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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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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Black screen when booting to Live CD

I would like to try Elementary OS, but for some reason I can't. I created the Live CD last night and as far as I can tell the CD was created successfully. When I boot to the disk, I am soon greeted ...
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unable to find a medium containing a live file system [closed]

Trying to install from a USB live image and getting the following - [ 26.952015] ata3: COMRESET failed (erro=16) BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21-0-1unbuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a ...
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Does the installation process automatically create a new partition?

Does the installation process shown in elementary OS webpage automatically create a new partition?
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grub pc cannot be installed [duplicate]

I want to install elementary OS within VMware Workstation Pro 12. I have configured the elementary disk to be on a usb my passport drive. At the end of the installation I get the error: grub pc cannot ...
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How can I fix a secure boot failing to grub when I installed 0.3.1?

Boot into the system in UEFI mode failed.. Why does 0.3 support UEFI but 0.3.1 doesn't? Bug Reports:0.3.1 UEFI / Secure Boot support incompatibleFreya UEFI install boots to grub prompt I can't boot ...
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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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No boot device after install on HP ProBook 4540s [duplicate]

I just finished installing Freya on my HP ProBook 4540s laptop. After successful install, it prompted to remove the install USB and restart. So I did. After restarting, I get a No bootable image found,...
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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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How do I try a Live System/Live CD before installing?

Is it possibly to run it directly from a CD, without installing it completely. I really want to give it a try before installing it definitely.
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elementary OS won't boot after install [duplicate]

Just tried twice installing elementary OS via a usb stick. After install it restarts but gets back to the install prompt ie it still boots from the stick. I reboot and go to the BIOS to revert back ...
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Problems installing Freya on Mac through USB drive

Mac user here. I have two laptops, a late 2010 MacBook Air (Intel Core 2 duo) and a late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Intel i7). Having read about elementaryOS Freya, I thought I'd like to try installing it ...
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Crash when installing from usb drive

2010 iMac I'm trying to install Freya from a usb drive. I get to the menu with the initial 4 options and choose "install elementary OS". The screen clears and I see about 4 lines of terminal text. ...
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Shasum check gives long list of errors

The Installation Guide says: 64-bit Running the following command in your terminal: shasum -a 256 -c elementaryos-freya-amd64.20150411.iso should produce the output: ...
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Booting elementary OS Freya from CD

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop. How can Install elementary OS Freya from CD on Ubuntu? I tried booting, changing bios settings to boot CD first but it won't work. This is what ...
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Where can I download elementary OS Luna, now that Freya has been released? [duplicate]

Where may I download the very latest stable version of elementary OS Luna? Freya, unfortunately, is too unstable at this time. And while I write a wireless device driver for the ROG G20AJ Desktop PC, ...
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elementary OS “Suspender”

I'm new in elementary OS. Yesterday, I tried booting from pen drive and it's very nice. Unfortunately, I can't install it because my HDD stopped working. I left the laptop doing updates in the night ...
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How should I partition my drives?

I have a new PC. It has an SSD with just 128GB of space, and an internal HDD with 1TB space. I am about to install elementary OS as my primary OS and so I am wondering how I should partition the ...
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Unknown chipset error when installing

I am trying to install Elementary OS Freya but I keep running into an error. I use a USB for the installation. When the system boots I get an error stating Unknown chipset: 0x124000a1 Failed to ...
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Can't install elementary OS

My friend lent me a pen-drive, and it worked in 2 different PCs, but not in mine. Well, when I press install, it goes to a screen with the elementary logo, but it freezes there. So the error is: [ ...
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How to erase two times elementary OS from my harddisk and install elementary OS again

I'm a totally beginner, but I am facing a crazy complicate problem. The Story: I installed elementary OS next to my Windows 8 successfully on my Laptop. As a bloody beginner I did a unbelievable ...
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Freshly installed elementary OS Freya missing in boot menu

I just installed elementary OS Freya in a partition where the old elementary OS Luna used to be, but in grub I can't see the option to boot with Freya, but the old Luna one. When selecting this one ...
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How to add a package to the live CD (iso)?

I'm having trouble installing on my Surface Pro (see this question) and I suspect that it is related to this recent bug fix on LaunchPad. The Surface is a UEFI based system, which might explain why ...
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Error: invalid magic number. Unaligned pointer 0xbf4c2c08

Well, I've been trying to install elementary OS Freya 0.3, but I've been having some issues. I downloaded the 64-bit version from www.elementary.io, and used unetbootin, to make my pen-drive ...
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What are the minimum hardware requirements to run elementary OS?

I have a 2007 core-duo laptop and wanted to know the system requirements for this OS. What are the minimum requirements.
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Help installing on Surface Pro 2

I'm having trouble installing elementary OS onto my Surface Pro 2. elementary OS works fine when in live mode - except that Wi-Fi doesn't work (driver issue, I guess?). When I try a proper install, ...
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FX5200 black windows

I can boot from the installation image into elementary OS Freya or Luna, but all window appear as a black boxes to me, I cannot see any content. It's dell laptop, Pentium 4 mobile. 2GB of RAM and ...
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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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Problem with Nouveau, cant install

First, here are my PC specs: Intel i5 4590 Nvidia gtx 960 Z97 Anniversary Edition LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard 1 TB hard drive 8 GB RAM etc.... Heres my problem. I am trying to boot from a live ...
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Black Screen after GRUB (Windows 8.1 dualboot)

Good night, people. Yesterday I was messing around to install elementary OS Freya and dualbooting with Windows 8.1. Before installing elementary OS I had Ubuntu 14.04 and W8.1 side by side perfectly, ...
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Stuck on splash screen at boot on Acer Aspire E15

I just installed Freya alongside Windows 8.1 on a new Acer Aspire E15 (specs below): Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz Processor (1 MB Cache) 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM The install went fine. When I reboot and ...
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MacbookPro5,3 (mid-2009) won't boot elementary OS

I have a MacbookPro5,3 (C2D 2.66, 64 bits EFI, 8GB RAM, nVidia 9400m & 9600m GT) and I am unable to boot into elementary OS. I have tried both with Apple's boot manager and rEFInd to no avail. I ...
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elementary OS Freya USB full install

I'm trying to do a full install of elementary OS Freya on a USB 2 drive to create a portable OS. I want the full install so that I can do full upgrades. I've created something similar with Ubuntu ...
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Problems installing Freya on Acer Aspire 9412SMi

I've been using elementary OS Luna 32bit for a year in my Acer Aspire 9412WSMi, no problem. I can install it at any time. But I cannot install Freya 32bit. I've used both bootable DVD disks and USB ...
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Any problems installing elementary OS Freya on an Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C4T3?

I'd like to install elementary OS Freya on a light-weight, low-end laptop. I'm thinking of buying the Acer Chromebook 15 CBS-571-C4T3 and completely replacing Chrome OS with elementary OS Freya - ...
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Is there a netboot install for elementary?

I'm trying to install elementary OS over PXE and I'm following this and this tutorial. But I had a problem with the netboot folder: I didn't find one for elementary OS. Can I find or do I have to make ...
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Help Installing elementary in dual boot on secondary hard drive that has stuff on it

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install elementary OS Freya on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary disk is being ...
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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 (...