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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Startup process not starting in Arch Linux

I have problems starting some applications on boot that I have made to run an ArchLinux Environment (running in a VM). I have some executable (programmed in C++ and Python) that must start when the ...
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(Ubuntu server) Can't choose a disk - what to do?

I was configuring my Ubuntu server system and couldn't go on, as I wasn't able to choose a disk.
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How to enable boot capability in BIOS for usb drive with exclamation point?

BACKGROUND I installed Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon on another computer (an hp 15) with a bootable USB drive. Now I'm trying to install another distro on that same computer. I have a bootable usb drive ...
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Booting freezes before grub menu appears

My laptop overheated after I forgot it running on my backpack and when I realized that it was running and very hot, I opened the lid and shut it down. Note: This happened many times before but this ...
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Creating bootable Windows USB Drive on macOS, doesn't boot on PC

I followed Method 2 of the linked article to create a Windows 10 bootable USB disk. When I try booting from it on my PC, I just see a blinking _ indefinitely. I tried using Method 1 (unetbootin) but ...
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Winload.exe startup issues on Windows 10

I'm trying to get my computer up and running after my mouse and keyboard stopped working in Windows 10. Numlock, Sroll lock and Caps lock lights wouldn't turn on and mouse wouldn't move at all (corded ...
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Kernel boot hangs for 12s

My laptop Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme # uname -sr Linux 4.19.66-gentoo LiveCD SystemRescueCd v6.0.3 Kernel: linux-4.19.34 dmesg's https://pastebin.com/Lt3ePJhu [ 0.651272] PCI: CLS 0 bytes, ...
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Beeping sound on startup (1 high 3 low) [on hold]

My PC turned off 3-4 times automatically today after few minutes, so I decided to open it up and clean it. After cleaning it I pressed the start button and it gave me these beeps continuously: ...
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Error after uninstalling Windows 10 with OS Uninstaller from Ubuntu 18.04

After uninstalling Windows 10 following the instructions given in this post:https://askubuntu.com/questions/167778/dualboot-ubuntu-w-windows-deleting-windows/167785#167785 I get the following error ...
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Does VeraCrypt modify the BCD?

I am trying to restore the BCD on a VeraCrypt partition system drive. The only way possible is to decrypt the drive in Linux and to run bcdcboot on the partition. I modify boot PE environment and I ...
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Why does Windows Server 2019 refuses to install on personal computer? [on hold]

When I try to install Windows Server 2019 from USB (first partition is NTFS, second is EFI System Partition with uefi-ntfs), it displays "Loading files…" and progress bar. When it finishes, it reboots ...
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Is it ok to boot into UEFI BIOS every time?

I have a hard drive SMART check error showing up on boot. So I have to boot in bios every time. I have backed up all the data on my drive and I want to use the dive as long as it lasts. I do not care ...
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Toshiba Satellite C850 H000052450 Motherboard BIOS reset / short link

I saw a question that was posed the title of the thread was; "Where is the jumper to reset BIOS on Toshiba Satellite P855" Well I have a similar problem. I have installed this Toshiba Satellite C850 ...
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All programs non-responsive after hibernation in Windows 7

I'm having issues waking my Windows 7, 64 bit system from hibernation. Here's what happened and what I've tried to solve the issue: have been successfully hibernating and waking this PC for many ...
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Why Windows 7 will not install when using Marvell MST644R HyperDuo?

I recently wanted to upgrade my desktop by adding a VANTEC (Marvell) UGT-MST644R (2mSATA + 2SATA) Raid card with HyperDuo capability. I also purchased two 240Gb SSD cards that fit directly on the ...
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Can bootable devices be detected by admins?

If I were to boot into an external USB disk on my work PC, what are the chances that it could be detected? With my limited knowledge on this I am pretty confident that any monitoring software on the ...
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MEMDISK: Image seems to have fractional end cylinder, or cached packing 01PXE API call failed

I am attempting to pxe boot memtest86 onto a Supermicro unit, and I am having a lot of trouble with it. Using the iso from memtest86, I receive the following error: command line:iso raw initrd=...
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XFCE4 always starts windows on login - how to fix?

Every time I login after either a reboot, full system shutdown -> startup or log out, XFCE starts some default programs which I have never configured it to do and I don't want it to start those. It ...
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PC doesn't boot consistently

Now and then my PC (about 4 years old now) fails to boot normally. More specifically, I press the power button, and the CPU fan, system fan 2 (system fan 1 stays off) and motherboard/GPU lights turn ...
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Secure Boot chain with nfsfroot

I have a problem with secure boot. I build a Debian live image and set up a NFS server. On the local machine's ESP partition are the kernel, initramfs, shim, Mok Manager, systemdboot. If I start ...
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Toshiba - Can install Windows/Ubuntu or use Ubuntu live but won't boot

I used to have Ubuntu installed on my Toshiba laptop, since I needed both Windows and Ubuntu I decided to remove it and install Windows first. - After installing windows from a bootable USB, I tried ...
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Failed to upgrade or update package in linux

everyone here I tried to upgrade package with software update And I get error message The upgrade needs a total of 64.9 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional 64.9 M of ...
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Specify next systemd boot partition/OS from Windows script

I have a systemd-boot set up to boot arch linux by default, with Windows 10 as another option. Windows was installed first, and is first on the drive. In linux, I can use systemctl reboot --boot-...
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Installing nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Dell XPS 8930 desktop which came with Windows. I installed Ubuntu 18.04, and things were working well, except that my NVidia graphics card is not installed correctly. In Setting/details, I ...
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failed messages while booting linux machine

While booting a custom linux machine it shows several fail messages like [failed] to Docker Application Container Engine. In the unit file docker.service Restart=Always is mention so systemd ...
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Computer wont even go into bios after installing new hdd

I have in my pc 3 hdd 2 ssd's, windows is on one of the two ssd's. i wanted to get rid of the old hdd's and put all the stuff on one drive, so I had gotten a 6tb wd red nas pro hdd (WD6003FFBX). i did ...
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Debian 10 32-bit ior any Linux) install on Dell Venue 11 Pro

I was hoping that I could get some assistance with a little problem I've been having while attempting to install 32-bit Debian 10 on a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet. However the only real issue with it ...
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Fix error in UEFI Firmware on Huawei MateBook X Pro

After trying to install Linux Mint on a USB flash drive (the same one upon which the Live USB had been set up), I have two entries listed in the UEFI setup program for the same hard drive (even after ...
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No signal to monitor after cloning M.2 SSD boot drive

My machine was running Win 10 just fine but its OS drive was getting full so I cloned it to another M.2. SSD using the latest version of Macrium Reflect. (Because the new drive is larger, I did move ...
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ElementaryOS Grub issue Boot Repair failed

I'm trying to dual boot ElementaryOS alongside Windows 10 on a Lenovo Yoga. Previously I had Ubuntu 16 installed, and wanted to replace it with ElementaryOS. I ran the ElementaryOS installer through ...
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Accidentally formatted a partition on a dual boot machine, now windows won't boot

I have a dual boot machine (Ubuntu18.04 and Win10). I accidentally formatted a partition in the disks app in Ubuntu. When I restart the computer, grub still shows a windows manager option(where I ...
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Kali Linux - Newly Added Users, Config Changes Not Retaining After Reboot

I have installed kali using oracle virtualbox. I set the root password with the passwd command, then added a user the following: adduser --home /newusername newusername It adds the user to the new ...
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Intemittent successful Ubuntu 18 boot

My Ubuntu 18.04.2 keeps flashing Ubuntu logo and blank screen during boot. It keeps alternating between Ubuntu logo and blank screen. Sometimes it will boot perfectly and sometimes it gets stuck in ...
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Windows cannot be installed on this drive - MBR partition table

I have a hard disk of Seagate SATA about 4 years old. and during this time, i have formatted my windows many a times using dvd as well as USB. However today , suddenly when i had to format and booted ...
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How to get an older system to recognize a compact flash card?

I have an old laptop that I want to get working with a compact flash card, instead of a spinning disk. I used dd to dump an image of the hard drive, and dd again to write it to the cf card. (Running ...
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How to boot and read a Windows 9X BootCD from a 2TB SCSI/NVME SSD?

Edit: First I want to apologize that I thought it was SCSI, that's what the Device manager details told me. I tried to boot both a Windows 98 SE and a (patched) Windows ME Boot Disk equipped SSD and ...
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Linux booting stop at Starting kernel when using Yocto build image with SD card

I'm tring to porting linux on imx6 PDK B/D(imx6-qaudplus-sabreauto) with Yocto build image. my customize sdcard image (mixed imx6/8)= u-boot.bin(iMX6 Yocto bitbake result) zImage(iMX6 Yocto bitbake ...
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BeagleBone Black flash keeps reverting to factory OS

I'm trying to flash a new OS onto a beaglebone black (revision 6), but when I do, it reverts to the original debian. I followed all of the steps found online, like removing the comment using sudo ...
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Thinkpad Firmware update removed bootable partitions from boot menu

I use linux (Pop-OS) on a thinkpad x1 extreme 1st gen and just installed a firmware update. Upon restarting, the computer booted into Windows, not linux, so I went to the bios boot menu to see that my ...
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M.2 drive doesn't show up in BIOS

Recently updated my PC with a Gigabyte Aorus Pro motherboard and updated bios to latest version (F10), I installed Windows 10 Home 64bit on the M.2 drive (SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280). Every time I ...
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I mounted an Ubuntu VHD in Disk Manager on Windows 10 can this be cloned to USB and booted from?

Because the GPU cannot be accessed in Hyper-V, I'm going to need to create a separate means of booting my computer into my Linux image. I'd rather have the image stored on a removable USB so I'm ...
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How copy bootable partition to GPT-ed disk's partition?

After messing up my Windows, at this moment (to say shortly), I have 256 GB HDD ( with C: 255GB and D: 1GB partition). I've made somehow efi-bootable USB-drive and if I plug the USB drive, then PC ...
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AS Rock Z97 Pro 4 does not boot sometimes

Main board: https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z97%20Pro4/ Hello, Sometimes my PC does not boot, there are just 2 short beeps. After I insert or remove the battery of the mainboard it works again. ("Or"...
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Existing OS drive into different computer to restore files

I have an older desktop computer (pc1) with a 1TB SSD with windows 10 pro on the hard drive and it won't load windows. I bought a new desktop (pc2) with windows 10 pro. I would like to remove the SSD ...
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LG G3 D855 with lineageos: hangs while booting, recovery partition damaged, no connection from adb [migrated]

I accidently damaged the recovery partition on a LG G3 D855 with Lineage15.1 OS was still booting ok, but I wasn't able to get TWRP on recovery again, as the device was not routed. I used a one-click-...
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Black screen during boot, cannot see information

I have a Lenovo ThinkStation P330 with Windows installed. When I press the power button, the screen (connected with DisplayPort) stays black until the windows login screen appears. That makes it ...
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PC freezes when entering automatic repair, then power off

Today, I’ve been upgrading my RAM and CPU. Due to some confusion, I powered off the PC during boot, which I believe has led to hard drive problems. The drive is recognised as bootable in my BIOS, but ...
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Encryption failed on android phone [migrated]

i get "encryption failed" on my galaxy A8+ phone and factory reset and reset button and flashing with Odin does not solve my problem . any solutions to fix it ?
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Start X (on a Mac) with 'nomodeset' kernel option activated

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014). I'd like to use linux. I used to install linux many times in the last years and I never get a problem. Now, I don't know why, no live-cd of any distro boots up. My ...
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Disable kernel signature checks during boot on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu provided 5.0.0-27-generic today. I attempted to reboot but booting fails due to a failed signature check. I'd like to tell the kernel to skip the signature check during boot. I found Ubuntu's ...