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

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OpenSuse won't boot without my pendrive plugged in

I was building LFS on a pendrive this morning when it crashed in the middle of making gcc. I rebooted without my pendrive and I never got into the desktop. Instead, I get a visually pleasing terminal ...
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iMac boot from linux partition on external drive

I have the following "setup:" iMac (no internal drive/dead) --------- (Firewire) ------- [[MAC OS X]] | | | | (USB) | | | | [[MISC STORAGE PARTITION] [MISC STORAGE PARTITION] [EXT2 UBUNTU PARTITION]] ...
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Redirect Windows boot screen to file

I know you can somehow print Windows booting sequence messages, such as loading ntoskrnl.exe, hal.dll and so when Windows is booting without a GUI into file. I can't find how to do this, any advice?
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How do you disable an upstart service in ubuntu 10.10?

In 10.10 upstart is being used instead of sysvinit. It's possible to remove annoying upstart services which you do not want by removing the appropriate file in /etc/init/blah.conf However, this ...
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Getting “DISK BOOT FAILURE” error when trying to install Windows XP over Ubuntu

I had Windows 7 installed on my system for a few months. But I started having some problems while connecting to internet. I got my hands on Ubuntu Ultimate, so I tried linux for last one month or so. ...
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Decrease windows 7 system boot up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very long boot up process? As you can see the system takes up 3/4 of my bootup time and i cant really uninstall anything from there. I tried using the history to track ...
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Compaq laptop won't power on

I run a computer repair business and I received a Compaq C series laptop that doesn't boot on power up. I took a video sample of the problem. It just stays like that, in fact, I've left it on for 30 ...
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How can I resolve the error “reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key”?

I'm having a problem with my computer. It displays reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key Why does it display that message and how can ...
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Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause [closed]

I recently bought new parts to build a computer. According to the manufacturers, all parts are compatible, and I have 2 HDs - 1 new (currently empty), and 1 old (with data, including Vista 32-bit). I ...
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Boot parameters

Is there a way to find out with what parameters did the kernel boot? For example if I specify noexec=off at the grub command line? Can I see this sort of info after the system has finished booting?
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Boot loader error during installation of OpenSUSE 11.3

I want to install openSUSE on my new laptop. I partition my hard drive (600gb) with 5 parts: c: 97gb d: 150gb e: 150gb f: 100gb g: 50gb and 38gb unallocated part In the openSUSE ...
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Desktop hangs after DELL logo screen

After partitioning a Dell Precision 490 workstation, it did not start up again. The symptoms are as follows: I saw the DELL logo screen with the F2 and F12 text The next screen passes very quicly ...
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Checking file system all the time when I reboot Windows 7

Recently, I have my Windows 7 checking file system all the time when I reboot/boot it. I already run the check many times, but the message keeps popping. The message is checking file system on C: Th ...
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Is it possible to take ANY ISO image file and make a boot USB key?

I've done this countless times with Windows 7 installations: booted the image from a USB key and installed. No problem. I want to do this with a FreeNAS 0.7.2 live CD, but I am having the hardest ...
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Booting ubuntu from grub after reinstall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't boot to Ubuntu after installing Windows 7 Hello all, I recently added another partition to my hardrive where ubuntu was installed to and afterwards when I ...
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How can I start mysql on system start?

Every time I start my system. I have to run a command sudo /usr/local/mysql-5.5.9-osx10.6-x86_64/support-files/mysql.server start to start mysql. How can I start it automatically on login (System ...
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Windows 7 boot issue after failed shut-down

After a failed shut-down (I turned the electricity off during the shut-down process), Windows is not able to start again. The result of my mistake is that I always see a black screen. I'm still able ...
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Make an exact copy of my current Windows 7 partition bootable on another HDD?

I have 2 HDDs: Drive A = 80GB SSD with my Windows 7 x64 and a 100MB System Partition that Windows made. Both NTFS. Drive B = 1TB HDD with a NTFS data partition. Here's what I've done so far: ...
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My computer has suddenly become unstable, unable to login and screen is patch green on freezes

my computer has suddenly become unstable. I run ubuntu 10.10 and the computer setup has ran well for ages. However, about 10 minuets ago that computer has become extremely unstable. I was just about ...
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services.exe batters disk writes on startup

I have a Windows 7 Professional workstation that takes about ~3 full minutes to boot from cold. The CPU runs nice and low throughout the boot, but the disks are being battered. Resource Monitor ...
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Ubuntu auto-mounts NTFS drives in Read-Only Mode

I installed pysdm through this article to auto-mount my NTFS drives. My drive structure looks like this: jatin@jatin-ubuntu:/media$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Move Windows 7 OS to a new drive, and get a new boot partition — migrating from dual-boot GRUB

I have a somewhat strange setup. My drive layout currently looks like this: Disk 0 is my main OS drive right now, and as you can see, the 3rd partition is my C:. The other partitions are two ...
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Problem after auto-mount ntfs drives using pysdm

I wanted to auto-mount my ntfs drives on boot time, so I went through this article to do so using pysdm. I followed this article auto-mount-your-ntfs-partition-in-ubuntu. But when I tried to ...
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proftpd fails on boot saying “MasqueradeAddress: unable to resolve rowilson.dyndns.org”

I have proftpd set up on my linux home server. As I have a dynamic IP at home, I am using DynDns.org to provide a hostname for me. I have told proftpd to use this address as the MasqueradeAddress, to ...
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create replica of ext4 filesystem and re-use it

Is there a way that I can use my Linux ext4 file system, as such and then use it on some other computer. I have a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 and my partition table looks like this: ...
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A black screen with only the mouse cursor while booting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? Once i tried to re-install Windows 7. I formatted C drive, during installation system ...
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Windows running Synergy 1.4.2 does not startup minimized

I recently updated my synergy software to version 1.4.2 on my Windows 7 machine, and am unable to find the option to force the program to start in my tray.
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nVidia (nvlddmkm.sys) BSoD on start up

I have an NVidia 8500 GT. I've been experiencing this error ever since I unplugged the S-video cable. I have tried reformatting and reinstalling Windows, but I still get this error. At first, when I ...
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sufficient permissions [closed]

where do I find 'sufficient permissions" to run this program? The executable ./synergys.exe could not be successfully started.
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Macbook Pro Hard Drive won't show up on disk startup

I have a Macbook Pro from 2007. It came with an installation CD for 10.4.8. The first problem is that it won't even recognize the installation CD even though the CD seems perfectly fine. So I used ...
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Sony VGN-NR260E “External Device Boot”

A Little Background On all modern Dell computers pushing the F12 on BIOS during boot will allow for a screen that lets you choose what boot option you need. For example if I want to boot off of a USB ...
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Prevent RC commands from running

I am running a shell script from a rc file in Linux. The shell script is going into a loop which runs for 8 hours. Now I want to prevent the shell script from running when Linux boots or I need to ...
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Computer Won't Boot Properly, unless in safe mode?

I bought a computer today and booted it up, but when I did I only got a blank screen. I checked to make sure it wasn't the monitor by connecting it to my old computer...it worked. I then tried ...
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Running a program on boot from cd

Can anyone tell me how to create a cd which when booted from will automatically run a script I choose? I am trying to read the contents of the RAM before the system entirely boots so it must be ...
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How does one mount a file system (afs, cifs, or smb) at boot so that the mount is persistent. (mac 10.6.6)

I would like to have directories on several PCs available to other users of a macbook pro running 10.6.6. Is this possible? I was able to get this to work for nfs via the disk-utility. I purchased ...
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RHEL6 - disable the tiered-progress bar during boot

How do you get RHEL6 to display the "traditional" display of startup information instead of the tiered/stacked progress bar? The standard info dump is displayed during shutdown.
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Gigabyte Motherboard + Adaptec RAID = No Booting from any drives

I have a brand new PC, just out of the box. It has a Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 motherboard. I also have an Adaptec ASR-2504 SAS RAID card with 2x 15k Seagate Barracuda SAS drives attached. After the ...
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Win 7 was hanging on boot, after entering credentials

My computer hung up for the first time since I installed Win 7 on it. I rebooted, and found that after entering credentials, it would either hang at the Windows Is Loading screen, or get past that ...
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BSOD on windows 7 with SSD during boot after improper shutdown

I have a BSOD on windows 7 with SSD during boot after improper shutdown (while windows animation logo is moving). The computer restart imediatly after BSOD, and windows proposes to launch startup ...
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Is there a software in windows that enables you to boot from a specific partition?

I use acronis true image to mount images to my primary partition and it works great. lets say I have 3 partitions on my hard disk and all of them each is 600 GB. In the 3rd partition I keep files ...
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Enabled boot logging option in Win XP doesn't produce ntbtlog.txt file

I have tried enabling the boot logging option for Windows XP Pro using the F8 and also boot.ini method, but it does not seem to be creating the expected ntbtlog.txt file. I'm doing this to help me ...
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Ubuntu Alert: /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I'm currently using Ubuntu Maverick, and whenever I try to use a kernel newer than 2.6.32-21, I get this message: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Does ...
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OpenOffice.org 3.3 exception prevents startup

Since upgrading to OpenOffice 3.3 on 64-bit Windows 7, OpenOffice.org fails to start and displays the following error: The application cannot be started. [context="user"] caught unexpected ...
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Autostart VNC server in Knoppix

How can I autostart my VNC server on my Knoppix installation?
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Change the default boot options for ubuntu desktop

I have recently installed Unbuntu Desktop 10.10 on a partition alongside my normal Windows 7 x64 install. I expected to have only one OS boot menu which I would be able to edit via msconfig.exe in ...
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OS X won't boot up unless I hold down option key

I have a strange issue on an early 2008 Mac Pro running OS 10.6: if I restart the computer it restarts normally if I shutdown and boot, it stops at the grey screen just before the boot process if I ...
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Why my computer working without harddisc with livecd, but with hardisk not working - computer not response to any signals? [closed]

History of problem: I formated computer (HP Pavalion Desktop). When I restart computer - computer come to first screen before boot and not response to any signals (f2, f10, ESC, etc..) I take out ...
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Mac OS X boots to question mark folder

I have a older MacBook running Mac OS 10.5. I had not turned it on in a while but now it only boots to a light blue screen with a folder icon with a question mark on the folder. Any idea what this ? ...
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Dual boot - Windows 7 and Lubuntu freezing

yeasterday I installed Lubuntu on the laptop of one family. They had already Windows 7. I shrinked one of its partitions, so that I could free 40 GB and I installed Lubuntu on it. When I was there ...
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No POST, No Display, Fans Spin, LEDs On

I have an Acer Aspire M5641 that won't boot. First, the onboard video stopped working; I bought a new compatible video card and connected it but it made no difference. I started some deeper analysis - ...