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

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No space on device when removing a file under OpenSolaris

While trying to mount a NFS share (exported from an OpenIndiana server) on a client box, the OI server crashed. I got the black screen of death, what looked like a log dump, then the system restated. ...
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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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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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Relationship of keyboard layout and xmodmap

I'm using Xubuntu. Before login I can choose a keyboard layout. I'm using xmodmap for remapping some keys. I'm interested in two things: How the state of keyboard mapping changes (a) when I turn ...
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Booting from usb fails as I try to install elementary OS on my PC

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Luna on my PC. The problem is that every time I try to boot from my usb, on which I've got the OS installation files, it fails. First I press F12 to get to the ...
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How to start linux gui before login?

When my system (Kali 2 or Ubuntu 14) boots and I login, I have to wait for the gui(cinnamon/unity) to load. How to avoid it starting to load gui before login like windows does? I mean, when I get to ...
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How do I resolve an error when booting, “Couldn't find device with UUID…”

I have a RHEL 6 system, running on a VMWare machine. The admin of the VM server added a second RAID volume to the server, which my RHEL system does not use. Now, when I boot the RHEL system, I get a ...
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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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After shutdown Debian stuck totally unresponsive on black screen

My Debian 8, running on HP mini 210-2006, shows a strange behavior: When I shut it down, and then power it on again in the interval till about 2 hours, the system does not boot, just show a black ...
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Error booting kernel 4.5.0-rc1 on Encrypted HDD

I cloned the Git tree of the mainline Linux Kernel and compiled it(version 4.5.0-rc1). After compiling with default configuration (make defconfig) I installed it. In the grub menu I can select this ...
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Given vmlinuz and initrd.gz, how do I find out, where the kernel is going to load / (root) file system from?

I'm trying various ways of Linux installation (from iso, flash, iso on flash, kernel on flash, root FS in iso-file on flash...) and want to understand what's going on. My question is: is it possible, ...
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Newly compiled kernel can't boot to LVM root partition - but the old one does [on hold]

When booting a new kernel (4.4.1 on Ubuntu 15.10) for my Intel i7 based laptop (MSI GS40 Phantom), I can't seem to far past Grub. Once initramfs kicks in I get an error message saying that it can't ...
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RAPL PMU detected, API unit is 2^-32, 4 fixed counters 655360 ms ovfl timer

I compiled my own kernel (version 4.1.5) using the commands: #emerge --ask sys-kernel/genkernel #genkernel all And then I installed grub2 using these commands: #emerge --ask sys-boot/grub ...
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NFS mount at boot with autofs on Raspbian Jessie

I'm trying to configure my RPi with Raspbian Jessie to use autofs to mount at boot a NFS share from my QNAP NAS. The manual mount with mount -v -t nfs server://share /mnt/share works and also the ...
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Arch Linux grub installation error “airootfs”

I was following the official installation tutorial. Everything was smooth until the boot loader section. I had encountered the error of /usr/bin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of ...
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How should the `crypto` kernel parameter be passed?

I've encrypted a root drive using a cipher with this format: <cipher>-<chainmode>-<ivmode>:<ivopt>. Let's call this [CIPHER] for short. To boot from this device, certain ...
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Manually move kernel image to /boot directory

I have compiled my own kernel on Gentoo (following the handbook) and then I have moved the bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz-4.0.5. But when I boot the system I get the Grub2 shell. What am I doing wrong? ...
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When do I need to specify add_efi_memmap as kernel argument in UEFI/EFI boot?

I am reading some tutorials how to EFI stub (efistub) load the Linux kernel. These instructions often use kernel boot parameter add_efi_memmap. The intended hardware is Intel x64 having 8GB of RAM. My ...
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Kali Linux Graphic Interface = Black Screen

Helloe veryone ! I have Kali Linux since a month now, and the "F7" just crashed. When I boot, I can go till the Grub, I boot (I can see around 5 "[FAILED]" instructions in the list), and finally, ...
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How can I boot the PC-BSD live DVD-ISO IMAGE directly via GRUB2?

Via the loopback command, GRUB2 allows to directly boot an ISO file. Now, I've configured the according menuentry to boot the PC-BSD Live DVD ISO, but when I try to boot it, the FreeBSD bootstrap ...
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Can't start Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox 5.0.14 [closed]

I've been trying to spin up Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04.3) VM's on VirtualBox installed on my Windows 7 laptop. For reference, I tried running an older Ubuntu VM (with Spark installed, that worked ...
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Cryptsetup boot many devices “timeout”

On my server, the crypttab file has 13 entries for every hard drive connected to it. 2 are for the system partitions, 2 are for the backup system and 9 are for the mediaserver and nfs stuff. ...
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How to fix boot error UUID disk drive is not ready or not present where micro failed to load microcode_amd.bin and HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed?

When I updated to the new Kernel 3.7.2, everything goes ok, but when it comes to powering on Linux Mint, it shows me two warnings: What's wrong and what can I do?
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How do I install Unix system V?

I got my hands on a copy of Unix system V. I downloaded a software to write img files to floppy disks. But when I try to boot from the floppy on my old 128MB ram computer it says disk image failure. ...
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timeout when initiating a sshfs connection

I have following line in /etc/fstab 192.168.1.10:/data /mnt/data fuse.sshfs rw,noauto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,_netdev and following line in /etc/rc.local: mount /mnt/data During boot process, ...
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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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Need a hint about system's verbiage at bootup

I've got a dual boot W10/Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I use GRUB2 as a boot loader. In the BIOS I chose "Legacy BIOS" option (the laptop was purchased with EUFI enabled system and W8 OEM). I don't know, maybe ...
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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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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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Kali Linux Rolling doesn't boot, freezes after login

I have recently installed Kali Linux Rolling from my usb. Everything went fine and I have booted into it once and it worked well. But when I booted into my mac partition and then tried to boot back ...
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Start radio with systemd service

On a headless RaspberryPi, I would like to automatically start radio on boot, without any human action. I have written this file as /etc/systemd/system/radio.service : [Unit] Description=Radio ...
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Kali Linux won't boot from USB

I've been trying to boot Kali Linux from my 8gb USB. I get to where I'm supposed to choose from one of the various options: Live, Persistent, Persistent With...... etc etc. I go on and select one, say ...
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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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How can one boot Kodibuntu from grub2 when installed on Intel Stick?

I did everything as described previously "user145862" link: How can one boot Kodibuntu live USB from grub2?, which is able to install on kodibuntu Intel Stick. But after the restart sysyemu not want ...
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Can't boot from Windows USB [closed]

I have Linux Mint 16 (Petra) and 17 (Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install Windows (any version of Windows) in a new partition. I already made the partition, but I just can't ...
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Boot problem with grub; Arch Linux, Xen, Dom0

After installing Arch I installed grub with these commands: pacman -S grub grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub --recheck grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg ...
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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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How to boot linux without any prompts? [closed]

When I boot my linux computer it prompts me to notify me that I have usb devices connected. I have to press a key for it to finish booting. Is there a way to bypass this so that the computer will ...
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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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How can one boot Kodibuntu live USB from grub2?

everyone! As the question suggests, I'm finding it difficult to boot Kodibuntu from grub2. Here's the whole story: I have recently bought an Intel Compute Stick which so far has been great for my ...
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Installing Debian: Force UEFI, what does it affect?

I've got a laptop here that came with a Windows 8 installation. What I did: Removed the harddisk, put in an SSD and now I've tried to, unsuccesfully, install Debian. I've used all the default options ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu 12.10 or higher WITHOUT using grub2, but just grub?

I have a machine I SSH into on a Rackspace virtual XEN environment originally built as Ubuntu 11.04, but I have since upgraded to 12.04 with a grub 1.99 on menu.lst, not a grub2. The ...
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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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How do you set a service run as a non user at boot time?

I have a PostgreSQL server that I start on the command line when I log on after I logon. It doesn't run as the normal PostgreSQL service, but under my name with the data stored in my home directory, ...
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Ext2 filesystem for /boot partition

Is the ext2 filesystem good for /boot partition? I set ext4 for / root partition, but wasn't sure which filesystem to select for the /boot partition, and I just set ext2. Does it matter in this case?
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Kali Linux 2.0 broken, doesn't boot

I have a macbook pro with a partition of Kali Linux Sana 2.0 on the macintosh hard drive. I haven't used it for a while but today I decided to boot into it. It booted as usual, I logged in etc. and ...
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U-Boot Bootup error

I'm running a Debian Linux on a Cubietruck, running off a SD card. When I power on, I get the following error: ## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 46000000 ... ...
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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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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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Configuring update-rc.d script for startup only

I'm running Yocto Poky and have a test script I want to run on startup only. The script just appends date to a file echo $(date) >> ~/test.txt. I add it to the daemon with: update-rc.d -f ...