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

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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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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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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 ...
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EFI boot entry disappears

I have a problem, the Fedora 23 EFI boot entry keeps disappearing. Set-up is Asus Z170-deluxe motherboard, i7-6700k CPU and 2x16GB DDR4. BIOS is the latest 1602. Disk is NVME Samsung 950 Pro 512GB. ...
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Make changes to busybox/initramfs that are persistent?

I am in the process of recovering my 32-bit Debian Jessie box with a lvm+LUKS disk. I am coming back from a system that had a root partition but no boot partition. Grub executes, but either vmlinuz or ...
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System will not boot because boot partition is missing?

I deleted my boot partition several day ago and have not been able to recover it. To fix it, I installed the same image with the same parameters on a flash drive and then copied that boot partition on ...
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Does /boot need to be mounted on a separate primary partition?

I dual boot Windows 7 with Linux Mint. However, Windows 7's partition layout takes up all the primary partitions, leaving me with the option of one more primary partition or many more logical ...
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Cannot boot Debian “ata6.00: irq_stat 0x08000000, interface fatal error”

I'm running Debian 8 (Jessie). I tried to install a package but apt-get gave me an error about a read-only file system. I can't remember sudo emitted the error or apt-get. I found this question: ...
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How to Modify Android Boot Sequence in Order to Boot From an SD Card

I've been looking into how to boot Android form an SD card, and I came across this thread on XDA, but I am too much of a noob to understand it, and user has stated that she doesn't have the time to ...
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Mysterious 8 second delay in boot after grub

I have installed Fedora 23 (KDE spin) on an HP Prodesk mini 600 G2. There is one problem I can't quite figure out, though: after grub comes up, and I press enter on any kernel to boot, the screen goes ...
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kfd: error getting iommu info

I got this error during boot process. How i can fix it? [ 15.757121] kfd kfd: error getting iommu info. is the iommu enabled? [ 15.757182] kfd kfd: Error initializing iommuv2 for device ...
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Plymouth respawn failing causing Boot to hang - Mint 17.3

I've posted on here before that booting Mint 17.3 was often hanging mid boot. With the help of the fellow member here, I identified what I thought was the problem, but it soon returned. After going ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 (Rosa) Not Booting after Restart

I am having some serious issues. I am trying to run Linux on my HP Pavillion g6 laptop which has a AMD A10-4600M. I first tried Ubuntu, ultimately I was unhappy with that, but experienced the same ...
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/boot symlinks do not match current kernel version

I'm a bit puzzled on the following: I have a multi-kernel system, with a default one set by grub.conf, which is the 3.6 ; what I don't understand is why when I list the files in /boot/ I see the ...
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How can I ask a defined server what to boot

What options are available to accomplish the following boot scenario? On boot (before boot) contact a defined webserver and ask what to boot (normal answer: boot from local hard drive; alternative ...
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Debian Jessie start rpcbind and nfs-common at boot with systemd

On my Raspbian (based on Debian Jessie), I need to start at boot rpcbind and nfs-common services because I need them to start autofs at boot for a NFS mount. Since Debian Jessie now has moved to ...
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Error booting kernel 4.5.0-rc1 on Encrypted HDD

I cloned the Git tree of the mainline Linux Kernel and compiled it(version 4.5.0-rc1). After compiling with default configuration (make defconfig) I installed it. In the grub menu I can select this ...
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RAPL PMU detected, API unit is 2^-32, 4 fixed counters 655360 ms ovfl timer

I compiled my own kernel (version 4.1.5) using the commands: #emerge --ask sys-kernel/genkernel #genkernel all And then I installed grub2 using these commands: #emerge --ask sys-boot/grub ...
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NFS mount at boot with autofs on Raspbian Jessie

I'm trying to configure my RPi with Raspbian Jessie to use autofs to mount at boot a NFS share from my QNAP NAS. The manual mount with mount -v -t nfs server://share /mnt/share works and also the ...
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How should the `crypto` kernel parameter be passed?

I've encrypted a root drive using a cipher with this format: <cipher>-<chainmode>-<ivmode>:<ivopt>. Let's call this [CIPHER] for short. To boot from this device, certain ...
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Manually move kernel image to /boot directory

I have compiled my own kernel on Gentoo (following the handbook) and then I have moved the bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz-4.0.5. But when I boot the system I get the Grub2 shell. What am I doing wrong? ...
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Kali Linux Graphic Interface = Black Screen

Helloe veryone ! I have Kali Linux since a month now, and the "F7" just crashed. When I boot, I can go till the Grub, I boot (I can see around 5 "[FAILED]" instructions in the list), and finally, ...
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Cryptsetup boot many devices “timeout”

On my server, the crypttab file has 13 entries for every hard drive connected to it. 2 are for the system partitions, 2 are for the backup system and 9 are for the mediaserver and nfs stuff. ...