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Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Emergency mode after adding partitions and installing another Linux distribution

I had Linux Debian installed onto my computer. My partition table was as follows: sda1: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: vfat Boot sector ...
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RBP 3+ Stuck at rainbow screen after LUKS encryption

I'm trying to create a raspberry pi with kali linux that is encrypted with a key that is located on a USB device, so it doesn't boot without the USB device plugged in. I followed this guide: https://...
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Display blacking out on boot (Macbook Linux)

(Please note that I am breaking this out as a separate question from this one I asked earlier: How exactly do the Linux display device files work?) I have a Linux From Scratch system that I've built (...
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Linux won't boot with Nvidia GTX only

I have a headless desktop computer (no screen / no keyboard) used as a machine-learning training server (using a GPU). I connect it via SSH from my other computer (laptop). When: I start the ...
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Arch: root partition not found at boot

For an unknown reason, my system stopped booting. Now, it fails to find my root partition after 10 sec and drops me in an emergency shell where my keyboard is not detected What I did so far was to ...
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I cannot see Linux in dual boot system. I have Windows too [closed]

I have installed Linux along side Microsoft's Windows. I was trying to have a dual boot system, but after I installed I can not see it, even in EasyBCD (on Add new entry). What should I do?
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Debian mdadm: No devices listed in conf file were found

My Debian sid machine had been booting kernel 4.13 from a raid array for several months without issue. 2 days ago I upgraded the platform and now booting fails like this: Additionally, the initramfs ...
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After update: boot loader cannot find devices anymore

After installing updates on my Arch Linux installation, the boot loader is unable to find the boot device anymore. It says something along the lines of "Waiting for /dev/disk/by-uuid/..." and ...
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Rootfs is a special instance of ramfs

In the document present in www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/ramfs-rootfs-initramfs.txt the author writes that "Rootfs is a special instance of ramfs". Can someone please clarify what this ...
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Where can I find precompiled bootloader files (initramfs-linux.img)?

I need the boot files (initramfs-linux.img and vmlinuz-linux) from Arch 4.20-1 to fix a system. Is there a standard place where these can be found, or can they only be custom built? When I look in ...
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how to know the right size of /boot

for now /boot on our linux machines is /dev/sda1 497M 157M 340M 32% /boot we want to create a new linux redhat template and I have the feeling that /boot size is too small for ...
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booting old netbook [closed]

I have a complete confusion of boot problems on an old netbook. It's dual boot, details below, used every ~2 months for travelling. 1) One day it simply wouldn't boot. Power-light on, brief flicker ...
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How can I avoid my boot and kernel partitions getting out of sync?

I apparently screwed up my Arch Linux system by inadvertently updating the kernel, but not the boot partition. So, for example: pacman -Q linux -> results in 4.20.arch1-1 uname -a -> results ...
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System booting in VGA and giving “A start job is running…” errors [closed]

I have an arch linux system that is not booting properly. It starts in VGA mode with big text, which is unusual. Then, as it boots, it is giving multiple "A start job is runing..." errors. Also, ...
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“Probing EDD” error when booting a live OS from a USB drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to boot into a Kali Linux live thumb drive on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, to partition a secondary internal hdd that has Windows (set up with bootcamp) on it (to install Kali in the new ...
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How to install Linux on an MSI laptop(Gl62M 7REX model) having 128GB SSD as primary storage and 1 tb Hard disk as secondary storage

I want to install Debian + KDE on my MSI laptop(Gl62M 7REX model) having 128GB SSD as primary storage(windows 10 installed currently) and 1TB Hard disk. I tried installing by disabling the fast boot ...
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Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on boot

After a reboot, my bluetooth keyboard and mouse can't be used to log into my OpenSuse Linux 14 machine? I have to plug in a USB mouse and keyboard to be able to login. Any configuration changes ...
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Is it safe to disable apt-daily.service?

I use Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. I found this question indirectly relevant: How to disable `apt-daily.service` on Ubuntu cloud VM image? My question is: Is it safe to disable apt-daily.service? ...
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Can't boot on Win10 with dual-boot Fedora 29 + Win10 (both encrypted partitions)

Did install Fedora 29 on a different partition than Win10, usual dual boot configuration that I already used a good number of times. The new parameter is that I use encryption on Windows system (...
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Can a linux distro be installed on WD TV live? [closed]

The machine has its embedded OS, it allows watching movies from a usb stick. It has two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one Ethernet port, one power source and two cylindrical serial ports. Since it ...
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Failing to boot Ubuntu 18.04 - “attempt to read or write outside of 'hd0'”

I am having issues booting and end up in a grub rescue shell. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Searching around the web, i have found ...
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Opensuse installation boot stuck at “Starting udev… ok”

I want to install Opensuse. I tried all versions from 42.1 to 15.0 (newest), all fail to install. The boot process gets stuck at "Starting udev... ok", after which nothing happens. Trying to start ...
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grub2 no such device (Win10 / Fedora)

I have Win10 installed on a nvme drive. I have installed Fedora 29 on another ssd with LVM. When grub boots, it shows Fedora & Windows 10 on the list, as it should. But starting with Windows ...
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Debian 9.5 takes longer to mount emmc than 8.7 did

I have been trying to chase down some boot performance issues for a little while now. Previously we were running debian 8.7 with 4.4.54 kernel. our start up time is systemd-analyze Startup finished ...
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Black screen after inserting RTX 2080 Ti, computer won't boot at all

This is with Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell 7920. So the Dell power light goes on but I get nothing aside from the occasional flickering of the HD light, trying to boot when I put the 2080 in my box. (I have ...
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What is needed to make a busybox init boot to a shell on an arm device/phone?

I compiled busybox with arm-linux-gnueabihf for and Cortex-A/armv7-a arm device/phone. When I run the binary on android it works well. I decided to modify the android boot image. In the boot image ...
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boot time & usb

In a coming new system we need to have a very short boot time (up to 3 seconds). The system shall also have a USB connected to touch screen. We are afraid that the USB enumeration might take too much ...
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Logging/tracking-down process that auto-reboots CentOS server at boot time

Background I have a bunch of CentOS servers with proprietary applications running on them which are part of a third-party security camera system supplied by an external vendor (i.e. I don't have ...
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Acer notebook freeze / sleep on boot Debian 9.5

When booting Debian 9.5 my notebook, Acer Aspire E5 - 573G sleeps for several minutes before the login screen shows up. It stops after the following lines: [ 10.686470] ath10k_pci 0000:03:00.0: ...
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System is booting up. Unprivileged users are not permitted to log in yet

Is there a way (other than permit root login on the target machine) to work-around the following: $ ssh 192.168.0.14 user@192.168.0.14's password: "System is booting up. Unprivileged users are not ...
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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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Boot stuck at “Started TLP system startup/shutdown.” [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...