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

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Command set in /etc/rc.local on Ubuntu 13.04 is ignored

I am trying to set my Ubuntu 13.04 machine in a way that, upon reboot, an instruction is executed and a program is launched with specific parameters, REGARDLESS of whether a user is logged on to the ...
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How do I dual-boot Kali Linux With ISO (no CD/USB/DVD)

I am trying to install Kali Linux 1.0.7 to my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I have the ISO, but I have no CD's, USB Sticks, or DVD in my home so I was wondering how can I install Kali Linux without ...
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No logical volume groups found, LVM stuck at boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Long story short, I've compiled a custom kernel and now I'm running into some issues with my encrypted hard drive. When I boot my machine and attempt to start the ...
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UEFI install (14.04) boots to GRUB command prompt, no GUI

I just installed zorin 9 core (14.04) on my Hard-Disk in UEFI mode. But, when I boot, all that comes up is a GRUB2 command line. I've searched for solution and came up with this command configfile ...
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windows 7 reinstallation killed grub

I have been running dual boot windows7/ubuntu. Recently I reinstalled windows 7, and I no longer have the option to boot to ubuntu. I would like to be able to get my dual boot working again or at ...
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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 make grub Command Line Default?

I'd like to make grub by default load it's command line instead of automatically booting from it's list of options generated by update-grub. How can I do this?
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Multiple Windows 7 installations from Grub

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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Graphical boot ModeLine

Bit of a weird requirement. I have an arcade machine running Linux. The arcade monitor requires the video signal to be at 15khz, so I achieve this with a modeline in xorg.conf, it works great. There ...
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No such device: grub rescue

I have got a machine with Windows and Linux Mint. Now that I needed to upgrade my Mint because I needed the new fixes, I cannot boot. I get the error message no such device, grub rescue. My guess is ...
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How do I resolve an error when booting, “Couldn't find device with UUID…”

I have a RHEL 6 system, running on a VMWare machine. The admin of the VM server added a second RAID volume to the server, which my RHEL system does not use. Now, when I boot the RHEL system, I get a ...
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How to Pass High Resolution from GRUB2 to FreeBSD?

I boot FreeBSD-10-RELEASE from GRUB2. I have set up the GRUB2 boot menu to display very nicely at my laptop's max resolution of 1024x768x32. I know it's possible to pass this resolution to the boot ...
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RHEL server Booting problem: "fsck.ext3: unable to resolve 'LABEL=/u01'

We had an old Linux server in the workplace for last few years, so I decided to turn it on and it's showing this problem during boot up: No devices found Setting up Logical Volume Management. ...
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Problem booting using Live USB on MAC

I have tried creating a bootable Linux USB that i want to use on MacBook Pro 2013. I used 'MAC Linux USB Loader' to do that. Linux distros I tried it with: Slack puppy and DSL (Damn small linux) ...
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Dual Boot GRUB2

I just installed EasyBCD for my dual boot laptop (Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04). Everything works great, however if I choose the Ubuntu option on loading, the next screen it takes me to is GRUB2 with the ...
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Howto to boot an attached external hard disk (without formating)? (Solution: Repair grub easily)

I have a former internal hard drive, which I now use as external USB drive. I tried to boot from it, but it doesn't work (2 PCs tried, on my: blank screen + blinking cursor). This - I think - is ...
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Recent install of ArchLinux not loading

I recently installed ArchLinux (because hey, why not) and used the Arch install script and installer located here https://github.com/helmuthdu/aui. After doing this, I got to the boot screen and it ...
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Recover from Grub error

I use windows as well as Linux in one laptop. I don't know what I deleted in the partition settings. Suddenly when I restarted my laptop, it showed me the below error message. GRUB loading. Welcome ...
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ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist

I've installed Linux Mint and Manjaro Linux on my computer. I installed only the Linux mint on the MBR. For Manjaro, I created a /boot/efi partition, but I have not checked to install to MBR. So, I ...
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xubuntu (main HD) and Kali (second HD) both LVM encrypted but Kali won't appear in grub?

/dev/sda = xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr /dev/sdb = Kali Linux /dev/sdc = Windows 7 Ultimate I installed xubuntu with grub, and Kali without. Both are luks-encrypted drives with LVM. Kali doesn't show ...
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Send an email right before the password prompt of ecryptfs during bootup

I'm setting up a home server which has full disk encryption enabled. In order to recover from a power failure the machine automatically reboots. I'm also able to unlock the disk remotely using ssh ...
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Dual boot Linux / Windows. How to deny completely Windows?

I have a dual boot setup (Debian / Ubuntu and Windows) on my laptop. I would like GRUB to start Linux automatically, without a prompt for Windows. And eventually start Windows only with (for example) ...
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Debian fails to boot after installing xfce 4.10, “lp: driver loaded but no device found” error

I decided to install xfce 4.10 on wheezy. However after rebooting I am getting stuck at some screen beginning with the line" lp: driver loaded but no device found Thing is, I can't do anything at ...
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Could not boot from an external hard drive [duplicate]

I burned a live session of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon to a USB stick. Then I installed LM17C into an external hard drive by using this USB stick. I managed to do it and even successfully started on my ...
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Installing RHEL6.5 by swapping RPMs

BACKGROUND So I've been tasked with updating a system from RHEL6.0 to RHEL6.5 via a bootable USB. Due to size limitation, I've stripped (using the rpm -e command to prevent dependency errors) ...
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Boot resolution change in initramfs on laptop monitor and HDMI monitor

I have Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. Also I have 22'' monitor connected to laptop using HDMI cable. My disk if fully encrypted with LUKS and LVM. On boot I get graphical prompt to enter password for ...
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Linux freezing guess: keyboard & mouse (Archlinux and Ubuntu)

Linux on my PC is freezing a few seconds after startup. I am unable to use the mouse / keyboard. Neither Ubuntu nor Arch do anything after a few seconds. Windows has been running fine for years now. ...
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“Enabling additional executable binary formats” fails

On ubuntu 14.04, after doing do-release-upgrade -d several systems failed like dbus, network-manager, sound card etc.. I am logged into terminal instead of X. Looking at the /var/log/boot.log I ...
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How does grub2 load the kernel from an LVM volume?

Grub2 is able to load the kernel even if /boot is placed on an LVM volume. To use this feature one needs to add insmod lvm (the module can be on the grub bios partition that is not on an LVM volume) ...
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Fedora 20 boots in emergency mode

After reformatting a disk that I think had nothing to do with the Fedora installation, it now boots always in emergency mode, no matter what "Fedora" option I choose in the bootloader My disk ...
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iptables - add rule for interface before it comes up

Right now I'm using /etc/rc.local to add some iptables rules on my Linux router on boot however some of the rules aren't added. I assume this is because the interface hasn't come up yet. This is what ...
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After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 in it. I recently built and installed linux-3.14.5 kernel on it, and tried to boot into it, but it drops me to BusyBox v1.21.1 built-in shell. Here's what I ...
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Does BIOS read directly the bootloader or load it into RAM?

I'm trying to understand the very first steps of the boot process. The CPU read the BIOS It reads a fixed address instruction It will jump to the first BIOS instructions address It will execute ...
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Zorin/Windows 7 Dual Boot on New Hard Drive, no GRUB!

So my computer had Windows 8 originally, and my hard drive died. I was able to get a dying hard drive from work to use temporarily, and decided to go with Windows 7 this time, as HP had drivers for ...
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ifup eth0 timeout during boot

I need to start eth0 network interface during boot, but only if cable is plugged in. I have following in my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp ...
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lightdm fails to start properly on boot (works from terminal)

I have elementaryOS and after updated my Kernel to 3.11 I get black screen after boot. If I type Ctrl + Alt + F1 to go to command prompt and then do sudo service lightdm restart, lightdm starts ...
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Mint 16 - Won't boot to USB

I am attempting to completely remove my Linux Mint 16 MATE OS and reinstall Windows 8. At which point, I'll decide if I want to reinstall a Linux OS (most likely will). The issue I'm having is that my ...
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Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

After the installation of Ubuntu, when I try to boot a black screen with a purple box appears without let me see the GRUB menu. Then the screen becomes black and Ubuntu starts booting. Ubuntu is the ...
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Get log from kernel while loading

There is a arm/omap2-based device without ethernet, UART ports. It has usb connection with host, numeric keyaboard, LCD display. There is working U-Boot and kernel images for this. I'm trying to ...
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Possible to move boot files?

I just bought an external hard drive that's 1TB. I formatted my laptop and burned Linux to it. The thing is, I also use my hard drive for other things. Can I move these boot files into a custom ...
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Repair GRUB from Arch live CD

I'm trying to install Arch on sda8 (with swap on sda7) following the instructions here. I got to the part of setting up the WiFi a second time, but since I already have GRUB, I got lost at the section ...
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How to disable bluetooth device when startup on Ubuntu 12.4

How to disable bluetooth device when startup on Ubuntu 12.4, I've accessed /etc/init/bluetooth.conf file and comment #start on started dbus line. But when PC bootup Bluetooth device still running. ...
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How to Connect Internet in Zedboard using Linux via SDCard

I am working on Zedboard Zynq 7020. I have booted the Linux via SD card through Zedboard. The linux display can be shown onto the monitor via VGA cable. But I cannot connect that linux to internet. ...
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UEFI and Puppy Linux

I recently installed Puppy Linux on a USB stick using the Universal USB Installer, but I have not being able to boot from it. My notebook came with Windows 8 and had the secure boot activated at UEFI. ...
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Systemd fails to start after removal of encrypted swap partition on Fedora 20

In order to resize my boot partition I had to recreate my swap partition. After this systemd does not seem to be able to start. I am new to Fedora/systemd and don't quite understand where I could ...
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How to install an old version of OpenBSD inside VirtualBox?

I'm reading an old Phrack article and I would like to install OpenBSD 3.0 inside VirtualBox. I remember installing this very version using actual physical floppy disks in 2001, but nowadays I don't ...
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Metin2 server on FreeBSD error

I have private metin2 server on FreeBSD 9.1 32 bit and I installed packet filter PF. In pf.conf, I wrote metin2 ports (open for public) and my IP Which can be connected to the server. Everything is ...
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Fail to start graphic interface

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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Disable iptables service on CentOS

I don't want the service to start after reboot. my code does this: service iptables stop service iptables save chkconfig --level 123456 iptables off service iptables status iptables: Firewall is not ...
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New menu item called “arch_grub” emerged as a temporary boot device

I have Ubuntu installed along with Arch. I re-installed Arch a few times already. Now it works well. Once when I was re-installing Arch during boot when I chose the "Choose temporary boot devise" ...