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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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Fedora EFI boot issue

I have Fedora 23(?) on a 4TB drive, and Windows 10 on a 1.5TB drive, both on the same SATA controller. My BIOS sees Fedora on the 4TB drive, but if I limit my BIOS settings to only try booting from ...
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Windows no longer boots up: bcdedit command likely at fault

I was trying to dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu when I ran into a problem: My system would immediately boot up Windows without bringing up the familiar GRUB menu that gives me a list with Windows or ...
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Converting GPT to MBR for 1 partition without losing data from other partitions

Is it possible to convert a single partition from GPT to MBR without losing data from other partitions? I had installed windwos 10 and Ubuntu as dual boot and i wanted to reinstall windows 10 and ...
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Need help analyzing Windows Performance Recorder ETL file to figure out whats causing slow boot on my SSD

My computers boot time suddenly doubled and I'm trying to figure out why. Boot time before was 15-20 seconds but now its 50+ seconds. I ran Windows Performance Recorder and I need help analyzing the ...
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Slow boot times with the Asus Z170-Pro

I have a PC with an Asus Z170-Pro motherboard and the boot time feels a bit sluggish. It takes around 49 seconds from the time I press the power button until I see the Windows logo. Seconds later I ...
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unable to boot using usb and grub rescue

i had windows 10 and lubuntu dual booted on my laptop. I wanted to try windows xp, so flashed it into a USB and tried to boot from USB using boot options. The laptop did not boot from USB and took me ...
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Mismatch in partition format

I'm running into some issue with my Ubuntu 18.04 boot, after upgrading from 16.04 (ubuntu 18.04 upgrade failed for UEFI). However while looking at it I realized a weird behavior: When I open GParted (...
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Cannot start W10 anymore after reinstalling linux on separate disk

I have linux and W10 installed on separate disks. Here is my dual-boot setting: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 111,8G 0 disk # SSD ├─sda1 8:1 0 550M ...
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Newly bought hardware won't boot, how to power up motherboard without cpu?

I have bought an ASRock A320-DGS motherboard and a Ryzen 5 2600 CPU. After assembling all of the components together, when I tried to boot the machine it would not boot (PSU turns on and so does the ...
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How do I get my FreeNAS started after a restart

My NAS appliance (a FreeNAS MINI) wasn't responding today. (users couldn't access their network shares) Server IP addresses are assigned by DHCP. I access by host names. So, I tried connecting to ...
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What is the difference between Secure Boot and Verified Boot?

As I understand it, both "Secure Boot" and "Verified Boot" work in the same way. In particular: on boot, the first thing that runs is code found in ROM. This ensures that it can be "trusted" the ROM ...
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How do I convert a .bin file into a .iso file for usb use

I have a .bin file that I would like to convert to an iso to burn to a usb. The .bin file is clearly bootable; The output of file os-image.bin is ../os-image.bin: DOS/MBR boot sector and I can ...
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launch application at boot in root environment, then monitor and if closes or crashes relaunch

I have a question regarding how i can launch an application, written in python, as soon as boot has been completed. This application needs to run with full permissions, so that passwords are not ...
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How to Prevent Disabling Programs on Startup (Windows)

I am currently making a program to give my children time when opening a computer. So my children can only turn on the computer for 5 hours per day. The program that I created has been entered into ...
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Keep TTY boot messages desktop background in X

During boot I see the usual messages on TTY. After that, when X starts, xfce & xfdesktop sets a solid color as background. I do not use the background, I do not have icons on my desktop. It would ...

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