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Error installing eOS 7.1 on Mac Mini 2011

I tried to install eOS 7.1 on a Mac Mini 2011 with a fresh SSD from USB stick. Select "erase and install", select disk (SSD), no encryption, start. After 20% an error message comes: "...
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Resize elementary OS partition to make a space for Windows 11

I have installed Elementary OS 7.1 Horus and now I would like if possible install dual boot Windows so I tried via Elementary OS live USB to resize (decrease) size via gparted of partition for home ...
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Permanent install

Sorry for the obtuse title, but this might be a bit unusual. I set EOS up on a Samsung USB/SSD for my desktop a while back. I've been using it (and tweaking) for a while and it works well. The desktop ...
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I need help choosing/creating partitions for elementary os installation

I'm re-installing elementary os as my primary os on my laptop. It has a 500GB SSD and 16 GB RAM. I installed elementary os 7 in June and am now re-installing because I ran into problems regarding ...
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mac mini late 2009 30 s boot delay for grub

on a Mac Mini late 2009 with a SSD I have installed eOS 7. After solving the problem with WLAN and installing some software I was able to work fine. I could not install the grafic-driver from Nvidia ...
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Considering a move back to EOS - a couple of questions

Firstly, I am running an Intel NUC 11 with an Intel "on-board" GPU and a discrete GPU nVidia RX 2060. I need to use the Intel for day to day, and the nVidia for gaming....can EOS 7 handle ...
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Installer fails to launch on Mid-2010 iMAC (27 inch) - error message, then black screen

(I've gone through the past posts and haven't found anyone who lists this same issue.) I have a mid-2010 iMAC still running OSX that I want to switch to Elementary OS for faster performance. I've ...
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had dual boot installation, but default installation Elementary OS 7 wiped out Windows partition

I had a dual boot installation working well, but the default installation of Elementary OS 7.0 repartitioned my disk and wiped out Windows10. So now I guess I have to manually repartition the disk and ...
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Kernel panic when booting from USB stick to install 7

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop to OS 7 but I'm running into a kernel panic. This while I can boot into Ubuntu 22.04 created in the same way, booting from the same USB stick. I'm on a Dell XPS 15 9550 ...
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Horus fresh install: Account Disabled

I've installed Horus, and on two occasions it has brought me to a new login screen with the account disabled. So now I can't even log in to run etcher and make a different disk image of something ...
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EOS 7 install failure

Sooooo, I've got a Dell Inspiron 7437 that runs EOS v6.1 just peachy. Doing a complete disk wipe and the attempting to install EOS 7, it tells me the install failed "possibly" due to a ...
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can I upgrade from 6.1 to 7?

It is so bothersome to reinstall everything. Is it so difficult to provide the chance to simply upgrade from 6.1 to 7 without erasing the disk? As elementary OS is based on Ubuntu, there must be a way....
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Installation on MSI Raider GE76

I am trying to install Elementary OS 6.1 on my MSI Raider GE76 (Intel core i9 12XX + Nvidia RTX 3080Ti) I created a bootable flash drive using Etcher. Then I changed the boot priority in the BIOS to a ...
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Can't install Elementary OS 6.1

I can't seem to be able to install this or any linux OS. Previously I had two partitions in my disk, one with Linux lite and the other with Ubuntu. After various failed installation attempts of ...
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When restarting my pc afer installing elementary OS it says "Please unlock disk cryptdata". Although I know my password I can't type anything there!

My password doesn't show when I type anything near "Please unlock disk cryptdata"
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How to install GParted?

I want to install the software : "GParted". But, I couldn't find it! Where can I find it? How can I install GParted?
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Installation help (ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status; exit status: 1)

I'm trying to install EOS 6.1 as a dual boot alongside Windows10 on my laptop. I've already space on my SSD for EOS; I have 40GB formatted ext4 for root, 8GB for swap, and about 140GB ext4 for home. I ...
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Confused on installation

I downloaded elementaryOS on my Linuxmint desktop and burned the iso to my USB-2 pendrive. I don't want to install it over Linuxmint. I have a USB-3 pendrive I want to install ElementaryOS on. I didn'...
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Installation flash drive boots into a login screen

The USB flash drive with the installation media boots to a login prompt! I never see any GUI with any options! I suspect this problem is related to the ASUS motherboard (new Asus H670) and how it ...
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I'd like some info before installing

I am currently on Windows 11 and would like to move to ElementaryOS due to it seeming more reliable and with nice style. But before I install, is it possible to install the OS without wiping the disk? ...
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Not able to install elementary OS (I think graphics drivers problem)

I am using CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G (4) @ 3.600GHz GPU: AMD ATI 07:00.0 Picasso I am writing this using the live mode. Because that is the only thing I am able to do. I am trying to dual boot with ...
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Can't carry on with the installation of Elementary OS 6.1

When I go to install Elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir (i'm sure i didn't offend anyone with that spelling whatsoever) on Virtualbox 6.1.32, it only shows a quarter of the screen, and when i click enter, it ...
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While installing eOS the system asks to login in tty1

I'm quite new to Linux and decided to install elementary OS on my PC. The problem is that I'm not sure how am I supposed to continue the installation. Currently there's just a black terminal screen ...
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How do I install elementary with AMD graphics card when the USB install program does not load the drivers for my card

I have an old desktop PC with an AMD mobo and CPU and towards the end of last year upgraded my ancient NVIDIA graphics card to a used but newer and more powerful AMD Radeon. Ever since I have had no ...
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Where is the OS?

I have donated and downloaded your iso file which is a corrupt archive not able to be opened or imaged to USB, DVD, or any other media. You have no support or office phone number and no immediate ...
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Elementary OS try or install

I've been trying to install elementary OS on my computer, I did a boot pen drive it's alright, but when computer starts to install elementary OS, computer show me "elementary OS next elementary ...
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Can't install Elementary OS on a HP EliteBook Folio 1040 g

I have a HP EliteBook Folio 1040 g with a 128GB SSD that used to have Windows. I have successfully replaced it with Zorin OS. Then I thought I'd like to try Elementary OS. However, when I try to ...
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elementaryos-6.1-stable.20211218-rc can not install Vmware Workstation Pro 16.2

I try elementaryos-6.1 to install Vmware Workstation Pro 16.2. But at first,elementaryos installer say "boot status daemon failed".So instalation stop 70% configured status.How do I set up ...
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LONG POST: Basic instructions on complete eOS setup and customization

Due to a computer error I'm not going to discus, I now have Windows 10 only, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. However, all the times I had to reinstall eOS caused me to keep a set of ...
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(New Linux User) elementaryOS installed smooth, but no internet -> STUCK

First day of linux. (Trying to learn.) Install was smooth, took 5 min of my time following directions. OS is beautiful and quick. elementary OS 6 Odin Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Linux 5.11.0-41-generic No ...
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Install from VMware Workstation Player screen is cutoff and unable to continue installation

When trying to install from VMware Workstation Player I am unable to continue with the installer. The resolution is not detected by Elementary OS properly, and this leads to the installer screen being ...
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How do I get that Splash Screen for installing?

iMac Retina 5K 27" 2017 model with Big Sur OS and external drives available. I have downloaded/ verified the ISO I have used Etcher to create an installer USB and a CD. Both boot up using the ...
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Black screen at boot of installer for MacBookPro2,2 - how to isolate point of failure?

Created a USB flash drive of Elementary OS 6 (elementaryos-6.0-stable.20211005.iso) and attempted to boot (option key at boot) into the drive on a MacBookPro2,2. It appeared to be accessing the flash ...
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error message when installing elementary 6

It is telling me that: Any ideas, please?
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Issues installing Elementary OS 6 using HP Intel Pavilon

Spec laptop Intel core I7 (hexa core) 2.6ghz Geforce GTX 1660 Ti Hp Pavilon I've been installing Elementary OS 6 using nomodeset and pci=off, It installed and then I installed the Nvidia driver or ...
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Installation issue with dual boot

I have an error when I try to dual boot Odin alongside windows 10. It says: ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status: exit status 1 I tried several solutions that I found ...
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Installation Steps

When booting from iso i get a login requirement how do get around this?
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Can't install elementary OS , Not enough space but I have a 512gb SSD

Hey can anyone help me installing elementary OS , I have flash the iso file to my USB drive and everything works fine , when I installing elementary os it says I don't have enough space but I have a ...
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What should be done with boot partition for updated installation of elementary OS Odin

I have a dual boot system with following SSD disk partition : Boot partition ( /boot/efi ) : 100 MB linux root parition ( / ) : 100 GB Windows install dir : 150 GB Windoes dir : ...
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unable to install elementary on asus x205ta

hi everyone I hope for your help. i am trying to install elementary on my asus x205ta without getting results, i follow the guide on the elementary site but i don't get any results. I also tried other ...
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Install error: partition validation

I'm trying to install eOS 6.0, on an external HDD. I've created the partitions correctly, but later when it is installing it, this error shows up. This is my first OS installation proccess, so I ...
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Is there a mirror site for elementary os?

Is there a mirror site for elementary OS .iso image file? I tried to download elementary OS .iso installation image file but it was too slow. So I wonder if there is a mirror site near me for ...
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Odin installer goes black after 'try or install elementary'

I posted this as a bug report last week, but I'm also posting here to see if anyone has suggestions for what I can try next. Most of the posts here that describe a similar issue (with Hera, eg. 1, 2) ...
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can I run elementary os on Vaio Z1?

can I run elementary os on Vaio Z1? Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 14.1 SXGA TFT display (1400 x 1050) 512MB DDR SDRAM 60GB Hard Drive
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Can't install elementary os 6 on a 4k native ssd

The installer assume sector size is 512 bytes, so EFI system partition is 300 MB / 4 and it won't let me proceed with the install.
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How to install CHIRP? Can you help? - (Elementary OS 6 Odin)

I purchased Elementary and I have a problem: The system does not allow me to install the CHIRP application (https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download) Can you help please? Thanks**
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Can't install Elementary os 6

I can't install Elementary os 6 in four different ways: USB: I'm booting to installation, but then I select custom install it loads and then shows white window. Grml rescue boot(I'm using Zorin os ...
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Elementary OS 6.0 Stable (20210810) fails to boot, crash after logo screen

The installation process crashes after selecting installation USB from the boot menu and getting past the elementary OS logo screen by waiting the 10 seconds or pressing enter. Motherboard ...
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Odin Install (integrity verified) halts on a 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 (A1286) at showing screen "Could Not Install" page showing "Details"

Odin Install (integrity verified) halts on a 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 (A1286) at showing screen "Could Not Install" page showing "Details" "committ logical partitions: unable to ...
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elementaryos-6.0-stable.20210810.iso USB fails to boot on Dell Optiplex 7020

I downloaded elementaryos-6.0-stable.20210810.iso and wrote it out to an USB stick using Etcher. The resulting installer boots fine on a HP EliteDesk 8300 in UEFI mode, but fails to boot on 2 ...
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