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

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How to put /boot on a flash drive?

I have a flash drive with two partitions, the boot loader and one for /boot. During the install, on the bottom it asks where to put the boot loader, I chose a partition on the the flash drive, ...
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Can I Safely Delete Ubuntu's /boot Partition?

Here is a picture of my current setup, Picture Here I have two questions. First; Can I safely delete the /boot partition because during the install I chose a lash drive for the boot loader? Second ...
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Is it possible to perform Windows boot-time actions before paging is enabled?

I would like to perform some actions at Windows boot time before paging is enabled. I know I can run startup scripts with Task Scheduler or with group policy startup scripts. My question is whether ...
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Boot stops with “Primary master drive - ATAPI Incompatible”

I have a MPC-414 computer which was working until the Boot order & compatible drivers were changed in the bios so now when I boot Windows 7 it freezes on a black screen & says: Press DEL ...
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Windows SSD failure: cannot boot, format or partition the drive

I was using my laptop (Gigabyte P34G) as usual, when suddenly it kinda froze, but I was still able to move the mouse. Then I restarted it, and it got stuck on the BIOS menu. I was not able to boot my ...
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Moved Windows partition to the left, won't boot (EFI)

I'm at my wits' end with this problem. I've searched all over, but can't find a solution. I'm fairly new to Linux, and not an expert with computers generally, but having been messing around A LOT ...
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ASUS A455L BIOS broken after interrupted Windows 8.1 installation

I bought a new notebook: an ASUS A455LD with no bundled Windows (FreeDOS installed). I planned to dual boot it with a Windows + Ubuntu configuration. Here's my previous action: Set up an msdos ...
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Asus X99-Deluxe - Can only boot with the “Clear CMOS” button after cooler installation

It sounds like I have similar symptoms to this question, but this only started happening after swapping out a heatsink for a cooler. To be precise, the system will only boot if I press the clear CMOS ...
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Bootloader not recognising Windows 8.1 installation

So, for some ungodly reason my computer's bootloader got corrupted, and every time I tried to boot the computer, it loaded a "Boot device not found" screen. After a bit, I installed a new Windows 8.1 ...
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No beeps fans run [closed]

I am trying to build a gaming pc -- it's not booting, and I suspect because of my lack of experience it's more likely a result of me not connecting something properl, rather than something wrong with ...
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New PC wont restart

New computer wont restart, no windows installed thus also no software. Restart wont work if I try to restart from bios (save & restart) or neither when I push the restart button on the case. PC ...
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unknown filesystem blunder mistake

I was using my desk top having 320gb hdd, I dual booted it with ubunto lts on different partition . every thing was good but one day i was recovering my windows 7 for refreshing purpous using ghost ...
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eject disk on mac boot in rc.common doesn't work

On my mac (Yosemite 10.10.1) I have a windows partition showing it as System Reserved in my desktop. I want to eject or not to mount this drive on boot. Since it doesn't have UUID to fstab (looked at ...
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Windows 8.1 hangs when entering “Startup options”

I'm trying to install an unsigned driver (Libusb for an AVR MKII programmer), but Windows 8.1 blocks this. I've found out that this is disabled by default, and I should enable it in the "Startup ...
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My acer aspire 1 ZG5 windows 8 shutsdown after it writes preparing automatic repair [duplicate]

My pc which is acer aspire 1 ZG5 windows 8 shuts down but does not restart after it says preparing automatic repair i tried reinstalling windows 8 but it shuts down when trying to boot the pendrive, ...
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Booting Gentoo on LVM inside LUKS with gpg encrypted keyfile

I'm trying to install Gentoo on LVM logical volume inside LUKS container encrypted with key file encrypted by GPG with passphrase. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to boot. I'm building the ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi on start up?

I'm using Windows 7, and it always starts with Wi-Fi enabled, then it becomes very slow. I can see a blue circle turning on the Wi-Fi icon in the task bar. Is there a way to disable Wi-Fi during ...
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HP laptop - DVD boot difficulties

Yesterday, I bought an HP ProBook 4330s. It had Linux on it. I tried to use a bootable Windows DVD to reinstall the system but it didn't work. I changed the priority in BIOS, the CD/DVD is first on ...
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I have accidentally removed every option under boot on an Asus K55VM. How can I restore it?

I have an Asus K55VM laptop and accidentally pressed on delete boot option (remove an EFI boot option from the boot order). Mow as soon as I start my laptop it directly goes into BIOS. I’ve tried f9 ...
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Hard drive failure? Can't use recovery. Diskpart & Wmic inconsistencies

I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 tablet (64 GB) with Windows 8.1. One day, it started to fail at boot screen (it gets stuck at the first boot screen with Acer logo). Firstly, I tried to use a ...
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Upgraded RAM on Samsung notebook computer boots into OS but hangs then

Ok, so I have a Samsung RV411 notebook, which had 2x2GB RAM. Today I bought a 8GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 HX316LS9IB/8. Before you tell me it's a faulty module, I tried it in a ...
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How to prevent an ASUS UX-31A from booting from the SD card reader

I intend to leave my SD card permanently in its reader slot on my ASUS UX-31A, but I could not boot normally on Windows 7 and it brings me to a black screen. How do I change the boot sequence in order ...
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Windows 8.1 will not boot up and I want to move all of my files

My Windows 8.1 laptop will not boot up in normal or safe mode. This has been happening recently. Is there a program I can use to take all of my files from my primary hard drive and move them to my 2nd ...
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Cloning a SSD using GPT not working (Clonezilla)

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a 128 GB SSD, partition-table is GPT. My Asus Mainboard uses UEFI and i installed windows 8.1 as a uefi installation. Therefore the first boot device is ...
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Make uTorrent run on the same process started by a scheduled windows task

I've created a task in Task Scheduler to make uTorrent start on Windows start up whether the user is logged on or not. There's a problem! When uTorrent starts at system startup, it runs in the ...
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How to make Windows Bootable-Installable from existing Installed Windows

Does anyone have idea about making Windows 8.1 Bootable-Installable from existing Installed Windows. I need this because many of the times, I need to reinstall the windows as my system is faulty and ...
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Set Which Programs to Run on A Startup [duplicate]

Each time I boot up my computer, is it possible to set which applications to run? For example, I want my Google Chrome Browser to automatically start up, and don't want my Skype to start until I ...
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GRUB disabling timeout if PC reboots too often

I have a multi-boot enabled system that has a few operating systems installed on it, and the booting of the actual OS is handled by GRUB initially. I have the following options in my boot menu: [*] ...
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Run a startup script *after* loading kernel modules in Debian/Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)

I’m trying to create a custom boot screen for my Raspberry Pi by following the instructions here. This involves installing fbi and running it in an init.d script. This works fine on the default HDMI ...
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Windows on logical partition

First of all, I know, me stupid for not checking. I had the following partition system (guessing looking at current situation, for it's not me, who set up so idiotically): /dev/sda1: Dell Utility ...
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How to install only win 8.1, no need osX on macbook pro mid 2010? [duplicate]

I just have a mackbook pro mid 2010 which I have to install windows 8.1. I do not want dual boot. I do not have mac os recovery or media dvd. I tried to boot (when booting pressing "C") it from usb ...
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Windows 8.1 install restarts into setup

My laptop is Samsung ativ book 6 and I'm installing windows 8.1 (64 bit) on it. I made bootable usb, set bios to boot from it. Did setup, removed all partitions and made one partitions (system ...
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Creating a UEFI-Bootable Linux Live DVD using Windows-8.1

I am (temporarily, I hope) using a Windows 8.1 notebook. As soon as I can replace my doorstop desktop, I want to get back to Ubuntu Linux. And, meanwhile, I would like to run from a live Linux DVD. ...
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multiboot lost after window 10 installed

Hi I've just installed Windows 10 onto a system that dual booted win 7 & 8.The install was to a spare had that had be refomatted. The installation went fine however when I shut down the system ...
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Windows 7 install “Load Driver” error, Lenovo laptop

Can anyone help me to figure out why I cannot get Windows 7 x64 to install on my Lenovo Flex 2-15. I have turned secure boot off, enabled legacy mode so that UEIF don't get in the way. It boots up to ...
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PC Stuck on verifying DMI pool - taken many steps

I have an old computer I am attempting to restore. It's a msi 945g series chipset board. I began with no POST beeps and no monitor signal being detected. I have.... Removed, Cleaned and Reseated ...
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Booting a live image of fedora

I want to install fedora in my B drive. I have two hard drive (partitioning can be seen in attachment) and one of them is partitioned into two. I have copied an iso document in B drive . When i ...
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Booting from USB with UEFI bios to install Windows 8.1

I have a Lenovo 11e Yoga laptop. I have installed a new, blank SSD in the system and now I want to reinstall Windows 8.1 (which is what the laptop came with). I created a bootable USB stick using ...
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Enable safe mode with an external USB installer?

Is it possible to enable safe mode with a USB Windows Installer or Recovery Drive? For Windows 8.1.
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who and when to assign PCI/PCIe device BARs base address?

I'm looking for how kernel to do PCI/PCIe enumeration and BAR assigning. I thought that kernel will assign PCI base addresses of BAR in boot-up flow, but when I tried pci earlydump (before kernel ...
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How to boot Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 from a USB thumb drive

How can I boot Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 from a USB thumb drive? It has Windows 8.1. And I have tried Disable Secure Boot in the BIOS setting. Create the bootable USB drive using Windows 7 USB/DVD ...
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Computer not showing boot process to access bios

few days ago my computer really messed but and would not display anything i read a guide online which said to disconnect anything hit the power button a dew time to get rid of any charges then plug in ...
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Operating system works after install and restarting, but not after a hard shutdown

I received my computer back from the manufacturer after sending it there to repair a faulty RAM. Now, I can install an operating system (I tried installing Windows 10 Tech Preview and Ubuntu), the ...
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Run chkdsk on SATA drive attached via usb

Is it possible to run chkdsk through the usb port which a sata drive has been attached to? This drive contains the OS windows 7. But I can't get it to boot. I already tried using the repair option ...
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TrueCrypt disk encryption causes extremely slow Windows startup

I have a Windows desktop that was fast on startup until I encrypted the hard disk with TrueCrypt. Now it takes maybe around 3 minutes to startup after I type in my key. Then when my desktop appears, ...
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Debian + 4TB SATA + md RAID - Grub won't install, or if it does, won't boot

I'm trying to get Debian 7.8 amd64 setup on an system (G3220 CPU, mobo is an Asus H81I+) onto which I've installed two 4TB SATA hard drives. I admit I'm not up to snuff on EFI and such. My goal is ...
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Booting win8 install iso with isolinux and grub

Can someone please help? I've been googling for hours now and I can't figure out why I can't boot the win8 install disc iso from my isolinux boot usb. I can boot winpe 64bit with the following label ...
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Linux Mint stuck at splash screen

My problem is simple. I try to boot Linux mint 17 through grub (dual booted with win7), and it freezes at the mint logo splash screen. I've read a couple things on this but the all suggest executing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 : new Graphic card slower boot

I installed a GeForce GTX 650 on my desktop but since then when my PC boots it stays on the BIOS approximately 30 seconds. Before it was only 2 seconds and I don't know why. Maybe I read that I need ...
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Can't access Boot Camp partition on Macbook Pro after removing Ubuntu

Up until several weeks ago on my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) I could switch with no problems between OS X, Ubuntu and Windows 7 (installed through Boot Camp) using rEFInd. Then I decided to remove the ...