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

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ABRT report says “irq 19: nobody cared”, but why?

Every couple weeks, I need to reboot my system. When I do, and enter as root in the terminal, the following message (in some variation) appears: ABRT has detected 3 problem(s). For more info run: ...
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How to apply grub theme to a live usb?

This is my setup, I Have installed grub on the usb using grub-install command in the /boot directory. I copied 3 iso's on the usb Manually created a grub.cfg file to boot into the iso's. So I want ...
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Is there a way to enter a password with onscreen keyboard to unlock a LUKS crypto device during bootup?

I just installed Linux (Ubuntu, but it does not really matter) on an x86-based tablet. I also encrypted a partition which is mounted during bootup. Of course, one usually needs to enter the password ...
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Permanently modify boot menu on another drive (Solaris 11.2)

I'm running Solaris 11.2 on a HP Proliant Microserver Gen8. Because of a limited number of hard drive slots, I have installed a SSD in the optical drive bay. Unfortunately, this SATA slot is not ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Elementary OS Freya

I used to dual boot windows 10(recently upgraded from windows7) and elementary os luna. Windows is installed on my C drive, and Luna was installed on a partitioned D drive (i splitted 100GB for ...
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How to boot linux from usb and then change root, or something

My motherboard has USB3 ports on it but the BIOS Boot Mgr will only boot from the USB2 ports. I have a Xubuntu bootable system I have installed on a USB3 stick, but I'm stuck running it from a slow ...
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Problem before Login Screen - Fedora 21

Have the following problem: Computer boots till the fedora logo before login. when I press F2, I see the following: (1 of 3) A start job is running for Gnome Display Manager (2 of 3) A start job is ...
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Freshly installed elementary OS Freya missing on boot menu

In my laptop right now I have two operating systems: Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I also had a third one I installed in the past but never used it: elementary OS Luna. I saw elementary OS finally released a ...
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service launched at boot, after all other?

Config : Linux Mint 17,2 (Ubuntu based, Debian based). I launch a home-made service at boot. Added with update-rc.d homemadeserviceName defaults I need to be sure homemadeserviceName runs after ...
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Making service NOT launch at boot

Context I made a service in init.d to be launched at boot (let's call it the primary service). And I updated update-rc.d primaryservice defaults This service calls 2 scripts (2 different task ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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UEFI and Puppy Linux

I recently installed Puppy Linux on a USB stick using the Universal USB Installer, but I have not being able to boot from it. My notebook came with Windows 8 and had the secure boot activated at UEFI. ...
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Can't boot truecrypt's rescue.iso on usb using UNetBootin

I tried Unetbootin to put the truecrypt rescue.iso file on a USB stick, but the USB stick does not boot properly. It gets into an infinite loop with boot default in 10 seconds over and over again. ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 boot hang-up

I installed Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE on an old PC. The problem begins at the end of the installation process: the installation window disappears and I am only left with the live cd desktop that does ...
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Scripts in rc.local (start at boot), doesnot start

In my Debian /etc/rc.local, I've put 2 scripts (one for Wifi AP, the other for VPN client-connection): sh /bootscripts/vpn.sh & sh /bootscripts/wifiap.sh & #test: date >> ...
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Missing root VG, dropped to an initramfs shell. [SOLVED]

My Linux Mint 17.1 (64-bit) uses LVM on its OS drive (an SSD). I must have done "something" to wreck my system, because last time I rebooted, the boot failed. Instead, I got the message "Alert! ...
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How to make boot output verbose?

I use to enjoy watching my red hat then debian then ubuntu machine boot, the boot process was not hidden from my view, now it is, in most of all distros, now, I know I can somehow connect a terminal ...
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Cannot boot into Linux off live USB

I am trying to dual boot Linux on my laptop (Dell XPS 15) which is running Windows 10 Pro. I did not have any problem dual booting the two operating systems on my desktop. I cannot boot up ANY Linux ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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I just installed Arch with grub2. When I boot it doesn't launch grub

I am just dual-booted my computer with Windows 8.1 and Arch. I have windows on a 120GB SSD and arch is on a 2TB HDD with ~half partitioned for windows storage space and the other half partitioned for ...
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Why is debug_putstr() not being printed during boot?

I'm asking myself why debug_putstr() in arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c is not being printed during x86 boot phase, though it is configured to do so with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="". On other ...
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USB flash drive does not appear in Samsung NP900X4D UEFI “Boot Menu”

I have a Samsung NP900X4D laptop and I would like to replace the existing Windows 8 installation with a Debian 8. At first, I copied Debian 8 hybrid iso image to a USB flash drive with cat ...
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How can I update the kernel and initrd images in EFI boot loader?

I have successfully installed the EFI boot loader (using ELILO) but I am unsure how to actually keep the kernel images up to date. Can you help me understand the process please? Thanks. ...
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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 boot Linux to command-line mode instead of GUI?

I am using 32-bit Red Hat Linux in my VM. I want to boot it to command-line mode, not to GUI mode. I know that from there I can switch to GUI mode using startx command. How do I switch back to ...
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Linux Mint: How to enable cryptswap with custom password?

When you want to use hibernation and you care for security, you'd like to have the swap encrypted. But not with the random password, chosen for you at startup, but with a fixed one, supplied by you at ...
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How do I add modules, binaries or scripts to initramfs in RHEL distributions?

I have an initramfs script I developed for Debian distributions that required some extra binaries to be loaded into the image. I'm now trying to port this to RHEL distributions and I'm struggling. To ...
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Set default kernel in GRUB

How can I pick which kernel GRUB2 should load by default? I recently installed a the linux realtime kernel and now it loads by default. I'd like to load the regular one by default. So far I only ...
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Setting up HDMI output from Linux console

I am currently running Debian Wheezy on a HP Microserver N54L with an AMD Radeon 5450 video card. I would like to be able to play audio from the console through the HDMI port of my video card and ...
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Fedora 20 boots in emergency mode

After reformatting a disk that I think had nothing to do with the Fedora installation, it now boots always in emergency mode, no matter what "Fedora" option I choose in the bootloader My disk ...
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system rescue cd failure reading sector from cd0

Im trying to run system rescue cd on my HP4250 laptop and im getting a read error on the disk. Its saying the kernel needs to be loaded first, oddly enough, even though this is the place where i ...
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USB live Kali linux with macbook pro

I did a live usb with Mac Linux USB Loader, but when I try to boot the Kali linux on my mac, it's showing this: Loading Linux kernel...error: file `/live/vmlinu' not found. done Loading initial ...
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how to compile/decompile a stock Preloader.bin & LK.bin of android

an image file is attached to make my query precise. Is there a way I can decompile my stock preloader or lk.bin so I can make it enter in recovery mode w/out enabling it via adb reboot recovery?
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GRUB error “attempt to read or write outside of disk” after restarting from Windows [closed]

I'm having a really big problem. After rebooting from Windows as always and trying to boot into Mint GRUB says "attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0". I can only boot to Windows.
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Kali linux does not boot in gui

I got kali linux installed on my pc for a while but now linux will not boot in gui mode , only in text mode ( terminal ). I get no errors on booting it goes directly to the login screen . Hope you ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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Boot linux on pendrive error: No configuration file found

I created a bootable flash drive using Universal USB Installer. However, the error message appears to start it: No configuration file found How to solve this problem? I've got sometimes with this ...
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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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How to add entry for bootable external drive partition to internal bootloader?

I created a bootable partion on a Toshiba Canvio 2 for LinuxMint, leaving one other partition of same size for possibly another install in the future and the rest of the drive is for storage and back ...
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Kali Live USB won't boot. Takes me to blinking cursor

I am trying to install 64 Bit Kali Linux to a laptop. Whenever I boot through a live USB the menu opens, but when an option is selected it takes me to the black screen, with just a blinking cursor ...
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Booting from an lvm-cached volume

I created a cache pool following this article. The process seems to be successful. After doing an upgrade-grub and rebooting, Grub complains that it can not find the root volume (showing a UUID). - ...
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install grub but no booting

I'm having trouble installing grub. I used to have a UEFI boot setup but it constantly failed so I decided to use normal boot instead. Unfortunately, the system doesnt boot into grub. What I did ...
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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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Real mode and loading linux kernel confusing

As far as I know, protected mode will be activated in kernel and in grub stages it still real mode. My misunderstanding is: In real mode, total memory available for use is less than 1MB but how grub ...
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Is it possible to add some 'PXE Network Boot' option to GRUB?

This is an example of my available GRUB menu boot options: 1 menu label ^ 1) Xubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 2 menu label ^ 2) Windows 7, x86 & AMD64 3 menu label ^ 3) Windows 8, ...
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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall ...
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How to access u boot environment from linux?

How can I access and change the u-Boot env variables in linux. Using the u-boot/tools/env directory in u boot directory: u-boot$ make env Which created the executable file fw_printenv. I copied ...
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Kali linux not appearing in grub after installation

Today i have installed Kali linux via bootable USB and during installation there was problem installing the bootloader so I skipped its installation and restarted my computer but GRUB couldnt find the ...
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How to skip DHCP if no cable connected to ethernet in Debian

My Bananian Linux is wasting time at logon trying to get a DHCP lease for eth0 interface which is not connected. Well, the extender cable is connected to it, but nothing is on the other end. I have ...
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Force screen output to external monitor while installing/booting linux

I'm currently using a laptop with a missing screen, so I've connected an external monitor which, for the most part, has worked quite well. Problems arise, however, if I have multiple Linux distros ...