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

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grub error : “File not found” for separate /boot/efi partition

I've installed CentOS 6.4 on UEFI enabled machine, created /boot/efi partitions. But my grub is not automatically starting, if I start the PC, I start in Windows 8. I can only start CentOS by ...
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GDM not showing when I boot my FreeBSD system

I've installed FreeBSD 9.1 in a VirtualBox VM, and did some basic setup. After that, I had installed Gnome2 via sudo pkg_add -r gnome2. Along the way, there were some errors. Mostly it was (I think) ...
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Unable to Boot into F17

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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Real mode and loading linux kernel confusing

As far as I know, protected mode will be activated in kernel and in grub stages it still real mode. My misunderstanding is: In real mode, total memory available for use is less than 1MB but how grub ...
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Excluding kernel modules through /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf does not work

I don't want to load the kernel module nouveau on my debian box at startup, so I put the following in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: blacklist ttm blacklist drm blacklist nouveau I even did a ...
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How to convert grub config to use kernel device names instead of UUID

I've got a bunch of identical systems on which I want to clone the same openSUSE 12.3 installation. I've set up clonezilla on PXE server. After appling the disk-image of on another machine, it fails ...
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Running Ubuntu of a USB stick. Can't install wireless driver

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 8 gb USB stick, and got it running. It seems like I don't have the full Ubuntu OS on the stick though, and that was my intention. Anyway, I can run a "demo" version ...
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Can kexec be built to a standalone binary, to be used where kexec was not built into the kernel?

I have remote embedded Linux devices I am trying to update to a new kernel without having to physically access. However, the command line options they boot with make one of the MTDs read only - I ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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How to make RHEL Workstation to boots up faster?

I am using RHEL 6.4. Problem is it takes too much time to boots up? Can you say, what can I do to be out of this situation?
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How to make RHEL 6 to boot in Text-mode?

I am using RHEL 6.4 on a HP-Z620 Workstation.Whenever this machine starts up, it comes up with Graphics Mode e.g. Splash Screen,Red Hat Logo etc. But I want my machine to start in Text Mode. e.g. I ...
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*ERROR* timed out waiting for panel to power on

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus VX6 (1.8GHz Atom - 2 cores, optimus nVidia ION) with Kernel 3.9.0. When I start my system I get this error: [ 15.728106] [drm:intel_enable_lvds] *ERROR* timed out ...
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Grub 'incompatible license' error

The other day, I was using a laptop for general desktop use when its keyboard began to act up. Most of the keys on the keyboard's right side stopped working entirely and key combinations such as Ctrlu ...
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Linux Mint on laptop fails, gives grub error

I am trying to install the latest Linux Mint onto my laptop via a USB stick. The laptop previously had Ubuntu, and it had a separate /home partition. I'm overriding and reformatting the / partition, ...
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Booting encrypted root partion fails after system update

I have a problem booting my Debian Linux server. After a system update, GRUB loads the initrd and the system should ask for the password, but it doesn't. Instead, I get dropped to BusyBox. After ...
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Can not mount drive after installing windows vista

I have searched for weeks now and have not found an answer to my question. Hopefully you guys can give me a push in the right direction :) Ok, here is what happened: I have linux mint on a 1.5 TB ...
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getting the message “out of partition” after installing GRUB 2. What is happening?

I recently moved a partition with a complete Linux install except /home to a new disk (with DD). Everything went fine, I can mount the partition, browse it... perfect. Next step: install GRUB to ...
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Making a recovery partition in embedded Linux

I have an Atmel SAM9X system running Angstrom. I am trying to make a recovery partition so when a user holds a button during boot up the recovery partition boots up. I have modified the bootstrap so ...
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How to boot into FreeBSD installed in the second partition of an external drive

I have installed FreeBSD 9.1 on the second partition of an external hard disk and I'm not able to get my computer to boot from it. FreeBSD was installed using the FreeBSD memstick image dd'd onto a ...
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Debian: Screen stays black occasionally during boot with Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 mainboard. My graphics card is a Radeon 6850, I'm using the Open Source radeon drivers (xserver-xorg-video-radeon). During boot, my screen ...
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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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udevadm slow boot

After I upgraded from Slackware 13.70 to 14.0, when the machine is booting, it takes it 15 seconds to execute this line: /sbin/udevadm trigger --action=add I understand, that it tries to detect ...
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Cannot boot from usb

I bought a new computer (Samsung NP900X4D) which came with Windows 8. I want to install linux (Mint 14) but the computer lacks any optical drives, and so the only option (I'm aware of) is using a ...
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Error mounting drives

I am not able to mount the disk. It is showing error. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sda3: Command-line `mount "/media/tusharmakkar08/Local"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: [mntent]: ...
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[drm:intel_enable_lvds]*ERROR* timed out waiting for panel to power on

I get this error when I start mystem. I have been using a multi-boot system. Ubuntu, Win7, Arch. I deleted everything, and try to install Arch, without susccess. I just deleted the MBR with dd. Is ...
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Grub2, boot into existing OS option?

I've got Grub2 installed on a USB stick, and I want to add an entry to the grub.cfg that will boot in to another bootloader e.g. grub on the main harddrive. Like how the Windows 7 install disk will ...
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Grub does not fit the screen

I have a problem with my grub installation. The screen is "moved" to the left a couple of pixels, which means that I cannot read the first 20 or so characters of the entries when I boot. I'm ...
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Fedora 18 Live CD is hanging on boot

When I boot up Fedora 18 (Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso) in a Virtual Machine, I just get this screen: I've verified the SHA sum, and I've tried starting it up in "basic graphics mode", yet I ...
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booting very slow

I have Linux Mint 14 and it was fine, but lately it takes a lot longer to boot. I have my linux installation on one partition. I had a dual boot first, then I removed windows. So, that freed up 2 ...
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Manually copying MBR from one drive to the other GPT drive and configuring GRUB results in booting failure

I run CentOS 6.4. I have SSD 300GB for system files and RAID10 8TB for storage + backup. SSD system drive is partitioned as follows: fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 300.1 GB, 300069052416 bytes 255 ...
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Can I move an existing Debian installation to a RAID5?

I put myself a small NAS together, to experiment a bit with raid. I have a working RAID 5 array using mdadm under Debian 6 ("squeeze"). I installed GRUB and Debian to an USB stick, since I was not ...
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GRUB2 and kernel vga= parameter

According to the documentation, use of the vga= kernel parameter is deprecated as of GRUB2. The fact that some newer kernels don't seem to support it anymore on certain adapters is of no concern as ...
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“Home Directory / Not Ours” on boot

I get the line Home Directory / Not Ours repeated about 30 times when i boot Debian. This has recently started happening since i did an update where everything was stuffed up. eg. Gnome and gdm3 ...
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Sharing /boot between two Ubuntu 12.04 Server installations?

This question may seem trivial at first sight, but it has certain implications and I'm wondering what is the recommended path to take here. Assume the following scenario: a server system. The default ...
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Protecting file system contents with TPM and Encrypted File System

I have been assured that this is possible, but have so far not found any reference that will clue me as to how to do it. I need to deploy an "appliance" with software and data that the user is ...
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Unable to install the selected kernel

I have problem with my DVD drive. It's corrupted and when I'm trying to install Ubuntu it stucks (even with the miniISO) I was able to successfully start the OS from system rescue CD. I'd like to ...
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After Arch Linux install it just shows the text “No bootable device found”

I've been trying to install Arch Linux. After the installation, it shows the BIOS screen and after that there just comes a message that says "No bootable device found". I have retried the whole ...
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How to boot on Fedora 18 (Grub2)

I have Fedora 18 and Windows 7 on my laptop. I had grub2 bootloader and the default is been set to windows 7. After I turn on my laptop it just automatically boots into windows 7. Now I want to set ...
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Use boot parameter to perform certain actions after boot

I'm asking myself if I can use Grub 2 to tell the Operating System which actions to perform after boot. Background: I have a HTPC with Debian Wheezy installed. Sometimes I want to use the System as a ...
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Encrypted disk filesystem compatibilities

On my Debian Linux system during the install I decided to use disk encryption (the one offered during a regulard Debian install). When the system boots up I need to enter a password and then the ...
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Partitioning EFI machine with two SSD disks in mirror

I have two SSD disks, I want to put them in a software mirror RAID. But whatever I do the OpenSuSe installation keeps telling me that due to the partitioning scheme he won't be able to install the ...
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Install linux from USB without bios support

I have an old PC where I want to install Debian from "smaller CD" (up to 40mb, rest will be downloaded). I have made a bootable usb from this Debian. The problem is, my computer is so old that it ...
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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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Gnome doesn't work in new kernel (Fedora16)

I'm using Fedora 16. The kernel version is 3.6.7-4.fc16.x86_64 where GNOME graphics works fine and I have also installed the Nvidia graphics driver. When I update yum then new kernel ...
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I/O errors on hard disk on Linux boot

Here is a screenshot of booting Arch. I guess the reason is that I force poweroff my Arch linux many times. (I already force poweroff my Arch because my firefox flash plugin use too much memory to ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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Copying a working Linux instead of installing a new one [duplicate]

It is possible to move an installed Linux from one drive to another or from one disk to another by two methods: dd command which copies sector by sector including boot sector cp command, and then ...
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Provide passphrase to plymouth ask-for-password from command line

I'm working on booting a headless server (Fedora 16), entering the passphrase to decrypt the root disk (LUKS) over SSH using dropbear. I've got dropbear all working: I can SSH to the server while it's ...
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What's the point of rootwait/rootdelay?

rootwait and rootdelay are used in situations when the filesystem is not immediately available, for example if it's detected asynchroneously or mounted via usb. The thing is, it should be obvious ...