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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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Elementary OS 5.0 won‘t install on MacBook Pro 3.1 (Core2Duo)

New to modern Linux systems, I‘m looking for helpful advice installing elementary OS 5.0. Trying to „clean“ install elementary 5.0 on a MacBook Pro 3.1 (Core2Duo) fails with the fatal error „grub ...
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Problem Installing elementary OS 5.0 Juno

Well i was using Mint on dual boot with Witndos 10, so i wanted to remove Mint and install eOS with Windows. I've been trying to install for a long time using a DVD, but every time that i finish ...
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

I have a problem regarding installation elementary OS on virtual machine using Hyper-V I am green at using Linux, it is supposed to be my linux distro exclusively for Ruby(on Rails) development. I ...
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Can't install elementary due to GPT HDD

Recently someone asked me to install elementary OS on their laptop, because they would like to get into Linux. I myself use Ubuntu and never had any problems installing it on my laptop/computer but ...
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Black screen after installation on iMac

I am trying to install the latest version (5.0) on my late 2009 27“ iMac. It has a 2.66 i5 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU. To get my USB stick to boot I have to replace "no splash" with "...
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elementary OS installer crashed at choosing partition screen

I'm new to Linux and this is the first time i tried to dual-boot Linux. My laptop is Dell XPS 9360. When ever i use the usb to boot elementary OS(i tried Ubuntu too and get the same error message), i ...
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Зависание при выключении/перезагрузке - Hangup on shutdown / reboot

Установил Elementary OS вместе с виндой параллельно, всё чики-пуки, но когда нажимаю на кнопку "выключить", пропадает курсор и всё зависает, либо ждать пока ноут разрядится, либо кнопкой мучать. Когда ...
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How to fix broken packages?

How can i fix those broken packages? i cant's install anything on the system and i think tha's the error:
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Missing OS on e OS mac USB install

Re: elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20170814.iso mac etcher-1.1.2.dmg Hi Shasum zero[d] referenced image file, but elementary OS installer could not install grub correctly on the target USB drive, ...
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Issue installing elementary on Sony Vaio laptop

I have followed the instructions given to me by the website on how to put the OS onto USB and to install it on my Sony Vaio Laptop, the specs are met by the laptop, and everything should have worked ...
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Authentication Glitch

When I go in and try and do the os update it won't let me put in my password it keeps glitching so fast that I can't enter the password to allow the update. Anyone encounter this?
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Problem installing

So first time I try to install Eos it always fails to grub, then I wipe the disk and install it again (doing that first time went okay) but I could not chose windows from grub, that left me with ...
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Loki 0.4 does not boot after install

I just installed Loki on my desktop, ASUS Z87-PRO, BIOS:2103 32GB DDR3 (1866MHz) i7-4790K R9 380 (primary) GTX 970 (secondary) I have tried installing from USB and DVD, straight install and from the ...
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Can't get past the initial installation options without freezing?

Here are my steps: Check format of my HDD. Go to Rufus and burn the .iso with the correct format. Disable fast and secure boot in BIOS. Plug in USB (Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16 GB), select boot ...
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Installing Elementary OS onto a System76 Onyx Laptop

I am having trouble installing Elementary OS 5, the latest stable ISO from the website onto my Onyx Laptop (Core i7, GTX-1070, 4K screen). I can boot to the OS on the thumb drive (the test drive ...
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The E 5.0 download is damaged when into Mac Sys22 (Sierra)

This isn’t a question, instead is the only way I can find to report a problem. Following multiple downloads of Elements 5 (elementaryos-5.0-stable-1.20181016.iso), into an old MacBkPro 2011 running ...
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Elementary OS Juno installer crashed

When trying to install the elementary OS 5.0 on system fails - the installer crashed even before starting to copy files. The bootable usb was created with dd if=</path/to/eOS.iso> of=</path/...
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Juno system-installation Acer Aspire ES1-732-P3A8

I read this : Empty /boot/efi after fresh install of Juno And was quiet confident, but, it doesn't work for me, cause I can't : Enter BIOS again and select 3 EFI files from my EMMC drive (from ...
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ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error When Installing Juno

I recently tried to install Elementary OS Juno onto my computer, and kept getting this error, ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error during the installation. It says along with the error popup that it could be ...
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How can I solve the blank screen after installing Elementary OS Loki 4

I installed elementary Loki as a fresh install on a new hard-drive. (Note I had it on my old drive.) The install goes perfectly but after installing any software or updating the system when I restart ...
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Installing Juno corrupted the BIOS, Cannot save changes in BIOS

BIOS: Aptio flashed with the latest update. Laptop: Dell 3179 So I installed ElementaryOS on my laptop in UEFI mode and the installer gave me an error about grub not being able to install, So i ...
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Installation on flash drive produces errors. Did I install correctly?

I tried installing elementaryOS onto a flash drive on my Razer Blade Stealth with the unetbootin program. I was able to get into the installation process although the screen was flashing on and off a ...
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Will elementary OS install fine on the HP Elite X2 1012 G2 tablet?

Just wondering if elementary OS will install just fine and work with the keyboard and touchpad. Touchscreen support and active stylus support is of course a bonus but not strictly necessary.
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Installation freeze due to RAID0?

I'm trying to install the version 0.4.1 Loki, but it freeze (holds forever) on the first screen (blank 'e' logo on black background). I had to do some extra step to install Windows10 on this computer ...
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How can I install Elementary OS with enough swap space to hibernate?

I just got a recent Dell XPS 13 laptop. I'd like to install a Linux distro, but I have a requirement that I need hibernate to work. I've read that I need the swap partition to be at least 2x the size ...
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System broken due to faulty upgrade

I had elementary OS Freya installed on my computer. Knowing that there's no official way to upgrade to Loki from Freya I decided upgrade it manually this answer. I don't blame the answer posted in ...
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Partitioning drives before installing Loki

I'm new to the world of Linux though I was really impressed by Elementary OS and I want to install it on my Lenovo y580 laptop dual booting it with windows 10. I have two disks on it, SSD where ...
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iMac and rEFInd: black screen after installation

I've tried to install elementary OS on a late 2010 27" iMac with ATI Radeon 4670. The test run via thumb drive worked fine, but after installation and reboot a black screen occured. My problem is ...
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Constant refresh on new Ubuntu install after downloading updates on Lenovo laptop

Just installed Loki 0.4.1 on a Lenovo ideapad after having the same problem trying to run Ubuntu: I can run both Elementary and Ubuntu by installing without checking the box on that indicates ...
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Remove Elementary and install Ubuntu

My laptop came with Elementary OS, but it doesn't work well. Touchpad inoperational. Wifi intermittent. Difficult to download apps. The BIOS won't let me change boot order. How can I remove ...
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2009 macbook pro boots Ubuntu USB but not elementary OS USB?

I Currently has Fedora 23 running on a Macbook Pro 2009. Works great, but I miss elementary OS, which I use daily on my tower. I used dd to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu 15.04 and when I restart ...
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cannot install elementary os on ubuntu

I tried to install elementary os from a live USB with unetbootin on Ubuntu, following the instructions on the EOS site. I chose the option to install alongside Ubuntu and created a new 200GB ...
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stuck at glowing boot logo during first installation [closed]

I am new to the Linux world so please bear with me if I don't know anything common. That being said I tried to install elementary OS Juno releas-juno yesterday and when I booted from my flash drive ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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Is it possible to turn Ubuntu to elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18 installed in my computer. I want to installed elementary OS. I kind started liking it. But I have so many apps installed in the Ubuntu installation and I don't want to lose those. So ...
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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Updating Repositories

I keep getting this message everytime I install apps or after running sudo apt update Doesn't seem to prevent me installing if I ignore. Sudo apt-get autoremove doesn't fix this. Thanks in advance
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Custom elementary os iso for clients

So I want to find out if it is possible to install elementary with apps from the app center and customize the settings and create a installer and use this custom installer on clients computers to save ...
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What is the current kernel version of elementary OS?

I have AMD Ryzen 2200g APU and people said that it was unstable before 4.15 update and 4.17 update kinda has all issues fixed. So what is current kernel version installed on elementary os?
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Multiple tries of installing elementary fail

I have been trying to install elementary both from a DVD and USB on multiple occasions. I chose to boot from USB or DVD it takes me to the main screen, I chose install, then it starts loading A ...
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(solved) System freeze when pluging usb device or power cable

I had issue installing Loki but I had it done with the help on an other post see the post here for the whole topic I managed to install the kernel 4.10 and nvidia 381. I turn off the dGPU with ...
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Not able to read or write in my HDD

I've installed element OS on my SSD(120GB) and now I'm not able store data in hard drive(1TB) If tried to mount was getting this error. Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/kamalnrf/LENOVO: Command-...
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Problems with boot after installation

I'm trying to install elementary OS on a laptop with a windows 8.1 instalation. I wanted to erase everything from the windows installation and then install nicely the elementary OS on it. I've ...
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Error installing nokogiri

I get this following when I try to install nokigiri, Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error installing nokogiri: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ...
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Installing from an AMD onto Intel chip

I am just starting out with Elementary OS and Linux as a whole. I created a copy of Elementary OS yesterday on a desktop with an AMD APU. I plan to install it onto my old laptop with an Intel APU. ...
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First boot failing with “Can't find /root in /etc/fstab”

I can't make elementary OS boot after a fresh install. I tried to reinstall it 3 times but always end up with the same error. The only thing I can think of is faulty new SDD which hasn't been tested ...
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Dual boot with Linux Slackware

I have had a chance to try Elementary and I really enjoyed the experience, so I'm trying to install it on my Lenovo laptop, along with my current Slackware distro. Since I already have another Linux ...
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My PC only suspends and hibernate when I enter a terminal

I installed Elementary OS with the newest version and something is wrong with it. I can't suspend my computer and I dont know why.. I can only suspend it if I open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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When I install elementary OS, I always fail

Every time I install it with USB, I always get stuck in the logo interface. What should I do? My computer is dual video card, I don't know if there is any impact
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Quick info (for peace of mind)

I'm pretty sure if I shrink my HDD to leave some unallocated free space and then try to install ElementaryOS alongside my W10, it will just use that free space, and create everything it needs from ...