Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Can no longer boot Ubuntu (dual boot setup)

I just tried to boot my Ubuntu 16.04.5 partition of my Windows/Linux desktop machine after about 4 months of not doing so. The first thing I noticed is that I wasn’t seeing the GRUB screen at all. I’m ...
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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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hide grub menu and initial loading message

With Debian 9.9 and GNOME 3.22, I'm trying to load the OS without boot menu. I've installed plymouth to show a graphical loading and set this options in grub: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 ...
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Laptop freezes on boot

While using Kubuntu 20.04 on laptops with a ryzen processor, sometimes when you try firing it up, it gets stuck at the boot screen and u have to reload a couple of times to get in, unless you have a ...
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Cannot boot new VM, when copied from one XEN-host to another

n my Debian 10 (buster) XEN Host, I copied a Xen-VM that is using Debian jessie from an LVM-snapshot into a new xen guest and tried to start it. This is what I did: Copy xen VM to test a dist-upgrade ...
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Replacing systemd-boot with GRUB2

i would like to install GRUB instead of syestemd-boot in my PopOS installation (there is not a real reason why, i like GRUB more and i would like to learn how to work with bootloaders a little bit ...
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MacOS/Debian10 dual boot- how to delete unknown EFI partition?

I have a macbook air dual booting macOS Catalina and Debian10 buster. I hold the option key at startup to choose the system I want. In the boot manager there's this efi partition (https://imgur.com/...
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How to build a mirror vdev which is bootable via UEFI?

I have a server with two identical disks. I would like to create a ZFS mirror vdev from these disks, create a ZFS filesystem on it, use it as the root filesystem and boot from it. I have done this ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on zfs on root on LUKS on UEFI

I am following https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/wiki/Ubuntu-18.04-Root-on-ZFS but doing it for Ubuntu 20.04. When I get to: update-initramfs -u -k all nothing happens: It returns after 0.1 second and ...
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SELinux causing boot failures [closed]

I can't boot because SELinux is causing some serious problems. It's blocking access to all files. Services are disabled. Stuck at grub prompt. In problem number 3, I'm stuck at it and there's no ...
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I tried to unlock my external drive with Dislocker : now my drive doesn't work

I've got a 1TB external drive in NTFS encrypted with Bitlocker. I wanted to open it in Linux (Mint), so I quickly followed a tutorial like a real noob, not understanding how it worked, just pasting ...
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System unbootable - grub error: disk lvmid not found

I'm gettind this error at boot: grub error: disk 'lvid/caoMWu-o417-GMgh-6vFj-1qrw-iJMi-ypwm0f/Z2eotR-N0HN-nrol-3hUd-odMB-GzHy-4PrsnL' not found. Entering rescue mode.. I can't even get the ...
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Where is core.img?

I'd like to verify that core.img lies between the MBR and the start of my first partition, /dev/sda1. Using sudo dd bs=512 if=/dev/sda skip=512 count=1540 | hexdump -C I can see /sda1 referenced: ...
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Arch Linux Live USB no longer booting UEFI

My Lenovo laptop is running Arch Linux with a UEFI GPT partition table. One day I powered up my laptop, but couldn't get passed the Lenovo boot screen. I used a USB stick to boot up and reinstall Arch....
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How do I troubleshoot some unexpected error messages reported while booting Debian 10?

I upgraded my Debian from 9th version to 10th when Debian 10 was officially released. Since I upgraded to Debian 10, I am getting following messages while booting: [ 11.008027] pstore: Using ...
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What are all these other in grub options and which are safe to remove?

I recently uninstalled Ubuntu 16.04 and installed Peppermint 7 instead,I had a few problems with grub not showing but fixed it by running bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi in admin ...
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System freeze on reboot/shutdown

My laptop is an Acer predator helios 300 with intel i7-7700hq and an NVIDIA GTX 1050ti. It had a 128GB NVME SSD and 1TB hard disk. I had dual boot on it with fedora 29 installed on the SSD and Mint ...
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How to get around encrypted hard drive

I had a full volume encryption on my fedora work station but forgot my password. I figured the only way to get around this is to wipe the drive. Well I can’t because every time I change the boot order ...
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systemd: failed to mount NFS share: mount.nfs: Network is unreachable until later in boot process

My laptop has a USB Ethernet adapter. Apparently the network doesn't come up until later in the boot process than normal. My NFS shares are not mounting at boot. However, as soon as the laptop is ...
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Boot Message after “RAID: Clean”-Message: “Failed to send exit request: Connection refused”

I just installed Manjaro on a (md-adm) RAID10 consisting of two Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 SSDs. During boot, the following message flashes up twice. What could it mean / what does it tell me? ...
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Pop_OS! 19.10 to 20.03 Upgrade Fail?

Clicking Download shows these error image. Tried sudo findmnt --verify, it shows findmnt: /etc/fstab: parse error at line 12 -- ignored 1 parse error, 0 errors, 0 warnings this is my fstab file ...
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Why does initramfs need to overmount rootfs with the new root?

I read the linux documentation on initramfs and the source code of switch_root. The documentation says: When switching another root device, initrd would pivot_root and then umount the ramdisk. ...
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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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Slow boot in elementary/ubuntu

I'm running elementary OS (based on Ubuntu) and I've had this same problem also when running Ubuntu. Basically it just takes a hell of a long time to boot into the Linux system while booting into ...
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Error after installing Kali linux

I installed Kali Linux on my PC. It installed but on booting it shows print_req_error:I/O error,sector 0 It shows this for sometime but then it gave up waiting for it and also show that it gave up ...
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Fail to start Failed to start Daemon

Failed to start Daemon for power management on Ubuntu.
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Can grub load a kernel from HTTP?

Typically the kernel file is loaded via disk. Questions Is it possible to load it via HTTP/HTTPS? If so how?
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Unlock LUKS non-root filesystem partition on boot

I have a system with an unencrypted / partition on Ubuntu 16.04, but with a LUKS encrypted ZFS zpool on 3 partitions. In order for the system to boot properly I want for the LUKS encrypted volumes to ...
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“Error uncleared PCH FIFO underrun on transcoder A” during boot centos 7 on toshiba

I have toshiba Satelite model (C50 1001C model number) laptop. When I start it is giving 1.643361 [drm:cpt_serr_int_handler] *ERROR* uncleared PCH FIFO underrun on transcoder A 1.643363 [drm ...
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Mount root filesystem from initramfs

It's a common scenario. For whatever reason, the initramfs (OpenSUSE, in case it matters) has failed to find the root filesystem, so it drops you into a rescue shell. I know perfectly well what device ...
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How to convert grub config to use kernel device names instead of UUID

I've got a bunch of identical systems on which I want to clone the same openSUSE 12.3 installation. I've set up clonezilla on PXE server. After appling the disk-image of on another machine, it fails ...
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Windows' custom boot logo started to show up on boot

I ran sudo apt-get remove gstreamer1.0-* which started to remove many packages from my system(I wasn't paying attention to REGEX). I quickly realized what's happening, so I interrupted the process. ...
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Linux - Hades Canyon Intel Nuc 8th Generation

I have recently acquired a Hades Canyon (Intel Nuc8i7hvk) and I'm trying to put Linux on it. I have tried Ubuntu 18.04/Debian 9.4. On the Ubuntu 18.04 version I make it to the GRUB options page, and ...
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This GPT partition label contains no BIOS boot partition

I am to a dead end with a bricked laptop. Yesterday after a boosted fan madness and unresponsive desktop, the laptop would not start again properly; dpkg does not repair anything nor it is recognized ...
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Fedora 32 switch root won’t start after upgrade, boots to emergency mode

I just upgraded from Fedora 30 to Fedora 32 directly using the commands specified in the upgrading guide. Note that I used --allowerasing sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=32 --...
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Can't boot Windows 10 from GRUB

When I installed Zorin OS (which is based on Ubuntu) with dual boot windows after boot it went straight into Windows 10. I took a look at the bios boot order and it was the following. Windows Boot ...
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ERROR: device '' not found. Skipping fsck (can't boot)

I have a Manjaro Linux installation and after a pacman - syu update (potentially updating the kernel) , and restarting my computer, I get the following error message after grub: [ 4.896409] Initramfs ...
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CentOS on NVMe ssd cannot boot with hfi1 errors

I install CentOS 8 on NVMe with standard or LVM partition. But while booting, the system may freeze or go into emergency mode after popup some hfi1 errors: "Config bitmap uninitialized", "Missing ...
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How to analyze firmware time in systemd-analyze?

Running systemd-analyze on my computer gives me Startup finished in 15.862s (firmware) + 3.356s (loader) + 1.391s (kernel) + 5.199s (userspace) = 25.810s. The time for firmware is taking longer than I ...
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Modifying login for an encrypted boot partition (GRUB)

I followed an tutorial on the archlinux wiki for an encrypted boot partition and I have some questions. Up to now everything is working (two partitions: efi + encrypted lvm), and when booting I come ...
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Kali Linux black screen with blinking curser after USB boot

I am using a Macbook Air (2013) with Intel HD Graphics 5000. I made a USB to live-boot into Kali and install it onto a separate partition, essentially dual boot my Yosemite (OSX 10.10) with Kali Linux....
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Ubuntu 20 boot blocked, loading initial ramdisk

I have just installed Ubuntu 20 Mate. When I try to boot it, the process is blocked at loading initial ramdisk. I already tried to reinstall it. What could be the problem? I am using a Dell Inspiron ...
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How to debug systemd “init” freeze during boot?

I'm trying to get my own init script running on some ARM hardware and Debian Jessie with systemd. The overall boot concept and init script is almost identical to a x86 variant, which works fine. For ...
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Failed to boot after system update, Arch linux (Failed to start Hostname Services) and others

After I updated the system through pacman, the system fails to boot. It seems that some services are not started during boot time. It shows like this: Error Failed to start Hostname Services. Failed ...
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Cannot find bootable device - can't boot from USB - can't update BIOS - no grub

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to proceed with this faulty installation. I have Dell Inspiron 15 5570 that had a while ago Linux Mint installation on it. The installation ...
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Automatic Mount at Boot For Xubuntu

I'm trying to follow these instruction to mount a second hard drive: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive For automatic mount at boot it says I need to enter this into the ...
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Docker SystemD require another container first

I control all my Docker containers via systemd. Everything works correctly but I found out that after reboot one of my container doesn't work correctly because another container hasn't booted yet. ...
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Fedora fails to start and lost shell access

Linux Dist: Fedora 31 Mate compiz. Dual boot with win10. (UEFI secure boot enabled). 1) While shutting down the system, an unusual errors showed up in the screen. So the problem started with Lightdm....
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How to boot Acer aspire 3 from external drive with lunix

I just bought a new laptop, an Acer aspire 3, and I'm trying to run my external hard drive on it. It has Linux mint installed in it. But I can't find the boot option on the bios. I've disabled the ...
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Make an SD card to boot the distribution image created with Yocto

I have managed to build images for my own compiled Linux kernel source code using Yocto. Yocto has produced image files according to: http://www.crashcourse.ca/wiki/index.php/...

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