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

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Systemd networking: IPv6 networking not available at boot

I've a Debian machine running multiple static IPv4 and IPv6 addresses managed by systemd itself at /etc/systemd/network/10-static-eth0.network as follows: [Match] Name=eth0 [Network] ...
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Configuring WiFi drive on MacBook Air running Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 recently, and am trying to make the WiFi work. I was following this guide. However, when I get to the 4th step, I get this: root@KaliDark:~# modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ...
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How to mount /boot from LiveCD (FreeBSD 11 ZFS)

FreeBSD 11 (current) with ZFS I can mount zroot with zpool import -fR /mnt zroot but /mnt/boot is empty (and it's even not a directory) I need to edit loader.conf, how can I do it?
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“USB HDD” option replaced by “ubuntu” in BIOS, now cannot use USB boot media

So, being foolish old me, I tried to use os-uninstaller to remove my Windows installation and make way for Arch Linux. Unfortunately, now nothing on this computer boots, and I cannot even boot from a ...
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Kali 2.0 won't boot after dual booting with Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 64-Bit and I booted into that and it works amazingly. After I installed Windows 10 I partitioned a 80GB partition on my HDD and I continued to install Kali. No problems were ...
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Partition managing

I installed Kali on my 250gb hdd at installation it asked if I want to create other partitions too bad I didn't thought I will need them and now I have 1 250gb boot partition. Is it possible and with ...
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Sun Blade 150 with Solaris 8 stopped booting with “missing or bad passwd entry for <root>”

I have screwed it up by deleted the first "/" in the /ect/passwd file for the root. Now, the system won't boot all the way for me to login and correct the file. it stopped after printing a few ...
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Changing label of xfs root file system

I'm running a centos 7 server. I want to change the label of the root file system (xfs). xfs_admin -L "newlabel" /dev/mapper/centos-root fails because it can't operate on a mounted fs. Is this ...
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Relative benefits of systemd and update-rc.d for boot scripting

I've been using update-rc.d to get scripts to run on startup on Yocto, which lacks an /etc/rc.local file. Now I've just come across systemd, which appears to do exactly the same thing. Can anyone ...
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Run script on startup for Old Linux kernel (3.0.0)

I need to run a script on system startup, but the Linux version is very old, so: There is no rc.local. Even when I created it and gave it a command, it was never run. There is no crontab at all. ...
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Appending files to initramfs image - reliable?

I'm modifying a bunch of initramfs archives from different Linux distros in which normally only one file is being changed. I would like to automate the process without switching to root user to ...
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Clocks, Hardware, and Booting

A few days ago, I was having some difficulty booting my Mint 17.2 installation. Essentially, after boot my screen would go black, and I would not be able to do anything - even after some time, the GUI ...
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How to debug systemd “init” freeze during boot?

I'm trying to get my own init script running on some ARM hardware and Debian Jessie with systemd. The overall boot concept and init script is almost identical to a x86 variant, which works fine. For ...
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use bootable disk to redirect to flash drive

So, here's a crazy request. For reasons unknown, I'm working with a BIOS which doesn't have to option to boot from USB devices, but I really want to boot off my flash drive. The BIOS does allow me ...
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Error: “failed to connect to lvmetad” in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

My computer has a error that is preventing it from booting to the desktop. The error message is Warning failed to connect to lvmetad no such file or directory falling back to internal scanning ...
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How to fix the error warning failed to connect to lvmetad no such file or directory falling back to internal scanning in ubuntu 15.10

I need help with my Ubuntu laptop which was working fine until recently. My desktop disappeared and all the desktop icons are gone. All I have access to is the terminal. In an attempt to fix the ...
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Can I skip a forced file system check?

From time to time, a file system check is forced when booting. This can take a long time. While I normally want these checks to happen, they can come at a bad time sometimes. Is there anything I can ...
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Only booting to GRUB automatically

I installed Elementary OS earlier as the sole OS on my machine. When I boot now, GRUB is displayed on the screen (with a message about minimal bash being available). I can boot to Elementary OS by ...
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Screen turns black during boot in Debian Jessie

Sometimes, after I start Debian from grub, the screen will turn black. This happens at the time when normally the font changes and the green/red "[success]"/"[Failed]" messages start appearing. The ...
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How to start linux gui before login?

When my system (Kali 2 or Ubuntu 14) boots and I login, I have to wait for the gui(cinnamon/unity) to load. How to avoid it starting to load gui before login like windows does? I mean, when I get to ...
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MINT Freezes on boot after load the system

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my notebook and still geting a strange problem. After i boot on Mint, and the system started after like 2 minutes it just freeze first freeze the system and then ...
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How to get out of runlevel 0 or 6?

Can I use any Linux live distribution to boot into my system and change the file for run level and set it to a valid run level when it has been set to run level 0 or 6?
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Debian boot: breaking ordering cycle (systemd)

When I boot my debian desktop I get these warnings: nov 08 22:05:12 Luca-PC systemd[1]: Job paths.target/start deleted to break ordering cycle starting with basic.target/start nov 08 22:05:12 Luca-PC ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, DomU

Inside my Dom0 My error log: sudo xl create /etc/xen/arkOS-Dev_PV.cfg /var/log/xen/bootloader.1.log pyGRUB version 0.6 ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, Dom0

After installing Arch I installed grub with these commands: pacman -S grub grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub --recheck grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg ...
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Why does it hang after I upgrade from F22 to F23?

This is meant to be a self-answered question. Fedora 23 has just been released. I followed the system upgrade instructions from the wiki. sudo dnf update --refresh # reboot the computer sudo dnf ...
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After shutdown Debian freezes before showing grub entries

This week my Debian 8 began to show a strange behavior: When I shut it down (or power off), and then power it on again, the system does not boot, does not even show the grub entries, and the keyboard ...
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Manjaro not booting on clean install

i removed all the partitions on my SSD to use it only for Manjaro. I tried this method and it completed succesfully but my laptop didnt boot. When I use the GUI installer I get a warning about the ...
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Set up bluetooth keyboard to enter disk encryption password

How can I set up a bluetooth keyboard, so that I can use it to enter the disk encryption key, so that my encrypted linux system boots.
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I have several linux distributions installed, but can only make changes to GRUB from one of them. How can I fix this?

I currently have the following operating systems installed on my laptop (in order of installation): Windows 10 Kali 2.0 Kubuntu 15.10 Everything works fine when I start the laptop. I get the GRUB ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Won't Boot after BIOS Upgrade

I have an Acer Aspire E5-573G with Windows 10 installed in UEFI mode and Linux Mint 17.1 installed in Legacy mode. Recently I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version available in the Acer support ...
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Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation?

Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation ?
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usb string descriptor error: what is that?

Does anyone knows what does this error mean and how to fix it? [ 1.218607] usb 1-4: string descriptor 0 read error: -22
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How do I install Unix system V?

I got my hands on a copy of Unix system V. I downloaded a software to write img files to floppy disks. But when I try to boot from the floppy on my old 128MB ram computer it says disk image failure. ...
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Init scripts. Distinction of booting and starting activity

I have some script that runs and shuts down some service placed into /etc/init.d. It has symbolic link into /etc/rc5.d added with chkconfig for autolaunch on booting. Hence it starts on boot and can ...
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How to boot Arch Linux after changing from AMD Radeon HD to Nvidia GTX video card?

After swapping video cards my PC boots into Windows 7 just fine, but Arch Linux gets stuck before entering graphical mode. /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains some message listing all the supported AMD (aka. ...
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dmesg errors: usb, EXT4, ath3k

On Debian 8, whenever I run after boot dmesg | grep error I get [ 1.226156] usb 1-4: string descriptor 0 read error: -22 [ 1.431774] EXT4-fs (sda2): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro [ ...
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very slow boot after installing Kali Linux along with Ubuntu & Windows

can any one please determine what made Ubuntu boot slow after Kali installation, now it stays few minutes with black screen for 1 minute before showing the Ubuntu logo before installing Kali in ...
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Systemd Boot Optimization dev-mmcblk0p2.device

I'm working on an embedded system and want to make it boot faster. I already stripped a lot of things. Now I don't know how to improve it further. Here is my systemd-analyze blame: 4.457s ...
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Booting full Linux Mint off USB on Intel Macbook pro?

I almost never post questions online but this time I couldn't find a solution to my problem. My problem is that I'm trying to boot full Linux Mint from a USB on a Macbook Pro. I was already successful ...
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Inherited Computer, trying to boot of USB but not working

I'm not too familiar with Linux OS. As the title has stated, I have received a computer that the previous owner had attempted to install some Linux OS, I don't know which particular one. I have both ...
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USB not showing in Boot Menu or Bios

I am trying to boot Linux from my usb drive but it doesn't seem to show USB as an option in the bios or boot menu. pics of bios and boot menu ! http://imgur.com/a/wMu4i Any help would be ...
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Fresh CoreOS install hangs during boot

I decided to replace windows 7 with CoreOS on my computer for research and learning purposes. I was able to successfully install CoreOS version 766.4.0 from a USB drive but after restarting the ...
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Created upstart job that works - system doesn't boot to CLI but everything works SSH,RDP etc

So I am new to creating an Upstart Job, but I got one that works! The thing is I happen to have a monitor near me where I can watch my server boot and at boot it never makes it to the login prompt. ...
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CPU Pipe Underrun Errors

Every time upon booting and then unlocking my GUI session on Kali Linux 2.0, I get another of this error in Virtual Console 1: [ 1235.586792] [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] ...
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Open-Vas Not Starting Kali Linux 2.0

On my installation of Kali Linux 2.0, the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (Scanner|Manager) Daemon does not start successfully. It tells me to run the command systemctl status ...
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Could not Read IF Version, Could Not get NFC interface Version

On my Kali Linux, I've been dealing with some problems. I did a reinstall, and some problems went away. However, this new warning came up during boot. It reads: [ 1.935012] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: ...
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Removing the rescue image from /boot on fedora

I am trying to upgrade my fedora system (21 → 22) using fedup. I removed all old kernels using package-cleanup but fedup still needs 2MB more on /boot. These are the files in /boot: -rw-r--r--. 1 ...
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How could I create sort of a “CLI Kiosk mode” at system startup?

I created a script that, when executed, leaves the user with a blank screen where he can only type, much like a typewriter. It's a Python script, and I intend to port it to pure Bash eventually. Now ...
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rEFit on Mac with OS X doesn't detect Linux boot partition

I've followed this guide and installed a dual boot Kali Linux on my MacBook Air using a hybrid MBR. Everything went smooth, but after finishing, the rEFit menu doesn't offer Linux as an option for ...