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

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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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Fedora 22 loop on boot

After using F22 for some time (3-4 months) I encountered a problem. THE PROBLEM After choosing Fedora in grub there appears to be a loop (i do not know in what- systemd? gdm?): [ OK ] Created ...
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No file is shown after boot. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04. Yesterday, after boot, nothing is shown, no file, no task bar and I can't do anything but entering the text mode (Ctrl+Alt+F1). On text mode, I can enter root mode and list all ...
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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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Gentooo system mounts readonly, won't boot, services segfault

After upgrading to OpenRC 0.20 the system fails to boot properly: mounted into runlelevel unknown (kernel 3.17.1) The / partition is mounted read-only /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (ro, realtime, ...
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Remove all `at` jobs on boot

Is there a way to delete all unfinished jobs on boot? I tried atrm $(atq | cut -f1) which works perfectly on command line, but it doesn't work on boot. Any ideas?
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How 'Reversible' Is the BURG Bootloader?

Before messing things up and running to ask for help, I thought to check in advance: I want to experiment with the BURG bootloader, as it seems so much better aesthetically than GRUB. I wanted to ...
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Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. Boot error on Fedora

I am using fedora 22 and windows 8 on my laptop. Recently I updated fedora using yum update command. When I restarted fedora, boot menu is not coming. Instead a black screen is coming with following ...
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Unmounted /boot, deleted from /etc/fstab, from where exactly GRUB take its settings?

I unmounted and removed the entry line in /etc/fstab regarding my /boot partition. The hero of all Unix questions Gilles here actually mentions this: "No, /boot isn't needed during normal system ...
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Booting Xubuntu is very slow with IP problems

I've spent quit a lot of time trying to find out why Xubuntu is booting so slow. I have been able to isolate the problems by running: dmesg > Desktop/file.txt It appears to occur during the ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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“Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist” Error during boot

I'm using a FS laptop where Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Puppy Linux are already installed. I'm using a GRUB boot loader which works as expected with the above. I thought to give Debian a try, so I ...
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Making XRANDR settings permanent

GNOME 3 Gnomebuntu - 15.10 I have an Intel NUC i3 6th gen and a 4k monitor with 32GB of ram. If I type the command xrandr after doing "xrandr -s 4096x2160" Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4096 x ...