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

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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: ...
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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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grub and grub2 seem to run sequentially at boot time

Recently I have cloned my Ubuntu installation from one drive to another using clonezilla, parted magic. It seems that the clonezilla has put its own bootloader into the target drive. Before cloning, ...
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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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Elementary os boot issues [on hold]

I tried to install elementary OS and it failed (grub-install). Now when I try to boot into windows(8.1) it starts automatic repair and then I get stuck on a screen with just the mouse. I'be tried to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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boot .iso image using Grub

Has anyone been successfull in setting up GRUB2 to boot an .iso image stored on the harddrive. Instead of installing it on a disc on flashdrive. I have been successfull in setting up a windows ...
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How to fix the error warning failed to connect to lvmetad no such file or directory falling back to internal scanning in ubuntu 15.10

I need help with my Ubuntu laptop which was working fine until recently. My desktop disappeared and all the desktop icons are gone. All I have access to is the terminal. In an attempt to fix the ...
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Fresh CoreOS install hangs during boot

I decided to replace windows 7 with CoreOS on my computer for research and learning purposes. I was able to successfully install CoreOS version 766.4.0 from a USB drive but after restarting the ...
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Getting grub terminal after removing Ubuntu partition and unable to boot into Windows

I deleted my Ubuntu partition cause I wanted to install Linux mint. But now when I switch on my laptop, I'm unable to boot into Windows. I'm getting a grub terminal (not sure if it's grub rescue mode) ...
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Definition of bootloaders

How to define what boot loader on my computer is primary and what is secondary? Maybe some command? System has ROM with BIOS. I know that I can go to folder /boot/ to see what kind of loader my system ...
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How can i secure boot any Linux grub loader?

To secure boot an Ubuntu installation i use shimx64.efi loader. Trie to copy-paste it to the boot directory of my Kali Linux (whose GRUB loader i am currently using), but it doesn't seem to work. How ...
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Warning while Booting into Ubuntu

Recently, I installed Kali Linux 2.0 as a third OS on my Dell Latitude E7240. I used Unetbootin to make a bootable USB of Kali Linux. When I booted from it, it gave me options I wasn't used to. I ...
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Install Debian from the hard disk replacing the host Linux system

I have a old computer that i want to re-purpose into a storage server running debian, as i'm already used to it, but the problem is that the computer is runing Ubuntu and the BIOS only reads floppy ...
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Partitioning difficulties with parted

I'm trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 and have created a separate partition in (while running) windows as exFAT32. While booting from the arch USB image and running lsblk the following ...