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

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Kali Linux 5.3.0 booting up extremely slow [closed]

So in the last few day it takes my pc more than 2 minutes to open up kali linux. I have 16 gb ram, i5 8400, gtx 1060 6b. Here is my dmesg: https://justpaste.it/7848g And my df -h: https://justpaste....
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Can't boot linux from SSD, after switched for windows on other HDD

I changed my disk from SSD (where I have linux OS) to HDD (where is windwos 8 installed), which I haven't used for a while, after I done what I needed to do, I switched disks back (connected back SSD ...
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Booting LUKS Linux installation from external USB disk

Before: SATA internal SSD with a LUKS encrypted ext4 partition (Debian installation) + a small unencrypted boot partition with kernel, initrd and GRUB configuration files After: that same disk is now ...
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fedora self-built kernel hangs even before booting (at first step)

I'm running Fedora 31 and compiled a kernel with acs patch I needed according to this recipe, but it didn't boot at all(*). I followed these steps: # rpmdev-setuptree # koji download-build --arch=src ...
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grub.cfg not configured properly

I'm trying to give users the option to run memtest from a grub2 menu in a custom iso. I'd also like to give them the option to set screen resolution. Neither one works as currently configured. Grub....
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How do I Load a Command on a Specific TTY at Boot?

I am setting up a Dumb Terminal which will connect to my build for Aesthetics™. To use the Dumb Terminal, I will need to have a separate keyboard till I get my present keyboard working and setting up ...
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Resume from hibernate Not Working on Linux Mint

i am facing Issue when i hibernate my laptop with Linux Mint 18.1, almost 30-40% times it starts to resume from dev/disk/uuid-XYZXYZ...XYZ but after some loading it Starts as a-fresh session. and i ...
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4000x “wpa_supplicant[1885]: random: Cannot read from /dev/random: Resource temporarily unavailable” log message when booting

I recently added Linux Mint (19.3) as my new main OS on my Sony Vaio notebook. Sometimes booting takes a bit of time and I found in jounrnalctl: Feb 11 10:45:11 notebook kernel: microcode: microcode ...
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Does the boot partition NEED to be mounted for every OS in a multiboot situation?

I'm running multiple EFI linux systems (emphasis on EFI) on a drive. One (and only one) of them has rEFInd installed on it (I have a personal aversion to GRUB). Every single one of them has the EFI ...
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Unable to boot new Fedora install from SD card (after working once)

Earlier today I put the Fedora (31) installer onto an SD card and used it to install Fedora to that same SD card (on the remaining free space). After installation everything went well. I booted from ...
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GRUB encrypted /boot fails to open after migration

I have a system that still boots legacy but has root on a NVMe drive, so it requires a USB drive to boot from and mount root. This USB drive is encrypted. Recently, the USB drive has started giving ...
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Why is the screen blank after boot?

Screen blank when booting up CentOS 2.7 GRUB. During the booting process, I see activity scrolling down the screen. Then my screen goes blank. I have a NIVIDIA graphics card, which may be causing the ...
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0 Bytes Free issue, fsck not working, files all intact

Two days ago I turned off my machine and when I returned in the morning I was unable to save anything. A quick look in the file explorer and I could see that it was saying 0 bytes free. I know that ...
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How do I troubleshoot some unexpected error messages reported while booting Debian 10?

I upgraded my Debian from 9th version to 10th when Debian 10 was officially released. Since I upgraded to Debian 10, I am getting following messages while booting: [ 11.008027] pstore: Using ...
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How can I change the name of an unencrypted LUKS partition mounted as the root filesystem?

When I installed Linux, the block-device-path of my root LUKS device was /dev/md125 and the unencrypted partition was /dev/mapper/md125_crypt. I have since renamed the MD device to /dev/md0, and now I'...
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Entering emergency shell during boot

Booting my Opensuse Leap 15.1 fails sometimes and the booting is stuck. Most often a message "Failed to start LVM2 PV scan on device 8:34" is displayed, but sometimes the boot fails on remounting the ...
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My hard drive shows up in gparted but not in the bios

I figured a good way to learn some stuff would be to install arch a couple different ways, so here's what I did. I'm using https://sourceforge.net/projects/revenge-installer/, which I put on a USB. ...
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How can I change a ZFS mountpoint from legacy to be handled by ZFS

Currently using ZFS on ArchLinux. I have two datasets that I originally setup with legacy mountpoints: # zfs get mountpoint tank/data/home NAME PROPERTY VALUE SOURCE tank/data/...
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Specify next systemd boot partition/OS from Windows script (temporarily change systemd-boot default without systemctl)

I have a systemd-boot set up to boot arch linux by default, with Windows 10 as another option. Windows was installed first, and is first on the drive. In linux, I can use systemctl reboot --boot-...
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change harddisk order before system boots (with kernel command line options)

I have one hard disk connected through onboard SATA, and another through SAS raid controller. The disk connected through raid controller appears as /dev/sda, and the onboart SATA disk as /dev/sdb. I ...
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Read filesystem before/during boot

I'd like to create a bootable USB stick which checks whether a certain file is located on the hard disk of the system it is plugged in to. If this file is present the OS on the stick should be booted ...
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Full-disk encryption password fails when booting kernels newer than 5.2.0

My full-disk encryption password has stopped working on newer kernels. At the grub menu I can boot to 5.2.0 and the password works; on newer kernels (e.g. 5.3, 5.4) it does not boot (and gives an ...
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Pop_OS Huawei 19.10 Matebook D

Linux Newbie here. I tried a live run of Pop_OS 19.10 on my Huawei Matebook D and all went well so I went for it and erased my drive and installed fresh. I did not choose to encrypt my drive. Now, ...
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U-BOOT failed to boot kernel on nitrogen6x

I have a nitrogen6 SOM v2 board with latest U-Boot version (U-Boot 2018.07-36085-g7f2aeb258c (Jan 24 2020 - 11:35:14 -0800), Build: jenkins-uboot_v2018.07-139) and i have problem with booting any ...
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Couldn't boot to Pop OS!

I'm new to linux community and wanted to try Pop OS! I followed every instruction exactly as it was listed, but I still couldn't boot to the OS. I was able to install Ubuntu without any problem using ...
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Possible missing algorithm in systemd-cryptsetup to mount a veracrypt volume

I have been trying to mount a veracrypt volume on boot on a Debian system, however systemd-cryptsetup for my volume fails with these two messages taken from this command: systemctl status systemd-...
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How to add win7 and win10 boot item into debian's boot menu?

At first only one disk wdc on my pc,win7 and debian9 installed on it,and win7 is in debian9's boot menu. Today i buy and set a new hard disk (st),installed win10 on it, then installed debian10 on it ...
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Blackscreen error on Kali linux in Ubuntu Virtual Box

I downloaded the latest version of Virtual Box, to run this virtual image of Kali Linux. I downloaded Kali Linux VirtualBox 64-Bit. After I imported the OVA file to Virtual Box, some problems ...
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How to boot into single user mode in Linux Mint 18

I am using Linux Mint on my office laptop and there are two user accounts on it. one is the director's account and the other is mine. Although I did sudo command on the terminal before now I cant.It ...
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Custom Ubuntu based iso won't boot if “USB Legacy Emulation” is disabled [closed]

I have a custom Ubuntu based iso which boots fine in Bios mode. It will also boot in UEFI mode if "USB Legacy Emulation" is enabled. With the machine is in UEFI mode and "USB Legacy Emulation" is ...
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Fedora hangs at black screen before booting with systemd

I have recently installed Fedora on my PC from a live USB. It was necessary to use Basic Graphics Mode for the installation, as systemd would hang at the message starting: terminate plymouth boot ...
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Debian Gnu/Linux on SSD in ThinkPad T-43 Ultra Bay will not Boot

I am trying to get a few more useful years from a ThinkPad T-43 (x86 processor, model 1871-48U, BIOS 1.29, which, according to this appears to be the latest.) by installing Debian Buster i386. I want ...
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How to make GRUB boot a different USB drive

Some context first: I have an old PC I intend to use as NAS with a openmediavault (debian based) installed in a flash drive. So I bought a pci-e expansion card with USB 3.0 ports for higher speeds ...
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EFI partition severely damaged, can't boot to any OS on hard drive

I have installed OpenSUSE Tumbleweed before installing Windows 10 (both installed from a USB stick on UEFI mode). OpenSUSE didn't recognize the new OS and didn't place it in it's own grub menu, and ...
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Why do MX Linux doesn't appear on my boot menu?

I've recently decided to update my MX Linux 18 to the 19 version. The thing is, I've downloaded the iso file, wrote it on a USB, boot MX Linux from my USB to install it on my disk, but after all that, ...
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What are possible parameters for the boot option in pxelinux

Following is the line from pxelinux configuration file: append initrd=gparted/0.28.1/initrd.img boot=live config components union=overlay username=user noswap noeject ip= vga=788 fetch=ftp:/ Please ...
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Fatal error occurred - Could not locate slax data Something went wrong and we can't continue

Fatal error occurred - Could not locate slax data Something went wrong and we can't continue. This should never happen. Please reboot your computer with Ctrl+Alt+delete ... I have this error when ...
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backup boot / root in case primary fails to boot

I have these mini-servers based on raspberry pi. Lots of them. But currently we have relatively frequent malfunctions because for some reason or another the filesystem on the SD card gets corrupted ...
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Stuck on /init with custom CPU

For a university project I was tasked with implementing privilege levels on an existing RISC-V (rv32i) processor with the end goal to have it run Linux. Due to complexity, my project ended with the ...
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delay the mounting of snap images after the login

To speed up the boot process, I would like to wait until snap mounts the loop devices until the login screen is displayed. Would that be possible? how?
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grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `/boot/efi'

nixos-install building the configuration in /mnt/etc/nixos/configuration.nix... copying channel... installing the boot loader... setting up /etc... updating GRUB 2 menu... mktemp: failed to create ...
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Arch Giving me a Black Screen with fixed white underscore after update

Almost certain it's something to do with discrete/integrated Nvidia and Intel GPUs. Ran pacman -Syu last night, went to turn on my laptop this morning and it wouldn't boot. Turning off quiet in grub ...
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Reinstall Fedora to other linux on dual boot, both ciphered

I have a laptop, which have two seperate disks: Windows ciphered by VeraCrypt (full disk) Fedora ciphered with LUKS The process of turning on my computer looks like this: Power on. I give a ...
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Automatic start-up when electricity goes on?

Is there a way to let my Linux Ubuntu PC automatically start up when it gets electricity?
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Boot Fail - Extend LVM (“root”, “/”) over RAID 1 (CentOS 7)

QUESTION: CentOS 7 does not boot after we extend a Volume Group (VG) over RAID 1 using another RAID 1. The process we use is demonstrated in PROCEDURE: Extend LVM ("root", "/") over RAID 1. What is ...
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kali linux boot error

I decided to update my Kali Linux, after which it restarted for the update. 5 minutes in, electricity went out. Later on i powered it on only to give me an error: lib/systemd/stem-generetors/lvm-...
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Ubunutu 16.04 boot problem showing busybox error

I have Ubuntu 16.04 PC with some application running and connected to internet at remote location, and few days before internet goes offline and pc goes offline. And when I reboot the PC goat ...
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How do I make a cheat-code permanent on Knoppix 8.6.1?

Summary: How do I make the following cheat-code permanent on knoppix 8.6.1 on usb stick, because filesystem type is iso9660 (read-only) and won't let me edit /mnt-system/boot/isolinux/isolinux.cfg. ...
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Why is my screen blank when starting CentOS?

Screen blank when booting up CentOS 2.7 GRUB. During the booting process, I see activity scrolling down the screen. Then my screen goes blank. I have a NIVIDIA graphics card, which may be causing the ...
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Adding a new menu entry to GRUB (booting from hard drive)

Let me preface this by saying that I'm very new to Linux and operating systems in general so I might not understand every aspect of my problem. I would be extremely grateful if someone decided to help ...

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