Questions tagged [system-installation]

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

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HDD installation?

i want to install this os instead of windows. i tried following the setup instructions but everytime i try booting the pc it asks if i want to try or install all over again... the laptop has no ...
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Black screen of death after trying to run elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro which has been running Snow Leopard without a hitch for several years. I have tried previously to boot from USB on this MacBook, with no success, and I had the ...
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sha256sum elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200204.iso correct? [duplicate]

I downloaded the image just for a testing purpose and was wondering, if the mentioned sha256sum cd66c32d53eab6f789b8e69e499305b7af0c9b3083ed54d50b111136d2795ea1 on your installation page is correct? I ...
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Installer not booting on my Ryzen (3 3200G) system

I was hoping the updated hardware stack was going to increase my odds of success. Aside from some network issues (detects speed and duplex wrong)and some sleep issues, the same thumb drive installed ...
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Hash next to “SHA265” doesn't match up

I'm trying to install Elementary OS for the first time, and I'm having trouble. The installation guide says that the hash next to "SHA265" in Rufus should match with the hash shown in the guide, but ...
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On the install screen, it says “Started Run anacron jobs”

I’ve left the elementary OS on the install screen for 18> hours now and it’s still stuck on the update-grub phase of the install. Did I do something wrong? I just purchased the download and I thought ...
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Unable to install / blank screen

Been trying to install 5.1 on dual boot with windows 10. Created a bootable usb and it goes on right onto try or install elementary OS. I press enter and then nothing - screen stays black / blank ...
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Keyboard and trackpad are not responding when booting from flash drive on my 2017 macbook

I am trying to install 5.1 on my mid 2017 macbook from a flash drive. I get to the welcome screen, but I can't do anything there, as the trackpad and keyboard are not responding. As the macbook has ...
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Elementary is 5.1 installation

I’m installing latest elementary OS 5.1 from USB on Linux x230 mSata. I pulled windows drive out so it’s the mSata is the only drove in. I loaded up and it’s stuck on “a start job is running for Hold ...
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I'm trying to install elementary os but when trying to boot from the live usb which works on my Windows desktop I get this error, please someone help?

As you can see from the picture, I get this error, I've tried changing boot type to either ufi or legacy and get the same error. I have a desktop with Windows 10 on I can boot from the boot USB no ...
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clean install on system with 2 hard drives

I have a laptop with 2 hard drives 1 is an m.2 SSD 250gb and a 1 TB hard drive I would like to know how to configure this system so that my SSD has the os but the 1tb hard drive handles storage thanks ...
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Migrating Ubuntu Mate to Elementary

I have a Dell laptop that is a few years old and i bought second hand. It was meant as a secondary computer but i am using it more and more these days and it's become my main workstation. Currently ...
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Installing elementary OS as third dist for testing

First post here so HI THERE! I'm really interested in eOS, especially after the liveusb test and want to install it now for long term testing. I bother about my other installed distros because I ...
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unable to uninstall steam?

I uninstall steam from the app center but still.. 1st image is of app center, 2nd imager is of the application menu
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Grub Problem after installing Elementary OS 5.1

I install Elementary Os 5.1 in HP pavilion notebook. after installing HP Notebook enter grub rescue mode and does not find "error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found"
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I INSTALLED THE OS BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO CHANGE FROM WINDOWS TO ELEMENTARY

I installed elementary os, but I don't know how to go from windows to elementary, and in the list of systems it doesn't appear
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Installing 5.1 hangs in boot

I have a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. I tried to boot up elementary on a USB stick but it just goes blank after grub. Here are the things I tried: disabled secure boot tried nomodeset acpi=off kernel ...
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Blank screen after “Try Elementary” button clicked

I'm thinking of trying elementaryOS on my laptop. (Dell Inspiron with Intel i5 & Nvidia) I have created a live disk with a USB drive and Rufus. When I boot up my laptop, I chose to boot through ...
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elementaryOS on Macbook Air 1.1 (a1237)

Decided to install Linux, because last supported os is Lion 10.7.5, and now in 2020 I’m out of working browsers. So the question is - Is it possible to install elementary on my old Macbook Air? I ...
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Hera freezes during first install on “updates and other software”

So I tried to install elementary OS 5.1 and it always freezes on updates and software. I have to restart it every time. Annoying. Okay I got it but now it freezes on grub install -.-
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How do I clone the Installation ISO onto a DVD?

I have created an ISO using Rufus for a dual boot system, where there is already a windows partition present on 50% of the drive. However I cannot figure out how to get my older (asus VU43) laptop to ...
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Using HDD as steam backup

I just became a linux user for a about a 4 weeks now I started with POP OS but didn't really like it. until I installed elementary OS pretty much like how it looks! and enjoying it atm, but! when I ...
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Installing Hera parallel to Win 10

Afaik, this exact issue is not answered here and I am too much of a noob to really follow this one: Installing elementary OS alongside Windows 10 So to my problem: When it comes to choose the type ...
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Can't Install Elementary 5.1

I have an HP laptop with Windows and Elementary OS Loki but when trying to install Hera it just keeps hanging in "Detecting filesystem". I had a similar issue installing Juno but only kept crashing ...
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Cannot install OS 5.1 - fails with errno 5 “Input/ouput”

I've been trying to install elementary OS 5.1 for the past couple of hours with no luck. The installer keeps failing 2/3rds of the way with the following error message: The installer encountered an ...
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Does anyone know how to downgrade elementary Hera back to Juno?

Hera has a lot of bugs from what I can see, so I just wanna go back to Juno. Does anyone know how to do this? Reasons to rollback: Menu bar is missing in most apps when they are in full screen mode. ...
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How to install on Dell XPS 13 (7390) developer edition [duplicate]

Just got my new Dell XPS 13 (7930) developer edition with Ubuntu 18.04 preinstalled, and want to install Elementary OS 5.1. I flashed the OS onto a USB, booted into the USB and I get the following ...
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How to install elementary OS 5.1 on RAID disk?

I have two 1 TB hard disk and I am planning to install elementary OS 15.1 on my system. I am planning to keep both hard disks on software RAID1. I am planning to keep a separate partition for / ...
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Is my pc competible with Elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have HP 15-db0058nt notebook which has Ryzen 3 2200u with Vega 3 GPU. 12 Gigs of ram installed and has stock 128 GB ssd. Can i use Elementary OS without any issues?
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Can not install hera on Dell Inspiron 3782

I am trying to install eOS 5.1 on my Dell Inspiron 3782. I could create the USB drive on the very same laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 pre installed, I could boot with USB but All I see is the desktop ...
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How to install version 5.1 on Windows 10 VirtualBox

I am getting stuck on the screen where you tell Elementary that you want to install updates and third party software. I've tried with none of the options on the screen chosen, and it still gets stuck. ...
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I'm going to Installing elementary OS on primary partition. will that effect my other partition?

I'm using windows 10 with 2 partitions. if i install eOS instead of windows will that put my other personal data partition on danger. Please answer sooner.
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Laptop not turning off

As the title says, when trying to turn off my laptop with eOS 5.1 running, it just freezes and turns off only after the battery is completely worn-out (laptop was very hot when this happened, don't ...
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Can I install elementary OS 5.1 on a Razer Blade Pro 17?

I am trying to install elementary OS 5.1, but I can never go into live boot on my Razer Blade Pro 17 4k 120hz laptop. The screen just goes black and shows some tearing. I tried doing nomodeset but ...
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No recognition of drives while installing OS!

I tried installing elementary OS along with Windows 10 in separate disc in Acer Aspire 5s. But during boot, it asks to install or try. Clicked on install and after choosing language it shows your ...
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i am unable to get past the welcome screen to install

I am booting to install using from usb and i get stuck on the welcome screen, my mouse or keyboard will not work to continue install. help.
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Can't install elementary OS 5.1 on Acer Predator Helios 300

Trying to install on my new laptop and I am getting the following error upon trying add a partition: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/plugins/ubi-partman.py", line 1298, ...
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CD install on white MacMini

I am trying to get elementary OS on an old white MacMini. The machine does not boot from USB and does not have a DVD drive. I have tried a USB DVD drive but that is not recognized. Is there a way to ...
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What is the checksum for the Hera ISO file?

Hera has just been released, but the installation page still has the 5.0 2018/10/16 checksum. Can you please provide the 5.1 2019/12/02 one? Thanks TM
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Wifi wont connect

Running from installation off flash drive only. Wifi wont connect though it sees my signal. What adjustments do I need to make use my wifi?
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Hera is not installing with GeForce 1660 ti (unknown chipset)

Main problem: [1.200632] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown chipset (168000a1) What different between previous PC's state? Only a new video card, previous was 960 gtx, now 1660 ti (nVidia) When? 1) ...
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Gnu Grub does not detect the installation

Good afternoon, I have installed your latest version dual on the same disk next to Windows 8, on an Acer Aspire notebook. However, when I start, Gnu Grub that comes by default does not detect that I ...
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USB seems to run fine but media check fails

When booting the USB the media check option simply restarts the computer, I've checked the sha256 sum and used the recommended methods (etcher and unetbootin) , can someone confirm the media check has ...
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Downloaded and Installed on USB but it won't install

Downloaded and Installed on USB but it won't install. It has errors, but I can't remember what it said. Can I download a fresh copy again?
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USB-Installer doesn't boot

I tried to install elementary OS today on my tower but I ran into a problem. I installed a previous version of Juno without problems, but now I can't get the Installer to boot. I downloaded the ...
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Unable to install elementary OS on a Gnome Box vm

I'm running Gnome Boxes, trying out different distros (including elementary OS). I can run the elementary OS liveUSB environment just fine, but when I try to install Elementary on my 25GB virtual ...
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Installation GUI reports SSD (mounted via USB) partition to be starting at some offset

I don't see a location to report bugs so I'm posting them in Questions.... There are two fatal bugs in the installation system... First off, here's what I did: 1) I downloaded the elementaryOS ...
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Installation on new Dell XPS 7390 Clamshell

I can't seem to get the eOS installation boot USB to work on the new XPS 7390 DE-- no matter what, I get a black screen after the GRUB menu (all selected options). What I've tried: Creating the live ...
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Is there a way to save file colors

I liked very much the way you can colorize your files and folders, but I am thinking about reinstalling elementary OS. Is there some file I can copy to keep the colors after installation?

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