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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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Quick info (for peace of mind)

I'm pretty sure if I shrink my HDD to leave some unallocated free space and then try to install ElementaryOS alongside my W10, it will just use that free space, and create everything it needs from ...
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completing the installation process

I am trying to create a duel-boot Apple iMac, using Mac OS on the internal drive and Elementary on an external drive. I've gotten a bootable version on a USB thumb drive and explored the Live View, ...
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Other than speed (I'm assuming)- what am I losing if I install Elementary OS on HDD?

I ask only because I don't have a spare SSD and don't want to dual-boot.
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Upgraded Nvidia and now have blank screen

I recently installed elementary on my laptop, but the screen kept flickering. I followed the instructions on this post https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061180, but when I restarted my ...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
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Updating Repositories

I keep getting this message everytime I install apps or after running sudo apt update Doesn't seem to prevent me installing if I ignore. Sudo apt-get autoremove doesn't fix this. Thanks in advance
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Remove elementary OS and install Ubuntu

My laptop came with elementary OS, but it doesn't work well. Touchpad inoperational. Wifi intermittent. Difficult to download apps. The BIOS won't let me change boot order. How can I remove ...
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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My PC only suspends and hibernate when I enter a terminal

I installed Elementary OS with the newest version and something is wrong with it. I can't suspend my computer and I dont know why.. I can only suspend it if I open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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Cannot install or try live elementary OS

Booted up nicely, I first choose install. The e logo appeared and then this error message came. The same error message happens when I choose boot without installing. What could be wrong ? System: -GA-...
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Multiple tries of installing elementary fail

I have been trying to install elementary both from a DVD and USB on multiple occasions. I chose to boot from USB or DVD it takes me to the main screen, I chose install, then it starts loading A ...
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Installation freeze due to RAID0?

I'm trying to install the version 0.4.1 Loki, but it freeze (holds forever) on the first screen (blank 'e' logo on black background). I had to do some extra step to install Windows10 on this computer ...
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Can't install ElementaryOS!

I used rufus to create my usb drive and i can't figure out why elementaryos doesn't want to install!
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ElementaryOS compatible with my system?

I have a i7 7700k GTX 980 Gigabyte Asus z170i pro gaming 16 GB DDR4 G.Skill Ram Will my parts be compatible ? I know some Linux flavours dont offer support for new pc parts.
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Missing OS on e OS mac USB install

Re: elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20170814.iso mac etcher-1.1.2.dmg Hi Shasum zero[d] referenced image file, but elementary OS installer could not install grub correctly on the target USB drive, ...
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First installation

I have a lot of question before my first installation of a linux distribution. For my next job (i'll start in 1 month), i'll use a computer (with Linux). So i'll try to learn to use it before i start ...
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Installer NVMe Support (Dell XPS 15 9560)

In attempting to install Elementary OS on my XPS 15 9560 (i7, 32GB ram, 1TB ssd), I've run into the issue with the installer not recognizing my main (and only) SSD drive. On the 9560 it happens to be ...
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Is Flash installed by default?

Is Flash installed by default? If so I'd like to uninstall flash. Thanks for the help.
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Installation From Bootable USB Stick

I have recently tried to install Elementary OS 0.4.1 from a bootable USB stick. But there comes a message on command line interface that something Live (I have forgotten the line) is not found. What ...
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Is there an official torrent for elementary OS?

I'm adding all of the operating systems I've tried's torrents to a folder in Google Drive so I can download/install them anywhere/anytime without the bulk of the .iso file. I looked on the website ...
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elementary OS Boot issue

Hi all. I'm having a common issue but can't find an applicable answer. I have Windows 10 and trying to add dual boot to elementary OS. I shrank and partitioned the drive as shown in the image ...
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How to create bootable USB key in persistent mode from Windows 8.1 64bit?

How do I create a 8Gb USB bootable from Windows 8.1 64bit, in persistent mode?
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stuck at boot menu:No default or UI Config directive found

Ok I downloaded the iso created a bootable usb with rufus but when I try to install on my desktop I don't get past the boot: menu. sha256 checksum was ok and I triplechecked the rufus options - I ...
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Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4-1130 Install

My Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4-1130 does not progress past the GRUB2 screen using either UEFI or BIOS modes. In either instance selecting any of the boot options (live, install, oem install, checkdisk) ...
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elementary OS 0.4 Loki Installation utility not working

I've attempted to install elementary OS Loki at least ten times at this pont. Everything runs smoothly up until the end when I am told to restart the computer. If I restart and remove installation ...
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can't see my hdd or ssd on instalation

i can't see any of my hard drivers on the installation, but when i run gparted they are both there. How i can see then on installation? or install from live boot via terminal?
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Problems with boot after installation

I'm trying to install elementary OS on a laptop with a windows 8.1 instalation. I wanted to erase everything from the windows installation and then install nicely the elementary OS on it. I've ...
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Not Recognising Partitions When Attempting Dual Boot install [duplicate]

I have a dell xps 13 9350 with the i7 cores and quad hd display. I made a bootable usb for elementary OS and am able to run it from the live-USB fine. When i try to install it however, the installer ...
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Partitioning dual boot

Another day another question. :) I've been trying eOS for the last couple of days on a external hdd. I very much like what I see. Because of that, I want to move from ubuntu to eOS. For that, I was ...
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Loki (64 bit only) on a Acer Aspire One Ao532h (ATOM N450)

Im not an Ace in this things and I am a beginner on Linux but I would really appreciate your help since I would love quiting for good the microsoft sh*t. I guess by the posts I read my system is not ...
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Tried to dual install Loki with Windows 7, but it says no other OS detected. Any advice?

I've never installed an OS on my own before, so I'm hesitant to erase Windows completely. I've read a couple of guides on how to partition and swap during installation but I'm not confident that I ...
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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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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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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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No entry in GRUB to boot!

I have a computer with the following specs - Intel Pentium E2180 945GCM S2L board 2 hdd's namely Seagate Momentus SpinPoint with windows 7 on sda1 , an extended partition sda4 containing 346GB ...
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Error at the end of installation — GRUB — Dual boot w/ Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I decided to install elementary OS on my Lenovo G410 (no touch). I downloaded and burned the installation media and booted from it. The installation went fine until the very end, when an error popped ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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Boot to GRUB after fresh install [duplicate]

So I've read up on the forum that this is a recurring problem, but this might give just a little more insight. I installed elementary OS (latest version) on my laptop. The SSD was clean and formatted....
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juno 5.0 install on ssd black screen

all Have new PC with ssd 970 EVO Plus Board is ASUS Prime B45M-A with integrated Graphics Install with usb stick Juno 5.0 provides the setup screen with options F1-F5 have set nomodeset. Install ...
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How to fix broken packages?

How can i fix those broken packages? i cant's install anything on the system and i think tha's the error:
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elmenetary os. loki 0.4.1. stable 64 bit isnt running

for the past 10 years i am using Linux privat and busines on different PC (Ubuntu,Mint,Bodhi, open suse etc.) but with elementary there is a new situation. I am unable to keep this distro running. ...
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/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity Error Installing elementary OS

I have a Innjoo Leapbook A100 and when I try to install elementary OS (try live and then install or install directly) The installer simply close or crashes. Once it showed an error saying "/usr/lib/...
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Unable to install Elementary OS in Acer Aspire F-15

I'm trying to install Elementary OS in an Acer Aspire F-15 laptop using a USB and following the steps that appear in the official page. But after selecting the option of installing Elementary OS or ...
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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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Not able to install elementary 64 bit OE 0.3.1 freya on HP 8740w [duplicate]

Before it worked in the beginning of Ubuntu 14.04 installation (same with Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2) after hitting F6 and checking either one of: acpi=off, nolapic or nomodeset. Must be something ...
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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 choose HDD at installation

I have a question. I'm trying to install this OS on my HDD instead if my SSD, but the problem is that my HDD seems like not to show up on the list, always shows up as "unknown" but I've already made ...
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Installation impossible on MBP2015 [closed]

I created USB Boot Media with two different methods. Both didn't work. "Create elementary OS Installer.app" with "elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso" This USB Drive doesn't boot on MBP2015 ...
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After paying I can't download anything [duplicate]

After paying I can't download anything. Why's that?