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

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How can I boot from ISO file stored on hard disk?

I know that I can create/burn a bootable CD/DVD or live USB and can boot/install from it. But suppose I am currently running Windows and I have an ISO file of GNU/Linux that I want to install on my ...
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Tiny Core Linux persistent home directory

I have a command line frugal install of Tiny Core and I want to have a persistent home directory, because the programs I run save results there. I read the persistent option details and followed ...
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HW Raid - Centos 5 - Boot Issues

I am totally lost as to how to fix this or what to do, I am about to just removed the raid all together. (Work stuff though, so Id rather not)\ I have a tower with 4 drives in it. 2 seperate raids ...
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Qemu and booting images

Complete beginner question: why do I have to pass an extra kernel binary when running e.g. a Debian image on an emulated Raspberry Pi? So far all docs state, the image files pose the equivalent of a ...
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boot of nfs mounting drive taking very long

When I upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 my boot time increased dramatically I did a systemd-analyze blame and as you can see the first two items take a very long time to load and this is on a SSD. 1min 30....
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How do I run the Linux kernel?

I'm reading Robert Love's Linux Kernel Development in order to learn more about, well, Linux kernel development! But in Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Kernel, I'm instructed to download and ...
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Centos VMWare backup emergency mode password reset

I have recently backed up my remote virtual machine and downloaded the data into my local. I did the setup on my local with VMware workstation and tried starting the server. I realized I missed ...
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usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed: -1 Corsair k65 RGB keyboard

I recently purchased a Corsair k65 RGB keyboard. Of course it didn't work at first, but with an ckb-opensource driver I got everything working on my arch system. Everything went so well until I ...
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Can't install BlackArch on Live USB

So I have the following problem. I want to install BlackArch on an USB. I downloaded the Live ISO (64Bit) and used PowerISO to make a bootable USB. I am on Windows 8.1 so I hit WINDOWS BUTTON + C, ...
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Dracut failure when trying to boot Fedora with Qubes kernel

I would like to boot Fedora 23 Workstation x86_64 with a kernel from QubesOS 3.1. I have copied vmlinuz-4.1.13-9.pvops.qubes.x86_64 and initramfs-4.1.13-9.pvops.qubes.x86_64.img into the /boot ...
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Qubes does not boot on Fedora/Qubes dual-boot machine

My goal is to have a dual-boot of Qubes OS 3.1 and Fedora 23 Workstation (respin). This guy got it working on Ubuntu, but he installed Ubuntu first, while I installed Qubes first. The last resort ...
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fedora 24 won't boot after dnf upgrade

Last night I did an upgrade on my fedora 24 alpha install and when booting first time today I just ended up with a black screen. Then I tried booting into rescue mode, which left me with a shell ...
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When in the fallback shell, how do you start init?

I booted my system using in grub : linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.0 root=/dev initrd /boot/initrd-4.5.0 I set root to dev to specifically not get it to boot correctly. Of course it falls back to the ...
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Boot Menu won't boot USB for Debian install

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga II. I created a usb using UNetBootin with the ISO image, and when I start my laptop with the usb in, the "Boot Menu" comes up, it gives ...
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Arch bootup: network.target takes a long time to start [closed]

As it was discussed at another post here a process is blocking the boot sequence, so it takes really long to start up. Login via mosh (ssh replacement) is possible after 1:30 min. Here is my output ...
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grub rescue hangs on ls command

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition and reinstalled Ubuntu from a USB drive. But every time I reboot the computer, I go immediately to grub rescue> Having read other threads on this forum, I ...
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Boot Manjaro text only and verbose

I am a newbie Linux user. I installed Manjaro with Cinammon. Is it possible that on boot,the displays are text only and verbose? But I want to keep my GUI when I login. I just want the text and ...
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How to compile efivar?

I am trying to compile efivar-0.23 for my LFS, but when I untar it end run the following command: make libdir="/usr/lib/" bindir="/usr/bin/" mandir="/usr/share/man/" includedir=/usr/include/" V=1 -j1 ...
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Fedora 23 no longer bootable (GRUB: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.)

I have a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 10 and Fedora 23. Both were installed in EFI mode. It's been working fine, but I had to set the boot order to prioritize BOOTX64.EFI for it to start ...
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boot problem in linux

I have unfortunately format drive /dev/sda2. So all the /root,/home,swap LVM no longer exists. Because of this my server is unable to work properly. it shows only dracut#>Dracut Error: [ OK ...
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Numlock on by default on Linux Kali

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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Gnome (gdm) fails to start after command-line install

Installed gdm via the default openSUSE installer (zypper). The install completed successfully but gdm won't start from the command-line. I also have a KDE install which stalls on the loading bar, but ...
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Is it possible to format a disk within an iPXE script?

I can mount a disk in the script, but it has to be formatted. I can't seem to find a way to format a disk within an iPXE script. Is it possible? How? Thanks
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Remove script under profile.d which “freezes” the system on boot

Is there a way during the boot to go to console instead of loading all "things"? Need to go to profile.d-directory and remove script which "freezes" system during the boot. I don't know the word for ...
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After installation of Ubuntu (not dual boot), how to find the drives?

I recently clean installed Ubuntu without dual boot, so everything was erased, but now I can't seem to find where my C and D drives are located. Here are the results of some commands that I tried: ...
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Stop Ubuntu on Macbook from booting into OS X from external drive

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu) installed on a MacBook which has two external hard drives connected to it. One of the partitions on one of those drives is a bootable backup of an OS X machine. When I reboot ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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Will a headless server wait forever at login prompt after boot?

Ok, I apologize for the extremely noobish question here. I'm trying to wrap my mind around administering a headless Linux server. As I'm doing the initial setup, I'm managing it via IPMI so I can ...
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Install Mint and Ubuntu on separate drives: how many grub installers needed?

I would like to setup a dual boot system using Mint and Ubuntu, with each on a drive of its own. Would I install each as a distinct OS with its own grub installer, or will they have to be on just one ...
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Phoenix Securecore tiano USB boot doesnt work

I've a problem with a Dell XPS 17 which I want to install Linux Mint on. I've created my USB key (which work on old pc) but it doen't recognized as USB device or removable device on my Dell. Many ...
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How to work out which drive and directory your system booted from if it is not mounted in /etc/fstab?

My /etc/fstab doesn't include the disk the system booted from, basically because I made some changes and forgot to include this. The initial /boot and / directories are on different drives. I noticed ...
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switch_root with systemd: “Too many levels of symbolic links”

I'm trying to boot a proprietary kernel build and OS after an upgrade to libc and numerous other tools. I'm booting using an initramfs in the 3.2.0 kernel with some utilities, like busybox. However, ...
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Make my fedora-22 kde boot faster

I am using fedora-22 kde with windows dual boot. When I select fedora from boot menu it takes upto 20sec to boot. I don't know if there are some programs affecting the boot time. when I run the ...
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Create two boot options for the same distro but with post run options

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian. I installed Kodi (with autorun) but I'd like to install RetroPie into Raspbian also. I'd like to have several grub options: one with Kodi in autorun, another ...
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Creating bootable Debian image with debootstrap

I have been trying to create a bootable debian (jessie/8.4) image for the past 2 days, and as far as I can tell I have the procedure right, but I can not get the filesystem right. I am relatively sure ...
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who has loaded an identity mapped page table?

I want to understand Linux x86_64 's startup steps, after reading some articles and linux-3.14.65/Documentation/x86/boot.txt, and almost know that the first instruction to run in vmlinux is ...
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Stuck on grub rescue with no /boot directory?

Deleted a partition during Windows 7 installation. Now all I get is error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue> I tried to look for /boot directory: grub rescue > ls (...
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Kali Linux from an external drive

Last week, I install Kali Linux 2016.1 in my external hard disk(1 TB). But, when I tried to boot I chose USB, then the grub come and I choose my option. It was just stopped in shell. There was ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot: blank purple screen. Can only kill power

I did some digging but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I'm a first time Linux user, when I turn on my laptop running ONLY Ubuntu 14.04 on it, 50% of the time it freezes on a blank purple ...
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dracut-initqueue: Could not boot, /dev/disk/by-uuid does not exist

I've just installed second linux kernel on my machine and after the boot, I'm getting following error: dracut-initqueue: Could not boot [Warning] /dev/disk/by-uuid/943eb4bb-be3f-4252-83e9-...
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Kali Linux can't find sbin/init

I try to boot Kali Linux but I received this error: switch_root: can't execute '/sbin/init': Exec format error I tried Kali Linux recovery mode but nothing happened. I have Linux Mint and I saw the ...
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How does a bootloader actually hand off to a kernel?

Assume I have a bootloader with a kernel and initrd line. For all intents and purposes, I now have 2 or 3 stages of "kernel" going on: firmware grub (or other bootloader) actual linux kernel The ...
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Start a python script in `screen` on boot?

I want to be able to start a python script when I boot, but I want to be able to see lines which have been printed during the program. I have been able to put the line "sudo python /path/to/file.py" ...
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Linux kernel root= parameter

I'm trying to make a portable distro of linux on a 16MB SD card. I have a 2.4 kernel and extlinux as a bootloader. How can I pass the root= parameter to the kernel that the distro would be still ...
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Does it makes sense using Boot-Repair inside a local installation?

I have used Boot Repair many times to restore a boot list after deleting a partition or to restore a previous boot list customization, but I did that from a live environment, booting from a Live USB. ...
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When do cron tasks begin to execute?

Having read through the Wikipedia page on cron, it is unclear to me when cron begins to execute the tasks I have defined in the crontab file. Is it during the boot process - or even at the end of it - ...
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LiveUSB stuck after “Probing EDD” during boot

I am trying to install Arch Linux on a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th. When I start from my LiveUSB image, it gets stuck right after the following line (which is the first line of the screen):...
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'Resuming' Ubuntu after battery died

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 alongside OSX, usually booting into Ubuntu using rEFInd. Last night my laptop died while in Ubuntu due to lack of battery power, when trying to boot back into Ubuntu this ...
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$sudo ls -l boot returns ls: cannot access root: No such file or directory

This relates to a problem with initramfs and trying to boot into my system. I have my drive encrypted(sdb5), so I have to enter a password to get to the login screen on Ubuntu 15.10 running on an ...
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How do I hide the rEFInd boot text?

After I select an OS to boot to in rEFInd, it prints boot target and its options before booting. Is there a way to disable this behavior?