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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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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Boot into the system in UEFI mode failed.. Why does 0.3 support UEFI but 0.3.1 doesn't? Bug Reports:0.3.1 UEFI / Secure Boot support incompatibleFreya UEFI install boots to grub prompt I can't boot ...
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

It looks like the team killed the old release downloads on SourceForge and their website. Where can I find copies of older versions of this libre, open source software?
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Install elementary OS in dual boot with 'something else' option

How to install elementary OS using the 'Something else' option at the partitioning step.
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

I have a Lenovo Helix with Windows installed. I want to install elementary OS along side it. I have searched this subject and get different responses and to be honest I don't really understand what I'...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

I have installed elementary OS Freya on UEFI in the same way that I installed it on legacy mode. But I can't boot to Freya and there is no Grub on start-up. I also tried to create an entry for Grub (...
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How do the system requirements compare between elementary OS releases?

I don't see a record on the website of the differences in minimum/recommended system requirements between elementary OS releases (Luna 0.2, Freya 0.3, and Loki 0.4). Are they the same between releases?...
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What are the minimum hardware requirements to run elementary OS?

I have a 2007 core-duo laptop and wanted to know the system requirements for this OS. What are the minimum requirements.
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

I used the following commands to try and upgrade to Freya. "sudo apt-get update" - no problem "sudo apt-get upgrade" - no problem "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" - what? nothing available ? From such a ...
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New install has a login loop

I am a new elementary OS user and I just installed it on a PC. The installation took place as normal. However, when I put the password in and it begins to login after 3 seconds the screen goes black ...
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How do I install elementary OS?

I would like to see a full how-to on installing the latest stable version of elementary OS.
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How can I re-install the Software & Updates app?

The "Software & Updates" app is missing from elementary OS 0.3.2, how can I re-install it?
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Help installing on Surface Pro 2

I'm having trouble installing elementary OS onto my Surface Pro 2. elementary OS works fine when in live mode - except that Wi-Fi doesn't work (driver issue, I guess?). When I try a proper install, ...
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Is there a netboot install for elementary?

I'm trying to install elementary OS over PXE and I'm following this and this tutorial. But I had a problem with the netboot folder: I didn't find one for elementary OS. Can I find or do I have to make ...
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Where can I download Luna? [duplicate]

Where can I download Luna? All the files are gone from SourceForge. (Yes, I know that Freya is out, I know that Luna is not supported anymore. I need a link to a Luna ISO.)
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Change from Ubuntu to elementary os

Hi I am a new Linux user and I installed Ubuntu but now I am liking elementary OS more so how can I shift without loosing my data(song videos and stuff in home folder) PS - I am a complete noobie in ...
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Any problems installing elementary OS Freya on an Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C4T3?

I'd like to install elementary OS Freya on a light-weight, low-end laptop. I'm thinking of buying the Acer Chromebook 15 CBS-571-C4T3 and completely replacing Chrome OS with elementary OS Freya - ...
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Is there any difference between paid and unpaid versions of elementary OS?

I am user of Ubuntu. I just want to decide install elementary OS. When I go to the official site the actual size showing is 909 MB, but the downloaded file with $0 shows 867 MB. Why? Is there any ...
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Reinstallation of Freya

So I was a bit skeptical about elementary OS, but after 2 weeks I am converted. I came from Slackware back in the days, onto Ubuntu and now elementary OS. Thanks to the team. So in the two weeks I ...
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How can I erase everything when installing elementary OS?

I cannot access the desktop on my Windows XP installation. It won't even start on secure mode. I just want to know so I can install a Linux distro.
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Installing in UEFI mode

I'm having difficulties installing elementary OS Freya in UEFI mode. My BIOS supports both legacy and UEFI. With other Ubuntu distros my boot menu gives me the option to boot the live CD or usb using ...
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can't log back in to Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki 64bit

I am unable to login back to my os. and yes, I am using the correct password. whenever I login it shows black screen like it is logging me in and then it shows the password prompt again. after ...
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

The last time, when elementary Freya was released, we had to do a clean install from Luna. Will there be any option to directly upgrade to loki from Freya once Loki stable is released? I have spent ...
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Can I install release 0.4 loki?

I see on launchpad that there is release 0.4 loki. Is this avaliable for download? If so, is it the same installation (i.e. with an iso) or is it a more technical process?
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Installer doesn't see my SSD

Just got my new laptop (a Dell Precision 5510, i7/16GB/1TB SSD/4k) and after upgrading Win7 to Win10 and shrinking the 1TB disk to create an empty 700GB partition, I booted elementary 0.3.2 (64bit) ...
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Problem with Nouveau, cant install

First, here are my PC specs: Intel i5 4590 Nvidia gtx 960 Z97 Anniversary Edition LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard 1 TB hard drive 8 GB RAM etc.... Heres my problem. I am trying to boot from a live ...
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(solved) ISO Elementary Update (HWE Stacks, linux 4.8)

I was thinking, is there an update ISO with the new HWE Stacks (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2) with the kernel 4.8 ?? I have issue installing Loki on my Skylake - Optimus laptop, with the kernel 4.4, it ...
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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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Stuck on glowing elementary logo while booting

I have been repeatedly trying to get elementary OS to boot on my PC to no avail. I have tried both unetbootin and Rufus to make my USB bootable and two different USB sticks. Whenever I boot from the ...
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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Is there a version of Elementary based on a kernel that doesn't require a pae-capable CPU?

I want to install Elementary OS on a Compaq nx6110. Using a Luna-based ISO, I get an "unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU" message. Apparently Ubuntu ver 12 has a kernel ...
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Wireless Internet Connection - Loki new (clean) install

I successfully installed Loki on my new laptop that initially came Windows 10 preinstalled, and was capable of connecting to wireless internet. Because I already own a Windows machine, I decided to ...
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Does elementary OS work on the Dell XPS 15?

I'm looking at purchasing a Dell XPS 15 with the Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160), but haven't been able to find any information on whether or not it works with elementary OS, and have a feeling it ...
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Error in grub [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For [duplicate]

after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message: [ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for ...
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elementary OS won't boot past live CD screen

I booted into live CD and I got the options where you can try elementary OS or install it, but every time I choose one of them it turns into a black screen and then after a few second my monitor can't ...
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Force UEFI installation?

I'm on a fresh install of Elementary OS Loki. Right after the install screen about installing third-party and background updates, I have this pop-up: Force UEFI installation? This machines's ...
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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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How to install latest version of elementary OS along with windows and Ubuntu

I am using windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.I would like to install elementary OS.I found a link related to installation how-do-i-install-elementary-os.But that seems not much useful for dual boot(here ...
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elementary OS doesn't detect my partitions

READ THIS FIRST : Elementary OS Setup doesn't detect my partitions I am author of this, don't mark as duplicate, because i didn't registered there, and deleted all cookies so i was must to question ...
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Black screen when booting to Live CD

I would like to try Elementary OS, but for some reason I can't. I created the Live CD last night and as far as I can tell the CD was created successfully. When I boot to the disk, I am soon greeted ...
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elementary install freezing

I am trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot on my new XPS and keep getting a frozen screen on the logo. I escaped the graphical view to look into the terminal and saw a large number of what ...
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Resize elementary OS partition to full disk partition

I've installed elementary OS 5.0 to a /dev/sda3 partition alongside two NTFS /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 partitions, whose mount point is set before. Now, I'd want to delete the first two NTFS partitions ...
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Cannot choose HDD at installation

I have a question. I'm trying to install this OS on my HDD instead if my SSD, but the problem is that my HDD seems like not to show up on the list, always shows up as "unknown" but I've already made ...
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Installation impossible on MBP2015 [closed]

I created USB Boot Media with two different methods. Both didn't work. "Create elementary OS Installer.app" with "elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso" This USB Drive doesn't boot on MBP2015 ...