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

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Fedora 20 boot issues

I've tried installing Fedora 20 (minimal install, machine is old and only has ~1GB RAM), twice now on an old computer meant to act as a home server to SSH into. Both times, I will be able to log in ...
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grub2 lvm2 raid1 /boot

Is it possible to boot from a system where /boot is located within an lvm2 raid1 partition. I've tried a variety of configurations, but I have yet to discover how to do it. I am using two 2TB disks. ...
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How to restore normal boot process after pacman update on EFI?

I just updated my system and upon reboot I've found myself in emergency mode. This is a dm-crypt+LUKS EFI system (thinkpad) using gummiboot. journalctl -xb reports that /boot could not be mounted. ...
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Do dracut handles boot parameters mentioned in dracut.cmdline (7)

If I understand correctly, in boot time the kernel will mount initramfs and then calls /sbin/init from it(which is a symbolic link to /lib/systemd/systemd on Fedora/RHEL systems) and dracut itself ...
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Run GUI Java jar on system boot Lubuntu

I have a PC which runs Lubuntu 14.10 without a monitor. The user is autologged in. I have created a Sysvinit script and installed it on /etc/init.d. My script amongst other things, starts a jar file ...
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Booting Linux from RAM

I want to find a cross-distro solution for setting linux up to boot from RAM. What this involves in essence would be copying an existing installation of linux one way or another over to the RAM (to ...
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Run a script as root during boot and display in the default linux terminal?

Here's how I configured my kickstart system initialization script (this is a kickstart conf script snippet): ... %post --log=/root/ks-post.log --interpreter /bin/bash cd /root curl --silent ...
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How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks?

How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks? I want to switch out my old disk with my working linux mint 16 os and plug in a new disk and install linux mint 17. I am ...
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how to run bash script from isolinux.cfg

I've been trying to add an entry to a bash script to my custom cd boot menu.. So I've tried to edit isolinux.cfg and load it instead of kernel but didn't work.. Any ideas??
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Linux Mint 17.1 installation

I have been trying to install mint 17.1, but all I can see is a blank screen with just mouse pointer. I had even tried to press Ctrl+Alt+F1, so I don't know which commands to enter from that spot. ...
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What is the first event/file/log in linux that appears/changes on boot that signalizes network being up?

I have a vSphere farm with virtual machines and python script that handles cloning and managing of those VMs. I also have a machine (RedHat 6) that I clone if I need a new one. It has a script that ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04 - setterm: $TERM is not defined

Yesterday I restarted my Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following error message in between the login-screen and the loaded user interface. Error found when loading /etc/profile setterm: ...
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Is there a way to auto turn-on Ubuntu?

Like a command line or a small piece of software I know that there are many ways to auto-shutdown, but I'm concerned about auto-turn-on.
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Grub menu doesn't show setup option

I am new to Ubuntu. I had to reinstall elementary off a USB. I Thought it had installed, so I restarted. When the reset was done the grub screen appeared, so I selected normal boot. After that the ...
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Kernel loglevel and console manipulation

I want to have two console kernel arguments, one /dev/tty2 for screen and one /dev/ttyAM0 for serial debugging. I can achieve that simply with: console=ttyAM0,115200 console=tty2 I want /dev/ttyAM0 ...
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Why does linux tend to be unbootable after terminating it incorrectly? [closed]

I have used for a long time Windows Operating System, on many occasions Windows has been switched off inappropriately for instance by pulling the plug while still running. It happened many times in ...
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CentOS - commands in rc.local not run

My /etc/rc.local script is quite simple, like this. #!/bin/sh touch /root/test1 touch /var/lock/subsys/local touch /root/test2 modprobe -r ftdi_sio modprobe ftdi_sio vendor=0x0403 product=0x6015 ...
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Shared system partition for multiple linux system

Is it okay to share some partitions for multiple native linux system? For example, if I want to install Ubuntu, Debian and Arch in one harddisk, and I create lvm partition scheme like this: NAME ...
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How to create a bootable hard disk image from an iso image?

I would like install a proprietary operating system onto my CentOS box using VirtualBox. There is a problem though, when I mount the install ISO image as a DVD, soon the installer complains of missing ...
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System Boot Order not found (Secure boot is not enabled)

I have this problem http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=299306. Although this thread is not mine, I experience this problem in familiar way. Also when I put live CD, it cannot boot from the ...
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Changing the hostname on a Linux Mint desktop to a random value at boot time

When changing the hostname to a random set of alphanumeric characters on a machine running Linux Mint(17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon 64-bit) I encounter some problems. The following script changes the ...
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Running init script which starts a deamon in background for reducing boot time?

I'm looking for ways to speed up the boot time on a single core embedded Linux system. Significant lag happens during start up of some custom daemons. Once they are up, they do run in the background, ...
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How to write a program which can run on a computer without a operating system? [closed]

If there is a computer without operating system, then we can install one on it using a floppy disc or usb stick. While the computer is booting, we push F11 or some other button, then the computer ...
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AV Linux as main OS. Computer won't accept bootable USB

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. ''Startup Disk ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint or WIndows anymore

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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Unable to boot ArchLinux from LiveUSB

I'm currently using Windows 7 on an AMD-A4-4000 APU - and I'm completely new to Linux. I made a LiveUSB of ArchLinux using Universal USB Writer. Now when I tried to boot from the USB Device - I got to ...
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Why does BIOS needs to load first stage boot loader from MBR, but this is not the case with UEFI?

Why does BIOS needs to load first stage boot loader from MBR, but this is not the case with UEFI? I guess it might be because BIOS cannot address 64 bits(as well as 32 bits) memory while UEFI has ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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Improve kernel boot time

I am using OMAPL138 and kernel version 2.6.37 and I would like to improve the boot time. By analyzing the kernel boot process I think it is taking a long time at MII PHY CONFIGURATION. The printscreen ...
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How to run TOR on boot instead using Vidalia?

I am new to TOR and I really have a hard time understanding how to set it up. What I did so far: run Vidalia from my personal account -- after few seconds I am connected run Vidalia from root ...
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Boot process - Dev sdX name changes

I had a Slack 13.1 machine with 2.6.36 kernel. Then, I updated the kernel to 3.12.1. This machine has connected: a bootable disk with three partions (/dev/sda1 --> Linux OS files..., /dev/sda2 --> ...
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Arch Linux boot failure: Fsck check on LVM /var mount fails

I recently installed Arch Linux on an older laptop that I am using as a personal workstation and machine to better learn how to administer Linux. I have a persistent boot failure that has started ...
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Can't boot into slackware installer

Can't boot into Slackware installer, I get stuck in this: The last line I see is: mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice I tried a external Keyboard with Mouse (Cordless but at least ...
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How do I disable the creation of the rescue boot image on CentOS?

To make a long story short, my (CentOS 7) server's /boot is too small (100MiB) to hold 2 kernels plus the automatically generated rescue image. I want to avoid the hassle of repartitioning and ...
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Create Linux distro with minimal number of files

I'm thinking about designing a system for a project using some single-board computer (RaspberryPi, CubieTruck etc) that runs Linux. My main requirement is keeping the complexity of the booted SD card ...
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/sbin/cryptsetup not found on boot

I've created an encrypted root partition using LUKS which contains a few LVM partitions. I can't boot and get the following output on startup: Begin mounting root file system ... Begin: Running ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint nor Ubuntu

When I try to install Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint on my Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V and I pass the install menu this appears: After Mint countdown: After pressing install on Ubuntu: And after that I ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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FreeBSD bootloader won't boot from the correct pool

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a system which has two ZFS pools, and which boots from an other hard disk, which contains only the bootloader. The main pool disks are connected to SATA ports on a PCI-E ...
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Kali Live USB won't boot. Takes me to blinking cursor

I am trying to install 64 Bit Kali Linux to a laptop. Whenever I boot through a live USB the menu opens, but when an option is selected it takes me to the black screen, with just a blinking cursor ...
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Dual-boot ends with Dual-Bootloaders

Having just bought a new laptop out of necessity, and ending up with Windows 8.1, because I work from home and the company only supports windows, and the identical 7 machine was almost $100 more than ...
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What folders need to be mounted before chroot?

I am attempting to update a broken Linux Mint 32 bit installation using chroot from a live cd. Different websites give different folders that need to be mounted before chroot. The error I am trying ...
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Whenever I try to boot a Linux Distro from a USB it goes to an eternal black screen

I've tried countless of USB booters, such as Universal Usb, Rufus, Unetbootin. They seem to work fine as I can boot to the point to where boots to the options menu, where it says you want to install ...
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Virtualized Debian Jessie: slow booting / shutting down :(

I have a Debian 8 (Jessie), cat /proc/version says: Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.3 (Debian 4.8.3-16) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) ...
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Linux - On boot do push-button-connect to strongest wireless

I'm trying to configure linux (in this case CentOS) to automatically connect to the nearest WiFi via "push-button-connect". This micro computer has no keyboard or display, so the goal is to hit the ...
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Can't boot Voyager Linux based on Xubuntu

I recently installed Voyager Linux, an linux distribution based on Xubuntu. The problem is that I cant boot it anymore. I have a dual boot system with Windows 8.1, but that's not the problem. I ...
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mistakenly deleted /boot folder and rebooted

I mistakenly deleted the /boot folder from my filesystem, rebooted, and all I get now is this: error: file '/boot/grub/i368-pc/linux.mod' not found. grub rescue>
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FreeBSD disk decrypt/mount order

TL;DR — Is there a way to force certain GEOM encrypted drives to be attached and mounted before other drives are attached in FreeBSD 10.1? I have a machine running FreeBSD 10.1 with two drives for ...
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Grub Installed On Hard Drive after ElementaryOS Install on USB?

This is my situation: I put the ElementaryOS iso on a 16gb USB I installed ElementaryOS on another 32gb USB via the installation process When the 32gb USB is not in, the machine goes to grub rescue. ...
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Can't boot Kali-linux in Virtualbox (Elementary OS host)

I'm trying to boot/install Kali Linux in Virtualbox under Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12) as host on a 64 bits computer. I build a "classical" virtual machine for Kali: name : Kali OS : Linux ...