Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [system-installation]

Questions about installing elementary OS in any supported architecture. Post-installation questions should not be under this tag.

0
votes
1answer
11 views

Cannot build gnome-settings-daemon-elementary

I'm attempting to build the elementary flavour of gone-settings-daemon on Arch, but this is resulting in a failure in what I believe is a python script. The exact output is as follows: [94/189] ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Quick info (for peace of mind)

I'm pretty sure if I shrink my HDD to leave some unallocated free space and then try to install ElementaryOS alongside my W10, it will just use that free space, and create everything it needs from ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

No F6 Options on boot? Need to set noapic and nolapic

Pretty new to the Linux scene. Having trouble getting elementary OS to boot due to initramfs issue. After some research, it seems I need to set these flags on my PC to get it to boot. Problem is that ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

completing the installation process

I am trying to create a duel-boot Apple iMac, using Mac OS on the internal drive and Elementary on an external drive. I've gotten a bootable version on a USB thumb drive and explored the Live View, ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Other than speed (I'm assuming)- what am I losing if I install Elementary OS on HDD?

I ask only because I don't have a spare SSD and don't want to dual-boot.
0
votes
0answers
14 views

bad display and install problems

how are you? I was using Elementary for a couple of months with any problem. But suddenly I cant read anything because fonts where as you can see in the pic I attach. So I decided to install another ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

what is current version of kernel installen on elementary OS

I have AMD Ryzen 2200g APU and people said that it was unstable before 4.15 update and 4.17 update kinda has all issues fixed. So what is current kernel version installed on elementary os?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Why are there password-protected items in iso?

I recently downloaded the elementary OS disc image from the official website and scanned with Bitdefender, because I’m a paranoid who likes to be as safe as possible and why not. The scan had to skip ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

cannot install elementary os on ubuntu

I tried to install elementary os from a live USB with unetbootin on Ubuntu, following the instructions on the EOS site. I chose the option to install alongside Ubuntu and created a new 200GB ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Upgraded Nvidia and now have blank screen

I recently installed elementary on my laptop, but the screen kept flickering. I followed the instructions on this post https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061180, but when I restarted my ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Elementary OS para HP Mini 110

Estoy intentando instalar Elementary OS en una HP Mini 110 pero en el momento de iniciar la instalación, tira el siguiente mensaje: This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu. but only detected an i686 cpu....
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Unable to boot to elementary OS from USB - macOS High Sierra

Macbook Pro: Early 2011 running High Sierra 10.13.6 Trying to install: elementary OS Created bootable USB using Etcher I've tried going into recovery mode and disabling SIP from the command line. This ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

block while install

l acess to BIOS and select USB memory, then I select install elementary OS in the menú, but this has blocked with that screen.
0
votes
0answers
41 views

I am new to elementary OS, and have a few questions

I am interested in using elementary OS, because the developer documents appear to be very well maintained, it's easy for the average person to use, and I think any software I make has a high ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Installation problem acpi error

I have this problem installing elementary OS on a Packard Bell easy note TS 11HR: ACPI ERROR: METHOD PARSE EXECUTION FAILED. You can find more information in the pics attached. Any ideas about how ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

medium error dev nvme0n1 when I try to install elementaryos 5.0 beta with uefi

PC: M2.NVME(UEFI Windows10 already installed) and HDD(Try to install ElementaryOS 5.0) BIOS: Secure boot disable(custom or standard) USB Flash: UEFI Elementary 5.0 beta(made by rufus with default ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Why I get a “Low Disk Space” error when installing?

I installed elementary OS on two different computers, without having problems, following what reported on Installation and installing on the internal disk in both the cases. I need to re-install ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Why am I getting a black screen with errors when the computer is put in sleep state or restarted?

I installed elementary OS on an ASUS computer, following the procedure they describe in Installation. All went fine; all the necessary drivers were installed. After two days I used it, updated the OS,...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Elementary OS installer doesn’t ever install anything

After hitting the ‘restart button’, the computer restarts. However, it opens to the install menu. If I unplug the USB and restart, the computer says “No Bootable Device”. Anyone know a fix?
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Installation of Elementary OS shows warning

I have windows 10 as my main operating system (Windows 10 is installed in Legacy Mode, whereas Elementary OS is trying to install as UEFI) but when I try to install Elementary OS on another partition ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Installing from an AMD onto Intel chip

I am just starting out with Elementary OS and Linux as a whole. I created a copy of Elementary OS yesterday on a desktop with an AMD APU. I plan to install it onto my old laptop with an Intel APU. ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Dell - Inspiron 7000 gaming Install Freeze

Just purchased a copy of Elementary OS (bang up job BTW), and encountered issues getting this to install (stand alone, or dual boot) on the PC listed below. I seem to have the same issue with Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Remote access options for off-site tech support

Thinking of installing elementary on a new, internet-only, set of workstations at the office for some of our employees. I've built some barebones PCs and want to take advantage of how lightweight ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

“Install alongside other OS” does not detect SSD

I'm trying to install Elementary 0.4.1 on my main SSD (500GB Samsung 850 EVO, has Windows 10 on it) and dual boot it with Windows. I also have another 1TB HDD that I use in Windows as a storage drive. ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Updating Repositories

I keep getting this message everytime I install apps or after running sudo apt update Doesn't seem to prevent me installing if I ignore. Sudo apt-get autoremove doesn't fix this. Thanks in advance
0
votes
1answer
36 views

First boot failing with “Can't find /root in /etc/fstab”

I can't make elementary OS boot after a fresh install. I tried to reinstall it 3 times but always end up with the same error. The only thing I can think of is faulty new SDD which hasn't been tested ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Install problem

I'm installing elementary OS for the first time. I'm using a MacBook 2008 unibody which had El Capitan as the OS. Installation was proceeding satisfactorily until I got this message: "Please unlock ...
-1
votes
1answer
37 views

After paying I can't download anything [duplicate]

After paying I can't download anything. Why's that?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

freeing my new PC from my elementary testing?

I got a new big professionnal PC. It was an handy place to test elementary before using it for kids machines. Elementary went in and tested well. Now I installed it on a few old units for kids and ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Messed up my first install, any tips for the next try?

I have just tried to install elementary as a dual boot alongside windows 10 on my new XPS 15 and it was a bit of a train crash. After some issues with Dell specifically, see here - elementary install ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

elementary install freezing

I am trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot on my new XPS and keep getting a frozen screen on the logo. I escaped the graphical view to look into the terminal and saw a large number of what ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Can't install elementary OS to vmware - installation stuck

elementary OS looks pretty nice and i would like to test this out. I have now tried to install 4-5 times this to my wmware workstation pro 14.1.1 without success. I have had for a long time many ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Not able to read or write in my HDD

I've installed element OS on my SSD(120GB) and now I'm not able store data in hard drive(1TB) If tried to mount was getting this error. Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/kamalnrf/LENOVO: Command-...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Dual boot with Linux Slackware

I have had a chance to try Elementary and I really enjoyed the experience, so I'm trying to install it on my Lenovo laptop, along with my current Slackware distro. Since I already have another Linux ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Seems installation program doesnt work

sudo gparted (gpartedbin:11839): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", (gpartedbin:11839): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: ...
0
votes
3answers
271 views

Remove Elementary and install Ubuntu

My laptop came with Elementary OS, but it doesn't work well. Touchpad inoperational. Wifi intermittent. Difficult to download apps. The BIOS won't let me change boot order. How can I remove ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

syatem got stuck on logo (for both window and Ubuntu) while installing

while installing window 8 i have deleted the system partition and after i didn't get any response i removed pendrive from which i was installing but now i am facing a problem neither able to install ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Having problems with partitioning

I tried to install elementary and when I observed the partitions, this is what I have observed: /dev/sda1 ntfs 104MB win 10 loader /dev/sda2 ntfs approx 300 GB used 47GB /dev/sda3 ntfs approx 966 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Constant refresh on new Ubuntu install after downloading updates on Lenovo laptop

Just installed Loki 0.4.1 on a Lenovo ideapad after having the same problem trying to run Ubuntu: I can run both Elementary and Ubuntu by installing without checking the box on that indicates ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

My PC only suspends and hibernate when I enter a terminal

I installed Elementary OS with the newest version and something is wrong with it. I can't suspend my computer and I dont know why.. I can only suspend it if I open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Will elementary OS install fine on the HP Elite X2 1012 G2 tablet?

Just wondering if elementary OS will install just fine and work with the keyboard and touchpad. Touchscreen support and active stylus support is of course a bonus but not strictly necessary.
0
votes
0answers
49 views

elementaryOS takes to power, the logo screen flashes

I installed elementaryOS in my notebook today and when it finished the installation, I restarted the notebook and it was in the screen of the logo, it was blinking and it took a long time to enter. ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Installation stuck after selecting a partition as an ext4 “\” mountpoint

Everything works fine until the partitioning screen Selecting custom installation After selecting my sda3 partition (ex Kubuntu) as root mountpoint I get this prompt Selecting sda3 partition Setting ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Cannot install or try live Elementary

Booted up nicely, I first choose install. The e logo appeared and then this error message came. The same error message happens when I choose boot without installing. What could be wrong ? System: -GA-...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Multiple tries of installing elementary fail

I have been trying to install elementary both from a DVD and USB on multiple occasions. I chose to boot from USB or DVD it takes me to the main screen, I chose install, then it starts loading A ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

How to download the operating system

I've already paid, and started downloading on the computer, but there were problems. How can I continue the downloading on another device?