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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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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Command for going from Chrome to Chrubuntu

I installed Chrubuntu onto my Acer C720 three times. Each time it reverts to only opening to Chrome even if I put in Control L. I have to reinstall Chrubuntu. It works for a while but then starts ...
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fakeRAID problem [on hold]

I have an HP N40L microserver, with 2 identical drives, I used the system to hardware-RAID them as a mirror (fakeRAID I believe). I then installed mint on the system about a year ago. This has been ...
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14.04 Doesnt boot after upgrading from 12.04

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8.1. It was perfectly working, until I upgraded to 14.04, the process was quite slow, and it doesn't boot anymore. It says, mount: mounting/dev/loop0 ...
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dual booting windows 8 laptop with ubuntu [on hold]

I am using lenovo z510 series which was shipped with windows 8.1. In order to dual boot it, I had disabled secure boot and fast startup, and I also created partition for Ubuntu. Then I launched the ...
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GRUB repair issue - duplicate Ubuntu and no Windows

I tried to repaid grub via Boot-Repaid and these are the results: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7894957/ Currently I have two Ubuntus listed (but they boot into the same system) and the Windows ...
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My (older) computer has become unbootable except for ubuntu minimal CD - RAID mdadm

I really hope someone can help me out here because my computer has become unbootable, and it holds a RAID-5 data disk Array (mdadm ) which I need to recover. No OS will boot, nor USB, nor DVD, nor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer does not detect Windows on drive, missing “Install alongside” option [duplicate]

Firstly some information about my computer. I just have a C: drive and a D: drive. My C: drive just has a bunch of programs and my D: drive has all my work. I am running windows 7 and I'm trying to ...
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Why it's dual UEFI Boot Manger For UEFI Ubuntu OS

After installing Ubuntu 64bit UEFI Image with the CSM Disable setting, I have two entries in the boot menu. These two entries show the same name: Ubuntu:XXXXXXX. I can't find any difference between ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts not booting after once I boot into windows

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dell inspiron n5010. Dual boot is working fine. I tried to get boot options for Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I am able to boot into both OS. But there is one ...
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Cant edit a file in Windows to install Ubuntu in a LiveUSB [on hold]

im following a tutorial to get an Ubuntu USB-Live, and I have already installed Ubuntu on the USB, but the get this done I need to edit the file syslinux.cfg and leave it this way: default unetbootin ...
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Help with Grub rescue!

I have a Ubuntu Dell Inspiron 5100. I was in the middle of upgrading to 14.1 (or something like that) and my laptop shut off. Now, when I turn it on, it goes straight to the black screen that says: ...
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can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows 7 with USB boot method [on hold]

Actually I want to install ubuntu new version OS alongside with my windows 7 Operating System.So I tried to install Ubuntu OS with the help of watching online videos.When I am trying to follow one ...
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How to make a portable Kubuntu on external drive (GPT) on UEFI computer?

The problem: after installation Kubuntu on external SSD (Transcend ESD400 512Gb) on UEFI computer I can't use it on another one. I made some attempts but all of them were unsuccessful. My computer: ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu 14.04: initramfs

I am new to StackExchange and hope to soon be new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a newly constructed desktop. I first tried to install it via a USB drive, but the computer didn't appear ...
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open startup applications preferences on Lubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a Compaq nc6000 with 768MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. I want to tweak Lubuntu for faster bootup (because it is slow). I watched a video on youtube, where the ...
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Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
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How to choose default output port (boot screen) in a nvidia card?

I have a NVida card and binary drivers. I have my monitor connected at the vga port and the TV at the HDMI port. When the computer boots, the grub menu and sometimes the login screen goes to the TV ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem With Windows 7 boot menu

I have asked a question previously here, regarding installing Ubuntu inside Windows 7. But the answer was Ubuntu install inside option is having various errors. So I decided to install Ubuntu along ...
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ubuntu wont boot wont mount

I am new to linux, my computer says: an error occurred while mounting /boot/efi press s to skip mounting or m for manual recovery I search how to fix this everything I found had to do with dual ...
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Grub doesn't boot after kernel upgrade

I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 LTS via terminal and now grub doesn't find any kernel. I tried to look inside the /boot folder via grub terminal, but on my primary hard disk the folder seems to be empty. ...
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Cannot load Ubuntu desktop after installing Nvidia driver

I've just installed an Nvidia driver for my Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Now I cannot load my desktop, the screen breaks after the login screen. The only thing that works is the console terminal ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't boot

I get these errors during booting in Ubuntu 14.04: mount: mounting /dev/disk/ by-uuid /926b9e0e.. mount: mounting /dev/on /root/dev failed mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed mount: mounting ...
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Triple Boot Win7pro/Win7basic and Ubuntu

I'm looking to triple boot my eeepc 1000he with Win7 and Ubuntu! I have win7 pro on one partition, win7 basic on another, and i'm thinking of creating a new partition (obviously) for Ubuntu. Can ...
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how do I dual boot ubuntu and chromium os on the same hard drive extracted from vmware virtual disk?

I have a chromium OS installation in a vmware virtual machine that I want to move to a partition on my PC and dual boot it with two Ubuntu installations on the same disk. How would I go about this and ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
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Problem upon restarting Ubuntu: grub rescue

I am new to Ubuntu. I was restarting the system and got the following message: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>' What do I do?
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Ubuntu installer no partition type option

Today I decided to install ubuntu (12.04 lts because I had the dvd already) alongside my windows 8.1 In every tutorial I've seen so far, when the part of creating a new partition comes, I should ...
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Creating a Live USB DebainOS [on hold]

I need to create a live usb debian image. I would be using it in a system with no keyboard inputs. What I would be doing is that I would plug in the usb and GO! the system would restart and boot up ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting problem

I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 using USB Flash drive along with Windows 7. For that I've created 100 GB empty drive for installing it. After I had done with it was showing a GRUB menu showing ...
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Cannot boot after fresh install of 14.04

I have an SSD hard drive with no other OS installed. I have MSI P67A-GD65 MB, MSI GTX570 NVidia Graphics card. I freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 from the live CD. After reboot, it shows me a blank ...
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Boot up, Freeze up

I am trying to boot Lubuntu on an old xp box from a cd. I choose the Lubuntu option at start up. It boots but then does not function. I have used the escape key to enter into the start up options and ...
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HI,I ran into a booting problem

So I wanted to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7gWIkAY7s The problem I got was, after I restarted pc when prompted by Ubuntu installer. I ...
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Minor problems with using an ASUS Z97-A Motherboard

I recently got a new ASUS Z97-A Motherboard which came with an Intel core i5 Processor and a new HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to the HDD. I was recently playing with the motherboard settings, ...
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Toshiba satellite L755 nvidia resolution + boot problem

I don't have alot of experience in linux, I tried all the solution I could find before asking this, here it goes: I recently got a new Toshiba laptop, today I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS alongside of ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu grub after formatting ubuntu partition in windows 8?

So I tried uninstalling ubuntu from my dual-boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (GRUB booted everything) I formatted the partition for Ubuntu from Windows I tried booting into windows afterwards and ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu.com as an ISO-file. Then I transferred this ISO-file to an 8 GB USB stick using usb-create-kde application. But when I try to boot up using this iso-file I do ...
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How do I get grub to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Error on trying to use Live CD [on hold]

I have an ASUS K52F, HD and I think it burned, because it is not recognized at boot time, so I decided to run linux live cd to try to use to buy another HD, but I have received some errors at startup ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot is full [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions like this but I've tried pretty much to understand what to do and failed. By df -h I know that my /dev/sda1 /boot is with 100% use. I'm not understanding what I ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Can not boot any system after trying to install Ubuntu

I got a dell laptop (dell inspiron 1420) with windows vista by default. I wanted to install linux ubuntu on it: I burned the iso file to a 16GB flash memory I booted the laptop from this flash ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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Forcing DVD Boot

well it's my first post... I've taken the job of doing a routine OS change on a laptop and now I'm facing a serious trouble since the BIOS and S.M.A.R.T check to press F12 or Del to change the boot ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue menu? [on hold]

I recently had to reboot my laptop running 12.04 LTS. Whenever I boot the computer, it shows a black screen with a command prompt reading: error: hd0 out of disk. grub rescue> I've read that ...
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How Can I Suppress “Load Fallback Graphics Devices” and “Plymouth Upstart Bridge” Messages During Ubuntu Server 14.04 Boot-Up?

When booting Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, I see messages such as: * Starting load fallback graphics devices [FAIL] and init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process terminated with status 1 and init: ...
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How to triple boot Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro and have decided to triple boot my old HP G62 (~4 years old) with Mavericks, Ubuntu, and Windows 8. My HP was previously running Windows 7, but in the process of trying ...
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Installing Ubuntu on unbootable XP

I hope you can help me because I'm getting really frustrated here. I've decided to turn to Ubuntu since I'm fed up with a BSOD my XP is giving me for a few days now, but I can't get through the ...