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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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elementary os 6.0

I have two installation running VMWare Fusion stuck at "Extraction Files (1%)" 30 minutes VirtualBox stuck at "Online account" - Installation does not start automatically, has to ...
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Problem after last actualiation

After the last updates available by the system in the application center, I think he formatted it on my computer. When I accessed it again, he sent this message that follows in the image. However, ...
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Elementary OS 6 Beta gets stuck on detecting current disk configuration

I am trying to install Elementary OS 6 beta on a 2015 HP Pavillion 15" laptop alongside Windows and Manjaro. (The storage device is a 1tb WD hard drive) However, every time I get to selecting the ...
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Installing v6 Odin beta together with existing Manjaro and Windows partitions . Setup of EFI boot partition

Trying new Odin beta ask for an EFI partition, how should I set up it? I want to keep my Manjaro & Windows boot options alive, too.
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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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External SSD doesn't show up in installer

I just bought this Asus Vivobook laptop, it only has 1 SSD slot, my plan is to install eOS into my external SSD making it portable, i've seen guides on youtube that it's possible, but the problem is ...
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Download elementary os with different kernel version

Is there any way to download elementary os with a new kernel version, let's say 5.8 or higher version since my laptop has an issue with older than 5.6 kernel version
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How do I execute a clean reinstall or factory reset of elementary OS?

I dual-booted my Windows laptop to elementary OS a while ago and made a mess of things with settings and software. I want to start over with a clean install. I do not have any files or data I need to ...
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How do I install on a seperate drive?

I have multiple drives, Windows is my main one. I got an SSD just for elementaryOS, but I see no option to choose which drive to install it on. I'm using a USB Drive to install it. Is the only option ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cant install, stuck in logo . How can I instal elementary?

I create with Rufus iso in a pendrive. I restart and boot from pendrive, appears the logo, and freeze there 30 minutes.. whats the problem?
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Minimum HARDWARE requirements for ODIN?

I have a old 32bit-UEFI miniPC with ATOM CPU. It has 2GB RAM, 30GB eMMC and 4x1440MHz CPU. https://youtu.be/oizxGhz1DXU https://www.amazon.de/Mini-PC-lautlose-Silent-PC-Bluetooth/dp/B01EYN55JO The ...
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'Kickstart'-style automated installation for Elementary

I'm toying with using kickstart config files to do automated installations for both Fedora & Ubuntu, and using post-installation commands to run Ansible configs to produce fully provisioned ...
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Can't Install Elementary OS Hera on Dell Precision 3541

Dell Precision 3541 machine came with Ubuntu preloaded. Can not get Elementary OS to boot in UEFI mode. Looks like it loading from USB. Elementary OS logo pops up and says "Try or install elementary ...
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Installing Elementary OS

I'm installing Elementary OS on my laptop, I' used a USB with de iOS (I made it with RUFUS on Windows), however it is taking a lot of time. It began last night and it doesn't finish, it takes about 8 ...
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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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Cannot install Elementary OS

Hello i made a usb stick for install elementary os but i got an error in installation. Error is : mount: mounting dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed such as no file or directory
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Elementary Os Secure Boot Failure after install

I tried install Elementary Os 5.1.6 Hera but after enroll the mok key and reboot... The system says Verification Failure and only disabling secure boot i can boot... Is there any way to install it ...
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How long should itl take to install elementary OS?

Firstly I don't know so much about PCs and OSs. I have HP Envy with windows 10, but I want to replace it with elementary OS. I followed their instructions on the website, I selected Install ...
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How do I install Elementary OS in my SSD and use my HDD ase the home folder to store all other files like documents, media and games?

I've read a lot of articles and watched videos, it is still not clear to me. Kindly provide some simple instructions and steps that I can directly follow.
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Installing elementary OS on Thinkpad X1C7 - has anyone done this? & did you have wifi problems?

I'm a noob and apologies if this a v basic question. I'm trying to install this on my new Thinkpad X1 C7, but when trying latest version on live, everything seems to be working okay except wifi is not ...
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Terminal password

What is the password for OS 4.1 Loki operating system, terminal application ? While attempting to update or upgrade to a newer OS terminal requires a password. How do I locate it ?
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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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Genuine elementary OS installation

I'm installing elementary OS. It asked me for a product key and said there must be some Certificate of Authenticity on it, like this: I have tried visiting URL on this image, but it is replaced with ...
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Elementary OS installation

I am trying to install elementary OS in my windows 10 laptop but all I am seeing is that screen for about an hour.
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Computer shuts down when trying to boot into eOS

I just bought a new Metabox laptop with no pre-installed OS. I downloaded eOS v5.1.5 and installed it on the laptop with no issues. However, when I booted the laptop for the first time after ...
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ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error When Installing Juno

I recently tried to install Elementary OS Juno onto my computer, and kept getting this error, ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error during the installation. It says along with the error popup that it could be ...
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Errno 5 input/output error // tried probably everything

I wanted to install elementary OS Hera, but failed numerous times. I get the "errno 5 input/output" error during installation. I searched through forums and what not and tried everything they ...
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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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Problem installing

So first time I try to install Eos it always fails to grub, then I wipe the disk and install it again (doing that first time went okay) but I could not chose windows from grub, that left me with ...
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New install of Elementary OS - Failed to Fetch Updates

This may have been caused by external, manually added software repositories or a corrupted sources file. I see this question has been asked a few times - I mean no disrespect - just wondering what ...
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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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Help to create partition

So when I create a new partition, I have 2 questions: 1. What file system do I use? 2. What mount point should I select? I have already created a partition on my mac, but it doesn't show up on the ...
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Resize elementary OS partition to full disk partition

I've installed elementary OS 5.0 to a /dev/sda3 partition alongside two NTFS /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 partitions, whose mount point is set before. Now, I'd want to delete the first two NTFS partitions ...
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically ... any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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Failed to instal OS because plymouth connection refused

I am installing the OS on my old laptop for the first time. However, I keep getting stuck on the 'e' logo. Then I edited and deleted "quiet splash", and I was able to see that I am stucking on ...
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Can i reset my whole operating system i mean can factory reset the data on my OS ??

my hard drive is suddenly filled up and that's 80GB ?! and all i have is few doc files and few snaps installed thats's it ? i tried to install a snap earlier this day and that was not successful so i ...
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How to import / transfer system settings?

I installed elementary on a spare partition to test it. now I'm ready to replace my main linux installation with elementary, doing a clean new install. how would I go about transferring my system ...
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Bootable USB won't boot

I'm very excited about getting Juno installed, but unfortunately, after creating a bootable USB-drive with unetbootin and booting the drive, I stare at nothing but a black screen. It doesn't matter ...
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Will elementary OS erase macOS recovery?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS Mojave (10.14.6). I want to try elementary OS but I wanted to make sure if for some reason I wanted to switch back to macOS I would be able to do so through the ...
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Hash next to "SHA265" doesn't match up

I'm trying to install Elementary OS for the first time, and I'm having trouble. The installation guide says that the hash next to "SHA265" in Rufus should match with the hash shown in the guide, but ...
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sha256sum elementaryos-5.1-stable.20200204.iso correct? [duplicate]

I downloaded the image just for a testing purpose and was wondering, if the mentioned sha256sum cd66c32d53eab6f789b8e69e499305b7af0c9b3083ed54d50b111136d2795ea1 on your installation page is correct? I ...
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Unable to install / blank screen

Been trying to install 5.1 on dual boot with windows 10. Created a bootable usb and it goes on right onto try or install elementary OS. I press enter and then nothing - screen stays black / blank ...
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On the install screen, it says “Started Run anacron jobs”

I’ve left the elementary OS on the install screen for 18> hours now and it’s still stuck on the update-grub phase of the install. Did I do something wrong? I just purchased the download and I thought ...

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