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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Why a whole operating system and not just a DE?

Why does elementary develop a whole operating system (OS)—i.e. a complete downloadable and installable disk image—rather than just creating a desktop environment (DE) for users to install ...
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Installing in UEFI mode

I'm having difficulties installing elementary OS Freya in UEFI mode. My BIOS supports both legacy and UEFI. With other Ubuntu distros my boot menu gives me the option to boot the live CD or usb using ...
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How do I fix having nothing but a blinking black screen after installation?

After installing elementary OS I rebooted the PC and saw blinking black screen. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F1, but it is not working. Even the flash drive with OS is not working.
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Installing on Giada MiniPC - blank desktop!

The issue is as simple as that. I tried installing elementary OS on a Virtual Machine inside my Windows 8.1 installation and went "great"(meaning there was the usual Linux/VirtualBox issues but it ...
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Unable to install elementary OS: Hardware errors [closed]

While installing elementary OS from USB, my computer shows a black screen. Could you please help me what's wrong?
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elementary OS not booting from USB

When I restart the machine and select to boot from the new USB, created with Rufus, it does nothing. It only displays "Verifying DMI Pool Data ....." The machine is an old Acer Aspire with an AMD ...
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Can't install elementary OS to SSD

elementary OS installer does find my SSD ("install alongside another OS"), but I can only install to HDD. Windows isn't installed to HDD, Microsoft is located in C:\Windows (SSD). I'm now shrinking, ...
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elementary OS Luna does not recognize my partitions during installation

I am not new to this installation and stuffs but this is the first time I have come across this problem. The below image is my partition table from Windows 8.1: But, when I install any Linux ...
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/dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present - message on boot [closed]

On boot I am getting the following message, The Disk Drive for /dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for Manual ...
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How do I install elementary OS?

I would like to see a full how-to on installing the latest stable version of elementary OS.
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Can I install elementary OS 0.4 Loki?

I see on Launchpad that there is release 0.4 Loki. Is this available for download? If so, is it the same installation (i.e. with an ISO) or is it a more technical process?
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How do I make elementary OS Freya not lead me to the Grub on boot?

I installed elementary OS Freya yesterday - replacing Ubuntu. When I boot instead of just elementary OS the PC sends me to a grub page where I have to choose between running elementary OS or "Advanced ...
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Cannot boot Freya after installing alongside Windows on UEFI

I have installed elementary OS Freya on UEFI in the same way that I installed it on legacy mode. But I can't boot to Freya and there is no Grub on start-up. I also tried to create an entry for Grub (...
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Prepare for dual-booting with Windows

I have a Lenovo Helix with Windows installed. I want to install elementary OS along side it. I have searched this subject and get different responses and to be honest I don't really understand what I'...

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