The software that loads up the operating system or another boot-loader (chain loading).

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How can I configure Manjaro in GRUB2 without re-running the Manjaro installer? [on hold]

I reinstalled the Ubuntu boot-loader one day, and it showed an entry for Manjaro, but it kernel panicked on boot. After re-running the Manjaro installer, the kernel was fixed, but GRUB ignored ...
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Is there a tablet SOC capable of running a blob-free mainline Linux kernel with open wifi, and useable graphics support? [migrated]

I am wondering, whether a platform with these specifications exists: Hacking-friendly from open boot-loader up (support for re-locking?) Linux mainline kernel (blob-free?) boot support with SMP. ...
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After installing Android x86, only tGrub showing when booting

I installed Android x86 5.1 RC1 in a Notebook. It works fine and I also rebooted the machine successfully. Since yesterday it doesn't boot anymore; I even did a reinstall and deleted all partitions. ...
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Update kernel on ARM device

How can I update the kernel of my ARM device? The device I have been using is A20-Olinuxino LIME board, withDebian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy) image booted from NAND. The uname -a command displays 3.4.102....
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After Debian installation, how to add Grub Entries for new/other bootable disks/installations?

I have two SSDs, one is for my Windows 7, and one is for testing and tweaking it (like installing Linux, or other operating systems...). I've already installed Windows 7 on the first SSD, and I tried ...
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Grub (debian) will not start in AHCI mode

I was running my Debian (Acer laptop) for quite some time without much trouble. However, when I started it recently I've got message: No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key It ...
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How does a boot manager work and work differently on BIOS and UEFI machine?

After reading a lot online, I start to get more and more confused about how boot manager work. I have realized that boot manager, such as rEFInd, is not an update or anything related to firmware (...
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Bootable disk not recognized by my laptop?

I have an Asus ux303 laptop and I am trying to install ArchLinux on it. I think I already have installed it on the harddrive, however BIOS will not even show the harddrive in Bootable options. When ...
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Packing a bootloader as kernel image

Can a bootloader (lets say lilo) be packed as a valid zImage to trick other bootloaders to chainload another bootloader? Sorry about my english and excuse me if I am not clear enough.
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HW Raid - Centos 5 - Boot Issues

I am totally lost as to how to fix this or what to do, I am about to just removed the raid all together. (Work stuff though, so Id rather not)\ I have a tower with 4 drives in it. 2 seperate raids ...
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How do I run the Linux kernel?

I'm reading Robert Love's Linux Kernel Development in order to learn more about, well, Linux kernel development! But in Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Kernel, I'm instructed to download and ...
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Redundant U-Boot images

I'm currently working on an embedded system which uses a NAND flash as it main storage. Bootloader + Kernel + rootfs are written to it, and we are looking for ways to make our system more robust to ...
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Centos 7.2 Convert single LVM to RAID Mirror Reinstall BootLoader

I am trying to convert a single-drive Centos 7.2 installation with LVM into a two-disk mdadm mirror with mrrored LVM. I was able to follow the excellent instructions at: http://www.dgoradia.com/...
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Stop Ubuntu on Macbook from booting into OS X from external drive

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu) installed on a MacBook which has two external hard drives connected to it. One of the partitions on one of those drives is a bootable backup of an OS X machine. When I reboot ...
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How does a bootloader actually hand off to a kernel?

Assume I have a bootloader with a kernel and initrd line. For all intents and purposes, I now have 2 or 3 stages of "kernel" going on: firmware grub (or other bootloader) actual linux kernel The ...
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Linux kernel root= parameter

I'm trying to make a portable distro of linux on a 16MB SD card. I have a 2.4 kernel and extlinux as a bootloader. How can I pass the root= parameter to the kernel that the distro would be still ...
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How do I hide the rEFInd boot text?

After I select an OS to boot to in rEFInd, it prints boot target and its options before booting. Is there a way to disable this behavior?
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GRUB error- no suitable video mode found

I recently made an LFS and made some changes in GRUB. I added the update-grub command. I'm able to set background color and highlight color. But when I add a custom theme- update-grub gives- ...
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How can I make grub mount a drive with “rw”?

I have this in /boot/grub/grub.cfg menuentry 'Arch (on /dev/sda5)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-aabbcc-dd-ee-fff-eeee' { insmod part_gpt ...
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Xubuntu boot loader not showing while triple boot xubuntu, mint and windows 8

Here is what I did 1. I had mint and windows 8 installed on my laptop and wanted to install xubuntu also. I converted my disk to basic and GPT as xubuntu installation wizard was not showing windows ...
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Blank 'Grub Boot Menu' when changing boot options

I was having the issue of a black screen on Ubuntu restart and startup. It seems like my monitor is somehow disconnected when I start Ubuntu because I get 'No Signal Detected'. I started following ...
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How to fix “Failed to mount root filesystem - failed to open /dev/console” in RedHat after Cloning Disk

After cloning my HDD by Norton Ghost to a new one, I moved the new disk to new PC (with different hardware). In the new PC , I see this message at boot, as you see in this screenshot: What exactly ...
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Ubantu slow boot and shutdown issue : how can I fix this?

Initially my boot time was really low, it used to boot in seconds and user processes were also up and ready to use within a minute, now for some reason my boot up really slow and also my system never ...
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Boot Entry for Loading Encrypted LVM

So, I recently installed Arch Linux (EFI) with the root folder in an encrypted LVM. I am loading the correct modules and hooks on startup, but it's telling me it can not load the encrypted space after ...
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I have: “error: no such device: 6ec8e… Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>” on Mac OsX boot

I decided to install Debian on a external HDD to try it with my Mac Book Pro and then see if I will install it on a partition of MBP's SSD. I installed it and plugged the device on the machine, but ...
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Single SD card install for Debian Jessie on Armv7 architecture?

I'm pretty new to this whole deal. I have an Odroid C1. I recently created a home-server from an old i386 machine I had lying around. I'm starting to get into CLI OS and working with machines as ...
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can't install bootloader

So I was trying to install BBQLinux. I downloaded the ISO, put it on an USB-Stick, booted from it and used "Install BBQ Linux" on the desktop. At the end of the installation it gave me this error: ...
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How to Modify Android Boot Sequence in Order to Boot From an SD Card

I've been looking into how to boot Android form an SD card, and I came across this thread on XDA, but I am too much of a noob to understand it, and user has stated that she doesn't have the time to ...
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How can I ask a defined server what to boot

What options are available to accomplish the following boot scenario? On boot (before boot) contact a defined webserver and ask what to boot (normal answer: boot from local hard drive; alternative ...
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Where is GPT bootloader located?

According to GUID specification: First sector of hard drive is reserved (MBR compatibility) and not touched, sector 1-34 contain entries which contain partitions. Sector 35 is the 1st sector of 1st ...
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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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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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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Arch linux not visible in bootloader

I installed Arch following the beginers guide and installed the rEFInd bootloader. When i start my computer rEFInd can load windows and the Arch live cd (if it's inserted) but i cant get it to show ...
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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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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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Load system from SD Card into Memory and then Boot from Memory

I've seen several answers where there are hints at creating a partition in memory, copying the contents of a SD Card into that partition and then booting an operating system (linux) from that memory ...
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Why in Boot loader most often written in assembly language? [closed]

I am studying the concept of Operating system. In that i read point of Boot loader. Why boot loader is most often written in assembly language.
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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 ask,...
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Linux Mint installation dual boot windows 8. Where to install bootloader?

Please read before marking as duplicate I would like to install Linux mint from a bootable USB either on my hard drive in dualboot with Windows or on an external HD (which would be the preferred ...
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System fails to boot after Linux installation

I have installed kali linux. But when I try to boot I receive the following message as shown in the figure: May be because of wrong GRUB configuration. How can it be fixed?
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Boot menu not showing Ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows 8.1

I know the question looks similar but I did not find any answer to my problem, hence posting it here. Thanks in advance for any help. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and both ...
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Bring windows to default boot?

I just wanna try linux mint. I already have window 10 installed and I installed linux mint 17 rosa alongside it. Problem is on boot it automatically set linux mint and doesnt show any option. Can ...
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How do I dual boot Windows and Archlinux when they are physically installed in different harddrive?

I installed Arch Linux and Windows in separate harddrive (not partition, but real spinning disk drive). Each OS has their own boot because I was hoping to move Arch Linux directly to another machine ...
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Arch Linux not showing bootloader on UEFI system

I recently installed Arch on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500). I had just changed the hard disk so I had to partition from scratch during the installation. I chose to go for a GPT partition and also ...
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What is the BOOT_IMAGE parameter in /proc/cmdline

I'm currently reading the book How Linux Works and in chapter 5 it talks about Linux parameters. Curious I started to see what were the parameters passed to my installed kernel when it boots up and ...
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How to turn on rEFInd in the startup again? [closed]

I formatted old macbook book, installed Mac OS X El Capitan, and refind boot loader, and linux mint. Installed: El Capitan rEFind boot loader Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Mate with Codecs (64 bits) ...
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How to bypass rEFInd boot loader and boot straight to Linux OS straight?

How to bypass rEFInd boot loader and boot straight to Linux OS straight? Hi Guys, I managed to install rEFind Boot loader and Linux Mint on the old macbook. Whenever macbook turns on, it will go ...
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Install Grub2 UEFI Fat32 to EFI - No Linux OS

Ok, so usually (correct me if I am wrong), but when you install Grub, part of it gets installed inside the Linux OS. /etc/default/grub or /etc/init.d/grub etc etc. My Goal is to get Grub2 to be my ...
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Trouble installing rEFInd boot manager

I have downloaded the rEFInd boot manager. And I am trying to figure out how to do a scripted installation of it. From reading the arch wiki guide. It says I simply run the script: $ sudo refind-...