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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which version of elementary OS can I install?

I have an older Sony PC with the following hardware: Intel Core2Duo E7200 CPU 2GB RAM 320GB HDD Which version of elementary OS will work well on this computer?
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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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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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How can I upgrade my dual boot to a full installation with drive encryption?

I have been using elementaryOS with dual boot for quite some time. I first installed eOS as dual boot next to my Windows installation in order to test things and not delete my Windows installation. ...
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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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Can't install Elementary OS on NVMe

I have Acer laptop with 2 drives - hdd & nvme. Elementary OS installer can see only hdd (the same situation is while running EOs from flash drive - I can see only hdd). There is no ahci swithchers ...
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Black screen of death after trying to run elementary OS on 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro which has been running Snow Leopard without a hitch for several years. I have tried previously to boot from USB on this MacBook, with no success, and I had the ...
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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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Installer not booting on my Ryzen (3 3200G) system

I was hoping the updated hardware stack was going to increase my odds of success. Aside from some network issues (detects speed and duplex wrong)and some sleep issues, the same thumb drive installed ...
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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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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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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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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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Elementary is 5.1 installation

I’m installing latest elementary OS 5.1 from USB on Linux x230 mSata. I pulled windows drive out so it’s the mSata is the only drove in. I loaded up and it’s stuck on “a start job is running for Hold ...
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I'm trying to install elementary os but when trying to boot from the live usb which works on my Windows desktop I get this error, please someone help?

As you can see from the picture, I get this error, I've tried changing boot type to either ufi or legacy and get the same error. I have a desktop with Windows 10 on I can boot from the boot USB no ...
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clean install on system with 2 hard drives

I have a laptop with 2 hard drives 1 is an m.2 SSD 250gb and a 1 TB hard drive I would like to know how to configure this system so that my SSD has the os but the 1tb hard drive handles storage thanks ...
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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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Installing elementary OS as third dist for testing

First post here so HI THERE! I'm really interested in eOS, especially after the liveusb test and want to install it now for long term testing. I bother about my other installed distros because I ...
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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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Blank screen after "Try Elementary" button clicked

I'm thinking of trying elementaryOS on my laptop. (Dell Inspiron with Intel i5 & Nvidia) I have created a live disk with a USB drive and Rufus. When I boot up my laptop, I chose to boot through ...
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elementaryOS on Macbook Air 1.1 (a1237)

Decided to install Linux, because last supported os is Lion 10.7.5, and now in 2020 I’m out of working browsers. So the question is - Is it possible to install elementary on my old Macbook Air? I ...
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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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Using HDD as steam backup

I just became a linux user for a about a 4 weeks now I started with POP OS but didn't really like it. until I installed elementary OS pretty much like how it looks! and enjoying it atm, but! when I ...
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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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Does anyone know how to downgrade elementary Hera back to Juno?

Hera has a lot of bugs from what I can see, so I just wanna go back to Juno. Does anyone know how to do this? Reasons to rollback: Menu bar is missing in most apps when they are in full screen mode. ...
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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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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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Is my pc competible with Elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have HP 15-db0058nt notebook which has Ryzen 3 2200u with Vega 3 GPU. 12 Gigs of ram installed and has stock 128 GB ssd. Can i use Elementary OS without any issues?
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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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How to install version 5.1 on Windows 10 VirtualBox

I am getting stuck on the screen where you tell Elementary that you want to install updates and third party software. I've tried with none of the options on the screen chosen, and it still gets stuck. ...
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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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Laptop not turning off

As the title says, when trying to turn off my laptop with eOS 5.1 running, it just freezes and turns off only after the battery is completely worn-out (laptop was very hot when this happened, don't ...
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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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No recognition of drives while installing OS!

I tried installing elementary OS along with Windows 10 in separate disc in Acer Aspire 5s. But during boot, it asks to install or try. Clicked on install and after choosing language it shows your ...
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