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

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Boot iso file through uEFI by calling EFI executable inside the iso

I want to create a USB stick that I can use to boot multiple iso files. I want to do this through uEFI. The usb stick would look something like this: /EFI /bootx64.efi /something.conf /isos /...
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CentOS grub2 booting iso via loopback

I've got a usb-key setup to multi-boot different Linux images. I'm trying to add CentOS, here's a post with similar entries for grub.cfg set drive_label=multipass01 set isopath=/iso menuentry "...
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Fedora doesn't boot since 4.5.7-202: grub shows only a blinking cursor

I have a Thinkpad 460s with dualboot: Fedora and Windows. I am using grub2 as a bootloader. 4.5.7-200 boots fine, but 4.5.7-202 and the newly released 4.6.4-201 doesn't boot up, grub shows a blinking ...
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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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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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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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Install new Linux distribution without overwriting GRUB2

I already have Linux installed. GRUB2 is installed to the MBR of /dev/sda. I want to install a second distribution, but don't want to overwrite the previous GRUB2 instance. What place should I choose ...
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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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`Interact` not working as expected in bash/expect scripting

In order to provision an embedded device (i.e. writing images to flash) a series of very well known commands have to be entered during the boot stage. The algorithm is something like: Capture a ...
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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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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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Working dual boot system screwed up after booting from an external drive?

I have had a working dual booting fedora (23) and Windows 10 system (for quite a while). I was tinkering with an old computer and was using the above system to update a 32 bit Ubuntu system on a ...
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BTX Halted. When I trying to install freeBSD 10.3 on my notebook I got this message:

I'm trying to install FreeBSD-10.3 (FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso) It's done perfectly on vmware virtual machine (with windows 10 host), but when I'm trying to install it on my notebook (ACER ...
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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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Windows boot option is missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

I recently installed CentOS 7 on a machine that has been running Windows 7. I did a dual boot installation and installed CentOS in a partition. But when I boot up my machine, it only gives me two ...
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Disabling PHY auto-negotiation during Linux boot process on Xilinx

I'm trying to install Linux on an FPGA board. The linux flavour is petalinux for Xilinx FPGA chips. The current Xilinx SoC has a Cortex A9 processor and a programmable hardware logic i.e FPGA. I ...
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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 Arch....
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How can I configure Manjaro in GRUB2 without re-running the Manjaro installer? [closed]

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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Meaning of an ampersand prefix in a device tree

I am looking at a DTS file which tries to specify different nodes, but interestingly I find a few nodes having different style of nomenclature. / { model = "TI AM335x BeagleBone Black"; ...
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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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Getting “NTFS5: No ang0” error message when booting Linux Mint

I am getting the following message as shown in the link below when trying to boot into linux mint 13. Try (hd0,0): NFTS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,2): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,3):...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Grub2 multi-boot LUKS/LVM distros with only one boot partition?

There are many tutorials on the internet for multi-booting unencrypted distros using a single boot partition and chainloading. For example, booting 145 OSes. Likewise, there are tutorials for multi-...
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Separate /boot partition on USB

During standard Debian install i decided to go with implementing additional security factor which is /boot on separate USB key. In Debian guide I've found it is only put this way. http://madduck.net/...
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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 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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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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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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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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Password protect Grub2, but still allow normal boot

I have seen this link , but I don't have grub.conf in the first place. His situation is the inverse from mine though. This link explains quite a fair bit on Grub2, but I am still clueless as to how ...
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“Missing operating system” error on boot

I replaced Windows 8 with Linux Mint. After the installation had completed, I restarted only to face a black screen with missing operating system. I thought the problem was with Mint so I decided to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...