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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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7 views

Getting clues on why kernel does not boot

I have tried to custom compile kernel from source months ago and it is working fine. But one day, I tried to compile to newer source with the same configuration and it does not boot. Usually it poofs ...
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1answer
29 views

Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
2
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0answers
23 views

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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1answer
19 views

CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE set but hardcoded vga-boot-parameter ignored?

I have build a custom linux kernel with the options: ... CONFIG_CMDLINE_BOOL=y CONFIG_CMDLINE_OVERRIDE=y CONFIG_CMDLINE="initrd=linux_os.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/sbin/init ramdisk_size=25600 ...
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1answer
30 views

Access dual booted OS from VirtualBox

I have a LinuxKali/OSX dual boot. I have to install some packages in the linux system but as the Wifi drivers do not work without those packages (Mac air has NO ethernet) I would like to access the ...
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How to boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? [duplicate]

I like to know how I can boot from a live cd / DVD or live USB-stick? Is it possible to do that without going to BIOS? And do I have to partition my USB-stick for a live linux? Thanks
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18 views

Can't boot from Windows installation disk on Linux

I've recently wanted to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop which is currently running solely Ubuntu. I've downloaded and iso and tried burning it to both a cd and a usb but when I boot from either of ...
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0answers
25 views

How stable is a triple boot setup for OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu/Linux?

Thanks for your interest in this question. Goal: I would like to know how effective it really is to configure a hard drive (specifically a 7200 RPM HDD) and boot Mac OS X, Windows 7 and some sort of ...
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28 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Windows 8 and BIOS won't boot after installing Linux

I've recently been dual booting Windows 8 and Fedora 20 (and one point Ubuntu). My Fedora kernel wouldn't load in GRUB one day so I decided to reinstall Fedora using a live USB (my laptop doesn't have ...
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0answers
10 views

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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Fails to boot LFS from usb via syslinux: /sbin/init no such file or derectory

I have successfully built linux from scratch!) Then I decided to make bootable usb flash drive by using syslinux bootloader. To do that i created two partitions on usb drive: small vfat and large ...
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1answer
40 views

Can't boot from USB

A few days ago, I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8 on a new Dell laptop. I did so by booting from a USB drive, and there were no problems with the install. I'm now trying to install CrunchBang ...
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7answers
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Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
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1answer
27 views

Installing ubuntu to an eeebox eb1033

The problem: I'm trying to install Linux MCE LiveCD (Ubuntu 8.x or 10.x) to my eeebox pc. After the dvd boots the system all menu options fail because it cannot recognize the dvd drive. The setup: ...
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1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Windows 8 doesn't show up in my grub menu

I have two HD's, one with Fedora 20, and the other with Windows 8. I can choose at start up which drive to boot from, and choosing the one where I installed windows does make it start, but I would ...
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1answer
18 views

Updates needed to ensure successful dual-boot [on hold]

I am wanting to get a list of different updates that a computer should have done in preparation for dual-booting to ensure that everything will go smoothly. The reason I'm asking this is because I ...
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1answer
121 views

Does a Windows 8.1 OEM license key work on a Windows 8.1 pro install?

My laptop (Lenovo Y510p) came with Windows 8.1 normal edition. I have a desktop installed with a copy of 8.1 pro that I bought. I accidentally messed up some partitions while installing Linux and wish ...
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1answer
38 views

Alternative to USB and DVD ROM Boot

I'm trying to install Kali Linux to my old (and empty HDD) Q6600. However I'm facing issues with booting it via USB, all I see is black screen with cursor. (The bootable USB was created with ...
0
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1answer
16 views

RHEL doesn't complete boot after kernel update

I have a somewhat strange problem. I run SL6.5 (a RHEL clone) and a couple months ago updated the kernel. The kernel release notes can be found here. I updated to the 431.17.1 kernel. During boot, ...
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“Unable to find root device” on a fresh ArchLinux install

I have installed the latest version of ArchLinux (2014.06.01) on a MacBook Pro 8,1 (15", if that matters regarding hardware) dual-booting with OSX following the instructions in the official install ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Use shim with UEFI Fedora 20

How do I use shim with Fedora 20? I have the KDE version, if you need to know that. Running kernel 3.11, with secure boot enabled. At boot, this message is shown: EFI: Problem loading in-kernel ...
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0answers
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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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0answers
60 views

Cannot boot NixOS Install CD

I am trying to install NixOS on an Acer laptop. When I try to boot off of the install CD, the system starts up and shows the Acer logo. Then, the boot menu of the CD appears, but it only displays on ...
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2answers
170 views

How to create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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11 views

change 'dual boot windows 7 and linux' to linux host 'windows 7' virtualbox

I've setup the windows 7 32-bit and linux dual boot on a 4GB machine (same disk). In linux, I could get 4GB ram, in windows only 3.2GB. So, I'm wonder is it possible to let linux boot as host OS. And ...
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1answer
64 views

Windows does not boot - black screen with blinking cursor

In /dev/sda1 I restored Windows image with clonezilla (previously working with this hardware). From this time, I can not boot to Windows, black screen with blinking cursor is appeared. Then I ...
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2answers
51 views

How to autostart service in ANY linux?

I need to install the dumbest possible service (a binary) and have it reliably run as the current user at boot (or login, whatever) at as many platforms as possible (of the aging point-of-sale type). ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
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2answers
180 views

Fedora 20 is busted and hangs on boot

Final update : I did sudo yum update as per @Andre's suggestion, which on my crummy internet speed took a while but fixed everything. If yum reports it needs to download X MB it usually ends up ...
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0answers
31 views

Mark two partition as bootable on flash drive [duplicate]

I have a 64GB flashdrive split in to two partitions. First partition (45GB). 1. Boot-able (grdlr) 2. Uses Easy2Boot 3. Has several bootable iso's on it using Easy2Boot 4. It is formated as FAT32 ...
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130 views

How can I dual boot a UEFI OS and a legacy boot OS, or convert stock Windows 8 to BIOS?

I have a computer (HP Pavilion g6-2342dx) which came with Windows 8, and thus the new UEFI boot system. I would like to install a few OS's which are not EFI compatible, and Arch GNU/Linux with BIOS ...
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0answers
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Image of somewhat proprietary linux distro boots with only ~ 1G RAM in vmware instead of full assigned capacity

I've booted a Linux box in VMWare Player, and assigned 4GB of RAM memory to it. However Linux can't seem to find more than 885MB. I've tried to boot with mem=4096M parameter to both kernel and ...
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Fedora 20 - bootmgfw.efi' not found - GRUB2

I have a problem with the bootloader after the installation of Fedora 20. Today I've installed Fedora 20 overwritng Ubuntu 14.04 without experiencing trouble. When I rebooted the pc, I noticed that ...
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Triple boot with Ubuntu Fedora and Windows 7

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed in a dual boot as of now. I'd like to install Fedora alongside and maybe someday kill Ubuntu too. So, my questions are: Can I triple boot with these three OSs ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core out of four with nolapic booting option

I have a problem similar to one in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1084622 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1740798 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1631926 i.e. my ubuntu ...
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1answer
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How to make grub2 boot another drive MBR?

My laptop (DELL Vostro 3350) have two hard drives: 1- /dev/sda , ssd with Ubuntu14.04 , grub2 installed to this MBR. Installed on normaly hd bay 2- /dev/sdb , stock hd (with recovery partition etc ...
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Why is my computer screen black whenever I load an OS?

Whenever I boot up windows I get the "Starting Windows" screen and then I'm shown a black screen with a mouse cursor (which I can move). I installed Linux Mint 17 on an entirely different hard drive ...
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USB Not Working in Windows 7 After Booting Linux [duplicate]

So I had a totally working install of Windows 7. I recently added an Arch Linux partition, dual booting through GRUB. Arch Linux is working fine (super stripped-down right now), but when I boot back ...
0
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1answer
87 views

How to create bootable USB stick with GRUB with data partition, Win rescue disk and System Rescue CD

This is my motivation: I have a USB stick I always carry with me. And there are always problems with computers not booting. So I want to make the drive a little more useful. It has to: Contain a ...
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1answer
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on MacBookPro11,3

I've been trying to install different flavours of Ubuntu on my MacBookPro11,3 (15-inch) and nothing seems to work. Once I pass the Grub bootloader stage, all I'm getting is a blank screen. I've seen ...
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Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Motherbaord and Archlinux UEFI boot

Is it possible to UEFI boot Archlinux using the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard with an SSD attached. I have tried several things specified on their wiki, including EUFI boot from a USB drive, ...
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1answer
50 views

grub2 boot error: “out of memory”

I just installed a sas/sata3 controller (IBM M1015) and now I am unable to boot the system (grub2 bootloader). The last boot messages I see are: Verifying DMI Pool Data ................. . out of ...
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0answers
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HDD recovery — linux does not see drive (fdsik -l)

fdisk -l does not see the HDD. The hdd is from a friend's lenovo laptop (ultrabook type). He says that the hdd made a clicking noise that went away the last time he tried booting his laptop. His bios ...
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2answers
56 views

How to boot Linux from USB drive once only for recovery

I have installed a USB drive on an HP Linux server. The USB drive is bootable and contains valid OS backups that I can restore the system from. I can update the backup easily at any time. I now have ...
0
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1answer
77 views

2 x Windows 8.1 + Linux - boot configuration

I've got a strange situation. I must install two windows 8.1 systems and one linux (for example Debian) on one machine (one disk). I know that there is a huge amount of information about it on the ...
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0answers
50 views

How to boot Windows 8 after an Ubuntu specific partition install?

I have an EFI based laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot, started from the Windows boot manager. I shrinked a Windows partition, booted Ubuntu from a USB ...
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1answer
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When installing linux how does the root file system get created in disk?

I understand the Linux boot process fairly well. But the first time installation is pretty vague to me. How does the root file system (/etc, /bin, /sbin etc.) get created in the disk with the ...