Questions about the bootup process in Ubuntu. Use this tag if you have trouble booting Ubuntu or you have questions about the bootup process.

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UEFI boot hangs at grub with 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ network adapter

I am using MAAS to commission and install machines. When I attempt to commission a machine with a "82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+" network adapter the following happens: 1) TFTP Request — bootx64.efi 2) ...
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Move boot and swap to another disk

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a hdd an I have another small ssd disk now I want to move boot and swap to the sdd disk how can I do this wihtout losing any data edit: I mean with boot the bootloader ...
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Boot Ubuntu From VHD

I want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and sometimes I want to boot on that VHD. It's easier for me to code in a virtual machine and boot on a VHD when I need full power for ...
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14.04 LTS only boots through recovery

A regular boot through GRUB (non-recovery) stops around 75 seconds into the dmesg log. dmesg isn't saved during this process (I see older dmesg logs as .gz in /var/log but not the ones from the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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14.04 boot error - usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61

While booting 14.04, I often get this error: usb 3-4 descriptor 0 malformed err -61 sometimes some more warnings messages is also printed and the computer stop booting. I have to hard reset and ...
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How do I install Linux on a Mac Mini without Intel

community. Lately I've been installing Ubuntu on my families computers, and have succeeded with the Windows Pc's. But I also wanted to install it on a Mac Mini. The problem is I have a PowerPc core ...
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Need help with reinstalling grub

so I installed windows 7 after installing ubuntu, and as you may already know I can't log back into ubuntu. I tried running boot-repair but it seems to be stuck on purging the kernels (I left it for ...
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Trying to make a Windows 7 USB with UNetBootin, getting error “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

Pretty much what it says on the tin. I looked around a bit, someone told me to press "Tab" to see a list of options, this is what it yielded. Verifying DMI Pool Data .................... Failed to ...
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Keyboard not working after boot

After booting (not everytime but in around 50% of start-up/reboot cases) system keyboard isn't working. $ cat /var/log/kern.log | grep keyboard Mar 24 11:29:01 Aspire-5741G kernel: [ 4.364653] ...
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windows 7 alongside ubuntu showing white stripes over back window

I installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 and everything worked just fine (both systems booted normaly, everything okay with grub) Today I tried to boot windows and there was a sort of black-gray ...
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Triple boot system, can't get to Win 7

Have a Toshiba Satellite Pro, that had a dual boot (WIN 7, and WIN 10 Tech preview). Setup a separate partition called Unbuntu, and installed Unbuntu 14, on that partition. Now Unbuntu boots first to ...
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problem with booting from external hdd

I installed Ubuntu 14.02 on an external HDD with 2.0 USB. And I updated it from the system update to get 14.04. When I turn on the laptop and boot from this HDD I get a purple screen that stays for 3 ...
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Unable to boot after install - no errors

I have tried to do a single install on a laptop that previously hold Windows 7. I tried to install 64bit desktop version of 14.10, 14.04, and now 13.10 with the same results. Installation from USB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot after hard shutdown

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 from wubi application with Windows 7 as partition. I was using ubuntu for some time. After that it freezes for some time and I shut it down by long press on the power button. ...
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Error while opening a different partition in ubuntu [duplicate]

I had done a dual boot by installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 in a NTFS partition. I made another separate NTFS partition for accessing files in both Ubuntu and Windows. Initially it worked normal ...
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Clean up /boot directory

After an update of my Ubuntu I came to the error, "I cannot update since /boot is full". The thing is, that when I compared the results of the two following commands $dpkg --list 'linux-image*', ...
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re-installation of Ubuntu Server: boot from CD not working

A few unsuccessful attempts at installing Apache Tomcat7 and Open Source BIM server may have spoiled the system so I'm trying to re-install Ubuntu Server for a clean start. I'm booting from DVD with ...
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WD 3T usb 3 external failed mount at boot time

Newly bought a WD My Book 3T USB3 external hdd. Connect to my laptop (dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04), Repartitioned, reformatted, ntfs, ext4, etc. So far so good. Connecting to my (OLD) ...
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Long EXT4 Mount Time On Boot [on hold]

My Elementary OS install used to boot fully in 20 seconds on my machine (5200rpm HDD, 6 GB RAM, core i3 2370M processor) several months ago, but overtime has taken longer to boot. To investigate, I ...
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No hard disks detected after server upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I upgraded a 12.04 server to 14.04. Upgrade went without errors, but after booting initrd throws "gave up waiting for root device", and I am stuck in a busybox shell. After searching for a long time ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu 14.10 Dual Boot on Windows 8 Inspiron 3000 Series Laptop Touchscreen!

Help! Try'n my best to get away from Windows OS...purchased a Dell Inspiron 3000 Series touch screen yadda yadda...boot from CD is Ok. But that's about as far as I can get. Doesn't make it to the ...
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dual booted Ubuntu everything works except it boots to grub2 command line

So I recently installed ubuntu as a second operating system on my computer, and everything is working smoothly except for this one issue. When I first boot up my computer it goes to a black screen ...
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Gparted made windows 8 unbootable and unrepairable?

I resized my windows partition (well technically moved it since I extended the size backwards) and now it is unbootable, just saying their should be some sort of warning somewhere to NOT resize ...
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Laptop boots directly to ubuntu , cant access BIOS or Boot menu, brand name logo doesnt show on startup anymore [on hold]

Im running Laptop with single OS; UbuntuMATE 15.04 Beta1 64bit on Toshiba laptop Core i3. after burning "Elementary OS" on a live USB drive using UNetbootin, what happened is: after reboot, laptop ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dosn't start Back screen

I deleted Gnome shell and restarted my laptop. After booting I can only see a black screen. I can't login, can't do anything really. I recorded a video of the problem. ...
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Network fails to configure on boot

Ubuntu server 64bit 14.04.2 On boot it waits for network configuration then says waiting 60 more seconds. I cant ping gateway or internet. ifconfig shows only lo ifconfig -a shows eth0 and lo I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 do not boot after dpkg-divert --local --rename --add [on hold]

After upgrade my distro ubuntu 15.04, the mongodb stopped the automatic service and I could not restart it again. I did some search trying to find some solution to the problem and ended up running the ...
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Can I get LiveCD/USB platform adaptability on a normal install?

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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Boot failure - /dev/mapper does not exist

I had a previously bootable version of Ubuntu, however now when I try to boot I see the error message ALERT! /dev/mapper/isw_bdacadajjgh_ARRAY0p5 does not exist. Dropping to a shell This is a work ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/eOS 0.3 does not boot anymore

After having a forced shut down twice (I assume because of overheating of the GPU or defects in the GPU) I can not boot my elementaryOS 0.3/Ubuntu 14.04 anymore. When I boot it, GRUB does not show up ...
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i was trying to install ubuntu on virtual box in windows 8.1 and got an error this one pliiz help

Failed to open the optical disk file D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium 'D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso' ...
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Boot repair disk shows nothing under “Grub location”

I am running a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 broke my Ubuntu boot, and boot repair disk failed to fix this. After receiving some comments to my previous ...
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hp dv2000 . which ubuntu is best?

i installed latest version. but getting hang after boot process. Also wifi not connecting in booting time. AMD processor and nvidia 256mb having in my computer.
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 [duplicate]

After starting up my laptop - which runs Ubuntu 14.04, I got error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0 when I manage to boot using command line I got grub> when I write ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 install boots on my pc, but not any others

So recently I decided I'd start learning Linux, having 10+ years experience with Windows and feeling quite competent with that OS. I got a 500gb external HDD, formatted it etc with Rufus and created a ...
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Accessing the grub2? Common methods already tried

So I'm trying to access the grub2 menu (or any boot menu for that matter) and I have tried most things I have found online. I am running the latest version of ubuntu and it is the only OS so it ...
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition along with Windows XP, but when I start Ubuntu I only get a black screen. I repeated the installation 3 times successfully, but my screen remains black. Can ...
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tripple-boot problem

I have a Dell inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace it's HDD to the faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I cloned ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 GTX 970 Woes

Okay so I'm trying to use an Asus Strix GTX-970 on my (14.10 Ubuntu) Linux box and I'm running into some boot issues. Here's what I did: after it's done, finish by booting normally at the prompt ...
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No bootable device error after resizing filesystem partition

Im quite new to Ubuntu platform. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently with 50GB allocated to file system partition. Then i needed to install virtualbox and the size of the file system partition wasn't ...
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starting FGS at boot

I am having trouble starting FGS at boot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the documentation page it reads to set the environments and start the program each time after log in. Anyway, I would like to do this ...
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Can't boot into any Live USB - Black screen

I have Windows 8 laptop and I installed Ubuntu Mate 15 in parallel with windows. But now I want to install either Mint or Debian in place of Mate but I can't boot into any Live USB. As soon as the ...
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Windows 8.1 not booting after Ubuntu 14.04 Installation

I'm an absolute Linux newbie, I've never used it before. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard drive with Windows 8.1. When I choose a Windows 8 Loader in the Grub Loader screen, nothing ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present error on startup

The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present shows on startup but ubuntu starts normally. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot along with windows 7 using a ...
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Black screen before boot animation Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking for the way to get rid off the black screen during boot and replace it with complete boot animation. this is my grub file: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to ...
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How to create Windows / Linux bootable USB on Ubuntu [GUI style]

Since some laptops doesn't have an optical device and it is faster and easier to create bootable USB than DVD (especially if something go wrong) I have decided to post this question. Answers should be ...
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Create UEFI bootable USB stick to install Windows AND Ubuntu from it

I know how to make a UEFI bootable stick to install Ubuntu (explained here) and I know how to make one to install Windows 7 (guide in German, sorry). I guess for Win 8 the procedure would be similar, ...