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

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How do I find/change where GRUB 2 gets installed on a rewrite, on Debian Wheezy?

I have a Debian Wheezy system. On a recent upgrade, I got an error message from GRUB telling me that embedding was not supported for ext2 file systems (huh? Never seen that one before.) and after a ...
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Problem before Login Screen - Fedora 21

Have the following problem: Computer boots till the fedora logo before login. when I press F2, I see the following: (1 of 3) A start job is running for Gnome Display Manager (2 of 3) A start job is ...
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run a script from rc.local, that exists on an autofs nfs share

I mount some nfs exports from a fileserver to my workstation. The workstation is ubuntustudio 64bit 14.04. in order to make the mounts as transparent as possible, I have inserted the following in my ...
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Ubuntu 14 server edition, how to boot into single-user mode?

I'm new in Linux and just have basic knowledge about it. In the past I've tested to boot into single-user mode in some Linux distribution by just append " single" to the boot command. However, I don't ...
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What are the [internal] steps involved in making USB drive 'bootable'?

Whenever I have to install a new Linux distro, I create a bootable USB from the distro image using some specialized program like UNetBootin. Recently, I tried to do for Fedora using 'dd' command, but ...
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Half Solved | Grub error: unknown filesystem. (all partitions are unknown)

So, there are thousands of questions related to this all over the internet, but, after days of searching, I still can't find a solution! I have a Turnkey server that was pre-configured with MineOS, ...
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In Elemenary os, grub wont load anything but itself

I am running Elementary OS Freya as the only currently installed OS on my laptop, I have tried to install various operating system via USB and UNetbootin, however my grub for some reason just will not ...
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How to add grub 2 to syslinux

I'm trying to add grub 2 to syslinux (isolinux.cfg), but the problem is that I only could add an entry to grub4dos (not grub2). I don't know even how to get grub2 to the disk so I can refer to it.. ...
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Broke permissions on /bin, /boot, and /dev; how to clean the mess?

I just made a terrible mistake, I tried to fix it by myself but I need some help. Due to a syntax error all files and folders permissions were being changed: thankfully I saw this while it was ...
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Plugged mouse increases boot time

I was going through the output of dmesg -e and found that my logitech mouse is increasing boot time by around 7 seconds and my total boot time is around 45 seconds. [ +7.334661] usb 1-1: new ...
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error: cant't find command linux when booting system

I need some help with a problem when booting. Recently I've installed CentOS 7 on my pc, previously I had debian 7 and manjaro installed. When I installed manjaro I overwrote the bootloader of debian ...
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Installed Windows 8.1 not Booting from Internal HDD

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux installed on my internal HDD. Windows is installed first, it worked fine and later I installed Linux through live USB stick. After restarting nothing happened...my ...
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X11 hangs, leaves me with black&white text display, Intel i915, precise1-Ubuntu

I am running a Bodhi derivative Ubuntu, ("tainted") based on Precise, on an Acer Chromebook. After a system update, X11 dies, leaves me "hung" with text display. If I reboot in recovery mode, and ...
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Manjaro boots incredibly slow; Nouveau problem

I've got a problem with my fresh Manjaro install. It's installed on a new computer on SSD, yet it boots incredibly slow. As far as I can tell it may be related to graphics drivers. I've installed ...
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live-build strange symbols during boot

So I'm booting up my Debian live-build through QEemu and gets this strange symbols. Anyone know what it is?
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How to setup boot scripts to save orphan inodes after improper shutdown?

after abnormal shutdown in dmesg I have [ 16.107445] EXT4-fs (dm-1): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [ 16.107450] EXT4-fs (dm-1): write access will be enabled during recovery [ ...
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Systemd dependency tree saving

As I know systemd stores dependencies between services in unit files. I need to know how systemd behaves on boot: Does it load unit files from specific paths and recalculate dependencies every time ...
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What is the purpose of UEFI partition?

On old computers (using BIOS) we had to create 2 partitions, one to mount / and second for swap. But on new systems with UEFI we need to create third partition EFI System in addition to those two ...
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Is it possible to boot a pxe client to hard disk image

I bought a banana pi device recently. While I checking out for OS to this device, I saw a lot of OS images on it's web site. Also there are third party OSes available. I decided to try all but writing ...
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Which partition should I use for /boot to dual boot with Windows 8

The distro was Antergos Linux. Last time I tried to install to the EFI system partition (the one Windows uses), but when I rebooted after finishing install, the booting process when straight to ...
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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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How do I fix an “unknown chipset” error when booting Arch Linux?

I have a laptop with this hardware: intel i5 nvidia 820m graphics card 64bit system with uefi boot I burned the Arch Linux ISO to USB, and I am getting the option to choose Arch on booting the ...
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how can i assemble my components (kernel, initramfs, rootfs) into a single bootable image?

I have created a compressed rootfs, kernel, and initramfs. I have a syslinux configuration that boots my rootfs/kernel to RAM. It works. However, I'd like to have something like image1 which ...
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enabling Intel Iris Pro (syslinux, Tails system, Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, IGP/GPU)

Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013 uses explicitly dedicated GPU. Integrated graphic processor isn't listed at all. Not being able to switch or turn off discrete card to improve battery life. ...
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How do I boot the linux kernel over PXE with dnsmasq and syslinux?

Are these dnsmasq.conf options fine: port=0 interface=enp0s20u2u1 bind-interfaces dhcp-range=192.168.2.50,192.168.2.220,12h dhcp-boot=boot/syslinux/lpxelinux.0 ...
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Convert BIOS booting to UEFI in existed linux installation

I have debian installed on HDD with GPT partition table. But it installed with BIOS compatible mode. Now I want to boot it from native UEFI. How can I do this? Ofcource I have motherboard with UEFI.
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Correct way to delete unnecessary files from /boot directory (Ubuntu)

Currently there is not enough space on by /boot partition/folder and the sofware update can not be performed. Question: how should I correctly free-up some space in that directory? Here is the ...
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Keyboard merely plugged in greatly increases kernel boot time

Specs are here. I am using a K65 RGB. I am using the ckb-git package from the AUR to provide basic input functionality. With Keyboard and with driver: Startup finished in 3.100s (firmware) + ...
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Jessie: can't boot the kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64

I have been using Jessie for a few months now, and I had a problem booting my computer a few weeks ago. I had this error on boot: early console in decompress_kernel Decompressing Linux... Parsing ...
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Laptop boots directly to Ubuntu, can't access BIOS or Boot menu anymore

I'm running Laptop with single OS: UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. After burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: -After reboot, laptop ...
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elementary OS Freya won't boot

I have been doing Linux since last June and I have found my way around it pretty well. But I have been trying to boot elementary OS Freya beta 2 to my windows 8 UEFI laptop, I have tried using ...
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Convert Grub2 entry to Syslinux

I have been trying to do it for hours now, but so far I was unable to. I have a USB stick with grub4dos on sda1 (vfat), /boot syslinux on sda3 (ext2) and root on sda2 (btrfs). ext2 with syslinux is ...
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Where can I find a list of USB error codes?

Every time I boot Debian, the boot log shows a bunch of xhci_hcd problems, and messages like usb 3-13: hub failed to enable device, error -22 usb 3-13: device descriptor read/8, error -61 I'm ...
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Is it possible to add some 'PXE Network Boot' option to GRUB?

This is an example of my available GRUB menu boot options: 1 menu label ^ 1) Xubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 2 menu label ^ 2) Windows 7, x86 & AMD64 3 menu label ^ 3) Windows 8, ...
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Quick boot for desktop Linux?

What can be done to a "normal" (Linux Mint, not micro or embedded) distribution in order to boot "nearly immediately" as seen for instance here? What magic is that, and why doesn't every distro have ...
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Raspbian boots to a root@(none) prompt after erroneous changes in /etc

Under a Raspbian 3.18.7 ARMV71 GNU/Linux embedded inside a cute Raspberry Pi B 2, when configuring some 'silent' options under /etc/init.d files with a now evidently broken and stupid file, the ...
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What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution?

What is the issue due to which debian hangs at fsck /dev/sda? What is the solution? This is the screenshot of Debian in normal mode: This is the screenshot of Debian in recovery mode:
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Kali startx prompting GUI login after logging in already

I wanted to revert back to logging in by command line and starting the desktop by startx. I disabled gmd3 using chkconfig --del gdm3 and I was given the traditional way of logging in which worked ...
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aufs fs is being mounted before component parts

I'm having issues at boot time. It fails to mount the aufs (and so suspends the boot asking if I want to continue... no good on a server) I thought I had set up my fstab to mount the aufs AFTER the ...
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encrypted btrfs RAID1 array fails to mount at boot - open_ctree_failed

I have an encrypted btrfs RAID1 array set up as my /home directory on a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1. At the Plymouth screen during boot, I enter my password for the two drives, and then receive ...
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Grub2 don't see my second HDD

When the new distro is installed it makes grub2 boot menu, but it does not consider my second HDD where I have Windows7. So I tried to edit grubs cfg file but with no success. Also tried to insert ...
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Ubuntu Bootchart - How do I actually interpret this chart?

I'd like to start obsessing over optimizing my Ubuntu boot time, but I've searched online for multiple days—and only have a vaguely more coherent idea of what I'm looking at. Here's my bootchart. I ...
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Is “shutdown -r now” safe? [duplicate]

Is it safe to reboot your VPS this way, or does it kill all processes directly? And if not, what is the right way?
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Archlinux boot screenshot

I've created Archlinux ARM image from scratch and it works perfectly. Now, I am writing some manual for installation and I would like to make a screenshot of device starting up (kernel booting). I do ...
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japanese input into boot console

It's possible enter japanese character in the boot console, then without start the X server? Are scim, Ibus & co. only for desktop? solutions for slackware appreciated
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Can I capture reboot errors on a system that lives in memory?

I have a machine that will intermittently experience boot issues and the system will hang and won't come up. I would normally go to check dmesg, but the problem is the system lives in memory and gets ...
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U-Boot Bootup error

I'm running a Debian Linux on a Cubietruck, running off a SD card. When I power on, I get the following error: Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 46000000 ... ...
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Debian autossh boot script not working properly

I wrote the start script at the bottom of this question to try to get one of my devices to automatically create several remote forwarded ports with my VPS upon boot. (I've stripped the LSB tags to ...
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Linux Networking Bootup script takes too long

I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian. During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in ...
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Why does Linux use an Initial Ram Disk at boot?

I was wondering : What's the goal of using an initrd in the first part of the boot process and then use pivot_root to put the root on the real disk ? Why not only use what's on the disk ?