Boot (or booting) refers to the action of starting up a computer and getting it to run the operating system.

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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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Restore BIOS and Windows 8 boot

Yesterday I typed a command (while using Ubuntu 14.04) to completely delete all broken symlinks (using find and rm -rf). When I restarted the PC, the surprise was a login screen (my Ubuntu session ...
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What is it that prevents USB sticks to be booted from?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different live images and linux and windows installers, but I seem to have found a USB stick that just can't be ...
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After much repair, computer won't give me the option to choose which drive to boot from [duplicate]

Background (Quick description of how I got to my current situation) Over the past few days I've been having boot issues (my fault) -- I installed Windows 7 on a new SSD I purchased, and it was great ...
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chkdsk /f /r alternative in ubuntu linux

In windows os chkdsk /f /r will fix a hdd error automatically.i have lost access in my laptop though i am able to live boot into my laptop using linux.I have live boot ubuntu 14.04 and i am in a need ...
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GRUB (with theme) messing up graphics after booting an entry

I have to set up a HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop computer: Intel i5-4590 CPU with integrated HD Graphics 4600. When using a theme in GRUB (no matter which one), selecting an entry in the menu and booting ...
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Windows 10 freezes at “Preparing Automatic Repair” on a MacBookPro (Bootcamp'ed)

Well, at first I should've stopped the auto updates or either took an image of the system at least to be on the safer side. I'm not sure what went or may be an update, but now the boot screen just ...
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XP blue screens on installer on my pc [duplicate]

I currently have my laptop running on windows 7. I plan on adding XP and keeping permanently disconnected from the internet to run some old games/programs (My pc doesn't have much ram so vm's are not ...
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Repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 8 diskpart not working

I have an HP ENVY 14-k074ca with win 8 on it. Two days ago it did update to win 8.1. After that it crashed and went into the infinite loop of automatic recovery. I THEN tried to use a win8 USB to ...
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What ways exist to control (enable/disable) automatic startup of applications at the end of system boot? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I remember the days when on Windows 95 it was possible to cause programs to launch once the system had finished booting by placing a link to such ...
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Can't bood freebsd install

I have an amd64 architecture, three hard disks and grub2 in efi mode. FreeBSD is installed in the third disk using a gpt layout with another partition that doesn't contain an OS: partition 1 (NTFS) ...
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Grub2: “Invalid partition table!”

I have recently had to change bootloaded from my old syslinux to GRUB2. Since I have installed GRUB2 bootloader I am getting the following message on every boot: Invalid partition table! The ...
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My computer won't boot up, how do I transfer files to an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I'm having problems booting Windows 7, and I need to extract files from the computer's hard drive onto an external hard drive. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD, I get two options, formatting and ...
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Determine which physical HDD is which

I have an Asus M5A88-M motherboard with six identical SATA drives running Windows 7. One drive is the boot/OS drive and the others are just data drives, but I don't know which is which. Suddenly the ...
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Long session (cca. 85 sec) init in Windows 7 SP1 laptop

My Lenovo z50-75 laptop hangs cca. 85 sec in session init under win 7. I have managed to record etl file but I am not able to analyze it lacking the knowledge. I would really appreciate a helping ...
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BIOS change on MSI G-45 mobo, Win7 won't load

Starting Windows, I get these errors codes: win\system32\config\system status Oxcoooooo1 Windows failed to load because of system registry file missing or corrupt. win\system32\winload.exe ...
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Computers won't boot from an SSD but all files are detected

last night when my girlfriend was over, she pressed the power button on my desktop five or six times to try and turn it off. This morning, the computer wouldn't boot, and I got a read error from the ...
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How do I restore my Windows 8 partition to be able to boot after issues with LVM?

While installing Linux Mint 17, I have messed up with some option like LVM. And after that I lost my Windows 8 installation and everything on the disk. I managed restore the lost partitions using ...
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how to install ubuntu 14.10 on a new lenovo ideapad g50-70

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my new lenovo ideapad, but i can't boot from cd or usb. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in bios, boot mode: legacy (not uefi). Created a usb ...
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Do not want session restore

I don't want IE 11 to reload the previously viewed session ever, and even though I change the setting each time I open the browser, the next session or day it does it again. I should only have to make ...
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Windows 8 automatic repair [on hold]

My computer is acting up. I have a Lenovo Y50 Touch. I left my computer running and came back 30 min later to see it shut down. I believe that it had ran out of battery since it was low. I plugged it ...
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boot windows 7 from internal ssd connected via usb [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD with a dual boot arch linux/Windows 7 grub. I bought a usb to sata adapter and plugged the usb to a toshiba laptop - the system starts to boot normally from the USB device, up ...
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Multiple laptop malfunctions

I am experiencing several issues with my Sony Vaio laptop. I don't know if they are related to a common underlying problem. Starting a few days ago, my laptop sometimes, but not always, just types ...
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Blank screen between windows 8.1 logo and login screen. .

I have been using windows 8.1. Some days ago i encountered an issue that after login screen i was facing a black screen on my laptop for about 10 seconds (varying). I tried too much to check what is ...
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Fedora 21 64bit DVD only recognized as BIOS not UEFI

How do I get my motherboard to recognize the UEFI option of the Fedora 21 install DVD? Per the docs, I need to boot to the UEFI option to install Fedora as UEFI. There is no separate media for UEFI ...
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What's the name of the box that appeared before “PCI Devices Listing” and “Verifying DMI Pool Data”?

Some 20 years ago computers used to come with a hardware setup that after BIOS POST but before booting from the disk or device, they showed a box made by ascii "box drawing characters" art, one like ...
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After installing Fedora Linux using Asus vivobook, cannot access OS

3 days ago, I installed Fedora on my Asus Vivobook s551. After the installation, I could not enter either the Linux OS nor the original Windows 8.1 OS! I need to access my original operating system, ...
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Sometimes I see black screen after windows logo, especially with cold boots

When I'm cold booting from my computer, this happens: Motherboard Logo > Windows 8 loading logo > Black screen. In the black screen, keyboard "num lock" key does not toggle the num lock LED. ...
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Desktop system doesn't always hit BIOS

I have a desktop system that ran fine for months, but now it doesn't even hit BIOS most of the time. I've replaced a battery on the motherboard (CR2032) and the power supply, and the behavior hasn't ...
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PC will not boot from CDROM

I'm trying to install Linux from a live CD (Elementary OS) I set my boot priority order so that CDROM was first in the BIOS. However my PC always chooses to load my SSD drive instead. To check that ...
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Bypass UEFI on native Windows 8 Acer Aspire V5

I'm working on an ACER Aspire V5-121 OEM Windows 8. The original hard drive with the OS was removed, and I have a blank one... but could not install any other OS on it, not even Win 8. As the V5-121 ...
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USB boot error; F11 Key and ASSIST button not working after losing and recovering partition table / MBR

I lost my partition table but I could recover it and I fixed the MBR. I got back all my partition and files include VAIO recovery partition except files on operating system partition ("C:\"). It was ...
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Dell Inspiron 14R 5420 intermittently fails to boot

I have a Dell laptop which sometimes boots and sometimes doesn't. When it boots, it works perfectly normal. However, when it doesn't boot, it doesn't show anything on screen, the light check goes on, ...
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How to help windows detect hidden drive after bios update?

After I reinstalled windows, I updated the bios using an update executable from the hp drivers website. It changed the legacy boot drives to raid, and I was unable to boot into windows, however I am ...
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Laptop keeps powering off randomly?

Ok so this has been going on for a while now but recently seems to be happening more frequently. I have an Acer Aspire 5750G with core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT520M running Windows 7. This laptop has ...
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Bios freezes when pc start

some days ago my pc begin to make something strange on start. When start it's show the bios screen and freezes, when I hit Tab button to see the messages I see this: DDR3-1066MHz Initializing USB ...
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How do you create a bootable ISO of MS DOS with networking?

I need to create an MS DOS ISO with support for networking features. I know you can create a bootable USB stick, but how do I create an ISO? I know that you can get boot disks for different variants ...
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computer not coming on failed to restart [closed]

my sony vaio fit series SVF15AA1Q1 is not coming on. just got the laptop yesterday and I downloaded all the vaio updates today upon downloading the last one I think the one that has to do with ...
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Asus Zenbook (UX31E) powers on, but does not boot Windows 7 and the screen is black

I am currently running into an issue with my UX31E running on Windows 7 that I have had since 2011. I am not completely sure when this problem started, but ever since I can remember, I have never been ...
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Installing new OS on Powerbook G4 without USB key or CD

I recently got a PowerBook G4 17" with a 1.67 GHz PowerPC CPU, 2GB of RAM, 100 GB of hard drive and running under OS X 10.5.8. These computers are actually getting more and more obsolete, and this ...
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How to make it so that I can't re-image my computer? [closed]

I'm running windows 7. How can I make it so that I (or anyone else) cannot re-image my computer. Is there software or drivers I should get to do this? Thanks a bunch.
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Boot OS from partition

I have a partition on which I already burned a Linux distribution. However when I reboot my computer and go in to the BIOS to select the partition I can't seem to find it. I suspect I need to do ...
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LTSP fails while downloading images

Some time ago, I've configured LTSP on Debian machine. I've been using it from time to time and it worked. Today it stopped working and I cannot figure out what's wrong. Client says: Intel UNDI, ...
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Trying to create windows 8.1 bootable usb using windows tool

I purchased a student copy of windows 8.1 pro, I downloaded the installer, ran it. It took forever to 'set stuff up' (over 9hours) so I quit it. I then launched it again, this time it went straight to ...
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How to make Trisquel 7.0 bootable from usb flash drive?

I am attempting to make Trisquel 7.0 amd64 bootable from usb flash drive. If I use Unetbootin the booting message is Unetbootloader failed to load com32 file menu.c32 boot: If I use Startup Disk ...
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ASUS K75V UEFI Windows 8

I want install Windows 8 on my ASUS K75V with UEFI Boot, but I don't know why, but it is still installing with Legacy boot. How can I change this ? Thanks, very much. ehm... will be UEFI boot on ...
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ASUS EB1036 no video output after changing UEFI from “Windows 8” to “Windows 7”

I just bought an ASUS EB1036 desktop PC, which came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Before downgrading to Windows 7, I changed an option in the UEFI BIOS from "Windows 8" to "Windows 7". After ...
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Hard drive not found by BIOS, but detected by everything else

Recently I installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview. One day while using my computer it asked to update, but I was in the middle of something so I told it to wait. Unfortunately, the OS froze up not ...
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Pulling a repo on Raspberry PI boot?

I'm getting stuck on this : I try to make a git pull on a repo on Raspberry boot. What I've done so far : In /etc/rc.local : su pi -c bash /home/pi/boot.sh My boot.sh script : #!/bin/sh set -e ...