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

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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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Several devices missing from lspci— why?

I've installed Debian 8.3 on an Acer Aspire, model number SW5-012, with the stock kernel 4.4.0-trunk-686-pae. Mostly, it's working fine. But there are a few devices which the kernel claims not to be ...
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Computer doesn't boot ANY device after installing debian

During a Debian installation, everything went smoothly. However, for some reason it failed to install both the GRUB and LILO bootloaders. I tried thrice to get my installation to work. The first two ...
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How does Grub Stage1, exactly, access/load stage 2?

This is my first ever question, I have put this question in front of Red Hat Instructors but didn't find any satisfying answers. I'm using RHEL/CENTOS6, GRUB Legacy 0.97, and have consulted heaps of ...
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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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Location of the kernel binary (when not in /boot)?

I failed to find the kernel binary in the standard location in /boot. I've also searched the whole file system for vmlinux or bzimage find / -iname vmlin* find / -iname bzimage However, this is an ...
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Debian Jessie grub-install broken in some mysterious way

I did an apt-get dist-upgrade today (2016/02/01), and now my system won't boot. The only reason I can get in at all is that there's a copy of Ubuntu installed as well, and I can boot it from the ...
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Problem mounting CIFS VFS via fstab at boot

I'm running Raspbian Jessie on a freshly installed Raspberry Pi Model B+. I used apt-get update and apt-get upgrade some hours ago, the system should be up to date. I'm trying to mount a USB disk ...
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GUI gone after apt-get upgrade on clean install, Ubuntu Wily-

I was pointed here from AskUbuntu because my question was about an unsupported Ubuntu derivate, here is the copy-pasted question: I upgraded my fresh install of Netrunner 17 Horizon (Ubuntu-based, ...
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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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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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Backbox(Ubuntu 14.04) takes too long to boot

I've recently started encountering this problem that my system takes too long to start and also to shut down. I searched it and found that dmesg shows the logs of processes at boot time. Here's my log ...
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Cryptsetup: LVM is missing (on a system without LVM)

So, I have a problem with the partitions setup of my laptop. I will try to include as many details as possible in order to make it easier to help. In the past, I had an ubuntu 15.10 system on my ...
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No input for monitors after GRUB - not solved by conventional methods (e.g. nomodeset, xforcevesa)

This is a problem that has persisted in more or less the same state across two different distributions (Debian and Mint), whether as a live boot or after installed to disk. Essentially, GRUB comes up ...
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Boot problem in lubuntu

I have an old msi u123 set up with lubuntu running 15.10. It works fine, but on each boot, I end up in a Recovery menu. I can select "resume" and it boots fine. I would like to try to correct whatever ...
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Extlinux.conf on separate partition?

I'm trying to configure a system with separate boot partition, booted with U-boot and extlinux loader. Could I locate extlinux.conf on separate partition, but kernel (zImage) and device tree on root ...
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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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GRUB2 and kernel vga= parameter

According to the documentation, use of the vga= kernel parameter is deprecated as of GRUB2. The fact that some newer kernels don't seem to support it anymore on certain adapters is of no concern as ...
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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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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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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 to mount /boot from LiveCD (FreeBSD 11 ZFS)

FreeBSD 11 (current) with ZFS I can mount zroot with zpool import -fR /mnt zroot but /mnt/boot is empty (and it's even not a directory) I need to edit loader.conf, how can I do it?
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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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FDT relocated by U-Boot cannot be accessed by Linux (in highmem)

We run a customized version of U-Boot on an ARM-based embedded system and would like to load Linux 4.3 with a device tree blob. The system features 1GB of RAM of which the top 128MB are reserved for ...
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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?
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When does Plymouth starts and ends?

I am currently creating a custom Plymouth Theme/Script for my operating system. Thus i want to know when does Plymouth gets started. Which function calls it? How does it start up and display nice ...