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

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Stuck on installing grub to a usb stick (unknown filesystem/no such partition)

I just spend all day on trying to get my system to boot again, I'm getting a bit desperate...snif. The setup is as follows: a debian installed in a luks encrypted usb hard disk with lvm volumes for ...
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Memory test while booting . Unable to boot Ubuntu 12 04 LTS

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. All of a sudden, my I'm unable to load the OS. A memory test is happening while I'm trying to boot the system.
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GRUB2 Edit Mode problem

I have recently installed Fedora 18 using UEFI. The problem I'm facing is that when I try to go into edit mode in GRUB, my PC freezes, displaying just a black square instead of text. Unfortunately I ...
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How to check Grub2 config file?

When I boot my Fedora 19, I get a very brief error message when Grub2 loads. It's too quick to read, as it switches to the graphical mode almost instantly. My idea is to test the config file. I ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD after installation

I've installed FreeBSD on my system along with Windows 7 using this tutorial. When I turn on my PC the screen says something like this: F1 FreeBSD F2 Win F3 ? F6 PXE Boot: F1 _ Pressing F2 ...
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Unable to Boot into F17

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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*ERROR* timed out waiting for panel to power on

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus VX6 (1.8GHz Atom - 2 cores, optimus nVidia ION) with Kernel 3.9.0. When I start my system I get this error: [ 15.728106] [drm:intel_enable_lvds] *ERROR* timed out ...
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Install linux from USB without bios support

I have an old PC where I want to install Debian from "smaller CD" (up to 40mb, rest will be downloaded). I have made a bootable usb from this Debian. The problem is, my computer is so old that it ...
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Why does eth0 only go up sometimes on boot?

I just installed Arch with Archboot. On boot, there's about 50% change of eth0 to go up. If it doesn't I'll have to reboot. What could cause this? If it goes up, dmesg contains: [ 7.9...] IPv6: ...
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Fedora 17 freezes at loading screen with a CD-based installation

I'm trying to install F17 on my laptop (Toshiba A-665 ... 4gigs RAM, nividia gforce GTS350M,core-i7 1.7 GHz processor), but the liveCD boot freezes about 3/4 of the way through the loading icon... ...
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Creating a Virtual filesystem to boot linux

I am trying to boot the linux kernel (bzImage) in QEMU but have had issues. After asking on U&L I found out that my problem was that I was booting the kernel without a filesystem to boot from. So ...
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Copy live CD to RAM on boot

OK, so I've put together a live CD which uses isolinux as the bootloader. Any idea what magical option or switch I need to use to make it copy the compressed filesystem to RAM before mounting it? (Not ...
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Fedora 17 not booting

I just got GRUB to properly set the resolution, thanks to this wonderful answer. After selecting Fedora 17 and waiting a bit, this displays: [ 0.752888] [Firmware Bug]: powernow-k8: No compatible ...
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Multi-Distro boot DVD with SystemRescueCD 2.8.0 fails to boot the SRCD portion

I'm trying to create a multi-distro mutli-boot dvd image containing (amongst others) the SystemRescueCD iso. I'm using GRUB as the boot loader and I've managed to get most of the other ISOs booting ...
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Debian restarts itself after booting with a “not responding” error

I had a stable Debian 6 install until earlier today, when some keys on my USB keyboard stopped working and my USB mouse buttons started to behave strangely. I had not installed anything new since the ...
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Grub fails after install it on my macbook pro

I'm trying to install Archlinux on my macbook in dual boot mode. I part the disk that way : /dev/sda1 -> EFI /dev/sda2 ->MacOS /dev/sda3 -> /boot /dev/sda4 -> / /dev/sda5 -> /home As ...
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Fastest, most consistent booting

I am running an i3 laptop, assembled by Asus. I am running Ubuntu with grub2 and burg boot loader. I would love to have a consistent graphical boot process as with Mac OS X. I don't want the user to ...
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Linux thin station

I have this pc that I just installed and set it up as Linux thin station. I did all the formatting procedures and copying of image to the HD. When I boot it up, I get these, which I think are driver ...
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Battery not detected on my embedded device on reboot

I have an ARM based embedded device with Linux Kernel 2.6.31 running on it. I have seen that while rebooting the device sometimes battery won't get detected and the device will just fail to boot. Any ...
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Booting Laptop with external monitor stalls

Whenever I try to boot linux with an external monitor attached to my laptop, it hangs after checking the battery state with the following message repeated several times: ...crtc_helper_set_config... ...
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How do I create more /dev/tty entries and /dev/ptmx on boot up?

After building kernel 3.2.13 and installing via RPM on my system, I have this problem: There is no /dev/ptmx which the rest of my system is expecting. There is actually a /dev/tty/ptmx device ...
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Fedora 16 install from USB memory stick to Samsung NP305U1A netbook will not boot

I have installed Fedora 16 from a USB memory stick. After installing, which seems to work just fine, and after rebooting I end up in the BIOS. I can not find which BIOS settings to use and have not ...
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GRUB2 and EFI - File not found?

I'm running Linux on a 8,3 2011 MacBook Pro. It uses EFI/rEFIt to boot. I was able to install GRUB2 EFI support, and it shows up just fine in the rEFIt boot menu. Everything seems to be working ...
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New-installed debian system hangs on boot (probably a hardware issue, likely USB, maybe Ethernet?)

I recently migrated an entire system from Crunchbang 11 to vanilla Debian 8.1 (in the cleanest way possible --- backed it all up, blew away the old install, reinstalled the old /home and /usr/local, ...
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Linux Mint doesn't recognize hdd in ahci mode after kernel update

Sometimes ago after a kernel update (or more, I didn't reboot, just did sleep/resume day in day out) I finally tried to reboot and got kernel panic problem you can see at the screenshot ('VFS: cannot ...
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Full Linux Install On USB Drive - GRUB Problems

I recently bought a new laptop and decided to install Kali Linux on it. However, the laptop (an Asus Zenbook btw.) has a 128GB drive which is not very much. That is why I bought a 64GB, SanDisk, ...
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Arch Bootable drive doesn't boot

I have a usb with a live arch distro (created with the dd method in the wiki). On one computer I can override the boot and boot into arch instead of ubuntu (the only other system, in UEFI mode, if ...
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Advice Needed for Grub2 Rescue Prompt

When I boot my system, I receive the following Error Message on my screen: error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> After seeing the error, I plugged in an external USB ...
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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Oracle Solaris 11.2 hangs during installation

I'm in the process of installing OracleSolaris 11.2 (taken from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/install-2245079.html) on PC with the following spec: Intel Core2 ...
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After installing Kali Linux next to Windows 8.1, I can see it (using rEFInd), but it cannot boot

I have an MSI laptop that came with Windows 8.1. Originally, I wanted to get Ubuntu on it using dual boot, because I need both windows only and Linux only tools for my studies. I do not remember the ...
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OpenIndiana installation hangs with unsupported PCIe card in

I'm trying to install OpenIndiana (taken from http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso or server version http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-text-x86.iso) on a ...
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Load root partition on embedded linux system

I'm using a zynq-7000 SoC, running a custom petalinux build, which is on an SD card. The boot partition contains a boot.bin (the bootloaders etc) and an image (containing the kernel). The root ...
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Hanging Mint 17 boot

I'm currently trying to fix my boot that's hanging at the operations "Starting Nvidia Persistence Daemon Starting Nvidia Persistence Daemon Stopping Nvidia Prime Power Saving Mode Starting mount ...
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Boot failure: no errors, but I can't access the shell

I just installed a new RAID 1 array as /dev/md2 to a server. It mounted correctly and I was able to read/write. I edited fstab and rebooted, but was unable to ssh in. I then plugged in a keyboard and ...
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HDMI non responsive after boot

I have a QNAP NAS-269G with Ubuntu 12.11 Server installed on it. When I plug a monitor to it via HDMI it shows the entire boot process. Then when the log in prompt should normally show the screen goes ...
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Elementary OS - Locked Boot

Please go easy on me and assist me. I am more than willing to provide the information you require, please just give me pointers. I have built my own personal gaming computer recently and have faced ...
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How to boot Linux Mint from a CD

I want to boot Linux Mint from a CD but when I boot from the CD, all i get is a GRUB window where i can select to boot Linux Mint. I clicked to boot Linux and i get a screen with error cant read ...
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How to boot from USB on Debian?

So I did a minimal install of debian jessie (without X) and now I am trying to boot linux mint USB install which I made with Unetbootin. It doesn't boot the install and pressing F12 only gives me BIOS ...
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fresh centos 7.1 install continually boots into “emergency mode”

I installed centos 7.1 on bare metal (dual boot with windows), with encrypted disk. Installed a few things (oracle java) and did a full yum update Now the system keeps booting to a console emergency ...
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Arch very long boot-time after kernel downgrade

I just downgraded my arch kernel from 4.x to 3.17.x for the sake of being able to use shared folders feature in vmware. Right now, everything is fine and it boots up too. But boot-time has greatly ...
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Arch hangs before opening login screen

I tried installing gummiboot, and I eventually got it to work, but now Arch can't boot into X--the last few messages I get are about it stopping Plymouth and preparing to open Gnome Display Manager, ...
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Filesystem check or mount failed on elementaryOS Freya

I had to move to a temporary workspace for a short time which runs on very bad hardwares, so I bought an SSD trying to speed it up. Now, I have installed elementaryOS Freya and my development ...
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“Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block” and “LZMA data is corrupt”

I recently bought a new computer and I am experiencing problems while trying to install Linux. Things I have tried: A variety of distributions: Ubuntu; Elementary OS; Crunchbang++; Manjaro; and ...
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How do I to dual boot Kali and Backtrack?

I have backtrack 5 r3 installed on my laptop which has 60 gb single hard disk. my backtrack is fully set up and takes the full 60gb space. Now I want to keep the same backtrack with all my settings ...
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Script requesting information upon boot

The idea is to create a script that runs as root upon boot (either before a potential X or GDM starts or after). The challenge is that this script needs input from "the one at the keyboard" - without ...
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memtest86+ doesn't show up in grub

According to my package manager memtest is installed and both memtest68+.elf and memtest86+.bin are in my boot partition yet grub doesn't give me the option to boot to them. Is there anyway to add the ...
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Debian change runlevel during boot

I've read lots and understand changing runlevel defaults and during runtime, but how can I change runlevel during the boot up of a Debian server? Background: XenServer virtual machine Debian Server. ...
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Linux Clean Installation ERROR IN BOOT: “Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device”

After installing a clean copy of linux elementary os. It shows me "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device". I'm using a laptop and previously I was running ...
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Filesytem errors during boot

I am using OMAPL138 and kernel version 2.6.37 and I would like to improve the boot time of my system. I made some progress on this, but I still have some errors which may be causing delay in the boot ...