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

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Cloned server will only boot read-only

I have cloned one of my servers that is about the to be shut down into a virtualbox machine. I used rsync for that, remembering to keep the relevant attributes etc. I also modified fstab. I have ...
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Can't boot properly after moving all files off then back on my VM drive

I have created an Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit VM in VirtualBox with a .vdi disk. I then mount this disk with qemu-nbd and move all the files off it; then back onto it. When I boot the VM again I get varying ...
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Full Linux Install On USB Drive - GRUB Problems

I recently bought a new laptop and decided to install Kali Linux on it. However, the laptop (an Asus Zenbook btw.) has a 128GB drive which is not very much. That is why I bought a 64GB, SanDisk, ...
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Fan error during boot but it boots well

I installed the second linux distro along with Ubuntu, something went wrong, it was to choosing a wrong nvidia driver, and I decided to remove that distro completely by deleting the partition and ...
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How to get more info about the boot message “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated”

during the boot of my Debian I see Waiting for /dev to be fully populated and then a timeout expires, the text is rapidly scrolling and so I cannot read it; the boot process continue with no ...
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How to save a file from an initramfs emergency shell?

I can't boot because of some strange error. There is an error report file generated for me, to supposedly submit it along with a bug report, or whatever. So to help me figure out what the problem is, ...
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New-installed debian system hangs on boot (probably a hardware issue, likely USB, maybe Ethernet?)

I recently migrated an entire system from Crunchbang 11 to vanilla Debian 8.1 (in the cleanest way possible --- backed it all up, blew away the old install, reinstalled the old /home and /usr/local, ...
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Getting “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found” when booting from USB

I made a bootable Freya-OS USB. It works fine in my laptop. But, when I am trying to boot my desktop from the USB, it shows this error: "No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found". Syslinux ...
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Linux Mint doesn't recognize hdd in ahci mode after kernel update

Sometimes ago after a kernel update (or more, I didn't reboot, just did sleep/resume day in day out) I finally tried to reboot and got kernel panic problem you can see at the screenshot ('VFS: cannot ...
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slitaz 4.0 grub2 loopback concatenate multiple initrd images

I'm trying to get slitaz 4.0 ISO to boot using a grub2 loopback on a multiboot USB; insmod font if loadfont /boot/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then insmod gfxterm # insmod efi_gop # insmod efi_uga ...
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Arch Bootable drive doesn't boot

I have a usb with a live arch distro (created with the dd method in the wiki). On one computer I can override the boot and boot into arch instead of ubuntu (the only other system, in UEFI mode, if ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg received a segmentation fault [on hold]

I have corrupted either my /boot partition, dpkg, or both. I was trying to free up space on my /boot by removing old Linux images. Now my machine will not boot. when i try to reinstall Linux-images, ...
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Advice Needed for Grub2 Rescue Prompt

When I boot my system, I receive the following Error Message on my screen: error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> After seeing the error, I plugged in an external USB ...
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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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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Python script run while screen is locked

I have a python script which seems to be failing to continue running its while True: ... sleep() loop my code is at http://github.com/xdaimon/xdaimonConky What happens is I autostart python on ...
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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 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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Boot live img files in grub

I've compiled a purely 32-bit version of Android that I'm attempting to boot on a device with a 32 bit UEFI. How the heck do I configure GRUB2 to load a live img file? The image file contains the ...
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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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EFI dual-boot problem on HP Pavilion 15 with Windows 8 and Debian 8

Context HP Pavilion 15 Notebook, when I bought it there was Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday I partitioned my hard disk and I installed a fresh new Debian 8 everything fine, here's the table: ...
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Can't create a bootable (live) usb flash for arch linux

I created a bootable usb from which I was going to install Arch. I did this the following way: sudo dd if=/path_to_arch_.iso of=/dev/sdX But when I tried to boot from this usb flash, I failed. ...
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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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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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What is needed for a minimal systemd boot to launch getty on a virtual console?

For SysV init, I need /etc/inittab respawning getty entries, the /sbin/init binary, the binaries and shared libraries for the shell, login, the getty, the PAM/security/shadow stuff, and a few device ...
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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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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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Oracle Solaris 11.2 hangs during installation

I'm in the process of installing OracleSolaris 11.2 (taken from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/install-2245079.html) on PC with the following spec: Intel Core2 ...
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centos 7 dual boot with windows 8.1

How do I install CentOS 7 alongside Windows 8.1 to create a dual boot machine? I did this easily enough on a Windows 7 machine using pendrivelinux. But that approach is resulting in a failure to ...
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After installing Kali Linux next to Windows 8.1, I can see it (using rEFInd), but it cannot boot

I have an MSI laptop that came with Windows 8.1. Originally, I wanted to get Ubuntu on it using dual boot, because I need both windows only and Linux only tools for my studies. I do not remember the ...
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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 do I do a command line only boot of CentOS 7?

Can someone please explain how to trigger a command line only boot of CentOS 7 from a USB boot stick? I want to boot the terminal only and then use the normal CentOS 7 terminal to swap out the ...
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Systemd dependency tree saving

As I know systemd stores dependencies between services in unit files. I need to know how systemd behaves on boot: Does it load unit files from specific paths and recalculate dependencies every time ...
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OpenIndiana installation hangs with unsupported PCIe card in

I'm trying to install OpenIndiana (taken from http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso or server version http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/151a8/oi-dev-151a8-text-x86.iso) on a ...
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RAID boot drive not found after mdadm upgrade

I was having trouble getting a new RAID array to assemble on startup, and before anyone responded to that post, I tried updating mdadm, but this ended up taking a very long time because of all the ...
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FreeBSD bootloader won't boot from the correct pool

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a system which has two ZFS pools, and which boots from an other hard disk, which contains only the bootloader. The main pool disks are connected to SATA ports on a PCI-E ...
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Load root partition on embedded linux system

I'm using a zynq-7000 SoC, running a custom petalinux build, which is on an SD card. The boot partition contains a boot.bin (the bootloaders etc) and an image (containing the kernel). The root ...
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saving file to usb stick while using linux boot stick

I am using the instructions in this youtube video to install CentOS 7 on a new computer that is running Windows 8. The tutorial uses UniversalUSBInstaller from PenDriveLinux, but the installation is ...
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Hanging Mint 17 boot

I'm currently trying to fix my boot that's hanging at the operations "Starting Nvidia Persistence Daemon Starting Nvidia Persistence Daemon Stopping Nvidia Prime Power Saving Mode Starting mount ...
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Boot failure: no errors, but I can't access the shell

I just installed a new RAID 1 array as /dev/md2 to a server. It mounted correctly and I was able to read/write. I edited fstab and rebooted, but was unable to ssh in. I then plugged in a keyboard and ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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Kali Linux USB Live Boot Not Working

I downloaded the Kali Linux ISO 64-bit off of this page: http://www.kali.org/downloads Then, I used the Kali Linux Live USB Install Procedure on this page for Windows. I boot my computer from my ...
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SquashFS+UnionFS as root filesystem?

What's an easy way to to use a union filesystem (read-only SquashFS + R/W overlay) as /? I'm thinking of using a custom boot script as the kernel init= argument. The script would mount the SquashFS + ...
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restoring grub mint 17

I'm currently trying to get my Mint 17 partition booting again. I tried to fix a booting problem with boot-repair and a live USB, but upon inputting the command sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda7" ...
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HDMI non responsive after boot

I have a QNAP NAS-269G with Ubuntu 12.11 Server installed on it. When I plug a monitor to it via HDMI it shows the entire boot process. Then when the log in prompt should normally show the screen goes ...
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Elementary OS - Locked Boot

Please go easy on me and assist me. I am more than willing to provide the information you require, please just give me pointers. I have built my own personal gaming computer recently and have faced ...
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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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how to make GRUB find modules on multiboot Linux LiveUSB?

background (skip to header=problem if you're expert on LiveUSBs, ISOs, GRUB2, etc) I'm setting up a multiboot/multiISO Linux LiveUSB as detailed here, which I intend for use on multiple hosts (i.e., ...
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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/dev/root does not exist in CentOS 7

I take an error message when installing CentOS 7 from usb. What is it solution?