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

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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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How do I boot the linux kernel over PXE with dnsmasq and syslinux?

Are these dnsmasq.conf options fine: port=0 interface=enp0s20u2u1 bind-interfaces dhcp-range=192.168.2.50,192.168.2.220,12h dhcp-boot=boot/syslinux/lpxelinux.0 ...
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Is there a solution for when a system hangs on “switching to clocksource tsc” anyway?

Ok so this is exactly what I did yesterday, and what I have tried to solve the problem so far. The distribution is Ubuntu Server 12.04. What I have done just before the error appeared I added a new ...
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GRUB 2 scripting: convert device name in GRUB notation into a Linux device name

I'm trying to use partition labels (or UUIDs, that does not matter) to select root partition without use of an initrd/initramfs. With initramfs, this is fairly easy: root=LABEL=... or ...
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getting the message “out of partition” after installing GRUB 2. What is happening?

I recently moved a partition with a complete Linux install except /home to a new disk (with DD). Everything went fine, I can mount the partition, browse it... perfect. Next step: install GRUB to ...
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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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Expanding root partition CentOS 6 With using fdisk

I am trying to expand the root partition on a VM which is not using LVM and I do not have (nor want to try and create then use) a disk to boot from. As such I followed what I felt was the logical ...
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Parititioning for a UEFI boot loader, can LVM be used?

I just bought a gently used laptop and I am trying to figure out why this is. It has a single SSD that when running fdisk -l shows as Disk: /dev/sda. Under it though are 5 "devices" under that disk, ...
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Is the EFI boot loader not in MBR?

Based on this answer for detecting the boot loader I ran sudo dd if=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 2>&1 | grep GRUB and it matched. However, I'm pretty sure I'm running Gummiboot since modifying ...
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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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Linux boot with broken partition

I have two ext partition on my linux One for / And one for /home I wanted to reduce (with this method) the home partition (which was only something like 10% filled) to create a new partition for ...
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windows 7 reinstallation killed grub

I have been running dual boot windows7/ubuntu. Recently I reinstalled windows 7, and I no longer have the option to boot to ubuntu. I would like to be able to get my dual boot working again or at ...
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Changing a root file system from initramfs to JFFS2

I am running Linux on an ARM based development board from flash memory. The rootfs is initramfs. I chose this in the configuration utility under "file system". Then I realized that I need ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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Can't install any version of Linux

So I was trying to install #! (Crunchbang) and downloaded the 64 bit version and tried installing it. Everything would work until it was time to install grub. The grub installation would fail every ...
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Used xrandr to rotate monitor but cannot reverse it after deleting script

I following a guide to have my tablet (Samsung ativ 700t running ubuntu 12.10 Gnome3) invert the screen 180 on login I place a script file in /etc/X11/Session.d/45custom-script. Contents of file: ...
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How to load HID kernel module from the kernel command line?

While upgrading a server from kernel 3.2.9 to kernel 3.5 I had a problem with the network (ifconfig eth0 up won't work) so I updated the system to get a newer userspace, but in the process something ...
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Mysterious 8 second delay in boot after grub

I have installed Fedora 23 (KDE spin) on an HP Prodesk mini 600 G2. There is one problem I can't quite figure out, though: after grub comes up, and I press enter on any kernel to boot, the screen goes ...
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Configuring WiFi drive on MacBook Air running Kali Linux

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 recently, and am trying to make the WiFi work. I was following this guide. However, when I get to the 4th step, I get this: root@KaliDark:~# modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ...
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Set up bluetooth keyboard to enter disk encryption password

How can I set up a bluetooth keyboard, so that I can use it to enter the disk encryption key, so that my encrypted linux system boots.
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CPU Pipe Underrun Errors

Every time upon booting and then unlocking my GUI session on Kali Linux 2.0, I get another of this error in Virtual Console 1: [ 1235.586792] [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] ...
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Arch Linux stuck booting

Since I updated my Arch system with sudo pacman -Syu I am not able to boot into X anymore. All I see is a warning about the unsupported brightness interface. This was shown before, is a known bug and ...
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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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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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How do I add modules, binaries or scripts to initramfs in RHEL distributions?

I have an initramfs script I developed for Debian distributions that required some extra binaries to be loaded into the image. I'm now trying to port this to RHEL distributions and I'm struggling. To ...
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How to get the values for “set root” in menuentry while setting password for GRUB2 on CentOS 7

I need to disable single user mode on my servers running CentOS 7. I read the RedHat documentation on what goes to /etc/grub.d/40_custom and how to encrypt the password and all but one details makes ...
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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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What is the systemd equvalent to sysvinit 'X-Start-Before'?

Quoted from https://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts. X-Start-Before: boot_facility_1 [boot_facility_2...] X-Stop-After: boot_facility_1 [boot_facility_2...] provide reverse dependencies, ...
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Sound Problem in ubuntu startup

When Ubuntu boots first time, no sound comes out of speakers. But when I insert any headphone the sound is OK. also when I insert headphone first time and eject it from laptop then sound comes fine ...
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How to clean up bootloaders & UEFI entries from other installs?

I got a new Windows laptop, and I wanted to dual boot with Linux. I installed Fedora, before changing my mind and going back to Mint. I'd like to keep Win 8.1 and Mint. However, now my UEFI boot menu ...
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Setting the EFI Framebuffer's Resolution during boot

I've got a MSI WD-60 laptop running Gentoo. It has one of those 3840x2160 screens so I've had to setup Gnome/Firefox/IntellJ to double their DPI for anything to be readable. It all works fine except ...
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Black Screen Booting Into Linux Mint (On Dual Boot Machine w/SLI + 2 Monitors)

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 8 on a machine with dual ASUS nVidia GTX 770s running in SLI (on an ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard). Everything works fine on the Windows side, but when ...
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Fedora installation breaks UEFI boot

I am having problems installing Fedora 21/22-alpha on brand new system and I am new to the EFI thing so I am running into issues. I installed Win7, booted in UEFI, installed in UEFI, at least I see an ...
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Jessie: can't boot the kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64

I have been using Jessie for a few months now, and I had a problem booting my computer a few weeks ago. I had this error on boot: early console in decompress_kernel Decompressing Linux... Parsing ...
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Ubuntu Bootchart - How do I actually interpret this chart?

I'd like to start obsessing over optimizing my Ubuntu boot time, but I've searched online for multiple days—and only have a vaguely more coherent idea of what I'm looking at. Here's my bootchart. I ...
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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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Improve kernel boot time

I am using OMAPL138 and kernel version 2.6.37 and I would like to improve the boot time. By analyzing the kernel boot process I think it is taking a long time at MII PHY CONFIGURATION. The printscreen ...
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Linux - On boot do push-button-connect to strongest wireless

I'm trying to configure linux (in this case CentOS) to automatically connect to the nearest WiFi via "push-button-connect". This micro computer has no keyboard or display, so the goal is to hit the ...
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Unable to boot with dracut and luks: '/dev/resume' : file exists

I am installing gentoo and have performed my first reboot after configuration and installation within my chroot environment. I am using LUKS and LVM to manage encryption of my drives. I am encrypting ...
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Syslinux gives error: ata 10: Softreset failed (1st FIS failed)

I recently installed arch on my desktop, and I get the error in the title twice per boot, without the [] and preceded by what I assume is a timestamp: [12.xxxxxxx] on the first and [22.xxxxxx] on the ...
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Defining Languages Available at boot - LiveCD

I am trying to create a refined version of the buggy uck for customizing Ubuntu LiveCD ISO, here it is if you're interested in helping. NOTE: The process is straight-forward, except when customizing ...
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TPM passwordless boot

I'm trying to create device with CentOS6, encrypted disk (with LUKS), TPM module and TrustedGRUB to boot securely and without interaction. I'm following instructions from ...
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How do I disable hardware detection during PXE boot?

I'm atttempting to install centOS 6.5 on a new dell machine through PXE boot. The PXE boot works fine for other PCs, just the new workstations are problematic. The PXE boot hangs on "Detecting ...
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How to make grub Command Line Default?

I'd like to make grub by default load it's command line instead of automatically booting from it's list of options generated by update-grub. How can I do this?
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Problem booting using Live USB on MAC

I have tried creating a bootable Linux USB that i want to use on MacBook Pro 2013. I used 'MAC Linux USB Loader' to do that. Linux distros I tried it with: Slack puppy and DSL (Damn small linux) ...
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Repair GRUB from Arch live CD

I'm trying to install Arch on sda8 (with swap on sda7) following the instructions here. I got to the part of setting up the WiFi a second time, but since I already have GRUB, I got lost at the section ...
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Can I avoid writing to the screen until a couple seconds before X11 is initialized?

On an embedded device running Linux, I am writing to the monitor from the bootloader (U-Boot) to display a given logo. Once the linux kernel is loaded, however, it clears the screen until X11 is ...
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Cannot Boot New Linux From USB

Recently, I got a new laptop, the MSI gx60. I grabbed a usb and loaded the Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon image onto it, tested it on my old laptop and desktop, where it worked. However, when I try it on my ...
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Why do I need to specify two init images - initrd and boot - inside KVM to boot to bash?

My machine is running inside a KVM virtual machine (Parallels Desktop v8), having a BIOS (not UEFI), having one SATA drive connected, one GPT partition on that disk, the partition is ext4 formatted, ...
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Automatically memtest and then boot

Is there some way to reboot server, so it runs memtest (say, 1 or 2 passes) and then reboots back to Linux and writes report to some log? This feature in Windows Server 2012 helped me to diagnose bad ...