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

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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute in Ubuntu 14.04 sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the ...
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GRUB2 - boot Arch from grubshell [closed]

I installed Arch Linux from CD, rewriting old Fedora Core - ext3 and substituting it with ext4 Arch Linux. On /dev/sda1 WinXP (I know, old). Then, I ejected CD and rebooted. I was thinking that GRUB ...
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Unable to boot with dracut and luks: '/dev/resume' : file exists

I am installing gentoo and have performed my first reboot after configuration and installation within my chroot environment. I am using LUKS and LVM to manage encryption of my drives. I am encrypting ...
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Boot loader below 128 GB

I have some old hardware where Linux can't boot if the bootlader is over 128 GB. The problem is that I don't know exactly how those 128 GB are considered. So the first question is, are they ...
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What is wicked taking so long during boot?

This is wicked 0.6.12 and systemd 210 on openSUSE 13.2. Networkmanager is not installed. The network interface is configured with a static IPv4 address. Plymouth is not installed because I prefer to ...
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How do I make my boot.log more verbose?

I am trying to resolve an issue about our /etc/resolv.conf getting reset to old values or getting empty. I see a function defined in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions that could be ...
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Can you make a linux system halt and boot my Raspberry-pi at certain times?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a method to make a system turn itself off and back on at different times. For example I would have my "server" turn off at 4 A.M then turn back on at 5 A.M every ...
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Mdadm not adding all disks to raid

A couple of years ago, I installed a raid 5 with mdadm on a fedora box. The old hardware died recently, and I have put the boot disk in a newer desktop pc, and added the thee raid disks via usb. So ...
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while(1) on /etc/rc.local

I wrote while true; do ping 10.9.0.1; sleep 1; done on /etc/rc.local on an embedded board. I have been waiting longer than 20 minutes that it does not get the log in prompt. Either it got stuck on the ...
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Linux Mint (LMDE) suddenly crashed and won't boot again

I was working on my linux machine earlier today and when I was in the middle of updating my java packages through the package manager and installing coffee script, my windows started not working and ...
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_update-rc.d vncserver-x11-serviced defaults_ COMMAND = There is a loop between service rc.local and mountkernfs if started… ERROR

I have debian latest version and installed RealVNC on it. after installation i tried to autorun RealVNC when system boots. so i found this : ...
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How do I boot my computer from a Live-DVD from the terminal?

I'm not an expert on computers in general or Linux in particular, so if I'm vague on something please let me know and I'll try to elaborate. I have an old computer running Red Hat 5.0. It had a ...
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Cannot add startup service to openWRT from init.d

I have openWrt installed on a TP-Link TL-WA901N/ND v3. I don't have luci package installed because I don't have enough space, so I can only do thing via cli. What I'm trying to achieve is to create a ...
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qemu hangs on loading Fedora 20 guest

I launch Qemu in test console: % qemu-system-x86_64 -cpu host -boot c -hda fedora.qcow2 -snapshot -m 1024 --enable-kvm -name vm0 -curses -pidfile /var/run/vm0.pid -net none -netdev ...
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Can't boot from 'normal' boot process, only recovery mode

After that Computer won't restart without recovery mode and mouse is flickering after I added the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates , I managed to fix it removing some AMD drivers, but now I can't boot ...
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Installing Linux on acer travelmate 8573TG

I tried to install linux-mint 17 this weekend. The problem is I can't start neither the live dvd nor a live usb. It always gets stuck on running /scripts/init-bottom A few lines above it prints ...
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Syslinux gives error: ata 10: Softreset failed (1st FIS failed)

I recently installed arch on my desktop, and I get the error in the title twice per boot, without the [] and preceded by what I assume is a timestamp: [12.xxxxxxx] on the first and [22.xxxxxx] on the ...
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How does setting the PE flag in CR0 enable protected mode? [migrated]

I am trying to understand how a machine goes from power on to running a kernel. From what I've gathered, it is useful to switch into protected mode during boot up in order to gain access to more ...
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GRUB Quiet Splash

As a Linux newbee, I would like to know What exactly is the significance of "Quiet Splash" in GRUB? GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
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Ubuntu init script failed - trying to find out more detail about the error

My /var/log/boot.log shows this under Ubuntu 14.04: ... * Starting servicename <br> chown: invalid user: ‘username’<br> No passwd entry for user 'username'<br> * Starting ...
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Why are post-up commands in /etc/network/interfaces ran multiple times at boot?

Here is the content of /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp post-up /etc/network/if-up.d/sshstart And sshstart is a script with the following in ...
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Slax boot error vesamenu.c32

I followed the instructions in the Slax documentation to download the 64 bit Slax 7.0.8 ZIP, unzipped it onto an SD card, and ran bootinst.bat to make the card bootable. This was done from a Slax ...
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Ubuntu on macbook won't boot from USB

I cannot boot Ubuntu from my macbook. I have tried the official Ubuntu walkthrough for creating a USB boot stick (located here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx ) ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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Overwrote Windows bootloader with Mint: how to restore? [closed]

I have encountered serious problem while experimenting with Ubuntu/Mint. A few days ago I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on my SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD I decided to ...
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What are the advantages of GRUB over LILO?

Why is GRUB so much more popular than LILO? The only distribution that I can think of that uses LILO by default is Slackware Linux. All other distributions use GRUB. To this day I've never understood ...
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Kali Linux dual boot installation

I´m trying to install Kali Linux next to Windows 7 (dualboot). I made a bootable USB with Rufus software. I restart the PC, press F12, choose USB boot priority....then I see installation menu....there ...
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What's the purpose of the --class option in grubs menuentry?

As the title say, why would I want to add a class to my menuentry (in grub2)? If I understand the grub manual correctly, it could be used with themes.. But is that all?
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Place grub on virtual disk

To learn about Linux startup process I placed grub in a disk image file and tried to boot using qemu. I currently has not put any kernel image into the drive just grub. I installed grub using kpartx ...
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Is the EFI boot loader not in MBR?

Based on this answer for detecting the boot loader I ran sudo dd if=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 2>&1 | grep GRUB and it matched. However, I'm pretty sure I'm running Gummiboot since modifying ...
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uBoot on BananaPi, stuck waiting for waiting for root device /dev/mmcblk0p2

I flashed banian linux 14.09 to an SD card stolen from a raspberrypi. I've plugged a 2.0amp raspberrypi power supply into the correct microusb power port (the one by the SATA connector). Boot stops ...
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arch linux boots into grub command line

I'm trying to install arch linux over virtual box guest machine in a UEFI mode. I've followed beginners guide to install base system, generate fstab and etc and my system now boots into grub command ...
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How to correct Linux file system permission?

I've recently install Elementary OS on my PC and i mistakenly installed a program named "mount management", apparently it changed my file-system permission or i guess it does (because i checked theme ...
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Freeze after /dev/sdaX: clean

I did a major update yesterday and after shutting down the computer and turning it on today, I constantly get jammed at: /dev/sdaX: clean 99999/999999 files, 999999/999999 blocks If I do ...
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How do I set kernel-ml default in CentOS?

I have installed kernel-ml package from http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml Now I have both the original CentOS kernel and kernel-ml. How do I set kernel-ml as default on boot? Thank you!
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linux boot issue

I found an entry in file /etc/ld.so.conf.d/cognos.conf which stopping linux to boot in the VM. Its going to recovery mode after boot. I am not getting grub prompt and os in read only mode. Solution ...
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Booting Linux OS from syslinux bootloader

I have a multiboot usb stick in /dev/sdb. The sdb1 partition contains linux distribution images and has syslinux installed on it. The second partition sdb2 has a Linux OS installed on it (Ubuntu). ...
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Mint pc boots to no video … or usb power. What's going on?

This is a problem that's truly got me stumped, and I've been doing support for several decades. I've set up my in-laws with a pc running Linux Mint 13 (so that they don't screw it up like they would ...
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Not able to change the Plymouth theme?

I have created a new plymouth theme inside the /usr/share/plymouth/themes/mytheme and after adding that I just listed my plymouth themes using plymouth-set-default-theme --list and I'm able to see my ...
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Keyboard doesn't working in boot menu on VirtualBox

I've just trying use CentOS 6.5 LiveCD on VirtualBox but all my attempts fail. When the system starts I see "Automatic boot in 10 sec ..." - if I do nothing, the message disappears after 10 seconds ...
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Non bootable disk error with bootable USB drive

I have used UNetbootin to make a 4GB USB stick into a bootable media but keep running up against the same problem. I removed the partitions and formatted the USB drive as MBR and added a single FAT32 ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error

I downloaded Kali Linux from this link, I have a 32 bit OS, so I guessed ISO 32 Kali Linux is the suitable for me (they did not clarify in the website based on what we choose the type). Then, I ...
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How can i dual-boot FreeBSD and PC-BSD — with GRUB2 in MBR?

I have a computer with several operating-systems installed on different partitions: FreeBSD PC-BSD Solaris Extended Partition / -partition for Linux-Mint Swap for Linux-Mint /home for Linux-Mint / ...
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Centos 7 - Encrypted installation won't boot

I installed CentOS 7 netinstall (minimal installation) on a VServer with the following partitions: /boot - 200MB - XFS / - 50GB - XFS Encrypted swap - 512MB - swap Encrypted I ...
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copy files from tftp server

AFAIU, When tftp server is used for pxe booting, the client sends a request to the server, and the server sends back few files (initrd, kernel, config, ...). The server can decide which files to send ...
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SUSE linux boot off secondary kernel

I'm trying to boot off kernel 3.14 is SUSE linux 11 SP1 and I'm getting a strange freeze on boot. I built the kernel and it automatically added itself to the /boot/grub/menu.lst file so I assume the ...
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How can I count the time that needs systemd to boot a default target and then graph it?

When I wanted to know how long systemd actually needed to boot the default target, how would I do that ? An then, is it possible to create a graph to show which unit takes how much time to initialize ...
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How To create a FreeBSD 10 bootable USB?

Currently I am Using Linux Mint 17 and I want to dual boot FreeBSD and Linux Mint 17. How can I create Bootable USB for FreeBSD 10? I tried Unetbootin, Image writer and powerISO but it's not ...
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Login screen not appearing after upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I upgraded from Debian Wheezy to Debian Jessie by changing sources from /etc/apt/source.list and running: apt-get update apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade This operation ...
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Wrong iso file preventing from booting Debian dvd with uefi

I have this new computer (MSI Ge70 2PE Apache Pro) that came with Windows 8 and UEFI. I made a partition to install Debian testing 64bits on the same HD where Windows is. I had no problem making the ...