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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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Black screen after installation on iMac

I am trying to install the latest version (5.0) on my late 2009 27“ iMac. It has a 2.66 i5 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU. To get my USB stick to boot I have to replace "no splash" with "...
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How can I install Elementary OS with enough swap space to hibernate?

I just got a recent Dell XPS 13 laptop. I'd like to install a Linux distro, but I have a requirement that I need hibernate to work. I've read that I need the swap partition to be at least 2x the size ...
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Can't install elementary due to GPT HDD

Recently someone asked me to install elementary OS on their laptop, because they would like to get into Linux. I myself use Ubuntu and never had any problems installing it on my laptop/computer but ...
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Is it possible to turn Ubuntu to elementary OS? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18 installed in my computer. I want to installed elementary OS. I kind started liking it. But I have so many apps installed in the Ubuntu installation and I don't want to lose those. So ...
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System broken due to faulty upgrade

I had elementary OS Freya installed on my computer. Knowing that there's no official way to upgrade to Loki from Freya I decided upgrade it manually this answer. I don't blame the answer posted in ...
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Juno system-installation Acer Aspire ES1-732-P3A8

I read this : Empty /boot/efi after fresh install of Juno And was quiet confident, but, it doesn't work for me, cause I can't : Enter BIOS again and select 3 EFI files from my EMMC drive (from ...
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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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elementary OS Juno installer crashed

When trying to install the elementary OS 5.0 on system fails - the installer crashed even before starting to copy files. The bootable usb was created with dd if=</path/to/eOS.iso> of=</path/...
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Installing elementary OS onto a System76 Onyx Laptop

I am having trouble installing elementary OS 5, the latest stable ISO from the website onto my Onyx Laptop (Core i7, GTX-1070, 4K screen). I can boot to the OS on the thumb drive (the test drive ...
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Can't install on my laptop

I have an existing Windows 10 installation and a free partition with 600 GB in which I would like to install Elementary. I have created a USB ISO for Elemetary OS Juno. I firstly used Rufus, but I ...
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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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Cannot install angular on elementary os!

After npm install -g @angular/cli this is what I recive: npm WARN optional Skipping failed optional dependency /@angular/cli/chokidar/fsevents: npm WARN notsup Not compatible with your operating ...
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stuck at glowing boot logo during first installation [closed]

I am new to the Linux world so please bear with me if I don't know anything common. That being said I tried to install elementary OS Juno releas-juno yesterday and when I booted from my flash drive ...
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Install elementary OS 5.0 Juno on my elementary OS 0.4 Loki [duplicate]

I paid and then downloaded release-juno to my laptop that is running release-loki. However I can't seem to install the ISO file. Can someone tell me how to either burn the ISO file to DVD or CD on my ...
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Juno 5.0 install / Try it option freezes with boot errors on dell i3180

I bought a new Dell at bestbuy with the reason on learning/using Linux and found that when I boot to the USB and Try the OS is works for a few seconds and freezes the computer. I tried to install and ...
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How to update from elementary OS loki to juno? [duplicate]

I installed elementary 0.4.1 and update it. But doesn't update to elementary 5.0 Juno. please tell me how can i update to Juno. i want Juno no matter what.......... Please Help me . I ...
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Installing Elementary OS in Parallels gives blank screen

I am trying to install eOS under Parallels Desktop 14 on a late 2014 iMac running High Sierra (10.12). The Mac and Parallels are up to date. While installing under Parallels, I create a custom config ...
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First install on a MacBook Air: black screen

This is my first attempt at Elementary. I’ve managed to install it to the drive of my aging MacBook Air but the boot sequence ends in a black screen with 4 small icons in the upper right of the screen:...
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Installing Juno corrupted the BIOS, Cannot save changes in BIOS

BIOS: Aptio flashed with the latest update. Laptop: Dell 3179 So I installed ElementaryOS on my laptop in UEFI mode and the installer gave me an error about grub not being able to install, So i ...
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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 installing elementary OS Juno going to wipe data on other drives?

I have a pc with three logical partitions. I have windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 installed on two of them. I am planning on wiping the Ubuntu partition to install elementary OS Juno to try it out, is it ...
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Moving from Pop!_OS to Juno

Currently I have Pop!_OS installed on my Dell XPS 15 but I am planning to eOS next week. The good thing is that I already created a separate /home partition. Can I just erase the system partition (...
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When I install elementary OS, I always fail

Every time I install it with USB, I always get stuck in the logo interface. What should I do? My computer is dual video card, I don't know if there is any impact
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Quick info (for peace of mind)

I'm pretty sure if I shrink my HDD to leave some unallocated free space and then try to install ElementaryOS alongside my W10, it will just use that free space, and create everything it needs from ...
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completing the installation process

I am trying to create a duel-boot Apple iMac, using Mac OS on the internal drive and Elementary on an external drive. I've gotten a bootable version on a USB thumb drive and explored the Live View, ...
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Other than speed (I'm assuming)- what am I losing if I install Elementary OS on HDD?

I ask only because I don't have a spare SSD and don't want to dual-boot.
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What is the current kernel version of elementary OS?

I have AMD Ryzen 2200g APU and people said that it was unstable before 4.15 update and 4.17 update kinda has all issues fixed. So what is current kernel version installed on elementary os?
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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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Upgraded Nvidia and now have blank screen

I recently installed elementary on my laptop, but the screen kept flickering. I followed the instructions on this post https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061180, but when I restarted my ...
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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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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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Black flickering login screen after update

After updating nVidia: Instead of graphic splash screen with elementary logo, system boots in a verbose text mood At the end, when XWindows starts, the screen just flickers I cannot even open a non ...
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Installing from an AMD onto Intel chip

I am just starting out with Elementary OS and Linux as a whole. I created a copy of Elementary OS yesterday on a desktop with an AMD APU. I plan to install it onto my old laptop with an Intel APU. ...
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Updating Repositories

I keep getting this message everytime I install apps or after running sudo apt update Doesn't seem to prevent me installing if I ignore. Sudo apt-get autoremove doesn't fix this. Thanks in advance
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First boot failing with "Can't find /root in /etc/fstab"

I can't make elementary OS boot after a fresh install. I tried to reinstall it 3 times but always end up with the same error. The only thing I can think of is faulty new SDD which hasn't been tested ...
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Display corruption at system installation

On my old Compaq Presario F700 (NVidia GeForce 7000/610M C67), display is corrupted from start. That means, resolution isn't a standard VGA one, as other distros allow installation. How could I ...
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How to unlock a disk during installation?

I'm installing elementary OS for the first time. I'm using a MacBook 2008 unibody which had El Capitan as the OS. Installation was proceeding satisfactorily until I got this message: "Please unlock ...
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After paying I can't download anything [duplicate]

After paying I can't download anything. Why's that?
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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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elementary install freezing

I am trying to install elementary OS as a dual boot on my new XPS and keep getting a frozen screen on the logo. I escaped the graphical view to look into the terminal and saw a large number of what ...
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Not able to read or write in my HDD

I've installed element OS on my SSD(120GB) and now I'm not able store data in hard drive(1TB) If tried to mount was getting this error. Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/kamalnrf/LENOVO: Command-...
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Remove elementary OS and install Ubuntu

My laptop came with elementary OS, but it doesn't work well. Touchpad inoperational. Wifi intermittent. Difficult to download apps. The BIOS won't let me change boot order. How can I remove ...
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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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My PC only suspends and hibernate when I enter a terminal

I installed Elementary OS with the newest version and something is wrong with it. I can't suspend my computer and I dont know why.. I can only suspend it if I open a terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 and ...
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Will elementary OS install fine on the HP Elite X2 1012 G2 tablet?

Just wondering if elementary OS will install just fine and work with the keyboard and touchpad. Touchscreen support and active stylus support is of course a bonus but not strictly necessary.
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Installation stuck after selecting a partition as an ext4 "\" mountpoint

Everything works fine until the partitioning screen Selecting custom installation After selecting my sda3 partition (ex Kubuntu) as root mountpoint I get this prompt Selecting sda3 partition Setting ...
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Cannot install or try live elementary OS

Booted up nicely, I first choose install. The e logo appeared and then this error message came. The same error message happens when I choose boot without installing. What could be wrong ? System: -GA-...
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Multiple tries of installing elementary fail

I have been trying to install elementary both from a DVD and USB on multiple occasions. I chose to boot from USB or DVD it takes me to the main screen, I chose install, then it starts loading A ...
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Donating by paypal is hard to find [closed]

after trying to install and working with EOS on my Notebook i want to donate this realy great OS !!! It works so good and look so nice !!! The only thing which doesn't work is the dual boot with ...
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