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Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Fedora-Workstation x64 V.28.1 hangs/freeze on grub menu/multi boot

I have install fedora with installed windows 7 after installing fedora and reboot system and show grub menu that hangs and - keyboard keys doesn't work just Alt+ctrl+del (that reboot machine) -when ...
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Remove busybox from buildroot

As part of Linux hardening we want to remove busybox from filesystem created with buildroot. But I am not sure if system can boot without it. I am quite sure that there are init files that depends ...
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Dual boot - linux sometimes does not boot & understanding my partitons

First of all I have dual boot Win10 + MX Linux (was Ubuntu like 2 days ago). I have two disks, both systems are on /dev/sda (which is SSD, and parted -l for this disk is below) Number Start End ...
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Load entire live system into RAM?

If I boot Linux without installation (i.e. from live DVD), how can I load the entire disc into RAM in order to be able to re-use the drive? It is possible with PartedMagic already. How can it done ...
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fedora 28 doesn't boot after kernel update

Today I installed a kernel update for fedora, from/to: kernel-4.18.13-200.fc28.x86_64 kernel-4.18.14-200.fc28.x86_64 Now at boot (after grub) I get the message flashing on the screen kvm: disabled ...
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Can't Flash Image onto Arduino Yun Shield using Uboot or TFTP

Note: This question was originally asked on Arduino Stack exchange, but closed as off-topic because it's an OpenWRT issue. I have a Geeetech Iduino Yun Shield. I accidentally flashed the wrong ...
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Reduce Boot time

I would be interested in finding ways to reduce the boot time, specially in embedded-related environments. I've read somewhere of a method to avoid the kernel to load some drivers or modules but I'm ...
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Blank screen on entering ‘Boot’

I am trying to install manjaro KDE but i am stuck with weird Blank screen right after i press enter ‘Boot’ in boot screen.I’m saying it’s Blank instead of black because the monitor receives no input ...
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How to Set Default Pin State on Orange Pi

When booting an Orange Pi the default pin state seems to be HIGH. Is there a document that I can edit that will change their default state to LOW?
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Cannot start Manjaro after update: Cannot find uuid

I did an pacman update on my manjaro system, which went wrong for some reasons and I had to reboot. Upon rebooting, it seemed to restart but not entirely as i didn't have any GUI. I was able to SSH in ...
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Dualboot Debian+Debian with two separate LVM groups and separate /boot on different USB-sticks causes blank screen

I'm trying to setup a dualboot system, where I want the two OSes to be completely separated. I figured the best way of achieving this would be to use different /boot partitions and have one LVM group ...
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How to boot from mdadm raid1 without marking drive as failed?

I've successfully installed a CentOS 7 with 2 HDDs in a raid1 array with mdadm and I can safely boot from either one of them being the BIOS boot drive and even from having either of them unplugged... ...
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Dual Boot Error after creating not allocated space [duplicate]

I installed Kali linux along side Windows in my laptop (dual-boot) , after a while I ran out of space in my Linux hard drive so I decided to reduce the space in my Windows partition and create some ...
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Trouble on Debian boot up “Timed out waiting for device dev-disk…”

I can't boot my Debian 9.5 with following errors. If I remember correctly ACPI Errors were shown every time I turn on PC. But computer always boot right with these errors, so I didn't care much. The ...
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Linux mint only boots if I open the UEFI menu first

This is my first Linux build (used OSX + terminal at work for years) and I'm having issues getting Linux Mint to boot or come back from sleep in a sane fashion. Hardware AMD Ryzen 5 2400G with Radeon ...
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I want to install Debian, but cannot boot into the live version

So I started with downloading a live image for debian, 9.5 cinnamon. I have a UEFI Motherboard Asus z170. I hit F8 to bring up the boot display, if I go for the UEFI option, nothing happens, Windows ...
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execute script at startup

What would be the simplest way to launch a script during the boot or desktop startup process in debian? The script in question consists of a single command (ifup wlan0) to connect the wifi and ...
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Stuck in a ~30sec boot loop after grub, encrypted volumes

I got my new laptop and I installed Debian 9 Testing alongside OEM'd Windows 10. I did not encrypt the whole Debian partition, i managed to encrypt the /home and /swap only (not sure if reasonable, ...
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/etc/fstab for my usb drive won't boot

I've used sudo blkid to mount my drive with fstab like this on /etc/fstab: UUID=1169dd89-29fe-436c-9aef-fa78ea7ee138 /media/hd ext4 defaults,auto,umask=000,users,rw 0 0 I also tried PARTUUID=...
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Centos 7 on HP Laptop

I have an HP Envy 17" laptop that I use solely for development. I want to load CentOS 7.5.1804 (Core) on it. So I downloaded the ISO, wrote it to a USB Flash drive and then installed it. The whole ...
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Problem with additionally starting konsoles when booting (debian)

I am using the following command to start a konsole + execute a command at startup. konsole -e 'bash -c "MY_COMMAND;bash"' The goal is that the konsole stays open after executing the command (which ...
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How to load your own GUI app without the rest of the GUI in Linux?

Is there a way to load my own GUI app without the rest of the GUI in Linux? It's something like running Winamp only, and practically turning your PC into a music player.
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Open Grub menu in debian Stretch at boot time

I've just installed Debian Stretch 9.5. I've a dual boot (Debian + Windows) and the grub menu worked properly. Since I mainly use Debian I disabled grub menu in order to speed up the boot process (...
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Linux Mint won't boot after issues saving .tex file

I've been having some problems booting into Linux Mint 18.2. It started when I woke the computer from sleep and tried to continue editing a .tex file I was working on. I got some errors which ...
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How to run a script code in Linux Ubuntu when start up?

sudo nano /etc/init.d/deneme.sh After that #!/bin/bash echo "HELLO WORLD" then chmod 755 deneme.sh I didnt see Hello world text when I reboot to Linux Ubuntu ? What is the problem ?
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Device-tree blob (DTB) in a separate partition

Currently, I have the device-tree blob (DTB) appended to the Linux kernel. I would like to split the DTB from the kernel to an unique partition containing only the DTB similar to the figure 3 of the ...
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Decrypt root device at boot with keyfile on usb - Debian Stretch

Basically what I need is to decrypt root device automatically with a keyfile stored on a usb with a partition scheme (ext3, ext4 I don't mind). I successfully implemented the script method with dd ...
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If GRUB2 doesn't play well with my PC, will an alternate bootloader work?

I have an Acer Spin 1 (trying to run only Ubuntu), and I've read that grub doesn't work well on that machine. This seems to be true, as I have spent hours fruitlessly trying to install it after ...
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How do I Access BIOS with no OS? [closed]

I'm not sure how much information you'll need, so here's a short version first: Acer Spin 1 (SP111-32N-C2X3). There's no OS on my PC, and when I power on I see the black grub> page. If I hit F2 while ...
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Errors on Installing Debian at Start

I had installed Debian. These are the errors that are appearing at the start. What should I do?
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Emergency Mode in Ubuntu 16.04

I have been using ubuntu 16.04 on my device. All of a sudden, it says "Welcome to Emergency Mode...". I tried solutions in various pages, including a live usb with fsck. It did not work for me. ...
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Slow boot time in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and check for updates everyday. Everything is good except for the boot time. Windows 10 booted up much faster than this. # systemd-analyze blame 34.632s dev-sda1....
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Dependency failed for swap, (boots warning at startup) [closed]

After accidentally formatting by windows (I use kali alongside win as dual boot), I entered into grub rescue, and did the usual stuff to recover grub set prefix=(hd0,gpt2)/boot/grub set root=(hd0,...
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How to boot a linux system on HP Probook x360 11 G1 EE. - GRUB2 installation fail

I am looking for a method to install a linux system on HP Probook x360 11 G1 EE. Each time grub2 installation is failing. Changing security/efi boot options in bios doesn't change at all. Issue is ...
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Boot Error -> ipmi:dmi : Invalid offset : 0

I'm having the following error when booting my OS (Linux mint19 - mate): ipmi:dmi: Invalid offset : 0 I would appreciate if someone has more information about this. There's a ubuntu user here on ...
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UEFI cannot boot Debian install on external USB without nvram entry

I have installed Debian Stretch onto an external USB drive that I plan to use as a portable installation that I can use on multiple computers, so I need to be able to boot it from the USB directly ...
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Booting time slowed down due to errors

/dev/sda6: clean, 307317/2632672 files, 4045105/10522414 blocks bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c.hcd (-2) Would you please help me to solve those two errors? These ...
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Oracle Linux VM start error- Started Update UTMP about system runlevel changes

I am not sure whether there was some automatic updates to my oracle linux 7.5 Virtual Machine. There was requirement to reboot the machine, I rebooted then below error message displayed- "Started ...
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startx turns LCD off [closed]

I have written a driver for linux to communicate with /dev/fb0. When system boots, The LCD turns on and displays random colors, but when startx runs (that I expect desktop environment to be shown), ...
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No free space on system & locked out of recovery mode because firmware password, Linux to rescue? [closed]

This is a bit of a tragedy of circumstances. I was deleting all free space on my latest install of OS X with diskutil secureErase freespace 4 "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" and unfortunately it failed. ...
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Change UEFI boot order from busybox

After generate a new efi boot entry with efibootmgr: # efibootmgr -c -g -L "Debian (EFI stub)" -l '\EFI\debian\vmlinuz' -u "root=UUID=955548bd-9c77-4893-8633-3a5e7966dfc9 ro quiet rootfstype=ext4 ...
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k3b needs sg module loaded

I found that I need to have the sg module loaded for k3b to work in slackware64-current. The following command works to load it: modprobe sg So I want to have that module load each time I reboot. I ...
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init boot mount: mounting /root on /root.ro failed: Invalid argument, aufs

I am trying to set up a read-only filesystem at /root directory on my embedded device. I have following in code in my boot init command file /sbin/init-overlay: rootmnt=/root ro_mount_point="${...
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Boot option for mounting read only and run script?

I would like to make a special boot option in grub2. When this boot option is selected as a boot target, it will mount as read only (instead of the normal read/write mode), and run a script that doesn'...
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How to uninstall Nvidia driver from centos7?

Today I installed the NVIDIA driver on my laptop dell inspiron 5558. I did that using the instructions here in this video But after rebooting I'm getting this and I couldn't enter to the ...
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Deepin & Elementary OS boot problem / keep loading after login

I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 10 on it. I tried to install Elementary OS 0.4.1 in dual-boot with Windows 10 with UEFI. The installation was a success, but when I login, the desktop ...
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Linux and serial console delaying kernel load?

This issue suddenly showed up on my main machine and I didn't quite understand it: when booting a Linux kernel image (versions 4.15.0_32/33/34) with the default grub generated arguments: console tty0 ...
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Linux live boot flash drive works on PC but not Mac [duplicate]

I've created a bootable Linux USB flash drive on my Windows 7 PC.  I can use it on any PC (running Windows), but I have been unable to boot it on my Apple Macbook Air. How can I boot my Linux live ...
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disable kernel module which is compiled in kernel (not loaded)

My server has two 1-Gbit and two 10-Gbit onboard network cards. I need to disable the 1-Gbit network cards completely, so that ifconfig -a does not show them. The network cards use different kernel ...
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Debian install has written the grub loader into my primary disk master boot

I have attempted to install Debian to my external USB HDD (for which I had previously created a 150GB ext4 partition on it). I have done these operations from my Macbook pro (on which I had installed ...