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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Issues booting into ubuntu

So, I cannot get ubuntu to boot on my laptop. What happens is I put in my flash drive and change the boot priority and the normal screen of "try ubuntu before installing" appears. That is what I ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Is this a good way to dualboot Kubuntu with Windows 7 (legacy)

I have just bought a new computer pre-installed with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1) on which I wish to install Kubuntu for dual boot. Installing dual boot was easy on my last computer, ...
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I changed my passwords using recovery mode and now my computer doesn't even boot

I bought new computer, I set up all necessary passwords, then I removed them, but somehow I couldn't authenticate for installing new drivers, so I read that I should recover the passwords using reboot ...
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Windows Dual Boot Attempt, No bootable Device

I have a problem For a long time I have had windows 8 (followed by 8.1) and ubuntu on the same disk but booting directly to windows as my grub boot files were too far from disk start. I could access ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Ubuntu 13.11 Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check from unknown source

My Inspiron N5010 with Ubuntu 13.11 doesn't BOOT and gives the error: Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine check with unknown source Rebooting in 30seconds Current kernel and all recovery modes ...
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USB Installed Ubuntu server fails to load without USB

I have tried installing the Ubuntu server (version 14.04) onto my acer desktop using my USB. I configured the USB through Universal USB Installer (version 1.9.5.7), using the option that said Ubuntu ...
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Disk Error - /tmp not loading or present'

![disk utility details][1]I had suspended my system for a while. After reopening, I did not reach the usual Password page. On restarting, the grub page opened up where I was given options of booting ...
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server won't boot after installation [ dell poweredge T20 ]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD were the system is installed or the usb I NEED HELP specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB HD ...
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server won't boot after installation [dell poweredge T20]

i got a dell poweredge T20 but after the installation it won't start it won't boot the HD were the system is installed or the usb I NEED HELP specs: 4 GB DDR2 Ram intel xeon E3-1225V3 3.2 GHz 1 TB ...
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How to recognize and delete Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 Dual Boot Machine?

About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 13.10 side-by-side with Windows 8. A few weeks later I updated it to 14.04 (only so I could stop seeing the "available updates" message) and I updated my Windows 8 ...
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Internal HD folders appear but most contain zero items, trying to copy to external HD

Ok, so bare with me please and thank you in advance, I just taught myself how to do this. My asus 1005p netbook (no dvd/cd drive) crashed and would not boot. Reading a lot over the course of a week ...
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Start Up error messages?

When I boot my PC on I get the following errors before the login screen. [ 20.371238] Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 disabled by module param allhwsupport=0. Try b43.allhwsupport=1 [ ...
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14.10 How to boot a RescueCD from Grub2

I kind of crashed my computer and I no longer have a GUI. I'm stuck in the Grub Terminal and don't know how to boot the LiveCD ISO on my USB key. I'm trapped! A list of commands would be great, a ...
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Installing on a MSI GS60 2QD - Bootloader and wifi drivers question

I just bought myself a new laptop, the MSI GS60 2QD Ghost. It comes with Windows 8.1 pre installed and the new UEFI software instead of the old BIOS. I've read a lot of threads about how to set up ...
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What caused this GRUB error? [on hold]

I've been using Ubuntu since long time now, haven't made a fresh install like 2 years from now. This morning, around 2 a.m., suddenly my computer won't turn on, displaying an error with tmp ...
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Stuck at GRUB menu

I feel really dumb saying this... Thanks to the help I received on this forum, I finally fixed my Wine/Pipelight issue and could finally upgrade from 'Trusty' to 'Utopic'. To clean up extra files, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Macintosh PowerPC, no CD-drive, USB boot not working

I've got a Macintosh PowerPC G5 running on Mac OSX 10.4, it's a bit too old to upgrade to 10.5 and 10.4 doesn't have compatibility with much. I decided to install Ubuntu instead, I have attempted to ...
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grub does not show Windows 8 installation

I have a triple boot Ubuntu14.10/MacOSX/Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. However, Windows does not show up in grub, only MacOS and Ubuntu show up. I tried a few things from other similar questions but ...
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Freezed login fily

My problem started after i rebooted my pc ,after booting everything went ok untill the login screen where i type my password an then it freezes ,nothing happens , i can't get to tty shell by ...
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UEFI and Ubuntu install bootloader

Can someone give clear instructions as to how I am to install Ubuntu and boot it via UEFI. I just bought a new harddrive from scratch. I have GParted on a usb stick Also Ubuntu on a usb stick This ...
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Boot from USB option not avalible Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my ASUS K55V laptop running UBUNTU 14.10 but I cannot seem to find Boot from USB option in BIOS. There are only two options to boot form, Hard disk and DVD Drive. ...
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exit script for initramfs

On a clean install for 14.04. I get the error found here /dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXXX does not exist dropping to a shell ALERT ! /Dev/disk/by-uuid/e9399244-24c6-46bd-9786-051806f0f93f does not exist. ...
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Has the bootoption “acpi=noirq” any disadvantages in permanent use? Help me with debugging acpi pls

I am using Ubuntu for a while now and I have an average knowledge of it, I thought so ;), but have a problem I cant solve alone. I did a lot of research, but now I cant find an other solution and I ...
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Replace Windows XP with linux (preferably Ubuntu)

I have an OLD Dell Inspiron laptop with a 1.60GHz Pentium, 500MB RAM and a 75GB hard drive. It has a CD read and write drive (will it even play an 800MB CD?), it does NOT have a DVD drive, it has 2 ...
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0xc000000f error when starting Windows from Grub

Recently I corrected the dual boot by re-installing the grub bootloader. I did that by first adding an entry pointing to Linux in easyBCD settings. Then, when I restarted the computer it showed ...
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Creating a windows 7 bootable USB drive to boot UEFI? I've tried EVERYTHING

this is my first post and I apologize if it's in the wrong place. So I am trying to install Win7 from the x64 .iso form DigitalRiver in UEFI so it can use GPT partitions. I used Unetbootin to create ...
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Help! Installed Ubuntu on old PC - Grub manu disappeared

I installed Ubuntu on an old Toshiba Satellite (processor 1,6 Ghz, 448 Ram, 100 Gb), everything went fine, I could install everything and then it asked to reboot. But when I did, it wouldn't. Instead ...
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Enter BIOS from Ubuntu 14.04 (Ideapad Yoga 13 - Novo Button)

I changed the BIOS settings in my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga13 running Windows 8.1, as I was having difficulties in installing Ubuntu 14.04. In the process I also changed the UEFI to LEGACY. Later Ubuntu ...
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Boot from NFS drive with persistence

I have installed PXELinux on my Synology NAS and unpacked the ubuntu ISO in the NAS. I can now boot from my PC thru PXE into ubuntu. This is how my pxelinux entry looks: LABEL Ubuntu Menu label ...
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Geting files out bad hard drive

I had xubuntu on my notebook. The screen went black and I had to shut it down. Turning it on I receive this message: Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace I looked up ...
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Frequent grub rescue and black screen at login

I'm frequently facing grub rescue prompts when I boot up my system, restarting sometime solves the issue. Also sometimes after login the screen does not end up to desktop and on opening terminal using ...
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Ubuntu PXE boot

I had done the deployment of Ubuntu on the network via WDS. for that I have used commands: wdsutil /set-server /bootprogram:boot\x86\pxelinux.com /architecture:x86 wdsutil /set-server ...
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How to fix “No bootable device” error after Ubuntu 14.04 failed installation?

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop - Acer Aspire ES1-512-c39M - from a bootable USB device, but the installation always get stuck at the boot logo. Same thing happened for the option "Try ...
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Can't Fully Boot from vmlinuz *.29

I'm having a problem fully booting from the latest vlinuz listed in GRUB. When I select the default Ubuntu option, the loader hangs on a memswap line, then hangs further down the process. Only when I ...
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A few questions about booting gnome ubuntu in bios boot mode

I have installed gnome Ubuntu in legacy BIOS mode. When it boots there are lots of times where it seems to switch the display off... like when you first see the grey plain Ubuntu gnome boot screen, ...
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No bootable devices

I purchased an Acer Aspire V today, and after upon rebooting after installing Ubuntu successfully from USB I get an error message stating "No bootable devices". If I boot up off the memory stick ...
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Can not get Ubuntu to go past grub

I just built a new computer and decided to go with Ubuntu, and now I am having lots of problem. When ever I try to boot Linux from grub it either freezes or is just a purple screen. The only way I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade boot problems

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have a boot in problem. When starting the Computer, it first produces a orange rectangle (Ubuntu Colour), then a blank screen, and nothing ...
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Resume from hibernation (pm-hibernate) randomly reboots

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome as primary window manager (not Ubuntu Gnome, just installed Gnome after Ubuntu). I often tend to use pm-hibernate to get into hibernation, but when I boot again the ...
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Everything stops after password screen

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. For few weeks everything was OK and then few days ago when I turned laptop on, it brought me to login (and password screen) and when I did it, the next screen is ...
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Booting Linux from USB

I'm trying to boot Linux from USB to run an application. When I boot Live Linux, the data is gone and it is new again when I reboot the OS. I want to retain the data and run the application and also ...
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ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell! [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I previously had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed to the same drive as Windows 7, but then decided to install it to my separate 1TB drive instead. Now, on boot, it boots to the ...
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Any intuition into how I've messed up? UEFI dual boot woes, Win7 and 14.10

there. New poster long time lurker. I haven't used Ubuntu since Natty; forgive me. I recently burned an ISO of Ubuntu x64, and thought I'd dual boot with Win 7; My system has a spare HDD, so, I ...
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Ubuntu (wubi) fails to load after update

hope you can help me with this one: My OS is win7 64bit, and i had installed (through wubi) ubuntu i think 12.04 LTS. Everything was great, until ubuntu wouldn't detect my new hdmi-connected second ...
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Windows NTFS partition fails “check” but passes Ubuntu “ext4”

I want to install a clean copy of Windows and I have tried many different ISOs by now, and every time the disk somehow fails and it has to go and start automatically checking the disk again and again ...
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No Ubuntu boot option in grub after installing Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.10 and hence I lost grub. I reinstalled grub using a liveCD and now the Ubuntu boot option only shows Windows 7 and 10s timer after which it'll boot into ...
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Windows isn't booting after trying to install ubuntu 14.10 (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

I was installing Ubuntu 14.10 (dual boot) on my Lenovo G500s (Windows 8 pre-installed) but the installation failed. I selected the Windows UEFI partition as the Ubuntu EFI partition and the ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 “No init found. Try passing init=bootarg” HELP [on hold]

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 that i suddenly have this error saying no int found try passing init = bootarg. Of course i saw all the solutions and tried all that stuff. But when i try to put the following ...