The process of installing software on a computer/server. Can also refer to the process of installing hardware, e.g. in a datacenter.

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Learning to compile things from source (on Unix/Linux/OSX)

While I install software from packages (MacPorts / apt-get) where-ever possible, I often find myself needing to compile packages from source. ./configure && make && sudo make install ...
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How to install Debian Lenny using Grub 1

I'm trying to install Debian on my macbook without using rEFIt. Fedora worked just fine before, and Debian installs allright, but it uses grub2, and the EFI just won't see it. I've tried the expert ...
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Installing Team Foundation Server on a shared database instance

Would you use a database instance used for development work to store TFS Data Layer ? If that's not the case, what kind of separation would you use ? Setup : we have ONE server for all common dev ...
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How to install screen-profiles on debian?

I have a debian server and want to use the nice screen extension "screen-profiles". I think this comes from Ubuntu. Is there a way to get it on debian and how? Thank you
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Installing debian without a cd/dvd-rom

Greetings I want to install debian to my server machine however it doesn't have a cd/dvd rom pluggedin thus I am seeking alternative ways to achieve this. Cheers
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Which version of debian distro shall I install to my server? [closed]

This is my first time installing debian, aswell as my first experience touching a server machine. I want to install debian to my server, what version of debian shall I install ? Between ...
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Postgresql installation issues on OS X

I used Fink to install postgresql on os x. when i try to start psql, i get: psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory Is the server running locally and accepting ...
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What could be causing MsiInstaller to continuously reconfigure applications(EventID 1035)?

I have a brand-new machine that we just installed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise on about two months ago. In the event log, I am seeing thousands of EventID 1035 logged. This is MsiInstaller ...
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What are the soup to nuts installation requirements from WebSVN on Windows 2003?

I am trying to set up WebSVN on a Windows 2003 Server which we'll connect w FogBugz. Pretty soon I'm installing PHP, Apache OR FastCGI OR neither, cygwin, Visual C++ runtime, etc., reconfiguring IIS, ...
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apache LoadModule fails

this is really a followup to this thread, but I can't edit it there since it was moved there from StackOverflow. I tried to run apache as an application, as John suggested, and it gives me an error ...
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How to install Windows on a laptop with no CDROM drive?

I have an old Thinkpad X60 that I'd like to wipe clean and rebuild. Seeing as this machine doesn't have an optical drive, what's the easiest way of installing Windows XP? I have an external USB hard ...
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Options for installing software on Amazon EC2 Windows instances

I've been running Linux servers on Amazon EC2 for a while now; the experience has been great. I've recently needed to bring up a Windows server to run some Windows-only software that our product ...
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Do you consider Java on your Linux server to be a problem? [closed]

If you wanted to use a utility on your Linux (or other Unix) server box, and it required Java, and no other application on your server required Java, would you be turned off that you had to install ...
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Unattended installations of Mac OS X

Is there a way to setup a networked automated OS deployment for Mac OS X? Admins wanting to deploy RedHat can deploy over the network using Kickstart (with the install media on a shared network ...
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Firefox packaging to include addons for network installation

While looking up information on FireFox here I came across the post: Non-IE browsers wont auto-authenticate. which showed how to handle the issue of integrated login for FireFox which also briefly ...
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PHP as CGI or Apache Module?

I've always believed that PHP works better installed as an Apache module, but recently, someone on a local forum pointed out that running PHP as CGI is better security-wise. I've done some googling ...
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After adding a Windows component do I need to reinstall its latest service pack?

I have a Windows Server 2003 SP1 machine that was service packed to SP2. If I now add additional components such as IIS to this machine, do I need to reinstall SP2? If Windows handles this for me, ...
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Can OpenSolaris be used as a Solaris 11 preview for new projects?

I am currently developing a Java EE Application which will presumably run on the Glassfish v2.1 Application Server and PostgreSQL 8.4. As we are currently extremely short in manpower (just me), I am ...
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php.ini is not getting read

I configured PHP to look in /etc/php5/apache2 for the php.ini file. the output of phpinfo() says that the path was set correctly, but also says no configuration file was loaded. i changed the php.ini ...
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Installing PHP with an external PCRE library

UPDATE I keep getting a warning when I use some php regex functions that says "this version of PCRE is not compiled with PCRE_UTF8 support." I have been digging pretty deep and think that all I need ...
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What issues if any have people had with TFS 2008?

We are just about to implement full blown TFS 2008 across our development team and I'd like to find out if there are any gotchas to b e aware fo or any installation issues I am likley to face. I have ...
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How can you see clearly process data from ps -u $user?

The question is based on this thread. Problem: to find an installation within the process data I would like to know how you can see from the following data that I have the updates of MacPorts' ports ...
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Unable reset settings in .bashrc without stopping updates

I am updating my ports in MacPorts which may take a day. I have changed my dot -files. I would like to test them without shutting the updates down. I have ^Z the installation and restarted my shell. ...
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Software Installation And Configuration Management Frameworks for Windows

I am looking at using a software installation and configuration management framework/tool to automate building virtual images (based on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003/2008) for developers. Can ...
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BizTalk server 2009 installation

I'm trying to install BizTalk Server 2009 on one of our servers. I am reading through the installation guide and I can't believe the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 are ...
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Where to find Vista install disc iso image or VMWare image?

My recovery disc does not work on VMWare. Is there anywhere I can find a Vista image? Or is it simply illegal?
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Stop automatic reinstall of drivers in drivercache

So, you've got a driver that's giving you problems and you uninstall the driver or device and it automatically gets reinstalled. Is there a way to stop windows from keeping a driver in the driver ...
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jetty 6.x on ubuntu jaunty 9.04

I am a complete newbie - to sys admin. Actually, I don't know if I should ask this to developers or sys admins. I am trying to configure a 256mb slice on slicehost - intending to install Jetty 6/7. I ...
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Perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2008?

How can I perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2008? Is there an answer file mechanism? Is it possible to load the answer file automatically from the network or include it in the ISO? I'm ...
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Starting managed Windows deployment

I want to start providing managed Windows XP images to my users, however I've only done this with Linux servers, and I'm unsure of where to begin. Ideally, I want to start buying machines in groups, ...
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Specify Data Folder location while installing MySQL on Windows

When installing MySQL 5.1 on a Windows machine, is it possible to specify where the Data Folder should go? The installer doesn't give an option for changing the Data Folder location, it defaults to ...
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Remote linux installation

How should I go about installing debian to a remote server, that I have no physical access to? Background about the server: debian installation, no xen or lvm, ext3 fs takes all disk with 11G free ...
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Upgrading From Vista to windows 7

Will we get same performance of a fresh windows 7 installation by upgrading vista to windows 7.
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Silent Install of MSI

What is the command line to silently install an MSI file?
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Replace Notepad with Notepad2 (or Notepad++) [closed]

What is the correct way to install Notepad2 (or some other equivalent) in Windows 7 so that it is executed when WindowsKey-R -> notepad is entered? I've tried creating shortcuts in ...
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Red Hat server minimal install

In a farm of virtualized Red Hat servers, there's the need to install a minimal system for security reasons. Minimal installs have several advantages (even no security related): Less exposure to ...
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Windows XP boot hangs at Mup.sys

I'm trying to install Windows XP SP3 Professional on a Thinkpad X20. It has no optical drive, so I'm installing on a T40p and then moving the drive to the X20. Windows installed fine on the T40p, but ...
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How do you deploy your ESX servers?

There are a number of ways to deploy/install ESX; RDP/PXE, from CD, remote ISO boot etc. What's your favourite method and why?
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Install Windows 7 without modifyting the MBR

Is there a way to install Windows 7 on a second HDD (SATA for that matter) and have it not modify the MBR? The disk can be later placed in a similar H/W configuration or booted using the BIOS boot ...
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Batch file to install an application package from server to all clients on schedule

I am having an application package which I need to install on 500+ users workstations in a production environment. I don't have any SMS tool or software distribution tool to deploy that I need to do ...
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Completely Copying Over Application Installs in Windows

I've got a Windows Server 2003 computer with a payroll application, and a new Server 2008 System that I'm migrating to. My question is regarding (I believe) all Windows: How can I track all files ...
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Network OS install server

I am looking setup a server that will allow us to install OS's (such as windows xp) over a network boot. Is there any solutions out there that will allow such a thing? Edit: Also i wanted to point ...
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Oracle 11g silent install on Linux CentOS 5.2 x86-32 fails on database creation

After reading the Linux installation guide for Oracle 11g, taking particular note of the pre-installation requirements; I have been able to record a response file for a silent installation based off a ...
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Flexwiki Install Instructions

In another Question many users recommend FlexWiki for Network Documentation. FlexWiki.com appears to be down. I was able to download the latest package from sourceforge.net, but cannot find ...
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How do you make a WinXP bootable USB drive?

How do you make a WinXP bootable USB drive? I've seen a bunch of instruction here on ServerFault but they are specific to Vista or Linux, so again - I'm using WinXP. I've also tried unetbootin, but ...
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Setting up SVN on Slackware

What is the most basic set of steps required to set up SVN on a fresh installation of Slackware 12?
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Update group policy installed software without requiring a log off

Our IT Support Dept. releases an internal software product that I write via group policy. Is it possible to force an update of a particular group policy software install without asking the users to ...
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How to install OpenOffice 3.1 in Headless Mode?

I need to setup OpenOffice in a linux box that will never have X installed. Every time I run the setup program of the OpenOffice installer it complains that the system does not have an X Terminal. I ...
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Installing postfix hangs at Postfix Configuration Screen?

I am trying to install postfix on a newly build Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell R200. When I start the install process sudo apt-get install postfix I get stuck at the following screen The session becomes ...
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What's the difference between apt-get and aptitude?

I don't get why there are two different programs in a minimal install to install software. Don't they do the same thing? Is there a big difference? I have read everywhere to use aptitude over apt-get ...