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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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Moving from Pop!_OS to Juno

Currently I have Pop!_OS installed on my Dell XPS 15 but I am planning to eOS next week. The good thing is that I already created a separate /home partition. Can I just erase the system partition (...
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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 ...
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completing the installation process

I am trying to create a duel-boot Apple iMac, using Mac OS on the internal drive and Elementary on an external drive. I've gotten a bootable version on a USB thumb drive and explored the Live View, ...
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Other than speed (I'm assuming)- what am I losing if I install Elementary OS on HDD?

I ask only because I don't have a spare SSD and don't want to dual-boot.
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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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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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Upgraded Nvidia and now have blank screen

I recently installed elementary on my laptop, but the screen kept flickering. I followed the instructions on this post https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061180, but when I restarted my ...
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Unable to boot to elementary OS from USB - macOS High Sierra

Macbook Pro: Early 2011 running High Sierra 10.13.6 Trying to install: elementary OS Created bootable USB using Etcher I've tried going into recovery mode and disabling SIP from the command line. This ...
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block while install

l acess to BIOS and select USB memory, then I select install elementary OS in the menú, but this has blocked with that screen.
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I am new to elementary OS, and have a few questions

I am interested in using elementary OS, because the developer documents appear to be very well maintained, it's easy for the average person to use, and I think any software I make has a high ...
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Installation problem acpi error

I have this problem installing elementary OS on a Packard Bell easy note TS 11HR: ACPI ERROR: METHOD PARSE EXECUTION FAILED. You can find more information in the pics attached. Any ideas about how ...
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medium error dev nvme0n1 when I try to install elementaryos 5.0 beta with uefi

PC: M2.NVME(UEFI Windows10 already installed) and HDD(Try to install ElementaryOS 5.0) BIOS: Secure boot disable(custom or standard) USB Flash: UEFI Elementary 5.0 beta(made by rufus with default ...
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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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Why I get a “Low Disk Space” error when installing?

I installed elementary OS on two different computers, without having problems, following what reported on Installation and installing on the internal disk in both the cases. I need to re-install ...
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Why am I getting a black screen with errors when the computer is put in sleep state or restarted?

I installed elementary OS on an ASUS computer, following the procedure they describe in Installation. All went fine; all the necessary drivers were installed. After two days I used it, updated the OS,...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
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Elementary OS installer doesn’t ever install anything

After hitting the ‘restart button’, the computer restarts. However, it opens to the install menu. If I unplug the USB and restart, the computer says “No Bootable Device”. Anyone know a fix?
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Installation of elementary OS shows warning

I have windows 10 as my main operating system (Windows 10 is installed in Legacy Mode, whereas elementary OS is trying to install as UEFI) but when I try to install elementary OS on another partition ...
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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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elementary OS install suggestion

Hi I've installed elementary OS twice before, once with install problem when using default so I always use custom now. In the latest effort I wish to overwrite an older 32-bit elementary OS, which ...
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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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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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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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Remove elementary OS 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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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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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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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 OS

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.