Bootloader issues: what happens before the operating system itself starts.

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Error booting kernel 4.5.0-rc1 on Encrypted HDD

I cloned the Git tree of the mainline Linux Kernel and compiled it(version 4.5.0-rc1). After compiling with default configuration (make defconfig) I installed it. In the grub menu I can select this ...
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RAPL PMU detected, API unit is 2^-32, 4 fixed counters 655360 ms ovfl timer

I compiled my own kernel (version 4.1.5) using the commands: #emerge --ask sys-kernel/genkernel #genkernel all And then I installed grub2 using these commands: #emerge --ask sys-boot/grub ...
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NFS mount at boot with autofs on Raspbian Jessie

I'm trying to configure my RPi with Raspbian Jessie to use autofs to mount at boot a NFS share from my QNAP NAS. The manual mount with mount -v -t nfs server://share /mnt/share works and also the ...
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How should the `crypto` kernel parameter be passed?

I've encrypted a root drive using a cipher with this format: <cipher>-<chainmode>-<ivmode>:<ivopt>. Let's call this [CIPHER] for short. To boot from this device, certain ...
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Newly compiled kernel can't boot to LVM root partition - but the old one does

When booting a new kernel (4.4.1 on Ubuntu 15.10) for my Intel i7 based laptop (MSI GS40 Phantom), I can't seem to far past Grub. Once initramfs kicks in I get an error message saying that it can't ...
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Manually move kernel image to /boot directory

I have compiled my own kernel on Gentoo (following the handbook) and then I have moved the bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz-4.0.5. But when I boot the system I get the Grub2 shell. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Kali Linux Graphic Interface = Black Screen

Helloe veryone ! I have Kali Linux since a month now, and the "F7" just crashed. When I boot, I can go till the Grub, I boot (I can see around 5 "[FAILED]" instructions in the list), and finally, ...
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Can't start Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox 5.0.14 [on hold]

I've been trying to spin up Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04.3) VM's on VirtualBox installed on my Windows 7 laptop. For reference, I tried running an older Ubuntu VM (with Spark installed, that worked ...
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Cryptsetup boot many devices “timeout”

On my server, the crypttab file has 13 entries for every hard drive connected to it. 2 are for the system partitions, 2 are for the backup system and 9 are for the mediaserver and nfs stuff. ...
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Arch Linux grub installation error “airootfs”

I was following the official installation tutorial. Everything was smooth until the boot loader section. I had encountered the error of /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of ...
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timeout when initiating a sshfs connection

I have following line in /etc/fstab 192.168.1.10:/data /mnt/data fuse.sshfs rw,noauto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,_netdev and following line in /etc/rc.local: mount /mnt/data During boot process, ...
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Need a hint about system's verbiage at bootup

I've got a dual boot W10/Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I use GRUB2 as a boot loader. In the BIOS I chose "Legacy BIOS" option (the laptop was purchased with EUFI enabled system and W8 OEM). I don't know, maybe ...
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Kali Linux Rolling doesn't boot, freezes after login

I have recently installed Kali Linux Rolling from my usb. Everything went fine and I have booted into it once and it worked well. But when I booted into my mac partition and then tried to boot back ...
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Start radio with systemd service

On a headless RaspberryPi, I would like to automatically start radio on boot, without any human action. I have written this file as /etc/systemd/system/radio.service : [Unit] Description=Radio ...
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Kali Linux won't boot from USB

I've been trying to boot Kali Linux from my 8gb USB. I get to where I'm supposed to choose from one of the various options: Live, Persistent, Persistent With...... etc etc. I go on and select one, say ...
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How can one boot Kodibuntu from grub2 when installed on Intel Stick?

I did everything as described previously "user145862" link: How can one boot Kodibuntu live USB from grub2?, which is able to install on kodibuntu Intel Stick. But after the restart sysyemu not want ...
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Can't boot from Windows USB [closed]

I have Linux Mint 16 (Petra) and 17 (Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install Windows (any version of Windows) in a new partition. I already made the partition, but I just can't ...
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How to boot linux without any prompts? [closed]

When I boot my linux computer it prompts me to notify me that I have usb devices connected. I have to press a key for it to finish booting. Is there a way to bypass this so that the computer will ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu 12.10 or higher WITHOUT using grub2, but just grub?

I have a machine I SSH into on a Rackspace virtual XEN environment originally built as Ubuntu 11.04, but I have since upgraded to 12.04 with a grub 1.99 on menu.lst, not a grub2. The ...
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How do you set a service run as a non user at boot time?

I have a PostgreSQL server that I start on the command line when I log on after I logon. It doesn't run as the normal PostgreSQL service, but under my name with the data stored in my home directory, ...
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Configuring update-rc.d script for startup only

I'm running Yocto Poky and have a test script I want to run on startup only. The script just appends date to a file echo $(date) >> ~/test.txt. I add it to the daemon with: update-rc.d -f ...
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Several devices missing from lspci— why?

I've installed Debian 8.3 on an Acer Aspire, model number SW5-012, with the stock kernel 4.4.0-trunk-686-pae. Mostly, it's working fine. But there are a few devices which the kernel claims not to be ...
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Computer doesn't boot ANY device after installing debian

During a Debian installation, everything went smoothly. However, for some reason it failed to install both the GRUB and LILO bootloaders. I tried thrice to get my installation to work. The first two ...
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Kali Linux 2.0 broken, doesn't boot

I have a macbook pro with a partition of Kali Linux Sana 2.0 on the macintosh hard drive. I haven't used it for a while but today I decided to boot into it. It booted as usual, I logged in etc. and ...
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Debian Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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Backbox(Ubuntu 14.04) takes too long to boot

I've recently started encountering this problem that my system takes too long to start and also to shut down. I searched it and found that dmesg shows the logs of processes at boot time. Here's my log ...
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How does Grub Stage1, exactly, access/load stage 2?

This is my first ever question, I have put this question in front of Red Hat Instructors but didn't find any satisfying answers. I'm using RHEL/CENTOS6, GRUB Legacy 0.97, and have consulted heaps of ...
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Problem mounting CIFS VFS via fstab at boot

I'm running Raspbian Jessie on a freshly installed Raspberry Pi Model B+. I used apt-get update and apt-get upgrade some hours ago, the system should be up to date. I'm trying to mount a USB disk ...
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Boot problem in lubuntu

I have an old msi u123 set up with lubuntu running 15.10. It works fine, but on each boot, I end up in a Recovery menu. I can select "resume" and it boots fine. I would like to try to correct whatever ...
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Extlinux.conf on separate partition?

I'm trying to configure a system with separate boot partition, booted with U-boot and extlinux loader. Could I locate extlinux.conf on separate partition, but kernel (zImage) and device tree on root ...
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Cryptsetup: LVM is missing (on a system without LVM)

So, I have a problem with the partitions setup of my laptop. I will try to include as many details as possible in order to make it easier to help. In the past, I had an ubuntu 15.10 system on my ...
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FDT relocated by U-Boot cannot be accessed by Linux (in highmem)

We run a customized version of U-Boot on an ARM-based embedded system and would like to load Linux 4.3 with a device tree blob. The system features 1GB of RAM of which the top 128MB are reserved for ...
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Adding vmlinuz to EFI boot adds an unbootable japanese caracter to the boot menu

I'm trying to setup a boot on an encrypted partition so I enter this command : efibootmgr -d /dev/nvme0n1 -p 1 -c -L "Arch Linux" -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 rw ...
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When does Plymouth starts and ends?

I am currently creating a custom Plymouth Theme/Script for my operating system. Thus i want to know when does Plymouth gets started. Which function calls it? How does it start up and display nice ...
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How to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition?

Just wondering how to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition. I'm installing archlinux on an encrypted root and their wiki says that i should use # efibootmgr -d /dev/sdX -p Y -c -L ...
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No input for monitors after GRUB - not solved by conventional methods (e.g. nomodeset, xforcevesa)

This is a problem that has persisted in more or less the same state across two different distributions (Debian and Mint), whether as a live boot or after installed to disk. Essentially, GRUB comes up ...
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What is a password dialog in plymouth?

I was currently learning to create plymouth themes/scripts from this link while following the guide i came across the Plymouth.SetDisplayPasswordFunction area, and after quite an amount of searching ...
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linux mint black screen error

I have installed linux mint along with windows 10 using usb. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link but it is not working for me.I am attaching an image of grub with ...
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Attempted to dual boot linux with windows, not letting me boot into either

I was installing KALI on my computer alongside windows. My computer has 3 hard drives. One of them is a 1 TB hard drive running Windows 7. My two are 250 GBs and were both empty. I tried to install ...
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Debian Jessie machines hangs at “Loading, Please wait.”

I recently migrated to a larger hard drive (1TB WD Black WD 1003 FZEX, SATA/64 MB Cache). Cloning and growing the primary partition worked okay, but I have the issue of the machine intermittently ...
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Which is the best way tu run fsck.hfsplus before mounting an external disk (HFS+)?

I'm using a Raspberry with an external hard disk formatted in HFS+ and sometimes, for example after a power failure, the external hd is mounted only in read-only mode. In this case I run manually the ...
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Cannot boot after last kernel update (Fedora 23)

I have a Fedora 23 machine which worked well up to kernel 4.2.8-300. I updated to 4.3.3-300 and 4.3.3-301 and with both I cannot boot. Not even in single user mode. The only thing I see on the screen ...
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CentOS - meaning of the boot screen progress bar layers/colors

Is there any meaning of the CentOS (I guess RedHat and if I remember correctly Fedora too) boot screen progress bar layers*? (*) Layers ~ white, lilac(?) and violet colours. I can't figure out any ...
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Can't boot on mmcblk0 on my lenovo ideapad 100s

I have a brand new Ideapad 100s, which is a lightweight laptop with a memory card of 32Go. I'm the average linux user, but I still got trouble understanding what secure boot / UEFI / ... are exactly ...
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Disable isc-dhcp-server form startup

I am working with isc-dhcp-server on ubuntu 14.04.1, and i don't want that it run on start up so I disabled it from rc with sudo update-rc.d -f isc-dhcp-server remove But it still run on startup, I ...
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Can't boot into my Linux partition--disk is supposedly at fault, but scans show no errors

I'm trying to boot into my Linux partition, but receive this message: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl ...
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Kali Linux Screen Flickering Colors After Installation?

So I just installed Kali Linux from a USB. Everything went fine, the installation completed and my PC restarted, still everything file. Then it lets me chose Kali Linux to boot from GNU Grub and I ...
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Elementary OS on external hard dsik and Windows 10 in internal

I have Elementary OS Frey on my external hard disk. But when the hard disk is not plugged in and I start the computer it shows a confusing page which believe has something to do with grub. I only get ...
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Dual boot - fails to boot to Windows 7 from new HDD with GRUB

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a new HDD. In the old HDD, I already had a dual-boot configuration of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. Due to some problems during the installation of Ubuntu, I ...