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

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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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Where in GRUB2 source code is the handover/jump to kernel code?

I'm looking for the line of code where GRUB2 finally jumps to kernel code and thus hands over execution on x86 systems? I guess it's in an assembler file since this is very low architecture stuff. I ...
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ERROR: Root device mounted successfully, but /sbin/init does not exist

I've installed Linux Mint and Manjaro Linux on my computer. I installed only the Linux mint on the MBR. For Manjaro, I created a /boot/efi partition, but I have not checked to install to MBR. So, I ...
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Place grub on virtual disk

To learn about Linux startup process I placed grub in a disk image file and tried to boot using qemu. I currently has not put any kernel image into the drive just grub. I installed grub using kpartx ...
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How to fix boot failure due to incorrect fstab?

It seems that I have added incorrect record to /etc/fstab: //servername/share /mnt/share cifs defaults,username=myuser 0 0 When I did mount -a, it asked user password to mount network ...
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RHEL server Booting problem: "fsck.ext3: unable to resolve 'LABEL=/u01'

We had an old Linux server in the workplace for last few years, so I decided to turn it on and it's showing this problem during boot up: No devices found Setting up Logical Volume Management. ...
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Make an SD card to boot the distribution image created with Yocto

I have managed to build images for my own compiled Linux kernel source code using Yocto. Yocto has produced image files according to: ...
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how big should the /boot directory be in a CentOS 7 server?

I am installing CentOS 7 in a 200GB partition of a 2TB hard drive whose other partitions will later become managed by this master CentOS 7 installation. How big should the boot mount installation be? ...
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How to start Debian without installation from USB

I want to build a Linux/Debian live USB Stick, to modify my partition tabel. I read that modifiing the partition table shouldn't be done while Linux is running on the hard drive. Because of that the ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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isolinux.bin is missing

I want to build a debian live CD and live USB image. It seems as if I need the following file: isolinux.bin I use following tutorial: ...
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Changes in grub customizer doesn't have any effect in Manjaro

I've just installed Manjaro Linux and wanted to customize the boot menu with grub customizer as I'm used to in Ubuntu. But if I save the changes and reboot the changes are not reflected in boot ...
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replacing windows 8.1 with CentOS 7

A new computer came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. It is an Acer Aspire T desktop. I would like to completely erase windows 8.1 forever from the machine, and replace it with CentOS 7. How can I ...
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WLAN & Debian based Linux distros: Soft-enable WLan by default

It seems Debian based Linux's have wlan soft-blocked by default. I verify it on my Linux Mint laptop: even if you rfkill unblock all interfaces (in rc.local or in a service...): 2 seconds after boot ...
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Network Booting : How to boot an RHEL or Linux Machine through network [on hold]

I want to know how to boot a Linux driver through network, what are the pre-requisites needed for me to use network booting. I have the Mac address of Machine.
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How to create a bootable hard disk image from an iso image?

I would like install a proprietary operating system onto my CentOS box using VirtualBox. There is a problem though, when I mount the install ISO image as a DVD, soon the installer complains of missing ...
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Server not booting after Debian 8 upgrade

I recently upgraded my server to Debian 8 and the system will no longer fully boot. The server is hosted at OVH so obviously I am getting no help form them as the service is unmanaged, all they sent ...
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deleted linux Mint from Win 8.1 dual-boot and cannot reinstall linux now

Until yesterday I had a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 with linux Mint 17.2 Rafaella Cinnamon 64bit. Via the terminal I deleted something that I shouldn't and then when I rebooted the PC, linux stuck at ...
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Keyboard doesn't working in boot menu on VirtualBox

I've just trying use CentOS 6.5 LiveCD on VirtualBox but all my attempts fail. When the system starts I see "Automatic boot in 10 sec ..." - if I do nothing, the message disappears after 10 seconds ...
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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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multiple systemd-fcsk message on Debian 8.1 boot

Suddenly, when booting my computer, I see several messages like this: [ 16.123575] systemd-fsck[337]: , 408::f6/00, 306::c6/00, 408::f6/00, ... and in the end: Not automatically fixing this ...
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How to reduce bootup time of linux? [on hold]

First of all, I appreciate for taking times. I have a PC with the following configuration: 1- CPU: Cor2Duo 2- Ram: 2 GB 3- 40 GB HDD I just need serial and network. I don't need Xwindow. I just ...
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Bootup is not yet finished. Please try again later

My computer starts in around 40s but I keep getting this message for 10 minutes: Bootup is not yet finished. Please try again later. After 10 minutes I get this: Startup finished in 6.020s ...
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/sbin/init doesn't exist - Bailing out

My question is similar to this one, but has a few differences. At boot, I get the following message: [ 0.030164] Ignoring BGRT: invalid status 0 (expected 1) :: running early hook [udev] starting ...
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Debian won't boot: udevd fails to load device sda and sdb

I can't boot my Debian system, I got this error during boot up: Driver 'pcspkr' is already registered, aborting. I have solved this by adding blacklist snd-pscp to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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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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Interrupt systemd mount unit during boot

I've Btrfs RAID1 mounted during boot with this line in fstab: /dev/disk/by-label/storage /mnt/storage btrfs noatime 0 0 Few days ago I was checking data on some old disks, and to connect them I ...
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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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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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root filesystem on nvme device

I have an Intel 750 nvme drive. Works fine. Well.. sort of. I would like to use this device as my root file system. I have no bios support for nvme devices. I have the nvme driver enabled in the ...
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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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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 ...