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

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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 I capture reboot errors on a system that lives in memory?

I have a machine that will intermittently experience boot issues and the system will hang and won't come up. I would normally go to check dmesg, but the problem is the system lives in memory and gets ...
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Fedora hung up on boot [on hold]

Im uncertain what version it is at this point. If needed I could mount the drive in another chassis and figure it out. The hard drive checks out in spinrite, any ideas?
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Computer wont boot with any media after installing wine on Ubuntu 13.10

Yup. I can boot into anything (meaning the os part), like a cd/dvd, a live usb, or the os on the HDD. i can boot into the first screen, which i think is called the grub selection screen and whatever ...
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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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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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Silent booting Linux from u-boot

For security reasons I have to boot Linux from u-boot with all output hidden (silently) until a password is entered. I've configured uBoot to do this correctly using the CONFIG_AUTOBOOT_KEYED macro ...
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Debian start script strips -f from command

I wrote the start script at the bottom of this question to try to get one of my devices to automatically create several remote forwarded ports with my VPS upon boot. (I've stripped the LSB tags to ...
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Linux Networking Bootup script takes too long

I am working with a fork of a raspberry pi SoC. One of the modification is the use of AP6210 WiFi/Bluetooth chip. I am running Debian. During boot up, the following 3 startup scripts need to run in ...
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Disk image copied to my SD card doesn't boot

I'm following the tutorial Install Cubian to copy Cubian to my SD card. And I'm using the following command as the tutorial suggested: sudo dd if=Cubian-desktop-x1-a10-hdmi.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 ...
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Why does Linux use an Initial Ram Disk at boot?

I was wondering : What's the goal of using an initrd in the first part of the boot process and then use pivot_root to put the root on the real disk ? Why not only use what's on the disk ?
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Fedora 20 boot issues

I've tried installing Fedora 20 (minimal install, machine is old and only has ~1GB RAM), twice now on an old computer meant to act as a home server to SSH into. Both times, I will be able to log in ...
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Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion

I'm trying to install Debian 7 x64 on to VMWare Fusion Professional 7.0.1 (on Mac OS X 10.10.1): I downloaded debian-7.7.0-ia64-netinst.iso and tried to start a VM with it and got the following: ...
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Kali linux throws ' isolinux.bin missing or corrupt ' error

I downloaded Kali Linux from this link, I have a 32 bit OS, so I guessed ISO 32 Kali Linux is the suitable for me (they did not clarify in the website based on what we choose the type). Then, I ...
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CentOS Software RAID 1 Issue [closed]

I have configured the CentOS Software RAID 1 with two hard disk of 250 GB. I checked the status of the hard disk in raid.Then I tried to boot the hard disk in separate but the hard disk did not boot ...
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SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and, now, 10.10, I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt ...
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How to restore normal boot process after pacman update on EFI?

I just updated my system and upon reboot I've found myself in emergency mode. This is a dm-crypt+LUKS EFI system (thinkpad) using gummiboot. journalctl -xb reports that /boot could not be mounted. ...
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Debian init runlevels

It used to be that when you booted most linuxes, you would boot into runlevel 6, unless you did something during the bootloading to change the runlevel,. The process would then look in ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04 - setterm: $TERM is not defined

Yesterday I restarted my Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following error message in between the login-screen and the loaded user interface. Error found when loading /etc/profile setterm: ...
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grub2 lvm2 raid1 /boot

Is it possible to boot from a system where /boot is located within an lvm2 raid1 partition. I've tried a variety of configurations, but I have yet to discover how to do it. I am using two 2TB disks. ...
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Boot graphical application straight from Linux bootup (without verbose boot messages and desktop)

Is it possible to boot from minimum Linux core(Linux/Android) to an application (preferably created in interchangeable platform languages such as C# – Mono / GTK / Java / C) without any verbose ...
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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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Start linux in text mode

I know that it ask so many time, how to boot Linux in text mode; but all solution that i got is on installed Linux system, not on fresh system. Is there any way to load any Linux in live mode in text ...
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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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SquashFS image as rootfs in LXC

Is it possible to use a SquashFS filesystem as an LXC rootfs? I can mount an ext3 image as a rootfs just by setting lxc.rootfs to the filename, but if it's any other type of image, lxc-start just says ...
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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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Is there a way to auto turn-on Ubuntu?

Like a command line or a small piece of software I know that there are many ways to auto-shutdown, but I'm concerned about auto-turn-on.
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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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Do dracut handles boot parameters mentioned in dracut.cmdline (7)

If I understand correctly, in boot time the kernel will mount initramfs and then calls /sbin/init from it(which is a symbolic link to /lib/systemd/systemd on Fedora/RHEL systems) and dracut itself ...
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Run GUI Java jar on system boot Lubuntu

I have a PC which runs Lubuntu 14.10 without a monitor. The user is autologged in. I have created a Sysvinit script and installed it on /etc/init.d. My script amongst other things, starts a jar file ...
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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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Booting Linux from RAM

I want to find a cross-distro solution for setting linux up to boot from RAM. What this involves in essence would be copying an existing installation of linux one way or another over to the RAM (to ...
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Run a script as root during boot and display in the default linux terminal?

Here's how I configured my kickstart system initialization script (this is a kickstart conf script snippet): ... %post --log=/root/ks-post.log --interpreter /bin/bash cd /root curl --silent ...
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Grub menu doesn't show setup option

I am new to Ubuntu. I had to reinstall elementary off a USB. I Thought it had installed, so I restarted. When the reset was done the grub screen appeared, so I selected normal boot. After that the ...
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How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks?

How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks? I want to switch out my old disk with my working linux mint 16 os and plug in a new disk and install linux mint 17. I am ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 installation

I have been trying to install mint 17.1, but all I can see is a blank screen with just mouse pointer. I had even tried to press Ctrl+Alt+F1, so I don't know which commands to enter from that spot. ...
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how to run bash script from isolinux.cfg

I've been trying to add an entry to a bash script to my custom cd boot menu.. So I've tried to edit isolinux.cfg and load it instead of kernel but didn't work.. Any ideas??
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What is the first event/file/log in linux that appears/changes on boot that signalizes network being up?

I have a vSphere farm with virtual machines and python script that handles cloning and managing of those VMs. I also have a machine (RedHat 6) that I clone if I need a new one. It has a script that ...
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How do I fix “Alert! Failed to detect one or more drives during post?”

After installing Linux Mint 17 xfce on my Optiplex 755 Computer, I received the following message on boot: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v7.6.1.1001 ICH9R Copyright(C) 2003-07 Intel ...
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Where to find the VBR on the /dev/sda1 partition?

I have one built-in hard disk /dev/sda which looks like this: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * ...
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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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Booting a file system image from a HDD using GRUB2 with persistence

How do I preserve changes I make to files when running an operating system that is booted - using GRUB2 - from a file that contains a file system. I managed to get GRUB2 to boot an image file that ...
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Booting from ISO in Xen Paravirtualized Environment

Specifically, Citrix XenServer 5.6. I can map the an ISO from a Storage Repository with no issues and mount it inside the OS but I can't boot from the DVD drive without converting it to HVM, which ...
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System Halt on REBOOT, Shutdown & Restarts as expected

Recently went from Centos 6.4 to Centos 6.5. System is Dell T410 Tower. Whenever I reboot, system runs through post, passes IPv4 Settings, then announces: PCIe Training Error: Slot 1 system halted ...
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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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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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Kernel loglevel and console manipulation

I want to have two console kernel arguments, one /dev/tty2 for screen and one /dev/ttyAM0 for serial debugging. I can achieve that simply with: console=ttyAM0,115200 console=tty2 I want /dev/ttyAM0 ...
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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 Mint: How to enble 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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grub error : “File not found” for separate /boot/efi partition

I've installed CentOS 6.4 on UEFI enabled machine, created /boot/efi partitions. But my grub is not automatically starting, if I start the PC, I start in Windows 8. I can only start CentOS by ...