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

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Elementary OS Processor

Good day Well I'm thinking about making a switch from Windows to Elementary OS but first could you tell me whether my laptop's processor, a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU U9300 @ 1.20GHz would be ...
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Hera 5.1 Stable installer boots to corrupted graphics on AMD 550RX 4GB

While attempting to boot the elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200814.iso installer with an AMD Radeon 550RX with 4GB RAM I'm seeing corrupted graphics and not sure how to proceed: For what it's worth, I ran ...
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What is best procedure to move from Mac (High Sierra) to Elementary? I have some questions

Has anyone outlined steps to transition from mac to Elementary and avoid potential problems? Specific Concerns:1) Settings for email 2) retrieving specific files from external HD saved using Time ...
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Toggle “show password” when choosinig password for disk encryption [closed]

I hope i'm not repeating a old question, or something already covered, but here goes! For critical passwords like this, i very much like multi word passwords. So when doing long passswords like word....
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Install on Acer laptop with bad display

Have an old Acer Extensa 4620 with a bad internal display. I can access BIOS with the external VGA attached but for some reason the external monitor goes away when I boot up from USB and start the ...
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weird colored characters while trying to boot from usb

i am trying to install 5.1.7, but after the logo shows up and i press enter, these weird symbols (pictured below) show up and i can't progress any further. anything i might be missing? i followed the ...
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While installing, i get black screen with blinking _ symbol

While installing, i get black screen with blinking _ symbol. How to change that? I have Intel Atom 1.65 ghz and 1 gb of ram.
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Suporte para instalação de software

Olá, Utilizo o Elementary e preciso de ajuda para instalar o Forticlient VPN para acesso remoto na minha empresa.
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elementary os 6.0

I have two installation running VMWare Fusion stuck at "Extraction Files (1%)" 30 minutes VirtualBox stuck at "Online account" - Installation does not start automatically, has to ...
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Problem after last actualiation

After the last updates available by the system in the application center, I think he formatted it on my computer. When I accessed it again, he sent this message that follows in the image. However, ...
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eOS 6 Odin BETA on BTRFS with @ and @home subvolumes

I am trying to install eOS 6 Odin beta on BTRFS with @ and @home subvolumes of / and /home as seen in ubuntu to be used with timeshift. So far I am able to install Odin on BTRFS, and I am able to ...
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Elementary OS 6 Beta gets stuck on detecting current disk configuration

I am trying to install Elementary OS 6 beta on a 2015 HP Pavillion 15" laptop alongside Windows and Manjaro. (The storage device is a 1tb WD hard drive) However, every time I get to selecting the ...
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Installing v6 Odin beta together with existing Manjaro and Windows partitions . Setup of EFI boot partition

Trying new Odin beta ask for an EFI partition, how should I set up it? I want to keep my Manjaro & Windows boot options alive, too.
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External SSD doesn't show up in installer

I just bought this Asus Vivobook laptop, it only has 1 SSD slot, my plan is to install eOS into my external SSD making it portable, i've seen guides on youtube that it's possible, but the problem is ...
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Download elementary os with different kernel version

Is there any way to download elementary os with a new kernel version, let's say 5.8 or higher version since my laptop has an issue with older than 5.6 kernel version
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Elementary OS install doesn't show up as an option on startup

I made an install drive for Elementary OS (elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200814.iso), but when I restarted my pc, I couldn't select it as an option. I was unable to get it to show using F1 and F12 keys ...
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Problem booting elementary OS from live USB stick

I prepared my Live USB-Stick with different software. I created a bootable device with rufus on windows, dd on linux and unetbootin on linux. I also used different USB sticks, but the following ...
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How do I install on a seperate drive?

I have multiple drives, Windows is my main one. I got an SSD just for elementaryOS, but I see no option to choose which drive to install it on. I'm using a USB Drive to install it. Is the only option ...
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elementary 6.0 (Odin) daily (20210312) cannot be installed on VirtualBox (disk disabled)

Just a quick question, if you can help here. I am trying to install elementary OS 6.0 (daily build 20210312) in a VirtualBox (ver. 6.1) running on a Xubuntu 20.10 (if that matters). Playing with the &...
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How do I execute a clean reinstall or factory reset of elementary OS?

I dual-booted my Windows laptop to elementary OS a while ago and made a mess of things with settings and software. I want to start over with a clean install. I do not have any files or data I need to ...
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What partitions should I create during installation with legacy bios specification?

I want to dual-boot with Windows 10 and thats why I'm going to install the os to a secondary drive. What partition should I create besides / and /home? I currently use legacy mode in the bios.
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Install on MacBook Pro 16" (2019)

Hi there I followed the instructions to make am install drive on a USB stick using Etcher. Had no problems creating however when I attempt to boot (I'm on OS X 11.2.1 Big Sur) and Elementary doesn't ...
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Is elementary OS “ready for prime time?”

I'm considering installing eOS 5.1 (hera) on a Dell server. I don't want to go down the path of wiping everything on my disks and then discovering that there are incompatibilities. I already did ...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro that cannot perform a macOS re-install. Can I create a USB install image on a Windows 10 PC that will then boot and install elementary OS on the MacBook Pro?
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is hp envy 15 2020 model compatible with linux distros?

I would like to know whether HP Envy 15 2020 model is compatible with linux distros or not? I am going to buy one of these new products, to be more specific the HP Envy 15 ep0123tx. I have read many ...
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Unable to Install Elementary on HP Omen 15 with AMD Ryzen 4600H

I would like to install Elementary OS on my HP Omen 15, but receive the following errors: This model has an AMD Ryzen5 4600H CPU if that helps.
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Slow boot ElementaryOS 5.1.7 after install Snapd

My boot is too slow - 1min 1.778s. Im beginner in linux and i have old PC but enough for elementary i think... I noticed that after install snapd boot is slower. Can i delete this service and how ?? ...
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USB Boot Issue on Razer Blade Stealth 2020

So to first give you a bit of information: This is the first time im trying to use Linux. Im using a Razer Blade Stealth 2020 with an i7-10th Gen processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650ti Super-Max-Q. I ...
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Why can I not click in the elementary OS 5.1 Hera installer?

I decided to install elementary OS 5.1 Hera on the new HDD I just found laying around (so, I will keep Windows 10 on my SSD). I have downloaded the .iso-file from the official elementary.io website ...
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2010 Macbook Pro installation issues

Novice here. Trying to install Elementary OS 5.1 Hera from usb on Macbook Pro 2010. I get the normal screen showing the bootable drive after powering on and holding the option key. I get the ...
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All applications missing after restoring elementary-desktop

While trying to install Zoom I was instructed to run apt-get -f install. When I did so, I saw multiple lines flash passed saying "removing pantheon". On rebooting I could no longer access ...
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Cant install, stuck in logo . How can I instal elementary?

I create with Rufus iso in a pendrive. I restart and boot from pendrive, appears the logo, and freeze there 30 minutes.. whats the problem?
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Minimum HARDWARE requirements for ODIN?

I have a old 32bit-UEFI miniPC with ATOM CPU. It has 2GB RAM, 30GB eMMC and 4x1440MHz CPU. https://youtu.be/oizxGhz1DXU https://www.amazon.de/Mini-PC-lautlose-Silent-PC-Bluetooth/dp/B01EYN55JO The ...
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Possibility to preseed

Would it be possible to have some sort of preseed like in debian or ubuntu install ? I'm planning to deploy elementary in an academix context. Actually, we are using debian and every installation is ...
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Where are the default Installer Partition Settings?

short version: I'm wondering where the default settings for the installer are kept. I have a respin project, but the extra apps I've included are larger than the recovery partition and the ...
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grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/ During Installation

New Elementary OS Hera (latest stable release as of yesterday) user here but not new to Linux. Every time I attempt to install Elementary OS from having the ISO written to a Live boot USB, I get the ...
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Dell recovery partition is called by USB boot

I have a DELL OptiPLex 7050. I want to try ElementaryOS on it. It has Ubuntu (by default). I created the USB stick with ElementaryOS and also checked md5sum. No error found. Secure mode is OFF on BIOS....
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Installing Elementary OS

I'm installing Elementary OS on my laptop, I' used a USB with de iOS (I made it with RUFUS on Windows), however it is taking a lot of time. It began last night and it doesn't finish, it takes about 8 ...
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'Kickstart'-style automated installation for Elementary

I'm toying with using kickstart config files to do automated installations for both Fedora & Ubuntu, and using post-installation commands to run Ansible configs to produce fully provisioned ...
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I have a lot of problems with bluetooh in Hera. Also I need the function of zoom with 2 fingers on touchpad, like Windows. I hate use Ctrl++

I need help. I like Elementary os but i have problems with bluetooh sometimes it can´t run and it stoped, sometimes desappears in the bar status. please help.
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Installing Elementary OS on an 2009 MacMini running El Capitan

I tried installing Zorin OS 15 on a 2009 MacMini running El Capitan so that it would dual boot. It crashed out at the last moment :( The good news was that it didn't brick my MacMini So does anyone ...
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Cannot install Elementary OS

Hello i made a usb stick for install elementary os but i got an error in installation. Error is : mount: mounting dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed such as no file or directory
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Bug - can’t reinstall elemetary

I need urgent help. There was a bug (I think) on my elementary os. When i tried to restar it didn't recognize any operating system. I tried to reinstall elementary from my flash drive (as i did before)...
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Surface Laptop 1st Gen No Keyboard

I'm trying to make my wife switch to Linux and wanted to make the transition easy via elementary OS. I booted on the USB (I had to disable secure boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) apparently or ...
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Screen Freeze eOS 5.1.6 Razer Blade Stealth

With every new release I try to install elementary OS on my laptop to make it my main distribution without success. I created a post for every attempt but did not find any solution. The computer is a ...
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Black screen after first boot

Just installed on a xps l502x and after the logo slash screen it show a blinking cursor and thats it the "try" on usb worked fine Ctrl+alt+f4 open the login line only nothing more, Ctrl+alt+...
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Elementary Os Secure Boot Failure after install

I tried install Elementary Os 5.1.6 Hera but after enroll the mok key and reboot... The system says Verification Failure and only disabling secure boot i can boot... Is there any way to install it ...
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Installation failed

??? ??? ??? ??? Thats literally the error
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How do I install Elementary OS in my SSD and use my HDD ase the home folder to store all other files like documents, media and games?

I've read a lot of articles and watched videos, it is still not clear to me. Kindly provide some simple instructions and steps that I can directly follow.
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Live USB only displays on half the screen - installation fails

I'm trying to install elementary on a brand new HP Envy laptop, with a 10th gen Intel processor and a 1650 Ti GPU. When booting to the live USB, only half of the display renders properly. The desktop ...

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