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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ubuntu-device-flash can't find BQ Aquaris 4.5

I tried to reinstall Ubutnu Touch on my BQ Aquaris 4.5. But the precess got stuck somewhere. So i tried to do it again, but i can't reach the device anymore. If it is in boot mode and i do ...
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black terminal and black windows area

I've install kali linux tools using katoolin and after rebooting I see some black area and the terminal is completely black and I can't see anything also I can't watch any video from my browser any ...
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cannot install ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo B50-30 (running Windows10)

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 from a usb drive on which i've installed the ubuntu program using the Universal-USB-Installer from pendrivelinux.com. The system is telling me that the installation ...
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Ubuntu boot error with 1.531444

HI every time i try to login i am getting this error and it will stay for long time. some times i will restart the devices. can please anyone help me on this. my laptop is lenovo G470. attached ...
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Suspected broken partition table

My machine is running Ubuntu 15.04 (amd64). I have two SSDs for the OS in hardware RAID1, and two 3TB rotary drives in fake RAID1 which hosts my encrypted home directory. This evening I was ...
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Lost files on windows partition [on hold]

Recently my Windows went crazy and didn't boot, so I installed Ubuntu 14.04. All went well until I decided to start recovering files from my windows partition like photos, music and work. I cam to a ...
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installation cd ubuntu 14. from ubuntu server

I am running ubuntu 14. 64 bit and am trying to create a bootable installation cd disk for windows7 laptop but Im alittle confused obviously.. can someone help me here?
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Booting to a Ubuntu USB Drive on a Mac

I want to install Ubuntu onto a USB drive and boot into an actual installation of Ubuntu using my MacBook Air, but I'm not sure if this is possible. To clarify, I don't want to install a live version ...
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My ubuntu Can't stop loading

I just hooked up my old monitor to my laptop after not using it for 2 months,and, when i turned it on everything was easy until i noticed that Ubuntu had been loading for like 20 mins o.O.I still cant ...
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Ubuntu suddenly only boots into GRUB

I've been using Ubuntu 15.04 on my Lenovo Y50-70 laptop for a week or so. Today it said there were software updates available and asked if I wanted to install them. I chose yes, and was browsing the ...
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How can I create an Ubuntu boot option that doesn't load X or the mouse?

I'm dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 15.04. How can I create a boot menu entry for Grub that boots Ubuntu in true text or console-only mode? I know there are ways to boot into text mode, but I ...
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How do I set Ubuntu as the default OS for Chromebox/Chrome OS?

I installed ubuntu-desktop lts (14.04) on my intel Asus Chromebox using the script at: http://goo.gl/9sgchs. Everything is working great when I manually boot into Ubuntu (i.e. pressing ctrl-L at the ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 install freezes with “booting in insecure mode”

This is essentially the question Joao asked (How to solve "boot in insecure mode" error?), but I was not able to fix this issue on my laptop: I upgraded my 4 year old Acer Travelmate 8473TG ...
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I have an error when installing ubuntu 14.04 through external hard drive- grub rescue mode

Basically my Windows OS on my Hard Drive is corrupt so I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC from an external hard drive (320GB). So I make a live CD and install Ubuntu after partitioning my ...
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(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

After initializing setup file(s) this message appears on my desktop Computer I already have Microsoft Windows seven on my Computer, and wanted to install dual operating system side by side then this ...
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Win7 -> Ubuntu on Media Server w/ Multiple Drives Help

I currently have a Windows 7 PC built to run Plex Media Server. The current configuration is I have Windows 7 installed on a SSD Primary boot drive, and all my media is stored on a secondary HDD. I ...
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Boot menu Problem

I'm new to ubuntu. I have installed ubuntu with windows 10 successfully.After reboot I have to log to ubuntu by goto boot options and choose. First time there was a 3 options. After reboot there ...
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problem with ubuntu 14.04 installing, grub rescue

i tried to update ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. but I did an dumb mistake. My computer was not responding during update , so i foolishly shut down my laptop. but i managed to install other things ...
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How to prevent switch to text mode during boot

I'm trying to get a full graphical boot in ubuntu. That is using burg/grub in graphical mode and launching the kernel directly in graphical mode, without switching to text mode and then back to ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server not start only showing blank screen

My ubuntu 12.04 server is not strat,when i start the server only showing the blank screen.and not showing user name ads password screen.
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Stuck in GRUB after removing Ubuntu

I need very specific help, how do I boot windows 8.1 when I am stuck in the GRUB "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported..." I cannot boot from installation media as I have none and need help ...
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Can I have the portability of a LiveUSB with the performance of a USB install?

In particular I would like to have a dynamically installed GPU driver based on the target system. NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel. So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up ...
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Strange font and mouse behavior during startup (14.04)

I've noticed a strange behavior when booting up in Ubuntu 14.04. If I open a terminal in the first few minutes, the terminal uses one font. After a few minutes the cursor will disappear for about 30 ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 Asus Zenbook NX500J with Nvidia gtx850m

I am trying to install Ubuntu and I can get it to boot off the live usb and install if I set the grub option nomodeset. Once it is installed I am trying to install the Nvidia drivers so I don't have ...
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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) [on hold]

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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Will it be possible to switch from systemd to upstart from 15.10 onwards?

In Ubuntu 15.04, it is possible to switch from systemd to upstart. Will this ability be retained going forward?
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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 E5 Ubuntu bricked by Ubuntu5 upgrade

Today my BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu informed me I had an upgrade available to Ubuntu 5. I downloaded the 160+ MB of data, and the phablet rebooted to install it. Then it went black, and I could not boot ...
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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 ...