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

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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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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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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 ...
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Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot to USB

My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 I have my bios setup to boot usb (and yes it does read the USB drive), cd, then hdd. Legacy mode is enabled as well. I already have Elementary OS ...
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can I boot ext4 usb stick with xubuntu on from a Mac laptop?

is there a way to boot my ext4 formatted "xubuntu" USB memory stick from a Mac laptop? The laptop can identify FAT32 usb memory sticks with ubuntu at boot time, but it cannot identify mine, which is ...
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is it possible to make /boot partition after installing linux distribution

I right now I have 3 partitions: one each for UEFI firmware, swap and the root partition.I was wondering if it is possible to make new partition in which I can put /boot in my case after installing ...
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Error while Booting from USB in vitualbox from linux host machine (process:9494): GConf-WARNING

My host machine is linux mint. I was configuring to boot from usb in virtualbox. i run below commands: $mount In my case USB drive is /dev/sdb1 so i run: $ umount /dev/sdb1 create directory with ...
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Centos 6.6 unrecognized services during boot rsyslogd / iscsid / iscsi / mcstrans / syslog / yum-updatesd / rhnsd

Could anyone explain what is going on here, the server used to boot fine without errors and now all of a sudden services cannot be found anymore? When researching any of these errors I get no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fedora 20 boot issues

I've tried installing Fedora 20 (minimal install, machine is old and only has ~1GB RAM), twice now on an old computer meant to act as a home server to SSH into. Both times, I will be able to log in ...
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Do dracut handles boot parameters mentioned in dracut.cmdline (7)

If I understand correctly, in boot time the kernel will mount initramfs and then calls /sbin/init from it(which is a symbolic link to /lib/systemd/systemd on Fedora/RHEL systems) and dracut itself ...
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How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks?

How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks? I want to switch out my old disk with my working linux mint 16 os and plug in a new disk and install linux mint 17. I am ...
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how to run bash script from isolinux.cfg

I've been trying to add an entry to a bash script to my custom cd boot menu.. So I've tried to edit isolinux.cfg and load it instead of kernel but didn't work.. Any ideas??
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Grub menu doesn't show setup option

I am new to Ubuntu. I had to reinstall elementary off a USB. I Thought it had installed, so I restarted. When the reset was done the grub screen appeared, so I selected normal boot. After that the ...
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Kernel loglevel and console manipulation

I want to have two console kernel arguments, one /dev/tty2 for screen and one /dev/ttyAM0 for serial debugging. I can achieve that simply with: console=ttyAM0,115200 console=tty2 I want /dev/ttyAM0 ...
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Shared system partition for multiple linux system

Is it okay to share some partitions for multiple native linux system? For example, if I want to install Ubuntu, Debian and Arch in one harddisk, and I create lvm partition scheme like this: NAME ...
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System Boot Order not found (Secure boot is not enabled)

I have this problem http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=299306. Although this thread is not mine, I experience this problem in familiar way. Also when I put live CD, it cannot boot from the ...
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CD & DVD check program cdck: Excellent disc! or is it? i/o error does this mean bad disc?

How do I establish that a DVD is "ok"? The DVD boots fine. I'm installing ViciDial, which is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit. (So the OS is OpenSuSE?) The md5sum for the DVD checks out: ...
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grub errors: invalid file name, disk 'loop' not found, you need to load the kernel first

I need to modify my GRUB settings for dual boot, but don't know the specifics for the custom GRUB entry. Currently using Ubuntu, want to dual-boot an OpenSuSE derivative as below: grub error (where ...
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usb drive not working on c710-2487

I am trying to figure out why my c710-2487 chromebook won't recognize the USB stick with Ctrlu. I'm trying to boot bodhi from the USB. I have followed all of the instructions but it still seems like ...