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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How do you install Node.JS on CentOS?

I've found numerous installation instructions for Node.js but they all seem so complicated -- I'm not a super sys admin but I can get around. I have yum on the system, but I didn't find any node.js ...
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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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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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How can I configure unattended installation of Ubuntu?

I'd like to configure an installer for Ubuntu which runs in 'unattended' mode and answers all the questions with defaults or pre-configured settings. Ideally it should run and reboot on it's own, ...
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CentOS 5.5 remote kickstart installation stalls at “Starting install process.” How to debug?

I'm having a difficult time with a remote CentOS 5.5 kickstart installation on an HP ProLiant DL360 G6. This is in an environment where I maintain an internal CentOS yum repository. The kickstart ...
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my.cnf missing on all directories after new mysql installtion

Title says it all. I previously had mysql version 5.1 on my CENTOS 6 x86_64 OS. I attempted to remove mysql 5.1 and replace it with an install of mysql 5.6. Here is my uninstall process for mysql ...
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Drivers initialization after reboot

For some reason. any driver i'm installing customary, like Virtual Sound Card drivers, do not initialize after reboot. I tried virtual sound card drivers, they initialize fine when installing, but ...
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linux install without yum or gcc

Hulo All, Linux newb here. I just ssh'ed into my first shiny new CentOS virtual server to install a LAMP stack. No yum, so I had to install yum. Yum needs gettext, so it got gettext. Gettext ...
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mySQL issue at installation

I have great trouble with mySQL installation. The error message in log (/var/log/debug) is: Nov 20 11:17:41 gotfarm1 /etc/init.d/mysql[11880]: 0 processes alive and '/usr/bin/mysqladmin ...
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magento on Zend Server (Win7) installation error

I try to install magento for the first time. I've created the database with the name "project" in my C:\Zend\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf I added on the end: <Directory ...
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how to share the same domain machine account with multi-boot workgroup Windows setup?

Having read in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154501/EN-US/ (How to disable automatic machine account password changes): "You have two separate installations of Windows NT or Windows 2000 on ...
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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 ...
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Automate the installation of postfix on Ubuntu

My system configuration script does an "apt-get install -y postfix". Unfortunately the script is halted when the postfix installer displays a configuration screen. Is there a method to force postfix ...
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Scripted install vs cloning

What are the downside of cloning vs scripted installation (using Kick-start / Puppet)? I read a lot of pro-scripted install opinion, where cloning is considered as unreliable method due to ever ...
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Error when installing rabbitMQ server on Ubuntu 10.10

When I install rabbitMQ in synaptic via the following command sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server it returns an error: Starting rabbitmq-server: FAILED - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_log, _err ...
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“'' is not a valid login or you do not have permission” on sql server installation

I have tried installing SQL Server 2008 multiple times on my machine, and I always receive this error about 3/4 of the way through: '' is not a valid login or you do not have permission. I use SYSTEM ...
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How can I remove/uninstall an orphaned service?

There are times when Windows Services are installed and for various reasons, that hopefully are not important to the answer, the service no longer has the installer attached to it. Therefore, this ...
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Install .iso file on a remote server without DVD drive access

Is there an easy way to install software located on a .iso file to a remote server which does not provide to me access to the DVD Drive? I have a license for SQL Server 2008 Web Edition through ...
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Program to snapshot changes made during an install?

Question Is there a decently-priced (free preferred) tool that will allow me to see all changes made to a system (disk, registry, etc.) during the process of an install? Background I would like to ...
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Software approval processes in large organizations

Many larger organizations have IT departments that lock down desktops to a standard configuration, or SOE. End users generally don't have rights to install their own software, and even if they did, ...
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How do you install ClearCase 7.1 on a Unix-based server with no GUI and no internet?

The challenges set by the ClearCase 7.1 installation process are multiple: The installation for Unix has been changed (no more './install_server' script): a unified GUI-based Java tool is used, both ...
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Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation

We have an old PowerEdge 860 that we're trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto. At present the machine doesn't have any OS installed, so we're doing a clean install from a DVD. Pretty simple ...
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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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Is it possible to install Windows Vista or 2008 Server on a USB Hard Drive?

With Windows XP, it was not possible to install it to a USB Hard drive (without diving deep into unsupported terrain). With Windows 7, it looks like VHD Support could solve that. But is there a ...
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Is it bad practice to store www-related files into /home?

When I setup a new webserver (apache/mysql/nodejs/mongodb), I have the habit of storing every www-related asset (apache www-files, node js-apps, mysql/mongodb db files) into /srv/www that I symlink to ...
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Install SMTP Service on Windows 2003 SP2 without Installation CD?

I need to modify my development environment, a virtual image using Windows 2003 SP2, to install the SMTP service under IIS (6.0). The virtual image is a corporate build, and I do not have access to ...
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Yum doesn't install latest version of Git on Centos6

When I go to Gits download section it mentions that latest version is 1.8 and I can install it by yum install git on Fedora. I'm running CentOS6 so that command should also work for me, but yum tells ...
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Getting a list of packages installed on CentOS (by command line and on the web)

When installing CentOS (6.2), it installs a whole bunch of packages, but the installation is often very fast, it's hard to note the names of the packages. I have a couple of questions: 1) I'm ...
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Automated installation of FreeBSD

I would like to automate the installation of FreeBSD 8.2 for a project I'm working on. I know the answer to every question in the standard installation, so even a script that just pushes keystrokes ...
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Oracle 11g R2 Install Guide

I have a need to install Oracle 11g R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have downloaded the two files from Oracle (win64_11gR2_database) and the client (win64_11gR2_client). Does anyone have a guide or ...
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Easy way to install XP on several laptops?

Having been a Mac admin for the last couple of years, I haven't touched Windows much lately. I've recently been given a few (~9) previously-loved laptops, some of which work, most of which have ...
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How can I eliminate the huge, cached MSI files in C:\Windows\Installer?

The size of the MSI cache folder (C:\Windows\Installer) has grown substantially, and is now taking up way too much disk space on my domain computers. Can this folder be eliminated or shrunk?
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Windows feature installation fails with “The source files could not be found”

I am trying to install the Media Foundation feature onto a Windows 2012 R2 box in preparation for it to be used as an RDS Session Host. However, all attempts to install fail with: Installation of one ...
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how enable SNMP on all Computer remotely?

I need to find the easiest way to install snmp on all computers? we have Windows Server 2003 with 160 Client.
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Force-Removing Windows Services

I am getting the following message while trying to remove a windows service with SC command? C:\Users\chacha>sc delete service_name [SC] OpenService FAILED 5: Access is denied. I tried to ...
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error on installing mytop : Requires: libmysqlclient.so.16

my mysql cpu usage has been high lately so i'm trying to installl mytop to monitor the database when i try to install it with yum i get this : yum -y install mytop --> Finished ...
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Installing jdk7u7 on Centos5.8

I'm trying to install Java SDK (jdk-7u7-linux-i586.rpm) on Linux CentosOS 5.8. Im using this guide, and downloading everything from the Oracle website. When executing rpm -Uvh ...
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XenServer 6.0.2 path to installation media contains non-ascii characters

XenServer 6.0.2 install fails no matter what I do. I have confirmed that the md5 checksum on my ISO file is good. I tried installing from a mounted ISO file (remotely via iKVM). I tried installing ...
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Are the Hadoop {start|stop}-all.sh scripts typically used w/ cloudera 3 clusters, and if so, how?

I've got a cluster I'm setting up Cloudera 3 on, and it is unclear on whether I should be using these start/stop scripts like I used to with the standard Apache Hadoop setup (where I had a specific ...
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Upgrade PHP5.1.6 to PHP5.3 in CentOS

In my system, have CentOS 5 and PHP 5.1.6. I tried to update php into version up(5.3) yum update php result: No Packages marked for Update Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Can someone help me install MYSQL server pelase? This is bugging me

$ sudo aptitude install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information Initializing package states... Done The ...
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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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Splitting up RDS roles

I've been running RDS with all roles installed on one physical server for a small client, but we are now migrating to 2012r2 and I'm considering splitting the roles up onto two machines. We won't ...
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How to enable “EPEL” repository for centos?

I'm trying to install couchdb, but failed installing from source. I see in the wiki, it says if I "enable the EPEL repository", that I can just use yum install couchdb to install. But I'm new to ...
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How to know which berkley db openldap is refering to?

I have two berkeley dbs installed on the RHEL 5.3. Now, I am confused that which one openldap is referring as its backend. Following is the slapd.conf: include ...
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slapd not running

I am new to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3(Tikanga) as well as to open ldap.As openldap comes by default with the red hat.So i have installed berkeley database db-5.3.15.tar.gz Version of already ...
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How i can install samba to unix server?

How i can install samba to unix server ? .... for example i can install openssh-client in linux by the following command :- apt-get install openssh-client how i can install samba in unix .... by ...
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how to install & set up RoR application on shared hosting

I successfully installed redmine.org application under my BlueHost account. I was following the official installation guide without any error. Point #8 says that I can test the installation by running ...
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Why do I see the PHP code and not the output of the script?

I have installed Apache. Its working fine. I have also PHP 5.2.1 installed. I have enabled load module in http.conf also I have also added following in mime.types AddType application/x-httpd-php ...
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Install MovableType under Nginx on Ubuntu

I want to try MovableType (and I do not want to install Apache). I took a clean Ubuntu Server 9.10 instance, and did something along these lines: $ sudo apt-get install mysql mysqlclient $ sudo ...