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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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Why a whole operating system and not just a DE?

Why does elementary develop a whole operating system (OS)—i.e. a complete downloadable and installable disk image—rather than just creating a desktop environment (DE) for users to install ...
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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Boot into the system in UEFI mode failed.. Why does 0.3 support UEFI but 0.3.1 doesn't? Bug Reports:0.3.1 UEFI / Secure Boot support incompatibleFreya UEFI install boots to grub prompt I can't boot ...
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Where can I download older versions of elementary OS?

It looks like the team killed the old release downloads on SourceForge and their website. Where can I find copies of older versions of this libre, open source software?
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Direct update from Freya to Loki?

The last time, when elementary Freya was released, we had to do a clean install from Luna. Will there be any option to directly upgrade to loki from Freya once Loki stable is released? I have spent ...
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What are the minimum hardware requirements to run elementary OS?

I have a 2007 core-duo laptop and wanted to know the system requirements for this OS. What are the minimum requirements.
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Help installing on Surface Pro 2

I'm having trouble installing elementary OS onto my Surface Pro 2. elementary OS works fine when in live mode - except that Wi-Fi doesn't work (driver issue, I guess?). When I try a proper install, ...
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Stuck on glowing elementary logo while booting

I have been repeatedly trying to get elementary OS to boot on my PC to no avail. I have tried both unetbootin and Rufus to make my USB bootable and two different USB sticks. Whenever I boot from the ...
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

I have a Lenovo Helix with Windows installed. I want to install elementary OS along side it. I have searched this subject and get different responses and to be honest I don't really understand what I'...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

I have installed elementary OS Freya on UEFI in the same way that I installed it on legacy mode. But I can't boot to Freya and there is no Grub on start-up. I also tried to create an entry for Grub (...
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Can I install release 0.4 loki?

I see on launchpad that there is release 0.4 loki. Is this avaliable for download? If so, is it the same installation (i.e. with an iso) or is it a more technical process?
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Problems installing Freya on Acer Aspire 9412SMi

I've been using elementary OS Luna 32bit for a year in my Acer Aspire 9412WSMi, no problem. I can install it at any time. But I cannot install Freya 32bit. I've used both bootable DVD disks and USB ...
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New install has a login loop

I am a new elementary OS user and I just installed it on a PC. The installation took place as normal. However, when I put the password in and it begins to login after 3 seconds the screen goes black ...
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How do I install elementary OS?

I would like to see a full how-to on installing the latest stable version of elementary OS.
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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Install elementary OS in dual boot with 'something else' option

How to install elementary OS using the 'Something else' option at the partitioning step.
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Clean install + backup options

I've been running Freya since beta1, keeping it updated until today. Now, taking advantage of the 0.3.1 update, I want to perform a clean install. How do I go about doing this and backing up my data ...
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Installing in UEFI mode

I'm having difficulties installing elementary OS Freya in UEFI mode. My BIOS supports both legacy and UEFI. With other Ubuntu distros my boot menu gives me the option to boot the live CD or usb using ...
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Is it possible to turn Ubuntu to elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18 installed in my computer. I want to installed elementary OS. I kind started liking it. But I have so many apps installed in the Ubuntu installation and I don't want to lose those. So ...
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What is the Checksum of the elementary OS Loki Beta 2? [closed]

What is the Checksum of the elementary OS Loki Beta 2?
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Any problems installing elementary OS Freya on an Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C4T3?

I'd like to install elementary OS Freya on a light-weight, low-end laptop. I'm thinking of buying the Acer Chromebook 15 CBS-571-C4T3 and completely replacing Chrome OS with elementary OS Freya - ...
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Installer doesn't see my SSD

Just got my new laptop (a Dell Precision 5510, i7/16GB/1TB SSD/4k) and after upgrading Win7 to Win10 and shrinking the 1TB disk to create an empty 700GB partition, I booted elementary 0.3.2 (64bit) ...
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Is Python pre-installed on elementary OS?

I have tried a few Ubuntu distributions where python comes pre-installed, therefore having some problems in package management during the development processes. Some Linux distributions include ...
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How can I re-install the Software & Updates app?

The "Software & Updates" app is missing from elementary OS 0.3.2, how can I re-install it?
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Is there a netboot install for elementary?

I'm trying to install elementary OS over PXE and I'm following this and this tutorial. But I had a problem with the netboot folder: I didn't find one for elementary OS. Can I find or do I have to make ...
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Error installing nokogiri

I get this following when I try to install nokigiri, Building native extensions. This could take a while... ERROR: Error installing nokogiri: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ...
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Installing elementary (replacing ubuntu) without having to reinstall applications

Is it possible to move from a single boot ubuntu to single boot elementary and not have to reinstall all my applications? I'm running single boot because my laptop only has a 120 GB SSD. I'm running ...
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Can elementary OS running on a Raspberry Pi? [duplicate]

Can I install Elementary OS on my Raspberry Pi 3 model B? I want to run it for MySQL and coding, thanks.
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Black screen after install [duplicate]

I'm on Sony Vaio laptop; I booted from USB and tried elementary which worked well. I then installed using the entire drive with the "Download updates while installing". The install finishes and I ...
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Does elementary OS work on the Dell XPS 15?

I'm looking at purchasing a Dell XPS 15 with the Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160), but haven't been able to find any information on whether or not it works with elementary OS, and have a feeling it ...
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System broken due to faulty upgrade

I had elementary OS Freya installed on my computer. Knowing that there's no official way to upgrade to Loki from Freya I decided upgrade it manually this answer. I don't blame the answer posted in ...
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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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Wireless Internet Connection - Loki new (clean) install

I successfully installed Loki on my new laptop that initially came Windows 10 preinstalled, and was capable of connecting to wireless internet. Because I already own a Windows machine, I decided to ...
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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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Is it possible to install Freya on a laptop with mixed-mode EFI and eMMC flash?

So I'm thinking about installing elementary on my ASUS X205TA netbook. It has several features that make it very difficult to get a working Linux installation going. Because of the lack of hardware ...
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Is there a version of Elementary based on a kernel that doesn't require a pae-capable CPU?

I want to install Elementary OS on a Compaq nx6110. Using a Luna-based ISO, I get an "unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU" message. Apparently Ubuntu ver 12 has a kernel ...
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OS Freya only boots in recovery mode and doesnt hibernate

I installed Freya as a dual-boot to Windows. First its not working anyway so I searched the posts and get Grub repaired by purging and fixing it with Boot Repair. That let me boot into Freya some time,...
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Can't install elementary OS

My friend lent me a pen-drive, and it worked in 2 different PCs, but not in mine. Well, when I press install, it goes to a screen with the elementary logo, but it freezes there. So the error is: [ ...
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Problem with Nouveau, cant install

First, here are my PC specs: Intel i5 4590 Nvidia gtx 960 Z97 Anniversary Edition LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard 1 TB hard drive 8 GB RAM etc.... Heres my problem. I am trying to boot from a live ...
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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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Full install of Freya 0.3.1 on external hard drive USB 3.0 [closed]

I have tried to install Elementary OS on my external hard drive (1TB, USB3.0). My computer is using UEFI and is alredy dual booting Ubuntu MATE and Windows 10. I created a Live USB with UNetbootin, ...
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Is there any difference between paid and unpaid versions of elementary OS?

I am user of Ubuntu. I just want to decide install elementary OS. When I go to the official site the actual size showing is 909 MB, but the downloaded file with $0 shows 867 MB. Why? Is there any ...
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Upgrading Distro from Luna to Freya

I used the following commands to try and upgrade to Freya. "sudo apt-get update" - no problem "sudo apt-get upgrade" - no problem "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" - what? nothing available ? From such a ...
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Recommended Backup Tool for Elementary OS

Is there a backup tool that the Elementary team recommends, even though they do not directly support the software? Or is there a technique within the OS I have yet to discover? There is talk of ...
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Where can I download elementary OS Luna, now that Freya has been released? [duplicate]

Where may I download the very latest stable version of elementary OS Luna? Freya, unfortunately, is too unstable at this time. And while I write a wireless device driver for the ROG G20AJ Desktop PC, ...
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Unable to install elementary 64-bit

I have a 64-bit machine, and I am installing the 64-bit version of elementary OS. I have removed my previous OS. I just want elementary, so I am doing a full installation. So I select the option to ...
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Full disk encryption

Does the newest version of elementary OS installer have the option to do full disk encryption during install? If not how would I go about it? I found this reddit thread, is it still relevant?
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How to erase two times elementary OS from my harddisk and install elementary OS again

I'm a totally beginner, but I am facing a crazy complicate problem. The Story: I installed elementary OS next to my Windows 8 successfully on my Laptop. As a bloody beginner I did a unbelievable ...
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How do I make elementary OS Freya not lead me to the Grub on boot?

I installed elementary OS Freya yesterday - replacing Ubuntu. When I boot instead of just elementary OS the PC sends me to a grub page where I have to choose between running elementary OS or "Advanced ...
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Where can I download Luna? [duplicate]

Where can I download Luna? All the files are gone from SourceForge. (Yes, I know that Freya is out, I know that Luna is not supported anymore. I need a link to a Luna ISO.)
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elementary OS Boot Error

When I am trying to boot from my USB to install elementary OS, it shows me an error. Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14. Can you help me?