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

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AV Linux as main OS. Computer won't accept bootable USB

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. However my laptop ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint or WIndows anymore

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux from LiveUSB

I'm currently using Windows 7 on an AMD-A4-4000 APU - and I'm completely new to Linux. I made a LiveUSB of ArchLinux using Universal USB Writer. Now when I tried to boot from the USB Device - I got to ...
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Why does BIOS needs to load first stage boot loader from MBR, but this is not the case with UEFI?

So the question is : Why does BIOS needs to load first stage boot loader from MBR, but this is not the case with UEFI? I guess it might be because BIOS cannot address 64 bits(as well as 32 bits) ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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Improve kernel boot time

I am using OMAPL138 and kernel version 2.6.37 and I would like to improve the boot time. By analyzing the kernel boot process I think it is taking a long time at MII PHY CONFIGURATION. The printscreen ...
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Finding problem with compact flash filesystem

I have a single board RHEL 5.8 computer that runs from a 4GB compact flash card instead of a HDD. This had been running for several weeks, with an application started and stopped for testing and being ...
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How to run TOR on boot instead using Vidalia?

I am new to TOR and I really have a hard time understanding how to set it up. What I did so far: run Vidalia from my personal account -- after few seconds I am connected run Vidalia from root ...
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How do I boot into kali? [closed]

I have recently installed kali along side windows 8.1 and I have turned off secure boot and fast boot. The issue is after I restart I am not given the option to boot into kali. When I bring up the ...
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Boot process - Dev sdX name changes

I had a Slack 13.1 machine with 2.6.36 kernel. Then, I updated the kernel to 3.12.1. This machine has connected: a bootable disk with three partions (/dev/sda1 --> Linux OS files..., /dev/sda2 --> ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...
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CentOS 7 boot hagn in VmWare

I have installed CentOS 7. It was working fine until today that it hangs. After several initial lines of ...driver cache write through... it goes to the next black screen with a _ keeps flashing. I ...
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Mount /var at boot runlevel 2 - problems

I'm working with a system that (for various reasons) often gets corruption on the /var partition. To this end I'm hoping to run e2fsck on it during the regular boot. I've commented out the /var ...
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Can't boot into slackware installer

Can't boot into Slackware installer, I get stuck in this: The last line I see is: mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice I tried a external Keyboard with Mouse (Cordless but at least ...
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How do I disable the creation of the rescue boot image on CentOS?

To make a long story short, my (CentOS 7) server's /boot is too small (100MiB) to hold 2 kernels plus the automatically generated rescue image. I want to avoid the hassle of repartitioning and ...
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Create Linux distro with minimal number of files

I'm thinking about designing a system for a project using some single-board computer (RaspberryPi, CubieTruck etc) that runs Linux. My main requirement is keeping the complexity of the booted SD card ...
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Same Swap Partition in Multi Boot [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro with 256 GB of space and 8GB of RAM. and I want to make a multi boot like: Mac OS X 120 GB Windows 8.1 30 GB Ubuntu 14.04.1 30 GB Debian 7.7 25GB Arch Linux 15 GB COMMON ...
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OVH with cPanel - Server boot failure - plymouth not found, no loopback

I have a problem with a server of mine. After initializing a reboot through OVH Manager, the server won't reboot. Only rescue-pro mode is working. Server admins on their side told me "the server gets ...
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Installing Kali Alongside Windows 8.1 Error

I tried to install Kali but it would not boot, however Ubuntu booted successfully, it's just Kali that won't boot. I make it to the menu where I select what I wish to do like "Live, Install etc" but ...
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/sbin/cryptsetup not found on boot

I've created an encrypted root partition using LUKS which contains a few LVM partitions. I can't boot and get the following output on startup: Begin mounting root file system ... Begin: Running ...
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Problem loading Zorin after install

I have tried to install Zorin.To install the OS I went to my UEFI BIOS turned off fast boot and Disabled secure boot option. After that I loaded my USB and installed the OS. Everything went perfectly ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint nor Ubuntu

When I try to install Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint on my Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V and I pass the install menu this appears: After Mint countdown: After pressing install on Ubuntu: And after that I ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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FreeBSD bootloader won't boot from the correct pool

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a system which has two ZFS pools, and which boots from an other hard disk, which contains only the bootloader. The main pool disks are connected to SATA ports on a PCI-E ...
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Debian Encrypted LVM on USB - broken grub - how to recover?

I've upgraded my Debian wheezy system that was booted from an external USB HDD with the usual apt-get dist-upgrade and after reboot I got "RUB Loading" "welcome to grub!" "Error: file not found". ...
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Avoid Booting Fedora in Failsafe Mode

I recently bought a Lenovo G50-45 and managed to setup a dual boot system with Windows 8.1 and Fedora 21 (UEFI booting). But when I boot Fedora, the following error message shows up: [1.079848] EFI: ...
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Linux Kernel Panic and Problem with boot

I have installed CentOS 6.4 on VmWare Workstation (Win 8 as Host OS). I worked with it for several days, but suddenly when I rebooted it, it did not boot properly and on stopped with this error : ...
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Kali Live USB won't boot. Takes me to blinking cursor

I am trying to install 64 Bit Kali Linux to a laptop. Whenever I boot through a live USB the menu opens, but when an option is selected it takes me to the black screen, with just a blinking cursor ...
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Dual-boot ends with Dual-Bootloaders

Having just bought a new laptop out of necessity, and ending up with Windows 8.1, because I work from home and the company only supports windows, and the identical 7 machine was almost $100 more than ...
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What folders need to be mounted before chroot?

I am attempting to update a broken Linux Mint 32 bit installation using chroot from a live cd. Different websites give different folders that need to be mounted before chroot. The error I am trying ...
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Whenever I try to boot a Linux Distro from a USB it goes to an eternal black screen

I've tried countless of USB booters, such as Universal Usb, Rufus, Unetbootin. They seem to work fine as I can boot to the point to where boots to the options menu, where it says you want to install ...
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Virtualized Debian Jessie: slow booting / shutting down :(

I have a Debian 8 (Jessie), cat /proc/version says: Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.3 (Debian 4.8.3-16) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) ...
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Linux - On boot do push-button-connect to strongest wireless

I'm trying to configure linux (in this case CentOS) to automatically connect to the nearest WiFi via "push-button-connect". This micro computer has no keyboard or display, so the goal is to hit the ...
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Can't boot Voyager Linux based on Xubuntu

I recently installed Voyager Linux, an linux distribution based on Xubuntu. The problem is that I cant boot it anymore. I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1, but that's not the problem. I ...
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mistakenly deleted /boot folder and rebooted

I mistakenly deleted the /boot folder from my filesystem, rebooted, and all I get now is this: error: file '/boot/grub/i368-pc/linux.mod' not found. grub rescue>
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Problem booting with Grub

Long ago I installed a OpenSuse but finally decided to remove it for non-important reasons. Right now I have installed ubuntu. My problem is : I cant get my system to fire on grub instead of the ...
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FreeBSD disk decrypt/mount order

TL;DR — Is there a way to force certain GEOM encrypted drives to be attached and mounted before other drives are attached in FreeBSD 10.1? I have a machine running FreeBSD 10.1 with two drives for ...
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Grub Installed On Hard Drive after ElementaryOS Install on USB?

This is my situation: I put the ElementaryOS iso on a 16gb USB I installed ElementaryOS on another 32gb USB via the installation process When the 32gb USB is not in, the machine goes to grub rescue. ...
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Can't boot Kali-linux in Virtualbox (Elementary OS host)

I'm trying to boot/install Kali Linux in Virtualbox under Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12) as host on a 64 bits computer. I build a "classical" virtual machine for Kali: name : Kali OS : Linux ...
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new motherboard, old disk: “Gave up waiting for root device”, dropping to initramfs; grub reinstallation doesn't help

I want to use a new motherboard with an old disk. The disk has just one partition, with Debian/jessie installed. On booting, Debian is found and begins to start up with usual dmesg output lines. After ...
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Fedora 21 won't boot anymore; Computer wants me to perform MOK management

I have Fedora 21 installed. Last time it booted, I changed Gnome theme. Then I restarted and now I get following: If I select to continue boot, computer restarts and I get this window again. If I ...
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grub rescue, no device found

I'm using the Live CD as my "main-OS" for 2 days, because I can't start Linux Mint, I've tried many solution on the internet, all of them failed for me... It's probably because I have an old SATA HDD ...
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unable to open luks encrypted device (wrong password)

I'm using CentOS 7 with a luks encrypted root partition. Usually I have to type my password during boot, but sometimes the system doesn't accept it. It reacts as it was wrong, but it isn't. I did not ...
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Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used?

I just bought a gently used laptop and I am trying to figure out why this is. It has a single SSD that when running fdisk -l shows as Disk: /dev/sda. Under it though are 5 "devices" under that disk, ...
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CentOS 7 Crash on boot

Getting this message attempting to boot CentOS 7 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000000000000009B And then a kernel panic Happens when trying to boot from the OS HDD or ...
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Booting from an lvm-cached volume

I created a cache pool following this article. The process seems to be successful. After doing an upgrade-grub and rebooting, Grub complains that it can not find the root volume (showing a UUID). - ...
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Repairing from Live USB

I need to repair a network related package (Samba) that is preventing my system from booting. (mint 17). I have a bootable USB stick with the same OS. How would I fix the broken package on my hard ...
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Stopping Samba Auto-reload on boot

Trying to boot my Linux 17 mint. It stops at "Stopping Samba Auto-reload integration." It hangs there and will not boot. I've tried recovery boot however the dpkg manager in the recovery isn't ...
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Failover boot setup

I am considering a failover boot setup which can tolerate any single drive loss. The primary system partitions (/, /home, /usr etc.) shall reside on a flash drive. /var and /tmp partitions shall be ...
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What tools sould I use in Bootmed?

My Mom has an Acer Aspire E1-472P 6860, and Windows has gotten corrupted and kind of just failed. I've started to use bootmed os to recover data from the hard drive. This is the error I get when ...