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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Loki installed manifest?

Where on the web is Loki's install manifest file? I want to compare it with the current build to see what I have installed? Or is there another way?
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How to fix 3584 alignment offset issue during installation

So I made the aquisition of a Seagate Backup Plus Slim to use as an external hard-drive for a laptop that years later now refuses to acknowledge either the internal HDD or SSD. I'm having issues ...
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[SOLVED]randomly “sleeping/shutting down” while using ElementaryOS

new User here... I have a "old" tablet pc ( 2 in 1 ), this one : https://www.pipo-store.com/pipo-w1-pro-stylus-tablet.html i have it for 4 years, and now the performance with windows10 is not as ...
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Boot endless loop

I want to install elementary OS and try it out but it never reaches the GUI the background appears for a fraction of a second and it then goes into an endless loop mouse cursor bottom right and back ...
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Installation issues with Juno

Current machine is an MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro with nvidia 1060 with SSD and HDD. I have attempted installing Juno on both hard drives I have and I keep encountering the same issue that I have not been ...
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Зависание при выключении/перезагрузке - Hangup on shutdown / reboot

Установил Elementary OS вместе с виндой параллельно, всё чики-пуки, но когда нажимаю на кнопку "выключить", пропадает курсор и всё зависает, либо ждать пока ноут разрядится, либо кнопкой мучать. Когда ...
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Authentication Glitch

When I go in and try and do the os update it won't let me put in my password it keeps glitching so fast that I can't enter the password to allow the update. Anyone encounter this?
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Can't get past the initial installation options without freezing?

Here are my steps: Check format of my HDD. Go to Rufus and burn the .iso with the correct format. Disable fast and secure boot in BIOS. Plug in USB (Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16 GB), select boot ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot boot to Windows 10 from GRUB - Black Screen

After a lot of googling and stuff, I finally gave up and decided to ask for help experienced people. Hopefully you can help me. I have installed elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 alongside my Windows 10. ...
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Can elementary OS be installed on a laptop that you can't disable Secure Boot?

Can elementary OS be installed on a laptop that you can't disable Secure Boot?
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install elementary os freya grub-pc

I tried installing elementary os freya on my dell laptop, at the end of installation, I get "grub-pc failed to install on target..." As a remark, I installed ubuntu gnome 14.10 without getting any ...
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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 ...