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

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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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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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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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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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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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After shutdown Debian stuck totally unresponsive on black screen

My Debian 8, running on HP mini 210-2006, shows a strange behavior: When I shut it down, and then power it on again in the interval till about 2 hours, the system does not boot, just show a black ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrade OSX (Macbook Pro) when it has a Debian dualboot

On my Macbook Pro, I have a Debian/OSX dualboot, the partition looks like the following on OSX: bash-3.2$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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What are the possible methods to start a PPTP VPN connection on boot?

I use to connect to my remote PPTP VPN server by doing: # pon MyVPNConnection persist holdoff 60 maxfail 0 I would like to automate this connection to be executed on system boot, so I have added ...
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How could a typical partition scheme look like on a bootable thumbdrive with uefi and diskencryption?

I am now playing with uefi and read about some kind of basics, which seem to be: Create a partition table of type GPT Create an efi partition, type fat16 in this partition create a structure like ...
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After booting into Debian 8 my VGA monitor goes black?

After I installed Debian 8 successfully on my machine (Intel Pentium CPU and no GPU ) and rebooted into GRUB2 successfully my monitor goes black (Still on) after it boots into Debian I can hear my ...
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How to get the very first boot messages in high resolution

After upgrading to debian jessie I abandoned the proprietary nvidia drivers and switched to nouveau. I am using grub2 to boot. Kernel is 3.8.2 compiled from source. my graphics card is an nvidia ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu (and Mint) install a boot sequence

I've tried to install a new Linux operating system and I've tried different flavors (x)ubuntu, Mint etc. With and without encryption, with and without LVM, but I'll always get the same error. When ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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What happens when bleachbit turns grey?

I just ran bleachbit as a regular user (not as root) and the progress bar at the top is stuck at "Please wait. Wiping free disk space. About 0 minutes remaining" and the entire bleachbit screen has ...
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How to boot without GFX drivers to allow low resolution

I am running Kali linux on my 13" notebook. During the initial boot the font is blocky and large - which is what I want. However as we progress through the boot stage, at some point the screen ...
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Linux keeps booting being in a less priority drive from BIOS

I have Windows 7 on a hard drive, and I've installed LinuxMint into another. I did manually the partitioning for /boot, /, swap area and /home sepparately, and made sure to place the boot loader ...
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Repair File System After changing the partition structure

I have dual booted linux centOs with windows. Now I changed the partition structure of linux with a partedMagic live CD. Since I have used the EasyBcd to make the boot menu on windows, I can still ...
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Interrupt systemd mount unit during boot

I've Btrfs RAID1 mounted during boot with this line in fstab: /dev/disk/by-label/storage /mnt/storage btrfs noatime 0 0 Few days ago I was checking data on some old disks, and to connect them I ...
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Grub2 fails to load on an AMD cpu

I have built a linux image with GRUB2 as its boot loader and written it on an IDE hard disk. When I put it in a computer with Intel cpu, it works fine. But putting it in an AMD cpu computer, it even ...
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How to chainload from usermode?

Starting from user mode runlevel in linux, is it possible to boot another OS on the system without ever passing through BIOS or GRUB/similar and never turning off?
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Manjaro Laptop suddenly won't boot Xfce desktop environment. How to boot up normally?

My Manjaro Linux laptop suddenly won’t boot up my Xfce desktop environment. When I start the computer, the PC: boots pass GRUB, then quickly flashes this message: [0.029878] Ignoring BGRT: invalid ...
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Unable to set luminosty with a usb boot

When I boot from a live USB I can't adjust luminosity. I need to plug a VGA screen to my laptop in order to be able to see the screen. I managed to fix that when I installed Ubuntu with the ...
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Where do these boot log entries come from and who creates them?

I'm wondering what kind of code writes these first two lines into /var/log/syslog while booting my machine: Aug 4 10:13:48 HOSTNAME kernel: imklog 5.8.11, log source = /proc/kmsg started. Aug 4 ...
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Installing a bootloader on a mac

Due to a somewhat odd requirement for a particular linux installation, with a particular software suite, I found it best to use ddrescue to populate the harddrive with the partitions and their data. ...
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Live USB - Tails tries to boot but ends up booting into Kali Linux

I have a bootable USB drive with Tails and Kali Linux on it, among others. Kali boots fine. However when I try to load Tails, it manages to get past the Tails loading screen but then the Kali logo ...
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Getting “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found” when booting from USB

I made a bootable Freya-OS USB. It works fine in my laptop. But, when I am trying to boot my desktop from the USB, it shows this error: "No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found". Syslinux ...
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Boot live img files in grub

I've compiled a purely 32-bit version of Android that I'm attempting to boot on a device with a 32 bit UEFI. How the heck do I configure GRUB2 to load a live img file? The image file contains the ...
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saving file to usb stick while using linux boot stick

I am using the instructions in this youtube video to install CentOS 7 on a new computer that is running Windows 8. The tutorial uses UniversalUSBInstaller from PenDriveLinux, but the installation is ...
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how to make GRUB find modules on multiboot Linux LiveUSB?

background (skip to header=problem if you're expert on LiveUSBs, ISOs, GRUB2, etc) I'm setting up a multiboot/multiISO Linux LiveUSB as detailed here, which I intend for use on multiple hosts (i.e., ...
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how to make LVMs at available boot? kernel panic - dracut cannot find logical volumes after kernel upgrade in CentOS 6.6

I have a centoOS 6.6 vmware vm that I ran yum update on which upgraded the kernel after reboot, I started getting this: dracut Warning: No root device "block:/dev/vg_myhost/lv_root" found dracut ...
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What can cause GRUB2 to suddenly not be recognized by EFI?

I have two hard drives in my PC. The first one contains an ext4 partition with Debian, a swap partition and the EFI partition for Debian. The second hard drive contains Win8 and it's EFI partition. ...
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“Error uncleared PCH FIFO underrun on transcoder A” during boot centos 7 on toshiba

I have toshiba Satelite model (C50 1001C model number) laptop. When I start it is giving 1.643361 [drm:cpt_serr_int_handler] *ERROR* uncleared PCH FIFO underrun on transcoder A 1.643363 [drm ...
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Can't see boot options or log with GRUB through serial-over-lan

I have a Debian system that is unable to boot a configuration I want. I don't have physical access to it, but I have serial-over-LAN access via Dell's BMC (so very limited), IPMI 1.5/isol. When I boot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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grub2 lvm2 raid1 /boot

Is it possible to boot from a system where /boot is located within an lvm2 raid1 partition. I've tried a variety of configurations, but I have yet to discover how to do it. I am using two 2TB disks. ...
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Booting Linux from RAM

I want to find a cross-distro solution for setting linux up to boot from RAM. What this involves in essence would be copying an existing installation of linux one way or another over to the RAM (to ...
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What is the first event/file/log in linux that appears/changes on boot that signalizes network being up?

I have a vSphere farm with virtual machines and python script that handles cloning and managing of those VMs. I also have a machine (RedHat 6) that I clone if I need a new one. It has a script that ...