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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 for early 2008 MacBook?

Seems my early 2008 13' MacBook cannot be upgraded beyond its current Lion 10.7.5 and now I'm running out of browsers that support it. The MacBook has 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM ...
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If I install the Loki beta, will I be able to upgrade to the official release? [duplicate]

I'd like to install the Loki beta. When Loki is officially released, will I have to reinstall it? Or can I just upgrade it?
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Elementary OS 0.3 Freya can't be installed

[![HALF WAY PAUSED INSTALLATION ]..During installation Elementary OS Freya, I clicked on Install Elementary ,Then when "Preparing to Elementary screen comes simply clicked on 2 options DOWNLOAD ...
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why won't freya 64bit or loki 64 bit work on my computer?

Firstly my computer is 64-bit. I know this as I ran lscpu in the terminal and got this result for the CPU mode: CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit When I try to install either the Freya or Loki ...
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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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Cannot boot elementary OS from external drive from OS X

Installation of elementary OS was successful but when I attempt to boot into elementary OS that drive doesn't show up with the other bootable drives. I can see the drive in Disk Utility but I cannot ...
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elementary OS attach separate partition '/home' from previous install

Had a while ago moved from Xubuntu 16.04 to elementary OS. On Xubuntu, I had a separate '/home' partition, with a lot of stuff. When I clean installed elementary OS, it didn't erase the '/home' ...
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I want to export my music library from Noise

I'm getting a new computer that I'm planning on putting elementary on. I would like to export my Music (Noise) library to the new computer and keep it organized just as it is. Here's the issue: I ...
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Is it possible to remove full disk encryption?

all: I currently have elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit) on a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop (Intel i7-3520M/2.90GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD). I chose to encrypt the disk when I installed. As I am the ...
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Can't start the OS because of video problems

I have a Windows 10 computer, I've created a 100 GB partition to install Elementary OS, I've used Rufus to create a bootable USB device. The installing process is perfect, I have no problem, it runs ...
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The amd64 iso does not work on my laptop. (La ISO amd64 no funciona en mi laptop.)

The amd64 iso image does not seem to work on my HP Pavillion 64 with a Intel Dual Core 2.17 GHz CPU. This message is displayed: "The system is not compatible with the CPU" (translated) Buenas tardes, ...
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Overscan on 42" NEC

I just installed elementary Freya 0.3.2 on a Dell Optiplex 755, hooked up to a Overscan on 42" NEC monitor (TV). My DVI graphics card is an ATI Radeon 102-A771B. My problem is overscan. I tried ...
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What is the Checksum of the elementary OS Loki Beta 2? [closed]

What is the Checksum of the elementary OS Loki Beta 2?
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Screen goes blank after GRUB loader

Everytime I choose to boot to eOS,screen goes blank most of the time after GRUB loader. No splash screen is ever displayed. Everytime I need to reset my laptop 3-4 times to get to lock screen of eOS. ...
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Keep getting random errors with elementary OS installer on laptop

I've been trying for a long time to get elementary OS freya 0.3.2 running on my HP Compaq NC2400 laptop (1.2ghz core duo, 2gb of ram), yet the installer keeps crashing and crashing. Sometimes I get an ...
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Couldn't open OS terminal!

At first, I installed fish shell and used it for some time. but just now I wanted to uninstall fish shell , then I run sudo apt-get purge fish and logged out. However, when I logined again. I opened ...
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Installer keeps crashing

I'm having the same problem as this question but am unable to upvote or comment on it; does anyone have a fix or suggestions? I downloaded the OS from the elementary site but the installer keeps ...
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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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How can you install elementary OS without installing the bootloader?

I want to install eOS but i already have an Arch install with grub2. Can i skip eOS's grub installation and use my existing one?
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elementary OS froze during installation

I'm a newbie to Linux and this is my first time installing a dual boot system, I already created a new volume in my HDD and I have burned the ISO file on a live DVD. After the loading screen with the ...
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How can I install elementary OS alongside windows 10 without a USB or DVD

Only way of transferring data to and from my laptop is the SD card port, its the only thing that works, none of my usb ports are working and my dvd drive is dead as well. Also i want it alongside ...
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elementary OS Freya not detecting partitions

I am trying to install elementary OS 0.3.2 (Freya). However, when I try to do this, it does not detect my Windows 10 partition. I can't upload a picture, but even though I have 2 partitions in /dev/...
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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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Installing elementary OS on XPS 15 9550 with Intel SSD in dual boot Windows 10

Hi everyone I'm trying to get elementary to run on my new laptop a Dell XPS 15 9550 with a 500GB SSD with Windows 10 already installed. First it got always stuck in the elementary logo screen but by ...
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Can't install nor boot elementary OS from USB (using rufus)

I've been trying to make it boot from a flashable usb stick for 2 days and I still haven't managed to do so. I tried with many other linux distros (ubuntu, mint, debian, manjaro) and they all work ...
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Identify the WiFi

I install elementary os on Lenovo Ideapad Y700. the laptop run before with win 10 and every thing work fine. after installing elementary os the system doesn't identify the WiFi but its let me to ...
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When installing the GUI fails to load and only shows wallpaper

As per the title it describes most of what happens. I install the 32-bit ISO on a memory stick with unetbootin and when I boot the boot logo displays fine then it goes to the wallpaper with nothing ...
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Problems installing over Windows 10

Having some troubles installing Linux on my desktop computer, just wondering if anyone might be able to give me some sort of direction. Basically had a great experience with Linux, terrible one with ...
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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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Does elementary OS see and use Intel Fake Raid as easily as Ubuntu does?

I have 2 Samsung 840 Pro's that MUST be used together as one drive in RAID0. On Ubuntu it just happens out of the box with nothing to configure. But many distros never worked for me. So before I wipe ...
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Should I use the 32-bit or 64-bit system on a low-end laptop?

I was thinking of installing Freya on an old laptop I used to work on. The laptop is a Compaq CQ58 and it has 4GB of RAM, an AMD E1-1200 1.4 GHz dual core processor, and AMD Radeon HD 7310 graphics. I ...
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No root directory found error during installation?

I get this error and it says to correct using the partitioner. Any attempt to do so crashes the intaller.
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GNU GRUB version 2.02-beta2-9 showing after installation [closed]

I installed elementary OS alongside windows using a USB drive onto an external hard drive (transcend) and after installation it shows this GRUB command line. I can't even boot into Windows and I'm ...
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Cannot boot, install Freya

I am trying to install the latest elementary OS Freya on my old laptop - Acer Ferrari WLMI4005. Doesn't boot - in BIOS I have boot from CD. I see only black screen with elementary OS logo and do ...
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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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Installing Freya on Surface Pro 2 [duplicate]

Today I tried to install elementary OS Freya 0.3.2. When I installed it, all elements of interface were too big, but I installed it with TAB+ENTER. After rebooting, the type cover keyboard and Wi-Fi ...
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Can't install Freya on SSD NVMe + Nvidia Optimus

I just get a new laptop and I can't manage to install Elementary Freya on it. Live CD doesn't launch, same for the install process, all I get is some Kernel lines and the process stopped.Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Which Installler does elementary OS use?

Ubuntu uses Ubiquity installer to install the OS to a system. Since elementary OS is an ubuntu derivative, which installer does elementary OS uses? The installer that elementary OS uses is stripped ...
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My installation failed and I need to get rid of the partition

I can't find what partition it is though. There's one labeled EFI system partition and its 260MB and theres another that's a recovery partition thats 845MB. My installation started flashing weirdly ...
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cannot try elemetary OS 0.3.2 64bit on my Thinkpad t420s

I have created 3 bootable USB flash drives with elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso sha-256 = ee737ffa6bf33b742c5a7cee17aa26dec5ee3b573cbbc4b53cbe2a2513c9197a I used rufus-2.8 to create ...
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Errors during installation

Yesterday I got a new laptop and today I wanted to install Elementary OS on it. In my first attempt of installing the OS (version 0.3.2, latest), after the first partitioning (manually, 1 swap ...
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elementary OS not detecting my OS (Windows 10)

I currently have Windows 10 on my ssd and I shrunk my C partition, created ElementaryOS usb, booted through usb and elementary OS isn't giving me to install it as a dual boot. It says "no detected ...
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Elementary Freya on Skylake CPU + Nvidia card > kernel and graphic drivers question

Hello and thank you very much for the great work you are doing with Elementary ! :) I have an old laptop running Freya and want to change it to a new i7-6700HQ + Nvidia GTX 950m, and as far as I've ...
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Will there be tablet support?

Are there any plans for tablet support? You can add swipe, long press, right mouse button, scrolling, modify the keyboard...
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Error when installing Freya from USB: Invalid magic number Unaligned pointer

I have tried everything, from Unetbootin, to Rufus, to LiLi, but every time I am greeted with the normal 3 option selection to try it, install it or check for disk integrity and every option returns ...
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Everything zoomed at installation

I'm trying to install Elementary OS, and since it's based on Ubuntu I thought this question might have place here. During the very beginning of the installation I'm having this weird bug where the ...
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Installing on the Razer Blade laptop

I was wondering if I can install elementary OS in a Razer Blade 2016. I have seen a lot of problems with the drivers with other distros, mainly with booting and the trackpad. I haven't tried to ...
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Freya 0.3.2_20151209 does not boot from CD - it goes to Grub

I have tried to download 2 times freeway 0.3.2 ISO, burned into CD and boot from it but it shows me always GNU GRUB page, Is there any way to fix it ? because all ways that I found in internet is to ...
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No swap space on elementary-os Freya

During boot I get the message: /dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present - message on boot which has been deleted after a while. After a login I can't see any swap space ...
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elementary fails to boot installations media, and fails to boot install

I am trying to install elementary OS Freya on my laptop and I've tried a thousand programs and bootable USBs and nothing, these are the specs: -Computer- Processor: 2x AMD Turion (tm) 64 X2 Mobile ...