Questions tagged [boot]

The process and events beginning with power being supplied to the processor and ending with the operating system fully loaded and ready for use. Questions about specific parts of the boot process should be tagged with, e.g. [bios].

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Extlinux no longer bootable after reorder disk numbers

My hard drive partitions and my partition numbers are listed in the wrong order and I fixed them so they run sequentially from lowest to highest. And the problem is, as the article has warned, my ...
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Does Lenovo computers have windows system restrictions?

I have a lenovo Ideapad 330s-15ikb. It came with a windows 10 home. I upgrated to Windows 10 pro. After some days, the Windows 10 system crash with a blue screen then, trying to reboot, the pc gave me ...
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PowerEdge 840 has blinking green light and does not startup

I have a Dell PowerEdge 840 server. I powered it off using the start menu to perform a shutdown. Ever since I've done that, I cannot get it to power on again. The indicator light on the front of the ...
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Cloned Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe SSD won't boot Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron 7373 13" laptop which is fitted with a 256GB SATA M.2 SSD. The Dell spec for the laptop states that it can use either SATA M.2 SSDs or NVMe M.2 SSDs. So I ordered a Samsung 970 ...
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Can you boot from a pci-e slot if your motherboard doesn't support it?

My motherboard is a Z97-HD3 and from what I've read online it does not support booting from a pci-e slot. However, I'm unsure if this only means it doesn't "natively" support it, as in you can still ...
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How to fix Duplicate entries in Mac Boot manager (rEFInd)

I have installed Kali Linux on my Macbook Pro (Mid 2014) as dual boot. Before Kali installation, I installed the rEFInd and then installed the Kali Linux with the option "Install the Grub Loader on a ...
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SSD has stopped booting (Windows 10)

Hi was trying to reset my copy of windows for a fresh start. I decided to use the windows built in way. My issue there was window detected all of my programs on my two other drives (video games etc ...
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How to start a program without needing any logon screen on windows

I want a program to run when windows starts full screen over the logon screen. I am trying to make a computer be able to start up then go straight to a program without the need to log in. Any ways i ...
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How to flash an perc h310 from IR mode to IT mode [on hold]

OK I've done this before on a different server I own. But I seemed to have misplaced my notes. What I need to achieve, is to flash the BIOS/firmware on an (DELL/LSI) perc h310 from IR mode (RAID) to ...
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PC wont turn on - motherboard light blinks

I left my PC on while I slept last night and I woke up to it being off and not working. An LED under/on my motherboard turns for a millisecond when plugged in. Some things I've tried: unplugged 24 ...
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Change the boot order with no option in UEFI settings

I have got a Lenovo MIIX 310-ICR 2-in-1 with Windows 10 preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu on it, but to boot into Ubuntu I have to either restart while holding Shift in Windows 10 to get to its boot ...
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linux mint /boot/efi failed

Yesterday I installed the latest linux mint in uefi, dual-boot with Windows 10. I had linux installed and set up with all my software installed and did dozens of reboots with no issue. Then I tried ...
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Windows 7 not booting and grub menu does not show up

yesterday I was downloading around 20 gb of pictures from cloud to my laptop(in win7). I put my laptop overnight so that the next morning I will have my files ready. However, the next morning what I ...
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How to restrict users to install any operating system

I wanted to know that is there anyway to restrict installing new operating system by users in Desktop/Laptop. I wanted to stop users to install new operating system. Users cannot be changed to new ...
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Intel XTU Undervolt settings not working between reboots

If I undervolt my CPU/iGPU via the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) on windows 10, it asks me to reboot to save the settings, I hit ok, the system reboots, and voila, I have an undervolted CPU. ...
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How to run a task on yocto custom board on boot?

I have a custom linux board and i'm trying to run a task in background on boot. Task runs fine in background with setsid command but throws an error for nohup and &. But, I'm unable to run that ...
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Remove/reset EFI/BIOS/firmware password

I set up a UEFI password on my new PC. I decided to remove it and in order to do that I booted in UEFI settings. Clicked on reset administrator password. I've put the old password and nothing on the ...
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Mac OS High Sierra refusing to boot from bootable drive, goes directly to Internet Recovery

For some context, a colleague was wiping a computer, and erased everything. I'm not even able to boot into the Disk Utility. The only two options I seem to have when starting up are either directly ...
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Uboot not executing script

I wrote a script that u-boot downloads via TFTP server and once it is downloaded into memory I want it to execute that script. So the uboot successfully downloads the script and I have tried ...
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The first message that appears when the power of beaglebone black is turned on

I made a new beaglebone black with some modifications of beaglebone black. eMMC is empty because it is a new board. When I turned on the board, I expected to see the following message on the terminal ...
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I see two commands at startup in centos 7

At startup I realize that it loads the command twice ... Boot ... Assembly ... Grub ... And all the add-ons ... As if I had two systems at the same time. I do not think this is normal ... This did ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 factory installed by Dell : boot error gave up waiting for root disk

I have a dell XPS 5530 with Ubuntu 16.04 pre-installed. It was working fine but I have not opened the laptop for about 2 months and when I tried today I was greeted with a RAM disk prompt. I booted ...
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HP ZBook 15u G3 won't boot up after BIOS update

After updating my HP ZBook to the latest BIOS version 1.39 it won't boot up anymore. All it does while booting is stay at a blank screen with the fans spinning. Sometimes (but not always) the Caps ...
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After installing ubuntu 19.04, Windows 10 doesn't boot anymore [duplicate]

I've recently installed ubuntu 19.04 in dual boot with windows 10 (both in UEFI). GRUB recognizes windows, but when I choose the option "Windows Boot Manager" the windows logo and the loading ...
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PC not connecting to monitor. Windows 10 not booting correctly?

I'll keep only the details. I have tried to connect four seperate monitors, all show no connection after trying for a few seconds. Tried changing cable too. After turning the computer on, no matter ...
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Is there a way to create a hard connection from my PC to a laptop to install an OS on said laptop?

Im looking to switch my Fedora Linux laptop over to Ubuntu, and I dont have a USB to do the switch. I was wondering if I could create a hard connection between my Windows 10 PC and my laptop to do a ...
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Manjaro Linux Doesn't Open Up [closed]

When I try to open it just stucks in msi logo that shown in loading. What can I do? Thanks for your attention.
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Kali linux Failed VCE resume (-110)

Hellooooo all! I have been searching the internet on this issue but it was either a bit different or nobody answered. When I boot my Kali I always have this error message : radeon 0000:03:00.0: ...
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Fedora stuck at boot

Some days ago I switched on my laptop and got stuck at boot loading (logo filling). I have a dual boot with windows 10 so I tried booting in windows and it works. I also tried booting in rescue mode ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 10 from rEFInd using graphics card

I recently installed Kubuntu 19.04 onto my main PC and decided to install rEFInd as a boot manager. Booting into Kubuntu and GRUB from rEFInd works fine, but I'm unable to boot into my Windows 10 ...
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Windows 10 booting partition - no such device

I have a dualboot of Windows 10 (on SSD) and Ubuntu (Hard Drive). Everything was working fine until my BIOS updated itself automatically. Now I cannot boot my Windows partiton from GRUB, instead i ...
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How can I fix Cassandra startup error “IllegalArgumentException: […] is already bound in reverseMap”?

We have a Cassandra cluster with three nodes installed on Ubuntu, but we are getting the below startup error while restarting the cluster. The same error occurs for all the three nodes. Can anyone ...
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SSD Does Not Show In Boot Priority List

So I got a new SSD and cloned my old hard drive onto it, I am able to boot Windows 10 from the SSD, that all is working fine. However, everytime I turn on my computer I have to press f11 and go to ...
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Dedicated Video Memory set to Not Available in a dual boot Windows

I can see the dedicated video memory for on my first OS to be 128 MB but my second OS that I dual booted shows "n/a". If it is a CPU related setting, is it possible that I do have 128 MB of VRAM in ...
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Unable to boot after Win10 1903 power-down during update

Windows pushed 1903 to the first of my four laptops, while I was at work, and this time it beeped annoyingly, so a family member powered it down.  Now I can't boot it up. The system is a Lenovo ...
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After kernel update system boots the old kernel and fails to boot os

I am using Arch linux on an old Sony Vaio laptop. It all started a few days ago when I accidentally hit the Vaio button when the laptop was shutdown, which takes you to a rescue menu. I chose "Boot ...
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Is there a better solution than letting boot linux in legacy mode?

I've been trying for several days now to boot Fedorra Linux on my dell xps13 in UEFI mode, however my attempt were unsuccessful. When I try to install it in UEFI mode the intaller tell that there is ...
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Takes Time To Load Bootloader

I have a Lenovo Z510 laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 dual boot. When I turn the laptop on, it takes about 15 to 20 seconds to load the grub menu and it shows the Lenovo Logo during this time. ...
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How to recreate Windows 10 Startup folder

A little while back I accidently deleted my startup folder and I tested this by opening the "Run" application and typing "shell:startup". Doing so returned an error saying that the startup folder did ...
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How to make a WinToUSB boot partition secure-boot proof

I recently made my bootable usb stick using WinToUSB (win10 home / MBR for BIOS and UEFI) and, when I go to another computer to boot on it, I normally launch windows (from computer hard drive), press ...
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Why does Win 10 /w fast boot load so slowly after a reset / regular boot? What are your boot times /w fast boot and after a reset?

I do not deem the title phenomenon a problem, per se, I would rather say I am quite content with Windows' boot times when I use the fast boot option - it takes me around fifteen seconds to boot the ...
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How can i make my computer believe that my internal hard disk is not harddisk but pendrive?

Question is self explanatory. Now the reason why i want this I have Acer Aspire ES1-533 and i tried to install kali linux on it(NO DUAL BOOT). every time, after complete installation, when laptop ...
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What is starting this disabled service at boot? (Linux)

I have disabled the bluetooth service using "systemctl disable bluetooth.service", and also using systemd-manager, but it still starts at boot-time. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 amd64. I suppose it is ...
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Lenovo P500 boots and runs Manjaro Linux well, but after last Windows 10 Pro upgrade it doesn't even boot the windows usb media

I'm not sure how to categorize this. It is the most weird error I ever had. I was running windows 10 pro well, until I decided to upgrade it. I even checked the disk for errors, it was all clear. ...
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Can't access BIOS after installing xubuntu [closed]

This topic covers a few OS's but all relates to the BIOS. After installing XUbuntu I had no problem accessing the BIOS, it was only after I removed XUbuntu that I started having issues. I was unable ...
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Freshly Built PC Won't Post

I am having an issue with the PC that I'm building: it's not posting and there's no video output. When I turn on the PC a yellow/orange light appears on the motherboard; there are no beeps, the fans ...
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Lenovo t520 Windows 10 SSD upgrade

I wanted to upgrade my Lenovo Thinkpad t520 so I replaced the old HDD with a new Samsung EVO 860 SSD. I put the SSD in the primary slot and the HDD in the secondary. I installed Windows 10 on my new ...
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Boot from UEFI to Linux

I have a Windows EFI partition and i have a Linux root partition who contain /boot/ Partition 1 Windows Partition 2 Windows EFI Partition 3 Linux Root => /boot/ Partition 4 Linux Home I try ...
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Laptop won't boot from a USB drive unless I unplug it and plug it back in?

I have an old HP Pavilion g6-1354 and when I try to boot from USB with my bootable Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on it it won't boot unless I unplug and plug in the USB drive again during the 'wait' screen. I ...
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Can't access bios after legacy boot

What happened is this: Basically, I was running Windows 10 on Acer Predator G9-791 and I sort of played around in BIOS. When I have changed the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy and restarted the laptop, ...