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

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Debian Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the BIOS....
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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Backbox(Ubuntu 14.04) takes too long to boot

I've recently started encountering this problem that my system takes too long to start and also to shut down. I searched it and found that dmesg shows the logs of processes at boot time. Here's my log ...
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How does Grub Stage1, exactly, access/load stage 2?

This is my first ever question, I have put this question in front of Red Hat Instructors but didn't find any satisfying answers. I'm using RHEL/CENTOS6, GRUB Legacy 0.97, and have consulted heaps of ...
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Problem mounting CIFS VFS via fstab at boot

I'm running Raspbian Jessie on a freshly installed Raspberry Pi Model B+. I used apt-get update and apt-get upgrade some hours ago, the system should be up to date. I'm trying to mount a USB disk ...
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Boot problem in lubuntu

I have an old msi u123 set up with lubuntu running 15.10. It works fine, but on each boot, I end up in a Recovery menu. I can select "resume" and it boots fine. I would like to try to correct whatever ...
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Extlinux.conf on separate partition?

I'm trying to configure a system with separate boot partition, booted with U-boot and extlinux loader. Could I locate extlinux.conf on separate partition, but kernel (zImage) and device tree on root ...
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Cryptsetup: LVM is missing (on a system without LVM)

So, I have a problem with the partitions setup of my laptop. I will try to include as many details as possible in order to make it easier to help. In the past, I had an ubuntu 15.10 system on my ...
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FDT relocated by U-Boot cannot be accessed by Linux (in highmem)

We run a customized version of U-Boot on an ARM-based embedded system and would like to load Linux 4.3 with a device tree blob. The system features 1GB of RAM of which the top 128MB are reserved for ...
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Adding vmlinuz to EFI boot adds an unbootable japanese caracter to the boot menu

I'm trying to setup a boot on an encrypted partition so I enter this command : efibootmgr -d /dev/nvme0n1 -p 1 -c -L "Arch Linux" -l /vmlinuz-linux -u "root=/dev/nvme0n1p6 rw initrd=/initramfs-linux....
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When does Plymouth starts and ends?

I am currently creating a custom Plymouth Theme/Script for my operating system. Thus i want to know when does Plymouth gets started. Which function calls it? How does it start up and display nice ...
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How to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition?

Just wondering how to setup efibootmgr when root / is an encrypted partition. I'm installing archlinux on an encrypted root and their wiki says that i should use # efibootmgr -d /dev/sdX -p Y -c -L "...
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No input for monitors after GRUB - not solved by conventional methods (e.g. nomodeset, xforcevesa)

This is a problem that has persisted in more or less the same state across two different distributions (Debian and Mint), whether as a live boot or after installed to disk. Essentially, GRUB comes up ...
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What is a password dialog in plymouth?

I was currently learning to create plymouth themes/scripts from this link while following the guide i came across the Plymouth.SetDisplayPasswordFunction area, and after quite an amount of searching ...
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linux mint black screen error

I have installed linux mint along with windows 10 using usb. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link but it is not working for me.I am attaching an image of grub with ...
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Attempted to dual boot linux with windows, not letting me boot into either

I was installing KALI on my computer alongside windows. My computer has 3 hard drives. One of them is a 1 TB hard drive running Windows 7. My two are 250 GBs and were both empty. I tried to install ...
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stop while booting giving error of Genetrating “/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt”

I am getting following error while booting my centos 7 machine Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue. Type "journalctl" to view system logs. ...
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Debian Jessie machines hangs at “Loading, Please wait.”

I recently migrated to a larger hard drive (1TB WD Black WD 1003 FZEX, SATA/64 MB Cache). Cloning and growing the primary partition worked okay, but I have the issue of the machine intermittently ...
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Which is the best way tu run fsck.hfsplus before mounting an external disk (HFS+)?

I'm using a Raspberry with an external hard disk formatted in HFS+ and sometimes, for example after a power failure, the external hd is mounted only in read-only mode. In this case I run manually the ...
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Cannot boot after last kernel update (Fedora 23)

I have a Fedora 23 machine which worked well up to kernel 4.2.8-300. I updated to 4.3.3-300 and 4.3.3-301 and with both I cannot boot. Not even in single user mode. The only thing I see on the screen ...
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CentOS - meaning of the boot screen progress bar layers/colors

Is there any meaning of the CentOS (I guess RedHat and if I remember correctly Fedora too) boot screen progress bar layers*? (*) Layers ~ white, lilac(?) and violet colours. I can't figure out any ...
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Can't boot on mmcblk0 on my lenovo ideapad 100s

I have a brand new Ideapad 100s, which is a lightweight laptop with a memory card of 32Go. I'm the average linux user, but I still got trouble understanding what secure boot / UEFI / ... are exactly ...
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Disable isc-dhcp-server form startup

I am working with isc-dhcp-server on ubuntu 14.04.1, and i don't want that it run on start up so I disabled it from rc with sudo update-rc.d -f isc-dhcp-server remove But it still run on startup, I ...
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Can't boot into my Linux partition--disk is supposedly at fault, but scans show no errors

I'm trying to boot into my Linux partition, but receive this message: Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl ...
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Kali Linux Screen Flickering Colors After Installation?

So I just installed Kali Linux from a USB. Everything went fine, the installation completed and my PC restarted, still everything file. Then it lets me chose Kali Linux to boot from GNU Grub and I ...
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Elementary OS on external hard dsik and Windows 10 in internal

I have Elementary OS Frey on my external hard disk. But when the hard disk is not plugged in and I start the computer it shows a confusing page which believe has something to do with grub. I only get ...
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Dual boot - fails to boot to Windows 7 from new HDD with GRUB

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a new HDD. In the old HDD, I already had a dual-boot configuration of Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. Due to some problems during the installation of Ubuntu, I ...
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Fedora 22 loop on boot

After using F22 for some time (3-4 months) I encountered a problem. THE PROBLEM After choosing Fedora in grub there appears to be a loop (i do not know in what- systemd? gdm?): [ OK ] Created ...
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No file is shown after boot. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04. Yesterday, after boot, nothing is shown, no file, no task bar and I can't do anything but entering the text mode (Ctrl+Alt+F1). On text mode, I can enter root mode and list all ...
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First time arch, KDE is driving me insane

Ok, fresh new installation of Arch. I've installed xorg and the various packages plasma and sddm. Enable sddm and reboot. The login screen appear (pretty ugly though), I start moving the mouse ...
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Gentooo system mounts readonly, won't boot, services segfault

After upgrading to OpenRC 0.20 the system fails to boot properly: mounted into runlelevel unknown (kernel 3.17.1) The / partition is mounted read-only /dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (ro, realtime, data=...
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Remove all `at` jobs on boot

Is there a way to delete all unfinished jobs on boot? I tried atrm $(atq | cut -f1) which works perfectly on command line, but it doesn't work on boot. Any ideas?
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How 'Reversible' Is the BURG Bootloader?

Before messing things up and running to ask for help, I thought to check in advance: I want to experiment with the BURG bootloader, as it seems so much better aesthetically than GRUB. I wanted to ask,...
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Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. Boot error on Fedora

I am using fedora 22 and windows 8 on my laptop. Recently I updated fedora using yum update command. When I restarted fedora, boot menu is not coming. Instead a black screen is coming with following ...
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Unmounted /boot, deleted from /etc/fstab, from where exactly GRUB take its settings?

I unmounted and removed the entry line in /etc/fstab regarding my /boot partition. The hero of all Unix questions Gilles here actually mentions this: "No, /boot isn't needed during normal system ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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“Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist” Error during boot

I'm using a FS laptop where Lubuntu, Xubuntu, and Puppy Linux are already installed. I'm using a GRUB boot loader which works as expected with the above. I thought to give Debian a try, so I ...
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Making XRANDR settings permanent

GNOME 3 Gnomebuntu - 15.10 I have an Intel NUC i3 6th gen and a 4k monitor with 32GB of ram. If I type the command xrandr after doing "xrandr -s 4096x2160" Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4096 x ...
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Init script for syndaemon not functioning as expected

The Disable Touchpad while Typing option in my Linux Mint's settings do not work how I want. So, I use syndaemon. I saved an executable containing the options I want, syndaemon -d -i 0.5 -K. When I ...
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ASUS ZenBook Linux install fails

Trying to install a linux distro (CentOS/Ubuntu) on ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW-DS71T fails so far. I've used bootable usb, created by pendrive/unetbootin from range of iso files (centos-minimal/ubuntu-...
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Wheezy to Jessie upgrade / (root partition) minimal requirements in MB?

The Linux Debian kernel is 3.2.0-4-686-pae . The / (root) partition is 62% full. Will the remaining space suffice to install jessie's kernel & boot stuff? mt42@hostname:~$ df -k ...
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Lost credentials to a Linux VM

An employee, who left on bad terms, setup a linux server that we need access to but we can't login. It is setup on a hyper-v VM. When booted up it quickly loads the essential drivers then begins the ...
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Fedora LiveUSB/Installer : trying to boot with UEFI yields the message : “Use the”

I'm trying to install Fedora 23, I made a LiveUSB using Rufus (image USB). Problem is that when I try to boot using UEFI I have a black UEFI screen and in the bottom left there is the message : "Use ...
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Can't boot to fedora without restart

I have a laptob with both SSD and HDD drives. I made a clean install of windows 10 to the ssd, and used HDD to locate user folder. After that, I made a clean of Fedora, using /boot/efi, /usr and / ...
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How do I control what's mounted at Linux startup?

This might sound like, an "Edit /etc/fstab" answer. My fstab has the SD card mounted to /home directory. However, when I start the computer, the home directory ends up on the same partition as my / ...
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debian jessie volume group not found and cant boot

I have accidentally deleted my boot partition. OS is Debian Jessie with LUKS LVM. I have created a new partition and successfully reinstalled grub with chroot method. Now when I try to boot, my root ...
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Debian on encrypted partition won't boot

I just installed Debian Testing on an encrypted partition (using the encryption feature in the installer). Problem is when I boot I enter the passphrase and then Debian starts to load a bit and then ...
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Debian jessie boot hangs at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.”

I just upgraded my MOBO and CPU on my PC, and now whenever I try and boot my debian install it hangs at [ OK ] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes. Is there an way I can boot into my ...
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Struggling to boot linux with full disk encryption from USB

I would like to be able to boot linux (mint or ubuntu preferred) on my desktop from a fully encrypted USB stick. Apparently this is possible, however the solution has eluded me. Please forgive my ...
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Ubuntu Mint 17.2 ,USB Mouse and Keyboard sometimes only works in Safe Mode

Occasionally , when I restart the computer. The usb mouse and keyboard do not work by the time its ready to log in. They always work in safe mode, and the keyboard and mouse always works on the duel ...