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CentOS6.4 Installation - USB flash not showing up in the “What type of media contains the installation image?” step

I'm currently trying to get CentOS 6.4 installed. Instead of downloading the dvd I downloaded the the minimal.iso file and used a programme called unetbootin to create a bootable usb flash that I ...
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Why do I get the error 'bash: ./install.sh: No such file or directory' when installing driver for printer openSUSE

I am attempting to install a cannon mx340 driver on my machine which runs openSUSE 13.1. When I tried to configure my printer, the driver was not found. I went to the cannon website, found my ...
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chrubuntu on samsung 303c12

I try to install chrubuntu on my samsung 303c12 chromebook but I can get in graphical interface. When I type startx I get command not found. I struggle with this for hours I went through of all ...
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Installing Win7 over PXE through Serva fails - FAILED/ABORT

I am trying to install Windows 7 over PXE with Serva on my new gaming build. Once I get past the installation menu another window pops up reading "loading network resources". After a couple of seconds ...
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Bootable hard drive to install Windows XP?

What to write onto hard drive, so that it will be bootable and it will be possible to install operating system (like Windwos XP) from it onto itself? I have old notebook with broken CD-ROM and which ...
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Why does my Windows 8.1 store upgrade installation still ask for a product key?

In the Windows 8 store, I saw a link saying "Update to Windows 8.1 for free". So I clicked on it, and it downloaded, and the installation began. But after that, it was asking me for a product key, ...
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Install Linux (Mint 16) on drive from temporary second drive

I have an unused hard disk onto which I want to install Linux Mint. I do not own a DVD-drive, but a working drive with a Linux Mint installation. I would like to temporary boot this second drive, ...
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Python how to install the itertools module on Debian

I am new to Python. I wanted to try out the itertools package from Python. But I got the error: NameError: global name 'itertools' is not defined How to resolve this error? Do I need to install this ...
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is automatic unchecking of 'optional installs' possible?

Nowadays there is a hideous 'marketing' technique that seems to be used often when installing (mostly free) software: Either in the installer, or sometimes on the webpage you download the installer ...
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Trying to install SQLExpress tools goes nuts, attempts to install Ati Radeon driver

This applies to all of the downloads with tools, the database itself isn't the problem. Attempting to follow what's going on I find it unpacking itself into a directory on the drive with the most ...
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Windows 7 install: “No drives were found”

I noticed this question is already on here but it does not address the specific circumstances I am in and thus the solutions there are not really helpful here. I have several hard drives connected to ...
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Create Windows 7 installation medium?

Using tools such as slipstreamer.exe, it is possible to create a pristine install disk from an existing Windows XP installation. Is something similar possible with Windows 7? Background: I want to ...
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Windows 8 OEM: How to do a fresh install onto a smaller drive [duplicate]

I want to upgrade the 500GB HDD that came with my Dell Laptop to a 120GB SSD. Windows 8 came pre-loaded (OEM, no sticker). Here's what I've tried so far: Attempt #1: Create a restore disk using the ...
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Why is my WIndows 8 installation stuck in a loop?

On my computer build, I'm trying to install a OEM WIndows 8 (Not blue: I'm going to upgrade...). When I first started the installation, I did the normal language options, hit install, entered my ...
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MySQLInstallerConsole correct command line arguments?

I have tried: MySQLInstallerConsole.exe --action=install --product=mysql-5.5-win32 --configure=mysql-5.5-win32:passwd=apassword --type=server And I get the following error: Error: Found 3 ...
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How can I install Google Chrome on my Windows XP computer? [duplicate]

I can download Google Chrome from web page, but I can't install it. Every time it shows the message "please wait , installation in running". After this message I can't do anything on the Internet ...
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Can I borrow others' Windows installation CD to install it on my laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is T400 coming with 32-bit Windows 7 Home edition. Since T400 CPU is 64-bit, I am considering to install 64-bit Windows instead, probably Windows 7 or 8 Home or Professional or Ultimate. I ...
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How to install eclipse 4.3.1 on a gentoo linux system?

Currently there is no ebuild for eclipse standard 4.3.1 so the installation has to be done manually. How is a clean installation of eclipse on a gentoo system possible? Is it sufficient to extract ...
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Installing windowsXP or 7 from another partition, not a cd

I have both a copy of windows XP and windows7 pro available. I want to install either on a computer (prefer XP) But i don't have any CDROM drive at hand. I have another on another computer but it is ...
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MySQL server 5.5 on CentOS 6.5 error: “mysqld: unrecognized service”

I am using CentOS 6.5. I installed MySQL Server 5.5 from a .rpm package (downloaded from the official MySQL site) using the default .rpm installer. I also installed MySQL Client package the same way. ...
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Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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How to stop previous installation of the program in Windows 8?

First days with Windows 8. I have custom keyboard layout setup program. I tried to run it, but Windows prevented the launch due to security issues. I tried again, and I forced install -- however ...
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Synaptics - Windows 8.1, updating Synaptics failed

On Windows 8.1, I tried to install the latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver v17.0.19 and it failed for some unknown reasons. Turns out it's problem with Synaptics, not Windows. Synaptics did not "Sign" ...
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Windows install deleted all partitions and can't install windows

I tried to install Windows XP on an old acer laptop. I deleted all partitions and ended up with one unallocated space. I pressed Enter to install XP in the unallocated space. It was examining this ...
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Workaround for iPhone error: This App Requires iOS 7.0 or Later [closed]

Anyone been able to install apps that are no longer supported? Error: This application requires iOS 7.0 or later. You must update to iOS 7.0 in order to download and use this application. ...
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OS X Maverick refuses to install with “This disk cannot be used to start up your computer.”

When trying to install OS X Maverick on top of Mountain Lion, the installer refuses to install on the "Macintosh HD" partition saying "This disk cannot be used to start up your computer." My disk has ...
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Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall application

I am running Windows 8, 64 bit and have SQL Server 2012 installed. I downloaded the client tools, looked in the directory for SQL Server Management Studio, and see it's there. When I try to run SQL ...
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Windows XP/7/8 software installation automation [closed]

I'm a computer technician and I install 5+ windows computers a day. I have no problem with the installation of windows and the drivers as I use DriverPack Solution. The only problem is that I install ...
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Unsupported architecture in installing Linux program in OSX

I am trying to install the WFDB software for OSX, source here. I run sudo make install I get cd lib; /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make install cp -p wfdblib.h ...
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How to install spek on arch linux

I want to install spek but I see no instructions here https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=38001 and I am a linux noob. I tried downloading the tarball and run the spek.install.txt by chmod +x ...
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Trying to manually install SteamOS - can't choose role for partition

I'm trying to install SteamOS from hard drive partition where I unzipped installer zip. I was able to boot into installer with help of my other OS grub, but now I'm stuck at disk partitioning. In ...
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Trying to install and create new git repository for first time - I think disconnected work network drive is creating issue

I have windows 7 installed. C:\ is a local drive. H:\ is a work network drive that continually re-installs every time I boot. I have learned to just disconnect it whenever I am doing any coding from ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Debian headless server?

I have a headless Debian Unstable server that I would like to install Ubuntu Trusty on. However, I do not have a keyboard or monitor connected to it, so I would like to install it over SSH. I have ...
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Cannot install Hyper-V platform on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have a problem related to installing Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I decided to experiment with some Windows Phone 8 programming. In order to install the simulator I need to have Hyper-V platform ...
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How to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 with non-retail key?

I cannot upgrade 8 to 8.1 because that process results in a series of bluescreens and completely system failure. I tried to follow this: windows-8-1-fresh-install-with-windows-8-licence but after ...
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Is there .exe package of apache tomcat somewhere?

I only see binary packages on apache website. Where can I find windows installer? I downloaded old version from some user of code.google.com, but that's definitely not the way they distribute it. I ...
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Why does update-alternative set “manual” mode?

I have an older system where everything works fine, and a newer system where it doesn't. To be specific: X does not start up. I've traced down the error to the fact that update-alternatives for some ...
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How to install alternative version of Python beside distro supplied?

Is there any official way to install a specific version of Python, at least 2.6, manually into my chosen directory? I do not necessarily have root privileges on the host that I am installing to. ...
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Windows 7 install - CD boot error code 5

This is an update following some further research. This question relates to the solution posted on the following question: When installing Windows 7, CDBOOT error 5 appears: Cannot boot from CD; ...
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How to make deb package to actually change something

I work in linux based environment where we also need to access some test servers inside our intranet. To do it, I updated my /etc/hosts entry to let system know "who is who". Inside our team we got ...
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Win 7 doesn't run in computer Y after installation done on computer X

I have 2 computers, one had problems booting the Win 7 installation CD, so I took the hard drive, put in in the 2nd computer and installed Win 7 there. Then, I moved the hard drive back to the first ...
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Mounting a partition in the /cdrom mount point

I was installing CrunchBang Linux (#!) today, and everything was going pretty well, until I got to the point where files are copied from installation media to HDD. I had burned the .iso to /dev/sda6 ...
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PS2 Emulator on Mac doesn't work

I wanted to play PS2 games on my Mac running 10.9 and after a little research, I found the emulator called PSCX2. All the tutorials about installing it were telling the same: intall xQuatz install ...
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Difference between a stand-alone executable file, and an installed executable?

I have noticed on Windows, at least, that you can download a direct, statically-linked executable file and launch it directly, or write your own program and executable it (even dynamically) without ...
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centOS is not reading windows8 partition while installing

I am installing centOS over windows 8 in dual boot mode. And I made 30GB free space through windows partition. But when I install centOS , it is not reading that partitions. It shows full hard-disk. ...
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Error: Can not retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/19/x86_64

What I did: I installed Fedora 19 x86_64 with KDE straight from a DVD I burned myself. This DVD was used at least twice now to perform reformats, and the install itself went without a hitch. This is ...
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How do you reinstall nano on Mac OS X?

I accidentally overwrote my nano app with a unix binary version, and now nano doesnt work on my Mac OS (Maverick). How do I restore nano or get it back? I couldnt find it on homebrew and I don't ...
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Partition Issue with Windows 8.1 Installation

I bought a brand new machine and I wanted to install Windows 8.1 on a single 4TB HDD. I want to partition the drive using the following layout: Drive 0 Partition 1: System Reserved - whatever the ...
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Windows 8 OEM Reinstalling

I know this question is a repetition but I didn't find any solution of my problem from any of the previous questions. Recently I formatted my Laptop HDD and now I want to re install windows 8 I've a ...
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How to install tomcat-native without need to install development utils

I am using tomcat on a RHEL machine. When starting tomcat, i get the following warning: INFO: The APR based Apache Tomcat Native library which allows optimal performance in production environments ...