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

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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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Windows 8 booting issue from GRUB

I dual booted Windows 8 and Kali Linux(1.0.7) with Kali installed in legacy mode(because my laptop doesn't allow me to boot from any external device in UEFI mode,it says system does not have DVD/CD or ...
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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 to add entries in GPT/ guid table without booting in is?

I foolishly deleted entries from guid or gpt table while messing up with gdisk utility, As a result no bootable partition shows up on startup ! I'm stuck at blank screen please help ! How shoul 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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RHEL boot partition size during auto-installation

We are installing some servers with same RHEL image. During the installation, all but one, have got no problem and had boot partition in size of 250M. The one server, after the installation has ...
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How to fix a Live-OS image that says Invalid

I was running Fedora-20 off a USB stick with persistent storage till I stupidly ignored a warning & filled up the persistent image. Now boot fails, because it cannot mount the root filesystem ...
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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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Boot-Repair ineffective

I was attempting to install a linux partition(Kali to be specific) alongside Windows8(Not 8.1) and I seem to have run into some trouble. My system information is located at : paste.ubuntu.com/7512281 ...
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booting freezes after used scheduler greatest stack depth error

I have built the linux kernel 3.14 with debug info. When I tried to boot it gives following error and after that booting freezes. Can somebody tell me how to fix this ? Linux Version : Slitaz in ...
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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" ...
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Why do I need GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

I just switched from lilo to grub2 and my first attempt failed with kernel panic - not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0 0). It turned out that the problem was that the root ...
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I no longer see the output of rc scripts

My current problem After cloning the root filesystem of my debian system to an SSD (cp -ax) I no longer see the output of my rc scripts during boot from the SSD. I do see them during shutdown or when ...
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How do I properly re-install an OS to the same partitions after failing for the first time?

I have Ubuntu installed. I created 2 more partitions for Linux Arch and failed to install it due to choosing the wrong packages via package manager. It will work on my computer for sure (it already ...
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Fedora 19 - Booting doesn't show login screen

I have done some common updates in my system, and now I have the following problem: It starts as usual, loading services, but when trying to launch the login screen (I use KDE), it stops and show me ...
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Fan error during boot but it boots well

I installed the second linux distro along with Ubuntu, something went wrong, it was to choosing a wrong nvidia driver, and I decided to remove that distro completely by deleting the partition and ...
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Start linux in text mode

I know that it ask so many time, how to boot Linux in text mode; but all solution that i got is on installed Linux system, not on fresh system. Is there any way to load any Linux in live mode in text ...
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Start up (boot) menu doesn't show other linux distro

I've installed arch using https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners_Guide I have x64 system with Ubuntu installed already and UEFI. There were no errors during the installation. However, after ...
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How to make an unallocated space “exist”?

I have Ubuntu and Windows installed together. I'm going to install Arch also along with them. For now, I what them to live there all together in my computer. I have the following: I'd like to ...
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Errors dual booting Ubuntu Studio 13.10 and Windows XP Pro x64 using GRUB 2

Getting the following errors when I try to boot Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (on /dev/sda1) using GRUB 2: error: no such device: A8542EOA542DDC36. error: invalid signature. I originally had ...
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Can't boot into single user mode

I hosed my login (bad script /etc/profile.d) and I can't SSH into my system or boot it into single. I append " single" to the end of the kernel boot parameters and it just keeps booting like normal. ...
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Why does Linux print a lot of debugging messages on boot/shutdown?

Why does Linux print a lot of debugging messages during the boot and shutdown processes? The boot/shutdown processes usually have no error. Why not hide the debugging messages, and show them only ...
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Can I avoid writing to the screen until a couple seconds before X11 is initialized?

On an embedded device running Linux, I am writing to the monitor from the bootloader (U-Boot) to display a given logo. Once the linux kernel is loaded, however, it clears the screen until X11 is ...