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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14.04.3 install ok, but no login after reboot

I installed 14.04.3 on my 64 bit machine. When the machine booted with the .iso DVD I created, I got a lot of error messages that quickly disappeared, and the installation began. The install ...
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Boot Faliure after installing 15.04 64 bit(Sordid Saga)

I got a boot faliure after installing 15.04 (disk, home folder encrypted) when it asked for a restart, the screen is dark but the processor fan running, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del grub appeared and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 reboots after login

I've installed a number of Ubuntu versions, usually as a dual boot. As a test of VMbox, I installed it on a Win7 host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest in VMbox. The installation was lengthy ...
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Can't boot ubuntu from usb

I have several times tried to boot ubuntu from usb, because I need to delete som old windowsfiles after moving windows from the hdd to the sdd. I used the stick to install ubuntu on my laptop, but ...
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Switching from systemd to upstart

In Ubuntu 15.04 it is possible to switch from systemd to upstart. Will this ability be retained going forward?
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Windows 7 boot animation is broken, after installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) along side windows 7

Today I've installed Ubuntu - 14.04 LTS in my Notebook which has previously installed windows 7. I have installed ubuntu with USB pen drive and selecting along side windows 7. After installed when I ...
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Ubuntu not getting installed: Error: Kill process or sacrifice child

I was trying to clean boot my pc using bootable usb & suddenly the power was off and later when I restarted my pc it was not even entering the installation mode. It is showing errors like :this I ...
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How to recover windows 8.1 when installing Ubuntu 14.04 without creating a partition?

I have tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U410 but can now not boot Windows in GRUB. Looking now at other tutorials for Dual boots i realise that I hadn't created a partition for Ubuntu ...
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boot-repair crashed windows while i was trying

I tried to install windows 8.1 from dvd on ubuntu 15.04 installed first. It crashed grub2 so run boot-repair from usb. Grub was repaired and after restart there was its menu with three options: ...
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Is it possible to create a USB Bootable version of Ubuntu with Persistent Storage?

I saw this link on how to create a version of Fedora that can boot directly from a USB stick and have persistent storage as large as the stick itself. I tried this method to no avail. I have also ...
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X205TA Ubuntu 15.04 Install

Netbook ASUS X205TA Windows 8.1 Single language with Bing, 64GBeMMC Samsung, 32GB Samsung EVO MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1, 8GB Sandisk USB 2.0. I've been able to Try Ubuntu from USB Flash Disk, create ...
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Strange problem with starting up / loggin on

My system has a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows, and there is a problem. The problem began with Ubuntu not booting up properly; it would only display a black screen with a flashing white cursor in ...
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Dual Boot: Windows 10 Screen Content appears in Ubuntu

How can this be??? I have a PC with one hard disk. I first installed Windows 10 Technical Preview (which was updated to the final Windows 10 around one month ago). After the Technical Preview of ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 cant boot

im from Honduras so im new here, sorry for my bad english, the problem is this: laptop: Sony Vaio S.O.: Ubuntu 14.10 dualboot with Win7 I want to boot my s.o, faster so i modify the next: sudo gedit ...
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ubuntu 15.04 install stuck with Invalid arch-independent ELF magic entering rescue mode

I tried to install ubuntu 15.04 on a windows vista PC with 2 HDD: sda= windows SATA disk with 2 partitions one being Windows vista bootable sdb= additionnal IDE disk to make trial install of Ubuntu ...
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Cannot dual-boot Kali Linux and Windows 8

I installed kali linux with grub dual boot with windows 8 on EFI based computer ok each time i boot into my computer it's give me 2 options I decided to delete kali partition and install ubuntu i ...
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Ubuntu installed on microSD. sometimes I get error: attemp to read or write outside of disk hd0

I managed to get Ubuntu 15.04 installed onto a 64GB microSD card I got on my Dell Venue 11 Pro (7140 Core-M version). I tried several times to install (using live-distro running through DroidDrive on ...
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How to enable Secure Boot without issue?

I read here that it is essential to have Secure Boot enabled: However I find that when I enable Secure Boot, it changes it so that systems can boot with UEFI boot, but not Legacy, it also disables ...
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Booting Ubuntu from multiple usb

Can Ubuntu usb stick be run from a usb divider with another usb as a memory extension? And I have another outrageous idea, is it possible to connect 2 usb in one partition with a usb divider?
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Changed the UEFI motherboard on a dell laptop, now it says no OS detected

My laptop was running the latest Ubuntu, because of a minor issue, the motherboard was replaced. The new motherboard has the same specifications as old. But after replacing, the OS is not detected. ...
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BQ Aquaris M5 Ubuntu bricked by Ubuntu5 upgrade

Today my BQ Aquaris M5 Ubuntu informed me I had an upgrade available to Ubuntu 5. I downloaded the 160 something MB of data, and the phablet rebooted to install it. Then it went black, and I could not ...
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EXT4-fs error at boot in 14.04 LTS

I have a encrypted home folder and a encrypted installation. From the begining I had problem with my encryption splash screen so I disabled the GUI and was happy with CLI (see my previous post) Now I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts not starting after logging in

I installed ubuntu 14.04 lts by pendrive boot and it worked well also for last three week. But from now I am seeing this weird thing. I installed it on my windows 8.1 laptop.However,currently ...
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Booting off an SD if Ubuntu doesn't natively recognise card

I want to set up my PC to boot Ubuntu off an SD card. My concern is, Ubuntu couldn't access my SD card until I used the solution posted here. Will this be a problem if I boot off the reader (assuming ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 10

So after reading a lot of blogs and forums I have been able to create a new partition and install Windows 10 on my Ubuntu pc. I had to install Windows 10 because I go back to school. The Ubuntu ...
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A Strange Booting Problem

I wish to bring here a problem that has hit me straight out of the blue and seems mysterious to me. I have researched but haven't been able to find quite the same problem discussed here. I switched ...
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Install problem for a first timer

I'm trying to install Ubuntu for the first time on my spare hard drive and I'm running into an error. I put the .iso on a USB using Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.1 and booted from the USB. When I try ...
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Waiting for network configuration (on boot-up)

I've noticed lately on my new 14.04 Server that I get the following on boot-up: Waiting for network configuration followed by: Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration and ...
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Laptop not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.4.3

I installed Ubuntu 14.4.3 in my new Dell laptop to replace Windows 8. Everything was fine till completing installation and restart. After restart my laptop shows only BIOS screen. I am unable to boot ...
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Black screen after booting Ubuntu on an Asus Zenbook Pro UX501

I have Ubuntu installed on an external hard drive. It was originally installed on my old laptop, but now I have a new one. When I try to boot on it, the computer seems to boot properly but there's no ...
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Encrypted partition disappeared. Remounting / recovering the data

I had an encrypted partition which I setup perhaps 3, maybe 4 years ago. I don't remember the details of how I set it up, so I'm not sure how to recover it. After a recent update (sometime in the ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with MAAS

Everything seemed to go well, but when I try to commission a node the machines PXE boot to login and then shutdown. I have commissioned three. All have been allocated but they all boot to login ...
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Will booting an ISO image from a USB damage the opertaing system on a pc?

ok, so i've created a bootable USB from a Win XP SP2 ISO, so if anything goes wrong with my laptop i can recover my info etc. So i'd like to test this out, but if i now put this into my laptop and ...
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Xubuntu taking a minute plus to shut down for reboot

This seems too long to me, and longer than I recall when I had a Mint boot. I am currently dual booting. Is this normal? If not, what might be the cause?
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Grub Rescue madness after changing Partitions [on hold]

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Creating bootable usb stick in Ubuntu [on hold]

I am trying to install the tiny7 operating system to my xps 13 (9343). I am going to use this lightweight os to play poker games, since wine does not seem to work for bovada for me. I but the disk ...
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Can't Select Ubuntu partition on startup

So,I'm in a bit of an odd predicament. My motherboard got messed up in such a way that now the SATA ports don't work so can't use my hard drive, so I've been using live Ubuntu USB drives and just ...
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Grub menu at boot time… “holding shift” not working

I read here at this thread that holding Shift during boot can bring up the GRUB menu. However I try holding one or the other Shift keys, tapping, tapping then holding, nothing works. Am I missing ...
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restoring grub file

Yesterday when i restarted my computer it is showing screen with error : No bootable devices found So I am trying to restore my grub file using this guide but my boot repair doesn't have both ...
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ASUS Netbook - Loading Ubuntu (replacing Win8.1)

I'm still new to Ubuntu. I have 3 identical ASUS netbooks and have gotten Ubuntu loaded on 2 of them. The last one came with Win8 and I can't seem to get either the USB stick ISO or the USB disk drive ...
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[1. 398289]ACPI PCC Probe Failed

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 today. After some time I decided to upgrade to 14.10 and now when I try to boot it shoes me [1. 398289]ACPI PCC Probe Failed; and then a black screen and I ...
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Cannot boot from CD - ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64

After hitting F12 and booting from CD, all I get is a small oval and a human figure inside of a circle at the very bottom of the screen. Please help!
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Unable to Boot OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 different from 14.04?

Do I need to change any steps in dual booting it? With windows 8.1 that is. (UEFI) I intend on doing it automatically rather than manually creating partitions.
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Does ubuntu run on my PC? [duplicate]

I have a short question. I am trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop PC. I used an Universal USB Installer to setup an USB drive to boot from it, but when I try to boot any option that I pick (try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mounts external USB drive on boot with option “noauto” in fstab entry

I have an external USB drive and a USB thumbdrive connected to my computer. Both have an entry in /etc/fstab with the option noauto (will post the whole fstab entries at the end). While my thumbdrive ...
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Ubuntu installation freezes at splash screen

I've decided to try out ubuntu, and tried to install the one available at ubuntu.com (Ubuntu 14.04.3). However when I boot it, I select Install and it just hangs at the splash screen. I tried looking ...
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windows 10 not booting after Grub2 upgrade

I have two hard drive, with 3 OS: Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10. Ubuntu 14.04 is on one drive, while Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 10 are on the second HD. [I also have some old small hd that i ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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I cannot login or open a tty

Here is the situation: I am on ubuntu 14.04 x64 with nvidia 740m graphic driver. Last night ubuntu complained about lack of space and I tried to delete something. I followed some url and freed some ...