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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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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 ...
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unable to find a medium containing a live file system [closed]

Trying to install from a USB live image and getting the following - [ 26.952015] ata3: COMRESET failed (erro=16) BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21-0-1unbuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a ...
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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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How do I fix having nothing but a blinking black screen after installation?

After installing elementary OS I rebooted the PC and saw blinking black screen. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F1, but it is not working. Even the flash drive with OS is not working.
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/dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present - message on boot [closed]

On boot I am getting the following message, The Disk Drive for /dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for Manual ...
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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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Problems installing Freya on Mac through USB drive

Mac user here. I have two laptops, a late 2010 MacBook Air (Intel Core 2 duo) and a late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Intel i7). Having read about elementaryOS Freya, I thought I'd like to try installing it ...
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elementary OS going Zesty

Currently, elementary OS Loki is running Ubuntu 16.04 (or .10, amirite?) under the hood. My question is: will the guys working on elementary OS update from the former version to 17.04?
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Create swap partition

I have an old pc (Dual core, 2gb ram (No graphic card because now is damaged) I used Windows 10 just for Work (My creative cloud subscription) and thanks to the subreddit [/r/unixporn][1 I've ...
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How can I / Is it possible to install Freya 3.1 on a MacMini G4?

I have an old Mac Mini G4 but I am having a hard time installing Freya on it. I burned the .iso to a dvd but when I hold down C on startup the system doesn't recognize it as a bootable disc and just ...
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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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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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How should I partition my drives?

I have a new PC. It has an SSD with just 128GB of space, and an internal HDD with 1TB space. I am about to install elementary OS as my primary OS and so I am wondering how I should partition the ...
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How can I get my USB WiFi Adapter working for my installation?

I am trying to install elementary OS Freya to my desktop PC at home. I have a Netgear WNDA3100v3 USB WiFi adapter that does not appear to be PNP with Freya. The apartment I live in does not have any ...
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Installing Elementary OS in Parallels gives blank screen

I am trying to install eOS under Parallels Desktop 14 on a late 2014 iMac running High Sierra (10.12). The Mac and Parallels are up to date. While installing under Parallels, I create a custom config ...
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How long should itl take to install elementary OS?

Firstly I don't know so much about PCs and OSs. I have HP Envy with windows 10, but I want to replace it with elementary OS. I followed their instructions on the website, I selected Install ...
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Can I still download the 0.3.1 iso anywhere?

Well, still working on the problem of installing elementary on a Bay Trail machine (32-bit bootloader, 64-bit processor). Unfortunately 0.3.2 doesn't support 32-bit UEFI any more, so I'd like to try ...
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How do I install elementary os with DVD on a iBookG4 Powerbook 6,7 with PowerPC?

I'm having trouble with installing Freya on an iBookG4/PowerBook 6,7 with a PowerPC processor. When I restart with the DVD install disk, the boot screen shows only the hard drive. I used the disk ...
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Installing on Giada MiniPC - blank desktop!

The issue is as simple as that. I tried installing elementary OS on a Virtual Machine inside my Windows 8.1 installation and went "great"(meaning there was the usual Linux/VirtualBox issues but it ...
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Cannot install angular on elementary os!

After npm install -g @angular/cli this is what I recive: npm WARN optional Skipping failed optional dependency /@angular/cli/chokidar/fsevents: npm WARN notsup Not compatible with your operating ...
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What is the current kernel version of elementary OS?

I have AMD Ryzen 2200g APU and people said that it was unstable before 4.15 update and 4.17 update kinda has all issues fixed. So what is current kernel version installed on elementary os?
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Problems at installing elementary OS in emmc

I have a problem to install elementary OS. I do all of the proceedings and it shows me that I need to reset my laptop. I restart it but it still shows me that I need to install it again. I have had ...
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Installing elementary OS in asus zenbook flip ux360

I am planning to buy asus zenbook flip ux360. I will be running Linux on it and would really appreciate if anyone can share their experience of running elementary OS on it. Here is the link to the ...
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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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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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Resolution is very big

i bad speak english , please help , i install elementary os and resolution is very very big , how to fix ? My monitor is a TV LG conected to pc in HDMI
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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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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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elementary OS freezes completely

I recently installed elementary on an old computer core 2 duo 2.8 ghz 3gb ram. After a while it freezes completely, I can't access console tty so I have to do a hard reset. How can I find what causes ...
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How can I erase everything when installing elementary OS?

I cannot access the desktop on my Windows XP installation. It won't even start on secure mode. I just want to know so I can install a Linux distro.
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Does elementary OS run on Dell XPS 13?

after great experiences with elementary OS on my desktop pc, I would love to have it on my laptop as well. I'm planing to buy an Dell XPS 13 (the old version without the sick display) and would like ...
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Ubi-partman failed with exit code 141

I'm trying to install the Elementary OS on my Macbook... and... "ubi-partman failed with exit code 141. Further information may be found in /var/log/syslog. Do you want to try running this step again ...
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FX5200 black windows

I can boot from the installation image into elementary OS Freya or Luna, but all window appear as a black boxes to me, I cannot see any content. It's dell laptop, Pentium 4 mobile. 2GB of RAM and ...
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Help Installing elementary in dual boot on secondary hard drive that has stuff on it

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install elementary OS Freya on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary disk is being ...
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MacbookPro5,3 (mid-2009) won't boot elementary OS

I have a MacbookPro5,3 (C2D 2.66, 64 bits EFI, 8GB RAM, nVidia 9400m & 9600m GT) and I am unable to boot into elementary OS. I have tried both with Apple's boot manager and rEFInd to no avail. I ...
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elementary OS not booting from USB

When I restart the machine and select to boot from the new USB, created with Rufus, it does nothing. It only displays "Verifying DMI Pool Data ....." The machine is an old Acer Aspire with an AMD ...
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Black screen after installing elementary OS 5 on a Hades Canyon PC

I am trying to install the Elementary OS, the installation was succeeded, but when I reboot the system, it stuck at a black screen with blinking dash on the left corner. One thing I noticed was when ...
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Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
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Will elementary OS install fine on the HP Elite X2 1012 G2 tablet?

Just wondering if elementary OS will install just fine and work with the keyboard and touchpad. Touchscreen support and active stylus support is of course a bonus but not strictly necessary.
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Installation stuck after selecting a partition as an ext4 “\” mountpoint

Everything works fine until the partitioning screen Selecting custom installation After selecting my sda3 partition (ex Kubuntu) as root mountpoint I get this prompt Selecting sda3 partition Setting ...
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Hard drive not seen by elementary's installer

This is similar to this question. While trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot to existing Windows, the elementary's installer does not "see" the target HDD: It can only see an external HDD (...
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Freeze on login

So I'm quite new to Linux, I wanted to try it because windows crapware is starting to annoy me. So today I've tried installing both Ubuntu and elementary os and they both freeze on the first unlock ...
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(solved) System freeze when pluging usb device or power cable

I had issue installing Loki but I had it done with the help on an other post see the post here for the whole topic I managed to install the kernel 4.10 and nvidia 381. I turn off the dGPU with ...
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Custom elementary os iso for clients [closed]

So I want to find out if it is possible to install elementary with apps from the app center and customize the settings and create a installer and use this custom installer on clients computers to save ...
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Which Boot option should i use?

I have hp Elitebook 8470p with win 10 as primary OS. I want to install elementary OS Loki 0.4 and i'm wondering which boot option should i use in BIOS settings. There are 3 options: Legacy (default) ...
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Newbie question about updates vs upgrades/installations

I just installed elementary 0.4. It was super-easy to do, congrats to the team. Now the app-center shows that I've got 1GB worth of updates to download just for the os alone. That seems a bit scary to ...
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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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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 ...