Debian Configuration :: Modify Boot Scripts To Boot Usb Device?

Mar 3, 2010

Without going into a lot of the reasons, I have a bootable program on a USB stick that i would like to 'boot' when debian is starting up (or after it completes, or whenever it makes sense to do it). My MB does not support a USB boot, I've removed the floppy and CD so I can add additional HDs (its a small box but well ventilated).

Another option I have is to use my bios 'network boot' option, but I have no clue how to use it and the only description in the mb manual says "Allows system to be booted over a network" In network boots, *usually* one is given an option of specifying a device address, and the network boot executes a boot protocol (e.g. bootp), and the boot image file is downloaded to the target, stored and run out of RAM. No evidence of this behavior is exhibited when the network boot option is selected in the bios...

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Permissions For USB Device On Boot?

Mar 23, 2011

I am trying to figure out what needs to be done to automatically set read/write permissions for everyone for my proprietary USB device on system boot. I have created a udev rules file which changes the permissions for the device when it is connected, but it does not change the permissions when the system is booted with the device already connected. The file looks like this:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", SYSFS{idVendor}=="our vendor id", MODE="0666"

Does something else need to be added to the rules file to make it work when the system boots with the device connected? Is there some other script which needs to be created somewhere?

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Apr 16, 2011

Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key. I got this error after: Reducing my Windows 7 partition by about 100gb. Creating a new partition (100gb) and copying my Ubuntu partition (10gb) to the new partition. After it was copied, and pasted, the original partition was deleted. I now had two partitions a new 100gb Ubuntu partition and a 600gb (or so) Windows 7 partition.

All of this was done using a bootable USB with Ubuntu 10.10 and GParted partition editor. Now when I boot I get the "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." error.

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Jul 11, 2010

When I boot off of Debian Kernel 2.6.26-2-686. This is what happens. It stops at attached scsi generic sg5 type 0 After 4 or 5 minutes it comes back and says.

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) Check Root= (did the system wait for the right device) Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev Alert /dev/sdd8 does not exist dropping to shell /bin /sh: can't access tty; job control turned off If I boot off Debian Kernel 2.6.26-2-686 (single user mode) Then use Control-D it boots fine.

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Mar 19, 2011

A week ago I opened this thread viewtopic.php?f=17&t=61580 in "Board index ‹ Help ‹ Installation" and asked for a moderator to move this to here. Because it hasnt happened up to know, I am reopening the thread here. It would be reeeeally great if somebody could help me with my problem!

I own two computers, one netbook and one laptop. I want to boot my netbook as a diskless client via PXE.I set up a dhcp-, tftp and nfs-server on my laptop but when i boot my netbook, the follwoing messages are displayed:(to make it more clear, i uploaded the whole output and shortened the output below)


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Debian :: Assigning A Device At Boot To /video2

Jan 29, 2011

I'm using Debian kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64 I have this little nit picky problem when I re-boot, my webcam and my Tv card switch around on video0, video1 and video2 if my usb webcam is plugged in at boot. I would like to keep it plugged in all the time and have it on video2 and my TV card on video0 and video1. I had read where maybe setting up a udev rule might accomplish what I want to do I just don't understand how.

Here is my camera info from lsusb:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate STX
Using v4l2ucp gives me this info about my hauppauge hvr1800 TV card:
Driver cx23885
card Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1800
bus_info PCIe:0000:03:00.0
capabilities 0x05010011

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Ubuntu Installation :: Won't Boot / System Does Not Boot: "no Bootable Device?

May 19, 2010

Installed ubuntu 10.4 over previous ubuntu on Intel 945G. After installation and reboot the system does not boot: "no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key".

Installation was done from USB-stick, prepared by UNETBOOTin. I have two HD's, one used for system + storage, another one just for storage. I manually deleted previous system partitions of previous ubuntu install in system HD. The system HD had about 1/3 of free and unallocated space for system partitions, which ubuntu installer created during the installation.

I tried to reinstall grub from bootable USB-stick and it succeeded but it did not help. The system is still not bootable.

I have used ubuntu for years and never happened something like this. Am I missing something or is ubuntu missing something???

HW failure is ofcourse possible but I am quite skeptical about it because Live ubuntu from USB-stick works well.

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Aug 8, 2015

I have a laptop connected to internet via wlan0. I also have eth0 interface and with it I share internet. I want to modify/filter all the traffic passing by the first laptop, something like this:

Code: Select all                    *---------------------------*
                    |        LAPTOP 1           |      *--------------* ?
                    |-----*    *------*    *----*      |              |
    INTERNET<------>|wlan0|<-->|MY_APP|<-->|eth0|<---->|ANOTHER LAPTOP|
                    |-----*    *------*    *----|      |              |
                    *---------------------------*      *--------------*

I know that in FreeBSD it is possible to use ipfw for that purpose, because it build-in into kernel. We set for example rule Code: Select allipfw add divert 2000 ip from any to

and we can use our own application to process those packets, reinject them forward etc. It will work also fast, because as I said, it build into kernel.

Is there any standart Linux-based solution to do the same? I found some info about netmap-ipfw. Is this a correct solution? Or I have to use for example IP-aliases and iptables to do that?

I need to process all the IP-packets, not only TCP/UDP/etc-protocol. Solution also must be very fast.

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Debian Configuration :: How To Modify Source.list From Shell?

Jan 27, 2011

how can i manually modify source.list to include debian repository from shell.since xorg isn't installed yet and the cd doesn't work well.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Vista Multiple Boot - No Boot Filename Received - No Bootable Device

Jan 2, 2010

i had a working multi-boot system, vista on sda1,2; swap sda3; ext=sda4; ubuntu sda5; fedora sda6; data sda7 - i mount the data partition when using all of the linux releases so i don't have to have multiple copies of music, docs, etc. everything has worked fine until yesterday. i tried to install fc12 on sda6, replacing fc11. it required me to format sda6 as ext4. i wasn't sure where i had grub installed, but have a backup of menu.lst in data (sda7), so figured i could let it install to mbr or wherever it wanted to by default. when the install completed and i reboot, i get a black screen and these messages: CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 19 XX XX XX GUID: XXXXX PXE-E53:

No boot filename received
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key I tried reinstalling fc12, same exact errors. I then thought maybe the problem had something to do with ext4 partition mixed in with ext3's, so i installed mepis on the sda6, and let it write grub to mbr (i think, not really sure where it wrote it). anyway, i still get the identical black screen. no grub type menu or anything. the screen used to show "DHCP for a few seconds", but doesn't anymore after i disconnected the ethernet cable.........

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Apr 25, 2010

I JUST registered here as I have not used Linux in several months. Linux and I have been and off and on relationship, but after I realized Ubuntus limitations Ive pretty much only dealt only with Debian (on PPC as well as x86, and also some Suse on x86).

Anyway, so I just picked up a couple Sun Ultra 5s for free. One had 256MB RAM (4 x 64MB), a 4.3GB IDE HD (no SCSI in the Ultra 5), and booted fine in Solaris up to the login screen at which point it wasnt really any use to me since I dont know the login name or password, and really want to run Linux anyway. The other I am told needed a firmware (chip?) and basically didnt do much more than power on. However, it had a 40GB HD and 2 x 128MB RAM modules. So, I replaced the 4.3GB drive with the 40GB, and replaced 2 of the 64MB RAM modules with 2 128MB modules, for a total of 384MB RAM.

BTW, both machines have the 270MHz Ultra1 CPU. Anyway, I used my main Windows x86 machine (which Im on now), downloaded the Debian SPARC net install, and burned it to a CD. Put the CD in the Ultra 5, installation proceeded nicely, though with one disconcerting message stating the urgency of which a reboot was required (though still telling me to wait for installation to finish). I mean, the whole installation process basically went perfectly except that one odd message.

So, when install is complete, I choose finish installation, the machine reboots, ejects the CD, and then ultimately get a message saying "cant open boot device". I am very new to Sun hardware, and am by no means an expert to Linux. The only thing Ive really tried so far is to type "boot hda" which only causes the same message to appear.

From previous experience, I have written on paper the info for all of my partitions. So I think my Debian install is sitting there waiting to be utilized, but the Sun hardware is oblivious to the fact that theres a perfectly good OS on the machine yearning to be booted.

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Debian :: Modify Configuration To Enable OpenVPN To Act As Tunnel Broker

Feb 18, 2011

I currently run openVPN on my Debian box that provides secure ipv4 routing from my laptop to my VPS in a different country (and from there the internet via this box). This works fine. However, id like to sort out ipv6 through this VPN as well as IPV4 and not overly sure how to do it. The remote server itself has native ipv6 configured on device eth0 and it works (ping6, traceroutes all fine,incoming to web servers etc) nicely on dual stack.

How would i go about modifying the config (both client and server if needed) to enable openVPN to act as a tunnel broker to enable the laptop to use the ipv6 through the server as well as the old v4? (the internet connection laptop end will not/does not have native ipv6 from the ISP. Currently im using he-net tunnel broker but id like to run myself through my existing openVPN). VPN config details: Its using UDP, port 1194, creates a TUN interface, redirect-gateway etc and the rest is normal config. Edit:- if it matters the clients are all running windows so i cant use sh scripts to set up stuff client end.

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Feb 13, 2015

I'm inexperienced in Debian. I have a dual-boot machine (64-bit, Debian 7.3, Windows 7, legacy boot) and encouter a problem at boot ever since I completed the installation of Debian 7.3 alongside the exising Windows 7. This machine has six hard drives: two are intended for ntfs storage of general data (raided together by RAID1); two more are intended for ext4 storage of general data (also raided together by RAID1); the fifth contains the Windows OS files and the sixth contains the Debian OS files. The problem is that I arrive to the grub_rescue each time at boot, seeing the message:

GRUB loading.
Welcome to GRUB!

error: no such device: e081517b-3399-4067-9294-8f0686f753ca.
Entering rescue mode...

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Jan 17, 2016

How to boot debian on an RK3288 based device (that isn't a chromebook?). Been trying to do so myself, but to no avail.

The closest match to my device is this one in the sense that it uses the same SoC - an RK3288. However my device is not a chromebook; instead it is called an "RKM MK902II". Unfortunately I cannot find any information on how to boot this device (it does have a micro sd card slot it can boot from, though I'm guessing it needs some sort of bootloader to be written onto a micro sd card in a specific way, but how!).

Interestingly the device I have is running some sort of version of ubuntu. Though how it boots it is an absolute mystery!

I've tried searching around on the 'net for a while now and apart from a script and a few "distros" distributed as image files, I can't really find anything at all. Looking for info about this device or RK3288 chipset?

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Debian Configuration :: Dual Boot Ubuntu/Debian: Debian Has Disappeared?

Apr 5, 2011

I have just installed Ubuntu (/dev/sda7) and Debian (/dev/sda4), but since I have updated all informations on Ubuntu, then Debian did not appear anymore on the grub list. There is an wiki I have found, but I an not really sure about what to do.

Here are the boot informations:
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

Boot Info Summary:

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 488861020
of the same hard drive for core.img, core.img is at this location on
/dev/sda and looks on partition #3 for (,gpt3)/grub.


ps: on this file, it says that the /boot is installed on the MBR and /dev/sda3. I will remove the boot from MBR as I am now using /dev/sda3 instead. Sorry for my english

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Debian Configuration :: Make Boot Partition Within LVM In Debian Usin Preseed?

Mar 16, 2011

I know that boot partition is possible to create within debian distribution that has grub 2.0, as I have done before with ubuntu. I have been trying many different options with my preseed file but it keeps taking the boot partition out of LVM and creating and extended partition too and then creates the LVM primary partition.

### Partitioning.
# you can specify a disk to partition. The device name can be given in either
# devfs or traditional non-devfs format. For example, to use the first disk


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Sep 12, 2014

I installed Debian Jessie (netinst, daily snapshot) on my Acer Aspire V5-123 laptop in the UEFI mode with the secure boot turned off. everything (network, hardware, partitioning, ...) went smoothly to the last step, but after removing the boot media (USB stick) and rebooting, the firmware could not find the boot device ! The only thing I can think of, is that the EFI boot is not set up properly by Debian installer, but I don't know how to fix it.

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Ubuntu :: Modify Lilo From Boot Cd?

May 28, 2011

Is there a way to run the lilo command from the ubuntu 10.10 boot cd? It doesn't get the directories right, as it has / mounted as the ramdisk memory file system, and / can't be demounted since it's busy. I can install lilo in the ram after booting from the cd with sudo apt-get install lilo. Mounting / to my sdb1 partition (where Ubuntu is installed) does not get the proper "maps" for the lilo command, since the cd ramdisk / takes priority. I prefer not to use grub, as I wish to use windows vista's bcd(edit) as the main boot selector and it won't boot grub from bcd to a partition; at least I couldn't get it to work in 11.04. I got lilo to work from the vista's bcd menu in 11.04, but had many glitches. Windows allows this type of proceedure from its recovery cds.

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Dec 29, 2010

I am going to install the newest version of Ubuntu on my computer. I am currently running Vista. I would like to be able to dual boot. I understand the whole partitioning deal and booting from the cd but i am worried that doing so will overwrite my Master Boot Record for windows. Do I need to modify the GRUB2 after installation. Read many writeups but was hoping for some input.

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Mar 20, 2010

I have a lenny box:

Linux ulet 2.6.26-2-686-bigmem #1 SMP Tue Mar 9 18:01:52 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

In order to get a newer kernel that would recognize a linksys usb wifi adapter I got the advice to upgrade to a newer kernel - 2.6.30 or newer. Which I am able to get from backports.

But when I try with .30 or .32 my machine will not boot. I do have a raid, but it is only used for data files - I do not boot from it or have any system files on it.

First I get this error:

I have not resumed the machine so I have no idea what is going on. So I press ENTER:

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Aug 11, 2010

I installed Debian, apparently without KDE or gnome capabilities. At least that's what it tells me when I try to follow instructions for installing same. So, I figured I created an image of an installation disk without those, or OpenOffice, or Xwindows capabilities - (debian-505-i386-xfce+lxde-CD-1.iso). So I created another image on CD of debian-505-i386-CD-1.iso, which I planned to install over the original install. However, I cannot get the computer to boot off the CD anymore; it always reverts to the Boot Menu (I have Windows and Debian partitions). The disk whirs around for a while, and then the multiple OS boot menu comes up. This is all being driven by the fact that I don't seem to have a working copy of OpenOffice.Org installed. Although I have managed to play around with mounting and unmounting the CDROM, and using the file commands, I don't seem to be able to actually get an application working. I downloaded the complete installation from their website, and extracted all *.deb files to CD. I attempted to unpack and install the files directly, and it seemed to do that, but the program does not seem to be available to me. I figure my best option is to reinstall with the right image.

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Feb 16, 2011

Warning: NooB typing this. Two days ago I replaced an old version of Kubuntu with Squeeze. (This is not the computer/system I've written about in two recent threads.) Installation went smoothly, but one very early boot (I think the very first after installation) halted very early on, with:Waiting for /dev to be fully populated... [ 4.051267]ACPI: I/O resource 0000:00:1f.3 [0x1c00:0x1c1f] conflicts with ACPI region SMBI [0x1c00-0x1c0f]I stared at that for a very long time, used another computer to google for clues on what to do about it, couldn't find any text that I could understand -- I don't have a degree in anything computer-related, I'm just Joe Blow who wants to get things done on a computer without malware scares -- and eventually gave up and rebooted.

The reboot went well and I hoped there'd just been some kind of fluke. Just now, however, booting -- for perhaps the second or third time since the frozen mis-boot -- brought an elegant message telling me of a kernel failure and asking me if I wanted to inform whoever of it. (Yes, I responded.) The computer seems to be working fine: I haven't rebooted it since that error message, yet here I am browsing and posting away.Unlike this person, for example, I don't know what the hell I'm doing. (Well, I do know that he's using SuSE, I'm using Debian Squeeze, and they're not the same.)The computer's a circa-two-year-old laptop; I doubt that it's flaky because I there were no (visible) boot problems with Kubuntu just last week. I haven't installed anything other than from's squeeze repository. The mouse that's plugged in now isn't the same as the trackball plugged in yesterday, but that's the extent of any "hardware changes".If this computer fails to boot one time in four and at other times gives scary error messages that I can safely ignore -- well, I can live with that. But my guess is that it's more like an oil pressure warning light in a car: that I ignore this stuff at my peril.

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Apr 11, 2011

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Jul 18, 2011

I want to add a boot up splash screen to my Debian installation but I cannot find a splash screen manager in the repos. I understand why Debian likes to have no splash screen initially, but have they opted to not have splash screens at all in the repos?

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Jan 18, 2011

I had Ubuntu installed, i installed Debian and there was no dual boot. So i formated all the hard disk to install only Debian. It installed but at boot i get error: no such device and the grub rescue> prompt. i googled for a solution and nothing worked:

- i tryed reinstalling grub, not worked
- i did the windows cd fixmbr trick, not worked
- reinstalled debian with fixmbr the first step and nothing
- tryed deleting with dd the mbr, not worked
- reinstalled grub from debian rescue, not worked

what should i do? i can't access my computer? please tell me how should i fix it? the google guys will kill me because i put their servers on fire

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Jun 20, 2011

I've installed squeeze and wheezy on an old Toshiba Satellite 210 CS laptop with 48MB RAM and a 20GB IDE harddrive.Grub2 won't boot at all and stops with a "error: cannot allocate real mode pages". The solution to that is to use the grub-legacy package.The boot then fails with "waiting for root device" and drops to an initramfs shell.

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Aug 24, 2010

I've previously had a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu machine that was working fine. Fast forward, I'm not able to boot into Vista at all and decide to reformat, return to factory settings after which I'll simply reinstall Ubuntu to get my functioning dual-boot back. I reformat the drive, everything seems to work fine and when I reboot I'm met by the GRUB screen rather then the Vista bootloader screen I expected. I select the Vista option and rather than starting to boot, seeing the Windows splash and then breaking (as it's been doing for a few weeks leading up to my decision to reformat), I'm promptly given a message that it can't find the disk 5252-ACFA (that Vista was previously on). After further inspection, my Ubuntu partition is still in tact and untouched, so I think the 'reformat' simply reformatted the Vista partition not the entire HD as I'd wanted. How do I modify GRUB to point to the new correct Vista boot?

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Jun 18, 2015

I have this machine (motherboard ITX Jetaway NF94-270-LF based on CPU Atom N270, full specs here) as a server for some time now (about 4 years). Debian 8.1 is installed on it.

Two days ago, after a power failure, the machine was not able to complete the boot process. I attached a keyboard and a monitor (on VGA port, the motherboard also as a DVI one, but I don't have a suitable monitor) to be able to see what's happening and interact with the machine. Unluckily, at a certain point during the booting sequence the screen goes blank and the monitor goes in standby mode; apart from that, the boot process continues in the background.

As far as I can recall, this behaviour existed for at least a couple of years (if not from the beginning) and the boot process was always completed successfully until two days ago.

The screen goes blank after the setup of the keyboard mapping. I tried everything to avoid the screen going blank: in the Grub menu I set the "vga" parameter, the "nomodeset" parameter, the grub_gfxmode parameter, I removed the "quiet" option, I removed the "load_video" line, I forced the BIOS to only use the VGA port for the video and so on, in order to disable or configure differently the video and the framebuffer. All these stuff had no effect at all: the screen keeps going blank at the same point during the boot process.

The only way I was able to use a fully booted system through keyboard and monitor was via the rescue mode of the Debian 8.1 netinst image. But that way, of course, I wasn't able to observe the normal boot process. So, I checked the boot parameters of the rescue mode and I found that the only usefull parameter was "vga", which I already used and was ineffective.

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Jun 18, 2015

On a new Lenovo Thinkpad T450s, I encounter the following issue: The USB drive containing live CD image ("burned" to the USB using mkusb tool --> which in turn uses dd) cannot be booted from the UEFI boot loader. I have to reconfigure the hardware (BIOS) setup to support both UEFI & legacy system, and with first boot priority given to legacy (BIOS-style) booting. But if I do this, I don't see the UEFI system in the /sys/firmware/uefi directory. I am using the 64-bit live CD image (debian-live-8.0.0-amd64-xfce-desktop.iso).

This is my goal: to boot the live USB from UEFI, so that I can install it in a form that is UEFI-bootable.

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