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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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Error in grub [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For [duplicate]

after installing Elementary OS , reboot my laptop ( To start running the operating system supposedly) and I get a black screen with this message: [ Minimal BASH -like line editing is supported. for ...
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iMac and rEFInd: black screen after installation

I've tried to install elementary OS on a late 2010 27" iMac with ATI Radeon 4670. The test run via thumb drive worked fine, but after installation and reboot a black screen occured. My problem is ...
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After install “reboot and select boot device” “or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key”

Every time I install elementary OS it works okay, then after I take out the flash drive and reboot it pops up saying [what I've written in the title of this question].
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Can not install elementary OS on DELL D631

I tried to install elementary OS on my Dell Latitude D631 but failed. In the beginning of installation I have some very fast warnings and after only letter E in circle. Laptop is stopping in this ...
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Can't access Windows 10 after dual boot

(First of all, I'm totally new to this) I've installed elementary OS alongside Windows 10 (shrinking the main partition of windows with a new empty partition of 100GB, and then installed Elementary ...
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Elementary runs smoothly from usb but lags after installation

I recently installed elementary os freya 0.3.1 . At first , when I tried it from usb , the os ran smoothly considering it wasnt a native install. However, after I installed it ,it lagged pretty bad! ...
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Install resolution

I'm trying to install Elementary one a spare computer that I'm going to give to my nephew - I don't have a monitor but the computer has an HDMI input so I plug it into my television and try install it,...
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Cannot install due to screen size

Is there a way to acces terminal in the installer so I can change the desktop interface. The screensize is too big and I can not acces the menu's or buttons.
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elementary OS Luna does not recognize my partitions during installation

I am not new to this installation and stuffs but this is the first time I have come across this problem. The below image is my partition table from Windows 8.1: But, when I install any Linux ...
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Can't install elementary due to GPT HDD

Recently someone asked me to install elementary OS on their laptop, because they would like to get into Linux. I myself use Ubuntu and never had any problems installing it on my laptop/computer but ...
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How to install elementary on a Pentium M laptop without PAE and USB boot? [duplicate]

I have a Cybermaxx/Medion MD95132 laptop with a Pentium M Dothan processor (Centrino platform). When I try to install Elementery 32bits the installer says I have to use the parameter 'forcepae'. How ...
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Error: failure reading sector 0x0 from 'hd0' [duplicate]

On installing Elementary OS I am greeted with GRUB when I restart, however, the workaround for this does not work because I cannot access the drive with Elementary on it. When I do an ls, I am greeted ...
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Installer doesn't start

I'm trying to install on a 2006 MacBook 1,1. It's Core Duo, therefore, I have to use the 32Bits version. Also, I had to use the ISO 2 USB Efi booter for mac (https://astrofloyd.wordpress.com/2014/01/...
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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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Is it possible to put elementary OS on a CD/DVD disc instead of a flashdrive?

I am currently using Ubuntu. Is it possible to create live CD/DVD of elementary OS instead of creating live usb(flash drive). If possible, how to create?
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Shasum check gives long list of errors

The Installation Guide says: 64-bit Running the following command in your terminal: shasum -a 256 -c elementaryos-freya-amd64.20150411.iso should produce the output: ...
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How much space does elementary OS need in dualboot? [duplicate]

I have a 128 GB SSD and Windows 7 is already installed. Now I want to install elementary OS on a second partition. How many space do I need at least for elementary OS? Hope you can help me. Regards ...
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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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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 “Suspender”

I'm new in elementary OS. Yesterday, I tried booting from pen drive and it's very nice. Unfortunately, I can't install it because my HDD stopped working. I left the laptop doing updates in the night ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install alongside windows 10 UEFI

I noticed the latest version of Freya (0.3.2) has some fixes for GRUB and EFI. Yet I would like to know the right way to install it on dual boot with Windows 10. I've seen many tutorials with ...
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Reinstallation of Freya

So I was a bit skeptical about elementary OS, but after 2 weeks I am converted. I came from Slackware back in the days, onto Ubuntu and now elementary OS. Thanks to the team. So in the two weeks I ...
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How to install latest version of elementary OS along with windows and Ubuntu

I am using windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.I would like to install elementary OS.I found a link related to installation how-do-i-install-elementary-os.But that seems not much useful for dual boot(here ...
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elementary OS Freya USB full install

I'm trying to do a full install of elementary OS Freya on a USB 2 drive to create a portable OS. I want the full install so that I can do full upgrades. I've created something similar with Ubuntu ...
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno grub installation error [Single Boot]

I have Asus laptop with 24GB SSD and 1TB HDD and the main idea was to use all SSD space for / and 10GB HDD space for Swap and rest of the HDD space for /home partition. Going through the ...
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Partitions while installing Elementary OS

I always installed Elementary by erasing the whole disc so the necessary partitions were created on their own. But in a lot of tutorials on the internet people were creating those partitions ...
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(solved) ISO Elementary Update (HWE Stacks, linux 4.8)

I was thinking, is there an update ISO with the new HWE Stacks (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2) with the kernel 4.8 ?? I have issue installing Loki on my Skylake - Optimus laptop, with the kernel 4.4, it ...
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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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Trying to install Elementary OS, cannot click

I am attempting to install OS Luna elementary to replace my busted Windows 10 OS. However, I have encountered a very vexing problem - I am in the installation stage and cannot click anything. I can ...
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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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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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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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How can I install Elementary OS Freya 3.2 64bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1?

How can I install Elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 64Bit on mac mini 1.1 flashed to 2.1? I have flashed mac mini 1.1 (to 2.1 EFI) with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, DVD-RW, upgraded CPU to 64bit (intel C2D t7200). ...
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Unable to boot after install on i386 platform, missing grub, black screen

I'm having a hard time starting with elementary OS. After managing to install it from a USBKey (0.3.2 32bit version) on an old ACER AspireOne, erasing pre-existing system, I find myself unable to ...
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Resolution Issue on install

I'm unable to install elementary OS due to this resolution issue, does anyone know how I can fix it?
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Unknown chipset error when installing

I am trying to install Elementary OS Freya but I keep running into an error. I use a USB for the installation. When the system boots I get an error stating Unknown chipset: 0x124000a1 Failed to ...
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How to add a package to the live CD (iso)?

I'm having trouble installing on my Surface Pro (see this question) and I suspect that it is related to this recent bug fix on LaunchPad. The Surface is a UEFI based system, which might explain why ...
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Can't install elementary OS to SSD

elementary OS installer does find my SSD ("install alongside another OS"), but I can only install to HDD. Windows isn't installed to HDD, Microsoft is located in C:\Windows (SSD). I'm now shrinking, ...
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stuck at glowing boot logo during first installation [closed]

I am new to the Linux world so please bear with me if I don't know anything common. That being said I tried to install elementary OS Juno releas-juno yesterday and when I booted from my flash drive ...
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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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Can't start elementary OS in UEFI-Mode from USB-Stick [duplicate]

I burned several times the ISO on the USB-Stick. The times I used dd I just came to a menu where I can choose the different Versions and after that it stucked in a black-screen. sudo dd if=...
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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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How do I run elementary OS on Raspberry Pi 2? [duplicate]

I read that elementary OS supports ARM. I too believe that it should be possible since Ubuntu on which elementary OS is based on supports the Pi. Has any one tried this? I edited this to ask whether ...
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Can't boot into elementary OS [duplicate]

I have never installed Linux on a machine before and I am having issues. I'm using an HP Omen laptop and wanted to install elementary OS on it in way so that I could use Windows 8.1 (already ...