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

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Make bootable disk from tar archive

I have a compressed tar archive from a SLES 11 root directory. I'd like to boot another machine with a live linux, extract my OS archive on a disk, and make the disk bootable. Is there any easy way to ...
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Bluetooth BNEP takes a long time to load on boot Debian

My system takes a long time to boot and looking at dmesg output I found an entry with BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3 that takes around 27 seconds to load. Does anyone have a clue on how to speed ...
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Add parameters to NFS mount

I try to start Android on device via NFS and TFTP. Everything goes good until Android system starts booting. Something happens with network parameters and connection falls and boot freezes [ 60....
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Hash sum of partitions that haven't been mounted changes every time after a live usb run

I have a Live USB with puppy linux on it. Here's menu entry in Grub2 for Puppy: menuentry "Puppy Linux 6.0.5 tahrpup" { insmod ext2 search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0641378e-...
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UEFI firmware resetting bootorder

I am trying to boot Fedora 23 that I have just installed on a laptop, replacing Windows. I just can't boot it. I kept the UEFI boot partition but replaced all the other partitions with Linux ones. The ...
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How to empty trash on boot partition

I had deleted some old kernels a while back to make space on my boot partition (using elementary os), but now I realize they went into the trash-0/files folder on the boot, I tried opening sudo ...
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After the installation kali linux in VMware workstation 12pro

After the installation kali linux Boot screen appears But does not start Remain silent....
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Why do we need initramfs and initrd

I understand the purpose of the this concept. For example we have exotic file system on the disk and in order to load system we need mount root filesystem. But we cannot because there is no suitable ...
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How do I specify the programs that I want to run when the computer boots ? [Arch]

I am currently using Arch with the GNOME desktop environment. I do not know where to specify the programs I want to run automatically when the computer boots. If there are multiple methods (GUI or non-...
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Why do I need NFS for PXE booting a linux os?

I have created a Raspi PXE boot server (DHCP/TFTP) in order to boot IPCop on a computer and it works fine. I have not used NFS technology. I have read many posts about PXE booting with NFS but I don't ...
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Mounted devices when using dd to create USB device boot image

I have read that when creating a USB boot image with dd, the USB device should not to be mounted. Can somebody explain to me why not? I am very confused please help me out.
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Upgraded Fedora 23 won't boot to graphical login - only brings up text terminal

I upgraded from 22 to 23 with fedup and after updating, cleaning, and rebooting, all I get is the terminal. My older versions, including my rescue, won't boot. Any ideas?
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Is it possible to configure hibernation to be safe to use in a single OS, single boot, with multiple kernels or system “snapshots”? [closed]

This is my third question in a day about hibernation, after the one about hibernating in a dual boot with shared swap, and another about hibernating in a dual boot with a shared writable partition. I ...
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Debian boot partition on USB stick, when and how to mount

I have an installation of Debian whose boot partition has been placed on an ext2 formatted usb-stick. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that in most situations, the usb-stick should not ...
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@reboot jobs don't work

I have been trying to make my fedora pc do a little script at reboot but i can't get it to work. My script works perfectly, for example if it's 02:10 and inside crontab -e I write 11 02 * * * /path/to/...
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Arch Linux on UEFI won't boot

I've followed the Beginners Guide to installing Arch Linux on my laptop. When I boot, I get the EFI boot menu, but when I select Arch Linux I get this error: Kernal panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable ...
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Linux Mint GUI stays black after login

Suddenly this happens: When I boot my noteback linux mint boots to the login screen. Then after I logged in the mouse cursor is visible centered on a black background. And thats where nothing more ...
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Linux - couldn't mount RDWR because of unsupported optional features (400)

I try to run Android from SD-card. This card is prepared. There are partitions: boot(FAT32), rootfs(ext4), system(ext4), cache(ext4) and usedata(ext4). Boot partitions has files to run u-boot: MLO, u-...
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How to change the color of boot logs in Debian?

OS: Debian Jessie (8) How can I change the color of all the logs and text during the initial boot (and also the final shutdown) to black? (including the login user/password prompt) !? My goal is to ...
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How to hide boot messages (silent boot) in debian jessie (raspberry pi)?

I'm working with raspberry pi. Previously (debian wheezy), I used the following codes to hide boot messages and have a silent boot, until a code (playing omxplayer on loop) would run from /etc/rc....
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BusyBox on persistent USB Livesystem

I fiddled a bit with creating a Live USB stick for creating a LFS system on my new computer. To make this easier I wanted to store some persistent data on it as well (settings, GCC, make and such ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu alongside of Windows 10. When I boot the system using a Ubuntu DVD or bootable flash memory I immediately get: error: timed out waiting for forcewake to ack request and then ...
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Is this possible to use a different rootfs that the one kernel comes with?

Here's the situation: I have a compiled zImage that comes with its own rootfs that contains linuxrc. I can extract it using this script. I would like to modify some startup scripts that are part of ...
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Remove grub menu animation

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be that way or if it's a bug, but I'm forced to watch my Grub menu screen sloooooowly build itself. I have to watch it draw the lines around the menu like it was a C64 ...
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Send my IP to remote server every time booting

I want to send my computer's IP automatically every time it boots. I edit /etc/rc.local sleep 10 ifconfig > /tmp/myip scp /tmp/myip <server> exit 0 I tried, and there is no inet addr, ...
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What is the proper way to use ISOLINUX with UEFI?

I've been trying to add UEFI support in the 64-bit version of Minimal Linux Live for quite some time, unfortunately without much success. As you can see from the below image, I get critical error each ...
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Custom kickstart install completes but machine won't boot

I have been following the instructions on using kickstart to create a custom install at : http://www.smorgasbork.com/2012/01/04/building-a-custom-centos-7-kickstart-disc-part-3/ I got an unattended ...
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XBMCBuntu is not starting up to desktop

I am running xbmcbuntu for a few years now and everyting worked fine so far. Recently, I've installed a new hard-disk and made a new partition (sdc1) on it. Now, unfortunately, XBMCBuntu is not ...
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Install GUI for debian

I did many manipulations when trying to install NVIDIA driver on my debian machine, without success. I've deleted everything related to debian's GUI (x11-common, xorg, gdm3, gnome, gnome-shell, ...
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How to change grub boot menu on a (formerly) live linux system?

So I converted a usb live linux install (Tails) from USB to virtualbox using VBoxManage convertfromraw. For it to boot in virtualbox, I need to remove one thing from the boot commandline (live-media=...
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Fixing Kubuntu from LiveCD

After uninstalling some programs on Kubuntu 14.04 today, my system crashed and after restarting I can not get past the pulsating Kubuntu startup logo. I believe that while uninstalling the programs I ...
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Not Booting past Logo

I have been messing around with uninstalling a program (emacs24) on Kubuntu 14.04 and for this followed this instruction: (see Hartmut's answer). After I didnt manage to get rid of all emacs files, ...
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Whence does systemd determine the transient hostname?

In RHEL 7.2, systemd starts up and determines the host's hostname. If /etc/hostname is unavailable (ie, removed), and /etc/machine-info is unavilable, and the kernel is not configured with that ...
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Alert! Root Drive Does Not Exist After Elementary Installation

recently I installed Elementary OS with no problems. When I started up the new OS I received this error message Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/....../ does not exist. Dropping to the shell Afterwards I ...
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Fedora 23: PCH FIFO A underrun error during boot

I managed to install Fedora 23 on my Lenovo W530 Laptop with NVIDIA Quadro K2000M. Everything works absolutely fine, even the external screen which works only when the NVIDIA driver is properly ...
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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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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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why is grub2 ignoring kernel options when boot from el torito on CD?

I have a simple manually created grub.cfg file, which I load into grub-mkimage, then build into an el torito image on an iso9660 iso. Everything actually boots, but the kernel options are ignored ...
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Why can my custom-build iso not boot in EFI?

I am building a custom iso using xorriso in mkisofs mode. The build seems correct, inspecting the iso afterwards shows 2 boot images (1 BIOS, 2 UEFI), yet booting to the ISO from qemu using the OVMF ...
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Cannot boot into host OS after VM installation [duplicate]

I installed kvm/qemu/libvrt and rebooted to update some OS parameters, but now I can't boot into the host OS. Boot hangs with blinking cursor, so I abort and log in through the terminal, but my ...
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Can't boot into host OS after VM installation

I installed kvm/qemu/libvrt and rebooted to update some OS parameters, but now I can't boot into the host OS. Boot hangs with blinking cursor, so I abort and log in through the terminal, but my ...
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wl_inform_single_bss error on startup

Every time I boot Linux Mint, I'm welcomed with the following: [ 35.761843] ERROR @wl_inform_single_bss : cfg80211_inform_bss_frame error Then I have two options: either wait, say about 1-2 ...
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LUKS decryption at boot: using an nfs mount to store the key

I've been through this site for a number of LUKS related questions. I've seen methods for storing the LUKS key in plaintext on the root filesystem or on a USB key. My question is: Is there a way ...
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debian from disk to big disk: what i miss? [closed]

Usually i migrate virtual machine to new bigger disk following this procedure a)Attach new disk b)Mount to mnt c)rsync -avogpP --delete /olddirs /mnt/newdirs except for tmp proc sys dev,i use to ...
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Can't boot from live USB after Debian install

I've recently installed Debian on my old Itautec pc, from a live USB with a Jessie net install. Everything was working fine, but after trying to restore configurations from an old server, I ...
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lubuntu reduce size of vmlinuz file for PXE boot

I have poor knowledge about Linux systems, but Windows XP support is over. I have two older computers. I want install Lubuntu from PXE on this computers, but the problem is that they says "NBP is too ...
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How to detect / prevent systemd network startup failures

Using Centos 7 (most recent updates), on a remote firewall machine that is 200 miles away, I have occasional difficulty on reboot with the network stack not properly starting up. The box has 3 ...
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How can I boot ubuntu from external Hard disk drive which is connected to Raspberry Pi

I have Raspberry Pi 2 which runs on Raspbian OS and External HDD is connected and mounted to it. It is connected to local server. I have a laptop and I want to boot Ubuntu from External HDD which is ...
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RHEL 7 PXE boot & install ends up with emergency mode shell

Trying to PXE boot and install RHEL 7.2, however it always end up with dracut:/# prompt. .... systemd: Mounted Configuration File System. dracut-initqueue: RTNETLINK answers: File exists dracut-...
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Can't boot when moving Linux installation from one server to another - UEFI

Scenario I have two identical Lenovo (previously IBM) servers [xSeries 3250 M5 - model 5458EHM]. I've built Linux on server 1 and I want to be able to cold swap that hard drive to server 2. (This is ...