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Questions tagged [boot]

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

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GRUB Boot ISO/disk image from NTFS partition

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A REPOST WITH ORIGINAL QUESTION. MY LAST QUESTION GOT FLAGGED AS "DUPLICATE", EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT, AND ANSWER DID NOT EXIST. I CAME UP WITH A SOLUTION THAT NO ONE ELSE HAD ...
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Boot and install broken because of half-lib-c installation

I was trying to install wavemon and I ended up breaking up my apt-get by half installing some libc related packages. My system doesn't boot to login screen anymore. root@pc:~# apt-get check Reading ...
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systemd - mount mount process exited, code=exited status=32

First Boot always fails. Is it possible to make it work ? Working on modified OS image. Where it uses kernel of version 3.10 (Centos 7.6) but grub is still old version 0.97. When deployment of OS ...
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FreeBSD not displaying text correctly after fresh installation

I installed a fresh copy of FreeBSD for my computer to try it out, because I liked it in a VM. But when I boot into my new installation, I can see the boot loader, but when I choose anything after ...
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Booting from a USB disk in a VirtualBox machine

This is about using VirtualBox to build and customise an operating system on a hard drive mounted in a USB caddy for eventual installation in another physical system; and to do that with the minimum ...
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Linux boot-up error : initcall returned with disabled interrupts

We are developing an emulator for RISC-V ISA and during the Linux boot we are getting following errors. It seems do_one_initcall in init/main.c is returned with disabled interrupts. I am getting this ...
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Encrypting boot directory

I want to encrypt only the /boot (boot directory) in my linux machine. does LUKS provide encryption with boot?
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reliable scripting way of obtaining UUID of boot partition

I want to script a somewhat automated method for editing /etc/default/grub and appending fips=1 boot=UUID=???? to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= coincidentally /etc/fstab contains UUID=12345blabla /boot xfs ...
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How to put GRUB2 on a CD reading the boot configuration file from harddisk?

After having trouble with Linux (openSUSE Leap 15) and Windows 7 overwriting each other's boot sectors (and me failing to integrate GRUB2 into Windows 7' boot menu), I wanted to put GRUB2 on a ...
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Switched from Android to Ubuntu bionic now no network [on hold]

First off, this is my first Linux machine so I'm still learning the ropes. So After attempting to switch OS from Android to Ubuntu bionic. I keep getting errors, No file found, command not found And ...
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alpine linux sys mode install on raspberry pi

I'm working with the armhf release of alpinelinux from https://www.alpinelinux.org/downloads/ on a raspberry pi 3b. I've installed a desktop extension card from https://www.newark.com/element14/pi-...
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Boot Process with LILO bootloader

I just want know what happens in the background when these commands are executed mount /dev/root / ro mount /dev/sdax / ro How does it find that / is mounted on sdax?
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Debian Stuck in Emergency mode after Triple boot

These are the errors I found in my log file: I recently did some changes to my disk I made a triple boot from dual boot system but I had to take a big part of debians home partition. After I ...
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Why am I being thrown into an emergency shell when booting?

I have set up Arch Linux with full-disk encryption and partitioned my system disk using LVM. I just changed the motherboard, CPU and RAM of my machine, and after enabling legacy boot and disabling ...
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Configuring ISO of Knoppix image to boot from USB [closed]

I am trying to boot an older version of Knoppix from USB thumb drive...on a computer without EFI (AFAIK) This is the ISO I have 'ADRIANE-KNOPPIX_V7.2.0gCD-2013-07-28-EN.iso' I also am trying to make ...
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Debian boot issue [closed]

On boot I get this text: [sdb] no caching node page found [sdb] assuming drive cache: write though wrong diagnostic page : asked for 1 got 8 Failed to get diagnostic page 0x1 Failed to bind ...
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Debian 9 does not boot after installing on USB drive with UEFI

Goal: boot up from fully installed debian 9 USB drive I installed debian into my USB drive but it fails to recognize my USB in boot option. This is the link where I downloaded the iso file. Below ...
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How do i speed up boot time?

How can i minimize boot time ? I am using Debian 10 with a i7-4600U with 12GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD, UEFI is enabled. and here's the output of systemd-analyze plot > plot.svg I know 5 seconds ...
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Automounting LUKS encrypted volume at boot time using USB memory as key

I'm setting up a new Debian Stretch installation, and it's all a bit new to me. I've used linux a lot, but I've never really been an administrator of a server before. Because this system, or some ...
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Debian Stretch drop in boot-time script not using rc.local

I'm setting up a new installation of Debian Stretch. Because it's on custom NAS box, there's one small gripe I have - original software was booted from a USB memory module molded on to the motherboard....
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Boot Order not found if using efibootmgr to change boot order

I am getting this error after i change the boot order using CLI efibootmgr System BootOrder not found. Initializing defaults. Reset System ~# efibootmgr BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 1 seconds ...
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Arch Linux good way of setting keyboard layout and other variables permanently? [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed arch for the first time manually and I love it. I've been looking to do some basic things like permanently setting the keyboard layout and making netctl start when I boot Arch. ...
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Linux background login (load user account without logging in) [closed]

I would like Linux to log in (load the profile) in background after I entered the password and require the password again when wanting to use the computer. Alternatively, I would like Linux to load a ...
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Handle booting failure for u boot ( Debian )

I have an embedded device with 512 Mb of ram and 4Gb internal storage. ( Consider Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone ) I have an external SD card available with 3 Partitions. mmcblk0 is the disk and ...
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Content of initramfs

I've unpacked the cpio file initramfs-4.19.10-200.fc28.x86_64.img and only found this: . ├── early_cpio └── kernel └── x86 └── microcode └── GenuineIntel.bin Has this ...
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How shall I change boot sequenct of a virtual machine in KVM?

I have installed Windows 8.1 on a virtual machine in KVM. Now I want to install Windows 10 with the same product key of Windows 8.1, so I try to install Windows 10 on the same virtual machine, ...
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TLB invalidation times out

I have an Intel NUC which have been running Ubuntu Server 18.04 for the last year. After I Updated the system and kernel the server would not boot. Unfortunately I did not take any screenshot of the ...
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How to handle a dual-boot system after recompiling a kernel?

I have a dual-boot system, on /dev/sdb4 I have Gentoo, and on /dev/sdb5 I installed Ubuntu 18.04 afterwards. My boot partition is /dev/sdb2, and I let Ubuntu handle the whole bootloader stuff. And ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing:VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

I have the same Gentoo version installed on 16 machines. Using the same 3 DVDs created in the same way with the same CentOS version and 2 same brand portable DVD-ROMs, I have managed to get the ...
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How to clone a whole partition from usb while booting

im searching a way to clone a whole partition from a usb stick to a pc. I could use a live operation system e.g. ubuntu and use dd to copy it, but im searching for a way that laity can also do that. ...
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Grub recover - install Ubuntu, keep Win7

I messed up the grub loader by accident and all tutorials to install it again failed. Now I can't boot anything so I created an Ubuntu Boot Stick to access all my data. When I tried to reinstall the ...
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How to make a fully bootable backup of my internal disk to external disk? Issue with duplicate UUIDs

I've made a 1to1 copy of my internal disk using dd. The external disk bootable but since the disks will be sharing the same uuids, the boot process will actually continue from the internal disk. How ...
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Manjaro installer cannot boot into live usb

I tried to install Manjaro 18.0.3 64 Bit, but after I selected boot in the welcome screen it did not work. The following error showed up on screen: ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/M1803' device did not ...
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Booting error message! --> ata3.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x40), PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Physical Layer

I'm using archlinux distro with no DM and I'm using boot manager as systemd-boot. BTW, when I'm logining in my system, I get some error messages. It doesn't cause any visible errors (i think). But I'...
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Arch Linux booting in Emergency mode after installing another NVMe SSD

So I recently installed another NVMe SSD into my computer and my Arch Linux will no longer boot. Here is the message I receive immediately after booting: Here is a copy of what my fstab looks like: ...
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Will it work if I switch the boot disks between two laptops? [closed]

Generally, if I switch the bootable disks of two laptops, will both of them be able to boot into each other's OS? If not, what is the reason that it is not possible? Differences between CPU ISAs, ...
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Will moving logical volume `/` which contain `/boot` cause failure to boot?

I followed Stephen Kitt's recommendation put / and /home under LVM, instead of leaving / in its own partition. If /boot is in a logical volume for / (as by default it is), will moving the logical ...
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Transfer boot partition from one linux (SSD) to other linux (other SSD)?

I have a triple boot system as below: 1TB SSD: Linux Mint 19.1 (1 single ext4 partition) 500GB SSD: Ubuntu 18.04 (boot flag, has boot partition) 250GB SSD: Windows 10 I was using Ubuntu 18.04 as my ...
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Debian 9: Multiple Failures During Startup

Recently I was using my notebook in a normal session when, suddenly, the network interface stopped working. I manually shut down the system (couldn't do it via LXDE neither via terminal) expecting ...
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ubuntu cannot boot after modifying /etc/passwd

The following are the steps I destroyed my ubuntu: I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 in my computer; I modified the /etc/default/grub and set GRUB_TIMEOUT = 0, then I cannot see the Grub screen;...
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Debugging boot performance issues in grub / before kernel logging starts

My PC takes a long time booting. I have reason to believe it is caused by delays after grub, but before kernel logging starts (booting takes 30 seconds, but dmesg messages have time stamps between 0....
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modules.devname not found after updating process was cancelled

I can't boot into my Arch system after updating was canceled in the middle of it. When I'm trying to boot it shows this message Warning: /lib/modules/4.19.25-1-lts/modules.devname not found - ...
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How to disable NVIDIA card on Centos 7

I have a NVIDIA card on my cenots 7 desktop. After running some updates, after a KDE install, it stopped booting the gui (the screen just freezes). Is it possible to remove the NVIDIA card and use the ...
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Why does replacing drive with a dd clone cause machine to hang at boot?

I have a home-brew media server based on a 800MHz Intel Atom with two big LVM drives and Debian 9 on a 250GB 2.5" drive. The latter is showing bad blocks, so I am intending to replace it. I booted ...
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Why does “drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to send host log message” show up and what can I do to fix it?

This error shows up everytime I install Kali Linux, whenever I try to boot it. Then, it dissapears and the screen blacks out. The error is the following:+[drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] *ERROR* Failed to ...
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What do these U-boot arguments do?

I am looking at a uEnv.txt file with the following lines: bootpart=0:1 ...
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Installation and booting scenarios for combinations of boot sector (GPT or MBR), firmware (BIOS or UEFI)?

I think all the confusions in this post come from coexistence of old and new technologies and abuse of terminology such as mentioned in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What program(s) is stored in a small partition on my hard drive with flags `bios_grub`?

My old laptop uses BIOS. It came with Windows installed, and later I installed Ubuntu by overwriting Windows. What program(s) is stored in a small partition on my hard drive with flags bios_grub, ...
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Stuck at U-Boot on Zynq platform

I am trying to boot Linaro on a Zynq board, but can't get past U-Boot. If I try to run "bootm" manually at the prompt I just get an error: Zynq> bootm Wrong Image Format for bootm command ERROR: ...
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Bootable USB not detected

I have downloaded a MacOS Mojave iso and used the dd command to make a USB stick bootable with MacOS on it, but it doesn't appear in the BIOS. How can I fix it so I can boot on it ? In Ubuntu, the USB ...