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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Load full screen image on boot and then close it

Is there any way (maybe with ImageMagik or something) to load a full screen image from a shell script and then close it? I have a media PC that loads kodi, mythTV and a few other things. I was hoping ...
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Getting error while starting ubuntu 14.04

Every time I start my system I received this message: Error found when loading /etc/profile: /etc/profile: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' /etc/profile: line 1:iamgreat# /etc/profile: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 startup error

I updated from 15.04 to 15.10. When I start up the computer I see Error: no video mode activated After this, it goes to the Ubuntu startup page with the logo but after load shows me a list of ...
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Ubuntu Live CD Not Loading Properly - Hangs on Ubuntu Screen

I am the second owner of a Everex Stepnote SA2052T laptop with Intel Core Duo processor, 1.6 GHz,1 GB, and American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS V 02.59. According the the labelling, it came with Windows ...
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Ignoring BGRT: invalid Ubuntu 14.04.03

I booted my computer and it took me to GRUB which was unexpected because I am only running Ubuntu and nothing else. The choices are: Ubuntu, Advanced option for Ubuntu, System setup. I select ubuntu. ...
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How do I require ChromeOS to ask for a user name and pass phrase in order to boot into linux? [on hold]

My friend downloaded ubuntu xfce4 onto my Toshiba Chromebook2 and he had it configured to require a pass phrase when switching from ChromeOS to xfce4. All the other times I have reinstalled Ununtu ...
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Can't get any Linux to work

I'm pretty new to Linux. I've tried it out a while back, and I did like it. I'm wanting to give it a go again, but I'm having troubles installing it (or even trying it on the live USB). Every time I ...
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Long Ubuntu 14.04 boot

The boot time in my Ubuntu is very long, its actually taking more than one minute, when Windows booting in 20 seconds. Reinstalling Ubuntu doesn`t help me. I have Asus K52F notebook: Intel Core i3 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop

The configuration of my laptop is: Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Processor : APU Quad Core A10 RAM : 8GB [I have upgraded RAM from 4GB to 8GB] HDD : 1TB O.S. : Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit Graphics ...
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ASUS N550JK - Ubuntu 15.10 install

First time here, and I know nothing about Ubuntu, but what I've found out is it won't boot, period; if I have Fast boot, Secure Boot ON and Launch CSM (for legacy OS) OFF. But, I want to get into ...
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Remove GRUB and keep a Linux system

I searched the Internet for instructions on how to remove GRUB, but the only thing I could find was using a Windows DVD to "repair" the system. I previously had a Windows/Linux doal-boot and removed ...
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Installing Ubuntu won't open

So I was reading about Ubuntu, and everyone was talking about how great it was. I was trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. I decided to start it up and I have pictures to show my steps. I ...
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Significant delay between OS termination and restart signal on motherboard [on hold]

I recently had a glass of fruit juice dumped into my tower, which required a motherboard change. I replaced my Asus Z97M-Plus motherboard with a Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5. When I send a shutdown or ...
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Cannot see the option to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10

I couldn't find any proper answer to this but I can't seem to get install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 because the installer does not show that option. My Windows 10 is installed in Legacy Mode ...
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Machine Check Exception?

I'm a novice on ubuntu but have been running an intel NUC for the last month with Ubuntu 15.10. This morning everything seemed fine but when i start it now it just goes into some kind of boot loop. ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu (UEFI mode) on a blank HDD.

My computer came with a FreeDOS. It has a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM. Also, it is a 64 bit processor. Sadly the computer / laptop does not have a CD / DVD ROM drive. Fortunately, it has 4 USB ports. The ...
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Ubuntu on external drive, grub2 problem

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external SSD, the boot loader is also on the external SSD because I want to use the SSD with different computers. So I don't use dual boot but I use the bios menu to ...
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PC freezes since I installed ubuntu 15.04 (now same with 15.10)

I got this weird problem where my computer freezes since I installed ubuntu 15.04. I had dual-boot windows/ubuntu 14.04 then decided to go only for ubuntu 15.04. Then my computer freezed and I decided ...
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Unable to start network manager at boot time

Each time when i boot up Ubuntu network manager icon disappear. I have to manually start network manager. I also tried to modify /etc/network/interfaces but no result.
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Disable Ubuntu boot menu when Windows is hibernated

I have a lot of folders in Ubuntu that are simple shortcuts of my Windows partition. I need to be able to Mount windows partition every time I load Ubuntu. Therefore, I want to disable Ubuntu access ...
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One live USB works, one doesn't

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable usb ...
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How do I repair smb/cifs error in Ubuntu 14.04

I have 2 issues but I think they are related. My system won't shut all the way down. I get this warning: ModemManger[692]:<warn> Could not acquire the ...
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Problems trying to reset ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, as I always do, but this time I tried to encrypt my folders. Then when the installation finishes I reset the computer, but the encrypt password does not work. I google ...
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Can't boot Dell after loading Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I put Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) on my new Dell I15 overwriting Windows 10, running the installer from a USB. To boot from the USB I had to change the boot order. It all installed, but won't boot from the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after booting into windows 10

I have Xubuntu installed on one drive and Windows 10 installed on the other one. Every time I boot into windows 10, Ubuntu won't boot up. I can only boot it up after I use the live USB, use ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 problem from grub2

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T. The long story: I installed an older version of Ubuntu when I bought the Zenbook (I think it was a 12.XX version). I ...
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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 Boots to Black Screen

I've read a few posts but can't seem to find one that quite reflects a solution. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 fine. When I reboot I boot to a black [lucid] screen without anything happening. If I shut ...
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I can't install Ubuntu in my laptop

well for the university i needed a laptop so i buyed a ASUS X555l with Windows 10, the people say me "ivan win10 is better than win7,etc.." its the same but this steal my info ._. so because is for ...
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Ubuntu 14 stuck at loading screen

I was trying to install the crossover package on my laptop when the following happened: Icons started getting removed from the sidebar (or launcher?) The package manager was unresponsive for >5 ...
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Error on boot, driver ebridge is already registered, cannot enter ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 15.10. After clean reinstalling drivers for graphics card I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting... ...after a few ...
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Grub not showing up at boot

I have installed the linux-lowlatency kernel recently. Setup of a DAW (MIDI support) was the reason to change from Fedora to Ubuntu. After reboot uname shows that I am running the generic kernel. ...
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How can I speed up my 103 sec boot time(dmesg output included)?

I was hoping that people might have suggestions as to how I can speed up my boot time. At the moment, as you can see below, it's taking all of 103 seconds. I have noticed a few bottlenecks at around ...
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Dual boot- Windows 8.1+Ubuntu 14.04.3->Not getting dual boot option

I had Windows 8.1 and wanted dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04.3.I followed the steps from this site and installed Ubuntu.I restarted my laptop and and I'm not getting dualboot option,it gets straight to ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Grub and Windows on L

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad 300. All works fine. I have dual booted this so I can use Windows 10 for some old software. When I boot I get into the grub menu. Choosing ...
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UBUNTU Ugrade tp 15.10 now laptop won't reboot

Samsung 400B laptop Yesterday I left my laptop upgrading to 15.10 (I think it was Wily something) about half way through. When I returned the laptop was hung with nothing on the screen. Hard ...
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Purrple screen with broken external video card

a fresh installation of Ubuntu get's stuck on a purple screen when I try to load it. Restoring broken packages from recovery mode helps for a single session. I tried installing Nvidia graphics driver ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting [duplicate]

Problem:- When i switch on my laptop it automatically goes to grub menu without using shift. Even after choosing linux kernel it is not booting and just end up showing the following message mount: ...
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cannot detect windows 7 after dual boot with ubuntu 14.04

I have lenovo B570 system.It had window 7 proffesional.I dual booted it with ubuntu 14.04,at first installer crashed.next time I again reinstalled it there it shown me option to replace ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Booting from Linux USB but not from Windows

I have Linux Mint 16(Petra) and 17(Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install windows (any windows) in a new partition, I already made the partition, but I just can't make windows boot ...
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Locked out of full disk encryption

I setup full disk encryption during my ubuntu install (14.04) and I recently rebooted and now I am locked out. I have not forgotten the password, I use it regularly. After boot when I put in the ...
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Can't boot 15.10 from NVMe SSD, yet 15.04 worked fine

Ubuntu 15.04 working okay, but unable to install or upgrade to 15.10 from 15.04 with this configuration: Motherboard: Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F CPU: Xeon E3-1225 v5 Boot device: Samsung V950Pro M.2 SSD ...
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Does Ubuntu have UEFI Secure Boot keys for single boot for all of their software?

Does Ubuntu have UEFI Secure Boot keys for single boot for all of their software? I want to remove Windows 8.1 from my HP Streamer 7 and install Lubuntu 16.04 in May. Need your help!
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Cannot Change the boot order in bios or F9 Anymore after installing Ubuntu

other Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) hi I have a HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook 15 touchsmart I cannot change the boot order in the bios boot order menu ( i tried to disable the legacy ...
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Im not able to install ubuntu or Xubuntu on my Linx 1010 Tablet

im Not able to install ubuntu OR Xubuntu OS in my Windows 10 Tablet, which has Keyboard with Mouse pad. I tried the USB boot, as soon as i try to boot it from USB it displays USB boot option not ...
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Unable to access BIOS, GRUB menu only [on hold]

I have the latest dist. of Ubuntu and a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I've already searched for the default keys that access the BIOS, (F2, holding ESC) and had no luck. To describe what happens when I ...
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Accidently overwrote /boot folder files

I was trying to install a chronOS kernel. But instead of copying vmlinuz-3.19.0-25-chronos, System.map-3.0.24-chronos, config-3.0.24-chronos i overwrote vmlinuz-3.19.0-25-generic, ...
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What is random : Nonblocking pool

I saw this message by dmesg and also by replacing quiet splash with debug in grub boot menu. Why is it that my Ubuntu gets stuck at random: nonblocking pool is initialized and takes too long to ...