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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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Will “Erase Ubuntu16.10 and reinstall” keep my Win7 installation?

Installed for eOS has an option to "Erase Ubuntu16.10 and reinstall" - this will delete my previous Ubuntu and install eOS without touching my Win7 correct? I am okay with losing everything on the ...
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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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How can I install elementary OS in a partition of an external HDD?

I am trying to install elementary OS inside an external HDD, so I can take it with me anywhere and use it any time I need it. I have done many Linux installations before on this HDD, but using the ...
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Not Recognising Partitions When Attempting Dual Boot install [duplicate]

I have a dell xps 13 9350 with the i7 cores and quad hd display. I made a bootable usb for elementary OS and am able to run it from the live-USB fine. When i try to install it however, the installer ...
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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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After installing Elementary os. computer won't boot

On booting up,I get a message to select proper boot device and reboot. I tried changing bios settings but nothing works.
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Can elementary Loki be added to MS Active Directory?

Can elementary Loki be added to MS Active Directory using something like Centrify?
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Install Elementary OS on Intel Compute stick/low spec device onto SSD

Is it possible to install Elementary OS on an Intel Compute stick or equivalent low spec hardware. Not old hardware, but a mini fanless PC of some sort that you can currently buy on the market. ...
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I need help in doing the partitions for the installation process

So,i'm in the middle of the OS installation,and in the part where i should be able to choose the drive where i install it it wont let me choose the one where windows 10 is. It just shows another one ...
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Elementary OS on Intel Atom?

Is there any way to install Elementary on 6 year old Samsung N510 with Intel Atom? Specs: Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz Graphics adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core: 450 MHz, ...
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Can't install from iso image

Last Friday I downloaded Loki from the officail elementary website. (And yes I paid a little for it :) But I can't install it. Booting from the USB stick takes forever. (Well, ok, I have stopped it ...
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Partitioning dual boot

Another day another question. :) I've been trying eOS for the last couple of days on a external hdd. I very much like what I see. Because of that, I want to move from ubuntu to eOS. For that, I was ...
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Live system with persistance Vs Installing 0.4 loki on USB pendrive

I'm new to elementary and i'd like to burn a ISO with persistance on my pendrive, in order to try it before installing on HD, and having a useful rescue system, just in case. Now, since fat32 ...
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Dell XPS 13" (9360) arriving soon, downloaded Loki - any issues / tips?

I'm new to elementary OS, I'm software engineer mostly using Ubuntu Server edition and MacOS. Was interested if anyone had tried the new XPS (late 2016) with this OS yet. Would really love to be ...
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No video on Mac Mini over HDMI

I would like to install Elementary (Loki) on to my Mac Mini (7,1). I can boot from the USB installer however after the bootloader I get no video. I doesn't matter if I select to try without ...
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Can I have on my mac Sierra computer both runing - mac sierra and elementary?

Can I have on my mac Sierra computer both runing - mac sierra and elementary? How to install elementary on my mac safely - without deleting anything? I want to be able to enter sierra or elementary. ...
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Installing elementary OS alongside Ubuntu 16.10

How can I install elementary OS Loki alongside Ubuntu 16.10? I tried the ppa, but keep getting the error message: E: Unable to locate package elementary-desktop. Help please. -MD
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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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Installation errors

There are a lot of errors in the installation of the tool. It can't mount the dev/loop0 when made bootable with "sardu" it auto-ejects the USB(unable to find and disconnect from OS) "while made ...
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Hash SHA256 does not match

I open the rufus and select all the correct options to format the device, but I click the # and the SHA256 does not match with hash in the installation page, what to do? Thanks in advance... and of ...
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Blocking apps for users in an office

I would like to block access to all apps except google chrome in my office, so that unnecessary time is not spent in the office premises. Is there any app or code by which this can be accomplished in ...
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Unable to install Elementary OS in Acer Aspire F-15

I'm trying to install Elementary OS in an Acer Aspire F-15 laptop using a USB and following the steps that appear in the official page. But after selecting the option of installing Elementary OS or ...
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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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CPU stalling on a Razer Blade During Installation

I've recently downloading Loki and I've tried to install it like one would. However it seems I've run into a few problems. Before I get into anything, I'm running on a Razer Blade 2016 with a 6700HQ ...
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Cannot install on late 2006 intel imac

I have a late 2006 intel imac running osx lion (10.75) off an external usb drive (the internal drive is dead). I have followed the instructions to create a bootable usb drive with etch but it is not ...
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Help, have i bricked my Seagate 1TB SSHD?

I've been a Windoze user for years but i've been getting increasingly annoyed with the bloat, especially after the recent free Windows 10 upgrade. So i thought it was time to choose an alternative ...
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New Install Keyboard and Mouse not Responding on Login

I just installed Elementary OS 0.4 Loki on my PC and the install went fine, but after I restarted my mouse and keyboard did not respond when I landed at the login screen so I'm stuck. I changed over ...
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Installing elementary (replacing ubuntu) without having to reinstall applications

Is it possible to move from a single boot ubuntu to single boot elementary and not have to reinstall all my applications? I'm running single boot because my laptop only has a 120 GB SSD. I'm running ...
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Screen locking just after sign in

I really like Elementary OS so I tried to install Loki on my laptop. It is a Lenovo Y570. Here are specs: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-ideapad-y570/specs/ Video is NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / ...
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Live USB install problem

I'm a bit of a Linux noob, so forgive the basic questions. I've run Ububtu-Mate on a laptop for months and enjoyed it. I recently installed Elementary OS on a different machine and like it, so I ...
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Dual boot on OSX 10.10

I am trying to get Loki to dual boot on the same HD as my OSX 10.10. I have tried starting the install as per the instructions by booting from the iso on a thumb drive. This loads the installer, but ...
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Safely Unmounting a USB

I'm new to Elementary. I'm also not used to non-debian Linuxes. How do I go about safely unmounting the USB which I used to install Elementary?!
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Is there a public vagrant box available for Elementary OS Loki?

Is there a public vagrant box available for Elementary OS Loki? I couldn't find it on vagrant cloud
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Loki (64 bit only) on a Acer Aspire One Ao532h (ATOM N450)

Im not an Ace in this things and I am a beginner on Linux but I would really appreciate your help since I would love quiting for good the microsoft sh*t. I guess by the posts I read my system is not ...
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Not being prompted to “Erase Disk and Install eOS” during setup

During installation from USB stick on W10 machine, Rather, it skips right to the partition creation screen and clicking "change" or "+" or "add partition" just makes the installation hang. Any ideas?...
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Laptop has one bad and one good graphics card

Will the system work on a laptop with a bad graphics card? Windows 7 Home Basic operates normally if you do not install the video card driver. The integrated card does not work and the second is fine.
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Problem booting with NVidia graphics

Today I tried to install elementary OS on my PC alongside Windows 10 but I've got error when I tried to launch bootable usb (see photo). How can I install it? I want to try Linux for my first time. ...
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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 elementary OS running on a Raspberry Pi? [duplicate]

Can I install Elementary OS on my Raspberry Pi 3 model B? I want to run it for MySQL and coding, thanks.
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Installation and persistence on an SSD

First of all, sorry about the English, it's not my first language. I'd like to install Elementary OS on an SSD, this one : https://www.amazon.fr/Kingston-SSDNow-UV400-Disque-SATA/dp/B01FJ4UN76/ref=...
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Error SQUASHFS?

i'm having problems installing elementary os freya 32 bits, i have a really older laptop from a little cousin and want to install elementary, i'm using rufus to create the bootable usb and install it, ...
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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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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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Install Loki in Pentium 4 machine

I have an old Dell Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHz (Northwood B?), 1 GB ram, and its hardware is good. I just want to wipe the whole damn thing (after dumping files, etc.) It is obviously not a dual core 64-...
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I just installed elementary OS. How do I make a bootable USB drive to install it?

This is crazy! It doesn't seem like you can install or find a usable USB drive creator/format tool to make installation drives from ISOs within the OS! Am I missing something? :(
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Tried to dual install Loki with Windows 7, but it says no other OS detected. Any advice?

I've never installed an OS on my own before, so I'm hesitant to erase Windows completely. I've read a couple of guides on how to partition and swap during installation but I'm not confident that I ...
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“Erase disk and install elementary” partition defaults

When selecting "Erase disk and install elementary" during the Loki install, what are the partition defaults used when formatting the drive?
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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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Problems intalling Elementary OS on a MacBook 4.1

I have a MacBook 4.1 (the black one) and I'm trying to use it again with elementary OS Loki. I manage to make a USB Bootable, and now i'm trying to install the OS. I want to make Elementary my ...
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There is no Software Center, and I cannot install it

I installed loki on both, VMware Player and VirtualBox; it did not install software center on either. I tried to install it (1) from the appcenter - and like described in a previous note, it just hung ...