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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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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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Install issue (black screen after grub splash) with elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200706 ISO

I am fairly technical and use PopOS as my daily driver, but my kid's school system is going full time remote, and I'm gonna be that dad who makes him use a linux laptop if he's gonna be stuck looking ...
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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 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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Can't install elementary OS 5.1 on Acer Predator Helios 300

Trying to install on my new laptop and I am getting the following error upon trying add a partition: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/plugins/ubi-partman.py", line 1298, ...
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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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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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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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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

I have a late 2009 Mac Book Pro that cannot perform a macOS re-install. Can I create a USB install image on a Windows 10 PC that will then boot and install elementary OS on the MacBook Pro?
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Installing Elementary OS From DVD disc. Bios doesn't see usb stick as a bootable drive. Need to make an install disc, not an install stick

Need to make an install disc, to install Elementary OS From DVD disc. Bios doesn't see usb stick as a bootable drive. Rufus only seems to make USB boot sticks. Installing Elementary OS From DVD disc
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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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How do I clone the Installation ISO onto a DVD?

I have created an ISO using Rufus for a dual boot system, where there is already a windows partition present on 50% of the drive. However I cannot figure out how to get my older (asus VU43) laptop to ...
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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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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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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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is hp envy 15 2020 model compatible with linux distros?

I would like to know whether HP Envy 15 2020 model is compatible with linux distros or not? I am going to buy one of these new products, to be more specific the HP Envy 15 ep0123tx. I have read many ...
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Live USB only displays on half the screen - installation fails

I'm trying to install elementary on a brand new HP Envy laptop, with a 10th gen Intel processor and a 1650 Ti GPU. When booting to the live USB, only half of the display renders properly. The desktop ...
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Slow boot ElementaryOS 5.1.7 after install Snapd

My boot is too slow - 1min 1.778s. Im beginner in linux and i have old PC but enough for elementary i think... I noticed that after install snapd boot is slower. Can i delete this service and how ?? ...
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I need help booting Elementary OS Hera 5.1.3

I'm having problems trying to boot to the ISO of Elementary OS from my USB. Before everything, this is the machine i'm trying to install elementary os on Mother: Gigabyte H310M H 2.0 Proccesor: ...
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Trying elementary OS without installing options get stuck in black screen dual boot Win 10

I'm trying to install elementary OS on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330S I did follow the steps for Ubuntu: Removing the fast boot option from windows 10 Disable the boot secure then when booting from the ...
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Migrating Ubuntu Mate to Elementary

I have a Dell laptop that is a few years old and I bought second hand. It was meant as a secondary computer but I am using it more and more these days and it's become my main workstation. Currently, ...
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Cannot install OS 5.1 - fails with errno 5 “Input/ouput”

I've been trying to install elementary OS 5.1 for the past couple of hours with no luck. The installer keeps failing 2/3rds of the way with the following error message: The installer encountered an ...
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How to install on Dell XPS 13 (7390) developer edition

Just got my new Dell XPS 13 (7930) developer edition with Ubuntu 18.04 preinstalled, and want to install Elementary OS 5.1. I flashed the OS onto a USB, booted into the USB and I get the following ...
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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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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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Why cant I install elementary os?

I wanted to download and install Elementary Os, so I read the instructions carefully and watched additional tutorials. So far everything has worked out great. However, when I boot the installer from ...
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I have a really old desktop with an intel pentium e2160 and 2 gb ram. Can I run elementary os on it?

Hi everyone having a look at this question. As you might have read in the title I have really old computer with an intel pentium e2160 at 1.8ghz and 2gb ram. Can I run elementary OS on it without lag. ...
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Installing Hera parallel to Win 10

Afaik, this exact issue is not answered here and I am too much of a noob to really follow this one: Installing elementary OS alongside Windows 10 So to my problem: When it comes to choose the type ...
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Can I install elementary OS 5.1 on a Razer Blade Pro 17?

I am trying to install elementary OS 5.1, but I can never go into live boot on my Razer Blade Pro 17 4k 120hz laptop. The screen just goes black and shows some tearing. I tried doing nomodeset but ...
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2010 Macbook Pro installation issues

Novice here. Trying to install Elementary OS 5.1 Hera from usb on Macbook Pro 2010. I get the normal screen showing the bootable drive after powering on and holding the option key. I get the ...
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grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/ During Installation

New Elementary OS Hera (latest stable release as of yesterday) user here but not new to Linux. Every time I attempt to install Elementary OS from having the ISO written to a Live boot USB, I get the ...
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Problems with installation (beware: noob level over 9000)

Reposting here from reddit Hi everyone, Noobity McNooberson here. So, next semester I'm supposed to start a programming class and I'm very excited for it, so I thought I would install a linux based ...
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i am unable to get past the welcome screen to install

I am booting to install using from usb and i get stuck on the welcome screen, my mouse or keyboard will not work to continue install. help.
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How to install elelmentary OS 5 on prepared before ext4 filesystem with additional parameters

I have partitioned and prepared ext4 file system with additional needed parameters. I need to install elementary Os 5 JUNO on this formatted partition. But elementary OS installer won't let me choose ...
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Can't Install Elementary 5.1

I have an HP laptop with Windows and Elementary OS Loki but when trying to install Hera it just keeps hanging in "Detecting filesystem". I had a similar issue installing Juno but only kept crashing ...
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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 can I see then on installation or install from live boot via terminal?
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How to install elementary OS 5.1 on RAID disk?

I have two 1 TB hard disk and I am planning to install elementary OS 15.1 on my system. I am planning to keep both hard disks on software RAID1. I am planning to keep a separate partition for / ...
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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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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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I'm going to Installing elementary OS on primary partition. will that effect my other partition?

I'm using windows 10 with 2 partitions. if i install eOS instead of windows will that put my other personal data partition on danger. Please answer sooner.
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Help Fixing Grub Misconfiguration

So I seem to have tied my shoes in a knot. A couple of months ago, I got another hard drive to install Elementary on. Went through that process, no problem, was still able to access Windows via grub ...
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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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Juno system-installation Acer Aspire ES1-732-P3A8

I read this : Empty /boot/efi after fresh install of Juno And was quiet confident, but, it doesn't work for me, cause I can't : Enter BIOS again and select 3 EFI files from my EMMC drive (from ...
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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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Hera is not installing with GeForce 1660 ti (unknown chipset)

Main problem: [1.200632] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown chipset (168000a1) What different between previous PC's state? Only a new video card, previous was 960 gtx, now 1660 ti (nVidia) When? 1) ...
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Unable to boot to elementary OS from USB - macOS High Sierra

Macbook Pro: Early 2011 running High Sierra 10.13.6 Trying to install: elementary OS Created bootable USB using Etcher I've tried going into recovery mode and disabling SIP from the command line. This ...

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