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Questions tagged [boot]

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

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delayed bash script execution after boot

My Fedora Linux (presently 30) system hosts several virtual machines (VMs) configured to start up when host system boots. These are isolated servers supposed to be visible from the internet containing ...
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How to start at boot a service that lives within a user's schroot?

Due to legacy (aka corporate) reasons, I have a number of servers running recent Debian versions (Debian 9, Debian 10) that also need to run older services such as MySQL 5.5. This is done via a (pre-...
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Linux Kernel boot stucks at “Starting kernel …”

I am facing some troubles while booting kernel. U-boot boots and gets stuck at Starting Kernel.... Boot parameters are as below. setenv mmcroot '/dev/mmcblk0 rootwait rw rootdelay=5 mem=256M' ...
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What could cause slow binfmt-support.service during boot?

I have a Fujitsu LifeBook with Lubuntu 18.04.2 which is booting very slow. Here's the output from systemd-analyze blame | head -n20 28.869s systemd-journal-flush.service 24.957s dev-sda1.device 14....
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GRUB still seeing Ubuntu after formatting in Kali installation. How to proper configure boot?

I recently formatted my Ubuntu hard disk to install Kali on it. I formatted the entire hard disk through the Kali installation process. Now, my pc boots to "GNU GRUB Version 2.02" with "grub>" command ...
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OpenWrt UEFI boot extremely slow?

I tried to install a thrid-party OpenWrt image to a computer. After writing the image file to SSD and start booting, the kernel message prints at a really slow pace, although some of the timestamp ...
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openmediavault does not boot without USB Keyboard

I have (X7SPA)MB,(D525) CPU. I want to make a NAS, and I'm using USB to boot the openmediavault, but if I don't use a USB keyboard it shows (error no such partition). I used USB flash memory 2 or 3, ...
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Encrypted LVM not Booting When Demount unaffected HDD

I have a strange problem I don't understand. I have a Kubuntu 19.04 installation that has a guided install of an encrypted LVM root. lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 19.04 or Ubuntu19.04 LiveUSB after enrolling MOK [on hold]

(I've asked this question on AskUbuntu with no response after 4 days.) Before showing GRUB, it shows Unable to trigger tcg2 final events table: Invalid Parameter Something has gone seriously ...
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Grub Installation failed - Invalid Argument

Been stuck on installation of multiple distros for a while. The installation always fails when running the grub installer and the syslog says: grub-installer: info: Installing Grub on '/dev/mmcblk0' ...
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startx not automatically running on reboot

When starting up by machine, I am prompted with a terminal asking me to login, rather than the nice GUI that I am use to. When I login in, I am able to run startx and everything works smoothly. I ...
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Where is GRUB's boot information located? (want to delete partition)

I have a laptop with two internal storages. M.2 SSD: Windows/Ubuntu HDD: Debian/DATA 4 partitions in total. I used to boot mainly from Debian and sometimes from Windows. After some time I made ...
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Puppy Linux can't start in computer with VIA-based video

My computer, which has a S3 Unichrome video chipset integrated, has problems booting into Tahr Puppy, as it crashes before prompt, as soon as it changes resolution. When acpi=off pfix=nox is used, it ...
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Probably a failing HDD but want to be sure [closed]

I'm having to manually fsck almost every boot, and am unable to update or install new programs due to a specific error in the process. Don't recall what offhand but can boot and find out. Anyway, I ...
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Upgrade fails from 4.17.6-100.fc27.i686+PAE to 4.20.14-200.fc29.i686 [on hold]

When upgrading from 4.17.6-100.fc27.i686+PAE to any higher level the backup fails. The screen font size does not get reduced and the boot process locks up near the end with "starting Gnome Display ...
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Fedora30 installed on USB pendrive, seems to took control over my BIOS-UEFI

Notebook Ultrabook Samsung NP530U3C this notebook was working just fine, booting normally, and with the UEFI/BIOS (A Phoenix one) with no problems. Every time I wanted to enter the bios setup, I ...
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KDE neon is not asking password for encrypted disk

My laptop has two disks. One of them has KDE neon. I choose to encrypt the disk. Some months later I installed Windows 10 on the other disk. The grub was lost, so I tried to use boot-repair on a live ...
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Kali Linux Boot Partition is out of Space [duplicate]

Today I installed the 2019 Kali Linux on my HP laptop, 120GB Hard drive, 16GB Ram. I created 3 partitions; 20 GB EFI partition, 80 GB primary partition & 20 GB Swap approximately 10mins after the ...
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Computer does not launch after suspend from Kali linux live

I launched kali linux in a live mode from usb drive. Then I executed systemctl suspend as root. After that I used power button to launch computer but it neither came back to kali nor launched as ...
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occasional boot fail because of error in starting Network Manager

I'm working in ubuntu 18.04 in a stationary Dell computer. Lately I have had a problem at booting where there is an error saying: [FAILED] Failed to start network Manager See 'systemctl status ...
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Kernel not booting in new kernel

After upgrading kernel (2.6.32-754.12) linux (6.10) boot stucks in progress bar...even if I press esc key to identify process where it stopped -- only getting black screen....while in old kernel ...
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Installing Manjaro on my ASUS TUF GAMING FX504 SERIES

So first problem i run into is booting from the live image. But after googling a lot i could figure out something and now i am booting like following: drivers=nonfree and adding systemd.mask=mhwd-...
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How to boot into existing Ubuntu drive on a new computer?

I had an old IBM Thinkpad laptop with Ubuntu installed die on me, but the hard drive is still intact. I want to move the installation onto an old Macbook Air I have lying around but I'm having ...
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“failed to insert 'vboxpci' invalid argument”

What cause this issue? systemd-modules-load.service failed "failed to insert 'vboxpci' invalid argument"
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Can one run linux from a folder via entry into bootloader (GRUB2 etc) rather than from a whole partition

I would like to know if one can extract an ISO into a folder and then add an entry into the bootloader pointing to initrd and kernel and boot into this linux distro? I know booting into linux ISO ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 fog server – is it possible to use pxe to boot directly to Nwipe program from Parted Magic?

I have created a fog server using Ubuntu 16.04. I have a boot menu entry for booting to Parted Magic through pxe, and I am able to successfully boot to it. However, I want to add additional ...
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Install Tails with persistent storage on VirtualBox

Tails OS is distributed either via .iso or .img file. The only .img can have persistent storage, but only .iso can be mounted to VirtualBox and properly booted. I would like to have VirtualBox Tails ...
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Encrypted /boot without UEFI

I have only one, LUKS-encrypted, partition. Is it possible to boot system from /boot on this partition? I don't want to use UEFI to do this. EDIT I'm using GRUB. I have uncommented ...
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CentOS 7 Black screen after gnome upgrade

Symptom: CentOS 7 stuck at startup when running at GUI level command line level works fine. Only mouse cursor can be seen everything else is black Press Ctrl + alt + F3 reads "A start job is ...
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Couldn't turn off Debian: end Kernel panic [closed]

I got this log when I turn off my Debian and the system got stuck here. I can press power button to turn off and after rebooting it still function well. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Error after extending a disk partition on CentOS 7

I went through this article https://www.ryadel.com/en/resize-extend-disk-partition-unallocated-disk-space-linux-centos-rhel-ubuntu-debian/#comment-1516 to extend space of a partition /dev/sda2, but ...
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Just installed Puppy Linux to hard drive (full install), but it doesn't boot

When I boot without the USB mounted I get this message even though the OS is installed in the hard drive: wee 0>find --set -root /grldr (0x80,0) wee 0> /grldr wee 13>
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How to replace faulty disk in software raid using lvm

one of the SuSE 12 LinuxServers has reported disk failure. Fortunately the Database Server has Software Raid hence the system is still up and running. But as recommended, we would like to replace the ...
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What key combination to enter into console mode at boot time ? [Debian 9]

Using Debian 9.8. I encounter some troubles with some packages installation. Synaptics package manager offered me to do an upgrade and I accepted it, making my computer freezing at login screen ...
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How do I clone a 2 TB HDD onto a 120 GB HDD (shrink partition using gparted)

I have the following: Western Digital 2 TB HDD (65GB used space) Seagate 250 GB HDD (with nothing on it) The 2 TB HDD has Mac OS X 10.6.8 that I need to clone onto the smaller drive in order to use ...
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USB not booting Ubuntu (Windows 10)

I've recently started to go through The Odin Project, and in the beginning we have to install Ubuntu (dual boot). To create the bootable USB, I used this guide: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/...
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Linux distribution for USB that works on 32/64 and on Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux distribution that I can run from USB that works on almost every computer that I will encounter. I need this because I repair computers and want to run all kinds of tools. I ...
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Bootloaders triple windows fedora kali - each bootloader loads it's host OS and windows, not the other linux

I'm having issues with the kernel loading when trying to multiboot. I had previously fixed a similar issue but following a fresh Kali install (and it's attendant automatic reinstall of grub) I've ...
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systemd Restart is not working?

I have the following service. /etc/systemd/system/detectwifi.service [Unit] Description=wifi detect automation Requires=wpa_supplicant.service After=wpa_supplicant.service [Service] Type=simple ...
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Linux mint 19.1 cinnamon randomly didn't boot after update - just once however

After running some updates on linux mint 19.1 cinnamon, i shut down my PC. When i went to boot it up again, the screen stayed black, however the fans of my PC were running. After doing a force shut-...
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Can't find the source of startup httpdmas at bootup

I have checked cron jobs but no startups referring to httpdmas. I have checked /etc/rc[0-6].d and /etc/init.d/rc.d/ (none) I have checked chkconfig for httpdmas and it is all off. chkconfig --list … ...
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Boot problems on Ubuntu 16.04 (elementary os) with kernel 4.4.0-145

After a recent update on my dual boot hp laptop with secure boot disabled, whenever I switch back to linux (from windows 10) on the default kernel (4.4.0-145) the boot process gets stuck in this loop ...
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Elementary OS boot problem on dual boot system

I installed Elementary OS on my laptop's SSD, now dual boot, also with an HDD. Sometimes when I turn on the laptop, the logo flashes and displays random stuff. Screenshots are attached: here and ...
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Grub menu booting issue

I tried reinstalling Ubuntu on my laptop. After doing so it messed up the boot loader and brought me to this black screen (I think it’s the grub boot menu). I have to manually type in the commands ...
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I can boot directly from guest kvm?

I install linux as guest on kvm, there is way to boot from that linux when i open my computer? like live usb.
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Mint 19.1: No POST screen visible with new graphic card

My work computer (i7-7700, 64GB RAM) runs Linux Mint 19.1 and Windows 10 in dual boot. This used to work fine, it normally booted Mint unless I pressed F12 during startup and told it to boot windows. ...
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Kali live USB Boot -Stop Bleeping

I run Kali from a live boot USB. When I boot up a blue option screen appears along with a “ bleep” How do I stop the “ bleep” - it’s driving my wife mad. Turning the volume down on the LT has no ...
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boot-repair: An error occured during repair

My grub partition got corrupted and I've been trying to fix it for a few hours. Right now it is empty, just formatted. Partitions on this device are as follows, in their order on the disk: /dev/sda2 ...
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invalid line /etc/crypttab

I am troubleshooting a debian system that will not boot; the system booted fine, and one day ceased to do so (possibly but not definitely related to an apt upgrade). It has a small boot partition (...
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Unable to re-create initramfs using dracut

I am experimenting on some rescue situations using CentOS7 minimal image and virtualbox. I: deliberately deleted my initramfs file booted from CentOS7 minimal iso image entered into rescue mode ...