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

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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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Gentooo system mounts readonly, won't boot, services segfault

After upgrading to OpenRC 0.20 the system fails to boot properly: mounted into runlelevel unknown (kernel 3.17.1) The / partition is mounted read-only /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (ro, realtime, ...
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Remove all `at` jobs on boot

Is there a way to delete all unfinished jobs on boot? I tried atrm $(atq | cut -f1) which works perfectly on command line, but it doesn't work on boot. Any ideas?
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How 'Reversible' Is the BURG Bootloader?

Before messing things up and running to ask for help, I thought to check in advance: I want to experiment with the BURG bootloader, as it seems so much better aesthetically than GRUB. I wanted to ...
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Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. Boot error on Fedora

I am using fedora 22 and windows 8 on my laptop. Recently I updated fedora using yum update command. When I restarted fedora, boot menu is not coming. Instead a black screen is coming with following ...
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Unmounted /boot, deleted from /etc/fstab, from where exactly GRUB take its settings?

I unmounted and removed the entry line in /etc/fstab regarding my /boot partition. The hero of all Unix questions Gilles here actually mentions this: "No, /boot isn't needed during normal system ...
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Booting Xubuntu is very slow with IP problems

I've spent quit a lot of time trying to find out why Xubuntu is booting so slow. I have been able to isolate the problems by running: dmesg > Desktop/file.txt It appears to occur during the ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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“Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist” Error during boot

I'm using a FS laptop where Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Puppy Linux are already installed. I'm using a GRUB boot loader which works as expected with the above. I thought to give Debian a try, so I ...
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Making XRANDR settings permanent

GNOME 3 Gnomebuntu - 15.10 I have an Intel NUC i3 6th gen and a 4k monitor with 32GB of ram. If I type the command xrandr after doing "xrandr -s 4096x2160" Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4096 x ...
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Init script for syndaemon not functioning as expected

The Disable Touchpad while Typing option in my Linux Mint's settings do not work how I want. So, I use syndaemon. I saved an executable containing the options I want, syndaemon -d -i 0.5 -K. When I ...
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ASUS ZenBook Linux install fails

Trying to install a linux distro (CentOS/Ubuntu) on ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T fails so far. I've used bootable usb, created by pendrive/unetbootin from range of iso files ...
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Wheezy to Jessie upgrade / (root partition) minimal requirements in MB?

The Linux Debian kernel is 3.2.0-4-686-pae . The / (root) partition is 62% full. Will the remaining space suffice to install jessie's kernel & boot stuff? mt42@hostname:~$ df -k ...
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Lost credentials to a Linux VM

An employee, who left on bad terms, setup a linux server that we need access to but we can't login. It is setup on a hyper-v VM. When booted up it quickly loads the essential drivers then begins the ...
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Fedora LiveUSB/Installer : trying to boot with UEFI yields the message : “Use the”

I'm trying to install Fedora 23, I made a LiveUSB using Rufus (image USB). Problem is that when I try to boot using UEFI I have a black UEFI screen and in the bottom left there is the message : "Use ...
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Can't boot to fedora without restart

I have a laptob with both SSD and HDD drives. I made a clean install of windows 10 to the ssd, and used HDD to locate user folder. After that, I made a clean of Fedora, using /boot/efi, /usr and / ...
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How do I control what's mounted at Linux startup?

This might sound like, an "Edit /etc/fstab" answer. My fstab has the SD card mounted to /home directory. However, when I start the computer, the home directory ends up on the same partition as my / ...
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debian jessie volume group not found and cant boot

I have accidentally deleted my boot partition. OS is Debian Jessie with LUKS LVM. I have created a new partition and successfully reinstalled grub with chroot method. Now when I try to boot, my root ...
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Debian on encrypted partition won't boot

I just installed Debian Testing on an encrypted partition (using the encryption feature in the installer). Problem is when I boot I enter the passphrase and then Debian starts to load a bit and then ...
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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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Struggling to boot linux with full disk encryption from USB

I would like to be able to boot linux (mint or ubuntu preferred) on my desktop from a fully encrypted USB stick. Apparently this is possible, however the solution has eluded me. Please forgive my ...
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Ubuntu Mint 17.2 ,USB Mouse and Keyboard sometimes only works in Safe Mode

Occasionally , when I restart the computer. The usb mouse and keyboard do not work by the time its ready to log in. They always work in safe mode, and the keyboard and mouse always works on the duel ...
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All of the sudden, grub brings me to it's minimal command interface, and doesn't boot my OS

My homeserver started doing weird things. First it was super slow, then it didn't even connect to the internet. I connected a display, and found out it was getting stuck at grub. No rescueprompt, just ...
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Restore boot parameters to default value Linux

I feel my system is getting slower and slower. I am using Ubuntu and my machine is HP ProBook 450 i7 4x2.0GHz, 8GB RAM and an optical HD. Still it takes ~2 minutes to boot, which in my opinion is way ...
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Installing Debian but can't boot

I'm installing Debian testing on a SSD, there is a pre-existing EFI ESP partition from windows installation, the disk uses GPT partitioning. Problem is after it finishes installing it won't boot linux ...
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Can't boot Debian after force EFI installation

I just installed Debian with encrypted /, I made a /boot partition and converted an NTFS partition to EFI, it installed but now I can't boot on linux. My motherboard boot list put a mirrored "N" sign ...
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How to restore grub boot on a /boot partition after windows 10 booting restoration

I just installed Debian testing but it didn't put Windows 10 into grub booting options so I restored Windows 10 boot with this tutorial http://www.qliktips.com/2012/11/fix-windows-8-boot-issue.html ...
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Kernel panic after Gentoo install — cannot open root device

I have a Debian system on /dev/sda1 (/) and /dev/sda2 (extended, /dev/sda5 is /home, /dev/sda6 is swap). I want to install Gentoo in parallel, so I shrinked sda2 and created /dev/sda3, in which I ...
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Copy the Linux kernel config file to another distribution

I am installing new Linux distro (gentoo) and I want to copy the linux kernel config I have here in the linux mint live USB to the Gentoo system. The way Mint has the kernel config file is ...
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Operating system not found (Debian)

Im Installing Debian on an Old 650Mhz and 200MB RAM Laptop. Without GUI I just need it to work. After the installation finishes it says Operating system not found. I researched a bit and seems like ...
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Start proxy on system boot

So I have tor installed and have it enabled with systemctl, so tor.service starts on boot and I can automatically just configure SOCKS5 proxies to 127.0.0.1:9050. Now, tor has a few minor annoyances. ...
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Booting problem after trying to dual boot fedora 23 and windows 8.1 [SOLVED]

I tried to install fedora 23 on dual-boot with an usb stick today, I followed this video tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOP_FtP1e9U I'm in UEFI mode, so I installed fedora and everything ...
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Problem in running boot-repair to fix Linux Mint installation

I had installed Linux Mint on my laptop. I tried to run sudo apt-get update which crashed. After restarting by laptop it now only goes to Grub page. I tried to run Boot Repair but it hangs at "Purge ...
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Boot script issue after formatting computer

I am new to Linux, currently using Linux Mint. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to ditch Windows altogether. So I formatted my entire hard disk and installed Linux Mint. I got a warning during the ...
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Shutdown button in XFCE restarts computer

To turn off my Arch Linux laptop, I click the power button which brings up a panel where I can click "Shutdown" (among "reboot", "log off", etc). When I do, my computer shuts down and restarts after ...
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Scientific LInux 7 no boot menu or bios

Under Sci Linux 7 I cannot access either the boot menu or bios. I have Mint installed on a separate drive & cannot boot from it at all. I tried to boot from a Debian live DVD and a Mint live DVD, ...
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Loading & booting MINT from external SSD?

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon-- I wish to load this on my old VAIO (64Mb/s, 8G RAM). I'm using WIN 8.1; however, I have a blank SSD that I'd like to boot Mint on-- soooooo, what do I do? I tried ...
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Linux doesn't recognize the SSD it's booting from!

I've extended a computer by a SSD and the BIOS recognizes it (and shows its name), but neither Ubuntu 14.4 nor Knoppix 7.6 show it in fdisk's output. Then I copied Fedora 23 WS Live to that SSD (on ...
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My computer is booting to a full purple screen and asking for a username and password

Yesterday I reboot my computer to find out something went wrong the computer does not boot after about 10-15 sec after I press the power button it goes to a full purple screen I can't do anything to ...
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Boot menu not showing Ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows 8.1

I know the question looks similar but I did not find any answer to my problem, hence posting it here. Thanks in advance for any help. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and both ...
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How do I restore my boot partition manjaro/arch?

I need to completely rebuild my boot partition. The file system has sda1 250mb for boot and sda2 lvm luks encrypted with ManjaroVG-ManjaroHome, ManjaroVG-ManjaroRoot and ManjaroVG-ManjaroSwap inside ...
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Boot computer on schedule 2 times per weekday [duplicate]

My setup: I use Ubuntu 14.04 to perform a range of tasks. These tasks are performed whenever I execute a bash script. When it has finished the tasks the computer is automatically shut down (I don't ...
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Kali Linux is not booting from USB drive

I downloaded Kali Linux 2.0 from the official site(https://www.kali.org/downloads/). I burned the ISO on my USB Drive using this program: (http://www.linuxliveusb.com/). I have also tried using ...
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Error cannot open tty-output Linux

I have installed one paravirtualized image, Debian 8, in XenServer, and I'm adding a script to create a template that come. Added in the startup script with the command systemctl enable script. Scritp ...
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FreeBSD complains “invalid partition table”—still boots

I've recently installed FreeBSD 10 on my Dell Precision M4800 with ZFS as the root file system. The operating system is installed on an mSATA SSD, a 2½″-HDD is installed, too. On startup, the system ...
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Arch Linux not showing bootloader on UEFI system

I recently installed Arch on my laptop (Dell Precision M4500). I had just changed the hard disk so I had to partition from scratch during the installation. I chose to go for a GPT partition and also ...
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booting live Ghost BSD

I downloaded Ghost BSD Live CD but it is asking for an input on boot: and a password a Live CD usually just boot w/o those inputs. I have not found an answer in the Ghost BSD Handbook. Please advise. ...
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how can i stop auto login console and getty in raspbian jessie

How can i stop auto serial port auto login console and getty in raspbian jessie os and why /etc/inittab/ is empty ? Where can i get this #Spawn a getty on Raspberry Pi serial line ...
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Dual boot fedora 23 and Windows 10 issue

I had Windows 10 installed on my machine. When I decided to also install Fedora 23 using Dual boot, Fedora was working fine, but when I tried to boot Windows 10 I had a problem. In the grub boot menu ...
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Can I delay a systemd script from running at boot?

I have two systemd scripts that I want to run on boot up. The first systemd script starts OpenVPN, which then executes a shell script that writes the IP of the connection to the file vpn.env. The ...