Linux boot options not visible...!!!
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 23, 2012
Hello to all,
I recently installed windows xp and Ubuntu 11.10 in my HP Compaq nx6310 series laptop. But now,I am not able to view the boot options for Linux whereas whenever I start my computer, windows gets booted up by default. Kindly help me by finding out to find boot options for Linux.
Is my GRUB got corrupted ?
[SOLVED] cannot boot usb installer in uefi mode
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 23, 2014
I'm trying to install slackware64 14.1 to an asus aspire v5 notebook using the usb installer method. I can boot the usb key in legacy mode but not in uefi mode where it does not show up as a possible boot device. I have disabled secure boot.
So I have two questions:
1. Does anyone know how to make the usb install key available on the boot menu in uefi mode?
2. If I boot the installer in legacy mode, does that mean I cannot use the uefi method to boot slackware once it is installed?
Thanks for any input,
Trouble booting ANY linux from USB or CD
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 24, 2012
Hello Ubuntu forums! To be quick and to the point... I can't get my E Machine to boot any of my linux live cd's or flash drives. I've had success booting all three(Backtrack 3, Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD's and Backtrack 5 USB) on other machines.
When I try to boot the Backtrack 5 (usb) on the E Machine I get stuck "ACPI: Power Button [PWRF]"
When I try to boot the Backtrack 3 (CD) I get stuck at " * looking for data directory"
And finally, when I boot the Ubuntu (CD) I see the Ubuntu logo pop up, and it looks like it's loading, then it flashes back to a screen where it says "can't access tty; job control turned off. (initramfs)"
I don't have a whole lot of experience with linux distros, but it def seems like it's a problem with the box.. anyone else been through something similar?
Thanks in advance guys.
How to clone or backup Linux boot drive?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 13, 2005
Hello all, newbie here. I can't seem to find the information I want, anywhere, on this subject.
What I'd really like to do is be able to make an image file of my Linux drive (Debian Sarge) and store it on an offline drive for backup. I tried doing this with Norton Ghost 2003, but when I restored the image to a different drive to make sure the copy would boot, it didn't work. I re-installed GRUB (since Ghost doesn't support GRUB), and it starts to boot, but ends with the message "Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!"
I also tried using Ghost for Linux (g4l), with almost the same results. How do you all back up your boot drives? I'm getting very frustrated! If I ever want to clone my current drive to a larger one, it looks like I'm sunk! Being that the current one is 2.5gb, that's a tough place to be in.
A little help would be very appreciated.
using linux boot disk to backup fat and vfat drives.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 11, 2001
I have a linux boot disk that has windose file system support.
Is there a way to do a binary copy of a windose partition to another partition I need to not loose the long file names.
Creating a Linux Boot disk that would share the drive for backup via network to other
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 24, 2011
A Graphical linux version called RedoBackup from RedoBackup.org makes backups and is supposed to be able to find all shared disks on a network for backup.
I would like to be able to insert a CD or USB drive into other computers so the computer comes up with the drives shared so it can be backed up via network.
The issue is some copier print controllers are Linux and have no monitor or keyboard or backup method, restoring from original program disk is required but then any custom print settings, and jobs archived on controller are lost - Being able to boot with a USB or CD to a small linux version that shared the drive would allow a backup using a different computers monitor, keyboard and attached storage.
I can see where this might actually be a useful method of backing up all the workstation computers as well as Gigabit and SATA drives should be faster than USB2.
linux boot backup
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 17, 2004
Ive recently decided to install linux (fedora core) on my system, and have it dual booting with windows. Ive installed all the default bootloader programs. Its working fine. However, i will inevitably have to reinstall windows at sometime in the future.
When i do this, won't windows overwrite the current boot information and mean i can't boot into linux? How do i prevent this?
I can create a boot cd, but do not have a working floppy drive.
BIOS to GRUB/Linux Boot Slow After Disk Transfer
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 22, 2005
Finishing up an install of Fedora Core 3, ran very tight on disk space so I'm trying to transition my install to a brand-new larger disk. Currently experiencing delays from power-on to GRUB selection screen and also on system shutdown with the new disk that far exceed what happened with the original disk...
Would appreciate any ideas on how to resolve this. Details below.
Machine is a Dell Dimension 4100 with PIII 866MHz, 256MB DRAM.
The original disk: Western Digital ~3GB disk, ~9x% full (original FC3 install disk)
New disk: Western Digital 120GB disk
Added new disk to system as slave on same primary IDE controller as the original (which was master). BIOS sees new disk properly. Booted into FC3 OK. HW Browser reports both disks as having same geometry. Shut down.
Booted g4u 1.17 (http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/) off of the Ultimate Boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/). Ran command 'copydisk wd0 wd1' to create a local copy of the
Linux Boot Camp
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 26, 2010
I am going to the Linux Boot Ccamp event in Bristol England soon. Anyone else going.
Linux boot camp
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 3, 2007
I am relatively new to Linux
My favorite attribute of Ubuntu is the seemingly never ending learning curve.
Every day I read as much as I can to enable me to be better acquainted.
The purpose of this thread....
Please give me links to articles of topics I don't yet know I don't know. I would like to learn as much as I can. I am hoping community members will share access to any and all information prevalent to a better understanding of GNU/Linux. I am currently particularity interested in hardware support. This may change with the advent of new avenues of adventure.
very vague. If there is something you read regarding Linux, I would like to read it.
please, no RTFM, I am asking where the manuals are.
If you would like to ask questions regarding any learning materials provided I will be happy to attempt to answer them.
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