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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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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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Can elementary OS run on HP ENVY 13 (2017 models)

Hey buying a new laptop and looking at HP ENVY 13 as it is a very good laptop with reasonable pricing. The specs that I think will affect if elementary can run is as below: Intel 8th Gen i7-8550U ...
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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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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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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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I can't install Elementary-Juno on my laptop

Absolute beginner for everything regarding Linux here. I wanted to try it on an old laptop to see if I liked it before putting it on my actual computer but I had some issues. I tried to install ...
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Install on Acer laptop with bad display

Have an old Acer Extensa 4620 with a bad internal display. I can access BIOS with the external VGA attached but for some reason the external monitor goes away when I boot up from USB and start the ...
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Missing LUKS + LVM support for Odin (v6) installer

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Odin into a virtual machine with LUKS + LVM partitions set up and the installer doesn't allow me to config the partitions drive setup: sudo parted /dev/sda mktable ...
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Is elementary OS Lenovo B41-30 compatible or not?

I'm new to Linux and I want to try the elementary OS as a replacement for my current OS but I'm not sure if my laptop meets the minimum requirements for elementary OS to run properly. Would be awesome ...
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Problemas al Instalar Spotify

Intente instalar Spotify en mi laptop, sin exito, ahora resivo un anuncio muy molesto cada vez que abro mi centro de aplicaciones (adjunto imagen) Doy clic en detalles y obtengo lo siguiente: W: ...
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Problem booting elementary OS from live USB stick

I prepared my Live USB-Stick with different software. I created a bootable device with rufus on windows, dd on linux and unetbootin on linux. I also used different USB sticks, but the following ...
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Install on MacBook Pro 16" (2019)

Hi there I followed the instructions to make am install drive on a USB stick using Etcher. Had no problems creating however when I attempt to boot (I'm on OS X 11.2.1 Big Sur) and Elementary doesn't ...
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Elementary OS 6 almost always fails to boot after installation, but live installer boots every time

I'm trying to install Elementary OS 6 on my laptop (Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15 NP-940X5N-X01US) The installer boots and runs fine but after installation it won't boot, pressing escape shows it gets ...
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Installing Elementary OS on an 2009 MacMini running El Capitan

I tried installing Zorin OS 15 on a 2009 MacMini running El Capitan so that it would dual boot. It crashed out at the last moment :( The good news was that it didn't brick my MacMini So does anyone ...
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Install from VMware Workstation Player screen is cutoff and unable to continue installation

When trying to install from VMware Workstation Player I am unable to continue with the installer. The resolution is not detected by Elementary OS properly, and this leads to the installer screen being ...
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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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Can't install Elementary OS on NVMe

I have Acer laptop with 2 drives - hdd & nvme. Elementary OS installer can see only hdd (the same situation is while running EOs from flash drive - I can see only hdd). There is no ahci swithchers ...
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How do I install with home folder on microsd card?

I have a laptop that only has a 32gb ssd. I have a 128gb microsd installed for extra storage. I'd like to have my os installed on the ssd, but my home folder and personal files stored on the microsd ...
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How to install elementary OS 5 on prepared before ext4 filesystem with additional parameters?

I have partitioned and prepared an ext4 file system with additional needed parameters. I need to install elementary OS 5 JUNO on this formatted partition. But the elementary OS installer won't let me ...
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What partitions should I create during installation with legacy bios specification?

I want to dual-boot with Windows 10 and thats why I'm going to install the os to a secondary drive. What partition should I create besides / and /home? I currently use legacy mode in the bios.
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Black screen of death after trying to run elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro which has been running Snow Leopard without a hitch for several years. I have tried previously to boot from USB on this MacBook, with no success, and I had the ...
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Installing 5.1 hangs in boot

I have a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. I tried to boot up elementary on a USB stick but it just goes blank after grub. Here are the things I tried: disabled secure boot tried nomodeset acpi=off kernel ...
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Installer not booting on my Ryzen (3 3200G) system

I was hoping the updated hardware stack was going to increase my odds of success. Aside from some network issues (detects speed and duplex wrong)and some sleep issues, the same thumb drive installed ...
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How do I get that Splash Screen for installing?

iMac Retina 5K 27" 2017 model with Big Sur OS and external drives available. I have downloaded/ verified the ISO I have used Etcher to create an installer USB and a CD. Both boot up using the ...
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Suporte para instalação de software

Olá, Utilizo o Elementary e preciso de ajuda para instalar o Forticlient VPN para acesso remoto na minha empresa.
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Bug - can’t reinstall elemetary

I need urgent help. There was a bug (I think) on my elementary os. When i tried to restar it didn't recognize any operating system. I tried to reinstall elementary from my flash drive (as i did before)...
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Tried to install elementary but installer won’t recognize hard drive

I tried to install elementary but the installer wont recognize my HDD. It says it doesn’t have enough storage which my drive does have 130gbs. When I logged into demo, gparted partition did recognize ...
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Installing Elementary OS on Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1

I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Elementary OS 5.1.3 on my Dell Inspiron 13 7391 2 in 1. I was able to run and seemingly complete the installation process from USB, however, when I attempt to run ...
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Keyboard and trackpad are not responding when booting from flash drive on my 2017 macbook

I am trying to install 5.1 on my mid 2017 macbook from a flash drive. I get to the welcome screen, but I can't do anything there, as the trackpad and keyboard are not responding. As the macbook has ...
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Install Partition screen blank after "Getting current configuration"

I am trying to install elementaryOS 6 alongside Windows 11. I have 1 SSD (with W11 installed), and 2 HDDs. I have created space on one of the HDDs to install elementaryOS onto, but after "Getting ...
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Black screen at boot of installer for MacBookPro2,2 - how to isolate point of failure?

Created a USB flash drive of Elementary OS 6 (elementaryos-6.0-stable.20211005.iso) and attempted to boot (option key at boot) into the drive on a MacBookPro2,2. It appeared to be accessing the flash ...
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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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error message when installing elementary 6

It is telling me that: Any ideas, please?
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USB Boot Issue on Razer Blade Stealth 2020

So to first give you a bit of information: This is the first time im trying to use Linux. Im using a Razer Blade Stealth 2020 with an i7-10th Gen processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650ti Super-Max-Q. I ...
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Odin installation stuck at 70%

I'm trying to install elementary OS 6 Odin, beta 2, next to Windows 10. I selected Custom installation in Czech, chose the EFI partition for /boot/efi, an empty ext4 partition for / and a swap ...
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How to safely wipe and reinstall elementaryOS on dual-boot machine

(tldr: I want to reinstall elementaryOS fresh on the same partition, without damaging my Windows partition or messing up the ability to dual-boot. What do I do?) I've damaged my elementaryOS 5.1 Hera ...
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unable to install elementary on asus x205ta

hi everyone I hope for your help. i am trying to install elementary on my asus x205ta without getting results, i follow the guide on the elementary site but i don't get any results. I also tried other ...
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Is elementary OS "ready for prime time?"

I'm considering installing eOS 5.1 (hera) on a Dell server. I don't want to go down the path of wiping everything on my disks and then discovering that there are incompatibilities. I already did ...
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Issues installing Elementary OS 6 using HP Intel Pavilon

Spec laptop Intel core I7 (hexa core) 2.6ghz Geforce GTX 1660 Ti Hp Pavilon I've been installing Elementary OS 6 using nomodeset and pci=off, It installed and then I installed the Nvidia driver or ...
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Can I install elementary os on a atom x5Z8350 and will it run well?

I have 4 gigs of ddr3 and have a 60 gig ssd. I am looking to replace windows
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Problem with starting elementary OS

I have installed elementary OS alongside Win 10 and when I try to open elementary OS I get error message "usci_acpi UBSC0000:00: PPM init failed (-110)" I don't know how I could fix it and I can't ...
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elementary OS installer crashed at choosing partition screen

I'm new to Linux and this is the first time i tried to dual-boot Linux. My laptop is Dell XPS 9360. When ever i use the usb to boot elementary OS(i tried Ubuntu too and get the same error message), i ...
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Can't boot from USB

My PC - Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM Video Card name: Radeon RX 580 Series Downloaded elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200405.iso and Rufus 3.9 ...
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Can't install Elementary os 6

I can't install Elementary os 6 in four different ways: USB: I'm booting to installation, but then I select custom install it loads and then shows white window. Grml rescue boot(I'm using Zorin os ...
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Odin Install (integrity verified) halts on a 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 (A1286) at showing screen "Could Not Install" page showing "Details"

Odin Install (integrity verified) halts on a 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 (A1286) at showing screen "Could Not Install" page showing "Details" "committ logical partitions: unable to ...
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can I run elementary os on Vaio Z1?

can I run elementary os on Vaio Z1? Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 14.1 SXGA TFT display (1400 x 1050) 512MB DDR SDRAM 60GB Hard Drive
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How to install CHIRP? Can you help? - (Elementary OS 6 Odin)

I purchased Elementary and I have a problem: The system does not allow me to install the CHIRP application (https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download) Can you help please? Thanks**
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How to uninstall elementary as i wanna sheft to windows?

I installed elementary os on my laptop, but i don't know how to uninstall it as i want to try and sheft to windows 10 due to my work depends on using Windows as an operating system. Thnx in advance.
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I installed Elementary OS but cannot find Pantheon--GNOME is installed!

This is so weird. I installed Elementary OS over a partition where Ubuntu was previously installed, but erased it when installing Elementary. The installation wizard were clearly Elementary OS, but ...
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Can't install elementary os 6 on a 4k native ssd

The installer assume sector size is 512 bytes, so EFI system partition is 300 MB / 4 and it won't let me proceed with the install.

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