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USB stick with Ubuntu Live system doesn't boot - why?

Posted 01-19-2011 at 05:17 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 01-19-2011 at 05:39 AM by bittner

Creating an installation stick with Ubuntu seems to be a piece of a cake nowadays. Ubuntu does provide a tool, the "Startup Disk Creator" (System > Administration > Startup Disk Creator) which frees novice Linux users from knowing operating system level details. At least it seems.

I regularly notice, either in my Linux courses or in discussions with other proficient Linux users, that the tool on Ubuntu typically doesn't make sticks boot out-of-the-box. Usually, this...
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Patch and Compile Kernel with Custom Boot Logo

Posted 12-18-2009 at 05:54 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 12-21-2009 at 12:08 PM by ~sHyLoCk~

Originally Posted in my BLOG.


Unlike every other distro, Slackware doesn't brand anything. Everything is vanilla. So when you boot, you see the original linux penguin logo at the top of your screen.

Download the latest kernel source from kernel.org. I'll be using here kernel 2.6.32 source and 2.6.32.1 patch. So you understand that you don't need to download the whole kernel source every-time a...
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Posted in Slackware
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Improving Slackware boot time

Posted 12-09-2009 at 01:30 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 12-09-2009 at 01:40 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Tags boot, slackware

Originally Posted in my BLOG.
Slackware by default takes a long time to boot. We can minimize this. I am going to write down exactly what I did, you read that and do it on your own.

First login as root using "su" and continue:

Code:
 # nano /etc/lilo.conf
Write compact in the global section or uncomment it. [it's there somewhere at the top]

Next find the append line and add "quiet" at the end. My append line reads:
...
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Where to Install Bootloader: mbr or /

Posted 03-03-2009 at 12:24 AM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-03-2009 at 12:44 AM by phoenixrising
Tags boot, grub, mbr

You should try not to install grub/bootloader in the mbr when you have a dedicated boot handler and/or multiple distro installation in mind. Have the bootloader installed in the installed '/' partition instead e.g. in /dev/sdx1 or something like that...

More info about installing multiple distros here
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Posted in Notes
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