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Questions about installing elementary OS in any supported architecture. Post-installation questions should not be under this tag.

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Empty desktop after login

It's pretty self-explanatory, I have installed elementary alongside windows 10 on my Asus Zenbook ux580ge and after logging in I get an empty desktop with just the background image and the cursor (...
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How can I install Elementary OS with enough swap space to hibernate?

I just got a recent Dell XPS 13 laptop. I'd like to install a Linux distro, but I have a requirement that I need hibernate to work. I've read that I need the swap partition to be at least 2x the size ...
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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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Touchpad not working on Dell 13-7352

I just did a fresh install of Elementary OS on a Dell 13-7352. During installation the trackpad was working, but afterwards it stopped. I have tried this: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-...
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Error: invalid magic number. Unaligned pointer 0xbf4c2c08

Well, I've been trying to install elementary OS Freya 0.3, but I've been having some issues. I downloaded the 64-bit version from www.elementary.io, and used unetbootin, to make my pen-drive ...
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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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Will/Can elementaryOS support ARM?

I have been looking into some ultra-portable GNU/Linux laptops for some of my younger family members. However, I do not yet believe I can recommend these to them if they cannot run elementary OS. ...
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How to install elelmentary OS 5 on prepared before ext4 filesystem with additional parameters

I have partitioned and prepared ext4 file system with additional needed parameters. I need to install elementary Os 5 JUNO on this formatted partition. But elementary OS installer won't let me choose ...
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Bootloop at login screen of newly installed elementary OS

I installed the elementary OS Juno but at the time of starting the system it is looped in the login screen. Processor Atom x5 z8350 How to fix this loop?
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I can run elementary on my USB and install on my hard drive but cannot run it from my hard drive

I have installed elementary from USB onto an erased disk. While I can run from the USB and also apparently install it from there it will not load up if I remove the USB. I have a Sony Vaio dual core ...
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Error after installing the system

I had hdd(empty disk) and ssd (with windows 10). After installation, for entry the system elementary OS my PC must be rebooted. And an error occurs(attached photo). Installation options: on a free ...
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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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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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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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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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installing elementaryOS on Snow Leopard: best alternative for Etcher

the title pretty much says it all, I'd like to know the safest alternative to etcher for this installation process on Snow Leopard. Elementary os guide says one should use etcher but etcher needs os x ...
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Has elementary OS team considered creating elementary OS to be a rolling Distribution?

Has elementary OS team considered creating elementary OS to be a rolling Distribution? Just a thought as I think it's better than reinstalling elementary OS when Loki is updated to a new version.
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How can I solve the blank screen after installing Elementary OS Loki 4

I installed elementary Loki as a fresh install on a new hard-drive. (Note I had it on my old drive.) The install goes perfectly but after installing any software or updating the system when I restart ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with installation

I have problem with a installation elementary OS. When I choose a installation of the main first I see a message ACPI PPC Probe failed after this I see that . I tried nomodeset. How can I ...
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Grub problem - elementary OS installed alongside Windows 8.1 - unable to boot linux

this is a log from boot-repair: http://paste2.org/GcL2vLU6 I've installed elementary OS on /sdb. /sda is a SSD with Win 8.1 on it. Didn't have spare space on /sda so I've put boot info on /sdb. ...
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Advice on running Freya on Chrome book - not booting from hard disc

The story so far... Have an Acer Chromebook 15, entered Dev Mode and have been playing with booting Elementary from a memory stick - decided to install on the hard disc. Downloaded the latest .iso (...
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latest downloaded ISO file cant install bootloader on to flashdrive

Please help me!!! Installation commenced fine at the beginning but stuck at during installing grub or bootloader? How to fix this prob to install Elementary OS on to a flash drive?
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Just Stuck in Install “Detecting file systems…”

I am just installing elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 and I'm stuck in progress of installation "detecting file system": There's no progress, just stuck in there? I appreciate any answer to it.
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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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Can't umount /cdrom

During instalation, right after partitioning, the process is stopped and I get the message: "can't umount /cdrom" From searching the web I noticed this is an old bug from Ubuntu installer, but all ...
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2009 macbook pro boots Ubuntu USB but not elementary OS USB?

I Currently has Fedora 23 running on a Macbook Pro 2009. Works great, but I miss elementary OS, which I use daily on my tower. I used dd to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu 15.04 and when I restart ...
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Install elementary OS on ASUS T100TA

I have a tablet with keyboard (2 in 1) Asus T100TA with 32 GB SSD and 32 GB SD card, actually with Windows 10. But I would like install and use elementary OS, but flash disk and DVD not booting. ...
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Installation problems

I passed elementary OS into a 128gb flash as instructed. However, when I boot from the flash, I can't install the elementary OS. Most times I see the e logo and then a black screen with no windows or ...
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Installation stuck on logo

I've been trying to install elementary on an old computer but it seems to be stuck on the logo. I'm booting the installation from a USB. The hard drive was previously formatted, so no existing ...
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Can I use elementary OS on a server?

Suppose we want to use a Tower Server as a Workstation. The Tower Server would have server motherboard, 16-cores, 200+ GB RAM, etc. (1) I really like the look and feel of elementary OS, can I get ...
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Problem installing Elementary os on a dual boot windows 7 configuration

After completing the installation process, when I boot I am getting the following message: The Disk Drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S ...
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Install on HP Spectre x360

Has anyone had success installing elementary OS Freya on the HP Spectre X360? Having issues with WiFi, sound, touchscreen, etc. Newbie to this, so need some help.
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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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Simple install on Asus X205TA (over known good / patched Ubuntu?)

I ordered an Asus X205TA because it's known to have good support for Ubuntu. Someone made an ISO and lists the instructions, including some patches for basic functionality: https://github.com/lopaka/...
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Installation GUI reports SSD (mounted via USB) partition to be starting at some offset

I don't see a location to report bugs so I'm posting them in Questions.... There are two fatal bugs in the installation system... First off, here's what I did: 1) I downloaded the elementaryOS ...
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Is there a way to save file colors

I liked very much the way you can colorize your files and folders, but I am thinking about reinstalling elementary OS. Is there some file I can copy to keep the colors after installation?
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Elementary5.0 installation problem _ This screen shows my headache

I want to ask, I saw this screen when I installed it with usb. If you switch to ubuntu18.04, you will have the same problem. Although you can continue to install down, there will be serious errors ...
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Freeze when installing Elementary OS on Dell Inspiron

I've tried installing Elementary OS on a Dell Inspiron Laptop. The desktop environment boots fine but when I get to the installation wizard, the whole thing freezes as soon as I get to the second ...
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Step wise guide to install elementary OS on ryzen 5

Hey i am having an acer nitro 5 with ryzen 2500u i would like to how to install elementary OS on it cause the normal method using rufus doesn't work on it...i am not gr8 in installation of linux as i ...
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ACPI errors while installing Linux on HP

I'm having ACPI errors while trying to boot from USB on my HP laptop. Linux distribution is elementary OS. I called HP support, they said they don't support Linux and they said to call ubuntu ...
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Problems installing Elementary OS on Toshiba Satellite Pro C50A

I‘ve just got a Toshiba Satellite Pro C50A which came with Windows 10 pre installed. I‘m installing Linux onto this laptop for a friend who‘s technophobic, schizopjrenic, and on medication. One of ...
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Will elementary OS erase macOS recovery?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I want to try elementary OS but I wanted to make sure if for some reason I wanted to switch back to macOS I would be able to do so through the ...
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Installation never completes in AppCenter

Recently, I am using Elementary OS and i like it. I am a Mac user but i also use Windows for gaming, so UI + functionality wise it is perfect for me. I found one issue, i was trying to install Steam, ...
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I can't install Elementary-Juno on my laptop

Absolute beginner for everything regarding Linux here. I wanted to try it on an old laptop to see if I liked it before putting it on my actual computer but I had some issues. I tried to install ...
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elementary OS will not install

I have created a boot usb drive using Rufus and Elementary 0S Juno, but whenever I try to install elementary it freezes at the same point. It always freezes after saying 'Reached target encrypted ...