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What is "-v", what does it do


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Well installed ideneb on my laptop and after installing successfully it prompts me to restart my computer in several languages everytime. Someone told me to boot in -v. Whats tht? How do i do tht? Is there another solution to my problem?

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-v is short for 'verbose' and it is not a solution to your problem but a handy way to figure out what your problem is. Instead of seeing a message telling you to restart your computer, you will see what is causing that message to appear. This can be very useful for troubleshooting purposes.

 

Google 'how to read a kernel panic' for more information.

 

You type -v (and other boot flags) at the boot prompt before the OS starts booting. How to access the bootprompt depends on which bootloader you are using. Try pressing F8 when your BIOS is done POSTing.

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