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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Can you dual boot without a boot manager

I have a TV box. I want to dual boot Linux and Android, however this device doesn't have a boot manager, how do I do it?
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Fresh linux install changing boot priority for reasons I can't understand

Recently installed Manjaro KDE on a new SSD with no problems. Windows 10 on a separate HDD. When installing I was prompted what drive to launch the boot-loader, I selected the SSD. No problems. On ...
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Cannot boot Fedora on one PC

I've problem with my Fedora 32 boot. Firstly, sorry for my ignorance in this topic and sorry if I wrote something wrong. What's going on? I don't see it as bootable in my Asus UEFI BIOS UTILITY, but ...
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Can't See External Hard Drive Files Anymore After Installing A Windows 10 Boot [duplicate]

I wanted to fix my old laptop and for some reason I thought it would be okay to install a Windows 10 Boot onto my external hard drive. After installing it, I was unable to see all of the files I had ...
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Windows 10 not working after dual boot

I wanted to dual boot acer predator helios 300 laptop with windows 10 and Ubuntu.. I created parti on in ssd for Ubuntu.. Installed Ubuntu using USB stick.. Ubuntu is working smoothing but windows 10 ...
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Can't secure boot Dell Vostro laptop running Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Dell Vostro 5481 that runs only Ubuntu 18. I'm not able to boot the operating system, the laptop gets stuck on a screen that says [FAILED] Failed to start VirtualBox Linux kernel module. I ...
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Is a boot sector considered to be a partition?

There seems to be conflicting information on this. The Wikipedia entry for Master boot record (aka "boot sector") says: "The MBR is not located in a partition; it is located at the ...
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Why will memtest86 USB SD Card Reader not boot?

Steps taken: Installed memtest86-4.3.7-usb.img.zip (from https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm) Ran imageUSB.exe from inside that archive. Created memtest86 bootable image onto 2GB microSD card ...
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Computer doesnt boot after changing disk partition to GPT

I have an HP pro 3500 PC with windows 7 installed on it, when I wanted to format it with windows 10 it prompts a message saying "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has an ...
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Is there a way to install linux (mx,mint..) from windows 10 on thinkpad lenovo tp440 using unetbooting hd mode(no usb avaliable, no dvd drive)?

I easily installed linux using this method on several machines years ago. But on this Thinkpad TP440 I can't even boot on live mode. Tryed with safe boot on/off, uefi/legacy, but can't get to the grub ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error shows up when booting desktop PC

I have had my desktop PC for a year and a half and no major problems have occurred, other than 2 minor BSODs in total that appeared only once and never again. Today, however, was a different day. When ...
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rEFInd install failed

I am dual booting Windows 10 and Arch Linux. I installed Arch with GRUB2 first, then Windows, then created a bootable rEFInd USB, made sure each of its three options (Windows, GRUB, Arch) booted ...
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how to install windows 7 on a usb flash 8gb

How to install windows 7 on a 8gb usb flash not boot from it but install windows 7 on it or a little version of windows 7 on it my laptop hard disk connectors are broken and i cannot boot from linux ...
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Booting into ubuntu with grub rescue - incompatible config file

After a successful installation of ubuntu 20.04 on a separate drive from my Windows 10, I tried to restore my backup from previous ubuntu 20.04 installation, as explained here. However, I didn't ...
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stuck in POST for an OptiPlex 790 series with no Boot Options

The BIOS shows: OptiPlex 790 Series BIOS Revision A11 the bar is fully across for finishing POST but won't proceed. I've swapped keyboards. It's fairly newly purchased. There's only keyboard and ...
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Cannot delete partition

I have the same trouble with an Acer Switch 10 with windows 8 that wouldn't boot after downloading updates. I have gone through numerous attempts to no avail. I first made a bootable USB stick that ...
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Computer not booting after changing power plan

I recently built a computer with an Aourus Motherboard and AMD CPU but I switched it to power saving mode and it instantly crashed. I shut down the computer (by holding the power button) and tried ...
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Impossible to boot due to corrupted and/or missing logical volume

I am facing a big LVM trouble with a cluster I have to administrate after departure of our beloved colleague. The cluster has 10 nodes under CentOS 6.5 with a single volume group. On top of this group,...
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Pc starts then turns off with no display [closed]

So i have a pc. when i start it the fans spin then stop for 2 seconds, and there is no display. I tried a new power supply, A new display, Wires, Cpu fan, Cpu, and Ram. Tries Resetting the bios ...
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PC boot takes to long

I am facing problem with pc boot. There is very long time between power on pc and show post message on screen. Sometimes it take minutes (5-10) to show Asus logo. After showing logo Windows 10 boot ...
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How to fix a disk for boot priority (F8) from Boot Menu using ASUS UEFI, Fast Boot

I use 2 disks on my Windows 10 Pro desktop and after a recent replacement of SMPS, the boot priority is changed. I need to press F2/DEL to go to Boot Menu i.e. F8 and then I need to select the right ...
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MSI Z97 Mpower Motherboard cannot enter UEFI firmware settings

My MSI Z97 Mpower (MS-7915) motherboard does not display Del to enter... the UEFI firmware (v1.11 - latest) settings depending on GPU used: (MSI) Nvidia GTX960 2047MB: The MSI boot logo does appear ...
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Windows Vista boot disk not working

I am trying to use a windows vista boot disk for an old computer that was corrupt, and needed to be fixed. I ran into a huge brick wall, though, when I got to the step of choosing my language ...
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Which partitions to install for Linux in multi boot?

So if i do manual partitioning during the Linux install, which partitions should i add for linux? Maybe only /root, /tmp, /home and /swap is needed? Or do i need somekind of /var and /opt also? And ...
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Dual-boot and virtualise Ubuntu/Windows

I came across this post this post which discussed the idea of dual-booting Linux/Windows and having the ability to spin up the other OS virtually via something like virtualbox. I also have a need for ...
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Centos Vagrant Box Hangs on Boot - Refined TSC clocksource calibration/SSH auth method: private key

Setup: Windows - 10.0.18362 (Pro) Vagrant - 2.2.9 Virtual Box - 6.1.10 r138449 Vagrant Centos/7 box - 2004.01 vagrantfile Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| config.vm.box = "centos/...
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How can I add a bootable WinPE partition next to a regular Windows 10 one?

I'm trying to put a WinPE partition on the Windows 10 drive's free space, it is the only disk drive in my PC and it is a GPT drive. So far I've done: Created a ~5GB FAT32 partition Followed these ...
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Why can't I just dd the Windows 10 ISO to an USB stick?

Why can't I just use isohybrid and then dd the Windows 10 ISO to a USB stick and boot it, and call it a day? What is so special about this ISO? Most posts refer to either using a Windows machine to ...
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Reading Fat12 disk during booting [closed]

I am trying to develope a small OS with custom bootloader. I have a little bit of experience in OSDEV but not that much... My problem is that the first stage bootloader does not load the seconds from ...
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Laptop is entering in grub rescue mode. With error : no such partition

Actually i am using Windows 10 and Ubuntu in my yesterday windows was updating and during that process it was restarting several times. While restarting 2nd/3 rd time grub ran into problem. I am ...
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How do I prevent my bios from finding the OS on my first SSD (windows 10)?

I recently upgraded my hard drive from a 256GB SSD to a 1TB SSD. I cloned my entire drive over, including all partitions etc... So my 2nd drive is just an exact copy of the 1st one with just more ...
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Recovery on broken android screen [closed]

I have an android phone with broken screen ..I want to recover all files from it buh don’t know how .because there’s is a password on it which I know
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BIOS Legacy booting machine + GPT 4TB external HDD

I have a very old machine (laptop) which I confirmed it's booting mode is BIOS Legacy. I have built in HDD in my laptop which is MBR partitioned. I have previously installed ubuntu (continuously ...
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H110M PRO-VDH PLUS MOTHERBOARD AND i5-9400F won't even get to BIOS

MSI H110M PRO-VDH PLUS i-5 LGA1151 i5-9400F 2.9 GHz Silicon Power 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz SPEED ATX-550W Desktop Computer PSU for Intel AMD PC Power Supply (550Watt) If I have both the 24 pin atx ...
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Laptop Randomly turns off in middle not overheat

My hp pavilion laptop is keep turning off itself in middle.. No repair shop opened due to Coronavirus here :( This all started when i left the laptop in sleep mode over night as I do always ...
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Windows 10 - timeout to boot normaly not available in selection on start

We have an issue with one computer, acting pretty much in kiosk mode. When a computer starts after an unsuccessful power off, Windows goes to the option to boot normally or to safe mode. Usually, on ...
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MSI Z97 mother board has boot manager is missing message and the USB is not working how to force a boot to the CD drive

Boot manager is missing USB will not work so I have no keyboard I need to boot from a cd drive but can not get there
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System Reserved partition has no volume and is hidden from disk management

Computer boots up on fourth or fifth attempt - error no boot device found The laptop is - A HP Notebook 15 with a AMD A8 processor. The hard disk replaced at birth (2016) with a Maxtor 480 Gig ...
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How to start laptop automatically when power restored

I am configuring my laptop (Asus UX32A) without battery inside, to act as a 24/7 server. The AC power adapter will always be plugged in. I want the laptop to restart (automatically without having to ...
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Windows 10 boot loader refuses to boot Linux Mint

Recently, I successfully installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on my Surface Pro (5th gen). Additional info: the entire Windows 10, EFI partition as well as /boot are located on the internal SSD, ...
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Recovering data from corrupted win8.1 (unbootable)

Following situation: I am trying to recover very important data from a laptop of my father which was previously running win8.1 I think. No backups existent as far as I understand. I was not there when ...
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Linux - how to break an infinite loop that occurs in a startup script

I've made a shell script and configured it so it'll run at startup. It seems that it causes an infinite loop since it waits for something that hasn't brought up yet. I'm aware of the fact that it's a ...
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My PC boots slow with SSD

I have a gaming PC which boots/shuts down slower then my office PC. I've disabled all unwanted startup apps but I'm still facing the same issue. In Bios settings fast boot is also enabled. Under ...
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Trying to recover my password on my old Windows 7 laptop - or at least change it [duplicate]

I have forgotten my user password on an old laptop I haven't used for ages I believe I can change this in DOS and have seen seen several videos on youtube on how to do this. In order to do this I have ...
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Restore or clone Windows 10 to another partition and dual-boot Windows 10 with Windows 10

I have two Windows 10 partitions on my disk and I could boot into both of them. I could also backup one partition and restore it to the other, which was very convenient for updating and testing my ...
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Cloned HDD to SSD, blank boot option in F12

First, let me start by saying that I also cloned the smaller partitions After cloning my entire HDD to my SSD, disconnecting my HDD and only using the SSD, I have an issue where I can't boot Windows ...
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Cannot boot from USB in UEFI mode

I have prepared a USB bootable for Manjaro using Universal USB Installer 1.9.9.0 available on Windows. However, booting into the USB fails. After getting to the boot devices menu I select the flash ...
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Any additional ways to install Windows Server Core 2016?

I have tried many different ways to install Windows Server Core 2016. I want to install Windows Server Core 2016 on a separate partition and keep my installation of Windows 10, which I can't do if I ...
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Reset insyde H20 bios admin password

I have a Lenovo G470, i3 processor(with integrated Intel hd 3000 graphics) with insyde H20 BIOS 40CN33WW (V2.19) (x64) whose bios is locked. Back story A year ago I had disabled UEFI boot and booting ...
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GRUB unable to boot into nvme

I have the following EFI partitions (from blkid): /dev/nvme0n1p1: UUID="1EED-77FD" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI system partition" PARTUUID="...

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