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

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Black screen, boots sometimes but not lately

I'm trying to solve my friend's problem with his linux machine. He's on Linux Mint KDE. He reinstalled the system few months ago and from this time he had this kind of problem that his linux reboots ...
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Qubes does not boot on Fedora/Qubes dual-boot machine

My goal is to have a dual-boot of Qubes OS 3.1 and Fedora 23 Workstation (respin). This guy got it working on Ubuntu, but he installed Ubuntu first, while I installed Qubes first. The last resort ...
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Centos VMWare backup emergency mode password reset

I have recently backed up my remote virtual machine and downloaded the data into my local. I did the setup on my local with VMware workstation and tried starting the server. I realized I missed ...
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Dracut failure when trying to boot Fedora with Qubes kernel

I would like to boot Fedora 23 Workstation x86_64 with a kernel from QubesOS 3.1. I have copied vmlinuz-4.1.13-9.pvops.qubes.x86_64 and initramfs-4.1.13-9.pvops.qubes.x86_64.img into the /boot ...
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fstab mount, boot stuck on “A start job is running for dev-disk-by\…”

I am running debian 8.1 and working on this for hours now! I try to auto mount seagate and medion on boot if they are plugged in, but if the server is booting without one of these LABELs it stucks ...
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Can't install BlackArch on Live USB

So I have the following problem. I want to install BlackArch on an USB. I downloaded the Live ISO (64Bit) and used PowerISO to make a bootable USB. I am on Windows 8.1 so I hit WINDOWS BUTTON + C, ...
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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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usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed: -1 Corsair k65 RGB keyboard

I recently purchased a Corsair k65 RGB keyboard. Of course it didn't work at first, but with an ckb-opensource driver I got everything working on my arch system. Everything went so well until I ...
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fedora 24 won't boot after dnf upgrade

Last night I did an upgrade on my fedora 24 alpha install and when booting first time today I just ended up with a black screen. Then I tried booting into rescue mode, which left me with a shell ...
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How do I configure grub to boot another linux distribution off an lvm partition?

(I no longer have this setup so I cannot test new answers, sorry. I had to switch computers and am now only using arch; I am leaving the question as it is though since I'd love to know a solution if ...
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Installed Centos 7 after Windows and can't boot into CentOS

I wanted to setup a dual boot for Windows 7 and CentOS 7 I had a Windows 7 machine with 500GB disk. I shrank the Windows partition to provide space for CentOS 7 (roughly 230GB). I created a USB ...
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Windows 7 boot option missing after installing CentOS 7, how can I get it back?

After installing Centos7, windows 7 is not showing at the boot time. Centos 7 is accessible. My boot folder entries: [root@localhost boot]# ls -ltr total 89176 -rw-------. 1 root root 2840084 Jun ...
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Boot process stops until PS/2 key presses?

I'm working on an embedded product based on Gentoo linux 3.6.6 running on a Mini-ITX motherboard. We're looking at switching motherboards (from a Jetway NF9D-2550 to an Advantech EIMB-214), and to ...
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Numlock on by default on Linux Kali

I am fairly new to this version of Linux. I have it set so that when it boots, it automatically boots into the GUI for the operating system. This means when I load up the OS I am greeted with a login ...
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When in the fallback shell, how do you start init?

I booted my system using in grub : linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.5.0 root=/dev initrd /boot/initrd-4.5.0 I set root to dev to specifically not get it to boot correctly. Of course it falls back to the ...
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SSD died after BSOD [migrated]

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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Which Hex code for /boot partition

I planned to install ArchLinux on my laptop. I'm only at the begining, trying to understand all the step before doing them. I'm only at the first step, i.e. partitioning, that I already have a small ...
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Boot Menu won't boot USB for Debian install

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga II. I created a usb using UNetBootin with the ISO image, and when I start my laptop with the usb in, the "Boot Menu" comes up, it gives ...
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Arch bootup: network.target takes a long time to start [closed]

As it was discussed at another post here a process is blocking the boot sequence, so it takes really long to start up. Login via mosh (ssh replacement) is possible after 1:30 min. Here is my output ...
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How to make a GRUB Rescue Disc?

I am afraid that my GRUB is corrupted (I do a lot of experiments on my PC) and I know that I will not be able to reinstall Debian (downloading takes up a lot of time). Also, I am just 13 so I don't ...
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Linux - Kali - Grub menu issue

im just here because iam now desperate after all what i have tried ! please if someone can help , reply ? i have official windows 8.1, uefi , with secure mode off. I did a dual boot with it ( kali ...
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mei 0000:00:16.0: init hw failure

When I boot up I get the following errors: mei 0000:00:16.0: init hw failure. mei 0000:00:16.0: initialization failed. (they don't prevent the bootup, I'm just curious as to what they are and if ...
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Boot Error Debian: “ata3: softreset failed (device not ready)” [closed]

I am trying to figure out why I am getting this boot errors. I have looked all through the dmesg, boot.log, kern.log. I also have a few modprobe -b pci:<PCI ID> errors during boot on the screen ...
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grub rescue hangs on ls command

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition and reinstalled Ubuntu from a USB drive. But every time I reboot the computer, I go immediately to grub rescue> Having read other threads on this forum, 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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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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Kali crashing on boot after install? (VMWare Workshop 12 on Win8.1)

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 been ...
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Inherited Computer, trying to boot of USB but not working

I'm not too familiar with Linux OS. As the title has stated, I have received a computer that the previous owner had attempted to install some Linux OS, I don't know which particular one. I have both ...
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dmesg errors: usb, EXT4, ath3k

On Debian 8, whenever I run after boot dmesg | grep error I get [ 1.226156] usb 1-4: string descriptor 0 read error: -22 [ 1.431774] EXT4-fs (sda2): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro [ ...
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usb string descriptor error: what is that? [closed]

Does anyone knows what does this error mean and how to fix it? [ 1.218607] usb 1-4: string descriptor 0 read error: -22
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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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How to show progress when loading initrd?

I have a complete root fs built into initrd, so it's almost 500MB. It takes a while to load to memory and during this time, the screen has no indication of the progress. I would like to know if there ...
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Having a bad time installing Ubuntu

So, I recently upgraded my motherboard and processor. Windows was a real pain to me so I decided to go with Ubuntu. However, I ran into more than a few problems with my installation: When I tried ...
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libkmod: ERROR ignoring bad line starting with 'snd-hda-intel'

At booting I started getting the following error in Ubuntu 14.04. libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44: ignoring bad line ...
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new kernel compile - error on bootup - Could not find overlay

I was compiling the kernel using slackware-current, the latest version of the kernel, 4.3.3, also tried 4.4-rc5, and ran into this error on bootup Could not find overlay #6 ### dt-test ### of ...
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Elementary os boot issues [closed]

I tried to install elementary OS and it failed (grub-install). Now when I try to boot into windows(8.1) it starts automatic repair and then I get stuck on a screen with just the mouse. I'be tried to ...
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Elementary OS Grub install failed

I'm trying to install Elementary OS on my PC via a bootable DVD, and whenever I try running the installer, I keep getting the message ACPI PCC Probe failed. Assuming that this is a graphics issue, I ...
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Kali Linux can't find sbin/init

I try to boot Kali Linux but I received this error: switch_root: can't execute '/sbin/init': Exec format error I tried Kali Linux recovery mode but nothing happened. I have Linux Mint and I saw the ...
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boot problem in linux

I have unfortunately format drive /dev/sda2. So all the /root,/home,swap LVM no longer exists. Because of this my server is unable to work properly. it shows only dracut#>Dracut Error: [ OK ...
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Fedora 23 no longer bootable (GRUB: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.)

I have a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 10 and Fedora 23. Both were installed in EFI mode. It's been working fine, but I had to set the boot order to prioritize BOOTX64.EFI for it to start ...
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Boot Manjaro text only and verbose

I am a newbie Linux user. I installed Manjaro with Cinammon. Is it possible that on boot,the displays are text only and verbose? But I want to keep my GUI when I login. I just want the text and ...
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Why are post-up commands in /etc/network/interfaces ran multiple times at boot?

Here is the content of /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp post-up /etc/network/if-up.d/sshstart And sshstart is a script with the following in ...
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Open-Vas Not Starting Kali Linux 2.0

On my installation of Kali Linux 2.0, the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (Scanner|Manager) Daemon does not start successfully. It tells me to run the command systemctl status ...
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How to compile efivar?

I am trying to compile efivar-0.23 for my LFS, but when I untar it end run the following command: make libdir="/usr/lib/" bindir="/usr/bin/" mandir="/usr/share/man/" includedir=/usr/include/" V=1 -j1 ...
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Boot0:error on hackintosh yosemite

I have installed Hackintosh Yosemite on my HP Pavilion G6. After rebooting, I keep getting this error: boot0ss:error, therefore the Chameleon boot screen does not display for me to choose between ...
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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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Linux USB Boot results in black screen

I'm trying to install Linux alongside Windows 8 on my new Asus Zenbook UX32VD, which has both an Intel HD 4000 and a NVidia 620M I've been having quite a few problems booting up linux via USB so I ...
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Gnome (gdm) fails to start after command-line install

Installed gdm via the default openSUSE installer (zypper). The install completed successfully but gdm won't start from the command-line. I also have a KDE install which stalls on the loading bar, but ...
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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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Is it possible to format a disk within an iPXE script?

I can mount a disk in the script, but it has to be formatted. I can't seem to find a way to format a disk within an iPXE script. Is it possible? How? Thanks