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

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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 ...
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FreeBSD - Automatic reboots on boot attempts - init / getty failure?

$ uname -a FreeBSD MACH1 10.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE #0 r286666: Wed Aug 12 19:31:38 UTC 2015 root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 On booting, everything seems to ...
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Kali crashing on boot after install? (VMWare Workshop 12 on Win8.1)

So I have my VMWare set up and working, I have a download of Kali as an ISO, I load it in the virtual machine software and give it 1.5Gb of memory and 30Gb of storage, both more than is needed I've ...
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“grub” entry in BIOS after installing ElementaryOS

After installing ElementaryOS, I get the entry (to boot) named "grub". None named ElementaryOS as expected. Problem is, when going into the grub entry, I get its console (more or less like this). Am ...
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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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Mounting a network volume once Wifi is set up

I have some shared folders in my network that I would like to have mounted in my Raspberry Pi 2 once it boots. I have edited my /etc/fstab and if I manually run mount -a, I manage to have access to ...
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Kali Linux USB Boot

Hey guys I'm trying to boot Kali Linux off of my USB onto my Mac 10.7.5 It boots fine on a Windows PC and works perfectly. I've installed reFINd on my Mac and when I try to boot I get this error: ...
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Syslinux: reboot to another boot menu item (or to specific OS) from console

I have installed syslinux and several kernels. I want to reboot to specific boot menu item (or to specific OS). For example, right now I'm on a standard kernel and want to boot to Linux with LTS ...
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Warning while Booting into Ubuntu

Recently, I installed Kali Linux 2.0 as a third OS on my Dell Latitude E7240. I used Unetbootin to make a bootable USB of Kali Linux. When I booted from it, it gave me options I wasn't used to. I ...
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Computer froze, now no OS will start

I was happily watching a TV show episode and 5 minutes later I am with a fried computer. I was using elementaryOS. I am going step by step with what just happened: I was using VLC when suddently the ...
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USB key not mounting at boot to unlock LUKS system

I am running Debian Jessie. I have 2 hard drives with my various partitions spread across both (not RAID). Both of them are separately LUKS encrypted, and LVMs sit upon both of those. My /boot ...
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Install Debian from the hard disk replacing the host Linux system

I have a old computer that i want to re-purpose into a storage server running debian, as i'm already used to it, but the problem is that the computer is runing Ubuntu and the BIOS only reads floppy ...
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Minimal Bash on Install

I have a USB with Elementary 3.01 (Freya). I am able to successfully run the liveCD (which I am in now) and am able to perform the install of the OS onto my PC. Upon what appears to be a successful ...
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Fedora 22 instalation

I have created the live image on my USB. I tried to install the sysem but I could not. I have one hard drive (1 TB). So far I have Windows 7 installed on it. I separated one partition for Fedora ...
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unable to login centos 7 after reinstalling java

I am using centos 7 and I had java 1.7 installed with openjdk in my system but I wanted java 8 so I removed java 1.7 by the command yum remove java-1.* Then I installed java normally by tar.gz ...
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'PARTUUID' in '/etc/fstab' and (hardware) RAID0 don't play well together, do they?

Fresh Arch Linux install on (hardware) RAID0 under 64-bit UEFI system with GPT partitions. Had to add MODULES="ext4 dm_mod raid0" HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block mdadm_udev filesystems ...
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Partitioning difficulties with parted

I'm trying to install arch linux alongside windows 10 and have created a separate partition in (while running) windows as exFAT32. While booting from the arch USB image and running lsblk the following ...
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ubuntu 15.04 problem with typing password to decrypt the disk

I have a stupid problem after installation of ubuntu15.04 on lenovo e450. I install ubuntu with full-encryption disk option, but I have a problem. I cannot type password to this password box, but when ...
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Kernel panic : Kernel offset disabled

I was trying to install the linux-next kernel in my system with the following steps. Copied the existing configuration file from /boot to the root of source directory Updated the .config file with ...
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Linux hanging at fsck

Apologies for the bad photo but it's a big hassle to type it out as a dualboot user: http://i.imgur.com/1aMfwLy.jpg (it won't let me post images due to low rep) It hangs there for ages, no matter ...
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Arch Linux stuck booting

Since I updated my Arch system with sudo pacman -Syu I am not able to boot into X anymore. All I see is a warning about the unsupported brightness interface. This was shown before, is a known bug and ...
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kernel panic not syncing: vfs :unable to mount root fs on unknown block(31,1)

I am trying to boot linux from flash on an powerpc board. In u-boot I set bootargs with: setenv bootargs root=/dev/mtdblock1 rootfstype=ext2 rw console=ttyS0,115200 ramdisk_image=\${rd_size} I also ...
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Boot repair failed - no GRUB found - what now?

So I've installed Mint from a bootable USB. All seems to go well. However when I then go to boot into the install I'm greeted with a flashing cursor and nothing more. After a bit of internet ...
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Which processes are not needed for boot?

The xUbuntu boot takes 3m compared 1m30s Win 7 or SliTaz 20s (uncomparable) 2m Mac OS X (Hackintosh) My Laptop has a Celeron 64bit CPU 4 gigs of RAM and a old Nvidia Card from late 2009 6400 RPM hard ...
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Live DVD hangs at GRUB2 on boot

I have a live Slackware 14.1 64-bit iso that hangs at "Welcome to Grub!". MD5 sums check out for the downloaded image. The computer in question has successfully booted live images of other operating ...
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Linux as 3rd boot OS

I would like to install another linux kali beside my linux mint and win10. My question is, do I need make 3 partition again for installation, /root /home and swap od I don't need swap because I ...
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Debian live iwlwifi firmware error

When booting Debian live onto my computer, I encountered the errors: [ 19.456064] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265-9.ucode (-2) [ 19.456183] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: ...
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Is there a way to get Linux to treat an initramfs as the final root filesystem?

I want to boot a system with an initramfs that's the actual final filesystem, not a temporary initramfs for loading drivers. Unfortunately, Linux imposes different (and in my case, undesirable) ...
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FIx RAID configuration after upgrade to Debian/Jessie with ICH9 chipset

I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy without problems. But after upgrading to Jessie the system cannot boot anymore (using LILO). LILO ERROR: Duplicated Volume ID O 24.1 Loading Linux ....(snip) BIOS ...
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How to boot using a squashfs image as rootfs

I made a squashfs image from my system root, I want to put it on a USB drive among some Live ISOs, and make boot menu using GRUB2. What kernel boot parameters should I use to specify that Squashfs ...
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No display on power up

So I have this problem ever since I enabled secure-boot, every time I power up the screen doesn't turn on and it just hang there, I tried to access BIOS many times but no luck, CMOS reset didn't work ...
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Boot problem: kernel panic

Can't say much, it's just this screen and messages I don't quite understand. ]1 Something about NM watchdog, maybe. It is a fresh Arch Linux install. I had the same issue with a Live CD. It just ...
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Create wireless access point and share internet connection with nmcli

How can I create a Wi-Fi hotspot with command line tool nmcli and share the ethernet internet connection to the wireless access point? Furthermore how can I start this automatically at boot? Is that ...
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command in /etc/inittab is not working on SLES 11

My task is to start a process on startup if it was running before shutdown. To achieve this, I have added a command in /etc/init.d/halt.local to save the state of process in a file. In /etc/inittab, ...
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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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grub-install fails when image is 64 meg and succeeds when image is 256 meg

In the two scenarios below the tst.sh script is exactly the same, except that dd creates a 64 meg image in the first case and a 256 meg image in the second case. (image size is defined by the count ...
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Big gap in dmesg and slow boot

Here is the snippet from my dmesg log. There is a big gap from 14s to 513s! I don't have a clue how to troubleshoot this delay. [ 10.862848] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready [ ...
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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 isn't VBoxManage booting from DVD?

I am trying to use VBoxManage to create and manage CentOS 7 virtual machines on a CentOS 7 server. The commands below first result in the following conflicting statements: 1.) that the virtual ...
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Deleted Sudo and Can't Access Grub

I deleted sudo, and I can't access grub so that I can restore it. I have a bad feeling that I don't have grub. Is there any possible way to restore it? apt-get doesn't work on my computer either.
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Reset admin password in Cent OS 7 from grub [duplicate]

I just recently installed cent os 7 and I forgot the admin user password so now I couldnt log in and locked out. I entered the grub boot menu and tried to change the password using password command ...
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Grub not loading config file or booting into linux automatically

I was trying to dual boot elementary os with windows on my laptop (Asus Zenbook UX305). To do that I shrank the windows partition using the windows disk manager, and then used the Elementary ...
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EFI No loader found. Configuration files in \loader\entries\*.conf are needed [closed]

When I boot my install in EFI mode I see a EFI menu with no entries. On hitting enter I get the error No loader found. Configuration files in \loader\entries\*.conf are needed. I have an entry in ...
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External HDD not mounted at boot, but fstab seems ok

I'm on a Raspberry with DietPI distro and I cannot mount a NTFS hard drive at boot. This is the fstab file: #Internal Drives--------------------------------------------------- proc /proc ...
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OpenSuse minimal server doesn't boot after restart

I am trying to configure a remote server running OpenSuse 13.2 x64 minimal and I believe I have messed something up since the server will not boot anymore after issuing shutdown -r now. Since I only ...
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I have linux intalled when I boot it says no boot device found but in a live session all my data is there

Here is the paste of boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/12558734/ I can boot from a live usb and I can open the hdd and all of the data is there. My computer is a Dell M3800 with Ubuntu 14.04 ...