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

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Ubuntu upgraded to 24.04 from 22.10, now getting grub message "Symbol ‘grub disk native sectors’ not found"

I have seen several questions about the same issue but they are either not answered or the answer is not relevant as it is about a different Linux variant When performing the upgrade, towards the end ...
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How to easily bring back openSUSE logo during boot?

Currently the default behaviour is that during boot process, the computer logo manufacturer is displayed and below small system logo. Is there a replacement package available, or magic option, to ...
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LFS booting EFI in macbook pro 2014

I am trying to build linux from scratch (LFS) as an educational project using the main LFS book version 12.1, however, whene i reach the bottable chapter, i found that i have to boot my LFS using EFI ...
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Why installing Arch linux on virtual box in Windows 11 OS shows boot error?

Installing Arch linux causes issues when trying to configure boot like this: [root@archiso /]# mount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivarfs/ mount: /sys/firmware/efi/efivarfs/: fsopen system ...
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What is the proper way to bind a "compose" key at the kernel level? OpenSuSE Leap 15.6

What is the proper way to bind the key that sudo showkey shows to be "keycode 126" to "compose". sudo dumpkeys says "keycode 126 = Alt".
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How to install Linux/GNU on Dell laptop? [closed]

I have recently bought this new Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop with Windows 11 Pro OS. However, Windows doesn't work very well. I would like to install Linux/GNU on it. If it is possible, I would keep ...
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How is it possible to create bootable USB purely by using dd command and .iso file?

To my understanding, BIOS should boot from USB the same way as it does from HDD. On the contrary, bootable CD/DVD must comply to El Torito specification which is some add-on to ISO 9660 filesystem ...
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Can't load Debian/GRUB after fresh installation - unsupported OS

I'm trying to install Debian 12 on my HP Proliant ML20 Gen 9. First of all, I need to state that it's not a supported OS (quite unsure, given the documentation is ofr DL20). I had already installed ...
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How to clone boot partition in another drive and make it bootable?

I am running Debian 12 on my system with two drives of same storage. The root and swap partition are in RAID-1, but I did not do the same for the boot partition since I thought the contents are same ...
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Boot takes very long with a bunch of usb errors

I have a computer with Ubuntu Mate freshly installed, and the boot takes several minutes, and from the kernel boot log I see that it seems to be waiting on some USB devices. I see many seconds wasted ...
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Trouble setting up Linux on Nintendo Switch

I'm a complete noob to Ubuntu and I've been trying to set it up on my Nintendo Switch, but I keep getting the same error that says "Failed to mount rootfs" on boot. I've tried doing the ...
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Security implications of avoiding extra password prompt in /boot encryption? Do GRUB and Linux compare against the same hash?

I am following this guide on full disk encryption, including /boot. Section 4 involves placing a key that can decrypt /boot and / into the initramfs image contained in /boot, so that once you unlock /...
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What stage of boot is asking for my password?

I just finished this guide on (almost) full disk encryption. So now my root directory and /boot directory are both encrypted, and GRUB is password-protected. /boot/efi is still unencrypted. I haven't ...
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Disk error by partioning dual boot and running fsck -b

so after I partitioned with mini partion tool the drive containing Linux and windows 11 broke the windows so I hoped on linux trying to fix it but the linux partition sustained some damage too it ...
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Pop_OS! starts in aeroplane mode

I just installed Pop OS. It's great but it always starts in Aeroplane mode. I can just turn off aeroplane mode, but it's annoying. If the laptop goes to sleep, it also wakes in aeroplane mode. It's an ...
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Boot Black screen With ro quiet splash

When I turn on my laptop, I encounter the GRUB Boot screen where I can choose between different Linux options such as Ubuntu and Kali. However, when I attempt to boot normally, I encounter a freeze on ...
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Encrypted /boot: why don't I have to enter my password (at least) twice? (Manjaro/Arch) [duplicate]

I recently set up Manjaro and noticed that my boot partition seems to be encrypted, neat! I got curious and read a lot about the details of the Linux boot process, however I can't make sense of one ...
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Grub2 not booting initrd

I have a laptop (with UEFI) that used to be able to boot from a usb stick, but can't any more. The problem started when I interrupted a fresh install of Devuan Live. The laptop has a non-removable ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after fresh Slackware install: Disk Not Found, need kernel loading help

I have just completed a new install of the latest slackware which went surprisingly well. Everything completed no errors. I was prompted to reboot. But have now a problem I have no idea how to solve. ...
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Unable to login in ubuntu - nvme nvme0: Device not ready; aborting reset, CSTS=0x1

Sorry M newbie here, if this question has been asked earlier I am unable to login in ubuntu system, there was no update no installation, all of sudden on restart it throwing me this error OS: ubuntu ...
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boot usb iso-image from grub2

My laptop refuses to boot from a "live" usb stick, but I have grub2 on my HD, so I thought I'd boot the stick from there. In the grub2 console I tried: set root=(hd0,msdos2) chainloader /efi/...
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Disabling laptop's built-in touchpad and keyboard during boot, before the display manager starts

My laptop's built-in touchpad and keyboard are malfunctioning and I'm currently using the USB touchpad and keyboard instead. I'm looking for a way to disable the built-in touchpad and keyboard even ...
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Boot from USB - redirect to SSD

I reinstalled my old HP ProBook 6460b with Ubuntu 24.04. It no longer boots on the SSD (Same issue https://askubuntu.com/questions/1490970/my-hp-does-not-boot-after-fresh-ubuntu-22-04-install). This ...
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How do I solve the booting issue with qemu vexpress-a9 zImage?

I'm studying about the boot loader. I aim to build the Linux kernel and boot the zImage on qemu-system-arm. First, I installed a cross-compiler for vexpress-a9. Using crosstool-ng, I installed arm-...
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Unreasonable boot time in Pop OS 22.04

I saw a similar post here about a prior version of pop os [https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/699557/diagnosing-absurdly-long-boot-time-on-pop-os-21-10] but my system log isn't the same and as I'...
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Macbook air boots directly to grub menu, can't access BIOS or Boot menu anymore

Running Macbook air 2017 with inuxmint 21.1 xfce, even if I press alt key or alt+e or command+alt+r while booting, it jumps directly to grub menu and i can't access BIOS or boot options. I can't even ...
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No Bootable Devices Found after deleting and recreating fat32 and linux-swap partitions to increase size of /home partition

I have a Dell G15 laptop with one factory OS already installed Windows 11 and I installed Pop OS more or less 1 hear and 6 months ago in dual boot with the default Windows. I was with only 10GB of ...
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Fedora 40 crash when booting

When I tried to boot Fedora, it stuck at here. I've waited for about 5 minutes . It only takes me 10 seconds to boot it in the past. What happend and how can I fix it?
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Does crypttab's "key-slot" option mean LUKS will try that keyslot "only", or "first"?

I am following the Debian dev's guide to full disk encryption. I am currently on Section 4, step 3- editing /etc/crypttab. In the guide, in section 3 they set up keyslot 0 for something else and now ...
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Gentoo Linux halted at boot, (udev-worker, stack depth)

the PC running Gentoo Linux was working fine until yesterday. Today he begins the boot checkup until he arrives at: [ ok ] Reached target multi-user.target. [ ok ] Reached target graphical....
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Boot failing: Dracut-initqueue rm: cannot remove /lib/dracut/hooks/initqueue/finished/devexists-.....sh: Read-only file system

I started using Dracut around a year ago to use Yubikey Pin unlock and everything was fine a few days ago. After a routine apt update on my LUKS encrypted Debian Trixie machine the linux kernel was ...
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Linux Redhat9: kernel warnings: user: probe of wq1.0 failed with error -95

I have linux Redhat 9 on intel x64 machine and I see following warnings during boot in dmesg: user: probe of wq1.0 failed with error -95 user: probe of wq1.1 failed with error -95 user: probe of wq1....
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stuck on "still waiting for dracut initqueue hook" timeout

In an attempt to use my TPM module to automatically unlock the LUKS-encrypted LVM volume, I followed a guide and set up /etc/crypttab and installed dracut which then proceeded to create what I think ...
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QEMU, Debian VM doesn't boot after shutdown on M1

On M1, I 'm trying to run a Debian 12 VM. After the installation process, whether configured using a deb_preseed.cfg (within the Automated Install) or through the GUI configuration, it fails to run (...
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Monitor Refresh Rate Issue: 60Hz Before Login, 75Hz After Login on Multiple Linux-OS and DEs

I recently purchased a new monitor and encountered an issue regarding the refresh rate. When logging into Arch Linux with KDE Plasma on Wayland, the monitor settings indicate a 60Hz refresh rate, but ...
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How to make UEFI shell reading contents of the ISO or DVD?

I have been looking for way to create an ISO file that contains tools that I use often. The ISO file can be mounted remotely through BMC, and lauch the tool through UEFI shell. So far, the UEFI shell ...
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Cannot install working grub on LFS Linux

I have been trying to install grub for my LSF Linux but I feel a bit lost. That is because every time I install it (no errors shown) it doesn't boot my os but grub rescue shell. I tried searching for ...
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Can't boot into linux on my laptop?

So, I have a transcend external HDD and have half used and decided to install linux in a partition. So, i freed space and during installation, i created a root partation, swap partation and efi ...
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Boot error / data corruption Redhat 7.9

After rebooting a Redhat 7.9 system, I am faced with data corruption on first partition (dev/sda1) The System is a VM and last shutdown was graceful from within the OS, no power off, hard stop etc. ...
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Can’t boot into LFS using GRUB

I have made LFS.  But unfortunately, when I installed GRUB, I got an error that said ext2 system isn’t supported.  But I added --force into grub-install --force /dev/sda and it installed, so I tried ...
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How to boot GNOME on Debian and not GNU GRUB

I bought a Beelink Mini S (Mini PC) and I have never used Linux before, so I created a bootable USB with Debian 12 using Rufus and following a guide (windows partition was still there by the way), the ...
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rEFInd won't boot /dev/sdb without manual edit of .../boot/refind_linux.conf

I have two disks running and I attempted to get them both bootable using 'rEFInd' with no luck. All the partitions on both disks are set up for UEFI/GPT the same way. I did: % refind-install --root /...
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How can I reduce the boot time caused by dkms.service and numerous serial device initializations in systemd?

I'm experiencing long boot times on my Linux system, and using systemd-analyze blame, I've identified that dkms.service and a number of serial device initializations are the main culprits: ➜ ~ ...
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Not booting after converting Virtualbox disk to Hyper-V

I have a RHEL 8 VM image that I have converted from Virtual Box to Hyper-V but it fails to start (works in VB but not in Hyper-V). Timed out waiting for device dev-di...97\x2d9636\x2dc104a96af2a5....
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Is the first I/O apic in the MADT table special?

Is the first I/O APIC in the madt table special? Is it always supposed to contain all the ISA IRQs if there is no legacy PIC? I heard this is called the boot-APIC, do you have a reference?
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Acer Aspire 5 "No Bootable Drive" after leaving it unplugged for several days

I run Debian 12 on my Acer Aspire 5 laptop and have not had any problems with it up until today. I believe I had left it in sleep mode while forgetting to plug it in to power for several days (first ...
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windows is not getting detected in boot menu

I had dual boot in my PC (Windows and Ubuntu). I wanted to change GUI of boot menu so I downloaded rEFInd in ubuntu to make the boot menu look better. Previous structure- boot/efi/EFI/ I mistakenly ...
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Nanopi neo (Allwinner H3) does not boot from MMC any more

I have a device called Nanopi Neo Core with Allwinner H3 processor on board, 512MB of RAM and eMMC. I broke it and unable to find what to do to restore it. Originally it came with the Armbian ...
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Are low resolutions possible in syslinux?

I am building an arcade machine with a 15KHz CRT and Batocera and I need to get syslinux to display in 320x240 because a CRT can only do up to 240p or 480i. Is it possible to do interlacing or 320x240 ...
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Grub "failure reading sector" from Live USB

I'm having an issue booting a live USB for Ubuntu 22.04. When selected by my boot manager, I get an error error: failure reading sector 0x5b88c0 from 'hd0' This is a 16 GB USB 3.0 drive (type A) and ...
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