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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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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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Can't able to try elementary on my hp omen 15 which comes with ryzen 5 4600h I am new to Linux so plz help

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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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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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