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

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How do I ignore Linux on boot?

I have Windows 10 on my primary SSD and Kali Linux on a HDD. I need the slot with Linux HDD temporarily to be used with Windows, but the problem is that it tries to boot from the missing drive. How do ...
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Install Linux From Live CD

I have made a Linux From Scratch and built a live CD from it. I also wrote a script in /usr/sbin named install-lfs. When I want to install Linux, I just have to open a terminal in the live session and ...
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Boot from network wirelessly

Here's what I'd like to accomplish Boot from flash drive Load drivers for wireless card(s) Boot from the network with some sort of bootloader (something like PXE) after connecting to router (without ...
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Long boot time on debian : “usb 1-x: new high-speed USB device number y using xhci_hcd”

Hello when I boot my keyboard takes 2 to 3 minutes to get activated so it slows my boot tremendously as I need to enter a passphrase to unlock a partition. I booted using the kernel parameter ...
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Boot Kali Linux into forensic mode; hangs loading network interfaces

When I boot my Kali Live CD (2016.1) in forensic mode, it gets to the point of auto-log in for root, and then immediately tries to start loading the network interfaces eth0 and wlan0. When neither ...
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How can I activate extra-verbose mode (debugging mode) during Debian boot?

How do I activate extra verbosity during boot, on Debian? I removed the quiet parameter and tried to add debug but it didn't help. My problem is that my keyboard takes 2-3 min to activate so it ...
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Failing Media Check on Fedora Installation

I am trying to install Fedora 23 and continually getting a media check fail at 85.7%. I am using a 32gb ADATA USB stick and making the bootable with dd. sudo dd ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 / Suse10 (yes outdated..): Edit /etc/fstab before it is read

As the topic says: I'm trying to edit the /etc/fstab before it is read during the system-startup OS: Ubuntu 10.04 and Suse 10 I've linked my edit-script currently under /etc/rc2.d/, but it is called ...
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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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no bootable partition, trying to solve with testdisk

I had Ubuntu 14.04 and a partition with data. Then I decided to try Linux Mint, I booted it from USB, I was going to install it but then I changed my mind. Linux Mint started to prepare my hard disk ...
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How can I start program on boot in Ubuntu 14.04?

Is the root crontab the only way? I'm starting up a MC server and don't want it to need me to manually restart it each time the server reboots for whatever reason. I don't want any login required ...
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Linux Mint won't boot from HD after replacing Win 10. Bootloader issue?

I had Windows 10, the computer was acting up, slow etc. I installed Mint 17 on it selecting the option to overwrite Win 10. When presented with the partition table, it was full of partitions I didn't ...
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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 ...
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How to stop debian from mounting a partition at startup

I installed Debian and set a data partition and now I want to stop it from mounting it everytime but deleting the line in fstab and updating initramfs won't stop it from mounting it. Is there a way to ...
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How to change the order of HOOKS in debian iniramfs configuration?

Hello I installed Archlinux to learn and now I'm insalling Debian but the initramfs setup is quite different from the mkinitcpio from Arch. My question is : where do I find the order in which the ...
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ALERT! /dev/mapper/cryptroot does not exist. Dropping to shell!

Hello I just installed Debian on an encrypted root partition but the NVRAM entry the installer made isn't working so I boot using the following kernel parameters : rw nomodeset ...
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Keyboard isn't working when it comes to enter the password for encrypted root

Hello I installed Debian, the entry in the NVRAM made by the installer isn't working so I boot it with refind using the following kernel parameters : rw nomodeset root=/dev/mapper/cryptroot ...
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Is there a way to enable secure boot in Linux?

Just like Windows has secure boot that prevents any external OS Loader code from running at boot, does Linux have any similar option for itself? I have looked around, but when I search, the only ...
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How to skip boot time custom udev rule?

I have following udev rule in /etc/udev/rules.d/80-foo_usb.rules to detect pen drives, KERNEL=="[a-z][a-z][a-z][1-9]", SUBSYSTEM=="block", ACTION=="add", PROGRAM+="/test/foo.sh $kernel $parent" It ...
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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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Boot from GhostBSD iso partition with grub

I have downloaded an ISO image of GhostBSD, now it can be burned on to a usb and can be directly booted from it. However I would like to burn it on to a partition of my hard disk and boot from it ...
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Uninstall package from command line in unbootable system

I messed up my Raspbian Jessie system by installing upstart, and now it gets hung up while booting. Now I'm trying to get back to a bootable system by uninstalling it. I used these directions to get ...
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jackd and SuperCollider headless problem

I am trying to boot an RPi autonomously to start jackd, SuperCollider and then play a SuperCollider patch. Jack launches and Supercomputer starts to compile but then something goes wrong. The script ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Unable to disable daemon using Systemd

I've tried disabling MPD (Music Player Daemon) using Systemd: sudo systemctl disable mpd sudo systemctl status mpd mpd.service - Music Player Daemon Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mpd.service; ...
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Grub does not boot Linux automatically, but editing the command line works

I have 2 hard-discs on my computer. On the first one I installed Windows 7 with Linux (Ubuntu)- with different partitions. At the beginning at booting I had the option to choose Linux/Windows. But ...
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USB Stick with bootable iso build with PinguyBuilder does not boot

I have build a bootable iso image with PinguyBuilder. The image does boot fine from cd. Now I have created a bootable pen-drive from that image with rufus. The pen-drive shows the grub/isolinux boot ...
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How do I configure grub to boot another linux distribution off an lvm partition?

(I no longer have this setup so I cannot test new answers, sorry. I had to switch computers and am now only using arch; I am leaving the question as it is though since I'd love to know a solution if ...
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Ubantu slow boot and shutdown issue : how can I fix this?

Initially my boot time was really low, it used to boot in seconds and user processes were also up and ready to use within a minute, now for some reason my boot up really slow and also my system never ...
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Linux Plymouth splash screen works only recovery mode

We have a Jetway motherboard (embedded PC), and we've installed a minimal ubuntu 14.04 on it. After that we modified the system following these instructions: ...
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Cannot boot kali linux after dist-upgrade, stucks at 'Loading initial ramdisk …'

I did a dist-upgrade from 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 to 4.4.0-kali1-amd64 but when I restart, the screen stucks at 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'. I had to use the advanced boot options to boot using ...
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grub and grub2 seem to run sequentially at boot time

Recently I have cloned my Ubuntu installation from one drive to another using clonezilla, parted magic. It seems that the clonezilla has put its own bootloader into the target drive. Before cloning, ...
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Elementary OS Grub install failed

I'm trying to install Elementary OS on my PC via a bootable DVD, and whenever I try running the installer, I keep getting the message ACPI PCC Probe failed. Assuming that this is a graphics issue, I ...
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How does the grub efi loader find the correct grub.cfg and boot directory?

As I understand it, the uefi bios loads grub.efi from the efi partition. This now loads a bunch of grub modules and the configuration file from the /boot directory. But how does grub find the correct ...
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Debian: Boot fails when mounting sda with “invalid argument”

I am trying to move a Debian squeeze installation to VMWare VSphere 5.5 environment. However when booting the new machine after replication, the initrd/busybox gives an error, that it cannot mount the ...
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How to remove ubuntu from dual-boot system and install Elementary in its place?

New Linux user here. So, I have a dual boot system set up with windows 10 on one end and Ubuntu on the other. But now I want to remove Ubuntu and install elementary OS with windows still intact. How ...
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Can I use dd to move my system to another partition?

Currently, my whole system is located at the end of my hdd. I'd like to move that data to the beginning and still have booting and other details working. dd seems to do exactly what I want (to copy ...
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Linux Mint: ACPI PCC probe and usb descriptor errors during boot

I'm getting a lot of errors during bootup on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64 bit. For the most time, I've been able to boot (the error messages just flash and disappear) with no problems with my system. A ...
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Linux booting falls back to text mode

I have an earlier modified Ubuntu 14.04, it has no any window manager. This linux will run as an embedded system. We've modified the bios splash screen, and I've modified the plymouth scripts in order ...
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Elementary os boot issues [closed]

I tried to install elementary OS and it failed (grub-install). Now when I try to boot into windows(8.1) it starts automatic repair and then I get stuck on a screen with just the mouse. I'be tried to ...
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Arch Linux - Boot only shows EFI Default Loader which doesn't work

I installed Arch Linux on an empty SSD hard drive. I set it to use GPT and partitioned it like this: sda1 Boot sda2 Swap sda3 Root Everything went well in the installation, but the boot loader only ...
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mdadm: no devices listed in conf file were found - Debian 8 with GPT

I have a Debian Jessie (3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3) system with RAID1 on 2x 3TB hard drives. Grub can't be installed into MBR on drives >2TB, thus I have GPT with 1MB bios partition: Device Start ...
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Unable to boot after kernel upgrade

My PC triple boot Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.10 and Kali 2016.1. It boots from Ubuntu Grub. Everything worked fine until yesterday. Yesterday Kali released version 4.4 of the kernel and I installed it. ...
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How to run a custom script on on the default terminal when booting?

I have a Cubieboard (similar to raspberry pi) running Debian, it is set up for ssh access and running some services, it should never be connected to HDMI. I want to show a custom ascii art or ...
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No RC messages at the start between kernel loading and login prompt

I have a 4.3.2 kernel and OpenRC 0.19.1. After the kernel loads there is no messages from the RC scripts. And then, there is the prompt to log in. There is another system with identical rc.conf and ...
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How can I check the first process that is run? I can see both init and linuxrc in root folder

I get a modified Linux installation on QNAP x86 based NAS. In the initrd image file, I noticed there are both a init script /initand a symbolic link that points to a different program(busybox): ...
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Grub Recovery at Boot

So I'm not exactly sure what happened but when I went to start my computer today, it failed to boot and the only thing on the screen is a command line with "Grub recovery". I tried to repair what ...
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Where is my boot directory?

After going into developer mode on my Chromebook, I noticed something odd: chronos@localhost / $ ls / bin debugd dev etc home lib lib64 lost+found media mnt opt postinst proc root run ...
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KALI suddenly fails: Failed to start login service, booting impossible

The situation is as follows: I ran dist-upgrade I start my kali I choose the proper OS-entry in the grub-selection-list I enter my LUKS-encryption key The system boots The system-boot-process stops ...
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archlinux doesnt boot up correctly after reinstalling xf86-video-intel

I have a Thinkpad x201 Laptop, 2 months ago after installed archlinux on it sometimes my screenwas splashed 2 or 3 times in each day average. Today, I thought perhaps the Intel graphic driver was not ...
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module not loaded at boot

I'm on an archlinux 4.4.1-2 and I'm trying to set up a netctl service. Problem is that for netctl to work I need to have bcma and b43 loaded. Since these two are not out-of-tree modules I thought I ...