lost and I can not find it and there is no ...
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What does “Data and ISV Applications” and “Operating system” mean in SLES 12 roles during install?

We are installing SLES12, via GUI installer and wondering, what is behind the ROLE, when creating ex.: logical volumes: Operating system Data and ISV Applications We can see that maybe "/" should ...
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how to optimize Ubuntu for older hardware

Partly to go with the herd, partly to be more towards the cutting edge, I'd prefer Ubuntu 18.04 over Bodhi Linux. Bodhi boots reasonably quickly, logs in well, etc -- everything it's intended for. ...
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no wifi adapter detected by Bodhi

Installed bodhi-4.5.0-64 onto a 2008 Macbook, 4.1 and am not seeing wireless options. Do I need to install something from apt first in order for Bodhi to pick up the built-in wifi adapter? The "...
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Debian 9 not booting to GUI

I've just installed Debian 9 into an old Toshiba notebook and everything went fine during the installation: Installation complete Installation is complete, so it is time to boot into your new ...
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Can’t boot RPM distros from usb or DVD

I tried Manjaro and Fedora 27-28. There grub> prompt appear and it frozen in F28: can’t type anything. But I can type in F27. Tried UEFI and BIOS compatability mode. Secure boot on/off change nothing. ...
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Is there a way to install GRUB to sdb on an install from USB on RHEL 6?

I'm doing an installation of RHEL 6 using a USB drive. It works great, but every time I want to use the computer, I have to have the USB inserted. On the installation, the USB is sda and the target ...
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Grub-install error: disk 'crpytouuid/<uuid>' not found

I followed fdiblen's guide on Arch Linux Installation with a Fully encrypted disk and Btrfs filesystem that uses cryptsetup. I'm at the bootloader stage where I'm trying to grub-install with these ...
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No Ethernet Connectivity

TL;DR: My network (Ethernet) doesn't work until I (manually) run sudo dhclient, but I need to do it every time I boot.  How do I get it to stick on reboot? History: I've booted up an Arch ISO. I ...
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How to install Linux and get wifi working on an old laptop without internet cable?

I have a really old laptop and no Linux so far had drivers built-in for it. I also don't have access to the router, so I can only use wifi, and I do want to be able to use wifi. So how do I get it ...
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Why can't I install Linux Lite?

I am a newcomer to Linux, and I want to instal Linux Lite on an old Dell laptop. It has 2GB of Ram, and is 32-bit. I get a message that tells me I don't have the correct kernel on my CPU to instal, ...
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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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Custom Ubuntu Installation Error

I built an OS installer with pinguy builder. Upon installation of this custom Ubuntu OS, the installer threw an error and got stuck at these error messages: insanityos apt-setup: Source list entries ...
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Installing Kali Linux on Hp Omen 15

I have been trying to install Kali Linux Rolling amd64 on HP Omen 15 without success. First, neither the WIFI nor the desktop were working, and a lot of googling turned out useless. Then I got the ...
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Failed to install Arch Linux 201804

I' m trying to install Arch Linux to my disk, and created USB installer with rufus. But when I tried to start from the USB, it failed with description: ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201804' ...
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Can I make a boot USB and use the space remaining on the USB for general file storage? [duplicate]

If I have an 8G USB and I create an installer iso, which occupies only a fraction of the available space, something like: $ lsblk -o model,NAME,SIZE,TYPE,fstype,state /dev/sdb MODEL NAME ...
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What should I notice for the USB stick use as installer?

I have a few questions about the USB stick used as an installer in Linux. 1) Should I leave extra space after running dd? So for Windows user, you might be familiar with rufus, with rufus you can ...
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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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Is it possible to install installer on laptop disk in order to install Linux to USB? How?

So usually when we want a portable USB we'll prepare two USB sticks, one for the installer, one for where you install Linux. But now, I want to install solus but only got a 128GB USB which is used to ...
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Does the arch linux pacstrap utility put any information about the host into the assembled system

As part of a prototype arch linux image generation script (which can be seen for code review here), I use the normal pacstrap utility to populate a file-system with a bootable install and additional ...
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Stuck at “Welcome to grub! grub is loading” when trying to install GNU/linux on laptop

I have been trying to install GNU/Linux on a HP pavilion dv6 from 2011 and I can't get passed the "Welcome to grub! grub is loading" screen. This is the first time I have tried installing an operating ...
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Linux Run a Script to configure first Boot and Install [closed]

From the manufacturer we receive devices that have the Ubuntu 16.04 os installed on them. They are not set up, they come exactly as you would expect a consumer version to look. It asks for your region,...
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CentOS 7 does not detect partition

I am trying to install CentOS 7 in dual boot with Windows 10. I pre-partitioned my HD (C: 500 GB total), separating a drive (P: 60GB) for CentOS, but in the installation, it does not detect the ...
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Repartition During Mint Install, Long Time Unresponsive

I am running Windows 10, loading Linux mint from a USB and attempting to repartition my (240GB) hard drive to leave 150 GB for Windows (it was previously using ~100GB. I pressed "continue" and had a ...