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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Empty desktop after login

It's pretty self-explanatory, I have installed elementary alongside windows 10 on my Asus Zenbook ux580ge and after logging in I get an empty desktop with just the background image and the cursor (...
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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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Touchpad not working on Dell 13-7352

I just did a fresh install of Elementary OS on a Dell 13-7352. During installation the trackpad was working, but afterwards it stopped. I have tried this: sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-...
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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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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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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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Will/Can elementaryOS support ARM?

I have been looking into some ultra-portable GNU/Linux laptops for some of my younger family members. However, I do not yet believe I can recommend these to them if they cannot run elementary OS. ...
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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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Bootloop at login screen of newly installed elementary OS

I installed the elementary OS Juno but at the time of starting the system it is looped in the login screen. Processor Atom x5 z8350 How to fix this loop?
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I can run elementary on my USB and install on my hard drive but cannot run it from my hard drive

I have installed elementary from USB onto an erased disk. While I can run from the USB and also apparently install it from there it will not load up if I remove the USB. I have a Sony Vaio dual core ...
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Error after installing the system

I had hdd(empty disk) and ssd (with windows 10). After installation, for entry the system elementary OS my PC must be rebooted. And an error occurs(attached photo). Installation options: on a free ...
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cannot install elementary os on ubuntu

I tried to install elementary os from a live USB with unetbootin on Ubuntu, following the instructions on the EOS site. I chose the option to install alongside Ubuntu and created a new 200GB ...
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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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Messed up my first install, any tips for the next try?

I have just tried to install elementary as a dual boot alongside windows 10 on my new XPS 15 and it was a bit of a train crash. After some issues with Dell specifically, see here - elementary install ...
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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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installing elementaryOS on Snow Leopard: best alternative for Etcher

the title pretty much says it all, I'd like to know the safest alternative to etcher for this installation process on Snow Leopard. Elementary os guide says one should use etcher but etcher needs os x ...
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Has elementary OS team considered creating elementary OS to be a rolling Distribution?

Has elementary OS team considered creating elementary OS to be a rolling Distribution? Just a thought as I think it's better than reinstalling elementary OS when Loki is updated to a new version.
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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 can I solve the blank screen after installing Elementary OS Loki 4

I installed elementary Loki as a fresh install on a new hard-drive. (Note I had it on my old drive.) The install goes perfectly but after installing any software or updating the system when I restart ...
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Can elementary Loki be added to MS Active Directory?

Can elementary Loki be added to MS Active Directory using something like Centrify?
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Help, have i bricked my Seagate 1TB SSHD?

I've been a Windoze user for years but i've been getting increasingly annoyed with the bloat, especially after the recent free Windows 10 upgrade. So i thought it was time to choose an alternative ...
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I want to export my music library from Noise

I'm getting a new computer that I'm planning on putting elementary on. I would like to export my Music (Noise) library to the new computer and keep it organized just as it is. Here's the issue: I ...
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Can't start the OS because of video problems

I have a Windows 10 computer, I've created a 100 GB partition to install Elementary OS, I've used Rufus to create a bootable USB device. The installing process is perfect, I have no problem, it runs ...
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Problem with installation

I have problem with a installation elementary OS. When I choose a installation of the main first I see a message ACPI PPC Probe failed after this I see that . I tried nomodeset. How can I ...
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Grub problem - elementary OS installed alongside Windows 8.1 - unable to boot linux

this is a log from boot-repair: http://paste2.org/GcL2vLU6 I've installed elementary OS on /sdb. /sda is a SSD with Win 8.1 on it. Didn't have spare space on /sda so I've put boot info on /sdb. ...
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Advice on running Freya on Chrome book - not booting from hard disc

The story so far... Have an Acer Chromebook 15, entered Dev Mode and have been playing with booting Elementary from a memory stick - decided to install on the hard disc. Downloaded the latest .iso (...
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latest downloaded ISO file cant install bootloader on to flashdrive

Please help me!!! Installation commenced fine at the beginning but stuck at during installing grub or bootloader? How to fix this prob to install Elementary OS on to a flash drive?
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Just Stuck in Install “Detecting file systems…”

I am just installing elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 and I'm stuck in progress of installation "detecting file system": There's no progress, just stuck in there? I appreciate any answer to it.
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elementary OS doesn't detect my partitions

READ THIS FIRST : Elementary OS Setup doesn't detect my partitions I am author of this, don't mark as duplicate, because i didn't registered there, and deleted all cookies so i was must to question ...
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Can't umount /cdrom

During instalation, right after partitioning, the process is stopped and I get the message: "can't umount /cdrom" From searching the web I noticed this is an old bug from Ubuntu installer, but all ...
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Install elementary OS on ASUS T100TA

I have a tablet with keyboard (2 in 1) Asus T100TA with 32 GB SSD and 32 GB SD card, actually with Windows 10. But I would like install and use elementary OS, but flash disk and DVD not booting. ...
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Installation problems

I passed elementary OS into a 128gb flash as instructed. However, when I boot from the flash, I can't install the elementary OS. Most times I see the e logo and then a black screen with no windows or ...
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Installation stuck on logo

I've been trying to install elementary on an old computer but it seems to be stuck on the logo. I'm booting the installation from a USB. The hard drive was previously formatted, so no existing ...
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Can I use elementary OS on a server?

Suppose we want to use a Tower Server as a Workstation. The Tower Server would have server motherboard, 16-cores, 200+ GB RAM, etc. (1) I really like the look and feel of elementary OS, can I get ...
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Problem installing Elementary os on a dual boot windows 7 configuration

After completing the installation process, when I boot I am getting the following message: The Disk Drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S ...
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Install on HP Spectre x360

Has anyone had success installing elementary OS Freya on the HP Spectre X360? Having issues with WiFi, sound, touchscreen, etc. Newbie to this, so need some help.
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Simple install on Asus X205TA (over known good / patched Ubuntu?)

I ordered an Asus X205TA because it's known to have good support for Ubuntu. Someone made an ISO and lists the instructions, including some patches for basic functionality: https://github.com/lopaka/...
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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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unable to uninstall steam?

I uninstall steam from the app center but still.. 1st image is of app center, 2nd imager is of the application menu
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Grub Problem after installing Elementary OS 5.1

I install Elementary Os 5.1 in HP pavilion notebook. after installing HP Notebook enter grub rescue mode and does not find "error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found"
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I INSTALLED THE OS BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO CHANGE FROM WINDOWS TO ELEMENTARY

I installed elementary os, but I don't know how to go from windows to elementary, and in the list of systems it doesn't appear
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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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Hera freezes during first install on “updates and other software”

So I tried to install elementary OS 5.1 and it always freezes on updates and software. I have to restart it every time. Annoying. Okay I got it but now it freezes on grub install -.-
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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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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'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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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 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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Can not install hera on Dell Inspiron 3782

I am trying to install eOS 5.1 on my Dell Inspiron 3782. I could create the USB drive on the very same laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 pre installed, I could boot with USB but All I see is the desktop ...
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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.