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

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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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How can I boot the PC-BSD live DVD-ISO IMAGE directly via GRUB2?

Via the loopback command, GRUB2 allows to directly boot an ISO file. Now, I've configured the according menuentry to boot the PC-BSD Live DVD ISO, but when I try to boot it, the FreeBSD bootstrap ...
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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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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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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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Ext2 filesystem for /boot partition

Is the ext2 filesystem good for /boot partition? I set ext4 for / root partition, but wasn't sure which filesystem to select for the /boot partition, and I just set ext2. Does it matter in this case?
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U-Boot Bootup error

I'm running a Debian Linux on a Cubietruck, running off a SD card. When I power on, I get the following error: ## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 46000000 ... ...
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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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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall ...
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Install Kali Linux on RAID0 (as dual boot Windows 7 & Kali)

I’m currently trying to install Kali Linux on my laptop as described here. The problem is I’ve a laptop (MSI GT70) with a Raid 0 (2x 500Gb) and Windows 7 installed on it. At the point where I’ve to ...
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How to access u boot environment from linux?

How can I access and change the u-Boot env variables in linux. Using the u-boot/tools/env directory in u boot directory: u-boot$ make env Which created the executable file fw_printenv. I copied ...
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Where to find the VBR on the /dev/sda1 partition?

I have one built-in hard disk /dev/sda which looks like this: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * ...
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File system CRC check

I know that before running the kernel, u-boot (the boot loader) will check the kernel image CRC. Only if it is correct it will go further, else it will give a "Bad CRC" error. I want to do same thing ...
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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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Laptop boots directly to Ubuntu, can't access BIOS or Boot menu anymore

I'm running Laptop with single OS: UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. After burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: -After reboot, laptop ...
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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X [migrated]

phew, long title beware! My question here is, I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely ...
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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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How to dualboot Win7 and Chrome-OS on Netbook

I have tested Google Chrome OS (aka Chromium OS) using a USB pen drive, or more precisely Chrome OS Lime by Hexxeh. Since I like it I would like to install it along side of my pre-installed Windows ...
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Restore windows boot manager in grub command line

So I installed GRUB2 and Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windwos 8.1. I am on an Acer laptop, which does not have a cd drive. I deleted the Ubuntu partition in windows 8.1 through the integrated disk manager, ...
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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 to boot kali from native usb

Last night I made a kali linux usb. Now this isn't the live usb I literally installed kali on the drive. I did this from my desktop which meant naturally I had to install the grub for my boot loader. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do most distributions chain UEFI and grub?

Most distributions install a additional boot loader on an UEFI system. UEFI itself is a boot loader, it offers a menu to select different operating systems or individual kernels. Furthermore, the UEFI ...
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how to bootup/reboot in verbose mode?

I have Ubuntu 14.04TLS. How can I permanently change grub to switch to verbose mode on bootup/reboot so I can see the rolling text? I would like to make this change stick. Thanks!
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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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Installed Centos 7 after Windows and can't boot into CentOS

I wanted to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and CentOS 7 I had a Windows 7 machine with 500GB disk. I shrank the Windows partition to provide space for CentOS 7 (roughly 230GB). I created a USB ...
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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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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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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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Install rEFInd on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I want to dual boot my macbook with Arch Linux and thus tried to install rEFInd using the install script, however, after install rEFInd doesn't seem to start at all? Anyone experienced the same issue ...
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Which boot loader is commonly used on Linux distributions and why?

I have been using Ubuntu on my local machine and occasionally running Debian and other Linux distributions for experience. Until recently I thought GRUB 2 is far common, but that was misleading. ...
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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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Multiple boot: Windows-10 along Linux?

On a computer running for the long term Linux Mint 17 Xfce (ubuntu 14.04) along Windows 7 I have created another two separate partitions with the purpose of installing for the short term other systems ...
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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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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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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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Red Hat and Windows 7 dual boot system

I am looking for the best way to create a dual boot on my Red Hat system. This is a Red Hat 5.3 System for scientific use, and we need to run some Windows software on it for visualization purposes. ...
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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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Uboot passes arguments to kernel!

How can uboot pass command line argument to kernel? I did some googling and got to know that it uses the bootargs environment variable. There it was mentioned that setenv bootargs key=value. Since I ...
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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 ...