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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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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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Odin installer removed the "Device for bootloader installation" option

I'm fairly new to the linux world but I've tried a few distros (ubuntu, mint, elementary os 5, zorin) to see what I like, and all the installers, when doing a custom install, had a dropdown menu for ...
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Installation issue with dual boot

I have an error when I try to dual boot Odin alongside windows 10. It says: ERROR: configuring bootloader error: command failed with exit status: exit status 1 I tried several solutions that I found ...
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Installation Steps

When booting from iso i get a login requirement how do get around this?
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What should be done with boot partition for updated installation of elementary OS Odin

I have a dual boot system with following SSD disk partition : Boot partition ( /boot/efi ) : 100 MB linux root parition ( / ) : 100 GB Windows install dir : 150 GB Windoes dir : ...
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Cannot install due to screen size

Is there a way to acces terminal in the installer so I can change the desktop interface. The screensize is too big and I can not acces the menu's or buttons.
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Can you move an existing Windows install to run as a VM under Elementary OS (i.e. Elementary becomes new Host OS)

I have a desktop PC currently running Windows 11 Beta, but previously was running Windows 10 Pro. It is not my primary PC (I have several other laptops for that), it is more my tinkering PC. I need to ...
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Virtualbox installation screen size too small

Virtualbox installation doesn't show a proper sized screen, so no controls are available to continue
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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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Install error: partition validation

I'm trying to install eOS 6.0, on an external HDD. I've created the partitions correctly, but later when it is installing it, this error shows up. This is my first OS installation proccess, so I ...
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Problem by system installation the. Graphic drivers

Dear devs of Elementary OS, I wanted to install the the new Version of Elementary on my PC (Ryzen 7 5700G + RTX 3060). By booting it shows that I has not recognize the GPU for a short sec with other ...
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Is there a mirror site for elementary os?

Is there a mirror site for elementary OS .iso image file? I tried to download elementary OS .iso installation image file but it was too slow. So I wonder if there is a mirror site near me for ...
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Installed Elementary on a second drive, but it goes to the grub command-line and won't boot

I have Windows 10 on my primary drive and was trying out a Manjaro installation on a second hard drive. Previously the Manjaro disk seemed to be handling boot duties: I saw a timed menu that allowed ...
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Odin installer goes black after 'try or install elementary'

I posted this as a bug report last week, but I'm also posting here to see if anyone has suggestions for what I can try next. Most of the posts here that describe a similar issue (with Hera, eg. 1, 2) ...
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EOS6 Odin stable does not boot after installation

So I grabbed Odin today, checked the checksum post download and used etcher to flash it on a usb drive. I booted from the flashdrive and eOS started in live mode, so far so good. I was able to click ...
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eOS 6 Odin BETA on BTRFS with @ and @home subvolumes

I am trying to install eOS 6 Odin beta on BTRFS with @ and @home subvolumes of / and /home as seen in ubuntu to be used with timeshift. So far I am able to install Odin on BTRFS, and I am able to ...
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Failed Installation of elementary oS 6

I have a Dell Inspiron 1370 2in1 w Pentium 1Tb SSD and 4GB RAM running elementary OS 5.1 for the last 2 years. Downloaded elementary OS 6, did checksum. Passed Reformatted a fresh 8Gb USB flash Drive ...
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Add USB-WLAN-Stick module during live test w/o install on HD

I have tried latest elementary OS using a live test environment without installation on harddrive. I have found that e OS comes without support for my WLAN USB-Stick, so I had to manually download ...
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hostname is not valid

I have hp prebook 4530s laptop i5 every time I try to install eos Odin it give me error saying (hostname is not valid) all other distros works fine on my laptop like ubuntu 20.04 arch based distros
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installing penetration testing tools

i'm having issues installing katoolin on my distro. is there an alternative? I want to install penetration testing tools on my distro. I'd duly appreciate any help
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Elementary OS 6.0 Stable (20210810) fails to boot, crash after logo screen

The installation process crashes after selecting installation USB from the boot menu and getting past the elementary OS logo screen by waiting the 10 seconds or pressing enter. Motherboard ...
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Will there be tablet support?

Are there any plans for tablet support? You can add swipe, long press, right mouse button, scrolling, modify the keyboard...
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Cannot install Odin because erase button is locked

Cannot install Odin because the Erase and install is locked even though I selected boot partition, root, swap & home. PS: I have hera already installed but I marked Format for root, boot & ...
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Can't install Elementary OS Odin

I'm trying to install Elementary OS 6.0, stable version 20210810, and when I try to use advanced partitioning the installer stuck. Take a long time in "Getting the current information" and ...
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Elementary OS 6 installation media fails to boot UEFI

Installation media refuses to boot in UEFI on my desktop core i7 4790 with asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER Z97 chipset motherboard bios v3503. I downloaded and checked Elementary OS 6 image several times, I ...
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elementary OS 6 Odin Beta to stable, possible?

Simple question: I am using eOS beta for weeks and am loving it. Can I do something to just upgrade to the stable eOS 6 Odin? Or do I have to format? Thanks
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Install elementary OS 6.0 in a multiboot system (UEFI mode) avoiding to install the bootloader

I am currently using a multiboot system with a disk (GPT) dedicated to several Linux distributions with Ubuntu installed in UEFI mode with GRUB and all other distributions (including elementary OS 5.1)...
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No way to select LUKS encrypted volume as /root during Odin install

On a multi-partitioned macbook SSD : no problem to decrypt the Luks volume (see image below) but no way to select the decrypted volume (here /dev/mapper/data) to mark it as /root mountpoint Thanks, ...
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Will elementary OS run on an Intel Core 2 Duo U9300?

I'm thinking about making a switch from Windows to elementary OS. Could you tell me whether my laptop's processor, an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU U9300 @ 1.20GHz would be appropriate and suitable?
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How can I get my USB WiFi Adapter working for my installation?

I am trying to install elementary OS Freya to my desktop PC at home. I have a Netgear WNDA3100v3 USB WiFi adapter that does not appear to be PNP with Freya. The apartment I live in does not have any ...
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Hera 5.1 Stable installer boots to corrupted graphics on AMD 550RX 4GB

While attempting to boot the elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200814.iso installer with an AMD Radeon 550RX with 4GB RAM I'm seeing corrupted graphics and not sure how to proceed: For what it's worth, I ran ...
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What is best procedure to move from Mac (High Sierra) to Elementary? I have some questions

Has anyone outlined steps to transition from mac to Elementary and avoid potential problems? Specific Concerns:1) Settings for email 2) retrieving specific files from external HD saved using Time ...
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Currently running Ubuntu and Windows dual boot - will installation overwrite both partitions?

I'm currently running a dual-boot system with Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I'm just wondering if the 'erase disk' option will effectively erase both operating systems.
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Toggle "show password" when choosinig password for disk encryption [closed]

I hope i'm not repeating a old question, or something already covered, but here goes! For critical passwords like this, i very much like multi word passwords. So when doing long passswords like word....
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weird colored characters while trying to boot from usb

i am trying to install 5.1.7, but after the logo shows up and i press enter, these weird symbols (pictured below) show up and i can't progress any further. anything i might be missing? i followed the ...
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Unable to Install Elementary on HP Omen 15 with AMD Ryzen 4600H

I would like to install Elementary OS on my HP Omen 15, but receive the following errors: This model has an AMD Ryzen5 4600H CPU if that helps.
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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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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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Elementary OS install doesn't show up as an option on startup

I made an install drive for Elementary OS (elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200814.iso), but when I restarted my pc, I couldn't select it as an option. I was unable to get it to show using F1 and F12 keys ...

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