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

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Updating linux kernel broke my computer

Today I updated the linux kernel to 4.8.12-2 using pacman -Suy. Next time I tried to turn on my computer, I got the following error: Starting vmlinuz-linux Using load options 'ro root=UUID=1d7....... ...
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Linux Mint 19.3 fresh install boot to busybox / initramfs

A made a fresh install of Mint 19.3 on my SSD (no other OS on the disk). On boot, I have the Mint logo, then drop to busybox : see image. I have seen other poeple with similar problem, yet I didn't ...
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Parabola (Arch-based) failing on boot: 'unknown filesystem type: ntfs'

I am trying to install Parabola Linux (a libre distro based on Arch) on a system where I have a dual-boot with Windows 8. I got to a point where I had a bootable CLI system; however, I just installed ...
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Arch Linux 91 seconds userspace loading time

So I am an Arch noob. It's my 10th installment in my VM and finally everything works.I did some research because my Boot was rather slow and it turns out my userspace takes 1min 30sec to load and I ...
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Single encrypted system partition without any boot partition — how is that possible?

The partitioning of a virtual disk image of a Lubuntu KVM guest I recently installed looks like this: # lsblk -f NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID FSAVAIL ...
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“Calgary: Unable to locate Rio Grande table in EBDA” <- what does this mean?

When I boot my system, I get the following message: [Sat Oct 26 20:34:25 2019] Calgary: detecting Calgary via BIOS EBDA area [Sat Oct 26 20:34:25 2019] Calgary: Unable to locate Rio Grande table in ...
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Kernel panic: unable to mount root fs on an unknown block

I had upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 17.04 .after a while I had restarted my laptop and when it was about to restart my battery was dead and I plugged in th charger and power on my laptop and it shows a ...
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Updating kernel versions when booting from rEFInd

I'm booting from EFI using the awesome rEFInd bootloader. I've so far had to configure boot myself by manually copying over my EFI-compatible linux boot image to my EFI partition and writing a ...
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Cannot boot Windows after I Installed Linux Mint 19.3 on a Separate drive

Even when I choose The drive that includes Windows at the boot options, it still boots Mint
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Sync Logfiles Online in Real Time

Background: I have a smart home device (roborock) running linux. For some reason it triggers factory resets every odd weak, presumably during reboots. I need to find out why and how to prevent it. ...
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qemu-kvm Windows won't start

I know that theres similar questions, but this kind of question hasn't only one solution, it depends on the user situation, even if the same message is displayed, so what i've found don't work for me ...
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systemd: SSH service does not start at boot

Whenever I boot my system (Ubuntu 16.04), I cannot log in via ssh and the service is reported as inactive (dead) $ systemctl status ssh ● ssh.service - OpenBSD Secure Shell server Loaded: loaded (/...
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Ubuntu boot hangs at started update utmp about system boot/shutdown

I recently installed boost on my Ubuntu, did apt-get update and everything was fine. After a while, no apps were working. I tried to restart my PC but unfortunately, Ubuntu is not booting anymore. ...
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Input and password for Ghost BSD Live CD

I downloaded Ghost BSD Live CD but it is asking for an input and a password on boot. Live CDs usually don't need those. I could not find an answer in the Ghost BSD Handbook.
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Cannot add startup service to openWRT from init.d

I have openWrt installed on a TP-Link TL-WA901N/ND v3. I don't have luci package installed because I don't have enough space, so I can only do thing via cli. What I'm trying to achieve is to create a ...
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More than one boot options for same OS

I have just installed Pop_os on my Windows 10 pc. I have a 256 GB ssd and 1TB hdd. Windows is installed on the 256GB ssd. I installed the pop os on the hdd by making 50GB unallocated space and then ...
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How to avoid rc.local been executed?

I created a rc.local in /etc/ on Ubuntu 18.04 The content is sleep 180 reboot I thought I can stop this during the 180 seconds, but the fact is it just hang there waiting 180 seconds then reboot. ...
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Grub won't boot from GPT RAID (gave up waiting for root device)

I'm having problems with booting a Debian 8 system on which I migrated the root partition from a single hard drive to a RAID1 (mdraid). On every boot, I get the following grub error: Gave up waiting ...
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Booting into VNCViewer on a Raspberry Pi.

Here's my problem. I'm new to Linux scripting and RasPi and I am beating my head against the wall on an issue. I want to use this raspi for displaying a vm using VNC. I got VNC installed. Created a ....
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Errors on startup

I have installed 3 days ago Debian 10.3.0 with LXQT. It's great and I like it, it boot fine, each kernel line on boot is so great to see when appears 2 red lines that are so ugly! [OK] Started /etc/...
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Hang on reboot, no hang on shutdown? (Pop! OS)

I've been running a Pop! OS machine for a while, and it's been going great. I've been an Ubuntu user for some time and wanted to explore a bit of the gaming side of things. I thought I might be able ...
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boot of nfs mounting drive taking very long

When I upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 my boot time increased dramatically I did a systemd-analyze blame and as you can see the first two items take a very long time to load and this is on a SSD. 1min 30....
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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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Where should I `dd` mfsBSD to get it to boot correctly?

I'm trying to install freeBSD onto a VPS (OVH provider). So far, the third method from this response has come the closest to getting me where I want to go. I think OVH has a problem with nested ...
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Unable to mount root filesystem on RPi image boot under QEMU

I am trying to boot HypriotOS (https://github.com/hypriot/image-builder-rpi/releases/) RPi images from QEMU I am using the kernels from https://github.com/dhruvvyas90/qemu-rpi-kernel and preparing ...
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How to make Debian 10 boot faster

I have following configuration installed on my system, mercurial@providence:~$ neofetch _,met$$$$$gg. mercurial@providence ,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P. -------------------- ,g$$P"...
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Xubuntu installation on Ubuntu made me lose access to both

I've lost access to my Linux hard drive upon installing Xubuntu. The system will boot (no login required) but it won't accept commands from mouse or keyboard. Is there a way for me to access the ...
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Thinkpad X220 will not boot Kernel 5.3.*

My Thinkpad X220 runs Mint Linux 19.3 Tricia. it's not dual boot. When I tried to upgrade recently the new kernel was 5.3.0-42 but it won't boot that so currently using 5.0.0-32. I get error messages ...
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Debian 10 - Black screen out of nothing/Error logs MCE & firmware

I have been working on my debian system and all of a sudden my whole screen went black except for one small white bar at the top left corner. As this state lasted on for more than one hour, I ...
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how to remove zombie unit-mounts from my KDE system?

I've recent removed opera-developer from my kde-neon system however I still see mounts from unit-mount nodes for opera-developer revision 80, 68, 90. These per-static mounts are slowing down the boot ...
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Shrink FreeBSD partition

I have an img (made with dd) of a FreeBSD installation on a 1TB HD. This time i need to use a smaller disk (500GB), and of course if I try just to restore the same image it won't work, but even if I ...
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Can't boot Parrotsec anymore, not sure what to do about it

In attempting to switch to Windows 10 I appear to have tampered with an essential partition. Currently, parrot loads for a bit and then goes to a black screen filled with cryptsetup errors such as: ...
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Run script at startup as root after everything has finished

I have an IoT device with a barebones Linux distro on it. No crontab, chkconfig, or update-rc. How would I go about running a script when the device has started, after everything on the device has ...
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Error when creating a bootable USB on Windows

I have Windows 10 and followed the exact steps in the tutorial and everything went smoothly up to here. Error when using a 32GB USB stick: Access to the device denied. This is the log: Rufus x86 v3.9....
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Installing FreeBSD on a VPS using KVM

I ordered a VPS with Debian 9 stretch from OVH, but they don't support FreeBSD, so they told me to use KVM, to install FreeBSD, but for some reason I'm failing at mounting the iso file. I don't know ...
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LVM volume can be mounted but not bootable after physical drive moved from internal to USB

I have a laptop with 2 physical drives, an on board SSD (128 GB) and an evo850 SSD (1 TB). I configured LVM to span them as one logical volume. I now have a hardware failure on one of the cables ...
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Unable to disable daemon using Systemd

I've tried disabling MPD (Music Player Daemon) using Systemd: sudo systemctl disable mpd sudo systemctl status mpd mpd.service - Music Player Daemon Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mpd.service; ...
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Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation?

Is it required to make a separate /boot partition for for multiple linux os installation ?
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Placing bootfile does not work

I have created the following assembly file on x86: mov ah, 0x0e mov al, 'H' int 0x10 mov al, 'e' int 0x10 mov al, 'l' int 0x10 int 0x10 ; 'l' is still on al, remember? mov al, 'o' int 0x10 jmp $ ; ...
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system rescue cd failure reading sector from cd0

Im trying to run system rescue cd on my HP4250 laptop and im getting a read error on the disk. Its saying the kernel needs to be loaded first, oddly enough, even though this is the place where i ...
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Linux Mint System wont boot :( Fsck clean - Any suggestions?

I've just made some changes to my PC which now won't boot. I am attempting to install a new graphics card, and so have installed a RAM upgrade and I have also connected up a new hard drive, which is ...
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Fedora cloud image does not boot fully

I downloaded https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/31/Cloud/x86_64/images/Fedora-Cloud-Base-31-1.9.x86_64.raw.xz set root password and created a .vmdk disk image out of that. ...
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Issue while booting Kubuntu on VirtualBox: drm vmw_host_log vmwgfx error failed to send log

I have installed Kubbuntu as guest one virtualbox on Windows 10 and now when I want to boot it take a long time showing this message: [drm:vmw_host_log [vmwgfx]] ERROR Failed to send log What is ...
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Zorin OS boots into emergency mode

I have been using Zorin OS 15.2 for over 2 weeks. It's been working fine without any problems at all until today when I switched on my laptop it booted into emergency mode. The journalctl -xb command ...
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Why do iptables rules disappear when restarting my Debian system?

I add this rule: sudo iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -d a.b.c.d -p tcp \ --dport 1723 -j DNAT --to-destination a.b.c.d:10000 When restart computer rules are deleted. Why? What I can do to make the ...
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Setting Debian and Windows [duplicate]

I have Debian. I want to run Windows on the same hard drive, but in separate partitions. I don't want to start my computer "DualBoot" (DualBoot is causing problems for the computer). what should I do? ...
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Emergency mode on Fedora 30

I am using fedora 30 since May, 30 final release.. I used terminal mode with xinput --test. After the command, only cursor was blinking... I rebooted, then emergency mode has come with the message ...
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kernel panic after Linux updates

Please, can someone give me step-by-step instructions how to get back into my Linux Cinnamon operating system. I updated the definitions. After a reboot this issue appeared.
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Unable to boot into Zorin OS - ending in BusyBox

I'm running Zorin OS 12.2 (downloaded and installed in September 27th this year) on a Dell XPS 13. I installed Zorin instead of the pre-installed Windows 10 (I'm aware that Dell XPS ships with Ubuntu ...
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Launch Debian and Windows

I have Debian. I want to run Windows on the same hard drive, but in separate partitions. I don't want to start my computer "DualBoot" (DualBoot is causing problems for the computer). what should I do? ...

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