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I'm reposting Part of Another Answer here in hopes that it will help you, instead of telling you to use a VM... If doing this helps, I'll readd Part 2 with some explanation that fits here. BTW, these screenshots are from my Personal Laptop, that I used this method with to keep Windows Update from bonking my non-refind EFI, discussed in the question I asked ...


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Is /sbin/init owned by root, or by some other user instead ? Likely its owned by a non-root user, along with files like /bin/mount. Which means when they run (they have the SUID bit set) they run as non-root. Example below. See how mount and mount.steve have the same contents but mount.steve is owned by steve. So mount.steve fails with the "only root ...


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Which version of Debian, and which init system are you using? With new systemd, use journalctl -b or follow this instruction. With old traditional sysvinit, you can use bootlogd to log all the output from init scripts. I can see that message in /etc/init.d/udev, which would be run by sysvinit boot. # wait for the udevd childs to finish ...


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I didn't bother researching how to import missing modules and such. That's a pretty steep learning curve for my taste, as I am only starting to use GNU/Linux. Instead, I formatted the UFD with ext4 using a healthy Ubuntu installation on another PC. I was then able to mount it on the patient PC, and from there I only had to copy the file. In terminal on the ...


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It took me a while to understand how to create a live-usb with arch linux. The solution is simple. I just wrote: $ dd if=/adress/of/iso-file of=/adress/of/usb-stick/sda/not/sdaY/don't/write/the/partition/number I worked a lot with gnome disk utility and gparted. It's okay to clear the partition table of the USB-Stick. One interesting fact is important. ...


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I resolved, the problem as described here, I followed all the steps to resolve.


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The solution was to download VirtualBox and to use it to install and run CentOS 7 from within Windows 8.1. This is infinitely more convenient than the dual boot setup. I did have to go into the BIOS settings of the PC and enable "Virtualization Features" before the machine allowed CentOS 7 to install. There were problems involved in the dual boot ...


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Can someone please explain how to trigger a command line only boot of CentOS 7 from a USB boot stick? How about single user mode? Press TAB at the CentOS 7 boot menu. Append init=/sysroot/bin/sh to the kernel arguments. vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=CentOS\x207\x20x86_64 rd.live.check quiet init=/sysroot/bin/sh And then... chroot ...


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Try booting to single user mode:click. After that you could use the command: init 3 to boot to runlevel 3. I haven't tried this on centos 7. but this is how i did it in previous versions.


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This answer, provided by roaima, solved this problem. I had upgraded mdadm before using this solution, as stated in this post, but I recommend avoiding that if possible, as it obviously led to other errors.


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try to cp -r /boot from correct pool to wrong pool. ensure that bootfs property on wrong pool is empty or set to correct pool.


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It seems the module for the kind of partition (I assume a DOS/MBR partition label) is not installed by grub by default into core.img. Use the following to install the required module as well: grub-install --modules part_msdos --root-directory=. /dev/loop0 Then grub should be able to read the partition table, the filesystem and therefore the installation ...


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Part 1 Download Refind, and see the question I asked recently dealing with some of the issues you'll face. Assuming you're using Windows 8.1, you'll want to use the Refind CD-R Image. Be sure to extract the ISO from the zip file, and mount it in Windows 8.1. Note: You need not burn the image as Windows 8.1 supports mounting ISO files now like Linux has ...


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About the duplicate entries, you should change the scanfor option on refind.conf. It is well documented in there, but in your case you would need to set it to use just the manual option, this way: scanfor manual About the default stanza for Arch, you can use the provided ones, just adapt them to your needs. The default one is probably pretty basic too.


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That configuration is related to a major application category called Live Linux systems. Common implementations include Ubuntu Live CD (with casper) and its derivative, Debian Live (with live-boot). They are using layered filesystems aufs for /, namely tmpfs on squashfs. user@debian:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on aufs ...


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I wound up following several guides to boot from rescue grub. I unfortunately overlooked one problem the whole time; my grub folder in /boot was actually named grub.bak. I then followed these instructions to boot from rescue grub: set prefix=(hdx,y)/boot/grub.bak (instead of set prefix=(hdx,y)/boot/grub) set root=(hdx,y) insmod normal normal


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I posted an answer to this over on this page, it should work for this too. CentOS 7 Installation Failed


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I figured out my answer; but it requires the use of systemd. One can enable persistent journal logging by creating /var/log/journald/; once this has been done one can view long term journal logs using journalctl.


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Are they really identical? The built-in one you can find in /usr/src/linux/usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz or extract it from the bzImage as described here: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Custom_Initramfs#Salvaging If you use that built-in one and use it as external one instead, does it work? If it's still different, is the kernel itself identical? (compare ...


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You've probably done a minimal installation of Debian, without X Window (what you call "desktop"). As the root user, type this at the shell prompt: apt-get install gnome This will install GNOME on your machine. If you prefer to install KDE instead: apt-get install kde-full Just for your information, this will add several hundreds of Mb of software ...


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Thanks to the link @Someone posted in the comments to the question, I was able to pull this content which fixed the issue for me: on the boot screen (below) press the "e" key to edit the configuration. You will be shown a screen like follows. Scroll down using the keyboard down arrow. You want the line that says linux Add the text console=ttyS0 after ...


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I've encountered the same problem! The result showed that the virtual machine might be out of cpu or memory resource and I solved it by adding arguments "-smp 4 -m 2048" Initially, I was running qemu with command qemu-system-x86_64 -hda debian.img -enable-kvm -nographic But the new kernel was stuck at "Loading initial ramdisk" Later, I tried with ...


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the above solution does not work. i have finally formatted all the partitions, install elementary OS a fresh. Now i am planning to install windows 7 as second OS. Finding the tool to create a bootable USB so that i can create windows 7 bootable from Elementary OS



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