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

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Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used?

I just bought a gently used laptop and I am trying to figure out why this is. It has a single SSD that when running fdisk -l shows as Disk: /dev/sda. Under it though are 5 "devices" under that disk, ...
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CentOS 7 Crash on boot

Getting this message attempting to boot CentOS 7 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000000000000009B And then a kernel panic Happens when trying to boot from the OS HDD or ...
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Booting from an lvm-cached volume

I created a cache pool following this article. The process seems to be successful. After doing an upgrade-grub and rebooting, Grub complains that it can not find the root volume (showing a UUID). - ...
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Repairing from Live USB

I need to repair a network related package (Samba) that is preventing my system from booting. (mint 17). I have a bootable USB stick with the same OS. How would I fix the broken package on my hard ...
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Stopping Samba Auto-reload on boot

Trying to boot my Linux 17 mint. It stops at "Stopping Samba Auto-reload integration." It hangs there and will not boot. I've tried recovery boot however the dpkg manager in the recovery isn't ...
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Failover boot setup

I am considering a failover boot setup which can tolerate any single drive loss. The primary system partitions (/, /home, /usr etc.) shall reside on a flash drive. /var and /tmp partitions shall be ...
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What tools sould I use in Bootmed?

My Mom has an Acer Aspire E1-472P 6860, and Windows has gotten corrupted and kind of just failed. I've started to use bootmed os to recover data from the hard drive. This is the error I get when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 base distros take 30min+ to get to splash screen

Update: I've found a temporary workaround, but I would still like to find a more permanent solution. Workaround: I startout the boot process with the laptops battery removed. If I do this it boots ...
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Kali Linux black screen with blinking curser after USB boot

I am using a Macbook Air (2013) with Intel HD Graphics 5000. I made a USB to live-boot into Kali and install it onto a separate partition, essentially dual boot my Yosemite (OSX 10.10) with Kali ...
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OpenSUSE 13.1 Cannot Find a Bootable Device After Update

I have just installed OpenSUSE 13.1 on a computer. After that, I did a zypper update and a reboot and the computer would not boot. The error message was something like "no bootable device found". I ...
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Cannot boot latest kernel update after installing on new system

I recently built my own computer, and I was excited to finally get to the installation of the operating system. I chose Fedora 20 to use as my primary operating system, and I was able to successfully ...
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“mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/UUID on failed: Invalid argument” [closed]

I have open media vault (Debian 7) installed with 2 HDDs in RAID 1 for data and a 16GB flash drive for the actual OS. It did some updates and after rebooting I get an error about it having trouble ...
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Cannot write to sector - boot Ubuntu

So I was in an airport working and I closed my laptop. When I brought it back up again, my screen was black so I kill switched. Now when I boot, I get "cannot write to sector". Anyone got any ideas? ...
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Linux - Kali - Grub menu issue

im just here because iam now desperate after all what i have tried ! please if someone can help , reply ? i have official windows 8.1, uefi , with secure mode off. I did a dual boot with it ( kali ...
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Linux system files moved, how to return by booting from an installer?

So I accidentally 'sudo mv' my files from /* (root directory) to some directory inside my home directory. My OS stopped working and I rebooted. Then I encountered the error: file ...
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Asus dual booting (w8.1 uefi + elementaryOS csm enabled)

I disabled fast booting from windows 8.1 for being able to easily boot to BIOS menu with f2 keystrokes. Then from the BIOS I disabled secure boot, rebooted BIOS, and enabled CSM and pxe oprom (I don’t ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error using USB 3.0

I'm having the same problem as this question, with a Live USB Kali Linux with Encrypted Persistence. I've downloaded kali-linux-1.0.9a-amd64.iso from the www.kali.org for my 64bit machine. And I've ...
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Disable ASPM with UEFI

Is it possible to send a boot parameter similar to pcie_aspm=off when only using UEFI boot? I've installed ElementaryOS Freya Beta 1, without the GRUB boot loader, everything works, but I've been ...
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Windows 7 boot option missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

After installing Centos7, windows 7 is not showing at the boot time. Centos 7 is accessible. My boot folder entries: [root@localhost boot]# ls -ltr total 89176 -rw-------. 1 root root 2840084 Jun ...
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Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion

I'm trying to install Debian 7 x64 on to VMWare Fusion Professional 7.0.1 (on Mac OS X 10.10.1): I downloaded debian-7.7.0-ia64-netinst.iso and tried to start a VM with it and got the following: ...
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Disk image copied to my SD card doesn't boot

I'm following the tutorial Install Cubian to copy Cubian to my SD card. And I'm using the following command as the tutorial suggested: sudo dd if=Cubian-desktop-x1-a10-hdmi.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 ...
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Parabola GNU Linux-Libre doesn't boot

OK, I wanted to migrate from Arch Linux to Parabola, so I followed this instructions and after reboot my system just didn't boot anymore. I got into GRUB, after selecting 'Parabola' menu entry I saw: ...
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Can't boot into Windows after adding Linux as dual-boot

Okay, so I just added Linux as a dual boot and now I can't boot back into Windows. Basically, I had one hard drive which was installed with Windows 7 and booted that. I recently got a second hard ...
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Cannot load grub4dos through kexec

I execute in Ubuntu 14.04 sudo kexec -l /sbin/grub.exe sudo kexec -e and get black screen with some phrases. The font is squeezed vertically and I see also one copy of the same phrases on the ...
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GRUB2 - boot Arch from grubshell [closed]

I installed Arch Linux from CD, rewriting old Fedora Core - ext3 and substituting it with ext4 Arch Linux. On /dev/sda1 WinXP (I know, old). Then, I ejected CD and rebooted. I was thinking that GRUB ...
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Unable to boot with dracut and luks: '/dev/resume' : file exists

I am installing gentoo and have performed my first reboot after configuration and installation within my chroot environment. I am using LUKS and LVM to manage encryption of my drives. I am encrypting ...
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Boot loader below 128 GB

I have some old hardware where Linux can't boot if the bootlader is over 128 GB. The problem is that I don't know exactly how those 128 GB are considered. So the first question is, are they ...
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What is wicked taking so long during boot?

This is wicked 0.6.12 and systemd 210 on openSUSE 13.2. Networkmanager is not installed. The network interface is configured with a static IPv4 address. Plymouth is not installed because I prefer to ...
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How do I make my boot.log more verbose?

I am trying to resolve an issue about our /etc/resolv.conf getting reset to old values or getting empty. I see a function defined in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions that could be ...
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Can you make a linux system halt and boot my Raspberry-pi at certain times?

How to make a system turn itself off and back on at different times. For example I would have my "server" turn off at 4 A.M then turn back on at 5 A.M every day. Is this possible? I am using a ...
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Mdadm not adding all disks to raid

A couple of years ago, I installed a raid 5 with mdadm on a fedora box. The old hardware died recently, and I have put the boot disk in a newer desktop pc, and added the thee raid disks via usb. So ...
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while(1) on /etc/rc.local

I wrote while true; do ping 10.9.0.1; sleep 1; done on /etc/rc.local on an embedded board. I have been waiting longer than 20 minutes that it does not get the log in prompt. Either it got stuck on the ...
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Linux Mint (LMDE) suddenly crashed and won't boot again

I was working on my linux machine earlier today and when I was in the middle of updating my java packages through the package manager and installing coffee script, my windows started not working and ...
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_update-rc.d vncserver-x11-serviced defaults_ COMMAND = There is a loop between service rc.local and mountkernfs if started… ERROR

I have the latest version of Debian and have installed RealVNC on it. After installation I tried to autorun RealVNC when the system boots. So I found this: vncserver-x11-serviced - VNC® X11 ...
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How do I boot my computer from a Live-DVD from the terminal?

I'm not an expert on computers in general or Linux in particular, so if I'm vague on something please let me know and I'll try to elaborate. I have an old computer running Red Hat 5.0. It had a ...
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Cannot add startup service to openWRT from init.d

I have openWrt installed on a TP-Link TL-WA901N/ND v3. I don't have luci package installed because I don't have enough space, so I can only do thing via cli. What I'm trying to achieve is to create a ...
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qemu hangs on loading Fedora 20 guest

I launch Qemu in test console: % qemu-system-x86_64 -cpu host -boot c -hda fedora.qcow2 -snapshot -m 1024 --enable-kvm -name vm0 -curses -pidfile /var/run/vm0.pid -net none -netdev ...
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Can't boot from 'normal' boot process, only recovery mode

After that Computer won't restart without recovery mode and mouse is flickering after I added the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates , I managed to fix it removing some AMD drivers, but now I can't boot ...
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Installing Linux on acer travelmate 8573TG

I tried to install linux-mint 17 this weekend. The problem is I can't start neither the live dvd nor a live usb. It always gets stuck on running /scripts/init-bottom A few lines above it prints ...
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Syslinux gives error: ata 10: Softreset failed (1st FIS failed)

I recently installed arch on my desktop, and I get the error in the title twice per boot, without the [] and preceded by what I assume is a timestamp: [12.xxxxxxx] on the first and [22.xxxxxx] on the ...
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GRUB Quiet Splash

As a Linux newbee, I would like to know What exactly is the significance of "Quiet Splash" in GRUB? GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
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Ubuntu init script failed - trying to find out more detail about the error

My /var/log/boot.log shows this under Ubuntu 14.04: ... * Starting servicename <br> chown: invalid user: ‘username’<br> No passwd entry for user 'username'<br> * Starting ...
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Why are post-up commands in /etc/network/interfaces ran multiple times at boot?

Here is the content of /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp post-up /etc/network/if-up.d/sshstart And sshstart is a script with the following in ...
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Slax boot error vesamenu.c32

I followed the instructions in the Slax documentation to download the 64 bit Slax 7.0.8 ZIP, unzipped it onto an SD card, and ran bootinst.bat to make the card bootable. This was done from a Slax ...
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Ubuntu on macbook won't boot from USB

I cannot boot Ubuntu from my macbook. I have tried the official Ubuntu walkthrough for creating a USB boot stick (located here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx ) ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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Overwrote Windows bootloader with Mint: how to restore? [closed]

I have encountered serious problem while experimenting with Ubuntu/Mint. A few days ago I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on my SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD I decided to ...
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What are the advantages of GRUB over LILO?

Why is GRUB so much more popular than LILO? The only distribution that I can think of that uses LILO by default is Slackware Linux. All other distributions use GRUB. To this day I've never understood ...
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What's the purpose of the --class option in grubs menuentry?

As the title say, why would I want to add a class to my menuentry (in grub2)? If I understand the grub manual correctly, it could be used with themes.. But is that all?
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Place grub on virtual disk

To learn about Linux startup process I placed grub in a disk image file and tried to boot using qemu. I currently has not put any kernel image into the drive just grub. I installed grub using kpartx ...