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

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I Used dd to Backup All My Files, now It (Kali Linux) Won't Boot

I used this command to copy my files into an external hdd sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb/Backup.img Now my laptop wont boot, it just shows Boot menu and Application Menu. I deleted the .img file ...
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booting problems on Mint

Linux Mint 20.3 I did something stupid via this link, purged, shut down laptop, turned on to see the following: OK created slice system-system.x2dbacklight.slice. Starting Load/Save Screen Backlight ...
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How to boot from new partition after do dd

I have 10 partition. My root (/) partition located on /dev/sda9 and my home (/home) partition located on /dev/sda2. I want to move my root partition (/dev/sda9) to /dev/sda5. So I copy my root ...
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How to see again the errors when booting?

I see some errors when booting [ FAILED ] bla bla [ FAILED ] bla bla but it goes too fast before directly goes to GUI, how to see those messages back? I've tried journalctl -r or dmesg -w it doesn't ...
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Problem with booting on Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon

Starting the computer creates a problem. Firstly I'm getting info about selecting OS to boot (on computer is only one OS Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon): https://postimg.cc/D8VbfHfn After selecting OS ...
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Changing hostname on startup

can somebody write (or find) me a script that changes host name to actual first names and last names every start up ? the only ones ive found are ones that change the host name to fnds2ijf3, is there ...
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HP Elitebook - Cant selec't linux mint as firts bootable OS

I have a second hand HP Elitebook Folio1040 that had windows10 installed. I deleted windows and installed Linux Mint Una (20.3), rebooted the PC but I can't manage to boot Linux automatically. After ...
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How to Change Default Boot Kernel of Pop OS 20.04

I use Pop OS 20.04 and recently the kernel was upgraded and it caused some issues so I had to switch back to my previous kernel version. (More specifically, the kernel was upgraded to v5.16, and I had ...
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Reset system loop after installing any debian based distro

I am trying to install Linux (Ubuntu). The installation process is fine. At the very end when it asks to restart computer, I restart my laptop and the message Please remove installation medium, then ...
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Destroyed System after failing to Change OS

Originally I was running Pop OS but wanted to switch to Windows 11.So I got a USB and etched a Windows 11 ISO to it. I used woeusb to do the etching, but when I rebooted my system I was met with a ...
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Force the live USB installs to install Grub to its fallback or secondary install location

Turns out that my particular laptop has a bug in it where the BIOS firmware keeps the software looking for the boot file in the fallback directory where GRUB doesn't install it and Linux crashes ...
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Text boot without text console: agetty problem in Fedora 36

I have always used text+console boot without graphic interface. This includes the login, that is also text only since I do some sync stuff at login time, specifically on tty1 where I have an autologin ...
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Boot from USB and run sshd on server without keyboard or display

I have an old HP server, would like to Plugin USB and ethernet cable USB boots a linux distro and starts running sshd with default user/password I can then ssh into the box from my laptop. I was ...
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Which Process Throws Error "StartImage failed: Load Error"?

I'm debugging a failed installation of systemd-boot on a multiboot Linux system (multiple instances of Ubuntu 20.04 & 22.04 in discrete partitions). Sadly, the only consequence of bootctl install ...
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Trying to boot linux from live usb for the first time, stuck on GRUB command line

I'm trying to install openSUSE Tumbleweed to replace Windows 11 on my machine. I've created a live USB stick containing openSUSE Tumbleweed, and set it as the first and only boot option in the UEFI. ...
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How to make GRUB detects Windows boot partition?

I am using a dual boot Windows/Kali linux and since the latest grub update, the Windows entry was removed. The Windows boot partition works when I am booting from the BIOS, but somehow I can't get ...
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grub tries to read the kernel off encrypted root (not boot) partition

I am trying to set up encrypted arch with external boot partition on sd card because I want to be able to leave the boot partition at the house so I can leave things in the encrypted setup without ...
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Linux Mint 20.3 really slow boot in (loader)

I previously have booted Mint 18.x on my high end desktop from a USB SSD and it loads in around 15 seconds.. I recently got a new SSD and installed Mint 20.3 on it. The problem is with this new ...
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Which OS's grub configuration should I edit to change default boot order?

I have two OSes installed on two partitions of my (slightly old)computer: PeppermintOS (on /dev/sda1) and antiX (on /dev/sda2). When I turn my computer on, the GRUB menu defaults to antiX after timing ...
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Cannot boot into installed os anymore, only able to boot from a live usb

If i try booting with live usb unplugged, it will show ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. if i do it with usb plugged and boot with UEFI mode, it will show a grub menu (but ...
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Ubuntu server crashes during installation

While installing, the Ubuntu server 22.04, it crashed. I tried to install it with an usb-stick and uefi. I attempted to install it around 15 times and the interesting thing is that it did not crash a ...
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Kali won't load after installation

I need help to install Kali on a new Asus Rog Strix laptop (AMD Ryzen 7 6800h, NVIDIA 3060). After installing it on a ssd (400 Gb) separate from Windows 11, after rebooting and selecting the OS Kali ...
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I’m getting a memory error “you need to load the kernel first” trying to boot Ubuntu 20.04

I used to be able to boot Ubuntu from my SSD drive on a duel boot machine but now it says “you need to load the kernel first”. I have tried to set the boot drive. I found the partition with lost+found/...
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Ethernet port won't detect cable if it was plugged before boot

I'm having trouble connecting a computer to the internet. I am able to do it only if I follow the steps below (which is not a desired behavior), and I need help to make it work properly. THE PROBLEM ...
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Why would Linux boot from a USB drive but not a hard drive?

I have a x86_64 Linux Kernel, with EFI_STUB enabled, and packaged into a EFI System Partition that I compiled using Buildroot. It generally will boot on any machine by just dd'ing it to a device and ...
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Install Linux via USB: Boot shows "Boot option restore"

Question: How can I manually boot Linux on EFI systems with Grub? Where I'm stuck: I'm trying to install a custom kernel, root file system, and grub on an x64 computer. The USB stick has an equivalent ...
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Make disk bootable while mounted on running VM

So I used RSYNC to backup all the files from a VPS I have that runs on my providers platform to a local disk attached to a VM I have running here. The disk where all the files went to is a separate ...
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Pop!_OS stuck BEFORE login

I tried to reboot my laptop, running Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS, but I'm now facing a gray screen, the same gray than the login screen but without the possibility to login I can't even open a tty, it just ...
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I deleted Ubuntu and Manjaro but not the grub, I specified a way to boot my Windows but it doesn't work [closed]

I had Windows and Ubuntu and Manjaro, and I wanted to delete Ubuntu and Manjaro but I didn't want to lose the Windows boot, so I watched a video and did that, but when I reboot I get the grub. ...
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Cant Escape Emergency Mode to Default Mode Pop!_OS After "Windows Volume Repair" and fsck

I am dual booting Pop_OS! 22.04. I booted into Windows, finished what I was doing there then went back to boot into Pop!_OS and discovered it would not boot, it was giving me some sort of diagnostic ...
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update-grub detect multiple kernel images but dont prompt a choice at boot

I have multiple kernel versions I can choose at boot time with grub. I plugged the hard drive to another computer and grub was still working. After the command update-grub (detecting all the image ...
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How to chainload another kernel with kexec inside a LUKS2 + LVM2 partition?

I have a Debian 11 installation with the following partition layout: path format mount point /dev/nvme0n1p7 ext4 (no encryption) /boot (Debian 11) /dev/nvme0n1p8 dm-crypt LUKS2 LVM2 (named vg_main) ...
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Librem machine stuck "Booting from Hard Disk" after installing NixOS

Just tried installing both NixOS 21.05 and 22.05 (wiping the whole disk before each install) on a Librem Mini LMv2-01, but when booting it just gets stuck at the "Booting from Hard Disk..." ...
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Mint + windows 10 dual boot

I have dual booting mint + windows 10. I have a problem with displaying this table after starting the computer: I tried to star linux and use sudo grub-install /dev/sdx Then, the choice appears ...
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Which driver is repsonsible for finding UUID in the kernel

I compiled a custom kernel for myself. I can boot via root=/dev/mmcblock1p2 but when I try root=UUID="Actual ID" i get a kernel panic. I think I might have not enabled some driver option. ...
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You to know how many sectors to load from in the boot loader

So I was exploring how boot loaders works and I came across one question that I can't seem to find any answer. How does the boot loader knows exactly how many sectors it has to read to load the whole ...
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Reset my BIOS. Now how do I fix "Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot Policy in Setup."?

Follow up to Grub updated and now I can't get in to the BIOS, how can I fix it?. Short version: couldn't boot to a USB thumbdrive after updating grub. I reset the BIOS to factory default (with the ...
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Grub updated and now I can't get in to the BIOS, how can I fix it?

Mint 20.2 system. Need to get to the BIOS so that I can boot from the USB stick into GParted, which is suddenly not happening automatically. I upgraded all my packages an hour ago (pretty sure grub ...
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Volume group "vgubuntu" not found. My laptop won’t boot

Today, I rebooted my PC (a Dell G5 15) after a update from Ubuntu, you know, the kind of update that pops on the screen and asks you to reboot at the end to complete the update. Well, that’s what I ...
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Why lsblk command not showing /boot partition?

I tried to find boot partition on my system and executed lsblk command sda 8:0 0 930.4G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 40G 0 part ├─sda3 ...
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Deleting /etc/machine-id in ubuntu-minimal-cloudimg for proxmox template

I am trying to make a template for my Ubuntu VMs mostly by following Techno Tim's instructions here. I differ from Tim by wanting to also install qemu-guest-agent so I can get the IP of the vm without ...
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What, exactly, can trigger the appearance of the GRUB boot menu?

On my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and kernel version 4.15.0-177-generic (and no dual boot) the GRUB boot menu appears when the system resumes from hibernation. Simply selecting the ...
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Cutefish OS not booting

I was trying to install cutefish OS on my laptop. It gets stuck on a black screen while trying to boot.
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How to switch from Grub to rEFInd without breaking everything

Okay so a little backstory: I've been trying to install Linux as a dual boot (with Windows) since yesterday, here's how it went down : installed Debian, worked well but I had to boot in nomodeset for ...
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How can I see which is my boot partition in latest suse 12 and 15 OS's? [duplicate]

In SLES 12 S, SLES15 it is observed that the OS can be installed and booted without creating a separate /boot partition. My question is how can we know which is my boot partition as I can't be able to ...
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Linux randomly rebooting or halting when trying to boot it

SYSLINUX bootloader is always working but when it's trying to boot linux, it's sometimes rebooting or halting and sometimes it works just fine. I'm using alpine linux standard 32 bit on usb flash ...
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Kernel 4.15.0-177-generic on Ubuntu 18.04.6 causing slow login and device boot

I recently got upgraded from kernel 4.15.0-176 to 4.15.0-177. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.6. The upgrade seems to have caused some issues; Boot up is slow. I get "A start job is running for /boot/...
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Erasing the boot disk on an external hard drive

I recently had my original computer stolen so I bought a second hand one and created a boot disk for Bullseye using dd in a linux VM on the original windows OS. This worked perfectly fine and bullseye ...
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LMDE 4 stuck on boot

I need some help with my linux mint machine. On my old laptop I have installed LMDE 4 for more than a year now and everything work smoothly until lately (compared to previous Windows 10 O.S.). Now it ...
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Install and boot Linux from a logical partition

I know GPT is the solution but I inherited a machine that has already fully used the 4 Primary partitions: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdb1 * 2048 ...
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