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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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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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Dell - Inspiron 7000 gaming Install Freeze

Just purchased a copy of Elementary OS (bang up job BTW), and encountered issues getting this to install (stand alone, or dual boot) on the PC listed below. I seem to have the same issue with Ubuntu ...
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Remote access options for off-site tech support

Thinking of installing elementary on a new, internet-only, set of workstations at the office for some of our employees. I've built some barebones PCs and want to take advantage of how lightweight ...
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“Install alongside other OS” does not detect SSD

I'm trying to install Elementary 0.4.1 on my main SSD (500GB Samsung 850 EVO, has Windows 10 on it) and dual boot it with Windows. I also have another 1TB HDD that I use in Windows as a storage drive. ...
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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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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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Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
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How to unlock a disk during installation?

I'm installing elementary OS for the first time. I'm using a MacBook 2008 unibody which had El Capitan as the OS. Installation was proceeding satisfactorily until I got this message: "Please unlock ...
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After paying I can't download anything [duplicate]

After paying I can't download anything. Why's that?
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freeing my new PC from my elementary testing?

I got a new big professionnal PC. It was an handy place to test elementary before using it for kids machines. Elementary went in and tested well. Now I installed it on a few old units for kids and ...
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Messed up my first install, any tips for the next try?

I have just tried to install elementary as a dual boot alongside windows 10 on my new XPS 15 and it was a bit of a train crash. After some issues with Dell specifically, see here - elementary install ...
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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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Can't install elementary OS to vmware - installation stuck

elementary OS looks pretty nice and i would like to test this out. I have now tried to install 4-5 times this to my wmware workstation pro 14.1.1 without success. I have had for a long time many ...
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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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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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Seems installation program doesnt work

sudo gparted (gpartedbin:11839): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", (gpartedbin:11839): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: ...
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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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syatem got stuck on logo (for both window and Ubuntu) while installing

while installing window 8 i have deleted the system partition and after i didn't get any response i removed pendrive from which i was installing but now i am facing a problem neither able to install ...
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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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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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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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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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elementaryOS takes to power, the logo screen flashes

I installed elementaryOS in my notebook today and when it finished the installation, I restarted the notebook and it was in the screen of the logo, it was blinking and it took a long time to enter. ...
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Installation stuck after selecting a partition as an ext4 “\” mountpoint

Everything works fine until the partitioning screen Selecting custom installation After selecting my sda3 partition (ex Kubuntu) as root mountpoint I get this prompt Selecting sda3 partition Setting ...
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Cannot install or try live Elementary

Booted up nicely, I first choose install. The e logo appeared and then this error message came. The same error message happens when I choose boot without installing. What could be wrong ? System: -GA-...
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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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Donating by paypal is hard to find [closed]

after trying to install and working with EOS on my Notebook i want to donate this realy great OS !!! It works so good and look so nice !!! The only thing which doesn't work is the dual boot with ...
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Blank desktop Elementary OS

i tried to do a full installation on a 16 gb usb, but something went wrong the os is stuck after the logo with the cursor (movable) on a black screen or (if I press enter twice) a picture of a tree ...
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Problems at installing elementary OS in emmc

I have a problem to install elementary OS. I do all of the proceedings and it shows me that I need to reset my laptop. I restart it but it still shows me that I need to install it again. I have had ...
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Is it possible to install the OS over the network?

I've got a chromebook I want to install elementary os on to dual boot. But my memory sticks all are the normal USB form factors, and the machine only has the tiny USB ports (USB-C). And there's no ...
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Can elementary OS run on HP ENVY 13 (2017 models)

Hey buying a new laptop and looking at HP ENVY 13 as it is a very good laptop with reasonable pricing. The specs that I think will affect if elementary can run is as below: Intel 8th Gen i7-8550U ...
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Recommended Install Path for Intel Coffee Lake CPU?

I'm planning on building a new Coffee Lake/8th gen based PC (i7-8700k), which is only supported in kernel version 4.13+. I'm fairly new to Elementary, but am loving it so far and I'd like to make it ...
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Can't install ElementaryOS on DELL XPS 15 (9650)

I've just got a new Dell XPS 15 (9650) with Windows 10 on it, but I want to install ElementaryOS (https://elementary.io) as the only OS (so I want to remove Windows). I created a bootable USB with ...
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Recommended Backup Tool for Elementary OS

Is there a backup tool that the Elementary team recommends, even though they do not directly support the software? Or is there a technique within the OS I have yet to discover? There is talk of ...
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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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Can't install ElementaryOS!

I used rufus to create my usb drive and i can't figure out why elementaryos doesn't want to install!
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Setup external hard drive?

So I have an extra external hard drive that I was using for my xbox. So I'm trying to set it up so i have extra space for apps and files for my elementary installation. I installed gparted so i ...
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ElementaryOS compatible with my system?

I have a i7 7700k GTX 980 Gigabyte Asus z170i pro gaming 16 GB DDR4 G.Skill Ram Will my parts be compatible ? I know some Linux flavours dont offer support for new pc parts.
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Touchpad & keyboard not detected

I've just bought Lenovo Ideapad 320s-14ast with AMD A9-9420 and i want to install elementary as my first os here. But unfortunately it can't detect my touchpad and keyboard. I can't even just move my ...
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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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First installation

I have a lot of question before my first installation of a linux distribution. For my next job (i'll start in 1 month), i'll use a computer (with Linux). So i'll try to learn to use it before i start ...
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No desktop after installing Elementary OS [duplicate]

I decided to install ElementaryOs dist on my laptop (dual boot with W10) and, after trying and trying I cant figure out what am I doing wrong or whats the problem. I made the correct and typical ...
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elementary OS installer crashes

I'm running a Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB. Trying to dual boot elementary OS with Windows10. At pretty near the end of the installation process when everything is being installed, it just crashes. It gives ...
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Installer NVMe Support (Dell XPS 15 9560)

In attempting to install Elementary OS on my XPS 15 9560 (i7, 32GB ram, 1TB ssd), I've run into the issue with the installer not recognizing my main (and only) SSD drive. On the 9560 it happens to be ...
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Booting elementary OS from USB stick on old Dell Inspiron 8200 with Knoppix in German

OK, I apologise in advance for this stupid sounding question but I'm a bit of a dinosaur and I'm in a stoopid situation. That is, my regular laptop which boots with Freya has collapsed in a heap and a ...
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Can't do dualboot with Windows 10, options missing

Tried to install elementary OS the same way I used to before - Leave free space at the time of Windows installation and then just split it up during elementary OS installation. But now there's no ...
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Is it possible to install on to a mac with no OS currently installed

I have been given an old Macbook and was asked to wipe and restore the OS. I followed the allpe guides but the Macbook is failing to install via the internet recovery service. Apple them selfs have ...
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Bluetooth errors on every attempted Loki install

Attempting to install 0.4.1 on laptop that has ran elementary is perfectly fine in the past. Used elementary on this laptop for several months before I had a half bad install soni just decided to try ...
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Hard drive not seen by elementary's installer

This is similar to this question. While trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot to existing Windows, the elementary's installer does not "see" the target HDD: It can only see an external HDD (...
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SOLVED: Can't install elementary OS Loki: nouveau init failed (MMIO write fault)

I wanted to install elementary OS Loki in dual boot with my win10. For information, I have a old motherboard mode with legacy bios, I hope is not a problem to install elementary OS Loki. I used Rufus ...