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Direct upgrade to elementary OS 6

will the devs introduce a way to directly upgrade Elementary OS from one version to another when Elementary OS 6 releases?
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Issue after install

I am having an issue with Elementary 5.1.6 after install. It seems similar to Install issue (black screen after grub splash) with elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200706 ISO but not quite the same. I've ...
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Install issue (black screen after grub splash) with elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200706 ISO

I am fairly technical and use PopOS as my daily driver, but my kid's school system is going full time remote, and I'm gonna be that dad who makes him use a linux laptop if he's gonna be stuck looking ...
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UEFI and Legacy Queston

I have been trying out Hera on several PCs: Workstation with a SuperMicro X9SRL-F mobo with a XEON CPU PC with an ASUS H97M-E mobo and an Intel i3 CPU. ThinkPad L380 Yoga with an i5 8th gen CPU. I'...
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Why can't I install this ? Linux Mint installs fine

Really want to install Elementary but .. I have a Dell all-in-one which has been running Linux Mint Tricia dual booted with Windows 7 without problem for a few months. I would love to replace Linux ...
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ElementaryOS Won't boot after normal installation from live USB

I've installed ElementaryOS, and it won't boot. It shows me the ElementaryOS Logo, but then it changes to a terminal with the cursor blinking. There is no text in the terminal whatsoever. Please help ...
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How to fix media test error after installing elementary os?

I am new to elementary os.I was trying to dual boot elementary os and windows 10. So, my problem is that I installed elementary os by following the article from foss website. After I finished ...
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I have a really old desktop with an intel pentium e2160 and 2 gb ram. Can I run elementary os on it?

Hi everyone having a look at this question. As you might have read in the title I have really old computer with an intel pentium e2160 at 1.8ghz and 2gb ram. Can I run elementary OS on it without lag. ...
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Installing elementary OS on Thinkpad X1C7 - has anyone done this? & did you have wifi problems?

I'm a noob and apologies if this a v basic question. I'm trying to install this on my new Thinkpad X1 C7, but when trying latest version on live, everything seems to be working okay except wifi is not ...
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Genuine elementary OS installation

I'm installing elementary OS. It asked me for a product key and said there must be some Certificate of Authenticity on it, like this: I have tried visiting URL on this image, but it is replaced with ...
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Computer shuts down when trying to boot into eOS

I just bought a new Metabox laptop with no pre-installed OS. I downloaded eOS v5.1.5 and installed it on the laptop with no issues. However, when I booted the laptop for the first time after ...
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Installer doesn't detect internal NVMe drive ~2015 MacBook Air

Q: Can I make the Elementary OS installer see the NVMe internal drive? Background: An install attempt with Fedora 32 was successful, so I went back and tried with Elementary again, but no luck. ...
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Terminal password

What is the password for OS 4.1 Loki operating system, terminal application ? While attempting to update or upgrade to a newer OS terminal requires a password. How do I locate it ?
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Problemas al Instalar Spotify

Intente instalar Spotify en mi laptop, sin exito, ahora resivo un anuncio muy molesto cada vez que abro mi centro de aplicaciones (adjunto imagen) Doy clic en detalles y obtengo lo siguiente: W: ...
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Elementary OS installation

I am trying to install elementary OS in my windows 10 laptop but all I am seeing is that screen for about an hour.
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How to safely wipe and reinstall elementaryOS on dual-boot machine

(tldr: I want to reinstall elementaryOS fresh on the same partition, without damaging my Windows partition or messing up the ability to dual-boot. What do I do?) I've damaged my elementaryOS 5.1 Hera ...
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Installing Elementary OS From DVD disc. Bios doesn't see usb stick as a bootable drive. Need to make an install disc, not an install stick

Need to make an install disc, to install Elementary OS From DVD disc. Bios doesn't see usb stick as a bootable drive. Rufus only seems to make USB boot sticks. Installing Elementary OS From DVD disc
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Installer display initialisation issue

I ran into a problem with the installer for 5.1. On boot from USB the bootloader functions as expected then a black screen with artefacts is displayed. The only way to recover from this is to wait a ...
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Problem with starting elementary OS

I have installed elementary OS alongside Win 10 and when I try to open elementary OS I get error message "usci_acpi UBSC0000:00: PPM init failed (-110)" I don't know how I could fix it and I can't ...
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Can't install EOS from flash drive - Lock icon

I followed the installation instructions and installed the OS on a flash drive using Etcher. After restart and clicking the 'option' key a black screen and a large lock icon were showing. No option to ...
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Elementary OS won’t install correctly

So when I plug in my usb drive it will open the setup for elementary OS and everything seems fine but once my laptop tries to reboot it won’t show the screen with the message unplug usb device it only ...
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Help to create partition

So when I create a new partition, I have 2 questions: 1. What file system do I use? 2. What mount point should I select? I have already created a partition on my mac, but it doesn't show up on the ...
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Why isn't my elementary OS installer booting?

Today I downloaded elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera using magnet. I burned it on my pendrive and after booting my laptop from the pendirve and pressing enter to get into installer it's just showing ...
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You need at least 8.1 GB disk space to install elementary

when I'm trying to install elementary os I got this massege "You need at least 8.1 GB disk space to install elementary , this computer has 0.0B" but I have big disk free disk space And I don't know ...
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Installing Elementary OS on Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1

I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Elementary OS 5.1.3 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1. I was able to run and seemingly complete the installation process from USB, however, when I attempt to run ...
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Can't Install Elementary OS Hera on Dell Precision 3541

Dell Precision 3541 machine came with Ubuntu preloaded. Can not get Elementary OS to boot in UEFI mode. Looks like it loading from USB. Elementary OS logo pops up and says "Try or install elementary ...
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Why cant I install elementary os?

I wanted to download and install Elementary Os, so I read the instructions carefully and watched additional tutorials. So far everything has worked out great. However, when I boot the installer from ...
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Failed to instal OS because plymouth connection refused

I am installing the OS on my old laptop for the first time. However, I keep getting stuck on the 'e' logo. Then I edited and deleted "quiet splash", and I was able to see that I am stucking on ...
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Errno 5 input/output error // tried probably everything

I wanted to install elementary OS Hera, but failed numerous times. I get the "errno 5 input/output" error during installation. I searched through forums and what not and tried everything they ...
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apt-get install and AppCenter do not work on Elementary hera (.list files incorrect)

I installed the hera version of Elementary OS and immediately tried to update the provided apps in the AppCenter (which worked with the same distribution from the same USB drive on another PC) but ...
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Can't boot from USB

My PC - Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM Video Card name: Radeon RX 580 Series Downloaded elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200405.iso and Rufus 3.9 ...
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I need help booting Elementary OS Hera 5.1.3

I'm having problems trying to boot to the ISO of Elementary OS from my USB. Before everything, this is the machine i'm trying to install elementary os on Mother: Gigabyte H310M H 2.0 Proccesor: ...
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Can't load Elementary OS Hera after installation

I have a problem with installing Elementary OS Hera. I booted up installation ISO from USB(i set it up with Rufus as said in the installation page) and it was successfully installed, when I restart my ...
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How can I change bootsequence in eOS on a Mac mini?

I need some help. I have installed a new SSD in my old mac mini mod 2010. And installed eOS wich I love. How ever I want to have eOS dual boot with an max os. I have tried all the ussual suspects , ...
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Installing Elementary OS failed and bricked my laptop; Dual-boot with Win7

I have a Samsung (few years old) laptop with Windows 7 with i3 processor and 6GB RAM. I tried out Elementary OS 5.1 for a few days using the live-USB. It looked good and even in the Live-mode, ...
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Can I install elementary os on a atom x5Z8350 and will it run well?

I have 4 gigs of ddr3 and have a 60 gig ssd. I am looking to replace windows
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add multiple partitions/operating systems

Has anyone successfully run multiple OS with Elementary and another ? Ideally I'd like to Put Elementary and Mac OS on a 4tb drive. The auto installer voimits and replicating the suggested steps to ...
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Infinite boot loop

today i've tried to install elementary OS 5.1.3 Hera on my laptop with win 10, when i reboot at the end of the installation it had start an infinite boot loop. I've tried to fix it whit prompt cmd but ...
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cannot install 5.1 from rufus created USB ISO : Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Boot on USB started, ElementaryOS logo appeared then errormessage starting by BusyBox v1.27.2 built-in shell (ash) (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. computer is a ...
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Unable to install Elementary on Asus GL553VE - probable problem is the graphics card

I am trying to install Elementary OS on Asus GL553VE and this is not possible. After booting, the Graphics is started with Elementary Logo and after that the computer is power off. The computer ...
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How to import / transfer system settings?

I installed elementary on a spare partition to test it. now I'm ready to replace my main linux installation with elementary, doing a clean new install. how would I go about transferring my system ...
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Pre Configuration Scripts

When I wear my OS X administrator cap and something blows up requiring a complete reinstall, I just reach for one of my reinstall scripts. Depending on what the machine was to be used for, there was a ...
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Errors involving “can't lock 'Can't lock DPKG”/LOCK

I have Tried posted answers. I need to find a program to keep my work of copying/uploading intact How can I get the system verified ? It's constantly crashing ? I need to proceed
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New install of Elementary OS - Failed to Fetch Updates

This may have been caused by external, manually added software repositories or a corrupted sources file. I see this question has been asked a few times - I mean no disrespect - just wondering what ...
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How can I upgrade my dual boot to a full installation with drive encryption?

I have been using elementaryOS with dual boot for quite some time. I first installed eOS as dual boot next to my Windows installation in order to test things and not delete my Windows installation. ...
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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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Experience with eOS 5.1.2 on Dell Precision 5530

I would like to install eOS 5.1.2. on my Dell Precision 5530 with the following specs: Intel Core i9-8950HK 32GB,DDR4-2666MHz SDRAM Nvidia Quadro P2000 w/4GB GDDDR5 (with 4k screen) Intel Wifi Link ...
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Installer cashed

Installer cash during installation. Can anyone help me? Please!
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Mouse do not click when trying to change anything in System Settings

Linux noob, installed linux for the first time (elementary OS, hera 5.1.2), intially everything was going well but when I tried to change Desktop setting(System settings->Personal->Desktop), no matter ...
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Can't install Elementary OS on NVMe

I have Acer laptop with 2 drives - hdd & nvme. Elementary OS installer can see only hdd (the same situation is while running EOs from flash drive - I can see only hdd). There is no ahci swithchers ...

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