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After installing Debian 7.6 first (and any) boot I have a blank screen

I've installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 on my old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with no Desktop Environment and Linux kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. Specs: CPU: T5550 - Intel Core2Duo Ram: 4GB VGA: Intel Chipset 965 ...
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Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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tftpd64.exe crash when booting Debian via PXE

I'm trying to install Debian via PXE with a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit server. I'm using this guide: http://assylias.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/installing-ubuntudebian-with-pxe-using-a-windows-machine/ The ...
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Running Debian 2.6 in RAM

I am currently trying to setup an embedded computer in order to load its filesystem into RAM, to avoid writing anything on the real disk but to run applications normally though. Everything should run ...
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debian boot procedure stops while starting RAID5 array

imagine the following situation: debian wheezy 7.4 on arm system created a RAID5 with 3 disks /dev/md0 created ext4 file system wrote entry to mdadm.conf via "mdadm --detail --scan >> ...
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Debian boot hangs

I created a Debian USB stick image from the experimental repo with the latest kernel 3.15 RC8, used Syslinux. I wrote the image on a USB stick and I booted from it on two different computers. On the ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Debian Jessie, No EFI partition was found

I read that someone asked this question, and this was answered by ChrisR, Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie in the point 5 of his answer he says: " Make sure that for your EFI boot ...
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how to install dual system in win7?

I have installed win7 in disk c: which the system format is ntfs,now i want to install debian7.5 from my win7. 1)i downloaded grub4dos ,and unzip it to save all the file under my disk c: 2)edit the ...
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Lenovo L440 won't boot into Debian installation CD or Debian-installed HDD

I have a Lenovo L440 and a Lenovo X61. I want to install Debian Wheezy on thee L440. This morning, the L440 could successfully boot into Windows 8 from it's hard drive. I created an installation of ...
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How to fix Windows 7 boot loader

I recently installed debian 7 after booting it from my pen drive. Then i did some mistake while installing it. Well, Debian is not installed. And when I rebooted my system it says- No boot device ...
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USB key boots, but post-BIOS text-mode menu loops back to itself rather than booting OS

I'm trying to get a Linux Mint Debian Edition 16 USB key booting. On a Win7 machine, using linuxmint-201403-mate-dvd-64bit.iso (or 32-bit, they both do this), I used LiLi and forced it to use the ...
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Bootmessages disappear and other boot oddities

(1) After cloning my root partition to an SSD and breaking and fixing things a number of times along the way, my system no longer shows the outputs from the rc-scripts on the console during boot. I ...
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Debian - OS hard drive full after reboots, un-full after next reboot

Every couple of days now it seems that my media server will stop working and require a couple reboots. Plex media server stops working and that's my sign. I shutdown and turn on the computer and I get ...
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EFI not found when installing Debian 7.4 beside Windows 8.1

I am searching the whole time in some forums, but unfortunately I could not really get a solution. I have Windows 8.1 running on my computer, booting with UEFI. Now I installed Debian 7.4 (basics ...
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Default route in debian with two interfaces

I have a debian machine with two interfaces, configured by dhcp: allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp allow-hotplug eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp On boot, a default route is added to eth1: 0.0.0.0 ...
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Boot pogoplug from SATA hard disk

Lots of blog posts talk about installing debian to pogoplug. Usually debian is install in a usb flash drive, and some scripts are used to automatize the process. Example: ...
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Writing debian iso to usb stick from windows results in 440kb filesystem with 1 file

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive from Windows 8 in order to install Debian on my laptop. I've looked up a lot of guides online, and they basically boil down to two categories: Write the ...
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sid bootuping to vt1 terminal - Cannot open display “default display”

Ones I wanted to make my computer boot to vt1 terminal, but I don't really record of doing so myself. And so it happens than during boot it loads with tricks (I have log but haven't checked it). It ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie

I've been trying for a month now to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie now. I thought it was about time I asked for help as I'm becoming a little crazy. I've tried following a lot of tutorials, ...
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Autostart PtokaX at boot only after mysqld has started

I've the following script in /etc/init.d/server.sh #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: PtokaX server # Short-Description: PtokaX P2P server ### END INIT INFO ...
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Automatic BIOS update on a Debian netbook — how could that happen?

I have a Eee PC 1201PN that has been serving me well for some good 3 years. As of 31 january, when I turned it on, this message appeared in the POST screen: Press power button to shutdown system ...
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PC reboots after “Welcome to Grub” unless booted from BIOS

I have a Linux machine running on an ASUS P8H77-I. The boot drive is correctly set in the BIOS. If I let it boot normally, I see the Welcome to Grub line, then it reboots, and repeats forever. If I ...
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Can't boot into Windows with Grub | Debian install

I have Windows 7 installed on a second harddrive, and I just installed Debian on my first hard drive. Sadly, the bootloader (grub2) is not picking up my existing Windows installation, and I can't ...
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Why booting is stoping at the <initramfs> prompt?

I am running Debian Xfce on virtual box(Host OS : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).In Debian i downloaded the source code of Linux kernel-2.6.32.61 from https://www.kernel.org/ and i configured it and compiled it ...
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EFI Boot: Two independently bootable physical hard drives?

My computer has two physical hard drives. sdd internal hdd0 hdd internal hdd1 The BIOS (EFI) allows the boot either one. Since I never know when one hdd, especially the ssd, stops working, I ...
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Trying to get rid of Ubuntu

So I had a system that dual booted with windows 7 and ubuntu. I wanted to get rid of ubuntu and install debian. So I got the iso and went through the install. When I got to the part where I ...
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Linux on external drive / UEFI

I'm stuck on a problem : I want to make my external USB3 HDD self bootable. For now I must go through UEFI boot option. Explaination of my setup: I have a Win8 Asus Laptop with UEFI. I have ...
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grub error: file not found

I reboot my debian server and now grub is telling me this: error: file not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescuse> ls will show this: (hd0) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) Now i'm executing ...
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ASUS F402CA-WX102H random crashes after UEFI Secure Boot disabled

I have a ASUS F402CA-WX102H notebook. I disabled UEFI Secure Boot, booted on USB and installed Debian Wheezy (double boot with Windows8 for now). The installation process worked fine, but the ...
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Going to Debian… (2 questions)

So, I am going to Debian from BOSS(Linux), and I have 2 questions. if i could be able to use the same HDD in both of the Operating Systems If I would be able to Remove Debian, and use BOSS Linux ...
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Booting into a Graphical Based Program in Debian (Raspberry Pi)

I am trying to boot into chromium on a Raspberry Pi running debian. However on boot it goes to a full screen command line with no graphical display. I have in /etc/init.d/ a script that starts up ...
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System cannot find LVM physical volumes, but rescue disk can

I have an old AMD box that I use mostly for experimenting stuff, and it runs Debian unstable. Yesterday I had to turn it off, and after that it wouldn't boot again. I have a couple of kernels ...
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How to make bootable Debian usb drive that works on both BIOS and UEFI systems?

I want to make bootable USB drive with Debian and make it bootable on both BIOS and UEFI systems. I've found only separate instructions for BIOS and UEFI systems. Please help me to find a solution.
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Booting Server from Scratch

I am trying to install Debian on a server I own. The hard drives were completely wiped before I got it, my progress so far has been: 1) Turned it on and plugged in monitor/ keyboard 2) Memory tests ...
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How to make a device bootable only from a specific Micro-SD card?

How to make this device bootable only from a specific Micro-SD card usind Debian Wheezy? I don't care to let a 1-to-1 clone boot, but I don't want people to extract the unique signutare (or whatever ...
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Can't boot SSD from USB but with Super Grub Disk I managed to boot it. Why? How to solve?

Situation I have a very complex situation. Basically I have an o.s. on a SSD which I run on my home PC through eSata. That's ok, I use it on a daily basis, the o.s. runs fine, the SSD have no issues ...
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Windows 7 in EFI Mode with Debian

Do you have to install Debian in EFI mode if Windows 7 is installed in EFI? I assume its more complicated to install Debian in EFI mode and I don't want to have to go through the process of installing ...
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Should I create an EFI Partition In The Debian Installer?

In the Debian Installer after you are done partitioning I was asked if I wanted to create an EFI partition. I do have Windows 7 already installed in EFI mode apparently (that was a mess up on my part) ...
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Booting Debian after upgrade

I have a Debian server. There was a power failure recently and now I'm getting errors during boot up. I had performed a dist-upgrade recently from Squeeze to Wheezy but I don't think my kernel got ...
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Missed record in GRUB

I did install a new linux kernel from deb packages and run reboot. This new kernel replaced my current one. But the new kernel caused corrupted and it fails on booting (no console and no X... just ...
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kexec for fast reboot installed - do one-time-only full reboot

I have got kexec installed to do quick warm reboots without BIOS POST'ing and GRUB popping up. It will just reinit the kernel and do the bootprocess again. Sometimes however, I like to do a full ...
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Making sysvinit load EVERYTHING in parallel - why does this even work?

I edited /etc/init.d/rc on my Debian machine and changed startup boot to startup boot &. Boot time decreases ridiculously, and no race conditions happen at all. Way faster than even Systemd (which ...
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Status display after boot on Debian

I run some VM's and some of them are dedicated to several jobs. For example lets say that one machine is running samba and ftp services and another is running Apache and some database. Now what I ...
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Jittery console after booting into Debian?

This is a weird problem. I think the main thing that's stopping me from fixing it myself is that I can't Google it because I have no idea what terminology I should use. So I installed Debian today as ...
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Installed Debian on a PC, now cannot boot to anything else

I installed Debian (6.07) on a PC. I wanted to install Ubuntu (12.10) after, but I could not boot to CD after Debian was installed. In fact no bootable disk(CD or floppy) would load once Debian was ...
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Trying to run Debian from USB on old Dell

I've been wanting to install a nix flavor for a while, and realized I might be able to try it out on a (quite old) Dell Dimension 9150 I have lying around. The hard drive is dead and gone, but I ...
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Home Debian install no longer boots

After almost a year of working wonderfully, my home computer has suddenly stopped. I thought it was a thermal issue: from cold I could login and even maybe start firefox before it would freeze (screen ...
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Debian testing hangs for 180s on boot

For a while now, my NAS running Debian testing with arch x86_64 constantly hangs for exactly 180s during boot after it has detected all hard drives. I unfortunately ran out of ideas what the cause ...
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Services manager for Debian to change whether a service starts onboot or not (mysql,apache,networking,network-manager,gdm,xdm,etc)

This question is about finding a GUI or ncurses or whatever services manager for a Debian desktop. Something like this: Mac example Windows example The ideas what it should do The thing should ...