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Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Create Linux USB that can boot from any computers like the liveusb installer

From my understanding, when installing Linux on a USB, it's only guaranteed to boot on that machine, unlike the liveUSB installer. So my Dell laptop already has Linux on it's internal hard drive. ...
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Using command (dd if=/dev/mmcblk0p1 | sha1sum) while running from initramfs

I have an opensource airgapped raspberry pi project seen at the following link: www.privatekeyvault.com I have provided a method for installing LUKS full disk encryption seen at the following: https:/...
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Gentoo: Network boot is failing

Suddenly our thin client does not boot over PXE anymore. I have not set up the system initially. I cannot figure out why it tries to use /dev/sdd2 and where it is configured and why it always worked ...
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Black screen after boot in Archlinux [on hold]

I'm using Archlinux (with KDE plasma 5) for a little while now. But a few days ago, I started my old Acer Aspire on which I test a view things from time to time. Even though I don't want to lose my ...
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Boot stuck at “Started TLP system startup/shutdown.” [on hold]

OS: KDE Neon 5.14 based on Ubuntu 18.04 Kernel version: 4.15.0-42-generic I tried booting from an older kernel version from the grub menu, still the system won't boot. It shows a long list of ...
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Debian 9 login loop

I have a Debian Stretch system running kernel 4.18.0-2 stuck in a "login loop": user can successfully authenticate but is immediately dumped back to the login screen. Logging in as root works fine and ...
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Hang after bootloader, looking for device

I tried to copy my bootable partition (e.g. sda1) from a removable drive to my internal drive (e.g. at sdb2) for an openSUSE 42.3 installation. It took me a bit of time to correct the bootloader ...
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How to boot linux kernel from network through GRUB2 console?

My test hw, on which I want to boot, is MinnowBoard Max Turbot which is an x86 machine with UEFI and so far, I have successfully built GRUB2 from source and it successfully boots kernel from USB. ...
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Migrate boot partition on encrypted install

I installed Manjaro with full disk encryption using the option in Manjaro setup. When I boot, a grub prompt asks me for a password, after which I get a grub menu. I want to change this behavior, so ...
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Debian 9, after upgrade and boot error : dpkg is missing [on hold]

Yesterday I made an apt get upgrade of my Debian 9 and suddenly wifi and bluetooth were disconnected. Ok weird. No internet I have only wifi at home. I was working on a project and I have to produce ...
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how to copy linux kernel and image to boot partition on Arch linux installation

while installing archlinux, i could not mount the boot/efi partition(sda1). only after installing the pacstrap base package to the root partition(sda9) was i able to mount the boot efi partition. but ...
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Booting from SSD with CentOS 6.9 results in black screen (No Grub, nothing else after BIOS/EFI)

I just encountered a weird problem with my system. When I try to boot CentOS 6.9 I get a black screen from the beginning. I can not see the Grub bootloader or anything after selecting the disk to boot ...
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Drive won't boot from its Grub, but will from another drive's Grub, after cloning, why?

It was a month ago, so if you ask me on details, I might still remember, but better act on information that can be given as of now. Due to the lack of time, I did not ask for help here. I have cloned ...
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Getting error while installing CentOS [closed]

Installing CentOS with a usb stick, i get this error: error: 'vmlinuz' has invalid signature. error: you need to load the kernel first. press any key to continue ... i have switched off the "Secure ...
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Debian Stretch auto login on boot

I am trying to figure out how to get automatic login to work with a base console installation of Debian Stretch testing I tried an answer to a similar question on this site but it did not work: ...
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Linux Mint “Could not update ICEauthority file INSTALL_DIR/JDK_Dir/.ICEauthority”

The error message shows up on boot. I've tried the whole change permissions, delete ICE authority, etc. in all the other error threads out there regarding ICE authority, but to no avail. I do not know ...
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Linux mint won't boot properly [closed]

I erased my MacBook Pro iOS software and replaced it with Linux Mint.  Yesterday I open my laptop today and it doesn't want too boot and I have no idea what this is. This is what happened after I ...
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Kali linux live persistence not saving changes [duplicate]

I want to make a 16GB USB kali linux live persistence (save changes after reboot) I have a 16GB SP USB and have already made 2 partitions; 4GB (NTFS) which is sdb1 and 11GB (Ext4) which is sdb2. ...
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Custom software as init process (PID 1)

I'm making an embedded system and I don't want to use C or C++ for security reasons, and I need lots of RAM, so things like a PIC processor which I've used in the past aren't an option. I'm planning ...
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how can I clone a full lab with windows in network through the ubuntu terminal [closed]

I have a computer lab, and from time to time the computers are cloned (Windows), but I want to clone them from the Ubuntu terminal.
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Boot delay due to systemd device start job timeout

Problem description I've taken to finally address the issue of my system booting slower than it should. My first step was to have a look at the boot log, which showed the start job for a device ...
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UEFI Stub booting not working

I am trying to boot Arch Linux via an EFI Stub. I created an EFI partition (formatted as FAT32), a swap partition and a main partition on which I installed the Arch Linux core package group. I then ...
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Script to sum checksums of files and warning me in changed case

Boot partition can not be encrypted. I read somewhere this is good solution: create a script to sum checksums of files and warning me in changed case But I don't know where I can start. Can you ...
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PCI error and friends [duplicate]

I recently (re)installed Kali linux on my computer in dual boot with Windows10 because i need it for work. I'm getting the infamous pci error which was preventing kali from booting but I managed to ...
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Swapping hard drives results in being unable to boot

I have a laptop that I installed Arch on, so far so good. After getting things set up just the way I wanted them and using it for a few days, I decided to experiment a little and install SteamOS. ...
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Ubuntu boot fails on Lenovo P52 Thinkpad when hybrid display is set in BIOS

Booting to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS fails when the display is set to 'hybrid' in the BIOS (using Nvidia driver 415) When I switch to 'discrete', then it boots to Ubuntu OK. Because I am dual booting with ...
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Dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server fails on boot

When I boot the linux, dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server fails and the booting gets stopped there. But when i press ctrl+c it resumes the booting with dpkg-reconfigure failed.
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Corrupted Manjaro GRUB boot at new RX 580 graphics card video-linux driver install

I'm experiencing a bug in Manjaro Gnome that I hope to solve. PC System and Drive Configuration: Legacy BIOS system. ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z. This Motherboard supports UEFI BIOS boot in theory but ...
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kernel panic on /usr/bin/switch_root -d [closed]

I use arch linux and after an update about a month ago I can't boot the system anymore. The logs show a kernel panic caused by calling /usr/bin/switch_root with arg -d. I've tried a live cd boot and ...
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Using grub to properly boot from an external backup drive

edit: I think I solved my own problem -- see bottom of question for details I have a copy of all the files under / on an external usb-connected harddrive. To test whether this backup works, i'm ...
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USB boot on NTFS system, grub error: unknown filesystem

I followed online instructions on setting up a USB bootdisk with rufus-3.3 to install Linux Manjaro, after setting everything up I get the following error: So far two versions of the Manjaro - from ...
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what does it mean - native PCIe service?

according to web link, we can see: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4.14/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.html pcie_ports= [PCIE] PCIe ports handling: auto Ask the BIOS whether or not to use ...
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I can't boot up a custom version of ubuntu from live-usb

I made a usb stick with a custom version of ubuntu, is a well know and people don't use to have troubles with this version. I used win32diskimage, rufus and HDDRaw and got the same result with all ...
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How could I debug sshd taking several minutes to start?

I use a VM with ssh and X forwarding to run certain applications. When launching the VirtualBox VM, it takes several minutes for ssh to come online, even though the machine is at the desktop ...
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Void: Annoying grey dots on boot

I have these dots on a grey background at boot that I can't disable. Tried a couple of things (including stdout redirection) but none of them worked. I asked the same question on reddit, and someone ...
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Failed to mount /. on boot CentOS 7

I am having trouble with this Virtual Machine. The image I'm using is a must-use due to the use case. It is cloned from another fully functional machine, and this system is provisioned by Bright ...
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Deepin Linux installed, ugly and unresponsive GRUB menu

I bought a small, used laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, 3rd gen.), mainly to take it with me on trips, to make office stuff and code ;-) So i thought, not another windows, let's try a Linux distro ...
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Boot/systemd problem in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 running on Raspberry Pi. I did a apt update/upgrade to install 18 upgraded packages but the system failed on reboot. It entered emergency mode and on entering Ctl-D I could ...
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Unable to read contents of Fedora file system

I have been running Fedora (32 bit) on a USB stick, plugged into my laptop, since version 25. This has been an attempted learning process. Currently at version 28 it now refuses to boot into the ...
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Linux install fails, both Ubuntu 18.04 and Fedora 29

I have Windows 10 and i wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04, preferably on the same drive as Windows, or if need be in another drive. I tried first to make the LiveUSB with Unetbootin which failed twice; ...
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Boot freezes just after loading graphics on Ubuntu 18.10 and Fedora 29

Both distros use Gnome, both fail at exactly the same moment in boot process. Background changes, mouse icon is shown and then everything freezes. Both distros work when running from live-usb. ...
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OMEN X by HP - 17t-ap000 CTO triple booted with ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10 hangs after grub bootloader

I have a OMEN X by HP - 17t-ap000 CTO triple booted with ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10. Since I first dual booted the computer I've had trouble starting Ubuntu 14.04. After selecting the ...
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Problems with linux mint boot

I had already this problem with sparkylinux. Trying to install this other distribution I broke windows, so now I'm trying to install Linux Mint using a USB. It all works but when the installation ends ...
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Debian Grub - display a splash image/animation for the entire course of the boot (similar to KUbuntu)?

The issue - I am looking into displaying a splash image as soon as I start my computer instead of a blinking cursor. For instance KUbuntu does this, it displays an animation during the whole boot ...
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task systemd-udevd:603 blocked for more than X secs .. Not tainted 4.18.0-0.bpo.1-amd64

System: Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 w/ Threadripper 1900x,128GBRam, 2x Gigabyte Aorus RX580 (8GB), TRIED already different/all BIOS settings related to UEFI/Legacy mode, Disable CSM, ... (thought they ...
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Set LVM volumes active by default [closed]

I have LVM under LUKS on one partition of physical disk. But when I open encrypted partition volume group appears inactive, so I cannot use volumes immediately. I want to make root filesystem on that ...
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Ubuntu do not boot [closed]

I have been workinng on ubuntu that is installed on dual boot with windows 10 for a while and yestrday a have descovred that all my files are on read only i can't modify or delete .... I found then ...
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Multiple entries for a single run level in inittab

Can we have a single run level have multiple entries in inittab? Something like this: l0:0:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 0 l1:1:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 1 l2:2:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 2 l3:3:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 3 l4:4:...
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loadaddress of ramfs

I have some difficulties to make initramfs functional with SAMA5D27 SOM1 Evaluation Kit. I am trying to have a functional initramfs. I first verified that I have a functional linux when used with ...
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Lost Physical and logical Volumes

I can still decrypt my drive and see the files but the physical and volume information is coming up blank. See below is there any way to recreate the physical and logical volumes? root@dad-PC:/home/...