Is the “bootable flag” needed in today’s distributions? If not, then why is it still in the installers? What is it exactly?
I’ve been using Linux (Ubuntu) for a couple of months now, and I want to try Debian to see how different it is.
I’m installing Debian from a USB drive onto my laptop, and it’s asking me for the following firmware file:
Installing a new system using a GPT partitioned disk dedicated to a single partition, ext4 formatted, extlinux (version 4.05) as bootloader, Ubuntu Core version 13.10 amd64 as rootfs, and Ubuntu linux-image-3.11.0-18-generic as kernel, and extlinux-update to generate bootloader configuration.
I am installing an SSD and would like to put
/ on the SSD and
/tmp on the HDD. My current distro is Kubuntu but I would not mind trying another distro if this procedure can be accomplished easier there. I have installed many different Linux OSes on multiple partitions, however I know of no installer that lets one mount multiple directories on a single partition. I would rather not use three separate partitions as particularly
/tmp are prone to large changes in size and it is not practical to allot each of them some arbitrary maximum.
Can someone tell me the difference between a Desktop Install, a Basic Server install, and a Minimal Install? During installation, it doesn’t give a description and I can’t find documentation on it either.
I am running Windows 10 and am starting to learn how to boot from USB devices.
I know that I can create/burn bootable CD/DVD or live USB and can boot/install from it. But suppose I am currently running GNU/Linux and I’ve ISO file of another GNU/Linux that I want to install on my hard disk, then Can I directly boot from ISO from hard disk and try/install that GNU/Linux operating system?
I’m trying to install 64-bit Debian stable on a Lenovo Thinkpad. When I get to the installation step that installs the bootloader, I get this message:
I’ve been trying to install archlinux on xps one.
the screen doesn’t work because it has intel g45/g43 express chipset.
I had to use
nomodeset option as mentioned in the installation guide.
Arch somewhat booted but i get an error: